In a world where everyone has power, Nikodemus Kowalczyk was always destined to be an underdog.Niko has long since given up on his dreams of being a world class battle artist. Thanks to his damaged core and crazy family, he never stood a chance anyway. With money, fame, and untold power on the line, the corporations decide who wins. End of story.But when a mysterious group calling themselves the Sages of the Underpass threaten to upend the entire system with their unorthodox training and cultivation methods, Nikko soon learns that what was once a handicap might be his greatest asset. The only thing standing in his way is a bitter, hard-hearted veteran who would like nothing more than to see Niko stay in his place. Right at the bottom.Rocky meets Dragon Ball Z in this underdog redemption story from Dragon Award finalist Aaron Michael Ritchey. Sages of the Underpass is an epic blend of urban fantasy, cultivation, and magical MMA that captures the passion, the power, and the perseverance it takes to follow your dreams - no matter what kind of artist you are."Sages of the Underpass is an excellent novel with a fully fleshed-out system for character development. This is a great modern cultivation story!" (Dakota Krout, author of the Divine Dungeon and the Completionist Chronicles) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Travis Baldree. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/182616/bk_acx0_182616_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wilson Thelimo Louis was born in July 3rd, 1986, in Haiti. During his childhood he developed a passion for social activism and community volunteerism. He has degrees in communication, Law, and legal sciences from the State University of Haiti. Being in Massachusetts, he earned his nursing assistant certificate at K&K in Brocton and paralegal studies from Boston University. He also studied filmmaking and video production from Community Supported Film in Roxbury, and human services at Goodwill.Thelimo is the leader of Innovation of the Territory by Active Itiahists of Haiti (ITIAHaiti); he is a founding member of the Haiti National Network of Young Volunteers; and was executive director of the Haiti Institute of Technical and Professional Training. He used to volunteer at Catholic Charities in Boston; Volunteering for the Development of Haiti; Alliance Française of les Cayes; Haitian Red Cross; Health and Information Program (PSI-Haiti); UNICEF, and for the National Advocacy Organization for Individuals Live with Handicap in Haiti. In addition to these activities, he used to advocate as an ambassador for human rights with “l’Amicale des Juristes” and hosted some radio and TV programs. Louis ran for Congress in August 2015 in Haiti, due to his political affiliation, he was targeted for his propensity for speaking out against the mistreatment of youth, inclusion, and social cohesion in Haiti. His aspiration for unified Haiti was dashed by constant fears, stress, and constant phone calls to join the government and the opposition political parties. Coming to United States in August 2016, he gained that motivation that he once had and wants to better educate himself to benefit others. As a hard worker and committed individual, he knows he is capable of reaching those goals. Most important, he has a great passion and believes with an education, all is achievable.Please note: This audiobook is in French. 1. French. Larry D. Peterson. http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/155088/bk_acx0_155088_sample.mp3.
Management of working capital in a given enterprise has profitability and liquidity implications. Working capital represented by current assets, constitutes a dominant and controllable segment of investment, particularly in manufacturing enterprises, and efforts to prune it or optimize its size must promptly enhance the profitability. Importance of working capital can further be judged from the fact that many a time the main cause of the failure of a business enterprise has been found to be the shortage of current assets and their mishandling. Inadequate working capital is a serious handicap in the business. In India, since independence, great emphasis has been laid on the development of cement industry. Cement industry is one of the key industries in India. It plays a dominant role in the national economy from the point of view of economic development of the country.Keeping in mind the above importance of the cement industry in the economic development, in depth study of the problems faced by the cement industry especially in the area of working capital management has been carried out in this book.
Hearing impaired children encounter many challenges which are caused by their inability to hear and effectively use oral language. This has serious implications on their personal, social, educational and career development. This calls for well-coordinated and informed interventions so as to provide them with competences to enable them live effective lives and develop into responsible citizens despite their handicap. An effective guidance and counseling programme is determined by teacher counselors and the school administration working together in addressing issues that affect hearing impaired pupils at home, school and later in life thus enabling them to enjoy life like the hearing people. If proper guidance and counseling interventions are put in place, the hearing impaired pupils will achieve their highest potential in life. This book by Dorcas Githaiga outlines the guidance and counseling programme determinants for promoting hearing impaired pupils' development, with Kenya as a study site.
