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No limestone on White Pine Trail
 
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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is looking for ways to fund paving the White Pine Trail with asphalt. (June 29, 2015)
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Amur Minerals moving away from exploration into pre-production at Kun-Manie
 
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Robin Young, chief executive of Amur Minerals Corporation (LON:AMC) outlines their 2018 work programme for the Kun-Manie nickel sulphide deposit in Russia. The company will complete a new mineral resource update over a total strike length of four kilometres, update its open pit and underground mine design plans at the IKEN/KUB deposit, calculate the most economic life of mine schedule, undertake significant metallurgical work, and work up an access road development plan.
Amur Minerals 'in the right place, at the right time with the right commodity'
 
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Robin Young, chief executive of Amur Minerals Corporation (LON:AMC), brings Proactive up to speed on latest developments at their Kun-Manie project in Russia and answers investors questions. This week Young announced they’re testing four drill defined deposits with new results allowing them to assess the economic potential of the open-pit only project, with subsequent analysis set to determine the potential to access deeper ores via underground mining.
Amur releases more drill results and progress on debt surveys  | IG
 
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Robin Young, CEO Amur Minerals, takes time to update investors on the recent progress that has been made on both debt and the latest drill results. Website: https://www.ig.com/uk?CHID=9&QPID=1414138388&QPPID=1 Twitter: https://twitter.com/IGcom Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IGcom Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.iggroup.android.cfd&hl=en_GB LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/igcom Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/0/108999047065291192896 IG is a global leader in retail forex, providing fast and flexible access to over 10,000 financial markets – including indices, shares, forex, commodities . Established in 1974 as the world’s first financial spread betting firm, we are now the world’s No.1 provider of CFDs (Contract for Difference) and a global leader in forex. We also offer an execution-only share dealing service. All trading involves risk. Please take care to manage your exposure. The comments in this video do not constitute investment advice and IG accepts no responsibility for any use that may be made of them.
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JIM ROGERS - Invest in Myanmar & North Korea in 2013 and beyond.
 
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James Beeland Rogers, Jr. (born October 19, 1942) is an American investor and author. He is currently based in Singapore. Rogers is the Chairman of Rogers Holdings and Beeland Interests, Inc. He was the co-founder of the Quantum Fund with George Soros and creator of the Rogers International Commodities Index (RICI). In December 2007, Rogers sold his mansion in New York City for about 16 million USD and moved to Singapore. Rogers claimed that he moved because now is a ground-breaking time for investment potential in Asian markets. Rogers's first daughter is now being tutored in Mandarin to prepare her for the future. He is quoted as saying: "If you were smart in 1807 you moved to London, if you were smart in 1907 you moved to New York City, and if you are smart in 2007 you move to Asia." In a CNBC interview with Maria Bartiromo broadcast on May 5, 2008, Rogers said that people in China are extremely motivated and driven, and he wants to be in that type of environment, so his daughters are motivated and driven. He also stated that this is how America and Europe used to be. He chose not to move to Chinese cities like Hong Kong or Shanghai due to the high levels of pollution causing potential health problems for his family; hence, he chose Singapore. He has also advocated investing in certain smaller Asian frontier markets such as Sri Lanka and Cambodia, and currently serves as an Advisor to Leopard Capital's Leopard Sri Lanka Fund.[8] However, he is not fully bullish on all Asian nations, as he remains skeptical of India's future - "India as we know it will not survive another 30 or 40 years".[9] In 2008 Rogers endorsed Ron Paul for President of the United States. 2013 2014 myanmar burma "wall street" passion world "north korea" invest investment change "south east asia" asia east west "jim rogers" investing stamps gold silver coins "stock market" open depressed depression natural "cheap labour" tourism china chinese war communism passport citizen japan japanese population potential fortune money "black market" business control currency economy commodity premium "gold bullion" "gold coin" interview india indian russia bearish bear bull future 829speedy In September 2012 Rogers was appointed by VTB Capital as an advisor to the agricultural division of its global private equity unit. Rogers noted: "Russia and the CIS region have all the ingredients needed to become the world's agriculture powerhouse. It seems that everything may now be coming together under VTB Capital to make this happen, so I am keen to participate."[12] Investment views In 2002, Rogers said that Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan's "reaction to the stock-market bubble has caused two more bubbles to grow: a real-estate bubble and a consumer-debt bubble."[13] In 2006, Rogers said he was shorting US financials, home builders and Fannie Mae.[14][15]3 In May 2012 he remarked during an interview with Forbes Magazine that "there's going to be a huge shift in American society, American culture, in the places where one is going to get rich. The stock brokers are going to be driving taxis. The smart ones will learn to drive tractors so they can work for the smart farmers. The farmers are going to be driving Lamborghinis. I'm telling you. You should start Forbes Farming. There's no stock market. No internet. No e-mail. And despite a wealth of natural resources, from rice to gold to hydrocarbons, it's one of the poorest countries in the world. Still, I think there's a great a way to invest in the future of Myanmar: Go there. Nestled in Southeast Asia along the Bay of Bengal, Myanmar is undoubtedly the most isolated and insular nation we have visited. Crossing the border from India was like stepping back in time: Roads that had been filled with cars in India were suddenly packed only with bicycles and ox-carts. Local craftsman we met in villages measured time by watching water drip into a coconut shell. Outside of the major cities, one is hard pressed to find regular electricity. It's a lush and beautiful land: mountains in the west, north and east border a fertile river valley. Rudyard Kipling's famed "Road to Mandalay" is actually not a road but a river-the Irrawaddy-and it is still the country's primary commercial route leading down the center of the country to the Bay of Bengal
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#042 : Looking to raise private money for your next great real estate renovation deal?
 
