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  10/02/2012       stepbb      0 Comments

بعد قرأتى ل تحت سقف واحد ذات اللون الرومانسى للكاتبة تحمست جداً لقراءة باقى أعمالها , لكن آخر ما كنت أتوقعه أنها تكون رواية عن جريمة قتل هذا بالأضافة إلى إسم الكتاب الذى لا يوحى بكونها جريمة !...تعجبت من قدرة الكاتبة على إتقانها للكتابة في أكثر من نوع أبهرتنى فى الرومانسى ولمست شىء بداخلى , كذلك في الجريمة والتشويق أبدعت ^_^...تذكرت طابع روايات أجاثا كريستى وهو شخصيات كثيرة وأحداثها متشعبة وأكثر من شخص وأكثر من دافع للقتل وفي النهاية تفاجىء بالجانى شخص لم تكن تتوقعه على الأطلاق , أعتقد أن هذا ما وجدته فى هذه الرواية :)...كالعادة أسلوبها سلس وسهل وممتع , وتجعلك فى أحداث متلاحقة تجبرك على أنهاء الكتاب دفعة واحدة :)البعض إعترض على عدم رجوع هاجر لـ وليد أراها منطقية فربما كانت تسامحه إن كان بالفعل قتل ولكن لن تسامحه ابداً على خيانته , هكذا هم النساء :D...

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Fiscal Transparency, Fiscal Performance and Credit Ratings (PDF Download)

  10/02/2012       vitaaminus      0 Comments

This paper investigates the effect of fiscal transparency on market assessments of sovereign risk, as measured by credit ratings. It measures this effect through a direct channel (uncertainty reduction) and an indirect channel (better fiscal policies and outcomes), and it differentiates between advanced and developing economies. Fiscal transparency is measured by an index based on the IMF s Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSCs). We find that fiscal transparency has a positive and significant effect on ratings, but it works through different channels in advanced and developing economies. In advanced economies the indirect effect of transparency through better fiscal outcomes is more significant whereas for developing economies the direct uncertainty-reducing effect is more relevant. Our results suggest that a one standard deviation improvement in fiscal transparency index is associated with a significant increase in credit ratings: by 0.7 and 1 notches in advanced and developing economies respectively.

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The Black Arrow

  10/02/2012       graugrau      0 Comments

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The Black Arrow
 
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Robert Louis Stevenson

The Black Arrow is an 1888 novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. It is both an historical adventure novel and a romance. The Black Arrow tells the story of Richard (Dick) Shelton during the Wars of the Roses: how he becomes a knight, rescues his lady Joanna Sedley, and obtains justice for the murder of his father, Sir Harry Shelton. Outlaws in Tunstall Forest organized by Ellis Duckworth, whose weapon and calling card is a black arrow, cause Dick to suspect that his guardian Sir Daniel Brackley and his retainers are responsible for his fathers murder. Dicks suspicions are enough to turn Sir Daniel against him, so he has no recourse but to escape from Sir Daniel and join the outlaws of the Black Arrow against him. This struggle sweeps him up into the greater conflict surrounding them all. The story of the Wars of the Roses is told in miniature by The Black Arrow.

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Цацики и его семья(Tsatsiki #2)

  10/02/2012       zimor2010      0 Comments

Продолжение истории про мальчика Цацики и его необыкновенную маму. В этой книге Цацики предстоит отправиться в Грецию и познакомиться с папой - Ловцом Каракатиц. Как сложатся их отношения? Какими окажутся новые родственники? И какие перемены ожидают Цацики после этого удивительного лета?Это детская и в то же время недетская книга о сочувствии, терпимости, взрослении детей и их родителей и, конечно же, семье.

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Acute Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy

  10/02/2012       nekit31      0 Comments

The initial observations of dialytic support were brought from the laboratory and confined to patients with reversible acute renal failure. The thought at that time was one of short term maintenance. It was theorized that removal of waste products from the blood, albeit incomplete and inefficient, might allow these patients time to regenerate damaged tubules and regain renal function. After a dis appointing earlier experience in survival, greater sophisti cation and broader practice refined the dialysis skills and reduced mortality. It also became apparent that long periods of support were possible and successful attempts were then made in utilizing this technology in patients with chronic renal failure. These early young patients were a very select group who possessed only renal dysfunction and no other systemic involvement. Nonetheless, they demonstrated a one year survival of only 55-64%. There are presently over 80,000 patients on dialytic support in the United States and over 250,000 patients worldwide dependent on artificial replace ment. Mortality statistics vary but despite a 20-30% systemic disease involvement and a fifth decade average age in the North American experience, the one year survival has risen to apparently 90%.

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Howard Earls of Wicklow

  10/02/2012       Vadzik      0 Comments

Howard Earls of Wicklow is just one of the twelve families that featured in the original book The Gentry & Aristocracy of Wicklow published in 2005 and now out of print. In this series 9 books will be published in total making all the data relating to the 12 families available. The material for all the books was gleaned from all available printed sources and in many cases from family members living in 2005. Most of the images are originals.

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An Austrian March

  10/02/2012       rtyn12322      0 Comments

Klemens Reinstadler is a passionate musician, with a focus on piano and violin. Music has been the focus of his life since his birth in Austria. To further his musical prowess, his parents allowed him to travel to the school of Julliard in America where his love of music flourished. Nearing the end of his junior year, the head insists on an end of the year performance from Klemens, and the Austrian is beyond prepared to accept. That is, until the head insists he take on a German transfer student, with little knowledge of the English language, but with a well-known talent for singing. Klemens, suddenly pressured with the unknown prospects of a duet, a concert, and the mysterious Dominik Engel, must learn more than just how to play a new score. At the end of it all, music isn’t just about the notes.

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The Possessed

  10/02/2012       botbotbot      0 Comments

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The Possessed
 
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Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The third novel by Dostoyevsky to be included in the Modern, The Possessed has the distinction of appearing as a first American edition, in that it contains a hitherto-suppressed chapter. Avrahm Yarmolinsky, who provides a foreword and the translation of the newly discovered chapter, explains the political reasons for the suppression and the manner in which the original was released from the Russian archives. the translation of the main text of this searching political and philosophical novel is by Constance Garnett.

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A Tryst in Time

  10/02/2012       Timosh1      0 Comments

After inheriting a Georgian house in London, Zack Daniels, millionaire art dealer, becomes obsessed with a portrait of the home’s former owner, Lord Alexander Swift. One evening, Zack decides to explore the old house and on entering, the once bricked up cellar finds himself hurled back in time to 1775 and comes face to face with the sweet man of his dreams. The attraction is immediate, and they fall quickly into a whirlwind of erotic delights. Nothing runs smoothly for the tall, muscular, tanned American. Out of place in Alexander’s delicate, refined world, he needs to find his way back to the future – and convince Alexander to go with him. Mistaken for a debtor, beaten, and kidnapped, he must escape and return to Alexander before time runs out.

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