Assessing your skills
Welcome to Assessing Your Skills one of the series of Futures workbooks, which help students choose and prepare for their careers. 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 skills as a first step toward choosing work that really suits you. It can also he
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8 Water and its impurities

Water must be of a certain quality to be suitable for human consumption. No natural water found on Earth is pure; any sample of water contains more than just water molecules. Some materials, such as sodium nitrate, are very soluble and dissolve in water in large quantities, whereas other materials are much less soluble. This is just as well, otherwise rain would dissolve all the rocks and they would end up in the oceans!

Drinking water must not contain harmful materials, which means bot
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4 Inside the atom

Before going on to see how atoms can link (bond) with each other, you need to look at atoms in a little more detail. Doubtless they are not like blocks of Lego! So what are they like?

In fact, every atom has a complex internal structure. Given the extremely small size of an atom, you may find it difficult to visualise any smaller bits inside it. However, you may already be familiar with some of the effects of one of these components - electrons. It is easy to do an experiment tha
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Cijferend optellen en aftrekken tot 10 000
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Werkblad waarmee leerlingen het cijferend optellen en aftrekken tot 10 000 (zonder en met ontlening bij 1, 2 of 3 cijfers) inoefenen.


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3,3,7 Royal Assent

You have already seen references to Royal Assent in this unit. The monarch formally assents to a Bill in order for it to pass into law. Royal Assent has never been withheld in recent times. Queen Anne was the last monarch to withhold a Royal Assent, when she blocked a Scottish Militia Bill in 1707. The Queen feared a Scottish militia might be turned against the monarchy.

Since the sixteenth century no monarch has actually signed a Bill themselves. Instead, the monarch signs what are kno
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It's Who You Know: Networking vs. Informational Interviewing
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4.15.1 Ontologies

We noted earlier that, in philosophy, an ontology refers fundamentally to ‘being’, or ‘what can be’. In the field of artificial intelligence the term ‘ontology’ has been appropriated to mean a ‘reusable terminological scheme’ or, if you prefer, a ‘conceptualisation’: a scheme for providing a rigorous description of the concepts, attributes and interrelationships deemed relevant to describe a particular aspect of the world. Its precision means that it can serve as an agreed
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Mission accomplished
Complex organisations can share a common approach to crisis management and communication is key. According to General Hayden, former head of the CIA, in order to be successful, leaders brought in to implement radical decisions need to listen and fully assess their organisation and accommodate where it is in its life cycle before instigating change.
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Lies, lies and more lies
Deception in organisations can start with a few 'bad apples' but the rot often spreads much wider and deeper. New research from Dr Stelios C. Zyglidopoulos reveals how apparently good people - churchgoers in Enron's case - can gradually become corrupt, sometimes as a result of social pressures within the organisation.
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CSUN Planned Giving - Making Lasting Memories
Dave and Cindi Malone’s fond memories of CSUN inspired their gift to ensure good memories for future students. Resources: Planned Giving: http://give.csun.edu/tag/planned-giving/ Crew: Filmed by: Richard Chambers & Jonathan Wong Edited by: Jeremy Asuncion Music by: The Music Bed (licensed with permission) Produced by: CSUN University Advancement Marketing & Communications © 2014 California State University, Northridge Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/F9NI/
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4.4.3 Buffer strips

The interface between aquatic ecosystems and the land is an ecotone that has a profound influence on the movement of water and water-borne contaminants. Vegetation adjacent to streams and water bodies can help to safeguard water quality, particularly in agricultural landscapes. Buffer strips are used to reduce the amounts of nutrients reaching water bodies from runoff or leaching. They usually take the form of vegetated strips of land alongside water bodies: grassland, woodland and wet
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4.2 Capitalism – naturally

Business can learn to integrate ecological thinking into the core of its thinking and become the hub of a sustainable society. This is the claim of the business learns position. As environmentalists have spent over 30 years portraying business as the arch-villain of the piece, this is a grand claim. One of the people who have stated it most clearly is Ray Anderson, head of the US carpet giant Interface (Author(s): The Open University

4.12.1 Communities of practice and technology

Communities of practice are technical and social networks which set the context in which new knowledge arises in daily work, and determine how it is shared and interpreted, what counts as important knowledge and how people become recognised as members of that community:

A good deal of new technology attends primarily to individuals and the explicit information that passes between them. To support the flow of knowledge,
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Physical literacy in Canada
This website is produced by Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada), which defines physical literacy as 'individuals who are physically literate move with competence in a wide variety of physical activities that benefit the development of the whole person'. It discusses its importance, the development of fundamental movement skills, quality physical education and Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD), providing links to Canadian provincial curricula.

The website also has resources s
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Systèmes polynomiaux : que signifie "résoudre" ?
Le cours s'articule en deux grandes parties : les méthodes de résolution et leur application. Il commence par l'étude d'une méthode de résolution réelle de polynômes en une indéterminée et à coefficients rationnels (avec une section dédiée à l'arithmétique par intervalles). Il se poursuit par l'étude de la théorie des bases de Gröbner. Le choix de présentation peut sembler surprenant : on commence par la 'n et on termine par le début de la chaîne mais nous avons cru bon d'abo
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American Society for Industrial Security
A subscription based service for members, the website has a glossary of security terms and a list of resources in the subject of security available to the public. In particular, the news room section contains a list of recent press releases. In addition, there are a number of full-text documents on various security issues along with relevant hypertext links to other websites.

ASIS International is a membership organisation for security professionals.
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Italian academies, 1530-1700: a themed collection database
This website provides access to a bibliography of the British Library’s exceptional collection of material from the Italian Learned Academies of the late Renaissance and early modern periods. During the period covered, the Academies had a vital role in the intellectual culture of Italy and beyond, yet the only comprehensive work available to scholars (Michele Maylender’s ‘Storia delle Accademie d'Italia’) is over 50 years old and in “needs to be in many cases corrected, and updated in the l
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Checklist - Language Assistantship
This is a resource released as part of the E-Portfolio Toolkit based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University.
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Medical statistics
This free course is concerned with some of the statistical methods used in epidemiology and more widely in medical statistics. Section 1 introduces cohort studies in which individuals are classified according to their exposure and followed forward in time to evaluate disease outcomes. Section 2 looks at models for cohort studies. Section 3 introduces case-control studies in which individuals are selected according to their disease status and past exposures are then ascertained. Section 4 covers
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Conférence inaugurale du programme de la Chaire internationale de recherche Blaise Pascal de la Région Île de France au Centre d'études avancées franco-japonais de Paris


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