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Joshua Landis on the Syrian regmie
The director of the Center for Middle East studies at the University of Oklahoma explains why Syria faces a long struggle
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Genetics Concepts
Genetics is the branch of biology that studies the ways in which hereditary information is passed on from the parents to their offspring. As we study this unit, I will be asking you to visit the following websites to emphasize concepts brought up during class. DNA Structure and Replication Build a DNA molecule Use this website to practice matching up complementary nucleotides in the DNA molecule. How DNA Replicates Take a look at this short video clip that demonstrates how the DNA molecule repli
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PediNeuroLogic Exam Quiz
Thirty question quiz covering all six age groups in the PediNeuroLogicExam tutorials. A neuroscience tutorial focusing on those aspects of the pediatric neurological examination that are unique to the child's nervous system, with an emphasis on important neurodevelopmental milestones.
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What will you be able to do you on a national holiday?
At the completion of this lesson you will be able to write about your experiences celebrating the national holiday. In the first exercise you will look on a website for activities you can do on that day. Then, you will fill the gaps in an incomplete text and will be given a number of words to construct a proper sentence. Lastly, you will be asked to describe the parade for someone who was absent.
Author(s): Vlaams Ministerie Van Onderwijs En Vorming

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Speech exercise: Bruxelles, ville gastronomique
At the completion of this lesson you will be able to express your opinion about a city.
Author(s): Vlaams Ministerie Van Onderwijs En Vorming

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3,3,7 Royal Assent

You have already seen references to Royal Assent in this unit. The monarch formally assents to a Bill in order for it to pass into law. Royal Assent has never been withheld in recent times. Queen Anne was the last monarch to withhold a Royal Assent, when she blocked a Scottish Militia Bill in 1707. The Queen feared a Scottish militia might be turned against the monarchy.

Since the sixteenth century no monarch has actually signed a Bill themselves. Instead, the monarch signs what are kno
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Law making in the House of Commons and House of Lords

One of the main functions of both Houses of Parliament is to discuss, debate and pass new laws. Laws made by Parliament are called Acts of Parliament. Acts of Parliament are also known as statutes or legislation. These terms all mean the same thing and will be used interchangeably throughout this unit.

Acts of Parliament may originate in various ways:

  1. party manifestos

  2. national emergency, crisis or new development


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5.2 Further information about devolution

You might want to look at some other OpenLearn units that consider devolution:

  • DD203_2 Nationalism, self-determination and secession

  • DD203_1 The politics of devolution

  • DD200_1 A Europe of the regions?

8.3 Issues and concerns about RFID
Are you a technophobe? Bluetooth, Ethernet WiFi – are they terms that mean nothing to you? This unit will gently guide you to an understanding of how devices 'talk' to each other and what technologies and processes are involved. You will also look at wired and wireless communication technologies, introducing you to some of the key methods involved.
Author(s): The Open University

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3.1 Introduction

Precedent is the basis of the common law. The doctrine of binding precedent is known as the doctrine of stare decisis, which is Latin meaning ‘to stand by/adhere to decided cases’, i.e. to follow precedent. In other words, once a principle is decided it should be followed in future cases. The doctrine refers to the fact that, within the hierarchical structure of the English courts, the decision of a higher court will be binding on a lower court. In general terms, this means th
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App lets you interact with magazines
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/onepercent/2011/05/how-the-reverend-bayes-will-fi.html
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6.3 Devices for automatic control
Are you a technophobe? Bluetooth, Ethernet WiFi – are they terms that mean nothing to you? This unit will gently guide you to an understanding of how devices 'talk' to each other and what technologies and processes are involved. You will also look at wired and wireless communication technologies, introducing you to some of the key methods involved.
Author(s): The Open University

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5.5 Security
Are you a technophobe? Bluetooth, Ethernet WiFi – are they terms that mean nothing to you? This unit will gently guide you to an understanding of how devices 'talk' to each other and what technologies and processes are involved. You will also look at wired and wireless communication technologies, introducing you to some of the key methods involved.
Author(s): The Open University

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L'Italia dei sapori: the tastes of North Italy
In this section you learn about the regional products of Italy. You first read a text and indicate from which region the product comes; you then indicate which product does not come from the north of Italy. Finally you complete a recipe with words that are provided.
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LRMA MAGIC: Wall Graphics
http://www.youtube.com/user/StPetersburgCollege The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art commits to excellence in visual arts education, fosters aesthetic, critical and ethical thinking as a bridge to the future and nurtures interest in 20th century art history by collecting, preserving, and exhibiting the art of Abraham Rattner, Esther Gentle, Allen Leepa and their contemporaries. About St. Petersburg College: In 1927, St. Petersburg College (then known as St. Petersburg Junior College) became Florida
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The Orange Tour
Starting June 22nd we will be going on a road trip to every county in Oregon as a part of the OSU Extension Centenial. We will be celebrating the impact local businesses have on their communities. Follow the tour at www.poweredbyorange.com
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Immunocytochemical Analysis of Sperm Cytoskeleton
Monoclonal antitubulin antibodies produced in mice will be used to label bull sperm microtubules and the location of these antibodies will be determined by use of a peroxidase conjugated secondary antibody and the DAB staining reaction. Protocols are presented for use in a second-year student laboratory class given in a multi-section (repeated) format. These protocols include those for preparation of poly-L-lysine coated slides and of bull sperm, as well as those for immunocytochemistry, using t
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1 Performance management
School governors are responsible for establishing the performance management policy of the school and for reviewing the performance of the headteacher. This unit will guide you through these processes, including the appeals procedure should the headteacher have any concerns. You will also learn the importance of linking performance review to pay review.
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2 Finding evidence
School governors need to be involved in the monitoring and evaluation of primary schools. But what areas should you be monitoring and how can you ensure that monitoring is effective. This unit will help you assess these matters and also look at the kind of evidence you should be sourcing, and how that evidence should be evaluated.
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6.6 A few final thoughts

This final section has concentrated on the heart, the lungs and the blood – the body's cardio-respiratory system. We saw briefly how the body takes oxygen in through the lungs, and discussed the importance of this for athletes in various sports. To understand the role of oxygen in the body and its importance to athletes, we had to draw on information that we had discussed in earlier sections about the way oxygen is carried in the blood and the way that the heart pumps blood to different par
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