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Question 1

Explain your reasons for agreeing or disagreeing with each of the following sentences.

(a) If a disease has a genetic basis and someone has the (abnormal) alleles for the disease, then that person will have the
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Introduction

The majority of people who sleep on the streets, and in hostels and night shelters are men. However, the number of women, particularly younger women, in these circumstances has increased (Anderson et al., 1993). They are often people with complex care and support needs, which go way beyond the provision of accommodation. But, as you will learn in this course, complex needs are both a cause and a product of homelessness.

In this audio course, you will hear from four people, who will each
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Practical guide to good practice, A : managing environmental and social issues in the accommodations
This guide to good practice in managing environmental and social issues in the accommodations sector was produced by the Tour Operators Initiative for Sustainable Tourism Development (TOI). It "provides an overview of ten key environmental and social issues that are critical to the long-term success of the accommodations sector", including examples of what hotels are doing around the world. Links to further information are provided throughout. The 28 page guide can be downloaded as a PDF file i
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Science comics as tools for science education and communication: a brief exploratory study
A paper based on the author’s dissertation research which examined the use of science comics as tools for science education, scientific literacy and communication. The paper gives an overview of the comics that already communicate science and a literature review shows that comics can be used for encouraging scientific literacy with education and communication as its basis. It also analyses why there is a lack of studies about science comics and suggests potential reasons and questions which cou
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Ten in the Bed ~ Tea Time with Tayla!
Counting down songs for children like 10 In The Bed are great for introducing the concept of subtraction, and the repetitive nature of the songs allows students to learn the songs really quickly. As the characters fall from the bed, young learners can recalculate the number of characters left each time. Also, take the opportunity to identify what each characters is!  (2:33)  Download this video: http://mydgs.co/Z3kxWB

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House of Commons Science and Technology Committee - Fourth Report : evidence check 2 : homeopathy
This publication “House of Commons Science and Technology Committee - Fourth Report Evidence Check 2: Homeopathy” was published in February 2010. Published by the Stationery Office, this is the second “Evidence Check” report and it examines the Government’s policies on the provision of homeopathy through the National Health Service (NHS) and the licensing of homeopathic products by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). This site provides access to the full-text rep
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4.2 Discounted cash flow

Any investment gives rise to a stream of future expected cash flows. DCF converts all of these to an equivalent amount of present-day money (or present value) by discounting each future cash flow for the appropriate number of periods (for example, years) by the periodic discount rate. The periodic discount rate is the investor's required rate of return including the time preference rate, a premium for risk and an adjustment for inflation.

Having established the present values<
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1.1 Introduction

In this reading I focus on a piece of data to introduce some of the main themes and issues in discourse research. The material I have chosen to examine has historical interest. It is a public text of some import for British society and yet it also has a curiously private and confessional aspect. I am going to look at extracts from Princess Diana's interview with Martin Bashir which was screened in 1995 on Panorama – a British news-documentary television programme.

What was stri
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Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Soziologie: Alter(n) und Gesellschaft
Aging and Society was established as section of the German Soociological Association in 2000. It is a "forum for addressing the issues of the relationship of aging and social development and the social conditions of aging". There is information on the wrokshops and meetings the section organizes and access to meeting reports, as well as a news and event section.
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Lo que los mapas no cuentan. Construcción de cartografías participativas a partir de Meipi
Recopila, sintetiza y detalla los contenidos trabajados en cada una de las sesiones del taller organizado por Espacio-Red de Prácticas y Culturas Digitales (UNIA)
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Discourse context and the processing of contrastive focus in silent reading
This is a downloadable resource available from the Oxford Text Archive (OTA) website as a zipped .sav file. It is necessary to apply for approval from the OTA before download, and a link is provided to the terms and conditions of use, and a form to apply for permission. The digital resource contains three files of eye fixation data for three experiments investigating the influence of prior discourse context on focus identification during on-line sentence comprehension. In each experiment, parti
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Angloromani (sample)
This resource is available via the Oxford Text Archive (OTA) website, and can be downloaded as a zipped XML file and AIFF audio file. It is necessary to apply for approval from the OTA before download, and a link is provided to the terms and conditions of use, and a form to apply for permission. The data derives from a pilot project which investigated the use of Romani words in the speech of English Gypsies. Romani was once the everyday language of the Romani minority in Britain. It was aband
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7.1 Translating your plan

You have now reached the stage when it is time to translate your plan, whatever its form, into the assignment itself. It is likely that this will be a first attempt at the exercise – a first draft. You may be one of the lucky few who only needs to write one draft. Or, if you have taken some time over your planning, one draft before the final version may be enough. But if you are finding it difficult to reconcile opposing points of view or to fit in a great deal of information, you may need
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Uncle Sam - Who Was He?
Uncle Sam is a national icon in the United States, but where did he come from? Was he a real person? This video tells the history of this figure and how it spread from Troy, New York. (02:00).
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1 New Labour's approach welfare reconstruction

This audio file, recorded in 1999, explores questions about New Labour's approach to welfare reconstruction. The discussion is lead by John Clarke with contributions from Ruth Lister and Sharon Gerwitz and contains extracts of Tony Blair's speeches.

Participants in the audio programme were:

  • John Clarke Professor of Social Policy at The Open University;

  • Ruth Lister Professor of Social Policy, Loughborough Universit
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Combined Harare Residents Association
This site is maintained by the residents association of Harare Zimbabwe. Although intended to give local residents a chance to voice their opinions and organise grass roots events, researchers may find it of value in providing an insight into living conditions in modern day Zimbabwe. It also includes some news, email discussion forums and comment on the political and land ownership policies of the government under Robert Mugabe. NB. The website has not been updated since 2009.
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The emergence of quasi-periodic tiling theories in mathematics and material science is revealing a new class of symmetry, which had never been accessible before. Because of their astounding visual and structural properties, quasi-periodic symmetries can be ideally suited for many applications in art and architecture; providing a rich source of ideas for articulating form, pattern, surface and structure. However, since their discovery, the unique long-range order of quasi-periodic symmetries, is
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2.1.1 Preparation

Prepare to watch the video in just the same way as you would prepare to study written material. You will need to have a suitable environment in which you should be relatively undisturbed and able to concentrate for the full length of each video extract. You will need to be able to take some notes as you watch – it is easy to forget the key points if you leave note taking until the video is finished, and it will be important to record your immediate reactions to some of the images.

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Justin Raimondo: Against the War Machine
Jeff Deist and Justin Raimondo discuss the early history of the modern libertarian movement, Justin's time working with Murray Rothbard on libertarian strategy, and the chances for developing a broad new anti-war coalition.

Dim sum
Dim Sum is an English language websites that covers cultural and news stories of interest to Chinese communities around the United Kingdom. From the main page, users can view sections covering issues such as: family; community; food; performance arts; lifestyle; identity; immigration; and gender. The resource can be browsed by section, or by individual issue. For example, the features' section on women covers such varying topics as: women writers; being a single Chinese woman; Western impression
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