SCRIBE : spoken corpus of British English
The online resource SCRIBE - Spoken Corpus of British English provides information on a pilot project that 'investigated the construction of a corpus of spoken British English'. The project ran in the academic year 1989/90 and was funded by the UK Department of Trade and Industry and the UK Science and Engineering Research Council. Research was facilitated by the partnership between the University College London, Cambridge University, Edinburgh University, the Speech Research Unit, and the Natio
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Rutgers Faraday Christmas Children's Lecture - 12/6/14 7:00 PM
In 1826, physicist Michael Faraday founded the Children's Christmas Lectures at London's Royal Institution. His goal was to communicate to children the excitement of scientific discovery. In keeping with the spirit of those lectures, Mark Croft, a professor of physics at Rutgers, and physics support specialist Dave Maiullo present a physics demonstration and lecture show for children of all ages each Dec. and on special occasions, like Rutgers Day . This event is held in the Physics Lecture Hall
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WorkFlowy App on iOS
'Simple to use, but incredibly powerful, WorkFlowy can help you manage all the information in your life.''⦿ FEATURES ⦿➜ Infinitely nested lists➜ Zoom in on any sub-list➜ Tag and filter list items➜ Beautiful interface on your computer ➜ Full offline functionality➜ Automatic syncing between your phone, tablet and computer➜ Collaborate with others➜ Add notes to any list item➜ Simply tap to edit➜ Quick expand and collapse lists➜ Mark items as complete➜ Full text sear
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2.4 Northern Ireland

Ireland was long considered a de facto province of England, a colonial possession dominated politically and militarily by its more powerful neighbour to the east. The English divided Ireland into counties for administrative purposes, introduced English law and established a Parliament in England and Ireland in 1297, within which only the Anglo-Irish were represented. By the fourteenth century Irish discrimination by the English had prompted widespread protests, which had resulted in a revival
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand what writing an assignment involves

  • identify strengths and weaknesses

  • understand the functions of essays and reports

  • demonstrate writing skills.


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The Making of the Boxtrolls | Talks at Google
Directors Anthony Stacchi & Graham Annable discuss the making of Laika Animation Studio's latest stop-motion film, "The Boxtrolls", followed by a live Q&A. "The Boxtrolls" tells the story of Eggs (Isaac Hempstead-Wright), an orphan, lives with the Boxtrolls -- a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who inhabit a cavern beneath the city of Cheesebridge. When villainous Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley) hatches a plan to get rid of the pretty harmless beings, Eggs decides to go above ground
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Conversation with George Crumb & David Starobin
A conversation with composer George Crumb on his American Songbooks cycle with a longtime friend, Bridge Records producer David Starobin. Speaker Biography: George Crumb is an American composer of contemporary classical music. He is noted as an explorer of unusual timbres, alternative forms of notation, and extended instrumental and vocal techniques. Examples include seagull effect for the cello (ex. Vox Balaenae), metallic vibrato for the piano (ex. Five Pieces for Piano), and using a mallet t
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4.17.1 Software agents

A software agent is a program that displays a certain minimum level of autonomy – it acts as a surrogate for a human user. An agent does something for the user automatically, when given instructions. The more sophisticated the agent is, the fewer instructions it needs, and the more capable it is of making decisions on its own – the more ‘agent-like’ it is. An agent can be run on a client (the user's machine) or on a server (for example, a web server). It can also be anchored (stationa
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1.1.4 Evaluating information

How well does the following statement describe your approach to evaluating the information that you use?

When I come across a new piece of information (e.g. a website, newspaper article) I consider the quality of the information, and based on that I decide whether or not to use it.

  • 5 - This is an excellent match; this is exactly what I do


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Mongol Invasion of Europe - Part 1
This documentary, which is suitable for high-school students, focuses on the Mongol campaign of 1240. (4:58)
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Who Killed Martin Luther King. Jr.?, Part 6
This is Part 6 of a documentary about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Michel Parbot. Suitable for middle school students and older. Former FBI agent and Ray himself are interviewed and perpetuate a conspiracy theory. (Amateur-ish video that still gets across much information to the viewer.)  (05:53)


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Virtual Maths - Numbers, Geometry 3D shapes
Diagrams and forumulas for calculating area and volume of 3D shapes cube, cuboid, cylinder, sphere, hemisphere, triangular prism, frustrum, cone, pyramid
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March in memory of Holocaust victims
Thousands of Jewish people from across the world take part in the annual 'March of the Living', commemorating victims of Nazi concentration camps. Yiming Woo 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 interna
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Babbage: Break-ups
Embryos frozen during relationships lead to legal troubles down the road, and SpaceX loses a cargo carrier in the risky business of rocketry
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The cost of higher education: Four years out of pocket
Peter Capelli, Mitchell Daniels and Michael Crow speak with The Economist's Anne McElvoy about costs, benefits and improvements in American higher education
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Lesson 04 - One Minute Romanian
In lesson 4 of One Minute Romanian you will learn how to say you don't understand something. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Romanian at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Romanian is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.Author(s): No creator set

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Crime and Deviancy : A Sociological Introduction
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Who murdered MG Rover?
Recent research by Judge Business School's Dr Matthias Holweg and Professor Nick Oliver, based on interviews with former CEOs, top managers, government and trade union officials showed that the British car company MG Rover finally ceased production in 2005 because of historic management failings that had never been properly addressed.
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2.4.1 Try some yourself

1 The frequency diagram below shows the numbers of people in different age groups in a sample of the UK population.

  • (a) What is the width of each age group?

  • (b) Which age group conta
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Britain and China: a creative partnership [Audio]
Speaker(s): Lord Clement-Jones | China's creative sector is a field in which Britain's creative industries can build a strong partnership if only we take the opportunity. Tim Clement-Jones is London Managing Partner of DLA Piper and Deputy Chair of the All Party Parliamentary China Group.
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