The Twits by Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl was probably best known for inventing the wild world of Willy Wonka, but he wrote dozens of books. The Twits are probably the most 'revolting' of Dahl's literary creations. Here are the first few chapters from Dahl's book The Twits, with illustrations by Quentin Blake.

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Talks to end Thai crisis inconclusive
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe May 21 - The Thai army says a crisis meeting of political leaders held the day after the army declared martial law, was inconclusive and that they will meet again on Thursday. Deborah Gembara 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
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Stop, Look, Listen - Music Time With SteveSongs
In this catchy song, kids learn about how to be safe when crossing the street. The song is interactive, with movements that accompany many of the words. Live action video. (1:41)
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Who Killed Martin Luther King, Jr.? Part 10
This is Part 10 of a documentary about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Michel Parbot. This last segment ends with part of Martin Luther's King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech. The film includes vintage images from that time period. Suitable for middle school students and older.
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Talks @ Pulitzer: Bangladesh Factory Workers - Rights and Reforms
A year after the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, garment factories are being inspected. But even the well-lit ones with workers paid above minimum wage still have problems, including a lack of emergency exits. This is the kind of violation that should shut down a factory until fixed, except that in Bangladesh today, inspectors have no enforcement authority: they merely make recommendations. Pulitzer Center grantees Jason Motlagh and Ken Weiss are joined by Sajeda Amin, senior associa
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Recovery and Reconstruction in Liberia
Steve Radelet (Chief Economist, USAID) and Carrie Hessler-Radelet (Deputy Director, Peace Corps) spoke about the challenges facing Liberia in rapidly invigorating the economy and public services after 14 years of civil war. Appropriate policy choices should be based on data, best practices from other countries (especially within the region), as well as local community meetings.
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Indonesia's presidential election kicks off
Indonesia's two presidential candidates promise to run a clean campaign in the run up to the July 9th election. Sarah Toms reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and 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 business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, R
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Wow! Giant Octopus - Extreme Animals
Watch this amazing footage as Steve Leonard gets up close and personal with a giant octopus in the freezing sea waters. Would you be happy to get this close to an Extreme Animal with giant eyes?  This professional video includes narration.  (02:24)
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Virtual Maths Data Handling - Light Survey
Exercises and resources for conducting a Light Intensity Survey. "To measure the levels of light in a particular area, we need to use a device called a Light Meter, which measures the intensity of light in the vicinity of the sensor and displays the reading."
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CodeChat 021 - Amyr Haq (Microsoft's Garage) | CodeChat

CodeChat is back after a long holiday and baby break, and this week, join me for a chat about Microsoft's Garage with event coordinator Amyr Haq. The Garage is Microsoft's internal program for encouraging and equipping employees to work on... well, whatever they want to work on. Employees build apps, sites, gadgets, and robots in the Garage.

Amyr sees all of the goings on in this very cool space where Softies come to invent, build, code, or sometimes just hang out.

 


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Espacios 4-d animados - Arquitectura de la m?sica [4-D Animated Spaces - The Architecture of Music]
This project involves the creation of an architecture of music which may be defined as a series of interdisciplinary steps which seek to generate four-dimensional virtual spaces for the materialization of music. This materialization uses music as its .genetic information ., the virtual space as its medium, and the execution time of the musical piece as the fourth dimension to a three-dimensional virtual space. Within this space, each instrument.s execution is represented by a shape whose propert
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2.5 The literature of the early church
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Transforming Education and Literacy with Windows 8.1 & Pearson iLIT

Interested in seeing how Windows 8.1 line of business (LOB) apps are transforming commercial industries (e.g. retail, hospitality, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing) and public sectors (e.g. education, public safety)?  Check out this multi-part LaunchPad series where we will spotlight critical LOB apps built on Windows 8.1.

In this episode, Baldwin Ng from Microsoft's Developer Experience Team interviewed Claudia Salinas from Pearson where they discussed today's&nb
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Mongol Invasion of Europe - Part 2
This documentary, which is suitable for high-school students, focuses on the Mongol campaign of 1240--the invasion of Hungary and Poland.
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''I'm a Little Groundhog' song
Young elementary students will enjoy this cute song-"I'm a little groundhog, furry and round. you may see me pop out of the ground. When I see my shadow, down I stay. Six more weeks of winter is on its way". To the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot". This would be a great resource for celebrating Groundhog's Day or for an introductory lesson on mammals (0:26).
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How to Write an Interesting Story
An interesting story contains detailed characters, entertaining
plots, diverse settings and creative writing styles. Discover how to
write an interesting story to hook the audience with this free video
from a professional writer.

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Why many British homeowners don't actually own their homes at all


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Hepatitis C
This is a video interview of an expert on Hepatitis C. Good explanation of the disease symptoms, progress, and treatment. It is estimated that one in every 10 Americans have Hepatitis C. Known as "a silent killer," many people are unaware they are infected, leaving them vulnerable to liver damage and other health problems.  28:50 min.
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Hepatitis C Animation
Short animation showing how Hepatitis C infection takes place. Includes how the infection affects the body. 1:23 min.
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E-Portfolio Toolkit - Booklet
This E-Portfolio Toolkit is based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University. We use an E-Portfolio to assess our students on their period abroad because we think it encourages them to fully engage with culture(s) and language of the target country and to reflect on the resulting cultural and linguistic development. As part of our project, we have also developed a set of learning activities and materials,
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