The Britannica Book of the Year 2010 provides a valuable veiwpoint of the people and events that shaped the year and serves as a great reference source for the latest news on the ever changing populations, governments, and economies throughout the world. It is an accurate and comprehensive reference that you will reach for again and again.
How to Ensure Maximum Investment Returns with Security
Author: Jonathan Reuvid
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
The Handbook of Personal Wealth Management offers authoritative and jargon-free advice on how to structure personal and business-related finances, incorporating commentary and analysis of both the traditional (asset management, property, etc) and alternative (forestry, fine wines and antiques) investment options that are increasingly available to those with sufficient capital. At the same time, the book offers guidance on key issues such as taxation and inheritance planning, as well as special chapter on philanthropy and charitable giving. The book concludes with a new regional directory of investment managers and independent financial advisers across the UK.
We Irish love our sport and we also love a flutter. We all want to ‘Beat the Bookies’, to experience the joy of winning money and having our judgement vindicated. John Duggan, who has been putting his neck on the line every week for eight years by tipping on national radio, guides you through the big events of the sporting calendar. From Cheltenham to the Champions League, from Augusta to the All Ireland Finals, John has experienced all the highs and lows of sports betting. There have been wins and losses, and now there are reasons. Beat the Bookies opens the door to the rewards and pitfalls of this very Irish pastime. This book tells you what you need to know to maximise profits and beat the bookies at their own game!
Robin Oakley brings alive the colourful world of those who ride and train jumping horses. With elegant production and gripping images The History of Jump Racing chronicles the social and economic changes which have brought the sport's ups and downs-like the development of sponsorships and syndicate ownership, the near loss of the Grand National, the growing domination of the Cheltenham Festival and the growth of all-weather racing to meet the bookies' demands for betting shop fodder. Pace and colour is provided by stories of the horses who have been taken to the heart of racing crowds, like the Irish-trained hurdler Istabraq and Best Mate, the three-times winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup for England. Famous rivalries and memorable races are re-lived and key victories revisited in portraits of and interviews with the owners, jockeys and trainers who have dominated the sport. The emphasis will be largely on the past fifty years-from Arkle to Tony McCoy-but a significant introduction by Edward Gillespie encapsulates the past history of what was previously known as 'National Hunt Racing' and sets the stories in context. .
Following his acclaimed history of The Derby Stakes, Michael Church's The Gambling Adventures of Father Green comprises 18 fictional short stories about the life of a parish priest in the East End of London. Father Green's consuming interest outside his vocation is gambling - any form of gambling - horseracing, greyhounds, roulette, card games, even a lottery to enable the pupils of St Joseph's to go to Lourdes. It was his keen interest in betting which caused the Rector at his seminary to suggest that he should take a year off to reconsider his vocation - if indeed he had one? As it turned out, he did and you can follow his journey via Aintree, Ascot, Cheltenham, Epsom and Wimbledon dogs. There is even a cruise ship romance to contend with, plus some dodgy fund raising methods for his new parish. Nevertheless, it's safe to say that Father Green is the punter's priest.
While no supranational institutions exist to govern climate change in North America, a system of cooperation among a diverse range of actors and institutions is currently emerging. Given the range of interests that influence climate policy across political boundaries, can these distinct parts be integrated into a coherent, and ultimately resilient system of regional climate cooperation? Climate Change Policy in North America is the first book to examine how cooperation respecting climate change can emerge within decentralized governance arrangements. Leading scholars from a variety of disciplines provide in-depth case studies of climate cooperation initiatives – such as emissions trading, energy cooperation, climate finance, carbon accounting and international trade – as well as analysis of the institutional, political, and economic conditions that influence climate policy integration.
The world’s most unique reference book! About the Book Founded in 1957, and now with more than 12,500 entries, Chase’s Calendar of Events has become the most comprehensive and authoritative reference available in the world on special days, weeks, and months (Chase’s is the only reference for these), special events, national and international holidays, federal and state observances, international religious celebrations, celebrity birthdays, astronomical phenomena, major sporting events and more. Included are important historical and biographical anniversaries as well as celebrity birthdays. Coverage is international in scope, with national/independence days/major holidays for every nation on earth. Extensive coverage in particular of US, Canada, United Kingdom.
Shattered is a classic novel from Dick Francis, one of the greatest thriller writers of all time. Cheltenham Races, New Year's Eve. Gerard Logan witnesses the death of his close friend, jockey Martin Stukely, after a fall from his horse. In the aftermath, Gerard is left to pick up the pieces - including a mysterious unmarked videotape that Martin secretly left him. But before Gerard gets to watch it, the videotape is stolen. And soon further crimes against Gerard and those close to him start to occur. What was on the missing videotape? And why are the attacks continuing? In order to stay alive, Gerard needs to keep one step ahead of his enemies and uncover the truth - before his livelihood and everything he loves is shattered for good. Packed with intrigue and hair-raising suspense, Shattered is one of the many blockbuster thrillers from legendary crime writer Dick Francis. Other novels include the huge bestsellers Dead Heat, Under Orders and Silks. The Dick Francis legacy continues through his son Felix Francis: Refusal is his latest novel, following Bloodline and Gamble. Praise for the Dick Francis novels: 'The narrative is brisk and gripping and the background researched with care . . . the entire story is a pleasure to relish' Scotsman 'Dick Francis's fiction has a secret ingredient - his inimitable knack of grabbing the reader's attention on page one and holding it tight until the very end' Sunday Telegraph 'Still the master' Racing Post 'The master of suspense and intrigue' Country Life Dick Francis was one of the most successful post-war National Hunt jockeys. The winner of over 350 races, he was champion jockey in 1953/1954 and rode for HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, most famously on Devon Loch in the 1956 Grand National. On his retirement from the saddle, he published his autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write forty-three bestselling novels, a volume of short stories (Field of 13), and the biography of Lester Piggott. Dick Francis died in February, 2010, at the age of 89, but he remains one of the greatest thriller writers of all time.
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2014 Spectator sport is living, breathing, non-stop theatre for all. Focusing on spectator sports and their accompanying issues, tracing their origins, evolution and impact, inside the lines and beyond the boundary, this book offers a thematic history of professional sport and the ingredients that magnetise millions around the globe. It tells the stories that matter: from the gladiators of Rome to the runners of Rift Valley via the innovator-missionaries of Rugby School; from multi-faceted British exports to the Americanisation of professionalism and the Indianisation of cricket. Rob Steen traces the development of these sports which captivate the turnstile millions and the mouse-clicking masses, addressing their key themes and commonalities, from creation myths to match fixing via race, politics, sexuality and internationalism. Insightful and revelatory, this is an entertaining exploration of spectator sports' intrinsic place in culture and how sport imitates life – and life imitates sport.