Bidder sure of Nan Shan approval
Consortium member bidding for AIG's Taiwan life insurer, Nan Shan, confident of regulator approval; Ruentex Development's shareholders approve $2.2 billion deal.
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Carbon leakage: EU cap-and-trade rules could do more harm than good
Despite its good intentions, the next phase of EU emissions trading scheme (to be implemented in 2013) could end up doing more harm than good, both to the global environment and to European industries that must comply with the rules, says David Drake, a PhD candidate in Technology and Operations Management at INSEAD.
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After you have studied this unit you should be able to:

  • describe the key features of behaviourist, social learning, constructivist and social constructivist theories of development;

  • evaluate critically these four theories;

  • illustrate their application to practical issues in child development.

Witness: China, India face off on the 'roof of the world'
July 24 - After years of neglect, India is fortifying its contested Himalayan border with China. Reuters' Frank Jack Daniel explains why the presence of the Tawang monastery makes this area such a hot spot.
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GS-10: Guided edit mode
Learn how to use the Guided Edit mode. Guided Edit walks you through some basic editing tasks as well as some of the neat features in Elements. Use with either Photoshop Elements version 7 or 8.
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The Daily Five: Fostering Literacy Independence in Third and Fourth Grade (Virtual Tour)
The Daily Five is described and how each component is used in the classroom. Selecting Good Fit books are discussed. Students use word collectors to record new words and use them in their writing. This is a great resource to help enhance and to expand literacy instruction in the classroom. (2:03) 
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Writer App for Android
'Writer is a writing application without the fuss and distraction of a traditional word processor. It's perfect for everything from taking notes to writing a novel on your phone or tablet.Writer's philosophy is Keep It Simple. Writer tries to be as basic as possible, giving you somewhere to turn your thoughts into text, markdown support, and some statistics. Nothing more. Nothing less.'This is a free app
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Spacecraft Docks Under Six Hours After Launch
Traveling about 250 miles above the Pacific Ocean and just west of the South American coast, the unpiloted ISS Progress 48 Russian cargo ship docked at 9:18 p.m. EDT Aug. 1 to the Pirs docking compartment of the International Space Station. The craft is delivering 1,962 pounds of propellant, 110 pounds of oxygen and air, 925 pounds of water and 2,817 pounds of spare parts and experiment hardware for a total of 2.9 tons of food, fuel and equipment to be delivered to the six crew members on the or
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Penn State: Inspiring Energy
Penn State researchers Dr. Chao-Yang Wang and Dr. Chris Rahn are co-directors of the "Battery and Energy Storage Technology Center" or "B.E.S.T." center.These creative problem solvers are working with corporations around the globe to develop safer and longer lasting battery cells for electric cars and finding better ways to harvest and store energy.
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What do college students with disabilities say faculty can do to meet their needs?
Interview with Maureen Angell, Special Education Department, about what faculty should know about meeting the needs of college students with learning disabilities
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STS.049J Technology and Gender in American History (MIT)
This course centers on the changing relationships between men, women, and technology in American history. Topics include theories of gender, technologies of production and consumption, the gendering of public and private space, men's and women's roles in science and technology, the effects of industrialization on sexual divisions of labor, gender and identity at home and at work.
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Profile: Joel Cracraft
Dr. Joel Cracraft's research on the systematics and evolution of birds, speciation analysis, and biogeography are all components of his interests in understanding how biotas originate and change over time, and how one understands patterns and processes of diversification. A major effort in his laboratory involves a detailed description of one of the most spectacular examples of "adaptive radiation": the birds of paradise of New Guinea and surrounding areas. A second major project involving his r
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Continental Deformation: Creating the Basin and Range
Synopsis The Basin and Range Province is a dramatic landscape covering much of the southwestern United States. Its star attraction is Death Valley, a below-sea-level desert basin flanked by mountain ranges rising as high as 3.6 kilometers. This story covers a team of geologists who are combining traditional fieldwork with animated computer modeling to understand how the Basin and Range's geological drama has played out over the past 36 million years. Related Links • McQuarrie/Wernicke anim
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Dit zijn werkblaadjes ivm cijferen. Op de bladen staan tabellen die het voor de leerlingen eenvoudiger maken om de getallen onder elkaar te noteren.

 


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ISS Update: CCiCAP Meetings and the Boeing CST-100 -- 08.21.12
Commercial Crew Program Partner Manager for Boeing Gennaro Caliendo discusses the Integrated Systems Review meetings held in Houston this week and the CST-100. The meetings are a part of NASA's CCiCAP, or Commercial Crew Integrated Capability, milestones that have been set for its commercial partners. The meetings this week have been scheduled to review Boeing and the other commercial partners progress in their designs and to ensure that they meet system requirements. Caliendo talks about Boein
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Modeling Projectile Motion - Khan Academy
Projectile Motion Simulation (11:00)
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The Invasion: A Case Study on the Hudson River
Synopsis The zebra mussel, a notorious invasive species, has been silently infesting the rocky bottom of the Hudson River since it arrived there in 1991. But researchers from the Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies, who have closely monitored the river before, during, and after the invasion, are noticing a promising new pattern. In this video, learn how the Cary team takes the pulse of this complex freshwater ecosystem to stay abreast of the invasion. Extensive digital classroom resources for e
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Reuters Today: Apple climbs to the top of the tree
Aug. 21 - Apple becomes the most valuable company ever, its market cap of $623 bln surpassing the record set by Microsoft at the peak of the 1999 dot.com boom. Plus, a euro zone reality check looms.
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China's private jet pipe dreams
Aug. 21 - Even for Chinese with millions of dollars to burn, buying a jet is no easy task. Red tape, poor infrastructure and sky-high taxes are stalling growth in the country's business jet industry.
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