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Prof Dame Mary Beard - Them and us
 
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Professor Dame Mary Beard, Professor of Classics at Newnham College, University of Cambridge, delivers the Gifford Lecture "Them and us". It is the fourth lecture in the series "The Ancient World and us: from fear and loathing to enlightenment and ethics". This lecture explores various forms of exclusion and inclusion in antiquity, from slave versus free to women versus men. Can we ever understand how that might have seemed "natural"? And what does it tell us about our own exclusions? Given the drastic disparities in power, wealth and influence that underpinned all ancient cultures, in what sense can they ever be seen as a model of inclusion and "toleration"? This lecture series explores why the classical world still matters and what ethical dilemmas the study of classics raises (and has always raised). Taking six particular themes, it hopes to show how antiquity can continue to challenge the moral certainties of modernity.
Learning From Our Environment | Rick Gibbs | TEDxBCIT
 
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The Environment we live in greatly impacts our lives. Join Rick as he recounts how the variety of environments he lived in shaped his life, how the lessons that we all learn in life enable us to improve the lives of others around us, and how we need to shift our thought paradigm to be able to effectively handle the challenges we will face in the coming years. Rick Gibbs is co-founder and President of Neutron Factory Works Inc, an industrial contracting company operating out of Delta BC. In addition to running Neutron, Rick is also very involved in both the industry he serves and the communities which rely on it for their livelihoods; Rick sits on the Board of Directors for FIOSA/MIOSA Safety Alliance of BC, sits as Vice Chair for the BC Safety Charter’s CEO steering committee, Chair for Food Pro West, Vice Chair for the BC Food Processors Association’s membership committee and is an active volunteer and events coordinator with Quest Food Exchange. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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2019-04-29 Question Period
 
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Question Period: April 29, 2019
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Ontario Leaders' Debate
 
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The leaders of Ontario's three major parties face off in a televised election debate just 11 days before Ontarians go to the polls on June 7. To read more: http://www.cbc.ca/1.4680049 »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/1RreYWS Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, video, audio and in-depth coverage: http://bit.ly/1Z0m6iX Find CBC News on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1WjG36m Follow CBC News on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1sA5P9H For breaking news on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1WjDyks Follow CBC News on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1Z0iE7O Download the CBC News app for iOS: http://apple.co/25mpsUz Download the CBC News app for Android: http://bit.ly/1XxuozZ »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» For more than 75 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and their world. Through regional and national programming on multiple platforms, including CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio, CBCNews.ca, mobile and on-demand, CBC News and its internationally recognized team of award-winning journalists deliver the breaking stories, the issues, the analyses and the personalities that matter to Canadians.
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Tomokazu Ihara Japan's top Ultra Runner on 100Miles100times, Hurt100, HK4TUC and many more..
 
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Full interview with Tomokazu Ihara San from Japan and his quest to run 100Miles100Times. Tomokazu Ihara is on a mission to complete 100 Miles 100 Times. You can find out more about this project - as well as the coaching he offers - www.100miles100times. (Website in Japanese). Tomo is also on Instagram @rd-tomo. In our interview with Tomo, we talk about: His 100 mile treadmill effort (8:20) Ultra Trail Mount Fuji (18:20) The HURT 100 (19:10) His online coaching (25:10) His sponsors: Answer4 and New-HALE tape (27:15) Onsen and sauna for recovery, including Rhonda Patrick’s research at FoundMyFitness (35:15) The Hong Kong 4 Trails Ultra Challenge and the Breaking 60 documentary (50:00) Bad Boy Running podcast (57:45) Geographica Offline GPS app - for Android (01:00:00) The Theragun Percussive Therapy massage tool (01:08:30) Katadyn water filters (01:12:50) His ITRA (International Trail Running Association) record and incredible (non-)DNF rate (01:20:30) The Barkley Marathons and accompanying Netflix documentary (01:21:40) Trail Runner Nation podcast (01:36:20) The Bromo Tengger Semeru (BTS) Ultra in Indonesia (01:45:10) For further reading on the Japanese running scene, we recommend the following books: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami - https://www.amazon.com/What-About-Running-Vintage-International-ebook/dp/B0015DWJ8W The Way of the Runner: A Journey into the Fabled World of Japanese Running by Adharanand - https://www.amazon.com/Way-Runner-journey-Japanese-running-ebook/dp/B00SEU8848/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=way+of+the+runner&qid=1556065950&s=digital-text&sr=1-1Finn
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Donal Ryan, Public Reading and Talk at Boston College
 
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Acclaimed Irish fiction author Donal Ryan reads from The Spinning Heart and other works February 22, 2018 Devlin Hall, Boston College Presented in conjunction with Boston College Center for Irish Programs https://libguides.bc.edu/burns-events/donalryan
The National for Monday May 15, 2017
 
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Welcome to The National, the flagship nightly newscast of CBC News, hosted by Peter Mansbridge. Click here for more: http://cbc.ca/news »»» Subscribe to The National to watch more videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/CBCTheNational?sub_confirmation=1 Voice Your Opinion & Connect With Us Online: The National Updates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenational The National Updates on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CBCTheNational The National Updates on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CBCTheNational »»» »»» »»» »»» »»» The National is CBC Television's flagship news program. Airing seven days a week, the show delivers news, feature documentaries and analysis from some of Canada's leading journalists.
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Yelawolf - Till It’s Gone (Official Music Video)
 
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iTunes: http://smarturl.it/TillItsgone Sign up for updates: http://smarturl.it/Yelawolf.News Music video by Yelawolf performing Till It’s Gone. (C) 2014 Interscope Records Best of Yelawolf: https://goo.gl/vy7NZQ Subscribe here: https://goo.gl/ynkVDL #Yelawolf #TillItsGone #Vevo #HipHop #OfficialMusicVideo
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ch 22) The Unreported Resistance
 
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chapter 22: A People's History (Of The United States) Howard Zinn. ~ Chapter 22, "The Unreported Resistance", covers several movements that happened during the Carter-Reagan-Bush years that were ignored by much of the mainstream media. Topics covered include the anti-nuclear movement, the Plowshares Movement, the Council for a Nuclear Weapons Freeze, the Physicians for Social Responsibility, George Kistiakowsky, The Fate of the Earth, Marian Wright Edelman, the Citizens' Clearinghouse for Hazardous Wastes, the Three Mile Island accident, the Winooski 44, Abbie Hoffman, Amy Carter, the Piedmont Peace Project, Anne Braden, César Chávez, the United Farm Workers, the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, Teatro Campesino, LGBT social movements, the Stonewall riots, Food Not Bombs, the anti-war movement during the Gulf War, David Barsamian, opposition to Columbus Day, Indigenous Thought, Rethinking Schools, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
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Can the UK be the richest country in the world? - Newsnight
 
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Danny Dorling, professor of human geography at Oxford University - and the business minister Matt Hancock - debate economic growth. Follow @BBCNewsnight on Twitter https://twitter.com/BBCNewsnight Like BBC Newsnight on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsnight
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Dr  Paul Ehrlich in the Armory
 
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Dr. Paul Ehrlich at ISU Armory on April 24th 1970 Recorded on Umatic Low Band video WOI TV
The National for Monday May 29, 2017
 
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Welcome to the National, the flagship nightly newscast of CBC News, hosted by Peter Mansbridge. »»» Subscribe to The National to watch more videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/CBCTheNational?sub_confirmation=1 Voice Your Opinion & Connect With Us Online: The National Updates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenational The National Updates on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CBCTheNational The National Updates on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CBCTheNational »»» »»» »»» »»» »»» The National is CBC Television's flagship news program. Airing seven days a week, the show delivers news, feature documentaries and analysis from some of Canada's leading journalists.
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NEO DevCon 2019 DAY 2 Live Streaming 2019/02/17
 
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NEO DevCon 2019 DAY 2 Live Streaming 2019/02/17 Timestamps: 14:29 Cryptoeconomics and Data Metrics for the Next Market Cycle - Nolan Bauerle, Director of Research,Coindesk 39:20 NEL - bring NEO One Step Closer to Users - Liu Yongxin, Founder, NEL and NNS 50:00 Perspectives on Cryptography, Consensus Mechanisms & High-Performance Computing for NEO 3.0 - Sergei Liubich, Anatoly Bogatyrev --- Break --- 1:35:29 Secure Development in Cryptocurrencies - Fernando Díaz Toledano; Diego Jurado Pallarés 1:49:08 Panel: User Experience and Security Enhancements of NEO Wallets - Merten; Lasky; Knight; DiCarlo 2:11:15 Celer Network: Bring Internet-Scale Adoption to Every Blockchain - Dr. Junda Liu, Co-founder, Celer Network 2:31:56 ONI - A Sharing Infrastructure & Platform - Fu Xiang, Senior System Engineer, Onchain --- Break --- 4:06:58 Distributing Finance for Everyone - Fabio C.Canesin, Co-founder, CoZ and Nash 4:22:16 RegTech for the Smart Economy - Stephen Hyduchak; Alex Guba 4:36:28 The Moonlight Project and Its Future - Alan Fong, Co-Founder, Moonlight.io 4:53:33 Build & Publish Blockchain Game with BlaCat - Sean Chen, Founder, Blacat 5:14:22 Panel: About Blockchain Game - Peterson; Deshpande; Rong; Chen; Rayman 5:34:33 Guardian Circle - Mark Jeffrey, Co-Founder and CEO, Guardian Circle 5:47:10 Owning Your Data - Jonathan Meiri -CEO and Founder, Barrel Protocol --- Break --- 6:20:55 Embrace the New Economy - Joe Zhou, Co-founder, Jarvis+ 6:38:00 Designing a Blockchain-based File Storage System for NEO - Eric Wang, Co-founder, Archon 6:49:55 Stable Coin, an Infrastructure of Blockchain - Chris Qi, CTO, Alchemint 7:17:10 Panel:What You Should Know about STO - Beedham; Myint; Salant; Ng; Tong 7:41:17 How Regtech Prevents Cybercrime with Enhanced Visibility - Alek Tan, CEO, InnoDT Inc. 7:52:27 NEO Health Medical Encyclopedia - Dr. Brad Mattson, Founder, NEO Health For more info, please visit: https://devcon.neo.org/
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Guaranteed Employment & Basic Income
 
