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  1. Maldives-Program for Scaling Up Renewable Energy in Low Income...

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    Specific Documents3 Kenya Specific Documents4 Maldives Specific Documents5 Mali Specific Documents6 Nepal Specific Documents7 Overview "The Scaling-Up Renewable...

  2. Last resorts : a tour guide to territorial protection for the Republic of the Maldives

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    Sleeper, Buck (Thomas Buck)

    2011-01-01

    A two meter rise in sea levels projected by the end of this century threatens the sovereignty of the Maldivian nation state. While flight from the Maldives to establish a new homeland elsewhere has been proposed, the culture ...

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

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    Denton, Trevor

    2008-01-01

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

  4. International reserves management and the current account

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    Aizenman, Joshua

    2007-01-01

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

  5. Sequential fatty acid analysis of a peat core covering the last two millennia (Tritrivakely lake, Madagascar)

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    Boyer, Edmond

    , Madagascar): Diagenesis appraisal and consequences for palaeoenvironmental reconstruction Jean-Robert Disnar

  6. Elaphoglossum nidusoides (Dryopteridaceae), a New Species of Fern from Madagascar with an Unusual Phylogenetic Position in the

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    present in Africa, Madagascar, and nearby islands (Comoros, Seychelles, Mascarenes). Then, potential

  7. Migration, isolation and hybridization in island crop populations: the case of Madagascar rice

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    Purugganan, Michael D.

    Migration, isolation and hybridization in island crop populations: the case of Madagascar rice and Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, 1009 Silver, 100 Washington Square East, New York University or Asian rice is one of the key domesticated crop species in the world. The island of Madagascar off

  8. New colourful Liophidium from Madagascar All articles available online at http://www.salamandra-journal.com

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    the genus Liophidium, a group of aglyphous, terrestrial snakes occurring both in Madagascar and the Comoro recently (Domergue 984, Franzen et al. 2009). A single species has been described from the Comoros, L

  9. Isotope characterization of shallow aquifers in the Horombe region, South of Madagascar

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    Fareze, L P; Ramaroson, V; Andriambololona, Raoelina; Andriamiarintsoa, G; Razafitsalama, P R; Rahobisoa, J J; Randrianarison, H; Ranaivoarisoa, A; Marah, H

    2012-01-01

    The present study deals with the problem of evaluation of the recharge mechanism and the characterization of the groundwater flow system in the basement shallow aquifer, which is one of the groundwater resource in the semi-arid South region of Madagascar. Stable isotopes (deuterium and oxygen-18) and tritium are used to achieve with accuracy the hydrogeological and geochemical dynamics study. Chemical analysis is used to provide complementary information to the investigation. A space distribution of tritium concentration and isotopic composition in groundwater shows evidence of two opposite categories of aquifers, which is confirmed by the chemical analysis results and by the geological features of the study site. Some groundwater flow path directions have been identified in the study area thanks to the tritium concentration space distribution and the geological formation. Besides, the groundwater recharge of the shallow aquifers in the South of Madagascar has been characterized by the exponential mixing mode...

  10. Web gigantism in Darwin's bark spider, a new species from Madagascar (Araneidae: Caerostris) Matjaz Kuntner1,2

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    Agnarsson, Ingi

    Web gigantism in Darwin's bark spider, a new species from Madagascar (Araneidae: Caerostris) Matjaz, is grossly underestimated. Most species build large webs at forest edges, clearings, and gardens niche: casting its web across streams, rivers and lakes, so that the orb is suspended above water

  11. Key words: Coleoptera, Carabidae, Molopina, Euro-Mediterranean region, Madagascar, biogeography The disjunct distribution of supposedly related carabid taxa in different con-

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    Ribera, Ignacio

    of South Africa, Madagascar, Australia and New Zealand. Biogeographia vol. XXIX - 2008 (Pubblicato il 30, Poecilus, Astigis). We sequenced eight gene frag- ments from tissue samples of the ethanol

  12. Presentation 2.7: Energy and the Forest Products Industry in Malaysia Zulkifli Bin Ahmad

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    on alternative energy to replace petroleum. Malaysia introduced "biodiesel" as a first step to reduce the usePresentation 2.7: Energy and the Forest Products Industry in Malaysia Zulkifli Bin Ahmad Director of Forest Industries Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia E-mail: zulmad@gmail.com Abstract Energy

  13. Maldives-NREL Cooperation | Open Energy Information

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  14. Maldives: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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  15. "Market Watch 2010" The Timber Sector in Malaysia

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    sectors are palm oil & palm oil-based products, crude petroleum, liquefied natural gas and timber countries by the "Global Enabling Trade Report 2009", published by the World Economic Forum. Malaysia. But the weak global markets also affected Malaysian trade in 2009. In the first 6 months of 2009, total trade

  16. Analysis of Trade as a Driver of Oil Palm Expansion: The Implica;ons for Peatlands in Indonesia and Malaysia

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    Columbia University

    ;ons for Peatlands in Indonesia and Malaysia Alexandra C. Morel, Ph.D. Earth Ins) of peatland, with an esIndonesia and Malaysia currently planted with industrial oil palm plantaIndonesia

  17. Multicriteria high-speed rail route selection: application to Malaysia's high-speed rail corridor prioritization

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    Multicriteria high-speed rail route selection: application to Malaysia's high-speed rail corridor on multicriteria decision analysis in transportation and provides a case study of high-speed rail (HSR) corridor. Keywords: high-speed rail; route selection; multicriteria analysis; Malaysia Introduction High-speed rail

  18. Title: Peat Resource Management in the Context of Climate Change in Malaysia Presenter: Shashi Kumaran

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    Title: Peat Resource Management in the Context of Climate Change in Malaysia Presenter: Shashi://register.eventarc.com/event/view/6129/tickets/peat-resource-management-in- the-context-of-climate-change-in-malaysia Abstract: As one problem. The principal issue to be addressed in the research is how the management of peat can be improved

  19. Accounting for Depletion of Oil and Gas Resources in Malaysia

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    Othman, Jamal Jafari, Yaghoob

    2012-12-15

    Since oil and gas are non-renewable resources, it is important to identify the extent to which they have been depleted. Such information will contribute to the formulation and evaluation of appropriate sustainable development policies. This paper provides an assessment of the changes in the availability of oil and gas resources in Malaysia by first compiling the physical balance sheet for the period 2000-2007, and then assessing the monetary balance sheets for the said resource by using the Net Present Value method. Our findings show serious reduction in the value of oil reserves from 2001 to 2005, due to changes in crude oil prices, and thereafter the depletion rates decreased. In the context of sustainable development planning, albeit in the weak sustainability sense, it will be important to ascertain if sufficient reinvestments of the estimated resource rents in related or alternative capitals are being attempted by Malaysia. For the study period, the cumulative resource rents were to the tune of RM61 billion. Through a depletion or resource rents policy, the estimated quantum may guide the identification of a reinvestment threshold (after considering needed capital investment for future development of the industry) in light of ensuring the future productive capacity of the economy at the time when the resource is exhausted.

  20. Essays on the politics of regulation

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    Weymouth, Stephen

    2010-01-01

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

  1. Toll road public-private partnerships in Malaysia : using the CLIOS process for policy improvements

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    Ward, John L., 1977-

    2005-01-01

    Malaysia has relied on private sector provision of toll roads for over twenty years using public- private partnerships (PPPs). While the program has been successful in providing close to 1,800 kilometers of highway in that ...

  2. The application of traditional design principles to contemporary housing in Malaysia

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    Choo, Teck Neo

    1982-01-01

    Malaysia is now undergoing rapid economic development, bringing swift and often drastic changes to the built environment. Major cultural changes, the effects of which may not be fully appreciated for a number of years, ...

  3. SOIL EROSION MODELING USING RUSLE AND GIS ON CAMERON HIGHLANDS, MALAYSIA FOR

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    Julien, Pierre Y.

    SOIL EROSION MODELING USING RUSLE AND GIS ON CAMERON HIGHLANDS, MALAYSIA FOR HYDROPOWER DEVELOPMENT Soo Huey Teh ______________________________________________________ #12;SOIL EROSION MODELING USING of Akureyri Akureyri, February 2011 #12;Soil Erosion Modeling using RUSLE and GIS on Cameron Highlands

  4. 36 Minimising the hydrological impact of forest harvesting in Malaysia's rainforests

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    Chappell, Nick A

    36 Minimising the hydrological impact of forest harvesting in Malaysia's rainforests H. C. Thang lorries, such extraction is slow and costly,andwouldnotgivethestateornationtherevenuetodevelop schools water sup- plies (Mohamed, 1987) and enhanced flood risk from increased channel sedimentation (Sheffield

  5. Case Study: Flood Mitigation of the Muda River, Malaysia P. Y. Julien, M.ASCE1

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    Julien, Pierre Y.

    degradation, which largely off sets apparent benefits for flood control. Pumping stations have been systematically required at irrigation canal intakes. Several bridge piers have also been severely undermined particularly high Table 1 . The Department of Irrigation and Drainage in Malaysia Jabatan Pengairan dan Saliran

  6. Evaluation on Cooling Energy Load with Varied Envelope Design for High-Rise Residential Buildings in Malaysia 

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    Al-Tamimi, N.; Fadzil, S.

    2010-01-01

    With the development of the economy in the recent years, Malaysia is maintaining a high economic growth and therefore, its energy consumption increases dramatically. Residential buildings are characterized by being envelope-load dominated buildings...

  7. Application of Location/Allocation Models and GIS to the Location of National Primary Schools in Rawang, Malaysia 

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    Naharudin, Nabilah

    2014-11-30

    As education is compulsory in Malaysia, all children aged 7 to 12 are expected to attend primary schools. It is therefore a challenge for the government to provide schools which are well located to serve the children ...

  8. Maldives-Supporting the Zero Emissions Strategy | Open Energy Information

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  9. Air pollution studies in terms of PM2.5, PM2.5-10, PM10, lead and black carbon in urban areas of Antananarivo - Madagascar

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    Rasoazanany, E O; Ravoson, H N; Andriambololona, Raoelina; Randriamanivo, L V; Ramaherison, H; Ahmed, H; Harinoely, M

    2012-01-01

    Atmospheric aerosols or particulate matters are chemically complex and dynamic mixtures of solid and liquid particles. Sources of particulate matters include both natural and anthropogenic processes. The present work consists in determining the concentrations of existing elements in the aerosols collected in Andravoahangy and in Ambodin'Isotry in Antananarivo city (Madagascar). The size distribution of these elements and their main sources are also studied. The Total Reflection X-Ray Fluorescence spectrometer is used for the qualitative and quantitative analyses. The results show that the concentrations of the airborne particulate matters PM2.5-10 are higher than those of PM2.5. The identified elements in the aerosol samples are Ti, Cr, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, Br, Sr and Pb. The average concentrations of these elements are also higher in the coarse particles than in the fine particles. The calculation of the enrichment factors by Mason's model shows that Cr, Ni, Cu, Zn, Br and Pb are of anthropogenic origins. The...

  10. Field Analysis of Thermal Comfort in Two Energy Efficient Office Buildings in Malaysia 

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    Qahtan, A. T.; Keumala, N.; Rao, S. P.; Samad, Z. A.

    2010-01-01

    with exception of an air movement in the workspace of both buildings. The result suggested workers? preferable condition. Keywords: Building Energy Efficiency; Thermal comfort; and Occupant Satisfaction. INTRODUCTION In a tropical climate... that mentioned earlier. The significance of this paper is that measuring the thermal comfort parameters supported by surveying the occupants? satisfaction in these two EE buildings would be as evaluation to upcoming EE buildings in tropical region. MALAYSIA...

  11. Study of movement of the western and central belts of Peninsular Malaysia using GPS data analysis

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    Ramli, Siti Hafizah; Samsudin, Abdul Rahim [Geology Programme, School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia)

    2014-09-03

    Since the large earthquakes in Sumatera and Nias, there were some tremors incidents at Bukit Tinggi. Therefore, a study on the earth’s crust movement and the effects of the earthquake in Indonesia on the tectonic blocks of Peninsular Malaysia have been carried out using GPS data analysis. GPS data from five MyRTKnet stations within Peninsular Malaysia have been analyzed to monitor the movement of two major tectonic blocks of Peninsular Malaysia which are the western belt represented by the Behrang (BEHR) and UPM Serdang (UPMS) stations and the central belt represented by Bentong (BENT), Jerantut (JRNT) and Temerloh (TLOH) stations. GPS data recorded from 2005 to 2010 were analysed based on horizontal and vertical displacements of the respective stations by using Trimble Business Centre (TBC) software. Based on the results of accumulated displacements of recorded GPS data from January 2006 to December 2013, it shows that the western belt which represented by UPMS has shifted 0.096m towards northwest with changes of ellipsoidal height of +0.030m while the central belt which represented by TLOH has shifted 0.080m towards northwest with changes of ellipsoidal height of ?0.015m. Meanwhile, BENT station which is located on the Bentong-Raub suture zone turns to its original position as well as JRNT station. However, BEHR station which are located in western belt do not show any movements. All of these movements may be due to the influence of reactive faults in the stations area stimulated by several large earthquakes that occurred in 2005 to 2010. Study on using the GPS data analysis and combine with integrated geophysical methods are necessary to understand in detail about the tectonic evolution of Peninsular Malaysia.

  12. JOURNAL OF OIL PALM RESEARCH SPECIAL ISSUE ON MALAYSIA-MIT BIOTECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME: VOLUME 2 -OIL PALM METABOLIC ENGINEERING (JULY 2008)

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    Sinskey, Anthony J.

    56 JOURNAL OF OIL PALM RESEARCH SPECIAL ISSUE ON MALAYSIA-MIT BIOTECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME: VOLUME 2 - OIL PALM METABOLIC ENGINEERING (JULY 2008) Keyword: polyhydroxyalkanoate, PHB, PHBV, metabolic@mit.edu ** Malaysian Palm Oil Board, P. O. Box 10620, 50720 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. INTRODUCTION Polyhydroxyalkanoates

  13. Disease mapping based on stochastic SIR-SI model for Dengue and Chikungunya in Malaysia

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    Samat, N. A.; Ma'arof, S. H. Mohd Imam

    2014-12-04

    This paper describes and demonstrates a method for relative risk estimation which is based on the stochastic SIR-SI vector-borne infectious disease transmission model specifically for Dengue and Chikungunya diseases in Malaysia. Firstly, the common compartmental model for vector-borne infectious disease transmission called the SIR-SI model (susceptible-infective-recovered for human populations; susceptible-infective for vector populations) is presented. This is followed by the explanations on the stochastic SIR-SI model which involve the Bayesian description. This stochastic model then is used in the relative risk formulation in order to obtain the posterior relative risk estimation. Then, this relative estimation model is demonstrated using Dengue and Chikungunya data of Malaysia. The viruses of these diseases are transmitted by the same type of female vector mosquito named Aedes Aegypti and Aedes Albopictus. Finally, the findings of the analysis of relative risk estimation for both Dengue and Chikungunya diseases are presented, compared and displayed in graphs and maps. The distribution from risk maps show the high and low risk area of Dengue and Chikungunya diseases occurrence. This map can be used as a tool for the prevention and control strategies for both diseases.

  14. Proceedings of ICEE 2009 3rd International Conference on Energy and Environment, 7-8 December 2009, Malacca, Malaysia

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    Ducatelle, Frederick

    , Malacca, Malaysia 978-1-4244-5145-6/09/$26.00 ©2009 IEEE 1 Prediction of PVT Properties In Crude Oil of this research is to investigate the capability of SVRs in modeling PVT properties of crude oil systems existing approaches such as empirical correlation for estimating crude oil PVT properties. I. INTRODUCTION

  15. ICT's role in e-Governance in India and Malaysia: A Review

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    Deka, Ganesh Ch; Mahanti, Prabhat

    2012-01-01

    Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) play a key role in Development & Economic growth of the Developing countries of the World. Political, Cultural, Socio-economic Developmental & Behavioral decisions today rests on the ability to access, gather, analyze and utilize Information and Knowledge. Government of India is having an ambitious objective of transforming the citizen-government interaction at all levels to by the electronic mode by 2020.Similarly according to the Vision 2020-The Way Forward presented by His Excellency YAB Dato' Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad at the Malaysian Business Council "By the year 2020, Malaysia can be a united nation, with a confident Malaysian society, infused by strong moral and ethical values, living in a society that is democratic, liberal and tolerant, caring, economically just and equitable, progressive and prosperous, and in full possession of an economy that is competitive, dynamic, robust and resilient". This paper presents a comparative study and review r...

  16. Seasonal Variation of Indoor Radon Concentration in the Tropics: Comparative studies between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Kerala, India

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    Mahat, R. H.; Amin, Y. M. [Physics Department, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia); Jojo, P. J. [Physics Department, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia); CARPS, Department of Physics, Fatima Mata National College, Kerala (India); Pereira, C. E. [CARPS, Department of Physics, Fatima Mata National College, Kerala (India)

    2011-03-30

    The radiation dose received by man from indoor radon and its progeny is the largest at more than 50% of total dose received. The seasonal variation of indoor radon concentration in Kerala, India and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia were studied. The Southwest coast of the Kerala state in India is known to have very high levels of natural background radiation owing to the rare earths rich monazite sand available in large amount. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia used to be a famous tin mining area where it was done using open cast system. One-year measurements of radon concentration in houses were done for these two regions. It was found that there is considerable seasonal variation in the levels of radon in Kerala but the variation in Kuala Lumpur is only less than 10%.

  17. Using a contingent valuation approach for improved solid waste management facility: Evidence from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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    Afroz, Rafia; Masud, Muhammad Mehedi

    2011-04-15

    This study employed contingent valuation method to estimate the willingness to pay (WTP) of the households to improve the waste collection system in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The objective of this study is to evaluate how household WTP changes when recycling and waste separation at source is made mandatory. The methodology consisted of asking people directly about their WTP for an additional waste collection service charge to cover the costs of a new waste management project. The new waste management project consisted of two versions: version A (recycling and waste separation is mandatory) and version B (recycling and waste separation is not mandatory). The households declined their WTP for version A when they were asked to separate the waste at source although all the facilities would be given to them for waste separation. The result of this study indicates that the households were not conscious about the benefits of recycling and waste separation. Concerted efforts should be taken to raise environmental consciousness of the households through education and more publicity regarding waste separation, reducing and recycling.

  18. Electron beam accelerator: A new tool for environmental preservation in Malaysia

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    Hashim, Siti Aiasah; Bakar, Khomsaton Abu; Othman, Mohd Nahar [Malaysian Nuclear Agency, Bangi, 43000, Kajang Selangor (Malaysia)

    2012-09-26

    Electron beam accelerators are widely used for industrial applications such as surface curing, crosslinking of wires and cables and sterilization/ decontamination of pharmaceutical products. The energy of the electron beam determines the type of applications. This is due to the penetration power of the electron that is limited by the energy. In the last decade, more work has been carried out to utilize the energetic electron for remediation of environmental pollution. For this purposes, 1 MeV electron beam accelerator is sufficient to treat wastewater from textile industry and flue gases from fossil fuel combustions. In Nuclear Malaysia, a variable energy Cockroft Walton type accelerator has been utilized to initiate investigations in these two areas. An electron beam flue gas treatment test rig was built to treat emission from diesel combustion, where it was found that using EB parameters of 1MeV and 12mA can successfully remove at least 80% of nitric oxide in the emission. Wastewater from textile industries was treated using combination of biological treatment and EB. The initial findings indicated that the quality of water had improved based on the COD{sub Cr}, BOD{sub 5} indicators.

  19. JOURNAL OF OIL PALM RESEARCH SPECIAL ISSUE ON MALAYSIA-MIT BIOTECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME: VOLUME 2 -OIL PALM METABOLIC ENGINEERING (JULY 2008)

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    Sinskey, Anthony J.

