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By Amanda Perrot. 2019
What happens when you make all the "responsible" choices, and you still feel like a miserable failure? For Grounded Goodness… founder, Amanda Perrot, the answer is to get outta town. She crammed her business into a Subaru nicknamed Vladamir to spend 47 days discovering her home province, and what life could look like after her marriage failed. It started as a way to see new parts of Saskatchewan and sell some stuff along the way, but seven weeks later she'd learned more about herself and the power of community than she ever expected. Amanda offers a glimpse of hope for women who know they would be happier if they left their marriage but don’t have an obvious or clear reason to point to when they explain why they want a divorce. This is a first-hand story of transformation that reassures us of the goodness and positivity that can come out of making the terrifying leap back into single life, and inspired to have our own difficult conversations. This is a story for every woman who is tired of questioning herself and wants the unvarnished truth of what happens when we learn to: honour ourselves; be confident about what we want and need; commit to our own happiness; stop beating ourselves up; and, let our intuition take the lead.
By Alexa Conradi. 2019
In response to rapid and unsettling social, economic, and climate changes, fearmongering now features as a main component of public… life. Right-wing nationalist populism has become a hallmark of politics around the world. No less so in Quebec. Alexa Conradi has made it her life's work to understand and to generate thoughtful debate about this worrisome trend. As the first president of Québec solidaire and the president of Canada's largest feminist organisation, the Fédération des femmes du Québec, Conradi refused to shy away from difficult issues: the Charter of Quebec Values, religion and Islam, sovereignty, rape culture and violence against women, extractive industries and the treatment of Indigenous women, austerity policy and the growing gap between rich and poor. This determination to address uncomfortable subjects has made Conradi - an anglo-Montrealer - a sometimes controversial leader. Conradi invites us to take off our rose-coloured glasses and to examine Quebec's treatment of women with more honesty. Through her personal reflections on Quebec politics and culture, she dispels the myth that gender equality has been achieved and paves the way for a more critical understanding of what remains to be done. 2019.
By Dan Werb. 2019
Despite its reputation as a carnival of vice, Tijuana was, until recently, no more or less violent than neighboring San… Diego, its sister city across the border wall. But then something changed. Over the past ten years, Mexico's third-largest city became one of the world's most dangerous. Tijuana's murder rate skyrocketed and produced a staggering number of female victims. Hundreds of women are now found dead in the city each year, or bound and mutilated along the highway that lines the Baja coast. When Dan Werb began to study these murders in 2013, rather than viewing them in isolation, he discovered that they could only be understood as one symptom among many. Environmental toxins, drug overdoses, HIV transmission: all were killing women at overwhelming rates. As an epidemiologist, trained to track epidemics by mining data, Werb sensed the presence of a deeper contagion targeting Tijuana's women. Not a virus, but some awful wrong buried in the city's social order, cutting down its most vulnerable inhabitants from multiple directions. Werb's search for the ultimate causes of Tijuana's femicide casts new light on immigration, human trafficking, addiction, and the true cost of American empire-building. It leads Werb all the way from factory slums to drug dens to the corridors of police corruption, as he follows a thread that ultimately leads to a surprising turn back over the border, looking northward. 2019
By Caleb Wilde. 2017
The blogger behind Confessions of a Funeral Director—what Time magazine called a "must read"—reflects on mortality and the powerful lessons… death holds for every one of us in this compassionate and thoughtful spiritual memoir that combines the humor and insight of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes with the poignancy and brevity of When Breath Becomes Air.Death. It happens to everyone, yet most of us don’t want to talk about this final chapter of existence. Sixth-generation funeral director Caleb Wilde intimately understands this reticence and fear. The son of an undertaker, he hesitated to embrace the legacy of running his family’s business. Yet he discovered that caring for the deceased and their loved ones profoundly changed his faith and his perspective on death—and life itself. "Yes, death can be bad. Yes, death can be negative," he acknowledges, "but it can also be beautiful. And that alternate narrative needs to be discussed."In Confessions of a Funeral Director, he talks about his experiences and pushes back against the death-negative ethos of our culture, opening a thoughtful, poignant conversation to help us see the end of life in a positive and liberating way. In the wry, compassionate, and honest voice that has charmed his growing legions of blog readers, Wilde offers an intimate look inside his business, offering information on unspoken practices around death such as the embalming process, beautiful and memorable stories about families in the wake of death, and, most importantly, a fresh and wise perspective on how embracing death can allow us to embrace life.Confessions of a Funeral Director is the story of one man learning how death illuminates and deepens the meaning of existence—insights that can help us all pursue and cherish full, rich lives.
