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2.1 Unfamiliar words

Salim, Erin, Lewis and Kate all mentioned various difficulties encountered as they read the Layard article. Perhaps your experience was similar. If so, how did you respond? Was your progress held up, or did you manage to keep going? With lots of reading to do, it is important to have ways of finding your way round the obstacles you encounter.

Kate was put off by the word ‘paradox’ and Erin did not know what ‘marginal tax’ meant. I, too, noted down ‘real income’, ‘norm’,
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7.3 Summary of Section 7

  • The historian Linda Colley locates the birth of ‘Britain’ after 1707. She mentions three main factors that contributed to establishing the British nation: war, religion and the prospect of material advantage.

  • The creation of the UK was not free from conflict, resistance, war and military intervention.

  • The British Empire generated a unique opportunity for most UK nations to participate and enjoy some of the benefits it brough
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{Suresh 674} Nice sentences – present tense
{Suresh 674} Nice sentences – Present tense ================================================= अच्छे वाक्य (Acchey vaaky) -वर्तमान काल (Vartmaan kaal) Purpose: Pick up some nice Hindi words for learning from the following sentences. पराजय […]

Crop Yield and Adaptation under climate change: implications of warming
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Deuxième session : Régulation du religieux et opinion publique : la traduction médiatique en ...

Présidence de session : Rita Hermon-Belot, Historienne, directrice d’études au Centre d’études en ssociales du religieux (Césor)/EHESS

Keynote speaker : Tim Jensen, Professeur et directeur d’études des religions à l’université de Syddansk, Danemark

« From Respected Religion Scholar Expert to Cartoon: The Fate of a Religion Scholar Going Public?
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2.4.1 Phosphorus (P)

Like calcium, phosphorus is important in the structure of bones and teeth. It is vital in the body as part of the molecules ATP and DNA, and is also a component of phospholipids, lipoproteins and many other proteins too. Phosphorus can occur, combined with oxygen, in phosphate ions and in this form it plays an important role in switching on and off metabolic pathways in cells. Phosphorus is widely available in the diet, from both plant and animal sources, such as meat, fish, eggs and dairy pr
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Introduction

The aim of this course is to enable you to get started in Latin. It has been developed in response to requests from students who had had no contact with Latin before and who felt they would like to spend a little time preparing for the kind of learning that takes place on a classical language course. The course will give you a taster of what is involved in the very early stages of learning Latin and will offer you the opportunity to put in some early practice.

This OpenLearn course prov
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Rwanda: "Justice for Whom?" and "Peddling Justice"
2 lectures. Justice for Whom? Assessing Local Responses to Transitional Justice in Rwanda, Cambodia and Sierra Leone and Peddling Influence: A Rwandan Response to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Recorded 11 May 2010.
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Recognizing mathematics, continued

In Example 1 it is the use of many numbers that identifies it as mathematics and suggest the area of mathematics called arithmetic. Example 2 has numbers but also graphs and diagrams, suggesting statistics. The shapes in Example 3 suggest that the geometrical part of mathematics is being used whereas Example 4, with all the alphabetic symbols, is clearly drawing upon algebra.

In the next activity you will be asked to look in more d
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6.1 Defining amplitude

Another important property of a sine wave we need to be able to specify is its amplitude. In essence, the amplitude of a sine wave is its size. Unfortunately there are various ways of defining what is meant by the size of a sine wave, and you are likely to come across many of them in material you look at outside this unit. Before I explain what our definition is, it will help matters if we look at what is meant by the average value of a sine wave.

Figure 16 shows a sinusoidally a
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7.1 What is it?

Spam is unsolicited commercial electronic messaging. It can be used to advertise a product, or it could be a hoax message designed to mislead.

No one is sure where the name came from (some say it's from the Monty Python sketch in which a group of Vikings in a cafe sing the merits of that particular brand of tinned ham, and no matter what customers ordered they always got spam).

Spam mail is similar to the mail that drops through your home letterbox from finance companies and other
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New Social Media Site for Teachers
The WatchKnowLearn tour bus has made it to the sunshine state!  Watch this news segment from Tallahassee, FL where Dr. Joe Thomas is shown training  teachers at Buck Lake Elementary School and students can be seen enjoying a video on the website.
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4.3 Iron storage

In humans, iron is stored mainly in the bone marrow, spleen and liver. About 10 per cent of all the iron in the body is in storage. Two proteins are involved in iron storage; these are called ferritin and haemosiderin (they also occur in other organisms). We shall only study the better characterised (and simpler!) ferritin.

Each ferritin molecule can store iron up to about 20 per cent of its total mass. This is a very high percentage, considering that less than 0.2 per cen
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3.4 What has any of this to do with computers?

Human beings invented computers because we have a compelling interest in data. We seek to turn our perceptions of sensations into symbols, and then to store, analyse, process, and turn these symbols into something else: information. Modern computers, with their enormous storage capacity and incredible processing power, are an ideal tool for doing this. They allow us to acquire data, code it in terms of signs, store, retrieve, or combine it with other data. Sophisticated o
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the reasons for earthquakes

  • Understand where in the world earthquakes are most likely to occur

  • Describe the potential consequences of an earthquake

  • Differentiate between earthquake intensity and earthquake magnitude

  • Appreciate the enormous energies released by earthquakes.


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5.4.2 The main body of the interview

Your main objective is to gather information. A practical target is to expect the candidate to talk for 70 per cent of the time. Example 2 describes the kind of conduct to avoid when interviewing.

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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • provide a range of definitions of corporate governance

  • identify issues usually addressed by corporate governance structures

  • summarise recent scandals and abuses and the regulatory reaction

  • identify the other drivers of corporate governance, such as capital markets, shareholders and rating agencies.


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The implications of a 4 degrees plus warming for adaptation strategies in the UK
Fourth session of session 8 (Adaptation) of the 4 Degrees international climate conference: The implications of a 4 degrees plus warming for adaptation strategies in the UK: Time to Change?
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5.2 Summary of Part D

In Part D you have:

  • examined how to read an Act of Parliament;

  • studied the physical layout of Acts of Parliament and identified those features common to all Acts of Parliament;

  • read sections of the Law Reform (Year and a Day Rule) Act 1996 and the Crime and Disorder Act 1998;

  • examined the importance of Schedules and the short statement at the beginning of the Act;

  • studied the language used in
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