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The Summer Proposal

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A new, sexy standalone from #1 New York Times Bestseller, Vi Keeland. The first time I met Max Yearwood was on a blind date. Max was insanely gorgeous, funny, and our chemistry was off the charts. He also had the biggest dimples I’d ever laid eyes on. Exactly what I needed after my breakup. Or so I thought… Until my real date arrived. Turned out, Max wasn’t who I was there to meet. He only pretended to be until my real date showed up. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement. Before he left, he slipped me a ticket to a hockey game a few blocks away, in case things didn’t work out on my actual date. I tossed the ticket into my purse and went about trying to enjoy the man I was supposed to meet. But my real blind date and I had no connection. So on my way home, I decided to take a chance and stop by the game. When I arrived, the seat next to me was empty. Disappointed again, I decided to leave at the end of the period. Just before the buzzer, one of the teams scored, and the entire arena went crazy. A player’s face flashed up on the Jumbotron. He was wearing a helmet, but I froze when he smiled. You guessed it: Dimples. Apparently, my fake blind date hadn’t invited me to watch hockey with him, he’d invited me to watch him play. And so began my adventure with Max Yearwood. He was everything I needed at the time—fun, sexy, up for anything, and only around for a few months since he’d signed with a new team three-thousand miles away. Max proposed we spend the summer helping me forget my ex. It sounded like a good plan. Things couldn’t get too serious when we had an expiration date. Right? Though, you know what they say about the best-laid plans.

The Summer Proposal

The Summer Proposal Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Judith McWilliams
Editor: Silhouette
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A IS FOR ASTONISHED AND AGOG Which were Julie Raffet's reactions when Caleb Tarrington, a most eligible—and wealthy—bachelor made his proposal! Caleb wanted a tutor for his newfound son—but was Julie interested in a temporary position? B IS FOR BOLD AND BREATHLESS Caleb's determination was hard to refuse. Yet the sophisticated single dad shied away from women dedicated to their jobs—and still he wanted Julie! Could he forget the past long enough to see the caring heart behind Julie's prim facade? C IS FOR CALEB! And for the charm that was nearly irresistible. Once the summer was over, would he offer Julie a permanent position—in his arms?


Inappropriate Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vi Keeland
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A new, sexy standalone novel from #1 New York Times Bestseller, Vi Keeland. Terminated for inappropriate behavior. I couldn’t believe the letter in my hands. Nine years. Nine damn years I’d worked my butt off for one of the largest companies in America, and I was fired with a form letter when I returned home from a week in Aruba. All because of a video taken when I was on vacation with my friends—a private video made on my private time. Or so I thought… Pissed off, I cracked open a bottle of wine and wrote my own letter to the gazillionaire CEO telling him what I thought of his company and its practices. I didn’t think he’d actually respond. I certainly never thought I’d suddenly become pen pals with the rich jerk. Eventually, he realized I’d been wronged and made sure I got my job back. Only…it wasn’t the only thing Grant Lexington wanted to do for me. But there was no way I was getting involved with my boss’s boss’s boss. Even if he was ridiculously gorgeous, confident, and charming. It would be completely wrong, inappropriate even. Sort of like the video that got me into trouble to begin with. Two wrongs don’t make a right. But sometimes it’s twice as fun.

Two for Tuesday

Two for Tuesday Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Fiona McGier
Editor: eXtasy Books
ISBN: 1487430582
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Dr. Marcus Jones is world-famous for inventing a procedure to make cardiac surgery quicker and safer. He has achieved much in the ten years since he graduated from medical school, including accumulating more wealth than he had ever dreamed of growing up in the projects in Chicago. But he has not been as successful in his personal life. His lawyer wife is divorcing him--but then, he was never really in love with her. He has only felt that way about one woman--the one he dated back in college--the one who got away. When he finds her name on the internet, he contacts her, determined to see if he can rekindle what they once had together in college, back when he could only spare one night a week away from his studies and his world revolved around Tuesdays.