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Here’s the secret! Prove you have your risks covered. Providing third party baseline inspections, third party construction budget reviews and third party project oversight will increase investor confidence more than you can imagine. Steve Clark at CIS Inspects shares his 30+ years of project management expertise so you can clearly show your investor how you have identified and covered potential risks associated with new construction or renovation projects. SHOW NOTES 1:16 - Welcoming Steve back to the show and introducing his firm as well as today’s conversation around risk management. 2:21 - Background on the challenges in California due to natural disasters. 4:59 - How risk management factors into the rebuilding effort and the effects of time on projects. 6:02 - Information on the handbook that Steve is putting together to help people as they begin rebuilding. 7:36 - Looking at what the baseline survey from Steve’s firm is and why it’s helpful. 10:11 - How the baseline inspection protects everyone involved in a project and where it fits into the timeline. 12:42 - Why it’s important to address issues like lead paint within the budget at the outset of projects and how that figures in with the baseline inspection. 14:25 - How missing big items on a budget can affect a project’s outcome. 17:43 - The value of identifying and beginning to address all the possible risks. 18:16 - How the baseline inspection from Steve’s firm differs from other code inspections and how deep they can go. 21:37 - Tying the baseline inspection in with other services that CIS offers. 25:18 - Using cameras on construction sites to monitor activity and using contracts to manage relationships with contractors. 30:09 - How having more and more information on the risks can help investors with getting money together. 32:09 - Examples where having an inspection service saved the clients a lot of money and aggravation. 39:30 - Advice and resources that Steve offers. 41:40 - Contacting Steve. Resources and Links Mentioned: www.CISInspects.com Bank Free Blueprint #023 with Steve Clark Contact Tom at [email protected] or [email protected]
Views: 1629 Tom Braegelmann
How some countries are kept poor confession 3.mp4
 
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How countries of interest are kept poor with great natural resources. Confession Part 3
Views: 48 Ghazi Khan
Infrastructure Developments In African sovereigns: Long Term Benefits-Short Term Vulnerabilities
 
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Two fast growing African sovereigns with recent resource discoveries are undertaking infrastructure developments. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor's Gardner Rusike discusses with Ravi Bhatia how the infrastructure developments impact on the sovereigns' creditworthiness.
Views: 213 SPTVbroadcast
Social Science Research on Hazards and Disasters: Topics, Concepts, and Resources
 
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Kathleen Tierney — Director, Natural Hazards Center; Professor, Department of Sociology and the Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado at Boulder The 2013 Summer Teacher Institute explored the challenges involved in understanding and responding to natural disasters around the globe. Intended primarily for elementary through community college educators, but open to all interested parties, the annual interdisciplinary Institute addresses broad themes of global importance through a series of presentations and discussions of curriculum development. Faculty, staff, and graduate students from the University of Chicago and other educational institutions from around the country speak each day. The 2013 Summer Teacher Institute was presented by the University of Chicago Center for International Studies and cosponsored by the Program on the Global Environment, Center for East Asian Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for East European and Russian Eurasian Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Southern Asia at Chicago, Smart Museum, Oriental Institute, and the Center for Global Health.
Views: 976 UChicagoCISSR
Building and Assessing Your Physical Security Program
 
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This presentation is part of the National Center for Campus Public Safety’s free webinar series, Campus Public Safety Online. In this webinar, Margolis Healy Managing Director Dan Pascale, a Certified Protection Professional, discusses physical security programs at institutions of higher education (IHEs). This webinar is appropriate for all audiences having a role in the planning and development of a campus security program, including campus safety, facilities, information technology, and others. This webinar is intended to assist IHEs in building a comprehensive physical security program and in assessing current capabilities beyond the use of cameras and electronic access control systems. Physical security programs should highlight the interrelationships between many elements, including people, policies, standards, equipment, response, and education. Dan discusses the value and methodology for conducting self-assessments, who should participate in the assessments, and what to do with the information collected. He also explores the interrelationships amongst people, policy, and technology, and how each of these plays an equally important role in creating safer campuses. The totality of this information is used to compare your current state of security against best and promising practices, and to identify gaps and opportunities to make reasonable enhancements.
Pei Wang on Artificial General Intelligence - AGI 13 Interview
 
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== NARS == NARS (Non-Axiomatic Reasoning System) is a general-purpose reasoning system, coming from my study of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Cognitive Sciences (CogSci). What makes NARS different from conventional reasoning systems is its ability to learn from its experience and to work with insufficient knowledge and resources. NARS attempts to uniformly explain and reproduce many cognitive facilities, including reasoning, learning, planning, reacting, perceiving, categorizing, prioritizing, remembering, decision making, and so on. The research results include a theory of intelligence, a formal model of the theory, and a computer implementation of the model. The ultimate goal of this research is to fully understand the mind, as well as to build thinking machines. Currently this research field is often called "Artificial General Intelligence" (AGI). -- https://sites.google.com/site/narswang/ == Contact == http://www.cis.temple.edu/~pwang/index.html PHONE: (215)204-9255; FAX: (215)204-5082 (department) EMAIL: [email protected] == Research Artificial Intelligence (AI): basic questions (talk in Chinese), A General Theory of Intelligence Artificial General Intelligence (AGI): introduction, journal, society, education, lecture notes Non-Axiomatic Reasoning System (NARS): introduction, project website, open-source version, discussion group, tutorial Selected publications and demonstrations, as well as my Curriculum Vitae Student participation opportunity: CST Undergraduate Research Program == Events Non-Axiomatic Logic: A Model of Intelligent Reasoning, a new book Summer School on Artificial General Intelligence, July 17 - 30, 2013 The 6th Conference on Artificial General Intelligence, July 31 - August 3, 2013
DIY Pet-Safe Glue & Paint
 
