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The services sector is key to economic growth, competitiveness, and poverty alleviation. In addition, services exports have become an important part of export diversification strategies for some developing countries. Although industrial countries are still the largest exporters of services, a number of developing countries are among the most dynamic. The share of developing countries in world services exports increased from 14 percent in 1990 to 21 per in 2008. In fact, service sector exports of a number of developing countries are growing faster than their goods exports. This book aims at identifying factors that helped developing countries succeed in exporting services and provides lessons for others. The book focuses on how did developing countries succeed in increasing key services exports and what strategies were successful for services exports as well as what strategies did not deliver the expected results. The framework for analyzing the determinants of services trade is set through an econometric model which is then applied country case studies. Given the paucity of services trade statistics, case study approach is found to be a successful way of dealing with policy specific determinants. . Acknowledging the data constraints and weaknesses, the book brings out the determinants of trade in services by analyzing the experiences of Brazil, Chile, Egypt, India, Kenya, Malaysia and Philippines. These case studies help identify policy frameworks that have been successful as well as policy environments that have not delivered expected results. This book is for trade specialists and policymakers interested in improving their understanding of the fundamentals as well as specific factors that influenced services exports performance. It is a useful tool for governments to design successful trade and promotion strategies, as well as sound domestic policy reforms in the service sector.
After the 1872 publication of Exposé, Fanny Stenhouse became a celebrity in the cultural wars between Mormons and much of America. An English convert, she had grown disillusioned with the Mormon Church and polygamy, which her husband practiced before associating with a circle of dissident Utah intellectuals and merchants. Stenhouse's critique of plural marriage, Brigham Young, and Mormonism was also a sympathetic look at Utah's people and honest recounting of her life. She later created a new edition, titled "Tell It All," which ensured her notoriety in Utah and popularity elsewhere but turned her thoughtful memoir into a more polemical, true exposé of Polygamy. Since 1874, it has stayed in print, in multiple, varying editions. The original book, meanwhile, is less known, though more readable. Tracing the literary history of Stenhouse's important piece of Americana, Linda DeSimone rescues an important autobiographical and historical record from the baggage notoriety brought to it.
Instead of choosing the good guy, I chose the bad guy. Instead of warding off the enemy, I moved in with him. And I thought the purpose of fear was to prevent you from doing stupid things.
Ariana Karas is feeling restless-and an affair with a sexy stranger sounds like just the cure. Maxwell Forrester is about to marry one woman. . . and can't stop lusting over another. When Max finds himself captivated by exotic Ariana at his own rehearsal party, he knows he's in trouble. Especially when he wakes up the next morning to find her in his bed-hours after his wedding should have occurred! Though with Ariana in his arms, it's hard to have any regrets. . . until he discovers he was deliberately set up. Together, Max and Ariana search for the truth. Only, they never dream it will leave them both exposed. . . .
Scandinavia's undisputed queen of crime fiction, Liza Marklund is the #1 international bestselling author of the Annika Bengtzon series, now available for the first time in Canada from Vintage Canada.Rookie reporter Annika Bengtzon has a coveted, yet temporary, position at a major Stockholm tabloid. Before she has had the slightest chance to adapt to the bullish and fast-paced world of news journalism, a dead body is found at a city cemetery. The victim is an exotic dancer who has been raped and strangled, and the prime suspect is a government minister. Annika realizes that this could become her breakthrough story. But as she exposes the dark underworld of sex clubs, chauvinism and corruption, she is drawn deep into a dangerous world of sex and violence.From the Trade Paperback edition.
