Anne Townsend doesn’t ask for much. Plain and poor, she’d settle for the funds to put food on the table. Making a wish on the fabled Fairy Steps is hardly a solid solution, but to see her two sisters taken care of, Anne’s willing to try anything. Yet when she finds herself suddenly surrounded with suitors, romance is now a possibility for the spinster everyone always ignored—except with the one man who will never want her…
Nathaniel Matthews has no time for courting. As the eldest, he has his family’s lost fortune to rebuild, and his reckless brother to manage before he gambles his future away. Odd that Nathaniel can think of little but kissing bright-eyed Anne, who seems to be fighting off admirers from all sides. Is it the country air, or is Nathaniel ready to discover that love has a magic all its own?
Sophia Townsend has watched both of her sisters find love and settle into idyllic married lives. But raised to believe that her greatest purpose is to advance the family’s fortunes, Sophia has grander ambitions when it comes to choosing a husband. She’s never lacked for suitors, but now she finds herself running out of time. Her last and best hope is Lord Bateman—and she has only a few days to secure his proposal.
Ian McDonald has long been a friend of the Townsend family and has watched Sophia with amusement over the years. A Scot and sheep farmer, Ian has done well for himself, but holds little social standing. Yet just as he’s realized his love for Sophia, she has set her sights on another man. Nevertheless, Ian is determined to win her. He has a bold plan in mind, but when he and Sophia encounter one another at the legendary Fairy Steps, a most inconvenient wish is accidently made—and neither could possibly guess the happy outcome…
Tony Matthews spends his time in London’s most notorious gambling dens, frittering away his fortune. But when his latest victory leaves a man ruined, Tony knows he’s reached his lowest point. Determined to make amends, he returns home to his family’s country estate with plans to settle down and marry at last. And he hopes the lovely Juliet Townsend will help him—if only he can keep his disgrace a secret.
Juliet’s secret wish has always been for Tony to love her. The only bright spot in her dreadful London season was dancing with him—before he disappeared to the card rooms. Now, he’s returned, but has he truly changed? Or will gambling always be his mistress, even if she becomes his wife? And does Juliet dare risk her heart by finding out?...
In If I Should Die Before I Wake, Eileen chronicles her search for her real parents and her battle for an education for both Craig and herself. She faces exploitation, suffers further sexual and physical abuse, and endures periods of homelessness and bad health. Still she perseveres, clinging to her hopes for the future, until she eventually finds the sense of belonging that has previously eluded her.
In this harrowing but ultimately inspirational second volume of memoir, Eileen Munro proves that, against all the odds, happiness does sometimes come to those who never give up hope.
This handy guide is broken into two sections: simple events and complex events. The simple events can be put together quickly with minimal time, supplies, and volunteers. The complex events require more planning and manpower, but will generate more revenue for your organization.
Every event has a quick overview chart so you can see at a glance if the event is a good fit for your group. You will immediately be able to assess the degree of effort required in six major categories: estimated cost, obtaining sponsors and donations, finding a venue, recruiting volunteers, preparing for the event, and executing the event. You will find the events that best meet your financial and social goals and objectives.
Now you can reach your fundraising goals in exciting and original ways. Whether it is for your school, sports team, church, or any other group or nonprofit organization, you will find your next event here.
Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president's garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
The Racial Middle, tells the story of the other racial and ethnic groups in America, mainly Latinos and Asian Americans, two of the largest and fastest-growing minorities in the United States. Using dozens of in-depth interviews with people of various ethnic and generational backgrounds, Eileen O’Brien challenges the notion that, to fit into American culture, the only options available to Latinos and Asian Americans are either to become white or to become brown.
Instead, she offers a wholly unique analysis of Latinos and Asian Americans own distinctive experiences—those that aren’t typically White nor Black. Though living alongside Whites and Blacks certainly frames some of their own identities and interpretations of race, O’Brien keenly observes that these groups struggles with discrimination, their perceived isolation from members of other races, and even how they define racial justice, are all significant realities that inform their daily lives and, importantly, influence their opportunities for advancement in society.
