Romania, 1967. Bucharest teenager Clovis Dorian visits his grandmother in the remote countryside village of Rusalca, and all seems well ... for a while. But a serendipitous liaison with a beautiful movie star and a run-in with Communist Party apparatchiks lead Clovis to become entangled in the Romanian underworld--and to discover truths about his nation and himself that will change him forever.
Part political thriller, part coming-of-age story, The Scarf is an elegant phantasmagoria of love and hatred, beauty and horror, offering a unique perspective on the struggle against the brutality and injustice of Eastern European communism at its apex.
Born in Bucharest, Romania, E. J. Bancesco graduated from the Institute of Architecture in Bucharest in 1975. In 1983, he and his wife immigrated to the United States and they established their home in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2005, he accepted the position of Principal at an internationally renowned architectural firm, and since then, has been practicing his profession domestically and across East Asia. He and his family currently live in Chicago, Illinois.
Passionate about art, literature, and music, Bancesco is also a tireless writer. His first novel, Adrift (2016), was published by All Things That Matter Press. The Scarf is Bancesco's second novel.
Essentials of the U.S. Health Care System, Fourth Edition is a clear and concise distillation of the major topics covered in the best-selling Delivering Health Care in America by the same authors. Designed for undergraduate and graduate students in programs across the health disciplines, Essentials of the U.S. Health Care System is a reader-friendly, well organized resource that covers the major characteristics, foundations, and future of the U.S. health care system. The text clarifies the complexities of health care organization and finance and presents a solid overview of how the various components fit together. Readers will gain the necessary tools to understand the unique dynamics of the U.S. health care system, including health care delivery, public policy, and the placement of the U.S. health care system within the larger context of global health care. This fully revised Fourth Edition has been updated with the most current health statistics and information including: * The status and impact of the Affordable Care Act on all parts of the health care delivery system * Implementation of Healthy People 2020 * The current U.S. physician workforce and challenges * New topics such as nanomedicine; clinical decision support systems; HITECH Law; update on remote monitoring; regulation of biologics; and medical technology * Health disparities in terms of access to care, quality of care, and health outcomes * Quality initiatives from government and private sectors * U. S. health care delivery in the context of forces of future change
A retelling of LeFanu's gothic classic, set amid the tensions of Hiter's Reich just before before WWII. Laura, a lonely girl growing up in a remote part of Austria, at last makes a friend in her mysterious visitor Carmilla. Coming of age, an end of innocence? A bit of both? Is Carmilla her friend, her lover, her destroyer? All three? Cast of nine (4m, 5w) Approx. 70 min.
The main focus of this eBook is "How to get prepared for managing a remote team." Typical questions that come up while preparing are: Which country shall we outsource our work to?; What project shall we choose to start with?; Which company suits our needs best?; Shall we set up our own captive center or outsource to a partner?; Are we organized well enough to start offshoring work? Most people tend to focus a lot on these 'initiation' questions at the expense of wondering 'how to organize'. Preparation is seen as selecting the right country and partner and then 'just get going'. Many problems can be prevented by investing time in the right organization before the 'real work' starts. In this eBook, we try to provide advice on both perspectives, based on experiences from several experts around the globe. The first chapter is written by Hugo Messer, he describes how to get started. The main questions he answered in this chapter are related to 'initiation' and the questions above. Hugo has gained substantial experience in setting up and managing remote teams, with suppliers, freelancers and own offices. Then, Patrick van Dun, an experienced 'offshore founder', provides guidelines on the choice of setting up your own remote office versus engaging a partner. Zhenya Rozinskiy discusses his best practices for getting the right people on your team. Zhenya has set up several teams around the world. Amanda Crouch from the UK has over 20 years of experience as a management consultant and researcher. She looks at stimulating collaboration at the company and individual level. Ove Holmberg, an IT project manager and agile coach from Sweden, describes his concept of the virtual teamroom. Andreas Brilling from Germany works as engagement manager for CapGemini and has led a large offshoring initiative from Australia. In the final chapter Hugo shares his personal story of how he got started with setting up his own offices in India and Ukraine. This is the second eBook in a series of eBooks that will be published within a couple of month's interval and later on into one printed book. These eBooks are being written through a crowdwriting project and the authors are experts from all over the world.
Examines the place of body practices and the management of emotions in Japanese preschools. Early childhood socialization is explored as a set of 'body projects': a series of practices undertaken (over time) to design the body according to prevailing cultural definitions and images.
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