U.S. economy stalled in August, growth anemic: Trucking index
Sept. 13 - A drop in August U.S. trucking activity signals very weak economic activity ahead, and possibly zero GDP growth in the third quarter, says Ceridian-UCLA Economist Ed Leamer.
ISS Update - Sept. 15, 2011
The International Space Station video update for Sept. 15, 2011.
The History of the Mongol Empire
This 2:50 video explains how Genghis Khan was made ruler of all Mongols in 1206, and his rise to power. Their story is often
described as violent, as the Mongols overpowered and outwitted their
enemies. Within one century, the Mongols had become one of history’s greatest empires and at its peak, controlled roughly 22 per cent of the world’s total land area. As with most world powers, the empire eventually crumbled, but the lasting consequences of this empire’s
Battle of Saratoga II
The Battle of Saratoga, a victory for the American rebels, not only served as a turning point in the Revolution but also transformed the diplomatic landscape and made America a country with some political clout. The four minute video does a good job of explaining the battle as well as the importance of the event.
Numeracy in the Kitchen - Cooking with Fractions
A video created for educational purposes that focuses on numeracy, in particular fractions. Aimed for students, parents and teachers to use as a resource when teaching mathematics, home economics and ICT. (05:15)
Expedition 28 Farewell and Hatch Closure
The hatches between the Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft and the International Space Station were closed at 5:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 15 wrapping up 162 days aboard the orbiting outpost for Expedition 28 Commander Andrey Borisenko and Flight Engineers Alexander Samokutyaev and Ron Garan.
Expedition 28 Crew Undocks from Station
Expedition 28 Commander Andrey Borisenko and Flight Engineers Alexander Samokutyaev and Ron Garan undock from the International Space Station in the Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft, wrapping up 162 days aboard the orbiting outpost.
Dining for Dealmakers: Hong Kong hotels
Sept. 15 - Reuters Correspondent Fred Katayama discovers Hong Kong's best hotel restaurants with Tim Zagat. Experience local fare and french flare at The Peninsula, the Four Seasons and the Mandarin hotels.
Lessons with Lego: the EU crisis
The Euro zone's financial crisis is a mess and it does not appear to be remedied anytime soon. Reuters finance blogger, Felix Salmon, explains the complex nature of the Euro zone with simple Lego.
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Does Africa Need the International Monetary Fund?
International economist Dr Mark Ellyne asks, "Does Africa need the International Monetary Fund" in this Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great TextsBig Questions presentation.tEllyne has spent over two decades analysing African economies. His lecture questions why Sub-Saharan economies have not performed well even with considerable IMF and World Bank support. Some view the IMF as part of an international conspiracy to impose Western economic hegemony on the developing wo
Cleaner Energy Cooler Climate: Developing Sustainable Energy Solutions for South Africa
For South Africa, finding a policy approach that balances the increasing demand for energy with the need for sustainability, equity, and climate change mitigation is a particular challenge. Through energy modelling indicators of sustainable development and policy analysis, Harald Winkler builds a rich and detailed case study illustrating how a development-focused approach to energy and climate policy might work in South Africa. Moreover, with recent recordsetting global crude oil prices, he poin
Children of the New Democracy
The transition to democracy in South Africa brought real improvements in the opportunities open to many children and young people. Some constraints and pressures of the Apartheid Era have been mitigated or removed. In some respects, however, the lives of children and young people have not changed and, in some respects, they may have worsened. The extension of political rights to all adults has not meant an end to poverty among children and adolescents, personal security has declined, and AIDS ha
Black Adam: End of the White Guy?
This website features video material that can be used by educators and facilitators to generate discussion of whiteness in Post-Apartheid South Africa and the postcolonial world, in general.
Stephen Leonard talks about Innovation at GLS2011 A CCA Education: An Investment in Your Future Hellos and Goodbyes in Many Languages Penile Implant Surgery Boundary Spanners: Learning from Your Child Johns Hopkins Story Swap - Like a French Restaurant
Stephen Leonard, Chief Executive, IBM UK and Ireland, talks about Innovation at the Global Leadership Summit 2011
At California College of the Arts, we partner with students and their families to ensure they achieve their goals. Our financial aid program is designed to help make CCA more affordable so all students reach their creative potential. Hear firsthand as current students talk about how coming to CCA is an investment in their future. Learn more: cca.edu/financialaid
This selection contains video of a student saying "Hello" and "Goodbye" in German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Icelandic, French, Polish, and American Sign Language. The words appear in print as the student pronounces them. ( 1:48)
This video has been age-restricted based on our Community Guidelines (http://www.youtube.com/t/community_guidelines ). In this video, Dr. Andrew Kramer demonstrates his procedure of placing a 3-piece inflatable prosthesis, used to treat sexual dysfunction (impotence). This technique is done is about 20 minutes and the device never touches the skin. Dr. Kramer is the Director of sexual medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Thunderbird School of Global Management Professor Andreas Schotter, Ph.D., goes inside the mind of a boundary spanner. http://www.thunderbird.edu
Marcia Howes '86 and Kevin Howes '85 -- with daughter, Sadie Howes '11 -- discuss how some professors had permitted Marcia to bring her dog to class, just like one can do at a French restaurant.
A CCA Education: An Investment in Your Future
Hellos and Goodbyes in Many Languages
Penile Implant Surgery
Boundary Spanners: Learning from Your Child
Johns Hopkins Story Swap - Like a French Restaurant