Transition to Eminence

The Indian Navy 1976-1990

Author: G. M. Hiranandani

Publisher: Lancer Publishers

ISBN: 9788170622666

Category: History

Page: 432

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This volume of the navy's history covers the period from 1976 to 1990. It examines the navy's success in keeping abreast of advances in technology in step with progressive self-reliance. In a decade and a half of innovation, the navy equipped its indigenously built frigates, corvettes, and other vessels with combinations of the latest available weapons and equipment from the Soviet Union, from Europe, and from indigenous sources. A tiny “ship design cell,” which in 1965 was designing yard craft, was by 1990 designing an aircraft carrier, submarines, and missile destroyers. The new acquisitions from the Soviet Union ranged from missile destroyers, conventional submarines, and long-range reconnaissance aircraft, to minesweepers. All these high-tech inductions needed to be operated and manned by better-educated and better-trained personnel. New maintenance, repair, and refit facilities had to be created. The increase in the volume of spares and the diversity of sources compelled modernization of the logistics system. This volume analyzes how these problems were tackled.

Transition from Socialist to Market Economies

Comparison of European and Asian Experiences

Author: S. Ichimura,T. Sato,W. James

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023024498X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 6053

20 years after the collapse of communism in Central Eastern European countries and 30 years after the start of market-oriented reforms in China, this book provides a framework for understanding the differing emphasis and sequencing of two reforms and explores in-depth these issues in the demise of communism and the triumph of the market economy.

The Sinking of INS Khukri

Survivor's Stories

Author: Major General Ian Cardozo

Publisher: Roli Books Private Limited

ISBN: 9351940993

Category: History

Page: 197

View: 5202

9 December 1971. 8.45 p.m. Torpedoed by a Pakistani submarine, the INS Khukri sank within minutes. Along with the ship, 178 sailors and 18 officers made the supreme sacrifice. Last seen calmly puffing on his cigarette, Captain Mahendra Nath Mulla, captain of the Khukri, chose to go down with his ship. This defining moment of the 1971 war between India and Pakistan is the basis of Major General Ian Cardozo's attempt to understand what happened that day and why. Major General Cardozo brings fresh insight into the hellish ordeal by including the heartfelt accounts of the survivors and of the members of their families. These accounts transform the stereotypical understanding of the incident; they also supplement it. We glimpse fear, trauma and death at first hand. In the annals of war writing, General Cardozo humanizes this cataclysmic event as never before.

Meet the Mender of Broken Hearts

A Story of Transition and Triumph from Single, Married, Single Parent, and Widowhood

Author: Gina Morris

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540710529

Category:

Page: 172

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In Meet the Mender of Broken Hearts, Gina Morris reflects on her spiritual journey during the many hardships of her life. Through it all, her faith helped her endure the darkest and most difficult moments. Morris's pastor once asked her to think about the defining purpose in her life, and this insightful spiritual memoir is Morris's answer to his question. As events in her life unfolded, God's plan for her became clearer and clearer, and she cherished it within her heart. She now wants to share this light with you. Morris uses biblical figures to illustrate the many lessons she learned during her time as a single woman, a wife, a mother, and a young widow. Each of these identities informed her journey, but her path as a Christian gave her the strength to raise her children alone and not give up on life after the devastating death of her husband. Morris doesn't shy away from difficult subjects, candidly writing about topics like abortion with new biblical insight and wisdom. In doing so, she empowers you to make decisions-not out of fear or isolation-but out of trust in the Lord and hope in His plan!

From Triumph to Crisis

Neoliberal Economic Reform in Postcommunist Countries

Author: Hilary Appel,Mitchell A. Orenstein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108422292

Category: Political Science

Page: 255

View: 7889

Explains the surprising endurance of neoliberal policymaking over two decades in post-Communist countries, from 1989-2008, and its decline after the financial crash.

The Triumph of Democracy in Spain

Author: Paul Preston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113495140X

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 1848

The Triumph of Democracy in Spain tells a gripping story of the tortuous creation of Spain's constitutional monarchy. The book provides an authoritative account of the tribulations of the forces of progress, beginning in 1969 with the disintegration of Franco's dictatorship and ending with the remarkable Socialist election victory in 1982.