    30 JOURNAL OF OIL PALM RESEARCH SPECIAL ISSUE ON MALAYSIA-MIT BIOTECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME: VOLUME 2 - OIL PALM METABOLIC ENGINEERING (JULY 2008) NON-RADIOACTIVE ASSAY FOR ACETYL-CoA CARBOXYLASE 2007. ABSTRACT Acetyl-CoA carboxylase is a key enzyme in oil biosynthesis and is critical for the oil

  20. Maldives-Program for Scaling Up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries

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  1. Informe sobre actividades 2005 Baobabs, Madagascar

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    Sur Riesgos naturales, climas y recursos no renovables 8-10 Gestión sustentable de los ecosistemas del desarrollo sustentable 31 Compartir la información y los conocimientos 32-33 Favorecer una ética para la

  2. Madagascar: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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  3. "SE Asia was rifted parts of the Early Paleozoic NW Australia Gondwana", GEOSEA'98 (Ninth Regional Congress on Geology, Mineral and Energy Resources of Sotheast Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (with Bunopas,

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    Banbara, Mutsunori

    Congress on Geology, Mineral and Energy Resources of Sotheast Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (with Bunopas, S Thailand and East Asia" GEOSEA '98 (Ninth Regional Congress on Geology, Mineral and Energy Resources Otago, New Zealand: equivocal evidence for terrane association" Geological Society of New Zealand & New

  4. STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES University of Massachusetts Lowell

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    Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

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  5. Madagascar-USAID Climate Activities | Open Energy Information

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  6. Performing Indian Dance in Malaysia

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    Thiagarajan, Premalatha

    2012-01-01

    Indians who originate from Kerala look forward to each year.of women, dressed in typical Kerala style, ascend the stage.in the Indian state of Kerala and is grandly celebrated by

  7. Pierre Y. Julien Malaysia 2004

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    Julien, Pierre Y.

    levels of controllability or flexibility associated with hydroelectric power plants. Storage hydro plants

  8. Pierre Y. Julien Malaysia 2005

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    Julien, Pierre Y.

    ;3 Subsistence Farming Farming Hilltops? Watershed Deforestation #12;4 Peligre Dam (sedimentation) Hurricane · Engineering ~ 100 years · Aquatic life ~ 1 year #12;8 1935 1972 1992 Hydraulic geometry of the Rio Grande #12 Grande Restoration­ Santa Ana Project Goals #12;16 Changes in hydraulic geometry Bed material size -1

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

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    WHO

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    Guinea-Bissau Kenya Lesotho Liberia Madagascar Malawi MaliGuinea-Bissau » Kenya Lesotho Liberia Madagascar Malawi MaliGuinea-Bissau Kenya Lesotho Liberia Madagascar Malawi Mali

  10. Educational Inequalities in the midst of widespread poverty; Diversity across Africa in primary school completion

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    Lloyd, Cynthia

    2007-01-01

    Lesotho Madagascar Malawi Mali Mozambique Niger Nigeriab Lesotho Madagascar Malawi Mali Mozambique Niger NigeriaBoys Girls Gender gap a Mali Mozambique Madagascar Burkina

  11. Is there an association between PEPFAR funding and improvement in national health indicators in Africa? A retrospective study

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    Duber, Herbert C; Coates, Thomas J; Szekeras, Greg; Kaji, Amy H; Lewis, Roger J

    2010-01-01

    Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali,Guinea Guinea-Bissau Lesotho Liberia Madagascar Malawi Mali

  12. GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA DEPARTMENT OF IRRIGATION

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    Julien, Pierre Y.

    . The use of this Manual requires professional interpretation and judgment. Appropriate design procedures, Site Investigation and Engineering Survey; Engineering Modelling; Mechanical and Electrical Services on record our care for the future generations. This DID Manual is developed through contributions from

  13. U.S. LNG Imports from Malaysia

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  14. Malaysia: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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  15. Exploiting alkaloid biosynthesis in Madagascar periwinkle to obtain natural product derivatives and new biocatalysts

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    Bernhardt, Peter, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2010-01-01

    Plant alkaloid biosynthesis produces many natural products with medicinal value. For example, vinblastine and vincristine from Catharanthus roseus monoterpene indole alkaloid biosynthesis, and camptothecin derivatives from ...

  16. The Importance of Wildlife Harvest to Human Health and Livelihoods in Northeastern Madagascar

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    Golden, Christopher DeWeir

    2011-01-01

    protocols for anthropometry used in the construction of aIDA affects maternal anthropometry, fetal development and

  17. New mapping of kilometric anisotropies over the granulitic continental crust of Madagascar: melt -fluid migration and

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    into the melt therefore Th spectrometric signal marks melt migration in the shear zone. The magnetic field is cause by magnetic mineral in the rocks. Low and high magnetic anomalies measured in nanotesla are associated with graphite mineralisations and disappearance of iron bearing minerals, high anomalies

  18. The Importance of Wildlife Harvest to Human Health and Livelihoods in Northeastern Madagascar

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    Golden, Christopher DeWeir

    2011-01-01

    effects of damaged ecosystems and diminished access to natural resourceseffects of damaged ecosystems and diminished access to natural resources

  19. Distribution patterns of living and subfossil podocopid ostracodes in the Nosy Bé area, northern Madagascar

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    Maddocks, R. F.

    1966-12-09

    sediments are derived not only from indigenous populations but from littoral and shallow-water environments also, in varying proportions not highly correlated with relative abundance in life. Several possible criteria for recognizing indigenous species... of possible shallow-water marine fossil assem- blages resulting from burial of a life assemblage, transportation of dead remains, or some combina- tion of these processes, and listed potentially use- ful criteria for determining the environmental setting...

  20. South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy Cooperation and Development...

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    www.usaid.govourwork Country Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives Southern Asia, Southern Asia, Southern Asia, Southern Asia,...

  1. Kenya-Program for Scaling Up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries...

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    Specific Documents3 Kenya Specific Documents4 Maldives Specific Documents5 Mali Specific Documents6 Nepal Specific Documents7 Overview "The Scaling-Up Renewable...

  2. Nepal-Program for Scaling Up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries...

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    Specific Documents3 Kenya Specific Documents4 Maldives Specific Documents5 Mali Specific Documents6 Nepal Specific Documents7 Overview "The Scaling-Up Renewable...

  3. Honduras-Program for Scaling Up Renewable Energy in Low Income...

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    Specific Documents3 Kenya Specific Documents4 Maldives Specific Documents5 Mali Specific Documents6 Nepal Specific Documents7 Overview "The Scaling-Up Renewable...

  4. Population dynamics and movements of skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) in the Maldivian fishery: analysis of tagging data from an

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    Hawai'i at Manoa, University of

    Population dynamics and movements of skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) in the Maldivian fishery du listao (Katsuwonus pelamis) dans la pêcherie des Maldives : analyse des données de marquage au

  5. Radiative and climate impacts of absorbing aerosols

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    Zhu, Aihua

    2010-01-01

    using autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles, Atmos Chem Phys,Maldives Autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle Campaign MACRVertical Sounder UAV unmanned aerial vehicle UV ultraviolet

  6. Accepted by J. Longino: 20 Jul. 2009; published: 1 Sept. 2009 1 ISSN 1175-5326 (print edition)

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    Villemant, Claire

    of Proceratiinae in the Malagasy region (Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion, Comoros, and Seychelles) are presented are illustrated. Key words: Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion, Comoros, Seychelles, wing, palp, labrum, diagnosis

  7. Efficacy of artesunate-amodiaquine for treating uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa: a multi-centre analysis

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    2009-01-01

    of Bamako, Bamako, Mali, 9 National Malaria ControlGabon, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Demo- cratic Republic ofCameroon, Madagascar, and Mali (1 site each) [4]. Three (

  8. A Sociolinguistic Description of the Peranakan Chinese of Kelantan, Malaysia

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    Teo, Kok

    1993-01-01

    of in flu en c ed and b ecam e life, by "peranakan" manyand the S traits Settlem ents b ecam e the springboard for BChinese w e re when they b ecam e no t know n subjects of as

  9. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Jing Meng, Chivas Miho, Lambros Mitropoulos

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    Prevedouros, Panos D.

    floodwaters and prevent spillover into communities near the Jalan Tun Perak Bridge Reduces traffic congestion. SMART requires a series of sharp bends. Turning the 4 story high drill 20m under ground is not easy. #12;Social Problems/Policy Changes Tunnel Safety :Fire Safety is a key focus of the SMART design. SMART

  10. A Sociolinguistic Description of the Peranakan Chinese of Kelantan, Malaysia

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    Teo, Kok

    1993-01-01

    parents, is also besid es d irec tly being transm ittedr than w ish es strategy, d irec tly directly^® o ftentim es

  11. Singapore's Water Trade with Malaysia and Alternatives By Diane Segal

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    Wolf, Aaron

    .......................................................................................... 4 Unit Conversion

  12. Prof. Dr. Jegatheswaran Ratnasingam Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia,

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    of innovation Example Product innovation The development of a new or improved product Process innovation (TQM) systems, business process re-engineering (BPR) Production innovation Quality circles, just Organization on the innovation and human capital development in the South East Asian wood industry ­ ILO/WP/72

  13. Malaysia-Enhancing Capacity for Low Emission Development Strategies...

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    has established joint EC-LEDS work programs with 13 countries, including Albania, Bangladesh, Colombia, Costa Rica, Gabon, Indonesia, Kenya, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, the...

  14. Solar Voltaic Malaysia Sdn Bhd | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page| Open Energy Information Serbia-Enhancing Capacity forSilicium deEnergyCompany Limited SPCSolarVision Jump to:Voltaic

  15. Malaysia-Enhancing Capacity for Low Emission Development Strategies

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QAsource History View NewTexas:Montezuma,Information MHKMHK5Transport Projects |

  16. Malaysia-Strengthening Planning Capacity for Low Carbon Growth in

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  17. Malaysia-Low Emissions Asian Development (LEAD) Program | Open Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX ECoop Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name:Power ElectronicsMakatec

  18. Malaysia-Lowering Emissions in Asia's Forests (LEAF) | Open Energy

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  19. Malaysia-The Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN) | Open Energy

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  20. A new deep branch of eurasian mtDNA macrohaplogroup M reveals additional complexity regarding the settlement of Madagascar

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    Ricaut, Francois-X.; Razafindrazaka, Harilanto; Cox, Murray P.; Dugoujon, Jean-M.; Guitard, Evelyne; Sambo, Clement; Mormina, Maru; Mirazon-Lahr, Marta; Ludes, Bertrand; Crubezy, Eric

    2009-12-14

    highlanders (n = 266). Complete mitochondrial DNA genome sequences reveal several unresolved lineages, and a new, deep branch of the out-of-Africa founder clade M has been identified. This new haplogroup, M23, has a limited global distribution...

  1. http://www.jstor.org New Taxa and a New Rank of Selaginella (Selaginellaceae) from Madagascar and the Comoros

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    and the Comoros Author(s): Sasa Stefanovi and France Rakotondrainibe Source: Novon, Vol. 6, No. 2, (Summer, 1996

  2. Discovery, characterization, and rational design of the enzymes involved in monoterpene indole alkaloid biosynthesis in Madagascar periwinkle

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    Giddings, Lesley-Ann

    2011-01-01

    The chemical diversity found in plants has served as a major source of inspiration to many synthetic and biological chemists. Nature has evolved enzyme active sites to catalyze the synthesis of structurally complex compounds ...

  3. International Projects: Education Grant value over $250,000

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    , Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia

  4. Shifting continents, not behaviours: independent colonization of solitary and subsocial Anelosimus spider

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    Agnarsson, Ingi

    species in Madagascar and Comoros ­ Anelosimus decaryi and Anelosimus amelie sp. n. ­ are also solitary

  5. Annual report 2008 AIRD (Agence inter-tablissements de la recherche pour le

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    member countries of the Indian Ocean Commission (Madagascar, Seychelles, Comoros Islands and Mauritius

  6. A TUTUREFORTHE DUGONG? HeleneMarsh, Helen Penroseand CaroleEros

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    Marsh, Helene

    on dugong status and management within lts range East Africa Kenya Tanzania Mozambique Madagascar Comoros

  7. REVIEW Open Access Leptospirosis in the western Indian Ocean islands

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    Boyer, Edmond

    in Madagascar, Comoros, Mauritius, or Rodrigues, mainly because of the deficiency in appropriate medical

  8. 2012 Landes Bioscience. Do not distribute.

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    Debat, Vincent

    (Apocynaceae), of which a single species L. madagascariensis, endemic in Madagascar and Comoros, is present

  9. BioMed Central Page 1 of 5

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    Boyer, Edmond

    , Madagascar, Comoros Islands, Tanzania, Kenya, Mozambique, Cameroun, Gabon) were collected during active case

  10. Emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases over1 Asian regions during 20002008: Regional Emission2

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    Meskhidze, Nicholas

    of Russia/West Siberia WSIB Asian part of Russia/Ural URAL Kazakhstan KAZ Kyrgyzstan KGZ Tajikistan TJK Maldives MDV Asian part of Russia/Far East RCA FARE Asian part of Russia/East Siberia ESIB Asian part

  11. Workbook Contents

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

    to Maldives of Crude Oil and Petroleum Products (Thousand Barrels)","U.S. Exports to Mali of Crude Oil and Petroleum Products (Thousand Barrels)","U.S. Exports to Malta of Crude...

  12. One source of uncertainty in fishery assessments based on tag release and

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    tagging experi- ment in which 504 skipjack tuna, Kat- suwonus pelamis, were double tagged, by using pelamis, off the Maldives M. Shiham Adam Renewable Resources Assessment Group T. H. Huxley School

  13. Constitutional Environment and Entrepreneurship: An Empirical Study

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    Zhang, Wei

    2012-01-01

    Japan Kuwait Latvia Macedonia Malaysia Malta MauritiusItaly Japan Kuwait Latvia Macedonia Malaysia Malta MauritiusItaly Japan Kuwait Latvia Macedonia Malaysia Malta Mauritius

  14. REVISION OF PALEOTROPICAL MEGALASTRUM

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    ABSTRACT We recognize three species of Megalastrum Holttum (Dryopteridaceae) in Africa, the Comoros are excluded from the genus. Key words: Africa, Comoros, Dryopteridaceae, ferns, Indian Ocean, Madagascar of Megalastrum Holttum (Dryopteridaceae) occurring in continental Africa, the Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius

  15. Competing for Capital: The Diffusion of Bilateral Investment Treaties, 1960-2000

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    Elkins, Zachary; Guzman, Andrew T; Simmons, Beth

    2006-01-01

    Greece Tunisia Togo Thailand Liberia Morocco Niger Cote d’Madagascar Rwanda Tunisia Liberia Cameroon Sri Lanka Tunisia

  16. WHO REPORT ON THE GLOBAL TOBACCO EPIDEMIC, 2013

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    WHO World Health Organization

    2013-01-01

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

  17. Accepted by S. Carranza: 30 Oct. 2005; published: 10 Jan. 2006 49 ISSN 1175-5326 (print edition)

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    Andreone, Franco

    to Madagascar and Comoros, and includes a wide range of species and ecological forms currently ascribed to five

  18. Jamie Eberl Kari Edwards

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    Bowen, James D.

    seismic surveys by Exxon-Mobil off the coast of Madagascar. #12;Infrastructure required to drill wells

  19. Azania XLII 2007 East Africa, the Comoros Islands and

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Azania XLII 2007 East Africa, the Comoros Islands and Madagascar before the sixteenth century interior and on outlying islands (Comoros, Madagascar) or were composed of lower classes in urban expansion and private enterprise. #12;16 East Africa, the Comoros Islands and Madagascar before

  20. List of Accepted Summer Interns (2011) Program Mentor's Name Intern's name (Nationality or special condition)

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    2011-01-01

    Muthusamy (India) PeiWen Hsiao Kind Leng Tong (Malaysia) SuMay Yu Ding Hua Lee (Malaysia) Paul siong Yeo (Malaysia) TehYing Chou Yvonne Fong Ling Yong (Malaysia) MST HuanCheng Chang nguyen

  1. Can Islam and "Islamization" Be a Force for Refugee Rights in Malaysia?

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    Seet, Matthew

    2013-01-01

    Sdn Bhd v. Liew Fook Chuan, 1 Malayan L.J. 481 (1996). GopalEquipment Sdn Bhd v. Liew Fook Chuan, 181 and by the FederalCouncil decision of Ong Ah Chuan v. Public Prosecutor, 198

  2. 2nd World Engineering Congress Sarawak, Malaysia,22-25 July 2002 2002 WEC

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    laminates were unidirectional glass fiber reinforced plastics (GFRP) that weighs 913 g/m3 . A layer of a cured FRP laminate is 1.0 mm thick. FRP strips were pultruded carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP Reinforced Plastic (FRP) laminates and strips in the field of structural engineering. Extensive applications

  3. Study on the financing mechanism and management for decommissioning of nuclear installations in Malaysia

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    Saleh, Lydia Ilaiza Ryong, Kim Tae

    2015-04-29

    The whole cycle of the decommissioning process development of repository requires the relevant bodies to have a financial system to ensure that it has sufficient funds for its whole life cycle (over periods of many decades). Therefore, the financing mechanism and management system shall respect the following status: the national position, institutional and legislative environment, technical capabilities, the waste origin, ownership, characteristics and inventories. The main objective of the studies is to focus on the cost considerations, alternative funding managements and mechanisms, technical and non-technical factors that may affect the repository life-cycle costs. As a conclusion, the outcomes of this paper is to make a good recommendation and could be applied to the national planners, regulatory body, engineers, or the managers, to form a financial management plan for the decommissioning of the Nuclear Installation.

  4. Illegal logging on Penan traditional landin Sarawak, Malaysia (Photo by Angelo Musco)

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    Construction Services, Inc., Expands its LEED Building Operations LogoBee to Deliver Free Logo Makeover;Joining the World Resources Institute, the Environmental Investigation Agency, and the U.S. Agency is traded and produced," said Sascha von Bismarck, executive director of the Environmental Investigation

  5. Developing a model for explaining and forecasting international tourist arrivals from the major markets to Malaysia 

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    Chin, Loi Young

    1996-01-01

    International tourism is a multibillion dollar industry today. The East Asia and Pacific Region registered a growth rate nearly three times the world average in the last decade. With such growth and increased competition, it is important...

  6. Can Islam and "Islamization" Be a Force for Refugee Rights in Malaysia?

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    Seet, Matthew

    2013-01-01

    refoulement: Opinion, in Refugee Protection in Internationaland ‘Humanitarian’ Refugees: Customary International Law or13, 22. Deborah Anker, Refugee Law, Gender, and the Human

  7. Integrierte Internationale Studiengnge mit Doppelabschluss 2011/12 TU Ilmenau -Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

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    Knobloch,Jürgen

    Curriculum TUIL UTMSemester Courses Credit Courses Credi t Biosignal Processing 4 Physiological Signal Processing (Elective) 3 Image Processing in Medicine 4 Refer to semester 2 (Biomedical Image Processing gemeinsamer Abschluss vergeben: die TU Ilmenau vergibt "Master of Science (Biomedical Engineering)", die

  8. BRYANT UNIVERSITY--2013 TENTATIVE PROGRAM Sophomore International Experience Malaysia and singapore

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    Blais, Brian

    (National Monument), Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square) and Sultan Abdul Samad Historic Building, Muzium (Artisan Village) and Petaling Street (Open-air Night Market ­ bargain prices Thursday, Jan 10 (Business Checkout 10.00am Sime Darby Plantation (Rubber and Palm Oil) Visit and Briefing 3.00pm Port Dickson Beach

  9. Heavy mineral distribution in stream sediment of Tapah area, Perak, Malaysia

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    Sibon, Mahat Hj [Jabatan Mineral dan Geosains Malaysia, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia and Program Geologi, Pusat Pengajian Sains Sekitaran dan Sumber Alam, Fakulti Sains dan Teknologi, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia); Jamil, Habibah; Umor, Mohd Rozi [Program Geologi, Pusat Pengajian Sains Sekitaran dan Sumber Alam, Fakulti Sains dan Teknologi, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia); Hassan, Wan Fuad Wan [Jabatan Geologi, Fakulti Sains Universiti Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    2013-11-27

    This paper aims to provide the overview of occurrence, distribution and origin of the heavy minerals in the study area. A total of 45 selected stream sediment heavy mineral concentrate samples were panned using standard dulangs, dried and separated from other light minerals using bromoform. The heavy minerals were separated into different fractions at different amperes using Frantz Isodynamic magnetic separator. Mineral identification was done using binocular microscope augmented by X-ray diffraction analyses. Mineral abundance data were analysed graphically using triangular diagrams to show their origin. Dominant minerals present in the heavy mineral samples collected are ilmenite, cassiterite, tourmaline, zircon, topaz, and magnetite. The less common minerals, present in trace amounts are hematite, xenotime, allanite, monazite, rutile, anatase, leucoxene, chromite, garnet and olivine. Examination of the heavy mineral assemblage shows that they originated from granite batholiths of the Main Range, Changkat Rembian as well as from the metasedimentary rock in the area. The gold flakes present are found together with cassiterite and topaz indicating that gold originates from the mineralized veins contact-metamorphosed metasedimentary rocks. Almost all samples collected contain cassiterite grains in various amounts. From the mineral assemblage, the source of cassiterite originates from the mineralized quartz veins that cut granitic rocks of Main Range, Changkat Rembian as well as the metasedimentary rock in the area. Greisenized veins containing quartz, mica and tourmaline with the presence of wolframite and arsenopyrite also contribute to the presence of cassiterite in this study area.

