Implementation of the European Lotteries Responsible Gaming Standards represents a very important step in the process of growth and development of one lottery. This book represents an exploratory based qualitative research study whose aim is to analyse the characteristics and the basic requirements of these standards in order to provide the answers to some of the following questions: Why are RGS important for one lottery? Which potential benefits can one lottery expect from the implementation of the RGS? Which potential difficulties can one lottery expect from the implementation of the RGS? Can one lottery reduce the potential negative effects of the RGS with the applicable marketing solutions from the industries of tobacco and alcohol beverages? This research is consisted out of the analysis of actual strategies of marketing of the industries of tobacco and alcohol beverages, and the analysis of experiences and know-how of lotteries from the region of Balkans. Summary of findings of this research is mutually combined and presented in the form of a model of marketing which is designed to aid the lotteries in reduction of all potential negative effects of the RGS.
The six stories in Haruki Murakami's mesmerizing collection are set at the time of the catastrophic 1995 Kobe earthquake, when Japan became brutally aware of the fragility of its daily existence. But the upheavals that afflict Murakami's characters are even deeper and more mysterious, emanating from a place where the human meets the inhuman. An electronics salesman who has been abruptly deserted by his wife agrees to deliver an enigmatic package - and is rewarded with a glimpse of his true nature. A man who has been raised to view himself as the son of God pursues a stranger who may or may not be his human father. A mild-mannered collection agent receives a visit from a giant talking frog who enlists his help in saving Tokyo from destruction. As haunting as dreams, as potent as oracles, the stories in after the quake are further proof that Murakami is one of the most visionary writers at work today. Формат издания: 13 см х 20,5 см.
Easy to use in the classroom or as a tool for revision, Oxford Literature Companions provide student-friendly analysis of a range of popular GCSE set texts. Each book offers a lively, engaging approach to the text, covering characters, themes, language and contexts, whilst also providing a range of varied and in-depth activities to deepen understanding and encourage close work with the text. Each book also includes a comprehensive Skills and Practice section, which provides detailed advice on assessment and a bank of exam-style questions and annotated sample student answers. This guide covers The War of the Worlds by HG Wells.
World Subverted: A Generic Analysis of Children’s Fiction examines three important works in English children’s fiction: C. S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Philip Pullman’s The Subtle Knife, the second book of his trilogy His Dark Materials, and J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The novels are analyzed in terms of their approaches toward the conventions of fairy tale, fantasy and romance; to this end the novels are evaluated in relation to their concept of chronotope, and the quest of good versus evil. While the secondary world or multiple worlds presented are analyzed in terms of their perception of time and space along with the presentation of the supernatural elements, the characters are evaluated in terms of the common classification good versus evil. The main argument of this study concentrates on the gradual estrangement from the crystal clear distinctions of the fairy tale genre to a more shadowy, pessimistic, and ambivalent vision of the fantastic in the children’s literature.
An intimate, behind-the-curtains tour of the sets, costumes, spacecraft, alien planets, creatures, weapons, and gadgets used to create the stunning world of Doctor Who.From distant galaxies in the far-flung future, to ancient history on the planet Earth, Doctor Who is unique for the breadth of imaginative possibilities it offers the artists charged with bringing each episode to life.
The aim of this research was to investigate the level of conceptual and procedural understanding of linear algebra concepts among first and second year university students. An initial pilot study provided enough evidence, to convince the researcher to design a theoretical framework to pursue an alternative approach for the teaching and learning of a group of linear algebra concepts. Based on the methodology a number of case studies were carried out and the outcome from the tests, interviews and concept maps were analysed. It is important to note that, it is not the intention of this study to generalise these findings for all the mathematics students of this, or any other university. However, the results indicate strong reasons for proposing further investigation in teaching and learning of linear algebra concepts.
Ivy Fenwick has grown desperate. Since her father's fatal duel, she and her three sisters have sold off everything of value just to make ends meet, but they have finally stripped their home bare. As a last resort, she applies to be governess to the wards of the Duke of Ellsworth. James should have known better than to hire the attractive gentlewoman who had fallen upon hard times--and yet he found her impossible to resist. While she's employed in his household he tries valiantly to do the right thing and resist his instant attraction to her. But the more time they spend together, the more he wants her--and the more he comes to admire her independence. But when another suitor comes into the picture, will James let her go, or fight for the woman he's come to love against all odds?
