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What’s Next

Kirk McElhearn Take Control Books ePub

Throughout this book, youve seen how you can leverage the powerful tool that is Scrivener to create and manage projects, and write texts from short stories to novels, from screenplays to theses.

Now that you know the basics of using Scrivener, I suggest that you check the programs manual for more details about the features you use most. To do this, choose Help > Scrivener Manual. The manual is updated regularly, so each time there is a new program update, there will be new content in the manual. If you save the manual to view it separately (when viewing it, choose File > Save As to save a copy of themanual where you want), make sure to replace that copy each timethe program is updated.

To learn more about Scrivener, visit the Scrivener Web site ( http://www.literatureandlatte.com/ ), where you can get support for the program, read and post in its forums, and follow its blog. The forums are particularly useful if you have questions about using the program, or have feature requests youd like to share with the developer.

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CHAPTER ELEVEN Walking with Buddha

Maria Pozzi Monzo Karnac Books PDF

CHAPTER ELEVEN

Walking with Buddha

Dialogue with friends

On the seashore of endless worlds children meet.

—Tagore

T

hree friends met for a walk on a coastal path in England and found themselves sharing their common quest of being involved with children and families with mental health issues and also of practising Buddhism. They’re trying to find a way to combine their professional and meditative practices. emily:

Well, I’ve been introduced to Buddhism at the time of qualifying as a child psychotherapist and started regular meditation classes and retreats, which soon led me to notice the many common aspects between psychoanalytic psychotherapy and Buddhism.

clare:

I have been interested in Buddhism since my trip to India in my teens, and although I try to apply it in my daily life and in my attitude to things, I have also got an interest in using mindfulness for mothers and babies and have just finished a group with them.

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CHAPTER 4: Forced Overtime in the Land of the Free

John de Graaf Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Not long ago, I gave a speech about Take Back Your Time Day at Southern Utah University. The large student audience was quiet, but very sympathetic, as shown by written comments that were sent to me. However, one professor of economics challenged my support of European laws ensuring vacations and reasonable working hours. It was, he said, a matter of “free choice.” American workers, by agreeing to contracts with their employers, freely choose the hours they work. Why did I want to force them to choose fewer hours? The “free choice” mantra is often raised when one talks about working hours, but as Lonnie Golden (who has carefully researched the issue for the Economic Policy Institute) makes clear, for more and more Americans, long overtime hours are hardly freely chosen. —JdG

On December 12, 1999, grim news came from the state of Maine. Following a winter storm, Brent Churchill, a telephone lineman working almost continuously (with only five hours of sleep in the previous two-and-a-half days), reached for a 7,200 volt cable and was electrocuted. In response, Maine became the first state to limit the number of involuntary overtime hours employers could require from an employee, capping them at 80 hours within any two-week period.

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16. Throwing and Catching Exceptions

Jesse Liberty O'Reilly Media ePub

Things go wrong. Programmers always need to plan for the inevitable problems that arise while their program is running: networks go down, disks fail, computers exhaust their memory, and so forth.

In C#, you address these problems with exceptions. An exception is an object that contains information about an unusual program occurrence. When an exceptional circumstance arises, an exception is "thrown." (You'll also hear that an exception is raised.) You might throw an exception in your own methods (for example, if you realize that an invalid parameter has been provided), or an exception might be thrown in a class provided by the Framework Class Library, or FCL (for example, if you try to write to a read-only file). Many exceptions are thrown by the .NET runtime when the program can no longer continue due to an operating system problem (such as a security violation).

Your job as programmer is to try potentially dangerous codethat is, to mark out code that might throw an exception. If an exception is thrown, you catch the exception by writing appropriate code in your "catch block." Both try and catch are keywords in C#. Catching an exception is sometimes referred to as handling the exception, and the catch block is often called an exception handler.

