Breakingviews: Tyco breakup heeds creditor lessons from '07
Sept. 19 - When Tyco last broke into three in 2007, an ugly fight with creditors ensued, but Reuters Breakingviews columnists say this time the industrial group is setting a new example for conglomerate bondholders and paying lenders more heed.
Conjoined twins separated
Sept. 19 - British surgeons have separated twins joined at the head after an elaborate and risky set of operations that took place over four months. Deborah Gembara reports.
U.S. Day Ahead: Fed may offer new spin on "Operation Twist"
Sept. 19 - Along with delivering a new version of "Operation Twist," the Fed is likely to stay "ultra accommodative" until unemployment or inflation reach a certain level, says Reuters Correspondent Mark Felsenthal.
SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Robet Widodo
Integrating Wells and 3D Seismic Data to Delineate the Sandstone Reservoir Distribution of the Talang Akar Formation, South Sumatra Basin, Indonesia Robet W. Widodo M.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisor Dr. Gary Girty ABSTRACT This study describes the distribution and depositional environment of selected sandstone body reservoirs in the Oligocene-Miocene fluvial-deltaic Talang Akar Formation (TAF), Delta (DLT) area1, Jambi Sub-Basin, South Sumatra
Central Banks Can Increase the Money Supply, Even If Banks Do Not Lend In today's fiat-money world, money is mostly produced through bank lending. Whenever a commercial bank provides credit to, say, consumers, firms, and government entities, it issues new money, thereby increasing the economy's money stock. Economists from the Austrian School of economics call this kind of money pro
I. The Relation between Bank Credit and Money Growth
In today's fiat-money world, money is mostly produced through bank lending. Whenever a commercial bank provides credit to, say, consumers, firms, and government entities, it issues new money, thereby increasing the economy's money stock.
Economists from the Austrian School of economics call this kind of money pro
Weapons of mass destruction
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Autumn Semester 2010. With the possible exception of climate change, weapons of mass destruction are probably the only thing on the planet that could conceivably mean curtains for all of us. Yet Britain has relied on its nuclear arsenal for decades, and other states seem anxious to acquire one. Why do some countries have these things? What, if anything, should we do about them? How should we feel about t
War on climate change
In this podcast - Going to war for the environment? Dr Matthew Humphrey, Reader in Political Philosophy assesses a controversial theory by Australian academic Professor Robyn Eckersley. Professor Eckersley is among a group of experts who believe that military intervention may be reasonably used to protect natural resources.
Statistics - an intuitive introduction : summation sign
Understanding the summation sign: what does it do … why does it exist?
This package, written in 1998, has interactive demonstrations of the link between energy levels and thermodynamic properties of molecules and gases. It is intended for third or fourth year undergraduates in the physical sciences. To download, click on View Download and follow the instructions. To uninstall, use the standard Windows option of “Add or Remove Programs”.
Politics in 60 seconds. Property
Professor Christopher Pierson defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on property as a political concept. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and community education Professor Christopher Pierson, School of Politics and International Relations Professor Christopher Pierson is Professor of Politics at the University of Nottingham, director of teaching and lea
The Distributive Property
This animated video demonstrates using the distributive property to solve 7(3+9). The seven is described as a ninja "attacking" the other numbers. ( :57)
Nicolaus Copernicus, an astronomer who believed the the sun was the center of the solar system is the subject of this two minute video This contradicted church teachings at the time, which said that the Earth was the center of the solar system. Nicolaus Copernicus was a
leading figure in the Renaissance and contributed to what we know about the solar system today and makes a good one to view to teach students about the importance of observation, the impact of the Church on science,
Editing files and Emacs
This emacs lecture is given as part of the course G51UST, Unix Software Tools. The course gives an introduction to the Unix operating system. It teaches students how to use the Command Line Interface that is part of Unix and also teaches them how to write shell, sed and awk. In doing so the course covers the use of editors such as Emacs and vi with which the students can write their scripts. It is presented in 3 formats: * Screencast (video of the lecturer and presentation slides) * Au
Spotlight on "Energy and Climate Change" with Alan Goldman
Wondering what the "energy" problem is all about? Here is your chance to learn what energy is, where it comes from, how we make it, how we use it, and how we will have to change the way we make it in the coming decades. "Energy and Climate Change" introduces nonscience majors to science and the scientific method in the context of one of the most critical challenges facing us today: society's need for energy and the resulting impact on climate and the environment. The course surveys climatology,
GRCC Board of Trustees Meeting (September, 2011)
Regular meeting. Recorded 9/19/2011
Energy Efficiency In Buildings And Heat Supply Solutions: A German Perspective For The Nuclear Shutd
Beginning with some background information on the unique German position regarding the energy supply eliminating any nuclear power by 2022 but enforcing the use of renewable energy sources, the challenges for both the building and the power generation sector will be highlighted. The talk will introduce opportunities to improve energy performance of buildings by new and innovative HVAC concepts as well as for increasing the penetration of renewable and environmental energy sources for heat and po
Jim Rogers: Poised to buy gold if price drops
Sept. 21 - Commodity bull Jim Rogers says he is not adding to his gold position at these levels, but would be a buyer of the precious metal if the price goes down.
Jim Rogers: Buy euro if Greece defaults
Sept. 21 - Global investor Jim Rogers tells Reuters Insider he is hoping for a Greek default, saying it would be a positive for the euro and the global economy.
André's Minicast #2: Being polite in Brazil
Today I'll give you some quick and dirty tips on how to be polite in Brazil as well as teaching you some basic vocab.
Check out our website, brazilianportuguesepod.com and find out more how we can help you improving your Portuguese!
The world economy
The shift in economic power from East to West is accelerating says John O'Sullivan in his special report