Developing Generic Support for Doctoral Students

Developing Generic Support for Doctoral Students Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susan Carter,Deborah Laurs
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317698509
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This multidisciplinary, multi-voiced book looks at the practice and pedagogy of generic, across-campus support for doctoral students. With a global imperative for increased doctoral completions, universities around the world are providing more generic support. This book represents collegial cross-fertilisation focussed on generic pedagogy, provided by contributors who are practitioners working and researching at the pan-disciplinary level which complements supervision. In the UK, funding for two weeks annual training in transferable skills for each doctoral scholarship recipient has caused an explosion of such teaching, which is now flourishing elsewhere too; for example, endorsed by the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate in the USA and developed extensively in Australia. Generic doctoral support is expanding, yet is a relatively new kind of teaching, practised extensively only in the last decade and with its own ethical, practical and pedagogical complexities. These raise a number of questions: How is generic support funded and situated within institutions? Should some sessions be compulsory for doctoral students? Where do the boundaries lie between what can be taught generically or left to supervisors as discipline-specific? To what extent is generic work pastoral? What are its main benefits? Its challenges? Its objectives? Over the last two decades supervision has been investigated and theorised as a teaching practice, a discussion this book extends to generic doctoral support. This edited book has contributions from a wide range of authors and includes short inset narratives from academic authorities, accumulatively enabling discussion of practice and the establishment of a benchmark for this growing topic.

Family-School Links

Family-School Links Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alan Booth,Judith F. Dunn
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317843770
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Based on the presentations and discussions from a national symposium on family-school links held at the Pennsylvania State University, this volume brings together psychologists, sociologists, educators, and policymakers studying the bidirectional effects between schools and families. This topic -- the links between families and schools, and how these affect children's educational achievement -- encompasses a host of questions, each of key social and educational significance. * How far does parental involvement in schools affect children's experiences and achievement at school? * What explains the great differences between schools, families, and communities in the extent of such involvement? * Are these differences a matter of school practices, or do they reflect much broader social and cultural divisions? * What is the nature of the impact schools have on children and their families? * How can family-school-partnerships be fostered in a way that helps children? The chapter authors consider these questions and related issues, present different perspectives, highlight various aspects of the issues, and suggest widely differing answers. This volume's goal is to provide the reader with current information on what is known about family-school-community links, and to provoke new ways of thinking about these links and their implications for children's education and well-being.

Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1966, Vol.I, Part 1

Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1966, Vol.I, Part 1 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: United Nations International Law Commission
Editor: United Nations
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Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1966, Vol.I, Part 1 by United Nations International Law Commission Summary

The Yearbook of the International Law Commission Volume I, contains summary records of the International Law Commission sessions on such subjects as: arbitral procedures, diplomatic immunities, Law of the Sea, nationality, Law of Treaties and Rights and Duties of States.

Not-So-Special Relationship

Not-So-Special Relationship Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Luca Ratti
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748680144
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Examines how German reunification and the end of the Quadripartite Agreement in 1990 impacted the AngloAmerican special relationshipLuca Ratti offers new insights into the role of the Anglo-American aspecial relationship in German reunification, and examines the impact that Germanys reunification had on Anglo-American and transatlantic relations. Germanys unification in October 1990 was one of the most momentous events in modern European history and world politics since the end of World War II. German unity ended the Cold War in Europe, accelerated the collapse of communist regimes across Eastern Europe, and the disintegration of the USSR in 1991. It also triggered NATOs transformation at the London and Rome summits of the Alliance and deepened Europes political and economic integration with the signing of the treaty of Maastricht in 1992. Key FeaturesAnalyses and compares attitudes, reactions and developments in the US and BritainConsiders their interface with the views and initiatives of the West German governmentOffers new insight into an issue central to Anglo-American and transatlantic relationsIncludes interview with key decision makers involved in the negotiations in 198990 such as John Major, James Baker III, Helmut Khol and Hans Dietrich Genscher

The Matchmaking Machine

The Matchmaking Machine Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Judith McWilliams
Editor: Silhouette
ISBN: 1460355024
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li, Maggie Romer, am about to teach my new boss a lesson he won't soon forget. The minute he took over my company and fired my friend Sam, John Richard Worthington became my enemy. But this man has many sides. 'Turns out the sexy man I've been dating, whom I mistook for a plumber, is none other than Worthington! Fortunately his interest in me fits perfectly into my master plan. You see, I designed a program that will make him wildly attracted to me. And when the mighty man falls, well, let's just say Irevenge will be mighty sweet…

