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See detailDam Break Flow Modelling and Geographical Distribution of the Roughness Coefficient
Paulus, Raphaël ULg; Ernst, Julien ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg et al

in Proc. 33rd IAHR Congress: Water Engineering for a Sustainable Environment (pp. 2429-2436) (2009)

Dam break flow modelling is a major field of research. In order to enable risk analysis in the downstream valleys of dams, 2D numerical simulations are of prime interest. These are based on the ... [more ▼]

Dam break flow modelling is a major field of research. In order to enable risk analysis in the downstream valleys of dams, 2D numerical simulations are of prime interest. These are based on the conservative set of shallow water equations. Beyond their numerical implementation, the challenge of the computation relies on the ability to handle very huge sets of high-precision data, in order to get the highest possible accuracy, whereas the computational time must remain realistic for simulations carried out on real valleys topography. In this paper, a simulation on about 2 500 000 cells is presented. Particularly, the results are compared and discussed regarding especially the exploitation of landuse data for the roughness. Beyond the examples of validation, the relevance of the developed methodology appears to be essential in the framework of risk analysis. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Elimination of Redundant Constraints in Surprisal Analysis of Unimolecular Dissociation and Other Endothermic Processes
Remacle, Françoise ULg; Levine, R. D.

in Journal of Physical Chemistry A (2009), 113(16), 4658-4664

It is well understood that energy rich polyatomic molecules do not dissociate promptly because the number, P, of their energy states far exceeds the number, N, of the decay channels. In the simplest RRK ... [more ▼]

It is well understood that energy rich polyatomic molecules do not dissociate promptly because the number, P, of their energy states far exceeds the number, N, of the decay channels. In the simplest RRK theory, the fraction N/P is the probability of dissociation. We discuss the distribution of the decay rates of maximal entropy and conclude that it is governed by at most N linearly independent constraints, N < P, or, more typically, N << P. This mathematical requirement already severely restricts the number of constraints. Beyond it however, on physical grounds, one constraint, or at most a few, may be dominant. We discuss why just one constraint, or a few but less than N, can be sufficient to describe the product state distribution. [less ▲]

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See detailFrom subspace learning to distance learning: a geometrical optimization approach
Meyer, Gilles ULg; Journée, Michel; Bonnabel, Silvère et al

in Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing (SSP2009) (2009)

In this paper, we adopt a differential-geometry viewpoint to tackle the problem of learning a distance online. As this prob- lem can be cast into the estimation of a fixed-rank positive semidefinite (PSD ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we adopt a differential-geometry viewpoint to tackle the problem of learning a distance online. As this prob- lem can be cast into the estimation of a fixed-rank positive semidefinite (PSD) matrix, we develop algorithms that ex- ploits the rich geometry structure of the set of fixed-rank PSD matrices. We propose a method which separately updates the subspace of the matrix and its projection onto that subspace. A proper weighting of the two iterations enables to continu- ously interpolate between the problem of learning a subspace and learning a distance when the subspace is fixed. [less ▲]

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See detailExpression of the "glanded-plant and glandless-seed" trait of Australian diploid cottons in different genetic backgrounds.
Benbouza, Halima; Lognay, Georges ULg; Scheffler, Jodi et al

in Euphytica : International Journal of Plant Breeding (2009), 165(2), 211-221

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See detailFirst-Principles conductance of nanoscale junctions from the polarizability of finite systems
Verstraete, Matthieu ULg; Bokes, Peter; Godby, Rex W

in Journal of Chemical Physics (2009), 130

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See detailLa vignette thérapeutique de l'étudiant. La maladie de Parkinson debutante
DELVAUX, Valérie ULg; MOONEN, Gustave ULg; Garraux, Gaëtan ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2009), 64(4), 228-32

We present a discussion on the treatment options in the case of a patient seen at the outpatient abnormal movement clinic for a resting tremor of both hands. Signs and symptoms of the parkinsonian ... [more ▼]

We present a discussion on the treatment options in the case of a patient seen at the outpatient abnormal movement clinic for a resting tremor of both hands. Signs and symptoms of the parkinsonian syndrome are summarized as well as the current treatment options of early Parkinson's disease. [less ▲]

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See detailCorrelation of five radioimmunoassay systems for measurement of bovine plasma pregnancy-associated glycoprotein concentrations at early pregnancy period.
Ayad, A.; Melo de Sousa, Noelita ULg; Sulon, Joseph ULg et al

in Research in Veterinary Science (2009), 86

The measurement of serum or plasma PAG concentrations is currently used as a specific method for pregnancy diagnosis in cattle. In this study, the correlation between five radioimmunoassay systems (RIA ... [more ▼]

