Gypsy asked confidently, throwing down the gauntlet by perching her hands on her delicious hips in an open challenge to Sierra. The kind of challenge from ...
Author: James A. Mitchell
Publisher: Club Lighthouse Publishing
Cool knows his ultimate destiny is to become a published author. It’s just that the publishers who reject his work don't yet know it. So he first tries his hand at teaching writing, and that’s when his problems begin. His best student, Gypsy, develops a serious crush on Cool. A transfer student from Scandinavia and a by-product of a broken home and an abusive father, Cool tries to offer Gypsy some adult supervision in her life that seems to be missing. Instead, he wanders off course down that slippery slope of the teacher-student love affair that he knows could get him fired. After confiding his dilemma to a fellow teaching colleague named, Sierra, she advises Cool to break things off with Gypsy immediately. In the process of trying to help out Cool, instead Sierra falls madly in love with him herself and sets off a competition with Gypsy in a vicious love triangle. As the relationships between the three of them rise to a crescendo, Cool is forced to make a choice. So, Cool announces his resignation from teaching to run off to Europe and write the great American novel, enrolling Gypsy in college and inviting Sierra to join him on his personal journey. Sierra loves a man willing to risk everything to chase his dream. Cool and Sierra discover an abandoned farm villa in Portugal where they become “squatters.” Cool finishes a novel and makes the acquaintance of Hillary Shark, an independent publisher. The moment she finishes reading his manuscript she offers Cool a book contract and invites him to London to join her on an extensive book tour to promote his first novel. Of course, the relationship between writer and publisher quickly becomes compromised and complicated, setting off a new love triangle with Sierra waiting in the wings for Cool to regain his senses. In the end, the book is about the fickleness of fame and fortune. Waiting in the shadows for Cool is the dark underbelly of the publishing industry ready to crush him. That is until Cool finally discovers the perfect poison pill to fight back with and regain his freedom.
“Whoa,” Sierra said softly. Chico stood, watching the herd. Then Sierra nodded to the other riders, asking them to move forward. The cattle turned.
Author: Jessie Haas
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Set in Wyoming, Chico's Challenge follows a young buckskin quarter horse who is trade to Sierra, a teen who works her father's ranch and dreams of becoming a cutting horse champion. Chico seems to have the makings of a great cow horse, but...he has never seen a cow in his life! Can he and Sierra, both novices, learn to work together as a team?
In the Sierra he found some talented and ambitious pupils . ... to tackle what they considered the Sierra's greatest challenge : the east face of Mount ...
Author: Robert Leonard Reid
The first and only anthology of writings about the Sierra Nevada. Selections from the first 150 years of recorded history of the area written by explorers, immigrants, poets, travelers, scientists, conservationists and climbers.
In December 2002, the Sierra Club announced the launching of two environmental mutual funds—Sierra Club Balanced Fund and Sierra Club Stock Fund—that will ...
Author: John C. Harrington
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
This is a no-holds-barred look at our money system, its threat to our survival, and how to use our investments to regain control. Harrington synthesizes thirty years of experience to give investors the strategies to thwart corporate domination of the earth's resources, decentralize our economy, restore democracy, tame corruption, and regain community control of our financial resources.
Sierra Club Boston chapter board of directors and do a presentation on our perspective on EJ, and our perspective that came out of the '91 [People of Color ...
Author: Julian Agyeman
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Political Science
With the close proximity of gangs and the easy access to drugs, keeping urban neighborhoods safe from crime has long been a central concern for residents. In Clean Streets, Patrick Carr draws on five years of research in a white, working-class community on Chicago’s South side to see how they tried to keep their streets safe. Carr details the singular event for this community and the resulting rise of community activism: the shootings of two local teenage girls outside of an elementary school by area gang members. As in many communities struck by similar violence, the shootings led to profound changes in the community's relationship to crime prevention. Notably, their civic activism has proved successful and, years after the shooting, community involvement remains strong. Carr mines this story of an awakened neighborhood for unique insights, contributing a new perspective to the national debate on community policing, civic activism, and the nature of social control. Clean Streets offers an important story of one community's struggle to confront crime and to keep their homes safe. Their actions can be seen as a model for how other communities can face up to similarly difficult problems.
in The Challenge of Diversity: Indigenous Peoples and Reform of the State in ... Pueblos Indígenas ante el derecho, edited by V. Chenaut and M. T. Sierra.