Bridging the Strait

Bridging the Strait Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Copthorne Macdonald
Editor: Dundurn
ISBN: 1554881072
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June 1997 marked the opening of the Confederation Bridge which spans the Northumberland Strait and connects Prince Edward Island to New Brunswick. The bridge, designed and built by the international consortium Strait Crossing, is one of the most innovative engineering projects undertaken in Canada. It is the longest bridge ever constructed over ice covered water and one of the longest continuous multi-span bridges in the world. Bridging the Strait describes the arduous trips taken by ice boats, ferries, steamers and ice breakers which have been the link to PEI. The author, Copthorne Macdonald, traces the events leading up to the building of the bridge. He explains the problems faced by the Strait Crossing team, and tells the story of how they overcame challenging obstacles such as ice, wind and treacherous ocean currents. The stunning achievement of the Confederation Bridge is celebrated in this handsome book. It highlights the contribution of Strait Crossing, and Public Works Canada, who steered the project from conception to completion, and it provides a fitting tribute to the engineers and designers who solved the technical problems and the workers who sacrificed to bring the project to fruition.

Japan and the shaping of post-Vietnam War Southeast Asia

Japan and the shaping of post-Vietnam War Southeast Asia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrea Pressello
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1315514915
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Japan and the shaping of post-Vietnam War Southeast Asia by Andrea Pressello Summary

The Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia in 1978 and the consequent outbreak of the Cambodian conflict brought Southeast Asia into instability and deteriorated relations between Vietnam and the subsequently established Vietnam-backed government in Cambodia on the one hand and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries on the other. As a result of the conflict, the Soviet Union established a foothold in Southeast Asia while China, through its support of the anti-Vietnam Cambodian resistance, improved relations with Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand. Japan's Fukuda Doctrine - it’s declared priorities of promoting cooperative and friendly relations between Communist Indochinese nations and non-Communist ASEAN countries – became increas¬ingly at odds with Japan’s role as a member of the Free World in the broader Cold War confrontation. Tokyo had to steer a path between Washington’s hard-line policy of isolating Vietnam and its own desire to prevent regional destabilization. Against this background, this book addresses the following questions: what was Japan’s response to the challenges to its objectives and interests in Southeast Asia and to the Fukuda Doctrine? What role did Japan play for the settlement of the conflict in Cambodia? How did Japan’s diplomacy on the Cambodian problem affect the Japanese role in the region? It argues that Japan’s contribution was more active than has widely been recognized.

Wars and No Peace Over Kashmir

Wars and No Peace Over Kashmir Pdf/ePub eBook Author: M. Maroof Raza
Editor: Lancer Publishers
ISBN: 9781897829165
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The Politics of Automobile Insurance Reform

The Politics of Automobile Insurance Reform Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edward L. Lascher Jr.
Editor: Georgetown University Press
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The Politics of Automobile Insurance Reform by Edward L. Lascher Jr. Summary

American state and Canadian provincial governments have dealt with rapidly rising auto insurance rates in different ways over the last two decades, a difference many attribute to variances in political pressure exerted by interest groups such as trial attorneys and insurance companies. Edward L. Lascher, Jr., argues that we must consider two additional factors: the importance of politicians’ beliefs about the potential success of various solutions and the role of governmental institutions. Using case studies from both sides of the border, Lascher shows how different explanations of the problem and different political structures affect insurance reform. In his conclusion, Lascher moves beyond auto insurance to draw implications for regulation and policymaking in other areas.

Hong Kong 20 Years after the Handover

Hong Kong 20 Years after the Handover Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian C.H. Fong,Tai-Lok Lui
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319513737
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Hong Kong 20 Years after the Handover by Brian C.H. Fong,Tai-Lok Lui Summary

This book examines the socio-political conflicts which have arisen since Hong Kong’s return to China and confronts the fundamental problems in the design of the One Country, Two Systems (OCTS) Model. It considers not only the issue of democratization, but also the institutional fractures in the executive-dominant political system and the disconnection between the executive and the legislature. It describes the drastic changes which have affected social mobilization and political activism in Hong Kong, as well as the pattern of interaction between the government and civil society. This edited volume brings together a team of cutting-edge researchers to examine the operation of the One Country, Two Systems (OCTS) Model in Hong Kong over the past 20 years. The discussion and analysis offered by the contributors will cast light on social and political tensions and conflicts that will continue to unfold in the coming years. This timely account, published on the 20th anniversary of the handover, will be a valuable read for students and scholars of Chinese and East Asian studies.

