Description : Don became a follower of Jesus when he was working as a research engineer. He left that to invest his life in the lives of men to enable them to become mature followers of Christ. He has been married to his wife Beverly 46+ years and has three children and six grandchildren. He is a backpacker, a blue-grass instrumentalist and enjoys woodworking and volunteering for the local police department when he is not involved in some type of discipleship ministry.
Description : Ormyu Five is the world divided in twoTo the north, a police state ruled by the heavy hand of The EYE, which spies on its people constantly and keeps iron control over their lives.To the South lies Bountiful, a country of free thinkers bustling with trade and blessed with balmy weather. But those from the Northern Block never get to experience its temperate climate for the two halves of Ormyu Five are divided by an impenetrable wall of blue energy called the Great Barrier.Mia lives in the North and can't remember a time when she wasn't looking over her shoulder. Everyone spies on everyone else and reports to The Eye. It is a land of paranoia--a place of constant fear. Even Mia herself has been forced into the ranks of informants--she works as a nurse but also as a covert agent, reporting weekly to her Commandant in The EYE's headquarters for new assignments. Imagine her surprise and dismay when she recognizes her new target--a huge male with a mane of golden brown hair and pale piercing eyes--as the one she has been dreaming of for months.Treygar is a rare Lei'on Kindred which means he keeps a hungry beast locked within himself. He came to Ormyu Five with his people, looking for a new genetic trade on the strangely divided planet. What he doesn't expect is to start dream sharing with one of the inhabitants of the backwards world but that is exactly what happens. He wants to go and find the mysterious, curvy little female but before he can, he runs into her at the transport station.Mia is scared to death of the huge Kindred warrior. She's been dreaming of him for months but she assumed It was just that--a dream. Even worse, he is the target she had been sent to the South to track...and possibly to kill. Can she keep herself from falling for Trey and complete her mission? Or is the big Kindred aiming for her heart, Hitting the Target?
Description : Living and working with giftedness is not always easy - either for the gifted themselves or for the people around them. Potentially, gifted people are original, creative, full of vitality, passionate and constructive employees. They are very valuable, both in their jobs and in society. But not all gifted people succeed in making their talents visible. They lose track and get trapped in their own pitfalls. A potentially powerfully creative personality without clear direction may best be compared to an unguided missile. Someone who cannot be coached, cannot collaborate or communicate, a know-it-all, an antisocial, elusive person. Among colleagues and employers (and among partners and friends) this behavior creates irritation, anxiety and uncertainty. Talents remain hidden and a vicious cycle starts. Gifted people lose direction in life and work, and lose their way. What a waste of all that talent.... ! This book presents eleven case studies of gifted adults, each trying to find his or her own way after losing direction. Often a trigger from the environment was needed for them to start their individual voyages of discovery. The authors occupational physician and psychologist Noks Nauta and psychologist Sieuwke Ronner take their examples from their personal and professional experiences. In addition to these case histories, which gifted people often recognize from their own experiences and which they identify with sometimes smiling, sometimes crying the authors also offer concrete tools that may help gifted people to find their talents and put them to good use. Employers, occupational and insurance physicians, psychologists, career coaches, human resource managers and others who come into contact with gifted employees, can also benefit from this book. The goal is to help recognize talent, even when it is hidden, acknowledge people's gifts and help the gifted and their talents to grow and flourish."
Description : Discusses essential skills, tactics and fundamentals-grip, stance, footwork, arm swing, timing, and release--and provides a base for solid technique.
Description : The Philosophy of Action: An Anthology is anauthoritative collection of key work by top scholars, arrangedthematically and accompanied by expert introductions written by theeditors. This unique collection brings together a selection of themost influential essays from the 1960s to the present day. An invaluable collection that brings together a selection ofthe most important classic and contemporary articles in philosophyof action, from the 1960’s to the present day No other broad-ranging and detailed coverage of this kindcurrently exists in the field Each themed section opens with a synoptic introduction andincludes a comprehensive further reading list to guidestudents Includes sections on action and agency, willing and trying,intention and intentional action, acting for a reason, theexplanation of action, and free agency and responsibility Written and organised in a style that allows it to be used as aprimary teaching resource in its own right
Description : This is a selection of essays written by leading representatives in the fields of action theory and philosophy of mind, philosophy of the social sciences and especially the nature of social action, and of epistemology and philosophy of science. Practical reason, reasons and causes in action theory, intending and trying, and folk-psychological explanation are some of the topics discussed by these leading participants.
