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Professor Poia Rewi of Te Tumu - School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies, delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture, "Hoka: Motivators of Time". Professor Rewi (Tūhoe, Ngāti Manawa, Te Arawa) works on a regional and national level in multiple areas of Te Reo promotion, teaching and research. 14 July 2016.
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The website of the Venice Hellenic Institute makes available online valuable resources relating to the history of the Orthodox community resident in the lagoon city. From the Byzantine era onward, Greek merchants were active in Venice. In 1498 a Greek Orthodox Confraternity was founded with the approval of the Venetian authorities. The site offers information on the Hellenic Institute, established in 1953, its library, archive and museum of icons. A selection of devotional images can be viewed o
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Una llengua és un conjunt molt ric i variat delements, tots vàlids i respectables i als quals no sha de renunciar, però és necessari saber triar quines formes són, de totes les possibles, les més adequades a cada àmbit o situació concrets. Els textos generats en làmbit universitari presenten, en general, una sèrie de característiques que els singularitzen: formalitat alta, contingut especialitzat, destinatari sovint múltiple o impersonal, ús de lestàndard (sense localismes), etc. D
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21F.031 examines the terms "avant garde" and "Kulturindustrie" in French and German culture of the early twentieth century. Considering the origins of these concepts in surrealist and dadaist literature, art, and cinema, the course then expands to engage parallel formations across Europe, particularly in the former Soviet Union. Emphasis on the specific historical conditions that enabled these interventions. Guiding questions are these: What was original about the historical avant-garde? Wh
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In this course you have found out that:

  • The sensation of pain is caused by the release of a chemical (prostaglandin) that stimulates the nerve endings and sends an electrical message to the brain.

  • Pain can be reduced if the formation of prostaglandin can be inhibited.

  • Prostaglandin is formed, from arachidonic acid, in a cavity in the active site of the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX).

  • Geometrical isomerism can b
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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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Onomázein : Journal of Linguistics, Philology and Translation
'Onomázein' is a biannual, peer-reviewed journal of linguistics, philology and translation by the Faculty of Humanities at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. It publishes articles, reviews, and interviews in Spanish, English, and French within the field, although contributions in Spanish feature more often. In any case, an English version of the title and the abstract are provided. Likewise, although the study of the Spanish language has been widely covered by the journal, editors a
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Understanding energy resources involves considering all types of energy source from various sci
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5.11 Plumbo-solvency

Many water supplies in the UK are naturally acidic, and when this type of water is supplied through lead pipes the lead dissolves into the water. Lead pipes are dominant in many older established areas. The Drinking Water Directive has set a maximum admissible concentration of 10 μg 1−1 lead in water, to be achieved by the year 2013. The obvious solution to this problem is to remove all lead piping but this is a costly exercise. As an interim measure, the water l
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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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'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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4.7 Summary

  • The social sciences have generated a range of explanations of criminal behaviour, running on a spectrum from overwhelmingly structural causes to overwhelmingly agency-driven causes.

  • Structural explanations locate the causes of criminality in abnormal or deviant biologies, pathological or problem families and deviant sub-cultures.

  • Agency-driven explanations, like rational choice theory, argue that crimes are an every-day exp
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Tópicos sobre programação de computadores como método educativo no jardim-de-infância
Temos vindo a explorar a possibilidade de utilizar a programação de computadores no jardim-de-infância, no âmbito da metodologia construcionista desenvolvida por Seymour Papert. Para o efeito, recorremos à linguagem ToonTalk, que permite a realização de programação de computadores sob a forma de animação, dispensando a leitura e a escrita. Este artigo dá conta das estratégias que utilizámos e das constatações que efectuámos por observação e experimentação.
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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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The Experience of Muslims in British and French Prisons
According to new research there is a significant difference in the way that the British and French prison systems treat Muslim prisoners. Taking the prison experience as a microcosm of both French and British society, Professor Joly explores the issues of national identity, multiculturalism and ethnic or regligous tensions within both countries and how the state has responded to the challenges. Touching on the recent riots across France, Professor Joly raises serious concers about the ability of
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