North Korea, what is inside?
North Korea has often been described as a huge black box. This is not the case any more: an increasing number of sources provide us with good knowledge of the country's domestic developments. Nonetheless, it is important to be aware of the limits of our knowledge and clearly differentiate between hard facts and plausible rumours. This presentation will provide an overview of some current trends in North Korea, combining it with critical analysis of the available sources. It will deal with the le
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The GFC in Our Region: India and Indonesia
These back-to-back public lectures, sponsored by the ANU Chapter of Golden Key, will present expert views on the economies of our close neighbors India and Indonesia in the context of the global financial crisis, and the implications for Australia. The lectures will be aimed at a general audience, and an extended Q&A session will be held afterwards. Free refreshments and nibbles will be available before the lectures, and wine and cheese after they conclude. Professor Hal Hill speaking on Indones
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Surviving turbulence: the creative brilliance of crowds - Ashridge Journal Article
In harsh economic times, according to business mythology, senior leaders need to know the right path; to show the steady hand of experience. They need to get back to basics. Nothing, in our view, could be further from the truth. The urge to run for the seclusion of the boardroom is dangerous. Something far more demanding is called for. In our experience, fully engaged participation offers the most potent way to build on the collective intelligence and insight of all your staff whilst at the same
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Weed Science Society of America

thumbnailThe Weed Science Society of America promotes research and dissemination of information and fosters awareness of the impact of weeds on managed and natural ecosystems. Access to the contents and abstracts of its publications Weed Technology, Invasive Plant Science
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Navy Blue Synthetic Georgette with White Macintosh Rose Motif
Navy blue synthetic georgette fabric with white 'Macintosh' rose motif. Date: 2004 - 2006 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Catalogue for One Stop Mail Order
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Duke clinical trial leads to FDA approval of first cancer vaccine
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first ever cancer vaccine. The immunotherapy, called Provenge, trains the immune system to attack prostate cancer cells. In clinical trials at Duke University Medical Center, the vaccine extended the lives of patients who received it, by four months, on average. The treatment uses a novel approach: clinicians collect about a pint of the patients white blood cells, similar to a blood donation. The immune cells are overnighted to a specialized
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Tangible Remains
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1.1 Thinking about expectations

Anticipations and preconceptions are an important determinant of how people learn, so before you read on, I would like you to record some of what you are experiencing now as you begin the unit.

It's important to get these impressions noted down now, because new ideas and new impressions will quickly overlay the experience. What you are experiencing now will be re-interpreted as new understandings emerge. You are also likely to form some judgements about your expectations. So before any
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20 - Guest Lecture by Stephen Schwarzman, Co-founder, Blackstone Group
Stephen Schwarzman, Co-Founder of Blackstone Group, a private equity firm, speaks about his experience in the industry. He discusses his thoughts on global finance, particularly at such an interesting and challenging point in the history of financial institutions. Although the near future might be rough for the United States and economies around the globe, capital does tend to come back and regulators are busy figuring out how best to put safeguards on the system. He also offers career advice an
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19 - Brokerage, ECNs, etc.
The exchanges in which stocks and other securities are traded serve an important function in finance. They bring together people interested in buying and selling securities in order to create a universal price. Brokers and dealers are also an important part of the system, their methods and standards are ultimately behind the success of the exchanges. Many information innovations have advanced the functioning of exchanges, going all the way back to the ticker machine, which was created to communi
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11 - Stocks
The stock market is the information center for the corporate sector. It represents individuals' ownership in publicly-held corporations. Although corporations have a variety of stakeholders, the shareholders of a for-profit corporation are central since the company is ultimately responsible to them. Companies offer dividends, stock repurchases and stock dividends to give profits back to shareholders or to signal information. Companies can also take on debt to raise capital, creating leverage. Th
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09 - Guest Lecture by David Swensen
David Swensen, Yale's Chief Investment Officer and manager of the University's endowment, discusses the tactics and tools that Yale and other endowments use to create long-term, positive investment returns. He emphasizes the importance of asset allocation and diversification and the limited effects of market timing and security selection. Also, the extraordinary returns of hedge funds, one of the more recent phenomena of portfolio management, should be looked at closely, with an eye for survivor
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Stefan explains why he chose to go back to school with Berkleemusic.
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The ‘H’ Factor: Championing the User - Professor Andrée Woodcock
Andrée Woodcock is Professor of Educational Ergonomics and Design in Coventry University's School of Art and Design. She is currently director of the Design 8 Ergonomics Applied Research Group (DEarg). Her work has covered a range of areas related to putting the 'human' back into the design process. This includes working in areas as diverse as Car Design, inclusivity, gender, building design issues and much more. In this lecture, Professor Woodcock discusses the importance of championing the
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Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis
Martin is an award-winning TV and radio presenter, national newspaper columnist and bestselling author. An ultra-specialised journalist, he spends his life focusing on how to cut bills without cutting back. He is also an innovator/entrepreneur and his website, moneysavingexpert.com, is one of the most visited destinations on the Here he speaks live to Coventry Conversations via video link from BBC Television Centre. This podcast was recorded on 13th March 2009.
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Creative Life After Coventry - Verity Pabla, The Don Burroni and Brad Powell
Three creative graduates - Verity Pabla, Brad Powell and 'the Don Burroni' - came back to Coventry University to discuss how they have set up their own creative businesses. Verity Pabla co-founded I’m Not a Machine Productions and launched as a professional company in late 2007. Her company has developed a reputation for being innovative, resourceful, free-spirited and truly creative through, in the most part, music and film work. 'The Don Burroni' conceived, scripted, produced, directed and
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Managing GMTV - Paul Corley
A former Coventry schoolboy who is now a top TV executive recently came back to the city to share the secrets of his success. Paul Corley was born in Coundon and went to school at Moseley Avenue Primary and Bablake School where he was the head boy. After graduating from Oxford University, he worked for the BBC and then went to work on to the ground-breaking Channel 4 series “The Tube’. He went on to be Controller of factual programmes for the ITV Network, Controller of factual programming
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