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S-CAR Dissertation Defense: Joseph Obeng-Baah- Social Conflict in a Mining Project Community
 
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Unearthing the Undercurrents of Social Conflict in a Multinational Mining Project Community in the Eastern Region of Ghana Dissertation Defense by Joseph Obeng-Baah April 11, 2018 Committee Dr. Susan F. Hirsch - Chair Dr. Agnieszka Paczynska - Member Dr. Franklin Dukes Abstract This dissertation research explores the intersection between the discursive resources that are employed by both multinational mining entities and the communities affected by their activities and the nurturing of the social conflicts that often characterize the lifecycle of mine projects even after compensation and other agreements have been negotiated and delivered. While the research on the phenomenon of mining conflicts has generally focused on the examination of the proximate and often tangible issues associated with mining activities such as the environmental, economic and social impacts on the affected communities, this dissertation explores how the discursive and interpretive meaning making practices around these impacts themselves shape conflict. Using an interdisciplinary analytical approach, the study explores how the discursive positioning and symbolic meaning making processes around these issues serve as critical drivers which, in significant ways, shape both the emergence and perpetuation of the conflict between a large multinational mining company and two communities affected by its activities in a major gold mining project in the West African country of Ghana. From the perspective of constructivist epistemology, the study specifically examines how the mine’s impact is discursively constructed and interpreted by the affected communities and the mining company through the processes of ascription, contestation, and renegotiation of rights and duties to self and others in their day-to-day talk and how these discursive interpretive practices, in turn, serve as drivers of conflict. http://scar.gmu.edu
MODULE # 2: Definitions of Key Concepts and Terms, Land Tenure and Property Rights
 
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This film--second in a series of nine training modules--provides definitions and examples for key concepts and terms frequently used in the land tenure and property rights sector. By providing a clear set of definitions, this film provides the foundation for a shared understanding of language used through the film series and in the land tenure and property rights sector.
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Mining industry of Ghana | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mining_industry_of_Ghana 00:00:52 1 Economic impact 00:02:06 2 Government policies and programs 00:06:20 3 Industry structure 00:08:14 4 Commodities 00:08:23 4.1 Aluminum, bauxite, and alumina 00:10:30 4.2 Gold 00:22:49 4.3 Manganese 00:25:11 4.4 Diamond 00:30:39 4.5 Cement 00:31:20 4.6 Petroleum 00:34:48 5 Environmental impact 00:38:34 6 History 00:46:26 6.1 Accidents 00:46:58 7 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.9018217069732137 Voice name: en-GB-Wavenet-B "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The Mining industry of Ghana accounts for 5% of the country's GDP and minerals make up 37% of total exports, of which gold contributes over 90% of the total mineral exports. Thus, the main focus of Ghana's mining and minerals development industry remains focused on gold. Ghana is Africa's largest gold producer, producing 80.5 t in 2008. Ghana is also a major producer of bauxite, manganese and diamonds. Ghana has 23 large-scale mining companies producing gold, diamonds, bauxite and manganese, and, there are also over 300 registered small scale mining groups and 90 mine support service companies.Other mineral commodities produced in the country are natural gas, petroleum, salt, and silver.
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~194~ Wall St. A Ponzi Scheme, Air Pollution Frenzy & more
 
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Coconut Carrot Cake: https://www.loveandlemons.com/vegan-carrot-cake-macadamia-frosting/ ~ Redacted Tonight is a comedy show written and performed by Americans, in America covering American news. http://bit.ly/2HaM29a ~ This material was produced by T&R Productions LLC, on behalf of TV-Novosti, Moscow, Russia. Additional information is on file with the Department of Justice, Washington, DC.
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Nationalism vs. globalism: the new political divide | Yuval Noah Harari
 
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How do we make sense of today's political divisions? In a wide-ranging conversation full of insight, historian Yuval Harari places our current turmoil in a broader context, against the ongoing disruption of our technology, climate, media -- even our notion of what humanity is for. This is the first of a series of TED Dialogues, seeking a thoughtful response to escalating political divisiveness. Make time (just over an hour) for this fascinating discussion between Harari and TED curator Chris Anderson. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector
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Congo and Africa's World War: Crash Course World History 221
 
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In which John Green teaches you about the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which used to be Zaire, which used to be The Belgian Congo, which used to be the Congo Free State, which used to be the region surrounding the Congo River Basin in central Africa. So the history of this place is a little convoluted. The history of Congo is central to the history of central Africa, and the Congo Wars embroiled neighboring countries like Uganda and Rwanda. John will talk you through the history of Congo and the region. You can directly support Crash Course at http://www.subbable.com/crashcourse Subscribe for as little as $0 to keep up with everything we're doing. Free is nice, but if you can afford to pay a little every month, it really helps us to continue producing this content. Citation 1: David van Reybrouck, Congo: The Epic History of a People. Trans. Sam Garrett. Harper Collins. 2014. Citation 2: van Reybrouck. p 468
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Should NATO Answer for Libya's Slave Trade?
 
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CNN has revealed that African migrants are being sold at slave auctions in Libya for as little as $400. As the UN weighs sanctions, professor and author Horace Campbell says the NATO powers who tore Libya apart should own up to their responsibility Visit http://therealnews.com for more stories and help support our work by donating at http://therealnews.com/donate.
Views: 5404 The Real News Network
Towards Universal Energy Access in Ghana
 
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Panelists in this webinar review energy access work that is underway in Ghana using low-carbon solutions and off-grid renewable technologies. The webinar emphasizes opportunities for business. The panelists—representing government, private sector and civil society—share their reflections on various priorities, approaches and ongoing efforts on electrification in the Chana, and they showcase how practitioners can engage in off-grid business opportunities.
UMass Distinguished Faculty Lecture 2018, Professor Léonce Ndikumana
 
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Professor Léonce Ndikumana presented a lecture titled- "Capital Flight from Africa: Is the World Genuinely Ready for Action?" on April 9, 2018 as part of the Distinguished Faculty Lecture series at UMass Amherst. UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the largest public research university in New England, distinguished by the excellence and breadth of its academic, research and community programs. Founded in 1863 and home to nearly 30,000 total undergraduate and graduate students, UMass ranks no. 27 in a field of more than 700 public, four-year colleges across the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report's latest annual college guide. UMass Amherst stretches across more than 1,400 acres of land in the historic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, providing a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers - campus sits 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The idyllic college town of Amherst is home to hiking, biking, museums, music, theater, history, food, farms and much more. UMass Amherst also joins a local consortium of five nationally recognized colleges, including Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges. For more information on UMass Amherst, visit: https://umass.edu
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Veera Telangana Full Movie | R Narayana Murthy | Sri Balaji Video
 
