House of Commons - Transport Committee: Ready and waiting? Transport Preparations for Winter Weather - HC 681

Transport Preparations for Winter Weather, Tenth Report of Session 2013-14, Report, Together with Formal Minutes Relating to the Report
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Transport Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780215065995
Category: Transportation and state
Page: 30
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The last few years have seen a number of periods when severe weather has led to widespread travel disruption, exposing a lack of preparedness across all modes of transport in terms of infrastructure, resources, and looking after the interests of passengers. Pro-active decision-making by rail and aviation operators to reduce or cancel services ahead of a major event has reduced disruption. However there is scope for further improvement. The Highways Agency should review the barriers to providing comprehensive realtime information to drivers. The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) should ensure that train operating companies develop more robust procedures to identify how long a period of disruption is likely to last and to communicate this clearly to passengers. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) should set out how it will evaluate the impact of the new airport licence conditions on passenger welfare, by Spring 2015. The CAA must also ensure that best practice on the provision of information and on passenger welfare is shared across all UK airports. The availability of salt for gritting roads has improved with the establishment of the strategic salt reserve. More, though, should be done to keep pavements clear of ice and snow. However, winter weather is about more than just snow, as illustrated by the 'St Jude' storm across southern England and the more recent storm stranding thousands at Gatwick. The transport sector must continue to work closely with the Met Office and other forecasters. Finally, embedding a culture of continuous review and improvement must remain a priority.

Preparing for Winter

An 1896 Western Adventure
Author: R. Hess
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 152450954X
Category: Fiction
Page: 226
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Summer over and winter quickly approaching, Preparing for Winter An 1896 Western Adventure is fi lled with action, character, historical happenings, and dozens of family recipes of the era. It is a companion story from her fi rst novel, Second Chance A Western Adventure. Arriving in Burns, Oregon, from Brockport, New York, Rachael Carver settled into her daily duties during the summer months as cook and housekeeper. Now fall fi nds her learning many new tasks as she helps the Preston family prepare for the upcoming winter. With the garden produce nearly canned, fruit dried, and jams sealed, she discovers the many ways of preserving meat. With the fall roundup over and cattle moved to winter pasture, the cowboy chores are nearly halted while the buildings are repaired, equipment cleaned, and wood cut and stockpiled. Th e annual event is about to begin. All family members are expected to help prepare the ranch for winter. No one escapes these dutieschildren or bunkhouse crew. Over the next several weeks the repairs that were postponed during the long work hours of summer, horse training, moving cattle, riding fences, and tending gardens which kept everyone busy, are now high priority before winter sets in and the fi rst snow falls. With her past still haunting her, Rachael continues to keep her emotional distance. Always in constant motion, she is beginning to appreciate her new life while learning to rebuild a level of trust among the members of the Preston family and their bunkhouse crew.

Treasures Stored for Winter

Author: Joan Burstyn
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491721553
Category: Poetry
Page: 96
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Joan Burstyn’s fourth book of poems, Treasures Stored for Winter, draws the reader into the author’s life from the mid-twentieth century to the present day. At times, personal and political events combine—as happens on the evening of June 30, 1982, when the last state legislature rejected the Equal Rights Amendment. At that moment, Burstyn stood with other women around a pond in South Orange, New Jersey, as they raised their voices in protest as remembered in “Waiting to Rise Again.” I felt braided into others’ lives, mingled beyond extrication. We stood together in darkness, each with candle flooding the pond with light, hope filling our eyes even as the Equal Rights Amendment was snuffed out, swiftly as a candle’s flame ... In this collection, Burstyn makes clear that life demands both awe and optimism from us. “My first dip into Treasures Stored for Winter brings up a small package, “After Snow”; it bursts open with imagery so vibrant and glowing that I can’t help myself. I dip again, bring out “While the House Sleeps”; with its commanding imagery metaphorically I become “... a matador/swirling my red cloak/before the bull, prodding it with my words.” —Joanna Chrzanowski, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor; chair, English Department, Jefferson College

Longing For Winter

A Black Man's Saga
Author: Sylvester Hillard
Publisher: Medu Neter Publications
Category: Drama
Page: 131
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Longing For Winter: A Black Man's Saga is a biographical novel, spoken through the words of Noel Sheridan, the main character. I chose to write this book as a catharsis of sorts. While most of the characters in this work are fictitious, as are some of the scenarios, the main storyline is factual. With respect to the characters that are based on actual individuals, such as myself, the names have been changed. Being that I have endeavored to address such a controversial subject: race relations, and exposed aspects of American society that are taboo, some may be taken aback by what they read. Further, the reader may wonder if some of the things mentioned in this story actually take place in our society; I can say yes, emphatically! I am most confident in making such a bold statement, because it is rooted in truth. In fact, as I submit this work, I am totally dispossessed. Having experienced such a tumultuous ten years, I wanted to set the record straight about how horribly African American men are far too frequently treated in our society.

