How Can We Curb Fake News?
Bruce Bartlett, former advisor to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, discusses his new book about the challenge of fake news, and offers some strategies for weeding it out.
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Embedding the concept of competency maps
This presentation outlines the background, context and transferability of a competency mapping tool originally developed in health but suitable for enterprise
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Understanding Stereotypes
This lesson is meant to be taught online, in either a synchronous or asynchronous classroom where students will have the opportunity to connect with each other using various online tools. Whereas in a typical face to face classroom, students would take part in this type of activity using a jigsaw or carousel strategy, it is the aim of this lesson to use online tools so students can interact at a distance. This lesson may be reworked to accommodate different instructional situations.
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9 Part H Consolidation

The purpose of this part is to bring together your knowledge of law making in the English legal system. Through a series of activities you will be provided with the opportunity to review and consolidate your knowledge of the English legal system gained so far.

Activity 18 Common law


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1.3.1 Peat formation in deltas and coastal barrier systems

Since mires require poor drainage, low-lying land close to coastal areas might provide the right conditions for peat to form. Most extensive areas of modern peat formation are indeed situated not far above sea-level, and as Figure 2 shows, they are commonly associated with river deltas and coastal barriers. Such enviro
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Advanced Digital Manufacturing Techniques (CAM) in Architecture
Building projects today are not only born out digitally, but they are also realized digitally through "file-to-factory" processes of computer aided manufacturing (CAM) and computer numerically controlled (CNC) technologies. It was the challenge of constructability that brought into question, what new instruments of practice are needed to take advantage of the opportunities opened up by the digital modes of production, instead of whether a particular form is buildable. In this case of building co
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Transnational History and Japan (audio)

Sheldon Garon, titulaire de la chaire Nissan d’Histoire et d’études sur l’Asie orientale de l’Université de Princeton, étudie le Japon moderne et contemporain, s’intéressant aux relations entre l’État et la société, aux liens entre la culture et les comportements économiques de la population, et situant le Japon dans une histoire ...
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If Fiber is the Medium, What is the Message? Next-Generation Content for Next-Generation Networks
By investigating price and capacity trends over the past century, Eli Noam shows that it is possible to predict the type, style, and genres of media content of a future ultra-broadband infrastructure, which allows a richer, more bit-intensive content. The nature of content is critical for the economic viability of an ultra-broadband infrastructure. This paper asks what types of media content we will have when we achieve widespread fiber optic networks. In the past, an expansion of transmission c
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1 The Enlightenment in Scotland

The Enlightenment was a programme, rather than a set of completed achievements. Enlightenment thinkers produced few theories comparable with Copernicus's or Newton's in former centuries, or with Darwin's in the next. What makes them memorable is the vigour and confidence of their conviction that the universe – from the orbits of the planets to the workings of the human mind and of human society – is explicable, regular and lawlike, and will yield to the systematic application of rational,
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Celebrating 30 Years of Mises University

It’s easy to get discouraged in the Age of Obama, a man who can say, in Castro’s Cuba, that there is not much difference between communism and capitalism. And in his warped mind, I guess it’s sort of true, since his program is a mixture. That is, it’s fascist.

Combine his corporatism with envy, perpetual war, negative interest rates, the police state, fascist health care, total surveillance, vicious political correctness, and a host of other horrors, and you can
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TamAR Estuary Augmented Reality Report Card App for iOS
'TamAR is an augmented reality app version of the 2012 report card produced for the Tamar River estuary in Tasmania, Australia. The report card describes the health of the estuary and provides a grading from A to F for five zones along the 70 km estuary. Tour the Tamar Estuary in 3D using augmented and virtual reality to explore the habitats, flora and fauna, and issues affecting the health of the estuary. You will find swimming seals, flying eagles, and big-bellied seahorses hiding in the kelp
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مرحبا إلى بيتي

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English Vocabulary-Lesson 2-Easy Idioms That Mean Easy
The vocabulary in this video is designed for the advanced English language learner. Lesson 2 topic: Idioms and sayings that mean "easy". "do it with your eyes closed", "this isn't rocket science", and "child's play" The video is done with a narrator giving some examples. Not much depth. (3:22).
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3 Self-determination: individual and collective

The idea of a right to ‘collective self-determination’ is a difficult one – how can a group, as opposed to an individual, have a ‘right’? To argue that a nation has a right to self-determination is, some might argue, to overlook what rights are, and who can claim them.

'Self-determination’ has a positive ring about it – how could anyone oppose it? The idea of self-determination has strong resonances in political theory, dating back as far as Hobbes, at least in Engl
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6.4.2 Manufacturing the boat

Filling the mould is a serious problem in injection moulding: the lower the MFI, the more difficult it is to push molten polymer down narrow tubes into a metal mould. The engineers at Rolinx, the trade moulders who initiated the thermoplastic project, were working at the limits of their machinery in moulding such large objects in one operation. In the event, they were forced to blend the low MFI copolymer grade with a higher MFI grade material (GY702M) in order to achieve their objective (
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Neanderthals 101 | National Geographic
Who were the Neanderthals? Do humans really share some of their DNA? Learn facts about Neanderthal man, the traits and tools of Homo Neanderthalensis, and how the species fits into our evolution story. (04:20)

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1.5.2 Duration and frequency

We do not know if Katrina's caring responsibilities took up more than 20 hours per week. In a sense, though, whether they did or not is immaterial. What is important is that her schooling was adversely affected. We can speculate that, even if caring accounted for less than 20 hours per week, the emotional impact of being a young carer overflowed into a far larger proportion of her life.


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4.2 When and where was the telephone invented?

I'd read in the past that the telephone was invented in 1876 by Alexander Graham Bell. However when I looked more closely at the history it turns out that the idea had been ‘in the air’ for almost half a century.

The distance communication technology of the time, the telegraph, was based on sending pulses of electricity along a wire to control an electromagnet at the receiving end. The sender completed an electric circuit by pressing a key and the receiver's electromagnet controlled
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Finding the News Worth Publishing
Host Marcia Alvar speaks with Benjamin Bradlee, executive editor of The Washington Post. During Mr. Bradlee's 26 year tenure as executive editor, The Washington Post has been awarded 23 Pulitzer Prizes and helped to expose the Watergate scandal. His most recent book, The Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventures recounts his career in the news business.
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Forensic flavour
This case study describes the current trend for crime scene investigation drama and news stories of personal tragedies involving incorrect or missing data have been harnessed to capture the attention and inspire learning and enterprise skills in students studying database compilation
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