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Any method used by a person to calm himself physically, mentally, or emotionally, usually in preparation for performing an activity requiring concentration—e.g., meditation, an exam, or a sports competition
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1.. As part of meditative practice, an attempt to attain a state of self-awareness, relaxation, and psychological balance.
2.. In bodywork, focusing of the mind of the practitioner before beginning a therapeutic session with a patient.
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"Little research has been conducted that measures the prevalence of fibromyalgia, and estimates vary widely as to the proportion of male versus female patients. A 1999 epidemiology study conducted in London found a female to male ratio of roughly three to one. However, a 2001 review of the research literature in Current Rheumatology Reports stated the ratio was nine to one."

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Other areas of wood utilization were in pedestrian bridges, noise barriers, and form- and falseworks.
Then after some of the post-tensioning is installed in the back spans, most of the falsework can be removed.
Caltrans started the SAS span by constructing a complex structure of steel truss falsework to support the deck sections.
John Armitt, Olympic Delivery Authority chair, at the premises of Olympic contract winner RMD Kwikform in Aldridge, a leading supplier of formwork and falsework to the construction industry
"The 1995 guide design specifications helped define falsework and framework--the States may have used the terms but defined or interpreted them differently," says Malcolm T.
"Use of prefabricated elements allowed the construction to be done with little falsework (temporary elements), which minimized disturbance to the ground underneath the bridge," says Gary Jakovich, a senior bridge engineer with FHWA.
Nearly all of the falsework has now been removed, but that metalwork web attracted more than a few curious comments from people who thought it was part of the flyover itself, Lemos said.
Duwadi managed FHWA's Temporary Works Research Program, which produced guidelines and specifications for bridge falsework; the guidelines were adopted by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) in 1995.
Temporary falsework was supported by the drilled shaft foundations for the riverwalk at the center of span.
Nighttime activities will require traffic slowdowns for falsework placement over southbound I-5.
However, the Atkinson-Kiewit team proposed using conventional falsework supported by 0.91-meter-diameter pipe columns throughout the complex interchange, saving the project almost a million dollars and shaving nearly a year off the schedule.