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CHAPTER NINE: A theory to be rediscovered: future psychoanalysis

Ahmed Fayek Karnac Books ePub

The main criticisms of the classical theory were directed at deep-rooted functional concepts inherited from the cathartic theory. Those criticisms eroded the significance of the functional concepts and eventually dismissed psychoanalysis as a whole. Analysts did not bear in mind that there was a core theory of psychoanalysis, which was the basis of its past prominence. Clearly, Freud did something different when he just listened to his patients, without the aspiration to discover what hypnosis used to reveal. In that sense, the cathartic theory should be considered a prelude to psychoanalysis and not the theory of psychoanalysis, a flawed theory that was, but should not be anymore. When we genuinely keep that in mind the theoretical model and the conceptual system of the cathartic method should not stop us from discovering the main principles of the actual theory of psychoanalysis. Analysts who adhered to the classical doctrine practised psychoanalysis according to the implicit core theory, although they tended to formulate their thoughts in terms of the cathartic theory. The ones who refused the cathartic theory formulated other theories to replace it and practised “psychoanalysis” according to those replacement theories, but not according to the theory of psychoanalysis.

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14. The Java Mail API

David Wood O'Reilly Media ePub

In this chapter:

An Overview of the Java Mail API

Java Mail API Reference

Java seems to have an API for just about everything. With the introduction of the Java Mail API, Internet-style electronic mail was added to the list.

The Java Mail API fills a major hole in Java space. Until this API and its reference implementation were released, any Java application wishing to send or receive electronic mail was required to include its own implementation of the appropriate protocols or was forced to call native programs or methods.

The Mail API itself is a set of abstract Java classes that describe an electronic mail system in a platform-independent manner. "Service Providers" are extensions of these classes that describe a particular email system, such as the Internet mail system.

JavaSoft provides a free (binary) reference implementation of the Mail API, which includes a provider for Internet-style email, including the SMTP and IMAP protocols. No implementation of POP has yet been announced, and it is not clear whether this will be implemented by Sun or a third party. Access to the source code of the reference implementation is available for a fee.

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The Empowerment Game Plan

Ken Blanchard Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Start with—

Share Accurate Information with Everyone

Over the next few months, Michael and his company traveled along their own unique journey toward the Land of Empowerment. At first, he made periodic calls to Sandy Fitzwilliam for advice and feedback. Over time, however, as his confidence grew, he and his associates became engaged in their own process of developing an empowered organization. Despite setbacks and some times when they all wanted to just give up, they persisted. By Michael’s knowing and sharing with everyone that such hard times and reactions were to be expected, they were able to stick to the task and continue to use the three keys to move through all the stages of change and associated difficulties. Eventually they achieved their goal of creating an empowered organization where everyone could use and develop talents that both engaged them and achieved astonishing results for the organization.

Just as Sandy had acted as a guide for Michael, he found himself counseling other executives who were moving through their own journeys. Again and again he heard himself say,

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14: Keep the Faith

Kahn, Si Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Don’t you think it’s crazy, this old world and its ways
Who ever thought the 60’s
Would be called the “good old days”
But like the Weavers sang to us, “Wasn’t that a time?”
When we raised our hands and voices on the line

And we all sang Bread and Roses,
Joe Hill, and Union Maid
We linked our arms and told each other
“We are not afraid!”
Solidarity Forever would go rolling through the hall
We Shall Overcome together, one and all

The more I study history, the more I seem to find
That in every generation there are times just like that time
When folks like you and me who thought
That we were all alone
Within this wondrous movement found a home

And they all sang Bread and Roses,
Joe Hill, and Union Maid
They linked their arms and told each other
“We are not afraid!”
Solidarity Forever would go rolling through the hall
We Shall Overcome together, one and all

Though each generation fears that it may be the last
Our presence here is witness to the power of the past
And just as we have drawn our strength
From those who now are gone
Younger hands will take our work and carry on

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16. Disaster Anxiety

Michael Eigen Karnac Books ePub

The sense of danger permeates life. Our joys are threaded over dread of catastrophe, Perhaps we ought to acknowledge how fearful we are about life’s dangers by coining some generic term to make the fearful aspect of self explicit. In this chapter I use the term disaster anxiety as a loose marker, to make communication a little easier.

