Jan. 9th, 2017

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Это старинный сорт шиповника

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Замечательный концерт. Тирольское пение там очень хорошо.
https://youtu.be/TA-vURGvMA0

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Лена Киселева

Мурманская школьница Елена Васильева получила грант на обучение в международном колледже сети UWC в Армении, а позже — и снова по стипендии — поехала в Шотландию, где поступила в один из самых престижных университетов мира. Елена рассказала «Теориям и практикам», как проделала путь из Мурманска в Эдинбург, почему решила исследовать вопросы беженцев и зачем собирается вернуться в Россию.


— Кто твой самый любимый профессор и почему?

— Это Дональд Маккензи — пожилой профессор с невероятной внутренней энергией, который просто не может не влюбить в социологию! Он ведет лекции по социологической теории, разъясняет базовые понятия, при этом всегда креативно и необычно. Например, однажды он сыграл с аудиторией в «Ультиматум». В начале лекции профессор попросил студентов разделиться на пары и высыпал на сцену тысячу монет по 5 пенни. Один человек из пары должен был взять 50 пенни, вернуться к партнеру и предложить ему любое количество из этих десяти монет. Если партнер принимает предложение, два студента делят деньги согласно уговору, а если нет, все нужно отдать обратно на сцену. В итоге практически никто из студентов не вернул деньги назад. Чаще всего рассуждают так: даже если тебе предлагают 5 пенни и оставляют себе 45, это лучше, чем если оба останутся ни с чем. Так профессор Маккензи объяснил нам эгоистично-рациональную природу человека. Почти на каждой лекции полный аншлаг: в аудиторию набивается по 500 студентов.

Читать статью тут:
http://theoryandpractice.ru/posts/15496-pismo-152-iz-edinburgskogo-universiteta
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Joshua S Hill

China invested a record $32 billion in global renewable energy projects during 2016 and is expecting to invest at least $361 billion into its own renewable energy sector by 2020, securely placing China as the leading clean energy player in the world.

Two new pieces of news have coincided to show that China is likely to overtake the United States as the most important global player in the clean energy sector.

Last Thursday, China announced that it will invest at least $361 billion into renewables by 2020 — a move which will serve to continue China’s transition away from coal and other dirty fuels. “Renewable energy will be the pillar for China’s energy structure transition,” said Li Yangzhe, deputy head of the National Energy Administration, the official Xinhua news agency reported (via Reuters)

Further information has not been made apparent — as to just how these moneys will be spent and in which sectors — but the announcement serves as another reminder that China, despite stereotypes to the contrary, is emerging as the most powerful and determined player in the global clean energy sector.

This news was backed up by a report published late last week by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), which concluded that China invested $32 billion in overseas clean energy projects, up 60% year-over-year. This serves to further solidify China’s growing global leadership in the clean energy sector — a leadership which is only likely to widen as President-Elect Donald Trump dumps the ‘Elect’ from his title. “The change in leadership in the U.S. is likely to widen China’s global leadership in industries of the future, building China’s dominance in these sectors in terms of technology, investment, manufacturing and employment,” states the report, China’s Global Renewable Energy Expansion: How the World’s Second-Biggest Economy Is Positioned to Lead the World in Clean-Power Investment.

The author of the report, the IEEFA’s Tim Buckley, added that the US is likely set to become less competitive economically if the incoming Trump administration follows through on its catastrophic energy and climate agenda.


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At formnext 2016, Stefaan Motte, VP at Materialise Software interviews Andreas Saar, VP at Siemens PLM, on his thoughts on how Additive Manufacturing will change the industry.
https://youtu.be/OtyPtwL3-o4

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Yanni - Tribute "Waltz in 7-8"
In the Forbidden City for "the the very first time in its history" people experienced South American influenced music including instruments they had never seen before... It was absolutely beautiful to be part of it... a must see, Enjoy!!

https://youtu.be/-FdNIRAEM_0

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CNN сообщает сегодня о встрече Дональда Трампа с Джеком Ма. Они обсуждали создание 1 миллиона рабочих мест в США.
Видео смотреть тут: http://www.cnbc.com

President-elect Donald Trump said he had a "great meeting" with Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma on Monday, when they discussed 1 million new U.S. jobs.

Ma said that Alibaba's expansion would focus on products like garments, wine and fruits, with a special focus on trade between the American midwest and southeast Asia.

"We're focused on small business," Ma told reporters. "We specifically talked about ... supporting 1 million small businesses, especially in the Midwest of America. Small businesses on the platform selling products — agriculture products and America services — to China and Asia, because we're pretty big in Asia."

Where those jobs would come from is unclear. While an Alibaba spokesperson told CNBC before the meeting that the Chinese online retail giant company would create 1 million jobs over five years, Ma's comments focused on supporting small businesses.

"Alibaba will create 1 million U.S. jobs by enabling 1 million American small businesses and farmers to sell American goods to China and Asian consumers on the Alibaba platform," the company said in a statement.

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