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1 International human rights: an introduction

There are many examples of claims for rights in the international sphere.

One example was reported in September 2002. The British government was asked to make efforts to have a British man held by the Americans at Guantanamo Bay deported to Britain to face charges of terrorism there in connection with the attacks on 11 September 2001. Concerns were expressed about the denial of this man's human rights at Guantanamo Bay. Are alleged terrorists entitled to human rights? Can the denial of
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Personal Computer Mouse Care & Cleaning Tips
Watch an expert demonstrate some great tips on cleaning the computer's mouse in this free how-to video on cleaning personal electronics.  This video shows how to clean both types.
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Femmes et droit en Islam - Sana Ben Achour (video)

Le propos est de montrer comment, aujourd’hui, dans les pays de culture musulmane, notamment dans les pays du Maghreb, se réarticule, se construit et se noue autour de la réforme du statut personnel ou de la famille, un système de normativité où droit et religion, tradition et modernité, droits universels et spécificités culturelles et identitaires, sont en «équilibre transactionnel » (pour reprendre une formule chère à Jacques Berque). Il est donc important de retracer la gen
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Basics of Asthma Treatment
In this professional video, a doctor explains what happens in an asthma attack and how asthma treatments work to alleviate the problem. Pictures help to illustrate the points that are made. Both medical and preventative measures are discussed. Grades 6-12. 3:18 min.
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The PROMPT checklist

In the table below is a checklist to help you apply the PROMPT criteria, adapted from the Open University Safari. You can use this to help you evaluate a website.

PROMPTSite 1Site 2Site 3
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Is the information clearly c
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How to Grow a Sweet Potato Plant
In this clip learn how to grow a sweet potato plant, also known as ipomoea.  A gardener gives historical information about the sweet potato and explains how to plant it in a lush, warm climate while providing plenty of moisture to keep the soil damp. A growing tip is to avoid cold weather exposure when growing sweet potato vines.

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The Ante-Bellum Period: A Nation Divided: The American Civil War
A short selection from a documentary about the Antebellum Period.  This video shows footage and information about the period before the U.S. Civil War. There were over 3 million slaves doing the labor in the South.  (02:00)
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Babbage: Elevated intelligence
Google launches a handful of hardware to deliver its artificial intelligence. We speak to Professor Chris Phillips about this year's Nobel prize for physics, and research analyst Alberto Noel discusses how machine learning is enhancing factory automation and what the global implications are in the world of work
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Maurice Sendak, author of "Where the Wild things Are" dies, aged 83

"Where the wild things are" is one of the greatest selling children's books of all time, and a book I am sure every teacher has shared with their class at least once.

Today, Maurice Sendak the author of "Where the wild things ar
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Becoming the Best: Excellent Customer Service Always Wins
If you build a customer-centric business, the money will come. That’s the message in a new book by Horst Schulze, co-founder of luxury hotel chain The Ritz-Carlton.
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U.S. Primaries: A Theatre of the Absurd?
American voters’ anxiety over their future is feeding a rise in political extremism. Is this the death rattle of the American Dream?
Author(s): Manfred Kets de Vries, INSEAD Distinguished Clinic

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6.5 Do our answers depend on who the groups are?

Finally, perhaps our intuition about how to deal democratically with country Y depends on who we think the As, Bs and Cs are. Consider three possibilities:

  • (i) A is the UK, B is Scotland, C is the Shetland Islands

  • (ii) A is the EU, B is the UK, C is Scotland

  • (iii) A is a world government, B is the EU, C is France.

Does your intuition about the rights of communities A, B and C shift from case to case? If s
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#386: Global warming's companion crisis: Reactive nitrogen and its threat to human and planetary hea

Environmental physicist Prof Mark Sutton explains how our fast growing "nitrogen footprint" from agriculture and industry is reaching crisis levels as reactive nitrogen pollutes our air and soil and is a direct threat to human health. A leading researcher and advisor on nitrogen policy, Prof Sutton argues that smarter nitrogen management is not
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7.7 Physical hazards

In any laboratory, potential hazards arise from the use of electrical equipment. The legal requirements relating to the use and maintenance of such equipment are contained in the ‘Electricity at Work Regulations 1989’ (EAW). The regulations require certain safety objectives to be achieved but do not prescribe in detail the measures to be taken. Instead, precautions should be selected appropriate to risk depending on particular work activities.

‘Portable’ electrical equipment –
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1.3.4 Hormonal control of sperm production

The most important hormone involved in controlling sperm production is a steroid called testosterone. This is produced in the testis itself, by the Leydig cells (see Figure 12a). The testosterone is released from the Leydig cells between the tubules, and taken up by the neighbouring Sertoli cells. The Leydig cells are stimulated to make testosterone by two other hormones, luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), which are both produced by the pituitary gland and
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Occupation-based Community Development Framework

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Roshan Galvaan and Liesl Peters