BACKGROUND: With an estimated one billion hypertension cases worldwide, the role of the built environment in its prevention and control is still uncertain. The present study aims to examine the associations between neighbourhood walkability and hypertension in a large and diverse population-based cohort. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined the association between neighbourhood walkability and blood pressure outcomes for N = 429,334 participants drawn from the UK Biobank and aged 38-73 years. Neighbourhood walkability was objectively modelled from detailed building footprint-level data within multi-scale functional neighbourhoods (1.0-, 1.5- and 2.0-kilometer street catchments of geocoded dwelling). A series of linear and modified Poisson regression models were employed to examine the association between walkability and outcomes of diastolic blood pressure (DBP in mmHg), systolic blood pressure (SBP in mmHg) and prevalent hypertension adjusting for socio-demographic, lifestyle and related physical
Privacy advocates have objected to the Google Street View feature, pointing to photographs that show people leaving strip clubs, protesters at an abortion clinic, sunbathers in bikinis, cottagers at public parks, people picking up prostitutes and people engaging in activities visible from public property which they do not wish to be photographed and have published online. Google maintains that the photos were taken from public property. However, this does not take into account that the Street View cameras take pictures from an elevated position, enabling them to look over hedges and walls designed to prevent some areas from being open to public view. Before launching the service, Google removed photos of domestic violence shelters, and it allows users to flag inappropriate or sensitive imagery for Google to review and remove. When the service was first launched, the process for requesting that an image be removed was not trivial. Google changed its policy to make removal more straightforward, ...
Google Street View has often been the subject of controversy. The latest: Google and Apple are facing a patent lawsuit for Street View technology used on the
Google Street View is the inspiration for a colon scope in development at McMaster University that would help detect signs of cancer.
Take a look at this amazing Google Street View Illusion illusion. Browse and enjoy our huge collection of optical illusions and mind-bending images and videos.
Une excellente utilisation des photos et des captations de la plateforme Google Street View, par lartiste Aaron Hobson. Sa série « Cinemascap
Media reports indicate that the image of an alleged birth on a pavement in Germany captured by Google Street View has been deleted from the site
BACKGROUND: Societies face the challenge of keeping people active as they age. Walkable neighborhoods have been associated with physical activity, but more rigorous analytical approaches are needed. OBJECTIVES: We used longitudinal data from adult residents of Brisbane, Australia (40 - 65 years of age at baseline) to estimate effects of changes in neighborhood characteristics over a 6-y period on the likelihood of walking for transport. METHODS: Analyses included 2,789 - 9,747 How Areas Influence Health and Activity (HABITAT) cohort participants from 200 neighborhoods at baseline (2007) who completed up to three follow-up questionnaires (through 2013). Principal components analysis was used to derive a proxy measure of walkability preference. Environmental predictors were changes in street connectivity, residential density, and land use mix within a onekilometer network buffer. Associations with any walking and minutes of walking were estimated using logistic and linear regression, including ...
Were delighted that CERN opened its doors to Google Maps Street View allowing anyone, anywhere in the world to take a peek into its laboratories, control centers and its myriad underground tunnels housing cutting-edge experiments. Street View also lets scientists working on the experiments, who may be on the other side of the world, explore the equipment theyre using. ...
Living in a walkable neighborhood could be an important factor in helping older adults maintain their physical and cognitive health, according to new research from the University of Kansas.. In the small study, researchers monitored a group of adults diagnosed with mild Alzheimers disease and compared them to those without any cognitive impairment. Over a two-year period, individuals completed cognitive tests designed to measure attention, verbal memory and mental status. The walkability of participants neighborhoods was determined using geographic information systems (GIS). Medical News Today reports:. ...
ObjectivesFew studies have examined whether social characteristics of the residential environment are associated with blood pressure after controlling for individual sociodemographic characteristics. Even less is known about the processes by which these associations operate. Therefore, we examined w
Last year, Google raised the ire of many when it confessed that its city-mapping Street View vehicles unintentionally gathered unencrypted Wi-Fi data as they
With the unblinking eye of Googles Street Views, anyone can be a virtual rubbernecker. And some of the things you can spot using the service are downright unexplainable.
Ecological models of health behaviour are an important conceptual framework to address the multiple correlates of obesity. Several single-country studies previously examined the relationship between the built environment and obesity in adults, but results are very diverse. An important reason for these mixed results is the limited variability in built environments in these single-country studies. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine associations between perceived neighbourhood built environmental attributes and BMI/weight status in a multi-country study including 12 environmentally and culturally diverse countries. A multi-site cross-sectional study was conducted in 17 cities (study sites) across 12 countries (Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, the UK and USA). Participants (n = 14222, 18-66 years) self-reported perceived neighbourhood environmental attributes. Height and weight were self-reported in eight countries, and measured
There are still many green spaces in Inanda and the Woza eNanda Walking Trail often runs along the river or through densely vegetated slopes along small footpaths. A lot of interesting plants can be encountered here. Some are used for medicinal purposes or linked with cultural beliefs. But there are also a lot of invasive alien plants that must be carefully controlled or should be eradicated.. Our horticulturalist, Lindelani Zuke, provides some explanations, but please contribute your own knowledge through the comment feature below or e-mail us at [email protected] Tell us, what the Zulu name of the different plants is and what the community uses these plants for. You can also mail us your own pictures of plants and tree.. You can also get information about social and cultural points of interest along the Woza eNanda Walking trail and follow our updates on the further development.. INDIGENOUS TREES AND SHRUBS. Wild Plum. Scientific name: Harpephyllum ...