On June 9, 2008, the butchered body of Travis Alexander was found in his Mesa, Arizona home. The grisly nature of his death made instant headlines: with twenty-nine knife wounds, his throat slit, and a gunshot to the head, Travis was left to die. The prime suspect in the case was Alexander's ex-girlfriend, the attractive and soft-spoken Jodi Arias. Though Arias initially said that she was nowhere near the scene of crime, little about this case was as it seemed, and before long she had been caught lying to police. As the investigation progressed, her lies evolved multiple times before finally resting on an appalling claim: she had killed Travis in self-defense. Along the way, startling details emerged about the Mormon couple's relationship, and soon graphic stories of their lurid sexual encounters and jealousy-driven blowouts revealed a dark side to their life together. These revelations launched a trial filled with sex and deception but also raised substantial questions about Arias's deceit, as people from across the country struggled to understand the bizarre world of Jodi Arias. Now, award-winning broadcast journalist and bestselling author Jane Velez-Mitchell, a veteran of some of the most storied court cases in recent memory, goes behind the scenes of the trial and into the mind of a killer. Using insider accounts from friends who knew Travis and Jodi, Velez-Mitchell turns her sharply-focused lens on Arias and offers her seasoned perspective on the case's most pressing questions. Separating fact from fiction, she reports on the bizarre and explicit stories that have both shocked and fascinated the American public--from Jodi's romantic history before meeting Travis, to their torrid sex life together, to the complicated role their Mormon faith played in the relationship's demise. With unbridled access to the evidence and the case's key players, Velez-Mitchell unearths Jodi's contentious life with those closest to her, examining the paranoid and erratic behavior behind each relationship and illustrating the disturbing pattern of a murderer in the making. Complete with photos from the case and Jane Velez-Mitchell's fresh insights on the crime, Exposed takes readers behind closed bedroom doors to uncover the truth behind the secret and sordid life of Jodi Arias.
The seventh thrilling novel in the Tracers series from an author who "excels at detailing the mystery and the chase" (Publishers Weekly) features a forensic photographer and an FBI agent who form an uneasy partnership to find a vicious criminal.With the click of her camera, Maddie Callahan inadvertently added herself to the hit list of a criminal mastermind the FBI's been investigating for months. Agent Brian Beckmann is determined to protect the sexy photographer, but she may be his only lead. As a forensic photographer, Maddie is used to seeing violence up close, but she's never before been a target. When a freelance photo shoot goes awry, she realizes she may have seen, and perhaps photographed, the kidnapping of a key witness in a federal probe. And although her camera was stolen, Maddie has something that could be even more valuable to investigators. With the help of her colleagues at the Tracers crime lab, Maddie uncovers DNA evidence that provides a desperately needed break in the case. Although Brian is reluctant to involve Maddie, she's determined to help with the investigation and the two set out to track a vicious criminal known as The Doctor, whose far-reaching violence has led to multiple deaths. But as the task force gets closer to catching the deadly Doctor, Maddie is in more danger than ever...
Her past is back to haunt her--and it's hotter than ever. . . On the brink of a major promotion, Tamia Luke is within reach of the glitzy life she's always dreamed of--until her client, Dominic Nico Archer, blackmails her into becoming his mistress, threatening to reveal her scandalous past. Tamia has no choice but to submit to his demands. But the tables turn when her hostility towards Nico is replaced with insatiable lust. No man--including her boyfriend--has ever satisfied her the way he does. And as her infatuation grows, the closer she comes to losing everything--including her life.
Book store owner Kim Baker has a serious crush on Dr. Blake Morgan--an attraction that only gets stronger when he shows her an erotic book and invites her on a night of sensual exploration at his private club, the Society. She's drawn to his sense of power and dominant sexuality...and can't help but fantasize about being controlled by him in every way. But as Blake teaches Kim to claim her pleasure and lose her inhibitions, he may be the one in danger of losing control...
Exposing his enemy's foundation as a fraud meant Brandon Dilson must pose as a charity case. In reality, the laid-back ranching magnate knew all about living large. It was exquisite irony that the foundation sent him to an image consultant. And a delicious bonus that she was the gorgeously buttoned-up Paige Adams. For this self-made career woman, their affair was as ill-advised as it was inevitable. Not only had she mixed business with pleasure, she was about to find out she'd fallen for an imposter. But Paige had a surprise for Brandon, as well-one that might alter the course of their lives....
Joy: Now living at her mom's full time. She thinks she'll have more freedom, no one watching over her and it will be great, right? Maybe, maybe not. Maya: Struggling with a difficult choice. Can she make her oldest friend Shana understand that their friendship has to grow -- or go? Carolyn: Still dealing with dad. His over-protective ways have her keeping secrets -- but now she's got the feeling he's keeping secrets of his own.Three friends sharing good times, adventures, everything.
The United States was once the pioneer of new approaches to environmental protection. In the 1970s and 1980s an American mix of scientific rigor and legal muscle gave birth to a body of environmental regulations and laws that was seen as a model around the world. But no more; leadership has switched. The European Union is asserting new priorities that are far more protective of citizens' health and the environment than those in the United States and they have the economic muscle to back them up.
