Baladi Women of Cairo

Playing with an Egg and a Stone
Author: Evelyn A. Early
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 9781555872687
Category: Social Science
Page: 217
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Traditional, urban Egyptian women - baladi women - extol themselves with the proverb, A baladi woman can play with an egg and a stone without breaking the egg. Evelyn Early illustrates this and other expressions of baladi women's self-identity by observing and recording their everyday discourse and how these women - who consider themselves destitute yet savvy - handle such matters as housing, work, marriage, religion, health and life in general.

Georgi Gospodinovs Lyrik und Prosa in "Baladi i razpadi" und "Gaustín oder Der Mensch mit den vielen Namen"

Author: Olga Levina
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640874161
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 14
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich Russistik / Slavistik, Note: 1,7, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Slavische Philologie), Veranstaltung: Bulgarische Spätavantgarde, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Gegenstand dieser Arbeit sind drei Gedichte des 1968 in Bulgarien geborenen,postmodernen Schriftstellers, Georgi Gospodinov sowie eine der Kurzgeschichten, die sein lyisches und prosaisches Schaffen veranschaulichen sollen. Der in Sofia lebende Schriftsteller verfasst Lyrik, Dramen und Drehbücher sowie Prosa. Einleitend soll das Gedicht Мухххххххххххххх-хххa, aus dem Gedichtzyklus Балади и разпади analysiert werden. In diesem Zusammenhag werden das Metrum und Reimschema sowie die Bildlichkeit des Gedichts beschrieben. Darauf folgend wird das Gedicht Любовно unter die Lupe genommen. Untersucht wird ebenfalls die Metrik, der Reim und und die Bildlichkeit. Die Analyse Gospodinovs Lyrik soll in За русите жени münden. Die Bildlichkeit, das Metrum sowie der Reim lenken auch in diesem Gedicht die Aufmerksamkeit auf sich. Abschließend soll der Blick auf Gospodinovs Prosa in Gaustín oder Der Mensch mit den vielen Namen gelenkt werden. Untersucht wird in diesem Zusammenhang die Kurzgeschichte Муха в писоара. Analysiert werden die Kennzeichen Gospodinovs postmodernen Schreibstils anhand der Thesen Dr. Edward Możejkos und Celina Judas. In ihrem wissenschaftliche Aufsatz des Институт за литература Българска академия на науките, 'По следите на Модернизма и Постмодернизма', wird sein Werk in Hinsicht auf die Bruchstückhaftigkeit und Unvollständigkeit, Matafiktionalität, parodistische und ironische Aspekte, thematische Mannigfaltigkeit, referentielle Relevanz und die Mehrwertigkeit des narrativen Stranges untersucht. Wichtig scheinen außerdem die mosaikartigen semantischen Felder und metafiktionale Elemente. Die inhaltiliche Ebene stellt das Gewöhnliche und Alltägliche, die Parodie und Groteske sowie ironische Aspekte der alltäglichen Lebens dar. Relevant für diese Arbeit sind die Bruchstückhaftigkeit und Unvollständigkeit, die Ironie an sich sowie ironische Aspekte des sozialen Lebens, aber auch das Gewöhnliche und Alltäglich sowie die Groteske in Муха в писоара...


Palestine a celebration of food from land and sea
Author: Joudie Kalla
Publisher: Jacqui Small
ISBN: 1911127861
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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Following on from her bestselling Palestine on a Plate, Joudie Kalla introduces readers to even more of the Middle East’s best kept secret – Palestinian cuisine. ‘Baladi’ means ‘my home, land and country’ in Farsi and Joudie once again pays homage to her homeland of Palestine by showcasing the wide-ranging, vibrant and truly delicious dishes of this country. Baladi features recipes that are broadly categorized according to the part of the country that they primarily hail from, such as the land, the sea and the forest. Experience the wonderful flavours of Palestine through daoud basha (lamb meatballs cooked in a tamarind and tomato sauce served with caramelised onions and vermicelli rice), fatayer sabanekh (spinach, sumac and onion patties), samak Makli (fried fish selection with courgette mint and yogurt dip), halawet il smeed (buttery semolina and orange blossom dessert), and many more sensational recipes. Dishes are designed to go together and Joudie explains how to approach matching recipes together for a meal, although at the end of the day she takes an entirely flexible approach – choose what you fancy and create your own tasty combinations!

Dynamical Zeta Functions and Dynamical Determinants for Hyperbolic Maps

A Functional Approach
Author: Viviane Baladi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319776614
Category: Mathematics
Page: 291
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The spectra of transfer operators associated to dynamical systems, when acting on suitable Banach spaces, contain key information about the ergodic properties of the systems. Focusing on expanding and hyperbolic maps, this book gives a self-contained account on the relation between zeroes of dynamical determinants, poles of dynamical zeta functions, and the discrete spectra of the transfer operators. In the hyperbolic case, the first key step consists in constructing a suitable Banach space of anisotropic distributions. The first part of the book is devoted to the easier case of expanding endomorphisms, showing how the (isotropic) function spaces relevant there can be studied via Paley–Littlewood decompositions, and allowing easier access to the construction of the anisotropic spaces which is performed in the second part. This is the first book describing the use of anisotropic spaces in dynamics. Aimed at researchers and graduate students, it presents results and techniques developed since the beginning of the twenty-first century.