Apple is incorporating advanced 3D imaging to bring a variety of new features to iOS users, from building outlines to topographical terrain to fully rendered 3D models that not only replace Googles StreetView, but offer to provide 360 degree views across neighborhoods, behind buildings and even off roads.
Niedersteins Restaurant Restaurant, 69-16 Metropolitan Ave., at 69th St. 1854. Badly remodeled, 1974. A roadside tavern on the road from Greenpoint to Jamaica, now architecturally destroyed by a plastic mansard roof, fake leaded windows: the philistines were here without knowing they were philistines. We mention it only because it had a generous history and is the only place in these parts with pretentions to the service of food. The Niederstein family took over in 1888 to serve the German population making pilgrimages to the Lutheran Cemetery nearby ...
The Faroe Islands, which isnt even on some world maps, put a small brigade of ovine videographers in charge of what it called Sheepview
House prices have been on the rise in the UK for a number of years and many researchers have attempted to predict them. With major improvements in computing power and technology, a rise in deep learning methods and their application to big data has been observed. Can the two be combined in a novel way? We first explore whether house prices in London in the years 2015 and2016 can be estimated using Google Street View images and deep learning tools. We find that house prices can be inferred from Google Street View images, although predictions for areas with very high prices are less reliable. We also explore whether we can automatically identify areas which have experienced the highest relative increases in house price over the past ten years. Here we find that predictions are reasonable, but the model appears to mostly label areas which resemble the centre of London as areas in which house prices have risen the most, rather than capturing more nuanced patterns across the city. Analysis of changes ...
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Children living in neighborhoods with low walkability are at increased risk of asthma, according to a study published online April 17 in the Annals of the Ameri
Early care and education (ECE) settings play an important role in shaping the nutrition and physical activity habits of young children. Increasing research attention is being directed toward family child care homes (FCCHs) specifically. However, existing measures of child care nutrition and physical activity environments are limited in that they have been created for use with center-based programs and require modification for studies involving FCCHs. This paper describes the modification of the Environment and Policy Assessment and Observation (EPAO) for use in FCCHs. The EPAO underwent a through modification process that incorporated an updated format for the data collection instrument, assessment of emerging best practices, tailoring to the FCCH environment, and creation of a new scoring rubric. The new instrument was implemented as part of a larger randomized control trial. To assess inter-rater reliability, observations on 61 different days were performed independently by two data collectors. To
TY - JOUR. T1 - International study of perceived neighbourhood environmental attributes and Body Mass Index: IPEN Adult study in 12 countries. AU - De Bourdeaudhuij, I. AU - Van Dyck, D. AU - Salvo, D. AU - DAVEY, Rachel. AU - Reiss, RS. AU - Schofield, Grant. AU - Reis, Rodrigo. AU - Mitáš, Josef. AU - Christiansen, Breum. AU - Macfarlane, Duncan. AU - Sugiyama, Takemi. AU - Ontoso, Inés. AU - Owen, Neville. AU - Conway, Terry L.. AU - Sallis, James F.. AU - Cerin, Ester. PY - 2015/5/16. Y1 - 2015/5/16. N2 - Background: Ecological models of health behaviour are an important conceptual framework to address the multiple correlates of obesity. Several single-country studies previously examined the relationship between the built environment and obesity in adults, but results are very diverse. An important reason for these mixed results is the limited variability in built environments in these single-country studies. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine associations between perceived ...
The Golden Cap Estate is ideal for walking, whether you favour long hikes or a gentle leg stretch. Need inspiration? You can download walking trails for the Golden Cap Estate before you visit.
The objective of this study was to test whether the association between walkable environments and lower body mass index (BMI) was stronger within disadvantaged groups that may be particularly sensitive to environmental constraints.
The Healthy Living through Environment, Policy, and Improved Clinical Care (EPICC) Program was formed in 2013, consolidating three Utah Department of Health programs (Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program, and the Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Program). The purpose of the consolidation was to ensure a productive, collaborative, and efficient program focused on health outcomes. The EPICC Program aims to reduce the incidence of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke by targeting risk factors including reducing obesity, increasing physical activity and nutritious food consumption, and improving diabetes and hypertension control. [[br]] The primary program strategies include: *Increasing healthy nutrition and physical activity environments in K-12 schools *Increasing healthy nutrition and physical activity environments in early care and education (childcare/preschool) *Increasing healthy nutrition and physical activity environments in worksites ...