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John Maynard Keynes biographer Lord Robert Skidelsky says that governments should guarantee employment and a base income for their citizens; two seemingly radical ideas with long histories. June 12, 2012. For video, audio, and transcript, go to: http://www.carnegiecouncil.org/resources/multimedia/20120612/index.html
FNN: Two officers shot in NYC, Congressional Hearings on Education & Climate Change
 
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Sharing a mix of breaking news, Arizona stories, engaging discussions, and popular culture.
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Shannon Dosemagen - How the BP Oil Spill Inspired a New Citizen Science Model | Bioneers
 
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Shannon Dosemagen will describe how communities worldwide are being equipped to use new tools to redefine expertise and mobilize local intelligence to protect public health and ecosystems. As Co-Founder/President of the multiple award-winning New Orleans-based Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science, she helped launch the Public Lab in response to the BP oil spill. Today it’s a groundbreaking platform and resource for citizen science environmental activism nationally and internationally. Introduction by Joshua Fouts, Bioneers Executive Director. This speech was given at the 2015 Bioneers Annual Conference. Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges. To experience talks like this, please join us at the Bioneers National Conference each October, and regional Bioneers Resilient Community Network gatherings held nationwide throughout the year. For more information on Bioneers, please visit http://www.bioneers.org and stay in touch via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Bioneers.org) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/bioneers).
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Understanding the Definition and Scope of the Duty to Consult....
 
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Understanding the Definition and Scope of the Duty to Consult and Accommodate Today and How It Impacts You Daniel Pagowski Legal Counsel‚ Department of Justice Aboriginal Law and Strategic Police Christopher Devlin Partner Devlin Gailus Barristers & Solicitors Sandra Gogal Partner Miller Thomson LLP How have recent case law developments shed light on the basic questions, such as: What is the scope of the duty to consult? When is the duty triggered? What is included in "contemplated Crown conduct"? How much of the duty can be delegated a) to municipalities? b) to proponents? How much of what proponents do, goes towards the discharge of the Crown's duty? How are Rio Tinto Alcan Inc. v. Carrier Sekani Tribal Council and Adams Lake Indian Band v. British Columbia being applied by lower courts? Clarifying the role of regulatory bodies with respect to the duty to consult Looking at how the B.C. Court of Appeal decision in West Moberly First Nations v. British Columbia (Chief Inspector of Mines) has further shaped the Crown's duty to consult with respect to past impacts and cumulative effects, and the issue of Crown accommodation Understanding how the recent trend towards complex partnership agreements is affecting accommodation by the Crown There have been developments since last year to the "definition and scope" of the duty to consult. Ensure you get all the crucial updates at The Canadian Institute's 7th Annual Forum on Aboriginal Law, Consultation & Accommodation on February 20-21, 2013 View the list of speakers, program agenda and register at www.CanadianInstitute.com/AboriginalLaw
Sept. 26, 2017 - House of Assembly Proceedings
 
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North Dakota | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: North Dakota 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 ======= North Dakota ( (listen)) is a U.S. state in the midwestern and northern regions of the United States. It is the nineteenth largest in area, the fourth smallest by population, and the fourth most sparsely populated of the 50 states. North Dakota was admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889. Its capital is Bismarck, and its largest city is Fargo. In the 21st century, North Dakota's natural resources have played a major role in its economic performance, particularly with the oil extraction from the Bakken formation, which lies beneath the northwestern part of the state. Such development has led to population growth and reduced unemployment. North Dakota contains the tallest human-made structure in the Western Hemisphere, the KVLY-TV mast.
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British Raj | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: British Raj 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 ======= The British Raj (; from rāj, literally, "rule" in Hindustani) was the rule by the British Crown in the Indian subcontinent between 1858 and 1947. The rule is also called Crown rule in India, or direct rule in India. The region under British control was commonly called British India or simply India in contemporaneous usage, and included areas directly administered by the United Kingdom, which were collectively called British India, and those ruled by indigenous rulers, but under British tutelage or paramountcy, and called the princely states. The whole was also informally called the Indian Empire. As India, it was a founding member of the League of Nations, a participating nation in the Summer Olympics in 1900, 1920, 1928, 1932, and 1936, and a founding member of the United Nations in San Francisco in 1945.This system of governance was instituted on 28 June 1858, when, after the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the rule of the British East India Company was transferred to the Crown in the person of Queen Victoria (who, in 1876, was proclaimed Empress of India). It lasted until 1947, when it was partitioned into two sovereign dominion states: the Dominion of India (later the Republic of India) and the Dominion of Pakistan (later the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the eastern part of which, still later, became the People's Republic of Bangladesh). At the inception of the Raj in 1858, Lower Burma was already a part of British India; Upper Burma was added in 1886, and the resulting union, Burma, was administered as an autonomous province until 1937, when it became a separate British colony, gaining its own independence in 1948.
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Environmentalism in Nazi Germany | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_Germany 00:05:07 1 Name 00:05:51 2 Background 00:08:55 3 History 00:09:03 3.1 Nazi seizure of power 00:11:58 3.2 Nazification of Germany 00:14:40 3.3 Consolidation of power 00:17:35 3.4 Military build-up 00:20:44 3.4.1 Austria and Czechoslovakia 00:22:49 3.4.2 Poland 00:24:08 3.5 World War II 00:24:17 3.5.1 Foreign policy 00:25:33 3.5.2 Outbreak of war 00:27:22 3.5.3 Conquest of Europe 00:29:49 3.5.4 Invasion of the Soviet Union 00:32:27 3.5.5 Turning point and collapse 00:36:51 3.5.6 German casualties 00:38:36 4 Geography 00:38:45 4.1 Territorial changes 00:40:06 4.2 Occupied territories 00:41:39 4.3 Post-war changes 00:43:03 5 Politics 00:43:11 5.1 Ideology 00:45:10 5.2 Government 00:47:39 5.3 Law 00:50:28 6 Military and paramilitary 00:50:37 6.1 Wehrmacht 00:53:01 6.2 The SA and SS 00:56:20 7 Economy 00:56:29 7.1 Reich economics 01:02:04 7.2 Wartime economy and forced labour 01:05:02 7.3 Financial exploitation of conquered territories 01:08:56 8 Racial policy and eugenics 01:09:06 8.1 Racism and antisemitism 01:09:44 8.2 Persecution of Jews 01:12:27 8.3 Persecution of Roma 01:14:19 8.4 Other persecuted groups 01:15:32 8.5 Generalplan Ost 01:18:10 8.6 The Holocaust and Final Solution 01:19:45 8.7 Oppression of ethnic Poles 01:20:47 8.8 Mistreatment of Soviet POWs 01:21:42 9 Society 01:21:50 9.1 Education 01:25:05 9.2 Role of women and family 01:30:33 9.3 Health 01:32:09 9.4 Environmentalism 01:33:24 9.5 Oppression of churches 01:38:44 9.6 Resistance to the regime 01:41:57 10 Culture 01:43:49 10.1 Censorship 01:46:01 10.2 Architecture and art 01:47:59 10.3 Film 01:49:30 11 Legacy 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: 0.8335129179592407 Voice name: en-AU-Wavenet-D "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Nazi Germany is the common English name for Germany between 1933 and 1945, when Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party (NSDAP) controlled the country through a dictatorship. Under Hitler's rule, Germany was transformed into a totalitarian state where nearly all aspects of life were controlled by the government. The official name of the state was Deutsches Reich (German Reich) until 1943 and Großdeutsches Reich (Greater German Reich) from 1943 to 1945. Nazi Germany is also known as the Third Reich (Drittes Reich), meaning "Third Realm" or "Third Empire", the first two being the Holy Roman Empire (800–1806) and the German Empire (1871–1918). The Nazi regime ended after the Allies defeated Germany in May 1945, ending World War II in Europe. Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany by the President of the Weimar Republic, Paul von Hindenburg, on 30 January 1933. The NSDAP then began to eliminate all political opposition and consolidate its power. Hindenburg died on 2 August 1934 and Hitler became dictator of Germany by merging the offices and powers of the Chancellery and Presidency. A national referendum held 19 August 1934 confirmed Hitler as sole Führer (leader) of Germany. All power was centralised in Hitler's person and his word became the highest law. The government was not a coordinated, co-operating body, but a collection of factions struggling for power and Hitler's favour. In the midst of the Great Depression, the Nazis restored economic stability and ended mass unemployment using heavy military spending and a mixed economy. Using deficit spending, the regime undertook extensive public works, including the construction of Autobahnen (motorways). The return to economic stability boosted the regime's popularity. Racism, especially antisemitism, was a central ideological feature of the regime. The Germanic peoples were considered by the Nazis to be the master race, the purest branch of the Aryan race. Discrimination and persecution against Jews and Romani people began in earnest after the seizure of power. The first concentration camps were established in March 1933. Jews and others deemed undesirable ...
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Climate change in Australia | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change_in_Australia 00:04:12 1 Pre-instrumental climate change 00:08:00 2 Instrumental climate records 00:08:10 2.1 Development of an instrumental network 00:10:18 2.2 Climate history based on instrumental records 00:15:30 2.2.1 Record heat in 2010-2017 00:17:03 2.3 Local variations 00:19:56 3 Effects of climate change on Australia 00:21:11 3.1 Climate Commission reports 00:22:35 3.2 Sea level rise 00:23:33 3.3 Economy 00:24:20 3.4 Water 00:25:25 4 Adaptation 00:25:34 5 Mitigation 00:25:43 6 Action on climate change 00:26:11 6.1 Government action 00:26:20 6.1.1 National 00:28:58 6.1.2 State 00:29:06 6.1.2.1 Victoria 00:30:44 6.1.2.2 South Australia 00:32:42 6.1.2.3 Western Australia 00:34:48 6.2 Youth Climate Movement 00:34:58 6.2.1 Australian Student Environment Network 00:36:19 6.3 Campaigns and events 00:36:29 6.3.1 Youth 00:38:23 6.3.2 Non-youth 00:40:27 6.4 Community organising 00:40:59 6.5 Community engagement 00:43:01 6.6 Legal action 00:44:29 6.7 Coalitions and alliances 00:46:02 6.8 Protests 00:46:57 6.9 Policy advocacy 00:47:26 7 Responsibility 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: 0.932423390859346 Voice name: en-GB-Wavenet-D "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Climate change in Australia has been a critical issue since the beginning of the 21st century. In 2013, the CSIRO released a report stating that Australia is becoming hotter, and that it will experience more extreme heat and longer fire seasons because of climate change. In 2014, the Bureau of Meteorology released a report on the state of Australia's climate that highlighted several key points, including the significant increase in Australia's temperatures (particularly night-time temperatures) and the increasing frequency of bush fires, droughts and floods, which have all been linked to climate change.Since the beginning of the 20th century Australia has experienced an increase of nearly 1 °C in average annual temperatures, with warming occurring at twice the rate over the past 50 years than in the previous 50 years. Recent climate events such as extremely high temperatures and widespread drought have focused government and public attention on the impacts of climate change in Australia. Rainfall in southwestern Australia has decreased by 10–20% since the 1970s, while southeastern Australia has also experienced a moderate decline since the 1990s. Rainfall patterns are expected to be problematic, as rain has become heavier and infrequent, as well as more common in summer rather than in winter, with little or no uptrend in rainfall in the Western Plateau and the Central Lowlands of Australia. Water sources in the southeastern areas of Australia have depleted due to increasing population in urban areas (rising demand) coupled with climate change factors such as persistent prolonged drought (diminishing supply). At the same time, Australia continues to have the highest per capita greenhouse gas emissions in the OECD. Temperatures in Australia have also risen dramatically since 1910 and nights have become warmer.A carbon tax was introduced in 2011 by the Gillard government in an effort to reduce the impact of climate change and despite some criticism, it successfully reduced Australia's carbon dioxide emissions, with coal generation down 11% since 2008–09. The subsequent Australian Government, elected in 2013 under then Prime Minister Tony Abbott was criticised for being "in complete denial about climate change". Abbot became known for his anti-climate change positions as was evident in a number of policies adopted by his administration. In a global warming meeting held in the United Kingdom, he reportedly said that proponents of climate change are alarmists, underscoring a need for "evidence-based" policymaking. The Abbott government repealed the carbon tax on 17 July 2014 in a heavily criticised move. The renewable energy targe ...
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Compass
 
