The Brightest Sunset

Author: Aly Martinez
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781973778943
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Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me. Lies. Words destroyed me. "I'm sorry. She didn't make it." "Daddy, he can't breathe!" "There's nothing more we can do for your son." Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me. More lies. Those syllables and letters became my executioner. I told myself that, if I didn't acknowledge the pain and the fear, they would have no power over me. But, as the years passed, the hate and the anger left behind began to control me. Two words-that was all it took to plunge my life into darkness. "He's gone." In the end, it was four soft, silky words that gave me hope of another sunrise. "Hi. I'm Charlotte Mills."

Singe

Author: Aly Martinez
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781542902113
Format: PDF, Kindle
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She was my nightmare. Every time I closed my eyes, I watched her fall into that inferno. Over and over, I failed to save her. I hadn't been able to reach her, and the guilt only burned hotter over time. Four years later, I was the unreachable one. Heroes aren't always saints. Sometimes, we're nothing more than jaded sinners driven by sleepless nights and hearts full of darkness. And then I met her. She was a dreamer who managed to soothe my scars and heal my wounds. But, as the flames closed in around us, I feared I wasn't the right man to save her. That is until I realized she was the one woman I'd burn the world down to protect.

The Darkest Sunrise

Author: Aly Martinez
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548719968
Format: PDF
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Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me. Whoever coined that phrase is a bald-faced liar. Words are often the sharpest weapon of all, triggering some of the most powerful emotions a human can experience. "You're pregnant." "It's a boy." "Your son needs a heart transplant." Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me. Lies. Syllables and letters may not be tangible, but they can still destroy your entire life faster than a bullet from a gun. Two words-that was all it took to extinguish the sun from my sky. "He's gone." For ten years, the darkness consumed me. In the end, it was four deep, gravelly words that gave me hope of another sunrise. "Hi. I'm Porter Reese."

Disrupting Digital Business

Author: R "Ray" Wang
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1625270534
Format: PDF, Mobi
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We are no longer an economy of products and services. The digital transformation demands that we focus our attention on experiences and outcomes. Business leaders and their organizations must shift to keeping promises—no matter how their customers interact with them. But organizations no longer control the conversation. In this era of social and mobile technology, customers, employees, suppliers, and partners are in direct communication with one another. Those personal networks and the brands they’re passionate about influence their decision making and their spending. The workforce has changed too. Employees expect to be able to determine when and how they will work, the technology they’ll use, and the values their company will espouse. Organizations can take part in this conversation only if they recognize how and where it’s happening. Resisting these changes will leave executives, managers, and their companies powerless. Organizations must pivot with and ahead of these social, organizational, and technological shifts or risk being left behind. Technology guru Ray Wang shows how organizations can surf the waves of change—how they can keep their promises. Current trends, when taken seriously, require a new way of thinking about business that includes five key areas: 1. Consumerization of technology and the new C-suite 2. Data’s influence in driving decisions 3. Digital marketing transformation 4. The future of work 5. Matrix commerce Digital disruption has changed how we do our work. But by mastering these trends you’ll delight your customers with every interaction.

Shayla s Story

Author: Beverly Preston
Publisher: Beverly Preston
ISBN: 1490470042
Format: PDF
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Shayla Clemmins has a score to settle. John Mathews is sexy as sin. Shayla Clemmins has the textbook life: a great career, house in the hills of Malibu, and the perfect boyfriend, who also happens to be the Governor's son. However, perfection is never what it seems. Questioning her relationship with a man who worships politics more than her, Shayla escapes reality for the seductive sunsets of Greece for her uncle's wedding. When John travels to Greece for his mother's wedding, the wealthy adrenaline junkie will try anything once, including Shayla Clemmins. But, one lust-filled weekend of romance will never be enough. Shayla quickly realizes there's more to John than a set of biceps and great abs. Their intense passion is impossible to ignore, but is it enough? Enough to last a lifetime? When his high-octane lifestyle threatens to rip them apart, will he be able to protect and rescue her? Your Destination Romance Itinerary: Greece, USA

Discovering Dance

Author: Kassing, Gayle
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450485081
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Discovering Dance opens up a world of opportunities for high school students who have little or no dance experience. The text, available in print and electronic forms, helps students understand the fundamentals of creating, performing, analyzing, understanding, responding to, connecting with, and evaluating dance in its various genres. It meets national and state dance education standards and addresses 21st-century learning goals. As such, it offers a complete introductory dance curriculum with the flexibility of being used for one or more years of instruction.

Billboard

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Music Data Mining

Author: Tao Li
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439835527
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The research area of music information retrieval has gradually evolved to address the challenges of effectively accessing and interacting large collections of music and associated data, such as styles, artists, lyrics, and reviews. Bringing together an interdisciplinary array of top researchers, Music Data Mining presents a variety of approaches to successfully employ data mining techniques for the purpose of music processing. The book first covers music data mining tasks and algorithms and audio feature extraction, providing a framework for subsequent chapters. With a focus on data classification, it then describes a computational approach inspired by human auditory perception and examines instrument recognition, the effects of music on moods and emotions, and the connections between power laws and music aesthetics. Given the importance of social aspects in understanding music, the text addresses the use of the Web and peer-to-peer networks for both music data mining and evaluating music mining tasks and algorithms. It also discusses indexing with tags and explains how data can be collected using online human computation games. The final chapters offer a balanced exploration of hit song science as well as a look at symbolic musicology and data mining. The multifaceted nature of music information often requires algorithms and systems using sophisticated signal processing and machine learning techniques to better extract useful information. An excellent introduction to the field, this volume presents state-of-the-art techniques in music data mining and information retrieval to create novel ways of interacting with large music collections.

Computational Science and Its Applications ICCSA 2013

Author: Beniamino Murgante
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642396402
Format: PDF
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The five-volume set LNCS 7971-7975 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2013, held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in June 2013. The 248 revised papers presented in five tracks and 33 special sessions and workshops were carefully reviewed and selected. The 46 papers included in the five general tracks are organized in the following topical sections: computational methods, algorithms and scientific applications; high-performance computing and networks; geometric modeling, graphics and visualization; advanced and emerging applications; and information systems and technologies. The 202 papers presented in special sessions and workshops cover a wide range of topics in computational sciences ranging from computational science technologies to specific areas of computational sciences such as computer graphics and virtual reality.

Slonimsky s Book of Musical Anecdotes

Author: Nicholas Slonimsky
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135368600
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Scathing reviews, whimsical stories, and diverting games fill the pages of this utterly engaging kaleidoscope of skewed tales on the world of Classical music. It dishes out a marvelous feast of tales served up by a master storyteller whose reach extends around the world and to the beginnings of civilization.