The Modern Mercenary: private armies and what they mean for world order [Audio]
Speaker(s): Sean McFate | It was 2004, and Sean McFate had a mission in Burundi: to keep the president alive and prevent the country from spiralling into genocide, without anyone knowing that the United States was involved. The United States was, of course, involved, but only through McFate's employer, the military contractor DynCorp International. Throughout the world, similar scenarios are playing out daily. The United States can no longer go to war without contractors. Yet we don't know much
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USAID, Texas A&M partner to fight coffee rust
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe USAID partners with Texas A&M to invest $5 million in fight against coffee rust, a disease plaguing Central America's coffee crop, threatening livelihoods. Gavino Garay reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics inclu
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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • summarise and identify descriptions of the principal features of the main lithotectonic units of the British Isles, namely the Precambrian Basement, the Caledonian Orogenic Belt, the Variscan Orogenic Belt, the Older Cover and the Younger Cover

  • identify any of the main terranes making up the British Isles on the basis of a description of its age, main rock types, dominant structures, and plate tectonic setting.
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5.1 Introduction

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Figure 9 Lithotectonic units of the British Isles
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2.6 End-of-course questions

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What is the approximate wavelength range (in metres) of microwaves?

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18.2 Using e-commerce

Many people now have internet connections and this offers many benefits to both businesses and their customers.

From a customer's point of view, e-commerce has a number of advantages. Shopping can be done from home; you can probably find what you need without trudging from one shop to another and waiting in queues. You can also purchase goods 24 hours a day, every day.

From the point of view of a business, e-commerce also offers a number of advantages. There is a potentially wide
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Network Advantage through Complementarity
Alliances can yield complementary innovations.
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Laura Lippman: 2011 National Book Festival
Laura Lippman appears at the 2011 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Laura Lippman grew up in Baltimore and was a reporter for 20 years, including 12 years at The (Baltimore) Sun. She began writing novels while working fulltime and published seven books about "accidental PI" Tess Monaghan before leaving daily journalism in 2001. Her work has been awarded the Edgar and the Agatha prizes, among many others. She was the first-ever recipient of the Mayor's Prize for Literary Excellence and
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Eggs in a Carton Moment of Inertia Problem
Two equal mass eggs are placed at either end in an egg carton of negligible mass. The egg carton is initially rotated about its middle. If the egg carton is now rotated about one end, what is the final moment of inertia of the eggs relative to their initial moment of inertia? Want Lecture Notes? This is an AP Physics 1 topic.

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Towards a sustainable financial system - A conversation on US monetary policy: Forward Guidance- Fad
Speaker(s): President Richard Fisher, Prof. Jean-Pierre Zigrand | Have we done enough to avoid a new severe financial crisis? There are fundamental issues surrounding money creation, increased private debts and underestimated endogenous risks. Can the financial system operate in a way that better supports the real economy and encourages sustained growth? Are we missing essential institutions in Europe and globally? This conference aims at creating dialogue between practitioners and academics on
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Solving Linear Equations
Solving Linear Equations - Example of how to solve linear equations including using the Distributive Property.
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Sesame Street: Al Roker: Family
Today Show meteorologist, Al Rocker, shares pictures of his whole family. 

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1.6 Vitamin B

Vitamin B, often called the vitamin B complex, consists of a whole range of different compounds, some of which have similar functions and work together. However, unlike the families of compounds forming vitamins E and K, the B vitamins are sufficiently different from one another to be given individual names or numbers, and to be listed separately on many food labels. Except for vitamin B12, the body can only store limited amounts of B vitamins and because they are all water-soluble
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Math 1A/1B: Pre-Calculus

This Pre-Calculus course is designed to prepare students for a calculus course. This course is taught so that students will acquire a solid foundation in algebra and trigonometry. The course concentrates on the various functions that are important to the
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Rufous Hummingbird Feeding Young at Nest
This short video gives excellent real life footage of a Rufous Hummingbird feeding its young on its nest. Described as one of the feistiest hummingbirds in North America, the rufous hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) is well-known for its aggressive defence of flowers and feeders, even against species many times its own size. It is a relatively small and compact species, with short wings, a tail that tapers to a point, and a slender, straight, black bill. This is a great resource to help build back
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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of the electromagnetic spectrum and how it is used to infer properties of sources of radiation

  • demonstrate knowledge of the range of sizes, distances and motions of objects in the Universe and how they can be measured

  • demonstrate knowledge of the structure of, and the main processes operating in, the Sun

  • comprehend concepts lying well outside everyday experience,
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