Learn English Through Song - Pronunciation Of S
Learn pronounciation of ending s sound words from the lyrics of the song I Belong, West Virginia, Mountain Mama. Learn English Through Song helps English Second Language (ESL) students study speaking, conversation, vocabulary, pronunciation, listening and grammar. More songs at www.learn-to-speak-english-esl.com
Learn English Through Song - Reading Comprehension
Learn reading comprehension from the lyrics of the song Crocodile Facts, Crocodile Rock by Elton John. Learn English Through Song helps English Second Language (ESL) students study speaking, conversation, vocabulary, pronunciation, listening and grammar. More songs at www.learn-to-speak-english-esl.com
"Her Dilemma" by Thomas Hardy (poetry reading)
Hardy did put his heroines in difficult situations and inflict cruel and unusual punishments on them. Fundamentalists have to face the moral dilemma of whether lying is ever justified. This wouldn't be a controversial topic now but it was in Hardy's day. His novel Jude the Obscure met such public outrage that he never wrote another book. After that he put his creative energy into poetry instead. Recently I saw a question put to those who say that lying is fundamentally wrong and never just
Measuring the Impact of Media on Architectural Design (Measuring the Impact of Media on Architectura
The relationship between the media and architectural design can be an important factor and can influence the design outcome. However, the nature, direction and magnitude of this relationship are unknown. Consequently, there have been many speculative claims about this relationship and almost none of them are supported with empirical research studies. In order to investigate these claims and to provide a testable framework, an empirical study has been conducted. A set of quantitative measures was
‘Leave no stones unturned’: due diligence in China’s private equity market
China’s budding private equity industry is booming, with new firms springing up every other day to tap the country’s vast economic potential. But even as competition for deals heats up, investment firms should be wary about being too hasty in concluding their corporate due diligence.
Above the Clouds: Telescopes on Mauna Kea
Astronomical research is dependent on technology that allows astronomers to see the universe. Telescopes act as giant eyes, capturing the light from celestial objects and processing it for astronomers to study. Generally, a space-based telescope will offer the clearest views of the universe. However, astronomers have found an ideal site for ground-based telescopes. In this video segment adapted from First Light, learn about recent telescope technologies and one of the best ground locations — M
The Momentum Effect: Mobilising brainpower for efficient growth
INSEAD professor Jean-Claude Larréché reveals the secret to delivering growth that is both efficient and sustainable.
Fast Strategy: Staying ahead of the game
How can you make sure your company not only keeps its edge over its competitors, but also seizes new opportunities? In a new book called Fast Strategy: How strategic agility will help you stay ahead of the game, INSEAD professor Yves Doz and co-author Mikko Kosonen, a former senior Nokia executive, say the best way to do this is by making the most of what they call ‘strategic agility’.
"I personally experienced how Nokia, as a leading company, gradually lost some of its strategic s
SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Anthony Norton
By: tcarrasc Calibrating the onset of weathering in saprock: An initial step Anthony Norton B.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisor Dr. Gary Girty -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABSTRACT Saprock is that part of the regolith in which more than 20% of the weatherable minerals are chemically or texturally altered. In the Peninsular Ranges of southern California, saprock is a ubiquitous feature of the land
Hidden Line Elimination in Projected Grid Surfaces
The hidden line and hidden surface problems are simpler when restricted to special classes of objects. An example is the class of grid surfaces, that is, graphs of bivariate functions represented by their values on a set of grid points. Projected grid surfaces have geometric properties which permit hidden line or hidden surface elimination to be done more easily than in the general case. These properties are discussed in this paper, and an algorithm is given which exploits them
Where next for public health in the era of austerity?
This event was the second in a series of master class lectures jointly staged by the University of Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan University bringing together relevant senior figures and academics from across the city and surrounding region. The twenty-first century has seen a growth in political, environmental and economic insecurity in the context of global recession, population ageing and climate change. Responding to these threats involves rethinking how we work together, care for ourselves,
Dana Born discusses vulnerability and how it can be our strength
A lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Born is a retired brigadier general with 30 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. From 2004--13, she served as dean of the faculty for the U.S. Air Force Academy and head of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership.
Le 1er avril 1918 — Émeute à Québec contre la conscription : résistance politique ou ... Au printemps 1918, la ville de Québec s’embrase. Alors que la guerre s’enlise en Europe, le gouvernement de Robert L. Borden a décidé d’imposer le service militaire obligatoire pour combler les pertes du Corps expéditionnaire canadien. Depuis, la tension n’a cessé de grimper dans la Belle province alors que l’opinion ...
Au printemps 1918, la ville de Québec s’embrase. Alors que la guerre s’enlise en Europe, le gouvernement de Robert L. Borden a décidé d’imposer le service militaire obligatoire pour combler les pertes du Corps expéditionnaire canadien. Depuis, la tension n’a cessé de grimper dans la Belle province alors que l’opinion ...
The Digital Universe: A Cosmic Genome Project
Astronomers are about to embark on the grandest map of the universe ever made: the first large digital survey of the sky. A database of more than 100 million galaxies and quasars will revolutionize astronomical research and will be accessible over the Internet from any classroom. Bruce Margon, Ph.D., vice chancellor, Research; professor, Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz 05/07/1998
First steps and second thoughts on method: beginning to research the learning of new
This paper is an account of our progress in addressing the challenge of developing a quasi-experimental method of assessing early professional learning (EPL), based on a model from data gathered by teachers as ethnographers in their own schools. From the early doubts and debates in internal discussions about the research design, we present in this paper the steps taken so far and our thoughts about these. Progress on the five indicators of early professional learning in the proposal are describe
MAS.531 Computational Camera and Photography (MIT)
A computational camera attempts to digitally capture the essence of visual information by exploiting the synergistic combination of task-specific optics, illumination, sensors and processing. In this course we will study this emerging multi-disciplinary field at the intersection of signal processing, applied optics, computer graphics and vision, electronics, art, and online sharing through social networks. If novel cameras can be designed to sample light in radically new ways, then rich and usef
'Dinnerfor1' is a 4 monitor video and sound installation which was first exhibited at the British Council Berlin in February 2005. DinnerFor1 is a woman talking to you. Her questions (isolated from the replies using fictional and factual texts) are often universal, so that a viewer is directly engaged: each set of questions is taken from a different source, connoting different strata of society and areas of (public) life. These range from the sensationalist interview into Princess Diana’s p
Ligaments are flexible bands of fibrous tissue that connect the bones and bind the joints together. They connect bones to bones and they sometimes act as guides for tendons.
Learning spaces: evaluation
A presentation which provides an overview of key research questions relating to the development of fit for purpose learning spaces
The Child Development Center's Outdoor Learning Lab
For the 150 children enrolled at the Kent State University Child Development Center, the opportunity to explore and learn more from and about the environment just got better. The center launched its new Outdoor Learning Laboratory on Sept. 19. Work on the lab began in March and was funded by the university and donations from parents.