Supporting Sustainable Transition in Afghanistan: an interagency approach
This event will examine the challenges faced by those responsible for overseeing the transfer of state power from external organisations to domestic institutions in conflict affected states. Major General John Lorimer, Chief of Defence Staff's Strategic Communication Officer and Ministry of Defence spokesman on military operations. Moazzam Malik is director of the Western Asia and Stabilisation Division, Department for International Development and the Stabilisation Unit. Sheelagh Stewart is Hea
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1.2.1 Target dates

The overall plan will indicate the start dates for each group of activities, or each task. A useful way of focusing activities on achieving outcomes is to provide clear dates for completion of stages and of final outcomes. If there are a number of different types of team, these may start and finish tasks at different times. Where the work of one team depends on another having completed in time, there are important issues to consider. Although a good control system will provide information abo
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2.3 Addition of vectors
Attempts to answer problems in areas as diverse as science, technology and economics involve solving simultaneous linear equations. In this unit we look at some of the equations that represent points, lines and planes in mathematics. We explore concepts such as Euclidean space, vectors, dot products and conics.
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MAE 10: Introduction to Engineering Computations
The main goal of the course is to develop computational programming skills and learn computational tools to be used in the solution of engineering problems. Topics include: Introduction to Computing, Basic Matlab commands, Arrays: one-dimensional and multi-dimensional, Flow control, Selective execution, Repetitive execution and iterations, Input and Output, Modular Programming: Functions, Plotting, and Advanced data types.
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3.2 Keeping a record: a learning file
This unit explores reasons for studying mathematics, practical applications of mathematical ideas and aims to help you to recognise mathematics when you come across it. It introduces the you to the graphics calculator, and takes you through a series of exercises from the Calculator Book, Tapping into Mathematics With the TI-83 Graphics Calculator. The unit ends by asking you to reflect on the process of studying mathematics. In order to complete this unit you will need to have obtained a Texas I
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3.1 Spotlight on study
This unit explores reasons for studying mathematics, practical applications of mathematical ideas and aims to help you to recognise mathematics when you come across it. It introduces the you to the graphics calculator, and takes you through a series of exercises from the Calculator Book, Tapping into Mathematics With the TI-83 Graphics Calculator. The unit ends by asking you to reflect on the process of studying mathematics. In order to complete this unit you will need to have obtained a Texas I
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A pressing engagement
This unit explores reasons for studying mathematics, practical applications of mathematical ideas and aims to help you to recognise mathematics when you come across it. It introduces the you to the graphics calculator, and takes you through a series of exercises from the Calculator Book, Tapping into Mathematics With the TI-83 Graphics Calculator. The unit ends by asking you to reflect on the process of studying mathematics. In order to complete this unit you will need to have obtained a Texas I
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Investigating the investigation
This unit explores reasons for studying mathematics, practical applications of mathematical ideas and aims to help you to recognise mathematics when you come across it. It introduces the you to the graphics calculator, and takes you through a series of exercises from the Calculator Book, Tapping into Mathematics With the TI-83 Graphics Calculator. The unit ends by asking you to reflect on the process of studying mathematics. In order to complete this unit you will need to have obtained a Texas I
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Introduction

In this unit, we explore some aspects of bringing a complex project to completion. There are a number of things to consider in the final stages of a project. It is very important to ensure that the goals of the project have been achieved, and that all the outcomes and deliverables have been handed over to the sponsor (or that any discrepancies have been addressed). Handover can involve different types of presentation for different types of outcome. There may be a physical object to handover,
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Inflammatory Response
The instructor, Sal Khan, offers an overview of the inflammatory response. The instructor uses computer software for demonstration. The screen is dark with small writing, so the viewer may want to open the screen to 'full screen'. The instructor is clear and easy to understand. Good sound quality.
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WSU researcher says FDA ban on bisphenol A "not enough"
The Food and Drug Administration this week announced that baby bottles and children's drinking cups can no longer contain bisphenol A (BPA), an estrogen-mimicking chemical used in some plastic bottles and food packaging. For more about this story, click here: http://news.wsu.edu/pages/publications.asp?Action=Detail&PublicationID=32185&TypeID=4
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U.S. Morning Call: IBM CFO confident; eBay posts profit beat
July 19 - IBM sees a strong June, raising its full-year earnings target, and eBay posts a better profit than anticipated for the quarter.
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1 A history of Bedforshire Mencap

Mencap (ENABLE in Scotland) is one of the UK's largest and best-known voluntary organisations. It was founded in 1946, when Judy Fryd, the mother of a daughter with learning difficulties, wrote to the magazine Nursery World, asking other parents of children with learning difficulties to write to her (Shennan, 1980). They did, in large numbers. One parent, Rene Harris, recalled the impact Judy Fryd had on her:

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Sesame Street: Fireflies: Learn About the Letter "W"
Young learners will enjoy this animated Sesame Street video about the letter "W". Fireflies fly through the night and make the letter W with their lights and emphasize the word wings. This is a fun resource to introduce and/or review alphabet sounds in the early childhood classroom. (0:52)
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Sesame Street: Mountain M
Young learners will enjoy this cute Sesame Street video about the letter "M". A funny character climbs a mountain that is shaped like the letter "M". This is a great resource to help introduce and/or review alphabet letters in the early childhood classroom. (1:02)
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Singapore bans Japanese food
Singapore becomes the latest country to ban food imports from certain regions in Japan.
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The Engineering Systems Division at MIT
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About the MISTI Program
The MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives—better known as MISTI—connects MIT students and faculty with research and innovation around the world. MIT's primary international program, MISTI is a pioneer in applied international studies—a distinctively MIT concept. Working closely with a network of premier corporations, universities and research institutes, MISTI matches hundreds of MIT students annually with all-expenses-paid internships and research abroad.
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