They were memorising street names and addresses, phone numbers, safe houses and meeting points, places they could be safe if they were discovered or betrayed. They were learning code words and passwords for taxi drivers and compounds, ...
Author: Lucy Caldwell
Publisher: Faber & Faber
When Euan and Ruth set off with their young daughter to live in Bahrain, it is meant to be an experience and adventure they will cherish. But on the night they arrive, Ruth discovers the truth behind the missionary work Euan has planned and feels her world start to crumble. Far from home, and with events spiralling towards war in nearby Iraq, she starts to question her faith - in Euan, in their marriage and in all she has held dear. With Euan so often away, she is confined to their guarded compound with her neighbours and, in particular, Noor, a troubled teenager recently returned to Bahrain to live with her father. Confronted by temptations and doubt, each must make choices that could change all of their lives for ever. Compelling, passionate and deeply resonant, The Meeting Point is a novel about idealism and innocence, about the unexpected turns life can take and the dangers and chances that await us.
I have called the subject with which we are to deal the meetingplace of two sciences. ... The main point to be observed is that it is necessary to place distinctly before our minds the fact that we are studying a period in which, ...
Author: Sir John William Dawson
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
The science of the earth and the history of man, though cultivated by very different classes of specialists and in very different ways, must have their meeting-place. They must indeed not only meet, but overlap and run abreast of each other throughout nearly the whole time occupied by the existence of man on the earth. The geologist, from his point of view, studies all the stratified crust of the earth, down to the mud deposited by last year's river inundations. The historian, aided by the archæologist, has written and monumental evidence carrying him back to the time of the earliest known men, many thousands of years ago. Throughout all this interval the two records must have run more or less parallel to each other, and must be in contact along the whole line. The geologist, ascending from the oldest and lowest portions of the earth's crust, and dealing for millions of years with physical forces and the instinctive powers of animals alone, at length as he approaches the surface finds himself in contact with an entirely new agency, the free-will and conscious action of man. It is true that at first the effects of these are small, and the time in which they have been active is insignificant in comparison with that occupied by previous geological ages; but they introduce new questions which constantly grow in importance, down to those later times in which human agency has so profoundly affected the surface of the earth and its living inhabitants. Finally, the geologist is obliged to have recourse to human observation and testimony for his information respecting those modern causes to which he has to appeal for the explanation of former changes, and has to adduce effects produced by human agency in illustration of, or in contrast with, mutations in the pre-human periods. The historian, on the other hand, finds, as he passes backward into earlier ages, documentary evidence failing him, and much of what he can obtain becoming mythical, vague or uncertain, or difficult of explanation by modern analogies, until at length he is fain to have recourse to the pick-axe and spade, and to endeavour to disinter from the earth the scanty relics of primeval man, much as the geologist searches in the bedded rocks for the fossils which they contain. He has even learned to use for these earliest ages the term prehistoric, and so practically to transfer them to the domain of the archæologist and geologist.
The time - table designated Hardy as the meeting point for trains Nos . 103 and 104 , train No. 104 being superior by direction . It had been the practice to reverse the rights of these trains when meeting at Hardy , permitting train No ...
Release on 1913 | by United States. Interstate Commerce Commission. Bureau of Transport Economics and Statistics
Center , the time - card name for Michigan Center , is 2.19 miles east of Page , the meeting point provided for trains Nos . 46 and 157 in the order which was sent to the crew of train No. 157. The issuance of train order No.
Author: United States. Interstate Commerce Commission. Bureau of Transport Economics and Statistics
You have to go to the centre of the city to attend the crucial meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the evening — a simple activity . ... You may walk down to the nearest railway station and catch a train nearest to the point of the meeting and walk ...
