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Houthis in Yemen, "will fail, we will make sure of this"- Saudi ambassador to U.S.
Saudi Arabia says it will make sure Houthis fail in Yemen as Iran says it will use all its influence to broker a peace deal and end the Saudi airstrikes. Deborah Lutterbeck 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, nation
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A Christmas Carol
This is the first ten minutes of the 1984 film, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, featuring actors George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge and Frank Finlay as Jacob Marley.  Marley's ghost visits Scrooge to warn him to change his selfish ways before he dies, if he does not wish to become an old ghost in chains.
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Alash Ensemble Concert (video)
Alash Ensemble photoA performance by the Alash Ensemble at International House. Tuvan throat-singing and traditional Tuvan instruments and music. Sponsored by the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies.
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Canada: A People`s History - Champlain`s Gamble
This video recreates the first French attempt at creating a permanent settlement in Quebec under the direction of explorer Samuel de Champlain.  (Professional video with re-enactment, stills, and narration.)

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The Economist asks: How do you revive a classic musical as a tale for today?

Anne McElvoy heads to the Palladium theatre in London to interview Bartlett Sher, Tony award-winning director of “The King & I”. They discuss the challenges of reviving a story written in the 1950s – and set in the 1860s – for an audience in 2018. Also, the ways in which Hamilton is not so revolutionary and the limits of colour-blind casting.


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The Electoral College
The Framers of the Constitution worked diligently to establish an effective system for electing a president and vice president. The members of the Constitutional Convention were reluctant to allow a popular vote because information dissemination, in their time, was very limited. They rejected direct election of the president by Congress because it would give too much power to the federal government. Likewise, they felt that presidential elections held by the various state assemblies would result
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References

Abrams, M.H. (1971) A Glossary of Literary Terms, Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
Barker, J.R.V. (ed.) (1985) The Brontes: Selected Poems, Dent.
Bush, D. (ed.) (1966) Milton: Poetical Works, Oxford University Press.
Bygrave, S. (ed.) (1998) Romantic Writings, The Open University.
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2.2.1 Sample analysis and discussion of ‘What is the Third Estate?’

Let us take a closer look at part of this document before attempting the exercise below. This preamble should help you to relate to similar exercises in this course. The document is quite long, by far the longest one associated with this course; but you should not find it difficult to read it through fairly quickly and to extract its main points, to grasp Sieyès's ‘message’, and to note how he conveyed it. After you have read it through once, re-read it from the beginning up to
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Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc

[The Bastiat Collection (2011). This piece was written in December 1846.]

"Liberty acts on the same principle as insurance. When an accident, like a fire, happens, insurance spreads over a great number of men and a great number of years losses that, in t
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The Creature from Planet X: An Anatomist Looks at Science Fiction
In this Great TextBig Questions (GIPCA) lecture, an anatomist looks at science fiction. Professor Alan Morris of UCTŐs Department of Human Biology explores how science fiction movies like Avatar to paint a picture of a possible anatomical reality. Morris, who is both a physical anthropologist and an archaeologist, describes himself as Ňa self-confessed science fiction special effects junky.Ó The movie Avatar had a profound effect on him, Ňthe writer/director had not just created a world full
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PSYC 105 - Lecture 25 - 11/19/2010
PSYC 105 - Lecture 25
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NCPACS: Public Conversation - How wars end: Past trends and future prospects
Dr. Joakim Kreutz, Assistant Professor at the University of Uppsala, is an expert on how wars end, and what causes them to end. His research has focused on trends in war termination over the past 60 years, and more recently has examined the Colombian peace process and EU engagement in humanitarian intervention. This public conversation will explore Dr. Kreutz's pathway into this research area, some of the main findings in recent research on war termination, and how these insights might be applie
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2.4.1 Try some yourself

Activity 25

Write the following as a number to a single power:

  • (a) 26 ÷ 22

  • (b) 1010 ÷ 107

  • (c) 78<
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When Engaging with Your Stakeholders Is Worth Its Weight in Gold
Given two gold mines with the same amount of gold in the ground, the same cost of extraction and the same worldwide demand, why is one mine valued 10 times more than the other? Because one has local support and the other doesn't, argues Wharton professor Witold Henisz. In a new research paper, Henisz and his colleagues show how cooperating with, rather than antagonizing, external stakeholders generates sustainable shareholder value for companies around the world.Author(s): Knowledge@Wharton

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Winners and Losers in the Debt Ceiling Deal
In a last-minute attempt to stop the U.S. from defaulting on its loan obligations, Congress voted this week to increase the country's debt ceiling by at least $2.1 trillion. The deal includes $917 billion in spending cuts over the next 10 years, and the establishment of a congressional committee to reduce the deficit further by $1.5 trillion. Questions remain, however: Where will these cuts come from? How will social safety nets such as Medicare be affected? And can the country continue to recov
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President Patrick Deane on Michael DeGroote
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Engaging students, engaging industry and engaging enterprise
This reflective case study and poster relates to a specific event staged by students and examines the phases and critical points within the whole process. It identifies some key learning outcomes for all involved
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King Lear to In the loop : fiction and British politics
On 11 December 2009, Nottingham University's Centre for British Politics held a conference at the British Academy that drew together politicians, writers and academics to explore the interaction of British politics and fiction. In addition to the conference several video interviews were conducted with some of the speakers on the day. In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, playwright James Graham (Toryboyz, Little Madam, Sons of York) talks about his
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Klondike Gold Rush
A collage of historical photographs and films based on the bestselling book "The Klondike Gold Rush: Photographs from 1896-1899." (09:09)
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#361: Passions betrayed: The end of "doing what you love" in the workforce

Dr Miya Tokumitsu argues that young people "following their passion" into jobs and internships, in the creative industries and elsewhere, are more likely to be disappointed or exploited than on a path to fulfillment. Presented by Elisabeth Lopez.

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