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Three The Spanish-American War of 1898

H. P. Willmott Indiana University Press ePub

PERHAPS, AT THIS DISTANCE in time, the most interesting aspect of the war of 1898 is American attitudes, and specifically the support afforded revolutionary cause against legally constituted and proper authority by the United States; one wonders how congressional motions of this period would be received in Washington today.1 Moreover, there is the small matter of the commission of inquiry that established, on whatever factual basis has never been determined, that the battleship Maine was sunk in Havana harbor on 15 February 1898 by an external explosion, that is, as a result of Spanish malevolence.2 Iraq, the Hussein regime, and arms procurement programs would seem to have an ancestral pedigree in terms of reports that “situated the appreciation” and which presented as conclusive evidence what authority in the United States deemed essential in the pursuit of national interest.

The war of 1898, at least with respect to the war at sea, is a difficult war to summarize because it does not really accord with previous experience or what was to unfold in the first half of the twentieth century. This was not a war that involved genuine naval powers. Spain had long since ceased to be a great power—arguably Trafalgar (21 October 1805) was the last time a Spanish fleet saw battle—and the United States was not yet of such exalted naval status. In light of such facts perhaps the most surprising aspect of the war was that neither side had genuine global reach and capability. Yet even if the two states never took the tide of conflict to the other’s metropolitan homeland, this was a war that reached around the globe. It was a war that did not witness prolonged blockade—there was blockade and it did not accord with the various American-proclaimed rights reference sea-borne trade—there was little blue-water action in terms of a guerre de course, and there were no assault landings. The only military campaign was one that owed more to the American public need for heroes and sensation than to real historical substance.

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7. Conceived Realities — Technological Gains —and Loss

Joan Raphael-Leff Karnac Books ePub

He laughed like an irresponsible foetus.
His laughter was submarine and profound
Like the old man of the sea’s
Hidden under coral islands

T. S. Eliot, ‘Mr. Apollinax’

In the West we are living through a time of extraordinary changes. Traditional extended families have been dismantled in favour of nuclear units. Rising life expectancy, coupled with safer childbearing and smaller families means Western women no longer spend most of their adult lives in a state of reproductive activity. Despite their shortcomings, female-controlled contraception and the sexual liberalization of women has enabled us to distinguish more clearly between sexuality, reproductivity, and female identity. It is now feasible to be feminine without being a mother, to become pregnant and choose not to have a baby; intercourse need no longer be associated with fear of conception. Today, when we not only can ensure sex without pregnancy, but pregnancy without sex, we are having to reformulate every aspect of our thinking about sexual differences, as even the foundations of the most elementary facts of life are being revised. Embryological research has come up with truth-stranger-than-fiction findings. It seems that before five weeks, irrespective of chromosomal markers, all embryos are essentially female until some are triggered hormonally to develop male characteristics.

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02 The waves of value

Jeroen Geelhoed Kogan Page ePub


The waves of value

Sustainable value is created in three waves, and each of these stimulates an organizations value (see Figure 2.1), as we will reveal in this chapter.

Figure 2.1 The waves of value

2.1 Lead the Value

The first wave concerns the inside of an organization. You can immediately sense when you enter organizations that are on the first wave of Lead the Value. You notice it when you speak to the people there and ask them questions. You feel the energy, the sense of urgency or sense of excitement to set to work and do things together. There is also a clear and inspirational vision and strategy that gives people meaning and direction. This vision and strategy are the foundation and framework for all actions in the organization. That is why employees work with inspiration and passion, and care about their customers. With the aforementioned vision and strategy, the organization is ready for the future and ready to perform.

Its leaders actually take ownership, set direction and demonstrate their connection with the organization. Such organizations also have a sound business model. They have a clear target group that they focus on. These organizations provide the target group with a clear offering and employ an intelligent revenue model that forms the basis for economic success. Organizations that excel in Lead the Value have a healthy culture that ensures unity, on the one hand, but also acknowledge the power of complementarity and diversity.

