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Vedanta Resources PLC and another (Appellants) v Lungowe and others (Respondents)
 
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[2019] UKSC 20 UKSC 2017/0185 Vedanta Resources PLC and another (Appellants) v Lungowe and others (Respondents) On appeal from the Court of Appeal Civil Division (England and Wales) The respondents are 1826 Zambian citizens (“the Claimants”) who reside in the Chingola region of the Copperbelt Province in Zambia. The second appellant/defendant (“KCM”) is a public limited company, incorporated in Zambia. KCM is the owner and operator of the Nchanga copper mine in Zambia. It is the largest private employer in Zambia, where it employs approximately 16,000 people (the vast majority at Nchanga). The first appellant/defendant (“Vedanta”) is a company incorporated in the UK which acts as a holding company for a group mining companies, including KCM. On 31 July 2015 the Claimants issued proceedings against the KCM and Vedanta. They claimed to have suffered personal injury, damage to property and loss of income, amenity and enjoyment of land as a result of pollution and environmental damage caused by discharges of harmful effluent from the Nchanga mine since 2005. On 19 August 2015 Akenhead J permitted the Claimants to serve the claim form on KCM outside the jurisdiction. In September and October 2015 Vedanta and KCM respectively applied for declarations that the court lacked jurisdiction to try the claims or, alternatively, that it should not exercise such jurisdiction that it might have. Coulson J dismissed those applications. The Court of Appeal upheld the dismissal of those applications. The issues are: (1) The proper approach to the “real issue”/“proper party” test under Practice Direction 6B para. 3.1, where a claimant seeks to sue a foreign subsidiary and a UK-domiciled parent company. (2) The proper approach to the exercise of discretion under CPR r.6.37(3) in mass tort claims, particularly the weight to be given to the prospect of parallel foreign proceedings as against the prejudice caused to a foreign defendant in defending mass tort claims in England and Wales. (3) The proper approach when determining whether there is a real risk that a claimant cannot obtain substantial justice in a foreign jurisdiction. (4) The proper application of EU law principles and cases to claims brought against an English domiciled parent company, where the non-EU claimant sues both an EU-domiciled parent company and its non-EU subsidiary company (5) Whether to refer point (4) above to the EU Court of Justice. The Supreme Court dismisses the appeal.
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Asteroid Mining Mission Revealed by Planetary Resources, Inc.
 
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Planetary Resources' mission is to mine near-Earth asteroids for raw materials, ranging from water to precious metals. Through the development of cost-effective exploration technologies, the company is poised to initiate prospecting missions targeting resource-rich asteroids that are easily accessible. Resource extraction from asteroids will deliver multiple benefits to humanity and could be valued at billions of dollars annually. The effort will tap into the high concentration of precious metals found on asteroids and provide a sustainable supply to the ever-growing population on Earth. The company was founded by space visionary Peter H. Diamandis, M.D. and leading commercial space entrepreneur Eric Anderson, and is supported by an impressive investor and advisor group, including Google's Larry Page & Eric Schmidt, Ph.D.; film maker & explorer James Cameron; Chairman of Intentional Software Corporation and Microsoft's former Chief Software Architect Charles Simonyi, Ph.D.; Founder of Sherpalo and Google Board of Directors founding member K. Ram Shriram; and Chairman of Hillwood and The Perot Group Ross Perot, Jr. Visit www.planetaryresources.com for more information.
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Resource Based View of the Firm by Jay Barney
 
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Resource Based View of the Firm, originally put forward by Edith Penrose but popularised and incorporated into Strategic Management literature by scholars like Rumelt, Hamel and Prahalad and Jay Barney
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Biodiversity conservation
 
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Biodiversity conservation- This lecture explains about the conservation of biodiversity.Conservation is the defense, maintenance, management, or restoration of wildlife and traditional assets akin to forests and water. Via the conservation of biodiversity the survival of many species and habitats which might be threatened due to human events will also be ensured. Other explanations for conserving biodiversity incorporate securing useful typical resources for future generations and protecting the health of eco-system features. Conservation can commonly be divided into two types: In-situ: Conservation of habitats, species and ecosystems the place they naturally occur. This is in-situ conservation and the typical tactics and interplay are conserved as good as the elements of biodiversity. Ex-situ: The conservation of elements of biodiversity out of the context of their normal habitats is known as ex-situ conservation. Zoos, botanical gardens and seed banks are all illustration of ex-situ conservation. In-situ conservation shouldn't be normally possible as habitats will have been degraded and there is also competition for land because of this species have got to be removed from the field to save them Threatened Species Over the last 200 years many species have turn out to be extinct and the extinction price is on the develop because of the have an impact on of human pastime. The fame of species has been assessed on a global scale by means of the sector Conservation Union. Taxa that are dealing with a excessive chance of worldwide extinction are catalogued and highlighted within the IUCN purple record of Threatened Species. Threatened Habitats Habitat destruction comes in many forms from clear felling of forests to easy alterations in farming practices that fluctuate the total surrounding habitat. If a habitat is degraded or disappears a species may additionally become threatened. The united kingdom is in chance of losing various habitats starting from lowland calcareous grassland to mudflats and wet woodland. For more information, log on to- http://www.shomusbiology.com/ Get Shomu's Biology DVD set here- http://www.shomusbiology.com/dvd-store/ Download the study materials here- http://shomusbiology.com/bio-materials.html Remember Shomu’s Biology is created to spread the knowledge of life science and biology by sharing all this free biology lectures video and animation presented by Suman Bhattacharjee in YouTube. All these tutorials are brought to you for free. Please subscribe to our channel so that we can grow together. You can check for any of the following services from Shomu’s Biology- Buy Shomu’s Biology lecture DVD set- www.shomusbiology.com/dvd-store Shomu’s Biology assignment services – www.shomusbiology.com/assignment -help Join Online coaching for CSIR NET exam – www.shomusbiology.com/net-coaching We are social. Find us on different sites here- Our Website – www.shomusbiology.com Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/ShomusBiology/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/shomusbiology SlideShare- www.slideshare.net/shomusbiology Google plus- https://plus.google.com/113648584982732129198 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/suman-bhattacharjee-2a051661 Youtube- https://www.youtube.com/user/TheFunsuman Thank you for watching
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Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, to enjoy a better life | Educational Video for Kids.
 
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The three Rs Hello I am the Earth, yup the very planet you live on. There are three words which start with the letter R which I love. They are: Reduce, reuse and recycle. Do you know why I love them so much? Because they are almost magical words. Together they can make all living things as well as myself be happier. I said that they are “almost” magical because without your help it won't work, they need all of you children in order to do the trick. Each and every one of you are the real 3Rs magicians, those three words which can change the world. Do you want to know how? Yes? Well let's find out. The first R is for reduce. If you think about it, there are many things you don’t need. When you go to the supermarket, I am sure you could take your own canvas bags instead of using disposable ones given to you. This way you will be reducing the amount of plastic which is very contaminating. And I am sure that you don’t need to print out so many documents or photos, nor leave the lights, television or computer on when you are not using them. If you remember this, you will be reducing the amount of paper being used as well as energy, and in turn will be helping reduce the contamination. And these are just a few examples. I am sure you can think of many more different ways to reduce what you are using or creating unnecessary waste. The following question will help you with this task: Do I really need this or is this just a whim? The second R is for recycling. Now it is easier than ever to recycle things we don’t need any more so that they can be reused. Near your home you can find places, like the recycling station and containers for cans, plastic, paper or organic waste. They each have their specific colors to make them easier. By using them, you will avoid contaminating nature, the rivers and seas as well as the atmosphere, which is the air we breathe. And finally we have the third R, which refers to reuse. How many things do you think we can reuse again and again instead of throwing them away? Let´s see…a piece of paper that has only one side printed on it, a carton box, a plastic bottle…you think now. With just a bit of imagination, I am sure you will come up with many more exciting and fun new uses for them. And remember: if you apply the 3Rs rule, you will make me a much cleaner planet, with less contamination and where we all can enjoy a better life. Because as you know…children can make the world of difference.
Views: 730597 Happy Learning English
Read Write Inc. Phonemes Pronunciation Guide DVD
 
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Ruth Miskin shows you why pronouncing sounds in a 'pure' way is the most effective for teaching children how to read. You can find out more about Ruth's approach at https://global.oup.com/education/content/primary/series/rwi/?region=uk and http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/ Find Read Write Inc. resources on Oxford Owl: http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/direct-link/ruth-miskin Oxford Primary website: https://global.oup.com/education/primary/?region=uk Follow Oxford Primary on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OUPPrimary Pinterest: https://twitter.com/OUPPrimary
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Human Population Through Time
 
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It took 200,000 years for our human population to reach 1 billion—and only 200 years to reach 7 billion. But growth has begun slowing, as women have fewer babies on average. When will our global population peak? And how can we minimize our impact on Earth’s resources, even as we approach 11 billion? #humans #population #humanevolution #overpopulation Download the video in HD: http://media.amnh.org/sciencebulletins/AMNH_HumanPopulation_DOWNLOAD.mp4 Related content: Population Connection http://worldpopulationhistory.org/map/1/mercator/1/0/25/ UN World Population Prospects https://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/ Real-time population counter http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/ NASA EarthData https://earthdata.nasa.gov NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu Video credits: Writer/Producer AMNH/L. Moustakerski Animator AMNH/S. Krasinski Sound Design AMNH/J. Morfoot Scientific Advisors AMNH/S. Macey AMNH/J. Zichello Center for Biodiversity and Conservation Images PhyloPic David Hillis, Derrick Zwickl, and Robin Gutell, University of Texas World Population used courtesy of Population Connection, ©2015 Other Population Data Sources Population Connection United Nations, “World Population Prospects: 2015 Revision” US Census Bureau Maps and Event Sources Encyclopedia Britannica Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center NASA NOAA Needham, J. Science and Civilisation in China TimeMaps Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database *** Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=AMNHOrg Check out our full video catalog: ‪http://www.youtube.com/user/AMNHorg‬‬‬‬ ‬‬ Facebook: ‪http://fb.com/naturalhistory‬‬‬‬‬‬ Twitter: ‪http://twitter.com/amnh‬‬‬‬‬‬ Tumblr: ‪http://amnhnyc.tumblr.com/‬‬‬‬‬‬ Instagram: ‪http://instagram.com/amnh‬‬‬‬‬‬ This video and all media incorporated herein (including text, images, and audio) are the property of the American Museum of Natural History or its licensors, all rights reserved. The Museum has made this video available for your personal, educational use. You may not use this video, or any part of it, for commercial purposes, nor may you reproduce, distribute, publish, prepare derivative works from, or publicly display it without the prior written consent of the Museum. © American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
Incorporated 1x3 Promo "Human Resources" Season 1 Episode 3 Promo Trailer
 
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Incorporated 1x3 "Human Resources" Incorporated Season 1 Episode 3 Promo - An executive from a rival company covertly offers to divulge valuable secrets, prompting Ben, Elizabeth, and Julian to plan a defection. Meanwhile, Laura responds to a domestic betrayal; and in the past, Aaron and Elena meet again. Incorporated 1x3 Promo/Preview "Human Resources" Incorporated Season 1 Episode 3 Promo Incorporated 1x3 Promo "Human Resources" (HD)
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Production Planning as Linear Programming
 
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The video explains the use of Linear Programming to optimise production planning. The problem is formulated in the form of a transportation model and Microsoft Excel Solver is used to solve this formulation.
Views: 94883 Piyush Shah
Social movements | Society and Culture | MCAT | Khan Academy
 
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Created by Sydney Brown. Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/mcat/society-and-culture/demographics/v/overview-of-demographics?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=Desc&utm_campaign=mcat Missed the previous lesson? https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/mcat/society-and-culture/demographics/v/globalization-trade-and-transnational-corporations?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=Desc&utm_campaign=mcat MCAT on Khan Academy: Go ahead and practice some passage-based questions! About Khan Academy: Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content. For free. For everyone. Forever. #YouCanLearnAnything Subscribe to Khan Academy’s MCAT channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDkK5wqSuwDlJ3_nl3rgdiQ?sub_confirmation=1 Subscribe to Khan Academy: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=khanacademy
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USMLE Step 1 - UFAP + Supplemental Resources I Used
 
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I used UFAP when studying for USMLE Step 1, but I also used some supplemental resources, including Anki and Sketchy Medical. Here's how I managed and used the different resources. Use coupon code MSI20 for 20% off your subscription! Valid until 3/13: http://bit.ly/2DjhDV1. Enter to win 3 months of Sketchy Free! Follow both https://instagram.com/medschoolinsiders and https://instagram.com/kevinjubbalmd Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple: https://geni.us/microbiology USMLE Step 1 Dedicated Period Video: https://youtu.be/oPZewnPQkkw Memorization Technique Video: https://youtu.be/GcN4LcjLFd4 **BECOME AN INSIDER!** https://patreon.com/medschoolinsiders Monthly Q&A, Commentary Exclusives, & Much More! ==================== WEBSITE: https://medschoolinsiders.com INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/kevinjubbalmd TWITTER: https://twitter.com/kevinjubbalmd FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/medschoolinsiders AMAZON STORE: https://www.amazon.com/shop/medschoolinsiders ==================== Music: http://soundcloud.com/iamryanlittle May include affiliate links to Amazon. As an Amazon Associate, I may earn a commission on qualifying purchases made through them (at no extra cost to you). Disclaimer: Content of this video is my opinion and does not constitute medical advice. The content and associated links provide general information for general educational purposes only. Use of this information is strictly at your own risk. Kevin Jubbal, M.D. and Med School Insiders LLC will not assume any liability for direct or indirect losses or damages that may result from the use of information contained in this video including but not limited to economic loss, injury, illness or death.
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Unconscious Bias @ Work | Google Ventures
 
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Unconscious biases are created and reinforced by our environments and experiences. Our mind is constantly processing information, oftentimes without our conscious awareness. When we are moving fast or lack all the data, our unconscious biases fill in the gaps, influencing everything from product decisions to our interactions with coworkers. There is a growing body of research – led by scientists at Google – surrounding unconscious bias and how we can prevent it from negatively impacting our decision making.
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David Suzuki on the Conservative approach to environmental reviews April 17, 2012
 
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A wide ranging response to the federal government's decision to limit environmental assessment processes in Canada. The fundamental failure of environmentalism (May 2, 2012) http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/david-suzuki/2012/05/fundamental-failure-environmentalism From the above article: "When we believe the entire world is filled with unlimited "resources" provided for our use, we act accordingly. This "anthropocentric" view envisions the world revolving around us. So we create departments of forests, fisheries and oceans, and environment whose ministers are less concerned with the health and well-being of forests, fish, oceans, or the environment than with resources and the economies that depend on them. It's almost a cliché to refer to a "paradigm shift," but that is what we need to meet the challenge of the environmental crisis our species has created. That means adopting a "biocentric" view that recognizes we are part of and dependent on the web of life that keeps the planet habitable for a demanding animal like us." Suzuki and Tree-Huggers: Prepare for War (April 27, 2012) http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/gerald-mceachern/suzuki-foundation_b_1457523.html?ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false David Suzuki: New rules make it easier for Canadian government to harm the environment (April 24, 2012) http://www.straight.com/article-668866/vancouver/david-suzuki-new-rules-make-it-easier-canadian-government-harm-environment David Suzuki Foundation defends itself over new right-wing attack (April 26, 2012) http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/canada-politics/david-suzuki-foundation-defends-itself-over-wing-attack-204721000.html Investigate Suzuki's foundation: EthicalOil.org (April 25, 2012) http://www.torontosun.com/2012/04/25/investigate-suzukis-foundation-ethicaloilorg Letter to Canada Revenue Agency on behalf of EthicalOil (April 24, 2012) http://www.scribd.com/doc/91136043/Letter-to-CRA-DSF
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Ethics and Robotics
 
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In this module, we look at how ethics can be incorporated into Robotics PBLs. The approach highlighted in the module can promote productive conversation among students and teachers. While we focus on ethics in robotics, the approach we discuss can be applied to a variety of contexts. Please visit our website for additional resources - http://www.depts.ttu.edu/tstem/curriculum/ethics/
Views: 582 Jana Winter
1/2: Karianne Bergen: Big data for small earthquakes
 
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Part 1 of 2: Dr. Karianne Bergen, Harvard Data Science Initiative Fellow at Harvard U., presents "Big data for small earthquakes: a data mining approach to large-scale earthquake detection" at the MIT Earth Resources Laboratory on September 28, 2018. "Earthquake detection, the problem of extracting weak earthquake signals from continuous waveform data recorded by sensors in a seismic network, is a critical and challenging task in seismology. New algorithmic advances in “big data” and artificial intelligence have created opportunities to advance the state-of-the-art in earthquake detection algorithms. In this talk, I will present Fingerprint and Similarity Thresholding (FAST; Yoon et al, 2015), a data mining approach to large-scale earthquake detection, inspired by technology for rapid audio identification. FAST leverages locality sensitive hashing (LSH), a technique for efficiently identifying similar items in large data sets, to detect new candidate earthquakes without template waveforms ("training data"). I will present recent algorithmic extensions to FAST that enable detection over a seismic network and limit false detections due to local correlated noise (Bergen & Beroza, 2018). Using the foreshock sequence prior to the 2014 Mw 8.2 Iquique earthquake as a test case, we demonstrate that our approach is sensitive and maintains a low false detections rate, identifying five times as many events as the local seismicity catalog with a false discovery rate of less than 1%. We show that our new optimized FAST software is capable of discovering new events with unknown sources in 10 years of continuous data (Rong et al, 2018). I will end the talk with recommendations, based on our experience developing the FAST detector, for how the solid Earth geoscience community can leverage machine learning and data mining to enable data-driven discovery. "
The Richest Caveman - The Doug Batchelor Story
 
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[Quoted From: http://prophecycode.com/about-speaker.asp ] Pastor Doug Batchelor As a teenager, Doug Batchelor had everything money could buy—everything but happiness. His search led him to drugs, fights, and suicidal fantasies, but he still was convinced that life held no purpose. Before his search ended, a cave in the hills above Palm Springs became his home, and he eventually had to scavenge for food in garbage bins. The happiness Doug wanted eluded him until the day he began reading the dust-covered Bible a fellow "searcher" had left in his cave. What happened next can only be described as a miracle! His down-to-earth approach to living the Christian life stems from his own experiences. Pastor Doug is now President and Speaker for Amazing Facts Ministries, an international evangelistic organization incorporated as a denominational television ministry within the North American Division territory. He is an energetic man of vision and deep spirituality with an unusual ability to communicate not only to church oriented people, but also to the millions of secular-minded people of today. He is the author of five books and has a wife, Karen, and five children. View Doug Batchelor's testimony! "The Richest Caveman: The Doug Batchelor Story" Full Streaming Video: http://www.amazingfacts.org/Resources/Video/NRVideo/NR28.asx .
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Incorporated 1x03 - Promo HD Season 1 Episode 3
 
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Subscribe to IFILMS on Youtube for more promos in HD! Incorporated 1x03 "Human Resources" Season 1 Episode 3 Promo - An executive from a rival company covertly offers to divulge valuable secrets, prompting Ben, Elizabeth, and Julian to plan a defection. Meanwhile, Laura responds to a domestic betrayal; and in the past, Aaron and Elena meet again. Incorporated official website: http://www.syfy.com/incorporated Like Incorporated on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Incorporated... Follow Incorporated on Twitter: https://twitter.com/IncSyfy Follow Incorporated on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/IncSyfy Incorporated 1x03 Promo/Preview "Human Resources" Incorporated Season 1 Episode 3 Promo Incorporated 1x03 Promo "Human Resources" (HD) » Watch Incorporated Wednesdays at 10:00pm on Syfy » Starring: Dennis Haysbert, Allison Miller, Julia Ormond
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WSCI   Story
 
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The Wholistic Stress Control Institute, Inc. (WSCI) is an award winning non-profit community based organization whose mission is to teach wholistic stress management by promoting wellness and healthy lifestyle choices. This mission is accomplished through training programs, consultation, and educational resources. WSCI provides a variety of multipurpose human services in the area of education, prevention and intervention related to teen pregnancy, mental health, juvenile delinquency, violence, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and other areas. WSCI utilizes a "wholistic" approach in all of its education programs and resources. The wholistic approach advocates the harmonious development of the total person - mind, body and spirit. The Institute was founded in 1984 by Jennie C. Trotter and incorporated in 1987.
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Just Ask Freeman | Financial Sources, Inc | Retirement Specialist
 
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My name is Freeman Owen, Jr., CEO and President of Financial Sources Inc. Since 1979, I have been helping individuals with their retirement planning. I know retirement planning is stressful and it can become overwhelming. But, with careful strategies and consistent reviews, I can help you protect your retirement dollars while they are actively productive for you in your golden years. Many of my customers are concerned with outliving their resources. It’s a legitimate and common worry. However, my approach is simple. I want to put you on a financial path that will protect your money while giving you the income for life that you desire. It starts with a FREE consultation in my Maryland office. TEL: 1-866-471-7233
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Towards Integrated Water Management: Data Strategies
 
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Integrated Watershed Management September 15, 2011 This webinar will present the key requirements and data management issues for integrated-management of water resources and quality, a practical technology that can implement it, and what makes this new approach cost effective and more efficient than conventional strategies. The California Water Quality Monitoring Council has brought together state water quality control boards, municipal MS4 permittees, county health agencies, non-profit conservation organizations and others to improve the coordination and cost-effectiveness of water quality and ecosystem monitoring and assessment, enhance the integration of monitoring data across departments and agencies, and increase public accessibility to monitoring data and assessment information. While progress has been made towards these goals, there remain inherent hurdles in the integration of information and policies that stem from the conventional management approach applied to an integrated resource, water. Case studies to be explored include: 1) San Diego Regional Water Quality Portal-- San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board www.swrcb.ca.gov/rwqcb9/water_issues/programs/swamp/index.shtml 2) The Watershed Monitoring Programs- Los Angeles and San Gabriel Rivers Watershed Council 3) San Diego River Watershed Data Portal RiverWatch Data-- San Diego River Parkway Foundation, SDRWQCB, and San Diego River Conservancy http://www.ecolayers.biz/sdrpf-riverwatch/ Clay Clifton- Mr. Clifton has 15 years experience in environmental health and water qualty gained from working with the County of San Diego, Department of Environmental Health (DEH) and San Diego Coastkeeper. At the Department of Environmental Health, Clay led the Ocean Water Monitoring Program for a decade, and raised the program efficiency and effectiveness by managing data and integrating monitoring strategies with five dischargers, and coordinating reporting, investigation and notification with various stakeholders. Clay currently works with EcoLayers, Incorporated. Joe Purohit- Developing innovative solutions for complex industry problems has been the hallmark of Joe's career. In the eighties, at General Electric he pioneered the use of first-generation microprocessors, sensors and wireless communications for "smart grid" power utility applications. At AT&T he worked on digital voice/video applications and technologies, which evolved into the modern internet. In the early nineties, at Amoco he helped develop markets for fiber optic and next-generation solar power technologies (thin film). From 1994 to 1999, based in Moscow and London, Joe was country manager for BP-Amoco's electric power business in Russia, Eastern Europe and India. In Russia, he won Amoco's participation in the largest ($900 million) private sector power project. It became an exemplar for the restructuring of Russia's national electric power sector. Joe Purohit is the Founder & CEO of EcoLayers, Inc. The company produces a suite of webbased software services which created a new paradigm for cost-effective management of the "water value chain." • Towards Integrated Water Management: Data Strategies by Clay Clifton www.mywaterquality.ca.gov/monitoring_council/collaboration_network/docs/cc091511.pdf
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Putting a Face and Voice to Mental Illness
 
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Canadian Motivational Speaker, Allan Kehler, puts a face and a voice to the prevalent issues of mental illness. Allan reminds us that someone with a mental illness or addiction does not physically look a certain way. People struggling with these issues come from all walks of life. Allan encourages people to put a voice to their needs, and to access the numerous mental health resources available at our fingertips. For more information about Allan Kehler please visit www.outfromtheshadows.ca About Allan Kehler… After spending years persevering through his own mental health issues and addictions, Allan made a decision to use his own life experiences to assist others. As a keynote speaker, he confidently conveys how to create a safe, compassionate, and supportive environment that proactively addresses issues of addictions, mental illness, stress, and mental wellness. Allan offers a unique style to effectively speak to these very sensitive issues using humor, compassion, and authenticity. He is a best-selling author of three books, with one - Stepping Out from the Shadows: A Guide to Understanding & Healing from Addictions, incorporated into college curricula in Canada. Allan’s writing has been published in countless national magazines. He has also been featured on several television and radio programs, yet it is his recognition as a professional speaker that has gained Allan the most national attention for his engaging style and captivating approach. The music for this video is called Frost, and was composed by HOVATOFF. It was retrieved from YouTube Audio Library.
Views: 1146 Allan Kehler
Visionary sports executive takes the helm as next Vanderbilt athletics director
 
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Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos today named Malcolm Turner, a proven and highly accomplished sports business executive with a passion for the transformative power of education, as the university’s new vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director. Turner, a member of the NBA’s senior leadership team and president of the NBA G League, will join the university on Feb. 1, 2019. “I set out to find a thought leader with the skill set and vision to manage the next stage of transformation for Vanderbilt Athletics, and that’s exactly what we found in Malcolm Turner,” Zeppos said. “Malcolm is a proven executive with deep expertise in multiple business disciplines including management, marketing and development across the sports landscape of teams, leagues, facilities and major events. He also carries a deep and personal commitment to education, evidenced by his own academic achievements and his extensive community service. His exceptional skills, combined with his passion for education and drive for excellence, will bring immense value not only to the Vanderbilt Commodores, but to the rest of the university and to the entire Nashville community.” Vanderbilt interviewed a number of highly accomplished candidates and ultimately decided Turner was the right fit to carry on Vanderbilt’s athletics program. “The level of interest in this role from a superb and diverse set of candidates was nothing short of remarkable,” noted Zeppos. “This was a testament to what I believe is an inspiring and distinctive approach to the student athlete experience that I call ‘the Vanderbilt Way’ – a deep commitment to the comprehensive development of student athletes to excel on the field of play, academically and in life.” Zeppos said Turner is the right leader to take the university’s commitment to student-athletes to the next level and achieve success on and off the field. “Malcolm is a problem solver with a unique ability to bring people together around a common vision,” he added. “I am confident that he will have an immediate and profound impact on the Commodores’ success as an elite athletics program by building new relationships and new sources of revenue, while recruiting and retaining extraordinarily talented coaches, students and staff.” “I am honored to join such a storied university with a historic commitment to excellence in everything it does,” Turner said. “Vanderbilt University and the city of Nashville are on the move, and I’m excited to be a part of that transformation and help position the Commodores and Vanderbilt’s unique approach to developing student-athletes as a national and international model. I look forward to supporting and partnering with our student-athletes, coaches, facility managers, staff and the entire Commodores community to help attain and provide the resources for our teams to succeed.” Turner graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and went on to earn joint J.D./.M.B.A. degrees from Harvard University. Turner is also an accomplished community leader, having served on the advisory boards for Teach for America, the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, the UNC Board of Visitors and the board of the Morehead-Cain Scholarship Fund. As a student at UNC Chapel Hill, Turner was a Rhodes Scholar Finalist, Morehead-Cain Scholar and recipient of the Ernest L. Mackie Chancellor’s Award for character, scholarship and leadership. Turner’s tenure as president of the NBA G League is hallmarked by growth, expansion and transformation. Under Turner’s leadership, the NBA G League has enjoyed unprecedented growth across all areas of its business and basketball operations — from record numbers of NBA G League alumni in the NBA, to a first-of-its-kind expanded entitlement partnership with Gatorade, to innovative new player contract types. A champion for NBA Two-Way Contracts (newly incorporated in the NBA’s current Collective Bargaining Agreement) and NBA G League Select Contracts (newly announced as part of the G League’s recently launched professional path), Turner’s vision deepened the league’s commitment to player development. Follow Vanderbilt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vanderbiltu, on Instagram: http://instagram.com/vanderbiltu and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vanderbilt. See all Vanderbilt social media at http://social.vanderbilt.edu.
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Session 2 - CGE Approach to Assess the Impacts of Water Scarcity due to Climate Change in Japan
 
