Personal assistant Dominic is a consummate professional. Funny then, that he harbors such unprofessional feelings toward Tristan Maxwell, the CEO of the company. No, not in that way. The man may be the walking epitome of gorgeousness dressed up in a designer suit. But, Dominic's immune. Unlike most of the workforce, he can see through the pretty facade to the arrogant, self-entitled asshole below. It's lucky then, that the man's easy enough to avoid. Disaster strikes when Dominic finds himself having to work in close proximity as Tristan's P.A. The man is infuriatingly unflappable, infuriatingly good-humored, and infuriatingly unorthodox. In short, just infuriating. A late-night rescue leading to a drunken pass only complicates matters further, especially with the discovery that Tristan is both straight and engaged. Hatred turns to tolerance, tolerance to friendship, and friendship to mutual passion. One thing's for sure, if Tristan sets his sights on Dominic, there's no way Dominic has the necessary armor or willpower to keep a force of nature like Tristan at bay for long, no matter how unprofessional a relationship with the boss might be. He may just have to revise everything he previously thought and believed in a chance at love.
In "The Birth of a Blessing: A Fertile Spirit”, the author compares the Spiritual Birth process with the natural birth process. He takes us on a journey step by step that demonstrates God’s work in us and through us as well as how to strengthen our faith in Him. No believer, man or woman is excluded from spiritual pregnancy. For every believer has the right to spiritual blessings. Believers must nurture the special "seed" that is planted within them until it is mature enough to be delivered. God has prepared a special blessing for those who love and trust Him. As with natural pregnancy, the first trimester is the most critical. During the earlier stage, the enemy lurks in every corner waiting to snatch the seed of the word of God out of the believer like the seed that fell on stony ground. That seed was initially received with joy just like the natural news of pregnancy. However, if the seed is not planted deeply, the seed cannot take root, as it should. Moreover, when trouble comes, the initial enthusiasm is lost and the pregnancy is aborted. This book examines the development of the believers’ faith and spiritual strength. The full- term birthing of the blessing is the most anticipated part. By the time it comes to fruition, believers are certain of their spiritual convictions and faith in God and have gained confidence. This, however, does not guarantee them freedom from trials and temptation. Satan is always around to put doubt in the hearts of believers, no matter how strong or weak their faith is. This book is filled with the Word of God and the works of God. It provides clear and concise help in bringing understanding to the preparation that precedes the blessings that God has promised for our lives. Not only is this book a valuable resource for every believer truly seeking to know the will of God and walk in it, but it is also a powerful teaching tool that will benefit ministry groups of any size. I pray that this book will aid in bringing about a supernatural revelation that will change your life forever. What God has for you, is for you.
Fourth edition of the best-selling Cambridge English: First (FCE) course, updated to prepare for the 2015 revised exam. The Student's Book with answers contains fresh, updated texts and artwork that provide solid language development, lively class discussion and training in exam skills. The 24 topic-based units include examples from the Cambridge English Corpus to highlight common learner errors, while vocabulary sections informed by the English Vocabulary Profile ensure that students are learning the most useful language required at this level. A phrasal verb list provides a handy reference. The interactive CD-ROM provides comprehensive extra practice of the language and topics covered in the book. The Class Audio CDs contain the recordings for all the listening exercises.
Comprehensive Prep for the Postal Exams, Test 473 and 473-C. This book provides information on postal exams, benefits and hiring procedures: * Explanation of the Federal Employees Retirement System. * Sample tests and helpful study information for Test 473 and Test 473-C. * Nine sample tests for Address Checking, 5 sample tests for Forms Completion and 7 sample tests for Coding and Memory. * Strategies for getting a high score. * Learn how to find and how to apply for postal jobs through the Internet. * The new positions PSE (from 2011) and CCA (from 2013) are explained. * There is an explanation about to take the test by computer. * The author scored 100% on the Postal Exams six times. * The Author has operated the Postal Entrance Exams School for 18 years in Los Angeles, California.
Exploring the Christian Tradition in a Situation of Mourning
Author: Piet Zuidgeest
The author formulates a communicative concept of the Christian tradition to individuals, particularly in the situation of mourning. The empirical exploration shows that texts on the "absence of God" are of great significance to individuals in grief.
Incorporating both the managerial and technical aspects of this discipline, the authors address knowledge areas of Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification throughout and include many examples of issues faced by today's businesses.
This book is the first in-depth analysis of the interaction between the British and Irish governments and the role they have played in seeking to resolve the conflict in Northern Ireland since 1980. Eamonn O’Kane examines Britain and Ireland’s objectives in relation to the Northern Ireland conflict, focusing on the influential factors that persuaded these two governments to co-operate at a closer level and those which made this co-operation difficult to achieve and at times sustain. Drawing on extensive primary research, including interviews with leading British and Irish politicians and civil servants, the book questions many of the most widely accepted arguments regarding the conflict. It sheds new light upon the objectives of the two states in Northern Ireland, the origins of the peace process, the reasons that the conflict appeared so intractable and the role of the international dimension. The book places events in context and offers a more convincing explanation for many of the advances and disappointments in Northern Ireland in recent years than is currently available. This volume offers a reinterpretation of the intergovernmental approach to the Northern Ireland conflict and peace process and is an invaluable resource for students and researchers of British politics, Irish studies and conflict studies.
