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GMO's Revealed: Episode 1
 
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EPISODE 1: FACT OR FICTION? Triple Board-Certified Dr. Zach Bush busts open the #1 myth about GMOs (so you won’t be fooled)… How the “dust bowl” and the Vietnam war poisoned today’s food… AND: The real reason GMOs pose such a serious threat to humans (it’s probably NOT what you think) Vani Hari shares the exact steps you can take TODAY to protect your family from further exposure… AND how to start healing the damage already done by these foods. Vani also shares how one chemical inside GMOs—that is known to cause cancer—has made its way into just about every food we eat. Finally, Gunnar Lovelace will hand you a roadmap to change… How we can save the next generation from cancer and chronic-disease-riddled life we accept as “normal” AND: The ONE STEP you can take TODAY to reverse the toxic effects of GMO foods so your family can heal…
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Aerospace and Defense Business Simulation - Financial Metrics and Ratios
 
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PriSim Business Simulations video-overview of key financial ratios for aerospace and defense companies. The video reviews some common metrics that A&D companies use to gain insights into the effectiveness of their business, and the strengths, weaknesses, and improvement opportunities in performance. PriSim works with A&D companies worldwide running business training courses utilizing custom, computerized business simulations. To learn more about PriSim Business Simulations for the Aerospace and Defense Industry visit http://www.prisim.com/industries/aerospace-defense/
Thorium.
 
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http://ThoriumRemix.com/ Thorium is an abundant material which can be transformed into massive quantities of energy. To do so efficiently requires a very different nuclear reactor than the kind we use today- Not one that uses solid fuel rods, but a reactor in which the fuel is kept in a liquid state. Not one that uses pressurized water as a coolant, but a reactor that uses chemically stable molten salts. Such a reactor is called a "Molten Salt Reactor". Many different configurations are possible. Some of these configurations can harness Thorium very efficiently. This video explores the attributes of Molten Salt Reactors. Why are they compelling? And why do many people (including myself) see them as the only economical way of fully harnessing ALL our nuclear fuels... including Thorium. This video has been under development since 2012. I hope it conveys to you why I personally find Molten Salt Reactors so compelling, as do the many volunteers and supporters who helped create it. Much of the footage was shot by volunteers. All music was created by: http://kilowattsmusic.com To support this project, please visit: https://patreon.com/thorium Entities pursuing Molten Salt Reactors are... Flibe Energy - http://flibe-energy.com/ Terrestrial Energy - http://terrestrialenergy.com/ Moltex Energy - http://www.moltexenergy.com/ ThorCon Power - http://thorconpower.com/ Transatomic - http://www.transatomicpower.com/ Seaborg - http://seaborg.co/ Copenhagen Atomics - http://www.copenhagenatomics.com/ TerraPower - http://terrapower.com/ Bhabha Atomic Research Centre - http://www.barc.gov.in/ Chinese Academy of Sciences - http://english.cas.cn/ Regular Thorium conferences are organized by: http://thoriumenergyalliance.com/ http://thoriumenergyworld.com/ Table of Contents 0:00:00 Space 0:17:29 Constraints 0:28:22 Coolants 0:40:15 MSRE 0:48:54 Earth 0:59:46 Thorium 1:22:03 LFTR 1:36:13 Revolution 1:44:58 Forward 1:58:11 ROEI 2:05:41 Beginning 2:08:36 History 2:38:59 Dowtherm 2:47:57 Salt 2:51:44 Pebbles 3:06:07 India 3:18:44 Caldicott 3:35:55 Fission 3:56:22 Spectrum 4:04:25 Chemistry 4:12:51 Turbine 4:22:27 Waste 4:40:15 Decommission 4:54:39 Candlelight 5:13:06 Facts 5:26:08 Future 5:55:39 Pitches 5:56:17 Terrestrial 6:08:33 ThorCon 6:11:45 Flibe 6:20:51 End 6:25:53 Credits Some of this footage is remixed from non-MSR related sources, to help explain the importance of energy for both space exploration and everyday life here on Earth. Most prominently... Pandora's Promise - https://youtu.be/bDw3ET3zqxk Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson - https://youtu.be/Pun76NZMjCk Dr. Robert Zubrin - https://youtu.be/EKQSijn9FBs Mars Underground - https://youtu.be/tcTZvNLL0-w Andy Weir & Adam Savage - https://youtu.be/5SemyzKgaUU Periodic Table Videos - https://youtube.com/channel/UCtESv1e7ntJaLJYKIO1FoYw
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Lecture 11 - Overfitting
 
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Overfitting - Fitting the data too well; fitting the noise. Deterministic noise versus stochastic noise. Lecture 11 of 18 of Caltech's Machine Learning Course - CS 156 by Professor Yaser Abu-Mostafa. View course materials in iTunes U Course App - https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/machine-learning/id515364596 and on the course website - http://work.caltech.edu/telecourse.html Produced in association with Caltech Academic Media Technologies under the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-ND). To learn more about this license, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ This lecture was recorded on May 8, 2012, in Hameetman Auditorium at Caltech, Pasadena, CA, USA.
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Myanmar Marble
 
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SIMCO SONG DA JOINT STOCK COMPANY SIMCO SONG DA Building, Van Phuc New Sub-Urban Area, Van Phuc Ward, Ha Dong District, Hanoi, Vietnam Tel: (84) 4 3552 0402 Fax: (84) 4 3552 0401 H/P: (84) 91 3040882/ E-mail: [email protected] MYANMAR SIMCO SONG DA JOINT STOCK COMPANY LIMITED 148/7-D, Myawityee Lane, A1 Street, Mayangon Township, Yangon, Myanmar Tel: (95) 1 667 927 PROJECT OF MARBLE MINING, PROCESSING AND MARKETING, NAYPUTAUNG QUARRY, RAKHINE STATE, REPUBLIC OF UNION OF MYANMAR 1. Investor: SIMCO SONG DA JSC (Vietnam) 2. The place where the investment project to be developed: Nayputaung quarry, Taunggok township, Rakhine state, Myanmar. 3. Form of economic organization: - SIMCO SONG DA JSC is entitled to establish an economic organization for its mining, mineral processing and marketing in Myanmar. - Investment capital: 100% investment by SIMCO SONG DA JSC including its equity and bank loan. 4. Legal bases: - Certification on overseas investment issued by Ministry of Planning and investment of Vietnam; - MIC permit issued by Myanmar Investment Commission; - Mining permit on large scale issued by Ministry of Mines of Myanmar; - Certificate of incorporation of MYANMAR SIMCO SONG DA JS Co.,Ltd issued by Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development of Myanmar; - Export license issued by Ministry of Commerce of Myanmar; and - Production sharing contract between No. 3 Mining Enterprise {under Ministry of Mines of Myanmar} and SIMCO SONG DA JSC. 5. Type of business: - Mining, mineral processing and marketing on large scale. 6. Nayputaung marble project in brief: (a) Geographical location: The quarry is located in Thandwe District, Rakhine State, approximate 450km from Yangon by the national road towards the North East. It’s approximate3,2 km from the national road to access to the quarry. (b) Quarry Area: 2.3703 square kilometers {equivalent to 237 ha} (585.72 acres). (c) Ore reserve: 87 million tons of marble [equivalent to 32 million cubic meters. - Recovery Ratio: 40%; - Recoverable Volume: 34 million tons of marble (equivalent to 13 million cubic meters). (d) Marble quality: - Hardness: 3,5-4 Moh; - Stable composition, homogeneous colours; - Basically, Nayputaung marble seldom has deuteromorphic, slake, and low systematic density of cracks; the recovery ratio is high. • Chemical compositions: - CaO: 49,56% MgO: 0,76% - SiO2: 6,01% Al2O3: 1,51 Fe2O3: 1,12% • Physical – mechanical compositions: - Hardness (Moh): 3,5 Abration ratio: 7,8% - Density: 2,7g/cm3 Hygroscopic ratio: 0,25% - Porpsity Ratio: 0,74% Restrain intensity: 682,5kg/cm2 (e) Marble colours: Nayputaung marble Nauputang has 3 main colours: brownchocolate, dark grey and light grey. (f) Nayputaung marble samples have been displayed at Yangon Gems Museum in Myanmar for ages. (g) Product capacity: • Annual production of marble blocks: 30,000m3; • Annual productions ofmarble slabs: 100,000m2. (h) Permitted duration of investment: 20 years and extendable.
Views: 207 Thuy Thanh
Forecasting U.S. Crude Oil Production Webinar
 
