Reforming Europe in a Changing World [Audio]
Speaker(s): José Manuel Barroso | José Manuel Barroso is president of the European Commission, a position he has held since 2004. He was born in Lisbon and after graduating in law from the University of Lisbon, he moved to Geneva where he completed a Diploma in European Studies at the European University Institute, University of Geneva, and a Master's degree in Political Science from the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Geneva, earning an
Listening Quiz #10
Improve English listening skills with a short story called
"A College Football Player is Caught Cheating."There is a blank screen during the reading of the story. After the short story is read the presenter asks five questions to test listening skills. Questions and answers can be found at: www.eslmastery.wordpress.com
Julius Caesar: Caesar's Death Scene
Presented by the University of Richmond's Department of Theatre and Dance, September 30, 2010. Julius Caesar is one of Shakespeare's most gripping political thrillers and one of the theatre's greatest explorations of the intoxicating lust for power and violent change that can lead to the rending of ambitions, friendships, and a nation. Centered around three of Shakespeare's most memorable charactersâCaesar, Brutus, and the young Mark Antonyâthe play contrasts a vast historical canvas
Composed by Gunther Schuller Boston Currents Performed October 17, 2010 -- Fenway Center Jeremiah Bills, flute Alexandra Lambertson, oboe Vasko Dukovski, clarinet Thomas Fleming, bassoon Kelly Csillam-Misko, horn
Dangers of Hot Work
"The CSB has identified over 60 fatalities since 1990 due to explosions and fires from hot work activities on tanks. Hot work is defined as “[w]ork involving burning, welding, or a similar operation that is capable of initiating fires or explosions.”1 Hot work also includes other activities with the potential to create a source of ignition such as cutting, brazing, grinding, and soldering. Workers are potentially at risk not only in the oil and gas industry, where flammables are handled regu
Global warming, sea-level rise and coastal inundation
Recent sea-level change and predictions of future sea-level rise.
From Ideas to Intellectual Property (materials)
This zipped file contains all of the materials that made up the "How to extract value from Intellectual Property pt 1". Inside the file is a narrative, the full PowerPoint slide and cc licence information for all the clip art and materials that have been used. There are audio files that also can be used under the creative commons. The relevant attribution and sources for the materials can be found in the narrative transcript of the lecture.
TALAT Lecture 2104.02: Case Study on Windows
This lecture gives teachers and students grounding in the development of satisfactory and suitable window design in aluminium; it helps them acquire an understanding of the principles underlying good design. Students need to be able to design aluminium windows which conform to local planning regulations and which are suitable for national traditions in each market they are offered in. This involves the acquisition of local climatic data since the products need to withstand the climatic condition
TALAT Lecture 2402: Design Recommendations for fatigue loaded structures
This lecture presents calculation of design stresses for variable stress ratios in practice, explanation on the background of design recommendations; it demonstrates the concept of partial safety factors and supply appropriate background information for aluminium; it enables the designer to evaluate service behavior of structural details on a more sophisticated level applying the same principles as in current design recommendations; it provides understanding of the fatigue design procedure accor
EXPERIMENTACIÓN ANÁLISIS INSTRUMENTAL (2009)
El objetivo central de esta asignatura es brindar al futuro Ingeniero Químico una base práctica en algunas de las técnicas analíticas instrumentales más comunes. El conocimiento de los principios fisicoquímicos que dan lugar a las aplicaciones analíticas de estas técnicas y de las limitaciones de las mismas, permitirá la elección del método más adecuado para cada problema analítico. Para ello, se manejarán distintas técnicas que permitan el análisis de sustancias de interés quí
Microprocessor Based Digital System: From Bits to Systems
This course is oriented to gain skills that enable to design a microcontroller based digital system, from its initial design to putting it to work. The course also aims to give an overview of the impact of these systems in our society, and their influence in our actual lifestyle, shaping our lives.
Popular Policing Video Lecture Part I
This seminar is part of a digital course Trends in the Governance of Security introduced by Clifford Shearing which focuses on civic or popular policing This type of policing is located within communities rather than within either the state or private security Irvin Kinnes looks at methods of nonstate forms of justice and policing in communities in South Africa giving a historical overview and discussing the challenges facedLearning across Borders LABS is an initiative to foster sustainable teac
Morgan: a Genetics Tutorial
Morgan is a multimedia tutorial that covers the basic principles of genetics with a molecular slant. Suitable for an advanced high school or introductory college biology class, Morgan is comprised of six levels. Each level can be thought of as a book chapter comprised of 10 screens or pages. After completing each level, try your hand at the short quiz that can be accessed on screen 10.Morgan is a hypermedia program. Underlined words are hypertext links to frames or pages containing additional in
The Meanings of Timbuktu
This volume authored by leading international scholars begin s to sketch the meaning of Timbuktu within the context of the intellectual history of West Africa in particular and of the African continent in general The book covers four broad areas Part I provides an introduction to the region outlines what archaeology can tell us of its history examines the paper and various calligraphic styles used in the manuscripts and explains how ancient institutions of scholarship functioned Part II begins t
Testing the Standard Model at Low Energies
"Measuring 'Nothing' and Getting It Right" - a symposium in honor of the physics career of Dr. Stuart Freedman (http://freedman2014.org): Dr. Guy Ron (Professor at The Racah Institute of Physics, The Hebrew University in Jerusalem) speaks about low energy tests for physics beyond the standard model and Dr. Freedman's contribution to this field.
After the Asian tigers, will it be the turn of the African lions?
Sub-Saharan Africa is likely to remain the second-fastest growing region after Asia in the near future, predicts Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, but “we can catch up with Asia, as the prospect of Africa as the last unexplored territory in the world and the potential of growth remain.”
For this to happen, Sanusi says Africa needs to put in place the right policies, address its infrastructure deficit, and provide the right environment and incentives for busine
Why, who and where? Chinese OFDI on the world stage
The phenomenon of Chinese companies going global has become a defining feature of China’s current stage of integration with the global economy. While China remains a minor player in terms of global Outbound Foreign Direct Investment (OFDI) flows, the financial crisis has afforded some of its largest state-owned enterprises, or SOEs, unprecedented opportunities for landmark acquisitions. In the ten months after Lehman Brothers became the defining casualty of the financial crisis, Chinese bidder
Powering the economic growth engine
It has been a key driving force, powering economies since the Industrial Revolution, yet it continues to take a backseat to other heavily-touted engines of growth, most recently consumer spending.
Call me anything except Junior
The new Oliver Stone film W explores an important concern for business and wealthy families - how parent-child relationships shape a child's personality development and, specifically, individual drives and motivations. The coming of age drama could be many family businesses where a feckless son struggles to redeem himself by overtaking his preferred younger sibling to succeed his father as head of the family dynasty.