Boko Haram 'leader' claims attack on Nigerian town
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe The purported leader of Boko Haram claims in a new video that his fighters were behind the attack on a Nigerian town that killed scores of civilians. Yiming Woo reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including bus
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Lipstein on Hospitals
Steven Lipstein, President and CEO of BJC HealthCare--a $3 billion hospital system in St. Louis, Missouri--talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the economics of hospitals. They discuss pricing, the advantages and disadvantages of specialization in modern medical care, and culture and governance of non-profit hospitals vs. for-profit hospitals. At the end they talk about the positives and negatives of a national health board patterned after the Federal Reserve.
Women's Rights Activist - Susan B. Anthony
Descriptive and interesting facts about Susan B. Anthony. Details about her part in the abolitionist movement, women's rights, and suffrage. (02:50)
Leeson on Pirates and the Invisible Hook
Peter Leeson of George Mason University and author of The Invisible Hook talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the economics of 18th century pirates and what we can learn from their behavior. Leeson argues that pirates pioneered a number of important voluntary institutions such as constitutions as a way to increase the profitability of their enterprises. He shows how pirates used democracy and a separation of powers between the captain and the quartermaster to limit the potential for preda
Collier on Democracy and Violence
Paul Collier of Oxford University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in his new book, Wars, Guns, and Votes, a study of democracy and violence. Collier lays out the incentives facing a dictator who is considering the seductive appeal of holding an election. He defends his empirical work that forms the basis for many of the policy ideas in the book. Collier then makes the case for international military intervention to support democracies in poor countries.
Munger on Many Things
Mike Munger of Duke University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about many things. Listeners sent in questions for Mike and Russ to talk about and they chose ten of the most interesting questions with the idea of talking about each for six minutes. The topics are the scarcity of clean water, asset bubbles, the role of Fannie and Freddie in the financial crisis, can a business pass a tax on to its customers (or maybe even its workers), compassionate food, the study of economics, how to choos
Enfermedades parasitarias (2012)
Enfermedades Parasitarias es una de las disciplinas clínicas adscritas al Departamento de Sanidad Animal. Se encarga del estudio de los procesos ocasionados por agentes parasitarios. En la actividad profesional del veterinario se encuentra íntimamente relacionada con otras materias, tales como Enfermedades Infecciosas, Epidemiología, Medicina Preventiva y Policía Sanitaria, Patología Médica, Anatomía Patológica, Farmacología, etc. Los contenidos teóricos y prácticos de esta disciplin
Coogan, Comedy and Making the Nation Laugh - Armando Ianucci
Armando Iannucci has been a producer, writer, columnist, and has stared in his shows. He has worked with some of the biggest and brightest stars of modern comedy; From Steve Coogan, Chris Morris and Peter Baynam to Stewart Lee and Adam Buxton. He was the brains behind shows such as ‘The Day Today’, ‘I’m Alan Partridge’, ‘The Friday Night Armistice’, ‘Time Trumpet’ and many more. In this talk he discusses his life in comedy with some great anecdotes from his successful career.
Pietro Metastasio : drammi per musica
The "Pietro Metastasio: drammi per musica" ["Pietro Metastasio: musical dramas"] project makes available online full-text of musical dramas produced by Pietro Metastasio (1698-1782). Twenty-six librettos in various editions - amounting to a corpus of one hundred and forty-one versions - are accessible. Metastasio often adapted or rewrote the same texts according to various criteria, including the suggestions received by his patrons. The "Didone abbandonata", for example, appeared in nine differe
MelodyCom App for iPad
'An easy-to-use music staff pad for composing and auto playing, works like a virtual staff paper. *Pre-drawn 9 kinds of music notes, note-units & rests，pre-defined scales & beats symbols. Needn't draw any basic elements from scratch at all. Tap on the staff pad directly like writing on a staff paper. *Assistant function: when a note is placed on the staff, it will be instantly played. This function's especially designed for new beginners of 5-lines staff and demo of teaching.
JMSB Executive Programs in Brazil -- Strategy
After a series of successful programs offered in Montreal for Brazilian executives, Concordia's John Molson School of Business introduces executive training programs in Brazil in partnership with INVENT -- Strategic Knowledge. Após uma série de bem sucedidos programas oferecidos em Montreal (Canada) para executivos Brasileiros, a Universidade de Concordia e John Molson School of Business introduzem seu programa de Desenvolvimento Executivo no Brasil em parceria com Invent -- Conhecimento Est
SP.601J Feminist Theory (MIT)
This course focuses on a range of theories of gender in modern life. In recent years, feminist scholars in a range of disciplines have challenged previously accepted notions of political theory such as the distinctions between public and private, the definitions of politics itself, the nature of citizenship, and the roles of women in civil society. In this course, we will examine different aspects of women's lives through the life cycle as seen from the vantage point of feminist theory. In addi
6.826 Principles of Computer Systems (MIT)
6.826 provides an introduction to the basic principles of computer systems, with emphasis on the use of rigorous techniques as an aid to understanding and building modern computing systems. Particular attention is paid to concurrent and distributed systems. Topics covered include: specification and verification, concurrent algorithms, synchronization, naming, networking, replication techniques (including distributed cache management), and principles and algorithms for achieving reliability.
2009 K R Narayanan Oration: Rocket Science, Other Science: A trajectory of Indian science & technolo
Professor Roddam Narasimha, Chairman, Engineering Mechanics Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India, will present the 2009 K R Narayanan Oration entitled "Rocket Science, Other Science: A trajectory of Indian science & technology from the 20th to the 21st century". In aerospace problems, fully turbulent flow and the transition to and from that state are of both practical and fundamental scientific interest. Turbulence has remained 'the chief outstanding difficulty o
Virtual Maths, Density formula simulation
Density, mass and volume interactive formula, simulation
Krista Tippett, Founder and host of American Public Media's "Speaking of Faith": "Reading from 'Spea
The founder and host of American Public Media's "Speaking of Faith" will read from her book. Leigh Schmidt (Department of Religion), Matt Hedstrom (Center for the Study of Religion), and Judith Weisenfeld (Department of Religion) will be the panel participants. Carolyn Rouse, Department of Anthropology, will serve as moderator. A journalist and former diplomat, Krista Tippett conceived the idea for "Speaking of Faith" while consulting for the ecumenical institute of St. John's Abbey, Collegevil
Robert Vanderbei: Digitizing the Universe From Your Backyard
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Learn how the modern digital world in makes it possible, even almost easy, for amateurs to take astrophotos in their own backyards that are better than those taken at professional observatories only a generation ago. The key enablers are computer controlled mounts for very precise pointing control, CCD cameras, and modern image processing tools. More at http://blogs.princeton.edu/itsacademic/2008/02/digitizing_the_universe_from_your_backyard.html
The Role of Europe in a Multilateral World - November 19, 2009
In his lecture, “The Role of Europe in a Multilateral World,” Romano Prodi will examine the benefits and challenges presented by the European Union’s expansion. Although the enlargement of the union has had significant impact on the democratic transition in eastern Europe and has extended European markets, there is no unanimity on issues of security, energy, and foreign affairs. Prodi maintains that if the EU aims to play a key role on the world’s political stage, it will need to develop
6. Malthusian Times
Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) In many regions, the central cultural idea is that of a lineage, a family and its line of male ancestors and descendants. The prime duty in these cultures is to keep the lineage going. Religion is small scale with the ancestors performing many of the functions of gods. Denser populations and larger political entities lead to large-scale religion where conformity is stressed and cultural rules are codified in a book and not subject to discussion wi