  10. Malaysia-NIES Low-Carbon Society Scenarios 2050 | Open Energy Information

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  11. ,"U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas Imports From Malaysia (MMcf)"

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  12. ,"U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas Imports From Malaysia (MMcf)"

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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 PageMonthly","10/2015"4,"Ames City of",6,1,"Omaha Public PowerOECD/IEA - 2008Wellhead PriceConsumption

  13. U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas Imports From Malaysia (Million Cubic Feet)

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  14. Price of U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas Imports From Malaysia (Dollars per

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

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  15. Malaysia-ClimateWorks Low Carbon Growth Planning Support | Open Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX ECoop Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name:Power ElectronicsMakatec GmbHMalana

  16. Malaysia-NAMA Programme for the Construction Sector in Asia | Open Energy

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  17. Price of U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas Imports From Malaysia (Dollars per

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

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  18. Malaysia-EU-UNDP Low Emission Capacity Building Programme (LECBP) | Open

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  19. Malaysia-Low Carbon Asia Research Network (LoCARNet) | Open Energy

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  20. U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas Imports From Malaysia (Million Cubic Feet)

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

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  1. Price of Gulf of Mexico Natural Gas LNG Imports from Malaysia (Nominal

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  2. Price of Lake Charles, LA Natural Gas LNG Imports from Malaysia (Dollars

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  3. WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2015: Raising taxes on tobacco

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    World Health Organization

    2015-01-01

    to decrease in tax share); or Liberia (increase in exchangeKenya IIIIIIIIII Lesotho II Liberia IIIIII IIIIIIIII MalawiLSL Gambia ** Lesotho ** Liberia Madagascar ** Malawi ** LRD

  4. Special Supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

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    Rodell, M; Chambers, D; Famiglietti, J S

    2012-01-01

    five countries, including Comoros, Madagascar, Mau- with7.23). For the Union of Comoros, the mean tem- closure ofrecorded. For the Union of Comoros precipitation was STATE

  5. BULLETIN OF THE CHICAGO HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY

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    Sever, David M.

    EUROPEAN TOAD, 3UFO BUFO (ANURA, BUFONIDAE) J o z e f N i j s 1 0 1 CAUDAL LURING I N THE MADAGASCAR GROUND

  6. The francophone Africa blood transfusion research network: A five-year report

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    Tagny, CT; Murphy, EL; Lefrère, JJ

    2013-01-01

    M. Razafimahefa), Mali (A. Ba, K. Bouréma, M. Cissé, A.among blood donations in Mali: lower rates among volunteerGabon, Guinée, Madagascar, Mali, Maroc, Mauritanie, Niger,

  7. Vote Buying and Accountability in Democratic Africa

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    Kramon, Eric

    2013-01-01

    study of cousinage in Mali. American Political Sciencemoros, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mali, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo,Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia,

  8. Patterns of plant invasions in China: Taxonomic, biogeographic, climatic approaches and anthropogenic effects

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    2010-01-01

    RS LF HA U W Prov. RE Canary Islands Africa and MadagascarAmerica South Europe, Canary Islands Tropical Asia America

  9. Biological controls investigated to aid management of olive fruit fly in California

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    2011-01-01

    of Madagascar), the Canary Islands, Morocco, Pakistan, Indiain Morocco and the Canary Islands, parasitism rates wereand Gilstrap 1983) Canary Islands and, given the diversity

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

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    Kolp, Felicity Ann

    2010-01-01

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

  11. Measurements of aerosol vertical profiles and optical properties during INDOEX

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    , and the Kaashidhoo Climate Observatory (KCO) in the Maldives. Sun photometers were used to provide aerosol optical depths (AOD) needed to calibrate the MPL. This study focuses on the height distribution and optical trajectories, radiosonde profiles of temperature and humidity, and aerosol concentration and optical

  12. COLING 2014 The 25th International Conference

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    , Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Southeast Asia, on the other hand, consists of Brunei, Burma Abdul Rauf, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Pakistan WSSANLP Invited Speaker Vincent Berment, INa, France (Director) Program Committee Sadaf Abdul Rauf, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Pakistan Nave

  13. Real-time forecasting of the April 11, 2012 Sumatra tsunami Dailin Wang,1

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    Duputel, Zacharie

    Real-time forecasting of the April 11, 2012 Sumatra tsunami Dailin Wang,1 Nathan C. Becker,1 David generated a tsunami that was recorded at sea-level stations as far as 4800 km from the epi- center, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Maldives issued tsunami warnings for their coastlines. The United States

  14. A qualitative exploration of the perspectives of mental health professionals on stigma and discrimination of mental illness in Malaysia

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    Hanafiah, Ainul Nadhirah; Van Bortel, Tine

    2015-03-10

    health and ‘stigma’. Numerous researches have been conducted on stigma and discrimination of people with mental disorders. However, most of the literature investigates stigma from a cultural conception point of view, experiences of patients or public...

  15. LCD, low-temperature soldering and compound semiconductor : the sources, market, applications and future prospects of indium in Malaysia

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    Yong, Foo Nun

    2006-01-01

    Indium is a minor but very valuable metal. Decreasing supplies of indium from refining and increasing demands from LCD, low-temperature soldering and compound semiconductors have stimulated the indium price increase ...

  16. Simulation studies of a horizontal well producing from a thin oil-rim reservoir in the SSB1 field, Malaysia 

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    Abdul Hakim, Hazlan

    1995-01-01

    heterogeneity as deduced from logs. Simulation results indicate that gas and water cresting are inevitable even at low oil production rate of 100 STB/D because of the thin oil column of only 45 feet. Continued production under the current gas/oil ratio limit...

  17. Zakat investment in Malaysia: a study of contemporary policy and practice in relation to Shari'a 

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    Wan Ahmad, Wan Marhaini

    2012-11-27

    Zakat is an obligatory payment that a free and rational Muslim who owns a certain amount of wealth has to observe. The idea of zakat investment was initiated by the belief that providing the poor and needy with a ...

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  20. Montpellier 8 March 2003

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    Pettenella, Davide

    sample 835 Public works/construction 46% Arms and defence 38% Oil and gas 21% Banking and finance 15 Deforested areas (90-00, FAO) Nigeria Indonesia Camerun Madagascar Rep. Dem. Congo Niger Costa d 200 Sommatoria indici Nigeria Indonesia Camerun Madagascar Rep.Dem.Congo Niger Costad'Avorio Zimbabwe

  1. ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY, June 2010, p. 23232329 Vol. 54, No. 6 0066-4804/10/$12.00 doi:10.1128/AAC.01511-09

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    collected from the Comoros Islands and Madagascar. One hundred fifty-six (48.4%) carried the wild the Comoros Islands of the ancestral pfdhfr triple mutant allele of Asian origin and its spread in Madagascar to the Comoros Archipelago and Mada- gascar (33), various intervention strategies are currently being implemented

  2. Please consider the environment before printing World Bank, European governments finance illegal timber

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    all been implicated in financing illegal logging operations in Madagascar's national parks over and their ongoing logging operations. Cargo manifests from regional ports indicate that Bank of Africa Madagascar traders. A report compiled last fall by the Environmental Investigation Agency and Global Witness

  3. EU FLEGT Update Chatham House, January 20 2010

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    discussions over past 6 months by VC ·Active internal debate on outstanding issues Malaysia Liberia Indonesia

  4. STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES University of Massachusetts Lowell

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    Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

    -Bissau Malawi Papua New Guinea Swaziland Argentina Colombia Guyana Malaysia Paraguay Tajikistan Armenia Comoros

  5. GT Human Resources PERSONAL DATA FORM

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    , Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, Vietnam

  6. Abstract--Certified timber product is a market-linked tool to address the need for sustainable forest management and support

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    of Forest Certification schemes (PEFC). Malaysia has the world's largest area of certified tropical forest

  7. International reserves management and the current account

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    Aizenman, Joshua

    2007-01-01

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

  8. Revised 9/23/2009 Geography Competency Exam Study Sheet

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    New Hampshire, University of

    countries/continents in the world in: o Agricultural production and forestry o Oil, Gas, and mineral Madagascar Malawi Mexico Morocco Myanmar Nepal Netherlands New Zealand Nigeria North & South Korea Norway P

  9. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2005, 85, 271287. With 6 figures 2005 The Linnean Society of London, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2005, 85, 271287 271

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    Bermingham, Eldredge

    from Madagascar led to the colonization of Aldabra and a secondary colonization of the Comoros and green plumage in insular island populations of the Comoros, Mascarenes and Seychelles. © 2005

  10. Walk on the Wild Side: Estimating the Global Magnitude of Visits to Protected Areas

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    Balmford, Andrew; Green, Jonathan M. H.; Anderson, Michael; Beresford, James; Huang, Charles; Naidoo, Robin; Walpole, Matt; Manica, Andrea

    2015-02-24

    Protegées (Madagascar), Protected Area Management Board (Philippines), South African National Parks (South Africa), Servicio Nacional de Areas Protegidas (Bolivia), Tanzania National Parks (Tanzania), Thanh Hoa Provincial Forest Protection Department...

  11. Coherent light scattering by nanostructured collagen arrays in the caruncles of the Malagasy asities (Eurylaimidae : Aves)

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    Prum, Richard O.; Torres, Rodolfo H.; Kovach, C.; Williamson, S.; Goodman, S. M.

    1999-12-01

    We investigated the anatomy, nanostructure and biophysics of the structurally coloured facial caruncles of three species in a clade of birds endemic to Madagascar (Philepittinae, Eurylaimidae: Aves), Caruncle tissues of all species had reflectance...

  12. The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Investigation of the Settler Mortality Data

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    Albouy, David

    2006-01-01

    Sudan Egypt Madagascar Mali Niger Angola, Burkina Faso,French campaigns in western Mali, for which Curtin (1998)map on p. 77) – AJR assigned Mali a rate of 2940 from 1874,

  13. 10 17 14 20 23,000 100 1,700

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    Takada, Shoji

    Integrated Human Studies/ Human and Environmental Studies 129 127 150 161 - - 86 44 Energy Science - - 135 Republic of Nigeria 2 Republic of Madagascar 1 Republic of Malawi 1 Republic of Mali 1 Republic of South

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    Takada, Shoji

    Energy Science - - 137 103 - - 19 27 Asian and African Area Studies - - - 55 - - 29 20 Informatics of Madagascar 2 Republic of Mali 1 Kingdom of Morocco 1 Republic of Mozambique 1 Federal Republic of Nigeria 2

  15. Reprogramming alkaloid biosynthesis in Catharanthus roseus : synthetic biology in plants

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    Runguphan, Weerawat

    2011-01-01

    The medicinal plant Madagascar periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus) produces over 130 monoterpene indole alkaloid (MIA) natural products. Many of these compounds have pharmaceutical value, such as the anticancer agents vinblastine ...

  16. Adding Fuel to the Fire; the Effect of Political Unrest on Forest Burning in Sub-Saharan Africa 

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    Duff, Alice

    2012-11-29

    The connection between forest fires and political unrest has been noted throughout the literature (see Thomas, 2012,) and in a number of countries including; Malawi, Madagascar, Kenya and Ethiopia (Kull, 2002, Hoffmann et ...

  17. Predicting suitable environments and potential occurrences for coelacanths (Latimeria spp.)

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    Owens, Hannah L.; Bentley, Andrew C.; Peterson, A. Townsend

    2011-01-01

    ). Latimeria chalumnae is now known to inhabit a range encompassing the east coast of Africa from Kenya to South Africa, and extending east to Madagascar and the Comoros Islands. In 1997, a second species of coelacanth, L. menadoensis, was discovered off... coelacanth species. Among these areas are several previously postulated as harboring coelacanths (although sightings remain unconfirmed), including localities locations off the northern coast of Madagascar and the islands of Mwali and Maore in the Comoros...

  18. Analysis of ancient-river systems by 3D seismic time-slice technique: A case study in northeast Malay Basin, offshore Terengganu, Malaysia

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    Sulaiman, Noorzamzarina; Hamzah, Umar; Samsudin, Abdul Rahim

    2014-09-03

    Fluvial sandstones constitute one of the major clastic petroleum reservoir types in many sedimentary basins around the world. This study is based on the analysis of high-resolution, shallow (seabed to 500 m depth) 3D seismic data which generated three-dimensional (3D) time slices that provide exceptional imaging of the geometry, dimension and temporal and spatial distribution of fluvial channels. The study area is in the northeast of Malay Basin about 280 km to the east of Terengganu offshore. The Malay Basin comprises a thick (> 8 km), rift to post-rift Oligo-Miocene to Pliocene basin-fill. The youngest (Miocene to Pliocene), post-rift succession is dominated by a thick (1–5 km), cyclic succession of coastal plain and coastal deposits, which accumulated in a humid-tropical climatic setting. This study focuses on the Pleistocene to Recent (500 m thick) succession, which comprises a range of seismic facies analysis of the two-dimensional (2D) seismic sections, mainly reflecting changes in fluvial channel style and river architecture. The succession has been divided into four seismic units (Unit S1-S4), bounded by basin-wide strata surfaces. Two types of boundaries have been identified: 1) a boundary that is defined by a regionally-extensive erosion surface at the base of a prominent incised valley (S3 and S4); 2) a sequence boundary that is defined by more weakly-incised, straight and low-sinuosity channels which is interpreted as low-stand alluvial bypass channel systems (S1 and S2). Each unit displays a predictable vertical change of the channel pattern and scale, with wide low-sinuosity channels at the base passing gradationally upwards into narrow high-sinuosity channels at the top. The wide variation in channel style and size is interpreted to be controlled mainly by the sea-level fluctuations on the widely flat Sunda land Platform.

  19. c n Trung Quc n n n n Malaysia n Nam Phi monash.edu Ti sao cn hc i hc?

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    Sekercioglu, Y. Ahmet

    trong hai mi nm qua. Các ngành ngh và khóa hc truyn thng ã thay i và danh sách các khóa hc cng nh c hi sinh viên hin ang theo hc cng là mt ngun thông tin tuyt vi tìm hiu v nhng la chn và cuc sng ti trng i tháng 9, mc dù các hc sinh cng có th np h s ngoài thi gian này. VTAC cng là ni con ca quý v có th np n

  20. Climate Variability and Change Hydrological Impacts (Proceedings of the Fifth FRIEND World Conference held at Havana, Cuba, November 2006) IAHS Publ. 308, 2006.

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    Chappell, Nick A

    of rainfall, streamflow, evapotranspiration and net radiation from three representative regions: Northern Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo. The method used is a Data-Based Mechanistic tool called Asia, focusing on three representative geographical areas: Northern Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia

  1. Agricultural and Resource Economics Update

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    2011-01-01

    oil in Malaysia, and from rapeseed in Europe. Current biofuel production in Brazil cannot meet domestic demand

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

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    2011-01-01

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

  3. Predicting species diversity in tropical forests Joshua B. Plotkina,b

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    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    of Malaysia, Kepong, Malaysia 52109; kSarawak Forestry Department, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia SW 93750; and l to the size of the area raised to some exponent. The exponent often turns out to be roughly 1 4. This power, individually identified trees from five tropical forests on three continents. Although the power law

  4. Microsoft Word - 122006 - Mirant Potomac River LLC - Monthly...

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    Ireland Italy Japan Malaysia Netherlands Philippines Scotland Singapore Thailand Turkey Venezuela www.ensr.aecom.com www.ensr.aecom.com About ENSR ENSR Locations ENSR, an...

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

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

  6. Multicast Audio: The Next Generation

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    Perkins, C.S.; Hardman, V.; Kouvelas, I.; Sasse, M.A.; Proceedings of INET'97, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 1997 Internet Society [More Details

    Perkins,C.S. Hardman,V. Kouvelas,I. Sasse,M.A. Proceedings of INET'97, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 1997 Internet Society

  7. APS 2004 Conferences

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    SPIE's 49th Annual Meeting. (Aug. 2-6) Denver, CO Second International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Engineering and Technology. (Aug. 3-5) Koto Kinabalu, Malaysia...

  8. Channing Huntington

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    working and traveling from April to November. I've visited Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Panama, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore,...

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

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    Gourinchas, Pierre-Olivier; Obstfeld, Maurice

    2011-01-01

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

  10. Illegal logging e conflict timber: Strategie per l'Italia e per l'Europa

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    Pettenella, Davide

    Total sample 835 Public works/construction 46% Arms and defence 38% Oil and gas 21% Banking and finance Brasile -2.309 1 Niger -3,7 1 Nigeria 1,5* 1 Madagascar 99,30 1 Indonesia 724.237 2 Indonesia -1.312 2

  11. Reproductive Caste Performs Intranidal Tasks Instead of Workers in the Ant Mystrium oberthueri

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    Danchin, Etienne

    Reproductive Caste Performs Intranidal Tasks Instead of Workers in the Ant Mystrium oberthueri different tasks. In ants, the wingless worker caste performs non-reproductive activities and sometimes rogeri from Madagascar is a specialist predator on large centipedes, and the worker caste is highly

  12. A BIOMECHANICAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE ROLE OF LARGE STEM VOLUME AND HIGH WATER CONTENT IN BAOBAB TREES

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    Holbrook, N. Michele

    A BIOMECHANICAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE ROLE OF LARGE STEM VOLUME AND HIGH WATER CONTENT IN BAOBAB TREES storage capacity in the six Madagascar baobab species. Baobab wood has a high water content (up to 79 to that in temperate deciduous trees. Furthermore, the elastic modulus of the wood decreases with water content

  13. Molecular phylogeography reveals island colonization history and diversification of western Indian Ocean sunbirds

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    Bermingham, Eldredge

    to posit the Comoros archipelago as the point of initial colonization in the Indian Ocean. The subsequent of this early expansion remaining on the Comoros and granitic Seychelles. The data suggest that a more recent expansion from Anjouan in the Comoros group led to the colonization of Madagascar by sunbirds representing

  14. ISSN 0392-758 X MUSEO REGIONALE DI SCIENZE NATURAL!

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    , south of Nosy Be, northern Madagascar. The species was most prob- ably introduced from the Comoro Islands and exhibits greatest similarities to M. comorensis from Moheli (Comoros). At Nosy Tanikely. According to Angel (1942) and Blanc (1971) three species of Mabuya were considered to occur on the Comoros

  15. PAULA ESTEVEZ WEINSTEIN (569) 84646138 Email: piestevez@gmail.com

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    Peninsula, New York 12/2005 - Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Solar Energy Plant in Atacama Desert, Chile 04 of a Waste-To-Energy Plant for Santiago, Chile. PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE, 03/1993 - 12/2005 Research Assistant: Research Project "Implementation of Solar Energy in Madagascar." conducted by Post Doc

  16. C. L. Staines. 2012. Catalog of the hispines of the world (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae). Tribe Cryptonychini. http://entomology.si.edu/Collections_Coleoptera-

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    Miller, Scott

    Chapuis. Würmli 1975a: 21 (genera); Staines 2004a: 313 (host plants); Borowiec & Sekerka 2010: 381 list), 1909b: 226 (Madagascar species). Cryptonychini Weise 1911a: 45. Weise 1911b: 66 (redescriptiong: 77 (museum list), 1931i: 840 (museum list), 1940g: 121 (claws), 1952c: 71 (noted), 1953b: 12

  17. C. L. Staines. 2012. Catalog of the hispines of the world (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae). Tribe Oncocephalini. http://entomology.si.edu/Collections_Coleoptera-

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    Miller, Scott

    ://entomology.si.edu/Collections_Coleoptera- Hispines.html 2 Staines 1997b: 414 (Uhmann species list), 2004a: 313 (host plants), 2007c: 19 (review (Baly species list); Santiago-Blay 2004: 57 (host plants); witojaska & Kovac 2007: 21 (noted); Lee et al Chapuis. Gestro 1905b: 517 (faunal list), 1909b: 252 (Madagascar species). Oncocephalini Chapuis. Würmli

