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Provides the foundation and tools that are essential for an enterprise to bring Operational Excellence into their organizational culture; gain maximum results, benefits and value Strategies for and implementing details for enterprises at all levels of maturity from those with programs in place to those looking to improve safety, health, environment performance as well as the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations Includes topics from concept to sustainability satisfying knowledge requirements of all levels in the organization Defines program objectives; develops improvement strategies; identifies and prioritizes improvement opportunities; implements improvement plans; monitors, continuously improves and sustains results Applicable to a broad variety of operating enterprises, academic institutions and third party implementing organizations
Surveys key advances in commercial satellite communications and what might be the implications and/or opportunities for end-users and service providers in utilizing the latest fast-evolving innovations in this field This book explores the evolving technical options and opportunities of satellite networks. Designed to be a self-contained reference, the book includes background technical material in an introductory chapter that will serve as a primer to satellite communications. The text discusses advances in modulation techniques, such as DBV-S2 extensions (DVS-S2X); spotbeam-based geosynchronous and medium earth orbit High Throughput Satellite (HTS) technologies and Internet applications; enhanced mobility services with aeronautical and maritime applications; Machine to Machine (M2M) satellite applications; emerging ultra HD technologies; and electric propulsion. The author surveys the latest innovations and service strategies and the resulting implications, which involves: Discussing advances in modulation techniques and HTS spotbeam technologies Surveying emerging high speed aeronautical mobility services and maritime and other terrestrial mobility services Assessing M2M (machine-to-machine) applications, emerging Ultra HD video technologies and new space technology Satellite communication is an integral part of the larger fields of commercial, television/media, government, and military communications, because of its multicast/broadcast capabilities, mobility, reliability, and global reach. High Throughput Satellites) are expected to revolutionize the field during this decade, providing very high speed, yet cost-effective, Internet access and connectivity anywhere in the world, in rural areas, in the air, and at sea. M2M connectivity, enabled by satellite communications, connects trucks on transcontinental trips, aircraft in real-time-telemetry aggregation, and mercantile ships. A comprehensive analysis of the new advances in satellite communications, Innovations in Satellite Communications Technology is a reference for telecommunications and satellite providers and end-users, technology investors, logistic professionals, and more.
Looking for entertaining stories of drama, glamour and passion featuring sophisticated and sensual African-American and multicultural heroes and heroines? Harlequin Kimani Romance brings you all this and more with these four new full-length books for one great price!SEDUCED BY MR. RIGHT (The Morretti Millionaires)Pamela YayeRace car legend Emilio Morretti stunned the world when he walked away from his fabulous career after a heartbreaking tragedy. He isn't looking for redemption or romance when he meets Sharleen Nichols, who is haunted by her own painful secret. Yet the voluptuous life coach's infectious zeal is starting to make him feel like a winner again. But will an enemy's vendetta destroy the happiness finally within their reach?EMBRACE MY HEARTAlTonya WashingtonAfter a painful relationship, Vectra Bauer is looking for a no-strings fling with Qasim Wilder, her platonic friend and financial advisor. But settling for a little of anything isn't Sim's ideal. He can't understand why she's hiding from their intense connection, which is more than just physical. The man who always gets what he wants is embracing his biggest challenge yet: to make the woman he adores believe in love once more....SNOWY MOUNTAIN NIGHTSLindsay EvansThe last person Reyna Allen expects to run into while vacationing is Garrison Richards, her ex-husband's divorce lawyer. Garrison is good at his job--a little too good--but he wants to show Reyna that he has since found his moral compass. But as their mutual heat thaws her resolve, will doubts put the freeze on their relationship before he can convince her that they're meant for happily ever after?SIN CITY TEMPTATION (Kimani Hotties: Forever My Lady)Sharon C. CooperFormer police officer Trinity Layton will do anything to keep her personal security business afloat--even babysit professional poker player Gunner Brooks. But when the gorgeous playboy convinces her to pose as his girlfriend, she might be the one who needs protecting, as their passionate charade quickly becomes all too real. Now, as Gunner prepares for the championship of his career, he's playing for the highest stakes of all: Trinity's heart.
Harlequin Romance brings you four new titles for one great price, available now! Experience the rush of falling in love! This Harlequin Romance bundle includes The Renegade Billionaire by Rebecca Winters, The Playboy of Rome by Jennifer Faye, Reunited with Her Italian Ex by Lucy Gordon and Her Knight in the Outback by Nikki Logan.Look for 4 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin Romance!