Author: Marc Simon Thomas
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Within the Latin American context, legal pluralism is often depicted as a dichotomy between customary law and national law. In addition, the use of customary law alongside national law is frequently portrayed as a vehicle of resistance. This book argues that, because ordinary Indians are not positively biased in favor of customary law per se, a heterogeneity of legal practices can be observed on a daily basis, which consequently undermines the commonly held view of customary law as a "counter-hegemonic strategy", even if, on other socio-geographical levels, this thinking in terms of resistance holds true. Based on qualitative research, the work analyzes how internal conflicts among indigenous inhabitants of the Ecuadorian highlands are being settled in a situation of formal legal pluralism, and what can be learned from this in terms of Indian-state relationships. It is shown that, on a local level, the phenomenological dimension of legal pluralism can be termed "interlegality." On a macro level, ontological assumptions underscore that legal pluralism is still seen as a dichotomy between customary and national law. Multidisciplinary in nature, the book will be of interest to academics and researchers working in the areas of Legal Pluralism, Cultural Anthropology and Latin American Studies.
BOX 6.3 Sustained Reform of the Security Sector in Sierra Leone Sierra Leone's experience of security sector reform has attracted much scholarly interest, ...
Author: Alexandre Marc
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Category: Social Science
Since independence, the West African sub-region has been an arena for a number of large-scale conflicts and civil wars, as well as simmering and low-intensity uprisings. Contrary to perceptions, West Africa in its post-independence history has experienced fewer conflict events and fatalities from conflict than the other sub-regions on the continent. The turn of the millennium has witnessed the recession of large-scale and conventional conflict, and it has ushered in new and emerging threats. The specters of religious extremism, maritime piracy, and narcotics trafficking threaten to undermine some of the progress achieved in recent years. The Challenge of Stability and Security in West Africa critically examines the key drivers of conflict and violence, and the way in which they impact the countries of the sub-region. In addition to emerging threats, these drivers include the challenges of youth inclusion, migration, sub-regional imbalances, and extractives, as well as challenges related to the fragility of political institutions and managing the competition for power, reform of the security sector, and weakness of institutions related to land management. The book explores how the sub-region, under the auspices of the regional organization ECOWAS, has become a pioneer on the continent in terms of addressing regional challenges. The Challenge of Stability and Security in West Africa also identifies key lessons in the dynamics of resilience in the face of political violence and civil war drawn from CÃ ́te d'Ivoire, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, that can be useful for countries around the world in similar situations. It incorporates knowledge and findings from leading experts and provides insights from academics and development practitioners. Finally, the book identifies possible policy and programmatic responses and directions for policy dialogue at the national and international levels.
Author: National Research CouncilPublish On: 2002-08-22
Sierra Research. 1996. LowTemperature CO Emission Test Results. Report No. SR96–06–04. Prepared for the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, ...
Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a toxic air pollutant produced largely from vehicle emissions. Breathing CO at high concentrations leads to reduced oxygen transport by hemoglobin, which has health effects that include impaired reaction timing, headaches, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting, weakness, clouding of consciousness, coma, and, at high enough concentrations and long enough exposure, death. In recognition of those health effects, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as directed by the Clean Air Act, established the health-based National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for CO in 1971. Most areas that were previously designated as "nonattainment" areas have come into compliance with the NAAQS for CO, but some locations still have difficulty in attaining the CO standards. Those locations tend to have topographical or meteorological characteristics that exacerbate pollution. In view of the challenges posed for some areas to attain compliance with the NAAQS for CO, congress asked the National Research Council to investigate the problem of CO in areas with meteorological and topographical problems. This interim report deals specifically with Fairbanks, Alaska. Fairbanks was chosen as a case study because its meteorological and topographical characteristics make it susceptible to severe winter inversions that trap CO and other pollutants at ground level.
