Daniel Thomas: 2014 National Book Festival
Daniel W. Thomas appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Speaker Biography: Acclaimed chef, cookbook author and philanthropist Daniel W. Thomas serves "culinary creations to the world's most powerful appetites." He also serves as regional executive chef for the American Diabetes Association. Thomas has catered events for elite politicians and celebrities, including the 2012 Democratic National Convention, the inaugural brunch for President Barack Obam
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Debating Health Care Reform
Bill Moyers sits down with Trudy lieberman, director of the health and medical reporting program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and Marcia Angell, senior lecturer in social medicine at Harvard Medical School and former editor in chief of the New England Journal of Medicine. And, what happens when America's airwaves fill with hate? BIll MOYERS JOURNAl revisits a tough look at the hostile industry of "Shock Jock" media with a hard-hitting examination of its effects on our nation's pol
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Western food ban in Russia leaves bad aftertaste
The owner of a popular Moscow restaurant worries about food prices and shortages following a Russian ban on Western food imports. Mana Rabiee reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For
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21W.756 Writing and Reading Poems (MIT)
This course is an examination of the formal structural and textual variety in poetry. Students engage in extensive practice in the making of poems and the analysis of both students' manuscripts and 20th-century poetry. The course attempts to make relevant the traditional elements of poetry and their contemporary alternatives. There are weekly writing assignments, including some exercises in prosody.
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A Look into Predictions and Trends that will drive the Future of Tech

Lex Thomas welcomes back Microsoft Services CTO Norm Judah to the show as they revisit their discussion from a year ago around the Future of Technology. Tune in as they check in to see where they stand on last yea
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5.3 Global warming

Media attention has been such that it would be hard to have missed the fact that global warming is considered to be a ‘bad thing’. Why should this be so? What is so wrong with being a bit warmer? Anyway, is global warming really occurring and, if it is, what are the causal factors responsible for it?

Let us deal with this last question first. As we sit on a beach in summer, or in a sunny window seat in winter, we are aware of the Earth being warmed by the Sun. In fact the Earth is w
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3.2 What does it mean for knowledge to be situated?

Scientific knowledge has been frequently portrayed as universally true. If this were the case then there would be no fundamental disagreements, for what counts as true would never change. However, what has been considered scientific in the past is now often seen as archaic or simply odd. The opposite approach would be to say that truth is relative – no one view is superior to any other. Both of these positions are simplistic. Contemporary defenders of science would argue that science is imp
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"The Oil and Glory"
levine event posterA talk by journalist and author Steven LeVine. Pipeline politics became a modern day version of the 19th Century's Great Game, in which Britain and Russia had employed cunning and bluff to gain supremacy over the lands of the Caucasus and Central Asia. “The Oil and Glory” is the story of how, at the dawn of the 21st century, the game was played once more across the harsh e
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"Growth: Evidence and Sources" - Session 1 of "Poverty & Growth: Reflections on Latin America"
nicolini posterA three-part workshop with Professor Juan Pablo Nicolini, Winter Tinker Visiting Professor, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies
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2.2 Activity 1: Bob Ballantyne

electrician – Piper survivor – community education worker

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Erica Chenoweth - Why civil resistance works
Between 1900 and 2015, campaigns of nonviolent resistance were about twice as effective as violent insurgencies. In this talk, Professor Erica Chenoweth will review the impressive historical record of civil resistance in the 20th century and discuss the promise of unarmed struggle in the 21st century. She will expand upon her book (co-authored with Maria Stephan) 'Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict', which won the 2013 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving Worl
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1 Nuclear energy

The transformation of radioactive uranium and, in some instances, thorium isotopes provides vastly more energy per unit mass of fuel than any other energy source, except nuclear fusion, and therein lies its greatest attraction. The key to that remarkable fact is the conversion of matter (with mass, m) into energy (E), according to Einstein's famous equation E = mc2, where c is the speed of light (3×108 m s−1 ).

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educ@conTIC. Aprendizaje Visual, una puerta de acceso al universo del Autismo

Durada: 30 min. Vídeo. educacontic.es CC 3.0.
En aquest programa ens endinsem en el món de l'alumnat d'Educació Especial. Entrevistem a Miriam Reyes, fundadora d'Aprendices Visuales, iniciativa que pretén fer se

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Ackoff, R.L. (1974a) ‘The systems revolution’, Long Range Planning, vol. 7, pp.2–5.
Ackoff, R.L. (1974b) Redesigning the Future, New York, Wiley.
Ackoff, R.L. (1981) Creating the Corporate Future, New York, Wiley.
Ackoff, R.L. (1995) ‘Whole-ing the parts and righting the wrongs’, Systems Research,
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1.7 Testing

The aim of testing is to uncover errors in the design and implementation of the database, its structure, constraints and associated user and management support. Testing is usually considered to involve two main tasks – validation and verification. Without adequate testing users will have little confidence in their data processing.

Validation answers the question: has the right database been developed to meet the requirements? It attempts to confirm that the right database has been co
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4.5.1 Surfaces with holes

Using this result, we can obtain the Euler characteristic of a surface with any number of holes by successively inserting the holes one at a time. For example, since a closed disc has Euler characteristic 1, it follows that a closed disc with 1 hole has Euler characteristic 0, a disc with 2 holes has Euler characteristic −1, and so on.


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The Arts Past and Present: Ireland
Do we use our buildings to declare who we are? How far does our heritage influence our collective identity? This insightful album reveals Ireland's shifting attitudes towards its cultural heritage. In 1922 when it broke free of British rule to become an independent nation state, the Irish nationalists abandoned high-profile buildings like Dublin Castle as it was symbolic of their British oppressors, and it fell into ruin. Yet they proudly restored older sites like Cashel and New Grange, which i
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Microeconomía (2012)
Este curso tiene como objetivo introducir a los estudiantes en el análisis formal y comprensión del funcionamiento de los mercados bajo estructuras no competitivas, profundizando en algunos de los elementos que se introdujeron someramente en la asignatura de Introducción de primer curso, como los fallos de mercado ligados a la existencia de bienes públicos o de información asimétrica. Por otro lado, se hace especial hincapié en el análisis de mercados no competitivos ligados a la presenc
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Why Study the Eucharist in Methodism with David Monkton
Dr David Monkton looks at the place of the Eucharist in Methodism from the time the Wesley’s in the eighteenth century until. He does this by taking us through one of the eucharistic hymns of Charles Wesley: ‘Jesus we thus obey.’ He draws attention to the fact that Methodism, although ‘low church’ in appearances, is ‘high church’ in its theology. Moreover, it expresses its eucharistic theology mainly through its hymns. Other videos you may wish to look at; Why Study the Eucharist
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