Importantly, in the two years reviewed in the survey, 9.4% of participants reported at least one case of transport-associated pneumonia and 35 transported horses had died, most commonly from fractures, colic or pneumonia.. Transport-related pneumonia. Previous research had already identified transportation aggravates pre-existing respiratory disease; in other words, if you transport a sick horse, you will end up with a sicker horse at the other end.. Dr Padalino and colleagues, however, questioned whether a high level of stress during transport could play a role in the progression of disease and could, therefore, be used to identify those individuals who are at risk of developing respiratory illness post-travel.. To investigate this particular question, 12 horses - all experienced travelers - were transported on an eight-hour journey.. The horses were split into two groups, which travelled the same route, in the same horse truck on two separate days. They travelled side-on in a six-horse truck ...
The FCC cleared Google of wrongdoing in the so-called WiSpy case concerning the collection of Wi-Fi data from Google Street View cars. It was the right call, says columnist Mike Elgan, because Google did nothing wrong.
The Colonial Theatre is located at 227 Bridge Street, in the heart of Phoenixvilles historic business district. Click here to download a PDF with directions and a map. Click here for a Google street view. Street Parking 2 hour free* street parking is available on the 100, 200, and 300 blocks of Bridge Street; and on
Google Street View launched in Australia today. Making me über homesick - Ive already visited my flat, my favourite cafe and Tamarama... The most spectacular view (courtesy of Hamish) has to be this one though.
Across the street from the Fatburger tower, this tower has recently had a 4th carrier installed on the lowest position, as Google Street View only shows 3 carriers.
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NOTE: All public rights-of-way in front of properties must maintain a minimum continuous clear walkway area 5 feet wide and 7 feet tall to make our neighborhood walkways and forests accessible for all.. See our Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Walkability Study here.. Sponsored by the Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Foresters, Desert Harvesters, and the LEAF Network. Chipping Service by donation: Turn wastes into resources, as you transform your prunings into mulch.. Throughout the pruning workshop day, Omar Ore-Giron will be renting and operating an industrial chipper-shredder to quickly turn prunings into mulch. To cover costs he will be asking for a donation of $30 per property for those using the chipper services. This is an amazing deal, as this would ordinarily cost well over $100 per property.. Pruning Requirements and Guidelines for Neighborhood Mulching Service. ...
The Transportation Department administers the maintenance of most public roadways and sidewalks within the Raleigh City limits. To report a problem or request repairs to streets, sidewalks, storm drains, street signs, traffic signals or street lights, please select the appropriate option below.. You can also request street or sidewalk improvements.. ...
very large gap in sidewalk at 900-1030 Walnut Ln Philadelphia, PA: There is a large gap in the sidewalk on the southbound side of the street. Last fall it caused me and my daughter to crash on our bike because it was disguised by leaves (we dont normally ride on the sidewalk but we did that one day). The hole is deep enough to swallow most of a bike wheel and sent us over the handlebars. We were lucky to get away with only bruises. It had a cone placed in it shortly thereafter and I thought it was going to be repaired so I did not report it. This needs to be fixed before someone else gets hurt.
sidewalk blocked by abandoned construction at Wilings Alley And 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA: The corner was dug up to put in new curb cuts. That work appears to have been abandoned several weeks ago and the sidewalk was left torn up and blocked. There is no sidewalk closed signed; people walk in the street to go around it. This seems like an easy fix - either finish the work or return it back the way it was.
Park at public bike racks or corrals and designated bike share parking areas. Scooters can also be parked upright on hard surfaces in the section of the sidewalk between the curb and the pedestrian through zone where benches, utility poles, tree pits, and bicycle racks live.. If ending a ride where there is no sidewalk, you may park scooters upright in a safe location on the City right-of-way where it will not impede pedestrian or vehicle travel.. When parking scooters, do not block the pedestrian throughway on sidewalks, crosswalks, driveways, alleys, bicycle lanes, or vehicle travel lanes.. Do not park in the frontage zone or pedestrian through zone of the sidewalk, on a sidewalk segment where no landscape or furniture zone is present, or on a sidewalk segment where the curb is in a bus, light rail, or other transit curb zone, in a shuttle bus zone, in a taxicab stand, in a loading zone, or disabled parking zone. ...
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 , Presented by Site Resources Division Mason Crew , 43. Some sidewalks at the Lab are decades old, with cracks caused by weather and roots, posing potential tripping hazards to the site’s many walkers. The Site Resources Division crew is systemically identifying the sidewalks that need repair and replacement, and getting the job done. Watch the video to learn more.. Video Tags: safety safety day ...
The Sidewalk Cafe is not on a sidewalk, as one might expect, but instead sits inside Lyndens Dutch Village Mall. Even so, the cafes decor certainly gives the impression of outdoor sidewalk dining....
What is the cause of damage? Normal deterioration | Additional information: Constituent states that sidewalk in front of his proprty deterioriating and needs repair. Constituent states that lareg holes developeed in the sidewalk and he believes them to be unsafe | What material is the sidewalk made from? Asphalt
Conditions: The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Similarly, the work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.. Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to manipulate equipment, and to talk and hear. The employee is required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.. Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is high to moderate.. Disclaimer: The above statements reflect the ...
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.. ​. WORK ENVIRONMENT:. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. ...
