Weekend Warriors No More
BIll MOYERS JOURNAl gives viewers an intimate look at how deployments of National Guard troops to Iraq affect the state Governors' ability to swiftly respond to domestic disaster at home and impact the families left behind. Traveling to New Jersey, the Journal follows families preparing for the deployment of nearly half of New Jersey's National Guard to Iraq. And, contributor Kathleen Hall Jamieson returns with a recap of the key moments and messages of the Republican National Convention.
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1.5.3 Looking forward: implications and possible consequences

But what are the implications of these developments and trends? Clearly the emergence of a strong east-Asian bond market could threaten both the US dollar and the Euro markets, but this development is still in its infancy, and there are significant political and economic differences of interest amongst the possible east-Asian participants in such a market. So for the time being it will be the Euro and the US dollar that hold centre stage. But in as much as the Euro becomes a stronger currency
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The Purposeful Company: a healthy prescription for UK plc? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Ian Burger, Clare Chapman, Will Hutton, Professor David Kershaw and Professor Colin Mayer | Will Hutton, Chair of the Big Innovation Centre Steering Group and Colin Mayer of Saïd Business School, University of Oxford will present evidence from the Interim Report and indicate the nine headline areas in which they are developing recommendations for the Policy Report to be published in February 2017, which they help to co-author. This extremely timely report, coming at a time when Parl
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INN Placement Website
This artefact outlines the creation of a new website for Innovation North students holding details of all work placements (short, long term, voluntary, paid).The Institute for Enterprise funded the project and the money helped pay a student to maintain the website for a year
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11 Cabinet Secretaries 1916-2016: the most powerful men in Britain
The Cabinet Office was created exactly 100 years ago and is the beating heart of the British state. It ensures the Cabinet and Whitehall run properly, that Britain survives military and economic crisis, overseas intelligence and security, and liaises with Europe, the Commonwealth and the G7/8/20. This podcast, from the 46th Gerald Walters Memorial Lecture, lifts the lid on what happens inside the Cabinet Office. Sir Anthony Seldon’s book on the Cabinet Office 1916-2016 is published in Decem
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Root and Leaf Structure
Robert Bear, David Rintoul

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L’accompagnement des entreprises lorraines : Mécanismes fiscaux incitatifs

Les premières ”Rencontres lorraines de la propriété intellectuelle” tenues à Metz en mai 2008 avaient été consacrées à la propriété intellectuelle face au défi de la mondialisation.

L’édition 2009 de ces Rencontres, organisée le 6 octobre 2009 à Nancy, s’est concentrée sur la filière « fibres et éco-matériaux », laquelle, que ce soit à travers le bois, le textile, le papier, les composites ou encore les ma
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Vanessa Redgrave and David Hare

On August 10, as part of the 2008 Salzburg Global Seminar, The New York Review of Books cosponsored a panel discussion on art and politics featuring actor Vanessa Redgrave and playwright David Hare, who directed Redgrave in Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking at this year's Salzburg Festival. The conversation was moderated by Salzburg senior vice president and chief program officer Edward Mortimer. The panel was introduced by
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The Thistle and the Drone [Audio]
Speaker(s): Ambassador Akbar Ahmed | The United States declared war on terrorism in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. More than ten years later, the results are decidedly mixed. In The Thistle and the Drone, world-renowned author, diplomat, and scholar Akbar Ahmed, reveals a tremendously important yet largely unrecognized adverse effect of these campaigns: they actually have exacerbated the already-broken relationship between central governments and the tribal societies on their periphery. In the th
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Le projet Pairform@nce : une formation à distance pour développer l’usage du numérique en ...

Entretien avec Sophie Soury-Lavergne, maître de conférences, chargée de recherches à EducTice - Institut Français de l'Éducation (IFE) à Lyon.

Le programme Pairform@nce est présenté ici (l'orthographe particulière mets l'accent sur l'idée de formation entre pairs) :

http://national.pairforman
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When the Money Runs Out: The End of Western Affluence [Audio]
Speaker(s): Stephen King | The Western world has experienced extraordinary economic progress throughout the last six decades, a prosperous period so extended that continuous economic growth has come to seem normal. But such an era of continuously rising living standards is an historical anomaly, economist Stephen D. King warns, and the current stagnation of Western economies threatens to reach crisis proportions in the not-so-distant future. Praised for the 'dose of realism' he provided in his b
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The content acknowledged below is Proprietary (see terms and conditions) and is used under licence.

Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission to use material:

Course image: Sorin Mutu in Flickr made available under
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The Polish Roundtable Talks and the End of the Cold War [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Anne Applebaum, Eugeniusz Smolar, Nigel Thorpe, Professor Vladislav Zubok | The Polish roundtable talks and subsequent elections on 4 June 1989 were a crucial step in ending the Cold War. 25 years later, LSE IDEAS and the Polish Embassy in London invite witnesses of the Polish Democratic Transition to join academics to discuss the importance of the events for Poland, for Europe, and for the world. Anne Applebaum was the Phillippe Roman Chair in History and International Aff
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Retailing in Leeds - Consumer Shopping preferences
Leeds is a major city in the UK and as such is a magnet for shoppers from the surrounding region. Around 1.7 to 1.9 million people are in the catchment area as shoppers in Leeds city centre. Consequently retail is an important business for Leeds. John Temperley Senior Lecturer in Marketing in the Business School and a retail specialist, explains the choices that face consumers and what their preferences are, based on research by students sponsored by Leeds city centre management. The results ar
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Graduate skills
Graduate Skills is 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 introduce you to the concept of graduate job skills and enterprise, looking at which career path you decides to follow. It’s not j
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2013 Three Minute Thesis
Twenty-two contestants, three minutes each - that's the formula for the UNSW Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT). With just three minutes to give a compelling presentation on their thesis topic and its significance, the 3MT competition requires PhD and Research Masters candidates to consolidate their ideas and crystallise their research discoveries. The annual event is organised by the Graduate Research School http://research.unsw.edu.au/units/graduate-research-school UNSW on YouTube The pl
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Blueprint for the Brain
How can three pounds of jelly inside our skulls enable us to do everything that makes us human? For centuries, scientists have been fascinated and puzzled by the mysterious workings of the brain. Now, for the first time, they can re-create in the computer the shapes of every one of the billions of nerve cells that make up our brains— the component parts of the intricate neural circuits that allow us to move, see and hear, to feel and to think. Armed with this new tool, scientists are begin
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6.6.1 The Royal Commission on environmental pollution scenarios

The UK's Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution produced (RCEP) its 22nd report Energy: the Changing Climate in June 2000. The Commission examined what changes would be needed in Britain's energy systems if, as suggested by the various reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 2001), it should prove necessary to reduce the country's emissions of greenhouse gases by about 60 per cent by 2050.

The Commission investigated the various possibilities very tho
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