  18. Phylogeography of the magpie-robin species complex (Aves: Turdidae

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    Winker, Kevin

    ) reveals a Philippine species, an interesting isolating barrier and unusual dispersal patterns, and the Indian Ocean from Madagascar to the Greater Sunda and Philippine islands. Methods We sequenced 1695. saularis, making C. saularis polyphyletic. Malagasy and non- Philippine Asian populations form

  19. Comparing changes in haematologic parameters occurring in patients included in randomized controlled trials of artesunate-amodiaquine vs single and combination treatments of uncomplicated falciparum in sub-Saharan Africa

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    2012-01-01

    AQ AS non-ACT Total AQ+SP Mali Uganda Rwanda ACT vs ACT andD0, D7, D14, D28 D0, D28 Mali Rwanda Rwanda Uganda D0, D14Kenya Madagascar maximum Mali-Bancouna Mali-Bougoula Rwanda-

  20. Study could help identify potential disease hotspots before they become a problem TOPICS FOR THIS STORY: NEWS RELEASES, ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY, GLOBAL, NATURAL SCIENCES, RESEARCH,

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    Brown, Jason

    | Editor's Note: Duke provides an on-campus satellite uplink facility for live or pre-recorded television with weather data and other environmental information for Madagascar as a whole, a team of Duke University healthy as environmental conditions in their island home continue to shift, Barrett said. Average annual

  1. 5 6 Institut de recherche pour le dveloppement < Health/Benin

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    and nutrition; agriculture and aquaculture; impact of climate change and adaptation of societies; energy, Congo, DR Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Chad. 5 8 for proposals now in course of preparation concern agroforestry, energy in the South, protected areas

  2. 350 Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 104 (1991)350-363 ElsevierSciencePublishers B.V.,Amsterdam

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    Nicollet, Christian

    1991-01-01

    islands and on the central Southwest Indian Ridge. In addition, very low cr~d(T)(to --17.4), high(87Sr/S6 Deccan Traps in India. Alkalic dikes in southwestern Madagascar have a rough analogue (roughly 190 Myr) in what is now southern Africa and the Deccan Traps episode in Greater India (about 65

  3. label name %cocoa cocoa source Pralus Cuba 75 Despite being called Cuba, the blurb on the back talks

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    Reitsma, Femke E.

    plantation in Madagascar on the island of Nosy Be (?)cocoa, sugar, pure cocoa butter, GMO-free soya lecithintrinitarioclear, clean fruit taste that is quite rich with molasses und cocoa, sugar, pure cocoa butter, GMO and well rounded, no distinct flavours cocoa beans, sugar, cocoa butter,non-GMO soy lecithin, whole vanilla

  4. Journal of the Geological Society, London, Vol. 155, 1998, pp. 10091024. Printed in Great Britain. Sedimentology, geochronology and provenance of the Proterozoic Itremo Group,

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    Cox, Rónadh

    . Sedimentology, geochronology and provenance of the Proterozoic Itremo Group, central Madagascar et al. 1996), the geochronological database is small and dominated by Rb­Sr data (Caen-Vachette 1979 and geochronological studies such as those of Andriamarofahatra et al. (1990), Paquette et al. (1994) Ashwal et al

  5. ORIGINAL PAPER Fuelling the biodiversity crisis: species loss

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    Eltz, Thomas

    Isolation Á Malaysia Á Oil palm Introduction With the growing global demand for agricultural products oil is now the world's most traded oilseed crop with uses from cooking oil to biofuel (Carter et al% of the global palm oil crop was produced by Indonesia (43%) and Malaysia (42%) (FAOSTAT 2007), two countries

  6. Employer Location Aduro Hamilton

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    Waikato, University of

    & Heavy Eng Berhad) Malaysia Mighty River Power Hamilton Milk Test NZ Hamilton NIWA Aquatic Pollutions Huntly Gisborne District Council Gisborne GNS Lower Hutt Grayson Engineering/ Mercer Group Ltd Auckland Consultants Ltd Tauranga MB century Wairakei Mecury Bay Engineering Whitianga Methanex Waitara Malaysia Marine

  7. This article was downloaded by: [the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford], [Yadvinder Malhi

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    Malhi, Yadvinder

    to monitor aboveground biomass in forest and oil palm in Sabah, Malaysia, for 2000­2008 with Landsat ETM to monitor aboveground biomass in forest and oil palm in Sabah, Malaysia, for 2000­2008 with Landsat ETM or systematic reproduction, redistribution, reselling, loan, sub-licensing, systematic supply, or distribution

  8. WORLD RIVERS REVIEW June 2014 5 or over 200 consecutive days, indigenous Penan, Kenyah and

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    of Renewable Energy ("SCORE") is a component of Malaysia's nation- al development plan that proposes buildingBaramDam,inSarawak,Malaysia. They have successfully stalled the construction of this project, which would flood 400 square kilometers and environmental groups in Sarawak, argue that there is no need for such a destructive project when the nearby

  9. The role of gap phase processes in the biomass dynamics of tropical forests

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    Chave, Jérôme

    Department, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand 4 Forest Environment Division, Forest Research Institute Colorado Island (BCI), Panama; Pasoh and Lambir, Malaysia; and Huai Kha Khaeng (HKK), Thailand). We show in incoming solar radiation, in

  10. Unity in diversity : a design projection for a participatory housing in Kuala Lumpur

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    Mohamad, Radziah

    1992-01-01

    This thesis is an exploration towards an alternative design approach for a public housing in Malaysia. It stems from a conviction that the design of public housing should be based on the lifestyles and ways of living of ...

  11. HIGHER EDUCATION FACILITIES MANAGEMENT: READY FOR INTERNATIONALIZATION? 

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    Aizuddin, N.; Yahya, M.

    2009-01-01

    The last ten years has seen dramatic growth in Facilities Management (FM) activities worldwide, including Malaysia. Facilities Management is responsible for coordinating all efforts related to planning, designing and managing physical structure...

  12. Ocean Solutions, Earth Solutions Coming in 2015

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    Wright, Dawn Jeannine

    , the launch of the White House Climate Data Initiative, and the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines for implementing the Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard · How does climate change affect our

  13. A BACHELOR'S DEGREE PROGRAM IN A TECHNOLOGY-FOCUSED UNIVERSITY.

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    Heller, Barbara

    needed to make a meaningful impact on an organization's success. WHAT MAKES THE UNDERGRADUATE BUSINESS, including Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico · Environmental Engineering · Finance · Industrial Engineering · Management Science · Marketing · Mathematics

  14. A BACHELOR'S DEGREE PROGRAM IN A TECHNOLOGY-FOCUSED UNIVERSITY.

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    Heller, Barbara

    a meaningful impact on an organization's success. WHAT MAKES THE UNDERGRADUATE BUSINESS PROGRAM AT STUART, including Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico · Chemical Engineering · Chemistry · Computer Science · Electrical Engineering · Environmental Engineering

  15. CORECT: Committee on Renewable Energy Commerce and Trade, 1991

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    Not Available

    1992-12-01

    An overview of the activities of CORECT (Committee on Renewable Energy, Commerce and Trade) for 1991 is presented as a series of highlights and photographs of projects underway in Mexico, Guatemala, Montserrat, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and others.

  16. Water Hammer Elimination: A Case Study 

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    Venkatesan, V. V.; Harun, S. D.; Karthikeyan, P. S.

    2005-01-01

    CASE STUDY VEN V. VENKATESAN, SAMSUDIN DATO HARUN, P. S. KARTHIKEYAN, Director of Engineering, Manager (Process Engineering), Senior Manager, Technical Services Armstrong Service, Inc. MTBE Malaysia Sdn Bhd. 8545 Commodity Circle...

  17. "International Society of Muslim Women in Science (ISMWS)" Members of ISMWS: 177

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    Nahar, Sultana Nurun

    . England, 10. Iran, 11. Iraq, 12. Jordan, 13. Kenya, 14. Kuwait, 15. Lebanon, 16. Malaysia, 17. Morocco, 18, Physics, Egypt 55. Dr Lobna Saleh, Physics, Egypt, 56. Dr Lotfia El Nadi, Nuclear Physics and Laser

  18. It is an honor and great pleasure for the Department of Mathematics Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta INDONESIA, to be entrusted by the

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    Boucherie, Richard J.

    University, Yogyakarta ­ INDONESIA, to be entrusted by the South East Asian Mathematical Society (SEAMS, Nepal, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Germany, Oman, Malaysia, Singapore, The Philippines, and Indonesia (Japan), Prof. H. Marubayashi (Japan), Prof. Y. Hirano (Japan), Prof. Hendra Gunawan (Indonesia), Prof

  19. www.princeton.edu/admission Profile 201213

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    Rowley, Clarence W.

    . At Princeton, we are committed to identifying students who possess the academic ability, energy, enthusiasm of Malaysia Mexico Nepal Netherlands New Zealand Nigeria Pakistan Peru Poland Portugal Romania Singapore South

  20. www.princeton.edu/admission Profile 201112

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    Rowley, Clarence W.

    to identifying students who possess the academic ability, energy, enthusiasm, and ambition to take full advantage Ireland Italy Jamaica Japan Kenya Korea, Republic of Lebanon Malaysia Mexico Mongolia New Zealand Nigeria

  1. Anti-inflammatory and Cytotoxic Activities of Mango (Mangifera indica L. var Keitt) Polyphenols in Cancer and Non-cancer Breast Fibroblasts in Vitro 

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    Arbizu Berrocal, Shirley

    2013-08-12

    , Gedong, Golek, Madu, Manalagi Israel Haden, Tommy Atkins, Keitt, Maya, Nimrod, Kent, Palmer Malaysia Apple Rumani, Arumanis, Golek, Kuala Selangor 2, Malgoa Myanmar Aug Din, Ma Chit Su, Sein Ta Lone, Shwe Hin Tha Pakistan Anwar Ratol...

  2. Students from India at a Major Research University in the United States: A Phenomenological Study of Transition, Adjustment, and Transformation 

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    Chennamsetti, Prashanti

    2011-08-08

    ). A sample size of 2,307 students from eight Asian countries, representing Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Brunei and 349 students from three European countries representing Finland, Germany and Spain...

  3. A numerical analysis of condenser performance of a seawater desalination system

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    Mohamed, Hassan, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2009-01-01

    This thesis presents the numerical analysis of three type condensers for desalination of seawater system. The condensers that were analyzed were a finned tube condenser that was built in Malaysia desalination plant, a ...

  4. Regional tectonics, differential subsidence, and sediment dispersal patterns: implications for sediment flux to the southern South China Sea and regional filling of sedimentary Basins during Pliocene to the Recent time 

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    Murray, Mychal Roland

    2003-01-01

    The Nam Con Son, Malay, and West Natuna basins, located offshore of SE Vietnam and Peninsular Malaysia, initially formed during Eocene(?)-Oligocene rifting, and underwent inversion during Miocene time. Following cessation of tectonic activity...

  5. heriot-watt UNiVerSitY Creating Opportunity

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    Painter, Kevin

    of the most critical drivers for Malaysia's transformation to a high-income nation, with its impact Alison Goligher OBE, Master of Engineering in Petroleum Heriot-Watt Alumni Get In Touch #12;Welcome

  6. Geochemical and sedimentological investigations of Youngest Toba Tuff ashfall deposits

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    Gatti, Emma

    2013-03-12

    sedimentological structures and geometry ...................................................... 90 5.5 Discussion .......................................................................................................................... 91 5.5.1 The local... ..................................................... 97 5.6 Conclusion ......................................................................................................................... 97 CHAPTER 6. DEPOSITIONAL PROCESSES AND SEDIMENTOLOGY OF YTT DEPOSITS IN THE LENGGONG VALLEY, MALAYSIA...

  7. Issue Specific Explanations of China-ASEAN Relationship: Applying the Realist and Constructivist Assumptions

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    Li, Wei-hsieh

    2010-12-29

    islands in South China Sea are a collection of coral reefs, atolls and sand bars covering seventy thousand square miles, whose sovereignty is partly or wholly claimed by China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines (Dosch 2008... Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) was an anti-terror program that included six ASEAN countries: Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Brunei. Indeed, the U.S. holds annual CARAT joint exercises with the six countries...

  8. Nuclear energy: Where do we go from here?

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    Muslim, Dato’ Dr Noramly

    2015-04-29

    As Malaysia progresses towards 2020, the depleting resource of oil and gas has forced a re-look at alternatives to replace fossil fuels as energy sources. Among the viable options is nuclear energy, enabling us to meet energy needs and sustain national development in the twenty-first century. Three essential steps Malaysia must take to introduce nuclear power into its energy mix are: energy planning, infrastructure development, and deployment. Malaysia has to face a series of challenges, including public acceptance, waste management, minimizing proliferation risk, and ensuring the security of nuclear plants and materials. Timely development of qualified and competent manpower is a key limiting factor in the development and transfer of nuclear technologies — and education and training take time, effort and money. There is a need for political will. Within the Asian region, China, Korea and Japan are in the forefront in utilizing nuclear power to meet electricity demands. Countries such as UAE, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Turkey are moving ahead with the nuclear option for electricity generation and they have begun planning and construction of nuclear power plants. Against this backdrop, what are Malaysia’s moves? This paper discusses various options and challenges, obstacles and repercussions in meeting future energy demands.

  9. Turmoil doesn`t dampen enthusiasm

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    1997-08-01

    The paper discusses the outlook for the African gas and oil industries. Though Africa remains politically and economically volatile, its vast energy potential is becoming increasingly attractive to foreign oil and gas companies. Separate evaluations are given for Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria, Angola, Libya, Congo, Gabon, Tunisia, Cameroon, Cote D`Ivoire, and briefly for South Africa, Sudan, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Zaire, Benin, Mozambique, Chad, Namibia, Tanzania, Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Morocco, Sao Tome and Principe, Ethiopia, Niger, Madagascar, Rwanda, Mauritania, Seychelles, Uganda, and Liberia.

  10. Two ancient human genomes reveal Polynesian ancestry among the indigenous Botocudos of Brazil

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    Malaspinas, A.-S.; Lao, O.; Schroeder, H.; Rasmussen, M.; Raghavan, M.; Moltke, I.; Campos, P. F.; Santana Sagredo, F.; Rasmussen, S.; Gonçalves, V. F.; Albrechtsen, A.; Allentoft, M. E.; Johnson, P. L. F.; Li, M.; Reis, S.; Bernardo, D. V.; DeGiorgio, M.; Duggan, A. T.; Bastos, M.; Wang, Y.; Stenderup, J.; Moreno-Mayar, J. V.; Brunak, S.; Sicheritz-Ponten, T.; Hodges, E.; Hannon, G. J.; Orlando, L.; Price, T. D.; Jensen, J. D.; Nielsen, R.; Heinemeier, J.; Olsen, J.; Rodrigues-Carvalho, C.; Lahr, M. Mirazón; Neves, W.; Kayser, M.; Higham, T.; Stoneking, M.; Pena, S. D. J.; Willerslev, E.

    2014-11-03

    . Wang15,16, J. Stenderup1, J.V. Moreno-Mayar1, S. Brunak7, T. Sicheritz-Ponten7, E. Hodges17, G. J. Hannon17, L. Orlando1, T. D. Price18, J. D. Jensen19, R. Nielsen1,15, J. Heinemeier20, J. Olsen20, C. Rodrigues-Carvalho12, M. Mirazón Lahr21, W. Neves... -Xavier Ricaut, Tiago Antao, Melanie Capredon, Clement Sambo, Chantal Radimilahy, Jean-Aime Rakotoarisoa, Roger M. Blench, et al. Genome-wide evidence of Austronesian-Bantu admixture and cultural reversion in a hunter-gatherer group of Madagascar Proc. Natl...

  11. Temporal Patterns of Diversification across Global Cichlid Biodiversity (Acanthomorpha: Cichlidae)

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    MacMahan, Caleb D.; Chakrabarty, Prosanta; Sparks, John S.; Smith, William Leo; Davis, Matthew P.

    2013-08-19

    of the family Cichlidae, which is consistent with previous Gondwanan vicariance hypotheses that have explained the present distribution of cichlid taxa in Madagascar, India/Sri Lanka, Africa, Iran, and Central and South America (e.g., [23,24,46,47]). Our results... for the adaptive character of the Tanganyikan cichlid fish radiations. Evolution 61: 560–578. 18. Chakrabarty P (2005) Testing conjectures about morphological diversity in cichlids of lakes Malawi and Tanganyika. Copeia 2005: 359–373. 19. Rabosky DL (2006) LASER: a...

  12. World frontiers beckon oil finders

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    Not Available

    1991-09-01

    This paper discusses the international aspects of the petroleum industry. Most who work in the industry agree that the possibilities for huge are found largely in international regions. Something that is helping fuel that possibility is the way countries are increasingly opening their doors to US oil industry involvement. Listed in this paper is a partial list of the reported projects now underway around the world involving US companies. It is not intended to be comprehensive, but rather an indication of how work continues despite a general lull atmosphere for the oil industry. These include Albania, Bulgaria, Congo, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Ireland, Malta, Madagascar, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Panama, Paraquay, and Senegal.

  13. Fourth Interview with Sir Eli Lauterpacht - 20 March 2008

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    Dingle, Lesley; Bates, Daniel

    2008-06-19

    at environmental impact assessment. There Malaysia obtained a measure of success. Not that the land reclamation was stopped, but that it was to be controlled and developed in discussion with Malaysia. So I have had a continuing interest in environmental... tariffs in which eventually the tribunal decided in favour of Canada. It was a complex technical case; I won’t bother you with the details. 84. 1997. US/Mexico (Metalclad) case. Then there was another case, also under the same agreement [LD...

  14. chariots of fire Tom McNab recalls the

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    Strathclyde, University of

    communities? malcolm baird As I remember it Strathclyde A u T u M N 2 0 0 7 Improving world health Why. And that's no idle boast. Triple accreditation puts us in the top 1% of the world's schools. It IS ALSO AT BAHRAIN DUBAI ABU DHABI HONG KONG GREECE MALAYSIA OMAN SHANGHAI SINGAPORE ZURICH THE ELITE 1

  15. Heriot-Watt University: Equality Impact Assessment Form School All Schools

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    Greenaway, Alan

    . To ensure compliance with the Examinations and other assessment held around the world in different time examinations requiring to be run at UK, Dubai and Malaysia Campuses, as well as in a significant number zones set up in accordance with the Examinations and other assessment held around the world in different

  16. annual statistics 2O13-2014 Distinctly Global

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    Glasbey, Chris

    - Postgraduate Research (On-campus Scotland) 12 ­ 14 - On-campus Dubai 15 ­ 16 - Undergraduate Exchange, Non and International) 23 ­ 24 - First and Higher Degrees (On-campus Dubai) 25 6 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT PROGRESSION (ALL, Orkney, Dubai, Malaysia The University's main Edinburgh campus comprises 380 acres of parkland

  17. Sensitivity of population smoke exposure to fire locations in Equatorial Asia

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    Jacob, Daniel J.

    ://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/). 1. Introduction Global palm oil production has more than doubled since 2000 in response to soaring demand (FAO, 2013). Indonesia and Malaysia together account for 86% of the world's production online 19 September 2014 Keywords: Equatorial Asia Adjoint Palm oil Fire Conservation Population

  18. Sensitivity of population smoke exposure to fire locations in Equatorial Asia1 Patrick S. Kim1,*

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    Mickley, Loretta J.

