When war is declared, Mary defies her family to protect the children her country would rather forget. Tom refuses to sign up for a conflict he doesn't believe in. Alistair answers the call of duty, but can't silence his own heart. Could you dare to fall in love while the world around you is falling apart?
The changing demographics in Ontario, especially in Toronto have created significant changes on food markets, demand and opportunities for ethno-cultural vegetables (ECV). At present most of the ECV are imported to Canada through long and energy consuming food chains. Some of these vegetables can be grown in Canada and there is a high demand for locally grown fresh ECV. There is little known about the production and marketing of ECV which is an untapped market for local farmers and other stakeholders in the ECV value chain. There are different types of value chains exist for ECV and various socio-economic factors effects production and marketing. Understanding the value chain is critical to the development of appropriate policy interventions that serves as a pre-requisite for promoting the cultivation of ECV in Ontario.
Local governments spend considerable amounts of money on public policies, which do not always bring the expected results. For instance, a large part of the public budget in Mexicans Cities is destined to solve social problems, such as cleaning the city. Given that a key cause of the problem is related to poor habits of residents, government has attacked the problem through the use of social ad campaigns, which have not always brought the expected changes in the people. Using action research, this book analyzes the case of Clean City Program in Puebla, Mexico; understanding the problem collectively, and then collectively planning a social marketing strategy to operate a program to promote the cleanliness of the city. Making intensive use of both qualitative and quantitative data gathered throughout program planning and implementation, the researcher evaluates the impact of the Social Marketing Program and its effectiveness. Consequently, this book analyze key factors that influence the effectiveness of social marketing programs for a better understanding that could help institutions to develop and implement more suitable social programs to increase the efficacy of policy-making.
Once, the Sky God had all of the stories in the world. Find out how Anansi got the stories for everyone to share. It is based on the well-loved Caribbean folk tale. Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling reading series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills. Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key,high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading. Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools. Anansi and the Sky God is a Level 2 Read it yourself book, ideal for children who have received some initial reading instruction and can read short, simple sentences with help.
Sexuality is a fundamental component of personality. One of its modes of being,of manifestation,of communicating with others,of feeling,of expressing and of living human love.Human sexuality is a good, part of that created gift which God saw as being very good.Male and female he created them (Genesis 1:27).Insofar as it is a way of relating and being open to others, sexuality has love as its intrinsic end, more precisely, love as donation and acceptance,love as giving and receiving.The relationship between a man and a woman is essentially a relationship of love:Sexuality,oriented,elevated and integrated by love acquires truly human quality.When such love exists in marriage,self-giving expresses,through the body,the complementarity and totality of the gift.According to this research,therefore,sexuality is at the center,the base or the core of human existence.It is an education to deeper humanity.The book is long enough to cover the essentialls and short enough to arouse the curiosity.It is good to all who have a desire to understand more about human sexuality.It can be used by students,lecturers,Religious and clergy.It is good for ethics and morallity in colleges and university.
Communication is the process whereby speech, signs or actions transmit information from one person to another. As a result of Globalization,need for newer modes of communication arose. No matter the means of communication every instance of communication must have a message that is being transferred from sender to receiver.The ideal definition of communication is a two way interaction between two parties to transmit information and mutual understanding between themselves.
This book signals the impact of the social context in the UAE on students’ understanding of autonomy. Given the extreme language diversity in the country, it is imperative that Emirati citizens excel in English due to its position as a medium of communication in business and social segments. Investigating students’ beliefs about autonomy helps to understand the factors that influence practising it and the possibilities of promoting it from the standpoint of students themselves. Interviews and a closed-ended questionnaire were used. The analysis of data revealed that the sociocultural context, economic features, and curricular system all have great impact on students’ interpretation of autonomy. The analysis also showed that the forms of autonomy exhibited by students are influenced by their linguistic needs and learning agenda. Course-oriented autonomy and proficiency-related autonomy are two forms students practise in pursuit of learning objectives. These forms can be tagged as “practical / pragmatic autonomy” which is not synonymous with total detachment or solitude; students expect teachers to have facilitating roles in enhancing the autonomy they already have.