The Egyptian Food Subsidy System

Structure, Performance, and Options for Reform
Author: Akhter U. Ahmed
Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
ISBN: 0896291219
Category: Social Science
Page: 148
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The Egyptian Food Subsidy System: Structure, Performance, and Options for Reform evaluates the economic, political, and technical feasibility of reducing costs while improving or maintaining the welfare of the poor. The report addresses five questions: (1) How well does the present system target the poor? (2) How much leakage- the pilferage of subsidized foods in the distribution channel-occurs? (3) At what cost does the government transfer income to the needy? (4) How can subsidies be better targeted to the needy? And (5) What are politically feasible options for reform?

Belly Dance Around the World

New Communities, Performance and Identity
Author: Caitlin E. McDonald,Barbara Sellers-Young
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476605688
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 224
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In these essays, dancers and scholars from around the world carefully consider the transformation of an improvised folk form from North Africa and the Middle East into a popular global dance practice. They explore the differences between the solo improvisational forms of North Africa and the Middle East, often referred to as raqs sharki, which are part of family celebrations, and the numerous globalized versions of this dance form, belly dance, derived from the movement vocabulary of North Africa and the Middle East but with a variety of performance styles distinct from its site of origin. Local versions of belly dance have grown and changed along with the role that dance plays in the community. The global evolution of belly dance is an inspiring example of the interplay of imagination, the internet and the social forces of local communities. All royalties are being donated to Women for Women International, an organization dedicated to supporting women survivors of war through economic, health, and social education programs. The contributors are proud to provide continuing sponsorship to such a worthwhile and necessary cause.

For Protection and Promotion

The Design and Implementation of Effective Safety Nets
Author: Margaret Grosh,Carlo Del Ninno,Emil Tesliuc,Azedine Ouerghi
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821375822
Category: Political Science
Page: 612
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Safety nets are noncontributory transfer programs targeted to the poor or vulnerable. They play important roles in social policy. Safety nets redistribute income, thereby immediately reducing poverty and inequality; they enable households to invest in the human capital of their children and in the livelihoods of their earners; they help households manage risk, both ex ante and ex post; and they allow governments to implement macroeconomic or sectoral reforms that support efficiency and growth. To be effective, safety nets must not only be well intended, but also well designed and well implemented. A good safety net system and its programs are tailored to country circumstances, adequate in their coverage and generosity, equitable, cost-effective, incentive compatible, and sustainable. Good safety nets are also dynamic and change over time as the economy changes or as management problems are solved and new standards are set. Drawing on a wealth of research, policy, and operational documents from both academia and the World Bank s work in over 100 countries, For Protection and Promotion provides pragmatic and informed guidance on how to design and implement safety nets, including useful information on how to define eligibility and select beneficiaries, set and pay benefits, and monitor and evaluate programs and systems. The book synthesizes the literature to date and enriches it with new examples on various program options cash transfers (conditional and unconditional), in-kind transfers, price subsidies, fee waivers, and public works. It concludes with a comprehensive diagnostic for fitting safety net systems and programs to specific circumstances.

Evaluation of the Baladi Indirect Tensile Apparatus

Author: John F. Adam
Publisher: N.A
Category: Asphalt concrete
Page: 27
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Evaluation of the effectiveness of a "device intended for reliable determination of asphalt concrete mechanical properties such as Poisson's ratio, resilient modulus, and indirect tensile strength"--P. 1.

The Oriental Tradition of Paul of Aegina's Pragmateia

Author: Peter E. Pormann
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004137572
Category: Science
Page: 337
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This study of the reception of Paul of Aegina's handbook (or "pragmateia") in the Syriac and Arabic traditions provides fascinating new insights into Greek-Syriac-Arabic translation techniques and the impact of Greek medical theory on the development of Islamic medicine.

More and Better Food

An Egyptian Demonstration Project
Author: A. S. El Nockrashy,Osman Galal,Jay Davenport
Publisher: National Academies
Category: Agriculture
Page: 124
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Soil Plasticity

Theory and Implementation
Author: W.F. Chen,G.Y. Baladi
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444598367
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 244
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This book is addressed primarily to civil engineers familiar with such traditional topics as strength of materials, soil mechanics, and theory of elasticity and structures, but less familiar with the modern development of the mathematical theory of soil plasticity necessary to any engineer working under the general heading of nonlinear analysis of soil-structure system. This book will satisfy his needs in the case of the soil medium. It introduces the reader to the theory of soil plasticity and its numerical implementation into computer programs. The theory and method of computer implementation presented here are appropriate for solving nonlinear static dynamic problems in soil mechanics and are applicable for finite difference and finite element computer codes. A sample computer model subroutine is developed and this is used to study some typical soil mechanics problems. With its comprehensive coverage and simple, concise presentation, the book will undoubtedly prove to be very useful for consulting engineers, research and graduate students in geotechnical engineering.