The Paper focuses on the inbound know-how transfer for the development of open innovation as an approach to business management. It can be a challenging task for useful and meaningful transfer of external know-how to create value, thus the addressed research questions are: What constitutes a successful know-how transfer? How to measure performance of know-how transfer? How transfer of know-how should be done? Qualitative research methods - participatory action research within a specific case and application of existing theories as well as focus groups discussions were applied to create the study and obtain triangulation. The paper applied both inductive and deductive reasoning. The research shows that learning outcomes based approach can be used for successful know-how transfer. Performance of know-how transfer is affected by accuracy of the stated aim (learning outcomes), applied teaching, learning and assessment methods and both internal and external environment characteristics of the stakeholders
Standardization in the design of new buildings and retrofit of existing buildings for acceptable indoor environment and practicable energy conservation and efficiency. Building environment design addresses the technical building systems and related architectural aspects, and includes the related design …
Standardization in the design of new buildings and retrofit of existing buildings for acceptable indoor environment and practicable energy conservation and efficiency. Building environment design addresses the technical building systems and related architectural aspects, and includes the related design …
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Research has shown that exposure to air pollution adversely affects human health by triggering or exacerbating a number of health issues such as asthma and heart disease, said Marshall, a civil engineering faculty member in the University of Minnesotas Institute of Technology. Likewise, physical inactivity is linked to an array of negative health effects including heart disease and diabetes. Neighborhood design can influence air pollution and walkability; more walkable neighborhoods may encourage higher daily activity levels.. In the study, researchers evaluated concentrations of nitric oxide, a marker of motor vehicle exhaust, and ozone, a pollutant formed when vehicle exhaust and other pollutants react, for 49,702 postal codes (89 percent of all postal codes) in Vancouver. The researchers assigned a walkability score by analyzing four common attributes of neighborhood design: land-use mixing, intersection density, population density and for retail areas, the relative amount of land area ...
TY - CHAP. T1 - Mediterranean lifestyle: Linking social life and behaviors, residential environment, and cardiovascular disease prevention. AU - Georgousopoulou, Ekavi. AU - George, Elena. AU - Mellor, Duane. AU - Panagiotakos, Demosthenes. PY - 2020/7/10. Y1 - 2020/7/10. N2 - The Mediterranean diet was first described by the Seven Countries Study in the 1960s as a cardioprotective diet, as a pattern of eating that was traditionally prevalent among residents of the Mediterranean basin countries. Since then the Mediterranean dietary pattern has been extensively described and explored with respect to its health benefits and has been identified as one of the healthier diets in the world, being associated including in some cases causally as protective against cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes mellitus, some cancer, mental health issues, cognitive decline, etc. While attempts have been made to explain the protective aspects of Mediterranean diet, research groups and foundations including the ...
The Obesity and Neighborhood Environment (ONE) database is a collection of variables derived using spatial analysis techniques that link community-level data to individual Add Health respondent residential locations in both space and time. The database provides physical, social, and economic neighborhood environment measures corresponding with Add Health respondent locations in Waves I and III. Community-level data include density and proximity to recreational facilities, land use patterning, population, economic, climate, and crime statistics, which are linked spatially and temporally to individual-level Add Health behavior and health outcome data. Request for these files must include a brief justification explaining the necessity and relevance of the data to the research agenda. There are no special security requirements. For more information, please see the study website.. ...
The Obesity and Neighborhood Environment (ONE) database is a collection of variables derived using spatial analysis techniques that link community-level data to individual Add Health respondent residential locations in both space and time. The database provides physical, social, and economic neighborhood environment measures corresponding with Add Health respondent locations in Waves I and III. Community-level data include density and proximity to recreational facilities, land use patterning, population, economic, climate, and crime statistics, which are linked spatially and temporally to individual-level Add Health behavior and health outcome data. Request for these files must include a brief justification explaining the necessity and relevance of the data to the research agenda. There are no special security requirements. For more information, please see the study website.. ...
Article Development of a GIS-based urban air quality modelling system for transport-related pollution. In recent years motor vehicles have become the dominant source of air pollution in metropolitan areas. Hence, the assessment of transport-related a...
The neighborhood environment may positively or negatively influence ones ability to maintain cognitive function with age. Since older adults spend less time outside, the neighborhood environment increases in importance with age. Studies suggest physical aspects of the neighborhood such as the availability of sidewalks and parks, and more social and walking destinations, may be associated with better cognitive functioning. Beneficial neighborhood environments can provide spaces for exercise, mental stimulation, socializing and reducing stress. To date, few studies have examined how the neighborhoods physical environment relates to cognition in older adults.
The Project aims to establish the benefits that people derive from green areas in European towns and cities. The objective is to advance the planning and design of all types of urban green space.. Rationale for the project. Many European towns and cities possess attractive parks and recreational areas. The Greenspace project will develop methodologies that identify the types and variety of open and green space that best satisfy peoples needs. Using case studies, it will demonstrate how public participation can be brought into the strategic planning of greenspace on a continuing basis.. Greenspace makes an essential contribution to the quality of life of urban residents. It provides a recreational resource, a peaceful retreat, a medium for social interaction, safe and exciting play areas for children, a reserve habitat for urban wildlife, and an attractive backdrop to built developments. Yet greenspace is often seen as a lower priority than many other local or central government ...