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How the Corporate Empire works
 
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Economic Hitmen, how the big corporations together with the IMF and the World Bank, suppress countries and especially third world countries. It's a shame that the countries with the most natural resources, are usually the worlds poorest countries, simply because the powerful west keeps it that way. Subscribe for strictly revolution.
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The Debate for Oregon's Future -- full length
 
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Gov. Kate Brown and challengers Knute Buehler and Patrick Starnes debated the issues at Roosevelt High School with questions from students, October 2, 2018
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Kick-Off of the Franklin Thomas Laboratory of Engineering Renovation - 4/4/2014
 
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Transforming the Thomas Laboratory The renovation of the Franklin Thomas Laboratory of Engineering began with a wall breaking ceremony on April 4, 2014. The donors who made this renovation possible are: the Gate Frontiers Fund and Diane Gates Wallach who made the gift in honor of her father, Charles C. Gates Jr. a former life-trustee of Caltech; alumnus Jim Hall (BS '57) and his wife Sandy; and the Fred L. Hartley Family Foundation. Ares Rosakis, the Otis Booth Leadership Chair of the Division of Engineering and Applied Science, presided over the ceremony and shared his excitement regarding the "transformation of the building from state-of-the-art circa 1950 to state-of-the-art 21st century". The renovation marks a milestone for engineering at Caltech, it will allow us to do experimental and computational work undreamed of when the building was built -- including work in areas as diverse: as waste heat and energy recovery, hazards and natural resources, mechanical and autonomous systems, space robotics, fluid mechanics and combustion, granular and geological materials, advanced lightweight alloys, flow control, spinal implants, mechanics of active materials as well as earthquake seismology and seismic engineering. Remarks were also made by the Executive Officer for Mechanical and Civil Engineering Department, Kaushik Bhattacharya, who spearheaded and oversees the renovation on behalf of the EAS Division, as well as the Interim Caltech President Edward M. Stolper. See renderings of the transformation: http://eas.caltech.edu/documents/engenious/2013-Issue10/backcover.pdf Produced in association with Caltech Academic Media Technologies. © 2014 California Institute of Technology
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Session 4: Petroleum Technology Presentation
 
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"Petroleum: Prospects and Politics" May 18 & 19, 2007 Brian C. Gahan, Energy Consultant; Chair of the Chicago Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers; former Senior Scientist and Manager of E&P Technology Development at the Gas Technology Institute The University of Chicago hosted a symposium on oil for students, faculty, the general public, and the press in May 2007. Topics addressed included: Global petroleum and energy markets Alternative energy sources International diplomacy and natural resources United States domestic energy policy The science and engineering of oil production Democracy, governance, and war in oil exporting countries Transcripts for all sessions are available on the conference website: http://chicagosociety.uchicago.edu/petroleum/ Sponsored by the Chicago Society. Co-sponsored by the Student Government of the University of Chicago, The Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago, The George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State, The Global Voices Fund at International House, The Norman Wait Harris Fund at the Center for International Studies, The College of the University of Chicago, The Office of Community Affairs at the University of Chicago, and The Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies.
Views: 208 UChicagoCISSR
Asia Pulp and Paper signs New York Declaration on Forests at UN Climate Summit
 
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Asia Pulp and Paper signs New York Declaration on Forests at UN Climate Summit to help tackle climate change Asia Pulp and Paper: Sustainability and the Growing Demand for Paper - The growth and demand for paper has closely matched the size of the world economy. This demand has impacted natural resources including forests. Here, environmental campaigner Tony Juniper explains our relationship with paper and the fundamental shift in business to meet this demand through sustainable operations, including recent commitments by Indonesia-based Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140923006133/en/Asia-Pulp-Paper-signs-York-Declaration-Forests#.VCLoYfldV8E
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Voice Training 101 (for trans women) | Stef Sanjati
 
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Hi #breadsquad! Here are the methods I've used so far for training my voice - share your own tips in the comments! I love you, and good luck! What is HRT?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4iesjuMopo Shop my merch!: http://tinyurl.com/jgdxhee Support my gender confirmation surgery fund: http://www.gofundme.com/stefsanjati For business inquiries, email : [email protected] I broadcast on YouNow! : https://www.younow.com/StefSanjati Subscribe! New videos every week: http://youtube.com/user/ThePrinceSane Find me elsewhere on the webs! https://www.younow.com/StefSanjati https://www.facebook.com/stefsanjati http://instagram.com/stef.sanjati http://stefsanjati.tumblr.com https://twitter.com/stefsanjati Snapchat: ssanjati
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Capital Investment Strategy
 
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Video by WizMotions. From the Introduction to Capital Investment Strategy (CIS) e-course.
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Velocityshares 3X Long Natural Gas Etn (UGAZ) Stock Chart Technical Analysis for 01-14-15
 
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Free Guide - The 5 Tools I Use To Find Stocks To Trade: http://claytrader.com/lp/Free-Guide-Trading-Tools/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=youtube&utm_campaign=resource%20guide Learn how to read stock charts and identify technical patterns as ClayTrader does a quick stock chart review on Velocityshares 3X Long Natural Gas Etn (UGAZ). For more free videos and content from ClayTrader check out the links below. Join My Private Trading Team - http://claytrader.com/innercircle/ Learn to Use Charts - http://claytrader.com/training/ ClayTrader.com is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Guidance Marketing, LLC. Guidance Marketing, LLC and its employees are not a Registered Investment Advisor, Broker Dealer or a member of any association for other research providers in any jurisdiction whatsoever and we are not qualified to give financial advice. Investing/trading in securities is highly speculative and carries an extremely high degree of risk.
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Lec 1 | MIT 6.00 Introduction to Computer Science and Programming, Fall 2008
 
