Rebuilding New Orleans: An Opportunity to Re-Energize the Planning Profession?
There’s no love lost between Kristina Ford and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin; he made it clear that she was not welcome as the city’s main planner when he assumed office. The bone Ford has to pick is not merely with the current mayor and his notion of a casino- and hotel-dominated New Orleans, but with a wrongheaded plan
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You Kiss by the Book': Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet presents "star-cross'd" lovers whose plight has become the subject of many of today's novels, plays, films, and television dramas. Explore with your students the techniques that Shakespeare uses to capture the magic of the couple's first meeting and to make that meeting so memorable. This lesson plan complements the study of plot and characterization in Romeo and Juliet in its focus on lyrical form and convention that heighten the impact of the action on the stage.
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Clemens Vasters and Maggie Myslinska: Service Bus Enhancements

Last week at the PDC the AppFabric LABS environment was updated with a new release of the Service Bus. This release provides a "sneak peak" into capabilities that will eventually roll into the production service. Some of the announced features include a management service, load balancing, and durable message buffers.

Interested in what this means and how can you try out these new features? Join Author(s): Wade Wegner

Stephen Quake at the 2014 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting
By: JGI Steve Quake, Stanford University, at the 9th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 18, 2014 in Walnut creek, Calif.
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Spotted Wing Drosophila, a New Invasive Pest in Washington State
MOUNT VERNON, Wash.— In the berry fields of Washington State, a small fly has made its way from California, and is now causing headaches particularly in Washington State for small fruit growers. The Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura), or SWD, infests soft fruits with its eggs, ruining the fruit's market value. Named after the spots on their wings, the spotted wing drosophila was first discovered in Puyallup in strawberries. Since then, scientists at Washington State University have been worki
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Trainee Auditor

Lawrence is a Trainee Auditor at the Audit Commission. He was in the first politics class of the school year on September 11th 2001. This inspired him to follow his heart and do a degree in politics. Video with transcript.
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An Evening with Vikram Chandra
In the tradition of his favorite childhood writers, Dickens, Thackeray and the “curiously forgotten James Hadley Chase,” Vikram Chandra explores the seamier sides of human relations. In Chandra’s latest, sprawling novel, Sacred Games, his backdrop is Bombay, a city steeped in corruption from head to toe. Reading three s
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Leerlingen lezen een informatieve tekst over dansen door de eeuwen heen. Nadat de leerlingen de tekst gelezen hebben moeten ze bij een aantal foto's noteren bij welke tijdsperiode ze horen.


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Res gestae Divi Augusti : fotogrammetria
This Italian website focusing on the Latin and Greek inscription known as "Res gestae Divi Augusti" (part of the "Monumentum Ancyranum") publishes a full catalogue of high definition pictures with some tools to improve readability. As part of the project, two sets of pictures separated by a decade will be published in an attempt to determine the degrade of the monumental inscription. Although entirely in Italian, the website is mainly a collection of pictures that can be easily browsed. The "Res
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A question of ethics: right or wrong?
This unit discusses ethical and professional principles in sport and fitness environments. Working closely with individuals and developing relationships is an inherent and often satisfying part of the work of a sports coach or exercise instructor. However, it can bring about ethical and professional challenges and can sometimes place practitioners in a difficult or uncomfortable position, e.g. a confidence shared and/or personal dilemmas. The unit considers good practice and certain ethical issu
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Where next for public health in the era of austerity?
This event was the second in a series of master class lectures jointly staged by the University of Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan University bringing together relevant senior figures and academics from across the city and surrounding region. The twenty-first century has seen a growth in political, environmental and economic insecurity in the context of global recession, population ageing and climate change. Responding to these threats involves rethinking how we work together, care for ourselves,
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Learning space evaluation
The subject of physical learning space has in recent years become increasingly complex This reflection examines what evidence exists in this area
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Cells - Centers for the Week of 8/30/10
Mrs. Matthews students rotate through science centers each week.  This week, the class is learning about living things, the parts of a plant and animal cell, and unicellular organisms.  Their centers for the week include (1) a video about microbes found on Watchknow called Magic School Bus is in a Pickle (2) three interactive microscope websites on the Whiteboard (3) an experiment with a chicken egg (one large cell) soaked in vinegar to reveal the membrane (4) an art act
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Burma votes 2010 - Episode 2
'Burma votes 2010' presenter Nicholas Farrelly gives a special post-poll update to the vod and podcast series. This episode was recorded on 9 November 2010 and in the second in the series. 'Burma votes 2010' brings together experts to discuss and analyse the poll and the political landscape ahead of and after the election day. If you have questions or comments for the team you can leave them here or join in the conversation at asiapacific.anu.edu.au/newmandala
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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 characters—Caesar, Brutus, and the young Mark Antony—the play contrasts a vast historical canvas
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Breast Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment
This video offers insight of a women as she was diagnosed with breat cancer and describes her thought and feelings towards her treatment. This video offers some positive insight and also does a really good job of describing what a breast cancer patient goes through when undergoing chemo.
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Maths Lesson Plan: Multiplication Quiz

I came across this great slideshare would be a really good lead in activity before looking at multiplication.  It would be ideally suited for students aged 8 - 12 years of age. 

 

Poorly Made in China: a reality check
Despite being hailed as ‘the world’s workshop’, China’s reputation of being a reliable and responsible manufacturer is far from world-class. In his new book ‘Poorly Made in China’, intermediary and author Paul Midler exposes the pitfalls of manufacturing in China, debunking several myths in the process.
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Bucking the trend: the Raffles Hotels group takes it slow and steady
Contrary to the way many companies try to grow their bottom line, the mantra for hospitality group Raffles Hotels & Resorts is slow and steady. And according to its President John M. Johnston, that has served this boutique luxury hotel chain just fine.
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Business leadership in a time of responsibility
Looking at the global economy today, we can see that a much greater proportion of the world operates under the philosophy called ‘market capitalism,’ observes Subi Rangan, associate professor of strategy and management, and the Shell fellow in business and the environment at INSEAD.
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