The Making of a Constitution: Pakistan and the Question of Sovereignty
The speaker analyses the concept of 'sovereignty' as presented in the Objectives Resolution of Pakistan presented to the Constituent Assembly in March 1949
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4.2 Subdivisions

In this subsection we formalise the idea of a net by introducing a useful concept called a subdivision of a surface. This is a standard kind of net drawn on a surface, and is defined in terms of vertices, edges and faces. It leads to the idea of the Euler characteristic of the surface.

All surfaces obtained from polygons by identifying edges arise from a net (of sorts) consisting of a single polygonal face, together with the edges and vertices that remain aft
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Introduction

In this unit you will learn about the history of Spain and the important place of Arab and Jewish cultures in that history. We will revisit some key dates and we will see what life was like in the cities of Segovia and Córdoba where Muslim, Jewish and Christian cultures coexisted for some time. In order to develop these topics, you will learn and practise the presente histórico, preterite and imperfect tenses and the use of time expressions to link various chronological events
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The week ahead: Donald decisive
Donald Trump launches an airstrike in Syria in response to the regime's use of chemical weapons. Our defence editor Matthew Symonds discusses Mr Trump's capacity for surprise. Also on the show: Where we park our vehicles shapes our cities - usually for the worse. And Ethiopia enters Africa's space race. Josie Delap hosts.
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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the June 18th 2016 edition
This week: How used fruits can suck up toxins, China’s officials meet reality television and our analysis as to what makes a hit show on Broadway
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7.2 The public take control

There is also good evidence which suggests that the public took control over their own health by choosing not to seek medical help, or by rejecting offers of help and treatment (Figure 10).

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2.7.2 Vingt-quatre heures

The 24-hour clock is commonly used in France for timetables (for example train timetables, television programmes, opening times).

It is expressed like this: 13 h 15. The letter ‘h’ stands for heure(s). To say it you simply read the numbers as they appear: treize heures quinze. N.B. You will need to make a liaison between the first number and heure(s).

  • deux heures

  • trois heures


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1.1.8 Useful links

Here are some useful links to sites relating to ergonomics and to information about using and setting up your computer.

  • What is ergonomics? Find out at the Ergonomics Society website.

  • Health and Safety Executive home page, which is the entry to the HSE website. Within this site is a useful page that provides an alphabetical list of HSE documents including ones on Risk Assessment, Manual Handling, and Working with VDUs.

  • I
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand spoken descriptions of holiday resorts

  • understand people talking about where and when they take their holidays and why

  • write an informal postcard or letter identifying the advantages and disadvantages of a holiday resort and/or describing personal holiday plans

  • make a short oral presentation about personal holiday plans

  • question other people about their plans
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Real Brazilian Conversations #35 – Como é estudar idiomas em outro país?
Hello folks, it’s your boy Guilherme here. Today I recorded an amazing conversation with my good friend Felipe. He studied languages outside of Brazil and tells us about his experience. There are...

Check out our website, reallylearnportuguese.com and find out more how we can help you to improve your Portuguese language skills!

Pharrell reminds kids to be happy on U.N. International Day of Happiness
Singer Pharrell Williams urges kids to seek happiness during the United Nation's program for the International Day of Happiness. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). 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 internatio
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Animals at the extremes: Hibernation and torpor
Hibernation is an ingenious adaptation that some animals employ to survive difficult conditions in winter. This free course, Animals at the extremes: Hibernation and torpor, examines the differences between hibernation and torpor, and discusses the characteristic signs of hibernation behaviour. It explores the triggers that bring on hibernation, and whether internal signals or external season cues are predominant. It also examines the physiological adaptations that occur in hibernating animals.
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12.1.1 Survey questionnaires

Questionnaires are lists of questions that enable information to be gathered efficiently from a relatively large number of respondents. Most questionnaires require a fixed type of response, such as a choice between available answers, or along a scale of response. For example, a product design questionnaire might suggest, ‘I found the product easy to use’ and provide a five-point scale of response from ‘agree strongly’ to ‘disagree strongly’. Or a question might be, ‘how often do
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The week ahead: Crumbling ceasefire
Jonathan Rosenthal says Syria's turmoil will deepen if John Kerry fails to salvage a ceasefire with Russia. John Prideaux previews the Clinton-Trump clash in the first presidential debate. And Matthew Valencia talks about Azerbaijan's reputation management through caviar diplomacy. Anne McElvoy hosts.
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5.7 Health, disease and society: Scottish influence in the 19th century

This course examines the roles of Scots who contributed to the comprehensive transformation of medicine in the nineteenth century. It begins by observing how laboratory practices led to improved techniques of medical diagnosis. This is followed by assessing how Scots contributed to the emerging collective identity of medical practitioners, as well as the improvements in licensing that led to reform of the medical professions. Many new developments in medical education also enabled women to qu
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Season 3 – Lesson 11 – Coffee Break Spanish
Coming up in this lesson:

In episode 11, the first episode of 2009, Mark and Alba talk about the holidays and about their New Year’s Resolutions. Alba presents a review of the film La Lengua de las Mariposas in the intermedio, and José’s topic of the week is paying compliments to people. Grammar points covered include the use of sí que for emphasis, and talking about how long you did things f
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3.4 Arousal

We can identify three types of arousal during the hibernation period, on temporal rather than physiological grounds. The first is alarm arousal, in response to a major exogenous stimulus such as a sudden large drop in environmental temperature. The second is a periodic arousal when, in the absence of external cues, the animal spontaneously begins to re-warm. The third is the final arousal in the spring when the animal does not re-enter hibernation but emerges to a sustained euthermia. Physiol
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9 Part 2: Invention

Having taken a broad look at the whole innovation process from invention to diffusion, I'll go back and look more closely at what motivates individuals and organisations to invent. Then I'll consider how people generate ideas for inventions and the designs based on the inventions.


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Introduction

We know that the brain has a hugely important role to play in the students' learning that goes on in our classrooms. However, surprisingly, scientists still know relatively little about the workings of the brain, and most of what we do know has been discovered only in the last 15 years. Our challenge is to ensure that what we do know about the brain is translated into classroom practice and used to maximise student learning – this is the idea at the heart of Accelerated Learning. This unit
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