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Integrated Water Management, Nyungar cultural associations and regional sustainability in urban developments on the Swan Coastal Plain

Integrated Water Management, Nyungar cultural associations and regional sustainability in urban developments on the Swan Coastal Plain

(2003) Integrated Water Management, Nyungar cultural associations and regional sustainability in urban developments on the Swan.. Coastal Plain.[r]

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The swan effect in midwifery talk and practice: a tension between normality and the language of risk

The swan effect in midwifery talk and practice: a tension between normality and the language of risk

Until this point, risk existed as an imagined possibility, expressed through midwifery action rather than talk, but once pathology was detected and recorded the midwife had to work much harder to maintain a sense of normality in the words she used to her clients. Recording pathology in the notes meant that risk took on a concrete form that brought about a chain of events, invading the mother’s protected space as well as her body. In their concern to stave off this chain of events, midwives tried to suspend the language of risk in their conversations with their clients. At the point at which unobserved, inter-professional communication commenced, however, all attempts at such suspension evaporated. Taking the maternal case notes away from the care setting commonly opened an opportunity for more candid professional-to-professional discussions of risk. Once outside the room the midwifery engagement with risk became more explicit and the swan effect was no longer considered to be appropriate, making a boundary clearly visible. Who was involved in the communication and where that communication took place therefore, had a significant impact on how midwives chose to talk about risk. Leaving the room with the notes involved symbolically crossing a boundary. The transgression of this boundary seemed to dismantle any attempts at risk insulation that had been, up to that point, carefully, albeit ineffectively, maintained by the midwife during midwife–client interaction. As the extract above demonstrates, risks and the associated fragility of
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Validation and Coupling of the SWAN Wave Prediction Model by WRF for the Persian Gulf

Validation and Coupling of the SWAN Wave Prediction Model by WRF for the Persian Gulf

WRF model settings to use its outputs for implementing the wave model over the Sea of Oman and the Persian Gulf, is adjusted to a central geographic position of 50˚E and 32˚N, number of maximum amplitude is two, number of grid points of the large am- plitude in the x and y respectively ranges 90 and 98, the second amplitude ranges 106 and 124, the size of the grid spacing in the x and y coordinates for each domain respec- tively 45 and 15 km is considered. In this research the spatial resolution for the wind field of 10-meter height is considered 12 minutes. This wind field has been generated by conversion of the WRF model outputs into the needed model of SWAN. Its time lag is considered the same of WRF model outputs which is currently in 3-hour format. - Input and output parameters of the SWAN model units and coordinate systems
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Transfusion associated complications in cardiac surgery : the swan song of the allogeneic leukocytes ?

Transfusion associated complications in cardiac surgery : the swan song of the allogeneic leukocytes ?

preoperative risk factors and undergoing more complex surgery are at higher risk for the development of postoperative complications and these patients receive also more blood transfusi[r]

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Factors affecting the heart activity and blood pressure of the swan mussel Anodonta cygnea

Factors affecting the heart activity and blood pressure of the swan mussel Anodonta cygnea

Variation in rate of heart beat, and activity with variations in the oxygen and carbon dioxide concentration of the water irrigating the gills Davson and Purvis manometer, a Visceral gan[r]

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HIV integrase and the swan song of the CD4 T cells?

HIV integrase and the swan song of the CD4 T cells?

Estaquier J, Idziorek T, Zou W, Emilie D, Farber CM, Bourez JM, Ameisen JC: T helper type 1/T helper type 2 cytokines and T cell death: preventive effect of interleukin 12 on activation-[r]

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"The Dying Swan" by A. Pavlova: Choreography and Iconography of the Image