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Watch & Enjoy Veera Telangana Full Movie With English Subtitles. Starring R Narayana Murthy, Vijayaranga Raju, Krishneswara Rao, Nataraj, Chakrapani, Direction - Producer and Music Composed by R Narayana Murthy. ► Subscribe to YouTube Channel: http://goo.gl/tEjah ► Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sribalajivideo ► Circle us on G+: https://plus.google.com/+SriBalajiMovies ► Like us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sribalajivideos ► Visit Our Website: http://www.sribalajivideo.com For more Entertainment Channels ► Telugu Full Movies: http://tinyurl.com/pfymqun ► Telugu Comedy Scenes: http://goo.gl/RPk9x ► Telugu Video Songs: http://goo.gl/ReGCU ► Telugu Action Scenes: http://goo.gl/xG9wD ► Telugu Latest Promos: http://goo.gl/BMSQs Welcome to the Sri Balaji Video YouTube channel, The destination for premium Telugu entertainment videos on YouTube. Sri Balaji Video is a Leading Digital Telugu Entertainment Channel, This is your one stop shop for discovering and watching thousands of Indian Languages Movies, etc. •▬▬▬••▬▬▬••▬▬▬•▬▬▬•▬▬▬••▬▬▬••▬▬▬••▬▬▬• Yadagiri (R Narayana Murthy) is a working under local landlord (Vijayaranga Raju). That landlord used to harass the people of the village and treat every village as a bonded labour to him. He usurps the properties of the people and amasses huge wealth and commands the entire village. Even he doesn't allow the children to go to school and become literate and makes them to work in his backyard. At this juncture, Andhra Maha Sabha emerges from the Communist Party of India and the leaders gives a call to the people to revolt against the landlord and also against the Nizam. The CPI leaders exhort the people that they need not pay any tax on their land and take away the yield to their homes instead of sending them to the landlord's house. This irks the landlord who complains to the Nizam Nawab that the people are revolting against the government and is avoiding payment of tax. So the Nizam Nawab tells his military commander to crush the movement. The military commander, who was a Muslim, starts killing people mercilessly and in addition to the government military, he prepares a group of private army called Razakars and incites them to kill people, who talk against the Islam religion and the Nizam Nawab. Once a youth takes part in a procession called by Andhra Maha Sabha and succumbs to a bullet injury from the landlord's sister. Landlord orders that nobody should touch the dead body and no one should help in cremating him. But Yadagiri, who was going by that way helps the woman to shift the body for funeral. This irks the landlord and punishes Yadagiri. Not only that, he tries to thrash Yadagiri's mother, which forces Yadagiri to revolt against the landlord and join the Andhra Maha Sabha and takes up a rifle for an armed struggle. How the Nizam's military commander ruthlessly killed people and how the Andhra Maha Sabha's army reacted to the acts? How they took revenge against the killing of their leaders? Answers to all these question form part of the climax.
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Tanner Lectures on Human Values: "The Idea of a Borderless World"
 
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Second lecture on "Borders in the Age of Networks." Achille Mbembe is a research professor in history and politics at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He holds a PhD in history from the Université de Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne and a DEA in politics from the Institut d’études politiques de Paris. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he is the author of timely and path-breaking books such as On the Postcolony, Critique of Black Reason, and Politiques de l’inimitié. He has published extensively in fields as diverse as African history, politics and aesthetics, and critical theory. Translated in many languages including English, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian, his work is growing in influence worldwide. Worthy of the twenty-first century and the new demands placed on theory, it provides a new and startling perspective on the crises of our times. Mbembe holds many awards, including the 2015 Geschwister Scholl Preis for his Kritik der schwarzen Vernunft.
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The Globalist Purge: UN Invasion, Martial Law, Walmart Closings, & FEMA Camps
 
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👉It has been long in the making... Executive orders - from the time of Reagan to Obama have made it more and more of a reality today. We have seen glimpses of it during Hurricanes Katrina and Harvey - during Martial law training exercises, such as JadeHelm15. 👉Evidences of FEMA Prison camps popping up all over the country, the militarization of police, the invasive procedures of intelligence services using the latest in A.I. technology... the list goes on and on. There is an invasion of America happening as we speak, and they have traded in the red coats and white wigs, for white trucks and blue helmets. Join us, in this new documentary series produced by the Black Banners of the East Satellite Channel - as we expose the nefarious globalist plan to enslave anyone who refuses their New World Order. 👉Be a part of the Media Revolution --- the Black Banners of the East is taking this information out of the arena of YouTube Conspiracy and broadcasting its truth to millions on Satellite T.V. Help us... Like. Subscribe. Share. 👉Part 2 || https://youtu.be/bzWEaK9raLM 🔊Watch the video in Arabic https://youtu.be/PEVnnyHTx5s -------------------------------------------------------- ◆Facebook ◆ https://goo.gl/xXDEqJ ◆ Youtube ◆🔔 https://goo.gl/uUAdBY ◆Youtube 2 ◆🔔 https://goo.gl/MHvcPp ◆instagram ◆ https://goo.gl/vNKSDm ◆ Telegram ◆ https://goo.gl/UP1Fue ◆ twitter ◆ https://goo.gl/zoHL5M --------------------------------------------------------- 🔺 Thanks for companies RouteNote AdRev for Rights Holder Fox 🔺 Copyrights Alrayat alsud 313©️
Panel 1: Regulation of Emerging Technologies
 
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Emerging technologies present the common question of how science can be integrated into the policy debate when, by definition, with an emerging technology, the science is well ahead of the content of the social discourse and the science is often not well articulated or understood. The scientific community takes time to reach a persuasive consensus on the implications of an emerging technology for societal risks and benefits. During this interval of scientific exploration of impacts of technological innovations, the conventional debates about regulation revolve around applying the precautionary principal to protect against potential risk or regulating only against demonstrated harm. Are there approaches to regulation that allow potential risks to be better imagined and managed without waiting for demonstrated harm or risking stifling innovation.
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245th Knowledge Seekers Workshop - October 11, 2018
 