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EIA hosted this webinar to examine trends in U.S. crude oil production during 2017 and the implications for 2018 and 2019. EIA’s goals were to share the agency’s current analysis and approach for forecasting U.S. oil production, hear from several other oil market analysts and then field questions and recommendations from the audience. Speakers included John Conti (EIA, Acting Administrator), John Staub (EIA, Director of Office of Petroleum, Natural Gas & Biofuels Analysis), Harold Hamm (Domestic Energy Producers Alliance (DEPA) Chairman and Continental Resources), Phillip Dunning (Drillinginfo, Manager, Consulting Services), and Artem Abramov (Rystad Energy, VP Analysis). This webinar aired on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The Powerpoint from this webinar can be found on EIA's website: https://www.eia.gov/petroleum/workshop/crude_production/pdf/Agenda_Bios.pdf
Views: 1531 EIAgov
Climate Jihad in Africa: Sea Level Rise, Forced Migration, and Related Turmoil Across the Continent
 
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Cornell University - 2018 Climate Change Seminar by Prof. Charles Geisler http://www.atkinson.cornell.edu/climatesem/ Recorded at Cornell University - February 12, 2018
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Equity Investing Panel at Boston College 12th Annual Finance Conference
 
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The Carroll School of Management presents the 12th Annual Finance Conference: Equity Investing in a Dynamic World featuring Steven Barry ’85, Chief Investment Officer, Fundamental Equity, Goldman Sachs, Vince Gubitosi ’94, President and Chief Investment Officer, Geode Capital Management, LLC, Jay Paul Leupp, Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, Lazard Asset Management, and Ronnie Sadka, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty; Professor and Chairperson, Finance Department, and Seidner Family Faculty Fellow, Carroll School of Management, Boston College.
12/7/18 Census Scientific Advisory Committee (CSAC) Meeting (Day 2)
 
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12/7/18 Census Scientific Advisory Committee (CSAC) Meeting (Day 2) 8:30AM - 2PM
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Yelawolf - Daddy's Lambo (Official Music Video)
 
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Sign up for updates: http://smarturl.it/Yelawolf.News Music video by Yelawolf performing Daddy's Lambo. (C) 2011 DGC Records Best of Yelawolf: https://goo.gl/vy7NZQ Subscribe here: https://goo.gl/ynkVDL #Yelawolf #DaddysLambo #Vevo #HipHop #OfficialMusicVideo
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What Physicists Do - September 24, 2018 - Dr. Yiyang Li
 
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Speaker: Dr. Yiyang Li STORING ENERGY AND INFORMATION USING ELECTROCHEMICAL ION INSERTION Dr. Yiyang Li of Sandia National Laboratories will describe how electrochemical ion insertion is used to store energy in lithium-ion batteries and store information for low-power neuromorphic computation, meeting our society's goals in energy storage and low-power computing.
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CalHFA Board Meeting & Workshop - 03/18/2019
 
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CalHFA Board Meeting & Workshop - 03/18/2019
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs (Barsoom #1)
 
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John Carter, an American Civil War veteran, goes prospecting in Arizona and, when set upon by Indians, is mysteriously transported to Mars, called "Barsoom" by its inhabitants. Carter finds that he has great strength on this planet, due to its lesser gravity. Carter soon falls in among the Tharks, a nomadic tribe of the planet's warlike, four-armed, green inhabitants. A timeless classic of sci-fi fantasy literature, this is the first book in Burrough's Barsoom Series. Foreword - 00:00 Chapter 01. On the Arizona Hills - 7:52 Chapter 02. The Escape of the Dead - 24:28 Chapter 03. My Advent on Mars - 36:04 Chapter 04. A Prisoner - 53:14 Chapter 05. I Elude My Watch Dog - 1:07:32 Chapter 06. A Fight That Won Friends - 1:17:34 Chapter 07. Child-Raising on Mars - 1:27:55 Chapter 08. A Fair Captive from the Sky - 1:40:53 Chapter 09. I Learn the Language - 1:54:32 Chapter 10. Champion and Chief - 2:04:21 Chapter 11. With Dejah Thoris - 2:28:03 Chapter 12. A Prisoner with Power - 2:44:07 Chapter 13. Love-Making on Mars- 2:57:06 Chapter 14. A Duel to the Death - 3:12:21 Chapter 15. Sola Tells Me Her Story - 3:32:32 Chapter 16. We Plan Escape - 3:53:50 Chapter 17. A Costly Recapture - 4:17:00 Chapter 18. Chained in Warhoon - 4:36:21 Chapter 19. Battling in the Arena - 4:46:25 Chapter 20. In the Atmosphere Factory - 4:57:50 Chapter 21. An Air Scout for Zodanga - 5:19:22 Chapter 22. I Find Dejah - 5:42:07 Chapter 23. Lost in the Sky - 6:05:14 Chapter 24. Tars Tarkas Finds a Friend - 6:19:08 Chapter 25. The Looting of Zodanga - 6:36:23 Chapter 26. Through Carnage to Joy - 6:48:17 Chapter 27. From Joy to Death - 7:02:59 Chapter 28. At the Arizona Cave - 7:14:57 Read by Mark Nelson (https://librivox.org/reader/251) Book #1 in the John Carter (Barsoom) Audiobook Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTLQR-c2Hn-u9vR4RnZfM-hd4zaoFq8sS This is followed by "The Gods of Mars": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwvS0VZjIhc
Views: 14420 Audiobooks Unleashed
ROUNDTABLE :   CLIF HIGH, PALADIN & KERRY : CRYPTO CURRENCIES & THE FUTURE
 
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I talk with Clif High and Paladin about Crypto Currencies and the Future. CLIF HIGH is the originator of the Webbot system now focusing on crypto currencies. The web bot project has continued to give archetype descriptors of future events such as the anthrax attack in Washington, the crash of American 587, the Columbia disaster, the Northeast Power outage, the Banda Aceh earthquake and most recently the flooding of the Red River. As a continuing project, reports are offered from the extracted archetype information at his web site, http://halfpasthuman.com ALADIN is a forensic financial investigator, a licensed Private Investigator and assisted with in the OJ Simpson trial investigation. He is a key member of a group called The White Hats. whitehatsreport.com/ KERRY CASSIDY PROJECT CAMELOT http://projectcamelot.tv
Views: 56295 Project Camelot
All Hands on Deck - Day 2
 
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Chapter 1 0:04 Welcome - Joi Ito, MIT Media Lab Chapter 2 14:03 - Keynote Address - Nainoa Thompson, Polynesian Voyaging Society Chapter 3 52:40 - CREATE, Building connections and engagement through the arts Chapter 4 1:28:07 - Lightning Talks Chapter 5 2:00:48 - EXPLORE, Empowering a global community of ocean explorers Chapter 6 2:41:10 - CONNECT, Connecting people to the ocean and to each other Chapter 7 3:25:35 - Here be Dragons Update Chapter 8 3:29:24 - Workshops 2A Chapter 9 3:56:21 - Closing Remarks To fully explore and understand the ocean, we can no longer rely on a handful of large, expensive research vessels and vehicles. We truly need "all hands on deck" to do it. On November 8-9, 2018, we brought together leaders and changemakers in ocean exploration, entertainment, recreation, and art to imagine new ways to empower an open, inclusive global community of ocean explorers. Our goal is to imagine creative ways to make the ocean so pervasive in modern culture that everyone has a positive association with and understanding of the sea. More information at: https://www.media.mit.edu/events/allhandsondeck/ License: CC-BY-4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/)
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01/08/19 MNPS Board Meeting
 
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Coverage of the School Board Meeting of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County, held January 8, 2019
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High School Quiz Show - Semifinal #1: Lexington vs. Newton North (513)
 
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In the first semifinal matchup of Season 5, Lexington High School faces off against Newton North High School! Toss-up Round: 02:01 Head-to-Head: 10:48 Category Round: 13:32 Lightning Round: 22:55 Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/highschoolquizshow Home: www.highschoolquizshow.org ********Follow Us********** Facebook: facebook.com/HighSchoolQuizShow Twitter: twitter.com/HS_QuizShow Instagram: instagram.com/highschoolquizshow Vine: vine.co/highschoolquizshow
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Intl Economics - Chapter 03: Sources of Comparative Advantage
 
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This chapter examines the sources of a nation’s industrial comparative advantage by expanding on the concepts we explored in the first two chapters. We then turn our attention to the role of transportation costs and their effect on the flow of trade. The role of industrial policy and environmental regulatory policies imposed by governments also effect trade. Finally, we discuss how transportation costs influence the volume of international trade by impacting the final prices of traded goods. Human intellect has always been, and still is, the only source and the most powerful contributor to technological advancement, pushing the cutting edge of skilled labor to new highs, positioning in this way, the human mind to the rank of the most valuable capital asset. Skill becomes the source of comparative advantage.
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Nuclear Power - Dr. Helen Caldicott - Visions of the Future
 
