The Americas: Where to Go When is the ultimate holiday planner, highlighting the most spectacular places in North, Central and South America and the best time to visit each one. Written by a team of travel experts, and edited by Craig Doyle, the title brings more than 130 destinations to life with informative narrative and the stunning photography you?d expect from DK Eyewitness. Get to the heart of the most memorable travel destinations in the Americas with hundreds of experiences from marvelling at Niagra Falls in April and cruising down the Amazon in May to sampling San Francisco?s romantic spots in September. Six different themes- Natural World, Unforgettable Journeys, Family Holidays, Luxury & Romance, Activity Breaks, and Festivals & Culture ensure that there is something for everybody. With a simple month-by-month format, practical information and suggested itineraries, The Americas: Where to Go When makes finding the ideal getaway easier than ever. Search by time of year, type of vacation or simply flip through the pages and be inspired. Take an enticing tour of the Americas with The Americas: Where to Go When
The Americas: Where to Go When is the ultimate holiday planner, highlighting the most spectacular places in North, Central and South America and the best time to visit each one. Written by a team of travel experts, and edited by Craig Doyle, the title brings more than 120 destinations to life with informative narrative and the stunning photography you?d expect from DK. Get to the heart of the most memorable travel destinations in the Americas with hundreds of experiences from marvelling at Niagara Falls in April and cruising down the Amazon in May to sampling San Francisco?s romantic spots in September. Six different themes- Natural World, Unforgettable Journeys, Family Holidays, Luxury & Romance, Activity Breaks, and Festivals & Culture - ensure that there is something for everybody. With a simple month-by-month format, practical information and suggested itineraries, The Americas: Where to Go When makes finding the ideal getaway easier than ever. Search by time of year, type of vacation or simply flip through the pages and be inspired. Take an enticing tour of the Americas with The Americas: Where to Go When.
Palestinian-Israeli literature is the literature of a minority that is in a state of political and cultural conflict with the Jewish minority. To be considered legitimate by the Jewish majority, Palestinian-Israeli writers must disguise their political and cultural conflict with the majority culture and refrain from creating literature that is stereotyped or socially engaged. The first chapter examines the rhetorical devices Palestinian-Israeli writers use to convey their emotions and attitudes toward the Jewish majority without expressing these overtly. The second chapter describes the different coherent patterns of Contemporary Hebrew prose and Palestinian-Israeli prose. These differences are demonstrated in the third chapter through a bilingual Palestinian-Israeli author's writing.
The development of indigenous languages by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has always been complex given its historical development. The broadcasting institution was developed as a bastion for the government and only developed the English and Afrikaans languages.The South African indigenous languages were used in regional radio stations for black audiences with a view of providing propaganda interests of the apartheid system. In 1994 when South Africa obtained its independence the broadcasting policy was reformed in order to develop other native languages equally with the ones that enjoyed coverage on television during the apartheid era. However, not all indigenous languages receive equal coverage on South African television, minority languages are somewhat represented.This study uses Xitsonga language as a case study to investigate the extent to which minority languages are represented by the SABC and the way they are used. The SABC’s editorial policy, states that the SABC has committed itself into developing all the languages equally and using them correctly.The findings reveal that Xitsonga is not represented equally with other languages and is used improperly.
Written out of the author’s awareness of the problems many students and young researchers encounter when writing their research papers, this book is a simplified presentation of the fundamentals of research. Its technically simple style is aimed at making the book accessible to people of all academic persuasions. Most research studies or projects begin with a written proposal. For this reason, the book starts with a section on how to write a good standard research proposal. In the second section, the book discusses in detail the way in which a research project, dissertation or thesis must be outlined once the research proposal has been accepted. Chapter three looks specifically at a journal paper/article as another very important type of research paper. It gives a brief survey of important points to bear in mind when writing a journal article as well as the structure such a paper is expected to follow. Chapter four is a brief presentation of some of the methods of citation and reference styles commonly used in research.
