Essays in Honour of Bryan D. Spinks

Author: Melanie Ross,Simon Jones

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567006093

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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The study of liturgy has received criticism from scholars and practitioners alike: the academic discipline of liturgiology has been compared to the hobby of stamp collection, and proponents for liturgical renewal argue that worship must be made more accessible and relevant. Bryan Spinks has been an important moderating voice in this discussion, reminding both academic and ecclesial communities that Christ is made known in the liturgical riches of the past as well as in contemporary forms of the present. Inspired by Spinks' work, this volume brings together biblical, historical, and theological scholars to discuss the theme of continuity and change in worship. Its historical range begins with the early church, extends through the Reformation, and concludes with a discussion of issues facing contemporary liturgical reform. In recognition of the fact that Professor Spinks' work has been widely influential in both Europe and the United States, the editors have solicited liturgical perspectives from scholars with international reputations on sides of the Atlantic.
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The Art and Commerce of Animation in America from Betty Boop to Toy Story

Author: Stefan Kanfer

Publisher: Scribner Book Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 839

Traces the history of animated films from the silent era to the present, and describes how they reflected and influenced contemporary society, sometimes by adopting and spreading racial and other stereotypes
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Author: Rex Harrison

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553073416

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 6883

One of the twentieth century's most popular actors recounts his extraordinary career, from his early days touring seaside piers and palaces, to his legendary portrayal of Professor Henry Higgins in "My Fair Lady," and beyond
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Author: Gerald Seymour

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473663504

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 1881

'The novel is an absorbing briefing on cyberwarfare as well as a masterclass in characterisation' SUNDAY TIMES Thriller of the Month There is a new cold war raging and its frontline warriors are Russian hackers - gang-members working freelance for the FSB, successor to the KGB. Massive thefts of personal information, electoral interference, catastrophic disruption of commercial and social services, banks, airlines, even whole countries disabled - this is happening now. Nicknamed 'Boot' because of his obsession with the Duke of Wellington and the battle of Waterloo, Edwin Coker is a case officer at the Vauxhall headquarters of MI6. When a young hacker falls into his hands and reveals details of a secret meeting, Boot conceives a daring plan to strike back - not with a computer virus of his own, but with a bomb that will seriously damage the Russian operation, spreading fear and distrust. Now Boot and his little team need a 'deniable' handler to deliver the explosives across the border from Estonia into Russia and bring the hacker back out. They turn to Merc, an ex-soldier fighting in Iraq, a gun-for-hire who knows how to get out of a tight spot. They hope. From the moment Merc sets out to cross the River Narva things do not go to plan and when the hacker's sister becomes involved, his mission turns from tough to near impossible. The scene is set for a classic story of pursuit and evasion and an epic battle for survival.
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A Study of Children's Lives Outside School

Author: Elliott A. Medrich

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520042964

Category: Social Science

Page: 402

View: 2112

Analyzes children's out-of-school time, including play, activities with parents, household chores, and television viewing, to determine its influence on their development
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How to attract and persuade customers without being salesy

Author: Stephan Heinrich

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3739206322

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 703

The traditional sales professional is a thing of the past. Today, people are increasingly selling independently—be it a product, a service, or their own image. Everybody’s looking for a good deal. But how does it work? Different than you might think, says Stephan Heinrich. People don’t want to be persuaded. Instead, they want to negotiate at eye level. That’s why this book won’t reveal how to create interest, but rather how to locate interest that is already there. Furthermore, how to put your decision maker into a position to decide reasonable: For a purchase, for a project, for an investment or for a cooperation. Making your business connections profitable in the long term.
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How to attract and persuade customers without being salesy

Author: Stephan Heinrich

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3739227362

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 72

View: 8426

Additional Workbook for "Serious Business", separate worksheets for each chapter that will help you to improve your business! - The traditional sales professional is a thing of the past. Today, people are increasingly selling independently—be it a product, a service, or their own image. Everybody’s looking for a good deal. But how does it work? Different than you might think, says Stephan Heinrich. People don’t want to be persuaded. Instead, they want to negotiate at eye level. That’s why this book won’t reveal how to create interest, but rather how to locate interest that is already there. Furthermore, how to put your decision maker into a position to decide reasonable: For a purchase, for a project, for an investment or for a cooperation. Making your business connections profitable in the long term.
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Author: Harold Quant