A Bad Boy For Winter

Author: Sierra Rose
Publisher: Dark Shadows Publishing
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Riley has never had a one-night stand before. But when she meets a bad boy from her past, she can’t fight the undeniable chemistry. A bet is made. If she wins, he’ll walk out of her life forever. If she loses, she is promised a wild, scorching night of passion. She’s screwed one way or the other. Come meet the sexy men of Blue Ridge! This is an eight book series. Each bad boy has his own book.

A Rose For Winter

Author: Laurie Lee
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407073273
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 128
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Andalusia is a passion - and fifteen years after his last visit Laurie Lee returned. He found a country broken by the Civil War, but the totems of indestructible Spain survive: the Christ in agony, the thrilling flamenco cry-the pride in poverty, the gypsy intensity in vivid whitewashed slums, the cult of the bullfight, the exultation in death, the humour of hopelessness-the paradoxes deep in the fiery bones of Spain. Rich with kaleidoscopic images, A Rose for Winter is as sensual and evocative as the sun-scorched landscape of Andalusia itself.

Italian Recipes for Winter

Easy Traditional and Modern Italian Recipes for Hearty Meals
Author: Martha Stone
Publisher: Martha Stone
Category: Cooking
Page: 62
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Italy is well known-known for producing succulent dishes with rich aroma, mouth-watering presentations and distinctive tastes all throughout the year. But the winter season is made lighter, warmer and brighter by the selection of dishes found within the Italian Recipes for Winter This book holds an interesting array of appetizers, salads, main dishes and soups and stews that are best served and enjoyed during the winter season. The Italian Recipes for Winter were carefully handpicked for their ingredients and procedure that will make any unseasoned cook whip up a dish or two perfect for the cold seasons in Italy, or wherever you happen to be. The Italian Recipes for Winter is a gastronomic experience, from the preparations down to the actual consumption. Our easy-to-follow recipes will help you provide festive, authentic Italian meals, from the appetizers, salads, main entrees to desserts. Cooking with this book guarantees a satisfying experience for you, and a filling one for your family and guests.

The Big House

A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home
Author: George Howe Colt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439124914
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
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National Book Award Finalist and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year Faced with the sale of the century-old family summer house on Cape Cod where he had spent forty-two summers, George Howe Colt returned for one last stay with his wife and children. This poignant tribute to the eleven-bedroom jumble of gables, bays, and dormers that watched over weddings, divorces, deaths, anniversaries, birthdays, breakdowns, and love affairs for five generations interweaves Colt's final visit with memories of a lifetime of summers. Run-down yet romantic, The Big House stands not only as a cherished reminder of summer's ephemeral pleasures but also as a powerful symbol of a vanishing way of life.

Beautiful Places, Spiritual Spaces

The Art of Stress-Free Interior Design
Author: Sharon Hanby-Robie,Deb Strubel
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9781575675985
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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Today's fast pace allows little room for time-consuming trips to decorating stores. Or perhaps the lack of funds keeps us from furnishing and redecorating our homes. This is a Bible study to understand how to build and maintain a biblical atmosphere in our homes. Designed to meet the needs of today's woman, BeautifulPlaces, Spiritual Spaces is the ideal companion for women navigating the uncharted territory of life - offering daily, short, inspirational mediations, and creative decorating how-to's.

The Norse Discovery of America

Author: Arthur Middleton Reeves
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1625582072
Category: History
Page: 191
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This work brings together for the first time the interpretation of the best authorities respecting the evidences, historical, archaeologic, inscriptive, and deductive, of Norse discovery, occupation, and colonization of America five centuries before the time of Columbus. The subject, though it has engaged in a general way the attention of historians for a long time, has only within recent years been brought into great prominence by a serious study of the Saga writers of Iceland and Scandinavia. The beginning of this interest dates from 1837 in which year was published, by the Royal Danish Society of Northern Antiquaries, a large quarto volume of old Icelandic documents, in which the proofs were set forth that the discovery credited to Columbus was anticipated by sea-roving Norsemen five hundred years earlier. This great work was edited by Prof. C. C. Rafn, founder of the Royal Danish Society, and was the result of painstaking labor and expensive research by that very distinguished antiquarian.