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A compass is a navigational instrument that shows directions in a frame of reference that is stationary relative to the surface of the Earth. The frame of reference defines the four cardinal directions (or points) – north, south, east, and west. Intermediate directions are also defined. Usually, a diagram called a compass rose, which shows the directions (with their names usually abbreviated to initials), is marked on the compass. When the compass is in use, the rose is aligned with the real directions in the frame of reference, so, for example, the "N" mark on the rose really points to the north. Frequently, in addition to the rose or sometimes instead of it, angle markings in degrees are shown on the compass. North corresponds to zero degrees, and the angles increase clockwise, so east is 90 degrees, south is 180, and west is 270. These numbers allow the compass to show azimuths or bearings, which are commonly stated in this notation. The magnetic compass was first invented as a device for divination as early as the Chinese Han Dynasty (since about 206 BC). The compass was used in Song Dynasty China by the military for navigational orienteering by 1040-1044, and was used for maritime navigation by 1111 to 1117. The use of a compass is recorded in Western Europe between 1187 and 1202, and in Persia in 1232. The dry compass was invented in Europe around 1300. This was supplanted in the early 20th century by the liquid-filled magnetic compass. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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Priests - JJ [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
 
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From the album "Nothing Feels Natural" , out January 27 2017 on Sister Polygon Records. sisterpolygonrecords.bigcartel.com Directed + edited by Katie Alice Greer Camera by Jonah Takagi
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Falkland Islands | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Falkland Islands 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 ======= The Falkland Islands (; Spanish: Islas Malvinas, pronounced [ˈislas malˈβinas]) is an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonian Shelf. The principal islands are about 300 miles (483 kilometres) east of South America's southern Patagonian coast, at a latitude of about 52°S. The archipelago, with an area of 4,700 square miles (12,000 square kilometres), comprises East Falkland, West Falkland and 776 smaller islands. As a British overseas territory, the Falklands have internal self-governance, and the United Kingdom takes responsibility for their defence and foreign affairs. The Falkland Islands' capital is Stanley on East Falkland. Controversy exists over the Falklands' discovery and subsequent colonisation by Europeans. At various times, the islands have had French, British, Spanish, and Argentine settlements. Britain reasserted its rule in 1833, although Argentina maintains its claim to the islands. In April 1982, Argentine forces temporarily occupied the islands. British administration was restored two months later at the end of the Falklands War. Most Falklanders favour the archipelago remaining a UK overseas territory, but its sovereignty status is part of an ongoing dispute between Argentina and the United Kingdom. The population (3,398 inhabitants in 2016) primarily consists of native-born Falkland Islanders, the majority of British descent. Other ethnicities include French, Gibraltarian and Scandinavian. Immigration from the United Kingdom, the South Atlantic island of Saint Helena, and Chile has reversed a population decline. The predominant (and official) language is English. Under the British Nationality (Falkland Islands) Act 1983, Falkland Islanders are British citizens. The islands lie on the boundary of the subantarctic oceanic and tundra climate zones, and both major islands have mountain ranges reaching 2,300 feet (700 m). They are home to large bird populations, although many no longer breed on the main islands because of competition from introduced species. Major economic activities include fishing, tourism and sheep farming, with an emphasis on high-quality wool exports. Oil exploration, licensed by the Falkland Islands Government, remains controversial as a result of maritime disputes with Argentina.
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Future of agriculture: Q&A session
 
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Paul Grimes (Department of Agriculture), Jammie Penm (ABARES), Matt Linnegar (National Farmers' Federation) and Paul Morris (Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet) discuss the future of agriculture at ABARES Outlook 2014.
Interesting People #402 "Gail Fosler"
 