Transnational studies has increased dramatically in the last few years, particularly among Chinese students. Understanding their experience within the framework of transformative learning theory and Confucianism reveals that transformative learning takes places through the use of Chinese proverbs, sayings and metaphors, rather than discourse. These proverbs, sayings and metaphors mediate transformative learning and provide a reoriented sense of harmony, consistent with unique tenets of Confucianism.
Ever been tempted…? While Mia Curry’s university students cram into her class on sexuality, Mia has always kept her own private fantasies carefully under wraps – until now... Jagger James is everything Mia wants and everything that is taboo: he’s young, gorgeous – and a student. But how can Mia resist? From the bestselling author of The Dark Garden comes an irresistibly romantic tale of forbidden attraction.
Power Girl and Huntress come face to face with Superman and Batman for the first time! In this BATMAN/SUPERMAN crossover, desperate times call for desperate measure as the Worlds' Finest reveal their origin to the fellow team. The two teams must work together to stop Kaizan Gamorra's plot to depower Power Girl and unlock the secrets of Superman of Earth 2! But following such a team up, what world will Power Girl and Huntress choose?
Forbidden Grounds – The Case Against Employment Discrimination Laws (Paper)
An intimate conversation about music and creativity, between the internationally bestselling writer and a world-class conductor."My only purpose in this book was for me, as a music lover, to have a discussion of music with the musician Seiji Ozawa that was as open and honest as possible. I simply wanted to bring out the ways that each of us (though on vastly different levels) is dedicated to music." Haruki Murakami's passion for music runs deep. Before turning his hand to writing, he ran a jazz club in Tokyo, and the aesthetic and emotional power of music permeates every one of his much-loved books. Now, in Absolutely on Music, Murakami fulfills a personal dream, sitting down with his friend, acclaimed conductor Seiji Ozawa, to talk about their shared interest. Transcribed from lengthy conversations about the nature of music and writing, here they discuss everything from Brahms to Beethoven, from Leonard Bernstein to Glenn Gould, from record collecting to pop-up orchestras, and much more. Ultimately this book gives readers an unprecedented glimpse into the minds of two maestros.
With the emergence of information technology tools, organizational teams often work virtually, relying on IT tools to successfully collaborate. Early reports indicated that many of these partially distributed teams (PDTs) experience difficulty, particularly in the areas of geographic distance, temporal distance and cultural distance. To date, the common tools used to facilitate PDT communication and coordination are email, instant messenger, conference calls, and collaborative Internet environments such as Basecamp, Drupal, and others that have features such as wikis, message boards and shared file space. With the emergence of 3D virtual worlds, the technology is present to begin a new era of experiments in PDT collaboration. This research study examined PDTs collaborating in primarily 2D, text-based environments to PDTs collaborating in both 2D environments and a 3D virtual world, ProtoSphere. Data were collected around nine different dependent variables pulled from virtual teaming literature, as well as usage data on various types of media employed to collaborate. Significant findings were found relating to several variables, particularly team conflict.
Предлагаем вниманию любителей научной фантастики знаменитый роман Г.Дж.Уэллса "Война миров", одну из первых книг, написанных в этом жанре. Издание адресовано студентам языковых вузов, а также всем любителям англоязычной литературы и, в частности, фантастики.
A mountain climber, high in The Andes, falls into a strange valley. In London a man is looking for a green door. A third man tries to help an unhappy ghost. Each of these exciting stories shows us two very different worlds. But which is better? And can we be happier in another world? Retold by Annette Keen.
Forbidden Grounds – The Case Against Employment Discrimination Laws
Серия книг «Зарубежная классика — читай в оригинале» — это бессмертные произведения великих мастеров пера, написанные ими на их родном языке и наречии. Книги из этой серии помогут читателю углубленно изучать иностранные языки, обогатят его внутренний мир и по-новому откроют произведения известных классиков.