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Preliminary Results: Exploring Why Some Families Living in Proximity to Wind Turbine Facilities Contemplate Vacating Their Homes—A Community-Based Study  [PDF]
Carmen M. Krogh, Robert Y. McMurtry, Anne Dumbrille, Debra Hughes, Lorrie Gillis
Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) , 2020, DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1106118
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In Ontario, Canada, between 2006 and the end of 2016, government records provided by the former Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change documented that neighbors living near industrial wind turbine (IWT) facilities filed 4574 noise complaints/incident reports. In some cases, these records also included occurrences of adverse health effects being experienced by some of those living near the IWT facilities [1]. The risk of harm associated with living near IWT energy facilities is controversial and reported globally [1] [2] [3] [4]. Some families have been billeted by, or negotiated financial agreements with wind energy developers [2], and some took the step to vacate/abandon their homes [2] [3] [4] while others have felt forced to do so [3] [4]. While the action of vacating/abandoning a family home is internationally reported [1] [2] [3] [4] research about these occurrences is limited. Utilizing the Grounded Theory (GT) methodology, an ethics approved community-based study was conducted to investigate these occurrences. Participants in the study included those who had vacated/abandoned their homes in the past, or at the time of the interview were contemplating to do so, or decided to remain. Between October 2017 and January 2018, sixty-seven (n-67) consenting participants were interviewed. This article presents preliminary results which will be augmented by additional submissions to peer reviewed scientific journals for their consideration for publication.
Prevalence of Sarcopenia among Nursing Home Older Residents in Cairo, Egypt  [PDF]
Tomader Taha Abdel Rahman, Nehal Mahmoud Elkholy, Ahmad Kamel Mortagy
Advances in Aging Research (AAR) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/aar.2014.32019
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Sarcopenia is highly prevalent in community dwelling older adults in many countries; however, the prevalence of sarcopenia in nursing home older residents is not well characterized. The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence of sarcopenia in nursing home older residents in Cairo. Cross sectional study was performed among 357 nursing home residents in Cairo. The European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People (EWGSOP) recommendation was used for diagnosing sarcopenia. The study showed that the prevalence of sarcopenia in nursing home older residents in Cairo was 17.7%, 22.2% in elderly men and 14.4% in elderly women. Age, underweight and lack of physical activity were found to be associated with sarcopenia among studied participants. The study concluded that sarcopenia is an emerging health problem in nursing home older residents in Cairo.


Erratum to “Prevalence of Sarcopenia among Nursing Home Older Residents in Cairo, Egypt” [Advances in Aging Research 3 (2014) 118-123]  [PDF]
Tomader Taha Abdel Rahman, Hoda Mohammed Farid, Nehal Mahmoud Elkholy, Ahmad Kamel Mortagy, Ahmad Kamel Mortagy
Advances in Aging Research (AAR) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/aar.2014.34042
Abstract: Sarcopenia is highly prevalent in community dwelling older adults in many countries; however, the prevalence of sarcopenia in nursing home older residents is not well characterized. The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence of sarcopenia in nursing home older residents in Cairo. Cross sectional study was performed among 150 nursing homes residents in Cairo. The European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People (EWGSOP) recommendation was used for diagnosing sarcopenia. The study showed that the prevalence of sarcopenia in nursing home older residents in Cairo was 17.3%; 22.6% in elderly men and 13.6% in elderly women. Age, underweight and lack of physical activity were found to be associated with sarcopenia among studied participants. The study concluded that sarcopenia is an emerging health problem in nursing home older residents in Cairo.
Internatos para a terceira idade - dados internacionais
Bastian,Ernestine M.;
Revista de Saúde Pública , 1979, DOI: 10.1590/S0034-89101979000100010
Abstract: the data on the total population and that of people 65 or older, the number of nursing homes for this latter group, and the number of beds in these homes in cities in europe, the united states, and the middle east is compared to equivalent data for the city of s?o paulo, brazil. the rate of the elderly population and number of persons per bed in nursing homes was of special interest to this inquiry.
History of abandoned infants in Greece
Maria Athanasopoulou,Mariana Drakopoulos
To Vima tou Asklipiou , 2010,
Abstract: It is since mythology to classical ages in Greece, since Medieval Ages to the end of the 19th century in Smyrna and in Athens, that history indicates the abandonment of the infants as a phenomenon always existing. A time flashback and the research of the phenomenon through the historic examples contribute unequivocally to the remonstrance of the social facts in each era.Aim: The aim of this study was to critically review all the historical data and the evidence from the international and Greek literature and to explore the factors that are accountable for to the infant’s abandonment and especially in Greece.Method: A critical literature search was performed using of MEDLINE and CINAHL (1990-2008) databases. The literature review referred to historical data related to the care of the abandoned infants since ancient Greek times.Conclusion: The literature review leads to the conclusion that the detection of the historical sources combines a “mosaic” which reflects the multiple needs of the Greek society, with target to encounter the infant abandonment. The ways used each time in order the phenomenon to be faced, not rarely were doubted. Still they stand as the salutary solutions for the abandoned infants and they are explained and established through the social background of each era and through the needs serviced each time.
Smart Grid: An Overview  [PDF]
Tamilmaran Vijayapriya, Dwarkadas Pralhadas Kothari
Smart Grid and Renewable Energy (SGRE) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/sgre.2011.24035
Abstract: This paper briefly discusses evolution of Smart Grid development. Smart Grid is important as it will take us towards energy independence and environmentally sustainable economic growth. Growth of Smart Power Grid in India will slowly but surely take us towards fulfilling the dreams of former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, “Energy for all and Energy forever”.
Case Study: Hydraulic Model Study for Abandoned Channel Restoration  [PDF]
Changsung Kim, Joongu Kang
Engineering (ENG) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/eng.2013.512120
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Recently, a paradigm of river restoration is recognized as the importance of flood plan involving abandoned channel. Hence, effort which abandoned channel area by improvement project will become the territory of river area is trying. This study is a part of river restoration project. In this study, hydraulic model experiment and numerical simulation were performed to understand the flow characteristic and bed change for abandoned channel restoration. The target area of the hydraulic model was the midstream of the Hampyeong Stream (stream length: 1.3 km). Horizontal scale was 1/50 and vertical scale was 1/40. For numerical simulation, the FESWMS model was used. Cases of hydraulic and numerical models were frequency flood discharge (50 and 100 years) and channel formation discharge (100 m3/s and 120 m3/s). Flow characteristics were analyzed in fixed condition using hydraulic and numerical models. Bed change on abandoned channel restoration was analyzed on deposition trend using sediment supply from upstream in hydraulic model, and was compared with results of bed shear stress in numerical model. Results velocity profile and bed shear stress of numerical model were similar with trends of measured velocity and deposition of hydraulic model. The results of this study will be applied to restoration design of abandoned channels.


