Description : An enthralling adventure set in a strange world on the high seas. Petrel is an outcast on the ancient ship, an icebreaker, that has been following the same course for 300 years. In that time, the ship's crew has forgotten its original purpose and broken into three warring tribes. Everyone has a tribe except Petrol. Nicknamed the Nothing Girl, Petrel has been ostracized ever since her parents were thrown overboard as punishment for a terrible crime. But Petrel is a survivor. She lives in the ship's darkest corners, and trusts no one except two large gray rats - that is, until a mysterious boy is discovered barely alive on an iceberg, and brought onto the ship. He claims to have forgotten even his name. The tribes don't trust strangers, so Petrel hides the boy, hoping he will be her friend. What she doesn't know is that the ship guards a secret - a secret the boy has been sent to destroy.
Description : The Ultimate Icebreaker and Teambuilder Guide offers over 200 different activities for you to use in a variety of contexts! If you are looking for a 5-minute warm up activity or you are building a team, there are exercises to meet your every need. Built upon practice in higher education, this book provides countless options for the business world, nonprofits, education or high school environments. Easily indexed and offering facilitation questions, this book will help you energize and organize your group!
Description : Of the Coast Guard¿s (CG) 3 polar icebreakers, 2 ¿ Polar Star and Polar Sea ¿ have exceeded their intended 30-year service lives. Potential policy issues for Congress regarding CG polar icebreaker modernization include: the numbers and capabilities of polar icebreakers the CG will need in the future; whether to provide these icebreakers through construction of new ships or service life extensions of Polar Start and/or Polar Sea; whether new ships should be funded entirely in the Coast Guard budget, or partly or entirely in some other part of the fed. budget; and whether the Polar Star should be repaired and placed back into service. Charts and tables.
Description : As a normal young man at age eighteen, I encountered the natural fears associated with breaking the ice with women who were unknown to me.I have learned to think and act differently from most men, and have enjoyed the company of hundreds of ladies, which has enriched my life with many great experiences.I can see men repeating the same mistakes over and over again when they try to attract a woman. Alarmingly, eighteen years later I have discovered many men in later years have not developed any skills in breaking the ice - they are still using the same unsuccessful methods they tried in their teenage years.I now share the secrets of my success. I will show you how to get out of your comfort zone, take action, deal with the fear of rejection, use positive thought and action, and enhance your physical appearance. You will learn communication skills, the art of maintaining a conversation, the time and place to meet women, and how to combine all strategies and prepare for action.You too can become a grand master of seduction!
Description : The latest edition of Icebreaker—a practical, hands-on guide to public speaking for those with little or no experience—demonstrates a sequence of nine steps in the speech process: select a general topic, focus your topic, consider your specific purpose, organize your speech, research your topic, create presentation aids, create speech notes, practice, and deliver your speech. A distinctive series of opening questions reflectively introduce a particular public speaking/oral communication element. From the start, the questions cue readers to focus on key concepts and to watch for answers that lie ahead. “Strengthen Your Skills” exercises help readers practice essential components of public speaking. Discussion questions prompt readers to consider practical and personal applications as well as to gauge comprehension. Icebreaker provides a valuable framework for future speakers to become confident and competent.
Description : Official, original James Bond from a writer described by Len Deighton as a 'master storyteller'. Bond reluctantly finds himself recruited into a dangerous mission involving an equally dangerous and treacherous alliance of agents from the CIA, the KGB and Israel's Mossad. The team dubbed 'Icebreaker' waste no time double crossing each other, as they try to root out the leader of the murderous National Socialist Action Army, Count Konrad von Gloda, a one time SS officer, who now perceives himself as the New Adolf Hitler.
Description : The age and condition of the U.S. Coast Guard's polar icebreakers are jeopardizing national security and scientific research in the Arctic and Antarctic, according to an interim report from the National Academies. Because of a shortfall in funding for U.S. polar icebreaking activities, long-term maintenance on these icebreakers has been deferred over the past several years, making the ships inefficient to operate and their technological systems outdated. Congress asked the National Academies to provide a comprehensive assessment of the current and future roles of U.S. Coast Guard polar icebreakers in supporting U.S. operations in the Antarctic and the Arctic, including scenarios for continuing those operations and alternative approaches, the changes in roles and missions of polar icebreakers in the support of all national priorities in the polar regions, and potential changes in the roles of U.S Coast Guard icebreakers in the Arctic that may develop due to environmental change. This brief interim report highlights the most urgent and time-dependent issues, and a final report, expected to be released next summer, will examine the type and number of icebreaking ships that the U.S. requires in the long term and other issues.
Description : Good thing high-powered attorney Sinead O' Brien has a rule about never dating clients. Because Adam Perry, the newest star of the New York Blades-and her newest client-has her headed for the penalty box. If only she could prove he's just another jock... Adam's been charged with assault after a borderline hit on another star player, but off the ice he's a private, no-nonsense guy who knows the Blades are his last shot at Stanley Cup glory. Assembling her case, Sinead tries not to get distracted by Adam's dazzling good looks or strong work ethic, but she quickly discovers that there's a wounded man under that jersey, and she's starting to fall for him-hard. Now Adam's having trouble focusing on the goal with Sinead in his sights. And Sinead is tempted to break her 'no dating clients' rule. Can they play on their newfound feelings without penalties?