A refreshing and lively approach to understanding race and ethnicity in the twenty-first century, The Racial Middle gives voice to Latinos and Asian-Americans place in this country’s increasingly complex racial mosaic.
Prior research on private equity has focused almost exclusively on the financial performance of private equity funds and the returns to their investors. Private Equity at Work provides a new roadmap to the largely hidden internal operations of these firms, showing how their business strategies disproportionately benefit the partners in private equity firms at the expense of other stakeholders and taxpayers. In the 1980s, leveraged buyouts by private equity firms saw high returns and were widely considered the solution to corporate wastefulness and mismanagement. And since 2000, nearly 11,500 companies—representing almost 8 million employees—have been purchased by private equity firms. As their role in the economy has increased, they have come under fire from labor unions and community advocates who argue that the proliferation of leveraged buyouts destroys jobs, causes wages to stagnate, saddles otherwise healthy companies with debt, and leads to subsidies from taxpayers.
Appelbaum and Batt show that private equity firms’ financial strategies are designed to extract maximum value from the companies they buy and sell, often to the detriment of those companies and their employees and suppliers. Their risky decisions include buying companies and extracting dividends by loading them with high levels of debt and selling assets. These actions often lead to financial distress and a disproportionate focus on cost-cutting, outsourcing, and wage and benefit losses for workers, especially if they are unionized.
Because the law views private equity firms as investors rather than employers, private equity owners are not held accountable for their actions in ways that public corporations are. And their actions are not transparent because private equity owned companies are not regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Thus, any debts or costs of bankruptcy incurred fall on businesses owned by private equity and their workers, not the private equity firms that govern them. For employees this often means loss of jobs, health and pension benefits, and retirement income. Appelbaum and Batt conclude with a set of policy recommendations intended to curb the negative effects of private equity while preserving its constructive role in the economy. These include policies to improve transparency and accountability, as well as changes that would reduce the excessive use of financial engineering strategies by firms.
A groundbreaking analysis of a hotly contested business model, Private Equity at Work provides an unprecedented analysis of the little-understood inner workings of private equity and of the effects of leveraged buyouts on American companies and workers. This important new work will be a valuable resource for scholars, policymakers, and the informed public alike.
When Kate Richards, the effervescent host of television's KidFit and the author of kid-friendly diet cookbooks, runs into Jack Moskowitz at a dog park, sparks fly. He's attractive, charming, and single. She has no idea that he's also the one man who could cost Kate her career—the CEO of Considerable Carriages, a company that profits from childhood obesity.
Jack knows exactly who Kate is, though. She tore his company apart on television only the day before! Seeing an opportunity, Jack starts digging up dirt on his nemesis, to put her crusade on ice once and for all. But the more time the two spend together, the more his lie—and his feelings for Kate—spiral out of control.
When Jack and Kate try to tip the scales of romance it brings chaos, heartbreak and hilarity and more than a few laps around love’s track.
The research upon which the book is based has continuity with the authors' earlier work on lasting relationships among heterosexual couples, including Lasting Marriages: Men and Women Growing Together (Praeger, 1995). Compared to marriages, relatively little research has been done on the development of same sex relationships. This book will be of great interest to all researchers and students of gender differences, marriage and family therapy, human sexuality, and interpersonal relationships.
This handy, user-friendly guide answers some of the toughest questions about equine shelters. Covering everything from preferred building materials such as lighting to flooring in the horse's primary shelter to design and management of a riding arena, this practical reference will guide the reader every step of the way.
This practical reference is filled with clear, user-friendly design illustrations and information on ventilation, manure management, fence planning, fire safety, feed storage, bedding requirements, dust control systems, and a myriad of detailed information designed for the comfort, safety, and health of your horse in areas where cold weather is a factor.
