2 Why do earthquakes occur?

What causes the apparently solid and rigid Earth to move and so produce an earthquake? Earthquakes mainly occur when the different blocks or plates that make up the Earth's surface move relative to each other (Figure 2a), causing distortion in the rock (Author(s): The Open University

L’utilisation de la propriété intellectuelle comme moteur de développement

Les premières ”Rencontres lorraines de la propriété intellectuelle” tenues à Metz en mai 2008 avaient été consacrées à la propriété intellectuelle face au défi de la mondialisation.

L’édition 2009 de ces Rencontres, organisée le 6 octobre 2009 à Nancy, s’est concentrée sur la filière « fibres et éco-matériaux », laquelle, que ce soit à travers le bois, le textile, le papier, les composites ou encore les marchés utili
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Wanton Nights and Riotous Feasts
Drunkeness, celebrity gossip, murder and the sex lives of politicians and royalty - commentators in the early modern period were just as concerned about these issues as their contemporary counterparts. A new conference at the University of Warwick, "Wanton nights and riotous feasts": Early Modern Representations of Virtue and Vice, will examine how these concerns were expressed and the role that Vice and Virtue had in shaping people's lives and the politics and society of the time. Rebecca Ha
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Job Play: Producer (Interactive)
The Student will play the role of the producer planning and coordinating the various parts of television production. This animated interactive job exploration experience connects schoolwork with real work and familiarizes students with some of the Language Arts skills it takes to be a producer. In this activity the producer is writing a script, selecting the graphics and the music for a spot to promote the Kids Work! ETV News.
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Where next for public health in the era of austerity?
This event was the second in a series of master class lectures jointly staged by the University of Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan University bringing together relevant senior figures and academics from across the city and surrounding region. The twenty-first century has seen a growth in political, environmental and economic insecurity in the context of global recession, population ageing and climate change. Responding to these threats involves rethinking how we work together, care for ourselves,
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Dressed for Success
 Ron Benson

At the age of 91, most people will already have been taking things easy for a number of years. Not so for the man responsible for robing graduates at the University of Nottingham – at 91 he’s just beginning his retirement!

In his 27 years service to the University, Arthur Roland Benson (known to all as Ron) has robed such distinguished honorary graduates as Sir David Attenborough,
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New media and the election
New media is changing the face, pace, and language of the election-what does it mean? Bill Moyers get perspective on the impact of the Web-blogs, YouTube, and social networking-on the election with Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center. And with pastor and denominational leader Mike Huckabee, surging in the polls and Mitt Romney giving a widely anticipated speech on his Mormon faith, Moyers and Jamieson are joined by scholar Melissa Rogers for a discussion of r
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STS.038 Energy and Environment in American History: 1705-2005 (MIT)
A survey of how America has become the world's largest consumer of energy. Explores American history from the perspective of energy and its relationship to politics, diplomacy, the economy, science and technology, labor, culture, and the environment. Topics include muscle and water power in early America, coal and the Industrial Revolution, electrification, energy consumption in the home, oil and U.S. foreign policy, automobiles and suburbanization, nuclear power, OPEC and the 70's energy crisis
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Top 10 Tips For Peak Performance
Because an athlete's schedule is often so busy, good nutrition can often take a back seat. UW Medical Center Dietician, Alysun Deckert, provides 10 easy nutrition tips to help athletes stay on track and reach their peak performance.
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5.3 Purposeful and purposive behaviour

It is possible, as observers, to ascribe a purpose to what we or others do, the actions we take. How particular actions, or activities are construed will differ from observer to observer because of their different perspectives, which arise from their traditions of understanding. For example, in Author(s): The Open University

Terry Hodgkinson Inaugural Lecture
Terry has led the Regional Development Agency, Yorkshire Forward, as its Chair for seven years, overseeing the Agency in growing the economy of the Yorkshire and Humber region. He was honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2010 with the award of a CBE for services to business and regeneration and was recently appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant for West Yorkshire. He has recently launched his new business, entitled ‘Inspiration for Industry Education and Regeneration’. He holds a Visiting P
Author(s): Terry Hodgkinson,Leeds Metropolitan University

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The Liturgical Year
A brief summary of the Church year, also known as the Liturgical Year, which does not follow the Gregorian Calendar.
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Rethinking Investment Treaty Law: An Investor's Perspective - Repsol / YPF in Argentina [Audio]
Speaker(s): Pablo Fernandez, Carlos Lopez, Miguel Klingenberg | The recent expropriation of Repsol by the Argentine government raises important legal, diplomatic and policy issues that put into question the current system of international investment protection. This seminar invites to debate on this issues from the investor's perspective. Pablo Fernández is Professor of Finance at the IESE Business School, Madrid. Carlos López Jall is the Director of International Organizations and European Af
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Veggie Tales - Lyle the Lindly Viking part 2

In an attempt to bring a higher level of class to VeggieTales, Archibald Asparagus receives permission to run the show.  His aim is the first VeggieTales' production of a Shakespeare play, but unable to find the script for Hamlet, they get instead the script for "Omelet.  Following is the introduction to the usual "Silly Songs with Larry".  Archibald immediately changes it to "Classy Silly Songs with Larry".  Finally, Archibald pr
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Life as a Journalist
 Mr Jeff Randall

Former Nottingham University graduate and business journalist for the Daily Telegraph, Mr. Jeff Randall addresses the graduating class of 2006.

Mr. Randall speaks about his time as a student at Nottingham University and advises the students on the importance of keeping close ties with friends they’ve made at the University.

He describes his humorous first attempt at doing a live broadcast in front of the Bank
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The Human in Politics [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Anne Phillips | Editor's note: Unfortunately the first few minutes of the lecture are missing from this recording. In this inaugural lecture, to celebrate her appointment as the Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science, Anne Phillips addresses the status of the human in politics. Is what Hannah Arendt called 'the abstract nakedness of being human' sufficient to establish principles of solidarity or equality? And can we talk of what, as humans, we have in common without
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Andrew J. Bacevich
Is an imperial presidency destroying what America stands for? Bill Moyers sits down with history and international relations expert and former US Army Colonel Andrew J. Bacevich who identifies three major problems facing our democracy: the crises of economy, government and militarism, and calls for a redefinition of the American way of life. "Because of this preoccupation with the presidency," says Bacevich, "the president has become what we have instead of genuine politics, instead of genuine
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2.3.2 The content of Philip's essay

Paragraph 1: Introductionsocial context

  1. Ellis – a portrait of C18 women whose fathers/husbands were of landowning class.

  2. Men were country-oriented → expected wife/daughters to fit into high-status rural life-style.

  3. Women were under-privileged [?], owing to the boredom of country life.

  4. Contrast with modern woman – who can combine marriage, children and career.

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Endeavour's Crew Wakes to Song Contest Winner
The STS-134 crew members were awakened on the final day of their mission with the song "Sunrise Number 1," performed by the band Stormy Mondays. This song was chosen in an online vote of the general public as the winner in the Space Shuttle Program's Original Song Contest, which attracted 1350 entrants.
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Place Value : Reading and Writing Large Whole Numbers
This three-minute video explores place value to the hundred trillions place.
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