One of the main problem students’ faces during their research work is how to select and carry on the problem of investigation. Numerous times the students select a topic for their research, but when they proceed, they face big issues and most of them left their research saying that it is hard to complete. In every field of education in Pakistan generally and in the field of sports sciences and physical education particularly, the culture of research is not established as compared to developed and even in the developing countries. There are many books concerned with research methods and theories. This is one of them. This book is intended as a standard text on research design that incorporates example from sports sciences and physical education. It emphasizes application, learning by doing, and learning through examples. This book provides a broad, comprehensive view of dissertation writing for the students majoring in sports sciences & physical education. This unique book is aimed at students who need to understand the research in the field, and will be used as a reference for those who are interested in research either as a part of a Master course, or as an MPhil/PhD scholar.
The Italian sociolinguistic panorama is characterised by a considerable complexity of settings: the coexistence of Italian, its regional and local varietie and several minority languages makes the national repertoire complex, due to diverse stratification. Starting from this reality, the volume deals with minority languages in Italy, seen in relation to the languages of the repertoire they are in contact with. A comprehensive sociolinguistic analysis of minority languages should examine the following key factors: the degree of their vitality, the degree of contact with the languages of the repertoire, both of them important factors in defining the kind of language policy to be undertaken. These intertwined aspects of minority languages – vitality, contact and planning – will be explored here, through the analysis of case studies, which represent Italian sociolinguistic diversity.
"The Diary of a Nobody", with words by George Grossmith and illustrations by his actor-manager brother-Weedon, first appeared in Punch in 1891-2. Writing, he hopes, in the great tradition of Pepys and Boswell, Mr Charles Pooter regales us with choice anecdotes and domestic crises from life at 'The Laurels', Brickfield Terrace, Holloway, and from his chequered career as a City clerk. The wayward behaviour of his son Lupin - intermittently engaged to the unsuitable Daisy Mutlar - is only one of the burdens he has to bear. When, against all the odds, Mr Pooter triumphs, we cannot help rejoicing in his good fortune.
This dissertation is a history of Mexican Chicago, exploring the economic, social/cultural, political and educational conditions. There are first-hand accounts of events of the time between 1970-2001 by those who were actively involved and played roles in the changes the city underwent. These events and changes that Chicago underwent impacted the education system at the federal level. The country is still dealing with problems of class, poverty and race.
Improve your Skills for Advanced (CAE) is a four book series for students preparing to take the Cambridge English: Advanced exam. The series aims to develop the skills, language and exam techniques required to achieve success in the exam. The series can be used for self-study or in class. Each of the 12 topic-based units guides you through the activities step by step. Improve your Skills: Writing for Advanced offers complete preparation for the Writing paper. Each unit includes: Skills focus with exercises and examples to develop the skills for all the Cambridge English: Advanced Writing tasks; Language development with helpful phrases and vocabulary to use in each Writing task to ensure students are well prepared and confident; Skills tips with ideas on how to approach Writing tasks in Advanced; Practice test with authentic Writing tasks based on the unit topic with model answers.
A violent South London gang will be destroyed if Dan 'Spider' Shepherd can gather enough evidence against them while posing as a ruthless hitman. What he doesn't know is that his work as an undercover agent for MI5 is about to intersect with the biggest terrorist operation ever carried out on British soil.Only weeks before Shepherd witnessed a highly skilled IS sniper escape from a targeted missile strike in Syria. But never in his wildest dreams did he expect to next come across the shooter in a grimy East London flat.Spider's going to have to proceed with extreme caution if he is to prevent the death of hundreds of people, but at the same time, when the crucial moment comes he will have to act decisively. The clock is ticking and only he stands between us and Armageddon...
Recently the using of erasable ball pen increased the likelihood of erased or decolorized writing in ink featuring in criminal activity in which these inks were used frequently throughout our lives to signed or writing documents , thus the writing by these inks can be removed by rubber eraser,converted the valid documents to forged documents.Therefore an adequate and accurate approaches and treatments for the protection of paper documents and writing by erasable inks in these documents are urgently needed . This work is in progress to achieve a deeper insight to establish the application of the graft copolymerization method using vinyl comonomers as a new technique for document preservation and opens the way to preservation and restoration of cellulosic paper sheet , which belong to the field of cultural heritage . Our work alerts the forensic science community to the existence of the erasable ball pen and the possibility to contribute in the development of criminal activity in the field of forgery .
