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By Sarah J. Robbins, Zahra Al-Harazi. 2020
The trajectory of Zahra Al-harazi’s life defies expectations. In this electrifying book that travels from a small village in Yemen… to a small town in Minnesota to a Calgary suburb, Al-harazi describes surviving two civil wars; her years as a young, stay-at-home immigrant mother with little education; and how she became one of Canada’s most successful businesswomen. Navigating two worlds, Al-harazi has struggled to find her own way between East and West, religion and belief, freedom and obligation, family and desire, love and honour, despair and gratitude, war and war again. With warmth and courageous honesty, she recounts how it is only through gratitude and persistence that we can find happiness and the courage to build the life we want.
By Kevin Sylvester. 2019
Our cellphones, our clothes, our food: all are everyday things we consider essential, but we seldom think of what and… who is involved in making them and getting them into our hands. Tackles the complex dynamics of the global economy, examining the often complex journey of ordinary goods, from production right to our doorsteps. Grades 5-8. 2019.
By Brian Harvey. 2019
An adventure story set against the backdrop of a son trying to understand his fatherAfter a 25-year break from boating,… Brian Harvey circumnavigates Vancouver Island with his wife, his dog, and a box of documents that surfaced after his father’s death. John Harvey was a neurosurgeon, violinist, and photographer who answered his door a decade into retirement to find a sheriff with a summons. It was a malpractice suit, and it did not go well. Dr. Harvey never got over it. The box contained every nurse’s record, doctor’s report, trial transcript, and expert testimony related to the case. Only Brian’s father had read it all — until now.In this beautifully written memoir, Brian Harvey shares how after two months of voyaging with his father’s ghost, he finally finds out what happened in the O.R. that crucial night and why Dr. Harvey felt compelled to fight the excruciating accusations.
By Ken Dryden. 2019
NATIONAL BESTSELLERA hockey life like no other.A hockey book like no other.Scotty Bowman is recognized as the best coach in… hockey history, and one of the greatest coaches in all of sports. He won more games and more Stanley Cups than anyone else. Remarkably, despite all the changes in hockey, he coached at the very top for more than four decades, his first Cup win and his last an astonishing thirty-nine years apart. Yet perhaps most uniquely, different from anyone else who has ever lived or ever will again, he has experienced the best of hockey continuously since he was fourteen years old. With his precious standing room pass to the Montreal Forum, he saw "Rocket" Richard play at his peak every Saturday night. He saw Gordie Howe as a seventeen-year-old just starting out. He scouted Bobby Orr as a thirteen-year-old in Parry Sound, Ontario. He coached Guy Lafleur and Mario Lemieux. He coached against Wayne Gretzky. For the past decade, as an advisor for the Chicago Blackhawks, he has watched Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, and Connor McDavid. He has seen it all up close. Ken Dryden was a Hall-of-Fame goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens. His critically acclaimed and bestselling books have shaped the way we read and think about hockey. Now the player and coach who won five Stanley Cups together team up once again.In Scotty, Dryden has given his coach a new test: Tell us about all these players and teams you've seen, but imagine yourself as their coach. Tell us about their weaknesses, not just their strengths. Tell us how you would coach them and coach against them. And then choose the top eight teams of all time, match them up against one another in a playoff series, and, separating the near-great from the great, tell us who would win. And why.This book is about a life—a hockey life, a Canadian life, a life of achievement. It is Scotty Bowman in his natural element, behind the bench one more time.