Realizing Utopia is a collection of essays by a group of innovative international jurists. Its contributors reflect on some of the major legal problems facing the international community and analyse the inconsistencies or inadequacies of current law. They highlight the elements - even if minor, hidden, or emerging - that are likely to lead to future changes or improvements. Finally, they suggest how these elements can be developed, enhanced, and brought to fruition in the next two or three decades, with a view to achieving an improved architecture of world society or, at a minimum, to reshaping some major aspects of international dealings. Contributions to the book thus try to discern the potential, in the present legal construct of world society, that might one day be brought to light in a better world. As the impact of international law on national legal orders continues to increase, this volume takes stock of how far international law has come and how it should continue to develop. The work features an impressive list of contributors, including many of the leading authorities on international law and several judges of the International Court of Justice.
Religion, politics, abortion, suicide, over population, sex-ed in schools, crime, drugs, gun control; Dr. Stewart has an opinion on every hot button issue in America today. Doctors, lawyers, Muslims, bikers, teen agers, immigrants, unions; no one escapes the good doctors scrutiny. Dr. Stewart writes as democratically as possible. He has managed to offend (or bring a smile to) almost every segment of society. Often light hearted, often serious, sometimes whimsical, these essays are intended to make every American put on his thinking cap and hopefully be the spark of some lively conversation at your next social gathering.
The changing demographic landscape which Europe is facing today and in the next decades reflects the past. These changes constitute important challenges to European populations and societies. Shifts in fertility and family formation, in health, morbidity and mortality, in internal and international migration as well as changes in age structures, in households, in labour forces, and in population growth and decline, will influence the living conditions and well-being of Europe's population directly or indirectly. The demographic challenge also concerns the environment, local, regional and national developments, education, production and consumption patterns, economic competitiveness, social security, housing, employment and transport, and health and social care provisions. These issues, their mechanisms, determinants and consequences also challenge the scientific study of population. As a major forum and 'market place' for scientific demographic debate, the 1999 European Population Conference (EPC99) was organized to take up this challenge. On the threshold of the third millennium, European populations are united in diversity and face major demographic issues.
Every day, Main Street businesses wrestle with the challenge of finding the cash to finance growth or use as working capital. The local banker often wants a credit score of 720, three or more years in business, and a fat savings account. No wonder local bankers approve only 10% of loan applications. Getting a Business Loan: Financing Your Main Street Business shares something your local banker might not want you to know—small business owners have options. And this book describes those alternative lending sources in detail, as well as traditional sources of funding like banks and credit unions. Half of all business startups don’t make past their fifth birthday—and often because they can’t find the financing required to sustain their operations. Whether you own a small restaurant, a bicycle shop, a hardware store, a small manufacturing company, or a service business, Getting a Business Loan offers easy-to-understand descriptions of loan options that can keep you going, as well as practical advice on where to look for money and how to apply. What would you do with an extra $40,000? Expand your restaurant? Hire a new employee to fulfill a new contract? Buy a needed piece of equipment? Getting a Business Loan will: Detail how bankers look at you and your loan application Explain the menu of non-bank financing options available to business owners, like asset-based lending, factoring, merchant cash advance, local “hard money,” and more Show how to locate potential lenders via the Internet and other means Show how to prepare before you visit the lender or fill out an application Main Street businesses aren’t limited by the local bank’s footprint any more. There are people and institutions all across the country that lend money to small business owners. If you want to find the money you need to strengthen and expand your business, Getting a Business Loan will show you how.
True Stories by Black Law Enforcement Officers Policing America's Meanest Streets
Author: Hugh Holton
Publisher: Forge Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Meet the black men and women policing our meanest streets . . . LaVerne Dunlap - She infiltrates drug gangs and testifies against them in court . . . only to have the drug lords come gunning for her. Dep. County Sheriff Winroe Reed - He goes into America's "Homicide Capital" alone to apprehend a 6'9" homicidal crack dealer . . . a man so dangerous no other cops would accompany him. Robbie Robinson - A movie actor/martial arts star/probation officer, he takes down LA's toughest gangs. These are just a few of the courageous black heroes in Hugh Holton's The Thin Black Line. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
It has been one of the toughest times in the United States economy with rising gas prices, high foreclosures rates, and steep unemployment. The current financial and economic situation affects a majority of the population. But there is hope. In Fifteen Months of Famine, author Natalie Noel shares her personal story and the strategies she used to overcome her misfortune. A single mother, Noel lost her job as an engineer and was out of work for eighteen months. During that time, she developed many coping strategies. Focusing on the Word of God, Noel gathered practical principles, insights, and lessons for dealing with financial crisis. Fifteen Months of Famine discusses the Bible-based principles of spending and of saving consistently and amply during a time of plenty to create a nest egg. This guide illustrates that there is hope for all situationsboth financial and personalas well as the opportunity to grow personally and spiritually while learning to cope. Fifteen Months of Famine shows the power of following the principles of Gods word and trusting God, who is the source of all good.