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DNA Evidence Can Be Fabricated, Scientists Show. Really?

DNA Evidence Can Be Fabricated, Scientists Show. Really? | LECHARM | Scoop.it
With fabricated blood or saliva, “you can just engineer a crime scene,” said the lead author of a new study.

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, June 4, 2013 11:35 PM

Not sure I believe this. 

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Starting and running a wholesale business successfully is certainly an amazing experience.  Although, attaining success for your first wholesale distribution business venture is extremely difficult with so much competition in every marketplace and niche, therefore hardly a few businesses succeed in it.  Every business has to face their share of challenges, great opportunities and nerve-racking situations especially in the initial years.
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In pursuit of a polyglot nation

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In today's globalised workplace,the ability to speak foreign languages is increasingly vital, yet take-up of language GCSEs in the UK remains low. How can we remedy this?

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Cleantech Career Tips

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Salman Zafar, Founder of Cleantech Solutions talks to Bhavani Prakash of Green Collar Asia about industry trends, and offers tips for professionals trying to enter this sector. This interview was o...

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Salman Zafar's curator insight, May 20, 2013 1:42 PM

Skills for renewable energy jobs are more or less the same as that required for traditional jobs. The capability to transfer traditional skills to a green energy project is a crucial factor for any industry professional.

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Ellen MacArthur: my career in languages

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Speaking French has been central to the success of former round-the-world sailor Ellen MacArthur

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Foreign language learning is real world education | About World ...

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Rewarding learners with a resume differentiator – the ability to communicate and collaborate in another language across cultures and time zones ...
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"The conditions of success are few and easily stated.

Jobs are not held, consistently and in actuality, by flukes of fate or fortune.  Those who depend upon luck generally experience bad luck.

The ability to hold a job depends, in the main, upon ability.

One must be able, as well, to leave certain areas uncontrolled.

One's intelligence is directly related to his ability.  There is no such thing as being too smart.  But there is such thing as being too stupid.

But one may be both able and intelligent without succeeding.  A vital part of success is the ability to handle and control not only one's tools of the trade, but the people with whom one is surrounded.  In order to do this, one must be capable of a very high level of affinity, he must be able to tolerate massive realities and he must, as well, be able to give and receive communication. 

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DNA Evidence Can Be Fabricated, Scientists Show. Really?

DNA Evidence Can Be Fabricated, Scientists Show. Really? | LECHARM | Scoop.it
With fabricated blood or saliva, “you can just engineer a crime scene,” said the lead author of a new study.

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, June 4, 2013 11:35 PM

Not sure I believe this. 

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Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy | McKinsey & Company

Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy | McKinsey & Company | LECHARM | Scoop.it
Twelve emerging technologies—including the mobile Internet, autonomous vehicles, and advanced genomics—have the potential to truly reshape the world in which we live and work.

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How to encourage students to pursue languages at GCSE and A-level

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Modern foreign language teachers share their expertise and tips on how to inspire students to continue with languages beyond key stage 3

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Cambridge to launch new institute for high-tech language teaching and testing - India Education Diary

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Cambridge to launch new institute for high-tech language teaching and testing India Education Diary Report by India Education bureau, New Delhi: Cambridge English Language Assessment has announced the establishment of a new Institute to develop the...
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The Fall of CVs & The Rise of Personal Branding

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The title of this post was inspired from an old book I read by Ries & Ries entitled "The Fall of Advertising & The Rise of PR". This book was published in 2002, I think with Social Media in...
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Bryant calls special session Friday on economic development

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Bryant calls special session Friday on economic development

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he's calling lawmakers to the Capitol late this week for a special session on an economic development project.
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First International Conference on Bilingual Education in a Globalized World - Language Magazine

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First International Conference on Bilingual Education in a Globalized World Language Magazine Instituto Franklin-UAH will host the First International Conference on Bilingual Education in a Globalized World: Comparison between Spain and the United...
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UN News - Fighting international crime is key to sustainable development, UN official says

UN News - Fighting international crime is key to sustainable development, UN official says | LECHARM | Scoop.it
International crime undermines sustainable development, hinders access to education and discourages investment opportunities, the head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said today, adding that disrupting the flow of illegal...
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UN News - ‘Mixed picture’ of women’s progress shows need to better harness synergies – UN official

UN News - ‘Mixed picture’ of women’s progress shows need to better harness synergies – UN official | LECHARM | Scoop.it
Despite significant progress in meeting international development goals for women’s empowerment, gaps in key areas remain, which require a renewed effort from all partners to better integrate gender issues into the overall quest for sustainable...
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Risky business: managing development programmes in complex environments

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As donors strive to be fast-paced and flexible in challenging contexts, how can they avoid compromising quality? Join the debate, Thursday 24 October

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Open educational resources in modern foreign languages

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Last Friday, 20th September, saw a one-day conference on open educational resources in modern foreign languages, held at the University of Bristol. It was an enjoyable and interesting day, at which about 50 MFL colleagues from across the UK came together to share practice, to inspire others and be inspired in turn.

 

I was honoured to be invited to give the opening keynote address and I talked about my work at LLAS exploring various aspects of open educational practice with different groups of language teachers in the UK. The language educator community have embraced the notion of open working from an early point and have played an important role in exploring the nature and practice around OERs in the UK. I appealed to my language practitioner colleagues to continue this glorious tradition and emphasised the need for individual action to drive forward innovation, exploration and activity in open educational practice.