It has been said that in a marriage you only get eighty percent of what you need. When the other twenty percent is too tempting to turn down, do you decide to go with your family life, or do you take advantage of a once in a lifetime opportunity? Simone, Te'Nae, and Shay are picture perfect wives and career women. Although they're able to juggle prestigious jobs, motherhood, and wifely duties with ease, they share a dark secret that, if exposed, could ruin everything they've worked hard to maintain. They will only get one chance to figure out if their families and marriages are worth more than the risks they're taking. They better hope they make the right decision, because once good wives go bad, there is no turning back, and the consequences can be major.
From robber barons to titanic CEOs, from the labor unrest of the 1880s to the mass layoffs of the 1990s, two American Gilded Ages--one in the early 1900s, another in the final years of the twentieth century--mirror each other in their laissez-faire excess and rampant social crises. Both eras have ignited the civic passions of investigative writers who have drafted diagnostic blueprints for urgently needed change. The compelling narratives of the muckrakers--Upton Sinclair, Ida Tarbell, Lincoln Steffens, and Ray Stannard Baker among them--became bestsellers and prizewinners a hundred years ago; today, Cecelia Tichi notes, they have found their worthy successors in writers such as Barbara Ehrenreich, Eric Schlosser, and Naomi Klein.In Exposés and Excess Tichi explores the two Gilded Ages through the lens of their muckrakers. Drawing from her considerable and wide-ranging work in American studies, Tichi details how the writers of the first muckraking generation used fact-based narratives in magazines such as McClure's to rouse the U.S. public to civic action in an era of unbridled industrial capitalism and fear of the immigrant "dangerous classes." Offering a damning cultural analysis of the new Gilded Age, Tichi depicts a booming, insecure, fortress America of bulked-up baby strollers, McMansion housing, and an obsession with money-as-lifeline in an era of deregulation, yawning income gaps, and idolatry of the market and its rock-star CEOs.No one has captured this period of corrosive boom more acutely than the group of nonfiction writers who burst on the scene in the late 1990s with their exposés of the fast-food industry, the world of low-wage work, inadequate health care, corporate branding, and the multibillion-dollar prison industry. And nowhere have these authors--Ehrenreich, Schlosser, Klein, Laurie Garrett, and Joseph Hallinan--revealed more about their emergence as writers and the connections between journalism and literary narrative than in the rich and insightful interviews that round out the book.With passion and wit, Exposés and Excess brings a literary genre up to date at a moment when America has gone back to the future.
A task force of high school and CSU faculty has developed the Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC), a full-year college preparatory English course for high school juniors or seniors. The ERWC aligns with the California English-Language Arts Content Standards, addresses critical reading and writing problems identified by the CSU English Placement Test Committee, and prepares students to meet the expectations of college and university faculty.
Exposition of the first part of the Gospel of John.
If the best way to understand the Christian Faith is to read the Gospels, then the next books in order of importance have to be those which aid in the understanding of those Gospels. Observing this need in his own parish, J. C. Ryle prepared his Expository Thoughts on the Gospels which have encircled the earth for more than a century with undiminished popularity and usefulness. Ryle's 'plain and pointed' words are a great stimulus to the reading of the Bible itself. While his chief aim is to help the reader to know Christ he also has another object in view. He writes so that his commentary on Mark can be read aloud to a group. Unlike many authors he is equally good, read or heard. There are many other fuller Commentaries on the Gospels, but no others make such compelling listening - whether it be in the family, in neighbourly groups, or over the air - as those of J. C. Ryle.
Computer scientist Pamela Sasser leads the quiet life of a professor at Louisiana State University, until her research uncovers a bug in the new Perseus computer chip. The Perseus is at the heart of thousands of commercial and military systems, including the PaloVerde nuclear plant, site of a massive nuclear meltdown that killed tens of thousands and left millions a future filled with radiation illness and cancer. Billionaire Preston Sinclaire, chairman of Microtel Corporation, the manufacturer of the Perseus, is at the pinnacle of his power, about to be elected President of the United States. No one knows that the Perseus caused the meltdown. No one, that is, except Pamela Sasser. Harrison Beckett is a professional assassin, contracted to eliminate Sasser. A former defense intelligence agency operative, Beckett has eliminated dozens of targets. But he is not a cold - blooded killer; he is a man with a moral code who has only killed those who clearly deserve to die. He has been told that Sasser is a traitor to the United States, a purveyor of computer secrets essential to our national security. But Beckett does not know that he has become the pawn of a shadowy organization known only as the Web -- founded during the Vietnam war by an enterprising black - marketer named Preston Sinclaire -- with tentacles that reach to the very highest levels of the Pentagon, the source of Beckett's contract. While Beckett draws closer to killing Sasser, who has only begun to suspect the danger that she is in, sudden twist and turns show truths to be lies and reality to be far from what he believes. And, all the while, bugs in the Perseus continues to surface, costing the lives of more and more Americans. It is only a matter of time until another disaster occurs in one of the half dozen other nuclear reactors equipped with the chip. When this becomes clear to Beckett, the knowledge becomes his death warrant, and the hunter suddenly finds himself the hunted. As Sinclaire and the Web close in, Sasser and Beckett find themselves unlikely allies -- and far more. And only they can prevent a murderer from becoming President of the United States and save the lives of millions of Americans.
