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From Africa to Dumfries and Galloway: connectivity in a rural community

From Africa to Dumfries and Galloway: connectivity in a rural community

This article shows how a small regional housing association is bridging the digital divide for its customers and their communities by bringing low cost internet connectiv-ity solutions proven in Africa to Dumfries & Galloway through collaboration with a university. The key learning is that small and medium sized third sector organizations should actively engage with universities to work jointly on developing and implement- ing solutions to address both sector and local needs. The joint working gives the third sector organizations access to the global academic networks and funding to bring overseas learning to help create innovative and proven local solutions that can help transform service delivery for customers and communities. Dumfries & Galloway’s Loreburn Housing Association (Loreburn) is working with Strathclyde University to pilot a social tariff broadband service for its customers using TV White Space/Dynamic Spectrum technology proven by Mawingu Networks in Africa.
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Carlisle food, family and place: it’s complicated - inclusive placemaking considering business as actors in local communities

Carlisle food, family and place: it’s complicated - inclusive placemaking considering business as actors in local communities

With a great deal of support from Carlisle College, Pioneer Food Services, DG Food (food sector support body for Dumfries and Galloway) and H&H Auctions and with generous sponsorship from various national and local food businesses we were able to deliver a food show and a food dinner celebrating the wide variety of local food available. The food show attracted 40 stands (including a significant cohort of local Scottish based food producers), a great deal of media attention and some positive leads for the food businesses. The dinner brought together key local and regional
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Shape Slope Parameter Distribution Modelling of Electromagnetic Scattering by Rain Drops

Shape Slope Parameter Distribution Modelling of Electromagnetic Scattering by Rain Drops

Narayana et al. [12] studied the variability of the µ-Λ relation using the Joss-Waldvogel distrometer (JWD) data measured at Gadanki, India, under the conditions, reflectivity ≥ 30 dBZ and number of drops ≥ 500. They used 3rd, 4th and 6th moments to fit the gamma model. Recently, Brawn and Upton [13] fitted the µ-Λ relation for rain rates greater than 1 mm/hr based on their drop size data measured at Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, using the Thies and Parsivel distrometers. The procedure described by Brawn and Upton [13] to estimate the values of gamma parameters was used. They filtered all the rain rates less than 1 mm/hr from their drop size data to fit the relation. It was concluded that the relation appears to vary with the type of distrometer used. Munchak and Tokay [14] fitted the µ- Λ relation for different reflectivity ranges for nine different regions and concluded that the µ-Λ relations perform best at high reflectivity (> 35 dBZ). In general, the use of µ-Λ relation is proven to perform well for DSD retrieval [5, 9, 10]. Atlas and Ulbrich [15] explained that the µ-Λ correlations proposed by [2, 5] appear to be limited to rainfall events which do not include convective rain; they are biased toward stratiform and transition rains. Therefore, in this paper, a rain event is classified according to the rain rate and median volume diameter variations before deriving the µ-Λ relations.
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A Realist Evaluation of the Refocused School Nurse Programme within Early Adopter Sites in Scotland

A Realist Evaluation of the Refocused School Nurse Programme within Early Adopter Sites in Scotland

Table 10: Percent of Children referred to School Nurse Service by referrer Perth and Kinross Dumfries and Galloway Health Services incl GPs, HVs and A&E, CAMHS 7 6 School 92 68 Parent 1 [r]

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Bus regulation in Scotland : a review of the first six months

Bus regulation in Scotland : a review of the first six months

In the rural areas covered by the Scottish Office/Newcastle University study Dumfries and Galloway Region, North East Fife, Badenoch and Strathspey, and Inverness and Lochaber districts [r]

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Retrospective sampling in MCMC with an application to COM-Poisson regression

Retrospective sampling in MCMC with an application to COM-Poisson regression

the local authorities were comprised of a small number of data points, for example Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands, and Eilean Siar include less than 10 intermediate geographies. Table 5 shows the regression coefficients for the model in (19). The COM-Poisson coefficients for ν of most covariates are positive which is a sign of overdispersion. Table 5 shows that there is a wide range of values for the coefficients c. They can take negative values (Orkney Islands) and up to greater than 2 (Dumfries & Galloway, Scot- tish Borders). The regression coefficients b 1 , c 1 for the deprivation weights
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The Scottish economy [September 1992]

The Scottish economy [September 1992]

Dumfries & Galloway, Fife and Tayside12.2% are the sole regions to present female unemployment rates on or above the Scottish average in July 1990 and whose relative rate has deteriorate[r]

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The Scottish economy [March 1994]

The Scottish economy [March 1994]

