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See detailThe biodiversity of cyanobacteria in Antarctic microbial mats
Wilmotte, Annick ULg; Fernandez-Carazo, Rafael; Zakhia, Frederic et al

Conference (2009)

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See detailDiversity policy in employment and service provision - Case study: Valencia, Spain
Gsir, Sonia ULg

Report (2009)

The city of Valencia has a population of 807,396 inhabitants and is the centre of an extensive metropolitan area which brings the number to a million and a half people. This total represents 18% of the ... [more ▼]

The city of Valencia has a population of 807,396 inhabitants and is the centre of an extensive metropolitan area which brings the number to a million and a half people. This total represents 18% of the population of the Valencian region and makes Valencia, in terms of population, the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona. It is also the third largest city in terms of registered immigrants. Foreign nationals – just as Spaniards – have to register in the municipal census. The city population increased throughout the 20th century and was stable during the 1990s. At the beginning of the 21st century, a strong migratory inflow has led to a new dynamic increase in the population. [less ▲]

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See detailDiversity policy in employment and service provision - Case study: Antwerp, Belgium
Gsir, Sonia ULg

Report (2009)

Antwerp is the largest city in Flanders and its population comprises around 13% foreigners. Yet a quarter of the inhabitants have a migration background and they represent 30% of the working population ... [more ▼]

Antwerp is the largest city in Flanders and its population comprises around 13% foreigners. Yet a quarter of the inhabitants have a migration background and they represent 30% of the working population. Until recently, the diversity policy adopted by the city focused on specific target groups – people with a migration background was one of them. It was a categorial diversity policy. And specific departments were in charge to stimulate and support the policy through specific measures and actions with respect to each specific target group. The Integration Service and in particular the IS diversity consultants developed intensive contacts with some other services such as the Urban Poverty Department. The main challenges remain the language barriers and the recruitment procedures of the city. [less ▲]

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See detailElaboration d'un référentiel des compétences du formateur d'adultes dans une perspective de développement professionnel
Brundseaux, Marie-France ULg; Jérôme, Françoise ULg; Georges, François ULg

in A paraître en janvier 2010 sous forme de CD-ROm et sur le site du COlloque (2009)

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See detailChronobiology, excessive daytime sleepiness and depression: Is there a link?
Chellappa, Sarah Laxhmi ULg; Schroder, Carmen; Cajochen, Christian

in Sleep Medicine (2009), 10(5), 505-14

The complaint of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), commonly encountered in clinical practice, may arise from a variety of psychiatric disorders, most importantly depression. Even though EDS frequently ... [more ▼]

The complaint of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), commonly encountered in clinical practice, may arise from a variety of psychiatric disorders, most importantly depression. Even though EDS frequently leads depressed patients to seek medical assistance, it is commonly under-evaluated and under-diagnosed. Therefore, a comprehensive understanding and management of EDS is essential in the clinical assessment of depression. Within a theoretical framework, a chronobiological approach may shed new light on the complex interaction of EDS and depression. In this review, studies on EDS and depression are summarized and discussed within the context of circadian and sleep regulatory mechanisms. Furthermore, potential chronobiological therapeutic strategies are proposed to address some of the unmet needs in the treatment of EDS and depression. [less ▲]

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See detailIdentification and quantification of selected Metabolites in a Human Plasma by Two Dimensional Gas Chromatography Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry’
Eppe, Gauthier ULg; Mc Gaw, Elizabeth; Dodder, Nathan et al

in 5th International Conference of the Metabolimic Society (2009)

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See detailPopulations vulnérables en temps de conflit armé
Pierre, Alexia ULg

in Guedah, Mohamed (Ed.) Délinquance et changements sociaux – dialogue nord/sud (2009)

De nombreux textes conventionnels et internationaux prévoient des dispositions de protection des populations non combattantes en temps de conflit armé. Parmi ces populations civiles, certains groupes sont ... [more ▼]

De nombreux textes conventionnels et internationaux prévoient des dispositions de protection des populations non combattantes en temps de conflit armé. Parmi ces populations civiles, certains groupes sont considérés comme plus vulnérables, dont les femmes et les enfants, pour lesquels des protections spéciales sont prévues. Malgré ces dispositions particulières, ces populations continuent de subir des exactions en temps de guerre, par exemple le viol systématique et massif, ou l'utilisation d'enfants dans les combats. [less ▲]

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See detailDu quolibet à l’insulte : analyse discursive des gros mots de la cour de récré
Meunier, Deborah ULg

in Lagorgette, D (Ed.) Les insultes en français : de la recherche fondamentale à ses applications (linguistique, littérature, histoire, droit) (2009)

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See detailLa circulation des discours axiologiques négatifs dans la cour de récréation
Meunier, Deborah ULg

in Lopéz Muñoz, Juan Manuel; Marnette, Sophie; Rosier, Laurence (Eds.) et al La circulation des discours (2009)

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See detailDoes the circadian modulation of dream recall modify with age?
Chellappa, Sarah Laxhmi ULg; Munch, Mirjam; Blatter, Katharina et al

in Sleep (2009), 32(9), 1201-9

STUDY OBJECTIVES: The ultradian NREM-REM sleep cycle and the circadian modulation of REM sleep sum to generate dreaming. Here we investigated age-related changes in dream recall, number of dreams, and ... [more ▼]