Cigarette Wars

The Triumph of the Little White Slaver

Author: Cassandra Tate

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195140613

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 7548

We live in an age when the cigarette industry is under almost constant attack. Few weeks pass without yet another report on the hazards of smoking, or news of another anti-cigarette lawsuit, or more restrictions on cigarette sales, advertising, or use. It's somewhat surprising, then, that very little attention has been given to the fact that America has traveled down this road before. Until now, that is. As Cassandra Tate reports in this fascinating work of historical scholarship, between 1890 and 1930, fifteen states enacted laws to ban the sale, manufacture, possession, and/or use of cigarettes--and no fewer than twenty-two other states considered such legislation. In presenting the history of America's first conflicts with Big Tobacco, Tate draws on a wide range of newspapers, magazines, trade publications, rare pamphlets, and many other manuscripts culled from archives across the country. Her thorough and meticulously researched volume is also attractively illustrated with numerous photographs, posters, and cartoons from this bygone era. Readers will find in Cigarette Wars an engagingly written and well-told tale of the first anti-cigarette movement, dating from the Victorian Age to the Great Depression, when cigarettes were both legally restricted and socially stigmatized in America. Progressive reformers and religious fundamentalists came together to curb smoking, but their efforts collapsed during World War I, when millions of soldiers took up the habit and cigarettes began to be associated with freedom, modernity, and sophistication. Importantly, Tate also illustrates how supporters of the early anti-cigarette movement articulated virtually every issue that is still being debated about smoking today; theirs was not a failure of determination, she argues in these pages, but of timing. A compelling narrative about several clashing American traditions--old vs. young, rural vs. urban, and the late nineteenth vs. early twentieth centuries--this work will appeal to all who are interested in America's love-hate relationship with what Henry Ford once called "the little white slaver."

Success in Higher Education

Transitions to, within and from University

Author: Leigh N. Wood,Yvonne A. Breyer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811027919

Category: Education

Page: 361

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This book explores successful transition strategies to, within and from university for students from around the globe, with Macquarie University, a large Australian university, studied in depth. It addresses the meaning of success taking a variety of perspectives, including student, staff and employer views. The chapters present a series of initiatives that have proven to be successful in assisting students in developing their academic potential throughout university and beyond. The authors of the chapters use a variety of methodologies and approaches reflecting the diverse local contexts and requirements. These international perspectives demonstrate a triumph of practice that has led to the empowerment of individuals and groups. The approaches from twelve universities located in eight different countries stem directly from the coalface and provide many valuable lessons and tools that colleagues in the sector will be able to consider and adapt in their own contexts. Small interventions matter, from a mentor of a nervous student who goes on to achieve greatness, to the use of a curriculum design model that hooks a whole group of students into learning and achievement. This book covers both the small, individual victories and the larger scale strategies that support success. Contributions emanate from Australia, Bangladesh, India, China, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada, USA, Uruguay and South Africa.

180 Your Life from Tragedy to Triumph

A Woman's Grief Guide Personal Study Guide & Journal

Author: Mishael Porembski

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781498468589

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 388

View: 3318

Craft a Life You Love. 180 Your Life from Tragedy to Triumph A Personal Study Guide & Journal is the first companion book to 180 Your Life from Tragedy to Triumph: A Woman s Grief Guide. This individual study guide and journal is a step-by-step, day-by-day, mindfulguide to empower the reader s healthy grief recovery. 180 Your Life is a year-long grief empowerment program that strengthens widows, bereaved women, and their families by providing practical steps to Team, Train, Triumph after loss. This book teaches readers how to nourish their bodies during grief, exercise in a supportive team, achieve triumph through a forward-facing goal such as a 5K race, and create purpose from pain by helping others. The 180 Your Life Eight Step Program is a holistic form of grief recovery: empowering your ground zero, forging your team, training your mind, body, and spirit, crossing your finish line, living your legacy, and unveiling your triumph. This book provides a daily roadmap to transfigure the reader s grief journey from tragedy to triumph. Written by Mishael Porembski, a 20-year network news veteran, who was catapulted into intense grief after the untimely death of her husband when she was seven months pregnant with her second daughter. Feeling lost and isolated as a widow with young children, Mishael turned to her faith in God and eventually realized the need for grief communities that were active, healthy, and fun for those experiencing loss. 180 Your Life is a movement that creates these needed healthy communities for grieving families and for those who support them. For easy small group facilitation, look for these companion books to this series: 180 Your Life from Tragedy to Triumph: A Woman's Grief Guide 180 Your Life from Tragedy to Triumph: A Facilitator s Guide for Small Group Study "

November Ever After

A Memoir of Tragedy and Triumph in the Wake of the 1970 Marshall Football Plane Crash

