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President Rajapaksa begins his second term in a ceremony boycotted by the main opposition.
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Die Deutschen in Toulouse

Dans le cadre des interviews allemandes pour la rubrique VO sur Canal U, nous jetons aujourd'hui un regard sur « les Allemands à Toulouse ». Ils sont environ 10.000 à vivre dans l’agglomération toulousaine, la plupart d’entre eux à Pibrac, Blagnac, Colomiers et Tournefeuille.
Lorsqu’on parle de la « présence allemande » à Toulouse, on pense surtout à des entreprises telles que Airbus et EADS. Mais depuis les années 1960 un réseau allemand particulièrement dense et
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2ème journée humanitaire sur la santé des femmes dans le monde

Vendredi 6 mars 2009, Palais du Luxembourg, 15 rue de Vaugirard 75006 Paris. Journée organisée à l’occasion de la journée mondiale de la femme 2009

Sous la présidence de Mme Simone Veil, membre de l’Académie Française. Marrainage de Mme Michèle André, sénatrice du Puy-de-Dôme, présidente de la délégation du Sénat aux Droits des femmes et à l’égalité des chances entre les hom
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John Law: Proto-Keynesian

[Excerpted from An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought, vol. 1, Economic Thought Before Adam Smith. An MP3 audio file of this article, read by Jeff Riggenbach, is available for download.]

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2.2 Memorising, understanding and doing
How do we learn? Understanding ‘how’ is the key to learning more effectively. This unit looks at the three main categories of theories: the acquisitive, constructivist and experiential models of learning. There is no right way to learn but developing an active approach will ensure that you are open to new ideas.
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9.4 Debate 1: use of female protagonist
Sunset Song was written in the early 1930s and is still one of the best-known and most-debated Scottish novels. In this unit, we discuss whether Sunset Song succeeds as critique of capitalism and whether it has value as a work of literature separate from its propagandistic ambitions.
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5.2 From social construction to social constructionism

The notion of social construction, we have argued, is fundamental to a social science approach to the analysis of social problems. However, some authors have developed the notion further into a more focused perspective, which may be called social constructionism. This perspective starts by emphasising one essential feature of human societies – the role of language. In human societies, action is preceded by understanding and intention. We intend our actions to have meaningful outcomes
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4.1 Natural/social

In the previous section we looked at the issue of competing explanations of social problems. Here we want to take a rather different approach by starting from one of the major dividing lines between different types of explanation. These dividing lines are ones that recur in the definition, interpretation and explanation of a range of social issues: for example, patterns of inequality between men and women; crime and juvenile delinquency; the persistence of poverty, and so on. Despite the fact
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3.6 Summary

Three explanations of poverty developed by social scientists have been considered. The first sees poverty as natural or inevitable, the second focuses on the behaviour of poor people, while the third analyses poverty as the result of economic or political processes. Considering these explanations makes it possible to draw some conclusions about the social science approach to social problems:

  • It relies on arguments making causal claims, rather than ass
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3.3 Poverty as the result of poor people

The second cluster of common-sense ideas about poverty centre around the theme that the character and behaviour of some types of people causes them to be poor. Such people are in some way ‘flawed’. There may, of course, be different types of flaw, but poor people are distinguished from the rest of ‘us’ by some characteristic that makes ‘them’ poor. This might be their moral character (they are lazy, shiftless, workshy); it might be their abilities or capacities (the
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IGBP Climate-Change Index
The IGBP Climate-Change Index brings together key indicators of global change: atmospheric carbon dioxide, temperature, sea level and sea ice. It will be released annually. The index gives an annual snapshot of how the planet's complex systems - the ice, the oceans, the land surface and the atmosphere - are responding to the changing climate. The index rises steadily from 1980 - the earliest date the index has been calculated. The change is unequivocal, it is global, and it is in one directio
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How to Write a Check
Writing a check is a critical skill to finance. This video go through step-by-step describing each part of a check, how to use it, and what it means. The speaker's voice is a little difficult to understand. Run time: 4:07
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Organic Gardening-How to Plant Bulbs-Tulips
This video shows the step by step process to planting bulbs. Tulips are among the most reliable and colorful spring-flowering bulbs. This video shows supplies you need and how to correctly plant tulips (Running Time 4:58).
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Algebra: what are variables, constants, coefficients, terms, and expressions.
This video is only the first 11 minutes of the full lesson. This lesson consists of providing you with a Self-Tutorial on what is algebra, what are variables, constants, coefficients, terms, and expressions. The tutor explains the use of proper notation, how to combine like terms, find the negation of an algebraic expression, how to evaluate an expression.
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