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Dr Hiroshi Hamasaki, Senior Research Fellow, Economic Research Centre, Fujitsu Research Institute Japan is surrounded by sea and little attention has been paid to the economic impacts of water scarcity due to climate change. As a result, no research has been done to identify the economic impacts of water scarcity on Japanese economy. Partial economic model is unable to provide indirect effects of changes, but CGE (Computable General Equilibrium) model provide more complete welfare assessment, incorporating constraints and feedbacks between different economic sectors and agents. TERM Model was originally developed by COPs (Centre of Policy Studies), Victoria University and a multi-regional Australia CGE model. TERM version for Japan was constructed by Yamamoto, from 104-sector and distinguishing 47 bottom-up regions. In this research, we have incorporated water consumption module to TERM model version for Japan and aggregated regions to 14 regions to fit to water consumption statistics. 10% water supply reduction to agricultural sector will lead to negative GDP impacts on all regions except Kanto-R including Tokyo, Kanagawa and Chiba. Despite the small share of agricultural, Hokkaido, the north part of Japan, is the two most influenced regions and GDP and wage will decrease by 0.21% and 0.18% and 0.30% respectively.
Performance Management System Introductory video
 
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In order to spread an outstanding performance culture and to keep the Dubai Media Incorporated employees aware of the right and fair mechanism of measuring their performance; The Human Resources Department in collaboration with the Creative Department designed an introductory video about the performance management system.
Views: 24021 Dubai Media Inc
Building Resilience through Community Economic Development
 
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Presentation begins at 1:45min Community Economic Development is an approach that encourages self-reliance and sustainability as a way of dealing with the ups and downs of economic and social change. Communities can build resilience by mobilizing homegrown assets, both financial and human, while leveraging outside resources to achieve their goals. In this webinar, we’ll introduce the basic concepts and show how they can be incorporated into your economic development work. If you are new to this approach or want some tools to explain it to colleagues or community members, this webinar is for you! Speaker: Jeremy Stone, Director of Community Economic Development Programs, Simon Fraser University For more information or to register for upcoming webinars visit: http://gov.bc.ca/economicdevelopment and look under BC Ideas Exchange.
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Presenting the new Visitor Use Management Framework VUM - Part 1
 
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The Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS Group) is a network of professionals committed to promoting sustainable tourism in protected areas globally, and whose mission is to provide a forum where people collaborate, stimulate dialogue, share expertise, develop and disseminate knowledge, and enhance learning, in order to enhance the planning, development and management of sustainable tourism in protected areas. With this in mind, TAPAS Group has organized a 2-part webinar, with the technical support of Ecoturismo Genuino (www.ecoturismogenuino.com) about the experience of the Interagency Visitor Use Management Council (IVUMC), a collaboration between six federal agencies that manage public lands within the United States of America, and the recently released Visitor Use Management Framework, Edition One (VMU). The Interagency Visitor Use Management Council (IVUMC) is a collaboration between six federal agencies that manage public lands within the United States of America. Council collaboration is designed to increase awareness of and commitment to proactive, professional, and science-based visitor use management on federally-managed lands and waters. The council’s mission is to provide guidance on visitor use management policies and to develop legally defensible and effective interagency implementation tools for visitor use management. Providing a consistent approach to visitor use management better serves the public by creating seamless connections between lands and waters managed by different federal agencies. The council is excited to share its recently released Visitor Use Management Framework, Edition One. The Visitor Use Management Framework (the framework) is a process designed for federal managers to collaboratively develop, implement, and monitor strategies and actions to provide sustainable access to lands and waters. The intent, and ultimate desired outcome, is to provide high quality visitor experiences, while protecting natural and cultural resources. The framework can be incorporated into existing federal agency planning and decision-making processes and is applicable across a wide spectrum of situations that vary in complexity and spatial extent from site-specific to large-scale planning efforts. For additional information, the complete Visitor Use Management Framework document available at: https://visitorusemanagement.nps.gov/VUM/Framework
Views: 813 Allan Rhodes
How to Cure Vitiligo? 💥UPDATE 2018💥: 🍃Natural Vitiligo Treatment That's Working for Me
 
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Helpful Vitiligo Treatment Protocol👉 https://goo.gl/goPVxw. UPDATE:🚨 ▬ Vitiligo Re-pigmentation Progress 2018▬ 🚨. Hi guys. Many of you have asked for an update on my Vitiligo treatment. I have updated the video thumbnail image to show my progress since I originally uploaded this video👇. I have also updated the resource list of things that have helped me on my journey to show the exact products I use. I also provided a link to the helpful vitiligo treatment program that many of you asked me about (SEE FULL LIST BELOW). I am happy with the progress but still need about another 5-10% or so re-pigmentation. Most still around my hips for some reason. Any questions feel free to ask.😊 ▬Natural Vitiligo Treatment Resource List▬ (Disclaimer: Always talk to your doctor before starting any supplement or diet changes) - Vitamin b12 👉 http://amzn.to/2DqRyFD - Folic Acid 👉 http://amzn.to/2Df5IXi - Ginko Biloba 👉 http://amzn.to/2DpcSLQ - Zinc (no longer taking liquid form) 👉 http://amzn.to/2ER051U - Preservative Free Vitamin D 👉 http://amzn.to/2DnJzJJ 🍃Most of my protocol is based on scientific research papers such as: - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9394983 (b12 & folic acid research) - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12780716 (ginko biloba research) ➕ I followed the work of David Paltrow. I recommend checking out his customizable Vitiligo Treatment Program that comes with great one on one support if you have any questions along the way. I think. Definitely worth the read. His system was great for learning what to eat🥕 and more importantly WHAT TO AVOID😷. Here is a link to the video on his site if you want to learn more about it 👉 https://goo.gl/goPVxw. ▬Other Things I Use Now and Then That Help▬ - Copper Bracelet 👉 http://amzn.to/2DgLEUo - Complexion Blender 👉 http://amzn.to/2BbZrJW - Fake Tan for Vitiligo 👉 http://amzn.to/2DpWquH - Organic Natural Sunscreen 👉 http://amzn.to/2ET2h8V - Cover Creme for makeup for Vitiligo 👉 -Puriya Cream for skin healing 👉 http://amzn.to/2DpXIpx I have used so many products that I am not 100% sure which ones are having the greatest benefit. I think a holistic approach is important though. ▬ DISCLAIMER ▬ I purchased these products. I received no monetary compensation from any of the products listed. However, after coming back to this channel after been away for a year I realized that I am starting to get a lot of views. Therefore I decided to monetize with affiliate links. That means if you make purchases through certain links at the top of the description of this video and in the comments section below, I may earn a small commission (at no extra cost to you). I appreciate your support and will try my best to provide more helpful info on vitiligo treatment in the future. If you do decide to support me by purchasing through these links it is very much appreciated🤗. If you have any questions on your journey feel free to ask for help. Amazon Disclosure: "What It Is YouTube Channel" is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc, or its affiliates. Good luck on your journey. Be patient.😊 ▬Original description▬ My personal search for a vitiligo cure. I have been living with vitiligo for the past 20 years and am finally seeing vitiligo repigmentation success after using these supplements and vitiligo diet plan. I am not sure if this will be a vitiligo cure but i am very hopeful that this natural vitiligo treatment will finally help me fully repigment my vitiligo spots. Whether this results in a vitiligo cure in 2017, 2018 or beyond I do not mind. I am just happy that I am finally repigmenting after all of these years. Consistency is key when it comes to treating and beating vitiligo successfully. I am following the diet and supplementation regime everyday and am seeing excellent results so far. Fingers crossed that i will continue to reverse my vitiligo until my skin is back to normal. Please subscribe for updates 👉https://goo.gl/gZSabB
Views: 65242 What it is
Data Management Training at Uni of Melbourne and Uni of Queensland
 
