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See detailCommission d'étude sur le financement général des communes germanophone. Rapport final
Jurion, Bernard ULg; Dubois, Olivier; Goblet, Manferd et al

Report (2008)

Report analyzing the sharing formula of the Municipal Fund for the municipalities of the German-Speaking Community of Belgium and proposing alternative formulas.

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See detailLa commission d'hemovigilance du CHU.
Baudoux, Etienne ULg; Blaffart, Francine ULg; Bouffioux, Christian ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2000), 55(9), 878-80

As suggested by the National Blood Council, a Hemovigilance Committee was set up in the University Hospital of Liege in 1995. A multidisciplinary discussion takes place on any action aiming at the ... [more ▼]

As suggested by the National Blood Council, a Hemovigilance Committee was set up in the University Hospital of Liege in 1995. A multidisciplinary discussion takes place on any action aiming at the improvement of transfusion safety, and the follow-up of its implementation. The first issue to be discussed was the set up of a detailed documentation of all blood transfusions. The data are now recorded on a single document allowing proper identification of people and products involved, and of the eventual incidents. This document has lead to a better transfusion safety and to an improved administrative management of blood transfusion. The Commission has been coordinating two multi-centric studies analyzing the consumption of fresh blood products and the incidence of transfusion reactions. Among blood-saving policies, autologous transfusion and volume reduction of samples drawn for laboratory purposes have been discussed. Other measures were taken to improve the labeling of samples for cross-mach and to actively follow-up transfusion reactions. By its actions and advises, the Commission aims to direct strategies towards a safe and rational use of blood products. [less ▲]

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See detailLa Commission de conciliation-construction. Deux années d'activité
Kohl, Benoît ULg

in Droit de la Consommation = Consumentenrecht [= DCCR] (2004), n° 65

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See detailLa Commission européenne face à l'efficacité et l'équité des systèmes éducatifs européens
Demeuse, Marc; Baye, Ariane ULg

in Education et Sociétés : Revue Internationale de Sociologie de l'Education (2007), 20

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See detailCommission Internationale de la Microflore du Paléozoïque (CIMP)
Steemans, Philippe ULg

Computer development (2008)

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See detailla commission Lumumba
Raxhon, Philippe ULg

in Dard, Olivier; Lefeuvre, Daniel (Eds.) L'Europe face à son passé colonial (2008)

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See detailLa "Commission nationale des sciences" et l’émergence d’un concept de politique scientifique en Belgique
Pirot, Pascal ULg

in MALPANGOTTO, Michela; JULLIEN, Vincent; NICOLAIDIS, Efthymios (Eds.) L’homme au risque de l’infini. Mélanges d’histoire et de philosophie des sciences offerts à Michel Blay (2013)

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See detailCommission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC), Newsletter 10
Williams; Hatert, Frédéric ULg; Pasero, Marco et al

in Mineralogical Magazine (2011), 75(5), 2549-2561

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See detailCommission Université Palais (C.U.P.) - Libéralités et successions
Moreau, Pierre ULg; Rosoux, Hélène ULg; Rousseau, Laura ULg et al

in Libéralités et successions - CUP (2012)

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See detailThe Commission's Non Contractual Liability in the Field of Merger Control - Don't Use a Hammer When You Need a Screwdriver
Petit, Nicolas ULg; Rato, Miguel

in Global Competition Policy (2007)

It has become conventional wisdom to view the rulings handed down by the CFI in Airtours, Schneider, Tetra Laval and Impala as unprecedented setbacks for the European Commission ("the Commission") that ... [more ▼]