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5. The Emergence of Death as a Positive Option: “Der greise Kopf”

Suurpää, Lauri ePub

“Der greise Kopf” is the second song of part 2 in Winterreise. It is slow, contemplative, and in a minor key, thus contrasting sharply with part 2’s opening song, “Die Post,” which is fast and in major. “Der greise Kopf” is in a ternary form, framed by an introduction (mm. 1–4) and a brief coda (mm. 43–44). The A1 section (mm. 5–16) closes on a tonicized major-mode dominant, while the B section (mm. 17–29) ends on the dividing dominant of the underlying interrupted structure (example 5.1). The relationship between these two dominants is complex; in spite of their shared sonority, I do not read them as structurally connected, as would be expected in this kind of ternary organization. The concluding A2 section (mm. 30–42) includes two cadential progressions, the first ending on a major-mode tonic in m. 39, the second on a minor-mode chord in m. 42. I read only the latter of these as structurally conclusive.

The song’s expressive genre is governed by the tragic, the only deviations from this primary expression occurring around the G-major chord of mm. 14–16, the A-major chord of m. 20, and the C-major chord of m. 39 (example 5.1). There are thus three passages in which the music escapes the prevailing gloom. The song is mostly dominated by quiet music, but there are two climaxes that depart from this low dynamic level: one, in mm. 19–22, where a registrai expansion and crescendo lead to the song’s high point in m. 22, signaled by the arrival at an E-major chord; the second, in mm. 40–41, when a dramatic peak underlines the second of the A2 section’s cadences, the one in the tonic minor. (As explained in section 4.3, I use the term high point when discussing the global dramatic culmination of an entire song and the term peak when referring to more local climaxes.)

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Robert Ullian FrommerMedia ePub



The Galilee, encompassing much of Northern Israel, is an inviting network of forested hills, olive groves, kibbutzim, and Israeli Arab towns and villages. At this region’s eastern edge is Israel’s greatest natural treasure: the Sea of Galilee, a 2½-hour drive north of Jerusalem. This magical, turquoise body of water is a jewel-like, freshwater lake, set amidst a circle of mountains, and surrounded by dramatic Old and New Testament sites.

Organized bus tours can take you through the highlights of this region, but, if possible, the Galilee is the place to bring a rental car so you can free-wheel and explore including a stay for a few days at a Kibbutz Guesthouse or country lodge. Beyond the circuit around the Sea of Galilee, some of the area’s highlights include:

Safad (Tsfat): A mountain city 33km (20 miles) drive northeast of the Sea of Galilee, this has been a center for Jewish scholarship and mysticism since the 15th century; the old city is filled with quaint lanes and artists’ homes.

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I First Forays

Edward S. Casey Indiana University Press ePub

It is so difficult to find the beginning. Or better: it is difficult to begin at the beginning. And not try to go further back.

—Wittgenstein, On Certainty



It is evident by now that if we are to question such an entrenched tradition of neglecting memory as has just been outlined in the Introduction, a more complete grasp of the phenomenon itself is required. Without this grasp, we run the risk of spinning in free space, speculating as to the right direction in which to move. Like Kant’s dove of metaphysics, we shall cleave the air in vain unless our random groping can succeed in finding a more certain way. Just as metaphysics for Kant must become a metaphysics of experience if it is to cease to soar in sheer speculation, so we likewise shall touch earth by following the “secure path” (sicheren Gang) provided by ordinary experiences of remembering.1 It is only by the careful examination of such experiences that we shall be able to discern what is basic and distinctive about memory as we enact it unselfconsciously (and for the most part unwittingly) every day.

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Chapter Three: Recognising Ethical Dilemmas

Katharine St John-Brooks Karnac Books ePub

Life was much simpler when my biggest dilemma in life was deciding what Pop-Tart to eat for breakfast


What this chapter is about

What would you do if you smelt alcohol on your client's breath at ten o'clock in the morning? Or your client wants to discuss a difficult relationship with a colleague who happens to be a close friend of yours? An understanding of coaching ethics and the ability to apply them appropriately is fundamental to being a coach. This chapter explores:

What are “ethical dilemmas”?