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Lecture 1: Goals of the course; what is computation; introduction to data types, operators, and variables Instructors: Prof. Eric Grimson, Prof. John Guttag View the complete course at: http://ocw.mit.edu/6-00F08 License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
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Asia Energy Security Summit 2013: Access to Central Asian Energy Resources for Asian consumers
 
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Speaker: Dr. Leila Alieva, Director, National and International Studies (CNIS), Baku, Azerbaijan
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Dispatch: Belarus Looks to IMF for Economic Assistance
 
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For more analysis, visit: http://www.stratfor.com Analyst Eugene Chausovsky examines Belarus's request for economic assistance from the IMF to balance Russia's influence in the country. About Stratfor: Stratfor brings global events into valuable perspective, empowering businesses, governments and individuals to more confidently navigate their way through an increasingly complex international environment. For individual and enterprise subscriptions to Stratfor Worldview, our online publication, visit us at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/ And make sure to connect with Stratfor on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/stratfor Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stratfor/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/stratfor YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/stratfor Learn more about Stratfor here: https://www.Stratfor.com Get the latest company news here: https://marcom.stratfor.com/horizons Or review and purchase our longform reports on geopolitics here: https://store.stratfor.com And listen to the Stratfor podcast for free here: iTunes - http://bit.ly/Stratfor_Podcast_iTunes Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stratfor-talks Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/stratfortalks Libsyn - http://stratfor.libsyn.com/ Download the All New Mobile App for Stratfor. You can also access Stratfor Worldview Content in the App when you are offline. Free Download for iOS (from Apple App Store): http://bit.ly/Statfor_Mobile_App_for_Apple_Devices Free Download for Android (from Google Play Store): http://bit.ly/Stratfor_Mobile_App_for_Android_Devices To subscribe to Stratfor Worldview, click here: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribe Join Stratfor Worldview to cut through the noise and make sense of an increasingly complicated world. Membership to Stratfor Worldview includes: Unrestricted access to Stratfor Worldview's latest insights, podcasts, videos, and more. Members-only community forums. My Collections - your personal library of Stratfor insights saved for later reading. Discounts to our long-form reports on the Stratfor Store.
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Should Free Speech be Limited on College Campuses?
 
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The Political Theory Project at Brown University invites you to our annual Constitution Day Lecture on Thursday, September 15 at 5 pm in Smith-Buonanno Hall, Room 106 at Brown University. This year, our featured speakers Stanley Fish, Floersheimer Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Yeshiva University's Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education will present their opposing viewpoints on the issue of free speech on college campuses.
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IdeasLabs 2013 - Heng Chye Kiang - Using Technology for Urban Preservation Efforts
 
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http://www.weforum.org/ As urbanization grows rapidly in Asia, people can become dislocated from their roots. Professor Heng Chye Kiang shares a digital solution for strengthening the social fabric. He and his students from the National University of Singapore are using new technologies to reconstruct lost landscapes and preserve memory and identity.
PM Meets US Corporate Business Leaders
 
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"Georgia leads among other countries in terms of doing business and our wish is to see more US corporate investments in the country" stated Mamuka Bakhtadze, Prime Minister of Georgia at a meeting with US corporate business leaders in Washington D.C. today. Head of the Government exposed the hosts to the reforms implemented in Georgia, which are aimed at the accelerated economic growth, along with a small and medium enterprise (SME) development. US-Georgia strategic partnership was underlined at the meeting and it was noted that Free Trade Agreement (FTA) may serve as a significant step forward towards the development of bilateral economic relations. Prime Minister of Georgia spoke about the democratic and economic transformation of the country, its potential to get shaped into a business, trade, logistics and tourism hub. Head of the Government noted that Georgia is a gateway for 8 countries with no access to the sea and one of the fastest growing consumer markets in the world. Focus was made on the leading rankings of Georgia in international indexes and ratings. Also, reference was made towards the projections made by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which evidence that Georgia will lead in the region by economic growth during the following three years. Head of the Government of Georgia spoke in detail with US corporate business leaders about the comprehensive reform plans, unprecedented tax reform and noted that Georgia is among the leading countries with lowest tax rates. Prime Minister of Georgia focused on the modernization of infrastructure, highways, development of railway and deep see port of Anaklia, digital transformation and e-service introduction initiatives. Head of the Government of Georgia underlined the significance of education system reform and stated that authorities intend to let it dominate in the economy of the country, as development of the human capital is a very high priority. Meeting was also related to the environmental vision of the Government of Georgia on Green Policy, which is aimed at making environment healthier, natural resources - sustainable and organic food production - incentivized. Meeting of the Prime Minister of Georgia with US corporate business leaders was interactive. Hosts believe to have heard very interesting vision and reform strategy from the Prime Minister of the country.
CEO interviews: AMUR Minerals' Russian backing looking strong
 
