Surprise drop for UK GDP
Britain's economy suffered a shock 0.5 percent contraction in the last three months of 2010 according to new data from the Office for National Statistics.
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Idioms
This teacher-created video contains students' illustrations of the literal meanings of idioms.  The idioms and their meanings appear in print at the bottom of each illustration. Lively music plays in the background. Examples of idioms include "spill the beans," "bite the hand that feeds you," and "in the doghouse." Some of the text on the screen is difficult to read in places. (0:50)
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28 Jan 2011: A Conversation with His Excellency Namik Tan
His Excellency Namik Tan was appointed the ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the United States in February 2010. Prior to this appointment, he was deputy undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, responsible for bilateral political affairs and public diplomacy. He was previously ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Israel from 2007 to 2009. Tan joined the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1982. After working in the Department of Maritime Affairs, he was posted to Moscow as
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A building in London under demolition with a crane in the foreground and smoke or dust rising from the rubble. Photographed by John Gay during the 1960s.


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Does Faith Matter for Human Morality?
The global revival of religion has raised fundamental questions about its role in politics and its claim that it serves as a principle of identity, indispensable to the continuing survival of communities. This series brings together leading thinkers and scholars to encourage discussion and debate on this crucial contemporary theme. Professor Mona Siddiqui, professor of Islamic studies and public understanding, and director, Centre for the Study of Islam, University of Glasgow.
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Convocation Corner: What will they do next?
On their convocation day, SFU students talk about their experience at SFU, what they're planning to do next and how SFU prepared them.
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Helicopter spins like a maple seed
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20045-spinning-seeds-inspire-singlebladed-helicopters.html See a new helicopter design that copies a maple seed
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Should Congress Raise the Debt Ceiling?

At current rates of spending, the federal government may bump up against its debt limit as early as March. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner warns that it will be "catastrophic to
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Virtual Maths - Numbers, Find the angle quiz
Interactive simulation quiz, 8 questions, Find the Angle using the simulation and enter the answers
Author(s): Leeds Metropolitan University

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#262: Vigor in the ville: Creating cities that promote health and well-being

Urban public health expert Billie Giles-Corti discusses how a rigorous, evidence-based approach to urban policy and city planning can help bring long-term benefits for physical and mental health and well-being. Presented by Peter Mares.

Author(s): up-close@unimelb.edu.au (University of Melbourne)

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Lesson #021, Monday

ance = anza

importance = importanza

ence = enza

intelligence = intelligenza

ant = ante

important = importante

ent = ente

student = studente

ible = bile

possible = possibile

ist = ista

dentist = dentista

ly = mente

generally = generalmente

sion = sione

mission = missione

tion = zione

station = stazione

ty = ta'

society = societa'


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China's migrants may stay home
China's 150 million migrant workers head home for the Chinese New Year, and may stay home to work for companies relocating to cheaper inland locations.
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122: Innovation or imitation in China and India?
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The Hydrogen Economy: preparing the world for a new energy era and the third industrial revolution
This lecture critically examines the fossil fuel era and its consequences for industrial civilisation. It explores the nexus of politics, society and business and the massive potential for industry and capital investment. It also considers the future of renewable energy and the hydrogen economy, and how an integrated infrastructure and energy regime can be created in Europe.
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Balle de ping-pong dans un entonnoir

Lorsqu’on plonge une balle de ping-pong dans l’eau, celle-ci remonte à la surface, en vertu du principe d’Archimède. Mais est-ce toujours vrai ? Pas sûr…


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Egypt's Day of Wrath:
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1907-03-31: Mrs. Sage Is Leader On the City Tax Lists
This image is a newspaper clipping comparing Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage's property tax assessment to those of other wealthy New York residents.
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The Future of Sudanese Civil Society, North and South
Part 6 of the 2011 Sudan in Transition? Southern Independence, Conflict and Reconciliation Symposium. This podcast is part 6 of Addressing the Past, Preparing for the Future: War Crimes, Reconciliation and Human Rights section of the symposium
Author(s): Joanna Oyediran

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Guessing on the SAT Test? Don't do it!
A discussion of what is probably the most common piece of irrational
SAT prep advice: "eliminate and guess." Never guess on the SAT Test.

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