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Created on 23rd November 2012 - Data Management Training webinars #1 and #2 will bring together those who have experience in developing and delivering data management training to researchers and higher degree students, with those considering adding this to their portfolio of training activities in 2013. It will be a forum for sharing experiences, ideas and resources. This session will feature three speakers and include time for questions and discussion. 1. Anna Shadbolt, The University of Melbourne - a brief overview of data management training activities focussing on accredited subjects in Masters and PhD programs that include a data management component. Anna will discuss how and why data management is incorporated into these programs, who is involved in teaching this component and the resources developed to support teaching. 2. Belinda Weaver, The University of Queensland - a brief overview of data management training activities focussing on her "GRASP" (Gauge-Refer-Advise-Support-Partner) approach to developing data management capability. Belinda will share her experiences of delivering the training, and demonstrate the resources she developed to support staff in data management. She will also briefly talk about her current role as Training Coordinator for the Queensland Cyber-Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF). 3. Sam Searle, Griffith University - Sam recently joined Griffith University following four years as Data Management Coordinator at Monash University. In this session, Sam will talk about data management training activities she's been involved in, share lessons learned and discuss some ideas for alternative approaches.
Webinar - Better Engagement and Better Outcomes with PCOMS
 
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PCOMS (the Partners for Change Outcome Management System) is a unique approach to supporting people who need help to thrive. In this free Community Research webinar, Robyn Pope and Laurie Siegel-Woodward outline the PCOMS approach and the research behind it, and share their learnings and experience of implementing PCOMS within social service agencies in Aotearoa. They describe the impact the system has had on service users, providers and organisations alike. We also hear from individuals who have experienced the PCOMS approach as clients. The webinar concludes with the direction of PCOMS in this country and offers resources for those interested in learning more about it. PCOMS gives people the power to set their own goals and measure their progress, as well as giving practitioners feedback on their practice, and providing organisations with data to develop and shape effective services. The PCOMS approach: • recognises that individuals are the experts in their own lives and therefore, their ideas about what could work for them should be incorporated into all aspects of work with that individual. • privileges the culture and ideas of the individual, to support them to discover their own unique solutions to the issues they are dealing with. • recognises the importance of the relationship between the individual and the practitioner working with them. • enables progress to be measured and addressed during each contact session. This means that any lack of improvement can be addressed quickly and transparently, which reduces drop-out. The stories from those experiencing PCOMS are powerful. They tell of being able to focus on progress, rather than being overwhelmed by a tangle of seemingly insurmountable problems. Practitioners learning to use PCOMS talk of their own journey from confusion and self-doubt, to focused interactions with their clients that led to profound change. Robyn Pope is the Manager Practice and Development at Wesley Community Action in Wellington New Zealand. She is an accredited trainer in the Strengths Based Framework and has been responsible for the implementation of this framework and PCOMS throughout Wesley Community Actions services. Robyn is a project leader with the Better Outcomes Now team. Laurie Siegel-Woodward is the Executive Director of the Partnering for Outcomes Foundation Aotearoa and director of Aliarah Ltd. Recognising PCOMS as both a quality improvement measure and an opportunity to privilege the culture of the client, Laurie advocates for its widespread use to reduce health disparities across New Zealanders and improve health outcomes.
Views: 72 Community Research
Ips Group Is Incorporated To Provide Various HR Outsourcing Solutions
 
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http://www.ipspl.com/ Integrated personnel services private limited: (IPSPL) incorporated in The year 2004, with intent to deliver integrated solution for Recruitment, HR Management/processing and HR outsourcing for IT And non IT companies. Today, our pro-customer approach and Our endeavor to deliver perfect solution for our client's requirements In the most efficient and economical way, we have created a niche for Ourselves as and--to-end HR outsourcing solution provider.To Make each function of HR more specific, the management decided to Create IPS Group in 2009.
Views: 539 Business Video
Ips Group Is Incorporated To Provide Various HR Outsourcing Solutions 360p
 
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Integrated personnel services private limited: (IPSPL) incorporated in The year 2004, with intent to deliver integrated solution for Recruitment, HR Management/processing and HR outsourcing for IT And non IT companies. Today, our pro-customer approach and Our endeavor to deliver perfect solution for our client's requirements In the most efficient and economical way, we have created a niche for Ourselves as and--to-end HR outsourcing solution provider.To Make each function of HR more specific, the management decided to Create IPS Group in 2009.
Views: 94 IPSPL
Discriminative Learning of Social Dynamics
 
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As a field concerned with prediction, machine learning is a natural candidate for approaching social-related prediction tasks. However, in contrast to many other domains were machine learning has been successfully applied, social phenomena remain notoriously hard to predict. In this talk I will argue that in addition to a large and rich data and powerful computational resources, the success of a learning approach critically depends on its ability to incorporate prior knowledge. It is therefore natural to ask – how can social and behavioral theory be incorporated into predictive learning frameworks? I will discuss ways in which this can be achieved, and present a general method for incorporating models of social behavior. Our method learns a class of predictors inspired by generative models of social dynamics, but under a discriminative objective. Thus, it utilizes the explanatory power of social models, while optimizing predictive accuracy. This is achieved by efficiently learning an optimal (linear) combination of (non-linear) social-dynamic models, which implicitly serve as an infinite, continuous set of features in a dual kernel space. I will present results on the tasks of influence estimation and network value prediction, and elaborate on possible extensions to tasks in domains like behavioral economics, crowdsourcing, and others. Finally, I will discuss how ad-hoc predictive methods can be used to expose and illuminate social phenomena and support behavioral hypotheses, and how such goals can motivate challenging and novel problems for machine learning. See more on this video at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/video/discriminative-learning-social-dynamics/
Views: 174 Microsoft Research
RAG presents Dr. Mukasa Afrika Ma'at   2-27-19
 
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The Raising Awareness Group visited The Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School to discuss the career, work and life of our noted friend and esteemed scholar Dr. Mukasa Afrika Ma'at. His work "African Centered Education: A Framework for Educators, Parents, and Students" which can be found in digital format at Amazon is a well crafted and precise collection of thoroughly researched jewels describing the spectrum of the issues surrounding the education of our youth and the Afrikan Community. This book is relevant to all those who wish to gain a deeper insight into Afrikan-Centered education. The essays are rich with content and resources. They cover the core areas of instruction and ways to approach them from an Afrikan-Centered lens. A full list of cultural infusion modules have been included which Dr. Ma'at has developed over the years and who has provided to schools and teachers around the country. Some autobiographical elements have been incorporated as well. This work is a significant contribution to the field. The teacher, parent, student, and lay reader who wishes enrich the learning of Black children will find this book as a treasure in Afrikan-Centered education. Find all of Dr. Ma'at's works here: https://www.amazon.com/s?i=digital-text&rh=p_27%3AMukasa+Ma%27at&s=relevancerank&text=Mukasa+Ma%27at&ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1 Dr. Ma'at also details his life and evolution as a man, his Dissertation Defense for his Doctorate on "Rites of Passage" and many more areas of interest that effect the Afrikan Community. You can find his Dissertation and all of his other published works at the following links: Dr Ma'at's website: https://secondcivilrightsmovement.wordpress.com/ RAG website: http://raisingawarenessgroup.com/recent-articles/dr-mukasa-maat-dissertation-defense-rites-passage/ RAG YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAvnjuxkiw0&t=213s Dr. Ma'at also discussed the dissertation and other great works by the esteemed Brother Dr. Uhuru Hotep. Although these are only references to his works they are not publicly available at this time. The dissertation is "An Afrocentric Oral History of the Council of Independent Black Institutions, 1970-2000" by Dr. Uhuru Hotep. His title of works can be found here: https://scholar.google.com/scholar?start=10&q=Uhuru+Hotep&hl=en&as_sdt=0,31 The book BAK2 was mentioned as a tool to take a comprehensive look back at the history of Afrikan people here in the Americas. Get this great chronicle and their other heralded works from the University of Kmt Press team here: https://books-by-ukmt-press.myshopify.com/ The library of the UKMT Press is the official books of the Raising Awareness Group! Get them all for your collection. They are a must! We hope you enjoy what we think is an insightful and engaging conversation with Dr. Ma'at and that you support his work. Please see the link for the Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School here: http://www.sfacs.us/ As always we thank you for tuning in and please look forward to more engaging interviews and thought provoking topics and articles that we have lined up for you in the coming months. 2019 will be a banner year for the RAG and we invite you to challenge yourself in developing a more sophisticated and discerning thought process as you travel with us on our journey of discovery. Visit us @ www.RaisingAwarenessGroup.com and our YouTube page @ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXM5wpSQ5AAk9s7AjkHpN8A Visit our Facebook Like page @ https://www.facebook.com/RaisingAwarenessGroup/ Drop us an email if you wish to contact us at [email protected] We look forward to hearing from you. Shm m htp Abibifahodie Note: We do not own the music that closes out the video. Created and composed by Kevin MacLeod. Video posted under fair use. This video is not endorsed by Kevin MacLeod or incompetech. At the Shore, Tafi Maradi no Voice, Digya, Night Cave by- Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... http://incompetech.com/music/
Mars, No Go For Red Dragon, SpaceX rethinks Red Dragon Mars Mission
 
