President Dwight Eisenhower (1961)
Eisenhower's popularity during and after World War II make him a likely candidate for president. He was the last president to be born in the 1800s. President Eisenhower was successful during his two terms which included the beginning of the space program, dealing with the Cold War, instituting the interstate highway system and enlarging the Social Security program. (2min)
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Introduction

This unit examines how national practices for financial reporting have evolved and why different rules are in place within different jurisdications. In times past, imperialism and war have both been responsible for expanding financial rules across Europe and the world . More recently the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 in the United States has had the same, if unintentional, effect.

This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Issues in international financial reportin
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'Understanding body language just got easier with the interactive edition of Body Language For Dummies on Inkling. Along with everything from the print book, this version includes only-with-Inkling extras, such as live links to other sections and the web, a powerful search feature, intuitive navigation and more.Optimized for each device, your favorite resource for learning something new is now always at your fingertips. As a universal app, you pay one price to get the book on all of these device
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4.3.1 Mapping what we know

Knowledge maps are often one of the first knowledge management representations to emerge, in an effort to add value over the simple corporate intranet search which returns lists of ‘hits’ that are undifferentiated beyond a ranking in terms of keyword matches. Knowledge maps, like other forms of cartography, should communicate a ‘big picture’ by overlaying meaningful structure on to raw resources.


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2.2 Insider/outsider perspectives

Social historians have long argued that we must study history ‘from the underside’, if we want to thoroughly understand a society. In other words, it is not sufficient to have a top-down knowledge of a society's institutions and politics. We need also to examine how ordinary, ‘unimportant’ people operate within a culture: what influences them and what they can (and cannot) influence; how they see their role in society and how others see it. The outsider view is the view from the outsi
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Machine Learning can often be a daunting subject to tackle much less utilize in a meaningful manner. In this session, attendees will learn how to take their existing data, shape it, and create models that automatically can make principled business decisions directly in their applications. The discussion will include explanations of the data acquisition and shaping process. Additionally, attendees will learn the basics of machine learning - primarily the supervised learning problem.

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Ouverture: Intermediate French
This course revises and consolidates your knowledge of French and teaches more advanced language skills whilst offering insights into many aspects of every day life in modern France. Your knowledge need not be formal; it could come from adult education classes, time spent in French-speaking countries, regular contact with French-speaking people or other sources. The course materials are carefully designed to develop the four language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. They also
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Portale di archeologia medievale
The University of Siena, Italy, has produced a portal for students and researchers of medieval archaeology. The research projects and the "online publications" are the most useful sections. Among the projects are several excavations in Tuscany, such as those at Siena, Grosseto, Campiglia Marittima, Piombino and others. The texts are generally brief, but there are several pictures and computer graphics. In particular, GIS technologies have been applied to all the projects. An entire section conce
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This is an interactive learning resource book targeted at families who want to learn together and improve their basic English and maths abilities.
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4.2 Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy as a concept has had an interesting career: it begins in France in the eighteenth century. By the nineteenth century, the German state constructed by its first Chancellor, Bismarck, was a model bureaucracy in both its armed forces and civil administration. Weber (1978) realised that the creation of the modern state of Germany had only been possible because of the development of a disciplined state bureaucracy and a bureaucratised standing army – innovations pioneered in Prussia
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1.2 Different arts and humanities subjects

If studying the arts and humanities helps us understand our culture so that we can live together more meaningfully, then why do we study particular subjects or ‘disciplines’ in our universities? You may be studying a single discipline: a language (ancient or modern), history, art, music, literature, film, law, religion, philosophy – and so forth; or some subjects combined, in multi- or inter-disciplinary studies. Why not the arts and humanities in general?

It is partly beca
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1.6.3 Mailing lists and newsgroups

Mailing or discussion lists are e-mail based discussion groups. When you send an e-mail to a mailing list address, it is sent automatically to all the other members of the list.

The majority of academic-related mailing lists in the UK are maintained by JISCMail You will find details of joining these mailing lists on the JISCMail website. Mailing lists are useful for getting in
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Explore how ATP is made in the 3 major steps of aerobic cellular respiration with the Amoeba Sisters! This video also compare this process to photosynthesis and introduces ATP structure. Most importantly, learn why all of this matters to you! Come laugh and learn with the Amoeba Sisters!
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This is the site of the Fr. António Vieira Chair of the Pontifica Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro, which was established in 1984 with a truly interdisciplinary and comparative purpose. It hosts a range of comparative reserach projects in the humanities: canons and margins in Portuguese and Brazilian literature; continuity and discontinuity in Brazilian and Portuguese literature; aspects of Portuguese in its different stages; the role of intellectuals in modern and postmodern society; l
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Byzantine monuments of Attica
This excellent website, the Byzantine Monuments of Attica, provides a wealth of information on the history of Athens during the Byzantine rule of the city. Looking at the ways in which the Byzantine Empire sought to Christianise the city, its buildings and its inhabitants, and the ways in which the Empire looked to destroy the Classical traditions, practices and learnings, this website provides information on the buildings and ruins of Athens and the various objects (mostly artworks including s
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6.2 Street photography

Many portraits were taken outside the home and in the garden or, in the case of urban dwellers, in the street or back yard. Local studio proprietors could be commissioned to attend at the customer's house, in which case they would impose an additional charge to cover the extra time and effort involved. Itinerant operators regularly patrolled suburban streets and villages in search of speculative work. Their prices undercut those on offer in local studios. Weekdays would find women, children a
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AnimalResearch.info
AnimalResearch.info is an international collaboration of scientists and researchers providing information about the use of animals in medical research. This website outlines the important contribution of animal research to medical advances and provides detailed information on drug development, medical advances, animal models, alternatives and the 3Rs, regulation and legislation, and experimental design and analysis. There is a document library and an A-Z listing of organisations (commercial, aca
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