Author: International Monetary FundPublish On: 2005-06-10
With strong output gains expected in 2005 and beyond, Sierra Leone's main challenge is to keep inflation under control while supporting an expansion in real ...
Author: International Monetary Fund
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
Category: Business & Economics
This report reviews developments during 2004 in the context of the Sixth and Final Program Review Under Sierra Leone’s Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) arrangement with the IMF. The authorities have implemented an economic reform program supported by a PRGF arrangement since 2001. The authorities also request a further extension of interim Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative assistance to Sierra Leone because of the exceptional circumstances of the country’s highly vulnerable external position and the need to help smooth out the profile of debt service payments to the IMF.
"This fierce democracy that is the Sierra Club is our greatest strength and our greatest challenge," he says diplomatically. "Other groups can move faster, ...
Author: Tom Turner
Publisher: Abradale Press
Category: Nature conservation
An illustrated history of the Sierra Club features three hundred images from America's leading nature photographers depicting national parks, forests, and wilderness saved by the efforts of the Sierra Club.
Author: Marc Lonergan-HertelPublish On: 2018-05-15
“The way I see it, Seventy South is our Sierra Two.” “No mate, it is not,” my captain says. ... “I think the first challenge will be putting it on a map.
Author: Marc Lonergan-Hertel
Publisher: Post Hill Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
…a large wave buries the bow of Seamaster and I am exhaling bubbles into the ocean as I try to call for help. And then I am hit with a distinct sensation—I can no longer breathe… This and other incredible adventures are shared in SIERRA TWO, the true story of one man’s literal and metaphysical journeys. In the end, it’s a story about embarking on a mission greater than oneself—a journey of finding the value in your life and the responsibility of following your true life’s path as a protector of others, no matter what the cost. On a river code-named SIERRA TWO, Marc Lonergan-Hertel is seriously wounded after he loses his jungle guide to a violent death in the “lost world” of the Amazon. At his lowest moment of scouting a three-thousand-mile journey for a National Geographic television show in one of the last remaining biosphere reserves in the Guiana Shield, he is befriended by a lost indigenous child and an old shaman from an ancient tribe. In an act that seems like repayment for his earlier sacrifices in the cities and slums of Brazil, the shaman saves his life and gives Marc an ominous warning—death will follow the former SEAL through the steaming jungles. It will take everything Marc has learned in his life to keep himself and others alive. Travel with Marc Lonergan-Hertel on his extraordinary adventures and real-world odyssey to make a difference in this world—one life at a time.
Author: Inken von BorzyskowskiPublish On: 2019-06-15
VIOLENCE-REDUCING ASSISTANCE ACTIVITIES: SIERRA LEONE In addition to tracing the observation-violence link across elections, a review of prominent cases of ...
Author: Inken von Borzyskowski
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Category: Political Science
The key to the impact of international election support is credibility; credible elections are less likely to turn violent. So argues Inken von Borzyskowski in The Credibility Challenge, in which she provides an explanation of why and when election support can increase or reduce violence. Von Borzyskowski answers four major questions: Under what circumstances can election support influence election violence? How can election support shape the incentives of domestic actors to engage in or abstain from violence? Does support help reduce violence or increase it? And, which type of support—observation or technical assistance—is better in each instance? The Credibility Challenge pulls broad quantitative evidence and qualitative observations from Guyana, Liberia, Kenya, Sierra Leone, and Bangladesh to respond to these questions. Von Borzyskowski finds that international democracy aid matters for election credibility and violence; outside observers can exacerbate postelection violence if they cast doubt on election credibility; and technical assistance helps build electoral institutions, improves election credibility, and reduces violence. Her results advance research and policy on peacebuilding and democracy promotion in new and surprising ways.