    , Fire, Conservation, Population-Exposure52 53 1. Introduction54 55 Global palm oil and Malaysia together account for 86% of the57 world's production and Indonesia plans to double its output for conversion to32 oil palm plantations, can lead to high smoke concentrations across this densely populated

  19. Policy Choice:Forest or Fuel? The demand for biofuels, driven by the desire to reduce fossil fuel use and CO2 emissions, has resulted in

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    , the global production of palm oil increased 4.6-fold from 4.5 million to 20.9 million tonnes per year. (1). · Indonesia and Malaysia produce 88 % of the world's palm oil. · Nearly half of a projected 57% increase in palm oil production is due to biofuel demand (3) · Palm oil price is up 70% in 2007 (11

  20. Using Satellite Fire Detection to Calibrate Components of the Fire Weather Index System in

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    Field, Robert

    Using Satellite Fire Detection to Calibrate Components of the Fire Weather Index System in Malaysia, Indonesia ABSTRACT / Vegetation fires have become an increasing problem in tropical environments as a consequence of socioeconomic pressures and subsequent land-use change. In response, fire management systems

  1. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.1124 , 3923-3931 first published online 25 July 20122792012Proc. R. Soc. B

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    Moorcroft, Paul R.

    in tree growth rates across four Variability in solar radiation and temperature explains Supplementary to on October 4, 2012rspb.royalsocietypublishing.orgDownloaded from #12;Variability in solar radiation, Thailand 5 Forest Environment Division, Forest Research Institute of Malaysia, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur 52109

  2. Effects of Black Carbon Aerosols on the Indian Monsoon GERALD A. MEEHL, JULIE M. ARBLASTER,* AND WILLIAM D. COLLINS

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    Arblaster, Julie

    radiation reaching the surface during the dry season, as noted in previous studies. The increased meridional, Thailand, and Malaysia, as seen in observations. During the summer monsoon season, the model experiments of India, Bangladesh, Burma, and Thailand. Analysis of single ensemble members from the multiple

  3. 5.1 ______________________ Climate regulation of

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    Chappell, Nick A

    , Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam the hydrology of SE Asia are the precipitation and net radiation. The delivery of precipitation to the land is generated by convective cells. The high input of solar radiation in the tropical SE Asia gives rise to high

  4. National Woodfuels and Wood Energy Information Analysis Prepared by: Koh Mok Poh

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    Desk Study on National Woodfuels and Wood Energy Information Analysis MALAYSIA Prepared by: Koh Mok.(Hoi, 1991) With the urbanisation of the population and an increasing standard of living, the energy shift area. d) Being a poor man's fuel, it can not command inflationary fair price e) The increasing cost

  5. Figure 1 (a) Gatewing imagery, nest collectors longhouse, Gomantong. (b) Gatewing imagery draped over reconstructed digital surface model, Gomantong Hill.

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    McFarlane, Donald A.

    AND AUTONOMOUS DRONE SURFACE-HOTOGRAMMETRY AT GOMANTONG CAVES, SABAH, MALAYSIA D. A. McFarlane1 , M. Buchroithner, by integrating aerial photogrammetry using an autonomous drone, three-dimensional cave laser scanning over the site using a Gatewing X100 autonomous drone (http://www.gatewing. com/X100), an aerial vehicle

  6. The Importance of Asia Economic and Geopolitical Considerations

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    Riley, Shawn J.

    million · #1 China: 1,368 million · #2 India: 1,268 million · #4 Indonesia: 255 million · #6 Pakistan: 189: 7.5% · China: 7.3% · Egypt: 6.8% · Malaysia: 5.8% · Pakistan: 5.4% · Indonesia 5.0% · Source Sea #12;Territorial Disputes: South Asia · China-India dispute · Large areas under dispute · Pakistan

  7. Successful Economic Development in a Multi-Ethnic Society: The Malaysian Case Donald R. Snodgrass

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    inequality by undertaking an ambitious affirmative action program -- the New Economic Policy, or NEP questions arise. One is counterfactual: what would have happened in Malaysia in 1970-90 if the NEP had of measures to change the distribution of income and wealth, the analysis suggests that the NEP may actually

  8. FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES John W. Culver

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    McQuade, D. Tyler

    , Wash. John Culver is president of Starbucks Coffee China and Asia Pacific. In this role, Culver provides overall leadership to Starbucks company-operated markets in China, Australia, Singapore Starbucks joint-venture and licensed operations in Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines

  9. Soluciones a Problemas de Ingenieria de Rios

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    Julien, Pierre Y.

    and Environmental Engineering Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523 pierre@engr.colostate.edu November 19, 2008 Jiutepec, Mexico Presentation Overview 1. Flashflood in Malaysia 2. Upland Erosion Control 3: Flashflood Impact Example: Vargas Mountains, Venezuela #12;43 #12;44 #12;45 Los Corales Los Corales #12

  10. Sabah barge-mounted power plant in service

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    Barker, T.

    1995-03-01

    The world`s largest barge-mounted simple-cycle power plant, constructed by the Sabah Shipyards in Malaysia, is now in service in the Philippines. Construction of similar barges from Westinghouse should begin shortly. This paper discusses in brief the projects in progress at present and prospects in the Asian market from the perspective of the manufacturers.

  11. Promoting responsible FM & timber trade in South East Asia

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    5 Import countries account for >55% from 04-07 Top 5 Export trade partners Account for >62% from 04-07 Malaysia U S Indonesia· ·Russia Thailand U S Japan China HK U K Korea #12;Theory of Change Land Manager

  12. Jnosi Imre Krmn Krnyezeti ramlsok Hallgati Laboratrium,

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    Jánosi, Imre M.

    kiadások + export - import purchasing power parity (PPP) vásárlóer-paritás #12;#12;fertilitás (termékenység,000 GDP per capita (PPP, $2000) PrimaryEnergypercapita(GJ) Source: UN and DOE EIA Russia data 1992-2004 only US Australia Russia Brazil China India S. Korea Mexico Ireland Greece France UK Japan Malaysia

  13. Action on illegal logging: measuring UNECE/FAO and WTO workshop: Emerging trade measures in timber markets

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    Africa Russia PNG & Solomons Malaysia Indonesia Burma Brazil #12;5 Exports to sensitive markets (1) · `Sensitive' markets: Australia, EU, New Zealand, US · Exports from producer countries to sensitive market to plywood exports to Nigeria ­ Cameroon's share is also falling (90%-70%), due to logs going to China

  14. Seneca Creek Associates, LLC Wood Resources International, LLC "Illegal" Logging and Global Wood Markets

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    products exporters competing in the global market. This study was commissioned by the American Forest of illegally produced and traded wood products on the ability of U.S. producers to export into key overseas · Indonesia · Japan · Malaysia · Europe (EU-15) · West/Central Africa · Russia Collectively, these countries

  15. PACIFIC ECONOMIC BULLETIN Pacific Economic Bulletin Volume 22 Number 1 March 2007 Asia Pacific Press

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    , Malaysia, and Russia, and claimed that1 · each year, US$23 billion of forest products are produced globally traded globally is of suspicious origin, and · if all exports associated with illegally harvested logs would enable the United States to increase its sawnwood, wood panel and roundwood exports by over US$460

  16. Interview

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    Jacques, Martin; Macfarlane, Alan

    up in 1973) and I had no children; now with money and time, a friend who had just been to East Asia encouraged me to go to Hong Kong, Southern China, Singapore, ending on an island off Malaysia to enjoy the sun; it was a holiday that changed my life...

  17. Mallomonas kalinae (Synurophyceae), a new species of alga from northern Bohemia, Czech Republic

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    recorded as M. cf. rasilis from Malaysia, Australia and Papua New Guinea (Dürrschmidt & Croome 1985, Vyverman & Cronberg 1993), and as M. rasilis from Australia and Central Europe (Croome & Tyler 1988 with distilled water and the cells on the fil- ter were dehydrated through a graded ethanol series. The filter

  18. SABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICS SEPTEMBER 18, 2013

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    SABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICS SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 #12;No. 1 SABIC BY THE NUMBERS #12;No. 2 OUR GLOBAL Technology Centers United States of America · Netherlands · Spain · Saudi Arabia · India · China Application · Malaysia · South Korea · Japan #12;No. 3 INGENUITY DRIVEN BY TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION Practical innovation

  19. Oil palm vegetation liquor: a new source of phenolic bioactives Ravigadevi Sambanthamurthi1

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    Sinskey, Anthony J.

    Oil palm vegetation liquor: a new source of phenolic bioactives Ravigadevi Sambanthamurthi1 *, Yew , Krishnan Subramaniam5 , Soon-Sen Leow1 , Kenneth C. Hayes6 and Mohd Basri Wahid1 1 Malaysian Palm Oil Board, 6, Persiaran Institusi, Bandar Baru Bangi, 43000 Kajang Selangor, Malaysia 2 Malaysian Palm Oil

  20. Postgraduate Prospectus 2013

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    Oakley, Jeremy

    Studies 141 Economics 142 Education 143 Geography 145 Law 147 Methods and Data 148 Politics and International Relations 149 Sociology and Social Policy 151 Overseas campuses 153 China Campus 155 Malaysia of Engineering 81 Research divisions Architecture and Urbanism 83 Electrical Systems and Optics 85 Energy

  1. Postgraduate Prospectus 2014 The UK's global university

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    Aickelin, Uwe

    Politics and International Relations 154 Sociology and Social Policy 155 International campuses 156 China An alumni community of over graduates 200,000 international campuses in China and Malaysia and strong links and Urbanism 90 Electrical Systems and Optics 91 Energy and Sustainability 92 Infrastructure and Geomatics 93

  2. Postgraduate Prospectus 2015 Britain's global university

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    Aickelin, Uwe

    Systems and Optics 77 Energy and Sustainability 78 Infrastructure, Geomatics and Architecture 80 132 Methods and Data 133 Politics and International Relations 134 Sociology and Social Policy 135 International campuses 136 China Campus 138 Malaysia Campus 140 Further information 142 Sources of funding 144

  3. McGuffey Art Center Spotlight Series SCIENCE & ART PROJECT

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    Acton, Scott

    the psychological effects of social and political trauma, natural disaster or illness on individuals, families, China, Israel, Malaysia, South #12;Korea, New Zealand, Japan, Canada and Taiwan. To learn more, visit as a like-minded community using psychodrama, shamanic energy medicine, and art therapy. #12;

  4. Moving away from Erindi-roukambe: Transferability of a rural community-based co-design

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    Blake, Edwin

    Moving away from Erindi-roukambe: Transferability of a rural community-based co-design Heike have fostered and enriched design decisions. Recognizing that indigenous rural communities our approach at three other rural sites, two in Namibia and one in East Malaysia. The communities

  5. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCES IN PLANT SCIENCE (ICAPS)

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    THE 2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCES IN PLANT SCIENCE (ICAPS) Prepared by Waafeka Vardien (Stellenbosch University) The second International Conference on Advances in Plant Sciences in November (2014 in Sarawak, Malaysia. The aim of the conference was to showcase advances in botanical research

  6. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 54 (2010) 163170 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

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    Lupi, Frank

    2010-01-01

    , Malaysia b Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University, Agriculture: Recycling Drop-off programs Drop-off sites Curbside programs Waste management Recycling behavior a b s t r a c t To reduce the amount of waste entering landfills, policymakers and governments have implemented

  7. HYDROPOWER RESERVOIR FOR FLOOD CONTROL: A CASE STUDY ON RINGLET RESERVOIR, CAMERON

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    Julien, Pierre Y.

    HYDROPOWER RESERVOIR FOR FLOOD CONTROL: A CASE STUDY ON RINGLET RESERVOIR, CAMERON HIGHLANDS, Malaysia 4 Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, USA ABSTRACT: Hydropower as possible for daily hydropower generation as well as to prevent any spillage at dam. However

  8. Presentation 2.6: Wood waste for energy: lessons learnt from tropical regions Paul Vantomme

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    the production chain MalaysiaResearch and development in energy alternative from biomass through briquetting and forest industries GhanaDevelopment of energy alternatives for the efficient utilization of woodPresentation 2.6: Wood waste for energy: lessons learnt from tropical regions Paul Vantomme

  9. SUSSEX UNIVERSITY School of Global Studies

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    Sussex, University of

    & Migration in a Muslim Craft Community of North India February 10th Lauren Greenwood (Sussex University(Leiden University) The Devotion to Santa Muerte: Crisis, Violence and Popular Religiosity in Mexico March 3rd: Migration Brokers and Employers in the Indonesia-Malaysia Borderland #12;

  10. Technology report INTERIORS IMATERIALS

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    Yaghi, Omar M.

    by 40% Today's electric vehicle (EV) batteries can pro- vide only enough power to propel them 100 mi bank. Thermal battery "A thermal battery charges and discharges much like an electrical battery, except, Mexico,United Kingdom, Taiwan, Russia, Belarus, Egypt, Hong Kong, Romania,Italy, Malaysia, Ukraine

  11. Forests, Water and People in the Humid Tropics, ed. M. Bonell and L.A. Bruijnzeel. Published by Cambridge University Press. UNESCO 2005

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    Chappell, Nick A

    Forests, Water and People in the Humid Tropics, ed. M. Bonell and L.A. Bruijnzeel. Published Minimising the hydrological impact of forest harvesting in Malaysia's rain forests to the use of tracked vehicles ('skidders') and haulage lorries, such extraction is slow and costly

  12. Astronomical and Astrophysical Transactions, 2000, Vol. 00, pp. 1{4

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    Gnedin, Oleg Y.

    from the publisher Photocopying permitted by license only c 2000 OPA (Overseas Publishers Association) N.V. Published by license under the Gordon and Breach Science Publishers imprint Printed in Malaysia and second order energy changes of stars with the initial energy per unit mass E (Gnedin, Lee & Ostriker 1999

  13. Copyright 2008, International Petroleum Technology Conference This paper was prepared for presentation at the International Petroleum Technology

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    Fossen, Haakon

    Copyright 2008, International Petroleum Technology Conference This paper was prepared for presentation at the International Petroleum Technology Conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 3­5 December not been reviewed by the International Petroleum Technology Conference and are subject to correction

  14. List of Accepted Summer Interns (2013) May-June Batch

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    2013-01-01

    .-K. Chou Narai**** Chin*** (THAILAND) Dr. George T.F. Wong MCB Sand*** Satap****(INDIA) Dr. Cheng** Sah** (INDIA) Dr. Yeng-Long Chen Sanch*** Bis*** (INDIA) Dr. Chia-Fu Chou Sach** Vi*** Mul** (INDIA**** (PHILIPPINES) Dr. Paul E. Verslues HEN** AKR*** DO** (GHANA) KA* SYUA* L** (MALAYSIA) Dr. Pei-Wen Hsiao Mu

  15. International Services Fall 2013 Total Enrollment = 2657

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    Meyers, Steven D.

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

  16. Towards sustainable land administration systems: Designing for long-term value creation

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    3-7-2014 1 Towards sustainable land administration systems: Designing for long-term value creation Zevenbergen Towards sustainable land administration systems Designing for long-term value creation `There, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 16 ­ 21 June 2014 3-7-2014 2 Towards sustainable land administration systems

  17. I n f o r m a t i o n e n H a u s d r u c k e r e i

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    Schmidt, Matthias

    (Islas Malvinas) (adm. by UK, claimed by Argentina) Kuwait Canary Islands (Sp.) Sao Tome & Principe) Bang. Andaman Islands (India) Thailand Indonesia Malaysia Brunei Philippines Taiwan Cambodia Vietnam Laos Australia Papua New Guinea New Zealand Fiji New Caledonia Solomon Islands Kiribati Marshall

  18. Issue 5 October 2010 Why Free Plans

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    Simonson, Shai

    'Silva). A lot of people have been compar- ing Hacker Monthly to Wired (or the old Wired), and Ruben's article contact@hackermonthly.com Published by Netizens Media 46, Taylor Road, 11600 Penang, Malaysia. HACKER MONTHLY is the print magazine version of Hacker News -- news.ycombinator.com -- a social news website

  19. PostQuantum Signatures Johannes Buchmann Carlos Coronado Martin D oring

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

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

  20. Post-Quantum Signatures Johannes Buchmann Carlos Coronado Martin Doring

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

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

  1. Root Morphological and Physiological Bases to Understand Genotypic Control of Mineral Acquisition in Rice Grains 

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    Chittoori, Ratnaprabha 1982-

    2012-11-28

    differences. 2. Root traits of high grain-Mo genotypes and acid tolerance ? Most of the genotypes selected for high grain-Mo originated from Malaysia, or nearby Brunei, characterized by acidic soils where Mo is strongly adsorbed to soil and not readily...

  2. Global Trends in High Performance Research and Education Networking (REN)

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    Khan, Javed I.

    of history, having people who understand your thought is much greater security than another submarine." -J ignorance" -Derek Bok, -President Emeritus, Harvard #12;INTERNET2INTERNET2 US universities always needed, Malaysia, 2006 Internet, Internet2 and RENInternet, Internet2 and REN · Internet emerged as ARPANET

  3. Cooperative Monitoring Center Occasional Paper/11: Cooperative Environmental Monitoring in the Coastal Regions of India and Pakistan

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    Rajen, Gauray

    1999-06-01

    The cessation of hostilities between India and Pakistan is an immediate need and of global concern, as these countries have tested nuclear devices, and have the capability to deploy nuclear weapons and long-range ballistic missiles. Cooperative monitoring projects among neighboring countries in South Asia could build regional confidence, and, through gradual improvements in relations, reduce the threat of war and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. This paper discusses monitoring the trans-border movement of flow and sediment in the Indian and Pakistani coastal areas. Through such a project, India and Pakistan could initiate greater cooperation, and engender movement towards the resolution of the Sir Creek territorial dispute in their coastal region. The Joint Working Groups dialogue being conducted by India and Pakistan provides a mechanism for promoting such a project. The proposed project also falls within a regional framework of cooperation agreed to by several South Asian countries. This framework has been codified in the South Asian Seas Action Plan, developed by Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. This framework provides a useful starting point for Indian and Pakistani cooperative monitoring in their trans-border coastal area. The project discussed in this paper involves computer modeling, the placement of in situ sensors for remote data acquisition, and the development of joint reports. Preliminary computer modeling studies are presented in the paper. These results illustrate the cross-flow connections between Indian and Pakistani coastal regions and strengthen the argument for cooperation. Technologies and actions similar to those suggested for the coastal project are likely to be applied in future arms control and treaty verification agreements. The project, therefore, serves as a demonstration of cooperative monitoring technologies. The project will also increase people-to-people contacts among Indian and Pakistani policy makers and scientists. In the perceptions of the general public, the project will crystallize the idea that the two countries share ecosystems and natural resources, and have a vested interest in increased collaboration.

  4. Africa: the emphasis is exploration

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    Not Available

    1980-08-15

    Individual country reports on drilling, oil and gas production, and petroleum exploration and reserves are given for Africa. Nigeria was the continent's largest oil producer in 1979, averaging 2.3 million bpd, followed closely by Libya with 2.07 million bpd. Algeria cut production of crude oil in 1979 to a level of 1,194,350 bpd, and increased gas production to 2031 mmcfd. In Egypt, the return of Israeli-occupied oil fields and a surge in productive capacity enabled production averaging 524,000 bpd. Brief country reports are included for Gabon, Angola, Republic of the Congo, Cameroun, Tunisia, Morocco, Zaire, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Niger, Chad, Republic of South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Equatorial Guinea, Seychelles Islands, Mauritania, Republic of Mali, Benin, Kenya, Madagascar, Botswana, Gambia, Mozambique, and Senegal.

  5. Household energy use in non-OPEC developing countries

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    Fernandez, J.C.

    1980-05-01

    Energy use in the residential sector in India, Brazil, Mexico, the Republic of Korea, the Sudan, Pakistan, Malaysia, and Guatemala is presented. Whenever possible, information is included on the commercial fuels (oil, gas, coal, and electricity) and on what are termed noncommercial fuels (firewood, animal dung, and crop residues). Of special interest are the differences in the consumption patterns of urban and rural areas, and of households at different income levels. Where the data allow, the effect of household size on energy consumption is discussed. Section II is an overview of the data for all eight countries. Section III examines those areas (India, Brazil, Mexico City) for which data exist on the actual quantity of energy consumed by households. Korea, the Sudan, and Pakistan, which collect data on household expenditures on fuels, are discussed in Section IV. The patterns of ownership of energy-using durables in Malaysia and Guatemala are discussed in Section V. (MCW)

  6. Supramolecular Polymer Networks Based on Cucurbit[ 8]uril Host-Guest Interactions as Aqueous Photo- Rheological Fluids

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    Tan, Cindy S.Y.; del Barrio, Jesús; Liu, Ji; Scherman, Oren A.

    2015-08-11

    and reversibly change the rheological properties of these smart fluids, upon application of an external stimulus, have made them attrac- tive for intelligent devices, such as valves, haptic controllers, tac- tile displays, clutches and shock absorbers of vehicles... of the azoben- zene photoswitch, bestowed by the dynamic CB[8]-guest interac- tions, could thus be valuable for use in microscale flow-control devices and sensors. 4 Acknowledgements C.S.Y.T. thanks Ministry of Education of Malaysia and MARA University...

