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,
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Beetle Genome Research Project - Duane McKenna Laboratory
The FedEx Institute is funding a groundbreaking genetic research project on the Asian Multicolored Ladybug that has yielded 592 million short sequences of DNA. Completion of this draft genome puts the U of M in the company of top-ranked research schools. The McKenna Lab is also working in collaboration with the Insect 5000 genomes project to sequence the full genome of the Asian Long-horned Beetle, which was accidentally introduced to the United States in the 1990s. The research will aid in the
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Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought
This is the website of the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, a non-governmental research institute based in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The name Aal al-Bayt is a reference to the family of the Prophet Muhammad, to which Jordanian royal family claim descent. This choice of name is intentionally aimed at bringing together the various schisms within Islam, particularly that between Sunnis and Shi’is. This interest in dialogue and reconciliation extends also to inter-faith
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The Story of Wakefield
A basic skills learning resource booklet with interactive activities designed to introduce the Wakefield Museum.
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Around 1919 & in Mexico City
Mexico furnished the era of social and cultural change that started ‘right around 1910’ with its first popular revolution. By 1919 Mexico City had become a refuge for the world’s radicals. To a despairing world, it offered a unique site to safely experiment with all sorts of enchantments. In this culturally promiscuous capital not only the meaning of Mexico was at stake, but also the meanings of major modernist concepts –revolution, the popular, avant-garde, authenticity,
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Investigating fungi: the wood-wide web
How fundamental are fungi to a forest's eco-system? And how can they be utilised to reclaim barren land and grow sustainable plantations for economic markets? In this album, scientists from the UK and Malaysia explore how fungi form constructive and cooperative partnerships with other plants and trees, and how such symbiosis can be used for economic and environmental benefit. In the audio track, Professor David Robinson of The Open University delves deeper into the techniques scientists use to l
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Del Mar College - Dreams. Delivered. (Conner - 15 sec - 2014)
2014 Del Mar College - Dreams. Delivered. (Conner) 15 second commercial spots
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Sushanta K. Chatterjee: Renewable Energy Policy and Regulatory Interventions in India
Sushanta K. Chatterjee, Jt. Chief of Regulatory Affairs from the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission in India, speaking on Renewable Energy Policy and Regulatory Interventions in India focusing on energy access initiatives through decentralized distributed generation. Sushanta's work focuses on public policy and regulation, including renewable energy. He deals with power sector reforms and was centrally involved in India’s Electricity Act of 2003. He contributed to the conceptualizati
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The Two-Handed Whistle
Have you ever wanted to imitate the sound of loons or other animals? This is the video to watch if you want to learn how to whistle with two hands. (00:40)
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Pronounce the Muscles (Part 2)
Video has a list of major muscle names, beginning with letters G through M. The narrator pronounces the muscle names, and then allows the student to practice pronunciation. Words are a little blurry. Grades 9-12. 3:29 min.
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Best Practices Weekly--A New Key to Reading Comprehension
This teacher made video discusses research regarding reading comprehension. What is really behind reading comprehension especially for struggling readers and older readers? This research followed 3rd graders through 5th graders. Biggest difference between groups was in morphological awareness. This term means how words are put together and how they drive their meaning. This is a great professional development opportunity to improve reading instruction in the classroom. (6:42)
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2.8.1 Learning about verbs

You and Christine go to a shop to buy a film for your visit to the museum.

Key Learning Points

  • Talking about time

  • Asking for goods and services

  • Learning about verbs

  • Using verb forms:
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Thomas Cole: Painting the American Landscape
Background of the Hudson River School's founder, Thomas Cole. This is a quality 16 minute video that shows his painting, the places he visited, and how he painted. A great video to show students studying Cole, what he painted, his nature painting, and the Hudson River School.
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Assaph : studies in art history
Assaph: Studies in Art History is the partial archive of a scholarly full-text ejournal in art history published from 1980 to 2003. At June 2009 there are six full issues online (1996-2001), and tables of contents for three more. The journal was published by the Department of Art History at Tel Aviv University, in English. Example article titles include: 'C.R. Ashbee’s Jerusalem Years: Arts and Crafts, Orientalism and British Regionalism'; 'The Non-Presence of People in David Hockney's Pa
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1.1.6 Late-onset multifactorial disorders

It is becoming clear that many, if not most, of the common diseases that affect the Western world are multifactorial disorders with some inherited genetic component. Some of the genes that render individuals susceptible to diabetes, coronary heart disease, hypertension and many cancers, including breast cancer, have been identified and can be tested now for the presence of mutations. Multifactorial disorders present a real challenge for genetic medicine. For example, while it may be true that
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1.1.5 Late-onset single-gene disorders

An individual might know that a late-onset disease such as Huntington's disease (HD) is present in their immediate family and that they might have inherited the disease gene(s). The problems of genetic testing for HD revolve around the fact that it is pre-symptomatic.

One dilemma is the long delay between testing positive and developing the clinical symptoms of the disorder in middle age. Is it better not to know and live in hope, or as one victim cried ‘get it over, I'm so tir
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Exploring Wisconsin Our Home - What We Grow and Where It Goes
What We Grow and Where It Goes - Wisconsin's climate and soils provide prime conditions for agriculture. These natural factors, combined with land use decisions, make agriculture one of the state's most important businesses. The diverse crops produced in Wisconsin connect the state to the global agricultural economy and continually affect the way people in Wisconsin live, work, and use the landscape. This program discusses agriculture's prominent place in Wisconsin's economy, spotlights se
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2.12 Faites le bilan: Sessions 6 – 10

Now that you have finished the last five sessions of this course, you should be able to:


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Tell the time
Ask and pay for goods and services
Understand and give directions in a building
Understand what is and is not allowed
Identify and use dates
Use expressions of time