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Bosco book coverA talk by New York Times journalist Neil MacFarquhar. His book, "The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday" reveals a cross-section of unsung, dynamic men and women pioneering political and social change. There is the Kuwaiti sex therapist in a leather suit with matching red headscarf, and the Syrian engineer advocatin
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3.7 Massacres of Chios – a critical stir

Chauvin viewed both Delacroix’s subject and his technique as barbaric: the painting dealt with no eternal truths and delivered no inspiring lesson. Other complaints were voiced about the rough brushwork that called attention to itself in such a non-academic manner. The ‘cadaverous tint’ of the bodies also drew criticism. Gros, whose own compositional experiments had inspired Delacroix, allegedly called the picture the ‘massacre of painting’ (quoted in Johnson, 1981, p.87), while Ste
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#385: Outbreak! Human pandemics and how to manage the inevitable

Virologist Eddie Holmes explains how viral and bacterial pandemics of the type that spawned the Black Death and Ebola remain an unpredictable and inevitable part of our future. Professor Holmes describes how new technologies like genomic sequencing help us explore the origins and evolution of pathogens linked to pandemics as far back as Ancient
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Get Me Rewrite: What’s Next for Murdoch’s Media Empire?
Rupert Murdoch, chairman and CEO of New York-based News Corp., has built a fortune on the scandals of others. Now, at age 80, Murdoch finds himself at the center of his own ever-widening scandal, one that threatens his hold on a $40 billion global media empire. According to Wharton faculty and other experts, News Corp. needs to address its ethical issues at all levels of the organization -- not just the top rungs. Others note that no matter what happens to Murdoch or his business, the scandal it
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#361: Passions betrayed: The end of "doing what you love" in the workforce

Dr Miya Tokumitsu argues that young people "following their passion" into jobs and internships, in the creative industries and elsewhere, are more likely to be disappointed or exploited than on a path to fulfillment. Presented by Elisabeth Lopez.

1.8 Key points about vitamins

  1. Vitamins A, D, E and K are fat-soluble; the remainder are water-soluble.

  2. Adequate amounts of vitamins are required, many on a regular basis, though some can be stored.

  3. A balanced diet should provide the necessary amounts of vitamins, but people on a restricted diet need to take particular care to ensure an adequate intake of all of them.

  4. Deficiency diseases can occur when vitamins are absent or in short supply.
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3.1 Understanding stigma

In the first half of Section 3, the focus is on the nature of the stigmatisation and discrimination which can be experienced by people with mental health problems. The section then turns to consider racism in mental health services and the impact this has on black service users.

The ‘stigma’ of mental illness and distress refers to the idea that such experiences are a disgrace or an embarrassment, not only to the person concerned, but also to those around them. To be mentally distre
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Poetry in motion pictures
Poet and author Kevan Manwarring looks at poets who have graced the silver screen from Shakespeare to the Beats and the Romantics to Slam.
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6.033 Computer System Engineering (SMA 5501) (MIT)
This course covers topics on the engineering of computer software and hardware systems: techniques for controlling complexity; strong modularity using client-server design, virtual memory, and threads; networks; atomicity and coordination of parallel activities; recovery and reliability; privacy, security, and encryption; and impact of computer systems on society. We will also look at case studies of working systems and readings from the current literature provide comparisons and contrasts, and
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GS-18: Creating text
Add editable text to any image. Then, format the text by changing the font, color, point size, style, and more. After formatting the text, move or rotate it. Use with either Photoshop Elements version 7 or 8.
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This videos explains the origins of Labor Day, the American holiday which served to honor its workers. Learn how Americas unions came together to take the day off from work and march to celebrate the accomplishments of the working men and women in the United States and Canada. Should be shown every Labor Day as well as a unit of study on the impact of unions in history.
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1.5.5 Social bookmarks

If you find you have a long unmanageable list of favourites/bookmarks you might like to try social bookmarks as an alternative.

Activity 14 - what you need to know about social bookmarks

Read 7 things you shou
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Five days before Israel's election, opposition leader Isaac Herzog receives a warm welcome in Tel Aviv market. Mana Rabiee 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, Re
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McDonald’s Chicken Pledge: A Golden Move?
As McDonald’s promises chicken free of human antibiotics, it wins on both food safety and marketing strategy. Experts discuss the gains -- and challenges -- for the company.
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3.2.1 Try some yourself

Activity 20

Convert each of the following to percentages. Round off the percentages to whole numbers.

  • (a)

    • (i) 0.8

    • (ii) 0.
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Should Business Schools Peddle Shareholder Value Maximisation?
We should teach our students that there are alternatives to the view that the purpose of business is shareholder value maximisation.
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2 Asking someone for something: the core skill

A simple question goes to the very heart of your work in winning resources and support: how do you ask people for something? You are fundamentally in ‘the asking business’ – so what are the core processes and skills of asking?

‘Making the ask’ is a phrase which is often used to describe this absolutely vital feature of your work. Your work may involve all sorts of activities. But your success and effectiveness in securing resources and support will be very limited if you do no
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2.3 Summary of part B

There is no right to privacy in UK law. Individuals who allege an invasion of privacy rely on one of the following:

  • breach of the right to confidence, which is a common law right;

  • Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

To succeed in an action for ‘breach of the right to confidence’ you would have to prove:

  • that the information had the necessary ‘quality of conf
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