Consolidating & Reaching Out: Europe as a Global Actor
The European Union (EU) has huge potential to enhance its influence in the world with its 27 Member States and almost 500 million citizens. Europe is also increasingly connected to the Asia-Pacific area – in terms of economic relations, crisis management, global environment and climate issues. What are the challenges for the external relations of Europe? How to tap the potential of the Europe-Australia relationship? This address is a unique opportunity to listen to the views of the Preside
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In the Wake of Economic Reform: New Prospects for a National Building State
  Has economic reform run its course? What potential remains for the resumption of nation building progress? Contrary to expectations Canberra emerges from 20 years of neo-liberalism with disciplined government, ample revenues, an effective regulative apparatus and – perhaps – the capacity for government to steer the economy towards a brighter future. In this lecture, Professor Pusey weighs these prospects against the negative impacts of neo-liberalism on our institutions and th
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Human Evolution and the Atmosphere: A Return to the Pliocene?
  The evolution of Australopithecines and subsequently the Genus Homo from about 4.5 million years ago was intimately related to an overall cooling trend associated with orbital forcing of the Milankovic cycles, natural long-term rhythms of global climate change caused by changes in the position of Earth relative to the sun. These included extreme conditions which forced humans to migrate and adapt through development of sophisticated communications (language) and technological innovation,
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2008 K R Narayanan Oration Why Environmentalism Needs Equity
"Why Environmentalism Needs Equity: Learning from the environmentalism of the poor to build our common future". Ms Sunita Narain, Director of the Centre for Science & Environment; Director of the Society for Environmental Communications; and publisher of the fortnightly magazine 'Down to Earth', has been with the Centre from 1982 and has worked hard at analysing and studying the relationship between environment and development, and at creating public consciousness about the need for sus
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Democratic Confidence and Overconfidence
The historical record of democracies in dealing with crises and other threats is good: democracies win wars, avoid famines, recover from economic disasters and adapt to meet new challenges. This should give grounds for confidence in the ability of democracies to meet the challenges of the future, but when does confidence become overconfidence? Can this lead to a kind of complacency or fatalism? And how well equipped are democracies to tell the difference?This lecture explored the intellectual hi
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Must Climate Change End The Platinum Age
In the inaugural S.T. Lee Lecture on Asia and the Pacific Professor Garnaut asks: How the risks of climate change will interact with the 'Platinum Age' of global economic growth? What are the limits for global emissions within which the world will need to live if the risk of dangerous climate change is to be kept within acceptable bounds? What principles could be reasonably applied to the allocation of a global emissions budget amongst countries? What global emissions budget would make sense for
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Building on Kyoto: Towards a Realistic Global Climate Agreement and What Australia Should Do
As a mechanism for controlling climate change, the Kyoto Protocol has not been a success. Over the decade from it’s signing in 1997 to the beginning of its first commitment period in 2008, greenhouse gas emissions in industrial countries subject to targets under the protocol did not fall as the protocol intended. Instead, emissions in many countries rose rapidly. Moreover, emissions have increased substantially in countries such as China, which were not bound by the protocol but which will
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Over 70 injured in Honduras market fire
More than 70 people suffer burns after a gas cylinder explodes in a busy market in Honduras. Julie Noce reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and 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 including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maintaine
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The week ahead: Mended ties
The President of Nigeria goes to Washington, the UN is poised to lift sanctions on Iran and America and Cuba re-open embassies in each other's capitals
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Under Pressure: The Shifting Landscape of Banking Regulations
Recent Wharton research analyzes how external auditors and bank regulations affect the discretion that banks have in loan loss provision estimates.
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Introduction

This unit introduces the topic of vectors. The subject is developed without assuming you have come across it before, but the unit assumes that you have previously had a basic grounding in algebra and trigonometry, and how to use Cartesian coordinates for specifying a point in a plane.

This study unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course MST209 Mathematical methods and models, which is no longer taught by the University. If you want to study formally with us, you
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English & Linguistics: An Evening with Doug Johnstone
The rising star of Tartan Noir, Scottish author Doug Johnstone reads from his new novel, 'Gone Again' (Faber, 2013), answers questions from the audience and even sings a few songs. Doug Johnstone's previous novel was described as "a great slice of noir" by Ian Rankin, and "a grisly parable of our times" by Irvine Welsh. 28 August 2013
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Hazel Carby on the British slave trade and the question of identity for people of West Indian herita
In her lecture, Belonging to Britain, Hazel Carby looks at the historic relationship between England and Jamaica, including the history of the slave trade in Bristol and the complex question of identity for those of mixed British and West Indian heritage. Carby is a professor of African American Studies and American Studies at Yale University.
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Scottish Environment LINK
Scottish Environment LINK is the forum for Scotland's voluntary environment organisations. There are over 30 member bodies representing a broad spectrum of environmental interests with the common goal of contributing to a more environmentally sustainable society. The site includes information on LINK member bodies; parliamentary briefings, and information on specific topic areas such as biodiversity, climate change, and marine. The site also comprises information on the organisation and its sist
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World Development Report 2010 : Development and climate change
The 2010 World Development Report considers the disproportionate implications of climate change for developing countries and examines the actions that developed countries must take to address the problems and help developing countries tackle the issues. The report, published by the World Bank, can be downloaded in its entirety or as individual chapters. The website also provides consultation documents, background papers, frequently asked questions, multimedia resources, maps and figures and a cl
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Mitigation : Climate change 2001 : IPCC third assessment report
The full text of the third working group contributions to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third Assessment Report "Climate Change 2001" is made available in HTML and PDF formats together with a summary for policymakers and summaries of the report in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish. This section focuses on the mitigation of climate change including the technological and biological options, costs and benefits, barriers to their implementation and how these might b
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Deze invulblaadjes rond het thema EHBO bevatten:

  • een oefening over de huisapotheek (wat moet hier inzitten?);
  • een oefening bij het lezen van een bijsluiter;
  • informatie en een kruiswoordraadsel over infectieziekten.

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Duke Medicine Profiles: Gloria M. Trujillo, MD
Get to know Duke Medicine's family medicine doctors.
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Modelling pollution in the Great Lakes: a review
Modelling pollution in the Great Lakes: a review is the fifth and final course in the series on mathematical modelling. In this free course we revisit the model developed in the first course of this series on pollution in the Great Lakes of North America. Here we evaluate and revise the original model by comparing its predictions against data from the lakes before finally reflecting on the techniques used. This course assumes you have studied the courses Modelling pollution in the Great Lakes, A
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Qu'est-ce qu'un mirage ? (Vidéo)

Kezako, la série documentaire qui répond à vos questions de science, aborde cette fois-ci la question "Qu'est-ce qu'un mirage ?".N'hesitez pas à réagir ou à oser vos questions qui seront peut être abordées par la suite.


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