  7. Resveratrol tetramer of hopeaphenol isolated from Shorea johorensis (Dipterocarpaceae)

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    Aisha, Farra; Din, Laily B.; Yaacob, W. A. [School of Chemical Sciences and Food Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia)

    2014-09-03

    Hopeaphenol (1) as a resveratrol tetramer was isolated from the bark of Shorea johorensis collected from Imbak Canyon, Sabah, Malaysia. The structure of this compound was determined by the spectroscopic evidences using {sup 1}H- and {sup 13}C-NMR assigned with HSQC, HMBC, {sup 1}H?{sup 1}H COSY and {sup 1}H?{sup 1}H NOESY spectra, mass spectrum, and by comparison with reported data.

  8. Corruption and Sustainable Development

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    Aidt, Toke S.

    the exploitation of natural resources to corruption is also abundant, ranging from kick-backs associated with logging concessions in Malaysia and Indonesia to oil concessions in Nigeria. (Rose-Ackerman (1999, chapter 3) provides many more examples... . It is used to account for energy depletion, mineral depletion, and net forest depletion by subtracting an estimate of the relevant resource rents from net national savings. These rents are calculated as the market price of the resource minus average...

  9. Diversity within Unity: Import Laws of Islamic Countries on Haram (Forbidden) Products

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    Bhala, Raj; Keating, Shannon

    2014-05-15

    Not surprisingly, different Islamic Members of the WTO have staked out different positions; Indonesia and Malaysia take a liberal view, permitting importation, while Brunei and Pakistan bar it.44 Brunei has a tiny exception for small amounts of beer or wine... Global Alcohol Policy: Current Directions, in ALCOHOL: SCIENCE, POLICY, AND PUBLIC HEALTH 395, 396 (Peter Boyle et al. eds., 2013); see Tables. 45. See Brunei Darussalam: Alcohol Advisory, TRIP ADVISOR (Sept. 16, 2010), http://www.tripadvisor.com/ Travel...

  10. Development and methodology of level 1 probability safety assessment at PUSPATI TRIGA Reactor

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    Maskin, Mazleha; Tom, Phongsakorn Prak; Lanyau, Tonny Anak; Saad, Mohamad Fauzi; Ismail, Ahmad Razali; Abu, Mohamad Puad Haji [Malaysian Nuclear Agency, MOSTI, Bangi, 43000 Kajang, Selangor (Malaysia); Brayon, Fedrick Charlie Matthew [Atomic Energy Licensing Board, MOSTI, 43800 Dengkil, Selangor (Malaysia); Mohamed, Faizal [Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia)

    2014-02-12

    As a consequence of the accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, the safety aspects of the one and only research reactor (31 years old) in Malaysia need be reviewed. Based on this decision, Malaysian Nuclear Agency in collaboration with Atomic Energy Licensing Board and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia develop a Level-1 Probability Safety Assessment on this research reactor. This work is aimed to evaluate the potential risks of incidents in RTP and at the same time to identify internal and external hazard that may cause any extreme initiating events. This report documents the methodology in developing a Level 1 PSA performed for the RTP as a complementary approach to deterministic safety analysis both in neutronics and thermal hydraulics. This Level-1 PSA work has been performed according to the procedures suggested in relevant IAEA publications and at the same time numbers of procedures has been developed as part of an Integrated Management System programme implemented in Nuclear Malaysia.

  11. Gamma greenhouse: A chronic facility for crops improvement and agrobiotechnology

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    Azhar, M. Ahsanulkhaliqin, A. W.

    2014-02-12

    Gamma irradiation is one of the most common procedures in plant mutagenesis and agrobiotechnology activities. The procedures consist of chronic and acute gamma radiation. Generally, {sup 60}Co and {sup 137}Cs are gamma radiation sources for radiation processing with relatively high energy (half-life 5.27 years for {sup 60}Co and 30.1 years for {sup 137}Cs). The energy associated with gamma radiation is high enough to break the molecular bonds and ionize atoms without affecting structure of the atomic nucleus (avoiding induction of radioactivity). The Gamma Green House (GGH) is the only chronic irradiation facility in Malaysia, located at Malaysian Nuclear Agency (Nuclear Malaysia). GGH is used for induction of mutation in plants and other biological samples at low dose radiation over period of time depending on the nature and sensitivity of the plant species. The GGH consist of circular green house with 30 meters radius, control room and irradiator with interlock system. The irradiator produces low dose gamma radiation derived from Caesium-137 radioactive source. The biological samples can be exposed to low dose radiation in days, weeks, months or years. The current irradiation rate for GGH is 2.67 Gy/hr at 1 meter from the source. Chronic gamma irradiation produces a wider mutation spectrum and useful for minimizing radiation damages towards obtaining new improved traits for research and commercial values. The prospect of the gamma greenhouse is its uses in research, educations and services on induced mutation techniques for the improvement of plant varieties and microbes. In generating awareness and attract users to the facility, Nuclear Malaysia provides wide range of irradiation services for plant species and mutagenesis consultancies to academicians, students scientists, and plant breeders, from local universities, other research institutes, and growers. Charges for irradiation and consultancy services are at nominal rates. The utilization activities of the gamma greenhouse mainly cover Research and Development, Research Collaboration, Exchange of Information, Irradiation Services, Training Programs, Education, Exchange of Scientists and Seminars/ Conferences.

  12. International oil companies in the Far East

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    Mlotok, P.

    1984-10-01

    All of the major international oil companies have extensive operations in the Far East, and in most cases, these operations account for a significant part of their worldwide earnings. In the refining and marketing end of the business, near-term profitability could be hampered by problems in the Singapore refining center. An expansion of Indonesian refining capacity has reduced profits from processing arrangements, and new Saudi product exports will enter Singapore starting this year. Longer term, however, the strong economic growth in the region renders it a highly attractive area in which to operate. On the producing end, rising output will boost profits for the international oil companies in Indonesia and Malaysia. Caltex (a 50/50 joint venture between Chevron and Texaco) is one of the largest marketers in the Far East. It will not initially be affected greatly by the Singapore refinery problem, as its production from this area goes directly into its own marketing system rather than into the open market. Exxon is a medium-size marketer with especially strong positions in Japan, Malaysia and Thailand. However, the company could be vulnerable to near-term problems in Singapore. Mobil, another medium-size marketer, has a very strong position in Japan but problems in Australia. As those problems are corrected, earnings should grow over time. The Royal Dutch Shell Group is one of the largest marketers in the Far East, with good positions in Singapore, Malaysia and Australia. Shell will have difficulty adjusting to the changing conditions in Singapore, but once this is complete, downstream earnings growth should resume. British Petroleum (BP) has a smaller upstream and downstream presence than the other international oils. Estimated 1983 Far East earnings are tabulated for these five companies. 5 figures.

  13. Implementation of optimum solar electricity generating system

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    Singh, Balbir Singh Mahinder Karim, Samsul Ariffin A.; Sivapalan, Subarna; Najib, Nurul Syafiqah Mohd; Menon, Pradeep

    2014-10-24

    Under the 10{sup th} Malaysian Plan, the government is expecting the renewable energy to contribute approximately 5.5% to the total electricity generation by the year 2015, which amounts to 98MW. One of the initiatives to ensure that the target is achievable was to establish the Sustainable Energy Development Authority of Malaysia. SEDA is given the authority to administer and manage the implementation of the feed-in tariff (FiT) mechanism which is mandated under the Renewable Energy Act 2011. The move to establish SEDA is commendable and the FiT seems to be attractive but there is a need to create awareness on the implementation of the solar electricity generating system (SEGS). In Malaysia, harnessing technologies related to solar energy resources have great potential for implementation. However, the main issue that plagues the implementation of SEGS is the intermittent nature of this source of energy. The availability of sunlight is during the day time, and there is a need for electrical energy storage system, so that there is electricity available during the night time as well. The meteorological condition such as clouds, haze and pollution affects the SEGS as well. The PV based SEGS is seems to be promising electricity generating system that can contribute towards achieving the 5.5% target and will be able to minimize the negative effects of utilizing fossil fuels for electricity generation on the environment. Malaysia is committed to Kyoto Protocol, which emphasizes on fighting global warming by achieving stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system. In this paper, the technical aspects of the implementation of optimum SEGS is discussed, especially pertaining to the positioning of the PV panels.

  14. Nonlinearities in Cross-Country Growth Regressions: A Bayesian Averaging of Thresholds (BAT) Approach

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    Cuaresma, Jesus Crespo; Doppelhofer, Gernot

    levels. Papageor- giou (2002) finds evidence that sets of countries with different openness levels tend to differ in the statistical model relating economic growth to other economic variables.11 The results presented below were obtained with ten million... interactions in the interval between 7.26 (corresponding to the initial GDP per capita of Malaysia) and 7.45 (corresponding to the initial GDP per capita of Algeria). It should be noted that for simulations run setting m¯=2 (that is, consid- ering only...

  15. Asia-Pacific focus of coming LNG trade boom

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    Not Available

    1992-11-16

    This paper reports that the Asia-Pacific region remains the centerpiece of a booming world trade in liquefied natural gas. Biggest growth in LNG demand is expected from some of the region's strongest economies such as Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, Key LNG exporters such as Brunei, Malaysia, and Indonesia are scrambling to implement projects to meet that expected demand growth. Uncertainties cloud the outlook for Far East LNG trade, Australia, for one, is more cautious in pressing expansion of its LNG export capacity as more competing LNG expansions spring up around the world, notably in the Middle East and Africa.

  16. Options for developing countries in mining development

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    Walrond, G.W.; Kumar, R.

    1985-01-01

    This book is a study of the issues that developing countries face in planning and implementing mineral development, taking as case studies Botswana, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Tanzania, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and the developed states of Quebec and Western Australia. The authors consider the major aspects of the matter including organization and administration; regulation; taxation and surplus distribution; the dynamics of such instruments as royalty, rent resource tax and capital allowances under various cost/price scenarios; and selected mining agreements and their key provisions. They stress throughout the need for foreign investment while maximizing the economic benefits reaped from exhaustible resources.

  17. Asian success stories in promoting energy efficiency in industry and building

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    Yang, Ming

    1996-12-31

    This article describes the program of the International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC), which has offices in Washington, Bangkok, Santiago, and London, in addition to staff in a number of other countries. The mission of this private organization is to promote the efficient use of energy as a tool for sustainable development by supporting the development of policies, technologies, and practices. Its focus is on energy efficiency, transportation systems, and renewable energy sources. Examples of specific program activities in Thailand, China, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore are discussed.

  18. How to create a financial crisis by trying to avoid one: the Brazilian 1999-financial collapse as "Macho-Monetarianism" can't handle "Bubble They Neighbour" levels of inflows

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    Palma, José Gabriel

    2012-01-28

    accelerated initially at such speed, the balance of payments deteriorated rapidly. Furthermore, soon afterwards the ‘Tequila effect’, which followed the Mexican crisis of December 1994, began to bite and the Central Bank panicked — an attitude that would... true of Argentina before its first crisis (the ‘Tequila’ one), when its economy grew at 5.8 % (1994). And in East Asia, Korea did so at 7% (1996), Malaysia at 10% and Thailand at 5.9%. In all these countries output fell massively only after...

  19. Pacific rim lures explorationists

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    Nation, L.

    1991-09-01

    The Pacific Rim has been far and away the most attractive hunting ground for explorationists in the past year. Observers point to political initiatives coupled with a growing demand as igniting the region's numerous hydrocarbon possibilities. This paper describes some of the new incentives and the resultant exploration results and developments in China, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. A major sign of the region's political maturity is the willingness for the countries involved to solve the longstanding disputes over the claims in hydrocarbon-prone South China Sea.

  20. Memories of Our Lost Hands: Searching for Feminine Spirituality and Creativity 

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    Toyoda, Sonoko

    2006-01-01

    , G. D.j and Kuntz, R. E., 1969 ? all from Far East Elbel, R. E.j and Price, R. D., 1973 a Liukuei and Tzepeng, Taiwan Elbel, R. E.j and Price, R. D., 1973 a Thailand: Khao Soi Dao, Chanthaburi; Thapput, Phang- nga; Trang; Ubon; Laos: Ban...; Trang; Ubon; Laos: Ban- tion; India: Khasia Hills, Assam; Garo Hills, Assam; Malaysia: Malacca Accipiter trivirgatus lay- ardi Degeeriella storeri n. sp. Elbel, R. E.j and Price, R. D., 1973 a Walgama, Ceylon Accipiter trivirgatus pala- Elbel, R...

  1. Workbook Contents

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  6. Tropical Africa: Land Use, Biomass, and Carbon Estimates for 1980 (NDP-055)

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    Brown, S.

    2002-04-16

    This document describes the contents of a digital database containing maximum potential aboveground biomass, land use, and estimated biomass and carbon data for 1980. The biomass data and carbon estimates are associated with woody vegetation in Tropical Africa. These data were collected to reduce the uncertainty associated with estimating historical releases of carbon from land use change. Tropical Africa is defined here as encompassing 22.7 x 10{sup 6} km{sup 2} of the earth's land surface and is comprised of countries that are located in tropical Africa (Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Benin, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Guinea-Bissau, Zimbabwe (Rhodesia), Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Burkina Faso (Upper Volta), Zaire, and Zambia). The database was developed using the GRID module in the ARC/INFO{trademark} geographic information system. Source data were obtained from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the U.S. National Geophysical Data Center, and a limited number of biomass-carbon density case studies. These data were used to derive the maximum potential and actual (ca. 1980) aboveground biomass values at regional and country levels. The land-use data provided were derived from a vegetation map originally produced for the FAO by the International Institute of Vegetation Mapping, Toulouse, France.

  7. African oil plays

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    Clifford, A.J. )

    1989-09-01

    The vast continent of Africa hosts over eight sedimentary basins, covering approximately half its total area. Of these basins, only 82% have entered a mature exploration phase, 9% have had little or no exploration at all. Since oil was first discovered in Africa during the mid-1950s, old play concepts continue to bear fruit, for example in Egypt and Nigeria, while new play concepts promise to become more important, such as in Algeria, Angola, Chad, Egypt, Gabon, and Sudan. The most exciting developments of recent years in African oil exploration are: (1) the Gamba/Dentale play, onshore Gabon; (2) the Pinda play, offshore Angola; (3) the Lucula/Toca play, offshore Cabinda; (4) the Metlaoui play, offshore Libya/Tunisia; (5) the mid-Cretaceous sand play, Chad/Sudan; and (6) the TAG-I/F6 play, onshore Algeria. Examples of these plays are illustrated along with some of the more traditional oil plays. Where are the future oil plays likely to develop No doubt, the Saharan basins of Algeria and Libya will feature strongly, also the presalt of Equatorial West Africa, the Central African Rift System and, more speculatively, offshore Ethiopia and Namibia, and onshore Madagascar, Mozambique, and Tanzania.

  8. Heavy crude and tar sands: Hydrocarbons for the 21st century. Volume 1, Geology, characterization and mining

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    Meyer, R.F. [ed.] [Geological Survey, Washington, DC (United States)

    1991-12-31

    Volume 1 is concerned with the geology of the resources and with the mining of those occurring at or near the earth`s surface. The chemical characterization of natural bitumens and heavy oil is the subject of 15 papers. These concentrate on those properties which govern the exploitability and use of these hydrocarbons. Six reports deal with exploration for bitumens and certain aspects of their later development. No less than three of the papers investigate the trace metals and their possible role in comprehending the occurrence of the bitumens and, therefore, the clues they may offer for the location of additional deposits. Another eight reports are concerned directly with the geologic occurrence of specific resource accumulations. These deposits are found in Canada, China, Madagascar, Nigeria, and Venezuela. One report describes a model that may be applied in basin analysis for predicting the composition of heavy oils expelled from the sources rocks of the basin. Additional papers then characterize the resources found in Indonesia, Iran, and the USA. Volume 1 concludes with the reports on the many kinds of bitumen extraction and use. Not only are innovative techniques evolving for the extraction of the material but also for its economic enhancement through the exploitation of coproducts. Ten papers deal with bitumen mining and its present, or prospective, utilization in places like the Mongolia Republic, the State of Utah in the USA, Trinidad in Latin America or Nigeria in Africa. Each paper has been processed separately for the Energy Science and Technology Database.

  9. Post Fukushima tsunami simulations for Malaysian coasts

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    Koh, Hock Lye, E-mail: kohhl@ucsiuniversity.edu.my [Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Post Graduate Studies, UCSI University, Jalan Menara Gading, 56000 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia); Teh, Su Yean, E-mail: syteh@usm.my [School of Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Pulau Pinang (Malaysia); Abas, Mohd Rosaidi Che [Malaysian Meteorological Department, MOSTI, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    2014-10-24

    The recent recurrences of mega tsunamis in the Asian region have rekindled concern regarding potential tsunamis that could inflict severe damage to affected coastal facilities and communities. The 11 March 2011 Fukushima tsunami that crippled nuclear power plants in Northern Japan has further raised the level of caution. The recent discovery of petroleum reserves in the coastal water surrounding Malaysia further ignites the concern regarding tsunami hazards to petroleum facilities located along affected coasts. Working in a group, federal government agencies seek to understand the dynamics of tsunami and their impacts under the coordination of the Malaysian National Centre for Tsunami Research, Malaysian Meteorological Department. Knowledge regarding the generation, propagation and runup of tsunami would provide the scientific basis to address safety issues. An in-house tsunami simulation models known as TUNA has been developed by the authors to assess tsunami hazards along affected beaches so that mitigation measures could be put in place. Capacity building on tsunami simulation plays a critical role in the development of tsunami resilience. This paper aims to first provide a simple introduction to tsunami simulation towards the achievement of tsunami simulation capacity building. The paper will also present several scenarios of tsunami dangers along affected Malaysia coastal regions via TUNA simulations to highlight tsunami threats. The choice of tsunami generation parameters reflects the concern following the Fukushima tsunami.

  10. Benchmarks for industrial energy efficiency

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    Amarnath, K.R. [Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (United States); Kumana, J.D. [Linnhoff March, Inc., Houston, TX (United States); Shah, J.V. [Electric Power Research Inst., Pittsburgh, PA (United States). Chemicals and Petroleum Center

    1996-12-31

    What are the standards for improving energy efficiency for industries such as petroleum refining, chemicals, and glass manufacture? How can different industries in emerging markets and developing accelerate the pace of improvements? This paper discusses several case studies and experiences relating to this subject emphasizing the use of energy efficiency benchmarks. Two important benchmarks are discussed. The first is based on a track record of outstanding performers in the related industry segment; the second benchmark is based on site specific factors. Using energy use reduction targets or benchmarks, projects have been implemented in Mexico, Poland, India, Venezuela, Brazil, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Republic of South Africa and Russia. Improvements identified through these projects include a variety of recommendations. The use of oxy-fuel and electric furnaces in the glass industry in Poland; reconfiguration of process heat recovery systems for refineries in China, Malaysia, and Russia; recycling and reuse of process wastewater in Republic of South Africa; cogeneration plant in Venezuela. The paper will discuss three case studies of efforts undertaken in emerging market countries to improve energy efficiency.

  11. Medium term municipal solid waste generation prediction by autoregressive integrated moving average

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    Younes, Mohammad K.; Nopiah, Z. M.; Basri, Noor Ezlin A.; Basri, Hassan

    2014-09-12

    Generally, solid waste handling and management are performed by municipality or local authority. In most of developing countries, local authorities suffer from serious solid waste management (SWM) problems and insufficient data and strategic planning. Thus it is important to develop robust solid waste generation forecasting model. It helps to proper manage the generated solid waste and to develop future plan based on relatively accurate figures. In Malaysia, solid waste generation rate increases rapidly due to the population growth and new consumption trends that characterize the modern life style. This paper aims to develop monthly solid waste forecasting model using Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA), such model is applicable even though there is lack of data and will help the municipality properly establish the annual service plan. The results show that ARIMA (6,1,0) model predicts monthly municipal solid waste generation with root mean square error equals to 0.0952 and the model forecast residuals are within accepted 95% confident interval.

  12. Phylogenetic relationships of flowerpeckers (Aves: Dicaeidae): Novel insights into the evolution of a tropical passerine clade

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    Nyá ri, Á rpá d S.; Peterson, A. Townsend; Rice, Nathan H.; Moyle, Robert G.