St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrei Biely
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802196799
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A landmark in Russian literature hailed as “one of the four great masterpieces of twentieth-century prose” by Vladimir Nabokov, author of Lolita. In this incomparable novel of the seething revolutionary Russia of 1905, Andrei Biely plays ingeniously on the great themes of Russian history and literature as he tells the mesmerizing tale of Apollon Apollonovich Ableukhov, a high-ranking Tsarist official, and his dilettante son, Nikolai, an aspiring terrorist, whose first assignment is to assassinate his father. “There is nothing like a ticking time bomb to supply fictional suspense, and perhaps no other writer has ever used the device more successfully than Andrei Biely in St. Petersburg . . . Biely is a crafty storyteller who can keep a reader flipping the pages while whipping up an intellectual storm.” —Time

Management of Medical Technology

Management of Medical Technology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eliezer Geisler,Ori Heller
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
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Management of Medical Technology by Eliezer Geisler,Ori Heller Summary

This is the second book in the series of books that we edit on the Management of Medical Technology (MMT) published by Kluwer Academic Publishers. The fIrst book Managing Technology in Health Care offered a broad-brushed view of the topics involved in the new and exciting area of MMT that we have launched. A group of distinguished scholars contributed to the fIrst book. While working on the first book in the series, and on a variety of articles in MMT, we began to realize that there is an urgent need for a comprehensive and highly focused book which will introduce and define the area of MMT. In addition, we had just completed the two studies of MMT in American hospitals, and had a magnificent database fully analyzed. With three months left in the first author's sabbatical, and thanks to the encouragement from our editor at Kluwer, Gary Folven, we took to the task of writing this book. The merging in this book of the description of a new intellectual space, and the write-up of the results from our MMT studies have created a unique blend of very attractive reading material. The reader will find this book to be a fascinating adventure into a newly-created area of intellectual endeavor, coupled with fIndings about how the health care delivery system manages teclUlology. Regardless of the reader's background, this book will certainly be of interest, as it links the medical and business frameworks.

Revolution and Change in Central and Eastern Europe

Revolution and Change in Central and Eastern Europe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Minton F. Goldman
Editor: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765639011
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A comprehensive analysis of the progress and problems of post-communist development attending to aspects of transition in the region as a whole and to specific issues in Albania, Bulgaria, the Czech and Slovak Republics, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Rumania, and Yugoslavia. Goldman (political science, Northeastern U.) diagrams the commonalities of development and the diversity of the various countries' rejection of communism, setting forth the difficulties in moving from communist monolithic authoritarianism to pluralistic democracy, coping with threats to progress and stability, and the international implications of these transitions. Paper edition (758-5), $32.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Summer Proposal

Summer Proposal Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Denice Holt
Editor: FCM Publishing
ISBN: 195704702X
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Sometimes, an unexpected guest can change everything... Kate Thompson has always wanted to find someone who was a true friend, partner, and lover. But after one cheating husband and fifteen first dates, she is no closer to her goal than when she started. When her young neighbor, Peter Clarke, moves in for the summer, it offers Kate a glimpse of such a relationship...if she can just get out of her own way. Torn between the feelings of right and wrong, Kate must decide whether to nip things in the bud or take the leap into the tantalizing possibilities. What Peter doesn’t know is that there are more obstacles to overcome than just an age gap. There is a history between their families. Does Kate let the thirty-year gap come between them, or does she accept his summer proposal? Peter is a gorgeous twenty-one-year-old soon-to-be chef who adores her. Life has tempted Kate before with doors of opportunity, but she always said no to the situation. Will she finally say yes to the temptation?

The Makeover Takeover

The Makeover Takeover Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sandra Paul
Editor: Silhouette
ISBN: 1460353110
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To: Julia, Maggie, Jen, Sharon From: Lauren Date: 12/01 RE: I'm not a pregnant virgin! You'll never believe what Rafe did today! He asked me if I was pregnant! Just because he suspected my flu was morning sickness. The worst of it is, as soon as I denied it, he looked relieved! He said he didn't really think it possible. Does he mean he doesn't believe anyone would want me enough to get me pregnant? Watch out, Rafe Mitchell, you drop-dead gorgeous bachelor. Because once you see the new and improved Lauren, you won't doubt any man would long for me!