If youre in the Faneuil Hall area of Boston today, look out for the trike. That would be the Google Street View Trike, a pedicab-like contraption mounted
On average, participants decreased their time spent in walking for transport (-4.1 min/day) and for recreation (-3.7 min/day) between the baseline and 4-year follow-up. However, those living in high-walkable neighborhoods showed significantly smaller reduction (adjusted mean change: -1.1 min/day) in their time spent in walking for transport than did those living in low-walkable neighborhoods (-6.7 min/day). No such statistically-significant differences were found with the changes in walking for recreation. ...
Maintaining physical activity in later life is important for maintaining health and function. Activity outdoors, such as walking, jogging and cycling, may provide an accessible, sociable and practical solution, but maintaining outdoor mobility may be a challenge in later life. Providing green environments which are supportive of physical activity may facilitate this, yet research into how greenspace could be best used is inconclusive. This study evaluates the role of greenspace in protecting against decline in physical activity over time in older adults. Data from the European Prospective Investigation of Cancer Norfolk, UK, cohort 1993-2009 (N=15,672) was used. Linear regression modelling was used to examine the association between exposure to greenspace in the home neighbourhood and change in overall, recreational and outdoor physical activity measured in terms of metabolic equivalent cost (MET) in hours/week. Mediation analysis was conducted to assess if dog walking explained the relationship ...
The objective of this study was to assess the soundness of census tracts as units of analysis, i.e. their degree of homogeneity in terms of the active living potential of residential environments associated with walking. In order to do so, homogeneous zones that optimised the spatial patterning of active living potential indicators hypothesised to be associated with greater involvement in walking, namely population density, land-mix use, and accessibility to services, were successfully designed. This was done through the application of an easy-to-use method combining a classification method called K-means clustering with basic mapping applications of geographical information systems. The degree of soundness of census tracts as units of analysis was established through a series of analyses comparing them to the newly-designed zones.. First the distribution of the three active living indicators between and within census tracts was assessed. Although census tracts were homogeneous in terms of ...
Open peer review is a system where authors know who the reviewers are, and the reviewers know who the authors are. If the manuscript is accepted, the named reviewer reports are published alongside the article. Pre-publication versions of the article and author comments to reviewers are available by contacting [email protected] All previous versions of the manuscript and all author responses to the reviewers are also available.. You can find further information about the peer review system here.. ...
Persons with a mental illness are less likely to be successful in attempts to quit smoking. A number of smoking and environmental characteristics have been shown to be related to quitting behaviour and motivation of smokers generally, however have been less studied among smokers with a mental illness. This study aimed to report the prevalence of smoking characteristics and a variety of physical and social environmental characteristics of smokers with a mental illness, and explore their association with quitting behaviour and motivation. A cross-sectional descriptive study was undertaken of 754 smokers admitted to four psychiatric inpatient facilities in Australia. Multivariable logistic regression analyses were undertaken to explore the association between smoking and environmental characteristics and recent quitting behaviour and motivation. Participants were primarily daily smokers (93 %), consumed |10 cigarettes per day (74 %), and highly nicotine dependent (51 %). A third (32 %) lived in a house in
Campus mental health professionals have shown some interest in an ecological conceptualization. of student functioning, although a review of the literature suggests that this perspective has been limited in scope and influence. Morrill, Oetting, and Hurst (1974) proposed a framework for counseling interventions not limited to the therapy room. Their model, delineated in terms of target, purpose and method of intervention, expands the target domain of campus counseling staff from the traditional individual client to include primary groups (friends and family), associational groups (e.g., classes, student organizations and residence-based groups), and, most broadly, the institution or campus community. This model also expands method of service delivery beyond direct therapeutic contact to consultation, training and use of media. Finally, the purpose of intervention is defined to include, in addition to remediation of psychological difficulties, the more proactive goals of prevention of mental ...
Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of The effect on emotions and brain activity by the direct/indirect lighting in the residential environment. Together they form a unique fingerprint. ...
Overview. Room isolation designs are only as good as their weakest link, and residential doors present several challenges that can be met with Kinetics line of wood acoustical doors. First, the door itself, if not well-constructed, will transmit sound energy from one room to another. Second, air gaps around the perimeter of the door, if not sealed, are easy pathways for sound to transfer to adjacent spaces.. Additionally, most sound-rated doors are made of metal and are not attractive in residential environments. Finally, production lead-times can be extremely long and therefore unacceptable to the construction schedule.. Kinetics offers custom-manufactured STC-49 and STC-35 soundrated acoustical doors with improved lead times for production and the ultimate in design flexibility. Kinetics acoustical doors have been specifically designed for residential environments and offer a wide variety of standard and custom wood finishes, sizes, and acoustical seals.. Full test reports available upon ...