Examine business problems and use a practical analytical approach to solve them by implementing predictive models and machine learning techniques… using SAS and the R analytical language This book is ideal for those who are well-versed in writing code and have a basic understanding of statistics but have limited experience in implementing predictive models and machine learning techniques for analyzing real world data The most challenging part of solving industrial business problems is the practical and hands-on knowledge of building and deploying advanced predictive models and machine learning algorithms Applied Analytics through Case Studies Using SAS and R is your answer to solving these business problems by sharpening your analytical skills What You ll Learn Understand analytics and basic data concepts Use an analytical approach to solve Industrial business problems Build predictive model with machine learning techniquesCreate and apply analytical strategiesWho This Book Is ForData scientists developers statisticians engineers and research students with a great theoretical understanding of data and statistics who would like to enhance their skills by getting practical exposure in data modeling
This book explores answers to the fundamental questions driving the research, innovation and practices of the latest revolution in scientific,… technological and economic development: how does data science transform existing science, technology, industry, economy, profession and education? How does one remain competitive in the data science field? What is responsible for shaping the mindset and skillset of data scientists? Data Science Thinking paints a comprehensive picture of data science as a new scientific paradigm from the scientific evolution perspective, as data science thinking from the scientific-thinking perspective, as a trans-disciplinary science from the disciplinary perspective, and as a new profession and economy from the business perspective. The topics cover an extremely wide spectrum of essential and relevant aspects of data science, spanning its evolution, concepts, thinking, challenges, discipline, and foundation, all the way to industrialization, profession, education, and the vast array of opportunities that data science offers. The book's three parts each detail layers of these different aspects. The book is intended for decision-makers, data managers (e.g., analytics portfolio managers, business analytics managers, chief data analytics officers, chief data scientists, and chief data officers), policy makers, management and decision strategists, research leaders, and educators who are responsible for pursuing new scientific, innovation, and industrial transformation agendas, enterprise strategic planning, a next-generation profession-oriented course development, as well as those who are involved in data science, technology, and economy from an advanced perspective. Research students in data science-related courses and disciplines will find the book useful for positing their innovative scientific journey, planning their unique and promising career, and competing within and being ready for the next generation of science, technology, and economy.
By Romeo Turcan, Norman Fraser. 2018
Departing from the traditional approach of surveying current and future trends and developments this unique Handbook brings phenomena … theories and concepts from multiple disciplines together to advance entrepreneurship With original contributions from authors who are experts in their fields the collection offers state-of-the-art insights into generating new areas for research new theories and concepts and new questions for policy debates all aimed at advancing entrepreneurship Divided into four sections and covering perspectives such as neuroscience theology organisational behavior and education The Palgrave Handbook of Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Entrepreneurship is a rich source of information for researchers educators entrepreneurs leaders and managers
Environmental Water Footprints: Agricultural and Consumer Products (Environmental Footprints and Eco-design of Products and Processes)
By Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu. 2019
This book uses case studies to highlight the environmental water footprints in the agricultural and livestock farming sector, and those… of consumer products. Water conservation is a major element of every industry’s sustainability strategy.
By Margaret Drabble, George S. Clason. 1955
Countless readers have been helped by the famous 'Babylonian parables', hailed as the greatest of all inspirational works on the… subject of thrift, financial planning and personal wealth. In simple language, these fascinating and informative stories will set readers on a sure path to prosperity and its accompanying joys.
By Mark Ribowsky. 2018
The story of America s most sacred and carefully constructed football dynasty is revealed in this unflinching family… portrait For generations American athletes have enjoyed the ever-escalating celebrity lavished upon them when they combine on-the-field talent with off-the field charisma but never before have we seen as transformative a sports dynasty as the Mannings a bloodline of strong arms Southern values and savvy business instincts each man compelling in his own right made whole by family But how in just fifty years did this private trio achieve football immortality A gripping and definitive account In the Name of the Father traces Archie Peyton and Eli s roots from red-clay Mississippi to the bright lights of the Super Bowl to reveal the truth of their grit and dedication their inherent ability and the drama they endured behind closed doors As New York Times Notable biographer Mark Ribowsky meticulously chronicles the road to football stardom was not paved smoothly for patriarch Archie The most celebrated and beloved athlete to emerge from tiny Drew Mississippi Archie