Dirk Pitt returns, in the extraordinary new novel from the number-one New York Times-best-selling author. In A.D. 327, a Roman galley barely escapes a pirate attack with its extraordinary cargo. In 1916, a British warship mysteriously explodes in the middle of the North Sea. In the present day, a cluster of important mosques in Turkey and Egypt are wracked by explosions. Does anything tie them together? NUMA director Dirk Pitt is about to find out, as Roman artifacts discovered in Turkey and Israel unnervingly connect to the rise of a fundamentalist movement determined to restore the glory of the Ottoman Empire, and to the existence of a mysterious "manifest", lost long ago, which if discovered again...just may change the history of the world as we know it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Ferrone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/001614/bk_peng_001614_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Deep sea explorer and NUMA director Dirk Pitt encounters the last direct descendants of the Ottoman dynasty as they prepare to incite a revolution in this novel in the number-one New York Times best-selling series. In AD 327, a Roman galley with an extraordinary cargo barely escapes a pirate attack. In 1916, a British warship mysteriously explodes in the middle of the North Sea. In the present day, a cluster of important mosques in Turkey and Egypt are wracked by explosions. What ties these events together? Dirk Pitt and his team are about to find out, as artifacts discovered in Turkey and Israel connect to the rise of a fundamentalist movement determined to restore the glory of the Ottoman Empire - and to the existence of a mysterious, long-lost “manifest”, which, if discovered, could change the history of the world as we know it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/001613/bk_peng_001613_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This overview of inflation in South Africa coversdevelopments between 1921 and 2006. The maincontribution of this research is the development ofan inflation credibility barometer that can be usedfor the measurement and comparison of inflationcredibility. The barometer measures out of 100 thedegree of acceptance of the accuracy of historicinflation figures. The methodology can be used forthe international measurement (and comparison betweencountries) of the credibility of inflation figuresand sets a benchmark for the future measurement ofinflation credibility. Countries targeting inflationby 2006 are considered in detail. A cluster of 23countries was identified as inflation-targetingcountries in 2006: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile,Colombia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Iceland,Indonesia, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Peru,Philippines, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa,South Korea, Sweden, Thailand and United Kingdom. Subsequently (in 2007) Ghana joined this cluster ofcountries, although the inclusion or exclusion ofcertain countries as inflation targeters in thiscluster is still the topic of some debate.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Ein Gedi (Hebrew: , lit. Kid Spring (as in young goat), KJV Bible Engedi) is an oasis in Israel, located west of the Dead Sea, close to Masada and the caves of Qumran. Location 31°27 N 35°23 E / 31.45°N 35.383°E / 31.45, 35.383. It is known for its caves, springs, and its rich diversity of flora and fauna. Ein Gedi is mentioned several times in biblical writings, for example, in the Song of Songs, "My beloved is unto me as a cluster of henna flowers in the vineyards of Ein Gedi" (1:14). In the Old Testament, David hides from Saul in the caves here, "And David went up from thence, and dwelt in the strongholds of Ein Gedi" (1 Samuel 23:29). A kibbutz, founded in 1956, is located about a kilometer from the oasis. It offers various tourist attractions and takes advantage of the local weather patterns and the abundance of natural water to cultivate out-of-season produce. Prior to the founding of the kibbutz, the Ein Gedi area had not been permanently inhabited for 500 years.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Dr. Weinberg, is a leading world authority on business strategy and development. He received his Ph.D. with honors in Business and Military Strategy from Yale University and taught at leading universities in the US. As an experienced entrepreneur and educator, Dr. Weinberg founded the Center for Middle East Competitive Strategy (CMECS)- together with Prof. Michael Porter. As president of CMECS, Dr. Weinberg played a key role in the development of the competitive economies of Israel, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine and others. Currently, Dr. Weinberg continues to be actively involved in the formation of competitive economies worldwide through the Axes Partners Group. Among the Axes Partners are world leading authorities such as Dr. Asya Rudkovskaya, Dr. Kenneth Courtis, Prof. Zwi Segal and Mr. John Defterios. Axes Partners practice enhanced cluster development, driving economies not only through competitive advantage - but also through a national ICT & Innovation development paradigm.
The intention of this paper is to analyze the impact of a threat environment in the creation of a hi-tech cluster through the development of an independent defense industry. In order to conclude the implications of a military industry in the development of a hi-tech cluster, it was studied the case of the evolution of Israel s defense industry into a diverse hi tech industry (Silicon Wadi). As it will be presented in this study, the major implication of having an independent defense industry is that it creates a path dependency in the military sector and if it s handled correctly through the cooperation between academia, military forces and business sectors it will be possible to create transitions of this technologies into civilian applications, diversifying the entrance of resources and creating an entrepreneur environment.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Nachlaot (Hebrew: , also Nahlaot) is a cluster of neighborhoods in central Jerusalem, Israel known for its narrow, winding lanes, old-style housing, hidden courtyards and many small synagogues. Neighborhoods in Nachlaot (plural of nachala, lit. "homestead") include Mishkenot Yisrael, Ohel Moshe, Mazkeret Moshe, Mahane Yehuda, Zichron Yosef, Sukkat Shalom, Zichron Yaakov, Shevet Ahim and Nahalat Ahim.
In the first decade of the twenty-first century, the biggest event of worldwide proportion was the 2008 global financial crisis, which was caused primarily by ineffective governance, failed surveillance systems, and implementation flaws. While fiscal and monetary policies succeeded in pulling many countries out of a financial freefall, most economies have performed beneath pre-recession levels as governments continued to struggle with their finances.Examining the financial crisis from the viewpoint of intangible assets provides a different perspective from traditional economic approaches. National Intellectual Capital (NIC), comprised mainly of human capital, market capital, process capital, renewal capital, and financial capital, is a valuable intangible asset and a key source of national competitive advantage in today's knowledge economy. The authors-pioneers in the field-present extensive data and a rigorous conceptual framework to analyze the connections between the global financial crisis and NIC development. Covering the period from 2005 to 2010 across 48 countries, the authors establish a positive correlation between NIC and GDP per capita and consider the impact of NIC investment for short-term recovery and long-term risk control and strategy formulation.Each volume in a series of SpringerBriefs on NIC and the financial crisis provides in-depth coverage of the impact of the crisis, the aftermath, future prospects, and policy implications for a regional cluster. This volume focuses on Israel, Jordan, South Africa, and Turkey.
The Jewish Neo-Aramaic dialect of Betanure, which has hitherto remained unattested, is among the rarest and most seriously endangered varieties of Aramaic spoken at the present time. One of the most archaizing Jewish Neo-Aramaic varieties and a member of the Lishana Deni dialect cluster of northernmost Iraq, the dialect is currently spoken in Israel by no more than three dozen elderly people, of whom only a small minority are proﬁcient speakers. The grammatical description of the dialect is synchronic, but it includes etymological and historical comments as well as several paragraphs dealing with diachronic processes. The large and variegated corpus of texts, based on narratives furnished by the last two superb speakers of the dialect, comprises, inter alia, descriptions of the village of Betanure and its history, the fauna and ﬂora of the region, agriculture and other occupations of the Jewish villagers, customs and traditions, legends, folktales, anecdotes and amusing stories. The glossary is extensively etymological and offers much comparative data drawn from numerous Neo-Aramaic varieties, apart from recourse to Classical Aramaic lexical data.