The role of banks in a globalised economy: balancing innovation and stability
Banks are called upon to play a primary role, in cooperation with policymakers and regulators, in the quest for better levels of financial stability for the system as a whole. The real economy's needs must be central to the bank's characteristic function. Alessandro Profumo has been the Chief Executive Officer of UniCredit Group since it was founded in 1997; as of December 2005 he is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of HVB and as of July 2006 he is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bank Aust
LSE Literary Weekend - The Financial Crisis, Climate Change and Energy
Political action and intervention, on local, national and international levels, is going to have a decisive effect on whether or not we can limit global warming, as well as how we adapt to that already occurring. At the moment, however, Anthony Giddens argues controversially, we do not have a systematic politics of climate change.
Red de Oportunidades: Conditional Cash Transfer Evidence from Panama
This paper estimates the impact of the conditional cash transfer program, Red de Oportunidades, on school enrollment, child labor, and preventive health services participation in Panama. The analysis relies on data from the Living Standards Measurement Survey of 2008. It uses a propensity score matching technique to identify the impact of the program in rural and indigenous areas of the country by replicating the selection criteria followed by the government to identify potential benefici
Your Blood Pressure
Keeping your blood pressure at healthy levels is an important factor in preventing cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Rytas Vilgalys at the 2014 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting
By: JGI Rytas Vilgalys, Duke University, speaking at the 9th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 19, 2014 in Walnut Creek, Calif.
The applets in this section of Statistical Java allow you to see how levels of confidence are achieved through repeated sampling. The confidence intervals are related to the probability of successes in a Binomial experiment.
Picturing France 1830-1900
Picturing France, 1830–1900 is a learning resource intended primarily for middle and upper grade levels. It takes a multifaceted look at nineteenth-century painting in France, as well as the culture that both produced and is reflected by that art. Organized by region, it provides a quick glance at the setting, history, and cultural life of Paris, the Île-de-France, the mountain areas of Franche-Comté and Auvergne, Normandy, Brittany, and Provence, in addition to a more in-depth examination o
Martin Oldfield on Tidal Turbines
Short audio podcast on the Oxford Tidal Turbine, an innovative renewable energy generator that uses the sea's tides to generate power and has gone on to produce unprecedented levels of power, making it a fantastic commercial opportunity for investors.
Crohns Disease Module 2: What is Crohns Disease?
Learn how the diagnosis is made. Questions addressed in this module include: Is there a cure? How common is Crohns? What medications or treatments are available? Is it serious? What kind of tests will be involved in the future? What happens now? Find out with this video.
Wilson Cruz | Pride at Google
Pride @ Google Speaker Series. Actor and activist Wilson Cruz began his involvement with LGBT advocacy in 1995, when he starred in a groundbreaking drama, My So-Called Life. He also has appeared in Grey's Anatomy, He's Just Not That Into You, Noah's Arc, The West Wing, RENT, Party of Five and Ally McBeal. Wilson currently serves as a full-time GLAAD staff member and national spokesperson.
Tracking Amy: How the Internet is used by predators.
Hear the true story of a 15-year-old girl who left home to meet in person with a man she first "met" online. Read "Amy's Story" — the story from her mother's perspective. More of an illustrated audio story, but well worth having older students reviews as it shows how easily the Internet can be used to track a student and the sad result. More for middle and high schoolers. run time 3:48
Certificacion de Turismo Responsable
A lecture on sustainable tourism delivered in Spanish.
Lokacija posnetka: Sharm el Sheikh, Egipt.,Location of a photo: Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.
Macroeconomics for Managers
This course provides a broad overview of macroeconomic theory and policy. The focus is on understanding fluctuations in the levels of income, employment, and production and policy responses to these fluctuations.
The glass ceiling: Why women struggle to achieve top levels in business The reasons for attrition The North (Wall) Star ALPS Competency in Practice Assessment (CIPA) Tool Karen Ellis from ODI speaks on Measuring the Impact of Business on Development Sea-level rise,coastal impacts and management implications
Dr Elisabeth Kelan, Research Fellow at the Lehman Brothers Centre for Women, talks about why women struggle to achieve top levels in business.
This paper focuses on a) to reflect on an approach, decisions and subsequent knowledge with regard to non response and b) to discuss the "attrition survey", rather than discussing the actual results of an overall longitudinal study. This should be linked to the paper "student experiences of enterprise education"
Celestial navigation is the art and science of finding one's geographic position by means of astronomical observations, particularly by measuring altitudes of celestial objects sun, moon, planets or stars. This activity starts with a basic, but very important and useful, celestial measurement.
One of the key aims of ALPS is to improve the assessment of competence in practice across 16 professions, increasing the confidence of new graduates and their employers. The CIPA tool has been developed to establish measures of new graduate confidence in their ability across a number of areas of professional competence. Initially it is being piloted as a self-rating tool with new graduates with the intention of extending its use by employers of new graduates. The tool offers a way of establishin
Karen Ellis, Research Fellow and Programme Leader from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), speaks on Measuring the Impact of Business on Development. 12 October 2010
Why have both business and the development community become increasingly interested in developing tools to measure the impact of business on development? What approaches have been used or proposed, and what are the limitations of existing tools and the conceptual and practical challenges associated with measureme
People around the world are coming to grips with the potential impacts of climate change.What does climate change mean for our coastlines?
What evidence do we have to suggest that sea-levels will rise? How can we assess the vulnerability of our coastlines
The reasons for attrition
The North (Wall) Star
ALPS Competency in Practice Assessment (CIPA) Tool
Karen Ellis from ODI speaks on Measuring the Impact of Business on Development
Sea-level rise,coastal impacts and management implications