By Nasser Abufarha. 2009
In The Making of a Human Bomb, Nasser Abufarha, a Palestinian anthropologist, explains the cultural logic underlying Palestinian martyrdom operations… (suicide attacks) launched against Israel during the Al-Aqsa Intifada (2000-06). In so doing, he sheds much-needed light on how Palestinians have experienced and perceived the broader conflict. During the Intifada, many of the martyrdom operations against Israeli targets were initiated in the West Bank town of Jenin and surrounding villages. Abufarha was born and raised in Jenin. His personal connections to the area enabled him to conduct ethnographic research there during the Intifada, while he was a student at a U. S. university. Abufarha draws on the life histories of martyrs, interviews he conducted with their families and members of the groups that sponsored their operations, and examinations of Palestinian literature, art, performance, news stories, and political commentaries. He also assesses data--about the bombers, targets, and fatalities caused--from more than two hundred martyrdom operations carried out by Palestinian groups between 2001 and 2004. Some involved the use of explosive belts or the detonation of cars; others entailed armed attacks against Israeli targets (military and civilian) undertaken with the intent of fighting until death. In addition, he scrutinized suicide attacks executed by Hamas and Islamic Jihad between 1994 and 2000. In his analysis of Palestinian political violence, Abufarha takes into account Palestinians' understanding of the history of the conflict with Israel, the effects of containment on Palestinians' everyday lives, the disillusionment created by the Oslo peace process, and reactions to specific forms of Israeli state violence. The Making of a Human Bomb illuminates the Palestinians' perspective on the conflict with Israel and provides a model for ethnographers seeking to make sense of political violence.
Databases and Information Systems: 13th International Baltic Conference, DB&IS 2018, Trakai, Lithuania, July 1-4, 2018, Proceedings (Communications in Computer and Information Science #838)
By Gintautas Dzemyda, Audrone Lupeikiene, Olegas Vasilecas. 2018
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th International Baltic Conference on Databases and Information Systems DB IS… 2018 held in Trakai Lithuania in July 2018 The 24 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 69 submissions The papers are centered around topics like information systems engineering enterprise information systems business process management knowledge representation ontology engineering systems security information systems applications database systems machine learning big data analysis big data processing cognitive computing
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.
Modeling Methods for Medical Systems Biology: Regulatory Dynamics Underlying the Emergence of Disease Processes (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology #1069)
By Mar a Elena lvarez, Juan Carlos Mart nez, Jos D vila, Elisa Dom nguez, Mariana Esther Mart nez. 2018
This book contributes to better understand how lifestyle modulations can effectively halt the emergence and progression of human diseases … The book will allow the reader to gain a better understanding of the mechanisms by which the environment interferes with the bio-molecular regulatory processes underlying the emergence and progression of complex diseases such as cancer Focusing on key and early cellular bio-molecular events giving rise to the emergence of degenerative chronic disease it builds on previous experience on the development of multi-cellular organisms to propose a mathematical and computer based framework that allows the reader to analyze the complex interplay between bio-molecular processes and the micro -environment from an integrative mechanistic quantitative and dynamical perspective Taking the wealth of empirical evidence that exists it will show how to build and analyze models of core regulatory networks involved in the emergence and progression of chronic degenerative diseases using a bottom-up approach
By David Both. 2018
Reveals and illustrates the awesome power and flexibility of the command line and the design and usage philosophies that… support those traits This understanding of how to extract the most from the Linux command line can help you become a better SysAdmin Understand why many things in the Linux and Unix worlds are done as they are and how to apply the Linux Philosophy to working as a SysAdmin The original Unix Linux Philosophy presented foundational and functional tenets - rules guidelines and procedural methods - that worked well However it was intended for the developers of those operating systems Although System Administrators could apply many of the tenets to their daily work many important tenets were missing Over the years that David Both has been working with Linux and Unix he has formulated his own philosophy one which applies more directly to the everyday life of the System Administrator This book defines a philosophy and then illuminates the practical aspects of that philosophy with real-world experiments you can perform Inspired by David s real mentors and dedicated to them The Linux Philosophy for System Administrators is a mentor to SysAdmins everywhere remember - If you fail you learn What You Will LearnApply the Linux philosophy to working as a SysAdminUnlock the power of the knowledge you already haveFully understand and access the vast power of the command lineReview the power of Linux as a function of the philosophies that built it Who This Book Is For If you want to learn the secrets that make the best Linux SysAdmins powerful far beyond that of mere mortals if you want to understand the concepts that unlock those secrets if you want to be the SysAdmin that everyone else turns to when the bytes hit the fan then this book is for you