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Mars no go for Red Dragon SpaceX rethinks Red Dragon Mars mission Musk won’t be sending Red Dragon 2 Mars. In his recent statement Elon Musk when asked about Red Dragon Mars mission which is scheduled for 2020, confirmed long suspicions that Red Dragon 2020 Mars mission is no go. During a speech at the International Space Station Research and Development Conference, Musk confirmed that the company is no longer working to land Dragon propulsively for commercial crew. SpaceX had maintained that in future crew contracts with NASA, it would use Dragon's thrusters to land on land. "The reason we decided not to pursue that heavily is that it would have taken a tremendous amount of effort to qualify that for safety for crew transport," "There was a time when I thought the Dragon approach to landing on Mars, where you've got a base heat shield and side mounted thrusters, would be the right way to land on Mars. But now I'm pretty confident that is not the right way." Musk added that his company has come up with a "far better" approach to landing on Mars that will be incorporated into the next iteration of the company's proposed Mars transportation hardware. Musk laid out an initial version of this "Interplanetary Transport System" in 2016, but he has said an updated architecture is coming soon. Perhaps at the 2017 International Astronautical Conference in Adelaide, Australia. The event will be held from September 25 to 29. The new Mars architecture will be "more affordable" and slightly smaller, Musk said. Although initial plan for Interplanetary Transport seemed doable, it just couldn’t be done on the budget Elon proposed. The revised plan should prove at least financially, a success, we are yet to see what SpaceX plans to do in that regard. Elon Musk is realizing, sending humans to Mars won’t be easy or cheap, and even though he has some ideas how to get us there, he’s nowhere near technically able to deliver his vision. NASA was trying to send humans to Mars for past 30 years and NASA has far greater technological and scientific resources than SpaceX. Yet they struggle! These delays will undoubtedly delay first manned mission to Mars, perhaps 2030 seems most optimistic timeframe now.
Views: 82521 mic of orion
Property Rights Approach to Animal Rights | New Books Network #64
 
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Original: http://newbooksnetwork.com/john-hadley-animal-property-rights-a-theory-of-habitat-rights-for-wild-animals-lexington-books-2015/ --- In This Episode --- John Hadley’s Animal Property Rights: A Theory of Habitat Rights for Wild Animals (Lexington Books, 2015) presents a novel approach to addressing habitat and biodiversity loss: extending liberal property rights to wildlife. Hadley argues that a guardianship system could effectively protect the rights of wild animals to resources in the territories they inhabit. In turn, the guardians of particular animals or a particular species could challenge land use plans that might threaten the ability of these animals to meet their basic needs. Though grounded in philosophical theory, Hadley’s focus is pragmatic. He is interested in producing an institutional design that could be effectively incorporated into policy and practice. His proposal also aims to solve some key problems in wildlife conservation. It bridges the seemingly divergent interests of environmentalists focused on the protection of the collective (e.g., ecosystems) and those of animal rights proponents focused on the survival of individuals. Here, common ground is found in habitat protection, a shared value that reconciles the differences between these groups. Hadley’s proposal also ensures animals become vocal stakeholders in land use and conservation initiatives, able to compete with agendas that might be incompatible with animal or habitat protection. It also begins to overcome the anthropocentrism that (perhaps inevitably) pervades conservation practice. By determining animal property rights boundaries on the basis of territorial behavior, Hadley’s proposal privileges animal actions and interactions over human-centric interests. Although their rights would be advocated by a human guardian in a person-centered legal system, if implemented, this theory would ensure the interests of wild animals are taken seriously. This is a book of critical relevance to those interested in issues of human-wildlife conflict, biodiversity protection, and human/nonhuman relationships. --- Sources and Links --- https://www.amazon.co.uk/Animal-Property-Rights-Habitat-Animals/dp/0739189255 https://search.proquest.com/openview/436f51f605516e44a5f87db05a7172a6/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=55441 https://york.academia.edu/JoshMilburn --- Platforms --- https://www.facebook.com/NewBooksNetwork/ https://twitter.com/newbooksnetwork --- Subscribe, download, review on iTunes, Stitcher, PlayerFM or Podbean to listen on the go --- https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/new-books-in-environmental-studies/id425223410?mt=2 https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/new-books-network https://player.fm/series/new-books-network https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/gsijp-3fd4c/New-Books-Network-Podcast -------------- Join these communities: -------------- 🍎 Community Discord Directory: https://discord.gg/bYpfzRT 🍒 Philosophical Vegan Forum: https://philosophicalvegan.com -------------- Help share these resources out: -------------- 🍊 Philosophical Vegan Wiki: https://tinyurl.com/y7jc6kh6 🥕 Vegan Video Resource Library: https://tinyurl.com/yb3udm8x -------------- Hit me up: -------------- 🍓 Email: [email protected] 🍇 Facebook: https://facebook.com/activistjourneys101 🥑 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/theo_slade --------------
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How to Properly Manage Your Money Like the Rich | Tom Ferry
 
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It's not about how much money you earn. It's what you do with the money that matters. In this video, I'm going to show you a business strategy on how to manage your money. I'm not gonna tell you what to invest in. That's not my role. Here are the best ideas of what the best professionals do to manage their money. Learn more from Tom LIVE at the next Summit event: https://tfi.media/2UC21rg ------------ I hope you got some helpful tips and new ideas from this video. To ensure you don't miss all my FREE training videos all you have to do is sign up here with your email: http://bit.ly/TomFerry-VideoTraining Get a FREE copy of my new book: http://bit.ly/2Bblstw Download FREE Agent Scripts and Resources: http://bit.ly/2iDEjpJ Tom Ferry Coaching: http://bit.ly/2eP8UlA Tom Ferry Events: http://bit.ly/2gQBjbD Join Tom's VIP List: http://bit.ly/2sMb73n ------------- Connect with me on my other social channels: Website - http://TomFerry.com Facebook - http://facebook.com/TomFerry Twitter - http://twitter.com/TomFerry YouTube - http://youtube.com/CoachTomFerry Instagram - http://instagram.com/TomFerry Podcast - http://soundcloud.com/CoachTomFerry
Views: 7627101 Tom Ferry
"the 101" Episode 5: How does malware actually work?
 
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Last week we started our discussion about malware by breaking down its major types. These distinctions are important because they help us craft the right strategies for defending ourselves; namely how we prioritize our time, money, and resources. But when it comes to tactics, we need to have a better sense of how malware works so we know how to defend ourselves. So, to continue our discussion in today’s episode, we ask: “How does malware actually work?” To see more free series by Carbon Black go to www.carbonblack.com/resources/learn-ngav ****************** Don't miss out on the future of next generation endpoint security! Follow us and stay up to date on the latest trends, topics and releases. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/carbon-black-inc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carbonblackinc/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/CarbonBlack_Inc Google+: https://plus.google.com/+Carbonblack-Incorporated Everything you need and more: https://www.carbonblack.com/ Check out our blog: https://www.carbonblack.com/blog/ ****************** About Carbon Black Hackers: It Takes One to Know One Carbon Black was founded by former members of the U.S. government’s elite team of offensive security hackers. Trained by the NSA and CIA, our founders possessed early insights into the tools and techniques of 21st century cyber hackers. For more than 15 years, our leadership and software have outpaced increasingly sophisticated attacks. Pioneers in the Market We’re delivering a new generation of endpoint security, purposely designed to protect your organization from the most advanced cyberattacks. Our pioneering approach to application control, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and next-generation antivirus (NGAV) has been rigorously tested and proven by highly regarded third-party industry analysts. Some of this recognition is highlighted, below, under Awards. Customer Driven Thirty of the Fortune 100 rely on Carbon Black. Our diverse customer base includes Silicon Valley leaders in internet search, social media, transportation, government, finance, and higher education. Collectively, 3,000+ organizations trust us to protect more than 9 million endpoints around the world. With an eye on empowering every security team and protecting every endpoint, we stand true to our founding vision: To create a world safe from cyberattacks.
Views: 391 Carbon Black, Inc
How to Join a Graduate Sorority Chapter | Using the National Websites | KelsTells
 
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How to use what's available as resources! Don't forget to Like, Comment, Share, & Subscribe!! And be sure to follow my blog: https://www.kelstells.wordpress.com. Learn about my sorority's membership: http://sgrho1922.org/membership Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this video are my own and do not necessarily represent the positions, strategies or opinions of my sorority, its leadership or any of its affiliates. _________________________________________ Connect with me: Twitter: AubreyFord Instagram: kelstells Snapchat: KelsTells Inquiries: [email protected]
Views: 17061 KelsTells
The Intersection of Opioids and Suicide: A Prevention Approach
 
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This webinar features a discussion about the relationship and intersection between the growing opioid and suicide crises and what prevention strategies and approaches can be used to address them at the national and state level. Viewers will receive valuable information and resources to help prevent opioid misuse and suicide in their communities. Find more resources and learn about SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week at samhsa.gov/prevention-week.
Views: 937 SAMHSA
MCDHH Public Safety Update Fall 2018
 