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0578008289

Category: Self-Help

Page: 52

View: 2355

After reading "Death is a Serious Business" you will learn a little more about death and a lot more about life...
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Author: Arjuna Samarakoon,Andrew Oldham

Publisher: BPOConnect

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 63

View: 1005

Practical, straightforward advice on how to make your small-medium business turn a profit and thrive! Contains website link to a wealth of resources, including business templates for every area of your business - from marketing and sales to human resources and finance. Arjuna Samarakoon and Andrew Oldham posses extensive knowledge on how to create and successfully market businesses of all kinds, sharing their business tools and templates with you!
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Forget the Box Doodle-Based Activities for Business and Multi-Language Working Groups

Author: Lisa Rose

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1491884770

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

View: 5926

Humor and innovative engagement can bring new life, commitment and energy to groups that are losing their steam. We all remember childhood fun in creating visual representations of thoughts and ideas, as children we were all experts at this way of “seeing” the world and things around us. As we grow older we are trained to see things more verbally and, as a result, our vision of situations has become more narrow. Words are limited after all, but by engaging your group in more visual activities through directed (and non-directed) doodling, a whole new perspective can be gained. The doodlevision games and exercises put fun, creativity and humor into business situations and creates an environment where possibilities that may have previously been unrecognized or unanticipated to come to light.
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Becoming Fluent, Comfortable, and Charming

Author: Carol Fleming

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1523094079

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

View: 3957

The Serious Business of Small Talk Becoming Fluent, Comfortable, and Charming You walk into a room full of strangers and you immediately freeze—wait, no you don't. Instead, you start some light, easy banter with the group of people closest to you. Then you move on to another group. At the end of the meeting or the conference or the party, you leave with a whole new set of connections. It's not an impossible dream. No communication skill is more important in the world than small talk, says communication coach Carol Fleming. It's how you negotiate the beginning of all relationships. What is more, Fleming reveals, contrary to what most people say, they actually love small talk. Very few of us don't enjoy chewing the fat, shooting the breeze, or otherwise catching up with loved ones and old friends. That's small talk! It's just the one little bit about strangers that throws people off. Small talk with strangers is a skill, one Fleming has taught to scores of avowed wallflowers. She covers the inner and outer aspects—from the right attitude to how to dress, move around, and introduce yourself. Most importantly, she lays out a series of simple, memorable conversational strategies that make it easy to go from “Nice weather we're having” to a genuine, rewarding give-and-take. Carol Fleming won't tell you what to say. Believe it or not, you've already got what you need inside you. She merely provides the keys to unlock it.
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breaking free of addictive family patterns

Author: Barry K. Weinhold

Publisher: Stillpoint Publishing

ISBN: 9780913299517

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 195

View: 1390

Argues that dysfunctional family patterns are the main cause of adult psychological problems, and explains how to overcome the damage caused by one's childhood
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Sports Stories and Other Serious Business

Author: Wright Thompson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525505660

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

View: 7798

From one of America's most beloved sportswriters, a collection of true stories about the dream of greatness and its cost in the world of sports. "Wright Thompson's stories are so full of rich characters, bad actors, heroes, drama, suffering, courage, conflict, and vivid detail that I sometimes thinks he's working my side of the street - the world of fiction." - John Grisham There is only one Wright Thompson. He is, as they say, famous if you know who he is: his work includes the most read articles in the history of ESPN (and it's not even close) and has been anthologized in the Best American Sports Writing series ten times, and he counts John Grisham and Richard Ford among his ardent admirers (see back of book). But to say his pieces are about sports, while true as far as it goes, is like saying Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove is a book about a cattle drive. Wright Thompson figures people out. He jimmies the lock to the furnaces inside the people he profiles and does an analysis of the fuel that fires their ambition. Whether it be Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods or Pat Riley or Urban Meyer, he strips the away the self-serving myths and fantasies to reveal his characters in full. There are fascinating common denominators: it may not be the case that every single great performer or coach had a complex relationship with his father, but it can sure seem that way. And there is much marvelous local knowledge: about specific sports, and times and places, and people. Ludicrously entertaining and often powerfully moving, The Cost of These Dreams is an ode to the reporter's art, and a celebration of true greatness and the high price that it exacts.
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Author: Robert S. DiStefano,Stephen J. Thomas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780831134228