Freud and other psychoanalysts catalogue a host of disaster anxieties: birth anxiety, separation anxiety, abandonment-intrusion anxiety, incest and castration anxiety, annihilation and death anxiety, to name the most famous. Existential psychology subsumes Freudian anxieties under death anxiety, but emphasizes that growth itself is an anxious business. To grow or not to grow, the battle with the status quo or habit or what one is used to is growth anxiety.

There is free-floating disaster anxiety and free-floating growth anxiety. We are anxious about taking the next step. We might fall off the end of the universe. The recent news report of a New Jersey child sinking into a hole in the ground opening out of nowhere claimed so much attention, partly, because it fits our intimate dread of making the wrong move without knowing it and paying an unfathomable price. The child rushed along in his own energy flow, but the ground could not support him.

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"N" Words: ASVAB Essential Vocabulary

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
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9. Different Approaches to Parenting — Facilitators, Regulators and Reciprocators

Joan Raphael-Leff Karnac Books ePub

‘I thought I’d get straight back to my original identity immediately,’ complains Lisa, three months after having her baby, ‘but my body shows I’m a mother. I’m damned tired all the time, and my work capacity is up the creek.’

There’s a conspiracy to believe you can get back to normal,’ says Maggie, holding her plump seven-week-old daughter, ‘but you’re no longer the same person. The reality is that life is different with a baby. It’s irrevocable.’

‘My mother treats me as if there’s been no change. She just doesn’t see me as a responsible adult. She can’t bear having no control over how I’m bringing up her grandchild’, Vicky says sadly, stroking her sleeping son’s hair.

‘I know what you mean’, says Colleen. ‘Now she’s coming here, I have this overriding desire to get rid of my mother. I’ve always felt she didn’t mother me as much as I’d like, but now, when I’m anxious and insecure with the baby, I’m filled with dread at her visits. She thinks she’s coming to be helpful, but she really can’t believe I can cope.’

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17. Email and the Web

Barbara Brundage O'Reilly Media ePub

Printing your photos is great, but it costs money, takes time, and doesn't do much to instantly impress faraway friends. And to many people, printing is just so 20th century. Fortunately, Elements comes packed with tools that make it easy to prep your photos for onscreen viewing and to email them in a variety of crowd-pleasing ways.

Back in the Web's early days, making your graphic files small was important because most Internet connections were as slow as snails. Nowadays, file size isn't as crucial; your main obligation when creating graphics for the Web is ensuring they're compatible with the web browsers people use to view your web pages. That means you'll probably want to use either of the two most popular image formats, JPEG or GIF:

JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts' Group) is the most popular choice for images with lots of detail, and where you need smooth color transitions. Photos are almost always posted on the Web as JPEGs.

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9: Potentiality of Ethylene in Sulfur-Mediated Counteracting Adverse Effects of Cadmium in Plants

Chakraborty, U., Editor CAB International PDF

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Potentiality of Ethylene in

Sulfur-Mediated Counteracting Adverse

Effects of Cadmium in Plants

Mohd Asgher, M. Iqbal R. Khan, Mehar Fatma and Nafees A. Khan*

Department of Botany, Aligarh Muslim University, India

Abstract

Plants are exposed to different kinds of stresses including both biotic and abiotic during the course of their lifetime. Among abiotic stresses heavy metal stress is a serious issue reducing crop productivity. Cadmium

