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Natural Gas Public Company (DEFA): Symeon Kassianides - Chairman  | BGS Talks #2
 
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In this show we, BGS Group, talk with the top managers from O&G Industry about their profession, business, life. BGS Talks #2. This time we invited Symeon Kassianides - the Chairman of DEFA. The highlight of the episode is the Cyprus LNG import project and the tender announcement for it. Watch the interview to learn how to present a project to win a grant, coordinate the parties involved, how the implementation is going and more. Symeon will also tell us about his management experience, trips, hobbies and what it is like to live and work on an island. Natural Gas Public Company (DEFA) is responsible for the import, storage, distribution, transmission, supply and trading of natural gas in Cyprus. The company is a participant of the events by BGS Group including International LNG Congress. Host: Natalya Kuznetsova, Project Director at BGS Group. Subscribe for more interviews: https://bit.ly/30xXAgq Time stamps: 1:58 - How old were you when you started your career? 3:08 - Tell us about DEFA’s project aimed to end Cyprus energy isolation. 7:22 - What are the main steps of the LNG import project? 8:58 - How will the project change the lives of people in Cyprus? 11:13 - What about your plans for LNG road transportation? 12:00 - Do you often visit industry events? 12:52 - What is the most important thing while preparing for the event? 14:33 - What personal traits are crucial in your potential business partner? 15:36 - Does the CYnergy project have investors? 17:06 - How to win a grant for the project? 18:28 - What technical innovations do you use? 21:46 - Are you from a traditional Cyprus family? 23:13 - How did you enter the LNG industry? 25:54 - How do you encourage your employees to come up with the ideas? 26:55 - What type of manager are you? 29:47 - How to coordinate the parties involved in such a big project? 31:02 - What kind of social media do you use? 33:41 - How much do you travel? 34:11 - How do you manage to run the company during your trips? 35:06 - Where do you like to spend your holidays? 36:42 - How to be productive? 38:30 - What are your hobbies? 39:06 - How do you maintain contacts with your friends? 40:00 - Blitz questions 43:41 - Who will be our next guest? Useful materials: CYnergy project website: https://bit.ly/2JTA4F2 The book mentioned: “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie Contacts: Symeon Kassianides on Linkedin: https://bit.ly/2whkYAR Natural Gas Public Company (DEFA) website: https://bit.ly/2Qn7GMN BGS Talks on Youtube: https://bit.ly/30xXAgq Natalya Kuznetsova on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/2Jw6fek 6th International LNG Congress: https://bit.ly/2XlOYqN BGS Oil and Gas Series on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/2VPJick BGS Group’s website: https://bit.ly/2QdouFL To be the next guest of BGS Talks, send a request to [email protected] To place advertising in our next issue, contact [email protected] #LNGCongress2020 #BGStalks #BGSGroup © All rights reserved by BGS Group
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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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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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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: 50 Ghazi Khan
Outotec story "From the ground up" (in Russian)
 
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The Outotec stripe and its colours represent a journey from the Earth's core to the outer reaches of its atmosphere. Each stage of this journey stands for a key part of the Outotec story, locating us within our own ecosystem, and within the world at large. Outotec's customers in the minerals and metals processing, renewable energy production and industrial water treatment industries need technologies that allow them to make the best possible use of increasingly limited raw materials. By making prudent choices today, we can ensure the prosperous growth of businesses and societies worldwide, while preserving the planet for the benefit of future generations. This is our mission: sustainable use of Earth's natural resources.
Views: 1290 OutotecOyj
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.
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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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: 1036 UChicagoCISSR
Teaching English in Cambodia | GoEco
 
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In 2008, this organization joined forces with Oddar Meanchey’s provincial government and began partnering with NGOs to initiate several volunteering projects in the Northern Cambodian countryside. In cooperation with the provincial education department, this organization has brought volunteers to work in local schools in Samraong and its surrounding villages. Most of the volunteer work is carried out at a local school designed, built and run by a native Cambodian, who works tirelessly to address the lack of resources and services available for underprivileged communities in the area. Founded in 2008, much of the school was built by volunteers and local builders and now has over 230 students from six surrounding villages. The students range from 6-15 years old, with class sizes from 25-30 students and offers free education to those who cannot afford it. For more information: https://www.goeco.org/area/volunteer-in-asia/cambodia/sustainable-community-development?ref=youtube
Views: 1367 GoEcoVolunteerAbroad
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: 553 Jude Penwell
Starr Forum: The Madhouse Effect
 