Perhaps it is first worth examining the term ethical dilemmas. I am aware that there is something about the word ethical that can make people switch off. If you were to say to a roomful of coaches: “Let's talk about ethics in coaching” you would get a very different response than if you were to say: “Let's discuss what you might do if your coaching client let drop that they had resumed recreational use of cocaine.” As Judit Varkonyi-Sepp put it in her report on the eighth annual conference of the British Psychological Society's special group in coaching psychology (Varkonyi-Sepp, 2013): “The word ‘ethics’ might send shivers down one's spine thinking about this as an abstract, boring, legislation-filled dry topic, but it is not…Ethics is everywhere in what we do and it was a light bulb moment to recognise how very practical it is” (p. 108).

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8. Ticking Time Bombs

Anita Belles Porterfield and John Porterfield University of North Texas Press ePub

Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, the Department of Defense's only maximum security prison and where Nidal Hasan is currently on death row. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army

By the work one knows the workman.
~Jean de La Fontaine

Over 14,000 people were murdered in the United States in 2013, a four percent decrease from 2012 and a fourteen percent decline from 2003.1 The incidence of mass murders also declined with twenty-four occurrences in the past decade, down from forty-three cases in the 1990s.2 Large-scale mass homicides such as the Fort Hood massacre are rare events that are sensationalized by the national print and broadcast media. Mass killings are so disconcerting and shocking that they become locked into our collective psyche, leading us to believe that there are many more of these events than there actually are. Because multiple homicides are increasingly committed with semi-automatic firearms with high-capacity magazines, there has been an increase in the total numbers of victims killed and injured.3

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CHAPTER SIXTEEN: Supervision of brief counselling

Penny Henderson Karnac Books ePub

“Nothing in my twelve years of supervising long-term psychodynamic work, in groups and individually, prepared me for the task of supervising counsellors doing brief and time limited work”

(Mander, 2002a)

Ibegan supervising brief, time-limited work in the 1990s, though from a different theoretical orientation from Mander, having developed interests in solution-focused counselling and then supervision. At this time brief work was new to a majority of practitioners, and often seen as second best by those trained to do open-ended and long-term counselling, and supervise this. We had to develop ideas and practice to fit the new potential and limits of brief work. Some earlier workers (Talmon [1990], for instance) had advocated single session therapy as the only reliable way to work, since many clients only come for one session.

Brief work has become a norm for counsellors who work in settings where someone other than the client pays for the service. The dominant counselling contracts in primary care and universities, employee assistance programmes (EAPs), and some voluntary contexts are often for up to six sessions, sometimes only four. Mander (1998, 2002a) usefully reminds us of the likelihood, given funding pressures, that clients from deprived backgrounds and other cultures will find their way into counselling within brief contracts, even when their needs are complex. Multi-cultural sensitivity in supervisor and supervisee is a crucial prerequisite for this work. A shared interest in public service and organizational dynamics will create a more encouraging environment for supervision than one where the supervisor undermines counsellor confidence by over-emphasis on the negative potential of limited time.

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To The Nines

Judy Sisneros C&T Publishing PDF


54˝ × 72˝

(See Garden Party on page 39.)


Focus fabric

72˝ × 96˝

(See Surfer’s Delight on page 40.)


One Focus Fabric

21 ⁄ 2 yards

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78˝ × 96˝

(See Alyson’s Aloha on page 40.)


96˝ × 104˝

(See Flaming Iris on page 41.)


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Companion fabrics

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Cut 7 strips 81 ⁄ 2˝ × wof.