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This weekly on-going public series of Knowledge Seekers Workshops brings us new teachings, universal knowledge and new understandings of true space technology to everyone on Earth direct from the Keshe Foundation Spaceship Institute. Each Thursday, at 9 am Central European Summer Time, we broadcast live, the latest news, developments, and M.T. Keshe teachings on our zoom channel and other public channels. (see below for channel links) If you wish to discover and learn more, please see our many categories of videos on our Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/KeshefoundationOrg/playlists Become a student at the world's first Spaceship Institute! For only 100 euros, you get a full calendar year of access to live and recorded private teachings. There are thousands of hours of extended Private Teachings stored in our private portal at the Keshe Foundation Spaceship Institute (KF SSI) that you have access to, and we teach Live classes six days a week in English, plus we also have live classes 7 days a week in 18+ languages. Apply today to become a student at the KF SSI. More information is at our website http://kfssi.org. A direct link to Student Application Form is http://kfssi.org/study-apply. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Live Streaming Channels ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- https://keshefoundation.org/zoom https://keshefoundation.org/youtube https://keshefoundation.org/livestream https://keshefoundation.org/facebook ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Other important KF links: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- https://keshefoundation.org https://kfwiki.org/ https://www.facebook.com/KesheFoundationSSI/ https://twitter.com/KesheFoundation https://universalcouncil.keshefoundation.org/ https://keshefoundation.org/donate https://keshefoundation.org/volunteer (instructions at the bottom) https://keshefoundation.org/blueprint https://keshefoundation.org/blueprint-download (download blueprints) https://kfssi.org/student-application-form/ (become a student of KF SSI Education) https://keshefoundation.org/education/mozhan/ (become a MOZHAN) https://kfssi.org/ (KF SSI Education) https://spaceshipinstitute.org/ (SpaceShip Institute) https://usa.keshefoundation.org (USA Keshe Foundation) https://keshefoundation.org/about/wpt
President Bill Clinton - Global Citizenship: Turning Good Intentions into Positive Action
 
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The Blum Center for Developing Economies at the University of California Berkeley is pleased to present President Bill Clinton, Founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States of America. In his second visit to campus President Clinton speaks to Students, Faculty, and Staff about "Global Citizenship: Turning Good Intentions Into Positive Action.
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Eighth Annual Emerging Markets Forum Business Powering Africa Forward
 
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Presented by the Center for Global Business, sponsored in-part by CIBER, a title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education, at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland The Smith School's Center for Global Business convenes its 8th Annual Emerging Markets Forum on the theme of doing business in Africa. Since 2010, this conference series has examined the rise of new economic powers, increased awareness about emerging markets, and disseminated information about how U.S. companies can best succeed there. One of the fastest growing economies in the world, Africa has many countries that have made diversification a priority. Opportunities abound for businesses that understand that trade, not aid, is the road to future prosperity. Expert speakers from business, academia and policy will discuss the opportunities as well as challenges of doing business in Africa, including: ● Which countries are reforming and growing fastest? ● Which sectors are the most promising (now and in the future)? ● What opportunities have drawn U.S. businesses to Africa? ● What challenges do they face, and how have they overcome these challenges?
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Pat Utomi: "Leadership and Nation Building" | Talks at Google
 
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Pat Utomi is a renowned Nigerian technocrat who has served in many private and public leadership positions including Volkswagen as COO and adviser to the president of Nigeria. He is a professor at Lagos business school and author of over 15 books and publications such as "Why nations are poor", "To serve is to live", and "Managing Uncertainty". Moderated by Juliet Ehimuan.
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World Affairs 2018 Great Decisions  - South Africa
 
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"South Africa at a Crossroads: Implications for U.S.-South Africa Relations", Desirée Cormier, Senior Director, Africa Practice Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG), Washington, D.C.
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The Capstone Project: NYU Abu Dhabi Class of 2017
 
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NYU Abu Dhabi students must complete a Capstone project to graduate, one of the most meaningful experiences of their undergraduate education. Here, in their own words, members of the Class of 2017 summarize their projects. Visit our website: http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NYUAD Twitter: https://twitter.com/NYUAbuDhabi Instagram: http://instagram.com/nyuabudhabi
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Assassins Creed Odyssey - Easter Eggs | Ubisoft-TV [DE]
 
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Von der Rückkehr des Einhorns bis zu Riesenschlangen und ... Battle Royale? Unser Easter-Egg-Video zu Assassin's Creed Odyssey deckt die verrücktesten Anspielungen und Geheimnisse des Spiels auf. Jetzt kaufen: https://store.ubi.com/de/assassin-s-creed-odyssey SCHÖNE FAKTEN: Das Spiel ist seit dem 05. Oktober 2018 für PlayStation®4, PC, Xbox One, Xbox One S sowie für Xbox One X erhältlich. ► HIER KAUFEN: https://store.ubi.com Folgt uns: ► Offizielle Webseite: http://www.assassinscreed.com ► YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/AssassinsCreedDE ► Twitter: https://twitter.com/Assassins_UK ► Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ubisoftde ► Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/ubisoftde ► Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/assassinscreed ► Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/assassinscreed/ ► Mehr von Ubisoft gibt es unter: http://www.ubisoft.com
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G. Edward Griffin talkes about the NWO
 
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G. Edward Griffin talkes about the NWO
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Kwame Nkrumah
 
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Kwame Nkrumah, P.C. (21 September 1909 – 27 April 1972) was the leader of Ghana and its predecessor state, the Gold Coast, from 1951 to 1966. Overseeing the nation's independence from British colonisation in 1957, Nkrumah was the first President of Ghana and the first Prime Minister of Ghana. An influential 20th-century advocate of Pan-Africanism, he was a founding member of the Organisation of African Unity and was the winner of the Lenin Peace Prize in 1963. He saw himself as an African Lenin. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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Tobe Levin Lecture
 
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Tobe Levin's Lecture at Mount Holyoke College. November 19th, 2013.
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CoastAdapt Training - Full Webinar - starts at 2:00
 
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NCCARF is excited to offer an online training webinar where we will explore some of the more specialised aspects of CoastAdapt. In this video: Introduction to CoastAdapt: Dr. David Rissik Conducting a risk assessment: Dr. Fahim Tonmoy Enhancing community engagement: Anne Leitch Using C-CADS: Dr. David Rissik
NYU Africa House in Conversation with Ethiopian Commodity Exchange CEO Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin
 