Based on data from hundreds of establishments in twenty-five industries—including manufacturing, telecommunications, hospitality, and health care—the case studies document how firms’ responses to economic restructuring often results in harsh working conditions, reduced benefits, and fewer opportunities for advancement. For instance, increased pressure for profits in newly consolidated hotel chains has led to cost-cutting strategies such as requiring maids to increase the number of rooms they clean by 50 percent. Technological changes in the organization of call centers—the ultimate “disposable workplace”—have led to monitoring of operators’ work performance, and eroded job ladders. Other chapters show how the temporary staffing industry has provided paths to better work for some, but to dead end jobs for many others; how new technology has reorganized work in the back offices of banks, raising skill requirements for workers; and how increased competition from abroad has forced U.S. manufacturers to cut costs by reducing wages and speeding production.
Although employers’ responses to economic pressures have had a generally negative effect on frontline workers, some employers manage to resist this trend and still compete successfully. The benefits to workers of multi-employer training consortia and the continuing relevance of unions offer important clues about what public policy can do to support the job prospects of this vast, but largely overlooked segment of the American workforce. Low-Wage America challenges us to a national self-examination about the nature of low-wage work in this country and asks whether we are willing to tolerate the profound social and economic consequences entailed by these jobs.
A Volume in the Russell Sage Foundation Case Studies of Job Quality in Advanced Economies
-- Michael McBride, author of Burial Ground and Snowblind
“Murder, mayhem and torture collide at warp speed.”
– Gil Brogdon, M.D., Editor of Brogdon’s Forensic Radiology.
Dr. Bo Richards is having a very bad week. He gets fired from his residency job, he discovers that his girlfriend’s death may not have been an accident, and now the Mexican mafia wants him dead.
The University of Colorado radiology resident is a hero when he saves the life of a drug mule dying in the emergency room with a leaky cocaine packet. But after he uncovers a drug smuggling conspiracy at his prestigious teaching hospital, he becomes a target of the smugglers.
Still grieving the hit and run death of his girlfriend, Cory, Bo goes to the accident scene on the one-year anniversary of his loss. There he meets Lisa Folletti, an off duty Boulder policewoman and the last person to see Cory alive. With her help and clues from the hit-and-run driver’s CAT scan and Cory’s autopsy X-rays, Bo suspects that Cory was murdered. During a final confrontation with the Mexican mafia leader in the MRI suite, Bo will learn the surprising truth.
What you do find in this book is a very revealing account of the tennis officiating industry. You also get the distinct feeling that writing the book was actually cathartic for Eileen, putting her concerns to print and righting some wrongs with those within the industry. Her book reads like the history of British tennis over the last four decades, and it is a revealing account of the camaraderie, favouritism, in-fighting and back-biting within the tennis association.
Sadly, Eileen’s exceptional and eventful career was tinged with bitterness and seems sad that her fantastic experiences and years of devotion to the tennis association would end in such a way. There are stories she tells that will shock you. However, with her three children, also as top tennis officials, there are plenty of amusing stories Eileen tells that will make you laugh and even the odd words with her and her children’s wonderful sense of humour and fun. This book is a really interesting read for any tennis aficionado.