The Brutal Truth About Asian Branding

And How to Break the Vicious Cycle
Author: Joseph Baladi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470826509
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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This is one of the most thoughtful books on branding I've come across. Most such books are either quickly-crafted "how-to" books or academic tomes over-burdened with references. This book is thoughtful because it raises questions which deal with the "why" rather than just "how" of branding. The reference to brutal truth as the truth which will set us free—to examine ourselves without self-illusions—is liberating. The notion that Asia has many good, but no great brands, is also not a put-down but a clarion call for Asian CEOs to rise to the challenge and create lasting, meaningful, committed brands. Ho Kwon Ping Chairman/CEO, Banyan Tree and Board of Trustees, SMU 2010 recipient of the "Lifetime Achievement Award" by the American Creativity Association A cold shower to wake people up. Joe Baladi's Brand Blueprint is a great tool for anyone involved in Sovereign Relationship Marketing or brand building anywhere. Timothy Love Vice Chairman Chief Executive Officer, Omnicom APIMA There are many books about branding but few address Asian companies directly. Joe Baladi has been one of the loudest voices to advocate strong branding practices to Asian companies determined to outperform their competitors. The Brutal Truth About Asian Branding is a timely book that all Asian CEOs with global aspirations should read. Richard Eu Group CEO, Eu Yan Sang International The Brutal Truth About Asian Branding is the first book that connects branding frameworks to the realities of operating in Asia. It offers a very straightforward perspective on the challenges Asian CEOs face as they build their businesses and their brands, and perhaps the most compelling part of the book is the passionate plea for how Asian CEOs should be thinking different about branding. In true Baladi style, it is straight from the heart. Maarten Kelder Managing Partner (Asia), Monitor Group A very interesting and valuable perspective on Asian branding... one that decision makers in the region should read and embrace. Well done Joe! Ron Sim Founder & CEO, OSIM International Brands mean Business, anywhere in the world! The focus on Asia, at this time, is natural since the developing nations of the region did so much to help the world recover from the global 2008 economic crisis. Baladi’s text is timely; it is thoughtful and thought-provoking; putting people and brands center stage with practical insights borne of his breadth of personal experience at the frontline. Chris D. Beaumont Professor, Tokyo University, Global Centre of Excellence Director, North Asia, Results International The brutal truth is that Joe Baladi is right. Asian CEOs must learn the brand skills used so successfully in the rest of the world. It will take a big change in mentality, but the rewards will be vast. This book is a great start to that revolution. Michael Newman Author, 22 Irrefutable Laws of Advertising

Any Way You Slice It

The Past, Present, and Future of Rationing
Author: Stan Cox
Publisher: New Press, The
ISBN: 1595588841
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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Rationing: it’s a word—and idea—that people often loathe and fear. Health care expert Henry Aaron has compared mentioning the possibility of rationing to “shouting an obscenity in church.” Yet societies in fact ration food, water, medical care, and fuel all the time, with those who can pay the most getting the most. As Nobel Prize–winning economist Amartya Sen has said, the results can be “thoroughly unequal and nasty.” In Any Way You Slice It, Stan Cox shows that rationing is not just a quaint practice restricted to World War II memoirs and 1970s gas station lines. Instead, he persuasively argues that rationing is a vital concept for our fragile present, an era of dwindling resources and environmental crises. Any Way You Slice It takes us on a fascinating search for alternative ways of apportioning life’s necessities, from the goal of “fair shares for all” during wartime in the 1940s to present-day water rationing in a Mumbai slum, from the bread shops of Cairo to the struggle for fairness in American medicine and carbon rationing on Norfolk Island in the Pacific. Cox’s question: can we limit consumption while assuring everyone a fair share? The author of Losing Our Cool, the much debated and widely acclaimed examination of air-conditioning’s many impacts, here turns his attention to the politically explosive topic of how we share our planet’s resources.

Self-targeted Subsidies

The Distributional Impact of the Egyptian Food Subsidy System
Author: Richard H. Adams
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Category: Agriculture
Page: 42
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By gradually reducing the number of subsidized foods, and by focusing subsidies on foods consumed more by the poor than by the rich (like coarse baladi bread) Egyptian policymakers have found a way to self-target food subsidies to the urban poor. Yet because the rural poor do not consume as much baladi bread, this system is not as well-targeted to the rural poor.

Nondestructive Testing of Pavements and Backcalculation of Moduli

Second volume
Author: ASTM Committee D-18 on Soil and Rock. Subcommittee D-4 on Road and Paving Materials
Publisher: ASTM International
ISBN: 0803118651
Category: Electronic book
Page: 525
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The proceedings of June 1993 international symposium held in Atlanta, Georgia, called specifically to develop and standardized evaluation procedures for non-destructive methods of testing pavements. The 29 papers discuss analytical models and techniques, measurement and calculation techniques in the field and laboratory, problems and errors associated with backcalculation methods and design parameters, and testing for other pavement uses. Also includes a history of the quest for a standard and the status of that effort. Reproduced from typescripts. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR