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14.472 Public Economics II (MIT)
This course covers theory and evidence on government expenditure policy-- topics include: The theory of public goods; Education; State and local public goods; Political economy; Redistribution and welfare policy; Social insurance programs such as social security and unemployment insurance; and Health care policy.
Author(s): Gruber, Jonathan,Diamond, Peter

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand and have practical experience of creating opportunities for learners to develop dance skills

  • understand safe dance practice

  • understand and have practical experience of giving feedback

  • promote discussion and debate about dance issues throughout the dance curriculum.


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2008.02.29-Migration Conference Keynote Address: Bridging the Gap
Conference on Migration, Rights and Identities: Examining the Range of Local and Global Needs.
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Interview with Professor Barry Cunliffe
Professor Barry Cunliffe of the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford discusses his life in archaeology.
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8 How to protect yourself against spam

People and organisations can only send spam if they have a collection of email addresses to send to. They 'harvest' these addresses:

  • from legitimate company databases;

  • from web pages;

  • from chat rooms;

  • by guesswork;

  • from people who use an unsubscribe option.

To minimise the spam you receive:

  • Check whether you can set rules on y
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2.5.4 Activités 30 et 31

Activité 30

Listen to people talking about dates in the French calendar. Note the dates of the events in the table below.

Écoutez et notez les dates:

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3.1 What do we mean by the word ‘care’?

‘Care’ is a loaded word. Care is not just about tender loving feelings, it is about work as well. Being seen as someone who needs care says something about a person – their competence, their position in society, their status. This section explores those meanings.

In the poem which opened the unit, care is a warm ‘feel good’ word, associated with what happens in nice families. But in the discussion of what a carer is in Section 1, it seemed that doing care was also hard work fo
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7.3 Benefits for you

In many ways the biggest challenge is whether getting involved in using open education is something that you want to do. As with any activity, it takes time and energy. If you are involved in teaching, does the range of resources give you a better starting position than other approaches? Do the resources and approaches to pedagogy that are supported by OER suit your students and learning? If you are trying to persuade other people, are there benefits that will help the organisation to change?
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Storm Adventures - Treago, KS Tornado
This tornado formed on June 5, 2005. The photographers shot this at only 200 yards away. It was moving in straight line towards them at 10 to 15 mph. (01:35) There is no sound.

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1.3.3 Ineffability

Most people who speak of their near-death experience say they have great difficulty putting it into words because, as one person put it, ‘There is no feeling you experience in normal life that is anything like this’.


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18.413 Error-Correcting Codes Laboratory (MIT)
This course introduces students to iterative decoding algorithms and the codes to which they are applied, including Turbo Codes, Low-Density Parity-Check Codes, and Serially-Concatenated Codes. The course will begin with an introduction to the fundamental problems of Coding Theory and their mathematical formulations. This will be followed by a study of Belief Propagation--the probabilistic heuristic which underlies iterative decoding algorithms. Belief Propagation will then be applied to the dec
Author(s): Spielman, Daniel

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Retailing in Leeds - Consumer Shopping preferences
Leeds is a major city in the UK and as such is a magnet for shoppers from the surrounding region. Around 1.7 to 1.9 million people are in the catchment area as shoppers in Leeds city centre. Consequently retail is an important business for Leeds. John Temperley Senior Lecturer in Marketing in the Business School and a retail specialist, explains the choices that face consumers and what their preferences are, based on research by students sponsored by Leeds city centre management. The results ar
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Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2009 : Beyond Blankets: in search of political deals and durable solutio
This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre's Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture which was on Wednesday 18th November 2009 at the Museum of Natural History, University of Oxford. This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre's Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture which was on Wednesday 18th November 2009 at the Museum of Natural History, University of Oxford. The Harrell-Bond Lecture is held annually in honour of Dr Barbara Harrell-Bond, founding former director of the Centre and of the ac
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2.4 Summarising conversation as what matters

Brian Wynne suggests that fundamental dichotomies associated with environmental matters underpin modern society – society versus nature, the social versus the natural, social knowledge versus natural knowledge, expert knowledge versus lay knowledge (1996, p. 45). The metaphor of conversation helps to move us beyond these dichotomous constructs and allows us to focus more on the integral relationships enmeshed in nature matters, relationships that I would argue are central to environmental r
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5 Conclusion

Photographs can be used as documentary data in the social sciences. Although they may seem to have a special relation to the events they depict, the social processes of image construction must be considered when we look at photographs as documents. Photographs are depictions of what took place, but are produced through a series of operations that must be understood in terms of their social organisation.

Only by understanding these operations, their social, economic, political and psycho
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3.21 Conclusion

This extract has shown that CAM practice raises a variety of ethical issues. Although ethical considerations have different dimensions when applied to CAM, this extract demonstrated that ethical issues – such as consent, competence, boundaries and effective communication – remain central to good practice. CAM practitioners, like all other responsible health care workers, must be taught and encouraged to recognise the ethical dimensions of their work. All practitioners must be accountable
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Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • conduct your own searches efficiently and effectively;

  • find references to material in bibliographic databases;

  • make efficient use of full text electronic journals services;

  • critically evaluate information from a variety of sources;

  • understand the importance of organising your own information;

  • identify some of the systems available;

  • describe how
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Fracture surface in a liquid crystalline polymer
Above their melting point, liquid crystalline polymers exhibit a mesophase within which, although able to flow and are not arranged in a crystal, they exhibit long range orientational order. This molecular alignment can be exploited to make high strength and stiffness fibres such as Kevlar, or even mouldable thermotropics such as Vectra. Molecular alignment can also be controlled by an external applied field; a property exploited in liquid crystal displays. This specimen has not had a magneti
Author(s): DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge,Prof A H Windle,

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The Temperaments by Ezra Pound (poetry reading)
A cuckold is a husband whose wife has been unfaithful to him. It was felt by some men to be the ultimate humiliation. The word cuckold is derived from cuckoo - a bird that lays it's eggs in other bird's nests, to be fed and nurtured by them. Impregnating another man's wife is a way of fathering children and escaping the cost and burden of fatherhood. But why did he "have to be four times cuckold". Would not once have been enough? "Wise are the Children in these dayes that know their owne
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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand why and how innovation is important

  • recognise the benefits which innovation can confer on an innovating organisation.


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