The Referendum and Other Essays on Constitutional Politics

The Referendum and Other Essays on Constitutional Politics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matt Qvortrup
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1509929304
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Until recently, referendums were little used. After the Scottish independence and Brexit referendums, they have come to the fore as a mechanism with the potential to disrupt the status quo and radically change political direction. This book looks at the historical development of the referendum, its use in different jurisdictions, and the types of constitutional questions it seeks to address. Written in an engaging style, the book offers a clear, objective overview of this important political and constitutional tool.

The Marine & The Princess

The Marine & The Princess Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cathie Linz
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460353129
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To: King Leopold From: Marine Corps Captain Mark Wilder Operation: Princess Vanessa Von Volzemburg Your Highness, I've been assigned to guard Princess Vanessa while she's traveling incognito in America. But I don't enjoy spying on her. Vanessa is far from the spoiled princess I expected. She is bold and adventurous as well as lovely and vulnerable—a woman who craves a life free from her royal obligations. But she understands she must return and marry a man she doesn't love. Vanessa will be safe while she's under my care. But also know that I cannot promise to shelter her from the world, or even from myself….

Policy change in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

Policy change in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Florian Trauner,Ariadna Ripoll Servent
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317660455
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Policy change in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice by Florian Trauner,Ariadna Ripoll Servent Summary

The EU plays an increasingly important role in issues such as the fight against organised crime and the management of migration flows, transforming the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ) into a priority of the EU’s political and legislative agenda. This book investigates whether institutional change - the gradual communitarisation of the AFSJ - has triggered policy change, and in doing so, explores the nature and direction of this policy change. By analysing the role of the EU’s institutions in a systematic, theory-informed and comparative way, it provides rich insights into the dynamics of EU decision-making in areas involving high stakes for human rights and civil liberties. Each chapter contains three sections examining: the degree of policy change in the different AFSJ fields, ranging from immigration and counter-terrorism to data protection the role of EU institutions in this process of change a case study determining the mechanisms of change. The book will be of interest to practitioners, students and scholars of European politics and law, EU policy-making, security and migration studies, as well as institutional change.

Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties

Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Finkelman
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351269631
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Originally published in 2006, the Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties, is a comprehensive 3 volume set covering a broad range of topics in the subject of American Civil Liberties. The book covers the topic from numerous different areas including freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly and petition. The Encyclopedia also addresses areas such as the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, slavery, censorship, crime and war. The book’s multidisciplinary approach will make it an ideal library reference resource for lawyers, scholars and students.

You Are an Artist

You Are an Artist Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sarah Urist Green
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0525505857
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“There are more than 50 creative prompts for the artist (or artist at heart) to explore. Take the title of this book as affirmation, and get started.” —Fast Company More than 50 assignments, ideas, and prompts to expand your world and help you make outstanding new things to put into it Curator Sarah Urist Green left her office in the basement of an art museum to travel and visit a diverse range of artists, asking them to share prompts that relate to their own ways of working. The result is You Are an Artist, a journey of creation through which you'll invent imaginary friends, sort books, declare a cause, construct a landscape, find your band, and become someone else (or at least try). Your challenge is to filter these assignments through the lens of your own experience and make art that reflects the world as you see it. You don't have to know how to draw well, stretch a canvas, or mix a paint color that perfectly matches that of a mountain stream. This book is for anyone who wants to make art, regardless of experience level. The only materials you'll need are what you already have on hand or can source for free. Full of insights, techniques, and inspiration from art history, this book opens up the processes and practices of artists and proves that you, too, have what it takes to call yourself one. You Are an Artist brings together more than 50 assignments gathered from some of the most innovative creators working today, including Sonya Clark, Michelle Grabner, The Guerrilla Girls, Fritz Haeg, Pablo Helguera, Nina Katchadourian, Toyin Ojih Odutola, J. Morgan Puett, Dread Scott, Alec Soth, Gillian Wearing, and many others.

