Wealth Strategies: Mortgage biz, cost cuts to boost banks
Oct 11 - A jump in mortgage refinancing and cost cutting will help banks boost earnings relative to last year, but poor market conditions and a weak economy will mean a drop in M&A revenues in Q3.
Listening In: JFK on running for President (January 5, 1960)
On January 5, 1960, the journalist James M. Cannon recorded a dinner party conversation at the home of John F. Kennedy, who had declared his candidacy for president three days earlier. Also present were his wife, Jacqueline, and their close friends Ben and Toni Bradlee. The conversation includes fascinating and candid revelations about Kennedy's medical problems, his private reasons for wanting to run, and his worry that he was too introverted to be a natural politician. This conversation is a p
Vladimir Putin Biography: Russian Leader's Life and Career
Born October 7th, 1952 in what is now St. Petersburg, Russia, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin joined the Russian intelligence agency known as the KGB upon his graduation from university. After his time as a spy, he began his rise to political prominence as part of Leningrad mayor Anatoly Sobchak’s government. He then joined Russian President Boris Yeltsin in Moscow at the Kremlin, and by 1999 became the Prime Minister and soon the acting President of Russia. During his time in power, he helpe
MathNook Tutorial - Rounding to the Nearest Hundred
This mathnook tutorial gives step by step directions on how to round to the nearest hundred. Visuals are given as speaker presents information. This is a great resource to introduce and/or review rounding in the upper elementary/middle school classroom. (2:53)
Learn About Chinese New Year: Rituals, Food, Family
Chinese New Year is based on a myth that involved a monster eating crops and people from Chinese villages. The population was finally able to drive the monster away due to his fear of the color red, and by leaving food on their doorsteps, and so what followed was jubilant celebration. While that myth is not as relevant to celebrations today, that doesn’t make present-day Chinese New Year any less remarkable. This holiday is seen as a time to gather with family and partake in the ancient ri
Learn about food chains and how they combine to form complex food pyramids. This short, computer-animated video will briefly cover the following key concepts: food chains, producers/consumers, the relationships between plants and animals in a food chain, the role of sunlight in a food chain, the role of plants in a food chain, the role of consumers in a food chain, food webs, food pyramids, and balancing a food pyramid. The video ends with a 10-question, fill-in-the-blank quiz. (The video do
Combining Entrepreneurship and Environmental Science
Jesko von Windheim combines business savvy and scientific understanding in his new role at Duke as the director of the Nicholas School's Environmental Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center. A founder of multiple companies himself, von Windheim was already teaching entrepreneurship courses at Duke when he recently joined the Nicholas faculty to lead the new environmental entrepreneurship certificate program. Classes in the two-year program will train students to understand business models and
Interview: 2012 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel
Following the announcement, Professor Per Krusell, Chairman of the Economic Sciences Prize Committee, was interviewed by freelance journalist Joanna Rose about the 2012 Prize in Economic Sciences. More video and information at http://www.nobelprize.org The prize was awarded jointly to Alvin E. Roth and Lloyd S. Shapley "for the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design."
Harper Lee - Mini Bio
In 1961, Harper Lee became the only author to win the Pulitzer Prize for her first and only novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird." n 1961, Harper Lee became the only author to win the Pulitzer Prize for her first and only novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird." Her experiences growing up as an outsider in Monroeville, Alabama with her childhood friend, Truman Capote, provided the basis for the classic novel. (03:05)
Lesson 10 - One Minute Luxembourgish
In lesson 10 of One Minute Luxembourgish 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 Languages at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Luxembourgish is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.
Open Classroom - 10/17/12 - #1 Introduction by Barry Bluestone & Michael Dukakis
The 2012 Election: Policy Advice to the President Topic for 10/18/12: Foreign Policy and Homeland Security-- Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan
Pinckney Presentation Geraldine the Giraffe Learns About the /oo/ Digraph How Fiction Can Change Reality The Turbulent Story of Galaxy Evolution Why Mars Died, and Earth Lived NASA | Rattling Jet Stream on Jupiter 22.10.2012 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten Lesson 09 - One Minute Romanian Yahoo CEO Mayer's comeback plan is all about tech not media
In this cute video, Geraldine the Giraffe learns about the /oo/ digraph. She learns to speak the sound correctly and finds things in her house that have the /oo/ sound. She finds a hook, a cookbook, and a hood. This is a great resource to introduce and/or review vowel digraphs in the elementary classroom. (3:20)
Reading and stories can be an escape from real life, a
window into another world -- but have you ever considered how new fictional experiences might change your perspective on real, everyday life? From Pride and Prejudice to Harry Potter, learn how popular fiction can spark public dialogue and shape culture. (04:29)
A comprehensive study of hundreds of galaxies observed by the Keck telescopes in Hawaii and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has revealed a surprising pattern to galaxy evolution that extends back 8 billion years, or more than half the age of the universe. (03:40)
This video explores the most basic question of all: why we explore space? The Mars rover, Curiosity is the latest in a long line of missions to Mars: landers sent to scoop its soil and study its rocks, orbiters sent to map its valleys and ridges.
They are all asking the same question. Did liquid water once flow on this dry and dusty world? Did it support life in any form? And are there remnants left to find? The science that comes out of these missions may help answer a much la
New movies of Jupiter are the first to catch an invisible wave shaking up one of the giant planet's jet streams, an interaction that also takes place in Earth's atmosphere and influences the weather. (01:59)
Trainiere dein Hörverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Montag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. *** Nach der Trauerfeier für den bei einem Anschlag ermordeten libanesischen Geheimdienstchef Wissam al-Hassan ist es in der Nacht zum Montag in der Hauptstadt Beirut wieder zu Feuergefechten gekommen. Auch in der nördlichen Hafenstadt Tripoli lieferten sich Unterstützer und Gegner des syrischen Assad-Regimes Schusswechsel. Laut Informationen des TV-Se
In lesson 9 of One Minute Romanian you will learn to ask people how they're feeling and to answer the question yourself. 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.
Oct 22 - Sources have told Reuters, Yahoo boss Marissa Mayer will take the company back to its technology roots and away from media content, when she outlines her future strategy after the company reports.
Geraldine the Giraffe Learns About the /oo/ Digraph
How Fiction Can Change Reality
The Turbulent Story of Galaxy Evolution
Why Mars Died, and Earth Lived
NASA | Rattling Jet Stream on Jupiter
22.10.2012 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Lesson 09 - One Minute Romanian
Yahoo CEO Mayer's comeback plan is all about tech not media