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Robin Young – CEO of AMUR Minerals – joined Nick Batsford and Zak Mir in the Tip TV studio to discuss AMUR’s plans going forward, and how they've tackled operating in a commodity slump. Turning millions into billions. With the 20th largest deposit in the world and looking to expand, Young believes that AMUR have the resources and have picked the right timing to explosion returns on their investment. With backing directly from the Russian government, they have almost unrestricted access to Nickel operations in the Asian regions. With 80% of their competitors losing money on the metal, mining a higher grade is key to surviving the commodity slump; but with grades in excess of 1%, AMUR might what it takes to join the leaders of the pack. Tip TV Finance is a live video show, broadcasted weekdays from 10 am sharp. Based in St Paul's, in the heart of the City of London, Tip TV prides itself on being able to attract the very best quality guests on the show to offer viewers informed, insightful and actionable infotainment. The Tip TV Daily Finance Show covers all asset classes ranging from currencies (forex), equities, bonds, commodities, futures and options. Guests share their high conviction market opportunities, covering fundamental, technical, inter-market and quantitative analysis, with the aim of demystifying financial markets for viewers at home. See More At: www.tiptv.co.uk Twitter: @OfficialTipTV Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialtiptv
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Paul Cusenza of Nodal Exchange Discusses The Grid and How Power Trading is Changing
 
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Paul Cusenza of Nodal Exchange Discusses The Grid and How Power Trading is Changing from MarketsWiki.tv. Like this? Watch the latest episode of MarketsWiki.tv on Blip! http://blip.tv/marketswikitv/watch Nodal Exchange CEO Paul Cusenza spoke with JLN Editor-in-Chief Jim Kharouf about how the power markets are changing, the impact of Dodd-Frank on the industry and the growth potential for Nodal Exchange and the power markets. Nodal Exchange is the first commodities exchange dedicated to offering locational (nodal) futures contracts and related services to participants in the organized North American power markets. See all episodes of MarketsWiki.tv http://blip.tv/marketswikitv#EpisodeArchive Visit MarketsWiki.tv's series page http://blip.tv/marketswikitv
Putin to Abe (and Trump) on North Korea: Refrain from militaristic rhetoric and start dialogue
 
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Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/TeamRussiaInsider Visit us! http://russia-insider.com/en Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RussiaInsider?ref=aymt_homepage_panel Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RussiaInsider
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Tula Region - One of the Centres of Investment Activity in Russia.
 
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The Tula Region is located in the center of the European portion of the Russia Federation, and on the Central Russian Uplands within the Steppe and Forest-steppe zones. It has borders with the Moscow Region in the north and north-east, with the Ryazan' Region in the east, with the Lipetsk Region in the south and south-west and with the Kaluga Region in the west and north-west. It occupies 25.7 thousand sq.m. (Which is 0,15 percent of the total area of Russia). The Tula Region stretches from the north to the south for 200 km and from the west to the east for 190 km. The Tula Region possesses a well-developed transportation network for both cargo and passenger transportation. The region is crossed by strategically important highways of federal significance: Moscow - Crimea, Moscow - Don, Moscow - Caspian, Kaluga - Tula - Mikhaylov - Ryazan', Kaluga - Peremyshl' - Belyov - Oryol. As well, significant main railways connect the Tula Region with other Russian regions, the CIS and many other foreign countries. The population of the region is 1,544,545 people as of January 1, 2012, of which 78.98% of its citizens reside in urban areas. According to the All-Russian census data of 2002, 95.2% of the populations ethnic composition are Russian. Educational levels of the population involved in economic activity are high. Over one-half of all employees (57.3%) have a professional education, including 18.4% with a post professional education. The greatest share of industrial production in the region is occupied by chemical and metallurgical production, food industry, machine and equipment production, as well as military-industrial enterprises. Land resources form the basis of natural wealth in the Tula Region. Some 75 % of land area is involved into agricultural use. Forest area in the Tula Region is 386,000 hectares. Forest reserves occupy 281,000 hectares, with 20 % in forest plantation. Forest reserves also include the famous "Tula Abatis" occupying 55,800 hectares which is designated as a forest of scientific or historical importance. Available reserves allow annual harvesting of wood in the amount of 480,000 m3. The region is also noted for the diversity of raw material resources: brown coal, sulphur pyrite, limestone, refractory clays, sands, plaster-stone, rock salt, phosphate rock. The region also possesses anomalies of precious metals and poly-metals, cadmium, copper, argentum, zinc, lead, barium and lithium suitable for commercial production. A Favorable climate and natural ecological conditions compliment the rich historic and cultural aspects of the Tula Region, allowing a high potential to develop active forms of tourism. Rural, ecological and health tourism, hunting and fishing, regional event tourism, historical and ethnographic tourism, and pilgrimages to holy places all highlight economic potential.
Views: 1276 Корп Тула
Passfail.com News: Wednesday's ETF Movers: XHB, FCG
 
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In trading on Wednesday, the SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (XHB) is outperforming other ETFs, up about 2.1% on the day. Components of that ETF showing particular strength include shares of Standard Pacific (SPF), up about 7.3% and shares of LA Z Boy (LZB), up about 5.7% on the day. And underperforming other ETFs today is the First Trust ISE-Revere Natural Gas Index Fund ETF (FCG), down about 3.3% in Wednesday afternoon trading. Among components of that ETF with the weakest showing on Wednesday were shares of Chesapeake Energy (CHK), lower by about 12.7%, and shares of Quicksilver Resources (KWK), lower by about 6.2% on the day. This is Sayoko Murase for Passfail.com, taking you behind the ticker. For Passfail.com, Behind The Ticker (TM) Pass Fail News
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Davos Annual Meeting 2011 - Russia's Next Steps to Modernization
 