East Asian Economic Regionalism

East Asian Economic Regionalism Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edward J. Lincoln
Editor: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815796374
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Something new is happening across East Asia. A region notable for its lack of internal economic links is discussing regional cooperation on trade, investment, and exchange rates. Because of negotiations elsewhere around the globe on regional trade—such as those that led to the consolidation of the European Union, the formation of the North American Free Trade Area, and the rapid proliferation of bilateral free trade areas—the talk is not surprising. Nevertheless, East Asia's past inertia with regard to forming a regional partnership raises many questions about its emerging regionalism. Why has the region suddenly shifted from taking a global approach to economic issues to discussing a regional bloc? How fast and how far will the new regionalism progress? Will the region become a version of the European Union, or something far less? What is the probable impact on American economic and strategic interests—are the likely developments something that the U.S. government should encourage or discourage? Edward Lincoln takes up these questions, exploring what is happening to regional trade and investment flows and what sort of regional arrangements are the most sensible. Lincoln argues that an exclusive grouping is unlikely. Free trade negotiations have brought some economies in the region together, but they also have led to links with nations outside the region. Some regional governments most notably Japan, continue to have difficulty embracing the concept of free trade, even with favored regional partners. In the wake of the Asian financial crisis, governments also have looked at cooperating on exchange rates, but they have done little to move forward. The U.S. government must decide how to respond to these developments in East Asia. An exclusively Asian form of regionalism could run counter to American economic interests, and the U.S. government has reacted negatively to some of these proposals in the past. Because trade and investment links between the countries of the Asia Pacific region and the United States remain very strong, Lincoln argues that the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum remains the appropriate institution for pursuing regional trade and investment issues.

National Project Management

National Project Management Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Minoru Shimamoto
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 9811531803
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National Project Management by Minoru Shimamoto Summary

This book clarifies the challenges and outcomes of the Sunshine Project, a national project in Japan for developing new energy that was launched about 40 years ago at the time of the first oil crisis in the early 1970s and ended, as planned, in the early 2000s. The Sunshine Project was the government’s national project for developing new energy technologies such as solar energy and other natural energy sources—what we call renewable energy today. The book considers why policies were successful in some areas but did not have the intended effect in other areas. It explains how technology innovation was employed to achieve energy policy goals and to tackle environmental issues. If we can present suggestions for how to structure national projects, it may also be possible to identify ways for industry, government, and academia to come together to find solutions not only to environmental energy problems, but also to other social problems. Herein lies the goal of this book. Although the development of new energy is the main subject of the book, the author also scrutinizes the governmental decision-making process involved in planning policy, the creative process, and the design of systems of collaboration between industry, government, and academia as well as cases where corporations have developed commercial versions of new energy products. The main part of the book consists of three case studies interspersed with two reflective chapters. The first case study describes the Sunshine Project from the perspective of project management based on the perspective of government. The second case study is a detailed examination of the routines in all organizations, whether industry, government, or academia, and of the autonomy of the project organization. The third case study increases the degree of detail to focus on the smallest unit of analysis, the intentions and motivations of key individuals participating in the project.

Marrying Marcus

Marrying Marcus Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Laurey Bright
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460353102
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Marcus Crossan was dark, mysterious, controlling—and Jenna Harper's savior when his younger brother came home engaged to another! Being a Crossan bride was orphaned Jenna's dream—one she could no longer have. Until Marcus made a stunning offer. Marry him instead of his brother. A bewildered Jenna didn't know where to turn, but Marcus's passionate kisses left her breathless—and suddenly eager to marry. But once wed, innocent Jenna found herself at sea in a new world of emotions. Marcus's touch woke sensual longings, and she found herself yearning for words of love from her handsome husband. And then suddenly his brother was free once more….


Petersburg Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrei Bely
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141968796
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Andrei Bely's Petersburg is a colourful evocation of Russia's capital during the short, turbulent period of the first socialist revolution in 1905. Considered Bely's masterpiece, the story follows Nikolai Ableukhov's journey as he is caught up in the revolutionary politics of those seminal days; exploring themes of history, identity, and family, the novel sees the young Russian chased through the misty Petersburg streets, tasked with planting a bomb intended to kill a government official - his own father. History, culture and politics are blended and juxtaposed; weather reports, current news, fashions and psychology jostle together with people from Petersburg in this literary triumph.