(Cd) is a highly toxic heavy metal, and occupies seventh place among the top 20 toxins mainly due to its negative influence on the biochemical systems of cells. This is considered as an extremely significant pollutant because of its higher toxicity and solubility in water. It is dispersed in the natural and agricultural environments mainly through anthropogenic activities and has a long biological half-life. It is a toxic pollutant for humans, animals and plants even at low doses. Cadmium gains entry into the environment as components of phosphate fertilizers and industrial waste disposal. Sulfur (S) plays a significant role in detoxification of Cd since it is a constituent of most of the defence compounds involved in Cd detoxification. Optimum S nutrition is helpful in reducing Cd translocation within the plants. Plants synthesize cysteine (Cys)-rich, metal-binding peptides, which include phytochelatins and metallothioneins, on exposure to the toxic doses of heavy metals. Detoxification of the heavy metal occurs through chelation and sequestration in the vacuole. In fact, Cd exposure induces the activity of enzymes involved in the sulfate reductive assimilation pathway and glutathione (GSH) biosynthesis. Glutathione has been considered as a marker for various stresses. Sulfur assimilation led to the synthesis of Cys and methionine (Met). Met is the precursor of ethylene, with 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (ACC) being an intermediate in the conversion of Met to ethylene. Ethylene is the gaseous plant hormone and is now considered to regulate many plant developmental processes throughout the plants’ life from germination to senescence but also mediate plants’ responses to stresses. This chapter focuses on the interactive role of ethylene, S, antioxidants system and tolerance of cadmium in plants.

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Chapter 9 Hegemony

Harrington, Seán J. Indiana University Press ePub

The concept of hegemony is uniquely situated to illustrate how a company such as Disney became instrumental in achieving ideological homogeneity within a nation and indeed internationally. While having supplanted American folklore in the Depression era, and risen to popularity in pre-war Western nations, Disney had not yet achieved its capacity to directly affect consumers globally. This capacity can be shown to have developed during World War II, during which Disney actively participated in achieving hegemony both for the American government and to its own ends. This argument shall be based on a discussion of propaganda films that target both home and foreign audiences, with an array of different ideological propositions spanning industry/consumer relations, pan-American unity and intra-American homogeneity.

At its base, hegemony is a process of making an ideological position seem common sense and naturalised to the mass. As a concept, it was formulated by Antonio Gramsci during his imprisonment by Mussolini. Gramsci (from his prison note books as edited by Hoare, 1971) proposed a division between what he termed a war of manoeuvres (armed revolution) and a war of position: the battle of ideas. The idea war must take place for a war of manoeuvres to be effective. Otherwise the combatant party will not have the support of the populace and will be unable to establish a new order. This struggle is essentially for a cultural leadership that Gramsci terms hegemony.

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The Island Settlers

Lydia Vandenberg Down East Books ePub

LIKE THE SUMMER SOJOURNERS who would follow in later years, William Lynam was attracted to Mount Desert Island for its abundant resources and beauty. The island offered plenty for making a living in nineteenth-century Maine: lumber for building ships, houses, boxes, and furniture; water to power the mills and navigate to other ports for trade; fertile soil to grow food; and fish for eating and selling. A blacksmith by trade, Lynam moved with his wife, Hannah Tracey, from Gouldsboro, Maine, to the island in 1831 and built this modest homestead at Schooner Head. Over time, this homestead would be described as “lonely” and “not specially picturesque” by famous artists who boarded there, but who nevertheless made it their temporary home during their sojourns on the island.

Photo courtesy of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission

LYNAM WAS a subsistence farmer like many of his fellow islanders, producing enough pork, lamb, dairy products, and vegetables to feed his wife and nine children. During the Civil War, islanders set up oil presses such as this one in which menhaden—also called pogies—were boiled and pressed to produce oil. For a few short years, the oil sold for $1.25 a gallon, five times its prewar price, before overfishing depleted the resource in this area. Women assisted in the process by “knitting” (netting) pogy nets, sometimes making thousands of knots over the course of many days to create a two-inch-mesh net, two hundred to five hundred feet long by eighteen feet deep.

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