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An interview with Gail Fosler, president of The Conference Board, Inc., a global research and business membership organization. As President, Gail directs the future of The Conference Board, an international, member-based, independent economic research organization representing 3,000 businesses located in 65 countries. The Conference Board publishes the Consumer Confidence Index, the Consumer Internet Barometer, the CEO Confidence Survey and other research. More specifically, as noted by Alan Greenspan, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve: "The Conference Board has been an important institution in my life. It was here I started as an economist. It was here I came into contact with a business world I had never known before... What I learned during my five years at The Conference Board proved invaluable in my later life." Gail, as an economist, was twice named by the Wall Street Journal as America's most accurate economic forecaster, was a member of the Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, received the Annual Blue Chip Economic Forecasting Award and has appeared as a guest on news programs on ABC, BBC and CNN. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Deschner Corporation, Baxter International, Caterpillar, H.B. Fuller, Unisys, DBS Holdings and John Hancock Mutual Funds and served on the following committees: Bretton Woods, Council on Foreign Relations, Economic Club of New York and National Bureau of Economic Research. Gail's interest in economics began with her sophomore year paper on economics. She then earned an undergraduate degree in economics from USC and an M.B.A. in finance from New York University. She served on the Congressional staff of the United States Senate Budget Committee and as an assistant vice president/economist for Manufacturers Hanover Trust Division. Her spouse, R. Scott Fosler, is a leader in Innovations in Governance and the former president of the National Academy of Public Administration. He holds a degree from the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy and has served as a senior staff member of Institute of Public Administration and the U.S. National Commission on Productivity. Gail and Scott have one son, Michael. Gail details her passion about dancing, athletics, weight training, creative writing and poetry, her influential adolescent experiences, her math background, and the common denominators among economists. Finally, she expresses what she views to be the impact on her life's journey after the cheering stops. Original Air Date: 11/13/2008
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Conscience | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Conscience 00:02:07 1 Views 00:02:31 1.1 Religious 00:15:28 1.2 Secular 00:17:25 1.2.1 Conscience as a society-forming instinct 00:21:12 1.2.2 Evolutionary biology 00:22:07 1.2.3 Neuroscience and artificial conscience 00:23:09 1.3 Philosophical 00:24:50 1.3.1 Medieval 00:30:02 1.3.2 Modern 00:49:47 2 Conscientious acts and the law 01:01:06 3 World conscience 01:09:43 4 Notable examples of modern acts based on conscience 01:17:17 5 In literature, art, film, and music 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 ======= Conscience is a cognitive process that elicits emotion and rational associations based on an individual's moral philosophy or value system. Conscience stands in contrast to elicited emotion or thought due to associations based on immediate sensory perceptions and reflexive responses, as in sympathetic central nervous system responses. In common terms, conscience is often described as leading to feelings of remorse when a person commits an act that conflicts with their moral values. An individual's moral values and their dissonance with familial, social, cultural and historical interpretations of moral philosophy are considered in the examination of cultural relativity in both the practice and study of psychology. The extent to which conscience informs moral judgment before an action and whether such moral judgments are or should be based on reason has occasioned debate through much of modern history between theories of modern western philosophy in juxtaposition to the theories of romanticism and other reactionary movements after the end of the Middle Ages. Religious views of conscience usually see it as linked to a morality inherent in all humans, to a beneficent universe and/or to divinity. The diverse ritualistic, mythical, doctrinal, legal, institutional and material features of religion may not necessarily cohere with experiential, emotive, spiritual or contemplative considerations about the origin and operation of conscience. Common secular or scientific views regard the capacity for conscience as probably genetically determined, with its subject probably learned or imprinted as part of a culture.Commonly used metaphors for conscience include the "voice within", the "inner light", or even Socrates' reliance on what the Greeks called his "daimōnic sign", an averting (ἀποτρεπτικός apotreptikos) inner voice heard only when he was about to make a mistake. Conscience, as is detailed in sections below, is a concept in national and international law, is increasingly conceived of as applying to the world as a whole, has motivated numerous notable acts for the public good and been the subject of many prominent examples of literature, music and film.
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Sheila Watt-Cloutier | June 20, 2016 | Appel Salon
 
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Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and Inuit activist, on The Right to Be Cold: One Woman’s Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet. With political analyst Allan Gregg.
History of the socialist movement in the United States | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_socialist_movement_in_the_United_States 00:04:25 1 19th century 00:04:34 1.1 American utopian socialism and utopian communities 00:12:40 1.2 Early American socialism 00:20:12 1.3 Socialism's ties to labor 00:27:07 1.4 Early American anarchism 00:32:14 2 20th century 00:32:24 2.1 Early 20th century: opposition to World War I and the First Red Scare 00:54:34 2.2 1930s–1940s: the Popular Front and the New Deal 01:07:12 2.3 1950s: the Second Red Scare 01:23:09 2.4 1960s–1970s: the New Left and social unrest 01:42:52 2.5 1980s–1990s 01:49:21 3 21st century 01:49:31 3.1 2000s to contemporary times 01:56:00 4 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: 0.7255239145499467 Voice name: en-GB-Wavenet-B "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Socialism in the United States began with utopian communities in the early 19th century such as the Shakers, the activist visionary Josiah Warren and intentional communities inspired by Charles Fourier. Labor activists—usually British, German, or Jewish immigrants—founded the Socialist Labor Party in 1877. The Socialist Party of America was established in 1901. By that time, anarchism also established itself around the country while socialists of different tendencies were involved in early American labor organizations and struggles which reached a high point in the Haymarket affair in Chicago which started International Workers' Day as the main workers holiday around the world (except in the United States, which celebrates Labor Day on the first Monday of September) and making the 8-hour day a worldwide objective by workers organizations and socialist parties worldwide.Under Socialist Party of America presidential candidate Eugene V. Debs, socialist opposition to World War I led to the governmental repression collectively known as the First Red Scare. The Socialist Party declined in the 1920s, but nonetheless often ran Norman Thomas for President. In the 1930s, the Communist Party USA took importance in labor and racial struggles while it suffered a split which converged in the Trotskyist Socialist Workers Party. In the 1950s, socialism was affected by McCarthyism and in the 1960s it was revived by the general radicalization brought by the New Left and other social struggles and revolts. In the 1960s, Michael Harrington and other socialists were called to assist the Kennedy administration and then the Johnson administration's War on Poverty and Great Society while socialists also played important roles in the Civil Rights Movement. Socialism in the United States has been composed of many tendencies, often in important disagreements with each other; it has included utopian socialists, social democrats, democratic socialists, communists, Trotskyists and anarchists. The socialist movement in the United States has historically been relatively weak. Unlike socialist parties in Europe, Canada and Oceania, a major social democratic party never materialized in the United States and the socialist movement remains marginal, "almost unique in its powerlessness among the Western democracies". In the United States, socialism "brings considerable stigma, in large part for its association with authoritarian communist regimes". A June 2015 Gallup poll revealed that 47% of respondents would vote for a socialist President while 50% would not. Willingness to vote for a socialist President was 59% among Democrats, 49% among independents and 26% among Republicans. An October 2015 poll found that 49% of Democrats had a favorable view of socialism compared to 37% for capitalism. According to a 2013 article in The Guardian: "Contrary to popular belief, Americans don't have an innate allergy to socialism. Milwaukee has had several socialist mayors (Frank Zeidler, Emil Seidel, and Daniel Hoan). In 1920, Socialist Party presidential candidate Eugene V. Debs won nearly 1m [million] v ...
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Irish American | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Irish American 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 ======= Irish Americans (Irish: Gael-Mheiriceánaigh) are an ethnic group comprising Americans who have full or partial ancestry from Ireland, especially those who identify with that ancestry, along with their cultural characteristics. About 33 million Americans — 10.5% of the total population — reported Irish ancestry in the 2013 American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. This compares with a population of 6.7 million on the island of Ireland. Three million people separately identified as Scotch-Irish, whose ancestors were Ulster Scots and Anglo-Irish Protestant Dissenters who emigrated from Ireland to the United States. However, whether the Scotch-Irish should be considered Irish is disputed.
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PE LIVE! NC - E3 Predictions! Let's Hear Em' | Netflix Gaming Will be at E3 2019 + Q&A!
 
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History of Europe | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: History of Europe 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 history of Europe covers the peoples inhabiting Europe from prehistory to the present. During the Neolithic era and the time of the Indo-European migrations Europe saw migrations from east and southeast and the following important cultural and material exchange. The period known as classical antiquity began with the emergence of the city-states of ancient Greece. Later, the Roman Empire came to dominate the entire Mediterranean basin. The fall of the Roman Empire in AD 476 traditionally marks the start of the Middle Ages. Beginning in the 14th century a Renaissance of knowledge challenged traditional doctrines in science and theology. Simultaneously, the Protestant Reformation set up Protestant churches primarily in Germany, Scandinavia and England. After 1800, the Industrial Revolution brought prosperity to Britain and Western Europe. The main powers set up colonies in most of the Americas and Africa, and parts of Asia. In the 20th century, World War I and World War II resulted in massive numbers of deaths. The Cold War dominated European geo-politics from 1947 to 1989. Unification into a European Union moved forward after 1950, with some setbacks. Today, most countries west of Russia belong to the NATO military alliance, along with the United States and Canada.
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A Day In the Sky,.. - ( news  full video )
 
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Spread the word about PropellerAds and earn money! https://goo.gl/7E5sxJ YouTube Tips and Triks to make real dollers: http://mymoney7725.blogspot.ae/ The Best Portable Bluetooth Speaker ( Power Speakers ): http://speakermarket.blogspot.ae/ Are You loosing money from Stock market? Read How to make Profit : http://mytrade7725.blogspot.ae/
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Artists and Global Citizenship: a Pilot ArtsLink Assembly produced by CEC ArtsLink, New York City
 