"The Dying Swan" by A. Pavlova: Choreography and Iconography of the Image

Placing The Dying Swan in the obscure, dark, exciting landscape, B. Anisfeld thereby achieves a mood of tragedy, which characterises the last seconds of the dance. Depicting The Swan Princess among the wide dark expanse of the sea, where the noisy splash of her wings seems to be heard, M. Vrubel also adds a sense of mystery and anxiety to the image, creates a fine counterpoint of the image. The artist regards nature as a focus, as a certain point in the space of the universe, where its embodiment is possible. This is the whole world narrowed to the concepts of the human and, at the same time, a man extended to the concept of the all-natural. Vrubel’s The Swan Princess is similar not so much to The Dying Swan of M. Fokine as to Odette – a bird-girl from P. Tchaikovsky's ballet the Swan Lake. To be exact, this is a reference to its fourth act, when in the gloomy worrying night on the shore of the Swan Lake she yearns, shocked by the betrayal of the prince. Vrubel’s The Swan Princess, like the ballet heroine, expresses a human quality – offense. Her hope of rescue is lost; she passionately waits for the rescuer, but she is too proud to beg for rescue. Thus, the content of Vrubel’s image is based on loyalty. Romanticism as an era in European culture, on the one hand, and Romanticism as a world view, on the other hand, proved to be so important in the artistic life of the studied time that, as the search range naturally narrows down, it was logical to focus on stylisation, as it was understood within Romanticism. The romantic world view, within which stylisation was a natural attitude to unfamiliar, exotic cultures, was peculiar to many artists (in the broadest sense of the word) of the Silver Age. At the same time, Romanticism with all its variety of motives and images, stylistic nuances and branches, often served as an object of stylisation.
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The roared at boys? Repertory casting and gender politics in the RSC's 2014 Swan season

The roared at boys? Repertory casting and gender politics in the RSC's 2014 Swan season

Curtizan”) renders Vittoria the cause of his tragedy (title page). By referring to Alice and Vittoria as “roaring girls”, the Swan season participates in a similar framing strategy to the quarto publications, singling out Alice and Vittoria as the markedly unusual figures in their stories and inadvertently inviting condemnation of these women through their alignment with the condemnatory language of the early texts. As Dympna Callaghan argues, it is precisely the quality of roaring for which Vittoria is castigated in the trial scene: she “is damned by every word she utters because a woman who speaks has become a “public” woman and is therefore guilty of having public sexuality, like that of a prostitute” (76-7). Similarly, Catherine Richardson notes that Arden of Faversham
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Numerical Research on Wave Evolution near an Island Using SWAN Model

Numerical Research on Wave Evolution near an Island Using SWAN Model

The SWAN wave model runs in the third generation and non-stationary mode in Cartesian ordinates. The directional wave energy density spectrum function is discretized using 36 directional bins and 100 frequency bins between 0.05 Hz and 0.25 Hz. The numerical scheme was BSBT, which is a more suitable method for the simulation of complex terrain [9]. The physical sources including whitecapping, bottom friction, wave breaking and wave-wave interactions are calculated in the simulation, and all values of above sources are default. The computational zone is 1080m long and 522m wide, the terrain of numerical simulation and measure points can be seen in Fig 4.
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2023.pdf

2023.pdf

Liver fat is recognized as a separate and important contributor to metabolic disease development. The liver is an insulin responsive tissue that contributes significantly to both whole body insulin sensitivity and availability of sex steroids through the production of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG). Our objective was to describe the relationship between ectopic liver fat, insulin resistance, and hormonal profile in perimenopausal women. The Study of Women Across the Nation (SWAN) is a cross sectional multiethnic population of women recruited from multiple geographic areas during their perimenopausal years for longitudinal evaluation. A subset of women from SWAN (n=208) were evaluated from the Pittsburgh site as part of the SWAN-Heart study. Women had computed tomography scans to quantify visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue, and liver fat. Adiposity measures, blood pressure, and menopausal stage, based on cycle irregularity, were recorded. Blood samples were collected and measured for hormonal and metabolic endpoints. We found in this overweight but healthy cohort that liver fat and SHBG were unaffected by menopausal stage or race. Both endpoints remained significantly associated with insulin after adjustment for adiposity. SHBG and liver fat had interactive effects on measured insulin concentration. Other sex hormones were not significantly associated with metabolic endpoints. Only liver fat accounted for differences in insulin across increasing SHBG quartiles, suggesting ectopic liver fat modifies SHBG. Both higher liver fat and lower SHBG have consequences for insulin sensitivity and the role of liver fat in modifying SHBG should be explored.
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AlzPharm: integration of neurodegeneration data using RDF