Author: P. N. MUKHERJEE
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
Category: Business & Economics
This book presents a comprehensive view of concepts, principles and practices of Total Quality Management (TQM) from basics through advanced tools and techniques for practical implementation.It is well known that ‘Total Organization Involvement’ in understanding and implementing TQM, along with the integrated business strategy, provided Japanese organizations with a strong platform for a meteoric rise to world-class performance and global leadership in every sphere of their operation. The success of TQM therefore depends a lot on the strong foundation and infrastructure of an organization. This is the crux of the author’s theory of ‘Holistic Management System for World-class Performance and Leadership’ expounded in this book. It is a TQM-based model that helps create a world-class management system for performance excellence and global leadership. The concluding part of the book cites several examples of practical implementation of TQM principles and practices in various manufacturing and service sectors of the Indian industry, providing elaboration and analysis of each case study. The book is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students of management as well as students of most engineering disciplines. It can also be used by the industries as a valuable guide to continuous improvement and implementation of a world-class management system in line with the TQM principles and practices. In a nutshell, the book provides wide coverage of areas related to TQM and integrates all its processes, tools and techniques under one management system to help businesses grow and excel. This is indeed the unique feature of the book.
The meeting point of the two robots takes place at point G (see Figure 2, and set φ = 0), where q(y) = BG ≈ 0.117 ≈ 0.236BC. In particular, the cost of the algorithm, if the meeting point of the robots is during R2 's pre-detour, ...
Author: Vangelis Th. Paschos
This book constitutes the refereed conference proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Algorithms and Complexity, CIAC 2015, held in Paris, France, in May 2015. The 30 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 93 submissions and are presented together with 2 invited papers. The papers present original research in the theory and applications of algorithms and computational complexity.
B 1 DB DA DC Figure 6.13 D domains for three points . equidistant from B and C , C and A , and A and B , respectively . ... ( 2 ) the meeting point of the angle bisectors — the center of the inscribed circle , ( 3 ) the meeting point of ...
Author: Jay Kappraff
Publisher: World Scientific
The first edition of Connections was chosen by the National Association of Publishers (USA) as the best book in ?Mathematics, Chemistry, and Astronomy ? Professional and Reference? in 1991. It has been a comprehensive reference in design science, bringing together in a single volume material from the areas of proportion in architecture and design, tilings and patterns, polyhedra, and symmetry. The book presents both theory and practice and has more than 750 illustrations. It is suitable for research in a variety of fields and as an aid to teaching a course in the mathematics of design. It has been influential in stimulating the burgeoning interest in the relationship between mathematics and design. In the second edition there are five new sections, supplementary, as well as a new preface describing the advances in design science since the publication of the first edition.
Let's denote the distance between A and B by S, the distance covered by the first car up to the meeting point M by S1 , and the distance covered by the second car up to the meeting point M by S2. Assume the speed of the first car was v1 ...
Author: Boris Pritsker
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
Equations are the lifeblood of mathematics, science, and technology, and this book examines equations of all kinds. With his masterful ability to convey the excitement and elegance of mathematics, author Boris Pritsker explores equations from the simplest to the most complex—their history, their charm, and their usefulness in solving problems. The Equations World bridges the fields of algebra, geometry, number theory, and trigonometry, solving more than 280 problems by employing a wide spectrum of techniques. The author demystifies the subject with efficient hints, tricks, and methods that reveal the fun and satisfaction of problem solving. He also demonstrates how equations can serve as important tools for expressing a problem's data, showing the ways in which they assist in fitting parts together to solve the whole puzzle. In addition, brief historical tours reveal the foundations of mathematical thought by tracing the ideas and approaches developed by mathematicians over the centuries. Both recreational mathematicians and ambitious students will find this book an ample source of enlightenment and enjoyment.
Speed of Car 1 x time taken by it to reach meeting After adding 2 kg silver , point Total weight of the new crown = 8 kg + 2 kg = 10 kg = 100 x 3 Weight of pure silver in it = 2 kg + 2 kg = 4 kg = 300 km Percentage of pure silver in the ...
The focal point view of the law sounds a warning bell about these traditional remedies. It says that since the law ... The place marked Meeting Point has become a focal point for people playing the game of trying to meet each other.