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How climate change denial is threatening our planet, destroying our politics, and driving us crazy A transcript of the event is available at https://cis.mit.edu/events/transcripts/starr-forum-madhouse-effect Speaker: Michael Mann, award-winning climate scientist Michael Mann is Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI). He is also director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center (ESSC). He is author of more than 200 peer-reviewed and edited publications, numerous op-eds and commentaries, and four books including Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change, The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines, and The Tantrum that Saved the World. Recorded on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm at MIT Building 6, 120 The MIT Center for International Studies (CIS) is a world premier, university-based research and education center. Learn more at http://cis.mit.edu/ The MIT Starr Forum is a flagship public event series hosted by CIS. Learn more at http://cis.mit.edu/events-seminars/about-starr-forum
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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Israel, Swedish researches work on renewable resources
 
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Infolive.tv - Israel News - Researchers at the Hebrew University have developed a new method to convert waste fibers from the paper industry into non-synthetic foam that can be re-used. The Swedish Israeli Melodea company licensed the product from the Hebrew University, and is now looking for seed money in order to bring the foam product to the market. That product has two parts, the microscopic fibers as well as the final foam material. Using existing technology, the team of researchers was able to take cellulose, a natural material produced by trees, and reduce it to a microscopic scale. The tiny cellulose fibers were used as building blocks to create the three-dimensional, lightweight and strong foam. Foams have many uses, ranging from seat cushions and the car industry to integral parts of aviation, and air and space technology. The project spearheaded by Shaul Lapidot, a PhD student of Prof. Oded Shoseyov, at the university's Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment in Rehovot.
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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.
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.
Views: 658 ClayTrader
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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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
Views: 407118 Stef Sanjati
How I Changed My Name & Gender Marker
 
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After many years in the making, here is my step-by-step guide to legally changing your name and gender marker as a transgender person. From your ID to bank accounts, questions about the draft and alumni records––I've even got old footage of going to notarize my paperwork. This video has it all! HOWEVER, all of this is specific to New York State, but should still be useful to the rest of the United States and even shed some light on the process in other countries. NONE OF THIS IS LEGAL ADVICE. I AM NOT A LAWYER. TLDEF http://www.transgenderlegal.org/ More on the Selective Service https://transequality.org/issues/resources/selective-service-and-transgender-people ___ More videos I think you'll like: → Are Nonbinary People Trans Enough? feat. Grace Hardell https://youtu.be/ABSOXepvhTA → Ask a Trans Guy, Episode Two w/ Taylor Behnke https://youtu.be/RJKkYylQixI → My Ten Year High School Reunion https://youtu.be/ZeRgZpDbiqQ ___ ✌️Subscribe → http://bit.ly/subtojackisnotabird and hit that 🔔 for notifications! 🔴 My TED Talk, "How to talk (and listen) to transgender people" → http://go.ted.com/jacksonbird 🎧 My Podcast, Transmission → http://transmissionpod.com ___ N O T Y O U T U B E twitter → http://twitter.com/jackisnotabird instagram → http://instagram.com/jackisnotabird facebook → http://facebook.com/jackisnotabird S T I L L N O T Y O U T U B E 🙌 Become a Patron → http://patreon.com/jacksonbird ✨ Get some merch → http://dftba.com/jacksonbird 📚 See my book recs → http://goodreads.com/jackisnotabird 🎤 Book me to speak → http://freshspeakers.com/speakers/jackson-bird V I N T A G E M A I L 📬 (that thing where you can send me physical items) Jackson Bird PO Box 3003 Astoria, NY 11103 A B O U T M E 👋 I'm Jackson Bird and I make (hopefully) funny, (sometimes) educational videos for LGBTQ+ nerds like me – and the people in our lives that want to understand us better. Here on JACKISNOTABIRD, you can find new videos every Wednesday afternoon sharing my experiences as a bisexual trans guy, answering questions about LGBTQ+ issues, and sometimes showing what happens when you put weird stuff on a waffle iron. Beyond this channel, I'm a public speaker, podcaster, writer, and pub quiz host. You can learn more about my work at http://jacksonbird.cool If you want to hire me to speak at your school, event, or business, you can email my speaking bureau at [email protected] Please send other business inquiries to [email protected] P L A Y L I S T S → Transitioning 101 / FTM https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1g3MXAZto6KRN9NFqdHjDYUxxGh8tGD6 → Booktube https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1g3MXAZto6J9ICZ5rsd6I937fY578_S7 → My Transition https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1g3MXAZto6KVOT6MiBkIVcVASx0bO-io → Will It Waffle? https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1g3MXAZto6KukrudNbw4ifK4LR5wr_KN ___ 😍 This video brought to you in part by the following Patrons: David Beasley Michelle Coleman Brianna Forsyth Chris Frank Laura González Alison Gupta Nik Hansen Samivaya JD Adam Koski Rae Mreen Anna Nichols Alex Papadopoulos Will Shughart Sam Volpe Want to join the Patreon community? http://patreon.com/jacksonbird ===== [CC] Contribute non-English captions to any of my videos: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?tab=2&c=UCX4auhvsqthZe5Ncdf0xXLA YouTube's tips on captioning https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6054623?hl=en Looking to caption your own videos? I recommend using Rev.Com! https://www.rev.com/blog/coupon/?ref=jacksonbird
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Wired for Progress: Rebuilding America's Energy Infrastru...
 