lost his father to suicide during his heyday at Ole Miss Then despite his playing through the pain a string of surgeries prematurely ended a storied NFL career most memorably spent with the New Orleans Saints Similar savior-like expectations were passed to Archie s eldest Cooper the most gifted of his brood but the shocking discovery of a spinal condition prevented Cooper from ever playing a single snap of college ball Luckily Archie had been raising all three of his sons to love the gridiron throwing deep balls to them off the front porch and there were two more heir apparents in the wings Raised watching dusty old game films in the family den Peyton was swiftly hailed as a generational talent his record-breaking tenure at Tennessee paving a clear path to the NFL Winning Super Bowls with both the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos he was able to overcome a debilitating neck injury after barely being able to hold a football to eclipse Archie in football success It was Peyton who would first pair his football cachet with capitalism selecting commercials and appearances to show off his humor and expand the now-ubiquitous Manning brand into mainstream popular culture And finally there was quiet Eli with an arm and a career to match his big brother s but a reserved and enigmatic affect all his own The good-boy who followed his father to Ole Miss Eli entered the NFL even more carefully managed then his brother was forcing a trade when the lackluster San Diego Chargers selected him with the first pick in the draft Even with two dramatic Super Bowl wins with the New York Giants Eli s lows have been catastrophic and he has never been quite the media darling his brother is But even as their football careers wind down the power of the Manning name only grows Drawing on new interviews and research Ribowsky reveals a family of transcendent talent and intense loyalty dedicated to maintaining an all-American fa ade that has on occasion shown cracks From the family s past steeped in problematic parts of Southern identity to locker-room scandal turned lawsuit to flashes of fraternal jealousy Ribowsky leaves no stone unturned Rich in gridiron dramatics and familial intrigue In the Name of the Father is a quintessentially American saga of a multifaceted lineage that has forever changed the game
By Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko. 1996
New Metropolitan Perspectives: The Integrated Approach Of Urban Sustainable Development (Advanced Engineering Forum Vol. 11 Ser. #101)
By Francesco Calabr, Lucia Spina, Carmelina Bevilacqua. 2014
This book explores the role of cities and the urban rural linkages in spurring innovation embedded in spatial… planning strategic and economic planning and decision support systems In particular the contributions examine the complexity of the current transitional phase towards achieving smart inclusive and sustainable growth and investigate the post-2020 UE cohesion policy The main topics include Innovation dynamics and smart cities Urban regeneration community-led and PPP Inland and urban area development Mobility accessibility infrastructures Heritage landscape and Identity and Risk management Environment and Energy The book includes a selection of articles accepted for presentation and discussion at the 3rd International Symposium New Metropolitan Perspectives ISTH2020 held at the University of Reggio Calabria Italy on 22 25 May 2018 The symposium which addressed the challenge of local knowledge and innovation dynamics towards territory attractiveness hosted the final event of the MAPS-LED project under Horizon2020 MSCA RISE
Land-Atmospheric Research Applications in South and Southeast Asia (Springer Remote Sensing/photogrammetry Ser.)
By Krishna Vadrevu, Toshimasa Ohara, Chris Justice. 2018
This edited volume sheds new light on the impact of rapid Land Use Cover Changes LU CC on… greenhouse gases GHG s and aerosol emissions in South and Southeast Asia Several countries in South Southeast Asia have the highest population growth rates in the world which is the main cause for LU CC Conversion of dense forests to agricultural areas and then to residential and urban areas is most commonly observed in South Southeast Asian countries with a significant release of GHG s and aerosols The book showcases several case studies on the use of remote sensing and geospatial technologies to quantify biomass burning and air pollution impacts aerosol pollution LU CC and impacts on ecosystem services The book also includes articles on regional initiatives in research capacity building and training The authors of this book are international experts in the field and their contributions highlight significant drivers and impacts of air pollution in South Southeast Asia Readers will discover the latest tools and techniques in particular the use of satellite remote sensing and geospatial technologies for quantifying GHG s aerosols and pollution episodes in this region
Game-changing terms every salesperson should knowWouldn't you like your prospects to know that you can help them develop new solutions,… create substantial efficiencies, and improve profit margins? In order for them to even give you the time of day, though, you'll need to be prepared with the words and phrases that will get you in the door.Stephan Schiffman, America's number-one corporate sales trainer, has gathered a powerful list of words and phrases that every successful salesperson needs in order to gain the competitive edge, leave a lasting and positive impression, and ultimately make a sale. Pulled from his sessions and key discussion points, these important terms will help you:Turn leads into prospects.Learn more about your clients' needs.Convey the ability to meet your clients' demands.Overcome objections during negotiations. With The 250 Power Words That Sell, you will watch your performance soar as you beat out the competition and surpass quota every quarter!
