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Rui Chen and Yi-Lan Liu

/co-workers, nursing leadership, local/world communities, the environment, and Web-based interactions. 28 The course created for nurse educators at Inova Alexandria Hospital 41 was a noteworthy exception. It not only focused on offering a caring training for nurse educators to help them influence nurses in their wards but also had a continuing caring training last along for 3 years to make sure that affective growth occurred for both clinicians and educators. Implementation included core content in a 30-minute training session, large-scale leadership conferences, and consistent

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Barbara Sensuła and Sławomir Wilczyński

1 Introduction Scots pine is a very useful archive of changes in ecosystems, because it has a specific sensitivity to local environmental conditions, including climate. ( Schweingruber, 1985 ; Richter et al ., 1991 ; Lindholm et al ., 1997 , 2000 ; Mäkinen et al ., 2000 ; Wilczyński et al ., 2001 ; Wilczyński and Skrzyszewski, 2002 ; Macias et al ., 2004 ). Various indicators, such as an increase in the stem diameter, can be used to describe tree vitality. Furthermore, the diameter increment can also be used to assess the sensitivity of trees to

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Jean-François Dionne, Claude Lajoie, Philippe Gendron, Eduardo Freiberger and François Trudeau

, the principal aim of this study was to describe physiological adaptations after short-term cycling training camps by measuring submaximal and maximal capacities before (pre-camp) and after (post-camp) a CTC in a group of competitive athletes. In order to investigate whether a short term overreaching period such as a CTC represents a source of psychobiological stress in addition to the physiological stress ( Morgan et al., 1987 ) for athletes, we also included in our analyses a psychometric test (Profile of Mood State, POMS). Thus, our first hypothesis was that a CTC

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Konstantinos Papanikolaou, Athanasios Chatzinikolaou, Theodoros Pontidis, Alexandra Avloniti, Chariklia K. Deli, Diamanda Leontsini, Dimitrios Draganidis, Panagiotis D. Tsimeas, Lefteris Rafailakis, Athanasios Z. Jamurtas, Peter Krustrup, Magni Mohr and Ioannis G. Fatouros

between sport disciplines among sports in the responses of overload variables of the test. Methods Participants and experimental overview A preliminary power analysis (a power of 0.9, effect size >0.55, probability error of 0.05) based on previous similar studies on Yo-Yo testing validity and reliability ( Bradley et al., 2011 ; Krustrup et al., 2003 ) indicated a sample size of 18– 20 total participants. Consequently, 29 competitive male soccer players, 15 competitive male basketball players and 14 competitive male volleyball players from local clubs were

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Anna Wolska

References Allen, C. M. (1991). Local equilibrium of mafic enclaves and granitoids of the Turtle pluton, southeast California: mineral, chemical, and isotopic evidence. American Mineralogists , 76 (3-4), 574-588. Altherr, R., Henes-Klaiber, U., Hegner, E., Satir, M., & Langer. C. (1999). Plutonism in the Variscan Odenwald (Germany): from subduction to collision. International Journal of Earth Sciences , 88 (3), 422-443. DOI: 10.1007/s005310050276. Altherton, M. P., & Sanderson, L. M. (1987). The

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Tongwen Zhang, Ruibo Zhang, Bo Lu, Bulkajyr T. Mambetov, Nurzhan Kelgenbayev, Daniyar Dosmanbetov, Bagila Maisupova, Feng Chen, Shulong Yu, Huaming Shang and Liping Huang

phenology at local, regional, and global scales ( Gamon et al ., 2015 ). The near-infrared and red-light reflectance ratio is based on satellite sensor data reflected by the vegetation status. In this ratio, NDVI=(NIR–RED)/(NIR+RED), where RED represents the amount of red light, and NIR represents the amounts of near-infrared light ( Pettorelli et al ., 2005 ). However, these data, provided since the 1980s, do not adequately describe the dynamic variations of vegetation coverage over a long time scale. To address this information gap, proxy data, such as tree rings, are

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B. O’Brien and D. Hennessy

associated with confined milk production systems. O’Callaghan et al . (2016 ) reported that a principal component analysis of the average fatty acid profiles showed a quite distinct and clear separation of milks throughout lactation in relation to the two feeding regimes. The study makes an important contribution to identifying how pasture-derived milk can be verified by fatty acid profiling. An extended version of the study of O’Callaghan et al . (2016) is currently ongoing and is focussed on identifying and comparing differences in milk (in relation to composition

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Gabriela B. Christmann and Oliver Ibert

which functions objects and artefacts take on in the course of actions and which effect they have on the course of the action. If the existence of a principal difference between social and material actants is rejected, this is of course not to say that objects "themselves" can act or even feel or are motivated or anything similar. The purpose of the "actor-network" approach is explicitly not to humanise objects, but rather to understand more precisely than so far, what difference the presence of objects makes for the course of actions. If there is a difference, then

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Paul Morris

values, and common ground is less and less evident ( Arts, 2004 ; Arts, 2014 ; Ghazaryan, 2014; McGhee, 2010 ; Rawls, 2005, 340; Rawls, 1987 ). The debate about identity and integration in the EU is illumined by looking at the European discourse on intercultural dialogue (ICD) as the principal contemporary vehicle for fostering integration by overcoming divisions, marginalisation and misunderstandings (Council of Europe, 1997; 2005a ; 2007; 2008; 2015 ; European Commission, 2005 ; 2006; 2007; 2008; De Kock, 2010 ; Wilk-Wos, 2010 ). Alongside this, there is

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Thomas S. Brown, Shukai Du, Hasan Eruslu and Francisco-Javier Sayas

thereof, and couplings of different models in different subregions. The techniques that we will employ in the first part of the article ( Sections 3 through 7 ) are those of Laplace transforms, understanding the influence of volume forces, normal stresses, and given displacements, as well as the strain-stress relation as transfer functions describing linear distributional processes in the time domain. These techniques are classical, although we will use them in a language that is borrowed from the recent literature of time domain integral equations. In a second part