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Prof. Yaw Nyarko (NYU Africa House) in Conversation with Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin, CEO of the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange on "Setting up a commodity exchange and doing business in Africa" Date: April 25, 2012 Location: Grand Hall, NYU Global Center, 238 Thompson Street Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin shared and discussed with the audience her experience setting up the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange and the current trends in doing business in Africa. The first of its kind, the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange is a national multi-commodity exchange that provides low-cost, secure marketplace services to benefit all agricultural market stakeholders and invites industry professionals to seek membership enabling them to participate in trading. Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange. As described by The Economist, she is an internationally recognized thought leader on agricultural marketing in Africa and global development, with prior roles as Senior Economist at the World Bank and Senior Research Fellow with the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, as well as UNCTAD in Geneva. She is among The Africa Report’s “50 Women Shaping Africa” 2011, named Ethiopian Person of the Year 2010, and nominated Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year 2010 by African Business.
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War in Afghanistan (2001–present) | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: War in Afghanistan (2001–present) 00:05:16 1 Before the start of war 00:05:25 1.1 Origins of Afghanistan's civil war 00:08:20 1.2 Warlord rule (1992–1996) 00:09:31 1.3 Taliban Emirate vs Northern Alliance 00:13:35 1.3.1 Al-Qaeda 00:15:25 1.3.2 Change in U.S. policy toward Afghanistan 00:18:17 1.3.3 Northern Alliance on the eve of 9/11 00:20:01 1.4 11 September attacks 00:21:26 1.5 U.S. ultimatum to Taliban 00:23:32 2 History 00:23:41 2.1 U.S. invasion of Afghanistan 00:26:54 2.2 Post-Anaconda operations 00:28:50 2.3 2003–2005 Taliban resurgence, war with Afghan forces 00:32:12 2.4 2006: War between NATO forces and Taliban 00:35:41 2.5 2007: US build-up, ISAF war against Taliban 00:39:47 2.6 Reassessment and renewed commitment 2008 00:42:29 2.7 Taliban attacks on supply lines 2008 00:43:11 2.8 US action into Pakistan 2008–2009 00:45:35 2.9 2009 US reinforcements, Taliban progress 00:45:46 2.9.1 Northern Distribution Network 00:48:02 2.9.2 2009 Increase in U.S. troops 00:50:36 2.9.3 Kunduz airstrike 00:51:02 2.9.4 Operation Khanjar and Operation Panther's Claw 00:52:08 2.9.5 Taliban gains 00:55:11 2.10 2010: American–British offensive and Afghan peace initiative 00:56:59 2.10.1 Troop surge 00:59:08 2.10.2 Battle of Marjah 01:00:01 2.10.3 WikiLeaks disclosure 01:01:02 2.10.4 Pakistan and U.S. tensions 01:01:55 2.11 2011: U.S. and NATO drawdown 01:02:02 2.11.1 Battle of Kandahar 01:02:57 2.11.2 Death of Osama bin Laden 01:03:17 2.11.3 Withdrawal 01:04:46 2.11.4 2011 U.S.–NATO attack in Pakistan 01:05:34 2.12 2012: Strategic agreement 01:05:57 2.12.1 Reformation of the United Front (Northern Alliance) 01:08:04 2.12.2 High-profile U.S. military incidents 01:09:20 2.12.3 Enduring Strategic Partnership Agreement 01:10:33 2.12.4 NATO Chicago Summit: Troops withdrawal and long-term presence 01:11:14 2.13 2013: Withdrawal 01:11:23 2.13.1 Karzai–Obama meeting 01:13:24 2.13.2 Security transfer 01:14:22 2.14 2014: Withdrawal continues and the insurgency increases 01:19:37 2.15 2015 Taliban resurgence 01:23:55 2.15.1 Kabul Parliament attack 01:24:54 2.15.2 Kunduz Offensive 01:26:43 2.16 Taliban negotiations, 2015–2016 01:28:05 2.17 Taliban infighting, 2015–2016 01:30:04 2.18 Taliban offensive in Helmand Province, 2015–2018 01:39:39 2.19 2016 01:54:08 2.19.1 2016 peace deal 01:54:56 2.20 2017 01:55:05 2.20.1 Events 02:05:06 2.20.2 Donald Trump's Afghanistan policy 02:08:11 2.21 2018 02:08:20 2.21.1 Events 02:11:13 3 Impact on Afghan society 02:11:23 3.1 Civilian casualties 02:15:46 3.2 Health 02:16:01 3.3 Refugees 02:16:36 3.4 Interpreters 02:16:59 3.5 Drug trade 02:19:30 3.6 Public education 02:19:57 3.6.1 Girls' education 02:20:28 4 War crimes 02:21:01 4.1 Taliban 02:21:56 4.2 Northern Alliance 02:22:36 4.3 NATO & Allies 02:26:46 5 Costs 02:27:55 5.1 Criticism of costs 02:28:57 6 Stability problems 02:31:39 7 Afghan security forces 02:31:49 7.1 Afghan National Army 02:35:30 7.2 Afghan National Police 02:36:11 8 Tactics/strategy of anti-government elements 02:37:08 8.1 ISAF conception of Taliban strategy 02:38:09 9 Insider attacks 02:39:26 10 Reactions 02:39:35 10.1 Domestic reactions 02:43:55 10.2 International reactions 02:46:03 10.3 Public opinion in 2001 02:47:34 10.4 Development of public opinion 02:50:46 10.5 Protests, demonstrations and rallies 02:51:42 11 Human rights abuses 02:51:57 11.1 Taliban 02:53:21 11.2 White phosphorus use 02:54:09 11.3 Human rights abuses against Afghan refugees 02:56:08 12 Environmental legacy 02:56:42 13 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The War in Afghanistan (or the U.S. War in Afghanistan), code named Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan (2001–14) and Operation Freedom's Sentinel (2015–present), followed the United States invasion of Afghanistan of 7 October 2001. The U.S. was supported initially by the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia and later by a coalition of over 40 countries, including all NATO members. The war's public aims were ...
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Colonial Nigeria | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Colonial Nigeria Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Colonial Nigeria was the area of West Africa that later evolved into modern-day Nigeria, during the time of British rule in the 19th and 20th centuries. British influence in the region began with the prohibition of slave trade to British subjects in 1807. Britain annexed Lagos in 1861 and established the Oil River Protectorate in 1884. British influence in the Niger area increased gradually over the 19th century, but Britain did not effectively occupy the area until 1885. Other European powers acknowledged Britain's dominance over the area in the 1885 Berlin Conference. From 1886 to 1899, much of the country was ruled by the Royal Niger Company, authorised by charter, and governed by George Taubman Goldie. In 1900, the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate passed from company hands to the Crown. At the urging of Governor Frederick Lugard, the two territories were amalgamated as the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria, while maintaining considerable regional autonomy among the three major regions. Progressive constitutions after World War II provided for increasing representation and electoral government by Nigerians. The colonial period proper in Nigeria lasted from 1900 to 1960, after which Nigeria gained its independence.
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Frank Islam Athenaeum Symposia: Anya Schiffrin
 
