Breakingviews: A future for foreigners at Chinese banks?
Aug. 9 - With Chinese lenders wanting to build business abroad, and Western bankers hungry for mainland jobs, it seemed like an ideal match. But some expats are finding out the grass in China isn't so green.
China's murder trial of the decade kicks off
Aug. 9 - The trial of Gu Kailai, wife of purged politician Bo Xilai, began today. Experts expect a guilty verdict in a speedy trial that has shown little signs of judicial independence.
London sets its sights on post-Olympic stock market gold
Aug. 9 - Recent history shows that the stock market of Olympic Games host nations consistently outperforms the world average the calendar year after the event. Can Britain's FTSE continue this trend in 2013?
Breakingviews: Safe havens looking riskier
Aug. 9 - A euro rally and rising yields on U.S. treasuries suggest the downside for safe havens is growing, and riskier assets look like the better bet, says Reuters Breakingviews' Robert Cole.
Market Pulse: The 5-year crisis surprise winners and losers
Aug. 9 - It's 5 years to the day the world financial crisis really erupted. How have financial assets performed in that time? Some obvious ones - gold soared, Greek stocks collapsed - but some surprises too.
U.S. Morning Call: Knight's losses could have been worse-WSJ
Aug. 9 - Knight Capital held about $7 billion of stocks at one point on Wednesday last week when its software broke down, revealing Knight's problems could have been much worse.
Lesson 09 - One Minute Romanian
In lesson 9 of One Minute Romanian you will learn to ask people how they're feeling and to answer the question yourself. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Romanian at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Romanian is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.
Cosmology | Lecture 3
Lecture 3 of Leonard Susskind's Modern Physics concentrating on Cosmology. Recorded January 26, 2009 at Stanford University. This Stanford Continuing Studies course is the fifth of a six-quarter sequence of classes exploring the essential theoretical foundations of modern physics. The topics covered in this course focus on classical mechanics. Leonard Susskind is the Felix Bloch Professor of Physics at Stanford University. (2:00:27)
Elementary Chinese Grammar and Vocabulary (Vocabulary List)
Elementary Chinese Grammar and Vocabulary (Vocabulary List).
Cosmology | Lecture 8
Lecture 8 of Leonard Susskind's course on Cosmology. Recorded March 16, 2009 at Stanford University. This Stanford Continuing Studies course is the fifth of a six-quarter sequence of classes exploring the essential theoretical foundations of modern physics. The topics covered in this course focus on classical mechanics. Leonard Susskind is the Felix Bloch Professor of Physics at Stanford University. (1:58:42)
Market Pulse: perfect ten for European stocks
Aug. 10 - Europe's Eurofirst 300 blue-chip index racks up its tenth straight weekly gain - the longest winning streak since 2005.
SC226 Environmental Science Lab
This Open Courseware version of the environmental science laboratory course is specifically designed for practical applications of science using readily available household materials. This course will provide you with firsthand experience of important scientific aspects of environmental studies, including air quality, ecological concerns, waste-management issues, and energy consumption and conservation.
Emmeline Taylor - Watching the watchers: The steady creep of CCTV
The steady creep of closed circuit television into our lives is raising big questions about our privacy. In this video, Dr Emmeline Taylor of the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences discusses her work looking at the impact of CCTV on our lives. This video accompanies a feature in the Spring 2012 edition of ANU Reporter, the quarterly magazine of The Australian National University. To read the article go to: http://news.anu.edu.au/?p=16451 To view an online version of the magazine: http://i
Japan's economy stalls
Aug. 13 - Second quarter growth half the pace expected as weak Eurozone demand weighs on manufacturers in the world's third largest economy.
History's Priceless Assets
Evolving over 5,000 years of human history, the physical object we now call the book creates a unique connection between the historical past and present-day learners. While digital resources continue to expand, the critical importance and relevance of the book cannot be denied as a tangible record of human thought — a shared experience you can actually hold in your hands.
USAWC Class of 2012 Seminar 1
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Pride Parade 2012 and the Empty Closet
Rocky and friends participate for the second year running in Rochester's Gay Pride Parade. This year, marchers also handed out facsimilies of the first issue of The Empty Closet and the University's new Diversity brochure. The Empty Closet, one of the country's longest-running LGBT publications, was started by members of a UR student group, the Rochester Gay Liberation Front, and first distributed in 1971. Access the online archive at http://www.lib.rochester.edu/index.cfm?PAGE=4769
5.301 Chemistry Laboratory Techniques (MIT)
This course is an intensive introduction to the techniques of experimental chemistry and gives first year students an opportunity to learn and master the basic chemistry lab techniques for carrying out experiments. Students who successfully complete the course and obtain a "Competent Chemist" (CC) or "Expert Experimentalist" (EE) rating are likely to secure opportunities for research work in a chemistry lab at MIT. Acknowledgements The laboratory manual and materials for this