Federal Rules of Evidence
DIVISION 1 PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS AND CONSTRUCTION
DIVISION 2 WORDS AND PHRASES DEFINED
DIVISION 3 GENERAL PROVISIONS
Chapter 1 Applicability of Code
Chapter 2 Province of Court and Jury
Chapter 3 Order of Proof
Chapter 4 Admitting and Excluding Evidence
Chapter 5 Weight of Evidence Generally
DIVISION 4 JUDICIAL NOTICE
DIVISION 5 BURDEN OF PROOF; BURDEN OF PRODUCING EVIDENCE; PRESUMPTIONS AND INFERENCES
Chapter 1 Burden of Proof
Chapter 2 Burden of Producing Evidence
Chapter 3 Presumptions and Inferences
DIVISION 6 WITNESSES
Chapter 1 Competency
Chapter 2 Oath and Confrontation
Chapter 3 Expert Witnesses
Chapter 4 Interpreters and Translators
Chapter 5 Method and Scope of Examination
Chapter 6 Credibility of Witnesses
Chapter 7 Hypnosis of Witnesses
DIVISION 7 OPINION TESTIMONY AND SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE
Chapter 1 Expert and Other Opinion Testimony
DIVISION 8 PRIVILEGES
Chapter 1 Definitions
Chapter 2 Applicability of Division
Chapter 3 General Provisions Relating to Privileges
Chapter 4 Particular Privileges
Chapter 5 Immunity of Newsman from Citation for Contempt
DIVISION 9 EVIDENCE AFFECTED OR EXCLUDED BY EXTRINSIC POLICIES
Chapter 1 Evidence of Character, Habit, or Custom
Chapter 2 Mediation
Chapter 3 Evidence Affected or Excluded by Extrinsic Policies
DIVISION 10 HEARSAY EVIDENCE
Chapter 1 General Provisions
Chapter 2 Exceptions to the Hearsay Rule
DIVISION 11 WRITINGS
Chapter 1 Authentication and Proof of Writings
Chapter 2 Secondary Evidence of Writings
Chapter 3 Official Writings Affecting Property
Table of Cases
Manual of Insight is the magnum opus of Mahasi Sayadaw, one of the originators of the “vipassana movement” that has swept through the Buddhist world over the last hundred years. The manual presents a comprehensive overview of the practice of insight meditation, including the foundational aspects of ethical self-discipline, understanding the philosophical framework for the practice, and developing basic concentration and mindfulness. It culminates with an in-depth exploration of the various types of insight and spiritual fruits that the practice yields.
Authored by the master who brought insight meditation to the West and whose students include Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, and Sharon Salzberg, Manual of Insight is a veritable Bible for any practitioner of vipassana.
•Questions and answers about the history, research, and treatments related to psychedelic drugs
•Makes a case for the re-evaluation of psychedelics — LSD, MDMA (‘ecstasy’), DMT, psilocybin, ayahuasca, peyote, ibogaine, and more — and their clinical potential for treating a range of conditions from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression to autism and cluster headaches.
•Includes numerous in-text resources such as links to Web sites, videos, articles, blogs, etc. from NIH, FDA, YouTube, and university/clinical studies
The book features remarkable women journalists who worked in every venue, from rural weeklies to TV. They fought for the vote, better working conditions for immigrants, and food safety at the turn of the century. They covered wars from the Russian Revolution to Vietnam. They were White House reporters and minority journalists who crusaded for civil rights. Though Willa Cather may be the only household name among them, all are memorable, their stories affording a firsthand look into the history of journalism and social change.
Kane demonstrates the ways in which musicians borrowed from each other’s forms. Performers such as Lou Reed looked to poetry to give their music a more literary quality while the poets Ed Sanders and Dennis Cooper were drawn to the immediacy and energy of rock and punk music. Kane conducts rich studies of such proto-punk bands as The Fugs and the Velvet Underground. He reads the music and writing of Richard Hell, Lydia Lunch, and Patti Smith against the poetry of Anne Waldman, Eileen Myles, Bruce Andrews, Kathy Acker, Ted Berrigan, Ron Padgett, and Andrew Wiley. Kane shows how and why punk musicians drew on French symbolist writing, the vatic resonance of the Beat chant, and the New York School of poetry. As punk music found its way into the poetry of the 1960s and 1970s downtown scene, writers developed fresh ideas for their own poetics and related performance styles.
One of the few collections of plays by Irish women, this volume contextualizes the political and sociological climate in which these playwrights developed. As theatre practitioners—actors and directors—as well as scholars, Kearney and Headrick have devoted years of research to discovering and rediscovering the contributions these women have made—and continue to make—in the Irish and world theatre scenes.