Executive-legislative (Im)balance in the European Union

Executive-legislative (Im)balance in the European Union Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Diane Fromage,Anna Herranz-Surrallés
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Ten years after the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, has executive predominance in EU-related matters disappeared? How have executive-legislative relations in the EU evolved over a crisis-ridden decade, from the financial and migration crises, to Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic? The Lisbon Treaty could be expected to lead to the re-balancing of powers in favour of parliaments, for it significantly enhanced the roles of both the European Parliament and national parliaments. A decade later the contributions to this edited volume examine – for the first time in such an extensive breadth and from a multi-level and cross-policy perspective – whether this has actually materialised. They highlight that diverging tendencies may be observed, and that important variations over time have occurred, depending particularly on the occurrence of crises. As stated in the fascinating epilogue by Peter Lindseth (University of Connecticut School of Law), this is an 'admirably coherent collective volume, whose contributions provide an excellent overview of key aspects of executive-legislative relations in the European system since the Treaty of Lisbon'. This edited volume will hence be of interest to both academics and practitioners interested in future reforms designed at the European and national levels to improve the EU's democratic quality.

The Cameronians

The Cameronians Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Trevor Royle
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In May 1968, as part of cutbacks to the British Army, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) was disbanded at a moving ceremony held at the same spot in Douglas in Lanarkshire at which it had been raised in 1689. And yet, although the regiment is no more, its place in history is unassailable. The ceremony embraced the history of one regiment, The Cameronians, which had its origins in the turbulent period that accompanied the rise of the House of Orange at the end of the seventeenth century, while its other component part - the 90th (Perthshire Light Infantry) - was raised as a light infantry regiment during the war against Revolutionary France. Following amalgamation in 1881, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) quickly built up a solid reputation as a fighting regiment. During the First World War it raised 27 battalions and during the Second World War its battalions served in Europe and Burma. In the course of its long history, the regiment provided the British Army with many distinguished soldiers including three field marshals: Viscounts Hill and Wolseley and Sir Evelyn Wood. Always tough and enduring in battle, it reflected the character of its main recruitment area - Glasgow and Lanarkshire - and in later years it took self-conscious pride when the Germans nicknamed its soldiers Giftzwerge, or poison dwarfs. The Cameronians puts its story into the context of British military history and makes use of personal testimony to reveal the life of the regiment.

Anthem Critical Thinking and Writing Skills

Anthem Critical Thinking and Writing Skills Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Victoria Pontzer Ehrhardt
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‘Anthem Critical Thinking and Writing Skills: An Introductory Guide’ helps readers in the process of critical thinking and persuasive speaking and writing. The concepts of critical thinking and evaluation are presented in a clear, easy-to-understand format. Students learn how to form a proposition, identify issues, gather evidence, and process an argument. Logic games, puzzles, and real life examples ask students to evaluate how we evaluate, analyze, and decide. Then a more formal look at induction and deduction challenges students to practice higher-level thinking skills, such as the use of analogies for evaluation, and working through syllogisms to process ideas. Instruction is included on processing a formal persuasive paper. Readers can have some literary logic fun by analyzing old standards like ‘Love is a Fallacy’ and the persuasive love poem ‘The Passionate Shepherd’. Short chapters and clear practice exercises make the book easy to use as a basic or supplemental text.

Made-To-Order Wife

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Making a billion dollars was something Max Sheridan could do with one hand tied behind his back. But learning which fork to use? When to open a door? Those were skills he needed in order to win a high-society wife. For that he needed Jessie Martinelli, etiquette coach to the nouveau riche. But lately, having the all-business beauty on his arm at cocktail parties and candlelight dinners had him confused. Did he really want to marry for social status and not for love? Then there was that stolen kiss that made him think he could teach this skittish Miss Manners a thing or two about passion….

Did You Say...Wife?

Did You Say...Wife? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Judith McWilliams
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THE BOSS HAD AMNESIA… …and thought Jocelyn was his wife! Little did the domineering CEO know that the woman watching him with a love-softened gaze was none other than his secretary, Jocelyn Stemic. Though Lucas Forester had regained bits of his memory, he couldn't remember one wifely thing about her—not their wedding day or passionate nights together. But one thing was certain: he wanted to be her husband in every sanctioned way. Jocelyn had no choice but to keep up the amorous charade. After all, loving Lucas was easy—and being his "bride" was her deepest fantasy fulfilled. The hard part would be returning to her lonely life once her beloved boss discovered she wasn't the woman he thought she was…

Dr. Charming

Dr. Charming Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Judith McWilliams
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"As soon as he saw her, Dr. Nick Balfour wanted to rescue the naive beauty and keep her safe. And so when Gina Tessereck became stranded in the middle of nowhere, Nick .made her a generous offer—housekeeping services for a temporary home. Within days, Nick realized their arrangement was an excuse 'to get close to her…and there was no turning back. Tall, dark and mysterious, Nick was hiding something about his past. Gina knew all about personal demons, and now she wanted to know about love…and Nick. He made her want to take chances. It was why all roads fhad led to this man. Wasn't it?