First Certificate Writing helps students studying at upper intermediate level to develop their writing skills.Through a focused analysis of exam tasks, carefully staged activities and model texts. First Certificate Writing gives students all the guidance and practice they need to successfully answer any question in the Writing paper of the First Certificate exam. The First Certificate Writing Teacher's Book includes: An overview of the Writing paper of the First Certificate examination. A detailed description of the units in the Students' Book. An analysis of the writing skills required for Paper 2 of the FCE exam. A sample marked composition with a suggested correction code. An explanation of the marking criteria for FCE Paper 2. Lesson-by-lesson notes, with complete answer key, suggested answers and additional tips for the teacher. Формат: 21 см х 29,5 см.
Improve your Skills for First (FCE) is a four book series for students preparing to take the Cambridge English: First exam. The series aims to develop the skills, language and exam techniques required to achieve success in the exam. The series can be used for self-study or in class. Each of the 12 topic-based units guides you through the activities step by step. WRITING FOR FIRST offers complete preparation for the Writing paper. Each unit includes: - Skills focus with exercises and examples to develop the skills for all the Cambridge English: First Writing tasks. - Language development with helpful phrases and vocabulary to use in each Writing task to ensure students are well prepared and confident. - Skills tips with ideas on how to approach Writing tasks in First. - Practice test with authentic Writing tasks based on the unit topic with model answers.
This thesis explores the history of minority rights and enforcement mechanisms, minority governance in five western democracies (Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, United Kingdom, and Spain) and the case of Western Thrace Muslim Turkish minority of Greece. The unit of analysis is historical minorities. The study therefore seeks to explore the nature and applicability of these rights and their role in the protection of minorities. Accordingly, the League of Nations, the United Nations, the European Institutions of Council of Europe, Organization and Security in Europe, the European Union and their related legislation concerning minorities have been scrutinized. Implementation in five European democracies has been mentioned in order to offer a preliminary comparative perspective. The bulk of the study is about the Muslim Turkish minority of Greece; elaborated within a historical, legal and political perspective; within the framework of kin-state and host-state relations, the social structure of the minority itself and their interactions with the majority whose interactions have occasionally been shaped by the legacy of history and of bilateral relations between Turkey and Greece.
This paper has attempted to draw some attention upon the problem of modern techniques in the evaluation of writing skills.The reason I have chosen to tackle this aspect is the fact that lately there has been real emphasis on this functional and communicative side of learning foreign languages in order to help Romanian students cope with any situation in which speaking and writing in a foreign language is required: the chance to sit for some important exams, working abroad and why not when using the Internet. The purpose of this paper is not that of scanning the most efficient evaluation methods, but that of aiming to be a useful and practical guide in adjusting the different modern evaluation methods and techniques to our students’ motivation and needs.
Boy, did Blink get off on the wrong floor. All he wanted was to steal some breakfast for his empty belly, but instead he stumbled upon a fake kidnapping and a mobile phone dropped by an “abducted” CEO, giving Blink a link to his perfect blonde daughter. Now Blink is on the run, but it’ll be OK as long as he’s smart enough to stay in the game and keep Captain Panic locked in his hold. Enter a girl named Caution. As in Caution: Watch Your Step. She’s also on the run, from a drug-dealer boyfriend and from a nightmare in her past that won’t let her go. When she spies Blink at the bus station, Caution can see he’s an easy mark. But there’s something about this naive, skinny street punk, whom she only wanted to rob, that tugs at her heart, a heart she thought deserved not to feel. Charged with suspense and intrigue, this taut novel trails two deeply compelling characters as they forge a blackmail scheme that is foolhardy at best, disastrous at worst – along with a fated, tender partnership that will offer them each a rare chance for redemption.