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Dr. Helen Caldicott's statements on nuclear power are contrasted with a vision of abundant energy, exploration, and realized human potential. Music by KiloWatts: http://kilowattsmusic.com The world's most prolific anti-nuclear activist, Dr. Helen Caldicott has been featured many times by mainstream media and has testified before government panels on the subject of radiation. However, she has made many false statements. Repeatedly. Music created by KiloWatts: https://soundcloud.com/kilowatts Edited by Gordon McDowell: https://www.patreon.com/thorium Features video clips from Pandora's Promise: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/pandoras-promise/id675188533 Useful timecodes: 0:03:50 AP1000 (introduced) 0:04:10 Dr. Helen Caldicott (introduced) 0:07:39 Caldicott does not want China to modernize. 0:09:08 China's uses energy to create goods we buy. 0:10:52 Unleash human potential. 0:14:37 Energy for efficient resource mining (copper). 0:15:18 Energy for efficient resource recycling (steel). 0:17:37 Tyson on golden era NASA exploration. 0:20:08 Caldicott for candlelight. Candles for light. 0:20:34 Dr. James Hansen on energy & safety. 0:21:43 Caldicott cites Hansen. Hansen disagrees. 0:23:10 Tyson: Advancing a field attracts smart. 0:24:07 GM EV1 - Revolution needed. 0:25:50 Start Nuclear 101. Atoms. Fission. 0:29:34 Radiation. Geothermal. 0:34:50 Isotopes. 0:38:21 Chain reaction. 0:40:52 Uranium - Finite or renewable? 0:43:26 Nuclear waste. Fission products. Recycle. 0:50:03 Caldicott - We are not God. 0:51:43 Caldicott fearmonger spent fuel. 0:53:14 Ben Heard - Cask storage. Recycle fuel. 0:55:44 Coal ash. A legitimate waste concern. 0:58:40 Deliberately constraining energy supply. 1:05:22 Recognize limitations of solar & wind. 1:07:05 Germany burning biomass. 1:09:00 Nuclear replaced by combustion. 1:13:03 Caldicott's Global Preventive Medicine. 1:14:01 George Monbiot debates Caldicott. 1:15:07 Caldicott against energy use, lifestyle. 1:17:05 Caldicott's candles vs Penn and Teller. 1:20:22 Accustomed to uncompetitive nuclear. 1:21:08 Caldicott cites Russian Study. 1:21:47 Monbiot calls out Caldicott untruths. 1:23:26 Caldicott on nuclear = testosterone. 1:24:45 Caldicott on nuclear causing cancer. 1:31:31 Robert Stone - Facts unpersuasive. 1:33:26 President Kennedy to Moon. Lesson. 1:39:47 Aspiration vision/message needed. 1:42:03 Energy ideas the media notices. 1:45:17 Turning seawater into liquid fuels. 1:49:07 Energy as a byproduct. Trek future. 1:52:01 Energy is peace. 1:53:28 Energy to explore. Nuclear required. 2:01:26 Earth Panel. Challenges of solar. 2:03:14 Titan mission. 10 years vs 1 hour. 2:05:31 Nuclear beyond solar system. 2:08:10 Comet probe lands in shadow. 2:10:05 Elon Musk vs launch constraint. 2:13:31 Martian photosynthesis food. 2:15:36 Elon Musk. Mars solar & nuclear. 2:16:05 Europa. Tyson. James Cameron. 2:18:55 Back on Earth. 2:20:16 Clean energy cheap. Not sci-fi. 2:21:30 Shellenberger. Save nature. 2:32:25 People changing their minds. 2:33:28 Nuclear Industry. 2:36:21 Industry communications. 2:38:20 PWR status quo. 2:39:29 Advanced Reactors. Thorium. 2:41:08 People changing their minds. 2:43:12 Call to action for engineers. This video is a byproduct of THORIUM REMIX 2016: http://thoriumremix.com/
Views: 2070 Gordon McDowell
Bangla Meaning
 
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Video shows what Bangla means. A language spoken mainly in Bangladesh and in the state of West Bengal, India.. Bengali ethnicity. Bangla pronunciation. How to pronounce, definition by Wiktionary dictionary. Bangla meaning. Powered by MaryTTS
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The Galaxy Primes by E. E. "Doc" Smith
 
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They were four of the greatest minds in the Universe: Two men, two women, lost in an experimental spaceship billions of parsecs from home. And as they mentally charted the Cosmos to find their way back to earth, their own loves and hates were as startling as the worlds they encountered. Chapter 1 - 00:00 Chapter 2 - 1:01:23 Chapter 3 - 1:39:51 Chapter 4 - 2:26:40 Chapter 5 - 3:09:57 Chapter 6 - 4:06:35 Chapter 7 - 4:59:15 Chapter 8 - 5:54:35 Chapter 9 - 6:42:55 Read by: Mark Nelson (https://librivox.org/reader/251)
Views: 4135 Audiobooks Unleashed
First Lensman by E. E. "Doc" Smith
 
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The Secret Planet. No human had ever landed on the hidden planet of Arisia. A mysterious space barrier turned back both men and ships. Then the word came to Earth, "Go to Arisia!", Virgil Samms of the Galactic Patrol went--and came back with the Lens, the strange device that gave its wearer powers no man had ever possessed before. Samms knew the price of that power would be high. But even he had no idea of the ultimate cost, and the weird destiny waiting for the First Lensman. Chapter 01 - 00:00 Chapter 02 - 26:33 Chapter 03 - 53:59 Chapter 04 - 1:35:51 Chapter 05 - 2:10:29 Chapter 06 - 2:40:32 Chapter 07 - 3:15:50 Chapter 08 - 3:57:20 Chapter 09 - 4:32:16 Chapter 10 - 5:11:01 Chapter 11 - 5:39:49 Chapter 12 - 6:07:00 Chapter 13 - 6:36:42 Chapter 14 - 7:19:25 Chapter 15 - 7:54:03 Chapter 16 - 8:27:32 Chapter 17 - 8:59:09 Chapter 18 - 9:27:21 Chapter 19 - 10:00:35 Chapter 20 - 10:34:30 Epilogue - 10:57:51 This is preceded by "Triplanetary": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCopS8Yfnko This is followed by "Galactic Patrol". Read by: Mark Nelson (https://librivox.org/reader/251)
Views: 9457 Audiobooks Unleashed
Grains Research Update 2017 | Bendigo | Optimising continuous cropping - J. Kirkegaard
 
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CSIRO's John Kirkegaard discusses challenges and opportunities involved in managing and maintaining continuous cropping systems at the GRDC Grains Research Update, Bendigo, February 2017. Full paper here: https://grdc.com.au/Research-and-Development/GRDC-Update-Papers/2017/02/Opportunities-and-challenges-for-continuous-cropping-systems
The Market: Women Artists from Collection to Cultural Record
 
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The Market: Women Artists from Collection to Cultural Record includes prominent dealers, gallerists, curators, and collectors discussing women's art in the market. Panelists explore why women's work often commands lower prices and how the current market has evolved, with an eye towards strategies which would ensure women artists a place in the cultural record. Panelists include: Deborah Harris, Managing Director of The Armory Show, Modern; Claire Oliver, Founder and Owner, Claire Oliver Gallery; Sue Scott, Collector and Gallerist, Sue Scott Gallery; and Deepanjana Klein, Specialist Head of Sale, Christie's. This event took place at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art on March 22, 2009. Video courtesy Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.
Views: 822 Brooklyn Museum
Rethinking Series 2017-18: Dr. Thomas X. Hammes on "The 4th Industrial Revolution"
 
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On February 6, 2018, as part of the Johns Hopkins APL Rethinking Seminar Series "Rethinking Future Environments and Strategic Challenges" (2017-18), Dr. Thomas X. Hammes of the National Defense University spoke on "The 4th Industrial Revolution, De-Globalization, and its Effect on International Security." To learn more about the Johns Hopkins APL Rethinking Seminar Series, visit: https://dnnpro.outer.jhuapl.edu/rethinking/MainPage.aspx
JCIPP Forum: Saul Eslake - Australia's Productivity Challenge
 
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http://www.jcipp.curtin.edu.au Presented on 14th April, 2011, by the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy, Curtin University. The one big blemish on Australia's otherwise remarkably good economic performance over the past decade has been the dramatic deterioration in our productivity performance. Relative to the United States, all of the gains we accrued in the 1990s, and more, have since been reversed. The consequences of the dramatic deterioration in Australia's productivity performance over the past decade have been masked, as they were in the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s, by the combination of rapid population growth and a substantial improvement in the terms on which we trade with the rest of the world. But if we don't recognize, and reverse, the slide in our productivity performance, then when the current resources boom comes to an end (whenever that might be), Australia's economic future might look a lot more like the mid-1970s through the early 1990s than any of us would wish for. About the Public Policy Forum: For further information about the Public Policy Forum of The John Curtin Institute of Public Policy (JCIPP), please contact us at: http://www.jcipp.curtin.edu.au
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COLOMBIA - WikiVidi Documentary
 
