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Some elite athletes in the United Kingdom are provided with financial support to allow them to train and prepare for competition. Where does the money come from to finance this? This unit will examine this question by looking at the funding of elite sport in the UK.

This unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course Introduction to sport, f
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7 The jury

The jury system has existed in Britain since the eleventh century, although its functions have changed over the centuries. The first juries very often acted as witnesses reporting on events they knew about. Modern juries should know as little as possible about the case before the trial and are mainly used in criminal trials in the Crown Court. Their role in the Crown Court is to listen to the evidence and decide the guilt or innocence of the accused based on the facts presented to them. They
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3.4.2 CAM practitioners are more ethical than conventional doctors

Proponents of CAM argue that because it is safer and has fewer side effects than conventional medicine, CAM practitioners must be inherently more ethical than doctors. This is a false argument in several respects. While CAM is generally very safe compared with some powerful conventional remedies (a point acknowledged in para. 4.21 of the House of Lords Report, 2000), all therapies can cause harm in unskilled hands. Some side effects of CAM are potentially serious, particularly if there is a c
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Children and young people’s participation
Listening to children is a first step in the participation agenda, which is reasonably well established. By contrast, enabling children to share in decision making lags some way behind. This free course, Children and young people's participation, emphasises that the adoption of an integrated approach to participation by different sectors of the children's workforce is of crucial importance.Author(s): Creator not set

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3.4.4 Law imposes more stringent requirements than ethics

All health care practitioners, including those in CAM, must work within the laws of the country where they practise. Although the law does not always reflect what is considered ethical – indeed, ethical duties may be thought of as higher than legal duties – in most jurisdictions it ensures that practitioners are subject, at the very least, to minimal requirements vis-à-vis respect for users' dignity, user information, confidentiality, and maintaining professional boundaries.

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Introduction

The course that follows presents two sections from different parts of the Maths for Science teaching text - a course designed to help OU students acquire the knowledge and skills to tackle the mathematical aspects of science courses they are likely to go on to study. The first (Section 1), covering the first six of the learning outcomes, is about measurement. Observation, measurement and the recording of data are central activities in science. Whether measurements are made using simple inst
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Non-Verbal Communication: Tattoos & Piercings
Tattoos and piercings are a way of expressing personality.
Learn how tattoos and piercings influence non-verbal communication from a communications and public speaking expert in this video.


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Anders Hejlsberg: Introducing TypeScript

TypeScript is a programming language that makes it easier to write cross-platform, application scale, JavaScript that runs in any browser or in any host.  Microsoft Technical Fellow Anders Hejlsberg explains how TypeScript, which is a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to idiomatic (normal) JavaScript, can dramatically improve your productivity by enabling ri
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2.2 The Third Estate as the voice of the nation

Emmanuel-Joseph Sieyès (1748–1836) trained as a priest and became assistant to a bishop. He had no religious vocation, however, and his fame arose as the author of a highly influential pamphlet, What is the Third Estate?, published in January 1789, on the strength of which Sieyes was elected a deputy to the Estates-General. Four editions or 30,000 copies of the book came out within months of its appearance, at a time of heightened consciousness that great changes were afoot. What i
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{Suresh 388} Useful Glossary
{Suresh 388}  Useful glossary   Purpose: To learn the correct pronunciation of words and understand the meaning and  understand the sentences from a couple of words enlisted below:- उपयोगी  शब्दावली  ( Upyogee... Related posts:

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2.96 Management in Engineering (MIT)
This course gives an overview of engineering management and covers topics such as financial principles, management of innovation, technology strategy, and best management practices. The focus of the course is the development of individual skills and team work. This is carried out through an exposure to management tools.
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IPL Lisette Burrows "I like the sausage sizzle but it makes me feel gulty" - Shaping the healthy chi
Professor Lisette Burrows of the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences gave her Inaugural Professorial Lecture on the 19th of April, 2016. She talks about her research into teh demonising or larger body shapes and how effective - or not - the current educational campaigns are in providing balanced information about healthy eating and exercise, and whether in fact there is an obesity epidemic. It was very thought provoking and engaging - have a listen!
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Lesson #038, Wednesday

Il presidente dorme in chiesa? = Does the president sleep in church?

(Voi) Partite per l'italia domani? = Do you leave for Italy tomorrow?

(Tu) Apri la finestra. = You open the window.

(Noi) Apriamo la lettera. = We open the letter.

(Io) Parto domani. = I leave tomorrow.

Il professore apre la porta. = The professor opens the door.

(Voi) Dormite sempre in classe. = You (plural) always sleep in class.

(Voi) Finite la lezione oggi. = You (plural)
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Contemporary Issues in Finance
The complex field of finance is relevant to everybody in one way or another and is particularly relevant to all aspects of management. Representatives from Boots, De La Rue and ABN Amro offer insights into the various issues surrounding risk – what kinds of risk their companies are concerned with; how those risks are managed; their companies' differing attitudes to those risks. The album also explores developments in single currency, pension scheme deficits and corporate governance and explain
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7.2.7 Information brokerage

Websites described by this business model offer access to information – usually business information. For example, a website which offers the results of surveys of customer satisfaction for a product such as a car would be used by car hire companies, auto companies and consumer organisations. Major providers in this area provide information derived from financial data such as company performance figures, pension fund performance figures and financial market trends such as the growth of diff
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4.3.2 Competing processes

Let's look graphically at the way the rate of a thermally activated process changes with temperature. Figure 16 shows two rates with different activation energies of 1.0 and 0.5 eV – which curve is which?

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1.4.6 P is for Provenance

The provenance of a piece of information (i.e. who produced it? where did it come from?) may provide another useful clue to its reliability. It represents the 'credentials' of a piece of information that support its status and perceived value. It is therefore very important to be able to identify the author, sponsoring body or source of your information.

Why is this important?

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7.2 Working on improving your number skills

The three-stage framework for developing and improving your skills provides the basis for you to become more confident in:

  • developing a strategy for using a variety of numerical and mathematical skills, including being clear about what you want to achieve, identifying relevant sources of information that will help you to achieve your goals, and planning how you intend to improve your skills;

  • monitoring your progress and critically ref
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Sistemas de gestión de la energía
El curso tiene como objetivo ofrecer los conocimientos necesarios para diseñar e implantar sistemas de gestión de la energía siguiendo las directrices de la norma ISO 50001. El curso combina los aspectos más teóricos con la presentación de diferentes casos prácticos en diferentes tipos de organizaciones. Con esta finalidad, el curso incluye los siguientes contenidos: •Aspectos básicos de los sistemas de gestión energética. •Introducción a la norma ISO50001. •Procedimiento para
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The banking crisis: cause and effect
Autumn 2008 witnessed a global financial crisis with governments worldwide taking emergency action to prevent a collapse of the banking system. The aftermath of the worst financial crisis since the 1930s saw economic activity slump. In the UK, higher unemployment, falling house prices and a sharp increase in government debt proved to be the alarming legacy of the near implosion of the banking system. This fascinating insight into the downfall of the global financial markets gives us a clear unde
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