Thanks to the boost from the 1991 Sentencing Guidelines which minimizes penalties for companies with ethics codes caught in ethical wrongdoing, more than 85% of US companies and two thirds of all Canadian companies and half of all European companies now have Codes of Ethics. Yet, over and over, we hear of stories of personal dilemmas and conflicts experienced by individual managers navigating those business waters in other cultures.
"Eileen Morgan does an excellent job of mapping the course for navigating the previously uncharted global ethical waters. By identifying best practices, she leads the reader on a journey from Surviving, to Understanding to Knowing the ethical issues that frequently confront international business people. This is a must read for anyone who wants to successfully compete in world markets."
-Michael J. Litwin, Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer, Heller Financial, Inc.
"Eileen Morgan has combined the pragmatic concerns of the individual manager with the moral concerns that come from personal-life history, cultural roots, and corporate ethical culture ...This book focuses on the constructive task of formulating and using an "ethical map," and is sure to be a tonic to conscientious managers who want to navigate cross-cultural commerce with integrity. It has done a superb job of creating order out of the complexity of cross-cultural moral experience by insisting that the complexity must be honored and appropriated rather than ignored or suppressed."
-Dr. Richard Beauchamp, Professor of Ethics, Christopher Newport University
"In this groundbreaking book, Eileen Morgan has provided scores of real-life examples and developed a framework for approaching ethical leadership in international business. This is mandatory reading for anyone involved in global management today...This is an important book on an important subject."
-Stephen H. Rhinesmith, Ph.D. Author, A Manager's Guide to Globalization
"Eileen Morgan provides us with a much needed roadmap for how to walk the path of ethical leadership with practical feet. She reminds us that ethical decision-making is a critical aspect of every day leadership, and that we can all choose to be 'ethical pioneers' in our companies and our communities. Every leader engaged in global business can benefit from the lessons and stories included in this book."
-Christi A. Olson, Ph.D. Chair, Telecommunications Management Department,
Golden Gate University
"Eileen Morgan's thoughtful analysis of 'ethical capital' should be read by anyone who does business in a global environment...Morgan's book presents the issue clearly, comprehensively and compellingly, demonstrating that ethics is an indispensable aspect of individual leadership and organizational credibility. ...It provides a clear roadmap for business leaders who need to communicate their commitment to integrity and accountability to their employees, their partners, and their customer, making their 'ethical capital' one of their most valuable assets."
-Nell Minnow, Principal, Lens, The Corporate Governance Investors
"Eileen Morgan gives excellent insight into ethical practices. She focuses on business but her insights have general application. This book also describes differences in ethical interpretation that can arise between diverse cultures. Ms. Morgan has made an excellent contribution to understanding the benefit of positive ethical practices."
-David C. Lincoln, Sponsor, Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, College of Business, Arizona State University; President, Arizona Oxides, LLC
Les deux clans, Barone et Conti, ennemis jurés depuis près d’un siècle, sont à présent réunis par l’amour.
Une totale inconnue subjugue le globe-trotteur milliardaire¬ ! On pensait Daniel Barone comblé par les nombreux défis relevés au cours de ses voyages et par ses exploits... amoureux. Pourtant, il semble que l’aventurier se soit pris de passion pour une nouvelle conquête, inattendue chez cet amateur de femmes sophistiquées : la jolie mais très discrète bibliothécaire répondant au nom de Phoebe Richards. Simple feu de paille¬ ? Mlle Richards ferme sa porte aux journalistes, elle ne court décidément pas après la célébrité ! Son voisinage laisse même entendre que sa récente liaison avec un membre de la fameuse famille Barone l’embarrasse. Est-ce à dire que la jeune femme ne se sent pas à sa place auprès d’un homme aussi riche et sexy et qu’elle songe déjà à la rupture ?