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"Wired for Progress Version 2.0," hones in on the key decisions facing Congress and the Obama administration in coming days and weeks as they take up the challenge of rebuilding America's electricity infrastructure. Version 2.0 focuses on the four major hurdles to building a national clean energy smart grid—planning, siting, cost allocation, and ensuring the low-carbon attributes of the electricity. We then examine three broader policy imperatives—grid intelligence, physical and cyber security, and job training and workforce development—that must also be part of this crucial modernization effort. In February, the Center for American Progress published a major report on the urgent need to build a national clean energy smart grid to power an innovative, low-carbon 21st century economy that combats global warming and creates millions of good jobs. Titled "Wired for Progress 1.0," our report - based on an extensive stakeholder outreach process undertaken in partnership with the Energy Future Coalition detailed the reasons why we need to build this national clean energy infrastructure quickly, and outlined key policy measures to move this complex project forward. In just a few short weeks since that February release, Congress has made progress on drafting concrete legislative language and in building the political will to turn these policies into law. As this debate moves forward, it is critical that the essential features of the proposal remain clear, and the basic outlines of a national compromise be preserved. Reducing our nation's dependence on foreign oil by examining short- and long-term solutions to replace foreign oil with domestic resources to fuel vehicles and trucks, including natural gas, is also an important issue to be addressed. Featured Speakers: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid T. Boone Pickens, founder and chairman, BP Capital Management John D. Podesta, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for American Progress Action Fund Bracken Hendricks, Senior Fellow, Center for Americ...
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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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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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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.
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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: 1294 Корп Тула
Starr Forum: Abolish ICE?
 
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Experts discuss US immigration policies A transcript of the event is available at https://cis.mit.edu/events/transcripts/starr-forum-abolish-ice Main speaker: Juliette Kayyem is the faculty director of the Homeland Security Project at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government where she is also the Robert and Renee Belfer Lecturer in International Security. Previously, she served as President Obama’s assistant secretary for intergovernmental affairs at the Department of Homeland Security. She also serves as CEO of Zemcar, a lifestyle company focused on connecting busy parents with qualified drivers to solve their family’s transportation needs. Her memoir Security Mom: My Life Protecting the Home and Homeland, tells stories of her professional life in homeland security and her personal life as a mother. Discussant: Chappell Lawson is an associate professor of political science at MIT. He directs the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) program and the International Policy Lab. His recent work has focused on Mexican politics, the effect of candidates' physical appearance on their electoral success, political leadership, and homeland security policy. From September 2009 through February 2011, Lawson was on leave from MIT as a political appointee in the Obama Administration, serving as executive director and senior advisor to the Commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection. Event held on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm MIT Building E51, 115 Wong Auditorium 70 MEMORIAL DR, Cambridge, MA 02142 The MIT Center for International Studies (CIS) is a world premier, university-based research and education center. Learn more at http://cis.mit.edu/ The MIT Starr Forum is a flagship public event series hosted by CIS. Learn more at http://cis.mit.edu/events-seminars/about-starr-forum
#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: 1635 Tom Braegelmann
Transgender, Women's Rights & Public Bathrooms w/ @Kat_Blaque
 
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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: 3388 World Economic Forum
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
Views: 48290 Russia Insight
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.
Starr Forum: Is Democracy Dying?
 