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CEC ArtsLink presented a pilot ArtsLink Assembly on Artists and Global Citizenship livestreaming from New York City on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Friday 16 November 2018 at 2 p.m. EST (New York) / 19.00 UTC +0 (London) / 20.00 UTC +1 (Berlin) / 21.00 UTC +2 (Bucharest) / 22.00 UTC +3 (Moscow). Use #ArtsLinkAssembly in social media. The ArtsLink Assembly is a new public forum to share practices and ideas, to network and foster dialogue with international and U.S. artists, cultural institutions, foundations, and city and federal agencies. Central to the Assembly is the exploration of the impact of international cultural exchange and the artists' growing role in social justice and building an open democratic society. The ArtsLink Fellows 2018 from Albania, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine will participate in presentations and focused dialogues. Speakers included, among others, Simon Brault, Director, Canada Council for the Arts; Izabel Galliera, author of Social Practice in Post-Soviet Europe; Leyya Tawil and Mike Khoury, artists; Nina Murray, U.S. State Department; Noor Zafar, lawyer; and Guiomar Ochoa, NEA. Foundations panel moderated by Cathy Edwards, New England Foundation for the Arts, features Zeyba Rahman, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art; Michelle Coffey, Lambent Foundation; Rashida Bumbray, Open Society Foundations; and Barbara Lanciers, Trust for Mutual Understanding. Video index: 0:00 — Welcome Hadrien Coumans and Brent Michael Davids, Lenape Center / Simon Dove, CEC ArtsLink 7:39 — ArtsLink Fellows 2018: Inga Lāce, Latvia / Assel Kadyrkhanova, Kazakhstan 18:30 — Undoing Nationalism: Laurel Ptak, Art in General, and ArtsLink alum Michal Novotny, Centre for Contemporary Art FUTURA, Prague, Czech Republic 29:20 — Arts Envoy Program: Nina Murray, U.S. Department of State 36:18 — The Ecological Challenge: Hadrien Coumans and Brent Michael Davids, Lenape Center 44:22 — New York Safe Haven Residency: Ashley Tucker, Artistic Freedom Initiative and Sebastien Sanz de Santamaria, Residency Unlimited 55:13 — Arab Experimentalism in Music, Performance and Live Art: artists Leyya Tawil and Mike Khoury 1:06:20 — ArtsLink Fellows 2018: Bozhena Zakaliuzhna, Ukraine / Viacheslav Ivaschenko, Russia 1:17:50 — The Arts Beyond Borders — Beginning with the Americas: Simon Brault, CEO Canada Council for the Arts. View the English transcript on the Canada Council for the Arts website: https://canadacouncil.ca/spotlight/2018/11/the-arts-beyond-borders-beginning-with-the-americas View the French transcript on the Canada Council for the Arts website: https://conseildesarts.ca/pleins-feux/2018/11/l-art-par-dela-les-frontieres-par-dela-celles-des-ameriques 1:45:25 — Foundations Investing in Trans-National Cultural Programs: Challenges and Opportunities. Panel moderated by Cathy Edwards, New England Foundation for the Arts with Zeyba Rahman, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art; Michelle Coffey, Lambent Foundation; Rashida Bumbray, Open Society Foundations; and Barbara Lanciers, Trust for Mutual Understanding 2:30:30 — ArtsLink Fellows 2018: Zoya Falkova, Kazakhstan 2:41:10 — The Relevance of Socially Engaged Art Practice in Times of Crisis: Izabel Galliera, Assistant Professor, McDaniel College 2:57:33 — How the National Endowment for the Arts Fosters International Creative Collaboration: Guiomar Ochoa, International Activities Specialist, National Endowment for the Arts 3:07:35 — ArtsLink Fellows 2018: Adela Demetja, Albania / Karolina Halatek, Poland 3:18:26 — Make Sanctuary Not Art — Institutions, Artists and the Politics of Solidarity: Abou Farman Farmaian, The New School 3:29:17 —  Priit Raud, ArtsLink alum, Estonia 3:41:14 — The Muslim Ban: Policies Targeting Muslim Communities: Noor Zafar, ACLU 3:51:48 — ArtsLink Fellows 2018: Raluca Croitoru, Romania / Filip Rađenović, Serbia 3:59:30 — Thanks: All Fellows 2018 About HowlRound TV HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email [email protected], or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.
Cyfarfod Llawn Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru 05.12.18
 