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MCDHH Fall 2018 Public Safety Update Hello, Public safety is always a priority. The month of September brought more of a focus on safety for MCDHH. We are all aware of the disastrous natural gas explosions that took place in the Northeast area of Massachusetts: Lawrence, Andover and North Andover. MCDHH partnered with the Red Cross, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services and other State agencies to provide onsite communication access and support to the survivors of the explosions. Our goal is to provide communication access for those who survive a disaster. We deployed both staff and contracted interpreters to shelters and to assist individuals in applying for assistance after the explosions. In total 43 hours of interpreter services were provided to ensure individuals had communication access after this disaster. Our Governor held a press conference to inform the community about what was happening after the explosions. We provided 24 hours’ worth of interpreting services during the time period after the explosions, throughout the weekend, so the community would be aware of recovery efforts and the support services that were being provided. During the process of recovery seeking shelter and applying for assistance, communication, resources and access to services are all an important. We provided case management staff and staff from our victim’s assistance program. It is critical people in the area of the explosion understand the risk of hearing loss. We provided the resources, information, and staff support for those in need who survived that disaster. Also coordination was a significant part of our staffs’ effort to support people in Massachusetts who survived that disaster. I want to thank the skilled interpreters who interpreted on site, the case management staff and I want to thank our Deaf and Hard of Hearing Independent Living staff who worked in the program serving that area from DEAF Incorporated. All of those are critical resources we have here in Massachusetts. When a disaster happens it is critical that we pull together as a team in our approach and be able to support deaf and hard of hearing individuals who are living through that crisis. September 29th the city of Worchester hosted a public safety day. It was a tremendous collaborative effort. The task force included the City of Worcester, the departments of fire, police and ambulance services, Center for Living and Working’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Independent Living Services and MCDHH staff. It was a tremendous opportunity to learn, interact, prepare for emergencies and understand the role of our firefighters, police, EMS and community. Public safety requires collaboration. Public safety day in Worcester was a great model. We saw presentations, received information, watched a demonstration of a police dog, we had an opportunity to learn how medical emergency services are provided and how we can communicate better to prepare for emergencies. Public safety day is an excellent model and an excellent idea. Our goal is to see communities collaborating together to establish similar public safety days throughout Massachusetts. Public safety is important for Deaf and Hard of Hearing drivers. We’ve seen, heard and discussed with many of you about the importance of an effective way to interact with the police. When a Deaf or Hard of Hearing driver is pulled over, how can you prepare to communicate effectively, more effectively and safely. MCDHH gathered ideas and information in order to put together a model of a visor card. We have prepared that with input from the community. We are close to completion and will then print and distribute those visor cards. It’s a great opportunity to give people these cards to keep in their car and use them for very basic visual communication to show police should it become necessary when they be pulled over while driving. We are preparing to distribute the visor cards and we hope you will collaborate with us and share them widely. Safety is a priority for all of us here in Massachusetts. Thank you for your collaboration. Together we have better communication access and better safety for all of us here in Massachusetts.
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ESRC Sustainable Business Training Series - Developing an Action Plan
 
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Recorded on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Utilizing an Action Plan to stay on target and achieve success. Topics include: - Ensuring a systematic approach - Key aspects of a successful plan - Monitoring progress - Success story presentations - Tools and resources - Technical assistance available Featured Presenting Companies: - Mitcheltree Brothers Logging (Pennsylvania) - U.S. Navy Fleet Readiness Center East (North Carolina) AGENDA [00:01] Introduction [02:03] Action Planning [12:35] Company Spotlight - Mitcheltree Brothers Logging & Lumber, Inc., Pennsylvania [19:23] Questions & Answers - Mitcheltree [24:03] Company Spotlight - U.S. Navy Fleet Readiness Center East, North Carolina [37:10] Questions & Answers - FRC East [45:46] Tools & Resources [57:42] Wrap-up
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Aboriginal perspectives
 
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Aboriginal perspectives Career Stage - Highly Accomplished Main Focus area - 2.4 School - Sturt Street Community School The teacher embeds Aboriginal perspectives into a unit of work through an investigation into the Aboriginal land management practice of fire-stick farming. The students consider the ways in which Aboriginal Australians used fire in the past and present and research the procedure of fire-stick farming. Students then demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of how and why fire-stick farming was used by acting out the process. The teacher then discusses the ways in which Aboriginal histories and cultures could be incorporated into a colleague’s Mathematics class using a resource database. http://www.aitsl.edu.au/australian-professional-standards-for-teachers/illustrations-of-practice/detail?id=IOP00136
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Team Approach to Care for Children with Cerebral Palsy
 
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(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Christina Buysse, MD. Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine. Helen Phung, PT Supervisor, California Children's Service, San Mateo County. Patty Wlash, Chief Therapist, California Children's Service, San Mateo County. Recorded on 03/09/2018. Series: "Developmental Disabilities Update" [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 33519]
"the 101" Episode 4: What are the different types of malware?
 
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So far we’ve talked about NGAV and other types of antivirus, comparing and contrasting how they stop malware and non-malware attacks. We also defined non-malware, but what about malware? Malware is a big topic, so today we’re going to start our ongoing discussion by asking: What are the different types of malware? To see more free series by Carbon Black go to www.carbonblack.com/resources/learn-ngav ****************** Don't miss out on the future of next generation endpoint security! Follow us and stay up to date on the latest trends, topics and releases. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/carbon-black-inc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carbonblackinc/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/CarbonBlack_Inc Google+: https://plus.google.com/+Carbonblack-Incorporated Everything you need and more: https://www.carbonblack.com/ Check out our blog: https://www.carbonblack.com/blog/ ****************** About Carbon Black Hackers: It Takes One to Know One Carbon Black was founded by former members of the U.S. government’s elite team of offensive security hackers. Trained by the NSA and CIA, our founders possessed early insights into the tools and techniques of 21st century cyber hackers. For more than 15 years, our leadership and software have outpaced increasingly sophisticated attacks. Pioneers in the Market We’re delivering a new generation of endpoint security, purposely designed to protect your organization from the most advanced cyberattacks. Our pioneering approach to application control, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and next-generation antivirus (NGAV) has been rigorously tested and proven by highly regarded third-party industry analysts. Some of this recognition is highlighted, below, under Awards. Customer Driven Thirty of the Fortune 100 rely on Carbon Black. Our diverse customer base includes Silicon Valley leaders in internet search, social media, transportation, government, finance, and higher education. Collectively, 3,000+ organizations trust us to protect more than 9 million endpoints around the world. With an eye on empowering every security team and protecting every endpoint, we stand true to our founding vision: To create a world safe from cyberattacks.
Views: 541 Carbon Black, Inc
"the 101" Episode 9: What makes a rootkit so dangerous?
 
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As part of our continuing malware saga, in this episode we learn more about a malware type that is widely panned as the most dangerous type out there - rootkits. Now that’s a bold statement, especially in a world where certain types of malware infect millions of machines and cause billions of dollars in monetary damages, so in order to understand why that is, today we ask: “What makes a rootkit so dangerous?” To see more free series by Carbon Black go to www.carbonblack.com/resources/learn-ngav ****************** Don't miss out on the future of next generation endpoint security! Follow us and stay up to date on the latest trends, topics and releases. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/carbon-black-inc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carbonblackinc/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/CarbonBlack_Inc Google+: https://plus.google.com/+Carbonblack-Incorporated Everything you need and more: https://www.carbonblack.com/ Check out our blog: https://www.carbonblack.com/blog/ ****************** About Carbon Black Hackers: It Takes One to Know One Carbon Black was founded by former members of the U.S. government’s elite team of offensive security hackers. Trained by the NSA and CIA, our founders possessed early insights into the tools and techniques of 21st century cyber hackers. For more than 15 years, our leadership and software have outpaced increasingly sophisticated attacks. Pioneers in the Market We’re delivering a new generation of endpoint security, purposely designed to protect your organization from the most advanced cyberattacks. Our pioneering approach to application control, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and next-generation antivirus (NGAV) has been rigorously tested and proven by highly regarded third-party industry analysts. Some of this recognition is highlighted, below, under Awards. Customer Driven Thirty of the Fortune 100 rely on Carbon Black. Our diverse customer base includes Silicon Valley leaders in internet search, social media, transportation, government, finance, and higher education. Collectively, 3,000+ organizations trust us to protect more than 9 million endpoints around the world. With an eye on empowering every security team and protecting every endpoint, we stand true to our founding vision: To create a world safe from cyberattacks.
Views: 387 Carbon Black, Inc
Shakti Caterina Maggi - Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview
 