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Panel discussion on the current state of democracy. A transcript of the event is available at https://cis.mit.edu/events/transcripts/starr-forum-democracy-dying 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). The MIT Center for International Studies (CIS) is a world premier, university-based research and education center. Learn more at http://cis.mit.edu/ The MIT Starr Forum is a flagship public event series hosted by CIS. Learn more at http://cis.mit.edu/events-seminars/about-starr-forum
Women of Color: Building Communities Through Entrepreneurship and Leadership
 
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Join the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship for a panel and discussion featuring women of color who are shifting, innovating, and positively disrupting the dynamics of entrepreneurship and leadership all over the country. Our panelists aim to create community through their roles as founders, leaders, and as politicians. Nearly 8 out of every 10 new women-owned firms launched over the past nine years have been founded by a woman of color, according to the 2016 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commissioned by American Express. There has also been a rise in women of color running for office at all levels of the government. Just this year, over 400 women of color are running for office in the 2018 election season. We will discuss and learn more about our panelists’ journeys as well as learn how we can cultivate and nurture more women of color to start companies and run for office. Panelists: Rica Elysee, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at BeautyLynk and co-founder of #AtTheTable, new initiative focused on bringing together female founders from different industries to build community, strength and resources. Kari Hodges ’01, Founder of Womxn Rank Amanda Johnson, co-founder of Mented Cosmetics Nirva LaFortune, Providence City Council woman, Assistant Director for Scholars Programs & Diversity Initiatives at Brown University Moderator: Dr. Lynn Hernandez, Director of Brown University Inclusion Programs in the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity and Assistant Professor (Research) in Behavioral and Social Sciences in the School of Public Health. Thursday, November 15, 2018 Brown University
Views: 187 Brown University
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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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.
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BLUE SPAN IMMORTAL (PRACTICING LEAST PLAYED HEROES ON LEGEND SMURF) DOTA 2 STREAM
 
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Hello friends, this is (probably) high level Dota 2 play with Blue Span. Please be respectful in chat and we will be friends thank you. Daily stream around 0730 PST/2100 WIB/2200 GMT+8/1930PM IST Hero ranking/stat https://www.opendota.com/players/80467654/rankings Help support me! Come become a patron at https://www.patreon.com/bluespan Donate here https://youtube.streamlabs.com/bluespan Play free games which help me out here https://platform.gawkbox.com/BlueSpan PLAYLISTS RAP https://goo.gl/a7UttU KOREAN RAP https://goo.gl/Eukvcj POP https://goo.gl/h83npA NINTENDO https://bit.ly/2HSXVoW PERMANENT STREAM LINK TO BOOKMARK: https://gaming.youtube.com/c/BlueSpan/live LIKE US? JOIN US AT OUR DISCORD https://discord.gg/2nhPhsN Chat Rules: 1: No racism/hate/harassing. 2: Don't advertise your channel / beg for subscribers or shout outs. 3: English ONLY. 4: No backseat gaming (i.e. telling Blue Span what to do). Things I like: compliments, donations, encouragement and support, and friendly and nice people :-) Not looking for friend list adds or parties sry. PC SPECS: i7-8700K 16GB DDR4 2666 MHZ RAM GTX 1080 TI 512GB SAMSUNG 850 PRO SSD GEAR: LOGITECH G502 MOUSE RAZER BLACKWIDOW 2016 LOGITECH C922 CAMERA BLUE YETI MICROPHONE SENNHEISER CX 686 G / BOSE QC 35-2 ALIENWARE AW2518H 240HZ MONITOR TOBII EYE TRACKER 4C Follow my social media! Instant notifications for LIVE STREAMS/VIDS, ask me anything any time! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bluespandota Twitter: https://twitter.com/bluespangaming Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/bluespangaming Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/bluespantwitch Dotabuff: http://www.dotabuff.com/players/80467654 #Dota2 #Live #Youtube #Discord #BlueSpan
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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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Starr Forum: Women's Empowerment: Are Global Development Organizations Helping or Hurting?
 
