Socgen profits cover capital rules
Societe Generale made enough profits during Q3 to ensure it doesn't need to raise extra capital, BMW raises 2010 outlook on the back of demand for luxury vehicles, Santander's Horta-osorio heads for Lloyds and UK service growth is up in October
The University as Patron of Cutting Edge Architecture
William Mitchell opens this session by describing MIT as an “enormously critical place.” The Stata Center, during its design and construction, fed the campus “attitude of not taking anything for granted and rethinking premises.” So it’s no surprise that debate and some sparring ensue during this spirited panel.
Voices from New Orleans: Design and Planning Diaspora
There is general agreement that to call New Orleans home means “living with danger, dangerously,” as William Barry put it. You’re “relieved when you dodge the big one, but the big one was always going to come,” says Lawrence Jenkens. So now that it has come, what next?
There’s a consensus here that m
Rebuilding New Orleans: An Opportunity to Re-Energize the Planning Profession?
There’s no love lost between Kristina Ford and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin; he made it clear that she was not welcome as the city’s main planner when he assumed office. The bone Ford has to pick is not merely with the current mayor and his notion of a casino- and hotel-dominated New Orleans, but with a wrongheaded plan
Now and Then
The University of Arizona Beta Omicron Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi proudly presents "Now and Then," a documentary video in which our chapter members interviewed centenarians and other seniors about their memories of the Great Depression. The interviewees share their views about the hard times that they faced in the 1930s, and offer advice for young people today. It is interesting to compare and contrast conditions back then with conditions now -- thus the title "Now and Then." Video produced by
Seasonal Migrations: Bald Eagle
Students join a biologist who uses satellite telemetry to track bald eagles back to their nests in Canada. They participate in an online contest and predict the location of each eagle's nest. Through these interrelated investigations, students discover that sunlight drives all living systems and they learn about the dynamic ecosystem that surrounds and connects them. Children follow the migrations of animals. They observe, research, and report their findings, and watch journeys progress on real-
History of Boston Transportation
Fred Salvucci ponders the role of contingency in history, and in the evolution of Boston and its transportation system. He starts from the time the glaciers pulled back from Boston, leaving a soggy near-island and a river for the first white settlers to contend with. “The reason the city is here because
Where next for public health in the era of austerity?
This event was the second in a series of master class lectures jointly staged by the University of Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan University bringing together relevant senior figures and academics from across the city and surrounding region. The twenty-first century has seen a growth in political, environmental and economic insecurity in the context of global recession, population ageing and climate change. Responding to these threats involves rethinking how we work together, care for ourselves,
Sustainable Tourism Certification
A lecture on sustainable tourism
21L.449 End of Nature (MIT)
This subject offers a broad survey of texts (both literary and philosophical) drawn from the Western tradition and selected to trace the growth of ideas about nature and the natural environment of mankind. The term nature in this context has to do with the varying ways in which the physical world has been conceived as the habitation of mankind, a source of imperatives for the collective organization and conduct of human life. In this sense, nature is less the object of complex scientific in
USC School of Pharmacy: Meeting the Needs of the Community
PharmD students from the USC School of Pharmacy meet vital needs of the community through dozens of health fairs each year, providing screenings, education and immunizations. Learn more about the University of Southern California: http://www.usc.edu Learn more about the USC School of Pharmacy: http://www.usc.edu/schools/pharmacy/
Virtual Maths - 2D Shapes, triangle
Interactive simulation demonstrating calculation of area of a triangle
C++ Console Lesson 18: Arguments and Return Values
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This C++ video tutorial shows how to pass arguments into functions and return values from thema return statement causes execution to leave the current subroutine and resume at the point in the code immediately after where the subroutine was called — known as its return address. The return address is saved, usually on the process's call stack, as part of the operation of making the subroutine call. Return statements in many languages allow a function to specify a r
Tennis players, Pomona College
Four Pomona College tennis players with rackets pose for a photo in the tennis courts. From left to right: unidentified, Ralph Noble, Robert Williams, Wilfred Reynolds. Part of Renwick Gymnasium can be seen in the background.
Creating a climate for change
A new INSEAD-European Business Summit report on climate change has highlighted a surge in green activities by US entrepreneurs, backed by venture capital. Until 2005, the amount of VC funds invested in clean technologies such as solar and wind power had been running almost neck and neck in the US and Europe. But then there was a sudden surge of VC interest in the US in 2005, the report says, which resulted in US firms raising $4.5 billion in VC funds to invest in clean technology the fol
Why are we constantly surprised by the emergence of crises such as the current financial meltdown, and what are the lessons that we can apply when tackling these?
Making more from less: does Mother Nature have enough resources to go around?
Global growth isn’t all about jobs and the stock market: it’s also about people. The global population will increase, despite the ageing baby boomer generation; there will be increased demands for minerals, energy, food, even blood.
Rebuilding Europe: new architecture needed to kick-start economy
With a weakened financial system and various European governments knee-deep in debt, the emergence of a new world financial order has taken on a new urgency of late. But instead of quick fixes as the Greek crisis has clearly demonstrated, we should instead be looking for sustainable solutions towards economic prosperity.
A passion for education
If you build it, they will come -- so the mantra goes -- and that’s exactly what Ng Gim Choo did with the EtonHouse group of schools. And serendipity, as it turned out, would play a key role.
Terezin (Theresienstadt), Hamburg Barracks, Court Concert.
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