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Practice for the 24 hour lecture goes badly when studenst nod-off! A 24+ hour non-stop lecture to raise funds for a little girl with cancer. Lecture covers strategy, economics, markets, green issues, money and success – something for everyone! Broadcast on web 8th/9th February 2011 – or contact us to come and watch. But please donate! www.operationedwards.co.uk operationedwards@hotmail.co.uk
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Alia Brahimi, an LSE academic, chairs the shocking and shameful Gaddafi ‘love-in’ session. ‘You’re most welcome here, Colonel Gaddafi,’ announces Alia Brahimi in the video, before praising his record as ‘the world’s longest serving national leader’. Alia Brahimi salutes the autocrat warmly – even greeting him in Arabic with the following words: ‘Peace be upon you’. Alia Brahimi makes positive references to Gaddafi’s Green Book, the manual which tries to justify the oppressive manner in which the country has been run since 1969, and to an LSE programme used to train Gaddafi’s henchmen. Alia Brahimi continually refers to Gaddafi as the ‘Brother Leader’ — a title which Libya’s impoverished population has been forced to use for the past 42 years on pain of death. ‘Brother Leader, you have the floor,’ says Alia Brahimi in the video, before allowing Gaddafi to launch into a diatribe against numerous past world leaders including Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan. At the end of his lecture, Alia Brahimi, gifts the Colonel a black baseball cap bearing the bright red LSE logo. You’re in good company, she assured him. Mandela, Kofi Annan, and Bill Clinton also have them. What she does not reveal is that her work is being directly funded to the tune of £1.5 million by Gaddafi’s controversial son, Saif Al-Islam, who last week announced that ‘rivers of blood’ will run through Libya as pro-democracy campaigners are murdered. The donation to the LSE’s North Africa Programme, which

Which are the key strength and the key weakness of the current IMF organisational structure?

Question by ganesh t: Which are the key strength and the key weakness of the current IMF organisational structure?
Promote international cooperation through a permanent institution which provides
the machinery for consultation and collaboration on international monetary
problems (IMF, 2001, p. 1).
• Facilitate the expansion and balanced growth of international trade, and to
contribute thereby to the promotion and maintenance of high levels of employment
and real income and to the development of the productive resources of all members
as primary objectives of economic policy (IMF, 2001, p. 1).
• Give confidence to members by making the general resources of the Fund
temporarily available to them under adequate safeguards, thus providing them with
opportunity to correct maladjustments in their balance of payments without
resorting to measures destructive of national or international prosperity (IMF,
2001, p. 1).

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Answer by Anjaree
There is not enough money over there. The crisis will effects many countries at the same time. More important is the theory behide the IMF. To save the crisis economy, it needs austerity,discipline and commitment. Some financial institutions must go. There is no such a word too big too fail. In many cases, they are forced to sell to foreigners by auction. But America and Europe in the latest crisis have done the opposite. Bail-out was a norm. That makes people confused about the role of the IMF.

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The Truth about Libya TORONTO CONFERENCE – PART 1

The Truth about Libya and NATO’s “Humanitarian” Military Road Map on 09/09/2011 at Friends House in Toronto with Cynthia McKinney, Mahdi Nazemroaya and Michel Chossudovsky Presented by the Social Justice Committee of Bloor St. United Church in collaboration with the Centre for Research on Globalization PART 1 of 4 VIDEO features intro by Cynthia McKinney – Former Member of the US Congress and the Green Party Candidate in the US presidential elections. She has recently returned from a fact-finding mission to Libya. & presentation by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky – Professor of Economics (Emeritus) at U. of Ottawa, author, and Director of the Center for Research on Globalization GLOBAL RESEARCH www.globalresearch.ca

As part of our Ecological Economics course recently taught at Quest University Canada by Tom Green, we produced this video to look at the effects of advertising on consumers and how that in turn leads to the over-consumption patterns that are depleting our planet’s finite natural resources.

Stanford Scientists Forecast Permanently Hotter Summers

(June 7, 2011) Large areas of the globe are likely to warm up so quickly that by mid-century the coolest summers will be hotter than the hottest summers of the past 50 years, according to a study co-authored by Noah Diffenbaugh, assistant professor of environmental Earth system science and center fell at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University. Stanford University: www.stanford.edu Stanford News: news.stanford.edu Stanford University Channel on YouTube: www.youtube.com

Brandon Turbeville www.infowars.com www.prisonplanet.tv www.infowars.net www.prisonplanet.com April 6, 2011 On March 28, 2011, I wrote an article entitled EPA to Help Mainstream Media Obscure The Truth About Radiation Exposure to Americans, in which I discussed the changes to the PAGs (Protective Action Guides) being proposed by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) that would raise the acceptable levels of radiation allowed in the environment, food, and even the general public themselves in the event of a nuclear emergency. Interestingly enough, an article was published on April 3, 2011, by Alexander Higgins citing Kopp Online and Xander News, stating that a similar rule change was occurring in the European Union. PAGs are policies and guidelines established by the EPA that guide the agency’s response in the event of a radioactive emergency. Specifically, PAGs deal with how the EPA should enforce laws such as the Clean Air and Water Act in relation to the disaster. Although PAGs had already been established by the EPA in 1992, the agency now plans to amend these guidelines to much higher levels of acceptable radiation. No congressional approval is legally needed to makes such changes, because the EPA is a regulatory agency that sets “policy” and, although these types of agencies can be directed by congress or the president, they often form their own policies. All that is required when agencies such as the EPA wish to change their policy is that they first publish the
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New Co-Owner and Partner, Luke Faulstick, Will Join Power Partners as President and CEO