Author: Kaushik Basu
Publisher: MIT Press
Category: Business & Economics
An economist's perspective on the nuts and bolts of economic policymaking, based on his experience as the Chief Economic Adviser in India. In December 2009, the economist Kaushik Basu left the rarefied world of academic research for the nuts and bolts of policymaking. Appointed by the then Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, to be chief economic adviser (CEA) to the Government of India, Basu—a theorist, with special interest in development economics, and a professor of economics at Cornell University—discovered the complexity of applying economic models to the real world. Effective policymaking, Basu learned, integrates technical knowledge with political awareness. In this book, Basu describes the art of economic policymaking, viewed through the lens of his two and a half years as CEA. Basu writes from a unique perspective—neither that of the career bureaucrat nor that of the traditional researcher. Plunged into the deal-making, non-hypothetical world of policymaking, Basu suffers from a kind of culture shock and views himself at first as an anthropologist or scientist, gathering observations of unfamiliar phenomena. He addresses topics that range from the macroeconomic—fiscal and monetary policies—to the granular—designing grain auctions and policies to assure everyone has access to basic food. Basu writes about globalization and India's period of unprecedented growth, and he reports that at a dinner hosted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, President Obama joked to him, “You should give this guy some tips”—“this guy” being Timothy Geithner. Basu describes the mixed success of India's anti-poverty programs and the problems of corruption, and considers the social norms and institutions necessary for economic development. India is, Basu argues, at an economics crossroad. As CEA from 2009 to 2012, he was present at the creation of a potential economic powerhouse.
Release on 2020-01-02 | by Lakshmi Priya Rajendran
experience of place. ... Before the advent of new technologies, observational frames were more grounded in physical places; therefore place ... Massey discussed how place is the meeting point of socio-spatial and political relations.
Author: Lakshmi Priya Rajendran
Publisher: Springer Nature
This book examines the emerging problems and opportunities that are posed by media innovations, spatial typologies, and cultural trends in (re)shaping identities within the fast-changing milieus of the early 21st Century. Addressing a range of social and spatial scales and using a phenomenological frame of reference, the book draws on the works of Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty and Don Hide to bridge the seemingly disparate, yet related theoretical perspectives across a number of disciplines. Various perspectives are put forward from media, human geography, cultural studies, technologies, urban design and architecture etc. and looked at thematically from networked culture and digital interface (and other) perspectives. The book probes the ways in which new digital media trends affect how and what we communicate, and how they drive and reshape our everyday practices. This mediatization of space, with fast evolving communication platforms and applications of digital representations, offers challenges to our notions of space, identity and culture and the book explores the diverse yet connected levels of technology and people interaction.
West Burton's Meeting Point is a 1 . for young people which was founded ( gegründet ) in 2008. Its 2 . is to 3 . young people in the local community with a place where they can meet and make new friends . About 20 young people now use ...
Finding the meeting point also means deciphering an opponent's signature moves, preparing for her favorite attacks, and figuring out her preferred defenses. It means scanning for indications of their training—Does he come from a ...
Author: Janet O'Shea
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Risk, Failure, Play illuminates the many ways in which competitive martial arts differentiate themselves from violence. Presented from the perspective of a dancer and writer, this book takes readers through the politics of everyday life as experienced through training in a range of martial arts practices such as jeet kune do, Brazilian jiu jitsu, kickboxing, Filipino martial arts, and empowerment self-defense. Author Janet OâShea shows how play gives us the ability to manage difficult realities with intelligence and demonstrates that physical play, with its immediacy and heightened risk, is particularly effective at accomplishing this task. Risk, Failure, Play also demonstrates the many ways in which physical recreation allows us to manage the complexities of our current social reality. Risk, Failure, Play intertwines personal experience with phenomenology, social psychology, dance studies, performance studies, as well as theories of play and competition in order to produce insights on pleasure, mastery, vulnerability, pain, agency, individual identity, and society. Ultimately, this book suggests that play allows us to rehearse other ways to live than the ones we see before us and challenges us to reimagine our social reality.
Release on 2006-12-31 | by Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., Mehdi
We now synthesize the effects of accessing information early and late in the meetings to work on a fuzzy task. ... When a higher proportion of information is acquired in the first part of the meeting (i.e., a movement from point A to ...
Author: Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., Mehdi
Publisher: IGI Global
Category: Business & Economics
"This book supplies the industry leaders, practicing managers, researchers, experts, and educators with the most current findings on undertaking the operation of the latest information technology reforms, developments, and changes. It presents the issues facing modern organizations and provides the most recent strategies in overcoming the obstacles of the ever-evolving information management and utilization industry"--Provided by publisher.