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The week ahead: Trump's strongman act
Matthew Symonds, Defence and diplomatic editor, discusses Donald Trump's reckless NATO snub and as Rio readies for the Olympics, Jan Piotrowski, Brazil correspondent, talks about the legacy the games will leave behind. Helen Joyce hosts.
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Money talks: How to make money from digital entertainment
Billions worldwide have access to on demand digital entertainment. But how do you turn a profit in the attention economy? Also on the show: The People’s Bank of China is in the throes of an interest-rate tightening cycle. And who pays a higher salary - big or small companies?
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Babbage: The whizz of Oz

China’s rising demand for electric car batteries has produced a mineral boom in the Australian outback. But is there enough mined cobalt to go round? Also, how the European Union is working towards mitigating climate change. And why the humble fusebox could soon make your home more energy efficient. Tim Cross hosts.


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The Economist asks: What is the greatest threat to democracy?

Anne McElvoy, our senior editor, explores how democracies die with Professor Steven Levitsky, a political scientist. Also, is there a tension between diversity and democracy? And why Harvard University should invite Sarah Palin to speak


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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the February 24th 2018 edition

Russian meddling is exposing weaknesses in Western democracy – the West needs to do something about it. Also: the new gold rush to the stars, and why South Korea’s fortune-telling industry foresees a rosy future. Anne McElvoy hosts


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Babbage: Economist in space

Highlights from The Economist’s Space Summit in New York, including an interview with Apollo 9 astronaut Russell 'Rusty' Schweickart. Also, how to prepare for space exploration with Dava Newman, Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics at MIT. And, astrophysicist Simonetta Di Pippo and astronaut Leroy Chiao discuss worldwide cooperation in space. Tom Standage hosts


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Losing the plot: Brexit

The second defeat of British Prime Minister’s plan for withdrawal from the EU has weakened her. But what does it mean for the risk of a no-deal outcome? The chances of a Brexit delay are rising by the day. Competition between major powers for influence in Africa is intensifying, as Russia, China, Europe and America all see potential in the continent. And more gender-inclusive language is proving a headache for grammarians.


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Animated Thanksgiving Special "The Turkey Caper"
This is a vintage cartoon from 1985.(23:04)
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Can India Become the Next $10 Trillion Economy? That Depends…
The U.S. and India could become stronger partners if they find a way to deal with threats of sanctions, says Marshall Bouton of the Center for the Advanced Study of India.
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Would You Treat Your Mother That Way? The Secrets of Great Customer Service
Would you turn your mom's warranty claim down two days out of warranty? Author Jeanne Bliss makes a business case for providing excellent service and true customer satisfaction to garner long-term success.
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What’s Ahead for the Stock Market in 2019
The U.S. stock market ended 2018 skimming bear market territory. Wharton's Jeremy Siegel and Gad Allon look at what's on the horizon for 2019.
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I Am Vanderbilt: Antoinette Hicks
Antoinette Hicks, the morning supervisor at Rand Dining Center, says Campus Dining provides sustenance in more ways than one.
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4.2 Revealing past plate tectonic events

In Section 3 we referred to the Caledonian and Variscan Orogenic Belts. These are interpreted as representing past destructive plate margins or more strictly speaking, representing the final phases of ocean closure that resulted in continental collision. Section 4 explores the extent to which it is possible to detect differen
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7.2 An EU constitution: moving the debate on

In the next activity you will be able to build upon the previous one and observe the way in which the debate on the new EU constitution has progressed and moved to another level on its way to ratification.

Activity 7 A snapshot from the EU constitutional debate (2)

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Question 1

Draw a line of symmetry on each of the shapes below.

3.1 Introduction

In this section we shall develop the correspondence between C and R × R by obtaining a geometric representation of elements of C and operations on C. We shall define the polar form of a complex number and the modulus and argument of a complex number. We shall see that not only does Author(s): The Open University

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Conclusion

  • We are biologically predisposed to provide for our offspring and may try to ensure that this provision continues after our death. However, our interactions with other members of society are wide-ranging and many people leave legacies to benefit the wider community.

  • All species alter their environment to some extent because they do not live in isolation from one another. The study of the interactions between plants, animals and their environmen
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5.1 Rights, justice and international politics

What happens to notions of rights and justice when we move the discussion to the level of international politics?

In fact, three crucial things happen:

  1. The meaning of rights takes its bearings from the rights discourse developed from the UN Declaration. We will investigate the effects of this, both on rights and on international politics.

  2. We find that it is not always easy to establish who the right can be claimed against.
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2.3 Types of teams

Different organisations or organisational settings lead to different types of team. The type of team affects how that team is managed, what the communication needs of the team are and, where appropriate, what aspects of the project the project manager needs to emphasise. A work group or team may be permanent, forming part of the organisation's structure, such as a top management team, or temporary, such as a task force assembled to see through a particular project. Members may work as a group
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6.1 Introduction

This section is concerned with the plant used in carrying water from the treatment works to houses, farms, blocks of flats and other buildings of a community. The major components of this distribution network are shown in Figure 37 and comprise:

  1. the service reservoir, which must balance the fluctuating demands of the users against the steady output from the source of supply, as well as provide a back-up supply should there be a breakdown at the source;
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