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This is a presentation about Jigs and Fixtures (Design for Manufacturing: Jigs & Fixtures HNC Year 1 in Aircraft Industries Boeing 767-400 Case Study). The use of jigs and fixtures plays a major role in modern production engineering. The basic methods for determining the requirements and configuration of these devices is described . Examples of common practice are also given. This open educational resource was released through the Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre Open Engin
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This is an Engineering Ethics case study from the IDEA CETL. The scenario examines the issues surrounding health and safety in the workplace in relation to noise pollution. It raises issues such as confidentiality; employer-employee relations; safety and risk. The case study is aimed at students who have been taught some ethics before. The teaching format is a two hour session with small group discussions. By the end of the session students will understand that: . Employers have a legal duty of
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This resource can be used to illustrate the gastric lavage procedure Gastric lavage is the standard method of obtaining specimens for Tuberculosis TB diagnosis in young children. It is generally carried out only in infants and children below the age of two years In older children specimens for TB microscopy and culture are better obtained by sputum induction or voluntary coughing. There are two items included here Gastric lavage Presentation PPT presentation that illustrates and explains the pro
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Surveillance of dengue infection among children in Sri Lanka is providing practical assistance to the global effort to combat this neglected — but nevertheless costly and potentially fatal — disease, according to research presented at the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia (November 3-7, 2010). Hasitha Tissera from [...]
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In this video, John sits down with Saurabh Pant of the WCF RIA Services team and responds to some of the most common issues customers encounter when deploying WCF RIA Services. Saurabh runs through various scenarios and provides great guidance on how to identify and solve these issues. Here are some of the topics he covers:
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Robert P. Merges, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Professor of Law and Technology; Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology; University of California, Berkeley
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With an economy that’s set to grow at around 10 per cent despite the financial crisis, labour costs among the lowest in the world and a huge untapped domestic market with pent-up consumer demand to match, China beckons every businessman with an eye on containing costs and expanding his reach. But, business person beware, cautions INSEAD Emeritus Professor of International Political Economy Jonathan Story, who has just written a new book, 'China Uncovered - What You Need to Know to Do Business
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Business schools have become an easy target as the butt of jokes about the causes of the current economic crisis. A recent segment on ‘The Daily Show,’ an American satirical television programme, explored the theme of MBAs being to blame for the crisis and the MBA oath as a possible remedy. Its presenter feigned surprise that not all students were willing to sign up to an oath that said: “I will act with utmost integrity and pursue my work in an ethical manner.” No doubt the view that MB
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A Hayleys PLC case study addresses a gap in the literature on corporate social responsibility: namely, it is very hard to determine the true costs and benfits of CSR for a firm.