Description : 1947: Mary Frances Gerety, a young copywriter in an eminent advertising agency, has to convince the world of two things - that marriage means a diamond ring on every woman's finger, and that she is as good at her job as any man. And then, in one moment of brilliant inspiration, Mary Frances writes down four words which will achieve both her aims . . . Moving from a Harvard swim-meet in 1927 to the three-martini lunches of 1940s advertising, from the back streets of 1980s Boston to an exquisite Parisian music shop in 2003, The Engagements is a novel about love, marriage, commitment and betrayal; it is as sharp, as fiery and as beautiful as the stone we have taken to represent our dreams.
Description : This book analyzes the strategies that different states have used to engage a rising India, their successes and failures, as well as India's responses. A multinational team of contributors examine the ways in which Australia, China, Japan, Russia, and the United States have each sought to engage India for various purposes, and they explore the ways in which India has responded The book also assesses India's own strategies to engage with Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Central Asian republics. This informative analysis of the foreign relations of a key rising power, and first comparative study of engagement strategies, casts light on the changing nature of Indian foreign policy and the processes that shape its future.
Description : New Authoritative Guide for SSAE No. 18 and Sustainability Organizations are increasingly seeking to add credibility to sustainability information: According to the CFA Institute, 73 percent of portfolio managers and research analysts surveyed take sustainability matters into account when making investment decisions and 69 percent believe it is important that such information be subject to independent assurance. This new guide will assist CPAs with interpreting and applying the clarified attestation standards (SSAE No. 18) when performing examination or review engagements on sustainability information. Note: This guide supersedes AICPA Statement of Position (SOP) 13-1, Attest Engagements on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Information. The content of that SOP has been updated for the clarified attestations standards and included in the guide.
Description : While the war on terrorism may have provided the rationale for the latest U.S. engagement with Pakistan, the present relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan is at the crossroads of many other issues, such as Pakistan¿s own reform efforts, America¿s evolving strategic relationship with South Asia, democracy in the Muslim world, and the dual problems of religious extremism and nuclear proliferation. This report examines the history and present state of U.S.-Pakistan relations, addresses the key challenges the two countries face, and concludes with specific policy recommendations for ensuring the relationship meets the needs of both the U.S. and Pakistan.
Description : Complete coverage of the new CBT-e format for the newly revised CPA Exam With 2011 bringing the greatest changes to the CPA exam in both form and content, Wiley CPA Exam Review 38th Edition is completely revised for the new CBT-e CPA Exam format. Containing more than 2,700 multiple-choice questions and including complete information on the new Task Based Simulations, these books provide all the information needed to pass the uniform CPA examination. Covers the new addition of IFRS material into the CPA exam Features multiple-choice questions, new AICPA Task Based Simulations, and written communication questions, all based on the new CBT-e format Covers all requirements and divides the exam into 45 self-contained modules for flexible study Offers nearly three times as many examples as other CPA exam study guides Published annually, this comprehensive two-volume paperback set provides all the information candidates need to master in order to pass the new Uniform CPA Examination format.
Description : The Brooding Bachelor Three marriage proposals and not one walk down the aisle had Hannah Farley swearing off men forever. Until the sexiest stranger Clover, South Carolina, had ever seen turned up. With his black eyes, black T-shirt, black worn jeans and a temper to match, Matthew Granger was an irresistible challenge! But all the man did was stomp around town and ask strange questions. He wanted something—and obviously it wasn't a blushing bride. Of course, Hannah knew there were ways to tempt the truth out of the most secretive of men….