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Fair Health: Health Inequities Within and Between Countries - A Global Challenge
The 20th century has seen impressive gains in health and life expectancy in many parts of the world – but these improvements are unequally distributed. In every country, poor people and those from socially disadvantaged groups get sicker and die sooner than people in more privileged social positions. Not only is there a gap in health between the best-off and the worst-off in society, there is a gradient in health running between them. This gradient can be linked clearly to social and economic
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A new world order
Kevin Roberts, CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi, believes we are seeing not a global recession but a global catastrophe and a radical restructuring of the world. The leaders who emerge from this will be those who are able to emotionally inspire others, and re-introduce trust in a world of uncertainty and fear; they will be able to capture the power of language, they will be, like Barack Obama, the storytellers. Kevin Roberts explains why he believes the revolution will begin with language.
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Genesis: the origins of humanity [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Ruth Mace, Professor Catherine Rowett, Professor Volker Sommer | What does it mean to be human? What are the origins of humanity, and what distinguishes us from non-human animals? Ruth Mace is professor of evolutionary anthropology at University College London. Catherine Rowett is professor of philosophy at the University of East Anglia. Volker Sommer is professor of evolutionary anthropology at University College London.
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A Revolution in the Energy Sector
2014 University of Virginia Investing Conference Robert S. Craine, President and Founder of Lynx Production Company Inc. and Lynx LNG LLC, and W. Barnes Hauptfuhrer, Chief Executive Officer of Chapter IV Investors LLC, join Professor Elena Loutskina in the Darden School of Business studio to discuss hot topics in the energy sector, including the shale gas revolution. Mr. Craine and Mr. Haupthfurer spoke at the 7th Annual University of Virginia Investing Conference at the Darden School of Busin
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Rashid Khalidi: "The Road Map to Peace? The War and its Impact on Israelis and Palestinians"
A talk by Rashid Khalidi, Director, Center for International Studies and Professor, Departments of History and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. From the Rethinking America in the Middle East Series, presented by: International House Global Voices Program, the Norman Wait Harris Fund of the Center for International Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Human Rights Program
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English & Linguistics: An Evening with Doug Johnstone
The rising star of Tartan Noir, Scottish author Doug Johnstone reads from his new novel, 'Gone Again' (Faber, 2013), answers questions from the audience and even sings a few songs. Doug Johnstone's previous novel was described as "a great slice of noir" by Ian Rankin, and "a grisly parable of our times" by Irvine Welsh. 28 August 2013
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To Model or Not to Model? Formalizing the Conceptual Modeling Thought Process to Benefit Engineers a
Conceptual modeling began informally. As human beings evolved and began to make sense of the world, many constructed mental models of themselves as agents in a hostile environment. These models enabled them to make predictions and test hypotheses about behaviors that might increase their survival rate. Similarly, engineers today develop mental models of the systems they design, and scientists construct such models to understand, explain, and predict natural phenomena. Conceptual models are bo
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Sommen oefenen via een doolhof : Lesidee
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Een lesideetje waarbij leerlingen sommen oefenen via een doolhof.

De leerlingen moeten de ridder naar zijn kasteel brengen. Ondertussen komen ze sommen of vermenigvuldigingen tegen. Deze moeten ze oplossen en de uitkomst in de vakjes bovenaan …


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Further reading

Doblhofer, Ernst, Voices in Stone (Paladin, 1973; orig. edn. 1957). Not especially mathematical, but a good account of the decipherment of hieroglyphs and cuneiform texts if you want to follow that up.
Flegg, Graham, Numbers (Penguin, 1984; orig. edn. 1983). A book packed with much more information about numbers and their history than we have time for during the course.
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Interview with Andrew Goudie, Master of St Cross College
Author of more than 30 books on global warming, Andrew Goudie charts the way forward in present crisis and explains how university research and advice can contribute to solving the problems that face our planet.
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2.1 Political responses to climate change and the environment

Not for the first time in this book, you are faced with a term that is important but difficult to define precisely. Although the fact that plenty of people from different standpoints are using the term ‘globalisation’ is some measure of its importance, it can be confusing to find that there are different ways of framing what it means for humans and the environment today and in the future. In this section, the range of political responses to climate change and environment–economy interac
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DESIGN RESEARCH IN THE NETHERLANDS 2000 - PROCEEDINGS OF THE SYMPOSIUM, EINDHOVEN MAY 25-26 2000
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Author(s): Achten, H.H., de Vries, B. and Hennessey, J. (eds.

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London College of Fashion : Cordwainers College historic shoe collection
This database is a resource of approximately 650 digital images of historic shoes (1780s-1990s) and associated tools from the Cordwainers College Historic Shoe Collection. The shoe collection was built up as a teaching aid, and it consists mainly of women's shoes with some men's and a few children's, the majority being British 'fashion' footwear with some orthopaedic, some prize and exhibition work, lasts and shoemaker's tools and some ethnic footwear. A number of items are unfinished, or cut to
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Implementation of new EU regulations on GMO's
On the 30th March 2004, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the Department for Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) submitted a written consultation in order to gather stakeholder’s views on the compulsory implementation of two EU regulations on genetically modified organisms (GMO's). The two regulations were (EC) 1830/2003 on the Traceability and labelling of GMO's (the 'Traceability and Labelling Regulation') and (EC) 1829/2003 on Genetically Modified (GM) Food and Feed (the 'Food and Feed R
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Huisapotheek en bijsluiters : Invulbladen
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Deze invulblaadjes rond het thema EHBO bevatten:

  • een oefening over de huisapotheek (wat moet hier inzitten?);
  • een oefening bij het lezen van een bijsluiter;
  • informatie en een kruiswoordraadsel over infectieziekten.

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Simulation of Micro Pedestrian Behaviour in Shopping Streets
Over the years, scholars have developed various models of pedestrian movement. These models can be used to assess the effects of detailed design decisions or to predict pedestrian behaviour under conditions of crowding. To date, not much attention has been paid to pedestrians' shopping behaviour at the micro level. Therefore, the main purpose of this project is to test a model that aims at simulating micro pedestrian behaviour in shopping streets, including entering shops. The model assumes a de
Author(s): Aloys W.J. Borgers, I.M.E. Smeets, A.D.A.M. Kemper

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Footsteps project
This is the website of the AHRC funded project 'In the Footsteps of Jesus and the Prophet: Sociality, Caring and the Religious Imagination In the Filipino Diaspora'. The Footsteps Project is a major two year research project funded within the AHRC Diaspora Programme, concerned with the experiences of Filipino carers living and working in the Middle East and the role that Filipino religious congregations play in creating sociality, community and social networks among fellow migrants, both local a
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Canada's Provinces and Territories
This video provides a description of the Canadian provinces and territories and includes good commentary and facts. (02:00)
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Deutdches Zentrum fur Altersfragen
The German Centre of Gerontology (DZA) conducts research which focuses on "the investigation of the living arrangements, life situations, and life-styles of ageing people in the societal and policy context". Site resources include a selection of published and expert reports in German. They are in pdf format and require Adobe Acrobat software to access. There is a link to the DZA library's online catalogue which lists the collection of sociological and psychological material in ageing and elderl
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