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Going Long: Short-Term Decision Making in Business & Government | Institute of Politics
IOP Spring 2015 Visiting Fellow and Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor joined The Boston Globe Political Editor, Shira T. Center, in conversation at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum. Congressman Cantor discussed the current state of the Republican Party, immigration and campaign finance reform, and the current focus on short term victories over long term goals.
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Fair Health: Health Inequities Within and Between Countries - A Global Challenge
The 20th century has seen impressive gains in health and life expectancy in many parts of the world – but these improvements are unequally distributed. In every country, poor people and those from socially disadvantaged groups get sicker and die sooner than people in more privileged social positions. Not only is there a gap in health between the best-off and the worst-off in society, there is a gradient in health running between them. This gradient can be linked clearly to social and economic
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1 Computers and processors: introduction

Computers have become a vital part of everyday life. It is almost inconceivable that you could spend a day without at least one event being influenced by a computer. Perhaps the word ‘computer’ automatically conjures up the image of a personal computer sitting on a desk, but in fact it is the computers you cannot see that influence your life the most. Typical examples of common products that may use these ‘invisible’ computers are:

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Qu'est ce que la beauté - Guillaume Dupont

Une conférence de l'UTLS au Lycée

Qu'est ce que la beauté par Guillaume Dupont

Lycée Louis Léopold Boilly (59 La Bassée)


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Lesson 11 - Love is in the Air
(Due to lack of interest in the enhanced version of the podcast I am going to stick with the audio only version. Below is the Valentine's Day enhanced show converted into .mp3 file)

Привет! Hey there, all you Russian language addicts and all those who have just subscribed. Welcome! (Добро пожаловать!)


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Asian Migrations Research Theme: Asian Migrants in Australasia: Socio-Demographic Perspective
Dr Yaghoob Foroutan, Research Associate, University of Waikato and Assistant Professor, University of Mazandaran, Balbosar, Iran, discusses his key research question: Who are Asian migrants, demographically and comparatively in Australia and New Zealand? His research is based on 2001 census data from Australia and 1996, 2001 and 2006 census data from New Zealand. 5 September 2013
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UK Food Network Responsibility Deal - UBVO Instrument and Institutions Interviews
Susan Jebb, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO Instrument and Institutions Interviews series.
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When Strategy and Values Collide
Family-owned companies have entrenched cultures and values. Outsiders are needed to balance such firms, but they must tread very carefully.
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Example 13

Suppose you plan to redecorate your bathroom. The end wall has the following shape, with dimensions as shown on the diagram. The quality of the plasterwork is not good and you are considering tiling the wall.

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1.7 Summary of Section 1.2

  1. There is a need for a certain level of daily energy intake to allow the body to maintain its BMR, and to carry out work.

  2. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is the chemical currency of energy used by the body and is produced from the metabolism of food.

  3. The body mass index or BMI indicates whether an adult is a healthy weight for their height.

  4. Inadequate nutrition is a huge problem globally. Anorexia nervosa is one examp
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Art and life in ancient Egypt
Around 1350 BC, the Egyptian grain accountant Nebamun commissioned the walls of his tomb-chapel to be painted with scenes depicting his afterlife, and the world in which he lived. Nebamun worked in the temple of Amun at Karnak during the reign of Amenhotep III (c. 1390-1352 BC). Amenhotep was one of the most important kings of the 18th Dynasty, one of the high points of Egyptian wealth, but his reign preceded a period of dramatic upheaval in Egyptian society. In 1820 eleven pieces were removed f
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Football Brands - Dr Sue Bridgewater
Author of the new book Football Brands; Dr Sue Bridgewater from Warwick Business School discusses discusses the emergence of global brands in football.
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Modelling pollution in the Great Lakes: a review

The main teaching text of this unit is provided in the workbook below. The answers to the exercises that you'll find throughout the workbook are given in the answer book. You can access it by clicking on the link under the workbook. When prompted to watch the video for this unit, return to this page and watch the clips below. After you've watched the clips, return to the workbook.

Click 'View document' to open the workbook (PDF, 0.3 MB).

Space Station Live: Measuring Fluid Shifts on Orbit
NASA Commentator Pat Ryan talks with Dr. Michael Stenger, one of the co-principal investigators of the Fluid Shifts experiment now underway on the International Space Station. Researchers are trying to quantify the amount of fluids that shift to an astronaut’s head and upper body and into and out of cells and blood vessels during an extended period in weightlessness, determine if that increased fluid pressure inside the head and on the back of the eye are responsible for the diminished vision
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Aid reaches more remote areas of Nepal
Rescue workers arrive with aid and open roads leading to a remote Himalayan region cut off after the Nepal quake. Paul Chapman 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, national, and international news. For over 160 years
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Dr. Jordan Metzl, "The Exercise Cure" | Talks At Google
As Dr. Jordan Metzl says, "Exercise is medicine." It's the simplest way to keep yourself healthy and happy. Now he puts that philosophy—along with cutting-edge research and a motivational bedside manner—into a groundbreaking book split into three sections. First, an AZ list of maladies that affect quality of life for millions, along with the specific exercise prescriptions that will help fix them—from Type 2 diabetes to depression, from arthritic joints to PMS, from addiction to sleep apne
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2 A 4.6 billion-year history

Climate change is a natural process of warming and cooling that has occurred all through the Earth's history. Throughout geological time there have been ‘hot-house’ periods and ice ages. In order to understand the current situation, it is necessary to have some sense of context and perspective, from historical and geological time-scales. The document below shows a chart showing a generalised temperature history of the Earth.

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1.5.3 Desktop search tools

Finding your paperwork or electronic files can be a problem. You may find that even if you do have some sort of filing system, your structure soon gets quite large with files in multiple locations, which can be hard to navigate. You may find yourself making arbitrary decisions about which folder to place a document in. It may make sense now but in the future, when you look where you think it should be, it’s not there.

At times like this you may resort to the search command from the Wi
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7.6 Synaptogenesis

The formation of synaptic connections is an essential property of nervous system development. Synapses are formed between neurons and also with targets that are not part of the nervous system, e.g. muscle. Axon terminals, under the direction of a variety of extracellular cues, grow towards particular targets. Once they arrive at the target, they stop growing and the growth cone changes to form a synapse. As with axon growth, the formation of the synapse is dependent on an interaction between
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