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Global Muckraing: 100 Years of Investigative Reporting from Around the World. Labor abuses, corruption, oil and mining, environment, famine, military and police, and women: ritual killings, sex slaves, and genital cutting are some of the topics covered in Global Muckraking. Talk recorded on Match 3, 2015.
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"Re Imagining E/Quality, Living within Limits" by Julian Agyeman
 
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April 15, 2014 | In this Wrigley Lecture, Julian Agyeman outlines the concept of “just sustainabilities," arguing that integrating social needs and welfare offers us a more just, rounded, and equity-focused definition of sustainability, while not negating the very real environmental threats we face. He looks at real-world examples of just sustainabilities, focusing on ideas about "fair shares" resource distribution; planning for intercultural cities; achieving well-being and happiness; the potential in the new sharing economy, and, finally, the concept of “spatial justice.”
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Assistant Secretary Carson Moderates Panel with African Leaders
 
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Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs Johnnie Carson moderates panel with African leaders - President Banda of Malawi, Prime Minister Neves of Cape Verde, President Sall of Senegal, and President Koroma of Sierra Leone - at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on March 29, 2013. A text transcript can be found at http://www.state.gov/p/af/rls/rm/2013/206811.htm.
The National for Thursday May 18, 2017
 
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Welcome to the National, the flagship nightly newscast of CBC News, hosted by Peter Mansbridge. To see more CBC News: http://www.cbc.ca/news »»» Subscribe to The National to watch more videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/CBCTheNational?sub_confirmation=1 Voice Your Opinion & Connect With Us Online: The National Updates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenational The National Updates on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CBCTheNational The National Updates on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CBCTheNational »»» »»» »»» »»» »»» The National is CBC Television's flagship news program. Airing seven days a week, the show delivers news, feature documentaries and analysis from some of Canada's leading journalists.
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The President's Export Council Meeting
 
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The President's Export Council meets to discuss initiatives to help American companies sell their goods and services abroad. September 16, 2010.
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Words at War: Soldier To Civilian / My Country: A Poem of America
 
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Russell Wheeler Davenport (1899—April 19, 1954) was an American publisher and writer. Davenport was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the son of Russell W. Davenport, Sr., a vice president of Bethlehem Steel, and Cornelia Whipple Farnum. He served with the U.S. Army in World War I and received the Croix de Guerre. He then enrolled at Yale University and graduated in 1923, where he was classmate of Henry Luce and Briton Hadden, who founded Time magazine. While at Yale he became a member of the secret society Skull and Bones. In 1929, he married the writer Marcia Davenport; they divorced in 1944. He joined the editorial staff of Fortune magazine in 1930 and became managing editor in 1937. At age forty-one, he turned to politics and became a personal and political advisor to Wendell Willkie. Willkie was the Republican nominee for the 1940 presidential election and lost the election to Franklin D. Roosevelt. After Willkie's death in 1944, Davenport became a defacto leader of the internationalist Republicans. Following World War II, he was on the staff of Life and Time until 1952. His book The Dignity of Man was published posthumously in 1955. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Davenport
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Workshop #2: Intellectual Commons event series
 
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This fall, SA+P Dean Hashim Sarkis and Architecture's Mark Jarzombek organized a series of talks and workshops under the theme Intellectual Commons. The series launched on October 2 with a keynote lecture from Saskia Sassen titled, "Where and how is the Global constituted?" The second installment in the series, "Academia and Agency in the Era of Global Change," a workshop with SA+P faculty Rania Ghosn, Jason Jackson, Gabriella Carolini, and Arindam Dutta, moderated by Saskia Sassen and Mark Jarzombek was held on October 9. The second and final workshop on November 15 with SA+P faculty Ethan Zuckerman, Nasser Rabbat, Brent Ryan, and Janelle Knox-Hayes, moderated by Mark Jarzombek and Hashim Sarkis rounded out the conversation. Learn more about the series: http://mitsha.re/hOFf30mg5FlOn *** "Intellectual Commons At a time when digital communications are growing, the need for direct interaction is all the more vital. At a time when MIT is building bridges across schools and disciplines, we can no longer operate primarily at the scale of micro-units. This reflects neither the interests of the new generation nor the nature of the problems that the world is leaving at our doorstep. I invite you to come up with ideas that reflect the values that we hold in common. The vitality of the School—a community invested in shaping better commons for the world, from the environment to cities to public spaces and public art—is the extent in which we can exercise our collective imaginary." —Hashim Sarkis
President Obama Holds a News Conference
 