It has become conventional wisdom to view the rulings handed down by the CFI in Airtours, Schneider, Tetra Laval and Impala as unprecedented setbacks for the European Commission ("the Commission") that would usher in a new era of administrative accountability in the field of merger control. However, several commentators still consider that the Commission regretfully enjoys a de facto power of "life or death" over notified mergers, and that judgments striking down its decisions are unlikely to change much in practice. Parties to a blocked merger generally abandon their projects following the Commission's decision, irrespective of the outcome of the actions they may subsequently bring before the EC Courts (e.g. the Airtours/First Choice or Schneider/Legrand mergers). Third parties - competitors or consumers - to an illegally approved merger have little prospect of inducing the Commission to unscramble a consummated transaction (e.g. the Sony/BMG merger). This unsatisfactory state of affairs has led practitioners to explore other legal avenues to hold the Commission accountable for its mistakes. One such possible means of redress is to resort to Article 288 EC which provides that the EC shall "make good any damage caused by its institutions". Where an EC institution such as the Commission is found liable for such damage, Article 235 EC grants the Community Courts jurisdiction to award compensation In light of the virulence of some of criticism directed at the Commission by the CFI in the Airtours and Schneider/Legrand judgments, the parties to those mergers initiated proceedings against the Commission, seeking compensation for the unlawful prohibition of their proposed mergers. These actions drew enthusiastic reactions from certain EC competition law experts which, upon close examination, appear unjustified. The legal avenue provided for by Article 288 EC is most likely a procedural dead-end. First, from the applicants' perspective, the conditions under which the Commission's liability can give rise to a right to compensation in the field of merger control are set so high by existing case-law that most Article 288 EC claims are likely to be dismissed as unfounded. Second, from a public policy standpoint, Article 288 EC does not constitute an adequate instrument to improve the Commission's accountability for its unlawful decisions. [less ▲]

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See detailCommissioning case study of a cooling ceiling system
Fonseca, N.; Hannay, J.; Andre, Philippe ULg

in Proceedings Building Simulation 2009: BS'09, Glasgow, August 2009 (2009, August)

As a part of commissioning case study, the cooling ceiling system of a commercial building in Brussels is experimentally evaluated by means a functional test procedure and a detailed thermal model of this ... [more ▼]

As a part of commissioning case study, the cooling ceiling system of a commercial building in Brussels is experimentally evaluated by means a functional test procedure and a detailed thermal model of this system. This one has to be used on situ, as diagnosis tool in commissioning process in order to determine the main parameters of the cooling ceiling systems. Due to the extended gazing surface of the building, the problem is the overheated zones submitted to the expected solar heat gain. The subsystems considered for commissioning process includes the fenestration, ventilation and cooling ceiling system. The interaction and individual operation conditions of each system are evaluated. A Functional Performance Testing guide (FPT) for cooling ceiling commissioning process is proposed. [less ▲]

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See detailCommissioning-orientated building loads calculations. Application to the CA-MET building in Namur (Belgium).
Adam, Ch.; Andre, Philippe ULg; Aparecida Silva, Cl. et al

Conference (2004, October)

The parallel use of whole building simulation and monitoring of building energy consumptions (heating, cooling, lighting and other electricity consumptions) represents a potential “high-level” ... [more ▼]

The parallel use of whole building simulation and monitoring of building energy consumptions (heating, cooling, lighting and other electricity consumptions) represents a potential “high-level” commissioning tool in order to verify, either as a one shot campaign or as a continuous process, the correct operation of a building. The most advanced approaches use on-line building simulation to continuously compare the real performance of the building to a base line provided by simulation. In that context, different levels of building loads calculation can be used, ranging from rough methods like eg degree day methods to detailed multizone building simulation. The former methods use aggregated information about the buildings (“global” parameters like the heat loss coefficient for instance) and provide as outputs average quantities (energy consumption for a given average controlled temperature) while the latter require a high number of parameters and deliver very detailed results (hourly evolution of demands in each zone of the building). A major question concerns the suitability of the different approaches in a commissioning context. This papers illustrates the use of different calculation methods (heating and cooling loads) for the particular case of an office building located in Namur (Belgium), which is the object of an intensive re-commissioning activity for several years. Very global methods are used as well as detailed computer simulations using TRNSYS Multizone building types 46 and 56. In the latter case, the model is calibrated using reference periods and can serve as a baseline indicator of the energy consumption in the building. The complexity of the building (300 m long, modular architecture, presence of an atrium-like internal street) required some simplifications in the modelling associated to a specific methodology to extrapolate the results got from the simulation of a relatively small part of the building to the whole picture. The paper will explain the advantages and disadvantages of each approach, the required information and the limits of the results. The potential use of the different calculation levels for the implementation in a continuous commissioning process will be examinated as conclusion of the work. [less ▲]

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See detailCommon agricultural policy and its objectives for sustainable management of natural resources and measures in favor of the climate
Terrones Gavira, François ULg; Burny, Philippe ULg; Lebailly, Philippe ULg

in Petrescu, Dacinia Crina; Burny, Philippe; Petrescu-Mag, Ruxandra-Malina (Eds.) Agri-environment : perspectives on sustainable development (2012)