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Colombia , officially the Republic of Colombia , is a sovereign state largely situated in the northwest of South America, with territories in Central America. Colombia shares a border to the northwest with Panama, to the east with Venezuela and Brazil and to the south with Ecuador and Peru. It shares its maritime limits with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. It is a unitary, constitutional republic comprising thirty-two departments. The territory of what is now Colombia was originally inhabited by indigenous peoples, with as most advanced the Muisca, Quimbaya and the Tairona. The Spanish set foot on Colombian soil for the first time in 1499 and in the first half of the 16th century initiated a period of conquest and colonization, ultimately creating the New Kingdom of Granada, with as capital Santafé de Bogotá. Independence from Spain was acquired in 1819,, but by 1830 the "Gran Colombia" Federation was dissolved. What is now Colombia and Pana... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:03:00: Etymology 00:04:11: Pre-Columbian era 00:06:56: Spanish conquest 00:09:49: Colonial period 00:13:40: Independence 00:17:27: 20th century 00:21:58: 21st century 00:24:45: Geography 00:29:02: Climate 00:30:32: Biodiversity 00:32:35: Government and politics 00:36:01: Foreign affairs 00:37:04: Military 00:38:50: Administrative divisions 00:40:18: Economy 00:45:42: Science and technology 00:48:32: Infrastructure 00:50:37: Demographics 00:53:47: Languages 00:54:56: Ethnic groups 00:59:17: Religion 01:00:48: Largest cities 01:01:24: Culture 01:02:20: Literature 01:05:09: Visual arts 01:09:05: Architecture 01:12:52: Music 01:15:31: Popular culture 01:17:46: Cuisine 01:20:07: Sports 01:22:03: Health ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colombia
National Assembly for Wales Plenary 20.06.18
 
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Plenary is the meeting of the whole Assembly which takes place in the Siambr, the Senedd’s debating chamber. Plenary is chaired by the Presiding Officer and is the main forum for Assembly Members to carry out their roles as democratically elected representatives. Plenary takes place twice a week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and is open to the public, you can also watch it live or on demand here on YouTube or on Senedd.TV.
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Capitol Report: Assessing the Health of Minnesota's Pensions
 
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The Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement is charged with overseeing the operational and financial conditions of the statewide public pension funds. Governor Dayton’s veto of the 2017 omnibus pension bill, increases in life-expectancy, the wave of retiring baby-boomers and alternative accounting measures have produced some provocative headlines questioning the health of Minnesota’s pension plans. The current chair of the Pensions Commission, Senator Julie Rosen, R-Vernon Center, and the former chair, Senator Sandra Pappas, DFL-St. Paul, join Capitol Report moderator Shannon Loehrke to assess the ongoing health of the state pension and defined contribution plans serving state, county, municipal, school district and other public employees in Minnesota. The iconic golden horses atop the Minnesota State Capitol represent the aspirations of the state at the turn of the 20th Century. Brian Pease of the Minnesota Historical Society explains the significance of the sculpture and the ongoing efforts to maintain it.
NYU Africa House in Conversation with Ethiopian Commodity Exchange CEO Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin
 
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Prof. Yaw Nyarko (NYU Africa House) in Conversation with Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin, CEO of the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange on "Setting up a commodity exchange and doing business in Africa" Date: April 25, 2012 Location: Grand Hall, NYU Global Center, 238 Thompson Street Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin shared and discussed with the audience her experience setting up the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange and the current trends in doing business in Africa. The first of its kind, the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange is a national multi-commodity exchange that provides low-cost, secure marketplace services to benefit all agricultural market stakeholders and invites industry professionals to seek membership enabling them to participate in trading. Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange. As described by The Economist, she is an internationally recognized thought leader on agricultural marketing in Africa and global development, with prior roles as Senior Economist at the World Bank and Senior Research Fellow with the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, as well as UNCTAD in Geneva. She is among The Africa Report’s “50 Women Shaping Africa” 2011, named Ethiopian Person of the Year 2010, and nominated Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year 2010 by African Business.
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Economy of the United States | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Economy of the United States 00:04:11 1 History 00:04:20 1.1 Colonial era and 18th century 00:04:49 1.2 19th century 00:06:30 1.3 20th century 00:11:32 1.4 21st century 00:14:15 2 Data 00:14:33 3 GDP 00:17:24 4 By economic sector 00:17:33 4.1 Nominal GDP sector composition 00:17:59 5 Employment 00:21:06 5.1 Unemployment 00:24:16 5.2 Employment by sector 00:24:44 6 Income and wealth 00:24:53 6.1 Income measures 00:25:58 6.2 Income inequality 00:31:58 6.3 Household net worth and wealth inequality 00:34:37 6.4 Home ownership 00:36:04 6.5 Profits and wages 00:38:49 6.6 Poverty 00:42:34 7 Health care 00:42:43 7.1 Coverage 00:45:20 7.2 Outcomes 00:47:47 7.3 Cost 00:49:27 8 Composition of economic sectors 00:52:12 9 Energy, transportation, and telecommunications 00:52:24 9.1 Transportation 00:52:32 9.1.1 Road 00:53:19 9.1.2 Rail 00:54:03 9.1.3 Airline 00:54:40 9.2 Energy 00:56:15 9.3 Telecommunications 00:56:30 10 International trade 00:58:37 11 Financial position 01:02:20 12 Currency and central bank 01:03:44 13 Law and government 01:05:01 13.1 Regulations 01:09:44 13.2 Taxation 01:11:11 13.3 Expenditure 01:12:40 13.4 Federal budget and debt 01:15:32 14 Business culture 01:17:50 15 Demographic shift 01:19:37 16 Entrepreneurship 01:21:56 17 Venture capital investment 01:24:41 18 Mergers and Acquisitions 01:25:33 19 Research and development 01:26:03 19.1 Impact of recession on research spending 01:27:43 19.2 Business spending on research 01:29:41 19.3 Research spending at the state level 01:32:11 19.4 Research spending by multinational corporations 01:33:41 19.5 Exports of high-tech goods and patents 01:35:10 20 Notable companies and markets 01:37:16 20.1 Forbes top 10 U.S. corporations by revenue 01:37:31 21 Finance 01:41:23 22 Historical statistics 01:41:33 22.1 GDP 01:41:41 22.2 Employment 01:41:50 22.3 Manufacturing 01:41:58 22.4 Wealth and Income 01:42:07 22.5 Productivity 01:42:15 22.6 Inequality 01:42:24 22.7 Health spending 01:42:32 22.8 Tariff rates 01:42:41 22.9 Trade balance 01:42:49 22.10 Inflation 01:42:58 22.11 Federal tax 01:43:06 22.12 Government spending 01:43:15 22.13 Debt 01:43:23 22.14 Deficit 01:43:31 23 List of state economies 01:43:41 24 See also 01:44:13 25 Sources Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The economy of the United States is a highly developed mixed economy. It is the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and the second-largest by purchasing power parity (PPP). It also has the world's seventh-highest per capita GDP (nominal) and the eleventh-highest per capita GDP (PPP) in 2016. The US has a highly diversified, world-leading industrial sector. It is also a high-technology innovator with the second-largest industrial output in the world. The U.S. dollar is the currency most used in international transactions and is the world's foremost reserve currency, backed by its science and technology, its military, the full faith of the U.S. government to reimburse its debts, its central role in a range of international institutions since World War II, and the petrodollar system. Several countries use it as their official currency, and in many others, it is the de facto currency. Its largest trading partners are China, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Germany, South Korea, United Kingdom, France, India, and Taiwan.The nation's economy is fueled by abundant natural resources, a well-developed infrastructure, and high productivity. It has the second-highest total-estimated value of natural resources, valued at $45 trillion in 2016. Americans have the highest average household and employee income among OECD nations, and in 2010, they had the fourth-highest median household income, down from second-highest in 2007. The United States has held the world's largest national economy (not including colonial empires) since at least the 1890s. It is the world's largest producer of oil and natural gas. In 2016, it was the world's largest trading nation as well as its second-largest manufacturer, representing a fift ...
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Words at War: Headquarters Budapest / Nazis Go Underground / Simone
 