 

A diverse range of interesting and excellent work was presented during the day, including Cecilia Goria (Nottingham)’s findings from running small-scale MOOCs (“TinyOOC?”) for the learning of Italian; the OU’s wide range of open initiatives in languages from Anna Comas-Quinn and Maria Dolores Iglesias; and fascinating work on new open German grammar materials from John Partridge (Kent) and Susanne Krauβ (Philipps-Universität Marburg).

 

Christoph Zähner demonstrated the fantastic open courseware (http://www.langcen.cam.ac.uk/opencourseware/index.html) available through the Cambridge University Language Centre – look at the German Language resources, as an example – and Alessia Plutino (Southampton) showcased her online materials for Italian, a selection of which can be found on the LanguageBox (http://languagebox.ac.uk/2533/). Alessia talked about sharing her work with colleagues and her surprise at how they have used her OERs in quite different learning contexts. Enza Siciliano Verruccio (Reading) pointed to the future with news of an exciting project which will make generic, skills-focussed OERs for the learning of any language, available nationally through the Routes into Languages network (https://www.routesintolanguages.ac.uk/); and Héléne Pulker (OU) closed the day with some fledgling research into the re-use of language-related OERs reporting an important start in an area which needs further exploration.

 

The day was expertly organised by Gloria Visintini, Andrea Zhok and Jonas Langner, in the Department of Modern Languages at Bristol. Thanks go to them for organising a great day!

 

Kate Borthwick, LLAS Centre


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How interactive technology is transforming storytelling

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Three things really fascinate me about the new digital writing toolkit: the possibility of increased immersion in a story, the ability to represent choice, and the way the audience can influence the story. I'll take them one by one.


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Chad Clark's curator insight, July 23, 2013 2:41 PM

A “good tale well told” transcends the medium by which it is relayed.  Credit is due Naomi Alderman for saying as much, or rather writing as much in this brief but value-packed article.  (At one point she confesses to being an instructor of creative writing as well as digital media; her article resonates with familiarity of those two areas of expertise.)  For additional reading re: Immersion, I recommend Frank Rose’s The Art of Immersion.   As to “representing choice” – am I the only avid reader who as a kid tried to get into the Choose Your Own Adventure books but ultimately preferred my bound page to be more of “Calvinoesque”?  (And for the record, I still hate seeing the following words in a periodical: to continue reading, turn to page…) 

 

But with digital media the other shoe has fallen. 

 

In conclusion Alderman speaks to audience participation. I can’t help but think of The Rocky Horror Picture Show whenever I see those two words – audience and participation – together, but alas, I wish I could think Star Wars, Episode One.  You see just last night I watched a 12 minute video simply titled “What If Star Wars: Episode I" Was Good?” This video is one man’s take on how to make EpiOne better, er, um, good even.  Now I’m a huge Star Wars fan, having seen Episode IV: A New Hope when I was only 5.  I’m also a digital media guy myself – so says the University of Washington and after George Lucas destroyed my childhood with Episodes I, II, and III, one other digital media guy takes 12 minutes and tells a story that, well, that if made into a movie wouldn’t have bit the big dead Chihuahua. (Come on, EpiOne was really bad.) 

 

But with the world of Star Wars fans (nerds?) out there, don’t you think George, er, Mr. Lucas, could have made a better film if he’d have listened?  I think so – and so even with all the beautiful digital effects, it all comes down to a good tale well told and in this case, that needed audience participation.   

Jess Gronholm's curator insight, July 26, 2013 3:23 PM

This is a great article about the future of storytelling. I love this point. "Art and science (or technology) are often imagined to be totally separate – but this is not, and never has been, true."

Bad Spoon's curator insight, August 8, 2013 1:15 AM

Les évolutions technologiques - notamment les applications mobiles - et l'interaction avec les utilisateurs offrent de nouveaux terrains de jeu pour utiliser le storytelling comme un outil marketing

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Poor language skills are deal-breaker for economy, says BCC | The Times

The British Chambers of Commerce has warned that there is a significant shortfall in foreign language skills within the business community

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How To Keep Your Customers Happy

How To Keep Your Customers Happy | LECHARM | Scoop.it

When you’re an online business, making sure that you keep your customers happy should always be on top of your priority list. The internet has empowered shoppers giving them free reign of when, where and how they spend their money.


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Yes! This is why Erik Qualman made the quote "The ROI of Social Media is that you will still be in business in five years"!
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White kids will no longer be a majority in just a few years

White kids will no longer be a majority in just a few years | LECHARM | Scoop.it

By Annalyn Kurtz @AnnalynKurtz (CNNMoney) - White, non-Hispanic kids will no longer make up the majority of America's youth in just five to six years, according to Census Bureau projections released Wednesday.

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EDUCATION: A Girl's Human Right

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Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall...
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Spark Core: Wi-Fi for Everything (Arduino Compatible)

A tiny Wi-Fi development board. Arduino + Wi-Fi + ARM Cortex M3 + wireless programming + REST API = awesome.

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Selin Carrasco's curator insight, May 11, 2013 3:40 PM

los pequeñitos vienen avanzando - raspberry? 

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Mandarin blossoms among Scots language pupils - Scotsman (blog)

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The number is expected to be up again this year, with around 70 Scottish schools now teaching the subject.
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Vietnam's Bilingual Experiment

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The country’s bilingual education programs for minority students could help close some socioeconomic gaps.
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Water critical to sustainable development

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DEPUTY Minister of Trade and Industry, Elizabeth Thabethe, says water is a critical element to sustainable socio-economic development and the eradication of poverty. Thabethe was speaking at the Zi...
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