Book DescriptionUnderstanding Credit Derivatives offers a comprehensive introduction to the credit derivatives market. Rather than presenting a highly technical exploration of the subject, it offers intuitive and rigorous summaries of the major subjects and the principal perspectives associated with them. The centerpiece is pricing and valuation issues, especially discussions of different valuation tools and their use in credit models.* Offers a broad overview of this growing field * Discusses all the main types of credit derivatives * Provides back-of-the-book summary of statistics and fixed-income mathematicsDownload DescriptionUnderstanding Credit Derivatives offers a comprehensive introduction to the credit derivatives market. Rather than presenting a highly technical exploration of the subject, it offers intuitive and rigorous summaries of the major subjects and the principal perspectives associated with them. The centerpiece is pricing and valuation issues, especially discussions ofdifferent valuation tools and their use in credit models.
Exercise and weight training is a worldwide obsession and have been undergone a considerable metamorphosis over the past few years. Basic exercise training is an enjoyable and beneficial activity if one does it in a right way. Sports Physical Therapist, Sports Scientists and Coaches have developed increasingly sophisticated methods for improving strength and sports performance through muscle training. Unfortunately, these concepts sometimes are difficult for the average person to implement due to exercise induced muscle soreness (EIMS). This book is best and most comprehensive beginning in prevention and treatment of EIMS for the reader. The current book also included previous researches on various theories and treatment modalities of EIMS and helps to lead the reader for the better understanding of EIMS. Overall intention of “Understanding of exercise induced muscle soreness” is to make understand all readers and professionals to right method of muscle training and prevention of EIMS and its practice to prevent various musculoskeletal injuries. This book aims at coaches, sports physical therapist, and post and undergraduate students of physical therapy, sports sciences.
Aim of this work is to elaborate whether national culture poses an influence on how innovative endeavours are undertaken in micro, small and medium enterprises. To shed light on this in a focused manner, a range of micro, small and medium enterprises in the microfinance sectors of Germany and Kenya were selected and their innovation processes in regard to cultural coinage compared in a dual case study. Since culture is a complex concept, a comparative model was developed by the authors taking into consideration various perspectives and scientific contributions. This model was applied in analysing research findings to draw conclusions concerning the influence national culture might pose on innovative endeavours, in terms of new product development and the integration of concepts developed elsewhere. The interrelation of the concepts of national culture and product innovation in the service sector might offer interesting insights for sustainable business development. The comparison of innovative undertakings in an industrialized and a developing country and insights in the current state of project management approaches and microfinance in Kenya and Germany might also be relevant.
Tourist motivation has become an important concept for study amongst academic researchers and tourism marketers. It embodies an amalgam of ideas and approaches, constituting what Cohen (1974, p. 528) refers to as a “fuzzy set” of definitions and descriptions. Besides other interrelated influences, it is a critical variable and driving force behind tourist behaviour (Crompton, 1979). To further understand the importance of the tourist motivation concept this study aimed to explore “how well do tourist motivation models using push and pull factors describe the motivation of tourists?” The target sample selected was Emiratis of Arab/Islamic origin from the United Arab Emirates who travelled to Australia for holiday purposes. De Ruyter and Scholl (1998, p. 8) point out that “a qualitative methodology provides an in-depth insight; it is flexible, small-scale and exploratory, and the results obtained are concrete, real-life and full of ideas”. Since Emirati society is very close-knit and conservative, a qualitative approach was taken as it allowed the researcher to get close to the participants and thereby gain a more detailed understanding of their motivation and tourist experience.
This beautiful hardback Ladybird edition of "Chicken Licken" is a perfect first illustrated introduction to this classic fairy tale for young readers from 3+. The tale is sensitively retold, following Chicken Licken and his friends as they go to tell the king the sky is falling down. Other exciting titles in the "Ladybird Tales" series include "The Three Billy Goats Gruff", "Cinderella", "The Three Little Pigs", "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Goldilocks and the Three Little Pigs", "The Gingerbread Man", "Hansel and Gretel", "Little Red Riding Hood", "Sleeping Beauty", "Rumpelstiltskin", "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", "Rapunzel", "The Magic Porridge Pot", "The Enormous Turnip", "Puss in Boots", "The Elves and the Shoemaker", "The Big Pancake", "Dick Whittington", "The Princess and the Frog", "The Princess and the Pea", "The Ugly Duckling" and "The Little Red Hen". "Ladybird Tales" are based on the original Ladybird retellings, with beautiful pictures of the kind children like best - full of richness and detail. Children have always loved, and will always remember, these classic fairy tales and sharing them together is an experience to treasure. Ladybird has published fairy tales for over forty-five years, bringing the magic of traditional stories to each new generation of children.