In this, the first published book from a lifelong procrastinator, wit and soon to be retired policeman. Bryan Connor, the author, recounts a successful thirty year career with the British Police Service, providing a fascinating insight into the day to day life of a British copper. Delving into selected extracts from the more humorous stories he noted down following his tours of duty. Modern Police Officers are now life guards, crime prevention officers, crime fighters, admin clerks, scenes of crime officers, taxi drivers, social workers, interrogators, gaolers, stewards for sporting events, missing persons specialists, call centre operatives, traffic wardens, first aiders, accurate chronologists, road safety consultants, filing clerks, truancy officers, messengers, fraud investigators, locksmiths, message dispatchers, emergency fire-fighters, road crossing patrol operatives, undertakers, tourist information officers, security officers, youth and community workers, delivery drivers, school liaison officers, street cleaners, first aiders, and sometimes even street patrol beat officers all rolled into one. In other words, they are 'Jacks of all trades and pretty much masters of none'! This book covers some of the tricky situations, embarrassing moments and uncomfortable episodes that quite often arise when some of the people local to or just passing through the busy Borough of Sandwell in the West Midlands of England decided to breach the laws laid down by Her Majesties Government. Bryan's style could best be summed up as......Style, what style? But it is genuine hearty humour with just a hint of sarcasm, Infused with a wealth of peculiar characters. Bryan extracts just some of the more notable episodes in his past, letting you in on some of the more amusing incidents that he and his colleagues had to deal with daily. Only the names and locations have been changed to protect the not so innocent!
Author : Victoria Fontan
ISBN : 9780313365331
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 84.32 MB
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Even today, most Americans can not understand just why the fighting continues in Iraq, whether our nation should be involved there now, and how we could change our tactics to help establish a lasting peace in the face of what many fear will become a full-fledged civil war. In the book at hand, Victoria Fontan - a professor of peace and conflict studies who lived, worked and researched in Iraq - shares pointed insights into the emotions of Iraq's people, and specifically how democratization has in that country come to be associated with humiliation. Including interviews with common people in Iraq this work makes clear how laudable intentions do not always bring the desired result when it comes to international conflict and cross-cultural psychology. For example, Fontan explains, one might consider the comment of a young Shiite: The greatest humiliation of all was to see foreigners topple Saddam, not because we loved him, but because we could not do it ourselves. This gripping text is focused on a new and growing area of human psychology - humiliation studies. In it, this leader at the United Nations-mandated University for Peace spotlights aspects of U.S. actions - and Iraqi perceptions - that have fueled ongoing conflict and left some increasingly outspoken residents of the U.S., and the rest of the world, demanding that foreign forces be withdrawn and the Iraqis left to their own accord. The work examines issues including how and when the Iraqis began to see the United States, as not a liberator but as an occupier; how both Abu Ghraib and our ensuing handling of the scandal heightened Iraqi humiliation and fighting; how we've fueled the ethno-religious unrest that still rages today; and how the Post-Saddam elections paved the way for civil war. Fontan also describes the role of women in Iraq who may ultimately be an important key to peace and explains her views on the new role the U.S. may play to better help establish peace.
Jack Davidson has all the experience he needs for any survival situation—or so he thinks. As he prepares to instruct his next basic navigation course on Seeley’s Mountain, he is unaware of the evil tracking toward his wilderness destination that will change everything. His students are expecting a pleasant getaway from their high-pressure lives in the city. Their weekend will soon turn to terror and put their rudimentary survival skills to the test. Residents of this backwoods region and visitors alike are thrust together while they battle the elements, the terrain, and the malevolent force within an escalating storm. As suspicions build and lives are compromised by the pervading darkness on Seeley’s Mountain, they soon turn to and against each other and learn more than they ever expected. Who will they trust as events spiral out of control, and who will survive?
Love is the last thing Carly Lennox is looking for when she sets out on her new book tour. The independent, widowed author is content with a life spent writing and in raising her daughter. When newscaster Mike Woodard suggests they work on a television magazine profile based on her book, Carly’s thrilled, but guarded. His obvious desire to turn their relationship into something other than just a working one is more than she bargained for. Mike Woodard is ambitious, and not only in his chosen profession. He wants Carly, maybe more than he’s ever wanted anything or anyone else. As he tells her, he’s a patient man. But the more they’re together, Mike realizes it isn’t simply desire beating within him. Carly Lennox is the missing piece in his life. Getting her to accept it-and him-may just be the toughest assignment he’s ever taken on.
Das Berufsbild des Architekten erfährt momentan einen dramatischen Wandel - sowohl im Prozess der Architekturentwicklung als auch hinsichtlich des Tätigkeitsfelds. Architekten und verwandte Berufsbilder definieren sich vor einem globalen Hintergrund neu. Hamburg hat sich zu einem Ort entwickelt, an dem unkonventionelle und innovative Architektur entsteht. Dieses Buch präsentiert die Ansätze von dreizehn Hamburger Gruppen - Architekturbüros, Kommunikationsagenturen oder Lichtplaner. Es verortet diese innerhalb der seit längerem geführten Diskussion um Architektur-Avantgarden, Networks, Elite-Unis und Off-Architektur, aber auch vor dem Hintergrund des Verlusts von Arbeitsplätzen in den klassischen Tätigkeitsfeldern von Architekten. Im Mittelpunkt stehen daher keine gebauten oder geplanten Projekte, sondern Prozesse und Strategien
Author : Dawn Maree Ketteringham, Author
ISBN : 9780992127329
File Size : 50.92 MB
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"Revolving Doors" is an adult, autobiographical novel in which 'Richard', now over sixty, recalls incidents of his nightmarish first five years of childhood, while fostered through 17 residences as a ward of Toronto's "S.W.York Co. Children's Aid Society." From his perspective and understanding as a small child, he shares details of memories of unspeakably perverse mistreatment, including perpetual abuse, torture and even rape. After years of counselling and treatment for ensuing, debilitating mental illnesses, 'Richard' experienced a "black-out," resulting in the sudden awareness of long-buried, traumatic memories. The Author, Ms. Ketteringham, graphically details her brother's incredible victimization/survival story by interweaving his recollections, and relentless nightmares, with documentation from the organizations involved. It is "Richard's" most sincere desire that his story of ultimate survival might encourage similar abuse victims who may be searching for hope in facing and fighting their own demons.