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Nazi Germany, also known as the Third Reich, is the common name for Germany when it was a totalitarian state ruled by Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP). On 30 January 1933 Hitler became Chancellor of Germany, quickly eliminating all opposition to rule as sole leader. The state idolized Hitler as its Führer ("leader"), centralizing all power in his hands. Historians have emphasized the hypnotic effect of his rhetoric on large audiences, and of his eyes in small groups. Kessel writes, "Overwhelmingly...Germans speak with mystification of Hitler's 'hypnotic' appeal..."[4] Under the "leader principle", the Führer's word was above all other laws. Top officials reported to Hitler and followed his policies, but they had considerable autonomy. The government was not a coordinated, cooperating body, but rather a collection of factions struggling to amass power and gain favor with the Führer.[5] In the midst of the Great Depression, the Nazi government restored prosperity and ended mass unemployment using heavy military spending and a mixed economy of free-market and central-planning practices.[6] Extensive public works were undertaken, including the construction of the Autobahns. The return to prosperity gave the regime enormous popularity; the suppression of all opposition made Hitler's rule mostly unchallenged. Racism, especially antisemitism, was a main tenet of society in Nazi Germany. The Gestapo (secret state police) and SS under Heinrich Himmler destroyed the liberal, socialist, and communist opposition, and persecuted and murdered Jews and other "undesirables". It was believed that the Germanic peoples—who were also referred to as the Nordic race—were the purest representation of the Aryan race, and were therefore the master race. Education focused on racial biology, population policy, and physical fitness. Membership in the Hitler Youth organization became compulsory. The number of women enrolled in post-secondary education plummeted, and career opportunities were curtailed. Calling women's rights a "product of the Jewish intellect," the Nazis practiced what they called "emancipation from emancipation."[7] Entertainment and tourism were organized via the Strength Through Joy program. The government controlled artistic expression, promoting specific forms of art and discouraging or banning others. The Nazis mounted the infamous Entartete Kunst (Degenerate Art) exhibition in 1937.[8] Propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels made effective use of film, mass rallies, and Hitler's hypnotizing oratory to control public opinion.[9] The 1936 Summer Olympics showcased the Third Reich on the international stage. Germany made increasingly aggressive demands, threatening war if they were not met. Britain and France responded with appeasement, hoping Hitler would finally be satisfied.[10] Austria was annexed in 1938, and the Sudetenland was taken via the Munich Agreement in 1938, with the rest of Czechoslovakia taken over in 1939. Hitler made a pact with Joseph Stalin and invaded Poland in September 1939, starting World War II. In alliance with Benito Mussolini's Italy, Germany conquered France and most of Europe by 1940, and threatened its remaining major foe: Great Britain. Reich Commissariats took brutal control of conquered areas, and a German administration termed the General Government was established in Poland. Concentration camps, established as early as 1933, were used to hold political prisoners and opponents of the regime. The number of camps quadrupled between 1939 and 1942 to 300+, as slave-laborers from across Europe, Jews, political prisoners, criminals, homosexuals, gypsies, the mentally ill and others were imprisoned. The system that began as an instrument of political oppression culminated in the mass genocide of Jews and other minorities in the Holocaust. Following the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, the tide turned against the Third Reich in the major military defeats of the Battle of Stalingrad and the Battle of Kursk in 1943. The Soviet counter-attacks became the largest land battles in history. Large-scale systematic bombing of all major German cities, rail lines and oil plants escalated in 1944, shutting down the Luftwaffe (German Air Force). Germany was overrun in 1945 by the Soviets from the east and the Allies from the west. The victorious Allies initiated a policy of denazification and put the Nazi leadership on trial for war crimes at the Nuremberg Trials. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_Germany
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South African Border War | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: South African Border War Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The South African Border War, also known as the Namibian War of Independence, and sometimes denoted in South Africa as the Angolan Bush War, was a largely asymmetric conflict that occurred in Namibia (then South West Africa), Zambia, and Angola from 26 August 1966 to 21 March 1990. It was fought between the South African Defence Force (SADF) and the People's Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN), an armed wing of the South West African People's Organisation (SWAPO). The South African Border War resulted in some of the largest battles on the African continent since World War II and was closely intertwined with the Angolan Civil War. Following several decades of unsuccessful petitioning through the United Nations and the International Court of Justice for Namibian independence, SWAPO formed the PLAN in 1962 with material assistance from the Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China, and sympathetic African states such as Tanzania, Ghana, and Algeria. Fighting broke out between PLAN and the South African authorities in August 1966. Between 1975 and 1988 the SADF staged massive conventional raids into Angola and Zambia to eliminate PLAN's forward operating bases. It also deployed specialist counter-insurgency units such as Koevoet and 32 Battalion trained to carry out external reconnaissance and track guerrilla movements.South African tactics became increasingly aggressive as the conflict progressed. The SADF's incursions produced Angolan casualties and occasionally resulted in severe collateral damage to economic installations regarded as vital to the Angolan economy. Ostensibly to stop these raids, but also to disrupt the growing alliance between the SADF and the National Union for the Total Independence for Angola (UNITA), which the former was arming with captured PLAN equipment, the Soviet Union backed the People's Armed Forces of Liberation of Angola (FAPLA) through a large contingent of military advisers and up to four billion dollars' worth of modern defence technology in the 1980s. Beginning in 1984, regular Angolan units under Soviet command were confident enough to confront the SADF. Their positions were also bolstered by thousands of Cuban troops. The state of war between South Africa and Angola briefly ended with the short-lived Lusaka Accords, but resumed in August 1985 as both PLAN and UNITA took advantage of the ceasefire to intensify their own guerrilla activity, leading to a renewed phase of FAPLA combat operations culminating in the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale. The South African Border War was virtually ended by the Tripartite Accord, mediated by the United States, which committed to a withdrawal of Cuban and South African military personnel from Angola and South West Africa, respectively. PLAN launched its final guerrilla campaign in late March 1989. South West Africa received formal independence as the Republic of Namibia a year later, on 21 March 1990.Despite being largely fought in neighbouring states, the South African Border War had a phenomenal cultural and political impact on South African society. The country's apartheid government devoted considerable effort towards presenting the war as part of a containment programme against regional Soviet expansionism and used it to stoke public anti-communist sentiment. It remains an integral theme in contemporary South African literature at large and Afrikaans-language works in particular, having given rise to a unique genre known as grensliteratuur (directly translated "border literature").
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British Columbia | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: British Columbia Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= British Columbia (BC; French: Colombie-Britannique) is the westernmost province of Canada, located between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains. With an estimated population of 4.817 million as of 2017, it is Canada's third-most populous province. The first British settlement in the area was Fort Victoria, established in 1843, which gave rise to the City of Victoria, at first the capital of the separate Colony of Vancouver Island. Subsequently, on the mainland, the Colony of British Columbia (1858–1866) was founded by Richard Clement Moody and the Royal Engineers, Columbia Detachment, in response to the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush. Moody was Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for the Colony and the first Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia: he was hand-picked by the Colonial Office in London to transform British Columbia into the British Empire's "bulwark in the farthest west", and "to found a second England on the shores of the Pacific". Moody selected the site for and founded the original capital of British Columbia, New Westminster, established the Cariboo Road and Stanley Park, and designed the first version of the Coat of arms of British Columbia. Port Moody is named after him.In 1866, Vancouver Island became part of the colony of British Columbia, and Victoria became the united colony's capital. In 1871, British Columbia became the sixth province of Canada. Its Latin motto is Splendor sine occasu ("Splendour without Diminishment"). The capital of British Columbia remains Victoria, the fifteenth-largest metropolitan region in Canada, named for the Queen who created the original European colonies. The largest city is Vancouver, the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada, the largest in Western Canada, and the second-largest in the Pacific Northwest. In October 2013, British Columbia had an estimated population of 4,606,371 (about 2.5 million of whom were in Greater Vancouver). The province is currently governed by the British Columbia New Democratic Party in a minority government supported by the Green Party of British Columbia, led by John Horgan, who became premier as a result of a no-confidence motion on June 29, 2017. British Columbia evolved from British possessions that were established in what is now British Columbia by 1871. First Nations, the original inhabitants of the land, have a history of at least 10,000 years in the area. Today there are few treaties and the question of Aboriginal Title, long ignored, has become a legal and political question of frequent debate as a result of recent court actions. Notably, the Tsilhqot'in Nation has established Aboriginal title to a portion of their territory, as a result of the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision (William [Tsilhqot'in Nation] v. British Columbia).
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Atlantic slave trade | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Atlantic slave trade Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The Atlantic slave trade or transatlantic slave trade involved the transportation by slave traders of enslaved African people, mainly to the Americas. The slave trade regularly used the triangular trade route and its Middle Passage, and existed from the 16th to the 19th centuries. The vast majority of those who were enslaved and transported in the transatlantic slave trade were Africans from central and western Africa, who had been sold by other West Africans to Western European slave traders (with a small number being captured directly by the slave traders in coastal raids), who brought them to the Americas. The South Atlantic and Caribbean economies especially were dependent on the supply of secure labour for the production of commodity crops, making goods and clothing to sell in Europe. This was crucial to those western European countries which, in the late 17th and 18th centuries, were vying with each other to create overseas empires.The Portuguese were the first to engage in the Atlantic slave trade in the 16th century. In 1526, they completed the first transatlantic slave voyage to Brazil, and other European countries soon followed. Shipowners regarded the slaves as cargo to be transported to the Americas as quickly and cheaply as possible, there to be sold to work on coffee, tobacco, cocoa, sugar and cotton plantations, gold and silver mines, rice fields, construction industry, cutting timber for ships, in skilled labour, and as domestic servants. The first Africans imported to the English colonies were classified as "indentured servants", like workers coming from England, and also as "apprentices for life". By the middle of the 17th century, slavery had hardened as a racial caste, with the slaves and their offspring being legally the property of their owners, and children born to slave mothers were also slaves. As property, the people were considered merchandise or units of labour, and were sold at markets with other goods and services. The major Atlantic slave trading nations, ordered by trade volume, were: the Portuguese, the British, the French, the Spanish, and the Dutch Empires. Several had established outposts on the African coast where they purchased slaves from local African leaders. These slaves were managed by a factor who was established on or near the coast to expedite the shipping of slaves to the New World. Slaves were kept in a factory while awaiting shipment. Current estimates are that about 12 million Africans were shipped across the Atlantic, although the number purchased by the traders was considerably higher, as the passage had a high death rate. Near the beginning of the 19th century, various governments acted to ban the trade, although illegal smuggling still occurred. In the early 21st century, several governments issued apologies for the transatlantic slave trade.
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House Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance Committee  4/13/18
 