The measurement of serum or plasma PAG concentrations is currently used as a specific method for pregnancy diagnosis in cattle. In this study, the correlation between five radioimmunoassay systems (RIA-497, RIA-706, RIA-780, RIA-809 and RIA-Pool) developed for measurement of PAG concentrations in ruminant species was investigated in plasma from pregnant Friesian Holstein females. Plasma PAG concentrations (ng/mL) measured by different RIA systems were significantly correlated between them ( 0.81; P<0.001). PAG concentrations increased significantly from Day 21 (n=27) to 30 (n=37) after AI by use of all PAG-RIA systems. From Day 30 to 80 after AI, lower PAG concentrations were observed when using the homologous system RIA-497. The addition of several proteinase inhibitors changed neither the non specific binding nor the B(0) binding to the tracer. Our results suggest that all tested PAG-RIA (RIA-497, RIA-706, RIA-780, RIA-809 and RIA-Pool) are highly correlated and can be useful to follow PAG concentrations in samples collected during the first trimester of gestation. [less ▲]

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See detailYlang-ylang (Cananga odorata (Lam.) Hook. & Thoms. var. genuina) essential oils from Comoros Islands: characterization and variability
Benini, Céline ULg; Wathelet, Jean-Paul ULg; du Jardin, Patrick ULg et al

Poster (2009)

The Union of the Comoros is the world’s biggest producer of ylang-ylang essential oils. Comorian ylang-ylang also provides the most valuable essential oil that can be found on international market. This ... [more ▼]

The Union of the Comoros is the world’s biggest producer of ylang-ylang essential oils. Comorian ylang-ylang also provides the most valuable essential oil that can be found on international market. This product represents a high percentage of Comoros’ annual currency. Ylang-ylang essential oil is obtained by fractionned hydrodistillation or steam distillation of Cananga odorata fresh flowers. This oil is commercialized in five different quality grades (extra S; extra; I; II; III) which possess their own physicochemical properties. [less ▲]

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See detailEffets de l'inoculation mycorhizienne du substrat sur la croissance et la résistance au stress hydrique de cinq espèces fixatrices de dunes : Acacia raddiana Savi ; Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. Ex Del. var. adansonii ; Acacia senegal (L.) Willd ; Prosopis chilensis Stunz. et Bauhinia rufescens Lam..
Laminou Manzo, Ousmane; Ibrahim, D.; Campanella, Bruno ULg et al

in Geo-Eco-Trop (2009), 33

Effects of the addition of an indigenous mycorrhizal complex, coming from soils of Gouré and of Glomus intraradices in a non sterile culture substrate were assessed on five woody species, among which 3 ... [more ▼]

Effects of the addition of an indigenous mycorrhizal complex, coming from soils of Gouré and of Glomus intraradices in a non sterile culture substrate were assessed on five woody species, among which 3 acacias (A. nilotica, A. raddiana, A. senegal), Bauhinia rufescens and Prosopis chilensis, in a tree nursery and on a sand dune of Gouré. In the nursery, species underwent a water stress by interrupting the watering during six days. Foliar hydration has been determined in order to evaluate the respective effects of the mycorrhizal inoculation for water loss limitation. Mycorrhizal root colonization has been determined as well as plant height and total biomass. In a field experiment, inoculated and non inoculated species have been planted on a mechanically prefixed sand dune portion in order to evaluate the effects of mycorrhizal inoculations on growth in the field. Results in nursery showed that (i) the non sterile soil would contain some endogenous AMF (arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi) as infectious as those in soils with mycorrhizal additions; (ii) addition of Glomus intraradices would be efficient to stimulate total biomass and (iii) natural mycorhization would be as efficient as both mycorrhizal addition for growth stimulation and water loss limitation by transpiration. Results on site confirm the comparable effectiveness of the natural mycorhization and mycorrhizal additions. Although the addition of G. intraradices appears to be slightly superior by some aspects on some species, the observed effects do not justify preferring it, when compared to indigenous composite inoculum or to natural mycorhization in this zone. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Social Economy: the Worldwide Making of a Third Sector
Defourny, Jacques ULg; Develtere, Patrick

in Defourny, Jacques; Develtere, Patrick; Fonteneau, Bénédicte (Eds.) et al The Worldwide Making of the Social Economy. Innovations and Changes (2009)

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See detailLes éléphants du Gourma. Mali. Statuts et menaces pour leur conservation
Bouché, Philippe ULg

in Pachyderm (2009), 45

Un comptage aérien d’éléphants a été mené au Mali dans le Gourma afin d’actualiser le statut des éléphants qui y vivent et les menaces qui pèsent sur leur survie à long terme. Un effectif minimal de 344 ... [more ▼]

