Category : Fiction
Editor : Lulu.com
ISBN : 9780557612000
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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A serial killer--the Wolfman -- prowls the streets of Toronto kidnapping young professional women, then targets crime reporter Katie Cannon. Trevor Trevanian, a foreign correspondent in Afghanistan, is abducted by al-Qaida and taken on a perilous journey to Pakistan to face an uncertain fate. DEADLINE combines murder, action and romance, with a glimpse into the world of big city media. This thriller, set over a 24-hour period in a fictional Toronto newspaper, the Daily Express, follows four central characters in Toronto and Afghanistan as they cope with both personal and professional deadlines in their lives.

Category : Business & Economics
Editor : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781982132286
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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In the tradition of Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit, a wise and fascinating book that shows us how “we can make deadlines work for us instead of the other way around” (The Wall Street Journal). Perfectionists and procrastinators alike agree—it’s natural to dread a deadline. Whether you are completing a masterpiece or just checking off an overwhelming to-do list, the ticking clock signals despair. Christopher Cox knows the panic of the looming deadline all too well—as a magazine editor, he has spent years overseeing writers and journalists who couldn’t meet a deadline to save their lives. After putting in a few too many late nights in the newsroom, he became determined to learn the secret of managing deadlines. He set off to observe nine different organizations as they approached a high-pressure deadline. Along the way, Cox made an even greater discovery: these experts didn’t just meet their big deadlines—they became more focused, productive, and creative in the process. An entertaining blend of “behavioral science, psychological theory, and academic studies with compelling storytelling and descriptive case studies” (Financial Times), The Deadline Effect reveals the time-management strategies these teams used to guarantee success while staying on schedule: a restaurant opening for the first time, a ski resort covering an entire mountain in snow, a farm growing enough lilies in time for Easter, and more. Cox explains how to use deadlines to our advantage, the dynamics of teams and customers, and techniques for using deadlines to make better, more effective decisions.

Category : Computers
Editor : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN : 9781461555353
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 273
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Many real-time systems rely on static scheduling algorithms. This includes cyclic scheduling, rate monotonic scheduling and fixed schedules created by off-line scheduling techniques such as dynamic programming, heuristic search, and simulated annealing. However, for many real-time systems, static scheduling algorithms are quite restrictive and inflexible. For example, highly automated agile manufacturing, command, control and communications, and distributed real-time multimedia applications all operate over long lifetimes and in highly non-deterministic environments. Dynamic real-time scheduling algorithms are more appropriate for these systems and are used in such systems. Many of these algorithms are based on earliest deadline first (EDF) policies. There exists a wealth of literature on EDF-based scheduling with many extensions to deal with sophisticated issues such as precedence constraints, resource requirements, system overload, multi-processors, and distributed systems. Deadline Scheduling for Real-Time Systems: EDF and Related Algorithms aims at collecting a significant body of knowledge on EDF scheduling for real-time systems, but it does not try to be all-inclusive (the literature is too extensive). The book primarily presents the algorithms and associated analysis, but guidelines, rules, and implementation considerations are also discussed, especially for the more complicated situations where mathematical analysis is difficult. In general, it is very difficult to codify and taxonomize scheduling knowledge because there are many performance metrics, task characteristics, and system configurations. Also, adding to the complexity is the fact that a variety of algorithms have been designed for different combinations of these considerations. In spite of the recent advances there are still gaps in the solution space and there is a need to integrate the available solutions. For example, a list of issues to consider includes: preemptive versus non-preemptive tasks, uni-processors versus multi-processors, using EDF at dispatch time versus EDF-based planning, precedence constraints among tasks, resource constraints, periodic versus aperiodic versus sporadic tasks, scheduling during overload, fault tolerance requirements, and providing guarantees and levels of guarantees (meeting quality of service requirements). Deadline Scheduling for Real-Time Systems: EDF and Related Algorithms should be of interest to researchers, real-time system designers, and instructors and students, either as a focussed course on deadline-based scheduling for real-time systems, or, more likely, as part of a more general course on real-time computing. The book serves as an invaluable reference in this fast-moving field.

Category : Business & Economics
Editor : Waveland Press
ISBN : 9781478647539
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 228
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With a clear and fast-moving style, the Sixth Edition maintains its status as the foremost book on media relations in the corporate, nonprofit and government sectors. The authors retained the best and enduring aspects of media relations in the previous edition while skillfully integrating all current trends, such as the increased reliance on technology, complex legal rulings and concerns about credibility that have had an impact on how professionals work with the media. On Deadline is must-read for prospective and current media relations professionals dedicated to maximizing their organization’s results. As one reviewer remarked, On Deadline is “like having a professional mentor and media consultant on speed dial.” It presents all the tools necessary to plan and implement a successful media relations program, from relationships with reporters, crisis management and global media relations to spokesperson training, ethical and legal issues, news conferences and special events. New case studies illustrate the multiple roles of media relations professional as planner, crisis manager, communicator, counselor and strategist in a world that encounters ubiquitous messages dispersed at the speed of light.

Category : Religion
Editor : Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN : 9780819223784
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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The Final deadline gives reflections on death and on life for general readers, particularly those grieving or facing a loss.It will also appeal to spiritual seekers from mainstream religion to New Age experimenters; those looking for a more practicalA" spirituality - regardless of belief in the afterlife.

Category : Admission of nonimmigrants
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ISBN : PURD:32754078649666
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 54
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Category : National security
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ISBN : PURD:32754077953556
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Language : en
Views : 160
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Category : Government publications
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ISBN : PURD:32754069288417
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Language : en
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Category : Hydroelectric power plants
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ISBN : UOM:39015085438029
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Language : en
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Category : Fiction
Editor : Forge Books
ISBN : 9780765395139
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 464
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New York Times bestselling author James Swallow begins his espionage thriller series with Nomad featuring British desk jockey intelligence operative turned active agent. Marc Dane is a MI6 field agent at home behind a computer screen, one step away from the action. But when a brutal attack on his team leaves Dane the only survivor—and with the shocking knowledge that there are traitors inside MI6—he's forced into the front line. Matters spiral out of control when the evidence points toward Dane as the perpetrator of the attack. Accused of betraying his country, he must race against time to clear his name. With nowhere to turn to for help and no one left to trust, Marc is forced to rely on the elusive Rubicon group and their operative Lucy Keyes. Ex US Army, Lucy also knows what it's like to be an outsider, and she's got the skills that Dane needs. A terrorist attack is coming, one bigger and more deadly than has ever been seen before. With the eyes of the security establishment elsewhere, only Keyes and Dane can stop the attack before it's too late. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.