Rockfall Hazard in an Old Abandoned Aggregate Quarry in the City of Tétouan, Morocco  [PDF]
Hatim Dellero, Younes El Kharim
International Journal of Geosciences (IJG) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ijg.2013.48116
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Quarries are places of high instability due to blastings, if left without rehabilitation they become sites of great risk of rockfall, which are the case of the Carian quarry, a small abandoned aggregate quarry, which turned into a slum neighborhood in the north western part of the city of Tétouan, and that has a long history of rockfall incidents since it was shut down in the 60’s. Using rockmass characterization techniques, kinematic study and stability analysis, it was confirmed that many instability mechanisms are found on the walls of the quarry and cause a high risk of rockfall during the rain season, especially that the study area is inhabited. Rockfall trajectory modelling techniques allow the calculation of vertical distribution of rocks falling from the quarry’s walls along different profiles in the area and therefore the determination of a safety perimeter from the quarry wall.

Analysis of Status of Photovoltaic and Wind Power Abandoned in China  [PDF]
Shimin Li, Jing Wang, Qiong Liu, Lingyan Li, Yaping Hua, Wei Liu
Journal of Power and Energy Engineering (JPEE) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/jpee.2017.51007
Abstract: It was reported that the total installed capacity of photovoltaic power in China has reached 43.5 GW [1] at the end of 2015. With the vast territory and abundant solar energy resources in western part of China, more than 50 percent of photovoltaic power stations and wind farms were built there. In recent years, influenced by such factors as rapid growth in installed capacity of PV power stations and wind farms, power generation districts far away from power consumption load as well as its mismatch in transmission line, the phenomenon of abandoning solar and wind power has already restricted severely the normal operation of photovoltaic and wind power generation. It has greatly reduced the enthusiasm of the investors and constructors for investing and building power stations. This paper, based on the status in quo of power generation market and power supply in China, analyzes multi-aspect reasons for the phenomenon of abandoning solar and wind power and discusses their solutions.
Properties of Soils of Abandoned Coal Mine Industrial Areas (Primorsky Krai, Russia)  [PDF]
Olga D. Arefieva, Valentina G. Tregubova, Natalya V. Gruschakova, Valerij T. Starozhilov
Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection (GEP) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/gep.2018.66006
Abstract: Lipovtsy coal field mine №4 processed north-western reserves of Lipovtsy field in Primorski Krai (Russia). In 1997, the mine was declared unprofitable and was abandoned by natural flooding with no arrangement of mine water discharge and in 2005 it was fully flooded. The main sources of pollution in the studied area are spoil heaps (mine wastes), underspoil filtering waters and mine waters which are being discharged on the surface after finishing of “hydraulic funnel” artificial support. The study of technogenic landscape of abandoned mine industrial area showed that its morphologic form is dominated by spoil heaps. Soils located near mine waste body differ from benchmark soils by chemical properties and size distribution. The influence of active hydrochemical mine and drainage water flows is the reason of the above-mentioned variation in soil properties. Results showed that, there exist a high correlation ratios between chemical composition of mine waters and water extracts from soil: Between the alkalinity of mine waters and electrical conductivity of soil water extracts (r = 0.73), between mine water iron content and pH of soil water extract (r = 0.56), between the solid residue of mine waters and electrical conductivity of soil water extracts (r = 0.72), between the mine waters calcium content and electrical conductivity of soil water extracts (r = 0.75), between the alkalinity of mine waters and silicon dioxide content of soil water extracts (r = 0.61), between the mineralization of mine waters and chrome content of soil water extracts (r = 0.73).
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