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Y Cyfarfod Llawn yw cyfarfod o'r Cynulliad cyfan, a gynhelir yn Siambr drafod y Senedd. Y Llywydd sy’n cadeirio’r Cyfarfod Llawn a dyma’r prif fforwm i Aelodau’r Cynulliad gyflawni eu rôl fel cynrychiolwyr sydd wedi’u hethol yn ddemocrataidd. Cynhelir y Cyfarfod Llawn ddwywaith yr wythnos ar ddydd Mawrth a dydd Mercher ac mae’n agored i’r cyhoedd neu ar gael i wylio yn fyw, neu ar alw yma ar YouTube neu ar wefan Senedd TV.
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Portugal | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Portugal 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 ======= Portugal (Portuguese: [puɾtuˈɣal]), officially the Portuguese Republic (Portuguese: República Portuguesa [ʁɛˈpuβlikɐ puɾtuˈɣezɐ]), is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe. It is bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments. Portugal is the oldest state on the Iberian Peninsula and one of the oldest in Europe, its territory having been continuously settled, invaded and fought over since prehistoric times. The Pre-Celts, Celts, Carthaginians and Romans were followed by the invasions of the Visigoths and Suebi Germanic peoples. Portugal as a country was established during the Christian Reconquista against the Moors who had invaded the Iberian Peninsula in 711 AD. Despite attempts at independence since its foundation as a county in 868, only after the Battle of São Mamede in 1128, where Portuguese forces led by Afonso Henriques defeated forces led by his mother, Theresa of Portugal, the County of Portugal affirmed its sovereignty and Henriques styled himself Prince of Portugal. He would later be proclaimed King of Portugal at the Battle of Ourique in 1139 and was recognised as such, by neighbouring kingdoms, on the Treaty of Zamora, in 1143.In the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal established the first global empire, becoming one of the world's major economic, political and military powers. During this period, today referred to as the Age of Discovery, Portuguese explorers pioneered maritime exploration, notably under royal patronage of Prince Henry the Navigator and King John II, with such notable voyages as Bartolomeu Dias' sailing beyond the Cape of Good Hope (Cabo da Boa Esperança) (1488), Vasco da Gama's discovery of the sea route to India (1497–98) and the European discovery of Brazil (1500). During this time Portugal monopolized the spice trade, and the empire expanded with military campaigns in Asia. However, events such as the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, the Industrial Revolution, the Seven Years' War, the country's occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence of Brazil (1822), erased to an extent Portugal's prior opulence.After the 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy, the democratic but unstable Portuguese First Republic was established, later being superseded by the Estado Novo right-wing authoritarian regime. Democracy was restored after the Carnation Revolution in 1974, ending the Portuguese Colonial War. Shortly after, independence was granted to almost all its overseas territories. The handover of Macau to China in 1999 marked the end of what can be considered the longest-lived colonial empire.Portugal has left a profound cultural and architectural influence across the globe, a legacy of 300 million Portuguese speakers, and many Portuguese-based creoles. A member of the United Nations and the European Union, Portugal was also one of the founding members of NATO, the eurozone, the OECD, and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries. Portugal is a developed country with a high-income advanced economy and high living standards. It is the 4th most peaceful country in the world, and its state is the 15th most stable one, maintained under a unitary semi-presidential republican form of government. Additionally, the country ranks highly in terms of democracy (10th), social progress (20th), prosperity (25th), press freedom (14th), moral freedom (3rd), LGBTI rights (7th in Europe), ease of doing business (29th) and road network (2nd).
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Timeline of United States inventions (1946–1991) | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_United_States_inventions_(1946%E2%80%931991) 00:03:20 1 Cold War (1946–1991) 00:03:33 1.1 Post-war and the late 1940s (1946–1949) 00:24:12 1.2 1950s 01:07:39 1.3 1960s 01:49:11 1.4 1970s 02:20:18 1.5 1980s and the early 1990s (1980–1991) 02:39:13 2 See also 02:39:22 3 Footnotes 02:39:31 4 Further reading 02:40:38 5 External links 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: 0.7346002310281773 Voice name: en-AU-Wavenet-B "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= A timeline of United States inventions (1946–1991) encompasses the ingenuity and innovative advancements of the United States within a historical context, dating from the era of the Cold War, which have been achieved by inventors who are either native-born or naturalized citizens of the United States. Copyright protection secures a person's right to his or her first-to-invent claim of the original invention in question, highlighted in Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution which gives the following enumerated power to the United States Congress: In 1641, the first patent in North America was issued to Samuel Winslow by the General Court of Massachusetts for a new method of making salt. On April 10, 1790, President George Washington signed the Patent Act of 1790 (1 Stat. 109) into law which proclaimed that patents were to be authorized for "any useful art, manufacture, engine, machine, or device, or any improvement therein not before known or used." On July 31, 1790, Samuel Hopkins of Pittsford, Vermont became the first person in the United States to file and to be granted a patent for an improved method of "Making Pot and Pearl Ashes." The Patent Act of 1836 (Ch. 357, 5 Stat. 117) further clarified United States patent law to the extent of establishing a patent office where patent applications are filed, processed, and granted, contingent upon the language and scope of the claimant's invention, for a patent term of 14 years with an extension of up to an additional 7 years. However, the Uruguay Round Agreements Act of 1994 (URAA) changed the patent term in the United States to a total of 20 years, effective for patent applications filed on or after June 8, 1995, thus bringing United States patent law further into conformity with international patent law. The modern-day provisions of the law applied to inventions are laid out in Title 35 of the United States Code (Ch. 950, sec. 1, 66 Stat. 792). From 1836 to 2011, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted a total of 7,861,317 patents relating to several well-known inventions appearing throughout the timeline below. Some examples of patented inventions between the years 1946 and 1991 include William Shockley's transistor (1947), John Blankenbaker's personal computer (1971), Vinton Cerf's and Robert Kahn's Internet protocol/TCP (1973), and Martin Cooper's mobile phone (1973).
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Gulf War | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Gulf 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 Gulf War (2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Shield (2 August 1990 – 17 January 1991) for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm (17 January 1991 – 28 February 1991) in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition forces from 35 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait. The war is also known under other names, such as the Persian Gulf War, First Gulf War, Gulf War I, Kuwait War, First Iraq War or Iraq War, before the term "Iraq War" became identified instead with the 2003 Iraq War. The Iraqi Army's occupation of Kuwait that began 2 August 1990 was met with international condemnation and brought immediate economic sanctions against Iraq by members of the UN Security Council. Together with the UK's prime minister Margaret Thatcher — who had resisted the invasion by Argentina of the Falkland Islands a decade earlier — George H. W. Bush deployed US forces into Saudi Arabia, and urged other countries to send their own forces to the scene. An array of nations joined the coalition, forming the largest military alliance since World War II. The great majority of the coalition's military forces were from the US, with Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and Egypt as leading contributors, in that order. Kuwait and Saudi Arabia paid around US$32 billion of the US$60 billion cost.The war was marked by the introduction of live news broadcasts from the front lines of the battle, principally by the US network CNN. The war has also earned the nickname Video Game War after the daily broadcast of images from cameras on board US bombers during Operation Desert Storm.The initial conflict to expel Iraqi troops from Kuwait began with an aerial and naval bombardment on 17 January 1991, continuing for five weeks. This was followed by a ground assault on 24 February. This was a decisive victory for the coalition forces, who liberated Kuwait and advanced into Iraqi territory. The coalition ceased its advance and declared a ceasefire 100 hours after the ground campaign started. Aerial and ground combat was confined to Iraq, Kuwait, and areas on Saudi Arabia's border. Iraq launched Scud missiles against coalition military targets in Saudi Arabia and against Israel.
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Portugal | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Portugal 00:03:51 1 Etymology 00:05:32 2 History 00:05:41 2.1 Prehistory 00:09:20 2.2 Roman Lusitania and Gallaecia 00:12:01 2.3 Germanic kingdoms: Suebi and Visigoths 00:17:14 2.4 Islamic period and the Reconquista 00:19:40 2.5 County of Portucale 00:22:59 2.6 Afonsine era 00:25:56 2.7 Joanine era and Age of Discoveries 00:29:38 2.8 Iberian Union, Restoration and early Brigantine era 00:32:45 2.9 Pombaline era and Enlightenment 00:37:45 2.10 Napoleonic era 00:40:58 2.11 Constitutional monarchy 00:44:36 2.12 First Republic and Estado Novo 00:48:01 2.13 Carnation Revolution and European integration 00:53:19 3 Geography 00:55:24 3.1 Climate 01:00:54 3.2 Biodiversity 01:05:20 4 Government and administration 01:07:04 4.1 Presidency of the Republic 01:08:05 4.2 Government 01:09:19 4.3 Parliament 01:10:14 4.4 Law and drug policy 01:12:20 4.5 LGBT+ rights in Portugal 01:13:17 4.6 Law enforcement 01:13:50 4.7 Administrative divisions 01:15:41 4.8 Foreign relations 01:18:35 4.9 Military 01:21:32 4.10 Government finance 01:25:01 5 Economy 01:30:24 5.1 Primary sector 01:34:26 5.2 Secondary sector 01:35:33 5.3 Tertiary sector 01:38:05 5.4 Quaternary sector 01:41:35 5.5 Transport 01:45:56 5.6 Energy 01:48:05 6 Demographics 01:53:14 6.1 Urbanization 01:53:23 6.2 Metropolitan areas and Functional Urban Area (FUA) 01:53:40 6.3 Immigration 01:55:59 6.4 Religion 01:58:04 6.5 Languages 02:00:04 6.6 Education 02:03:58 6.7 Health 02:07:32 7 Culture 02:08:28 7.1 Architecture 02:09:14 7.2 Cinema 02:09:58 7.3 Literature 02:11:09 7.4 Cuisine 02:13:25 7.5 Music 02:16:46 7.6 Visual arts 02:18:11 7.7 Sport 02:22:24 8 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. 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 ======= Portugal (Portuguese: [puɾtuˈɣal]), officially the Portuguese Republic (Portuguese: República Portuguesa [ʁɛˈpuβlikɐ puɾtuˈɣezɐ]), is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe. It is bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments. Portugal is the oldest state on the Iberian Peninsula and one of the oldest in Europe, its territory having been continuously settled, invaded and fought over since prehistoric times. The Pre-Celts, Celts, Carthaginians and Romans were followed by the invasions of the Visigoths and Suebi Germanic peoples. Portugal as a country was established during the Christian Reconquista against the Moors who had invaded the Iberian Peninsula in 711 AD. Despite attempts at independence since its foundation as a county in 868, only after the Battle of São Mamede in 1128, where Portuguese forces led by Afonso Henriques defeated forces led by his mother, Theresa of Portugal, the County of Portugal affirmed its sovereignty and Henriques styled himself Prince of Portugal. He would later be proclaimed King of Portugal at the Battle of Ourique in 1139 and was recognised as such, by neighbouring kingdoms, on the Treaty of Zamora, in 1143.In the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal established the first global empire, becoming one of the world's major economic, political and military powers. During this period, today referred to as the Age of Discovery, Portuguese explorers pioneered maritime exploration, notably under royal patronage of Prince Henry the Navigator and King John II, with such notable voyages as Bartolomeu Dias' sailing beyond the Cape of Good Hope (Cabo da Boa Esperança) (1488), Vasco da Gama's discovery of the sea route to India (1497–98) and the European discovery of Brazil (1500). During this time Portugal monopolized the spice trade, and the empire expanded with military campaigns in Asia. However, events such as the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, the Industrial Revolution, the Seven Years' War, the country's occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the ind ...
