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Promo - One Minute Luxembourgish
Moien - hello! My name is Julie and I'd like to welcome you to One Minute Luxembourgish from the Radio Lingua Network. In this podcast I'm going to be teaching you the basics of Luxembourgish. The great thing about this language course is that you'll be learning all you need to know in just 60 seconds - or thereabouts! Each one-minute language lesson will equip you with just enough Luxembourgish to help you get by in lots of situations, either on holiday, or on a business trip to Luxembourg. One
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1 Precursors?

World War I has a claim to being called the first industrialised war in the sense that, for the first time, the full power of industrial technology was deployed in concentrated ways on the battlefields. During the Second World War, what might be termed industrialised mass killing was employed for the first time – not on the battlefields but in specially designated areas behind the battle fronts. The perpetrators were directed by educated men, little different socially from the bureaucrats i
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Bayesian statistics
This free course is an introduction to Bayesian statistics. Section 1 discusses several ways of estimating probabilities. Section 2 reviews ideas of conditional probabilities and introduces Bayes’ theorem and its use in updating beliefs about a proposition, when data are observed, or information becomes available. Section 3 introduces the main ideas of the Bayesian inference process. The prior distribution summarises beliefs about the value of a parameter before data are observed. The likeliho
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Course image: Ben Grey in Flickr made available under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence.

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1 The power of water

The ways in which human activities interact with the water cycle can have devastating consequences for all forms of life. These range from the very large scale - for example, the effects of the movement of large volumes of water in a tsunami - to the molecular scale and the ability of water to dissolve solids, such as agricultural fertilisers (Figure 1).

1 Approaching philosophy

The 1960s show Beyond the Fringe included a sketch satirizing philosophy. In it, Jonathan Miller and Alan Bennett play two Oxbridge philosophers discussing the role of philosophy in everyday life. It concludes like this:

Jon: … the burden is fair and square on your shoulders to explain to me the exact relevance philosophy does have to everyday life.

Alan: Yes, I can do this quite easily. This mo
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5 Conclusion

This course began by analysing some of the ways in which young people's wellbeing has been represented in media and policy discussions. We then moved on to explore current constructions of young people's ‘wellbeing’ and presented an alternative critical, social framework for thinking about the health of young people. We analysed some of the ways in which class, gender and ethnicity help to shape young people's mental health. Finally, we discussed ways in which young people's wellbeing can
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Absolute Beginner Japanese for Every Day #21 - 9 Star Wars Words
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! In your home country, there are some phrases that are so common you use them or hear them every day. The same is true in Japan too, so why not give your Japanese an instant boost by learning them in this video lesson? With Risa’s help, you’ll be sounding like a [...]
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3.6 Features of speech: dysfluency

Another of the differences between conversation and writing is sometimes referred to as dysfluency. This is the use of hesitators (sounds such as erm, urn), pauses and repetitions which reflect the difficulty of mental planning at speed. We can see all three of these dysfluencies in the next example.

That's a very good – er very good precaution to take, yes.

(Biber et al., 1999, p. 1053)
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Cancer Science App for iOS
'Keep up to date with developments in the field of oncology even faster, with complete issues available in the new app. Enjoy a new level of personalized browsing and reading with:▶Readable, print-like experience enhanced with dynamic figures, tables, and references▶Rapid access to breaking research: Early View articles updated as they publish▶Adjustable text and table sizing with “pinch and zoom”▶Download articles and issues for offline perusal▶Email and social media shari
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Kevin is #UMassProud
Senior Kevin is #UMassProud of the amazing opportunities he's had being a residential assistant at UMass Amherst.
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Absolute Beginner European Spanish for Every Day #3 - Top 25 Nouns
Learn European Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! In your home country, there are some phrases that are so common you use them or hear them every day. The same is true in Spain too, so why not give your European Spanish an instant boost by learning them in this video lesson? With Rosa’s help, you’ll be sounding [...]
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Professor Patrick Duffy Inaugural Lecture: (Sport) Coaching: Blinded or blended in a changing world?
(Sport) Coaching: Blinded or blended in a changing world? Professor Duffy's research work focuses on policy and sport coaching, as well as applied work in sport-business transfer, which is part of a long-term project with Morrisons PLC. Patrick will address the policy and research backgrounds to developments in professional practice in this area. The traditional view of sport coaching as an emerging profession will be challenged, suggesting that sport coaching should position itself as a blended
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Long Vowels Song – Learn to Read – Learning Upgrade
From the Reading Upgrade course.  (01:55)
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11.368 Environmental Justice (MIT)
This class explores the foundations of the environmental justice movement, current and emerging issues, and the application of environmental justice analysis to environmental policy and planning. It examines claims made by diverse groups along with the policy and civil society responses that address perceived inequity and injustice. While focused mainly on the United States, international issues and perspectives are also considered.
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References

Ashworth, P. (2003) ‘An approach to phenomenological psychology: the contingencies of the lifeworld’, Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 145–56.
Bordo, S. (1993) Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture and the Body, Berkeley, CA, University of California Press.
Burkitt, I. (1999) Bodies of Thought: Embodiment, Identity and M
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • list the types of springs, and how each type relates to a different geological setting

  • use hydrographs to distinguish overland flow and interflow from baseflow, and make inferences about the climate of an area

  • expain how various changes in land use in a river catchment will change the hydrograph of a river

  • distinguish the different types of reservoir construction, and decide whether a
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ESD.10 Introduction to Technology and Policy (MIT)
This course explores perspectives in the policy process - agenda setting, problem definition, framing the terms of debate, formulation and analysis of options, implementation and evaluation of policy outcomes using frameworks including economics and markets, law, and business and management. Methods include cost/benefit analysis, probabilistic risk assessment, and system dynamics. Exercises include developing skills to work on the interface between technology and societal issues; simulation exer
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Going Digital. A Roadmap for Organisational Transformation - Panel discussion
Panel discussion looking at Lucy Kueng's report 'Going Digital. A Roadmap for Organisational Transformation'. 'Legacy media need to put as much emphasis on transforming their organisations as they do transforming their content' – this is the premise underlying 'Going Digital. A Roadmap for Organisational Transformation', a new research report by Lucy Kueng, Google Digital News Senior Research Fellow at the Reuters Institute. How are media firms approaching the challenges of increasing agility
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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • identify and describe what is meant by a formal rule and understand the problems associated with rule making

  • understand how formal rules are constructed

  • explain the difference between specific and general rules, and why the difference matters

  • explain what is meant by interpretation and interpretive strategies

  • understand how formal rules are applied.


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