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http://www.weforum.org/ 27.01.2011 With its national goal to become a knowledge-based economy and society in the next decade, what next steps are required for Russia's modernization? The following dimensions will be addressed: - The mindset for effective change - Building confidence in business and government - The foreign investment climate This session is co-organized with the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). • Jim Albaugh, President and Chief Executive Officer, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, USA • Patrick Kron, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Alstom, France • Indra Nooyi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo, USA; Member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum; Global Agenda Council on the Role of Business • Igor Shuvalov, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Moderated by • Thomas L. Friedman, Columnist, Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, USA
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CSO Panel 3:Infrastructure- Driven Growth Model of Multilateral Development Banks
 
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Investment in infrastructure has reached a new global peak. Recent forecasts estimate demand for infrastructure investment at the US $78 trillion over the next two decades globally and for Asia, at the US $730 billion per annum for 2015 – 2025. The Asian Development Bank’s and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank‘s development model rely heavily on infrastructure as an engine of growth and prosperity. Despite some recognition of necessary additions to the traditional growth model, the ADB and AIIB fail to take into account the planetary limits to growth. The scarcity of natural resources exacerbated by climate change mean that traditional large-scale infrastructure is no longer a viable path to reaching growth that leaves no one behind. In this context, safeguard policies become ever more important to ensure the protection of vulnerable communities. In addition, it is paramount that development projects are measured for their impact on the community and household level, in order to demonstrate equitable growth. This panel explores the challenges of infrastructure-driven growth, measurements of equitable growth and the adequacy of country safeguard systems to provide the necessary protections within social and environmental limits of communities and countries.
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11/13/18  MNPS Board Meeting
 
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Coverage of the board meeting of Metro Nashville Public Schools, held in the Bransford Office meeting room on November 13, 2018
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Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2013: Satyajit Das - The Australian Dream is Over
 
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Australian dreams of prosperity were built on the wealth trinity -- a good well-paying job, a nice house and comfortable retirement financed by superannuation. Unfortunately this has now become an illusion. Australians are now members of the 'precariat', the precariously employed proletariat. Globalisation's combination of off-shoring and relentless technological change has reduced job security and income for all but a select few. Housing was seen as an Australian birth right and retirement nest egg leading to massive over-investment in real estate. Now lower housing affordability and reliance on housing prices has undermined this pillar of the Australian prosperity. As for superannuation, unrealistic expectations, poor returns and investment losses mean that the golden years of retirement funded by super have vanished. How did the great Australian dream come to this? Satyajit Das outlines the reality of Australian prosperity. In this provocative talk, he shows how in the words of historian George F. Kennan: "The truth is sometimes a poor competitor in the market place of ideas -- complicated, unsatisfying, full of dilemmas, always vulnerable to misinterpretation and abuse". Satyajit Das is a former banker and the author of the books Extreme Money and Traders Guns & Money. He is a regular financial commentator for international news outlets, and appeared in the Oscar-winning documentary Inside Job as well as television documentaries for PBS Frontline and BBC TV. Chair: Whitney Fitzsimmons hosts the Business Today program on ABC News 24 and on Australia Network. Previously, she presented news for Australia Network, worked as a senior producer for Lateline and reported on stories for the ABC's domestic news service. http://sydneyoperahouse.com/ideas Subscribe and find more videos from Ideas at the House: http://www.youtube.com/ideasatthehouse Get a new talk every week on our podcast: Audio - https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/sydney-opera-house-ideas-at/id640445035 Video - https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/sydney-opera-house-ideas-at/id640444896 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/IdeasAtTheHouse Twitter - https://twitter.com/ideasatthehouse
Views: 15072 SOH Talks & Ideas
Our Sexuality & Gender Labels
 
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Hi, welcome to our channel! We're Jude and Kaitlyn, and we're here to document Jude's transition journey, both from his perspective and our perspective as a couple. Jude is FTM trans and Kaitlyn is cis female, and we've been dating since before Jude came out as FTM and began his journey. Once Jude came out, we started looking for resources to support us both, and we found they were limited with regard to couples and the partner's experience, so we created this channel as a response. We hope you enjoy our story and find comfort (and hopefully humor, too!) in all that we have to share. We look forward to building community here. Thanks for watching our story! If you'd like to donate to Jude's top surgery fund, please go to: http://gofundme.com/journey2jude
Views: 551 Jude Penwell
Transgender, Women's Rights & Public Bathrooms w/ @Kat_Blaque
 
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Views: 11886 Jouelzy
Starr Forum: Is Democracy Dying?
 
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Panel discussion on the current state of democracy. Speakers: Daron Acemoglu, Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, MIT. His most recent book is Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Politics (Crown Business, 2012). Maria Ramirez a 2018 Nieman Fellow, is a reporter and entrepreneur from Spain who covers U.S. politics for Univision. She is the co-founder of Politibot. Yascha Mounk Lecturer on Political Theory at Harvard University's Government Department, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy of the German Marshall Fund, and a Nonresident Fellow at New America's Political Reform Program. Mounk’s most recent book - The People Versus Democracy: Why Our Freedom is in Danger and How to Save It (Harvard University Press, 2018) - will be available for purchase at the event. Moderator: Melissa Nobles, Kenan Sahin Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Professor of Political Science, MIT Nobles is the author of Shades of Citizenship: Race and the Census in Modern Politics (Stanford University Press, 2000) and The Politics of Official Apologies (Cambridge University Press, 2008).
Europe and Central Asia 2011 - Central Asia at a Turning Point
 