Subcut into:

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Mary Speaks

Elizabeth Jennings Carcanet Press Ltd. PDF
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24 Final Run, 1991

Richard Westwood Utah State University Press ePub

By the 1990s it is estimated that two and a half million people annually are boating on the wild rivers of America with commercial outfitters, spending over $250 million in the process. Two Eastern rivers, the Natahala in North Carolina and the Ocoee in Tennessee, account for five hundred thousand rafting passengers each year. This and the growing number of private trips form a big slice of adventure tourism today.1

In the Grand Canyon, where trips are limited by the NPS, gross sales by licensed outfitters amounted to $21.8 million, compared to $86.3 million for land-based concessions.2 “These days it’s not unusual for 10,000 river-rafting, mountain-biking visitors from all over the U.S. to congregate in Moab [Utah] on a weekend.”3 Georgie had made a significant contribution to this new and exciting type of travel.

In 1991 the Park Service invoked a new regulation prohibiting boatmen and crew members from drinking alcoholic beverages of any kind while transporting passengers on the river. They also decreed that consumption of alcohol upon establishment of a camp must be moderated to the extent that “boatmen could satisfactorily perform their camp duties and provide proper direction and service to the clients in camp.”

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Chapter 6: The Liberation Mindset

Anthony Muhammad Solution Tree Press ePub

Education either functions as an instrument which is
used to facilitate integration of the younger generation
into the logic of the present system and bring about
conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the
means by which men and women deal critically and
creatively with reality and discover how to participate
in the transformation of their world


It is clear that the measures taken in the past to close the achievement gap have not worked. Many resources have been dedicated to achieving the goal of academic equality in every public school, but the gap still remains, and it is as large as it has ever been. So, what will it take to close this stubborn gap? A change in mindset is in order. As established in previous chapters, this change will not be easy. There are people, communities, and systems that thrive off the feeling and status associated with perceived superiority. There are people, communities, and systems that feel comforted by the ability to blame others for their current station instead of an intense focus on self- and community improvement. The superiority and victim mindsets serve everyone’s interest except the students who are caught in the middle.

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Chapter 1: Why We Don't Ask

Klaver, M. Nora Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub


The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same
level of thinking we were at when we created them.
Albert Einstein

Asking for help is a universally dreaded endeavor. We often choose instead to continue on alone, struggling valiantly and often unnecessarily with day-to-day burdens or even with crises, convinced that asking for help would exact an emotional price too high to bear. Nonetheless, in a world where people are living longer than ever before and may need ever more support over time, reliance on others has become increasingly necessary. It is time that the universal signal of mayday is sent.

No one is immune from need—not CEOs, not the cleaning staff, not store owners nor the store clerks. Grandparents, parents, and children all require a boost at some point. Team leaders and teammates, coaches and players, teachers and students, presidents and citizens all must, at some time, ask for aid.

Yet so many of us resist. One can’t help but wonder, if we all experience need, why it is so hard to ask for another’s help in satisfying that need. What parents wouldn’t want their child to come to them with a problem needing resolution? What loving spouse wouldn’t want to be called upon to support her partner? What leader would prefer to be kept in the dark if a team member needed help? There comes a time in everyone’s life where we can’t move forward unless we rely on others. The people who know and love us want us to ask. Yet we ignore our need. We pretend that we’ll get through on our own, and in the process, deny the frail reality of our humanity.

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EQ #49 More Reflections

Adele Lynn HRD Press, Inc. PDF

More Reflections

Trainer’s/Coach’s Notes




1 minute


Explain to the individual or group that it is important to reflect on leadership to determine the leadership philosophies that are important to the leader.

Explain that reflection aids self-confidence and solidifies and validates what is most important to us as leaders. Also explain that emotionally intelligent leaders have welldefined leadership philosophies that are a source of strength for the leader.


2 minutes


“The purpose of this exercise is to help you to reflect on the characteristics that you value most as a leader. By reflecting on what is important to you, you will gain confidence in your leadership decisions and will display that confidence to others. These questions help us look at leadership from a distance and from the point of view of others. They serve as a tool to help us articulate those qualities that we attribute to great leadership. Also, in the fast pace of the business world, we often are not permitted the luxury of reflection.

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