Author: Craig T. Greenlee

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462004032

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 168

View: 7772

The legacy of the Marshall players who perished transcends wins and losses. Their tragic deaths squashed the likelihood of a bloody race riot on campus. The evening of November 14, 1970 was damp and chilly with a steady drizzle and dense fog. Students at Marshall University had no idea that the night’s horrific events would change their lives forever. On this night, a plane crash wiped out most of the school’s football team. Unless you were there, you could never fully comprehend the gravity of grief that engulfed Huntington, West Virginia, in the days following the worst aviation disaster in the history of American sports. I know. I was there. I’ll never forget. It could have been me on that plane. I played football at MU for two seasons. A year before the tragedy, I left the team for personal reasons. When the school began the daunting task of resurrecting its football program in the spring of ’71, it was a no-brainer decision for me to rejoin the team and become part of the rebuilding process. Media projects devoted to the plane crash provide well-deserved notoriety. Still, there are glaring omissions. Now, for the first time, former Marshall defensive back Craig T. Greenlee tells the real story – the whole story – about Thundering Herd football from back in the day.

Tragedy to Triumph: A Memoir

Author: April Faith Larrinaga

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781463436261

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 286

View: 6054

The story of Tragedy to Triumph is especially dedicated to my brothers and sisters who suffered years of torment at the hands of a maniacal self proclaimed preacher who ultimately hurt his family beyond imagination. Our father evaded the law for several years abandoning his eldest daughter in another state to live a life alone while holding the rest of the family captive. Four adults at the end of the journey were directly responsible for the atrocities that befell the children. Inside the home the children cried, innocence was lost and hearts were broken. This story also provides an insight into survival of the human spirit and rising above all indifference, sharing the power of faith, and miracles that happened in the midst of chaos. One person can change the future for their family and ultimately stop the cycle of abuse. This book was solely written in the hopes of saving lives.

To My Trans Sisters

Author: Charlie Craggs

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784506680

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 8908

Dedicated to trans women everywhere, this inspirational collection of letters written by successful trans women shares the lessons they learnt on their journeys to womanhood, celebrating their achievements and empowering the next generation to become who they truly are. Written by politicians, scientists, models, athletes, authors, actors, and activists from around the world, these letters capture the diversity of the trans experience and offer advice from make-up and dating through to fighting dysphoria and transphobia. By turns honest and heartfelt, funny and furious or beautiful and brave, these letters send a clear message of hope to their sisters: each of these women have gone through the struggles of transition and emerged the other side as accomplished, confident women; and if we made it sister, so can you!

Exploring New Horizons in Career Counselling

Turning Challenge into Opportunities

Author: Kobus Maree,Annamaria Di Fabio

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9463001549

Category: Education

Page: 350

View: 790

"This book brings together eminent global theorists and practitioners to share their views on the evolution of career counselling in recent decades. Multiple changes of a fundamental and complex nature, as well as related challenges in the world of work, have necessitated career counselling to undergo such an evolution. The authors examine the future nature and scope of new directions in the field of career counselling psychology and they critically reflect on, as well as promote the predominant theoretical and conceptual framework of the field of career counselling. The latest models and methods in and for the 21st century are explored and teased out, including Mark Savickas’ proposal to shift the focus in interventions from conceptualising the self as content to seeing the self as a process. This approach is in keeping with the notion of career as a story and consistent with leading theories such as Jean Guichard’s self-construction framework and the life design paradigm. The authors deliver an avant garde text that is easy to read and use without diluting the conceptual and terminological complexities of the field. The book is an invaluable resource for new, emerging and experienced researchers, academics, scholars, researchers, psychologists, social workers, teachers and clients: • It merges what is known about the field with emerging approaches.• It gives an overview of theoretical paradigms that can be applied to a changing world of work.• It makes a critical analysis of germane questions such as “What does the future hold for the field of career counselling and how can challenges be turned into opportunities?” and “How can different paradigms, approaches and strategies be harnessed to promote clients’ career-life wellbeing and resilience?”.• It facilitates an understanding of the skills necessary to deal with career-related transitions, challenges and barriers to help people acquire transferable career-life skills and career(-choice) readiness. • It examines the importance of career adaptability and how people can develop this vital 21st century (survival) competency.• It challenges career counsellors to grasp and acquire skills to promote and advocate social justice agendas.• It promotes and demonstrates the exciting and promising notion of dialogue writing to enhance the dialogical work of the career counsellor and client.Individually and collectively, the authors team up to blend retrospect and prospect, and they make a concerted effort to convert 21st century challenges and frontiers in career counselling into opportunities, hurt into hope, hopelessness into inspiration."