The first part of this article is a history of the greening of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The second part focuses on parameters and methodologies to take into account in order to evaluate the ... [more ▼]

The first part of this article is a history of the greening of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The second part focuses on parameters and methodologies to take into account in order to evaluate the costs and the benefits of the future CAP. Finally, the last part of this paper is a discussion about the objectives of the greening and the instruments used to achieve them. [less ▲]

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See detailCommon Agricultural Policy and the environment : are they compatible ?
Burny, Philippe ULg

in Universitatea "Babes-Boliay" Cluj-Napoca (Ed.) Simpozion national "Contributii stiintifice în tehnologii si echipamente pentru evaluarea si protectia mediului" (2005)

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See detailThe Common Agricultural Policy towards 2020
Burny, Philippe ULg; Habran, Maxime ULg; Terrones Gavira, François ULg

in Lorencowicz, Edmund; Uziak, Jacek; Huyghebaert, Bruno (Eds.) VI International Scientific Symposium "Farm Machinery and Processes Management in Sustainable Agriculture" : Symposium Proceedings (2013)

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) defined in the Treaty of Rome and implemented since 1962, has always been under reform, mainly in 1992, 1999, 2003 and 2009. However, after the last enlargements and ... [more ▼]

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) defined in the Treaty of Rome and implemented since 1962, has always been under reform, mainly in 1992, 1999, 2003 and 2009. However, after the last enlargements and the international financial crisis, a new reform was needed for the budget period going from 2014 to 2020. The first ideas were launched by the EU Commissionner for Agriculture, M. Dacian Ciolos, in 2010. After three years of discussions, the political agreement between the Council of Ministers, the EU Parliament and the Commission was reached in June 2013. So, this paper presents the main decisions of this agreement. [less ▲]

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See detailCommon Prevalence Of Alanine And Glycine In Mobile Reactive Center Loops Of Serpins And Viral Fusion Peptides - Do Prions Possess A Fusion Peptide
Callebaut, I.; Tasso, A.; Brasseur, Robert ULg et al

in Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design (1994), 8(2),

Serpin reactive centre loops and fusion peptides released by proteolytic cleavage are particularly mobile. Their amino acid compositions reveal a common and unusual abundance of alanine, accompanied by ... [more ▼]

Serpin reactive centre loops and fusion peptides released by proteolytic cleavage are particularly mobile. Their amino acid compositions reveal a common and unusual abundance of alanine, accompanied by high levels of glycine. These two small residues, which are not simultaneously abundant in stable helices (standard or transmembrane), probably play an important role in mobility. Threonine and valine (also relatively small amino acids) are also abundant in these two kinds of peptides. Moreover, the known 3D structures of an uncleaved serpin reactive centre and a fusion peptide are strikingly similar. Such sequences possess many small residues and are found in several signal peptides and in PrP, a protein associated with spongiform encephalopathies and resembling virus envelope proteins. These properties may be related to the infection mechanisms of these diseases. [less ▲]

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See detailA common reference population from four European Holstein populations increases reliability of genomic predictions.
Lund, M. S.; de Ross, S. P.; de Vries, A. G. et al

in Genetics, Selection, Evolution [=GSE] (2011), 43(1), 43

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Size of the reference population and reliability of phenotypes are crucial factors influencing the reliability of genomic predictions. It is therefore useful to combine closely ... [more ▼]

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Size of the reference population and reliability of phenotypes are crucial factors influencing the reliability of genomic predictions. It is therefore useful to combine closely related populations. Increased accuracies of genomic predictions depend on the number of individuals added to the reference population, the reliability of their phenotypes, and the relatedness of the populations that are combined. METHODS: This paper assesses the increase in reliability achieved when combining four Holstein reference populations of 4000 bulls each, from European breeding organizations, i.e. UNCEIA (France), VikingGenetics (Denmark, Sweden, Finland), DHV-VIT (Germany) and CRV (The Netherlands, Flanders). Each partner validated its own bulls using their national reference data and the combined data, respectively. RESULTS: Combining the data significantly increased the reliability of genomic predictions for bulls in all four populations. Reliabilities increased by 10%, compared to reliabilities obtained with national reference populations alone, when they were averaged over countries and the traits evaluated. For different traits and countries, the increase in reliability ranged from 2% to 19%. CONCLUSIONS: Genomic selection programs benefit greatly from combining data from several closely related populations into a single large reference population. [less ▲]

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