    2009-12-01

    extracted from toe pads. Taxon#7;Voucher source1#7;Sample ##7;Locality#7;TGFb2#7;ND2#7;ND3#7;#7;Ingroup#7;#7;#7;#7;#7;#7;#7;#7;Dicaeum aeneum#7;AMNH#7;DOT 6657#7;Solomon Islands, Isabel Island#7;GQ145327#7;GQ145285#7;GQ145243#7;#7;Dicaeum anthonyi#7;FMNH#7...;429296#7;Philippines, Luzon, Kalinga#7;GQ145325#7;GQ145283#7;GQ145241#7;#7;Dicaeum agile *#7;WFVZ#7;41288#7;Malaysia, Sabah, Tawau#7;GQ145348#7;GQ145306#7;GQ145264#7;#7;Dicaeum aureolimbatum#7;AMNH#7;DOT 12599#7;Indonesia, Sulawesi, Poso#7;GQ145330#7;GQ145288#7;GQ...

  13. Gas in developing countries: Volume 2, Country studies

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    1987-01-01

    This volume contains detailed case-studies of the history and prospects for natural gas utilization in eight developing countries: Argentina, Egypt, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tanzania, Thailand and Tunisia. All of these countries have been visited by members of the research team, with the exception of Pakistan. Running through all the case-histories is the importance of defining a clear market for the gas. In some cases this can prove remarkably difficult, especially when the oil price is relatively low. In other cases a market does exist, but is very limited in relation to the size of available reserves. The other theme which recurs over and over again is the importance of the relationship between the government and its agencies, and the foreign oil companies which are involved in exploration and development of gas reserves. These two issues are addressed in detail in each case study. But it is also the case that each country highlights specific aspects of the gas story.

  14. Natural gas: Governments and oil companies in the Third World

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    Davidson, A.; Hurst, C.; Mabro, R.

    1988-01-01

    It is asserted that oil companies claim to be generally receptive to gas development proposals; however, the lack of potential markets for gas, problems of foreign exchange convertibility, and lack of a legal framework often hinders their engagement. Governments, on the other hand, need to secure domestic energy supply and, if possible, gain some export earnings or royalties. An extensive discussion on the principles of pricing and fiscal regimes, potential points of disagreement is provided. A course of action is outlined from the managerial point of view to circumvent the most common pitfalls in planning and financing a gas project. Eight very detailed case studies are presented for Argentina, Egypt, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tanzania, Tunisia and Thailand.

  15. Identifying irradiated flours by photo-stimulated luminescence technique

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    Ramli, Ros Anita Ahmad; Yasir, Muhamad Samudi; Othman, Zainon; Abdullah, Wan Saffiey Wan

    2014-02-12

    Photo-stimulated luminescence (PSL) technique was used in this study to detect gamma irradiation treatment of five types of flours (corn, rice, tapioca, wheat and glutinous rice) at four different doses 0, 0.2, .05 and 1kGy. The signal level was compared with two threshold values (700 and 5000). With the exception of glutinous rice, all irradiated samples produced a strong signal above the upper threshold (5000 counts/60s). All control samples produced negative result with the signals below the lower threshold (700 counts/60s) suggesting that the samples have not been irradiated. Irradiated glutinous rice samples produced intermediate signals (700 - 5000 counts/60s) which were subsequently confirmed using calibrated PSL. The PSL signals remained stable after 90 days of storage. The findings of this study will be useful to facilitate control of food irradiation application in Malaysia.

  16. Isoprene emissions over Asia 1979-2012 : impact of climate and land use changes

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    Stavrakou, T.; Muller, J. F.; Bauwens, M.; De Smedt, I.; Roozendael, Van M.; Guenther, Alex B.; Wild, M.; Xia, X.

    2014-05-12

    Due to the scarcity of observational constraints and the rapidly changing environment in East and Southeast Asia, isoprene emissions predicted by models are expected to bear substantial uncertainties. The aim of this study is to improve upon the existing bottom-up estimates, and investigate the temporal evolution of the fluxes in Asia over 1979-2012. To this purpose, we calculate the hourly emissions at 0.5% ×0.5% resolution using the MEGAN-MOHYCAN model driven by ECMWF ERA-Interim climatology. This study incorporates (i) changes in land use, including the rapid expansion of oil palms, (ii) meteorological variability according to ERA-Interim, (iii) long-term changes in solar radiation (dimming/brightening) constrained by surface network radiation measurements,and (iv) recent experimental evidence that South Asian tropical forests are much weaker isoprene emitters than previously assumed, and on the other hand, that oil palms hold a strong isoprene emission capacity. These effects lead to a significant lowering (factor of two) in the total isoprene fluxes over the studied domain, and to emission reductions reaching a factor of 3.5 in Southeast Asia. The bottom-up annual isoprene emissions for 2005 are estimated at 7.0, 4.8, 8.3, 2.9 Tg in China, India, Indonesia and Malaysia, respectively. Changes in temperature and solar radiation are the major drivers of the interannual variability and trend in the emissions. An annual positive flux trend of 0.2% and 0.52% is found in Asia and China, respectively, through the entire period, related to positive trend in temperature and solar radiation. The impact of oil palm expansion in Indonesia and Malaysia is to enhance the trends over that region, e.g. from 1.17% to 1.5% in 1979-2005 in Malaysia. A negative emission trend is derived in India (?0.4 %), owing to the negative trend in solar radiation data associated to the strong dimming effect likely due to increasing aerosol loadings. The bottom-up emissions are evaluated using top-down isoprene emission estimates derived from inverse modelling constrained by GOME-2/MetOp-A formaldehyde columns through 2007-2012. The satellite-based estimates appear to support our assumptions, and confirm the lower emission rate in tropical forests of Indonesia and Malaysia. Additional flux measurements are clearly needed to better characterize the spatial variability of emission factors. Finally, a decreasing trend in the top-down Chinese emissions inferred after 2007, is in line with the cooling episode recorded in China after that year, thus suggesting that the satellite HCHO columns are able to capture climate-induced changes in emissions.

  17. Mobile Learning Environment System (MLES): The Case of Android-based Learning Application on Undergraduates' Learning

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    Hanafi, Hafizul Fahri

    2012-01-01

    Of late, mobile technology has introduced new, novel environment that can be capitalized to further enrich the teaching and learning process in classrooms. Taking cognizance of this promising setting, a study was undertaken to investigate the impact of such an environment enabled by android platform on the learning process among undergraduates of Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia; in particular, this paper discusses critical aspects of the design and implementation of the android learning system. Data were collected through a survey involving 56 respondents, and these data were analyzed by using SPSS 12.0. Findings showed that the respondents were very receptive to the interactivity, accessibility, and convenience of the system, but they were quite frustrated with the occasional interruptions due to internet connectivity problems. Overall, the mobile learning system can be utilized as an inexpensive but potent learning tool that complements undergraduates' learning process.

  18. Chromium(III) sorption enhancement through NTA - modification of biological materials

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    Low, K.S.; Lee, C.K.; Lee, P.L. [Univ. of Agriculture, Selangor (Malaysia)] [Univ. of Agriculture, Selangor (Malaysia)

    1997-03-01

    The use of low-cost biological materials for the removal and recovery of heavy metals from solution has been investigated extensively in recent times. To enhance their sorption capacities various chemical modifications on the sorbents were attempted. Freer et al. showed that bark from the Pinus radiata (D. Don) had a greater sorption capacity for metals after treatment with both inorganic acid and formaldehyde. Apple wastes treated with phosphorus oxychloride improved the efficiency of removing metal ions. Ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA)-modified groundnut, Arachis hypogea, was reported to improve the sorption of cadmium and lead ions. Modifications with the aid of dyes also enhanced metal sorption. Moss and coconut husk (CH) are readily obtainable in Malaysia. Their sorption potential for metals has been reported. This paper reports on the metal sorption enhancement of these two biosorbents after chemical modification with nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA). 13 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs.

  19. Curve fitting methods for solar radiation data modeling

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    Karim, Samsul Ariffin Abdul, E-mail: samsul-ariffin@petronas.com.my, E-mail: balbir@petronas.com.my; Singh, Balbir Singh Mahinder, E-mail: samsul-ariffin@petronas.com.my, E-mail: balbir@petronas.com.my [Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, Faculty of Sciences and Information Technology, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Bandar Seri Iskandar, 31750 Tronoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan (Malaysia)

    2014-10-24

    This paper studies the use of several type of curve fitting method to smooth the global solar radiation data. After the data have been fitted by using curve fitting method, the mathematical model of global solar radiation will be developed. The error measurement was calculated by using goodness-fit statistics such as root mean square error (RMSE) and the value of R{sup 2}. The best fitting methods will be used as a starting point for the construction of mathematical modeling of solar radiation received in Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) Malaysia. Numerical results indicated that Gaussian fitting and sine fitting (both with two terms) gives better results as compare with the other fitting methods.

  20. Technical Training Workshop on International Safeguards: An Introduction to Safeguards for Emerging Nuclear States

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    Frazar, Sarah L.; Gastelum, Zoe N.; Olson, Jarrod; Mathews, Caroline E.; Solodov, Alexander; Zhernosek, Alena; Raffo-Caiado, Ana; Baldwin, George; Horak, Karl; McClelland-Kerr, John; VanSickle, Matthew; Mininni, Margot; Kovacic, Donald

    2009-10-06

    The U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) hosted a workshop from May 4-22, 2009, on the fundamental elements of international safeguards. Entitled "A Technical Training Workshop on International Safeguards," the workshop introduced post-graduate students from Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Morocco, Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia to the fundamental issues and best practices associated with international safeguards and encouraged them to explore potential career paths in safeguards. Workshops like these strengthen the international safeguards regime by promoting the development of a "safeguards culture" among young nuclear professionals within nascent nuclear countries. While this concept of safeguards culture is sometimes hard to define and even harder to measure, this paper will demonstrate that the promotion of safeguards cultures through workshops like these justifies the investment of U.S. taxpayer dollars.

  1. Micro-focused Small Angle Neutron Scattering and Imaging for Science and Engineering Using RTP--A Preliminary Study

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    Mohamed, Abdul Aziz; Al Rashid Megat Ahmad, Megat Harun; Md Idris, Faridah; Azman, Azraf; Jamro, Rafhayudi; Ibrahim, Mohd Rizal Mamat; Rahman, Anwar Abdul [Agensi Nuklear Malaysia, Komplek PUSPATI, Bangi, 43000 Kajang, Selangor (Malaysia)

    2010-01-05

    Malaysian Nuclear Agency's (Nuclear Malaysia) Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) facility--(MYSANS)--is utilizing low flux of thermal neutron at the agency's 1 MW TRIGA reactor. As the design nature of the 8 m SANS facility can allow object resolution in the range between 5 and 80 nm to be obtained. It can be used to study alloys, ceramics and polymers in certain area of problems that relate to samples containing strong scatterers or contrast. The current SANS system at Malaysian Nuclear Agency is only capable to measure Q in limited range with a PSD (128x128) fixed at 4 m from the sample. The existing reactor hall that incorporate this MYSANS facility has a layout that prohibits the rebuilding of MYSANS therefore the position between the wavelength selector (HOPG) and sample and the PSD cannot be increased for wider Q range. The flux of the neutron at current sample holder is very low which around 10{sup 3} n/cm{sup 2}/sec. Thus it is important to rebuild the MYSANS to maximize the utilization of neutron. Over the years, the facility has undergone maintenance and some changes have been made. Modification on secondary shutter and control has been carried out to improve the safety level of the instrument. A compact micro-focus SANS method can suit this objective together with an improve cryostat system. This paper will explain some design concept and approaches in achieving higher flux and the modification needs to establish the micro-focused SANS.

  2. Food waste management using an electrostatic separator with corona discharge

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    Lai, Koonchun; Teh, Pehchiong; Lim, Sooking

    2015-05-15

    In Malaysia, municipal solid waste contains a high portion of organic matters, typically contributed by food waste. It is estimated that about 45% of the municipal waste are food waste, followed by the non-food waste such as plastics, metals, glass and others. Food waste, while being properly sorted and contamination free from non-food waste, can be reused (e.g. fertiliser) instead of being landfilled. Therefore, recycling of food waste is crucial not only from the view point of waste management, but also with respect to the reduction of resource losses and greenhouse gases emission. A new waste separation process involved food particles, non-food particles and electrostatic discharge was investigated in this study. The empirical results reveal that the corona electrostatic separation is an environmental-friendly way in recovering foods from municipal waste. The efficiency of the separator, under same operating conditions, varies with the particle size of the food and non-food particles. The highest efficiency of 82% is recorded for the particle sizes between 1.5 and 3.0?mm.

  3. Trace element analysis of soil type collected from the Manjung and central Perak

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    Azman, Muhammad Azfar Hamzah, Suhaimi; Rahman, Shamsiah Abdul; Elias, Md Suhaimi; Abdullah, Nazaratul Ashifa; Hashim, Azian; Shukor, Shakirah Abd; Kamaruddin, Ahmad Hasnulhadi Che

    2015-04-29

    Trace elements in soils primarily originated from their parent materials. Parents’ material is the underlying geological material that has been undergone different types of chemical weathering and leaching processes. Soil trace elements concentrations may be increases as a result of continuous input from various human activities, including power generation, agriculture, mining and manufacturing. This paper describes the Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA) method used for the determination of trace elements concentrations in part per million (ppm) present in the terrestrial environment soil in Perak. The data may indicate any contamination of trace elements contributed from human activities in the area. The enrichment factors were used to check if there any contamination due to the human activities (power plants, agricultural, mining, etc.) otherwise the values would serve as a baseline data for future study. The samples were collected from 27 locations of different soil series in the area at two different depths: the top soil (0-15cm) and the sub soil (15-30cm). The collected soil samples were air dried at 60°C and passed through 2 µm sieve. Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA) has been used for the determination of trace elements. Samples were activated in the Nuclear Malaysia TRIGA Mark II reactor followed by gamma spectrometric analysis. By activating the stable elements in the samples, the elements can be determined from the intensities of gamma energies emitted by the respected radionuclides.

  4. Bibliography of information sources on East Asian energy

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    Salosis, J.

    1982-11-01

    The first section of this bibliography is a subject index by title to sources of information on East Asian energy. The countries considered were: Brunei, the PRC, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, the Koreas, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. If the geographic coverage by any source is restricted to a particular country and was not indicated by the title, a country abbreviation in parentheses was added. Titles that include the term data base are computerized. The second section contains the Title Index which lists each printed publication alphabetically with frequency of publication and the US$ price for a yearly air mail subscription. The publisher or distribution office is listed below the title. The Data Base Index lists computerized sources with the author and the vendor providing either online access or tapes. No prices have been quoted in this section because of the wide range of methods in use and the impossibility of running benchmarks for this study. The Address Index lists the publishers, data base authors and vendors alphabetically.

  5. Indonesia: Asia-Pacific energy series, country report

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    Prawiraatmadja, W.; Yamaguchi, N.; Breazeale, K.; Basari, S.R.

    1991-04-01

    As part of our continuing assessment of Asia-Pacific energy markets, the Energy Program has embarked on a series of country studies that discuss in detail the structure of the energy sector in each major country in the region. To date, our reports to the US Department of Energy have covered Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. The country studies also provide the reader with an overview of the economic and political situation in the various countries. We have particularly highlighted petroleum and gas issues in the country studies and have attempted to show the foreign trade implications of oil and gas trade. Finally, to the greatest extent possible, we have provided the latest available statistics -- often from unpublished and disparate sources that are unavailable to most readers. Staff members have traveled extensively in -- and at times have lived in -- the countries under review and have held discussions with senior policymakers in government and industry. Thus, these reports provide not only information but also the latest thinking on energy issues in the various countries. This report covers Indonesia. 37 refs., 36 figs., 64 tabs.

  6. Changing structure of the world refining industry: implications for the United States and other major consuming regions

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    Not Available

    1985-02-01

    There are five chapters in this publication. Chapter I on refining industry in transition covers refining history highlights, and OPEC's downstream operations. Chapter II on demand for oil and oil products discusses supply and demand for OPEC oil, demand for oil products, historical growth trends, future growth trends and the case of East Asia - emergence of a fuel oil glut. Chapter III on the US and other traditional refining centers begins with an introduction on the structure of refining and continues on to cover the refining industry in OECD countries, USA, Western Europe, Japan, Singapore and Caribbean and closes with some conclusions. Chapter IV is on refining expansions in OPEC and the third World Nations. The following are covered: (1) nations of the Gulf (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, Iraq, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, United Arab Emirates); (2) OPEC members beyond the Gulf (Indonesia, Africa, Libya, Algeria, Nigeria and Gabon, South America, Venezuela); (3) other major exporters (China, Egypt, Malaysia, Mexico); (4) non-OPEC developing countries - trends in the refining sector. The chapter ends with a short summary on capacity prospects and comparative economics. The final chapter has conclusions and recommendations on: price interactions between crude and products; product exports - impact on OPEC's internal; prices and market influence; importers and exporters - decisions; and course of action of the United States. 18 figures, 40 tables.

  7. Optimization of the pyrolysis process of empty fruit bunch (EFB) in a fixed-bed reactor through a central composite design (CCD)

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    Mohamed, Alina Rahayu; Hamzah, Zainab; Daud, Mohamed Zulkali Mohamed

    2014-07-10

    The production of crude palm oil from the processing of palm fresh fruit bunches in the palm oil mills in Malaysia hs resulted in a huge quantity of empty fruit bunch (EFB) accumulated. The EFB was used as a feedstock in the pyrolysis process using a fixed-bed reactor in the present study. The optimization of process parameters such as pyrolysis temperature (factor A), biomass particle size (factor B) and holding time (factor C) were investigated through Central Composite Design (CCD) using Stat-Ease Design Expert software version 7 with bio-oil yield considered as the response. Twenty experimental runs were conducted. The results were completely analyzed by Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The model was statistically significant. All factors studied were significant with p-values < 0.05. The pyrolysis temperature (factor A) was considered as the most significant parameter because its F-value of 116.29 was the highest. The value of R{sup 2} was 0.9564 which indicated that the selected factors and its levels showed high correlation to the production of bio-oil from EFB pyrolysis process. A quadratic model equation was developed and employed to predict the highest theoretical bio-oil yield. The maximum bio-oil yield of 46.2 % was achieved at pyrolysis temperature of 442.15 °C using the EFB particle size of 866 ?m which corresponded to the EFB particle size in the range of 710–1000 ?m and holding time of 483 seconds.

  8. Southern Asia future plans feature long-distance lines

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    Not Available

    1991-11-01

    This paper reports that although pipe line mileage working, planned and under study has dipped slightly from 47,346 km (29,420 mi) to 44,853 km (27,871 mi), Southern Asia continues to hold a strong position for future projects with some of the most interesting programs in the international market. Two dramatic, long-distance natural gas transmission, gathering and lateral networks continue to hold the future pipe line construction spotlight in Southern Asia. The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) continues to study a 7,830 km (4,865 mi) gas transmission system. With an estimated cost of $10 billion, the system includes some 6,276 km (3,900 mi) of transmission lines, with 1,094 km (680 mi) offshore. Group members include Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. The second project, the Trans-Asian Pipeline System, involves 3,380 km (2,100 mi) of transmission lines from the Iran's Bandar Abbas gas field across Pakistan to a terminal at Calcutta, India.

  9. Survival analysis of colorectal cancer patients with tumor recurrence using global score test methodology

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    Zain, Zakiyah Ahmad, Yuhaniz; Azwan, Zairul E-mail: farhanaraduan@gmail.com Raduan, Farhana E-mail: farhanaraduan@gmail.com Sagap, Ismail E-mail: farhanaraduan@gmail.com; Aziz, Nazrina

    2014-12-04

    Colorectal cancer is the third and the second most common cancer worldwide in men and women respectively, and the second in Malaysia for both genders. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy are among the options available for treatment of patients with colorectal cancer. In clinical trials, the main purpose is often to compare efficacy between experimental and control treatments. Treatment comparisons often involve several responses or endpoints, and this situation complicates the analysis. In the case of colorectal cancer, sets of responses concerned with survival times include: times from tumor removal until the first, the second and the third tumor recurrences, and time to death. For a patient, the time to recurrence is correlated to the overall survival. In this study, global score test methodology is used in combining the univariate score statistics for comparing treatments with respect to each survival endpoint into a single statistic. The data of tumor recurrence and overall survival of colorectal cancer patients are taken from a Malaysian hospital. The results are found to be similar to those computed using the established Wei, Lin and Weissfeld method. Key factors such as ethnic, gender, age and stage at diagnose are also reported.

