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Fourth industrial revolution: a way forward to attain better performance in the textile industry

. Therefore, the fourth industrial revolution is key to the promotion of organisational performance. Industry 4.0 has important elements, such as big data, cyber-physical systems (CPS), the interoperability, the Internet of Things (IoT) and a smart city. The industrial revolution is mostly based on these five factors. However, the current study examined the effect of three major factors, namely, CPS, the interoperability and a smart city (a smart factory, a smart product) on the production and services of textile companies in Malaysia. These three elements of Industry 4

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Recent Advances in Role of Propolis as Natural Additive in Poultry Nutrition

-Based Complementary Alternative Medicine, 1:175-185. DOI: 10.1093/ecam/neh034 Cvek, J., Medid-Saric, M., Vitali, D., Vedrina-Dragojevik, I., Smit, Z., Tomic, S. (2008). The content of essential and toxic elements in Croatian propolis samples and their tinctures. Journal of Apicultural Research, 47, 35-45. Da Silva, J.F.M., Souza, M.C., Matta, S.R., Andrade, M.R., Vidal, F.V.N. (2006). Correlation analysis between phenolic levels of Brazilian propolis extracts and their antimicrobial and antioxidant

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Liquid petroleum gas sensing performance enhanced by CuO modification of nanocrystalline ZnO-TiO2

1 Introduction Liquid petroleum gas (LPG) is highly inflammable as it mainly consists of butane mixed with compounds of sulfur (methyl mercaptan and ethyl mercaptan) which have foul smell. It is hazardous because an explosion might be caused when it leaks accidentally. It has been reported that the concentration level of LPG noticeable by smell is higher than the lowest explosive limit of the gas in air. As it is used for both domestic and industrial purposes there is a great rise in demand for gas sensors to monitor the concentration level of LPG

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Investor-State Dispute Settlement and the Future of the Precautionary Principle

following considerable disquiet about the scope of that decision and its effect on Mexican municipal sovereignty. Although Mexico is not a signatory to the ICSID Convention, the appeal was possible because Mexico had nonetheless elected to use ICSID (under the Additional Facility Rules) to determine its NAFTA dispute over a hazardous waste site with U.S. and Canadian investors in Metalclad Inc. The paper will examine just one aspect of ISDS, but one which has profound implications for regulatory sovereignty in nation states. At issue is the question of whether BITs and

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Types of maps used as a stimuli in cartographical empirical research

cartographers. The development of this research field has been described by e.g. Montello (2002 ; 2009 ) and Żyszkowska (2015) . There have been two important shifts in researchers’ approaches. In the very beginning, cartographers focused on particular elements of a map and tested them in isolation. For instance, Flannery (1956) , who studied the use of circles in proportional symbols maps. The first revision was influenced by, among others, the work of Petchenik (1977) , who highlighted that a map constitutes a unity in itself and suggested that a holistic approach

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MAB2.0 project: Integrating algae production into wastewater treatment

gas (as CO 2 source and heating medium) available. Technology elements that may be part of the interface include settling tanks, sand filters, storage tanks and flue gas heat exchanger and blower. The parameters and features of the interface depend significantly on the composition of the AD effluent, the hydraulic endowments of the hosting plant, the existing infrastructure (i.e. pipelines and wells), as well as the composition and temperature of the flue gas. Hence, some of these elements are optional in the interface design, the decision on exact design needs to

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Patterns of integration
A Longitudinal View of the Labour Market Attachment of Immigrants in Finland

assumption that labour integration is a long-term dynamic process that includes transitions between various statuses in the labour market, the sequence analysis allows us to represent a time-ordered sequence of the socio-economic states (statuses). A ‘sequence’ is thus defined as an ordered list of elements in which every element can be a certain status (e.g. an employment status). The positions of the elements are fixed and ordered according to periods or to another more or less natural order ( Brzinsky-Fay, Kohler & Luniak 2006 ). The information is generalised by means

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The moderating influence of self-efficacy on interoceptive ability and counterintuitive decision making in officer cadets

defense have been described to continuously switch their domain of action between cyber and physical domains, in a “hybrid space”, functioning as core elements simultaneously in sociotechnical and cyber-physical systems ( Jøsok et al. 2016 ). Controlling the emotional effects originating in one domain (e.g., physical domain such as their current social environment) and, thus the potentially detrimental intuitive decisions in another domain (e.g., cyber domain during intruder detection and defense), requires control over decision-making processes and awareness of

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A temporal profile of pro-abstinence-oriented constructs from the modified theory of planed behavior in a Slovenian clinical sample of treated alcoholics – an 18-year follow-up

psychodynamic group psychotherapy, behavioural-cognitive interventions, elements of motivational enhancement therapy and (behavioural) marital and family therapy. The sample gender distribution was the same as in the clinical population. Subjects’ average age in 1992 was 38 years. The research was approved by Republicof Slovenia National Medical Ethics Committee and it conforms to the provisions of the Declaration of Helsinki in 1995 (as revised in Edinburgh in 2000). All the study subjects were informed about the details of the study and that the return of the fulfilled

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Ricinus communis L. (Castor bean), a potential multi-purpose environmental crop for improved and integrated phytoremediation

, Wang MH. Interaction of mycorrhizal fungi with Pteris vittata (As hyperaccumulator) in As-contaminated soils, Environ. Pollut., 2006, 139: 1-8. 26. Bhalerao SA. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi: a potential biotechnological tool for phytoremediation of heavy metal contaminated soils, Int. J. Sci. Nat., 2013, 4(1): 1-15. 27. Cabral L, Soares CRFS, Giachini AJ, Siqueira JO. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in phytoremediation of contaminated areas by trace elements: mechanisms and major benefits of their applications, World J. Microbiol

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