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00:53 - HF3988 (Layman) National Resources Research Institute academic and applied research funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated. 20:35 - HF3810 (Barr) Project Build Minnesota funding provided to encourage students to consider a career in the construction industry, and money appropriated. 43:50 - HF3519 (Anderson, P.) Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District funding provided, and money appropriated. 49:41 - HF4179 (Mahoney) African Economic Development Solutions grant funding provided, and money appropriated. 1:04:05 - HF3284 (West) Modular home requirements clarified. 1:09:07 - HF3285 (West) Home park closing provisions modified. 1:14:58 - HF3807 (West) Manufactured home installer fees modified. 1:17:12 - HF4377 (Mahoney) East metropolitan area pilot project funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated. 1:51:05 - HF3003 (Bahr) Carbon-free energy standard established, definition modified, and conforming changes made. 2;15;45 - HF3865 (Clark) Minneapolis; East Phillips Neighborhood Institute indoor urban farming project funding provided, and money appropriated. Runs 3 hours, 8 minutes. * Connect with House Public Information Services: www.house.mn/hinfo/hinfo.asp * Find Minnesota House of Representatives news and updates at Session Daily: www.house.mn/sessiondaily/ *Connect with the Minnesota House of Representatives: www.house.mn
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Madagascar | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Madagascar Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ In case you don't find one that you were looking for, put a comment. This video uses Google TTS en-US-Standard-D voice. SUMMARY ======= Madagascar (; Malagasy: Madagasikara), officially the Republic of Madagascar (Malagasy: Repoblikan'i Madagasikara Malagasy pronunciation: [republiˈkʲan madaɡasˈkʲarə̥]; French: République de Madagascar), and previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of East Africa. The nation comprises the island of Madagascar (the fourth-largest island in the world), and numerous smaller peripheral islands. Following the prehistoric breakup of the supercontinent Gondwana, Madagascar split from the Indian peninsula around 88 million years ago, allowing native plants and animals to evolve in relative isolation. Consequently, Madagascar is a biodiversity hotspot; over 90% of its wildlife is found nowhere else on Earth. The island's diverse ecosystems and unique wildlife are threatened by the encroachment of the rapidly growing human population and other environmental threats. The first archaeological evidence for human foraging on Madagascar may have occurred as much as 10,000 years ago. Human settlement of Madagascar occurred between 350 BC and AD 550 by Austronesian peoples, arriving on outrigger canoes from Borneo. These were joined around AD 1000 by Bantu migrants crossing the Mozambique Channel from East Africa. Other groups continued to settle on Madagascar over time, each one making lasting contributions to Malagasy cultural life. The Malagasy ethnic group is often divided into 18 or more subgroups of which the largest are the Merina of the central highlands. Until the late 18th century, the island of Madagascar was ruled by a fragmented assortment of shifting sociopolitical alliances. Beginning in the early 19th century, most of the island was united and ruled as the Kingdom of Madagascar by a series of Merina nobles. The monarchy ended in 1897 when the island was absorbed into the French colonial empire, from which the island gained independence in 1960. The autonomous state of Madagascar has since undergone four major constitutional periods, termed republics. Since 1992, the nation has officially been governed as a constitutional democracy from its capital at Antananarivo. However, in a popular uprising in 2009, president Marc Ravalomanana was made to resign and presidential power was transferred in March 2009 to Andry Rajoelina. Constitutional governance was restored in January 2014, when Hery Rajaonarimampianina was named president following a 2013 election deemed fair and transparent by the international community. Madagascar is a member of the United Nations, the African Union (AU), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie. Madagascar belongs to the group of least developed countries, according to the United Nations. Malagasy and French are both official languages of the state. The majority of the population adheres to traditional beliefs, Christianity, or an amalgamation of both. Ecotourism and agriculture, paired with greater investments in education, health, and private enterprise, are key elements of Madagascar's development strategy. Under Ravalomanana, these investments produced substantial economic growth, but the benefits were not evenly spread throughout the population, producing tensions over the increasing cost of living and declining living standards among the poor and some segments of the middle class. As of 2017, the economy has been weakened by the 2009–2013 political crisis, and quality of life remains low for the majority of the Malagasy population.
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Human overpopulation | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Human overpopulation Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Human overpopulation (or population overshoot) occurs when the ecological footprint of a human population in a specific geographical location exceeds the carrying capacity of the place occupied by that group. Overpopulation can further be viewed, in a long term perspective, as existing if a population cannot be maintained given the rapid depletion of non-renewable resources or given the degradation of the capacity of the environment to give support to the population. Changes in lifestyle could reverse overpopulated status without a large population reduction.The term human overpopulation refers to the relationship between the entire human population and its environment: the Earth, or to smaller geographical areas such as countries. Overpopulation can result from an increase in births, a decline in mortality rates, an increase in immigration, or an unsustainable biome and depletion of resources. It is possible for very sparsely populated areas to be overpopulated if the area has a meagre or non-existent capability to sustain life (e.g. a desert). Advocates of population moderation cite issues like quality of life, carrying capacity, and risk of starvation as a basis to argue for population decline. Scientists suggest that the human impact on the environment as a result of overpopulation, profligate consumption and proliferation of technology has pushed the planet into a new geological epoch known as the Anthropocene.
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Car Dealers - How to Increase Lead Conversion Without Spending an Extra Dime
 
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Car Dealers - HOW TO INCREASE LEAD CONVERSION WITHOUT SPENDING AN EXTRA DIME. Sounds too good to be true? Look at it this way, many shoppers learn about your dealership and your cars from 3rd party sites, then use Google to find your dealership, right?. However,when it comes time for ad spend allocation, the analytics for direct referring traffic is skewed and downright misleading. Instead, by focusing your ad dollars at the source that created the awareness of your dealership and inventory to the leads you receive, you can determine exactly where your ad dollars are most effective and where you can reallocate ad spend and increase lead conversion. By understanding auto shopper behavior throughout the on-line buying process, we can now see the larger picture and can pinpoint the indirect affect your ad dollars have on your dealer website and the resulting lead conversion. It's time to start spending your advertising dollars smarter — and get better results then ever before. If you're ready to learn How to Increase Lead Conversion Without Spending an Extra Dime, then this free 1 hour webinar is for you. If you are unable to attend the webinar at this time, please register anyway and you will automatically be sent a link to the recording of the webinar as soon as it's ready. Presenter: Jason Ezell is the President & Co-Founder of Dataium, LLC, the largest aggregator of auto shopper behavior data in the industry. With almost 25 years experience in the automotive industry, Jason Ezell first managed dealerships for over 8 years before being invited to join Autotrader.com's first sales team in 1998/99. He then started one of the most unique and respected website companies in the industry. As a member of JD Power's Internet Round Table, an NADA 20 Group Preferred Speaker and a Digital Dealer Conference Speaker, Ezell is well known as an expert in automotive Internet for his statistical approach to analyzing user data to better understand how to sell cars on the Internet.
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IEG LIVE Bridging the Gap: How to Finance Universal Access to Housing by 2030
 
