Description : This paper evaluates ways to protect highly dollarized banking systems from systemic liquidity runs (such as the ones that took place recently in Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay). In view of the limitations of available (private or official) insurance schemes, and the distortions introduced by central bank lending of last resort (LOLR), the authors favor decentralized liquid foreign asset requirements on dollar deposits, supplemented by a scheme of "circuit breakers." The latter combines the use of limited dollar liquidity to ensure the convertibility of transactional deposits with a mechanism that automatically limits the convertibility of dollar term deposits once triggered by a predetermined decline in banks' liquidity.
Description : Two years ago, the Prince Warriors lost one of their own, but now they must stand firm . . . because death is coming once again. In this sequel to Priscilla Shirer’s best-selling trilogy, the Prince Warriors return to Ahoratos to find it bare and dangerous. The Winter War is upon them. Don't miss all the adventures of the Prince Warriors, perfect for all middle-grade readers! Also available: The Prince Warriors, The Prince Warriors and the Unseen Invasion, The Prince Warriors and the Swords of Rhema, and Unseen: The Prince Warriors 365 Devotional.
Description : Being an entrepreneur isn’t just a job, it’s a state of mind. You want to be an entrepreneur, a successful entrepreneur. You know what you have to do to get your business off the ground, but do you know how to face the mental challenges of starting, running and eventually selling a business? The entrepreneurial mindset is unique – entrepreneurs embrace problems, think on their feet and aren’t afraid to take risks. They persevere through good and bad times and are adept at spotting talent and opportunities. WithThink Like An Entrepreneur you too can get this mindset. Drawing on powerful psychological techniques from neuro-linguistic programming and transactional analysis, you’ll be taken through the life cycle of a business and coached into thinking and behaving as a successful entrepreneur. You’ll build a rock solid foundation of self belief, learn to be open to the wealth of opportunities around you, gain a positive forward thinking ‘can-do’ approach and much much more. Think your way to success! '... a wonderful guidebook for anyone who is ready to start their own business and begin living their dreams.' Robert Dilts, Founder of NLP University and leading contributor to the field of NLP since the 1990s 'Robbie combines the best commercial acumen with some of the most cutting-edge personal development tools on the planet.' Kimberley Hare, Co-Founder and CEO, Kaizen Training Limited ‘An authoritative and sharply written guide to the psychology of success in business.’ Al Alvarez, Novelist, Poet, Critic and author of many highly praised non-fiction books including The Biggest Game in Town
Description : Aiming for your very best grades in AQA GCSE Physics? This revision guide will support you every step of the way. My Revision Notes (for A* to C): AQA GCSE Physics will help you revise effectively in the way you want to, allowing you to plan and pace your revision according to your learning needs, and to adapt and personalise with your own notes. Written by experienced teachers and examiners, you can be confident that this guide will cover only the facts and ideas you will be expected to recall and be able to use. With My Revision Notes (for A* to C): AQA GCSE Physics, essential facts are organised into memorable portions to make revising easier. Each double-page spread summarises a key topic for AQA GCSE Physics and is packed with questions and quick-fire quizzes so you can test your understanding and track your progress. Exam tips and hints then show you how to avoid losing marks and get the best grades. With additional online support and advice on using terms and applying your scientific skills, this guide will help you prepare for your top grades.
Description : A collection of more than 200 of the newest, most creative, youth-group-tested crowd breakers and mixers ever imaginedThe newest volume in the best-selling Ideas Library is Crowd Beakers and Mixers 2. These ideas are designed to grab the attention of youth groups and keep them entertained for months. It’s perfect for youth leaders, camp counselors, Sunday school teachers, and recreation directors.This volume includes a variety of large and small group gags, stunts, mixers, contests, word games, quizzes, and more. Features include:• User friendly—perfect to hand off to volunteer or student leaders• Conveniently organized• Multiple uses• Field-tested ideas contributed by youth workers and pastors• Ideal for all ages
Description : The debut of Myron Bolitar, a hotheaded, tenderhearted sports agent and one of the most fascinating and complex heroes in suspense fiction, Deal Breaker is a page-turning classic from Edgar Award–winner and master storyteller Harlan Coben. “One of the most engaging heroes in mystery fiction.”—Dennis Lehane Sports agent Myron Bolitar is poised on the edge of the big time. So is Christian Steele, a rookie quarterback and Myron’s prized client. But when Christian gets a phone call from a former girlfriend—a woman who everyone, including the police, believes is dead—the deal starts to go sour. Trying to unravel the truth about a family’s tragedy, a woman’s secret, and a man’s lies, Myron is up against the dark side of his business—where image and talent make you rich, but the truth can get you killed. “What sets Harlan Coben above the crowd are wit and wicked nonchalance.”—Los Angeles Times
Description : A brutal crime with three suspects, The Breaker is the mystery thriller from crime queen Minette Walters. When she revisited, always with astonishment, what had happened to her, it was the deliberate breaking of her fingers that remained indelibly printed on her memory . . . Twelve hours after a woman’s broken body is washed up on a deserted shore, her traumatized three-year-old daughter is discovered twenty miles away wandering the streets of Poole. But why was Kate killed and her daughter, a witness, allowed to live? And why weren’t they together? More curiously, why had Kate willingly boarded a boat when she had a terror of drowning at sea? Police suspicion centres on both a young actor, whose sailing boat is moored just yards from where the toddler is found, and the murdered woman’s husband. Was he really in Liverpool the night she died? And why does their daughter scream in terror every time he tries to pick her up?
