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 : 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 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 : Written expressly for those with little or no experience in public speaking, this down-to-earth text provides the nuts and bolts that connect and reinforce essential steps for speech preparation and delivery. Throughout, the authors demonstrate how the processes involved in delivering a speech can be used to improve overall communication skills. They guide novice speakers in how to choose a topic, learn the background and needs of their audience, and know their reason for giving the speech. Clear explanations of how to research, prepare, organize, and deliver different types of speeches (e.g., informative, special occasion, persuasive) resonate with readers from all walks of life. Chapters begin with scenarios that depict a real-life situation to set the stage for the key topics discussed in the chapter. Strengthen Your Skills exercises and Application to Everyday Life boxes illustrate how elements of public speaking intersect with speaking situations in daily life. Discussion questions motivate readers to review and remember topics presented in each chapter. Appendices that contain activities, exercises, and supplemental material to aid in speech preparation, delivery, evaluation, and overcoming speech anxiety precede a comprehensive glossary.
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 : *A Newstatesman Book of the Year* ‘Nimble, vital, unexpectedly affecting’ Observer Bestselling travel writer Horatio Clare joins an icebreaker for a voyage through the ice-packs of the far north. 'We are celebrating a hundred years since independence this year: how would you like to travel on a government icebreaker?' A message from the Finnish embassy launches Horatio Clare on a voyage around an extraordinary country and an unearthly place, the frozen Bay of Bothnia, just short of the Arctic circle. Travelling with the crew of Icebreaker Otso, Horatio, whose last adventure saw him embedded on Maersk container vessels for the bestseller Down to the Sea in Ships, discovers stories of Finland, of her mariners and of ice. Aboard Otso Horatio gets to know the men who make up her crew, and explores Finland’s history and character. Surrounded by the extraordinary colours and conditions of a frozen sea, he also comes to understand something of the complexity and fragile beauty of ice, a near-miraculous substance which cools the planet, gives the stars their twinkle and which may hold all our futures in its crystals.
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 : 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?