1 A revolution in schools
There is an ongoing ‘revolution’ in the running of state schools and this is making the position of the school business manager both significant and necessary. Government thinking, together with profound changes in society generally, will affect every institution both in terms of pedagogy and the physical environment, particularly technology and levels of security employed. This unit will look at how you – an existing or aspiring business manager – can work effectively to support school
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Input prices soar in China
China's PMI hits 7-month high as factories ramped up production in November, but input prices post biggest gain, showing inflationary pressures.
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This podcast was recorded at the Regional Presentation of the Forced Migration Policy Briefing on 'Iraq's refugees - beyond tolerance', which was held on 13th April 2010 in Amman, Jordan. This podcast was recorded at the Regional Presentation of the Forced Migration Policy Briefing on 'Iraq's refugees - beyond tolerance', which was held by the Refugee Studies Centre and the Regional Human Security Centre (RHSC) on 13th April 2010 in Amman, Jordan. Chaired by Dr Nasir Al-Samaraie, Adviser to the
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Iraq's refugees - beyond tolerance: Session 2
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4.5 Geological criteria for safe radioactive waste disposal
The transformation of radioactive uranium and, in some instances, thorium isotopes provides vastly more energy per unit mass of fuel than any other energy source, except nuclear fusion, and therein lies its greatest attraction. The unit considers the advantages and limitations of generating this power and the environmental and security issues that the process raises.
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2.2 Making a bid on eBay
Online shopping – think of it as a shopping centre in cyberspace, with online auctions as the car-boot sale in the car park. This unit will help you understand how to use online shopping sites, how to ensure that you are using the best sites and the best ways to protect your security.
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ALPS Competency in Practice Assessment (CIPA) Tool
One of the key aims of ALPS is to improve the assessment of competence in practice across 16 professions, increasing the confidence of new graduates and their employers. The CIPA tool has been developed to establish measures of new graduate confidence in their ability across a number of areas of professional competence. Initially it is being piloted as a self-rating tool with new graduates with the intention of extending its use by employers of new graduates. The tool offers a way of establishin
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Rescuers start bringing trapped illegal miners to surface
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Four of a group of at least 30 illegal South African miners trapped in an abandoned gold shaft near Johannesburg are brought to the surface. Rough Cut (no reporter narration) More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and internation
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Alumna Megan Hilty
Carnegie Mellon University caught up with alumna Megan Hilty after her performance in Pittsburgh on a US concert tour. Hilty shared her thoughts on the importance of the first national honor for K-12 theatre educators co-created by CMU and the Tony Awards. CMU is the exclusive higher education partner of the Tony Awards. As part of the collaboration, the two organizations launched the Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre Education, the first national recognition program to honor kindergarten th
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Virtual Maths - 3D shapes, diagram, area, volume
Diagram of 3D shapes with formula for calculating area (and volume)
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Strengthening the Prohibition of Torture: The Evolution of the UN Committee against Torture - Panel
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Energy crops, CryoSat-2 and bird bling
Willow, palm, miscanthus and other energy crops are being touted as a possible solution to our growing energy security problems. Some people are suggesting that they could help replace fossil fuels, plugging Britain's energy gap and cutting our carbon footprint.
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Spanish speakers who are used to saying tampoco will now have to learn how to say também não in Portuguese. It just sounds cute someho
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Oh man, where did this word come from? After a whole series of lessons in pronunciation and grammar ... and now we learn a whole bunch of word
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Mapping Margery Kempe
Margery Kempe's spiritual biography is often called the first autobiography in English. A married woman who attempted to live a life devoted to Christ, Margery sought official Church recognition for her status as a spiritual woman and mystic, while continuing to live and travel in the secular world. She experienced intense emotional visionary encounters with Christ, which have at times a strikingly homely quality. Her Book, dictated by her to a scribe, records these visions as well as her travel
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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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Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War
Washington stubbornly sticks to national security policies that don’t work, are devoid of moral considerations, sap the Treasury and rob future generations, says Andrew J. Bacevich. In a brief talk that leads to a candid and sometimes impassioned give and take with his audience, Bacevich describes a national security consensus
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Practicum in Enterprise Security
In this course, students act as new employees (as enterprise security technicians) in a dynamic, rapidly growing, online real estate auction company called C-Bay. Their jobs, as members of a team of four technicians, is to solve real-life security problems at C-Bay. They are active learners, engaging in hands-on tasks such as analyzing C-Bay's security policy, assessing network problems, monitoring a network, responding to network attacks, educating users, and developing emergency response.
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School business manager: Developing the role
There is an ongoing ‘revolution’ in the running of state schools and this is making the position of the school business manager both significant and necessary. Government thinking, together with profound changes in society generally, will affect every institution both in terms of pedagogy and the physical environment, particularly technology and levels of security employed. This unit will look at how you – an existing or aspiring business manager – can work effectively to support school
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After the execution.
The climate of repression established in the name of wartime security during World War I continued after the war as the U.S. government persecuted communists, Bolsheviks, and reds." Caught up in this "Red Scare
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