On January 6, 2017, a lone gunman took five lives and wounded eight people at Fort Lauderdale Airport. This book… is about the Lauderdale shooting told from the perspective of bestselling author William Hazelgrove, who just happened to be there with his wife and children.Though focused on one terrifying incident that the author witnessed, this story is also a prototype of American shootings showing the interplay of victims, police, media, the shooter, and what constitutes this peculiar American form of violence. The author documents the perverse chain of events that set the stage for this tragedy: the failure of police and the FBI to stop this troubled Iraq War veteran, who had earlier approached them and said point-blank that he was hearing voices telling him to kill others; the incredible fact that his weapon was taken and then given back to him, the very gun that would kill five people and shut down a major airport for forty-eight hours; and the circumstances of American society that allowed this gun to be checked through airport security as a legal firearm and then delivered to the killer, who casually strolled into a bathroom, loaded the pistol, and returned to the baggage claim area to start his murderous rampage. Interweaving his dramatic telling of his own experiences with a history of comparable shootings in America, the book presents both an anatomy of these horrifying events and the basis for understanding why they happen and what can be done to stop them.
Evolutionary and Deterministic Methods for Design Optimization and Control With Applications to Industrial and Societal Problems (Computational Methods in Applied Sciences #49)
By Nicolas Gauger, Kyriakos Giannakoglou, Jacques Periaux, Domenico Quagliarella, Esther Andr s, Leo Gonz lez. 2019
This book contains thirty-five selected papers presented at the International Conference on Evolutionary and Deterministic Methods for Design Optimization… and Control with Applications to Industrial and Societal Problems EUROGEN 2017 This was one of the Thematic Conferences of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences ECCOMAS Topics treated in the various chapters reflect the state of the art in theoretical and numerical methods and tools for optimization and engineering design and societal applications The volume focuses particularly on intelligent systems for multidisciplinary design optimization mdo problems based on multi-hybridized software adjoint-based and one-shot methods uncertainty quantification and optimization multidisciplinary design optimization applications of game theory to industrial optimization problems applications in structural and civil engineering optimum design and surrogate models based optimization methods in aerodynamic design
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
By John Nussey. 2018
Bring your ideas to life with the latest Arduino hardware and software Arduino is an affordable and readily available hardware… development platform based around an open source programmable circuit board You can combine this programmable chip with a variety of sensors and actuators to sense your environment around you and control lights motors and sound This flexible and easy-to-use combination of hardware and software can be used to create interactive robots product prototypes and electronic artwork whether you re an artist designer or tinkerer Arduino For Dummies is a great place to start if you want to find out about Arduino and make the most of its incredible capabilities It helps you become familiar with Arduino and what it involves and offers inspiration for completing new and exciting projects Covers the latest software and hardware currently on the market Includes updated examples and circuit board diagrams in addition to new resource chapters Offers simple examples to teach fundamentals needed to move onto more advanced topics Helps you grasp what s possible with this fantastic little board Whether you re a teacher student programmer hobbyist hacker engineer designer or scientist get ready to learn the latest this new technology has to offer
By Joyce Meyer. 1995
Discover God's Gift for You: Unconditional Love! Every bit of God's power and love is available to you-today! And you… aren't just one of the crowd. God loves you as if you were the only person on Earth. The problem is that, like most people, you may not understand it...or if you know it with your head, you may not feel it with your heart. Now you can. The powerful message in this inspiring book will show you: * How to Recognize God's Love Inside You * How to Stop Wondering If You're Good Enough for God * How You can Experience an Amazing Revelation of God's Love * How to Find God Even During Life's Painful Circumstances * How God's Love will Change You Forever. Sharing her insights and the revelation that transformed her own life, Joyce Meyer brings you Scripture and other words of wisdom that can open up the window to God's love...and let its light shine on you, personally!