Not all countries are blessed with the advantage of having access to sea. These countries constitute a singular sub grouping called landlocked states. Geographical factor is the main drawback in the development process and trade competitiveness of these countries. Landlocked countries are the ones not having any seacoast as opposed to other geographically disadvantaged states. They are also among the most underperforming countries in the world measured by various economic dimensions. There is empirical evidence that landlockedness puts repercussions on the socio-economic development of these countries, about 15% of the states of the world are developing landlocked states. Thus, this essay sets out to examine the desperate plight of landlocked states caused by a geographic handicap. It has to be taken into account that being landlocked means to have limited and more costly access to the world market. Furthermore, the plight of a landlocked state is very much dependent on the location and it is hardly surprising that there is no single high-income landlocked country outside of Europe. Additionally, the Republic of Armenia, being a landlocked state, not only can’t avoid the susceptibility and obstacles brought by the absence of access to sea, but also suffers more than other landlocked countries due to the lack of natural resources and border blockages. So, in this regard and as an example for other states, this issue is a significant one for Armenia that demands special study. The conclusions the author compiles are worth to be considered.
Acute bacterial meningitis is an infection of leptomeninges, with involvement of subarachnoid space and parenchyma of the brain. Despite the widespread use of protective immunization coverage in the western world, acute bacterial meningitis is still a serious disease which not only takes the lives of so many children but leave them deaf, blind, handicap and crippled, creating a lot of problems for the family and country. It is responsible for 3 5% of pediatric hospital admission in this part of the world. Early recognition, prompt supportive treatment and antibiotic coverage not only decrease the mortality but also reduce the acute complications and long term morbidity. Acute bacterial meningitis is a common and serious infection in children resulting in significant acute complications and long term morbidity. In next millennium our success will depend upon scrutiny for antibiotic resistance, development of new antimicrobial agents and effective vaccination strategies which has reduced disease burden in developed countries.
Arsenic contamination of groundwater is a major public health problem in India. Essentially, the arsenic contamination occurred due to excessive usage of groundwater in agriculture that in turn has changed geological pattern and resulted in leaching of arsenic into aquifers. West Bengal is the worst affected state in the country. Millions of people have been suffering from various forms of adverse health manifestations due to drinking of contaminated water. There are numerous studies pertaining to clinical manifestations of chronic arsenicosis due to long-term intake of contaminated water. However, there are very few studies addressing social factors responsible for development of symptoms, impacts of symptoms on their live roles and complex dynamics of environmental, physical and social factors. The study showed that apart from magnitude of arsenic exposure, socioeconomic status, gender, malnutrition, access to health care played a major role in occurrence and distribution of chronic arsenicosis. Moreover, the consequences in the form of disability and handicap have also been determined by the aforementioned social factors.
The International Campaign to Ban Landmines is a coalition of non-governmental organizations whose goal is to abolish the production and use of anti-personnel mines, a particular type of explosive weapon. The coalition was formed in 1992 when six groups with similar interests, including Human Rights Watch, medico international, Handicap International, Physicians for Human Rights, Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation and the Mines Advisory Group, agreed to cooperate on their common goal. The campaign has since grown and spread to become a network of over 1,400 groups including groups working on women, children, veterans, religious groups, the environment, human rights, arms control, peace and development -- in over 90 countries, working locally, nationally and internationally to eradicate antipersonnel landmines. A prominent supporter was Diana, Princess of Wales. The organization and its chief spokesperson, Jody Williams, jointly received the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts.
Communication technologies have undergone a remarkable development since the inception of first mobile phone. With the advancement of wireless protocols, sophisticated modulation-demodulation techniques, digital integration for data handling. These technologies provide seamless connectivity, larger data speed and greater mobility to the end users of mobile devices. The main obstacle of this development comes from the fact that these devices operate on power delivered from battery, which are needed charging conventionally done via wired charger adapter connected to the wall power outlets. During this period, the meaning of portability or seamless connectivity loses its meaning, moreover, user has to spend hours for charging the batteries. This indicates that the development of high speed wireless communication technologies must accompany wireless transfer of power to the devices along with the data. This thesis gives an idea to develop an optimized, efficient yet simple WPT system that can be used in day-to-day life electrical appliances: like mobile devices (cell phone, laptops, tabs, etc), electric vehicles, motorized wheel chair for handicap, medical implantable devices.