The Triumph of Christianity

How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World

Author: Bart D. Ehrman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501136720

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the bestselling authority on early Christianity, the story of how Christianity grew from a religion of twenty or so peasants in rural Galilee to the dominant religion in the West in less than four hundred years. Christianity didn’t have to become the dominant religion in the West. It easily could have remained a sect of Judaism fated to have the historical importance of the Sadducees or the Essenes. In The Triumph of Christianity, Bart Ehrman, a master explainer of Christian history, texts, and traditions, shows how a religion whose first believers were twenty or so illiterate day laborers in a remote part of the empire became the official religion of Rome, converting some thirty million people in just four centuries. The Triumph of Christianity combines deep knowledge and meticulous research in an eye-opening, immensely readable narrative that upends the way we think about the single most important cultural transformation our world has ever seen—one that revolutionized art, music, literature, philosophy, ethics, economics, and law.

Eco-Cities and the Transition to Low Carbon Economies

Author: Federico Caprotti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137298766

Category: Social Science

Page: 135

View: 4161

The author examines the two most advanced eco-city projects: the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City in China, and Masdar City in Abu Dhabi. These are the most notable attempts at building new eco-cities to both face up to the 'crises' of the modern world and to use the city as an engine for transition to a low-carbon economy.

From Turmoil to Triumph

New Life After Corporate Mergers, Acquisitions, and Downsizing

Author: Mitchell Lee Marks

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

View: 9159

Dispense with suspicion and cynicism. Get beyond alienation and burn out. From Turmoil to Triumph shows how corporations can not only recover from the negative human consequences of transitions, but can use those transitions as opportunities to build new and better organizations.

The Triumph of Human Empire

Verne, Morris, and Stevenson at the End of the World

Author: Rosalind Williams

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226899586

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 7339

In the early 1600s, in a haunting tale titled New Atlantis, Sir Francis Bacon imagined the discovery of an uncharted island. This island was home to the descendants of the lost realm of Atlantis, who had organized themselves to seek “the knowledge of Causes, and secret motions of things; and the enlarging of the bounds of Human Empire, to the effecting of all things possible.” Bacon’s make-believe island was not an empire in the usual sense, marked by territorial control; instead, it was the center of a vast general expansion of human knowledge and power. Rosalind Williams uses Bacon’s island as a jumping-off point to explore the overarching historical event of our time: the rise and triumph of human empire, the apotheosis of the modern ambition to increase knowledge and power in order to achieve world domination. Confronting an intensely humanized world was a singular event of consciousness, which Williams explores through the lives and works of three writers of the late nineteenth century: Jules Verne, William Morris, and Robert Louis Stevenson. As the century drew to a close, these writers were unhappy with the direction in which their world seemed to be headed and worried that organized humanity would use knowledge and power for unworthy ends. In response, Williams shows, each engaged in a lifelong quest to make a home in the midst of human empire, to transcend it, and most of all to understand it. They accomplished this first by taking to the water: in life and in art, the transition from land to water offered them release from the condition of human domination. At the same time, each writer transformed his world by exploring the literary boundary between realism and romance. Williams shows how Verne, Morris, and Stevenson experimented with romance and fantasy and how these traditions allowed them to express their growing awareness of the need for a new relationship between humans and Earth. The Triumph of Human Empire shows that for these writers and their readers romance was an exceptionally powerful way of grappling with the political, technical, and environmental situations of modernity. As environmental consciousness rises in our time, along with evidence that our seeming control over nature is pathological and unpredictable, Williams’s history is one that speaks very much to the present.

The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1936-Today

Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1627886419

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 6072

Take an authoritative, thorough, and heavily illustrated look at Triumph motorcycles, from beloved classics to popular new models! What do Marlon Brando, James Dean, Steve McQueen, Bob Dylan, and Arthur Fonzerelli all have in common? All of these men define the very essence of cool, and all have owned Triumph motorcycles. Originally formed as a bicycle company in 1885, in 1902 Triumph produced its first motorcycle, which was simply a bicycle fitted with a Belgian Minerva engine. From there, the company, in various iterations, went on to build some of the most iconic motorcycles of all time. For the first time ever, The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-Today collects all of the motorcycles from this iconic brand in a single volume. Written by respected Triumph expert Ian Falloon, all of the major and minor models are covered, with an emphasis on the most exemplary, era-defining motorcycles such as the Thunderbird, Tiger, Trophy, Bonneville, and new machines such as the Speed Triple, Thruxton, and Daytona 675. The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-Today will also feature important non-production models and non-factory racing and speed-record-setting motorcycles that have become integral parts of Triumph's stellar reputation. This is a book no Triumph fan will want to be without!