London's biggest Comic Con yet
July 11 - Heroes and villians, stars and fans come out for London Comic Con. Doug MacLaurin reports.
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Carried interest, taxes top issues facing PE in Washington
Doug Lowenstein, head of the PE industry's lobbying group, says issues with the biggest impact are taxes and carried interest, which could be rolled into the debate around raising the debt limit.
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Food services, construction to jumpstart US jobs-Sun Capital
Sun Capital Partners Co-Chief Executive Rodger Krouse says sectors hit hardest by the U.S. recession have the greatest chance at leading employment growth, including food services and homebuilding.
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U.S. healthcare, financials primed for growth, says PE firm
Principal Phil Canfield, at Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, sees U.S.-based financial service, data service and healthcare companies as areas with great long-term growth potential.
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A Short History of US Credit Defaults

On July 13th, the president of the United States angrily walked out of ongoing negotiations over the raising of the debt ceiling from its legislated maximum of $14.294 trillion dollars. This prompted a new round of speculation over whether the United States might default on its financial obligations. In these circumstances, it is useful to recall the previous instances in which this has occurr
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Farmer's Agribusiness Training Course: Module 5 - Agribusiness Management for Farmer Organisations.
This Farmers' Agribusiness training course has been developed to help both farmers and farmer organisations. Its intention is to provide access to provide access to additional skills and knowledge that will allow farmers to move from a 'farm' to a 'firm'.This sub-module defines the concept of economics, provides an overview of the concept of a firm and explores the centrality of profit in its models.
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Farmer's Agribusiness Training Course: Module 5 - Agribusiness Management for Farmer Organisations.
This Farmers' Agribusiness training course has been developed to help both farmers and farmer organisations. Its intention is to provide access to provide access to additional skills and knowledge that will allow farmers to move from a 'farm' to a 'firm'. This lesson covers the basic governing principles of economic thinking including the key economic questions, factors of production, efficiency and the market structure.
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Farmer's Agribusiness Training Course: Module 5 - Agribusiness Management for Farmer Organisations.
This Farmers' Agribusiness training course has been developed to help both farmers and farmer organisations. Its intention is to provide access to provide access to additional skills and knowledge that will allow farmers to move from a 'farm' to a 'firm'. This lesson focuses on building skills and economic rationales for decision making under given farming scenarios that may have multiple options. We will spend some time looking specifically at Economic versus Accounting Costs & Relevant Cos
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Student Activities for Bach Cantata
A lesson plan aimed at all levels. It presents a number of different activities as starting points for the study of the set work. Teachers may select from the list in any order depending on the level of the class, progress of the students, etc.
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Geomorphology From Space: A Global Overview of Regional Landforms
This CD-ROM is a reproduction of the out-of-print textbook by the same name developed for the undergraduate to graduate level Earth systems science major to study landforms and landscapes. It presents in-depth coverage of geomorphology as a discipline and the use of satellite imagery in observation, study, and interpretation. It contains a gallery of 237 color and black and white plates of space imagery, primarily of Earth, each treating a geographic region where a particular landform theme is e
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In search of a moving company
A couple wants to move and they contact a number of moving companies to ask for information on the cost. You will listen to their conversations and help them choose a moving company that meet their requirements.
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Suddenly in hospital, English/Dutch
At the end of this lesson you will know the necessary vocabulary to contact a hospital.
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A Look At Books
We have many books all around us. More and more books are being made all the time. Have you wondered what it takes to make a book?
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PediNeuroLogic Exam: 6 Month Old: Normal: Reflexes - Deep Tendon Reflexes
It is hard to get the baby relaxed and cooperative enough to get the limb in the optimal position for obtaining deep tendon reflexes. At this age, all the deep tendon reflexes tested in an adult exam should be obtainable. 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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PediNeuroLogic Exam: 12 Month Old: Normal: Motor/Coordination - Play Ball
The infant plays the simple game of throw the ball. His throw is not an overhand throw which is seen in an 18 month old but rather a pushing away and dropping type of throw that is typical for this age. 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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Human Brain Atlas: Brain (Oblique) - Image Map
Nine slides of the anatomical structures of the brain are mapped in this image from the UCLA Interactive Neurosciences Human Brain Atlas.
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Sensory Exam: Normal Exam: Light Touch
Light touch (thigmesthesia) is used as a screening test for touch. Both the spinothalamic and DCML systems serve this sensation so it is not specific for either one. A cotton tip applicator or fine hair brush is used. Select areas from different dermatomes and peripheral nerves and compare right versus left. The first principle of neurologic diagnosis is regional or anatomical localization. In order to become skillful the student must understand how structure relates to function of the nervous s
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Coordination Exam: Normal Exam: Tremor
Patient's arms are held outstretched and fingers extended. Watch for postural or essential tremor. The first principle of neurologic diagnosis is regional or anatomical localization. In order to become skillful the student must understand how structure relates to function of the nervous system. The neurologic examination permits "dissection" of the nervous system and localizes the disease when present. Instead of simply memorizing the components of the exam, a logical and systematic approach to
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Coordination Exam: Normal Exam: Tandem Gait
The patient is asked to walk heel-to-toe. Note steadiness. Tandem gait requires the patient to narrow the station and maintain balance over a 4-5 inch width. Patients with midline ataxias have difficulty with tandem gait. The first principle of neurologic diagnosis is regional or anatomical localization. In order to become skillful the student must understand how structure relates to function of the nervous system. The neurologic examination permits "dissection" of the nervous system and localiz
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Colonoscopy Introduction
All month long, in honor of Colon Cancer awareness, Dr. Raju, in the department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, is answering colonoscopy questions on facebook via video from his computer here at MD Anderson.
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