In Praise of Weak Incentives [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor John Roberts | The current financial crisis was largely caused by strong, misaligned incentives for bankers, resulting in calls for redesign of these pay schemes. Yet economic research over the last several years has suggested a number of contexts where muted incentives are desirable. This lecture will examine these.
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'Running While Others Walk': the challenge of African development [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Thandika Mkandawire | Africa lags behind other developing nations both economically and by other related social indicators. There is widespread feeling in Africa that, in the words of Nyerere, 'Africa must run while others walk'. The lecture will consider the implications of this task on African scholarship.
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Red Tory: How Left and Right have Broken Britain and How we can Fix It [Audio]
Speaker(s): Phillip Blond | Conventional politics is at a crossroads. Amid recession, depression, poverty, increasing violence and rising inequality, our current politics is exhausted and inadequate. In Red Tory, Phillip Blond argues that only a radical new political settlement can tackle the problems we face.
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Islam, Secularisms and Law across Europe [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor John Bowen | This lecture will draw on the understandings of Islam and secularism that have been explored in earlier talks to compare recent processes of social and legal adaptation across Europe, with a focus on the contrast between England and France and further comparisons of North American and German legal cases.
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Victims or Survivors? The Emerging Economies and the Economic Crisis [Audio]
Speaker(s): Thomas Mirow. | 18 months into the worst financial crisis since the 1930s, which countries seem to have made the grade? And how have they done so?
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Europe in 2011 and beyond [Audio]
Speaker(s): János Martonyi | János Martonyi is the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Hungary, which assumes the Presidency of the European Union on 1 January 2011. Mr Martonyi has been Foreign Minister since May 2010. He is actively involved in politics as the President of the Free Europe Centre for European Integration of the Fidesz Hungarian Civic Union, a member of the Executive Board of the Centre for European Studies, a foundation of the European People's Party based in Brussels, a member o
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9.1.3 Take the trip

Third, set out and take the trip and record actions, impressions, ideas and thoughts.


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Stellar Wind Disruption by an Orbiting Neutron Star: Moderate X-Ray Luminosity
A tiny neutron star orbits incessantly around a massive star with a diameter a million times larger than its own. The high luminosity of the massive star drives a strong wind from its surface. The neutron star crashes through this wind at over 300 kilometers per second. The gravity and X-ray luminosity of the neutron star act to disrupt the wind, producing an extended wake of dense gas trailing behind the neutron star. This simulation, in the reference frame of the neutron star, shows conditions
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Girls Experiencing Engineering presented by the Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute.
Girls Experiencing Engineering presented by the Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute at the University of Memphis
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Why Study Orthodox Christianity with Dr Mary Cunningham
Most English-speakers, when they think of Christianity, think only of its Latin, western forms - be they Catholic or Protestant. But this is only half the story: there are also all the churches of the East, often collectively referred to as 'the Orthodox'. In this video, Mary Cunningham, and expert on Orthodoxy, introduces them.
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Best Ioannina Greece hotels
Some of the best and well known Ioannina hotels, which provide the best and timely services along with the great quality food, are the Olympic Hotel, King Pyross, and Egnatia hotels. All of these hotels give the facility to book a room in their hotels from anywhere around the world.
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Cleveland Wedding Videography Services
Searching for Wedding photography and videography services based in Cleveland Ohio. At Carroll Video and Production, videography and photography for wedding occasions is one of the best in our business. For more information about Wedding Videography services visit us today at Carrollvideo.com.
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2.3 Corrosion processes
The I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis in August 2007, resulting in at least 13 deaths, illustrates the importance of structural integrity. This unit looks at the investigation that followed the collapse of the Silver Bridge over the Ohio River in 1967 which demonstrates how the study of safe design and the assessment of components and structures under load is of increasing importance in engineering design.
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Flutter movement of Artemia salina
This organism is found in water and flutters its appendages to move. Butterflies fly through the air using a similar movement.
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1.2.10 Key points

Diagrams can be helpful in:

  • understanding a situation;

  • analysing a situation;

  • communicating with others about that analysis;

  • planning to deal with a situation, both logically and creatively; and

  • implementing, monitoring and evaluating those plans.

They are therefore used at different times and in different ways within the same investigation and many investigative meth
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A Comparison of Visible and Topographic Data for the Martian South Pole
This is one of a series of visualizations showing false-colored renderings of the Martian topography measured by MOLA in the vicinity of the Mars Polar Lander landing site. Blue tones represent elevations of less than 2 kilometers, while reddish tones are greater than about 2.8 kilometers, relative to the mean equatorial height of Mars. The elevation of the landing site is about 2.4 km, midway into the polar layered terrain. The 400 meters (1-4 mile) resolution of the MOLA data gives a smoothed
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Russia lifts wheat export ban
July 1 - Russian grain sales got off to a slow start from Friday as they returned to the global market as a grain exporter after an absence of nearly a year. Andrew Potter reports.
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Teveel medische onderzoeken tijdens de zwangerschap: in het Frans vragen beantwoorden
Op het einde van deze les kun je enkele vragen beantwoorden over de medische begeleiding van zwangere vrouwen
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Population Density of the World, 1990-2015 (WMS)
This animation shows the population density of the world in the years 1990, 1995, 2000, as well as a projected population density map in 2015. These figures have been adjusted to match United Nations totals. The most dramatic differences in population are not readily visible in this animation because they are located in cities. The maximum population density in 1990 was about 79,000 people per square kilometer, while the estimated maximum population density in 2015 will be about 236,000 people p
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Slice through a Houston Storm using TRMM Data
A moving plane slices through cloud data from a storm over Houston revealing a surface of constant precipitation density colored by ground rainfall amounts. Data measured by instruments on TRMM.
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