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.
Effective Literacy Practices - Making It Easy to Learn
Teachers build on a child's strengths to create situations where the child will experience success in early literacy learning. In this video, teachers model encouraging students to use prior knowledge and building background knowledge to encourage optimal learning. ( 7:32)
Effective Literacy Practices - Selecting Texts That Are Just Right
In this book, educators describe the importance of choosing the correct books for students and methods of doing so. Book introductions are also an important element for student success. Topics to be included in book introductions are also discussed. ( 7:47)
The Ancient Olympics: Bridging past and present
This unit highlights the similarities and differences between our modern Games and the Ancient Olympics and explores why today, as we prepare for London's 2012 Olympics, we still look back at the Classical world for meaning and inspiration.
Productive Aging: Examining Trends in Health and Employment Status by Age
Census data and data from the American Community Survey are used to examine older adults' employment patterns over four decades, the percentage of older adults who have no health problems limiting their ability to work, and trends in employment status for both younger and older adults. Students must prepare a written report interpreting and integrating their results, and then apply the quantitative information by making recommendations to a business and a non-profit agency.
Trading at Noon: JPM falls; Yelp, Linkedin soar
July 30 - Deutsche Bank downgrades JPMorgan. Yelp rises 12 pct as it revamps its mobile app.
2012 Orientation Slideshow Session 7
Slideshow of pictures taken during the Orientation and Registration session on July 30, 2012.
Regional Night: Chile
Thunderbird School of Global Management students perform July 14, 2012. http://www.thunderbird.edu
Working with the new bristle brush tips
Paint lifelike brush strokes with the new bristle tips in Photoshop CS5. Customize bristle qualities ranging from shape and length to thickness and stiffness.
Using the Mixer Brush
Realistically mix paint, blending brush and canvas colors with the new Mixer Brush in Photoshop CS5. Create a painting from scratch or add painterly effects to a photograph.
GS-08: Making a ho-hum RAW image great
Walk through essential adjustments to color, exposure, and detail that you’ll apply to many RAW images.
GS-07: Warping images
Extend from standard Photoshop transformations such as scaling or flipping to Warp distortions. Edit Warp transformations by dragging handles on the bounding box. Apply layer styles for a finishing touch.
GS-06: Non-destructive transformations
Sizing and scaling images, unlike vector graphics, can result in a loss of image quality. Make your transformations non-destructive in Photoshop by converting layers to Smart Objects prior to making changes.
GS-05: Introduction to adjustment layers
Apply adjustment layers to manipulate the color, tone, contrast, and other aspects of images. Apply adjustments non-destructively, monitor levels in the panel's histogram, and paint away adjustments with the built-in layer mask.
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.
Who Wears These Shoes?: Group Activity--Building Comprehension by Making Inferences (Virtual Tour)
Students build skills essential to reading comprehension by inferring who wore a given pair of shoes and providing evidence to support their ideas.This is a great resource to help enhance literacy instruction in the classroom. (1:11)
UK data lurches towards crisis levels
Aug. 1 - UK gloom deepens as the latest manufacturing PMI numbers fall far more than expected and approach crisis levels. Markit Chief Economist Chris Williamson gives us the lowdown.
Pesticides and Herbicides: A Growing Concern (Webinar)
By: Chrom Solutions This webinar describes using suppressed ion chromatography--mass spectrometry (IC-MS/MS) for glyphosate (a widely used broad-spectrum herbicide) analysis with the result that required reporting limits can be achieved without time-consuming derivatization. In addition, a validated extraction method for weathered toxaphene (banned since 1990) and its degradation products in fish tissues using Accelerated Solvent Extraction is also discussed. Speakers: Diana Burdette (US EPA R4
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CTPI: The Unexamined Society? Reflections on Doing Public Theology in New Zealand
Professor Andrew Bradstock, Howard Paterson Chair of Theology and Public Issues and Director of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues, presents an open lecture on the topic of “The Unexamined Society? Reflections on Doing Public Theology in New Zealand.” 18 July 2012.