U.S. healthcare, financials primed for growth, says PE firm
Principal Phil Canfield, at Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, sees U.S.-based financial service, data service and healthcare companies as areas with great long-term growth potential.
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GW@MIT Empowerment Conference Keynote Address
March 9, 2011 - Cindy Gallop, 2003 Advertising Woman of the Year and founder and CEO of IfWeRanTheWorld, discusses personal empowerment through professional ventures. Cindy's background is in brandbuilding, marketing, and advertising.
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1.8 Summary

In this unit we have looked at how companies raise equity finance.

We have examined how companies may move from private equity finance, supported by the venture capital companies, to public equity finance through an IPO. We then went on to study seasoned or secondary equity offerings (SEOs) with particular focus on rights issues.

We looked at why companies may choose to list on more than one exchange and at the circumstances that might lead to a company de-listing and reverting to
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Musical Junk
Children explore the sound possibilities in everyday household objects.
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Farmer's Agribusiness Training Course: Module 4 - ICT in Support of Farming. Lesson 4: Seeking and R
This Farmers' Agribusiness training course has been developed to help both farmers and farmer organisations. Its intention is to provide access to provide access to additional skills and knowledge that will allow farmers to move from a 'farm' to a 'firm'. This lesson provides information on how to search for information using the Internet and mobile devices, describes the importance of  agribusiness call centres, and how to interact with information professionals and systems.
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Farmer's Agribusiness Training Course: Module 4 - ICT in Support of Farming. Lesson 5: e-Business
This Farmers' Agribusiness training course has been developed to help both farmers and farmer organisations. Its intention is to provide access to provide access to additional skills and knowledge that will allow farmers to move from a 'farm' to a 'firm'. In this lesson participants are asked to look at various online businesses to determine if any of the firm's advantages are sustainable
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Farmer's Agribusiness Training Course: Module 5 - Agribusiness Management for Farmer Organisations.
This Farmers' Agribusiness training course has been developed to help both farmers and farmer organisations. Its intention is to provide access to provide access to additional skills and knowledge that will allow farmers to move from a 'farm' to a 'firm'.This sub-module defines the concept of economics, provides an overview of the concept of a firm and explores the centrality of profit in its models.
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Farmer's Agribusiness Training Course: Module 5 - Agribusiness Management for Farmer Organisations.
This Farmers' Agribusiness training course has been developed to help both farmers and farmer organisations. Its intention is to provide access to provide access to additional skills and knowledge that will allow farmers to move from a 'farm' to a 'firm'. This lesson covers the basic governing principles of economic thinking including the key economic questions, factors of production, efficiency and the market structure.
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Farmer's Agribusiness Training Course: Module 5 - Agribusiness Management for Farmer Organisations.
This Farmers' Agribusiness training course has been developed to help both farmers and farmer organisations. Its intention is to provide access to provide access to additional skills and knowledge that will allow farmers to move from a 'farm' to a 'firm'. This lesson focuses on building skills and economic rationales for decision making under given farming scenarios that may have multiple options. We will spend some time looking specifically at Economic versus Accounting Costs & Relevant Cos
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In search of a moving company
A couple wants to move and they contact a number of moving companies to ask for information on the cost. You will listen to their conversations and help them choose a moving company that meet their requirements.
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Suddenly in hospital, English/Dutch
At the end of this lesson you will know the necessary vocabulary to contact a hospital.
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A Look At Books
We have many books all around us. More and more books are being made all the time. Have you wondered what it takes to make a book?
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PediNeuroLogic Exam: 6 Month Old: Normal: Reflexes - Deep Tendon Reflexes
It is hard to get the baby relaxed and cooperative enough to get the limb in the optimal position for obtaining deep tendon reflexes. At this age, all the deep tendon reflexes tested in an adult exam should be obtainable. A neuroscience tutorial focusing on those aspects of the pediatric neurological examination that are unique to the child's nervous system, with an emphasis on important neurodevelopmental milestones.
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PediNeuroLogic Exam: 12 Month Old: Normal: Motor/Coordination - Play Ball
The infant plays the simple game of throw the ball. His throw is not an overhand throw which is seen in an 18 month old but rather a pushing away and dropping type of throw that is typical for this age. A neuroscience tutorial focusing on those aspects of the pediatric neurological examination that are unique to the child's nervous system, with an emphasis on important neurodevelopmental milestones.
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Human Brain Atlas: Brain (Oblique) - Image Map
Nine slides of the anatomical structures of the brain are mapped in this image from the UCLA Interactive Neurosciences Human Brain Atlas.
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Sensory Exam: Normal Exam: Light Touch
Light touch (thigmesthesia) is used as a screening test for touch. Both the spinothalamic and DCML systems serve this sensation so it is not specific for either one. A cotton tip applicator or fine hair brush is used. Select areas from different dermatomes and peripheral nerves and compare right versus left. The first principle of neurologic diagnosis is regional or anatomical localization. In order to become skillful the student must understand how structure relates to function of the nervous s
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Coordination Exam: Normal Exam: Tremor
Patient's arms are held outstretched and fingers extended. Watch for postural or essential tremor. The first principle of neurologic diagnosis is regional or anatomical localization. In order to become skillful the student must understand how structure relates to function of the nervous system. The neurologic examination permits "dissection" of the nervous system and localizes the disease when present. Instead of simply memorizing the components of the exam, a logical and systematic approach to
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Coordination Exam: Normal Exam: Tandem Gait
The patient is asked to walk heel-to-toe. Note steadiness. Tandem gait requires the patient to narrow the station and maintain balance over a 4-5 inch width. Patients with midline ataxias have difficulty with tandem gait. The first principle of neurologic diagnosis is regional or anatomical localization. In order to become skillful the student must understand how structure relates to function of the nervous system. The neurologic examination permits "dissection" of the nervous system and localiz
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Favorite MBA Course: "Business-Government Relations" at Darden
Eric Paisley, MBA Class of 2011, talks about his favorite course at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business: "Business-Government Relations," taught by Professors Alan Beckenstein and Peter Prowitt.
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