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Literacy | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literacy 00:03:11 1 History 00:03:21 1.1 Prehistoric and ancient literacy 00:03:31 1.1.1 Origins of literacy 00:07:15 1.1.2 Origins of the alphabet 00:14:14 1.2 Classical and post-classical literacy 00:19:21 2 Modern literacy 00:19:30 2.1 Spread of literacy since the mid-twentieth century 00:20:52 2.2 Regional disparities 00:22:56 2.3 Gender disparities 00:26:19 2.3.1 Challenges of increasing female literacy 00:28:18 2.3.2 Gender gap for boys in developed countries 00:29:21 2.4 Socioeconomic impact 00:30:58 2.5 Health impacts 00:32:22 2.6 Economic impacts 00:33:37 2.7 Literacy promotion efforts 00:36:56 2.8 Literacy as a development indicator 00:38:12 2.9 Literacy as a human right 00:39:42 3 U.S. public library efforts to promote literacy 00:41:37 3.1 30 April: Dia! Diversity in Action 00:42:33 3.2 READ/Orange County 00:44:01 3.3 BoulderReads! 00:45:45 3.4 Hillsborough Literacy Council (HLC) 00:47:17 4 Broader and complementary definitions 00:51:50 5 Teaching literacy 00:56:27 5.1 Post-conflict settings 00:57:47 5.2 Teaching non-native users 01:02:38 5.3 Teaching migrant/immigrant language users 01:08:12 5.4 Importance 01:10:03 6 By continent 01:10:13 6.1 Europe 01:10:22 6.1.1 United Kingdom 01:11:07 6.1.1.1 England 01:13:06 6.1.1.2 Wales 01:14:57 6.1.2 Continental Europe 01:18:40 6.2 North America 01:18:49 6.2.1 Canada 01:18:57 6.2.1.1 Colonialism (1600s–1762) 01:22:03 6.2.1.2 From the British Conquest (1763) to Confederation (1867) 01:25:00 6.2.1.3 1868–1986 01:29:00 6.2.1.4 Direct systematic measures of literacy in Canada, 1987 to present 01:33:09 6.2.2 Mexico 01:34:59 6.2.3 United States 01:36:46 6.2.3.1 Cultural and westernized literacy for Native Americans in the United States 01:38:40 6.3 South America 01:39:30 6.4 Africa 01:41:32 6.4.1 Algeria 01:41:52 6.4.2 Botswana 01:42:12 6.4.3 Burkina Faso 01:42:55 6.4.4 Egypt 01:43:31 6.4.5 Djibouti 01:43:46 6.4.6 Eritrea 01:44:04 6.4.7 Ethiopia 01:44:47 6.4.8 Guinea 01:45:48 6.4.9 Kenya 01:46:37 6.4.10 Mali 01:48:05 6.4.11 Mauritius 01:49:42 6.4.12 Niger 01:51:40 6.4.13 Senegal 01:52:47 6.4.14 Somalia 01:53:18 6.4.15 Sierra Leone 01:54:06 6.4.16 Uganda 01:54:20 6.4.17 Zimbabwe 01:54:38 6.5 Asia 01:54:47 6.5.1 Afghanistan 01:55:42 6.5.2 China 01:56:43 6.5.3 India 01:57:18 6.5.4 Laos 01:59:23 6.5.5 Pakistan 02:04:27 6.5.6 Philippines 02:06:59 6.5.7 Sri Lanka 02:08:01 6.6 Oceania 02:08:10 6.6.1 Australia 02:09:12 7 See also 02:09:42 8 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. 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: 0.7674605490631924 Voice name: en-GB-Wavenet-D "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Dictionaries traditionally define literacy as the ability to read and write. In the modern world, this is one way of interpreting literacy. One more broad interpretation sees literacy as knowledge and competence in a specific area. The concept of literacy has evolved in meaning. The modern term's meaning has been expanded to include the ability to use language, numbers, images, computers, and other basic means to understand, communicate, gain useful knowledge, solve mathematical problems and use the dominant symbol systems of a culture. The concept of literacy is expanding across OECD countries to include skills to access knowledge through technology and ability to assess complex contexts. A person who travels and resides in a foreign country but is unable to read or write in the language of the host country would be regarded by the locals as illiterate. The key to literacy is reading development, a progression of skills which begins with the ability to understand spoken words and decode written words, and which culminates in the deep understanding of text. Reading development involves a range of complex language-underpinnings including awareness of speech sounds (phonology), spelling patterns (orthography), word meaning (semantics), grammar (syntax) and patterns of word formation (morphology), all o ...
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Hillary Clinton | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Hillary Clinton 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 ======= Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is an American politician and diplomat who served as the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, U.S. Senator from New York from 2001 to 2009, 67th United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, and as the Democratic Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election. Born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge, Clinton graduated from Wellesley College in 1969 and earned a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School in 1973. After serving as a congressional legal counsel, she moved to Arkansas and married Bill Clinton in 1975. In 1977, she co-founded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families. She was appointed the first female chair of the Legal Services Corporation in 1978 and became the first female partner at Rose Law Firm the following year. As First Lady of Arkansas, she led a task force whose recommendations helped reform Arkansas's public schools. As First Lady of the United States, Clinton was an advocate for gender equality and healthcare reform. Her marital relationship came under public scrutiny during the Lewinsky scandal, which led her to issue a statement that reaffirmed her commitment to the marriage. In 2000, Clinton was elected as the first female Senator from New York. She was reelected to the Senate in 2006. Running for president in 2008, she won far more delegates than any previous female candidate but lost the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama. During her tenure as U.S. Secretary of State in the Obama Administration from 2009 to 2013, Clinton responded to the Arab Spring by advocating military intervention in Libya. She helped to organize a diplomatic isolation and international sanctions regime against Iran in an effort to force curtailment of that country's nuclear program; this would eventually lead to the multinational Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreement in 2015. Upon leaving her Cabinet position after Obama's first term, she wrote her fifth book and undertook speaking engagements. Clinton made a second presidential run in 2016. She received the most votes and primary delegates in the 2016 Democratic primaries and formally accepted her party's nomination for President of the United States on July 28, 2016 with vice presidential running mate Senator Tim Kaine. She became the first female candidate to be nominated for president by a major U.S. political party. She lost the presidential election to Republican opponent Donald Trump in the Electoral College, despite winning a plurality of the popular vote. She received more than 65 million votes, the 3rd-highest count in a U.S. presidential election, behind Obama's victories in 2008 and 2012. Following her loss, she wrote her third memoir, What Happened, and launched Onward Together, a political action organization dedicated to fundraising for progressive political groups.
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Iran | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Iran 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 ======= Iran (Persian: ایران‎ Irān [ʔiːˈɾɒːn] ( listen)), also known as Persia (), officially the Islamic Republic of Iran (Persian: جمهوری اسلامی ایران‎ Jomhuri-ye Eslāmi-ye Irān ( listen)), is a country in Western Asia. With over 81 million inhabitants, Iran is the world's 18th-most-populous country. Comprising a land area of 1,648,195 km2 (636,372 sq mi), it is the second-largest country in the Middle East and the 17th-largest in the world. Iran is bordered to the northwest by Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan, to the north by the Caspian Sea, to the northeast by Turkmenistan, to the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan, to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, and to the west by Turkey and Iraq. The country's central location in Eurasia and Western Asia, and its proximity to the Strait of Hormuz, give it geostrategic importance. Tehran is the country's capital and largest city, as well as its leading economic and cultural center. Iran is home to one of the world's oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Elamite kingdoms in the fourth millennium BCE. It was first unified by the Iranian Medes in the seventh century BCE, reaching its greatest territorial size in the sixth century BCE, when Cyrus the Great founded the Achaemenid Empire, which stretched from Eastern Europe to the Indus Valley, becoming one of the largest empires in history. The Iranian realm fell to Alexander the Great in the fourth century BCE and was divided into several Hellenistic states. An Iranian rebellion culminated in the establishment of the Parthian Empire, which was succeeded in the third century CE by the Sasanian Empire, a leading world power for the next four centuries.Arab Muslims conquered the empire in the seventh century CE, displacing the indigenous faiths of Zoroastrianism and Manichaeism with Islam. Iran made major contributions to the Islamic Golden Age that followed, producing many influential figures in art and science. After two centuries, a period of various native Muslim dynasties began, which were later conquered by the Turks and the Mongols. The rise of the Safavids in the 15th century led to the reestablishment of a unified Iranian state and national identity, with the country's conversion to Shia Islam marking a turning point in Iranian and Muslim history. Under Nader Shah, Iran was one of the most powerful states in the 18th century, though by the 19th century, a series of conflicts with the Russian Empire led to significant territorial losses. Popular unrest led to the establishment of a constitutional monarchy and the country's first legislature. A 1953 coup instigated by the United Kingdom and the United States resulted in greater autocracy and growing anti-Western resentment. Subsequent unrest against foreign influence and political repression led to the 1979 Revolution and the establishment of an Islamic republic, a political system that includes elements of a parliamentary democracy vetted and supervised by a theocracy governed by an autocratic "Supreme Leader". During the 1980s, the country was engaged in a war with Iraq, which lasted for almost nine years and resulted in a high number of casualties and economic losses for both sides. According to international reports, Iran's human rights record is exceptionally poor. The regime in Iran is undemocratic, has frequently persecuted and arrested critics of the government and its Supreme Leader, and severely restricts the participation of candidates in popular elections as well as other forms of political activity. Women's rights in Iran are described as seriously inadequate, and children's rights have been severely violated, with more child offenders being executed in Iran than in any other country in the world. Since the 2000s, Iran's controversial nuclear program has raised concerns, which is part of the basis of the international sanctions against the country. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, an agreement reached between Iran ...
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University of California, Berkeley | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: University of California, Berkeley 00:02:55 1 History 00:08:39 1.1 Name 00:09:27 1.2 Controversies 00:11:29 2 Academics 00:13:21 2.1 Undergraduate programs 00:15:23 2.2 Graduate and professional programs 00:17:02 2.3 Faculty and research 00:18:08 2.4 Library system 00:19:52 2.5 Rankings and reputation 00:20:38 2.5.1 Global 00:21:48 2.5.2 National 00:23:03 3 Discoveries and innovation 00:23:19 3.1 Natural sciences 00:26:11 3.2 Computer and applied sciences 00:28:14 3.3 Companies and entrepreneurship 00:30:19 4 Campus 00:32:59 4.1 Architecture 00:35:16 4.2 Natural features 00:36:41 4.3 Environmental record 00:37:43 5 Organization and administration 00:39:47 5.1 Funding 00:43:45 5.1.1 Financial aid and scholarship programs 00:44:16 6 Admissions and enrollment 00:45:46 7 Student life and traditions 00:49:26 7.1 Student housing 00:49:53 7.1.1 University housing 00:52:13 7.1.2 Cooperative housing 00:54:06 7.1.3 Fraternities and sororities 00:54:26 7.2 Student-run organizations 00:54:36 7.2.1 Student government 00:56:03 7.2.2 Communications media 00:57:35 7.2.3 Student groups 01:03:54 7.3 Athletics 01:07:16 7.3.1 California – Stanford rivalry 01:08:12 7.3.2 National championships 01:08:39 8 Notable alumni, faculty, and staff 01:09:14 8.1 Faculty 01:10:45 8.2 Alumni 01:29:47 9 See also 01:30:11 10 Notes and references 01:30:21 11 Further reading and viewing 01:32:09 12 External links 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 University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley, Berkeley, Cal, or California) is a top-ranked public research university in the United States. Located in the city of Berkeley, it was founded in 1868, and serves as the flagship institution of the ten research universities affiliated with the University of California system. Berkeley has since grown to instruct over 40,000 students in approximately 350 undergraduate and graduate degree programs covering numerous disciplines.Berkeley is one of the 14 founding members of the Association of American Universities, with $789 million in R&D expenditures in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015. Today, Berkeley maintains close relationships with three United States Department of Energy National Laboratories—Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory—and is home to many institutes, including the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and the Space Sciences Laboratory. Through its partner institution University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Berkeley also offers a joint medical program at the UCSF Medical Center.As of October 2018, Berkeley alumni, faculty members and researchers include 107 Nobel laureates, 25 Turing Awards winners, and 14 Fields Medalists. They have also won 9 Wolf Prizes, 45 MacArthur Fellowships, 20 Academy Awards, 14 Pulitzer Prizes and 207 Olympic medals (117 gold, 51 silver and 39 bronze). In 1930, Ernest Lawrence invented the cyclotron at Berkeley, based on which UC Berkeley researchers along with Berkeley Lab have discovered or co-discovered 16 chemical elements of the periodic table – more than any other university in the world. During the 1940s, Berkeley physicist J. R. Oppenheimer, the "Father of the Atomic Bomb", led the Manhattan project to create the first atomic bomb. In the 1960s, Berkeley was particularly noted for the Free Speech Movement as well as the Anti-Vietnam War Movement led by its students. In the 21st century, Berkeley has become one of the leading universities in producing entrepreneurs and its alumni have founded a large number of companies worldwide.Berkeley is often ranked as a top-ten university in the world and as the top public university in the United States. For 2017–18, the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranked Berkeley 5th in the world. Berkeley also ranks 6th internationally in the CWUR World University Rankings. It is additionally ranked 4th in the world by U.S. News & World Report. Berkeley is ra ...
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Commencement 2014
 
