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Publication date: 1 December 2002

Ken Young, Ian Pearson and R. Bull

A parameter has been identified that can be used to calculate a joint's bond‐line thicknesses. This was successfully represented by a fourth order polynomial expression…

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A parameter has been identified that can be used to calculate a joint's bond‐line thicknesses. This was successfully represented by a fourth order polynomial expression and has been used to predict the volume of adhesive required to precisely fill structural joints of unknown bond‐line thickness. This technology was further used to automatically control adhesive injection into pre‐assembled vehicle structural joints for use in an automated production environment. This has great advantage over adhesive application prior to joint assembly as the adhesive remains in the joint rather than contaminating the adherend surface and the bond‐line remains filled. This will be of benefit to the automotive industry. The method is adaptable and can be re‐programmed to cope with a number of applications.

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Assembly Automation, vol. 22 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-5154

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Publication date: 1 February 1984

Edward C. Paolella

Within the past few years, responsible educators, librarians, parents, counselors, social workers, therapists, and religious groups of all sexual persuasions and…

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Within the past few years, responsible educators, librarians, parents, counselors, social workers, therapists, and religious groups of all sexual persuasions and lifestyles have recognized the need for readily available reading material for lesbian and gay youth. Unfortunately, this material is often buried, because it is embedded in larger works. To meet this need, I have compiled and annotated 100 of the best works for young homosexuals, bisexuals, and heterosexuals. I have also included a few of the best works currently available on heterosexuality as a much needed source of knowledge for all young adults whether they are gay or straight, whether they remain childless or eventually become parents.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 12 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Publication date: 30 October 2019

Abhinand Thaivalappil, Andrew Papadopoulos and Ian Young

The purpose of this paper is to apply the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) to determine which psychosocial factors are predictors of older adults’ safe food storage…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to apply the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) to determine which psychosocial factors are predictors of older adults’ safe food storage practices at home.

Design/methodology/approach

An online structured questionnaire was developed and administered to older adults (60+). Two behavioural intention outcomes were investigated: thawing meats safely and storing leftovers within recommended guidelines. The survey instrument measured socio-demographic and TPB variables: attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioural control and intentions. A measure of self-reported habitual behaviour was also recorded and used to determine whether past practice influenced behavioural intentions.

Findings

Respondents (n=78) demonstrated good intentions to safely defrost meats and store leftovers. The models accounted for 41 and 48 per cent of the variance in intentions to perform safe storage behaviours. Attitudes and subjective norms were predictors of intentions to safely thaw meats. Habitual behaviour was a significant predictor of behavioural intentions to safely store leftovers. Perceived behavioural control was a significant predictor of intentions to thaw meats and store leftovers.

Research limitations/implications

The sample size was small, and results are to be interpreted with caution.

Practical implications

The results indicate that theory-based solutions to solving food safety among consumers may be a feasible strategy.

Originality/value

The study is the first of its kind to apply the TPB to this consumer group.

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British Food Journal, vol. 122 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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Publication date: 28 February 2020

David Obande and Ian Young

Students living in university residence halls often have refrigerators for food storage, and are often living alone and handling food for the first time in their lives…

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Purpose

Students living in university residence halls often have refrigerators for food storage, and are often living alone and handling food for the first time in their lives. Therefore, an investigation of their safe food storage practices is important to help prevent food-borne illness in this population. This research seeks to evaluate the food safety knowledge, attitudes and practices related to food storage and refrigeration among undergraduate students at a university campus.

Design/methodology/approach

A cross-sectional study was conducted by administering a questionnaire to undergraduate students (n = 93) living in two residence halls on a university campus.

Findings

Many respondents (43.3 percent) were unaware of the maximum temperature a refrigerator should be set at to prevent microbial growth, while 83.7 percent reported ‘never’ or ‘rarely’ checking the temperature of their refrigerator using a thermometer. Many respondents (43.1 percent) incorrectly ‘agreed’ or ‘strongly agreed’ that the smell and appearance of food can be used as an indicator for food safety, and 64.1 percent self-reported often or always using this practice. Respondents that were born outside of Canada had more positive food storage attitudes, while those that identified as Caucasian had higher knowledge scores. A positive correlation was identified between knowledge and attitude scores (r = 0.217) but neither were significantly associated with practice scores.

Originality/value

The study revealed gaps in the knowledge, attitudes and practices of university students living in residence halls related to safe food storage. Hence, there is a need to increase awareness and education in this population on key food storage practices.

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British Food Journal, vol. 122 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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Publication date: 1 March 2001

Katie Birch and Ian A. Young

The Documents Direct project’s aim was to investigate the feasibility of offering user‐initiated unmediated requesting and delivery of documents, as an alternative to…

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The Documents Direct project’s aim was to investigate the feasibility of offering user‐initiated unmediated requesting and delivery of documents, as an alternative to traditional periodical holdings and conventional ILL. The project’s initial user group involved four science and engineering schools at the University of Leeds. The project’s trial demonstrated, with both quantitative and qualitative analysis, the value of the service and the project became a trial service 12 months after its inception. This article examines the initial trial and evaluates the trial service.