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http://www.weforum.org/ 08.06.2011 Central Asia at a Turning Point While the recovery in Central Asia gains gradual momentum, internal challenges and external risks are still threatening growth. What are Central Asia's strategies in today's new reality? The following dimensions will be addressed: - Rule of law and transparency - Soft and hard infrastructure - Human capital - Natural and mineral resource scarcity Victor L. L. Chu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, First Eastern Investment Group, Hong Kong SAR; Member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum Tuvakmammed Japarov, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan Pierre Morel, EU Special Representative for Central Asia and for the Crisis in Georgia, European Council of the European Union, Brussels Yerbol Orynbayev, Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Roza Otunbayeva, President of Kyrgyzstan Moderated by Alexei Pushkov, Author, Anchor and Executive Producer, Postscript TV Show, TV-Center (TVC), Russian Federation
Views: 3365 World Economic Forum
Starr Forum: The ISIS Apocalypse (entire event)
 
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Thursday, October 01, 2015 Starr Forum: The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State A conversation with William McCants About the Speaker: William McCants is a fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy and director of the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins University and has served in government and think tank positions related to Islam, the Middle East and terrorism, including as State Department senior adviser for countering violent extremism. He is the author of Founding Gods, Inventing Nations: Conquest and Culture Myths from Antiquity to Islam (Princeton University Press, 2011) and most recently The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State (St. Martin's Press, 2015).
News conference of Vladimir Putin 2012 (English Subtitles)
 
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December 20, 2012, News conference of Vladimir Putin http://eng.kremlin.ru/news/4779 Пресс-конференция Владимира Путина http://kremlin.ru/news/17173 http://news.kremlin.ru/video/1354
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EAC Election Readiness Summit
 
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9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks & PANEL 1: Investing in Security – Best Practices in Spending to Secure Election Systems * EAC Chairman Thomas Hicks, Moderator * Secretary of State John Merrill, Alabama * Joe Rozell, Elections Director, Oakland County, Michigan * Meagan Wolfe, Administrator of Wisconsin Elections Commission * Secretary of State Kim Wyman, Washington 10:15 -10:30 a.m. Remarks from Senators Roy Blunt and Amy Klobuchar 10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break 10:45 a.m.–Noon PANEL 2: Putting Voters First – Best Practices in Election Administration * EAC Vice Chair Christy McCormick, Moderator * Paul Lux, Supervisor of Elections, Okaloosa County, Florida * Sherry Poland, Director, Hamilton County, OH, Board of Elections * Secretary of State Mac Warner, West Virginia * Secretary of State Wayne Williams, Colorado Noon – 12:45 p.m. A Conversation with National Security Experts * EAC Vice Chair Christy McCormick, Moderator * William Evanina, Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center * Christopher Krebs, Under Secretary, Department of Homeland Security * Secretary of State Jim Condos, Vermont, President of National Association of Secretaries of State 12:45 – 1:00 p.m. Closing Remarks/Afternoon Preview
The Steppe Tale - Uzbek kids step up for biodiversity conservation
 
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An animated film about one little saiga antelope who got separated from his herd. This film is based on drawings made by the children from "Yangi avlod forumi" and "Barkamol avlod" art studios of Tashkent, the school of music and art n°15 of Tashkent, and school n°54 of the Jaslyk village on the Ustyurt plateau, Uzbekistan. Read more about biodiversity in Europe and Central Asia: http://on.undp.org/k3ZN1
Views: 1551 UNDP Eurasia
Russia - Save the tiger
 
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RR9806/C - RUSSIA: SAVE THE TIGER (Duration: 5 mins 45 secs/English speech: 1 min 41 secs/Russian speech: 55 secs) One of the world's most beautiful and endangered animals is facing extinction: the Siberian Tiger. Preservation orders have done little to deter the poachers who are determined to cash in on the huge rewards for selling pelts and parts on the lucrative Asian medical and fur market. There are now only about 450 of the tigers left and local authorities in the far east of Russia are hard pressed to protect their dwindling numbers. A lot of the killing and smuggling is thought to be carried out by organised gangs and officials don't have the resources to combat this type of crime. In desperation, local authorities have turned to the World Wide Fund for Nature. The WWF has helped to develop a centralised system of patrol groups to monitor areas where poaching is most prevalent and there are plans to curb the extensive logging of the region's forests, which have been the tigers' natural habitat for centuries. SHOWS: RUSSIAN FAR EAST: Siberian Amur tigers in the snow; tiger walking up to two others; tiger's face; tiger walking past trees; lying by tree; various views of tiger grooming itself; man riding snowmobile; child playing on bank of snow; Pavel Fomenko, World Wide Fund for Nature, Amur Tiger Conservation Programme sot in Russian with English translation; anti-poaching posters; Valdimir Shetinin, Head of the Tiger Department of the State Committee for the Protection of Nature, sot in Russian with English translation; anti-poaching patrol checking vehicle; taking away gun from occupants of car; taking bullets out of gun; checking papers; poacher showing contents of his bag; patrol confiscating gun; putting it in van; patrol entering back room of restaurant in Vladivostok; patrol man; tiger skin on wall of restaurant; head of tiger skin; Misha Jones, American Non-Governmental Organisation for the Protection of Nature sot, part overlaid; general views of forest in Bikin Valley; logger startig up electric saw; sawing trunk of tree; tree begins to fall; truck pulling logs; Irina Prokhorova, World Wide Fund for Nature, Moscow Representative sot, part overlaid; tiger walking in a wood; licking its paws; tiger eating meat. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/a65b54daa3fede897bb1a052695c0c6c Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Views: 126 AP Archive
2015 Nicholas Papadopoulos Lecture: Shiri Eisner on Concocting the Bisexual Revolution
 