Highland 7.0%, Fife 6.7% Western Isles 6.4% and Dumfries & Galloway 6.1% represent die regions with the highest female unemployment rates whilst Shetlands 2.3%, Grampian 3.3%, Borders 3.[r]

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Improving the Quality of Life for People with Learning Disabilities

Improving the Quality of Life for People with Learning Disabilities

The Salvation Army The Salvation Army Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability Aberdeenshire Council, Social Worker Perth and Kinross Council Angus Council Dumfries & Galloway Council[r]

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Interpretation of trends in acidic deposition and surface water chemistry in Scotland during the past three decades

Interpretation of trends in acidic deposition and surface water chemistry in Scotland during the past three decades

Trends in major ionic components of bulk precipitation were analysed for two sites, Faskally and Loch Ard forest in Scotland, for the period 1972-2000. The pattern of change was not linear. Large reductions in sulphur deposition occurred in the early 1980s and, to a lesser extent, during 1995-2000, with a period of relative stability between 1988-95. pH increased significantly at both sites but nitrate and ammonia only increased significantly at Loch Ard forest. Long- term chemical data from a total of 37 streams and lochs in four selected regions of Scotland were analysed over three time periods (all available data (mostly 1978-2000), 1988-98 and 1995-2000) to match the deposition patterns. For the whole study period a significant decline in non-marine sulphate was found at all sites while the most consistent increases in pH and alkalinity were recorded at all the high elevation loch sites in the Galloway area. Significant reductions in toxic forms of aluminium were also recorded, mostly at sites where pH had increased. Nitrate trends were equivocal except for catchments with clear-felling operations. For these sites, negative trends were found where felling occurred in the 1980s, while positive trends were found at sites with felling in the 1990s. With the exception of one site, dissolved organic carbon concentrations increased significantly with moorland sites showing smaller increases than forested sites. Associated with this change was a significant increase in complexed forms of aluminium. Trends for the 1988- 98 period were much smaller than those for the whole study period and in many cases were insignificant. This contrasts with the 1995-2000 period when large and significant reductions in sulphate and nitrate were recorded along with increases in marine salts, probably as a result of climatically related events. Qualitative, experimental and monitoring data from lochs in the Galloway area revealed evidence of recovery of fish populations. Interpretation of chemical and biological trends was clearly influenced by the choice of the time series, especially in relation to deposition and climatic changes. Nevertheless, all the fresh waters included in this study are currently in the best ecological condition since the 1970s in the context of recovery from acidification.
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Consequence of Job Satisfaction Factors on the Productivity Level of Operating Core

Consequence of Job Satisfaction Factors on the Productivity Level of Operating Core

Consequence of Job Satisfaction Factors on the Productivity Level of Operating Core Baaren, Terence and Galloway, Cornelia Institute of Employee Well Being, Imperial University... JOURNA[r]

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Modelling the recovery of surface water chemistry and the ecological implications in the British uplands

Modelling the recovery of surface water chemistry and the ecological implications in the British uplands

was assumed to follow the sequence described by the Warren Springs Laboratory (1983), adjusted regionally to take account of observations since 1980. Other ions in deposition are assumed to remain constant throughout the simulation unless the catchment has undergone a change in land use. In the British uplands, large-scale commercial afforestation is the main land management practice. Conifer plantations significantly exacerbate the acidification status of soils and surface waters and, given that forest uptake, dry deposition and runoff are influenced by the age and forest cover at a site, historical sequences and future forecasts are constructed for the key driving variables (Harriman and Morrison, 1992). Evapotranspiration was assumed to vary between 10% for a moorland catchment to 20% for a fully forested catchment. At forested sites, runoff yield is assumed to decrease linearly with increasing area of mature canopy cover. The enhancement of acid input through dry deposition mechanisms increases deposition in forested catchments (Mayer and Ulrich, 1977). Net uptake of ions in biomass was modelled relative to the age and spatial coverage of forest within the catchment during the historical reconstruction and forecast simulation (Ferrier et al., 1995). Surface water chemistry data from 54 sites in the Galloway
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The story of seventeen Tasmanians: the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre and repatriation from the Natural History Museum

The story of seventeen Tasmanians: the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre and repatriation from the Natural History Museum

The Story of Seventeen Tasmanians: the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre and Repatriation from the Natural History Museum Dr Chris Davies* and Kate Galloway** I Introduction The Tasmanian Abor[r]

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Locational marginal price variability at distribution level : a regional study

Locational marginal price variability at distribution level : a regional study

Bukhsh, Simon Gill, Stuart Galloway University of Strathclyde Scotland, UK *calum.edmunds@strath.ac.uk Abstract— As distribution systems move towards being more actively managed there is[r]