  10. Interconnection economics of small power systems -- A case study

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    Bloethe, W.G.; Thakar, H.C. [Sargent and Lundy, Chicago, IL (United States); Kim, L.C. [Sarawak Electricity Supply Corp., Kuching (Malaysia); Samin, S. [PT PLN Persero, Jakarta (Indonesia)

    1996-11-01

    The advantages of interconnecting large electric power systems has been almost universally accepted in those parts of North America that are not geographically isolated. However, interconnecting power systems can result in significant economic advantages, even in those parts of the world where power systems are small and widely separated. This paper examines two small, isolated power systems on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. The Malaysian State of Srawak lies on the north coast of Borneo. With an area of 123,156 square km (47,555 square mi.) and population of 1.7 million, it is the largest, but most sparsely populated, state in the Federation of Malaysia. Its neighbor to the south is the Indonesian Province of West Kalimantan. A study examining the feasibility of interconnecting these two power systems was undertaken in 1994 as a part of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) initiative to interconnect the power systems in the region. The ASEAN region is characterized by rapidly growing economies and rapid load growth.

  11. International Workshops to Foster Implementation of the IAEA Additional Protocol

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    Killinger, Mark H.; Coates, Cameron W.; Bedke, Michael L.

    2003-07-14

    A country’s adherence to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Additional Protocol is an important statement to the world of that country’s commitment to nuclear nonproliferation. Without the Additional Protocol (AP) it is possible, as demonstrated in Iraq, for a country party to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to clandestinely work toward nuclear weapons and be undetected by the IAEA. This is because classical safeguards under the NPT are directed at diversion of nuclear material from declared activities. But a country may instead build undeclared activities to produce weapons-grade nuclear material. The AP is directed at detecting those undeclared activities. As of May 2003, 73 countries had signed the AP, but only 35 have entered into force. To further adherence to the AP, the IAEA has held regional, high-level seminars in Japan, South Africa, Kazakhstan, Peru, Romania, and Malaysia to explain AP provisions. To supplement these policy-level seminars, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has undertaken to develop a set of modules of technical competencies required to implement the AP. The intent is to work closely with the IAEA by providing these technical competencies to countries as well as to complement the IAEA’s regional seminars and other outreach efforts. This paper briefly describes the technical competency modules.

  12. Web-GIS oriented systems viability for municipal solid waste selective collection optimization in developed and transient economies

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    Rada, E.C.; Ragazzi, M.; Fedrizzi, P.

    2013-04-15

    Highlights: ? As an appropriate solution for MSW management in developed and transient countries. ? As an option to increase the efficiency of MSW selective collection. ? As an opportunity to integrate MSW management needs and services inventories. ? As a tool to develop Urban Mining actions. - Abstract: Municipal solid waste management is a multidisciplinary activity that includes generation, source separation, storage, collection, transfer and transport, processing and recovery, and, last but not least, disposal. The optimization of waste collection, through source separation, is compulsory where a landfill based management must be overcome. In this paper, a few aspects related to the implementation of a Web-GIS based system are analyzed. This approach is critically analyzed referring to the experience of two Italian case studies and two additional extra-European case studies. The first case is one of the best examples of selective collection optimization in Italy. The obtained efficiency is very high: 80% of waste is source separated for recycling purposes. In the second reference case, the local administration is going to be faced with the optimization of waste collection through Web-GIS oriented technologies for the first time. The starting scenario is far from an optimized management of municipal solid waste. The last two case studies concern pilot experiences in China and Malaysia. Each step of the Web-GIS oriented strategy is comparatively discussed referring to typical scenarios of developed and transient economies. The main result is that transient economies are ready to move toward Web oriented tools for MSW management, but this opportunity is not yet well exploited in the sector.

  13. ASEAN-USAID buildings energy conservation project. Volume 1, Energy standards: Final report

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    Levine, M.D.; Busch, J.F.; Deringer, J.J.

    1992-06-01

    Mandatory or voluntary energy-efficiency standards for new or existing buildings can play an important role in a national program aimed at promoting energy conservation. Building codes and standards can provide a degree of control over design and building practices throughout the construction process, and encourage awareness of energy-conscious design. Studies in developed countries indicate that efficiency standards can produce energy reductions on the order of 20 to 40% or more. Within ASEAN, analyses of the savings potential from the proposed standards suggest that if implemented, these standards would produce savings over current new design practice of 19% to 24%. In this volume we provide an overview of the ASEAN-USAID project aimed at promulgating standards for energy efficiency in commercial buildings. The process of developing and implementing energy-efficiency standards for buildings can be subdivided into two key components: policy development; and technical and economic analysis. Each of these involves a number of steps and processes, as outlined in Figure 1-1. This volume describes the technical and economic analyses used to develop the proposed energy efficiency standards for four countries (Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia), and to refine an energy standard existing in Singapore since 1979. Though oriented toward the ASEAN region, the analysis methods described here are applicable in a range of settings, provided appropriate modifications are made for local building construction, climatic, economic, and political conditions. Implementation issues are not specifically addressed here; rather this volume is oriented towards the analytical work needed to establish or revise an energy standard for buildings.

  14. New Zealand: Asia-Pacific energy series, country report

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    Yamaguchi, N.D.; Keevill, H.D.

    1992-03-01

    The New Zealand energy sector has undergone significant changes in the past few years. Reform and deregulation came to New Zealand in large doses and at a rapid pace. Unlike Japan where deregulation was designed for a five-year phase-in period or even Australia where the government was fully geared up to handle deregulation, deregulation occurred in New Zealand almost with no phase-in period and very little planning. Under fast-paced Rogernomics,'' the energy sector was but one more element of the economy to be deregulated and/or privatized. While the New Zealand energy sector deregulation is generally believed to have been successful, there are still outstanding questions as to whether the original intent has been fully achieved. The fact that a competent energy bureaucracy was mostly lost in the process makes it even more difficult to find those with long enough institutional memories to untangle the agreements and understandings between the government and the private sector over the previous decade. As part of our continuing assessment of Asia-Pacific energy markets, the Resources Programs at the East-West Center has embarked on a series of country studies that discuss in detail the structure of the energy sector in each major country in the region. To date, our reports to the US Department of Energy, Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Energy Emergencies, have covered Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. The country studies also provide the reader with an overview of the economic and political situation in the various counties. We have particularly highlighted petroleum and gas issues in the country studies and have attempted to show the foreign trade implications of oil and gas trade. Finally, to the greatest extent possible, we have provided the latest available statistics.

  15. Temperature effect on gastric emptying time of hybrid grouper (Epinephelus spp.)

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    De, Moumita; Ghaffar, Mazlan Abd. [School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia); Das, Simon K. [School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia and Marine Ecosystem Research Centre (EKOMAR), Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti (Malaysia)

    2014-09-03

    Knowledge of fish gastric emptying time is a necessary component for understanding the fish feeding rates, energy budgets and commercial production of fishes in aquaculture. The hybrid grouper Epinephelus spp. is getting popular as a culture species in Malaysia for their faster growth rate compared to commonly cultured grouper species (giant grouper Epinephelus lanceolatus and tiger grouper Epinephelus fuscoguttatus). There are data suggests that elevated sea water temperature affects gastric emptying time (GET) of fishes. Hence, this study aims to study the GET of hybrid grouper at different temperature (22, 26, 30, 34°C) in laboratory condition with commercial diet pellet. The gastric emptying times (GETs) at different temperatures were determined X-radiographically, using barium sulfate (BaSO{sub 4}) as a contrast medium food marker. The food marker and X-radiography showed that initial voidance of fecal matter began 4-6 h after feeding at all temperature. The fastest GET (13 h) was obsereved in the 30°C group, whereas the longest (17 h) GET was seen in 22°C group fed with artificial diet pellet. Not much differences in GET were recorded between the 26 and 34°C groups as 34°C groups fed lesser amount compared to 26°C groups. Nevertheless a substantial delay in GET was observed in the 22°C group. The findings of this study suggest to culture hybrid grouper between 26 to 30°C with commercial diet pellet as this temperature ranges proliferate the faster digestion process which may contribute faster growth rate of this commerical important fish species. Overall, these findings may have important consequences for optimization of commercial production of hybrid grouper.

  16. Developments in Assisting Countries in Implementing the IAEA Additional Protocol

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    Killinger, Mark H.; Hansen, Linda H.; Cain, Ronald A.; Kovacic, Don N.; Apt, Kenneth E.; VanSickle, Matthew

    2010-08-11

    In 2008, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) began assisting selected non-nuclear weapon states in planning and preparing for implementation of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Additional Protocol (AP). Since then, the AP international implementation program has contributed to the substantial progress made by Vietnam, Thailand, Iraq, and Malaysia in preparing for entry-into-force of the AP. An overall engagement plan has been developed with components designed to train government AP implementing agencies, inform policy makers, conduct outreach to industry and universities, make AP reporting software available and useful, and plan a detailed approach for implementing the declaration and complementary access provisions of the AP. DOE recently began collaborating with Indonesia, which has already entered the AP into force, requiring a second method of engagement somewhat different from that taken with countries that have not entered the AP into force. The AP international implementation program, administered by the International Nuclear Safeguards and Engagement Program, is working more closely with DOE’s International Nonproliferation Export Control Program to ensure countries are aware of and prepared to implement the export/import provisions of the AP. As the AP implementation program matures and helps move countries closer to entry-into-force or improved AP implementation, it is identifying characteristics of a country’s “end-state” that indicate that DOE assistance is no longer required. The U.S. AP Implementation Act and Senate Resolution of Ratification require the Administration to report annually to Congress on measures taken to achieve the adoption of the AP in non-nuclear weapon states. DOE’s AP international implementation program is a significant part of these measures. This paper describes recent developments to increase the scope and effectiveness of the program.

  17. Mathematical modelling for the drying method and smoothing drying rate using cubic spline for seaweed Kappaphycus Striatum variety Durian in a solar dryer

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    M Ali, M. K. E-mail: eutoco@gmail.com; Ruslan, M. H. E-mail: eutoco@gmail.com; Muthuvalu, M. S. E-mail: jumat@ums.edu.my; Wong, J. E-mail: jumat@ums.edu.my; Sulaiman, J. E-mail: hafidzruslan@eng.ukm.my; Yasir, S. Md. E-mail: hafidzruslan@eng.ukm.my

    2014-06-19

    The solar drying experiment of seaweed using Green V-Roof Hybrid Solar Drier (GVRHSD) was conducted in Semporna, Sabah under the metrological condition in Malaysia. Drying of sample seaweed in GVRHSD reduced the moisture content from about 93.4% to 8.2% in 4 days at average solar radiation of about 600W/m{sup 2} and mass flow rate about 0.5 kg/s. Generally the plots of drying rate need more smoothing compared moisture content data. Special cares is needed at low drying rates and moisture contents. It is shown the cubic spline (CS) have been found to be effective for moisture-time curves. The idea of this method consists of an approximation of data by a CS regression having first and second derivatives. The analytical differentiation of the spline regression permits the determination of instantaneous rate. The method of minimization of the functional of average risk was used successfully to solve the problem. This method permits to obtain the instantaneous rate to be obtained directly from the experimental data. The drying kinetics was fitted with six published exponential thin layer drying models. The models were fitted using the coefficient of determination (R{sup 2}), and root mean square error (RMSE). The modeling of models using raw data tested with the possible of exponential drying method. The result showed that the model from Two Term was found to be the best models describe the drying behavior. Besides that, the drying rate smoothed using CS shows to be effective method for moisture-time curves good estimators as well as for the missing moisture content data of seaweed Kappaphycus Striatum Variety Durian in Solar Dryer under the condition tested.

  18. ASEAN--USAID Buildings Energy Conservation Project final report. Volume 2, Technology

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    Levine, M.D.; Busch, J.F. [eds.

    1992-06-01

    This volume reports on research in the area of energy conservation technology applied to commercial buildings in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region. Unlike Volume I of this series, this volume is a compilation of original technical papers prepared by different authors in the project. In this regard, this volume is much like a technical journal. The papers that follow report on research conducted by both US and ASEAN researchers. The authors representing Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand, come from a range of positions in the energy arena, including government energy agencies, electric utilities, and universities. As such, they account for a wide range of perspectives on energy problems and the role that technology can play in solving them. This volume is about using energy more intelligently. In some cases, the effort is towards the use of more advanced technologies, such as low-emittance coatings on window glass, thermal energy storage, or cogeneration. In others, the emphasis is towards reclaiming traditional techniques for rendering energy services, but in new contexts such as lighting office buildings with natural light, or cooling buildings of all types with natural ventilation. Used in its broadest sense, the term ``technology`` encompasses all of the topics addressed in this volume. Along with the more customary associations of technology, such as advanced materials and equipment and the analysis of their performance, this volume treats design concepts and techniques, analysis of ``secondary`` impacts from applying technologies (i.e., unintended impacts, or impacts on parties not directly involved in the purchase and use of the technology), and the collection of primary data used for conducting technical analyses.

  19. Mobility of heavy metals through granitic soils using mini column infiltration test

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    Zarime, Nur 'Aishah; Yaacob, W. Z.W.

    2014-09-03

    This study is about the mobility of cadmium through compacted granitic soils. Two granitic soils namely the Broga (BGR) and Kajang (KGR) granitic soils were collected in Selangor, Malaysia. Physical and chemical tests were applied for both granitic soils to determine the physical and chemical properties of soil materials. Physical test results shows granitic soils (BGR and KGR) have high percentage of sand ranging between 54%–63% and 46%–54% respectively, an intermediate and intermediate to high plasticity index as well as high specific gravity ie; 2.50–2.59 and 2.45–2.66 respectively. For chemical test, granitic soils shows acidic pH values ranged from 5.35–5.85 for BGR and pH 5.32–5.54 for KGR. For organic matter, SSA and CEC test, it shows low values ranged from 0.22%–0.34% and 0.39%– 0.50% respectively for organic matter test, 17.96 m{sup 2}/g–21.93 m{sup 2}/g and 25.76 m{sup 2}/g–26.83 m{sup 2}/g respectively for SSA test and 0.79 meq/100g–1.35 meq/100g and 1.31 meq/100g–1.35 meq/100g respectively for CEC test. Mini column infiltration test was conducted to determine the retention of cadmium while flowing through granite soils. This test conducted based on the falling head permeability concepts. Different G-force ranging from 231G to 1442G was used in this test. The breakthrough curves show the concentration of Cd becomes higher with the increasing of G-force for both granitic samples (BGR and KGR). The selectivity sorption for both granites ranked in the following decreasing order of; 231G>519G>923G>1442G. Results demonstrated that granitic soils also have low buffering capacity due to low resist of pH changes.

  20. Towards SEA for the developing nations of Asia

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    Briffett, Clive; Obbard, Jeffrey Philip; Mackee, Jamie

    2003-03-01

    In the developing and transitional countries of Asia, environmental impact assessment (EIA) has been widely practiced as a planning tool that identifies the potential impacts associated with developments and determines their level of significance and the need for mitigating measures. Not withstanding its extensive use in many Asian countries, certain limitations are now being increasingly recognised with regard to achieving sustainable development within the planning process. It is also noted that the natural environment in Asia has continued to be severely degraded despite the adoption of EIA. This research project was undertaken at the National University of Singapore to review the status on the implementation of EIA procedures and to investigate the status and potential of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) in Asia. The research project generally investigated the existing physical attributes of six countries including Hong Kong and Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam and discussed their prevailing environmental conditions. It more specifically reviewed policymaking and environmental planning, environmental legislation and the practice and procedures of environmental impact assessment. It also evaluated environmental assessment education and training activities. In some cases such as Hong Kong, an opportunity to analyse actual SEA practice was included. In other cases, the potential for possible take up of formal SEA was assessed. A comparative review assesses the degree to which EIA and SEA procedures have been utilized, considers how the use of SEA could overcome the deficiencies of the EIA project-based system and includes aspects of meeting sustainability criteria. Results show that the use and application of EIA is relatively strong across all countries with the possible exception of Singapore which relies more heavily on its planning and control system to address potential environmental impacts arising from development projects. Despite this, EIAs have been undertaken in every country due to aid and bank lending agencies requiring them and multinational companies and many local NGOs completing voluntary EIAs. Even though the mandatory introduction of EIA into some countries is fairly recent such as Hong Kong (1999) and Vietnam (1994), efforts to conduct such investigations may have started many years before. The country reviews highlight many common problems and adverse influences that give rise to inadequate EIA practice, and in some cases, recommendations for improvement are proposed. The potential for SEA is assessed on the basis of its present usage which is generally small except for Hong Kong and the environmental strategic decision-making that is being conducted in policy, plan and programme formulations. While the more comprehensive and well-refined westernized model of SEA is generally weakly implemented at present, there is evidence to suggest that Agenda 21, along with other international treaties such as the Biodiversity Charter and the Ramsar Convention, has motivated certain sustainability initiatives that are resulting in increased environmental considerations at a strategic level. In some cases, these may be reflected in National Plan policymaking or in the sector and area-based activities of various ministries and departments. It is concluded that SEA potential is generally strong in those countries with smaller centralized bureaucracies but that its successful implementation will be highly dependent on changing the mind-sets and motivations of top personnel at ministerial level.

  1. Radiological risk assessment of environmental radon

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    Khalid, Norafatin; Majid, Amran Ab; Yahaya, Redzuwan; Yasir, Muhammad Samudi

    2013-11-27

    Measurements of radon gas ({sup 222}Rn) in the environmental are important to assess indoor air quality and to study the potential risk to human health. Generally known that exposure to radon is considered the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. The environmental radon concentration depends on the {sup 226}Ra concentration, indoor atmosphere, cracking on rocks and building materials. This study was carried out to determine the indoor radon concentration from selected samples of tin tailings (amang) and building materials in an airtight sealed homemade radon chamber. The radiological risk assessment for radon gas was also calculated based on the annual exposure dose, effective dose equivalent, radon exhalation rates and fatal cancer risk. The continuous radon monitor Sun Nuclear model 1029 was used to measure the radon concentration emanates from selected samples for 96 hours. Five types of tin tailings collected from Kampar, Perak and four samples of building materials commonly used in Malaysia dwellings or building constructions were analysed for radon concentration. The indoor radon concentration determined in ilmenite, monazite, struverite, xenotime and zircon samples varies from 219.6 ± 76.8 Bq m{sup ?3} to 571.1 ± 251.4 Bq m{sup ?3}, 101.0 ± 41.0 Bq m{sup ?3} to 245.3 ± 100.2 Bq m{sup ?3}, 53.1 ± 7.5 Bq m{sup ?3} to 181.8 ± 9.7 Bq m{sup ?3}, 256.1 ± 59.3 Bq m{sup ?3} to 652.2 ± 222.2 Bq m{sup ?3} and 164.5 ± 75.9 Bq m{sup ?3} to 653.3 ± 240.0 Bq m{sup ?3}, respectively. Whereas, in the building materials, the radon concentration from cement brick, red-clay brick, gravel aggregate and cement showed 396.3 ± 194.3 Bq m{sup ?3}, 192.1 ± 75.4 Bq m{sup ?3}, 176.1 ± 85.9 Bq m{sup ?3} and 28.4 ± 5.7 Bq m{sup ?3}, respectively. The radon concentration in tin tailings and building materials were found to be much higher in xenotime and cement brick samples than others. All samples in tin tailings were exceeded the action level for radon gas of 148 Bq m{sup ?3} proposed by EPA except monazite 0.15 kg, struverite 0.15 kg and 0.25 kg. Whereas, all building material samples have exceeded the radon concentration in concrete and building materials of 3 to 7 Bq m{sup ?3} estimated by ICRP. The annual effective dose, effective dose equivalent, and radon exhalation rates in tin tailings were calculated to be in the range of 2.47 to 11.46 mSv, 5.94 to 1090.56 mSv y{sup ?1}, and 0.23 to 1.18 mBq kg{sup ?1} h{sup ?1}. For building materials, the calculated risk assessment of the annual effective dose, effective dose equivalent, radon exhalation rates and fatal cancer risk were 0.72 to 10.00 mSv, 1.73 to 24.00 mSv y{sup ?1}, 0.010 to 0.06 mBq kg{sup ?1} h{sup ?1} and 40 to 550 chances of persons will suffer the cancer per million (1 × 10{sup 6}), respectively.