STUDY OBJECTIVES: The ultradian NREM-REM sleep cycle and the circadian modulation of REM sleep sum to generate dreaming. Here we investigated age-related changes in dream recall, number of dreams, and emotional domain characteristics of dreaming during both NREM and REM sleep. DESIGN: Analysis of dream recall and sleep EEG (NREM/REM sleep) during a 40-h multiple nap protocol (150 min of wakefulness and 75 min of sleep) under constant routine conditions. SETTING: Centre for Chronobiology, Psychiatric Hospital of the University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland. PARTICIPANTS: Seventeen young (20-31 years) and 15 older (57-74 years) healthy volunteers INTERVENTIONS: N/A. MEASUREMENTS AND RESULTS: Dream recall and number of dreams varied significantly across the circadian cycle and between age groups, with older subjects exhibiting fewer dreams (P < 0.05), particularly after naps scheduled during the biological day, closely associated with the circadian rhythm of REM sleep. No significant age differences were observed for the emotional domain of dream content. CONCLUSIONS: Since aging was associated with attenuated amplitude in the circadian modulation of REM sleep, our data suggest that the age-related decrease in dream recall can result from an attenuated circadian modulation of REM sleep. [less ▲]

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See detailNitrogen K-shell photoabsorption
Garcia, J; Kallman, T R; Witthoeft, M et al

in Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series (2009), 185

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See detailEffects of experimental parameters on elemental analysis of coal by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy
Li, Jie ULg; Lu, Jidong; Lin, Zhaoxiang et al

in Optics & Laser Technology (2009), 41(8), 907-913

The purpose of this work is to improve the precision of the elemental analysis of coal using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS). The LIBS technique has the ability to allow simultaneous elemental ... [more ▼]

The purpose of this work is to improve the precision of the elemental analysis of coal using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS). The LIBS technique has the ability to allow simultaneous elemental analysis and on-line determination, so it could be used in the elemental analysis of coal. Organic components such as C, H, O, N and inorganic components such as Ca, Mg, Fe, Al, Si, Ti, Na, and K of coal have been identified. The precision of the LIBS technique depends strongly on the experimental conditions, and the choice of experimental parameters should be aimed at optimizing the repeatability of the measurements. The dependences of the relative standard deviation (RSD) of the LIBS measurements on the experimental parameters including the sample preparation parameters, lens-to-sample distance, sample operation mode, and ambient gas have been investigated. The results indicate that the precision of LIBS measurements for the coal sample can be improved by using the optimum experimental parameters. [less ▲]

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See detailcompaction dynamics of magnetized powder
Lumay, Geoffroy ULg; Dorbolo, Stéphane ULg; Vandewalle, Nicolas ULg

in Physical Review. E : Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics (2009), 80

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See detailEmissions investigation for a novel medical waste incinerator
Xie, Rong; Li, Weijie; Li, Jie ULg et al

in Journal of Hazardous Materials (2009), 166(1), 365-371

Medical waste constitutes one of the waste streams that should be dealt with special priority due to its potential negative impact on public health and on the environment. Incineration is a process that ... [more ▼]

Medical waste constitutes one of the waste streams that should be dealt with special priority due to its potential negative impact on public health and on the environment. Incineration is a process that is widely used for the treatment of medical waste. However, self-supporting combustion of medical waste cannot avoid releasing many hazardous pollutants into our environment. The most favored solutions are firing additional fuels of high calorific value and direct purification by air pollution control devices (APCD). This process entails not only large first time investment but also an increase in the operation cost. A novel incinerator is proposed for better utilization of energy of the incineration process. Its originality is essen-tially due to combining a feeder, a rotary grate, a cylindrical gasifier and a “coaxial” secondary combustion chamber into a unique unit. The structure of the incinerator as well as the principle of the incineration process is presented in this paper. A full-scale trial of the novel incinerator with APCD was carried out from March to May 2008 to investigate how the distinct configuration influenced the incineration process. Data on PM, CO, NOX ,O2 were recorded by a continuous emission monitoring system during the study period. Heavy metals and PCCD/Fs were also sampled and measured. Measuring results were compared with the China and U.S. EPA guidelines. The concentrations of contaminants were below their respective limits in emission control standards. Results from testing the novel medical waste incinerator confirmed that this technology has a good suitability for neutralization of medical wastes and purification of flue gases. [less ▲]

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See detailBelgium
Gemenne, François ULg

in Fassmann, Heinz; Reeger, Ursula; Sievers, Wiebke (Eds.) Statistics and Reality. Concepts and Measurements of Migration in Europe. (2009)

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See detailDe l’équité dans l’adaptation aux impacts du changement climatique
Gemenne, François ULg

in Cournil, Christel; Colard-Fabregoule, Catherine (Eds.) Changements climatiques et défis du droit (2009)

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See detailUnited Kingdom
Gemenne, François ULg

in Fassmann, Heinz; Reeger, Ursula; Sievers, Wiebke (Eds.) Statistics and Reality. Concepts and Measurements of Migration in Europe. (2009)

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