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A singularity theorem for Einstein-Klein-Gordon theory

A singularity theorem for Einstein-Klein-Gordon theory

Hawking’s singularity theorem concerns matter obeying the strong energy condition (SEC), which means that all observers experience a nonnegative effective energy den- sity (EED), thereby guaranteeing the timelike convergence property. However, there are models that do not satisfy the SEC and therefore lie outside the scope of Hawking’s hypotheses, an important example being the massive Klein–Gordon field. Here we derive lower bounds on local averages of the EED for solutions to the Klein–Gordon equation, allowing nonzero mass and nonminimal coupling to the scalar curvature. The averages are taken along timelike geodesics or over spacetime volumes, and our bounds are valid for a range of coupling constants including both minimal and con- formal coupling. Using methods developed by Fewster and Galloway, these lower bounds are applied to prove a Hawking-type singularity theorem for solutions to the Einstein–Klein–Gordon theory, asserting that solutions with sufficient initial contrac- tion at a compact Cauchy surface will be future timelike geodesically incomplete. These results remain true in the presence of additional matter obeying both the strong and weak energy conditions.
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Dialoguing play

Dialoguing play

What’s interesting here is how badly Galloway misrepresents Schiller’s play-drive. As Terry Eagleton adroitly points out in The Ideology of the Aesthetic, in the ‘Letters on the Aesthetic Education of Man’, Schiller actually interposes the play-drive as a hegemonic term, mediating between the ‘form-drive’ of rationality, and the ‘sense-drive’ of irrationality – historicized by Eagleton as Schiller’s horrified response, in 1794, to the unholy alliance of the philosophies and the mob in the spectacle of the French Revolution. And play as display and performance – the active and shaping ‘aesthetic education’ that would provide for an integrated model of citizenship and social involvement – was very much Schiller’s ideal, what he called the ‘aesthetic state’. It’s extremely tempting in the age of Big Brother to revive Schiller’s notion: could the concepts of ‘aesthetic’ and ‘state’ ever be brought more appropriately together? And it’s an easy step to identify the hegemonic aspects of Big Brother as a form of performative play. Just as immaterial labour (in the Italian autonomists’ sense) becomes aware of itself as a driving force in the development of society, the spectacle moves into to depoliticize, privatise, and trivialise it. Even more hegemonically, we can see Big Brother as orchestrating movements across the dividing line between passive spectation and active participation with consummate ease – a simulation of the opening-up of the spectacle. Slavoj Žižek (1989) has called this ‘interpassivity’ as opposed to interactivity – a simulation of interaction, guided by existing yet subtle commercial scripts for behaviour.
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Distribution, redistribution or maintaining the status quo? The normative foundation of intimate partner constructive trusts

Distribution, redistribution or maintaining the status quo? The normative foundation of intimate partner constructive trusts

Posted by Kate Galloway at 12:52 Recommend this on Google Labels: constructive trusts, feminism, Jennifer Nedelsky, liberalism, marriage, property, property law, relational theory, women[r]

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Show and tell

Show and tell

As the details of form and surface came together in the work, one of the last things in need of resolution was the content of the text. The text was first a graphic element, but the content is an opportunity to further invest my own identity into that of the work. The content of the text reflects the text itself. The large block letters on the pieces spell out the names of the pieces – “CUP” on the cups, “BOWL” on the bowls, and “PITCHER” on the pitchers. The handwritten text started as a record of my thoughts at the time of writing, but these thoughts lacked a cohesive relationship to the body of work. The pieces came together one day when Professor Julia Galloway happened to look at my work and remark in passing that it seemed like I was “talking to the pots.” Immediately, the content of the text became clear: I was talking to the pots, and the text is a record of my communication with each piece.
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James Hutton’s geological tours of Scotland : romanticism, literary strategies, and the scientific quest

James Hutton’s geological tours of Scotland : romanticism, literary strategies, and the scientific quest

Hutton‟s manuscript material for the third volume of Theory of the Earth, including three chapters devoted to his tours of Glen Tilt, Galloway and Arran, remained unpublished until 1899 [r]

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Intrinsic and extrinsic controls on sedimentation and the morphology of late Pleistocene to modern estuaries in North Carolina

Intrinsic and extrinsic controls on sedimentation and the morphology of late Pleistocene to modern estuaries in North Carolina

Sediment supply to the northern Gulf of Mexico margin was high throughout the Cenozoic (Galloway et al., 2000) and during the last sea-level cycle, rivers incised exclusively into unc[r]

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