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Duka S.,University of Tirana | Pepa B.,Ismail Qemali University of Vlora | Keci E.,University of Professional Studies | Paparisto A.,University of Tirana | Lazo P.,University of Tirana
Journal of Environmental Science and Health - Part A Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering | Year: 2017

Environmental monitoring of river water quality in Albania, using biological and chemical parameters, is a fast and effective way to assess the quality of water bodies.The aim of this study was to investigate Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera and Trichoptera (EPT), Biotic index-Richness using macroinvertebrates to assess the water quality, with special reference to nutrient (phosphorus and nitrogen) levels in the Devolli, Shkumbini and Osumi rivers. Our objective was to investigate the relationships between the measures of benthic macroinvertebrate communities and nutrient concentrations to assess water quality. The rivers' benthic macroinvertebrates were collected during different seasons in 2012. The biological and chemical parameters used in the current study identified them as quick indicators of water quality assessment. The total number of macroinvertebrate individuals (n = 15,006) (Osumi river: n = 5,546 organisms; Devolli river: n = 3,469 organisms; and Shkumbini river: n = 5,991 organisms), together with the EPT group (Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, and Trichoptera), showed that the water quality at the river stations during the above-mentioned period belonged to Classes II and III (fair water quality and good water quality, respectively). The classification of the water quality was also based on the nitrogen and total phosphorus contents. The pollution tolerance levels of macroinvertebrate taxa varied from the non-tolerating forms encountered in environments with low pollution levels to the tolerating forms that are typical of environments with considerable pollution levels. © 2017 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC


Deda A.,University of Tirana | Alushllari M.,University of Tirana | Mico S.,Ismail Qemali University of Vlora
AIP Conference Proceedings | Year: 2015

In this report, presented at the 5th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics, we describe the status of women physicists in Albania and offer some statistical data illustrating the present situation. Undergraduate physics enrollment by girls is high and stable, more women are receiving financial support for doctoral studies, women are well represented in recent academic promotions, and recently women scientists have been appointed to several leadership positions. However, both women and men are challenged by the overall low levels of funding for research and by issues of availability and affordability of child care. © 2015 AIP Publishing LLC.


Ferreira N.C.M.Q.F.,IASK International Association for Scientific Knowledge | Ferreira F.A.F.,University of Memphis | Marques C.S.E.,University of Trás os Montes e Alto Douro | Perez-Bustamante Ilander G.O.,University of Oviedo | Cipi A.,Ismail Qemali University of Vlora
Journal of Business Economics and Management | Year: 2015

Building the information and knowledge society has involved the development of numerous projects and initiatives all over the world. Portugal is no exception. This work is based on the analysis of the ALO Digital Project, which involves a series of strategies developed at the local e-government level in four Portuguese counties near Lisbon (i.e. Amadora, Loures, Odivelas and Vila Franca de Xira). Having the residents of the four counties involved as the target, this paper aims to identify the level of electronic service use resulting from the implementation of the ALO Digital Project. A questionnaire was administered and the results of a regression analysis demonstrate that the project is still at low level of online service sophistication. Additionally, despite users’ overall satisfaction, implementation difficulties were noticed. In practical terms, this reveals a type of service more related to information consultation, downloading and printing documentation, and supports the premise that a change of focus and direction of local e-government is needed to substantially improve the life of the individual citizen. © 2015 Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) Press.


Xhelilaj E.,Ismail Qemali University of Vlora | Metalla O.,Parliamentary
Sustainable Maritime Transportation and Exploitation of Sea Resources - Proceedings of the 14th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean, IMAM 2011 | Year: 2012

The legal regime of the contiguous zone, as articulated in article 33 of UNCLOS 1982, has brought a situation wherein its legislative and enforcement status continues to be vague and ambiguous. The contents of article 33 regarding the contiguous zone, lacks the clarification on the issues such as the enforcement and jurisdictional rights of a coastal state. Moreover, the ambiguous formulation of this article creates potential premises for misunderstanding and/or misinterpretation. Many coastal states have applied the legal regime of the contiguous zone in their waters, others have not established yet, and some states seems to have problems in appreciating the exact rights and powers to exert in their established contiguous zone. The authors, are of the opinion that there may be a need currently to seriously take under consideration these challenges of the legal nature, and that a revision of the legal regime of the contiguous zone in the international law may be necessary in order to find an appropriate solution for the aforementioned issues. © 2012 Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK.


Kotori P.,Ismail Qemali University of Vlora | Kotori Y.,Regional Hospital | Malollari I.,University of Tirana
Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology | Year: 2015

Vlora city is situated in the Bay of Vlore in Albania southwest which represents the natural border between the waters of the Adriatic Sea and Ionian Sea. The Bay of Vlora presents attractive coastal areas of Albania, with a great potential for tourism. From the year 1967-1994, 4 km distance from the city has developed manufacture of soda by Solvay activity and production of chlorine and polyvinyl chloride. The technology, applied in the chemical plant, has been characterised by a very high loss of mercury as the products both in discharges of liquid and its solid. Liquid residues are directly discharged into the sea. Solid wastes are deposited in the open area, and shoreline during the entire territory of the former plant buildings. This plant, after its closure in 1994, is populated and has created a community of 130 families in its former buildings.