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President Obama discusses new steps to support homeowners and their families as well as the situation in Iran. March 6, 2012.
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History of Africa | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Africa 00:03:07 1 Prehistory 00:03:16 1.1 Paleolithic 00:06:57 1.2 Emergence of agriculture and desertification of the Sahara 00:11:23 1.3 Central Africa 00:12:11 1.4 Metallurgy 00:14:05 2 Antiquity 00:14:57 2.1 Ancient Egypt 00:19:50 2.2 Nubia 00:23:09 2.3 Carthage 00:25:58 2.3.1 Role of the Berbers 00:27:58 2.4 Somalia 00:28:38 2.5 Roman North Africa 00:34:02 2.6 Aksum 00:36:32 2.7 West Africa 00:38:51 2.8 Bantu expansion 00:40:17 3 Medieval and Early Modern (6th to 18th centuries) 00:40:29 3.1 Sao civilization 00:41:29 3.2 Kanem Empire 00:43:26 3.3 Bornu Empire 00:45:53 3.4 Shilluk Kingdom 00:46:33 3.5 Baguirmi Kingdom 00:47:03 3.6 Wadai Empire 00:47:54 3.7 Luba Empire 00:49:22 3.8 Lunda Empire 00:50:54 3.9 Kingdom of Kongo 00:53:48 3.10 Horn of Africa 00:53:57 3.10.1 Somalia 00:56:43 3.10.2 Ethiopia 00:58:37 3.11 North Africa 00:58:46 3.11.1 Maghreb 01:04:18 3.11.2 Nile Valley 01:04:26 3.11.2.1 Egypt 01:08:25 3.11.2.2 Sudan 01:08:32 3.11.3 Christian and Islamic Nubia 01:11:35 3.12 Southern Africa 01:12:15 3.12.1 Great Zimbabwe and Mapungubwe 01:15:47 3.12.2 Namibia 01:16:35 3.12.3 South Africa and Botswana 01:16:44 3.12.3.1 Sotho–Tswana 01:17:23 3.12.3.2 Nguni peoples 01:18:03 3.12.3.3 Khoisan and Afrikaaner 01:20:15 3.13 Southeast Africa 01:20:24 3.13.1 Prehistory 01:20:50 3.13.2 Swahili coast 01:23:42 3.13.3 Urewe 01:25:19 3.13.4 Madagascar and Merina 01:27:23 3.13.5 Lake Plateau states and empires 01:27:43 3.13.5.1 Kitara and Bunyoro 01:28:54 3.13.5.2 Buganda 01:29:53 3.13.5.3 Rwanda 01:31:05 3.13.5.4 Burundi 01:31:44 3.13.6 Maravi (Malawi) 01:32:41 3.14 West Africa 01:32:49 3.14.1 Sahelian empires & states 01:32:52 3.14.1.1 Ghana 01:34:41 3.14.1.2 Mali 01:38:08 3.14.1.3 Songhai 01:41:28 3.14.1.4 Sokoto Caliphate 01:42:55 3.14.2 Forest empires and states 01:43:04 3.14.2.1 Akan kingdoms and emergence of Asante Empire 01:47:03 3.14.2.2 Dahomey 01:48:42 3.14.2.3 Yoruba 01:51:15 3.14.2.4 Benin 01:52:59 3.14.2.5 Niger Delta and Igbo 01:54:24 4 19th century 01:54:33 4.1 Southern Africa 01:56:29 4.2 Nguniland 01:58:44 4.3 Voortrekkers 02:00:32 4.4 European trade, exploration and conquest 02:05:44 4.5 France versus Britain: the Fashoda crisis of 1898 02:06:45 4.6 European colonial territories 02:08:27 5 20th century 02:10:00 5.1 World War I 02:12:41 5.2 World War II: Political 02:16:46 5.2.1 French Africa 02:18:18 5.3 World War II: Military 02:20:42 5.4 Post-war Africa: decolonization 02:21:51 5.4.1 East Africa 02:22:33 5.4.2 North Africa 02:24:53 5.4.3 Southern Africa 02:25:45 5.4.4 West Africa 02:26:47 5.5 Historiography of British Africa 02:29:05 6 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The history of Africa begins with the emergence of hominids, archaic humans and – at least 200,000 years ago – anatomically modern humans (Homo sapiens), in East Africa, and continues unbroken into the present as a patchwork of diverse and politically developing nation states. The earliest known recorded history arose in the Kingdom of Kush, and later in Ancient Egypt, the Sahel, the Maghreb and the Horn of Africa. Following the desertification of the Sahara, North African history became entwined with the Middle East and Southern Europe while the Bantu expansion swept from modern day Cameroon (West Africa) across much of the sub-Saharan continent in waves between around 1000 BC and 0 AD, creating a linguistic commonality across much of the central and Southern continent. During the Middle Ages, Islam spread west from Arabia to Egypt, crossing the Maghreb and the Sahel. Some notable pre-colonial states and societies in Africa include the Ajuran Empire, D'mt, Adal Sultanate, Warsangali Sultanate, Kingdom of Nri, Nok culture, Mali Empire, Songhai Empire, Benin Empire, Oyo Empire, Ashanti Empire, Ghana Empire, Mossi Kingdoms, Mutapa Empire, Kingdom of Mapungubwe, Kingdom of Sine, Kingdom of Sennar, Kingdom of Saloum, Kingdom of Baol, Kingdom of Cayor, Kingdom of Zimbabwe ...
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History of Western civilization | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: History of Western civilization Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Western civilization traces its roots back to Europe and the Mediterranean. It is linked to the Roman Empire and with Medieval Western Christendom which emerged from the Middle Ages to experience such transformative episodes as the Renaissance, the Reformation, the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, scientific revolution, and the development of liberal democracy. The civilizations of Classical Greece and Ancient Rome are considered seminal periods in Western history; a few cultural contributions also emerged from the pagan peoples of pre-Christian Europe, such as the Celts and Germans, as well as some significant religious contributions derived from Judaism and Hellenistic Judaism stemming back to Second Temple Judea, Galilee, and the early Jewish diaspora; and some other Middle Eastern influences. Christianity and Roman Catholicism has played a prominent role in the shaping of Western civilization, which throughout most of its history, has been nearly equivalent to Christian culture. (There were Christians outside of the West, such as China, India, Russia, Byzantium and the Middle East). Western civilization has spread to produce the dominant cultures of modern Americas and Oceania, and has had immense global influence in recent centuries in many ways. Following the 5th century Fall of Rome, Western Europe entered the Middle Ages, during which period the Catholic Church filled the power vacuum left in the West by the fall of the Western Roman Empire, while the Eastern Roman Empire (or Byzantine Empire) endured in the East for centuries, becoming a Hellenic Eastern contrast to the Latin West. By the 12th century, Western Europe was experiencing a flowering of art and learning, propelled by the construction of cathedrals and the establishment of medieval universities. Christian unity was shattered by the Reformation from the 16th century. A merchant class grew out of city states, initially in the Italian peninsula (see Italian city-states), and Europe experienced the Renaissance from the 14th to the 17th century, heralding an age of technological and artistic advance and ushering in the Age of Discovery which saw the rise of such global European Empires as those of Spain and Portugal. The Industrial Revolution began in Britain in the 18th century. Under the influence of the Enlightenment, the Age of Revolution emerged from the United States and France as part of the transformation of the West into its industrialised, democratised modern form. The lands of North and South America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand became first part of European Empires and then home to new Western nations, while Africa and Asia were largely carved up between Western powers. Laboratories of Western democracy were founded in Britain's colonies in Australasia from the mid-19th centuries, while South America largely created new autocracies. In the 20th century, absolute monarchy disappeared from Europe, and despite episodes of Fascism and Communism, by the close of the century, virtually all of Europe was electing its leaders democratically. Most Western nations were heavily involved in the First and Second World Wars and protracted Cold War. World War II saw Fascism defeated in Europe, and the emergence of the United States and Soviet Union as rival global powers and a new "East-West" political contrast. Other than in Russia, the European Empires disintegrated after World War II and civil rights movements and widescale multi-ethnic, multi-faith migrations to Europe, the Americas and Oceania lowered the earlier predominance of ethnic Europeans in Western culture. European nations moved towards greater economic and political co-operation through the European Union. The Cold War ended around 1990 with the collapse of Soviet imposed Communism in Central and Eastern Europe. In the 21st century, the Western World retains significant global economic power and influ ...
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Découvrez notre gamme de programmateurs d'arrosage GARDENA
 