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Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 29 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

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Publication date: 1 September 2001

Jose Blanco

Asks whether the introduction of the euro has added value to firms, noting that it has reduced imports, exchange rate volatility and transaction costs in member states;…

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Asks whether the introduction of the euro has added value to firms, noting that it has reduced imports, exchange rate volatility and transaction costs in member states; and stimulated European mergers and acquisitions and cross‐border deals, even though these may be hampered by nationalism, tax/legal differences and problems with language and culture. Constrasts trens towards consolidation with restructuring, divestment and downsizing in some companies; and looks at the effect of changes in euro values on manufacturing industry, prices and margins. Believes that uniform pricing will not be achieved until the euro is used by all firms in the region, buyers are able to act on price differentials and obstacles to eliminating differentials are removed; and explains why none of these conditions are met at present. Suggests that businesses should prepare for the greater complexity in themarketplace which also represents an opportunity for value creation.

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Managerial Finance, vol. 27 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4358

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Publication date: 23 November 2017

Rebecca Harvey, Paul Levatino and Julie Liefeld

To utilize LGBTQ affirmative theory to inform clinical work which affords queer youth with disabilities agency and authorship in their negotiations of sexuality.

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Purpose

To utilize LGBTQ affirmative theory to inform clinical work which affords queer youth with disabilities agency and authorship in their negotiations of sexuality.

Methodology/approach

The authors use a case study to explore the use of queer affirmative theory and peer consultation to guide and evaluate an ongoing clinical case of a young gay man with cerebral palsy as he negotiates his developing sexuality amid powerful messages from media, pornography, friends, and parental influence.

Findings

This paper finds that a queer affirmative therapy model which explores themes of intersectionality, and utilizes nuanced views of sexual identity, sexual behavior, and gender identity are useful to practitioners to encourage agency and authorship for queer disabled people in their negotiations of ability, sexuality, identity, and behavior.

Originality/value

This paper provides an alternative approach to nurturing queer identity by (1) creating refuge for emerging sexualities; (2) allowing for difficult dialogues where ability, sexuality, and gender can be pragmatically discussed, performed, and negotiated; (3) tolerating the discomfort of these difficult dialogues and pushing through to nurturing the unique queerness that evolves out of these conversations; and finally (4) encouraging transformation of all participants including client and practitioners. The practitioners discuss their own transformation through the co-created dialog with each other and with the client.

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Gender, Sex, and Sexuality Among Contemporary Youth
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78714-613-6

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Publication date: 1 June 2005

Milena Katsarska

Using the words of Lies Sercu in National Helpdesks for Intercultural Learning Materials: A Guide line, ‘Immigration, tolerance... integration, ethnicity, race..…

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Using the words of Lies Sercu in National Helpdesks for Intercultural Learning Materials: A Guide line, ‘Immigration, tolerance... integration, ethnicity, race... discrimination, exclusion... equal opportunities, multicultural... These are just some of the beacons guiding a debate on diversity, which is sweeping through public life in North America and Europe, and of which echoes can be heard in many other parts of the world’. As part of the process of border falls and due to a number of transitions taking place in Bulgarian society on a number of levels, many of the above listed “hot issues” be come relevant to Bulgarian society of today and many more will gain relevance in the future. Multicultural and intercultural issues, which have been recurrent motifs in present day public debates, also, logically, find reflection in educational policy making, since education in general, and especially the state, obligatory schooling system, is seen as a key location for influencing developments in society. To a great extent reflecting the above‐outlined tendencies, in several countries in Europe a number of National Helpdesks are founded. In general, Helpdesks address themselves to teachers, tacher trainers, text book authors, publishers, policy makers. Their purpose is to provide practical advice to educational practitioners related to pursuing the objectives of intercultural education. The primary focus of their work falls on teaching materials and media, mainly on text books, since, as empirical studies have established, it is what teachers predominantly use in their daily practice. As legal entities, being NGOs, Helpdesks position themselves proactively and become manifestations of a democratic, pluralist and civil society.

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Managerial Law, vol. 47 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Publication date: 1 October 1972

Ian Hindmarch, Charles Reeves and Mrs. M. Mantek

With all the current discussion about the drug ‘problem’ in schools and colleges, aren't we in danger of creating an artificial problem, or of confusing different sorts of…

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With all the current discussion about the drug ‘problem’ in schools and colleges, aren't we in danger of creating an artificial problem, or of confusing different sorts of problems?

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Education + Training, vol. 14 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0040-0912

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Publication date: 1 February 1993

Anne Lundin

In the novel, The Member of the Wedding, Carson McCullers probes the American malaise through the longings of a young adolescent girl. Twelve‐year‐old Frankie no longer…

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In the novel, The Member of the Wedding, Carson McCullers probes the American malaise through the longings of a young adolescent girl. Twelve‐year‐old Frankie no longer sees the world as round and inviting as a school globe. No, the world is huge and cracked and turning a thousand miles an hour. Indeed, the world seems separate from herself. In the midst of chaos, Frankie sees her brother's upcoming wedding as a chance to feel connected, to feel that she matters. The story focuses on Frankie's efforts to be a “member of the wedding,” as she recognizes, “they are the we of me.”

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Collection Building, vol. 12 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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