Finding the rhythm of the centre
'Finding the rhythm of the centre' is how Alex Cummings, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of Coca-Cola, describes bridging the gap between his staff working in the field and those who work in the corporate 'centre' of power. He talks about a 'natural tension' between the two parts and how they can be brought together. "The rhythms are different," he explains.
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Travel is back
Cruise operator Royal Caribbean expects record profit in 2011. Company CEO Richard Fain sees a jump in demand as recession weary consumers search for budget travel.
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International Media Flows: Global Media and Culture
Ian Condry introduces five graduates of the Comparative Media Studies Program—Aswin Punathambekar, Xiaochang Li, Jing Wang, Orit Kuritsky, Ana Domb —in this final panel, who share their views and experiences about the international/global dimension of the program.

‘Comparative’ can be interpr

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4.3 Search
The World Wide Web is a vast information resource. This unit will provide you with the foundation skills to use search engines confidently to locate both information and images on the Web. You will also learn how to critically assess and reference the information you have found for study purposes.
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5 Energy services and efficiency improvement
The search for sustainable energy will dominate the twenty-first century. This unit provides an introductory overview of the present energy systems and takes a brief look at where the world may find energy in the future – cleaner use of fossil fuels or renewable energy sources?
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3 Present energy sources and sustainability
The search for sustainable energy will dominate the twenty-first century. This unit provides an introductory overview of the present energy systems and takes a brief look at where the world may find energy in the future – cleaner use of fossil fuels or renewable energy sources?
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2 Definitions: energy, sustainability and the future
The search for sustainable energy will dominate the twenty-first century. This unit provides an introductory overview of the present energy systems and takes a brief look at where the world may find energy in the future – cleaner use of fossil fuels or renewable energy sources?
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1 Why sustainable energy matters
The search for sustainable energy will dominate the twenty-first century. This unit provides an introductory overview of the present energy systems and takes a brief look at where the world may find energy in the future – cleaner use of fossil fuels or renewable energy sources?
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5 Conclusion

The idea of the double whammy brings together the two driving forces behind changes in industrial structure, with which this unit opened and now closes. The use of a new technology causes a decline in the costs of production, which in turn encourages a rapid take-up by consumers of products embodying the new technology. This unit has explored the factors affecting consumer demand. While the price of the product was found to be of crucial importance, socio-economic influences such as culture a
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4.1 Introduction

This section will explore the interaction of technology and costs with market demand in shaping industrial structure throughout the industry life cycle. Many industries begin as a numerous and turbulent group of firms jostling for position, experimenting with new and idiosyncratic products, and turn into a much smaller, more stable number of firms, making standardised products by routine methods. In this section we add a rather different view of firms to that developed in Author(s): No creator set

6.1 Identifying hoaxes

The hoax message relies on the naivety of users in order to mislead them.

  • Do learn more about hoaxes: follow the links below and examine the messages you find. See how convincing they look.

The Good Times Virus hoax

The JDBGMGR.EXE hoax

Both of these messages come from the Electronic Ephemera website, which allows you to search for hoaxes by name or keyword.

Users who fall for these hoaxes can cause problems,
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Reconfigurable control of Aircraft undergoing Sensor and Actuator Failure
Significant number of fatal aircraft accidents in recent years have been linked to component failures. With the predicted increase in air traffic these numbers are likely to increase. With reduction of fatal accidents as motivation, this dissertation investigates design of fault tolerant control systems for aircrafts undergoing sensor and/or actuator failures. Given that the nominal controller may perform inadequately in the event of sensors and/or actuator failure, the feasible approach for suc
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Rome, Italy - Study Abroad
As a student at John Cabot University, you will find yourself in one of the most stimulating environments available to any undergraduate anywhere in the world. The picturesque Trastevere neighborhood becomes the campus when school is in session. Students congregate in local cafes and trattorias. Contact the Office of International Studies for more information. http://www.nd.edu/~ois/
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Get your students to find out alomst anything at Factmonster.com

What will I find on the Fact Monster site?  Fact Monster is an ideal reference site for kids ages 8-14 that provides entertainment and educational resources. It combines the contents of an
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Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery
Located in downtown Montreal at Concordia University the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery is a contemporary art gallery that reflects upon current art and curating practices. It produces exhibitions, events, catalogues and books involving local, national and international artists and thinkers. Its program of exhibitions examines both contemporary art and its historical antecedents. Functioning within a university setting the gallery offers a dynamic framework for research and unique platform for
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In Search of Lost Wisdom: Using Role-Playing Games in Learning
In Search of Lost Wisdom: Using Role-Playing Games in Learning presented by Dr. Lloyd Rieber Director, Innovation in Teaching and Technology UGA College of Education
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Carnegie Mellon in Silicon Valley - Research
Carnegie Mellon University is top-tier research institution. The research at CMU's Silicon Valley campus takes advantage of its location by partnering with local companies, government agencies and community leaders to investigate ways to provide the technology needed in instances where globalized efforts and high tech support are necessary. Mobile devices, network security, robotics and disaster management concerns are just a few of the many research areas in Silicon Valley that make a global i
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1.4.3 Freeze tolerance in ectothermic vertebrates

In Britain, the vertebrate class Amphibia is represented by frogs, toads and newts. Amphibians are ectotherms, meaning that they are unable to generate large quantities of heat within their bodies, so their body temperature is close to that of their surroundings. The majority of amphibian species avoid the lethal consequences of being frozen, by digging their way under a large object, such as a rock, or deep into the soil, below the level that is penetrated by frost. There are some species, h
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Graphic design background

Document on the background of graphic design.
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Controlling an environment

Using a computer control application or flowcharting software to develop a control program that will monitor and automatically control an environment.
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