AlzPharm: integration of neurodegeneration data using RDF

As a pilot demonstration, we have integrated the drug- related information extracted from BrainPharm that is related to AD with the SWAN hypothesis and publication information extracted from SWAN/AlzForum. We have manually created the RDFS for BrainPharm as described before and converted the extracted data into RDF. Since the SWAN data are already available in RDF format, we then loaded both the BrainPharm and SWAN data, including their corresponding RDFS, into the Oracle RDF Data Model using its data loader tool, which supports loading RDF in N-triple format. As a result, we used Jena to simply convert the RDF/XML into N-triple before we loaded the data. While SWAN already has its own name- space for URIs, we defined our BrainPharm namespace for URIs so that data values referenced by different URI's could be differentiated and joined correctly.
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Original Article Susceptibility weighted angiography in demonstration of veins and arteries of cerebral gliomas

Original Article Susceptibility weighted angiography in demonstration of veins and arteries of cerebral gliomas

SWAN is a 3D multi-echo gradient-echo pulse sequence with partial flow compensation. SWAN uses only magnitude, not phase informa- tion, of MR signals from tissues and theoreti- cally offers a different tissue contrast from 3D susceptibility weighted imaging, which utilizes both magnitude and phase information. The SWAN-sequence uses multiple magnitude images with different echo times for the image generation [13, 14]. In our study, multiple phase and magnitude images at 8 echo times were acquired within a single scan. In this way, the sensitivity of the SWAN sequence to suscepti- bility effects was enhanced at longer echo times. This technique avoids complex post-pro- cessing as compared to other SWI approaches. The averaging of several images also leads to a higher signal to noise ratio in resulting suscep- tibility weighted images. As the several echoes are collected within one TR, the acquisition time is not prolonged as compared to the dura- tion needed to acquire a single echo [15]. A dis- advantage of the SWAN approach might be the loss of information due to the fact that phase information is not taken into account.
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Topics in Longitudinal Studies with Coarsened Data

Topics in Longitudinal Studies with Coarsened Data

3.3 Estimates for the SWAN data using both the semiparametric approach and the naive method.. 61 3.4 Estimates for the SWAN data with that primary response model is logistic.[r]

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Facilitating Collaborative Analysis in SWAN

Facilitating Collaborative Analysis in SWAN

Furthermore, it is crucial for a service like SWAN to facilitate collaborative analysis among its users: in most cases, notebooks are intended to be shared, to show others what one did. In that sense, this paper describes how the SWAN interface was completely redesigned with a central concept in mind: sharing of work between scientists. Thanks to this redesign, it is now possible to encapsulate notebooks and other files in projects, share them easily with other colleagues so they can inspect, modify, run or even reshare those notebooks on SWAN. Under the hood, the CERNBox [17] cloud storage system provides the foundations to make this file sharing possible.
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Clinical utility of the Chinese Strengths and Weaknesses of ADHD-Symptoms and Normal-behaviors questionnaire (SWAN) when compared with DISC-IV

Clinical utility of the Chinese Strengths and Weaknesses of ADHD-Symptoms and Normal-behaviors questionnaire (SWAN) when compared with DISC-IV

software (IBM Corporation, Armonk, NY, USA). In the comparison of demographical information and SWAN scores, Student’s t-test and chi-square test were used. Analysis of variance was used to determine the SWAN score difference among different subgroups. Spearman’s and Pearson’s correlation were used to determine the correlation between SWAN scores and DISC-IV diagnosis, criterion, and symptom counts. Receiver operating characteristic curves were generated to determine the cutoff scores of SWAN to differentiate children with ADHD from children with other psychiatric diagnoses. SE and SP of the cutoff scores were also determined. Statistical tests were based on a two-tailed test assumption. P0.05 was considered significant unless stated otherwise.
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Centenarians and supercentenarians: a black swan. Emerging social, medical and surgical problems

Centenarians and supercentenarians: a black swan. Emerging social, medical and surgical problems

