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Advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women. She was sworn into office on 19 August 2013 and brings a wealth of expertise to this position, having devoted her career to issues of human rights, equality and social justice. Ms Mlambo-Ngcuka has worked in government and civil society, and with the private sector, and was actively involved in the struggle to end apartheid in her home country of South Africa. From 2005 to 2008, she served a
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10.9.1 New materials

The discovery of new materials, exploration of their properties and the invention of new industrial processes is a huge field of study in its own right. The potential rewards for a company discovering a successful application of a new material are great.

An example of this is shape memory alloys (SMAs). SMAs are mixtures of metals that, after being stress treated, can be deformed significantly but then triggered to return to their original shape. Some display unusual elastic properties
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Plights and Pleasures of Public Service

On April 16, 2012, former White House Counsel Fred Fielding delivered the Mary and John Carrington Lecture, "Plights and Pleasures of Public Service."

Currently a partner with the Litigation Department of Morgan Lewis in Washington, D.C., Fielding has spent his distinguished legal career in both the public and private sectors.

Before joining the firm, he served as White House Counsel to President George W. Bush from 2007 to 2009. He also served as White House Counsel to Presid
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Learning Colors in English (ESL)
Simple video about naming colors. This is a great tool for teaching non-native speakers English colors. Colors include red, white, black, white, green, blue, yellow, brown, purple, orange, and grey.  The words are printed large on the screen with the coordinating background color while a narrator repeats each color word twice.  Run time 01:04.
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Tech analyst and writer Paul Thurrott's 5 favorite things about Office 365 | The Garage Series for O

Episode 6 of a 6-part special filmed in New Orleans, host Jeremy Chapman is joined by Senior Technical Analyst and writer, Paul Thurrott, to discuss his favorite things about Office 365. Paul brings his rich background and insight to discuss how he uses Office 365 Home Premium and Office 365 Small Business Premium across the desktop and mobile apps, as well as the backend services to tie everything together. If you are still trying to figure out whether to choose Office 365 versus Office 2013
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Business culture is a reflection of societal culture. Understanding its complexity is essential for those leading diverse, multicultural groups and implementing strategic change.
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3.7 Hair cell tuning

We have determined that the location of the peak of the travelling wave on the basilar membrane is determined by the frequency of the originating sound. The hair cells run the length of the basilar membrane. When a certain frequency sound stimulates a point on the membrane, it responds by moving, and the hair cells at that site are stimulated by the shearing force that this movement creates (Author(s): The Open University

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Faceted Structures in Liquid Crystalline Vesicles
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Life on Earth - 03 - The First Forests
Life on Earth: A Natural History by David Attenborough is a television natural history. This installment examines the earliest land vegetation and insects. The first plants, being devoid of stems, mainly comprised mosses and liverworts. Series made by the BBC in association with Warner Bros. (53:20)
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Introduction

This unit focuses on your initial encounters with research. It invites you to think about how perceptions of mathematics have influenced you in your prior learning, your teaching and the attitudes of learners.

This study unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course ME825 Researching mathematics learning.


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Why Is Deforestation a Global Problem?
Why Is Deforestation a Global Problem?  Deforestation is a global problem because the less trees there are, the most carbon dioxide that builds up in the atmosphere, which causes global warming. (02:50)
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Vice President Gerald Ford was sworn in as the 38th President of the United States after the resignation of President Nixon.
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This video will show you how to be a perfect audience.  Step on how to be a better audience member is explained and dramatized by students.

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Learning outcomes

After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • identify and describe what is meant by a formal rule and understand the problems associated with rule making;

  • explain what is meant by policy and why it is important;

  • understand how formal rules are constructed;

  • explain the difference between specific and general rules, and why the difference matters;

  • explain why the language of formal rules is important;

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3.3 Europa

Although Io may be more spectacular, Europa is perhaps more intriguing. To get the most out of this section you needed to look again carefully at images in Chapter 9 of Teach Yourself Planets (such as Figure 9.14, Author(s): The Open University

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3.6.3 Making audio tapes

Why not try recording material from your summary sheets, or cards, onto audio tape? Students who have a strong auditory memory find information sticks if they hear it rather than read it. You could play the tape back to yourself when travelling by train or car.


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