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Professor Peter Lambert inaugural lecture: The Priest, the Coup and the Party
In 2008 Fernando Lugo came to power in Paraguay promising a 'new dawn' based on social justice, democracy and greater empowerment of the country's poor but just four years later, with his reform programme in tatters. In his inaugural lecture, Professor Peter Lambert examines the failure of Lugo's reform programme through analysis of both immediate causes and wider factors related to domestic power relations and political culture. This in turn raises questions about the very nature of Paraguay'
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7.3 Getting out of traps

Remember to date your rich picture and not to throw away any previous versions. Old versions of rich pictures provide you with a record of your developing understanding.

The next activity is an invitation to improve your rich picture by digging yourself out of any of the traps you may have fallen into. In this activity, I suggest a certain ruthlessness in reviewing your efforts so far. You should not, however, see this as an evaluation of your performance in the task. My experience is t
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6.4 The principle of proportionality

This principle has been developed and refined by the ECJ and is also covered by Article 5 EC:

Any action of the Community shall not go beyond what is necessary to achieve the objectives of this Treaty.

However, given that the objectives of the Community are defined very widely in Article 2 EC, the principle of proportionality is not always the easiest tool for curbing EU legislative enthusiasm.
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Start writing essays
Returning to study or starting it for the first time can be daunting. Many students are frightened of writing essays, but it’s a craft that can be learnt. This album will help you to build confidence in all areas of essay writing. A student discusses with two tutors her writing methods and how she adapts her techniques for exams and assignments. With tips shared from Professor Richard Dawkins, TV personality Matthew Kelly, former MP Brian Walden, Baroness Helena Kennedy, journalist John Pilgne
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1.3 Hurricanes and storms

Of quite different origin are those disasters associated with the weather:

  • hurricanes

  • storms

  • tornadoes

  • floods

They too are interrelated, a hurricane being a vast area of low atmospheric pressure, which effectively grows into a giant vortex sometimes hundreds of miles wide (Author(s): The Open University

4.1 Understanding the polymerization process

Converting monomer to long chain polymer is the final step in the polymer manufacturing sequence. Polymerization is usually highly favourable in thermodynamic terms, mainly on energetic grounds because ordering molecules into linked chains is a process where the entropy is decreased. Heat is always given out during polymerization owing to the very favourable energetics of reaction, a point you may have noticed if you have ever made GRP parts for your car, for example!

Advances in cataly
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Personality and values
Welcome to ‘Personality and Values’, one of several ‘Futures’ workbooks, which help you choose and prepare a career route after graduation. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio The aim of this workbook is to help you to clarify or identify your personality type and work values as a step toward choosing work
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Madison Interviews Ponce de Leon
A scurvy reporter from PNN (Pirate News Network) interviews famed explorer Ponce de Leon. Amateur video that is humorous but informative.

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1.5 Key dissertation ingredients

A number of ingredients are essential for a satisfactory dissertation:

  • a thesis, i.e. one coherent overriding ‘story’ or argument

  • situation in existing knowledge, i.e. a critical review of prior research which motivates and justifies the research question

  • contribution of something new

  • appropriate voice and argument, i.e. the provision of clear and explicit evidence, substantiation, and chain of in
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Introduction

This unit is designed for those who are employed in the health services, perhaps as a paramedic or as operating theatre staff. If you are a student, you will have a tutor to help you, and perhaps a work-based mentor supplied by the employer – normally the NHS. The aim is to use the workplace as a teaching arena that helps provide relevance and meaning to the activities you undertake, and it is especially designed to be relevant to students' current or future employment in health areas.

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How to Act and Think Like a Leader
To become a successful leader, you have to ditch the conventional “think before doing” logic and instead start acting like a leader in order to start thinking like a leader.
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16.901 Computational Methods in Aerospace Engineering (MIT)
This course serves as an introduction to computational techniques arising in aerospace engineering. Applications are drawn from aerospace structures, aerodynamics, dynamics and control, and aerospace systems. Techniques include: numerical integration of systems of ordinary differential equations; finite-difference, finite-volume, and finite-element discretization of partial differential equations; numerical linear algebra; eigenvalue problems; and optimization with constraints.
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4 Aerobic fitness training methods

Various training methods can be employed to develop aerobic fitness. In the activity below we explore some examples used by a team of footballers.

Activity 1

Allow about 40 minutes

Watch th
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3.4 Debates about rights

There are at least four big debates about modern individual rights. The aim in putting these before you is to introduce these hotly contested issues to which there are no conclusive answers, but which help frame discussions about human rights. Considering these debates is designed to help you weigh up the different arguments and form your own opinions about the meaning and effectiveness of rights claims.

The first debate concerns how our rights are grounded. One view is that our
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Les énergies renouvelables - Antoine Moreau (audio)

Une conférence de l'UTLS au Lycée

Les énergies renouvelables par Antoine Moreau (Physicien)

Lycée Turgot (59 Roubaix)


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Office 365 - Taking care of your data

Doug Kim from The Office Blog stops by the C9 studio to tackle the subject of taking care of your data with Office 365. 


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Biodiversité forestière : état des lieux (Vidéo)

Marion Gosselin propose un état des lieux de la biodiversité forestière, 80% de la biodiversité mondiale y étant associée. Elle propose un focus sur la France métropolitaine et l'Europe, en mettant en évidence la nature et l'évolution des principaux groupes d'organismes vivants trouvés dans ces milieux.


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Probability I Fall 2007
This course covers population and variables; Standard measures of location, spread and association; Normal approximation; Regression. Probability and sampling: Binomial distribution. Interval estimation; Some standard significance tests.
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3.4 Type

To improve aerobic fitness the ACSM recommends exercise that employs large muscle groups, is rhythmic or dynamic, can be maintained continuously and is aerobic in nature (Garber et al., 2011). This type of exercise results in larger increases in aerobic fitness. Activities that would fit into this category include walking, running, swimming and cycling. This again depends upon the level of the individual and their goals and demands of their activity or sport.

Frequency, intensity, time
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Agent Based Modeling of Complex Adaptive Systems (basics)
Our human society consists of many intertwined Large Scale Socio-Technical Systems (LSSTS), such as infrastructures, industrial networks, the financial systems etc. Environmental pressures created by these systems on Earth’s carrying capacity are leading to exhaustion of natural resources, loss of habitats and biodiversity, and are causing a resource and climate crisis. To avoid this sustainability crisis, we urgently need to transform our production and consumption patterns. Given that we, as
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