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WOU celebrates its 157th Commencement. Recorded 6/14/14.
Robot | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robot 00:03:53 1 Summary 00:04:53 2 History 00:05:38 2.1 Early beginnings 00:09:58 2.2 Remote-controlled systems 00:11:28 2.3 Origin of the term 'robot' 00:12:55 2.4 Early robots 00:14:28 2.5 Modern autonomous robots 00:17:19 3 Future development and trends 00:20:17 3.1 New functionalities and prototypes 00:22:07 4 Etymology 00:25:27 5 Modern robots 00:25:36 5.1 Mobile robot 00:27:00 5.2 Industrial robots (manipulating) 00:28:00 5.3 Service robot 00:28:38 5.4 Educational robot 00:29:51 5.5 Modular robot 00:32:54 5.6 Collaborative robots 00:34:09 6 Robots in society 00:34:38 6.1 Autonomy and ethical questions 00:36:53 6.2 Military robots 00:38:26 6.3 Relationship to unemployment 00:39:47 7 Contemporary uses 00:40:36 7.1 General-purpose autonomous robots 00:41:59 7.2 Factory robots 00:42:08 7.2.1 Car production 00:42:43 7.2.2 Packaging 00:43:07 7.2.3 Electronics 00:43:43 7.2.4 Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) 00:44:07 7.2.4.1 Early AGV-style robots 00:44:44 7.2.4.2 Interim AGV technologies 00:45:23 7.2.4.3 Intelligent AGVs (i-AGVs) 00:46:37 7.3 Dirty, dangerous, dull or inaccessible tasks 00:47:09 7.3.1 Space probes 00:47:38 7.3.2 Telerobots 00:49:12 7.3.3 Automated fruit harvesting machines 00:49:29 7.3.4 Domestic robots 00:49:55 7.4 Military robots 00:51:48 7.5 Mining robots 00:53:28 7.6 Healthcare 00:53:51 7.6.1 Home automation for the elderly and disabled 00:54:56 7.6.2 Pharmacies 00:57:20 7.7 Research robots 00:58:02 7.7.1 Bionic and biomimetic robots 00:58:24 7.7.2 Nanorobots 00:59:36 7.7.3 Reconfigurable robots 01:00:11 7.7.4 Soft-bodied robots 01:00:34 7.7.5 Swarm robots 01:01:43 7.7.6 Haptic interface robots 01:02:21 8 Robots in popular culture 01:02:31 8.1 Literature 01:05:26 8.2 Films 01:05:46 8.3 Sex robots 01:06:15 8.4 Problems depicted in popular culture 01:08:07 9 See also 01:08:26 9.1 Specific robotics concepts 01:08:51 9.2 Robotics methods and categories 01:09:18 9.3 Specific robots and devices 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: 0.8814253795973981 Voice name: en-GB-Wavenet-B "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= A robot is a machine—especially one programmable by a computer— capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically. Robots can be guided by an external control device or the control may be embedded within. Robots may be constructed on the lines of human form, but most robots are machines designed to perform a task with no regard to how they look. Robots can be autonomous or semi-autonomous and range from humanoids such as Honda's Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility (ASIMO) and TOSY's TOSY Ping Pong Playing Robot (TOPIO) to industrial robots, medical operating robots, patient assist robots, dog therapy robots, collectively programmed swarm robots, UAV drones such as General Atomics MQ-1 Predator, and even microscopic nano robots. By mimicking a lifelike appearance or automating movements, a robot may convey a sense of intelligence or thought of its own. Autonomous things are expected to proliferate in the coming decade, with home robotics and the autonomous car as some of the main drivers.The branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing is robotics. These technologies deal with automated machines that can take the place of humans in dangerous environments or manufacturing processes, or resemble humans in appearance, behavior, or cognition. Many of today's robots are inspired by nature contributing to the field of bio-inspired robotics. These robots have also created a newer branch of robotics: soft robotics. From the time of ancient civilization there have been many accounts of user-configurable automated devices and even automata resembling animals and humans, designed primarily as entertainment. As mechanical techniq ...
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Persia | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Persia 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 ======= Iran (Persian: ایران‎ Irān [ʔiːˈɾɒːn] (listen)), also known as Persia (), officially the Islamic Republic of Iran (Persian: جمهوری اسلامی ایران‎ Jomhuri-ye Eslāmi-ye Irān (listen)), is a country in Western Asia. With over 81 million inhabitants, Iran is the world's 18th-most-populous country. Comprising a land area of 1,648,195 km2 (636,372 sq mi), it is the second-largest country in the Middle East and the 17th-largest in the world. Iran is bordered to the northwest by Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan, to the north by the Caspian Sea, to the northeast by Turkmenistan, to the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan, to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, and to the west by Turkey and Iraq. The country's central location in Eurasia and Western Asia, and its proximity to the Strait of Hormuz, give it geostrategic importance. Tehran is the country's capital and largest city, as well as its leading economic and cultural center. Iran is home to one of the world's oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Elamite kingdoms in the fourth millennium BCE. It was first unified by the Iranian Medes in the seventh century BCE, reaching its greatest territorial size in the sixth century BCE, when Cyrus the Great founded the Achaemenid Empire, which stretched from Eastern Europe to the Indus Valley, becoming one of the largest empires in history. The Iranian realm fell to Alexander the Great in the fourth century BCE and was divided into several Hellenistic states. An Iranian rebellion culminated in the establishment of the Parthian Empire, which was succeeded in the third century CE by the Sasanian Empire, a leading world power for the next four centuries.Arab Muslims conquered the empire in the seventh century CE, displacing the indigenous faiths of Zoroastrianism and Manichaeism with Islam. Iran made major contributions to the Islamic Golden Age that followed, producing many influential figures in art and science. After two centuries, a period of various native Muslim dynasties began, which were later conquered by the Turks and the Mongols. The rise of the Safavids in the 15th century led to the reestablishment of a unified Iranian state and national identity, with the country's conversion to Shia Islam marking a turning point in Iranian and Muslim history. Under Nader Shah, Iran was one of the most powerful states in the 18th century, though by the 19th century, a series of conflicts with the Russian Empire led to significant territorial losses. Popular unrest led to the establishment of a constitutional monarchy and the country's first legislature. A 1953 coup instigated by the United Kingdom and the United States resulted in greater autocracy and growing anti-Western resentment. Subsequent unrest against foreign influence and political repression led to the 1979 Revolution and the establishment of an Islamic republic, a political system that includes elements of a parliamentary democracy vetted and supervised by a theocracy governed by an autocratic "Supreme Leader". During the 1980s, the country was engaged in a war with Iraq, which lasted for almost nine years and resulted in a high number of casualties and economic losses for both sides. The sovereign state of Iran is a founding member of the UN, ECO, NAM, OIC, and OPEC. It is a major regional and middle power, and its large reserves of fossil fuels – which include the world's largest natural gas supply and the fourth-largest proven oil reserves – exert considerable influence in international energy security and the world economy. The country's rich cultural legacy is reflected in part by its 22 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the third-largest number in Asia and eleventh-largest in the world. Iran is a multicultural country comprising numerous ethnic and linguistic groups, the largest being Persians (61%), Azeris (16%), Kurds (10%), and Lurs (6%).
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