Harlequin American Romance brings you four new all-American romances for one great price, available now! This Harlequin American Romance bundle includes Her Rodeo Man by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Cathy McDavid, The Doctor's Cowboy by Trish Milburn, The Baby Bonanza by USA TODAY bestselling author Jacqueline Diamond and A Texan for Hire by Amanda Renee.If you love small towns and cowboys, watch out for 4 new Harlequin American Romance titles every month! Romance the all-American way!
More of the suspense you love -- now Love Inspired Suspense brings you six new titles, in two convenient bundles! Enjoy these contemporary heart-pounding tales of suspense, romance, hope and faith. This Love Inspired Suspense bundle includes Protection Detail by Shirlee McCoy, Hidden Agenda by Christy Barritt and Broken Silence by Annslee Urban.Look for 6 new inspirational suspense stories every month from Love Inspired Suspense!
Love Inspired brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! Enjoy these uplifting contemporary romances of faith, forgiveness and hope. This Love Inspired bundle includes A Wife for Jacob by Rebecca Kertz, The Forest Ranger's Rescue by Leigh Bale and Alaskan Homecoming by Teri Wilson.Look for 3 new inspirational stories every month from Love Inspired!
Harlequin® Historical brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! Enjoy these timeless love stories that capture the imagination and sizzle with scandal and seduction.This box set includes:MORROW CREEK RUNAWAY by Lisa PlumleyRosamond Dancy is determined to take back the reins of her life, until the past she longs to forget shows up on her doorstep--in the form of Miles Callaway...(Western)LORD GAWAIN'S FORBIDDEN MISTRESS by Carol Townend Knights of Champagne (Book 3 of 3)Few people know that Elise is the celebrated singer Blanchefleur le Fay. But she has an even greater secret... What will she do when her baby's father, Lord Gawain, returns to Troyes?A DEBT PAID IN MARRIAGE by Georgie LeeA marriage of convenience to Philip Rathbone is Laura Townsend's chance to reclaim her future, but she won't settle for anything less than true passion. Can she find it in Philip's arms?(Regency)Look for Box Set 1 of 2 for more timeless stories from Harlequin Historical!
Harlequin® Historical brings you three new Regency titles for one great price, available now! Enjoy these timeless love stories that capture the imagination and sizzle with scandal and seduction.This Regency box set includes:THE RAKE TO RESCUE HER by Julia JustissRansleigh Rogues (Book 3 of 4)When Alastair Ransleigh sees Diana, Duchess of Graveston, for the first time since she jilted him, he makes her a shocking offer...the chance to become his mistress. And she accepts!THE SOLDIER'S DARK SECRET by Marguerite KayeComrades in Arms (Book 1 of 2)Could enchanting French artist Celeste Marmion be the distraction that officer Jack Trestain so desperately craves? Or will her exquisite touch be enough to make him reveal his darkest secret?REUNITED WITH THE MAJOR by Anne HerriesRegency Brides of Convenience (Book 3 of 3)Major Harry Brockley gave up on love when he lost his heart to his colonel's wife, Samantha Scatterby. Now, Brock agrees to a loveless marriage--only for widowed Sam to reappear in his life!Look for Box Set 2 of 2 for more timeless stories from Harlequin Historical!
Harlequin Intrigue brings you three new edge-of-your-seat romances for one great price, available now! This Harlequin Intrigue bundle includes Secrets by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Cynthia Eden, Seduced by the Sniper by Elizabeth Heiter and The Pregnant Witness by Lisa Childs.Catch a thrill with 6 new edge-of-your-seat romances every month from Harlequin Intrigue!
Harlequin Special Edition brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! These are heartwarming, romantic stories about life, love and family. This Harlequin Special Edition bundle includes A Conard County Baby by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Rachel Lee, The Bachelor's Baby Dilemma by Sheri WhiteFeather and Her Perfect Proposal by Lynne Marshall.Look for 6 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin Special Edition!
Harlequin Special Edition brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! These are heartwarming, romantic stories about life, love and family. This Harlequin Special Edition bundle includes Mendoza's Secret Fortune by USA TODAY bestselling author Marie Ferrarella, A Second Chance at Crimson Ranch by Michelle Major and From City Girl to Rancher's Wife by Ami Weaver.Look for 6 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin Special Edition!