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Comments from Shiri Eisner: "In the Q&A part of this lecture, I spoke about pinkwashing in a way that centered Jewish Israeli people rather than Palestinians. This is problematic as it prioritizes the people who are most privileged in this context and further marginalizes the already-marginalized. I'd like to apologize for doing so and to urge other Jewish Israelis to avoid doing this in their own accounts of the occupation and apartheid." For a free download of Shiri Eisner's article, "Love, Rage and the Occupation: Bisexual Politics in Israel/Palestine," please go to: http://www.scribd.com/doc/211201098/Love-Rage-and-the-Occupation-Bisexual-Politics-in-Israel-Palestine#scribd ----------- About the presentation: This lecture discusses the radical and subversive potential of bisexuality—its potential to be concocted into a revolution. What is bisexuality? Why does it matter? What happens when you mix bisexuality together with radical politics and with intersectionality? And how can the result be used for resisting oppressive structures? It is an attempt to describe the multiple levels in which a bi revolutionary concoction can function—from the liberation of bi people, through subversion of sexual and gender hierarchies, and to the deconstruction of all oppressive hierarchies. About the speaker: Shiri Eisner is an activist, writer and researcher residing in Tel Aviv, Israel/Occupied Palestine. Her identities include: bisexual, genderqueer, feminist, Mizrahi (Arabic Jew), disabled/chronically ill, vegan and anarchist. About the lecture: This annual endowed lecture is named for Nicholas Papadopoulos, who received his MA and PhD degrees in engineering from Harvard University. After Nick’s death from complications of AIDS in 1994, his mother created a fund in his name to support lectures about gay and lesbian studies or of interest to the gay and lesbian communities at Harvard. Department sponsors: Harvard College Women’s Center, Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations, Harvard College Office of Student Life, Harvard College Dean’s Office, Carr Center Sexuality, Gender, and Human Rights Program, Office of the Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity and Equity, Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Student sponsors: Harvard BAGELS: a Jewish/Queer Group, Between the Lines, Harvard College Progressive Jewish Alliance, Harvard College Disability Alliance, Trans* Task Force. Presenter: Harvard College Office of BGLTQ Student Life
Views: 1101 Harvard BGLTQ
Dalian 2011 - Beyond the BRICs
 
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http://www.weforum.org/ 15.09.2011 Beyond the BRICs How do companies succeed in frontier markets? The following dimensions will be addressed: Defining frontier markets Enabling environment Risks and opportunities Jahangir Hajiyev, Chairman of the Board, International Bank of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School, USA; Young Global Leader; Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals Liu Liange, Vice-President, Export-Import Bank of China, People's Republic of China Nguyen Cam Tu, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Vietnam H.R.H. Prince Bin Bandar Bin Sultan, Executive Chairman, Dayim Holdings, Saudi Arabia; Young Global Leader Moderated by David Schlesinger, Chairman, China, Thomson Reuters, Hong Kong SAR; Global Agenda Council on China
Views: 2077 World Economic Forum
Session 2: "Securing the International Oil Supply"
 
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"Petroleum: Prospects and Politics" May 18 & 19, 2007 David Goldwyn, President of Goldwyn International Strategies LLC; Senior Fellow in the Energy Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; former Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs; Scott Nauman, Manager of Economics and Energy in Corporate Planning for ExxonMobil Corporation; Michael Klare, Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies Moderated by Roger Myerson, The William C. Norby Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago The University of Chicago hosted a symposium on oil for students, faculty, the general public, and the press in May 2007. Topics addressed included: Global petroleum and energy markets Alternative energy sources International diplomacy and natural resources United States domestic energy policy The science and engineering of oil production Democracy, governance, and war in oil exporting countries Transcripts for all sessions are available on the conference website: http://chicagosociety.uchicago.edu/petroleum/ Sponsored by the Chicago Society. Co-sponsored by the Student Government of the University of Chicago, The Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago, The George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State, The Global Voices Fund at International House, The Norman Wait Harris Fund at the Center for International Studies, The College of the University of Chicago, The Office of Community Affairs at the University of Chicago, and The Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies.
Views: 28 UChicagoCISSR
04/12/18 MNPS Budget & Finance Committee
 
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Chris Reij  Gray Tappan: "Scale, Causes and Impacts of Re-Greening in Niger "
 
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A presentation by Chris Reij, VU University, Amsterdam and USGS Data Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science, South Dakota, Gray Tappan, USGS Data Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science, South Dakota, USA.Part of the University of Chicago Program on the Global Environment's inaugural conference on the Social Life of Forests, held May 30-31, 2008.A recent study of long-term trends in agriculture and environment in Niger found large-scale re-greening of agricultural farmland areas in Niger and in particular in regions with high density population. This is not surprising in itself, as increasing population densities encourage farmers to intensify agriculture, and trees are part of the production system. The scale of this farmer-managed re-greening is surprising. It is mainly happening on farmland and extends over about 5 million ha. Farmers have indicated that they have been protecting and managing spontaneously regenerating trees since the mid-1980s. They began this practice because they had to ?fight the Sahara.? They had to combat the impacts of dust and sandstorms, as opposed to the popular notion of an advancing front of sand dunes. The ecological and economic crisis of the 1970s and 1980s acted as a trigger, along with growing population pressure and changes in the role of the State with regard to devolving more authority to local communities. Farmland re-greening has resulted in a wide range of impacts. It has led to more complex and more productive farming systems, improved household food security, changes in local climate, increased drought resilience, local increases in biodiversity, improved soil fertility, and a reduction in time women need for the collection of firewood. While these positive impacts do not occur everywhere, there are many positive indicators of environmental change at a vast scale. Adequate quantification of the different impacts remains an important challenge.
Views: 374 UChicagoCISSR

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