By Lucien Gregoire. 2018
A chilling expos of youth suicide driven by faith Tony Frost Tribune … Child and teen suicide is no stranger to this author I recall gazing at the stillness of my childhood friend in a coffin and the nun telling me that God had taken him back because he had been made of sin He had killed himself because word got out that he had been born out of wedlock Then there was that girl in my high school class who took the easy way out when she found herself with child A few months after I released my biography of John Paul I a gay teen called me and told me that my book had saved his life He had planned to take his life on that day because his faith condemned the person he happened to be During my years with the Children s Home and Hospital School I ve shared in the grief left in the wake of children s notes I have gone to live with Jesus Thousands of mentally and physically impaired among countless others have left the same legacy behind Then we have tragedies like F tima where two little children are saints today because their faith encouraged them to advance their deaths in slow and agonizing ways to suffer and die for sins of the flesh against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and a Catholic world that thinks it wonderful While through the years the preacher s hatred has taken its greatest toll in unwed mothers gay and transgender teens and other outcasts of religion his lure of heaven remains the leading cause of pre-puberty suicide today As for F tima I give you much more than the Vatican s beatification investigation which found these children tortured themselves with abrasive ropes and stinging nettles and abstained from drinking water on hot days As for me I must live out my days haunted by children s lives snuffed out by the preacher s irresponsible bluff because I had not acted sooner Thousands of tiny coffins lowered into the ground so that the preacher can sell his condominiums in the sky to sheep who lust for more Lucien Gregoire Though the author dismantles traditional concepts of heaven as peddled by preachers he leaves us with far greater opportunity as he proves the salvation tenet of the 33-Day Pope Don t knock yourself out over smart monkeys and Adam and Eve Each of us is responsible for our own evolution We can either choose to remain as mortal men or we can evolve as Gods
A Disciple's Path Companion Reader: Deepening Your Relationship with Christ and the Church (A Disciple's Path)
By James A. Harnish, Justin LaRosa. 2012
A Disciple's Path is an engaging approach to discipleship from a distinctly Wesleyan perspective that is perfect for a new… member class or other small group. The six-week program guides individuals to take the next step in discipleship and become dynamic followers of Jesus Christ and engaged, vital members of the local church. The study combines a Wesleyan understanding of our growth in God's love and grace with the time-tested practices of spiritual discipline expressed in the membership vows to uphold the church with our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. Participants will develop spiritual practices, discover their unique gifts, and become engaged in ministry that brings transformation in their own lives, the lives of others, and the world. This Companion Reader provides invaluable insights that enable both participants and leaders to dig deeper into the spiritual practices essential to the life of discipleship. Each chapter corresponds to a week in the Daily Workbook, providing biblical and theological background on the week’s theme from a distinctively United Methodist perspective. Perfect for enhancing personal or group study and reflection, answering questions, and providing material for worship planning during a congregation-wide emphasis. Endorsements “A Disciple’s Path has transformed countless new members into deeply committed disciples – people who are using their gifts, praying in new ways, worshipping regularly and not only when it’s convenient, giving sacrificially of their financial resources, and seeking to be a witness to Christ’s love and light in the world. I am deeply grateful for this resource and recommend it wholeheartedly." Donna Claycomb Sokol, Pastor of Mount Veron Place United Methodist Church and author of A New Day in the City “A Disciple’s Path has the potential to revolutionize the way we view our participation in the church. Following this ‘path’ can transform us from wanderers into pilgrims.” —Dr. Steve Harper, Retired Professor of Spiritual Formation; author of Five Marks of a Methodist and Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition “For churches transforming their invitation to membership into an opportunity for a discipleship journey.” — Lovett H. Weems, Jr., author and Distinguished Professor of Church Leadership and Director, Lewis Center for Church Leadership, Wesley Theological Seminary “Deeply grounded in the rich theology of the Wesleyan tradition and packed with practical suggestions.” – Roger Scholtz, Senior Pastor, Kloof Methodist Church, South Africa and professor at Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary “A very useful explanation of the traditional Wesleyan view of Christian discipleship, strengthened in particular by its stress on the balanced approach of the Methodist way.” —Dr. Richard P. Heitzenrater, Duke University Divinity School