Description : Sid Fleischman Humor Award Winner! Fans of Jeff Kinney's humor and Sharon Creech's heartfelt stories will love this hilarious new series about a ten-year-old boy from a big family who dreams of making it into The Guinness Book of World Records. Teddy Mars is determined to stand out in a world full of wonders and a house bursting with siblings. With the help of his best friends, Teddy tries to build the biggest snow mound, stuff the most grapes in his mouth, and lift a chair with his teeth. He'll do anything to succeed—even if it means sleeping in a tent and cleaning up pigeon poop for Grumpy Pigeon Man. Too bad his pesky little brother, also known as The Destructor, always wrecks Teddy's record-breaking plans! Told in short, accessible sections, with memorable lists and winning illustrations, Molly B. Burnham's Teddy Mars #1: Almost a World Record Breaker is perfect for reading aloud. Teddy's never-give-up attitude will have readers laughing out loud and clamoring to break records of their own!
Description : In this fantastical finale to The Last Dragon Charmer series, a young prince from a fantasy realm finds himself trapped in the seemingly normal world of Asheville, North Carolina—and must defeat unexpected evil in order to find his way home. Asheville goes by another name in Prince Caden’s homeland of Razzon: the Land of Shadow, a place where the most vile villains are sent to live out their days disguised as ordinary middle school teachers. But the villains are no longer content to stay trapped in Asheville. They are plotting to go home, overthrow Caden’s father the King, and take over. Caden will do anything to protect his homeland and his family. But preventing the villains from completing a mysterious four-part spell and breaking the barrier between realms is no small task. He will need the help of his brave friends—and his special gift to charm a ravenous Elderdragon. And if Caden and his friends can save his home, he might finally be able to return to it. With its perfect blend of wit, action and heart, Laurie McKay’s The Last Dragon Charmer will remind readers young and old what it truly means to be a hero, and is perfect for fans of Soman Chainani’s The School for Good and Evil and Chris Colfer’s Land of Stories.
Description : There's a dangerous monster loose on the streets of Aurora, Michigan, and Detective Cal Kinsey is determined to stop it...or die trying. Two years ago, Cal Kinsey was an up-and-coming cop in the Aurora Police Department. But during a fateful nighttime stakeout in search of a prolific killer, Cal witnessed the darkest corner of his dreams come to life: a rogue vampire slaughtered his partner and introduced Cal to the supernatural world he never knew existed in the shadows. Now, Cal is a newly minted detective at the often mocked Department of Supernatural Investigations. By day, the agents of DSI are called “Kooks” by local law enforcement. By night, they’re known as “Crows,” reviled by the supernatural underworld. Mere weeks out of the academy, Cal catches his first real case, a vicious murder at a local college. An unknown sorcerer has summoned a powerful creature from the Eververse, a realm of magic and mayhem that borders Earth, and set it on a warpath through the city. With the bodies piling up and the danger of public exposure growing critical, Cal must find a way to stop the Eververse monster and send it back to the hell it came from…preferably before Aurora, Michigan runs out of coffins for the dead. ____ Keywords: urban fantasy, paranormal, thriller, suspense, supernatural, detective, male protagonist, male hero, action, myths, mythology legends, vampire, werewolf, faerie, monster, wraith, ghost, spirit, occult, city, magic, witch, wizard, bisexual, urban fantasy series, fantasy series