Do you love stories with sexy, romantic heroes who have it all--wealth, status, and incredibly good looks? Harlequin® Desire brings you all this and more with these three new full-length titles for one great price! This Desire bundle includes Royal Heirs Required by Cat Schield, After Hours with Her Ex by USA TODAY bestselling author Maureen Child and At the Rancher's Request by USA TODAY bestselling author Sara Orwig.Look for 6 new compelling stories every month from Harlequin Desire!
Harlequin Presents brings you four new titles for one great price! This Presents bundle includes Princess's Secret Baby by USA TODAY bestselling author Carol Marinelli, At the Count's Bidding by USA TODAY bestselling author Caitlin Crews, The Real Romero by USA TODAY bestselling author Cathy Williams and His Defiant Desert Queen by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Jane Porter.Look for 8 new exciting stories every month from Harlequin Presents!
www.FionaMcCallum.comFrom the rugged beauty of the Adelaide Hills comes a story of loss, hope and new beginnings Claire McIntyre has it all: an adoring husband, a bubbly best friend, a chic town house and a high-flying corporate career in the city. But somehow she's forgotten what really makes her happy. After receiving tragic news, closely followed by the loss of her job, Claire's world is thrown into turmoil. Forced to reevaluate everything that matters to her, she soon finds herself back at the very place she's been running from her whole life-the family property, where reputations are hard won and easily lost, and where fortune is as fickle as the weather. Here, in the rugged beauty of the Australian Adelaide Hills, Claire starts to rebuild her life with her friends, her father and his beloved racehorses-including a promising young horse called Paycheque. But just as she begins to find happiness, and perhaps even love, fate comes to call. Now Claire must decide whether to do the sensible thing, or risk it all on her newfound passion.
Abdominal X-rays for Medical Students is a comprehensive resource offering guidance on reading, presenting and interpreting abdominal radiographs. Suitable for medical students, junior doctors, nurses and trainee radiographers, this brand new title is clearly illustrated using a unique colour overlay system to present the main pathologies and to highlight the abnormalities in abdomen x-rays. Abdominal X-rays for Medical Students: * Covers the key knowledge and skills necessary for practical use * Provides an effective and memorable way to analyse and present abdominal radiographs - the unique 'ABCDE' system as developed by the authors * Presents each radiograph twice, side by side: the first as seen in the clinical setting, and the second with the pathology clearly highlighted * Includes self-assessment to test knowledge and presentation technique With a systematic approach covering both the analysis of radiographs and next steps mirroring the clinical setting and context, Abdominal X-rays for Medical Students is a succinct and up-to-date overview of the principles and practice of this important topic.
In this sexy, sweet prequel novella to her new series, USA TODAY bestselling author Maisey Yates welcomes readers to the charming small town of Copper Ridge, Oregon, where it's never too late for second chances.There's not much about his teenage years that Jake Caldwell can be proud of. Except maybe for keeping his hands off cute, kindhearted Cassie Ventimiglia. She was the only one who saw him as more than a tattooed rebel who couldn't wait to leave the ranching life behind. Now he's back in Copper Ridge to sell his father's property--and staying right above Cassie's coffee shop. And out of nowhere, the girl he's never forgotten is offering a whole lot more than fresh-baked muffins...Jake's dark, smoldering appeal hasn't changed one bit. But Cassie has. Following everyone else's rules didn't quite work out. Time to ask for what she's always wanted...and what Jake's more than happy to give: a wild, hot romance that could make a one-time bad boy realize he's back for good.Don't miss Part Time Cowboy, the first in the Copper Ridge series, from HQN Books!www.MaiseyYates.com
New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder wowed readers with Poison Study, the unforgettable story of poison taster Yelena. Now she's back with a new tale of intrigue. Once, only her own life hung in the balance... Oddly enough, when Yelena was a poison taster, her life was simpler. But she'd survived to become a vital part of the balance of power between rival countries Ixia and Sitia. Now she uses her magic to keep the peace in both lands-and protect her relationship with Valek. Suddenly, though, they are beset on all sides by those vying for power through politics and intrigue. Valek's job and his life are in danger. As Yelena tries to uncover the scope of these plots, she faces a new challenge: her magic is blocked. She must keep that a secret-or her enemies will discover just how vulnerable she really is-while searching for who or what is responsible for neutralizing her powers. Yes, the days of tasting poisons were much simpler. And certainly not as dangerous...of this original and entertaining epic fantasy is impossible. Suffice it to say that the action is nonstop. The many characters leap to life, particularly Yelena, whose first-person narrative is riveting." -RT Book Reviews on Fire Study Now available as ebooks!
