ALPS Competency in Practice Assessment (CIPA) Tool
One of the key aims of ALPS is to improve the assessment of competence in practice across 16 professions, increasing the confidence of new graduates and their employers. The CIPA tool has been developed to establish measures of new graduate confidence in their ability across a number of areas of professional competence. Initially it is being piloted as a self-rating tool with new graduates with the intention of extending its use by employers of new graduates. The tool offers a way of establishin
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Conférence "Rencontre avec Lydia FLEM" (audio)

Lydia FLEM est écrivain, psychanalyste et photographe. Elle est membre de l’Académie royale de Belgique. Interview de Martine SAGAERT, Professeure à l’Université de Toulon. Cette conférence a eu lieu le Mardi 15 décembre 2015 et était organisée par le Laboratoire de recherche BABEL de l'Université de Toulon Contact : Christian Gerini, ...
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In this video earn about attaching the balloon and using your cool and easy balloon hovercraft. Great use for CDs that you don't need anymore. (01:27)
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L’économie de l’innovation

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 marchés utili
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4.9 When there's too much to do

This can be a real problem in large conferences. If, for whatever reason, you join a conference later than the other participants, or are unable to be involved for a while, the prospect of joining in can be a bit daunting. There will be lots of messages you haven't read and you may feel that everyone else knows each other.

The main thing to remember is that everyone will be pleased to ‘see’ you when you do join in, and will be helpful and supportive. Here are some strategies you can
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1.3.1 Europe and the EU

Is there a Europe beyond the EU? This is a question that becomes more and more difficult to answer. It is quite common for example to hear of such or such a country wishing to ‘join Europe’, when what is meant is that they wish to apply to join the EU.

The criteria for joining the EU were laid down in the summit of Copenhagen, 21 and 22 June 1993. Candidates must have reached an institutional stability that guarantees democracy, legality, human rights, and the respect and protection
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China - Economic Miracle or Economic Timebomb?
The growth of China in recent years has been described as an economic miracle with Western companies and governments rushing to build partnerships with the new power in the East. The opening up of the Chinese market and the expansion of industry, technology and production within the country has, however, had a profound effect on the people of China, its political leaders and the rest of the world. This impact can be seen in the growing inequalities within China, the loss of jobs in the west and
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Corporates and Start-ups: Engage or Else!
There have never been more ways for big companies and entrepreneurs to collaborate - and you’d be surprised at how common these unlikely pairings are becoming.
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2.3 2.3 Diversity within states

There is no simple or necessary correspondence between types of region and types of regionalism. But clearly-demarcated and long-established regions are a more likely basis for strong regionalist or nationalist movements, while top-down regionalisation often results in regions with little popular identity or awareness of the region by its own inhabitants. Pre-existing regional diversity provides an uneven basis for regionalising a whole state. For example, regionalising the UK is relatively e
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Conclusion

This free course provided an introduction to studying Technology. It took you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance, and helped to improve your confidence as an independent learner.


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Folding The Unfoldable - A Method For Constructing Complex-Curved Geometry With Quad Edge Panels
This paper explains a method will be used during a workshop for constructing complex-curved geometry with quad edge panels. In this workshop, we demonstrate that quad-edge mesh data structure can efficiently be used to construct complex large shapes. With hands-on experiments, we will show a vast variety of shapes can be constructed using square, rectangular, parallelogram and extruded-line shaped panels. In addition, using a system we have recently developed to unfold polygonal mesh, we will de
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Woordkaarten bij contacten 8 t.e.m. 15 - Beaufort 6
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Woordkaarten die de leerlingen helpen bij het memoriseren van de woordenschat van contacten 8 t.e.m. 15.


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2.4 Looking closely at photographs for social data

Activity 2

Look at the photographs of a wedding group in Figures 2 a
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3.4 The atomic force microscope

The most commonly used scanning probe microscope is the AFM – the atomic force microscope. It works in a way much more similar to the gramophone stylus, but instead of detecting the movement of the probe tip electromagnetically, it usually does so optically. As the probe tip is drawn across the sample, a laser beam is reflected off the cantilever on which the tip is mounted. A position-sensitive optical detector picks up the deflection of the beam, converting the angle of bending into a vol
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • evaluate technical descriptions of communication protocols and demonstrate an understanding of their operation

  • describe the characteristics of circuit-switched and packet-switched networks, and of connectionless and connection-oriented modes in packet-switched networks

  • describe the role played by primitives in the OSI reference model

  • explain how ‘vertical’ and ‘horizontal’ com
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The Economist asks: Have identity politics gone too far?

Tribalism has always existed, but is now playing a far more pivotal role in society: from the rise of gender and ethnic affiliation, to nationalist parties in Europe and even the appeal of Donald Trump. Amy Chua, author of "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" and "Political Tribes", explains why the politics of sharp-edged identities have become so powerful.


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Toot and Puddle have fun in a costume.
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1.2.2 Choosing keywords

Keywords are significant words which define the subject you are looking for. The importance of keywords is illustrated by the fact that there is a whole industry around providing advice to companies on how to select keywords for their websites that are likely to make it to the top of results lists generated by search engines. We often choose keywords as part of an iterative process; usually if we don't hit on the right search terms straight off, most of us tweak them as we go along based on t
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