A question of leadership
Ever since Tony Blair announced he was to stand down as party leader controversy has raged about both when he will go and who his successor will be. Whilst Gordon Brown has been the annointed heir for some time, there is some debate as to whether this is a desirable state of affairs for the Labour Party and challengers to Brown have begun to emerge. Professor Wynn Grant is an expert on British Politics and has examined the current leadership debate in the Labour Party. Length: 21 minutes
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Interactive simulation demonstrating the bending moment at point of load
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"United States Government Perspective Global Energy Security"
Introduction by Robert Zimmer, President, University of Chicago; Keynote Address by The Honorable Alan S. Hegburg, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Energy Policy. Session 1 of the conference "Petroleum: Prospects and Politics." Sponsored by the Chicago Society. Co-sponsored by the Student Government of the University of Chicago, The Graduate Scho
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Lesson #038, Wednesday

Il presidente dorme in chiesa? = Does the president sleep in church?

(Voi) Partite per l'italia domani? = Do you leave for Italy tomorrow?

(Tu) Apri la finestra. = You open the window.

(Noi) Apriamo la lettera. = We open the letter.

(Io) Parto domani. = I leave tomorrow.

Il professore apre la porta. = The professor opens the door.

(Voi) Dormite sempre in classe. = You (plural) always sleep in class.

(Voi) Finite la lezione oggi. = You (plural)
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Capriccio Italien, Op.45 by Tchaikovsky
Capriccio Italien, Op.45 by Tchaikovsky was performed by the University of Richmond Symphony Orchestra, April 2014, under the direction of Alexander Kordzaia.
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"Gandhi - Lovers and Haters" - UNSW Annual Gandhi Oration presented by Thomas Keneally AO (Excerpt)
COMPLETE LECTURE VIDEO AVAILABLE HERE: http://youtu.be/rzo0ya64KRE Booker prize-winning author Tom Keneally challenges Australia's policy on asylum seekers in his delivery of the 2014 Gandhi Oration at UNSW. Keneally delivered the Oration to a capacity audience at UNSW's Leighton Hall to mark India's Martyr's Day, the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's assassination in 1948. The public talk was preceded by a remembrance ceremony at the Gandhi bust on the UNSW Library Lawn.
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Jokes and Humour
This video deals with telling jokes and different types of humour. There is presentation of vocabulary and expressions and there are explanations and examples. At the beginningthe presenter acts out as a comedian and you can read his script all through the video.
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STS-133 Daily Mission Recap - Flight Day 5
A video recap of flight day 5 of the STS-133 mission of space shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station.
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17.486 Japan and East Asian Security (MIT)
This subject is designed for graduate students interested in international politics, national security and comparative political economy in East Asia. It examines the political, military, and economic challenges facing Japan, its neighbors, and the international system under conditions of great uncertainty. Topics range from the history of once "new" world orders to theories that inform our understanding of international affairs and foreign policy decision-making, as each is related to Japan. We
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"Pens and Swords: How the American Mainstream Media Report the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict"
dunsky book coverA talk by Marda Dunsky, former Arab affairs reporter for the Jerusalem Post and editor on the national/foreign desk of the Chicago Tribune. As world attention is renewed and refocused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the sixtieth anniversary of its seminal year of 1948, Marda Dunsky takes a close look at how more than two dozen major American print and broadcast outlets have reported the conflict i
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Mixed reviews on the war in Iraq
Dec. 14 - As the last U.S. troops prepare to leave Iraq after almost nine years, residents grow restless with the slow pace of development. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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21H.311 The Renaissance, 1300-1600 (MIT)
The "Renaissance" as a phenomenon in European history is best understood as a series of social, political, and cultural responses to an intellectual trend which began in Italy in the fourteenth century. This intellectual tendency, known as humanism, or the studia humanitatis, was at the heart of developments in literature, the arts, the sciences, religion, and government for almost three hundred years. In this class, we will highlight the history of humanism, but we will also study rel
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Radicalism, 1760-90
Politics at the accession of George III
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The philosophy of flirting
 Dr Caroline Jenkins

Philosophers Dr Carrie Jenkins and Professor Daniel Nolan are partners but when it comes to the philosophy of flirting they’re on either side of the fence.

In this podcast Dr Jenkins sets out to explain her position and why she believes she’s right.

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Divided We Stand: Political Reflections on the Federal Experiment
Was the federation of the six Australian colonies into a Commonwealth of Australia really such a good idea? What were the alternatives? Might there have been a better way of doing things? The hard and brutal fact is that the Federation in the end was a political compromise; it was a product of some ferocious horse-trading and Canberra is its monument. This lecture looks at the politics - as distinct from the legal and financial aspects - of Australia's federal arrangements. How the politica
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Lesson 10 - One Minute Romanian
In lesson 10 of One Minute Romanian you will learn a few useful phrases which all learners want to learn. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Romanian at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Romanian is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.Author(s): No creator set

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Cold War: The Wall Comes Down - part 4/5
Part 4 of 5 about the significance of the Berlin Wall and its destruction during the Cold War years.

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Rice in Vietnamese Cuisine
For recipes, visit www.ciaprochef.com/WCA Rice, in many incarnations, is at the heart of every Vietnamese meal. The humble grain is the country's most important crop, and the major source of calories in the diet. Vietnam is the world's second-largest rice exporter, after Thailand, a huge achievement for such a small country. Vast rice paddies blanket the nation, from the terraced highlands of the north to the fertile river valleys of the Mekong Delta. In its myriad forms—steamed rice, rice
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