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Profitez de votre temps libre avec la nouvelle gamme de programmateurs d'arrosage GARDENA. Les programmateurs GARDENA vous permettent de réaliser des économies considérables en eau grâce à la technologie de détection à la demande. (raccordez un pluviomètre ou un capteur d'humidité) Confort d'utilisation optimal grâce à l'écran LCD. Une visibilité parfaite de toutes les informations programmées. Détachable, il rend la programmation encore plus facile. Les programmateurs d'arrosage GARDENA se raccordent directement au robinet. En fonction de la programmation, ils s'assurent l'irrigation automatique au jardin pour votre plus grand plaisir : - Variété, flexibilité et facilité d'utilisation pour passer plus de temps libre au jardin - Compatibles pour le fonctionnement automatique d'arroseurs mobiles, du système d'arrosage goutte-à-goutte Micro-Drip ou encore de l'arrosage enterré "Sprinklersystem" - En fonction du modèle, pour différentes configurations de jardin comportant 1 à 6 réseaux d'arrosage Pour en savoir plus sur les programmateurs d'arrosage GARDENA : http://www.gardena.com/fr/outils-jardin/arrosage/programmateurs/ Pour nous suivre au quotidien : Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Gardena.France/ YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/GardenaFrance/ Site internet : http://www.gardena.com/fr/
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Calling All Cars: Ice House Murder / John Doe Number 71 / The Turk Burglars
 
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The radio show Calling All Cars hired LAPD radio dispacher Jesse Rosenquist to be the voice of the dispatcher. Rosenquist was already famous because home radios could tune into early police radio frequencies. As the first police radio dispatcher presented to the public ear, his was the voice that actors went to when called upon for a radio dispatcher role. The iconic television series Dragnet, with LAPD Detective Joe Friday as the primary character, was the first major media representation of the department. Real LAPD operations inspired Jack Webb to create the series and close cooperation with department officers let him make it as realistic as possible, including authentic police equipment and sound recording on-site at the police station. Due to Dragnet's popularity, LAPD Chief Parker "became, after J. Edgar Hoover, the most well known and respected law enforcement official in the nation". In the 1960s, when the LAPD under Chief Thomas Reddin expanded its community relations division and began efforts to reach out to the African-American community, Dragnet followed suit with more emphasis on internal affairs and community policing than solving crimes, the show's previous mainstay. Several prominent representations of the LAPD and its officers in television and film include Adam-12, Blue Streak, Blue Thunder, Boomtown, The Closer, Colors, Crash, Columbo, Dark Blue, Die Hard, End of Watch, Heat, Hollywood Homicide, Hunter, Internal Affairs, Jackie Brown, L.A. Confidential, Lakeview Terrace, Law & Order: Los Angeles, Life, Numb3rs, The Shield, Southland, Speed, Street Kings, SWAT, Training Day and the Lethal Weapon, Rush Hour and Terminator film series. The LAPD is also featured in the video games Midnight Club II, Midnight Club: Los Angeles, L.A. Noire and Call of Juarez: The Cartel. The LAPD has also been the subject of numerous novels. Elizabeth Linington used the department as her backdrop in three different series written under three different names, perhaps the most popular being those novel featuring Det. Lt. Luis Mendoza, who was introduced in the Edgar-nominated Case Pending. Joseph Wambaugh, the son of a Pittsburgh policeman, spent fourteen years in the department, using his background to write novels with authentic fictional depictions of life in the LAPD. Wambaugh also created the Emmy-winning TV anthology series Police Story. Wambaugh was also a major influence on James Ellroy, who wrote several novels about the Department set during the 1940s and 1950s, the most famous of which are probably The Black Dahlia, fictionalizing the LAPD's most famous "cold case", and L.A. Confidential, which was made into a film of the same name. Both the novel and the film chronicled mass-murder and corruption inside and outside the force during the Parker era. Critic Roger Ebert indicates that the film's characters (from the 1950s) "represent the choices ahead for the LAPD": assisting Hollywood limelight, aggressive policing with relaxed ethics, and a "straight arrow" approach. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LAPD
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Political Concepts: The Trump Edition (Friday AM Session 2)
 
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Political Concepts at Brown: A Critical Lexicon in the Making The goal of Political Concepts is to serve as a platform for revising, inventing, and experimenting with concepts while exploring the political dimension of their use and dissemination. Participants operate under the assumption that our era urgently needs a revised political lexicon that would help us better understand the world in which we live and act, and that the humanities at large can and should contribute toward such a revision. In the past, some of the participants revised key political concepts while others showed the political work done by terms and common nouns that are not usually considered “political.” The 2017–2018 conference was dedicated to analyzing and contesting the transformation of the American political system under the presidency of Donald Trump. Moderator: Ann Stoler, Willy Brandt Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and History, The New School Presenters: Migrant — Lisa Lowe, Distinguished Professor of English and Humanities and Director of the Center for the Humanities, Tufts University Hegemony — Brian Meeks, Professor and Chair of Africana Studies, Brown University Friday, December 1st, 2017 Brown University
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Grid Interconnection of Mini-Grids
 
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This webinar highlights the challenges and possible options for mini-grids after the main grid arrives. Participants learn about various country-specific case studies from Asia and Africa, and panelists discuss the potential requirements—policy, technical, and commercial—needed to achieve a relatively seamless interconnection of mini-grids with the main grid.
Words at War: Faith of Our Fighters: The Bid Was Four Hearts / The Rainbow / Can Do
 