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Discussion of this interview in the BatGap Community Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Batgap/permalink/2448360748723044/ Shakti Caterina Maggi has been sharing a message of awakening to our true nature as One Consciousness since 2003, with workshops and meetings held in Italy, Europe, and around the world. Although in the vein of the Advaita and non dual tantric tradition, Shakti shares a very contemporary approach to self-realization and reveals the real possibility of seeing what we are and embodying it in our everyday life with clarity, wisdom and humour. The first glimpses and non-definitive openings to the Self and the true nature of reality began to occur for her at a very early age. At around 27, these temporary windows of our true nature brought her to a state of great inner openness, without having the cognition that what was happening was called “awakening” or “enlightenment” in other cultures. In January 2003, while working as a financial reporter in Milan, she had the first experience of kundalini awakening. “Everything vibrated from its infinite nature: my body, the room, the bed I was on were all a unique vibration of love that expanded and dissolved itself in a space without borders. I was myself and at the same time I was no longer me, Existence itself was my nature. After about two hours everything disappeared into nothingness and I was surprised to wake up in the morning still alive. Honestly, I was certain I was going to die that night. Now there was something vast and completely silent that looked at a funny little me, acting like a cartoon character, moving but also loving. “ For the first time, she realized she needed a spiritual guide. Knowing that all this had occurred without her conscious desire or intentional action, she simply waited for life itself to deliver someone able to clarify what was unfolding. Each prayer became a simple “amen”, may thy will be done, in the recognition that existence itself, and the Divine through it, always carried what was truly needed. Four months later, she met Bodhi Avasa in a satsang in Milan, and after only five days she encountered a definitive experience of self-recognition. “I suddenly realized that Caterina had never existed. It was just a thought of My Mind, and that My Mind was the Divine Mind. No separate identity existed, but only a single Self, empty and aware, from which Existence itself was born as in a dream. “ It took a few months for this quantum leap to stabilize, as mind and body were traversed by profound and transformational understandings. Avasa’s guidance supported her in crossing through those energetic phenomena without attaching to any of them, and in developing an understanding that could erase the fear that emerges in this integration process. Encouraged by Avasa, she soon thereafter started to share her experience, although it was only in 2011 that she began to hold true satsang. The process of integration of the awakening, and purification from what Ramana Maharshi referred to as vāsanas (latent tendencies), required several years, allowing her to develop a deep understanding of the path that takes place after awakening and its integration into daily life. Since then, many people have met her and recognized the vast and transformative reach of such a simple and direct message.
Views: 25029 BuddhaAtTheGasPump
Rethinking Business: Data Analytics With Google Cloud (Cloud Next '19)
 
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People, process, & technology: these universal levers of organizations have defined every business that’s ever been built. In this session, we’ll discuss how Google Cloud’s approach to data analytics technology is empowering people and opening up new opportunities through data-driven business processes. We'll share how our customers are leveraging GCP’s serverless solutions to redefine data’s relationship with business, examining enterprise data warehousing, streaming analytics, managed Spark and Hadoop, modern BI, planet-scale data lakes, AI, and more. Data Analytics with Google Cloud → http://bit.ly/2Iimwlk Watch more: Next '19 Data Analytics Sessions here → https://bit.ly/Next19DataAnalytics Next ‘19 All Sessions playlist → https://bit.ly/Next19AllSessions Subscribe to the G Suite Channel → https://bit.ly/G-Suite1 Speaker(s): Sudir Hasbe, Jonathan Poelhuis, Keith Ferguson, Tianxiang Liu Session ID: SPTL200 product:BigQuery; fullname:Sudhir Hasbe;
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School Inc. Episode 3: Forces and Choices - Full Video
 
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Ten years after Chile reformed its education system, Sweden followed suit, and so Sweden is Andrew Coulson’s first stop in episode three of School, Inc. All private schools in Sweden are now fully tax supported, and parents can choose between these so-called “free” schools and the local public schools. The global journey continues, visiting highly successful private schools in Sweden, London and India, where the resistance to education as a business has lessened. Coulson is joined by the administrators of these schools to examine the secrets of their success, learning that some of India’s highly successful private schools serve eager poor students and parents at little more than a dollar a week. School, Inc. comes full circle to conclude in the English countryside where the Industrial Revolution began. Then as now, Coulson suggests, education was perhaps the only field in which successful entrepreneurship was not celebrated. He concludes “What if we allowed all education entrepreneurs to put their own money on the line in an effort to better serve us, gaining or losing just as entrepreneurs do in other fields? And what if we made sure that everyone had access to that wide-open marketplace? Would we then see excellence scale-up in education? Check out our Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/FreeToChooseNetwork Visit our media website to find other programs here: http://www.freetochoosemedia.org/index.php Connect with us on Twitter here: http://www.twitter.com/FreeToChooseNet Learn more about our company here: http://www.freetochoosenetwork.org Shop for related products here: http://www.freetochoose.net Stream from FreeToChoose.TV here: http://www.freetochoose.tv Connect with us on LinkedIn here: http://www.linkedin.com/company/free-to-choose-network?trk=top_nav_home
2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Is the Universe a Simulation?
 
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What may have started as a science fiction speculation—that perhaps the universe as we know it is a computer simulation—has become a serious line of theoretical and experimental investigation among physicists, astrophysicists, and philosophers. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium, hosts and moderates a panel of experts in a lively discussion about the merits and shortcomings of this provocative and revolutionary idea. The 17th annual Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate took place at The American Museum of Natural History on April 5, 2016. #IsaacAsimov #debates #simulations #universe 2016 Asimov Panelists: David Chalmers Professor of philosophy, New York University Zohreh Davoudi Theoretical physicist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology James Gates  Theoretical physicist, University of Maryland Lisa Randall Theoretical physicist, Harvard University Max Tegmark  Cosmologist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology The late Dr. Isaac Asimov, one of the most prolific and influential authors of our time, was a dear friend and supporter of the American Museum of Natural History.  In his memory, the Hayden Planetarium is honored to host the annual Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate — generously endowed by relatives, friends, and admirers of Isaac Asimov and his work — bringing the finest minds in the world to the Museum each year to debate pressing questions on the frontier of scientific discovery.  Proceeds from ticket sales of the Isaac Asimov Memorial Debates benefit the scientific and educational programs of the Hayden Planetarium. 2017 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: De-Extinction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LnAtMeSVeY&index=1&list=PLrfcruGtplwGKzxDI_Ne06NlpOKt-yonZ 2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Is the Universe a Simulation? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgSZA3NPpBs&index=2&t=25s&list=PLrfcruGtplwGKzxDI_Ne06NlpOKt-yonZ 2015 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Water, Water https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSF79uS3t04&index=3&t=25s&list=PLrfcruGtplwGKzxDI_Ne06NlpOKt-yonZ 2014 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Selling Space https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbmFeEIKBFI&index=4&t=25s&list=PLrfcruGtplwGKzxDI_Ne06NlpOKt-yonZ 2013 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: The Existence of Nothing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OLz6uUuMp8&index=5&t=25s&list=PLrfcruGtplwGKzxDI_Ne06NlpOKt-yonZ 2012 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Faster Than the Speed of Light https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qlLW60wOjo&list=PLrfcruGtplwGKzxDI_Ne06NlpOKt-yonZ&index=6 2011 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: The Theory of Everything https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eb8_3BUHcuw&list=PLrfcruGtplwGKzxDI_Ne06NlpOKt-yonZ&index=7 Rose Center Anniversary Isaac Asimov Debate: Is Earth Unique? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ji_GdAk9vU&index=8&list=PLrfcruGtplwGKzxDI_Ne06NlpOKt-yonZ&t=25s *** Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... Check out our full video catalog: http://www.youtube.com/user/AMNHorg Facebook: http://fb.com/naturalhistory Twitter: http://twitter.com/amnh Tumblr: http://amnhnyc.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/amnh This video and all media incorporated herein (including text, images, and audio) are the property of the American Museum of Natural History or its licensors, all rights reserved. The Museum has made this video available for your personal, educational use. You may not use this video, or any part of it, for commercial purposes, nor may you reproduce, distribute, publish, prepare derivative works from, or publicly display it without the prior written consent of the Museum. © American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
A Sustainable Design Fiction: Green Practices
 
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Full Title: A Sustainable Design Fiction: Green Practices Authors: Ron Wakkary, Audrey Desjardins, Sabrina Hauser, Leah A. Maestri Abstract: In this paper, we argue that an approach informed by practice theory coupled with design fiction provides useful insights into the role of interaction design with respect to environmental sustainability. We argue that a practice-oriented approach can help interaction designers step away from models of individual behavior and studies of artifacts towards seeing sustainable behaviors as part of multidimensional and interrelated practices and practice elements. We analyze two previously conducted studies. The first study of everyday repair focuses on how people repair their broken objects. The second study of green-DIY examines how green enthusiasts facilitate their practices of making sustainable DIY (do-it-yourself) projects. We describe the practices of everyday repairers and green enthusiasts in terms of materials, competences, and meanings, and the interrelations among those elements, using the framework of Shove et al. (2012). We argue that understanding the dynamics of practice and their unique configurations is a starting point to redefine the roles of sustainable interaction design (SID). We propose that designers design towards resources and tools in ways that reflect on the challenges of intelligibility of their design interventions in practices. In addition to considering SID in the light of practice theories, we reveal how design fictions are readily incorporated into green practices in ways that transform those practices and hold implications for transformations of design as well. We bring forward opportunities for designers to co-design with DIY enthusiasts, targeted as practitioners in their own right, designing toward or within a design fiction. As a result, we conclude with the possibility for sustainable interaction designers to become practice-oriented designers who design with transparent open strategies and accessible materials and competences.