Email communication is part of everyone's daily routine. It is widely used for both formal and informal communication. In the EFL writing community, it represents an authentic tool for providing the learners with extra chances of practice. That is why, EFL writing teachers strive to incorporate it in their classes. The learners get motivated to improve their writing skills to meet the demands of that authentic medium which provides them with real audience and purpose for their writing. However,its impact on issues like grammatical accuracy, for example, is questionable. Only few studies in the literature give empirical evidence on its full potentials. This book, therefore, presents an experimental approach that examines the impact of email communication on the writing of EFL learners, mainly on the controversial issue of grammatical accuracy. The study assesses its potentials by comparing it with the traditional paper and pencil discussions. The results shed light on the impact of email discussions on different grammatical aspects in the learners' essays. The findings could be relevant to EFL teachers and learners, curriculum designers and educators interested in online technology.
The work is a comparative and interdisciplinary study dealing with the protection systems of autochthonous minorities in Slovenia and Sweden in a comparative key. The main research hypothesis is that Slovenia and Sweden chose a successful and effective model of minority protection. This statement is assessed, on the one hand, through the analysis of specific minority policies and, on the other hand, through the analysis of opinions and feelings of minorities’ members.
The research for this book was designed to develop student writing proficiency. In City X, as in many schools, students graduate and enter higher education and the workforce without adequate writing skills. Colleges often find students need remediation before they can proceed with freshman level work. In addition, the school’s high stakes testing scores painted a bleak picture with a high percentage of students scoring below proficiency level. Therefore, it was important to determine why students struggle with writing, explore student attitudes about writing, and establish instructional practices that hold promise in developing students as proficient writers. The research was based on the use of technology, online publishing, and authentic audience as tools to engage students to become skilled writers. The study sought to understand student perspectives about their writing assignments written for an authentic audience of Internet readers as well as traditional assignments written for a teacher and a grade. Findings were based on extensive data collection in the form of observations, interviews, and student surveys.
The concentrated ownership structure of Egyptian corporations makes protecting minority shareholders a major governance challenge. While controlling shareholders must have wide latitude in management in order for firms to thrive, investing controlling shareholders with power carries substantial dangers for minority shareholders. Although the principle of majority rule is fundamental to corporate governance, it is also recognized that minority shareholders need a certain level of protection against the majority’s overreaching. This dissertation examines whether and to what extent the existing legal regimes strike the correct balance between the rights of controlling shareholders and the interests of minority shareholders in controlled public Egyptian corporations, and offers constructive proposals for improving the Egyptian system by comparing it to its analogues in the United States and Europe.
The popular image of the Kalahari is a romantic one of desert space and untouched Bushmen. The popular image of the Afrikaners is of a unique and vicious racialism. Yet Afrikaners have been living in the Kalahari for more than a hundred years, their presence often studiously ignored by writers; and since 1961, independent Botswana with its policy of scrupulous non-racialism has embraced both Afrikaner and Bushman in common citizenship.
This amazing compilation of decorative motifs from around the world is unparalleled in its range of coverage with examples from early Greek, Roman and Egyptian designs through those of the 19th century. Geographically diverse, the book covers ornamentation from Asia and Africa as well as Europe and the Americas. Originally published in the 19th century in two volumes, this work by Auguste Racinet was an invaluable resource to artists, designers and architects when it was first published and continues to be so today.
When the old oak tree in the park dies, the local paper runs a competition for children to write a poem about trees. Jed starts writing immediately. The prize is his photo in the paper and lunch with the mayor! But best of all, Jed discovers that even an old oak tree can have many new lives . . . Recycling makes caring about the environment a worthwhile project for all young readers.
In the modern era, paper has taken the most important role in the human life. The pulp and paper industry marks uniqueness with respect to the noble product coming out of it in the form of paper. Depletion of forest resources compels the paper industries for waste paper recycling. Deinking of sorted office paper (SOP) is very difficult by conventional techniques. Toner particles produced during conventional repulping process with high cost chemicals are too large to be removed by the flotation and washing processes and are a major technical obstacle for greater use of these varieties. The effect of various enzymes concoctions reduces dirt counts and ERIC values and improved pulp brightness and deinkability of SOP. Enzymes concoctions also reduce ink particles size in terms of number of specks and number of specks/cm3 and stickies. The increased surface roughness determined by AFM and SEM techniques is due to ink detachment and FTIR validates the deinking efficiency due to disappearance of various bands after deinking. A mixture of enzymes containing cellulase, xylanase, amylase and lipase in presence of surfactant during deinking is effective to produce writing and printing grades.