BackgroundAlthough many studies on occupational or environmental exposure levels of asbestos have been published, it is hard to find studies that checked asbestos levels of both of inside and outside of asbestos factory. This fact make epidemiologists connect occupational and environmental asbestos
Emerging evidence suggests that greenspace, whether used for recreation or physical activity (i.e. green exercise), can improve mental health and wellbeing. Indeed, individuals who use greenspaces or engage in green exercise have less mental distress, less anxiety and depression and healthier cortisol levels. GreenspaceHack aims to facilitate better design of greenspaces to promote health by providing robust evidence on which characteristics of greenspace citizens value most and which contribute to promoting healthier urban environments at individual and local levels. The project aims to engage citizens and utilises a crowdsource-enabled smartphone survey based on the validated NEST tool to offer a simple, intuitive method for community groups, parish councils, and other stakeholders to provide information about their local green spaces.. ...
Background Concerns about loss of greenspace with urbanisation motivate much research on nature and health; however, contingency of greenspace-health associations on the character of community change remains understudied.. Methods With aggregate data from governmental sources for 1432 Swedish parishes, we used negative binomial regression to estimate incidence rate ratios (IRRs) for all-cause and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality during 2000-2008 in relation to percentage area (in 2000) of urban residential greenspace, urban parks and rural greenspace, looking across parishes with decrease, stability or increase in population density. We also assessed interactions between land use and population change.. Results Parishes with ,1 decile increase in population density had lower incidence of all-cause (IRR=0.91, 95% CI 0.87 to 0.95) and CVD mortality (IRR=0.89, 95% CI 0.84 to 0.94) compared with parishes with stable populations. In stable parishes, all-cause mortality was lower with higher ...
Andrews S.J., Das D., Cherbuin N., Anstey KJ., Easteal, S. (2016). Association of genetic risk factors with cognitive decline: The PATH Through Life Project. Neurobiology of Aging, 41, 150-158. doi:10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2016.02.016. Anstey KJ, Eramudugolla R, Ross LA, Lautenschlager NT, Wood J. Road safety in an aging population: risk factors, assessment, interventions, and future directions. Int Psychogeriatr. 2016 Mar;28(3):349-56. doi: 10.1017/S1041610216000053.. Barnett A, Cerin E, Zhang CJ, Sit CH, Johnston JM, Cheung MM, Lee RS. Associations between the neighbourhood environment characteristics and physical activity in older adults with specific types of chronic conditions: the ALECS cross-sectional study. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2016 Apr 21;13:53. doi: 10.1186/s12966-016-0377-7.. Barnett A, van den Hoek D, Barnett D, Cerin E. Measuring moderate-intensity walking in older adults using the ActiGraph accelerometer. BMC Geriatr. 2016 Dec 8;16(1):211.. Braiser C, Ski CF, Thompson DR, ...
In 2011, 83% of Australian children aged 4-5 years who did not attend school were attending a preschool, or a preschool programme in an ECEC service and 54% of 2-3 year olds usually attended formal childcare such as long day care.15 In comparison, 93% of children in the UK are enrolled in formal care16 and 26% of children under the age of 6 attend centre-based care in the US.17 ECEC services such as long day care are an important setting for increasing physical activity in the early years, yet international evidence shows that a significant proportion of preschoolers fail to meet physical activity recommendations while attending day care.18 ,19. The day care physical environment has the potential to either positively or negatively influence physical activity and the overall health and development of young children in care.14 ,20-22 A 2010 review identified that more space per child and open play areas were correlated with increased physical activity of children attending day care.20 The presence ...
But the strange thing I discovered was that people dont care about the surveillance cameras, they were more concerned about me and my secret camera eye because they feel that is a worse invasion of their privacy.[11], On May 3, 2008, artists Robin Hewlett and Ben Kinsley staged a simulated street scene in a Pittsburgh neighborhood when the Google Street View team came through. Several videos were posted on YouTube depicting celebratory acts that quickly transitioned into destructive malicious behavior. Prior to the Revolutionary War, Great Britain maintained its information on colonial activities in America through relatively mundane systems: newspapers, written and verbal reports, and general conversation. 95-511, 92 Stat. Elahi has stated of his art: Both quantitative and qualitative information is incorporated into my work, and the entire process results in translations and mistranslations between the physical and the virtual, between the body politic and the singular citizen. Jason Bruges ...
You can now hike Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and other national parks online. Nature Valley granola bars introduces Nature Valley Trail View, similar to Google street view, but for hiking in national parks.
When I was on Great George Street passing by the Town Hall on August 30 2013 I noticed some work was going on that gave a view into the inside of the Town Hall there (it looked like there was heating and/or air conditioning equipment inside, though that is just my guess). Some of the work was partly covered on the outside and workmen were inside so I did not try to get any photos just there. However, a very small area was open nearer the steps so I took this very much street level photo that shows some of the equipment inside. Though not the greatest of photos I thought (hope!) it would still be of interest if only for the unusual viewing point. PS. On enlarging the original photo from which the one here is a reduced copy the wording on what seems to an upright wooden beam reads New pressups unit with a downward pointing arrow. The following link will bring up a Google Street View that shows where the small normally blanked off opening is a little to the left of the steps on Great George ...