Julie is tired of being tormented at school, tired of not fitting in and being the butt of jokes. When her brother brings home a camera with images of her chief tormentor in a compromising situation, she sees a way to level the playing field. When her attempt at turning the tables goes wrong, she is left even more on the outside and struggling to do the right thing.
Someone is watching Kaycee Raye. But who will believe her? In Kaycee's newspaper column she's known for writing of her paranoia and fears. Is the new danger real-or is she going crazy? In this story of terror, twists, and desperate faith, the startling questions pile high. But Kaycee's descent to answers proves even more frightening.
Exposure of the American People to Iodine-131 from Nevada Nuclear-bomb Tests: Review of the National Cancer Institute Report and Public Health Implicationsby Institute of Medicine National Research Council
In 1997, after more than a decade of research, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) released a report which provided their assessment of radiation exposures that Americans may have received from radioactive iodine released from the atomic bomb tests conducted in Nevada during the 1950s and early 1960s. This book provides an evaluation of the soundness of the methodology used by the NCI study to estimate: Past radiation doses. Possible health consequences of exposure to iodine-131.Implications for clinical practice. Possible public health strategies--such as systematic screening for thyroid cancer--to respond to the exposures. In addition, the book provides an evaluation of the NCI estimates of the number of thyroid cancers that might result from the nuclear testing program and provides guidance on approaches the U.S. government might use to communicate with the public about Iodine-131 exposures and health risks.
Despite the fact that methods of exposure therapy have proven to be highly effective in various empirical studies, they are still underused and sometimes subject to controversial discussion. There have been significant developments: In recent years, methods of exposure therapy have been applied in various areas of therapy, including body dysmorphic disorder and hypochondriasis. Exposure techniques also play an important role in the so called "third wave therapies" (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy). And there is more recently a revival of exposure in panic and agoraphobia and GAD. On the other hand, a large number of scientific articles discuss the practical applications (ethical aspects, amount of exposure) and the theoretical foundations (habituation) of exposure therapy. In order to provide an overview of the current debate and to point out the latest developments in the area of exposure therapy, we have decided to present the current state of discussion (most contributors are scientist-practitioners) to an interested professional audience.
Going beyond one-size-fits-all approaches, this indispensable book describes how to design and implement exposure-based interventions for clients suffering from any type of pathological worry or fear. The expert authors translate cutting-edge theory and research into flexible guidelines for real-world clinical practice. They present the nuts and bolts of individualized assessment and treatment planning and offer strategies for engaging clients successfully. Chapters organized around common anxiety triggers feature a wealth of case examples and specific ideas for exposure exercises. Special topics include working with child clients and combining therapy with medication. Several reproducible handouts and forms are provided.
How can you get a wholesome, delicious dinner on the table without spending time on long lines at the supermarket? Rachael knows how! Her secret weapon is keeping plenty of versatile, flavorful ingredients in the cupboard, fridge, and freezer, combining these staples with just a few fresh items--never more then ten--to create delicious meals for every night of the week. InExpress Lane Meals, Rachael provides her personal go-to list of must-have items--so you can do a big shop every week then simply zip th...
Why is everyone calling her "Lila"?Music teacher and part-time lingerie saleswoman Marnie Lundy's biggest thrill is playing piano at the local mall...until the night everyone seems to think she's somebody else! Suddenly she's being addressed in code, menaced by a man who claims to know her intimately and rescued by a handsome spymaster who thinks she's a threat to national security! But OPUS agent Noah Tennant has a feeling she's more Mata Hari than Mother Teresa. Could a woman this sexy truly be innocent, or is Marnie his opponent in a deadly game of spy vs. spy?
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