APPLICATION OF FULL-SCALE MODELLING IN VIETNAM: AN OUTLINE FOR DISCUSSION
This paper discusses the possibility of applying full-scale modelling in Vietnam, a non-western so called developing country. It deals with two main questions: 1) Is the application of full-scale modelling to be restricted to the West only? 2) what are the possibilities, constraints and fields of application - with attention to the methodological validity and technical solution for full-scale modelling in Vietnam? It is argued that since full-scale modelling is based on people-environment intera
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"Collateral Damage: Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy in the 21st Century"
power poster Lecture by Samantha Power, Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Samantha Power's book, A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, was awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction. She was the founding executive director of th
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Japanese Culture Class #2 - Japanese Superstitions
In today’s culture class we learn about Japanese superstitions and related vocabulary. With yesterday being Friday the 13th, we know quite a few of you are feeling pretty superstitious. For that very reason, today we take a look at Japanese superstitions and see what spooks them. This lesson was so interesting and fun, we doubled [...]
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Forvo Ausspracheguide : Uitspraak door native speakers
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Wie twijfelt over de uitspraak van een woord, kan hier naar de uitspraak luisteren.

De audio-fragmenten zijn door native speakers ingesproken. Op een kaart kun je de herkomst van de spreker zien.

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1.2 Developing countries

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Which countries in the world are classified as ‘developing countries’?

There are various definitions of ‘developing countries’, none entirely satisfactory. The WTO allows members to class
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7.3 Running the models forward

What happens when the models are run forward? It depends upon the models used and the scenarios they are asked to run. It seems almost certain, however, that there will be increases in the global mean surface temperature, to the order of +1.5 to +4.5 °C (– possibly more, according to some models and scenarios.

These changes are predicted to be associated with increases in sea level, changes to weather conditions (e.g. more regular and violent winter storms in the UK) and changes to t
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The Alphabet Song for Sign Language
This song teaches the ABCs for Sign Language. Through music you can learn how to sign. Each letter is shown next to a hand modeling how to sign it. It is very clear, slow-placed, and well presented. (02:29)
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Conclusion

In this course we have looked at some of the factors which infuence a couple's decision to have a child. For people who choose not to do so, at least for some part of their lives, a range of contraceptive practices is available. We have looked at the biological processes involved in producing gametes, and at the precise sequence of events necessary to produce a healthy, fertilized egg. We have seen how this egg develops, first as a pre-programmed, free-living embryo, then becomes buried withi
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Singapore icon 'critical'
The 91-year-old man seen as the founder of modern day Singapore is critically ill in hospital. Paul Chapman 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 international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maint
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1.5 Obesity treatment

Obesity treatment is only successful if weight is reduced and maintained to within a desired range. There are three approaches to obesity treatment: changing behaviour and diet is the most common approach although drugs and surgery can be used in some severe cases of obesity.

Behaviour and diet: it is important to be realistic about an obese patient's target weight as many patients have over-ambitious targets that they are unlikely to achieve. A severely obese patient probably ca
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Try some yourself

Activity 21

Without using your calculator solve the following calculations.

  • (a) 3 + 5 × 2 = ?

  • (b) 12 − 6 + 6 = ?

  • (c) 6 + (5 +
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2.2.3 The effect of people and places

The footprints in the above Carbon Trust and National Statistics studies are for an average UK citizen. But footprints vary for different individuals and households. For example, another study showed that, on average, people aged 50 to 64 have heavier footprints than all other UK age groups, mainly due to their high spending on car and air travel, eating and drinking, and medical and financial services (Haq et al., 2007, p. 7).

The National Statistics study showed that the UK regions wi
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Lecture 6: Hydraulic Engineering - How We Use Hydraulics to Solve Real Life Engineering Problems
Dr Jane Smallman on "Hydraulic Engineering - How We Use Hydraulics to Solve Real Life Engineering Problems". Hydraulics is used extensively to provide solutions to engineering problems. In this presentation the focus was on civil and environmental engineering projects in the maritime sector. A number of illustrations were given of the way in which research is developed into tools that are used to solve practical problems.
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Greek Gods: Crash Course
This video is a quick overview of some of the main Greek gods and goddesses.  The video is in cartoon form and gives names along with what items for which they are best known.
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Conclusion

Hydropower was the earliest means of commercial electricity generation, and currently dominates alternative electricity supply. However, its global capacity for large-scale exploitation is less than six times that currently installed.

Growth of hydropower is slow and its contribution to global electricity supply is falling. Both are due to economic factors, the slow pace of large-scale project construction, the remoteness of high-potential sites, and increasing resistance to the social
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About Inside Outlook with Gavin P. Sullivan
UWTV presents a new current affairs show, Inside Outlook, featuring in-depth discussion about the important issues facing the Pacific Northwest region. In each episode, host Gavin P. Sullivan moderates a panel of community leaders, educators and activists. In this interview, Inside Outlook host, Gavin P. Sullivan, speaks to why he believes that civil discourse is important when discussing controversial issues, the unique culture of the Pacific Northwest and what he hopes to achieve with the sho
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2.6.1 Weighing up the evidence: the full cast of suspects

Figure 36 (again adapted from the TAR) takes your thoughts on Question 11 on a stage. It gives estimates of the cumulative effect since pre-industrial times of the various climate change agents, with the contributions expressed in terms of radiative forcing. Note that the figure also includes yet another device for communicating the IPCC's confidence in a particular finding - an indication of the 'level of scientific understanding' that accompanies each estimate. This reflects the authors' su
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The sound of silence
Why does each musical instrument have its own unique sound? What exactly distinguishes a guitar from a fiddle? Follow the story as we find out exactly how a musical note is produced and how to create the sound of silence. This material forms part of The Open University course MU120 Open mathematics. The iTunes U team.
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1.2.4 Surgical methods of contraception

Surgical methods are by and large the most drastic and irreversible ones, ranging from castration to relatively untraumatic tube-tying. Because of the psychological and physiological side-effects, surgical removal of the testes or ovaries is not generally carried out for contraceptive reasons alone, although these operations may be carried out for other reasons, such as the presence of malignant tumours. Any kind of surgical sterilization can be physiologically traumatic for a woman, as it in
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3.3 Optical amplifiers

Figure 22 shows in outline one possible structure for an Erbium-doped fibre amplifier (EDFA).

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