New Co-Owner and Partner, Luke Faulstick, Will Join Power Partners as President and CEO

Athens, GA (PRWEB) December 12, 2011

Power Partners, Inc. (http://www.powerpartners-usa.com) announced today that Luke Faulstick will be the new co-owner, President and Chief Executive Officer of the company, effective February 6, 2012. Faulstick will be partnering with Steve Hollis, who has served as President and CEO of Power Partners since 2003 and will become Chairman of the company and Executive Vice President for Development.

Hollis and the late Dr. Sherrie Ford, who died in April of this year, purchased a manufacturing plant from ABB in 2003 that is now known as Power Partners. Hollis and Ford first met Faulstick when he developed a reputation for catalyzing team-building and quality management successes as plant manager for a Mitsubishi Consumer Electronics two-plant site in Braselton, GA, in the mid-1990s, and he has served as an advisor to Hollis and Ford since 2003.

Faulstick comes to Power Partners from DJO Global, a leading global provider of high-quality orthopedic devices used for rehabilitation, pain management and physical therapy, where he has been Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since 2008. He joined DJO in 2001, and before that, he worked at Tyco Healthcare, Mitsubishi Consumer Electronics and the Eastman Kodak Company. While at DJO Global, Luke helped grow the company ten-fold and built DJO into a six location, global enterprise. Faulstick’s global operations teams and manufacturing plants have won numerous awards, including the Shingo Prize for operational excellence in 2005, 2008, and 2011; Industry Week’s Best Plants in 2005 and 2007; and the Association of Manufacturing Excellence Operational Excellence Award in 2010 and 2011. The Best Places to Work Institute selected DJO’s 2000-employee plant in Mexico as the best place to work in all of Mexico in 2010 and second on its Best Places to Work list in 2011.

Faulstick received a B.S. in engineering from Michigan State University and an M.S. in engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Association of Manufacturing Excellence from 2009 to 2011 and is a Certified Board of Director through the UCLA Anderson School of Business.

“We are delighted that Luke is joining the Power Partners team,” Steve Hollis said. “His talent, drive and ability to make believers of employee teams have turned a number of organizations into world class lean enterprises. Power Partners has long benefited from his advice, and with him now becoming a co-owner and partner, his impact will be even greater.”

With Faulstick on board, much of Hollis’ focus will be on the growth of Power Partners’ existing business lines, the customer relationships that drive these lines, and the development of new markets, work culture and people.

About Power Partners

Power Partners is a leading manufacturer of overhead distribution transformers, serving utility, industrial and commercial customers in North America, Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean and other markets. More than 8 million transformers have been produced at the company’s manufacturing facility in Athens, GA, over its 50-year history. Power Partners offers the shortest manufacturing cycles in the industry and has a stellar track record of responding to storms with great speed. More recently, Power Partners has been producing ECO-MAX adsorption chillers and solar water heating systems. Power Partners is a partner in the EPA’s Combined Heat and Power Partnership (CHP) and in the Green Supplier Network. The company is ISO 14001: 2004 certified.

Recently, SJF Institute and Citi Foundation named Power Partners one of the seven 2011 winners of the Green Jobs Award for its contributions to the economy and the environment. The company also received the Excellence in Sustainability award at the 2011 Manufacturing Innovations Conference, a national event sponsored by the National Institute of Standards’ Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). Power Partners was honored for its breakthrough, environmentally responsible products, including ECO-MAX adsorption chillers and solar thermal products, and for the energy saving measures it utilizes in its manufacturing facility.



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Q&A: Climate change is an environmental issue in the news almost daily. Air pollution impacts us on a global level.?

Question by : Climate change is an environmental issue in the news almost daily. Air pollution impacts us on a global level.?
Climate change is an environmental issue in the news almost daily. Air pollution impacts us on a global level. What are the implications of global warming? And, do you feel the efforts to improve air quality are worth the economic costs?

Best answer:

Answer by A Modest Proposal
I am very strongly inclined to think that this is a prompt for an essay for school. The wording is very similar to ones I have seen. I have to wonder why you would decide to lead into the post with a statement, and not a summarizing question that would lead in to further details (as most people anywhere on this site, even outside of the Global Warming section, do), if your intent was really to ask this and not get answers for homework.

I think you should do your own work. However, to answer your question vaguely so I don’t get reported:

>>>What are the implications of global warming?

Rising sea levels, acidification of oceans, alteration of weather patterns around the globe.

>>>And, do you feel the efforts to improve air quality are worth the economic costs?