A Disciple's Path Daily Workbook: Deepening Your Relationship with Christ and the Church (A Disciple's Path)
By James A. Harnish, Justin LaRosa. 2012
Prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness…this is what we commit to when we become members of The United Methodist Church,… and it’s a big step. But A Disciple’s Path helps us look beyond membership, presenting an engaging approach to discipleship from a distinctly Wesleyan perspective. Discipleship is ongoing, so the 6-week study is perfect for new-member groups, but also works well in small groups of long-time members. It helps you develop spiritual practices, discover your unique gifts, and engage in ministry that brings transformation to your own life and to the lives of others and the world. The Daily Workbook offers six weeks of daily readings (five per week), Scripture, a message for the day, and prompts for personal reflection. Endorsements “A Disciple’s Path has transformed countless new members into deeply committed disciples – people who are using their gifts, praying in new ways, worshipping regularly and not only when it’s convenient, giving sacrificially of their financial resources, and seeking to be a witness to Christ’s love and light in the world. I am deeply grateful for this resource and recommend it wholeheartedly." Donna Claycomb Sokol, Pastor of Mount Veron Place United Methodist Church and author of A New Day in the City “A Disciple’s Path has the potential to revolutionize the way we view our participation in the church. Following this ‘path’ can transform us from wanderers into pilgrims.” —Dr. Steve Harper, Retired Professor of Spiritual Formation; author of Five Marks of a Methodist and Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition “For churches transforming their invitation to membership into an opportunity for a discipleship journey.” — Lovett H. Weems, Jr., author and Distinguished Professor of Church Leadership and Director, Lewis Center for Church Leadership, Wesley Theological Seminary “A very useful explanation of the traditional Wesleyan view of Christian discipleship, strengthened in particular by its stress on the balanced approach of the Methodist way.” —Dr. Richard P. Heitzenrater, Duke University Divinity School
By Ian Forrest. 2018
The medieval church was founded on and governed by concepts of faith and trust--but not in the way that is… popularly assumed Offering a radical new interpretation of the institutional church and its social consequences in England Ian Forrest argues that between 1200 and 1500 the ability of bishops to govern depended on the cooperation of local people known as trustworthy men and shows how the combination of inequality and faith helped make the medieval church Trustworthy men in Latin virifidedigni were jurors informants and witnesses who represented their parishes when bishops needed local knowledge or reliable collaborators Their importance in church courts at inquests and during visitations grew enormously between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries The church had to trust these men and this trust rested on the complex and deep-rooted cultures of faith that underpinned promises and obligations personal reputation and identity and belief in God But trust also had a dark side For the church to discriminate between the trustworthy and untrustworthy was not to identify the most honest Christians but to find people whose status ensured their word would not be contradicted This meant men rather than women and usually the wealthier tenants and property holders in each parish Trustworthy Men illustrates the ways in which the English church relied on and deepened inequalities within late medieval society and how trust and faith were manipulated for political ends
By Stanley E. Porter, Steven M. Studebaker. 1997
How should one approach the task of theology? The question of methodology is increasingly one of interest among theologians, who… recognize that the very manner in which we approach theology informs both the questions we ask and the conclusions we reach. This volume in IVP's Spectrum Multiview series brings together five evangelical theologians with distinctly different approaches to the theological task. After presenting the approaches—which include appeals to Scripture, context, missions, interdisciplinary studies, and dogmatics—each contributor responds to the other views. Emerging from this theological conversation is an awareness of our methodological commitments and the benefits that each approach can bring to the theological task. Contributors: • Sung Wook Chung • John R. Franke • Telford C. Work • Victor Ifeanyi Ezigbo • Paul Louis Metzger