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 295

View: 1391

If your asset data is not reliable, you need to convince the organization of the enormous potential that is locked away. To accomplish this, you need to understand the breadth of the problem and the value of solving it. A viable business case for action is needed-so let's get started! Physical asset data integrity is a critical aspect of every business, often the most valuable asset on the balance sheet, yet it is often overlooked. The data that we have about our assets collectively creates information, provides for accurate analysis and facilitates sound business decisions. Without accuracy of asset data there is a strong potential for poor decisions and their negative consequences. This book will not only provide an appreciation of this fact, it will also provide a road map to achieving value out of something most CEOs, managers, and workers often overlook. The Business Case for Data Integrity Introduction to the Business Case Information Overload Searching for Data Retiring Baby Boomers The Brain Drain A Business Case Example Consistency or Lack Thereof The Data Integrity Corporate Entitlement Impact on Shareholder Value PART 1: UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF ASSET DATA INTEGRITY Plant Asset Information - A Keystone for Success Overview Who Are The Stakeholders? Why We Wrote This Book Who Will Benefit? What You Will Learn Chapter Synopsis Let's Get Started What is Data Integrity? Defining the Terms Data Elements Taxonomy and Why Is It Important? What We Are Looking for in Good Data The Downside of Poor Data Integrity A Word About Information Technology Understanding Data Is Just the Beginning The Asset / Data Integrity Life Cycle About Life Cycles The Asset Life Cycle The Asset Data Life Cycle Why the Data Life Cycle is Important Roles and Responsibilities Within the Asset Life Cycle It Is Never To Soon To Start Life Cycle Links Life Cycles as a Foundation Data Integrity at the Task Level Task vs. Strategic The Data Integrity Transform Data Integrity Tasks Reactive Data Integrity Proactive Data Integrity From Reactive to Proactive Internal Outcomes and Impacts Indirect Impacts Decisions Are Just the Beginning Indirect Inputs Indirect Outputs The Legal Umbrella Indirect Aspects of the Transform External Outcomes and Impacts External Issues Outcomes and Impacts - Partners Outcomes and Impacts - Suppliers Outcomes and Impacts -Customers Outcomes and Impacts -Agencies Outcomes and Impacts - Public Outcomes and Impacts - Insurance Carriers The External Impacts Are Important Information Technology (IT) Problems and Solutions The Implication for IT Implications to IT of a Modern Asset Data Management Practice The Advent of ERP Systems Master Data Management The Future PART 2: BUILDING A SOUND DATA INTEGRITY PROCESS Building an Enterprise-Level Data Integrity Model Historical View What Is an Asset? Asset Classification Static Data vs. Dynamic Data The Differences Among Assets, Functional Locations and Functional Location Hierarchies Other Asset-Related Master Data Asset Master Data Structure and Formatting Ideal Asset Data Repositories Enterprise-Level vs. Plant-Level Asset Data Integrity Building an Enterprise-Level Inventory Catalog Data Integrity Model The Model For Material What Is a Spare Part? Items Classification Static Data vs. Dynamic Data Ideal Item Data Repositories Enterprise-Level vs. Plant-Level Item Data Integrity Data Integrity Assessment Data Quality Dimensions - The Beginning The Approach to the Assessment The Initial Steps The Assessment-General Comments The Assessment Process Moving Forward Assessment Details-Assets and Material Items Similar But Different Assessing Asset Data Assessing Material Data Data Strategy Session To-Be Taxonomy Primary Data Fields Class and Subclass Manufacturer or Supplier Name Asset-Model Number or Serial Number Material Items-Manufacturer or Supplier Part Number Attribute Templates Other Asset Data Fields The Goal-Quality Data for the Future Asset Data Clean-Up and Repair After the Assessment Data Repair is Far from Simple Repair Problems Data Repair Strategies The Big Bang Approach Fix It As You Go The Line in the Sand-More on Sustainability Commitment to Doing the Work PART 3: SUSTAINING WHAT YOU HAVE CREATED Data Governance Data Governance - Insight to the Problem Shifting the Burden The Long Term Solution The Benefits of Data Governance The Jobs of Data Governance It's All About Policy and Controls Roles and Responsibilities When Should We Start? Sustaining What Has Been Created The Need to Sustain Establishing Ownership Communication Process and Procedures Training Prepare for Data Growth Walking the Walk Quality Control and Quality Assurance Using Key Performance Indicators The Continuous Improvement Cycle Sustainability Is Not Optional Data Integrity Is Serious Business Getting Started Bibliography Index
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