A dark blue van rented by Apple has been fitted with cameras and is roaming the streets of northern California.. According to CBS SF Bay Area, the Cupertino goliath is behind a mystery vehicle spotted in the city of Concord, east of San Francisco.. The Dodge minivan, which Department of Motor Vehicles documents show is leased to Apple, has four cameras mounted to it and an antenna. The cams are point out at the streets around it. According to a Concord blog, the minivan has been spotted in New York, too.. It didnt have any markings on the sides of it or anything. I couldnt figure out what it was, Concord resident Melissa Lewis told her local TV station.. Apple, true to form, is not issuing any comment on the matter, but speculation is that the company could be working alone or in part with an automaker to build a self-driving car, or a Google Street View competitor, or anything else really.. However, its claimed the van has too many cameras: tech analyst Rob Enderle told CBS the cams are ...
Housing in Murmansk (Russia). (Categories : Residential, Plattenbau) - Google Maps Architecture. Brutalist Map of architecture pictures. Brutalist architecture through the eyes of Google Street View.
Google Street View has finally covered the nooks and crannies of Iriga. The Prius, Googles camera-fortressed vehicle, even chanced upon me as I was on my walk business around this city. Yep, heres yours truly on this sleepy side of town taking one step at a time. Tsamba. People are more likely to get crushed…
Introduction: Several features of the residential environment have been related to cardiovascular risk. This pilot study tested the feasibility of measuring four specific domains of the urban environment (food, tobacco, alcohol and physical activity) in 12 census sections within the Heart Healthy Hoods Study in Madrid, Spain.. Methods: 12 census sections within the city limits of Madrid were selected using the Median Neighborhood Index (MNI). The MNI selects median clusters (in terms of aging, education, segregation and urban form) of contiguous areas within a city using the SaTSCAN statistic.. Well-trained data collectors conducted the fieldwork during 3 weeks. To assess the food environment they collected data on the number and type of stores as well as the healthy food availability within stores, using an abbreviated and adapted version of the NEMS-S inventory. For the tobacco and alcohol environment they collected data on the type and number of points of sale. For the physical activity ...
Nontransect Zones are the proposed new use-based (Euclidian) zoning paradigm under [[CodeNEXT]]. These zones primarily specify the allowed uses of the property and have secondary restrictions on the form of the buildings. Consultants and staff have generally said that this paradigm is designed more for driveable suburban areas, with [[transect zones]] for walkable urban areas. This distinction seems strange looking at the actual text and maps -- the [[DC]] and [[CC]] nontransect zones do foster a high degree of walkability, while the [[T3]] family of transect zones does not allow enough density to support walkable neighborhoods. == Details == In progress. See also: * [http://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Planning/CodeNEXT/zoningframeworktablesupdate042017.pdf Citys breakdown] (PDF, source for this table) *[https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NVQ_VHO4t179BWru_VwhqCROdW46rTetbLVJJnd2BmY/edit#gid=1803477546 Google Spreadsheet] Table of uses by Matthew Duarte {, ...
Mir Saeed Moosavi & Zhila Darvishi Postin Doz, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran, ID CLEaR2017-408; Abstract: The changing conditions within cities over time and differences in living conditions between cities suggest that at best these studies provide a crude snapshot of how the mass of urban living conditions at one point in time may be affecting population health, social behavior and communication. Urban green spaces are an integral part of any urban area and their importance is very well known for maintaining the environmental quality, sustainability, social communication as well as population health and wellbeing. Urban green spaces constitute parks, gardens and recreation venues, informal green spaces such as river or sea fronts, green spaces surrounding historical sites, railway corridors and indigenous vegetation types.. The aim of the study is to analyze the relationship between green space and community attachment in urban areas including metropolitan areas in Iran. The detailed ...
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the recommendations from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Parks and Greenspace Conference has been rescheduled to Monday, August 17th. Each spring, Park Pride hosts the annual Parks & Greenspace Conference, the largest parks conference in the southeast, showcasing thought leaders from Atlanta and across the nation. Through education and inspiration, the conference focuses on best practices for companies and individuals who are united by a common desire to improve parks and strengthen communities.
Wilson Elementary school is located in southern part of Wauwatosa, nestled in a neighborhood in close proximity to the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center which includes Froedtert Hospital and Childrens Hospital.. Our walkable neighborhood school serves the neighborhoods of Glenview Heights and Ravenswood.. We have a committed PTSA (parent-teacher association) and an active student body with numerous co-curricular opportunities to engage in (details can be found under the Activities tab on the homepage).. Academically, Wilson routinely performs well on the Department of Public Instructions State Accountability Report Card. In 2016-17, we earned the Overall Achievement score of Exceed Expectations.. Weve also received recognition as a 2013-2014 Title 1 School of Recognition and a 2013 Wisconsin Positive Behavioral Intervention & Support (PBIS) Network School of Distinction.. ...
The final panel of the night was a bit anti-climactic. We didnt see the personal sparring between Ozzie Gonzalez and Sarah Iannarone that was apparent at Sunday nights climate change forum. And right from the outset, Mayor Wheeler tried to manage expectations by pointing out that hes not even in charge of transportation.. Wheelers answers were mostly just a PBOT brochure. Iannarone hit all the points youd expect from someone whos worked at Portland State University, traveled the world learning about transportation best practices, and deeply involved with local activism. Gonzalez said he wants to do a lot of things were already doing and I dont think his answers broke through. Of all the candidates, it was Teressa Raiford who seemed to garner the most enthusiasm from the crowd.. Iannarone had a strong answer for how shed reduce emissions. She rattled off a quality list of things like more density, compact walkable neighborhoods, and bikeways for all ages and abilities. She also said, We ...
