Terry Hodgkinson Inaugural Lecture
Terry has led the Regional Development Agency, Yorkshire Forward, as its Chair for seven years, overseeing the Agency in growing the economy of the Yorkshire and Humber region. He was honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2010 with the award of a CBE for services to business and regeneration and was recently appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant for West Yorkshire. He has recently launched his new business, entitled ‘Inspiration for Industry Education and Regeneration’. He holds a Visiting P
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The Month Song by Susan Salidor
This video clip teaches the months of the year in a fun catchy song. The song is very clear and easy to understand. (1:47)
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German Elections: Did Merkel Win Too 'Well'?
The extent of her victory may cause her more problems during the next four years than she had in the last four.
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Rethinking Investment Treaty Law: An Investor's Perspective - Repsol / YPF in Argentina [Audio]
Speaker(s): Pablo Fernandez, Carlos Lopez, Miguel Klingenberg | The recent expropriation of Repsol by the Argentine government raises important legal, diplomatic and policy issues that put into question the current system of international investment protection. This seminar invites to debate on this issues from the investor's perspective. Pablo Fernández is Professor of Finance at the IESE Business School, Madrid. Carlos López Jall is the Director of International Organizations and European Af
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L’utilisation de la propriété intellectuelle comme moteur de développement

Les premières ”Rencontres lorraines de la propriété intellectuelle” tenues à Metz en mai 2008 avaient été consacrées à la propriété intellectuelle face au défi de la mondialisation.

L’édition 2009 de ces Rencontres, organisée le 6 octobre 2009 à Nancy, s’est concentrée sur la filière « fibres et éco-matériaux », laquelle, que ce soit à travers le bois, le textile, le papier, les composites ou encore les marchés utili
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Veggie Tales - Lyle the Lindly Viking part 2

In an attempt to bring a higher level of class to VeggieTales, Archibald Asparagus receives permission to run the show.  His aim is the first VeggieTales' production of a Shakespeare play, but unable to find the script for Hamlet, they get instead the script for "Omelet.  Following is the introduction to the usual "Silly Songs with Larry".  Archibald immediately changes it to "Classy Silly Songs with Larry".  Finally, Archibald pr
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Life as a Journalist
 Mr Jeff Randall

Former Nottingham University graduate and business journalist for the Daily Telegraph, Mr. Jeff Randall addresses the graduating class of 2006.

Mr. Randall speaks about his time as a student at Nottingham University and advises the students on the importance of keeping close ties with friends they’ve made at the University.

He describes his humorous first attempt at doing a live broadcast in front of the Bank
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The Human in Politics [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Anne Phillips | Editor's note: Unfortunately the first few minutes of the lecture are missing from this recording. In this inaugural lecture, to celebrate her appointment as the Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science, Anne Phillips addresses the status of the human in politics. Is what Hannah Arendt called 'the abstract nakedness of being human' sufficient to establish principles of solidarity or equality? And can we talk of what, as humans, we have in common without
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5.3.2 Plan auditing

Having got the draft plan, it is worth checking it over to see that all the major issues have been covered. The appendix below contains a set of guidelines for the initial audit of a generic ‘general purpose’ plan. For site-specific plans such as might be produced by an SHE manager in industry, or a business continuity manager for an office complex, the headings may need some modification.

Guidelines for an emergency response plan audit (PDF, 2 pages, 0.1MB)


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Superbug, Be Gone!
Bacteria is everywhere.  This video addresses good bacteria and bad bacteria and is a short documentary about a new strategy of combatting antibiotic resistance. Run time 06:11.
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Place Value : Reading and Writing Large Whole Numbers
This three-minute video explores place value to the hundred trillions place.
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Saludos y presentaciones en chino
Escucha algunas de las frases más comunes para una primera charla con alguien. (1:30)
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Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • critically evaluate disasters and their causes, especially from mechanical or material failures;

  • demonstrate the importance of systematic and rigorous analysis of disasters, so that future failures can be avoided or prevented.


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4.4 Discussion

In this second case study, I have described two different trends in energy use by cold appliances over the last few decades. On the one hand the efficiency with which appliances use electrical energy has improved but, in spite of this, their consumption of electricity has increased significantly in recent decades. Since 2000 consumption has started to decline, probably as a result of the introduction of minimum energy standards. The trend will only continue if we demand and use the most energ
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Creative enterprise in west Yorkshire Arts organisations
This report describes and theorises the findings of a workshop discussion, commissioned by WYLLN, into the views of arts organizations on the challenges they face in becoming more enterprising and less grant dependent.
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NCPACS: Professor John Mueller – The Terrorism Delusion
The National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies presents a public seminar discussing the 'decade of delusion' since the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001, in particular what Professor Mueller regards as the disproportionate response of the international community to the real threat presented by al-Qaeda. 29 January 2013.
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The Civil War and Its Effects
A student made video that is 2:14 long and touches on some of the causes of the war and its effects. This is best used as an idea for teachers to use to have their students create similar projects.
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R&D | Paola Antonelli introduces Salon 13: Bigger Data
Paola Antonelli, Director of R&D and Senior Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA, introduces Salon 13: Bigger Data, an exploration of the aspirational and anxiety-inducing elements of Big Data.
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11.489 The Growth and Spatial Structure of Cities (MIT)
This course examines the economic, political, social, and spatial dynamics of urban growth and decline in cities and their key component areas (downtown, suburbs, etc.). Topics include impacts of industrialization, technology, politics, and social practices on cities. Students will examine the role of public and private sector activities, ranging from zoning and subsidies to infrastructure development and real estate investment, in affecting urban growth and decline. Readings are both theoretica
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Korean History in English
Tourism encompasses broad range of spectrum of one country, and Tourism English mainly deals with culture and society and transfers them to the international tourists relating to cultural heritages and historical sites. As a professional on Tourism, historical knowledge of Korea is necessary to have national identity, read the current situation from the objective perspectives, and to understand trends of tourism. As a pre-requisite to understand the Korean culture and society as well as historic
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