America’s Aging Infrastructure: What to Fix, and Who Will Pay?
In the U.S., infrastructure is usually silent and forgotten -- until the power goes off, the ATM stops working or a neighborhood is consumed by fire. In September, a 54-year-old gas pipeline exploded in San Bruno, Calif., killing eight people and damaging more than 50 homes. Seven weeks earlier, an oil pipeline rupture in Michigan spilled more than a million gallons of crude. According to experts, the country's infrastructure is a huge market that holds tremendous business opportunities, but th
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“Afghanistan and the Future of Peace Operations”
Anders Fogh Rasmussen photoA speech by Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Secretary General of NATO. In his first visit to Chicago as Secretary General, Anders Rasmussen discusses Afghanistan, the lessons learned after eight years, and implications for future operations.
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"Birth of the Girl-Child: Speculations on the Nineteenth Century Reawakening"
A talk by Ruby Lal, Associate Professor Department of South Asian Studies at Emory University.
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5.11 Promises

Having tried various devices to persuade Ned, Ros resorts to her other ‘technical’ approach. She reminds him of his employment contract, which requires him to do his best to exploit his work. A contract, of course, is a form of promise you endorse when you sign it. Signing the contract is performative, it changes the relationships. In this case, it clearly is a promise, it is a promise to do his ‘best’, and that is clearly an ethical matter. This move obviously has a strong
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De culinaire avonturen van Fra Bartolo
At the end of this unit you can understand a short story on dishes and recipes.
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1.3.1 What it means

Most people's experience of learning is in a classroom (of a school, college or evening class). The teacher is there to give guidance and direction on what to do. Activities include reading books, taking notes, answering questions and working with other people.

Online learning is completely different. All the direction is provided by the course materials. Activities such as reading, note taking and answering questions mostly take place at the computer. Working with other people is done
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ESTRUCTURAS MATEMÁTICAS PARA LA INFORMÁTICA - II (2010)
1.- Familiariza al alumno con los contenidos de la Teoría de Grafos, su manejo y sus múltiples aplicaciones. A lo largo del curso se resuelven problemas tópicos de esta materia relacionados o con utilidad en la Informática desde un punto de vista algorítmico. Se modelizan muchos problemas de la vida "real" como un grafo, para tras aplicarle alguno de los métodos estudiados encontrar una solución. 2.- Se inicia al alumno en técnicas básicas de recuento que permiten averiguar el número
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Virtual Maths - 3D shapes, area of cylinder
Interactive simulation demonstrating the formula and calculation of the area of a cylinder
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Organs and Systems Working Together
This interactive site has four, brief videos that explain on how various organ systems works together to keep the body functioning properly. Included is a summary of the lesson, and an short assessment to check understanding.
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2.3.1 A definition of an informal carer

Are we any nearer to a definition of an informal carer which goes beyond the case study? Well, three points stand out so far. An informal carer:

  1. Performs certain services for someone else with whom they already have a relationship

  2. Is not paid a wage for those services

  3. Is responsible for the welfare of someone who needs extra help with daily living, because they are ill or otherwise disabled.

I can the
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4.4 Structural explanations II: families

Our second example of structural explanations of criminal behaviour takes a different starting point. It looks at pathological or problem families and the transmission of criminal careers within them. This work is most closely associated with the social-psychological research of David Farrington (1994).

Farrington's argument has two core components. First, he argues that criminal offending is part of a larger syndrome of anti-social behaviour. A syndrome is a medica
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6.2 ‘No-choice’ dispersal

Dispersal as a strategy aimed at resolving tensions, avoiding ‘concentrations of aliens’ and preserving ‘ethnic balance’ and ‘cultural homogeneity’ is not a new idea, but one proposed for the settlement of successive groups of refugees, and indeed immigrants, since the 1930s, and also used in the 1960s and 1970s in relation to housing and education (Lewis, 1998). The government's asylum dispersal policy of 1999, intended to ‘ease the burden’ of the south-east of England, was b
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Learning outcomes

After studying this unit you should be able:

  • read Social Science materials critically and effectively.


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COMP1205 CW1 instructions
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4.5 Structural explanations III: cultures

An early and influential body of research by the Chicago School of sociology explained criminal behaviour in terms of cultural structures. The school studied American male juvenile delinquents – or young offenders – in inter-war American cities (Shaw and McKay, 1969). Here we use the term culture to describe the web of meanings and values that individuals live their life within. (Recall from Section 1.1 how important every-day norms and conventions were in defining the meaning of c
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First Avenue, Seattle, Washington, no. 8 / Thomas A. Edison, Inc. ; producer, James White.
CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1897. SUMMARY From Edison films catalog: Taken during the Klondike excitement. The streets are crowded with miners buying outfits and supplies. Mule trains, trolley cars and hurrying pedestrians give life and bustle to the scene. 50 feet. $7.50. Advertised as part of the "Northern Pacific Railway Series" (Edison films catalog): The following pictures were taken by our artists at various points on the Northern Pacific Railway. We
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15.792J Proseminar in Manufacturing (MIT)
This course provides an integrative forum for operations and manufacturing students and is the focus for projects in leadership, service, and improvement. It covers a set of integrative manufacturing topics or issues such as leadership and related topics, and includes presentations by guest speakers such as senior level managers of manufacturing companies. The subject is largely managed by students. Primarily for LFM Fellows and Masters students interested in focusing in operations and manufactu
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Introduction

This unit is about rights and rights claims, and the idea of implementing justice in the international sphere based on the concept of rights. It is agreed by most people that ‘rights are a good thing’ and in many respects they are. However, this unit deliberately takes a critical view. It seeks to examine closely why rights are a good thing and highlights some of the problems associated with rights. In this way, we hope that the sense in which rights are still, ultimately, ‘a good thing
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