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Lack of safe and affordable housing is a major development challenge – impacting over 330 million households globally. Watch as representatives from the World Bank, IFC, the Bank of Mexico, George Washington University, and IEG discuss how the World Bank Group is working to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular the target of ensuring access for all to adequate, safe, and affordable housing. This learning event was jointly hosted by the Independent Evaluation Group, the World Bank’s Finance & Markets Global Practice, and the International Finance Corporation’s Financial Institutions Group, and features the findings and lessons of the recent IEG learning product World Bank Support to Housing Finance. Read the Report: http://ieg.worldbank.org/Data/reports/housingfinance.pdf More information on IEG Live: http://ieg.worldbank.org/event/bridging-gap-how-finance-universal-access-housing-2030
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Atlantic slave trade | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Atlantic slave trade Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The Atlantic slave trade or transatlantic slave trade involved the transportation by slave traders of enslaved African people, mainly to the Americas. The slave trade regularly used the triangular trade route and its Middle Passage, and existed from the 16th to the 19th centuries. The vast majority of those who were enslaved and transported in the transatlantic slave trade were Africans from central and western Africa, who had been sold by other West Africans to Western European slave traders (with a small number being captured directly by the slave traders in coastal raids), who brought them to the Americas. The South Atlantic and Caribbean economies especially were dependent on the supply of secure labour for the production of commodity crops, making goods and clothing to sell in Europe. This was crucial to those western European countries which, in the late 17th and 18th centuries, were vying with each other to create overseas empires.The Portuguese were the first to engage in the Atlantic slave trade in the 16th century. In 1526, they completed the first transatlantic slave voyage to Brazil, and other European countries soon followed. Shipowners regarded the slaves as cargo to be transported to the Americas as quickly and cheaply as possible, there to be sold to work on coffee, tobacco, cocoa, sugar and cotton plantations, gold and silver mines, rice fields, construction industry, cutting timber for ships, in skilled labour, and as domestic servants. The first Africans imported to the English colonies were classified as "indentured servants", like workers coming from England, and also as "apprentices for life". By the middle of the 17th century, slavery had hardened as a racial caste, with the slaves and their offspring being legally the property of their owners, and children born to slave mothers were also slaves. As property, the people were considered merchandise or units of labour, and were sold at markets with other goods and services. The major Atlantic slave trading nations, ordered by trade volume, were: the Portuguese, the British, the French, the Spanish, and the Dutch Empires. Several had established outposts on the African coast where they purchased slaves from local African leaders. These slaves were managed by a factor who was established on or near the coast to expedite the shipping of slaves to the New World. Slaves were kept in a factory while awaiting shipment. Current estimates are that about 12 million Africans were shipped across the Atlantic, although the number purchased by the traders was considerably higher, as the passage had a high death rate. Near the beginning of the 19th century, various governments acted to ban the trade, although illegal smuggling still occurred. In the early 21st century, several governments issued apologies for the transatlantic slave trade.
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Dissolution of the Soviet Union | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Dissolution of the Soviet Union Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The dissolution of the Soviet Union occurred on 26 December 1991, officially granting self-governing independence to the Republics of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). It was a result of the declaration number 142-Н of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union. The declaration acknowledged the independence of the former Soviet republics and created the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), although five of the signatories ratified it much later or did not do so at all. On the previous day, 25 December, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and final leader of the USSR, resigned, declared his office extinct and handed over its powers—including control of the Soviet nuclear missile launching codes—to Russian President Boris Yeltsin. That evening at 7:32 p.m., the Soviet flag was lowered from the Kremlin for the last time and replaced with the pre-revolutionary Russian flag.Previously, from August to December all the individual republics, including Russia itself, had either seceded from the union or at the very least denounced the Treaty on the Creation of the USSR. The week before formal dissolution, eleven republics signed the Alma-Ata Protocol formally establishing the CIS and declaring that the USSR had ceased to exist. Both the Revolutions of 1989 and the dissolution of the USSR also marked the end of the Cold War. Several of the former Soviet republics have retained close links with the Russian Federation and formed multilateral organizations such as the Commonwealth of Independent States, Eurasian Economic Community, the Union State, the Eurasian Customs Union and the Eurasian Economic Union to enhance economic and security cooperation. On the other hand, the Baltic states have joined NATO and the European Union.
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Benin | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benin 00:02:41 1 Etymology 00:03:55 2 History 00:04:03 2.1 Precolonial history 00:06:17 2.2 Portuguese Empire 00:08:04 2.3 Colonial period (1900 until 1958) 00:08:55 2.4 Post-colonial period 00:13:54 3 Politics 00:15:10 4 Departments and communes 00:15:42 5 Demographics 00:17:09 5.1 Largest cities 00:17:18 6 Religion 00:19:23 7 Geography 00:23:37 8 Economy 00:27:27 9 Education 00:29:18 10 Science and technology 00:29:27 10.1 National policy framework 00:32:31 10.2 Human and financial investment in research 00:35:12 10.3 Research output 00:36:22 11 Transportation 00:38:21 12 Health 00:39:56 13 Culture 00:40:05 13.1 Arts 00:41:36 13.2 Customary names 00:41:58 13.3 Language 00:43:11 13.4 Cuisine 00:44:56 13.5 Sports 00:45:14 14 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.7545665950334437 Voice name: en-AU-Wavenet-D "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Benin ( (listen) beh-NEEN, bih-NEEN; French: Bénin [benɛ̃]), officially the Republic of Benin (French: République du Bénin) and formerly Dahomey, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east, and Burkina Faso and Niger to the north. The majority of its population lives on the small southern coastline of the Bight of Benin, part of the Gulf of Guinea in the northernmost tropical portion of the Atlantic Ocean. The capital of Benin is Porto-Novo, but the seat of government is in Cotonou, the country's largest city and economic capital. Benin covers an area of 114,763 square kilometres (44,310 sq mi) and its population in 2016 was estimated to be approximately 10.87 million. Benin is a tropical nation, highly dependent on agriculture, with substantial employment and income arising from subsistence farming.The official language of Benin is French. However, indigenous languages such as Fon and Yoruba are commonly spoken. The largest religious group in Benin is Roman Catholicism, followed closely by Islam, Vodun and Protestantism. Benin is a member of the United Nations, the African Union, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, the South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone, La Francophonie, the Community of Sahel-Saharan States, the African Petroleum Producers Association and the Niger Basin Authority.From the 17th to the 19th century, the main political entities in the area were the Kingdom of Dahomey, along with the city-state of Porto-Novo, and a large area with many different nations to the north. This region was referred to as the Slave Coast from as early as the 17th century due to the large number of enslaved people who were shipped to the New World during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. After enslavement was abolished, France took over the country and renamed it French Dahomey. In 1960, Dahomey gained full independence from France. The sovereign state has had a tumultuous history since then, with many different democratic governments, military coups, and military governments. A Marxist–Leninist state called the People's Republic of Benin existed between 1975 and 1990. In 1991, it was replaced by the current multi-party Republic of Benin.
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United States  - Wiki
 