STONE-COLD COWBOY Wealthy Texas cattle rancher J. B. Hammock was proud of his reputation as a heartbreaker. He treated his women well, but they all knew they would never have a permanent status in his life-all but one. Innocent Tellie Maddox had been just a girl when she'd been orphaned and had come to live with his family. She was fiercely devoted to J.B., but when that devotion turned into something passionate between them, J.B. knew he had to break yet another heart. Tellie hated him for that-until she lost her memory in an accident. Now all she remembered was the closeness she and J.B. once shared. He didn't want to hurt her all over again, but it quickly became clear that there was too much fire between him and Tellie for them to ever just be friends. And the deeper their feelings grew, the more J.B. feared the inevitable return of Tellie's memory.... BONUS BOOK INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME! In Bed with the Wrangler by USA TODAY bestselling author Barbara Dunlop Amber Hutton knew falling into wrangler Royce Ryder's bed would only be asking for trouble. Though with just one touch from the wealthy playboy, she knew trouble had already found her.
KAYLA RUSSELL DOESN'T LIKE VALENTINE'S DAY What should be Kayla's favorite holiday is just another reminder that she hasn't met someone special. The beautiful florist-and hopeless romantic-has nearly given up on love, when the man of her dreams walks into her shop...to buy flowers for another woman! Former music superstar Derek Wood poses as a local deliveryman while he cares for his ailing mother. Derek is drawn to Kayla's genuine spirit and natural beauty, but he can't hide his identity forever. The man Kayla's falling for doesn't really exist, but the feelings they share are real. Will Derek finally give Kayla a reason to love Valentine's Day?
WADE MASON'S READY TO LET GO OF THE PAST Twenty years ago, Wade lost the woman he loved-and it was his fault. But as a pastor, he makes amends every day. Now Kristy Phillips needs him to guide her through a family crisis. He knows he's not worthy of love, but he's having trouble denying his growing feelings for the pretty single mom. At eighteen, Kristy was an unwed mother. Unfortunately her teenage daughter is following in her footsteps. As Kristy turns to Wade for help and advice, she finds herself falling for the handsome new pastor. Can the regrets of the past become a bridge to the future-for both of them?
BRIDGET GREENE HIDES IN PLAIN SIGHT Escaping her father's unreasonable demands, Bridget flees to a remote mining town far from all she knows. To her surprise, her schoolhouse becomes her refuge. When a new family arrives in town, Bridget feels a special bond with the two adorable children-and their handsome widowed father. Lindley Thompson is on a mission he can't reveal to anyone, let alone the lovely schoolteacher who's caught his eye. His children are flourishing under Bridget's maternal touch, and Lindley's heart is healing, too. But when their carefully hidden secrets come to light, will true love be enough to overcome all obstacles?
HOPE LANG BELIEVES IN LOVE... Not an arranged marriage to a man she's never met. Hope scorns such old-fashioned ideas, until she meets the man she once refused as her groom. Soon she's falling for the rugged yet caring Irishman. Ian McGrae's determined to make a success of his new Florida homestead-not grapple with the woman who rejected him. But when the ownership of his land is disputed, Hope works by his side to uncover the threat. As Ian gets to know Hope, he finds she's his perfect match. And if they can forgive and forget the past, they just might have a future together.
From no-strings fling to family man! It might have been a brief fling, but Tessa Gilroy fell hard for gorgeous surgeon Drake Melford and was devastated when he left to pursue his hotshot career abroad. Now he's back-and even more irresistible than ever! But Tessa's life has changed drastically in the past four years. She's a mother now, to her adorable adopted daughter Poppy, and she needs more than a fleeting affair-she needs someone who can be a father... Dare she dream that Drake's the one for her and for Poppy?
And doctor makes three... Nurse Karina Brown only has room in her heart for one guy: four-year-old Mickey. Running a small-town surgery and looking after a little boy with Down syndrome isn't easy, but Katrina wouldn't have it any other way. Until Mickey's co-guardian, gorgeous Dr. Logan Pascale, moves into their home-determined to sell up! His heart is on lockdown but soon, united in their love for Mickey, Logan and Karina are falling for each other, too! Can Karina persuade Logan that everything he needs is right under her roof...already?
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