Description : Written by a nationally recognized collegiate coach who has coached three teams to NCAA playoffs and who has sent 37 pitchers on to play professionally, this book covers the mechanical, physical, and mental aspects of pitching. Coaching psychology and strategy are also discussed in detail to help produce successful pitchers and prepare them for successful careers. 13 illustrations.
Description : This is the first anthology of Yuan-dynasty zaju (miscellaneous comedies) to introduce the genre to English-speaking readers exclusively through translations of the plays' fourteenth-century editions. Almost all previous translations of Yuan-dynasty zaju are based on late-Ming regularized editions that were heavily adapted for performance at the Ming imperial court and then extensively revised in the seventeenth century for the reading pleasure of Jiangnan literati. These early editions are based on leading actor scripts and contain arias, prose dialogue, and cue lines. They encompass a fascinating range of subject matter, from high political intrigue to commoner life and religious conversion. Crackling with raw emotion, violent imagery, and colorful language and wit, the zaju in this volume explore the consequences of loyalty and betrayal, ambition and enlightenment, and piety and drunkenness. The collection features seven of the twenty-six available untranslated zaju published in the fourteenth century, with a substantial introduction preceding each play and extensive annotations throughout. The editors also include translations of the Ming versions of four of the included plays and an essay that synthesizes recent Chinese and Japanese scholarship on the subject.
Description : It Is Being Recognized More Than Ever Before That The Quality Is The Sharpest Weapon To Survive, Compete And Prosper. It Calls For Eternal Endeavour Of Alternating Sequences Of Activities For Control And Break Through. This Virtually Implies Imbibing Quality Culture By All And Sundry In The Organization.Efforts Need To Be Focused On Analysis Of True, Adequate And Relevant Data To Be Efficiently Effective. This In Turn Requires Scientific Bent Of Mind, May We Call It A Statistical Culture.Statistics Is A Science Is Search Of Truth. It Is A Science That Serves All Other Sciences And Is Master Of None. It Is A Key Technology Consisting Of Preparing A Problem Bank, Prioritising These, Collecting Relevant Right Amount Of Data, Analyzing These And Making Recommendations, Implementing These, Stabilizing Control And Repeating The Cycle To Achieve The Goal Of Being A Leader, Through Continuous Improvement Both Evolutionary And Revolutionary.Magnificent Seven Refer To The Seven Tools Namely Cause And Effect Diagram, Check Sheet, Pareto Analysis, Stratification, Scatter Diagram, Histogram And Run Chart. These Are Treated In Chapters 2 To 8. These Are Preceded By A Chapter Describing The Associated Terminologies, Concepts & Economic Significance And Succeeded By Chapters On A Composite Case Study Using All The Seven Tools, Organising For Quality Control And Tips To Imbibe Quality As A Way Of Life Through Its Abc To Habitually Steer On The Path Of Continuous Improvement. The Last Chapter Provides For Aptitude Test To Assess Assimilation And The Gap That Needs To Be Bridged. These Elementary Basic Tools Applied Creatively Embrace Bulk Of The Problems Often Faced In Day To Day Work.
Description : Probability And Random VariableAxioms of probability - Conditional probability - Total probability Baye s theorem - Random variable - Probability mass function - Probability density functions- Properties Moments - Moment generating functions and their properties. Standard DistributionsBinomial, Poisson, Geometric, Negative Binomial, Uniform, Exponential, Gamma, Weibull and Normal distributions and their properties - Functions of a random variable.Two Dimensional Random VariablesJoint distributions - Marginal and conditional distributions Covariance - Correlation and regression - Transformation of random variables - Central limit theorem.Classification of Random ProcessesDefinition and examples - first order, second order, strictly stationary, wide sense stationary and Ergodic processes - Markov process - Binomial, Poisson and Normal processes - Sine wave process. Correlation and Spectral DensitiesAuto correlation - Cross correlation - Properties Power spectral density Cross spectral density - Properties Wiener-Khintchine relation Relationship between cross power spectrum and cross correlation function - Linear time invariant system - System transfer function Linear systems with random inputs Auto correlation and cross correlation functions of input and output.