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The United States of America USA commonly known as the United States U S or America is a constitutional federal republic composed of states a federal district five major self governing territories ... Creative Commons 2.0 Wikipedia.com Beta Test
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Vietnam War | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Vietnam War Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The Vietnam War (Vietnamese: Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America (Vietnamese: Kháng chiến chống Mỹ) or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The war would last approximately 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which resulted in all 3 countries becoming communist states in 1975. There are several competing views on the conflict. Some on the North Vietnamese and National Liberation Front side view the struggle against U.S. forces as a colonial war and a continuation of the First Indochina War against forces from France and later on the United States, especially in light of the failed 1954 Geneva Conference calls for elections. Other interpretations of the North Vietnamese side include viewing it as a civil war, especially in the early and later phases following the U.S. interlude between 1965 and 1970, as well as a war of liberation. In the perspective of some, the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam, the successor to the Việt Cộng, was motivated in part by significant social changes in the post-World War II Vietnam, and had initially seen it as a revolutionary war supported by Hanoi. The pro-government side in South Vietnam viewed it as a civil war, a defensive war against communism, or were motivated to fight to defend their homes and families. The U.S. government viewed its involvement in the war as a way to prevent a communist takeover of South Vietnam. This was part of the domino theory of a wider containment policy, with the stated aim of stopping the spread of communism.Beginning in 1950, American military advisors arrived in what was then French Indochina. Most of the funding for the French war effort was provided by the U.S. The Việt Cộng, also known as Front national de libération du Sud-Viêt Nam or FNL (the National Liberation Front), a South Vietnamese communist common front aided by the North, fought a guerrilla war against anti-communist forces in the region, while the People's Army of Vietnam, also known as the North Vietnamese Army (NVA), engaged in more conventional warfare, and had launched armed struggles from 1959 onward. U.S. involvement escalated in 1960 under President John F. Kennedy, with troop levels gradually surging under the MAAG program from just under a thousand in 1959 to 16,000 in 1963.By 1964 there were 23,000 U.S. troops in Vietnam, but this escalated further following the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident, in which a U.S. destroyer was alleged to have clashed with North Vietnamese fast attack craft. In response the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution gave Lyndon B. Johnson authorization to increase U.S. military presence, deploying ground combat units for the first time and increasing troop levels to 184,000. Every year onward there was significant build-up despite little progress, with Robert McNamara, one of the principal architects of the war, beginning to express doubts of victory by the end of 1966. U.S. and South Vietnamese forces relied on air superiority and overwhelming firepower to conduct search and destroy operations, involving ground forces, artillery, and airstrikes. The U.S. conducted a large-scale strategic bombing campaign against North Vietnam. Following the Tết Offensive, U.S. forces began withdrawal under the V ...
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Plug-in electric vehicles | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plug-in_electric_vehicle 00:03:08 1 Terminology 00:03:18 1.1 Plug-in electric vehicle 00:05:36 1.2 Battery electric vehicles 00:06:25 1.3 Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles 00:07:18 1.4 Aftermarket conversions 00:08:14 1.5 New energy vehicles 00:08:52 2 Advantages 00:09:36 2.1 Lower operating and maintenance costs 00:15:36 2.2 Air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions 00:19:39 2.2.1 Carbon footprint during production 00:23:21 2.2.2 Well-to-wheel GHG emissions in the U.S. 00:39:19 2.2.3 Well-to-wheel GHG emissions in several countries 00:41:42 2.3 Less dependence on imported oil 00:43:31 2.4 Vehicle-to-grid 00:44:51 3 Disadvantages 00:45:01 3.1 Cost of batteries and cost of ownership 00:52:02 3.2 Availability of recharging infrastructure 00:55:46 3.2.1 Battery swapping 00:58:39 3.2.2 Other charging solutions 00:59:50 3.3 Potential overload of the electrical grid 01:02:19 3.4 Risks associated with noise reduction 01:05:35 3.5 Risks of battery fire 01:09:37 3.6 Rare-earth metals availability and supply security 01:19:42 3.7 Car dealers reluctance to sell 01:26:07 4 Government incentives 01:27:14 5 Production plug-in electric vehicles available 01:33:11 5.1 Sales and main markets 01:42:38 5.1.1 China 01:46:13 5.1.2 United States 01:49:04 5.1.3 Japan 01:51:52 5.1.4 Europe 01:54:09 5.1.4.1 Norway 01:56:45 5.1.4.2 France 01:58:35 5.1.4.3 United Kingdom 02:00:13 5.1.4.4 Germany 02:01:56 5.1.4.5 Netherlands 02:04:51 5.2 Top selling PEV models 02:05:01 5.2.1 All-electric cars and vans 02:07:07 5.2.2 Plug-in hybrids 02:10:14 6 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.7968561889993484 Voice name: en-GB-Wavenet-D "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= A plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) is any motor vehicle that can be recharged from an external source of electricity, such as wall sockets, and the electricity stored in the rechargeable battery packs drives or contributes to drive the wheels. PEV is a subset of electric vehicles that includes all-electric or battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs). In China, plug-in electric vehicles are called new energy vehicles (NEVs). Sales of the first mass-production plug-in cars by major carmakers began in late December 2010, with the introduction of the all-electric Nissan Leaf and the plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt. Plug-in cars have several benefits compared to conventional internal combustion engine vehicles. They have lower operating and maintenance costs, and produce little or no local air pollution. They reduce dependence on petroleum and may severally reduce greenhouse gas emissions, depending on the electricity source, as motors are typically much more efficient than their engine equivalents. Plug-in hybrids capture most of these benefits when they are operating in all-electric mode. Cumulative global sales of highway legal plug-in electric passenger cars and light utility vehicles achieved the 1 million unit milestone in September 2015, 2 million in December 2016, 3 million in November 2017, and 4 million by mid 2018, representing just about 1 out of every 300 vehicles on the world's roads. As of December 2018, the Nissan Leaf is the world's top selling highway-capable all-electric car in history, with global sales of over 380,000 units. The Tesla Model S ranks second with 250,000 units sold worldwide as of September 2018.As of September 2018, China has the world's largest stock of highway legal light-duty plug-in electric vehicles with cumulative sales of almost 2 million plug-in electric passenger cars. More than 1 million light-duty plug-in electric passenger cars have been registered in Europe by June 2018, with sales led by Norway with over 296,000 units registered as of December 2018. The United States achieved the 1 million milestone in September 2018. In October 2018, Norway became the first country where 1 in every 10 passen ...
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Benin | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Benin Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ In case you don't find one that you were looking for, put a comment. This video uses Google TTS en-US-Standard-D voice. SUMMARY ======= Benin ( ( listen) beh-NEEN, bih-NEEN; French: Bénin [benɛ̃]), officially the Republic of Benin (French: République du Bénin) and formerly Dahomey, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east, and Burkina Faso and Niger to the north. The majority of its population lives on the small southern coastline of the Bight of Benin, part of the Gulf of Guinea in the northernmost tropical portion of the Atlantic Ocean. The capital of Benin is Porto-Novo, but the seat of government is in Cotonou, the country's largest city and economic capital. Benin covers an area of 114,763 square kilometres (44,310 sq mi) and its population in 2016 was estimated to be approximately 10.87 million. Benin is a tropical nation, highly dependent on agriculture, with substantial employment and income arising from subsistence farming.Official language of Benin is French. However, indigenous languages such as Fon and Yoruba are commonly spoken. The largest religious group in Benin is Roman Catholicism, followed closely by Islam, Vodun and Protestantism. Benin is a member of the United Nations, the African Union, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, the South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone, La Francophonie, the Community of Sahel-Saharan States, the African Petroleum Producers Association and the Niger Basin Authority.From the 17th to the 19th century, the main political entities in the area were the Kingdom of Dahomey, along with the city-state of Porto-Novo, and a large area with many different tribes to the north. This region was referred to as the Slave Coast from as early as the 17th century due to the large number of slaves shipped to the New World during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. After slavery was abolished, France took over the country and renamed it French Dahomey. In 1960, Dahomey gained full independence from France. The sovereign state has had a tumultuous history since then, with many different democratic governments, military coups, and military governments. A Marxist–Leninist state called the People's Republic of Benin existed between 1975 and 1990. In 1991, it was replaced by the current multi-party Republic of Benin.
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Dissolution of the Soviet Union | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Dissolution of the Soviet Union Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The dissolution of the Soviet Union occurred on 26 December 1991, officially granting self-governing independence to the Republics of the Soviet Union (USSR). It was a result of the declaration number 142-Н of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union. The declaration acknowledged the independence of the former Soviet republics and created the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), although five of the signatories ratified it much later or did not do so at all. On the previous day, 25 December, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and final leader of the Soviet Union, resigned, declared his office extinct and handed over its powers—including control of the Soviet nuclear missile launching codes—to Russian President Boris Yeltsin. That evening at 7:32 p.m., the Soviet flag was lowered from the Kremlin for the last time and replaced with the pre-revolutionary Russian flag.Previously, from August to December all the individual republics, including Russia itself, had either seceded from the union or at the very least denounced the Treaty on the Creation of the USSR. The week before formal dissolution, eleven republics signed the Alma-Ata Protocol formally establishing the CIS and declaring that the USSR had ceased to exist. Both the Revolutions of 1989 and the dissolution of the USSR also marked the end of the Cold War. Several of the former Soviet republics have retained close links with the Russian Federation and formed multilateral organizations such as the Commonwealth of Independent States, Eurasian Economic Community, the Union State, the Eurasian Customs Union and the Eurasian Economic Union to enhance economic and security cooperation. On the other hand, the Baltic states have joined NATO and the European Union.
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Korea under Japanese rule | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Korea under Japanese rule Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Korea under Japanese rule began with the end of the short-lived Korean Empire in 1910 and ended at the conclusion of World War II in 1945. Japanese rule over Korea was the outcome of a process that began with the Japan–Korea Treaty of 1876, whereby a complex coalition of the Meiji government, military, and business officials sought to integrate Korea both politically and economically into the Empire of Japan. A major stepping-stone towards the Japanese occupation of Korea was the Japan–Korea Treaty of 1905, in which the then-Korean Empire was declared a protectorate of Japan. The annexation of Korea by Japan was set up in the Japan–Korea Treaty of 1910, which was never actually signed by the Korean Regent, Gojong.Japanese rule over Korea ended in 1945, when U.S. and Soviet forces captured the peninsula. In 1965 the unequal treaties between Joseon-ruled Korea and Imperial Japan, especially those of 1905 and 1910, were declared "already null and void" at the time of their promulgation (i.e. "dead on arrival", implicitly a declaration of their illegality) by the Treaty on Basic Relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea.Japanese administration of the Korean Peninsula was directed through the General Government. After the Japanese withdrawal from the Korean Peninsula followed by the Japanese surrender to Allied forces at the end of the Second World War, Korea returned to self-government, albeit under two separate governments and economic systems backed (in the north) by the Soviet Union and (in the south) by the United States. The industrialization of the Korean Peninsula began with the Joseon dynasty (in particular with King, and later Emperor, Gojong) while Korea was still independent but accelerated under Japanese occupation. The manner of the acceleration of industrialization under Japanese occupation, especially the use of industrialization solely for the purposes of benefiting Japan, the exploitation of the Korean people in their own country, the marginalization of Korean history and culture, the environmental exploitation of the Korean Peninsula, and its long-term negative repercussions for modern-day North and South Koreas are among the most provocative aspects of the controversy.
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