The Black Swan Theory was described by Nassim Nicholas Taleb in his book “ The Black Swan ” . This theory refers to “ high-impact, hard-to-predict, and rare events beyond the realm of normal expectations ” . According to Taleb ’ s criteria, a Black Swan Event is a surprise, it has a major impact and after the fact, the event is rationalized by hindsight, as if it had been expected. For most of human history centenarians were a rare and unpredictable phenomenon. The improvements of the social-environmental conditions, of medical care, and the quality of life caused a general improvement of the health status of the population and a consequent reduction of the overall morbidity and mortality, resulting in an overall increase of life expectancy. The study of centenarians and supercentenarians had the objective to consider this black swan and to evaluate the health, welfare, social and economic consequences of this phenomenon.
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Response of wild Trumpeter Swan ( Cygnus buccinator ) broods to wetland drawdown and changes in food abundance

Response of wild Trumpeter Swan ( Cygnus buccinator ) broods to wetland drawdown and changes in food abundance

A managed pond that can be drawn down and re- flooded in Aurora, Ontario (44°00'N, 79°28'W) pro- vided an opportunity to study how Trumpeter Swan behaviour responds to the effects of drawdown. Wild Trumpeter Swans have flown into this pond and raised broods from 2006 to 2014. The 0.4-ha pond is 60 cm deep; it is fed by a pipe from a creek at its southeast corner and drains through a pipe at its north end (Fig- ure 1). In 2010, a small exclosure pen (water surface area 102 m 2 ) in the southeast corner of the pond sup-

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Designing formative assessment lessons for concept development and problem solving

Designing formative assessment lessons for concept development and problem solving

mathematics we care about - understanding, reasoning and problem solving. More substantial assessment tasks are required and scoring must begin to assess the quality of students’ extended reasoning. (This is possible even in high stakes assessment when human judgment, rather than machine scoring, is allowed to have a role. Point scoring rubrics of chains of reasoning, long established in other subjects, can give reliable scores on mathematics tests. Reliable qualitative methods, such as adaptive comparative judgment, are also now recognized as a possible way forward (Jones, Pollitt, & Swan, 2015). Further, when teachers are involved in scoring, suitably organized, it can have considerable value for professional development.)
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Corporate Real Estate Black Swan Strategy: Beyond Probabilty and Resilience

Corporate Real Estate Black Swan Strategy: Beyond Probabilty and Resilience

Likewise, Brynlolfsson and McAfee (2014) when examining advances in digital technology linked decreased international restrictions on trade, with the rise of global superstar organisations that can more easily compete with, and drive out local competitors with a “winner-take-all” strategy. Whilst digital technology can lower production costs, it has also lowered the cost of searching for information and so opens up specialisation as a source of differentiation. Several of these start-up organisations are attractive to global organisations as they offer innovation and growth opportunities. These modes of excellence in defined industries (communication and pharmaceutical etc) can challenge traditional workplace practices, leading to new corporate space strategies with design hubs and campus style office accommodation. For Black Swan Events, the key is mobility, as technical innovations can lower fixed costs thereby allowing many functions to operate independently and digital networks providing access to similar operations in different locations. This can lower the impact of “Place” (locational risk), although increases the impact of “Space” (operational risk) failures from both the initial and as a secondary feature of a Black Swan Events.
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Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus columbianus) Habitat Selection during the Nonbreeding Period

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus columbianus) Habitat Selection during the Nonbreeding Period

open water was between 1.5-2× greater than availability of wetlands in the Boreal Forest, selection intensity was greater for open water than wetlands. Increased selection for open water over wetlands may be explained by: 1) the gregarious nature of Tundra Swans during the nonbreeding period; 2) decreased accuracy of land cover data in the Boreal Forest (because it is difficult to distinguish between open water and wetlands without detailed depth information, it is possible that wetlands were underrepresented in my habitat analysis and were actually used more than results suggest); or 3) a potential association between Tundra Swan migration routes and river habitats (observed during habitat analysis in my thesis), which are classified as open water habitats. Tundra Swans may associate with rivers because they represent a landscape cue with which Tundra Swans can direct migration (Hochbaum 1955, Bellrose 1980), or because rivers contain moving water and therefore are likely one of the first aquatic habitats to thaw during spring migration. Given that river habitat was classified as open water in my analysis and that open water was so strongly selected for, a more detailed analysis of this relationship is warranted and may explain some of the patterns I observed.
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