Barbie still boosting Mattel sales
Barbie helped drive profits up at the world's No. 1 toymaker Mattel over the holiday season, while Barbie's old flame Ken is back to celebrate his 50th birthday.
Shell's $5.7bn profit disappoints
The global oil major Shell reports five fold profits but figures have come in well below expectations leaving the market disappointed.
1907: Palestine Trip
This is a photograph of a group of American tourists in Palestine. The photo was taken in 1907. The group is arranged with the six women seated on the hot, dusty ground among rocks and sand, and four men standing at the rear. A few cypress trees dot the landscape which appears quite barren. The elderly woman in the center wearing black is probably the recently widowed Olivia Sage. Despite the hot sunlight, she is completely swathed in clothes -- an elaborate dress with leg-of-mutton sleeves that
1855: Troy Female Seminary
This image depicts the Troy Female Seminary (later the Emma Willard School). The image shows a cluster of 5-story buildings with the gable end of one of them facing the street. A columned building is visible on the far right side of the picture. Several tall trees are in front of the buildings. There is a fence between the school grounds and the sidewalk. Ladies and gentlemen walk on the sidewalks in front of the school.,Troy Female Seminary, around 1855. Olivia Sage attended from 1846-1847, whi
1872?: Native American Girls 2: After Assimilation
This image is a photograph of three young Native American girls. The girls are wearing polka-dotted dresses and one girl wears a pinafore over her dress. The hair of two girls is worn unbraided, although pulled away from their faces. Two girls are sitting in wooden chairs with a checkerboard between them. The third girl stands behind the checkerboard. An open book is on the lap of one of the sitting girls. A third smaller chair containing a doll is in front of the checkerboard.,These before and
Full-Time MSc in Logistics & Supply Chain Management -- Student Experience
Full-time student Christina Kehr talks about her reasons for choosing Cranfield and her experience so far studying for the MSc in Logistics & Supply Chain Management.
Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott on his life and work
English professor, Christian Campbell, interviews Caribbean poet and playwright, Derek Walcott, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. Walcott discusses issues of identity, culture, and language in this illuminating conversation, filmed at Hart House Theatre on November 23, 2010.
Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten – 04.02.2011
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Freitag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. WASHINGTON: Die USA verhandeln mit Vertretern der ägyptischen Regierung über einen sofortigen Rückzug von Präsident Husni Mubarak. Angestrebt werde eine vom Militär gestützte Übergangsregierung, die freie Wahlen vorbereiten solle, verlautete aus der US-Regierung. Ein Szenario sei, dass Mubarak die Macht an se
Brrr! It's Cold!
This professional video by Readeez talks about winter and how cold it is. This video is a great reading helper for beginner readers.
Mark Kelly Resumes Training To Command STS-134
Video highlights from the Feb. 4, 2011 news briefing discussing STS-134 Commander Mark Kelly's return to training for the mission.
LVMH sees record sales in 2010
Strong Christmas trading pushed LVMH past fourth-quarter sales forecasts and the world's biggest luxury group raised its dividend on the back of a record year.
Launch of HMS Albion at Blackwall (1898)
E.P. Prestwich's footage of the launch of the battleship HMS Albion on 21 June 1898 looks deceptively serene and gentle. What it doesn't show is that when the ship hit the water for the first time, it created a wave that swept away a jetty, drowning an estimated 39 people in the process, one of the worst peacetime disasters in the Thames's history. The film is included in the new BFI DVD 'Tales from the Shipyard', featuring over five hours of documentary film revealing the history of British
Lake sediment evidence for long-range air pollution on the Tibetan Plateau
Recent decades have seen the emergence of sign linguistics as a sub-discipline of linguistic research, accumulating a body of knowledge that has enlightened linguists about the complex grammatical properties of sign language. Researchers have also begun to show how sign language is acquired as a first language by deaf children who can then use this resource to develop spoken and written language for education and social communication in the hearing majority community. These findings have demonst
How Did the Printing Press Change the World?
How Did the Printing Press Change the World?. Part of the series: History Questions. The printing press changed the world because it increased the amount of information available to a huge mass of people. Find out how Gutenberg influenced Europe in this brief video. (01:34)
How to Speed Read
This video explains why reading must be done with the "eyes" instead of the "lips." The video presents an example of how to start speed reading. Speed reading needs to be practiced daily to show improvement and this video presents a good introduction in that process.
Does the idea of essay writing put you off the idea of studying? This unit will help you to realise that essays are not to be feared. You will learn how important it is to answer the question that is set and that your style of writing is as communicative as possible.
Introduction to portfolios and their uses
To identify what a portfolio is, why they are used and to identify some pieces of material that may be used to support claims for learning and development.
Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic influences of aminoglycoside dosing
Examines how the absorbtion and distribution of aminoglycosides within the body affects the dosing regimens used.
What is referencing?
This RLO outlines the importance of referencing and how to refer to the work of others appropriately. Interactive tasks illustrate the range of materials that can be referenced and examples of plagiarism.
Case note review using the Trigger Tool
To familiarise potential users of the Trigger Tool with identifying triggers and assigning levels of harm