Un comptage aérien d’éléphants a été mené au Mali dans le Gourma afin d’actualiser le statut des éléphants qui y vivent et les menaces qui pèsent sur leur survie à long terme. Un effectif minimal de 344 individus a été enregistré, celui-ci semblant stable depuis 2002, au regard des résultats d’inventaires précédents. Les survols ont permis de constater que de fortes pressions anthropiques s’exercent sur les fragiles ressources naturelles du Gourma avec pour conséquence une compétition accrue entre les hommes et les éléphants vis à vis des ressources (habitats et eau), constituant ainsi une source d’exacerbation des conflits. [less ▲]

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See detailReaching the schools
Nazé, Yaël ULg

Poster (2009)

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See detailFrom hard to soft enforcement of EC Competition Law
Petit, Nicolas ULg; Rato, Miguel

Book published by Bruylant (2009)

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See detailForeword
Defourny, Jacques ULg

in Kerlin, Janelle A. (Ed.) Social Enterprise. A Global Comparison (2009)

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See detailTechnologies de l'Information et de la Communication pour l'Éducation et la Formation en contexte scolaire (TIC-EF)
Denis, Brigitte ULg

Learning material (2009)

Le cours comprend les chapitres suivants : 1. Approche systémique de la formation initiale et continue des enseignants aux usages des TICE 2. Analyse d’activités de formation/apprentissage recourant aux ... [more ▼]

Le cours comprend les chapitres suivants : 1. Approche systémique de la formation initiale et continue des enseignants aux usages des TICE 2. Analyse d’activités de formation/apprentissage recourant aux TIC et discussion de leurs apports à l’enseignement 3. Analyse de dispositifs de formation recourant aux TIC sous l’angle de l’innovation 4. Évaluation de la qualité ergonomique et pédagogique de produits multimédias et de sites Web éducatifs 5. Création de scénarios pédagogiques intégrant les TIC 6. Problématiques d’évaluation et leur instrumentation à l’aide des TIC [less ▲]

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See detailTurtle cell cultures for nucleolar studies
Lamaye, Françoise; Thiry, Marc ULg

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See detailObjective: remission of depression in primary care The Oreon Study.
Ansseau, Marc ULg; Demyttenaere, Koen; Heyrman, Jan et al

in European Neuropsychopharmacology (2009), 19(3), 169-76

OBJECTIVE: Treatment of depression should result in the absence of symptoms, i.e. remission, in order to restore the functional status of the patient and reduce the risk for relapse. The study assessed ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVE: Treatment of depression should result in the absence of symptoms, i.e. remission, in order to restore the functional status of the patient and reduce the risk for relapse. The study assessed the current remission rates in primary care and determined the influencing factors. METHODS: 10 consecutive depressive patients treated by antidepressants for at least 3 months and not more than 12 months were screened by each investigator. Remission rates were defined using the Hamilton-Depression scale 7 items (score of 3 or less) as well as the Carroll self rating scale (score of 7 or less). In addition, patients completed the Sheehan Disability Scale (SDS). Initial severity of depression, type of treatment and socio-economic factors were collected. RESULTS: 292 general practitioners screened a total of 2630 patients. Results indicated low remission rates: 28.3% according to the clinician and 17.1% according to the patient. Absence of remission was associated with higher impairment in work, social and family life. The most frequently reported residual symptoms in nonremitters were general somatic symptoms (92%), depressed mood (92%), psychic anxiety (91%) and impaired work and activities (89%). No differences were observed in remission rates between men and women. Remission rates were significantly lower in patients living alone as compared to those living in couple or family (25.1% vs 30.2%, p=0.03), in patients with lower education (21.3% vs 32.3%, p<0.001), in patients speaking French as compared to Dutch (24.0% vs 34.0% p<0.001), and unemployed patients compared to patients having an occupation (17.1% vs 39.0%, p<0.001). Higher initial severity and number of previous episodes decreased remission rates (p<0.001). CONCLUSION: This study shows low remission rates in depressed patients treated in general practice. The absence of remission is associated with impairment in work, social and family life. Special attention should be given to identify patients who do not reach remission. [less ▲]

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See detailCriminologie en criminaliteitsbeleid: tussen mensenrechten en doeltreffende criminaliteitsbeheersing
Lauwaert, Katrien ULg; Wolthuis, Annemieke

in Tijdschrift voor Herstelrecht (2009), 9(3), 65-72

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