In addition to landscaping, street trees are strongly encouraged in sidewalk planting strips if planting areas are of sufficient width. Plant species and layout are subject to DPW Bureau of Urban Forestrys staff approval.. Planting strips should be a minimum of 3 feet wide along a street where trees are to be planted.. See Street Trees. Most plants are acceptable for sidewalk landscaping; however, ivy and other invasive groundcovers should be avoided as they can provide protective cover for pests. Tall, dense bushes and hedges should also be avoided as they can limit visibility and accessibility. Thorny and spiky plants are also not allowed.. Sidewalk landscaping should use drought-tolerant species. Deep-rooted native or drought-tolerant species have many benefits including tolerance to flooding and drought, low or no irrigation needed once established, improving water quality by filtering pollutants, and aerating and increasing the permeability of soils. Native and drought-tolerant species ...
Quinn Court is the development of 32 units of senior housing in Chillicothe (Ross County). The project consists of four one-story buildings with two bedrooms, one bathroom apartments. The development is in an Appalachian county and accounts for almost 40% of all affordable units in the market. With five fully accessible units, all units offer a zero-step entry and accessible common areas. The project is located adjacent to a licensed nursing facility and a public park, and the development team worked with the city to have a bus stop added at the entrance of the site.. Unit amenities include washer/dryer hook-ups and dishwashers. Site amenities include security, a clubhouse and a walking trail. Senior services are available on-site, including an exam room for preventative screening/exams by the local health department, and a resident fitness program utilizing the on-site walking trail. The project has incorporated energy efficient design of the units to save residents and the project nearly 14% ...
Physical Demands. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to fingers, handle, or feel or operate computers and other standard office equipment. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk, lift, twist, turn and reach with hands and arms. The employee must be capable of lifting a minimum of 20 lbs., or more if required by the essential functions of the job.. Work Environment. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee ...
Toxoplasma gondii, the agent of toxoplasmosis, has a complex life cycle. In humans, the parasite may be acquired either through ingestion of contaminated meat or through oocysts present in the environment. The importance of each source of contamination varies locally according to the environment characteristics and to differences concerning human eating habits and the presence of cats; thus, the risk factors may be determined through fine-scale studies. Here, we searched for factors associated with seropositivity in the population of two adjacent villages in Lorraine region, France. All voluntary inhabitants filled out a questionnaire and gave a blood sample. The seroprevalence was estimated globally and according to the inhabitants ages using a cubic spline regression. A mixed logistic regression model was used to quantify the effect of individual and household factors on the probability of seropositivity. Based on serological results from 273 persons, we estimated seroprevalence to be 47% (95%
IWH researchers tested the reliability and validity of the Internal Responsibility System Climate Assessment and Audit Tool (IRS CAAT), which embodies internal responsibility best practices for Ontarios underground mines.
Hi Folks, I am looking for audit tool for Norton Antivirus corporate edition 7.6. which can check antivirus definitions not updated on all computers & report on the same. I have checked NetIQ but not comfortable with this. Network consist of more than 50 remote locations connected over various type of link which includes slow links also. Do you know any? or any small utility will also do.
Some areas in Japan are finally starting to install bike lanes - something long overdue. This one is just to the south west of JR Akabane Station.. Akabane Ichibangai Shopping Street. Around 35°4648.61″ N 139°4315.73″ E is a rather short street called Akabane Ichibangai Shopping Street. Its worth a quick look, but is a slightly older Shitamchi (old downtown) type of area. Theres also a massive Sports Authority right across the street.. Arakawa Iwabuchi-zeki Greenspace. If youre willing to make the trek just a little north to the Arakawa River, around 35°4717.31″ N 139°4337.91″ E, theres a huge open space called Arakawa Iwabuchi-zeki Greenspace. There are a lot of other parks nearby on the banks of the Arakawa River, including Arakawa Undō Park across the river, miles of walking trails, baseball parks, and even a huge nice BBQ park. The area is a popular spot for Hanami (fireworks) during festivals.. Hotels. If youre looking for a good but cheap hotel, around 35°4659.96″ ...
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This 14 mile non-motorized trail 14 miles southwest of Deer River on Cass County 65 offers hunters clover-covered loops and many route options ...
Often small groups of northern shovelers bring food to the surface by swimming rapidly in a circle while swinging their bills side to side. They strain aquatic vegetation, plankton, and tiny invertebrates through the comblike edges of their shovel-shaped bill.. ...
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Google has teamed up with startup Aclima to test urban air pollution using its Street View cars in Denver. Up next is the Bay Area.
Scott Adams, the Citys Public Works Manager, made a proposal for a Sidewalk Master Plan during the Public Works Committee Meeting on Thursday, July 22 (agenda/video). Currently, the city of Charlottetown has 147 kilometres of sidewalks. To complete the network, the Public Works department identified existing streets that either have a fair amount of traffic…