Riches, puissants et ennemis. Les Barone et les Conti ont conquis par la force de leur travail et de leur talent une place dorée dans la haute société bostonienne. Egales par la fortune, les deux familles sont en revanche dressées l’une contre l’autre depuis trois générations. Orgueil, scandale et passion ont fait d’elles des clans ennemis.
The Reader is divided into three sections: What are the current issues in using ICT to teach and learn in science? Designing and evaluating ICT to teach and learn science Extending access to science learning
This is a companion book to Reconsidering Science Education, also published by RoutledgeFalmer.
Mediating Science Learning Through ICT is a valuable resource for teachers on Masters courses in science education and academics in science education.
MONEY. It's the taboo topic nobody wants to broach, the elephant in everyone's living room. Not surprisingly, talking about money is a major cause of strife in U.S. households today. Planning for a family's future often prompts a total breakdown in communication, causing lasting damage. Research indicates that a staggering 70 percent of heirs lose their money, assets, and family harmony in the aftermath of estate transfers. This brilliant new book is about to change all that.
Radio personality and financial advisor Lori Sackler has devoted her professional career to solving the financial problems plaguing families today. Here she introduces a set of groundbreaking tools for anyone who needs to discuss money with loved ones. She shows families how to communicate about money matters through all of life's transitions--changes in financial circumstances, remarriage and merging families, retirement, preparing heirs, and transferring wealth.
The M Word will literally change the way your family views, spends, and transfers assets, wealth, and family values. You'll learn how to approach the thorniest of subjects without anxiety or stress, and your family will reap the benefits of secure financial planning for generations to come. Using the author’s five-step action plan to successfully prepare for, initiate, and execute the "money talk," you'll be able to:Understand why the money talk is crucial and challenging for families Tackle the issues that accompany wealth transfers and life's transitions Overcome the roadblocks that can keep families from communicating Prepare yourself and your family--logistically and psychologically--for the money talk Create a process for repeated talk that can keep your family and finances intact
The M Word shows you and your family how to negotiate all aspects of financial planning for all generations--without stress or worry.
Praise for The M Word
"[M]akes a compelling argument for having 'the money talk.'" -- The New York Times
"Lori Sackler's advice on overcoming the money taboo will not only help families successfully transfer wealth and deal with all of life's transitions, but actually become happier in the process." -- Shawn Achor, author of the international bestseller The Happiness Advantage
"Lori Sackler masterfully delivers honest, timeless, and highly useful guidance that will help investors and their families successfully navigate crucial life transitions and financial decisions." -- David M. Darst, CFA, Chief Investment Strategist, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
"The M Word should be on the bookshelf of every parent looking for guidance on how to talk to the next generation about money." -- Eileen Gallo, PhD, and Jon Gallo, authors of Silver Spoon Kids
"The M Word will take you by the hand and give you what it takes to survive and thrive financially during these trying times." -- Joan Hamburg, WOR Radio
"Lori Sackler provides many insights about how families can cope with the financial dimensions of what she calls 'life's transitions.'" -- Richard C. Marston, Director of Wharton's Private Wealth Management Program
"Families can spare themselves a lot of heartache by reading The M Word." -- Gail Saltz, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, The New York Presbyterian Hospital
"I'm ordering books for my sons and stepsons so we can have the 'money talk' Lori's book encourages." -- Martin M. Shenkman, estate planning attorney and author
Under the glare of live television cameras—and with her lover, Dr. Richard Helvelius, and her estranged husband, Kevin, both looking on—Ali is about to implant a revolutionary mini-computer into the brain of a blind boy. If it works, he will see again. But someone wants to stop her triumph. No sooner has she begun to operate than the hospital pagers crackle with the chilling announcement, "CODE WHITE." A bomb has been found in the medical center.
But this is no ordinary bomb—and no ordinary bomber. As minutes tick off toward the deadline, Ali suspects that a vast, inhuman intellect lies behind the plot—and that she herself may be the true ransom demand, in Code White by Scott Britz-Cunningham.
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