The secrets of breakout selling!Using his thirty years of experience training corporate sales forces, Stephan Schiffman has put together a… collection of the most essential techniques for succeeding in the field. From getting leads and cold calling to establishing a solid relationship and closing the deal, Schiffman covers everything you need to know in order to improve your performance and make the sale. Inside this book, you'll find his proven sales philosophy, which includes such elements as:Sales don't happen unless questions are asked.An objection is an opportunity in disguise.A salesperson's responsibility is to help the client solve a problem.No one ever made a good sale by interrupting a client. Whether you're new to the field or looking for a quick refresher, you will finally be able to beat out the competition and take your career to the next level with The Ultimate Book of Sales Techniques!
By Christopher Kremmer. 2002
Apart from oil, rugs are the Muslim world's best-known commodity. While rugs are found in most Western homes, the story… of religious, political, & tribal strife behind their creation is virtually unknown. Here, Kremmer chronicles his fascinating 10-year journey along the ancient carpet trade routes that run through the world's most misunderstood & volatile regions -- Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, India, Pakistan, & the former Soviet republics of Central Asia. He takes readers into a world where even the simplest motif on a rug can be filled with religious, tribal, & political significance, & he offers a personal, vivid, & revealing look at Islam's human face, wracked by turmoil but sustained by friendship, industry, & humor.
By Stephan Schiffman. 2005
By Francisco Javier Población García. 2017
This book provides a quantitative overview of corporate risk management for both financial and non-financial organisations It… systematically explores a range of important risks including interest rate risk equity risk commodity price risk credit risk management counterparty risk operational risk liquidity risk market risk derivative credit risk and country risk Chapters also provide comprehensive and accessible analysis of risk-related phenomena and the corporate strategies employed to minimise the impacts of risk in each case Chapters begin with an explanation of basic concepts and terminology before going on to present quantitative examples and qualitative discussion sections The author leverages his lifetime s experience of working in risk management to offer this clear and empirical guide for scholars and practitioners researching financial stability
By Dilip Dutta. 2018
After first analysing the economic development processes of emerging Asian economies in general this book explores the development implications… of India s seventy years 1947-2017 of socio-economic policy regimes It discusses structural dualism and the digital divide which it identifies as the major socio-economic structural elements of the Indian economy along with the external forces of globalisation Since the adoption of comprehensive economic reforms in 1991 India has been liberalising its economy due in part to the rising pressures of globalisation However critics have argued that Indian liberalisation policy has aggravated unemployment regional inequality and poverty and also increased India s external vulnerability This book tests the validity of these arguments and provides readers a deeper understanding of the structural and institutional elements of the articulation of Indian society It also examines the paradoxical political and economic effects of the information and communication ICT industry in India due to the economic disparities between the beneficiaries of the ICT windfall and those unable to reap those benefits Lastly by investigating the integration of key traditional sectors into modern sectors the book provides policy suggestions for tackling the sectoral and segmental disarticulation that currently characterises Indian society
By Bert Sugar, Michael Gaffney. 2012
The legendary boxer s personal photographer from 1977 1978 shares fascinating stories and stunning rare photographs… Michael Gaffney traveled the world with Muhammad Ali covered three fights took eight thousand photographs and produced hours of recordings that pieced together in this book define and reveal an authentic Ali Poignant funny and brutally honest this book reveals the struggles of the legendary fighter who fought to stay in the game he loved This is a dramatic and up-close look at the trilogy of Ali s fights from 1977 1978 A tough win against Earnie Shavers a shocking loss to Leon Spinks and a glorious redemptive comeback victory to win the World Heavyweight Championship for an unprecedented third time a feat never accomplished before or since Filled with dramatic photos The Champ is also a compelling personal journey inside the good heart and courageous spirit of one of the most extraordinary people of our lifetime The Champ is one helluva achievement and one helluva book Bert Randolph Sugar Hall of Fame boxing historian