Plääh, Onnilla on kamala flunssa! Mutta jokin on silloinkin hauskaa: saa kuumaa kaakaota, kurkkupas-tilleja ja - mikä parasta - saa pelata tietokoneella! Olavista on epäreilua, kun veli on saanut pelata niin paljon. Ja isin päätä kuumottaa liiasta pelaamisesta. Välillä leikitään ulkonakin ja pelataan shakkia. Olaville uusi tietokonepeli on liian jännä, Onnin mielestä taas muissa perheissä saa pelata enemmän. Veljekset kinastelevat ja lapset istuisivat aina tietokoneen ääressä.
Äiti haluaisi heittää koko pelin parvekkeelta alas. Sitten isi uskoo keksivänsä ratkaisun pelaami-seen! Toimiiko se?
In this tale of love and obsession set against a picturesque Seattle backdrop, the lives of four successful thirty-somethings collide in a life-altering moment that transforms loneliness into total destruction. When Rawn, a schoolteacher, and D’Becca, a supermodel, meet, their electric chemistry leads to a relationship of passion and intimacy that neither anticipates—until Rawn’s seductive friend and colleague Sicily introduces him to emotionally fragile fashion designer Tamara. Sultry, beautiful, and dangerously unstable, Tamara develops a fixation with Rawn that leads to deception and an impulsive act of desperation that irrevocably intertwines four lives. Soon Rawn becomes a person of interest in a murder and the target of a media spectacle. Packed with sexy, page-turning drama, Vulnerable illustrates the complexity of desire and emotion, the weakness in human nature, and the fragility and spontaneity of fate.
Modern Russian identity and historical experience has been largely shaped by Russia's imperial past: an empire that was founded in the early modern era and endures in large part today. The Russian Empire 1450-1801 surveys how the areas that made up the empire were conquered and how they were governed. It considers the Russian empire a 'Eurasian empire', characterized by a 'politics of difference': the rulers and their elites at the center defined the state's needs minimally - with control over defense, criminal law, taxation, and mobilization of resources - and otherwise tolerated local religions, languages, cultures, elites, and institutions. The center related to communities and religions vertically, according each a modicum of rights and autonomies, but didn't allow horizontal connections across nobilities, townsmen, or other groups potentially with common interests to coalesce. Thus, the Russian empire was multi-ethnic and multi-religious; Nancy Kollmann gives detailed attention to the major ethnic and religious groups, and surveys the government's strategies of governance - centralized bureaucracy, military reform, and a changed judicial system. The volume pays particular attention to the dissemination of a supranational ideology of political legitimacy in a variety of media - written sources and primarily public ritual, painting, and particularly architecture. Beginning with foundational features, such as geography, climate, demography, and geopolitical situation, The Russian Empire 1450-1801 explores the empire's primarily agrarian economy, serfdom, towns and trade, as well as the many religious groups - primarily Orthodoxy, Islam, and Buddhism. It tracks the emergence of an 'Imperial nobility' and a national self-consciousness that was, by the end of the eighteenth century, distinctly imperial, embracing the diversity of the empire's many peoples and cultures.
On 15 September 2003 Baha Mousa, a hotel receptionist, was killed by British Army troops in Iraq. He had been arrested the previous day in Basra and was taken to a military base for questioning. For forty-eight hours he and nine other innocent civilians had their heads encased in sandbags and their wrists bound by plastic handcuffs and had been kicked and punched with sustained cruelty. A succession of guards and casual army visitors took pleasure in beating the Iraqis, humiliating them, forcing them into stress positions in temperatures up to 50 degrees Centigrade, and watching them suffer in the dirty concrete building where they were held. Other soldiers, officers, medics, the padre, did not take part in the violence but they saw what was happening and did nothing to stop it. Some knew it was wrong. Some weren't sure. Some were too scared to intervene.
But none said anything or enough until it was far too late and Baha Mousa had been beaten to death. This book tells the inside story of these crimes and their aftermath. It examines the institutional brutality, the bureaucratic apathy, the flawed military police inquiry and the farcical court martial that attempted to hold people criminally responsible. Even though a full public inquiry reported its findings into the crimes in September 2011, its mandate restricted what it could say.
The full story, told with the power of a true-crime expose or court-room drama, shows how this was not simply about a few bad men or 'rotten apples'. It shines a light on all those involved in the crime and its investigation, from the lowest squaddie to the elite of the army and politicians in Cabinet.
What it reveals is devastating.
The first ever collection of Rumpole Christmas stories, just in time for the holidays. A Rumpole Christmas is a collection of five holiday stories - never before published in book form - depicting the Old Bailey hack at his lovable best. In 'Rumpole and Father Christmas' the English barrister encounters a familiar-looking Santa who he thinks is a thief. In 'Rumpole's Slimmed Down Christmas' he goes to a new-age spa when 'She who must be obeyed' insists that he lose a few pounds. In 'Rumpole and the Christmas Break' he protects Hilda as a shady judge flirts with her while on a holiday that turns out to be anything but relaxing. Witty and compulsively readable, this irresistible new collection will provide solace to the legions of fans lamenting John Mortimer's death early this year.
Photoshop A Complete Beginner’s Guide To Photoshop, Digital Photography And Photo Editing Tips To Create Visually Stunning Photos You have taken a series of photographs you love. Your mother is shining in all her glory.
You have dozens of pictures of her walking in the park with you, with your dad, and with the grandchildren. You want to frame these pictures. They will make a great surprise gift for everyone at the family reunion. When you get home and download the photos, you begin to notice little details that you wish were different. The lighting is a little off or a stranger is too close to the family in the photograph. One is so special you wish you had taken it in black and white or sepia. Small changes would make an incredible impact. How can you make these photos visually stunning now? The answer is Photoshop of course! This book will take you through the basic elements of Photoshop.
Just a few simple techniques will take your ordinary photos to extraordinary.
You love to take photographs and share them with family and friends. Photoshop will help you make those memories even more special by putting the focus where it belongs, on your loved ones. Master these skills for visually stunning digital photographs. Here is a preview of what you'll learn: Basic and advanced cropping techniques.
Blurring and sharpening your images. Color saturation and desaturation. Changing color photos to black and white. Colorizing black and white photos. Removing objects and backgrounds from your photos. And much more! Download your copy of ”Photoshop” by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now With 1-Click" button.