Have you ever thought of leaving your old life behind ............. is it that simple? Erica's husband is a philanderer, she decides she has had enough. Ali is just drifting through her tedious life. The friends stumble upon a run down narrow boat on the Worcester Birmingham Canal which they buy on a whim and head north to new lives. This book follows their adventures along the way and the emotional heartache of the two women. Erica's jealous husband is only a step away from finding them and is determined to tame his wife and bring her home to him ......... but will he succeed? This story is humorous with a touch of realism and suspense, along with many twists and turns.
Describes the creation of the huge sculpture carved into Mount Rushmore in the 1920s under the direction of Gutzon Borglum.
This text focuses on HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT & SUPERVISION topics. It includes essential content plus learning activities, case studies, professional profiles, research topics and more that support course objectives. The text and exam are part of the ManageFirst Program(R)from the National Restaurant Association (NRA). This edition is created to teach restaurant and hospitality students the core competencies of the Ten Pillars of Restaurant Management. The Ten Pillars of Restaurant Management is a job task analysis created with the input and validation of the industry that clearly indicates what a restaurant management professional must know in order to effectively and efficiently run a safe and profitable operation. The ManageFirst Program training program is based on a set of competencies defined by the restaurant, hospitality and foodservice industry as those needed for success. This competency-based program features 10 topics each with a textbook, online exam prep for students, instructor resources, a certification exam, certificate, and credential. The online exam prep for students is available with each textbook and includes helpful learning modules on test-taking strategies, practice tests for every chapter, a comprehensive cumulative practice test, and more! This textbook includes an exam answer sheet to be used with the paper-and-pencil version of the ManageFirst certification exam.
From Melcher Media, the team that brought you "Wicked: The Grimmerie," comes "Wicked: A Pop-Up Compendium of Splendiferous Delight and Thrillifying Intrigue," featuring the most arresting and memorable moments from the hit Broadway musical in moveable paper tableaux. From Glinda's dramatical entrance among the Ozians in her bubble machine to Elphaba's gravity-defying maiden flight, each spread puts you in the center of the action. Plus, discover secret artifacts (and artifictions) that you won't find anywhere else: the letters Galinda and Elphaba wrote to their parents, a map of the Emerald City, the Shiz University student newspaper, and a miniature Grimmerie complete with spells.
This book offers an accessible introduction to the topic of impact evaluation and its practice in development. While the book is geared principally towards development practitioners and policymakers designing prospective impact evaluations, we trust that it will be a valuable resource for students and others interested in using impact evaluation. Prospective impact evaluations should be used selectively to assess whether or not a program has achieved its intended results, or to test alternatives for achieving those results. We consider that more and better impact evaluation will help strengthen the evidence base for development policies and programs around the world. If governments and development practitioners can make policy decisions based on evidence - including evidence generated through impact evaluation - our hope is that development resources will be spent more effectively, and ultimately have a greater impact on reducing poverty and improving people s lives. The three chapters in this handbook provide a non-technical introduction to impact evaluations, including Why Evaluate in Chapter 1, How to Evaluate in Chapter 2 and How to Implement Impact Evaluations in Chapter 3. These elements are the basic tools needed in order to successfully carry out an impact evaluation. From a methodological standpoint our approach to impact evaluation is largely pragmatic: we think that the most appropriate methods should be identified to fit the operational context, and not the other way around. This is best achieved at the outset of the program, through the design of prospective impact evaluation that can be built into the project s implementation. We argue that gaining consensus between key stakeholders and identifying an evaluation design that fits the political and operational context is as important as the method itself. We also believe strongly that impact evaluations should be upfront about their limitations and caveats. Finally, we strongly encourage policymakers and program managers to consider impact evaluations in a logical framework that clearly sets out the causal pathways by which the program works to produce outputs and influence final outcomes, and to combine impact evaluations with monitoring and selected complementary evaluation approach to gain a full picture of performance. This book builds on a core set of teaching materials developed for the Turning Promises to Evidence workshops organized by the office of the Chief Economist for Human Development (HDNCE) in partnership with regional units and the Development Economics Research Group (DECRG) at the World Bank.
The first book in a new series for middle-grade readers set to capitalize on the upcoming Summer Olympic Games. Twelve-year-old Kristy Adams first tried out for the swim team at school only because her friend Rosa wanted company. But now she's found some very good reasons for staying on the team, including her brother Kirk, whose swimming medals and trophies take up the whole den--and who thinks Kristy doesn't have the discipline to stick with it. Includes a Glossary of swimming terms.
In this story about Tom Morrow, Tom has agreed to help Khrestos find the Isle of Noam and his lost love Raven La Morna. But to the old man Taidg, with his dog Madra, the legend of Raven is well known through stories told round the fireside, of his childhood home, by his mother. He often wished that he could be the old man, with the dog, who it was foretold would witness her castle rise out of the sea when the circle of ravens were seen at the time of the Spring Equinox. His wish was granted early one morning when he saw the ravens circling the very spot of the legend. It was just before he heard a mighty roar as the castle emerged from the sea exactly as his mother had recounted so long ago. That day Taidg's life changed forever. Not only was his wish granted but he became a good and true friend to Raven La Morna who invited him to come and live at the castle of Noam. She pined for Khrestos too. Taidg assured her that one day he would come in a ship that bore large white sails. Khrestos did come, as predicted, but without Tom Morrow. Because of one of the legendary storms whipped up by The Abbess Mariah, Tom had been washed overboard. Luckily he was rescued by Sian, the Mermaid, who took him to Raven Castle under the sea. Khrestos and all on board the ship, The Star of The Sea, thought Tom was lost. At Raven Castle, Tom learned much. He discovered the lost city of Atlantis, amongst others, before being taken to the Isle of Noam much to the chagrin of The Abbess Mariah. The story continues.