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Tianjin 2010 – Global Economic Outlook

Global Economic Outlook The International Monetary Fund has revised its growth forecast upwards for the year, but also highlighted concern that sovereign debt levels will reduce the margin of manoeuvre for governments to meet their fiscal, growth and employment goals. What are the near- and long-term issues in the global economy in this challenging environment? Speakers * Nariman Behravesh, Chief Economist, IHS, USA * Gerard Lyons, Chief Economist and Group Head, Global Research, Standard Chartered Bank, United Kingdom; Banking & Capital Markets Industry Agenda Council * Ma Jiantang, Commissioner, National Bureau of Statistics of China, People’s Republic of China * Paul Sheard, Global Chief Economist and Global Head of Economic Research, Nomura Securities International, USA Chaired by * Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times, United Kingdom

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Saul Griffith on kites as the future of renewable energy

www.ted.com In this brief talk, Saul Griffith unveils the invention his new company Makani Power has been working on giant kite turbines that create surprising amounts of clean, renewable energy.TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes and “Lost” producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Watch the Top 10 TEDTalks on TED.com, at www.ted.com
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Summit on the Future of the Corporation Plenary Session 1(Part 1): Global Imbalances and Organizational Forms: Rethinking Purpose and Structure. Are Corporations Equipped for the 21st Century? Moderator: John Elkington, SustainAbility -Henry Mintzberg, McGill University -David Korten, Author -Arie de Geus, Formerly Royal Dutch Shell Dialogue Facilitator: Peter Senge,MIT & SoL Please visit corporation2020.org and summit2020.org for more information about this event.
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Q&A: finding an inv. banking job 2?

Question by Ivan S: finding an inv. banking job 2?
I posted a similar question a week ago, but I missed some details about me and the true nature of my inquiry. As I mentioned, I have graduated a private American liberal arts university in my country (which is Bulgaria) and I am currently working for the investment banking department of a local medium-size bank. I won from the green card DV lottery and if everything goes normally and as planned (hopefully), I think that will be leaving for the US in August 2008 as the latest time possible. My previous question was, “What are my chances of getting a job for some of the largest inv. banks in the USA (and the world), such as Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and Solomon Smith Barney”? Some of you gave me an advice to start working for some of their offices in my country. Unfortunately none of those inv. banks have offices in Bulgaria. Moreover there is no single institution in my country, which could call itself an investment bank. Those services are performed by the investment banking departments of commercial banks and by small financial brokerage firms, as none of them could call itself a “major player”.
I think that I have not posed the question in the right way. It is clear that my chances of getting such a job will be low. I would rather want to ask you, what I can do in meantime to increase my chances for success? Can you recommend me any books, web-pages or something similar containing information on the whole process of applying for an inv. bank from the initial CV to the final interview? Is it possible to contact the US offices of those inv. banks even before I physically arrive in the USA, right after I receive the immigrant visa? They will not be able to interview me, but I can still make some tests or whatever over the web. As some of you mentioned, the CVs of all foreign applicants do resemble each other. They have graduated unknown university and have worked for unknown employer. What do you think would contain a CV, which would set apart a foreign applicant if not from the US applicants, but at least from the other foreign applicants? I visited some world conferences on Business and Economics and published a paper with my Finance professor, but I don’t think that this will matter that much to them.
I know that it fill be extremely difficult, but I think that if someone constantly pursues his dream sooner or later it happens.

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Answer by tonytbag
i got kind of confused with all of your questions but due to the fact that my plan is to be an investment banker, i know wall street bankers and I know recruiters, I think i am qualified to give an answer. The truth is, its hard enough for US citizens with prestige MBA’s to get a job with one of those firms. in addition, they have cut down new hiring alot. Unless you have an MBA from Harvard, columbia or wharton, its hard to get a job like that these days

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Alex Jones: Secret Copenhagen Documents Leaked 1/2

www.infowars.com Alex Jones Breaks Down World Government Takeover In Alex’s second special message about Climategate, the UN Climate Change Conference at Copenhagen and the Global Takeover, he analyzes the leaked documents in a draft of the treaty that expose the true intentions of the meeting– to shut down development in the Third World and dominate the planet through a carbon tax. Alex also exposes President Obama’s cynical move to have the EPA declare CO2 to be a danger– in the face of logic and common sense. Through this designation, regulation could be implemented in the name of cutting emissions even if the Senate were to fail to ratify the Copenhagen treaty, which Obama is expected to sign. Further, Alex points out that this scheme is just the implementation of a larger-scale plan to de-industrialize the already developed world and maintain control over the emerging spheres– from Maurice Strong to Paul Ehrlich & now-Science Czar John P. Holdren, top globalists have targeted human activity as a negative and implemented eugenics policies to breakdown mankind’s natural order. LONDON GUARDIAN: Copenhagen climate summit in disarray after ‘Danish text’ leak www.guardian.co.uk “The draft hands effective control of climate change finance to the World Bank; would abandon the Kyoto protocol the only legally binding treaty that the world has on emissions reductions; and would make any money to help poor countries adapt to climate change dependent on them taking a range of
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