The Nordic Model of Social Democracy

The Nordic Model of Social Democracy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: N. Brandal,Ø. Bratberg,D. Thorsen
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Social Democracy has long been prominent in Nordic politics through the dominant parties and ideological hegemony of the centre-left. This book explores the growth of social democracy and the policy dilemmas that social democrats face today. It breaks new ground by relating recent literature on social democracy in Europe to Scandinavia.

OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2005

OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2005 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: OECD,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2005 by OECD,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Summary

This eleventh edition of the OECD Agricultural Outlook published jointly with the FAO for the first time, provides an assessment of agricultural market prospects based on medium-term projections that extend to 2014 for production, consumption, trade and prices of major agricultural commodities.

The Quantum Ten

The Quantum Ten Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sheilla Jones
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Jones weaves together the personal and the scientific in a heartwarming -- and heartbreaking -- story of the men who struggled to create quantum physics ... a story of passion, tragedy, ambition and science.

Japan’s Development Assistance

Japan’s Development Assistance Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Yasutami Shimomura,John Page,Hiroshi Kato
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Once the world's largest ODA provider, contemporary Japan seems much less visible in international development. However, this book demonstrates that Japan, with its own aid philosophy, experiences, and models of aid, has ample lessons to offer to the international community as the latter seeks new paradigms of development cooperation.

Machine Learning Asset Valuation

Machine Learning Asset Valuation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Justus Wiedemann
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Master's Thesis from the year 2017 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 1,3, Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen (Chair of Econometrics and Finance), language: English, abstract: This Master Thesis introduces basic concepts and methods of Machine Learning as well as applying them on a virtual buy- or sell algorithm enabled by an accurately predicting classifier. In the first section, the historical development of Machine Learning is presented. Consequently, an array of classifiers is described in detail. The third section results in a python-based Machine Learning application of seven classifiers, a cross validation and in initializing the final valuation algorithm. The optimal classifier predicts following day Open Prizes for the S&P 500 with 72% accuracy outperforming market return by nearly 150% within the span of one month.


MANAGING CRISES Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Uriel Rosenthal,Arjen Boin,Louise K. Comfort
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In this book, the editors, with 25 notable contributors, expand the knowledge of crisis management, focusing on case studies of high-profile events that have occurred in recent history. Part One of the text aims at theoretical development through empirical case studies and also postulates a crisis typology and charts specific theoretical and administrative challenges. The 'case bank,' which comprises the bulk of the book, is presented in four additional sections. The first deals with the development of crises and compares the infamous Watts riots with the 1992 L.A. riots. It also analyzes the fragmented and complex international environment that allowed the 'safe area' in Bosnia to be overrun by Bosnian Serbs in 1995. The final chapter chronicles the incredible human costs of mismanaged crisis in the Rwanda massacres in 1994. The second section explores the many decisional dilemmas that confront crisis managers. Cases include the fire at the Piper Alpha oil rig; the 1999 Turkish earthquakes; the Eindhoven, Holland plane crash; and crisis management of the Mad Cow epidemic disease in the U.K. The third section explores the long-term dimensions of crises and crisis management and particularly the development of national traumas such as the assassination of Sweden's Prime Minister Olaf Palme in 1986, the 1992 Amsterdam air crash, and the TWA flight 800 disaster in 1996. The final section shifts focus to future scenarios such as speculative information technology disasters, potentially devastating viral epidemics, deteriorating environmental and societal conditions in Russia, the southwest U.S. coming water shortage, and the outlook for Japan, one of the worldÂ’s most disaster-prone countries. Summarizing the research findings of the past decade, the authors describe patterns in the paths toward crises, the dilemmas and coping mechanisms that emerge during the thick of crisis, and, very importantly, the pathways that lead away from crisis.