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Wanda Wasilewska (21 January 1905 -- 29 July 1964) was a Polish and Soviet novelist and communist political activist who played an important role in the creation of a Polish division of the Soviet Red Army during World War II and the formation of the People's Republic of Poland. She had fled the German attack on Warsaw in September 1939 and taken up residence in Soviet-occupied Lviv and eventually the Soviet Union. Wasilewska was born on 25 January 1905 in Kraków, Austria-Hungary. Her father was Leon Wasilewski, a Polish Socialist Party politician. She studied philosophy at the Warsaw University and Polish language and Polish literature at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. After she graduated she remained at her alma mater and passed her doctorate exams in 1927. While studying she started cooperation with the Union of Socialist Youth and Society of Workers' Universities. Soon after she finished her studies she started working as a school teacher and a journalist for various left-wing newspapers, among them "Naprzód", "Robotnik", "Dziennik Popularny" and "Oblicze Dnia". She also became the chairperson of the "Płomyk" and "Płomyczek" monthlies for children, where she introduced Soviet propaganda. Although she was often criticised for her radical left-wing opinions, she joined the PPS instead of the communist party, where she was soon promoted to a member of the main party council. In her early political career she supported an alliance of all the left-wing parties with the communists against the ruling Sanacja. She was also an active supporter of many strikes in Poland. During one of the demonstrations in Kraków she met Marian Bogatko, whom she later married. After the Polish defeat in the Polish Defensive War of 1939 and the partition of Poland into Soviet and German occupied zones, she moved to Lviv where she automatically became a Soviet citizen. The Gestapo — acting at the request of the NKVD — helped to transfer her daughter and her furniture from Warsaw to Lviv.[1] She became a member of various communist organisations uniting local Polish and Ukrainian communists. She was also a journalist for the Czerwony Sztandar (Red Banner), a Soviet propaganda newspaper printed in Polish language. In early 1940, Joseph Stalin awarded her a seat in the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. She also became the chair of the Dramatic Theatre in Lviv. After the German invasion of the Soviet Union Wasilewska fled advancing Nazi army and joined the Red Army as a war correspondent and a functionary of the Political Commandment (Politupravleniye) of the Red Army. She held the military rank of a colonel.[2] She was also one of the founders (together with Jerzy Putrament) of the "Nowe Widnokręgi" monthly. After consultations with Stalin (and most probably by his direct order) she became the head of the newly formed Związek Patriotów Polskich (Society of Polish Patriots), a Soviet-created provisional government that was to control Poland. In 1944 she also became the deputy chief of the Polish Committee of National Liberation (PKWN), another provisional government which was also sponsored by the Soviet Union and opposing the Polish government in exile as the legal government of Poland. She favoured the incorporation of Poland as a republic of the Soviet Union. After most of Poland was occupied by the Red Army she decided to stay in the Soviet Union. She also became involved in a relationship with Ukrainian playwright Oleksandr Korniychuk, with whom she moved to Kiev. Although both her Russian and Ukrainian language abilities were very limited, she remained a member of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union for several decades. She did not return to public life, however. She died on July 29, 1964 in Kiev. She is buried in the Baikove Cemetery. She was triple recipient of the Stalin prize for literature (1943, 1946, 1952). During the life of Joseph Stalin she was considered a classic writer of Soviet literature and her works were included into the school curriculum throughout the Soviet Union, but she was almost completely forgotten after his death.
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TBCAVAIDSTOUR (Session 6): Interview Session by TBCA with PwC's Folajimi Olamide Akinla
 
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Interview on VAIDS with Folajimi Olamide Akinla, Manager, Tax and Regulatory Services Unit from PwC Nigeria. Folajimi is a Manager in PwC’s Tax and Regulatory Services Unit. One of his hobbies is solving extremely complex tax disputes. He is involved in dispute resolution relating to general and international tax as well as transfer pricing with over 9 years cognate experience in law, tax and transfer pricing. We embarked on the #TBCAVAIDSTOUR to further spread awareness about VAIDS (Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme) to Individuals, Startups and SMEs. A pre-launch of the tour happened on February 24th and ended on Friday March 16th. VAIDS is a scheme created by the Federal Government to give waivers on tax penalties & interests for Individuals and Businesses who have under-remitted, under-paid or not paid their taxes for a specified period. About TBCA.ng: We empower Independent Consultants and Consulting Firms across Africa with opportunities to connect with and add value to global Startups, SMEs and Large Enterprises. Clients get quality and affordable consultants to augment their team and solve pressing projects.
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Suspense: 'Til the Day I Die / Statement of Employee Henry Wilson / Three Times Murder
 
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The aim for thrillers is to keep the audience alert and on the edge of their seats. The protagonist in these films is set against a problem -- an escape, a mission, or a mystery. No matter what sub-genre a thriller film falls into, it will emphasize the danger that the protagonist faces. The tension with the main problem is built on throughout the film and leads to a highly stressful climax. The cover-up of important information from the viewer, and fight and chase scenes are common methods in all of the thriller subgenres, although each subgenre has its own unique characteristics and methods.[8] A thriller provides the sudden rush of emotions, excitement, sense of suspense and exhilaration that drive the narrative, sometimes subtly with peaks and lulls, sometimes at a constant, breakneck pace thrills. In this genre, the objective is to deliver a story with sustained tension, surprise, and a constant sense of impending doom. It keeps the audience cliff-hanging at the "edge of their seats" as the plot builds towards a climax. Thrillers tend to be fast-moving, psychological, threatening, mysterious and at times involve larger-scale villainy such as espionage, terrorism and conspiracy. Thrillers may be defined by the primary mood that they elicit: fearful excitement. In short, if it "thrills", it is a thriller. As the introduction to a major anthology explains: " ...Thrillers provide such a rich literary feast. There are all kinds. The legal thriller, spy thriller, action-adventure thriller, medical thriller, police thriller, romantic thriller, historical thriller, political thriller, religious thriller, high-tech thriller, military thriller. The list goes on and on, with new variations constantly being invented. In fact, this openness to expansion is one of the genre's most enduring characteristics. But what gives the variety of thrillers a common ground is the intensity of emotions they create, particularly those of apprehension and exhilaration, of excitement and breathlessness, all designed to generate that all-important thrill. By definition, if a thriller doesn't thrill, it's not doing its job. " —James Patterson, June 2006, "Introduction," Thriller[9] Writer Vladimir Nabokov, in his lectures at Cornell University, said: "In an Anglo-Saxon thriller, the villain is generally punished, and the strong silent man generally wins the weak babbling girl, but there is no governmental law in Western countries to ban a story that does not comply with a fond tradition, so that we always hope that the wicked but romantic fellow will escape scot-free and the good but dull chap will be finally snubbed by the moody heroine." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suspense_thriller
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Plenary 7: Financing Poverty Alleviation-- Building...
 
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[Moderator] Lael Brainard, Vice President and Director, Global Economy and Development Program, The Brookings Institution Jo' Schwenke, Managing Director, Business Partners Ltd. [South Africa] Ali A. Mufuruki, Chairman and CEO, Infotech Investment Group Ltd. [Tanzania] Alan Patricof, Founder and Managing Director, Greycroft LLC Part of the Global Philanthropy Forum 2007, a project of the World Affairs Council of Northern California.
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Doing Well, Doing Good Theo Chocolate (Winter 2012)
 
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Joe Whinney, Founder Theo Chocolate, the only producer of organic, specialty chocolate in the U.S., prides itself on using sustainably grown ingredients, and ensuring that cacao growers overseas earn a living wage.
Symposium on Private Military Security Companies Part 2
 
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19:03 - Panel Introduction 22:34 - Dr. C. Anthony Pfaff 38:38 - Ms. Caroline Batka 54:36 - Colonel (Ret.) Mark Cancian 1:12:46 - Mr. Chris Rothery 1:27:47 - Panel Discussion : Governance, Laws, and Ethical Standards 1:49:14 - Mr. Erik Prince 2:49:17 - Laura Dickinson