1 Why is information security important?
Headline news scares about stolen or missing data are becoming a frequent occurrence as organisations rely more and more heavily on computers to store sensitive corporate and customer information. This unit discusses the importance of protecting information and gives an overview of information security management systems.
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Nutritional Health,Food Production,and the Environment
This course provides an understanding of the complex and challenging public health issue of food security and in a world where one billion people are under-nourished while another billion are overweight. Explores the connections among diet, the current food production system, the environment and public health, considering factors such as economics, population and equity. Case studies are used to examine these complex relationships and as well as alternative approaches to achieving both local and
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Improving Understanding and Collaboration among First Responders
This unique training addresses the institutional culture of five responder groups: law enforcement, EMS, fire, public health, and private security in an attempt at fostering understanding among these groups
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Berkeley Writers at Work: Elaine Kim
Berkeley Writers at Work: Asian American literary figure Elaine Kim Elaine Kim, UC Berkeley professor of Asian American Studies in the Department of Ethnic Studies , will read from her work, be interviewed about her writing process, and answer questions from the audience for the Writers at Work series. Kim has been an important figure in Asian American literature and culture for over three decades and has won numerous awards. She writes on a wide range of subjects, among them identity in Asia
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Whose accountability really counts?
Perhaps the most important issue in all social entrepreneurship is the relationship with stakeholders and how this is enacted in accountability measures and systems. Effective accountability can be seen as a key measure of performance success and the best way to capture mission impact. This session will consider a variety of practical and theoretical perspectives on accountability and impact measurement, with particular reference to the power relations which structure and influence judgements on
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Cisco Conference at Oxford: IPv6 transition and scalable deployment
Fred Baker (Cisco) gives a presentation on the transition in computer networks from IPv4 to IPv6; the change from less to more sophisticated network addresses. He also talks about other issues such as connectivity, network access and security
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Forgotten in the Mountains: Displacement in the Highlands of Papua
This film looks at the issue of forced displacement of indigenous Papuans in (West) Papua, Indonesia. This 30 minute film looks at the issue of forced displacement of indigenous Papuans in (West) Papua, Indonesia. Papuan fears for their future have recently become focused on the issue of migration from the rest of Indonesia into their homeland. Following the failure of special autonomy since 2001 to deliver health, education and infrastructure benefits to Papuan villagers, or even a small measur
Author(s): Chris Ballard, Francesca Lawe-Davies, Charmain Moh

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Anglo American Relations the Special Relationship
Anglo American Relations the Special Relationship. Part of a lecture series to develop an understanding of the changing composition and dominant characteristics of UK politics in the post-war period.
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Week 6 - "The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of Failed States"
"The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of Failed States: Somalia, State Collapse and the Global War on Terror" A paper presented during the weekly Colloquium Over recent decades, several states have experienced mounting difficulties in fulfilling classic state-functions such as guaranteeing territorial integrity and law and order. Since 11 September 2001, this phenomenon has been particularly associated with terrorism, trans-border criminality and global instability. Through analysis of America's Somalia
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Colloquium - week 2 MT09
"Sino-Japanese Relations beyond ODA"
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Retailing in Leeds - Consumer Shopping preferences
Leeds is a major city in the UK and as such is a magnet for shoppers from the surrounding region. Around 1.7 to 1.9 million people are in the catchment area as shoppers in Leeds city centre. Consequently retail is an important business for Leeds. John Temperley Senior Lecturer in Marketing in the Business School and a retail specialist, explains the choices that face consumers and what their preferences are, based on research by students sponsored by Leeds city centre management. The results ar
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Professor Patrick Duffy Inaugural Lecture: (Sport) Coaching: Blinded or blended in a changing world?
(Sport) Coaching: Blinded or blended in a changing world? Professor Duffy's research work focuses on policy and sport coaching, as well as applied work in sport-business transfer, which is part of a long-term project with Morrisons PLC. Patrick will address the policy and research backgrounds to developments in professional practice in this area. The traditional view of sport coaching as an emerging profession will be challenged, suggesting that sport coaching should position itself as a blended
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Lunch with a Laureate: Robert Merton
As an MIT Museum audience peppers him with queries ranging from the barter system to development, trade relations, and the role of intuition in economics, Nobel Prize-winner Robert Merton pushes back against any assumptions that he might be a “renaissance man.” He carefully steers listeners to his areas of expertise -- fin
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A War Like No Other: The Peloponnesian War, Then and NowVictor Davis Hanson, Senior Fellow, ...
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Energy Innovation at Scale
The United States urgently needs a transformation of its energy supply both to address climate change and for reasons of energy security. To meet this immense challenge, the nation requires not just technological breakthroughs, but heavy lifting from big industry as well as government guidance, says Steven E. Koonin.

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The Next Giant Leaps in Energy, Environment, & Air Transportation
It’s no exaggeration to say John Holdren’s job involves tackling the most critical issues of our age: economic recovery and growth, health care, energy, climate change, global pandemics, national security, ecosystem preservation…the list goes on. As President Obama’s science and technology advisor, Holdren lev
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Introduction
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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Grammar Lesson 16: Placement of Indirect Pronouns, Greeting Friends

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In this lesson, Michelle claims that most people give women one kiss on the cheek when greeting and when saying goodbye. Valdo thinks that it
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7.3 Quality of customer service
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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