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A transcript of the event is available at https://cis.mit.edu/events/transcripts/starr-forum-womens-empowerment-are-global-development-organizations-helping-or Speakers: Nimmi Gowrinathan, PhD Visiting Professor, City College New York Colin Powell School for Global and Civic Leadership Director, Politics of Sexual Violence Initiative Kate Cronin-Furman Postdoctoral Research Fellow, International Security Program Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Event Info - http://calendar.mit.edu/event/starr_forum_women_development Recorded on April 03, 2018 The MIT Center for International Studies (CIS) is a world premier, university-based research and education center. Learn more at http://cis.mit.edu/ The MIT Starr Forum is a flagship public event series hosted by CIS. Learn more at http://cis.mit.edu/events-seminars/about-starr-forum
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: 15724 SOH Talks & Ideas
3/29/18 Census Scientific Advisory Committee (CSAC) Spring Meeting (Day 1)
 
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8:30 AM Opening Remarks Auditorium Tommy Wright, Designated Federal Officer 8:40 AM Chair Remarks Barbara Anderson, Chair, Census Scientific Advisory Committee 9:00 AM Executive Remarks Ron Jarmin, Associate Director for Economic Programs, Performing the Non-Exclusive Functions and Duties of the Director Enrique Lamas, Associate Director for Demographic Programs, Performing the Non-Exclusive Functions and Duties of the Deputy Director 9:30 AM Update on the 2020 Census (to include 2020 Systems Readiness) Presenter: Albert Fontenot, Jr., Assistant Director, Decennial Census Programs Directorate and James Treat, Decennial Census Programs Directorate CSAC Discussant: Sunshine Hillygus - Committee Discussion 10:30 AM *BREAK* 10:45 AM 2018 End-to-End Census Test Presenter: Deb Stempowski, Decennial Census Management Division 11:45 AM CSAC Members Photo 12:00 PM *WORKING LUNCH* *Presentation starts at 12:15 p.m. Demonstration of Nonresponse Followup Presenter: TBA, XXXXXX Demonstration on Recruiting and Assessment Presenter: Viola Lewis Willis, XXX Committee Discussion 1:15 PM 2020 Census Operations: Questions Planned for the 2020 Census and the American Community Survey Process Overview and Update on Language Services Operation Presenters: Jennifer Ortman, American Community Survey Office and Jennifer Kim, Decennial Census Management Division CSAC Discussant: Doug Massey - Committee Discussion 2:15 PM *BREAK* 2:30 PM Cyber Security in the 2020 Census Presenter: Kevin Smith, Associate Director for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer CSAC Discussant: Roberto Rigobon or Juan Pablo Hourcade - Committee Discussion 3:30 PM CSAC Committee Discussion and Formulation of Recommendations Moderator: Barbara Anderson, Chair, Census Scientific Advisory Committee 5:00 PM Meeting Adjourned
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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: 404 UChicagoCISSR
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
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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
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: 1159 Harvard BGLTQ
Capital Investment Strategy
 
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Video by WizMotions. From the Introduction to Capital Investment Strategy (CIS) e-course.
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DHS 2015: The Secretary’s Progress Report
 
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U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson discusses the past, present, and future of DHS. His remarks were at an event hosted by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Group in Washington, DC.
Functional Genomics at Scale - Joseph Ecker
 
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July 28-29, 2014 - Future Opportunities for Genome Sequencing and Beyond: A Planning Workshop for the National Human Genome Research Institute. More: http://www.genome.gov/27558042
Find Your State: International Students
 
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A state is a place. It’s also a way of living. We come here from different places. But once we’ve arrived, we learn to live together. We find fresh air and blue skies, friends and safety. We also find the knowledge we need to achieve our dreams of the future. That’s why we say we’ve found our state. Find Your State Colorado State University Colorado, United States https://admissions.colostate.edu/international/ http://colostate.edu http://international.colostate.edu
Perform a Break Even Analysis with Excel's Goal Seek Tool
 
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When you are considering an investment or launching a new product you want to know at what point you will "break even." The Goal Seek tool in Excel is perfect for this scenario. In this case we want the resulting value in our formula to return "0" - our break even point. Watch how I create multiple scenaios with Goal Skke to help me to set the proper selling price and cost structure. I invite you to visit my website - www.thecompanyrocks.com - to view all of my videos and resources including "The 50 Best Tips for Excel 2007 DVD. Danny Rocks
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Alexander Cooley (Columbia University) on the concept of “Greater Eurasia"
 
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Alexander Cooley (Columbia University) talks about the concept of “Greater Eurasia,” as well as Russian/Chinese interactions and tensions in Eurasia (especially in Central Asia)