Lika M.,University of Tirana | Bakaj A.,Ismail Qemali University of Vlora | Malollari I.,University of Tirana
Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology | Year: 2015

The urinary tract infection (UTI) is defned as colonisation of a pathogen occurring anywhere along the urinary tract - your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Most infections involve the lower urinary tract - the bladder and the urethra. Women are at greater risk of developing a UTI than men are. Infection limited to your bladder can be painful and annoying. However, serious consequences can occur if a UTI spreads to our kidneys. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused by bacteria and are 10 times more common among women than men. More than 50% of women will have at least one UTI during their lifetime; for most of these infections, patients need to see a doctor and be treated with antibiotics. About 30-40% of UTIs recur within 6 months after the initial episode. When UTIs do recur, it is often because the treatments used to suppress bacteria seem to work at frst, but they do not produce a lasting cure. UTIs can also recur if a woman is infected by different bacteria. The study included all the patients who were admitted or visited the outpatient departments in the Public Health Institute and had urinary tract infection confrmed by positive urine culture reports. The study was conducted in 2014. As the ground for planting urine is used blood agar, endo agar, McConkey, etc. In the present study (35.75%) of the samples were found to have signifcant bacteriuria and remaining (64.25%) samples were found to have either nonsignifcant bacteriuria or very low bacterial count or sterile urine. The most common isolated pathogen was Escherichia coli (28.8%), followed by Staphylococcus saprophyticus (4.6%), Proteus vulgaris (2.8%), group B Streptococcus (2%), Klebsiella spp. (1.75%) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (0.80 %). Women are more susceptible to urinary tract infections, especially against Escherichia coli, resulting positive in 44% of cases, while Staphylococcus saprophyticus has a female percentage of 4.2.


Bakaj A.,Ismail Qemali University of Vlora | Lika M.,University of Tirana | Malollari I.,University of Tirana
Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology | Year: 2015

UTI is defined as bacteriuria along with urinary symptoms. It may involve only the lower urinary tract or may involve both the upper and lower tract. The prevalence of UTIs in the referral Public Health Directory was 38.07%. The incidence was higher in females with a prevalence rate of 54.25%, while in males the recorded value was 45.75%. Gram-negative isolates had a prevalence of 89.27%, while gram-positive isolates had 10.73%. The study was conducted in two years. As the ground for planting urine was used blood agar, endo agar, McConkey, etc. The bacteria isolated in order of ranking were E. coli (27.2%), S. saprophyticus (3.94%), P. vulgaris (2.51%), group B Streptococcus (2.39%), Klebsiella spp. (1.35%) and P. aeruginosa (0.68%). The highest proportion of isolates were E. coli (27.2%), S. saprophyticus (3.94%), P. vulgaris (2.51%), and group B Streptococcus (2.39%), accounting for 95.2% of the total number of isolates recovered from the urine samples. Other less-frequent isolates in aggregate caused 4.8% of infections. Women are more susceptible to urinary tract infections, especially against Escherichia coli, resulting positive in 34% of cases; while Staphylococcus saprophyticus has a female percentage of 2.5%. In this study are presented significant data showing univariante analysis that accompanying leukocyturia with Eschericia coli is significant.


Lapa K.,Ismail Qemali University of Vlora | Xhelilaj E.,Ismail Qemali University of Vlora | Cacaj P.,Ismail Qemali University of Vlora
Developments in Maritime Transportation and Exploitation of Sea Resources - Proceedings of IMAM 2013, 15th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean | Year: 2014

The flags of convenience or the open registration system has been for many years criticised and disapproved based on significant matters such as safety, security, labour as well as financial and legal issues. Implementing strict regulations as regards to ownership, manning, management and administration, close registration are by definition those registries which involve a genuine connection by virtue of national, economical and social ties among the ship-owner and its State. During the past decades both regimes have exposed many issues which have worried the international maritime community. These authors are of the opinion that indeed there are issues concerning registration and nationality of vessels, and that several States implementing close or open registries have been efficient in safety and security matters; in contrast to other States which have shown many problems regarding the aforementioned issues. © 2014 Taylor & Francis Group, London.


Mico S.,Ismail Qemali University of Vlora | Mandili J.,Ismail Qemali University of Vlora
AIP Conference Proceedings | Year: 2010

In many countries the levels of social and economic development are also the determinants of education policies. During the last 10 years Albania had new developments in social and economic environment, but the education policies has remain the same or have been almost insignificantly enhanced. It isn't our intention discussing these policies, but just expressing some considerations according to the most recent experience and our vision. These considerations regard the teaching physics quality in all the school levels. It's truth that students have serious difficulty in understanding physics. We have tried to understand why this happens and how we can help them? In this paper we identify some teaching and learning problems and argue importance of using of educational philosophy, cognitive theory and pedagogical research to change our teaching of physics. © 2009 American Institute of Physics.


PubMed | University of Tirana, Aix - Marseille University and Ismail Qemali University of Vlora
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Marine pollution bulletin | Year: 2016

The lower mid-littoral and shallow subtidal communities were studied in the district of Vlora (Albania), three years after the establishment of a Marine Protected Area, with particular attention to the long-lived species. The bioconstructions built in the mid-littoral zone by the calcified rhodobiont Lithophyllum byssoides were in poor condition and sometimes even dead. In contrast, the brown alga Cystoseira amentacea constituted lush stands. For assessing the ecological status of the studied area, the CARLIT method, based upon macroalgal communities, was applied. The observed range of ecological status was wide (high through bad) and was overall among the lowest assessed to date in the Mediterranean Sea. The occurrence of extensive sea-urchin barren-grounds, though not taken into consideration by the CARLIT index, confirmed the poor condition of large sectors of the study area. Overall, the CARLIT index is well correlated with anthropogenic pressures, as assessed by the LUSI index.

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