Interpersonal Communication

Building Connections Together
Author: Teri Kwal Gamble,Michael W. Gamble
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483322041
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 496
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Written in a conversational style for students living in today's world of ever-evolving media and new technology, this hands-on skills guide by Teri Kwal Gamble and Michael W. Gamble puts students at the center of interpersonal communication. To help them become better, more successful communicators, married author team Teri Kwal Gamble and Michael Gamble shed new light on the dynamics of students' everyday interactions and relationships, and give students the tools they need to develop and cultivate effective communication skills. Using an applied, case-study approach that draws from popular culture and students' own experiences, Gamble and Gamble go beyond skill building by encouraging readers to critically reflect on their own communication patterns and actively apply relevant theory to develop and maintain healthy relationships with family, friends, romantic partners, and co-workers. Designed to promote self-reflection and develop students' interpersonal communication skills, each chapter of this engaging text examines how media, technology, gender, and culture affect the dynamics of relationships and self-expression.

The Isle of Demons

Author: Charles Goulet
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595096506
Category: Fiction
Page: 116
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Author Bio: Charles O. Goulet has a Bed in history and a BA in English literature. He has taught history at the secondary school level for many years. As well, he has pursued the hobby of genealogy, tracing his ancestry back to the early years of New France. Book Description: The Isle of Demons is the true story of Marguerite de la Rocque de Roberval who, in 1642, was marooned for two years on a deserted island off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.

Butchers Hill

Author: Laura Lippman
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571319963
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Tess Monaghan has finally made the move and hung out her sign as a private investigator for hire, complete with an office in Butchers Hill. Maybe it's not the greatest address in Baltimore, but you've got to start somewhere. Then in walks Luther Beale, the notorious vigilante who five years ago shot a boy for vandalising his car. Just out of prison, he wants to make reparations to the kids who witnessed his crime, so he needs Tess to find them. But once she starts snooping, the witnesses start dying. Is the 'Butcher of Butchers Hill' at it again? Like it or not, Tess is embroiled in a case that encompasses the powers-that-be, a heartless system that has destroyed the lives of children, and a nasty trail of money and lies leading all the way back to Butchers Hill.

Sophie and Me

Some of These Days
Author: Lois Young-Tulin
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469763710
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 248
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She was the one, the only American Red Hot Mama. Her career spanned six decades, taking her from the cramped apartment above her parents restaurant in Hartford, Connecticut, to the worlds greatest music halls. And she became, and remains, one of the biggest influences on women entertainers and comedians in American history. Sophie and Me is the story of Sophie Tuckerthe colorful, spicy, bold entertainer who broke boundaries in the industry and whose popularity during her life, and celebrity even beyond it has not waned. Told through the eyes of her great-grand niece, to whom Sophie took under her wing and was both mentor and surrogate grandmother, Sophie and Me takes the reader on an intimate journey through Sophies extraordinary life. Sophie Tucker was an original. Zaftig, full-bodied in looks and voice, she was strong and independent before it became acceptable for women. Sophie and Me is the story of the American dream and of one woman who refused to compromise her looks or heritage to reach success. A woman who lived an untraditional life in traditional times. A woman who achieved vast fame and fortune, and yet never really was the Yiddishe Momme she sang about.

Prozac Nation

Young and Depressed in America
Author: Elizabeth Wurtzel
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547524145
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 317
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Elizabeth Wurtzel's New York Times best-selling memoir, with a new afterword "Sparkling, luminescent prose . . . A powerful portrait of one girl's journey through the purgatory of depression and back." —New York Times "A book that became a cultural touchstone." —New Yorker Elizabeth Wurtzel writes with her finger on the faint pulse of an overdiagnosed generation whose ruling icons are Kurt Cobain, Xanax, and pierced tongues. Her famous memoir of her bouts with depression and skirmishes with drugs, Prozac Nation is a witty and sharp account of the psychopharmacology of an era for readers of Girl, Interrupted and Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar.

How to Survive Your Freshman Year

Fifth Edition
Author: Mark W. Bernstein,Yadin Kaufmann
Publisher: Hundreds of Heads Books, LLC
ISBN: 193351230X
Category: Education
Page: 464
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How to Survive Your Freshman Year offers incoming college freshmen the experience, advice, and wisdom of their peers: hundreds of other students who have survived their first year of college and have something interesting to say about it. Based on interviews with hundreds of college students at every type of higher-learning institution across the country, this book has insights on every aspect of college life, including, what to take to the dorm, living with roommates, Facebook and other social networks, extracurricular activities, choosing classes, studying, going abroad, finances, food, the social scene, doing laundry, staying in touch with friends and family, and much more. Highly readable, much of the book consists of short snippets with some interesting insight and advice from the college students interviewed. The book also includes expert input from college advisors and officers.

The Iron Furnace: A Holocaust Survivor’s Story (New Edition)

Author: George Topas
ISBN: 1483415244
Page: 328
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"George Topas' moving and probing narrative is an important contribution to Holocaust literature" - Elie Wiesel "The Iron Furnace is a profoundly moving account of faith, love, courage, and endurance. With his direct and deceptively simple style, George Topas convinces us that we're sharing the heartfelt recollections of an old and dear friend. This story - and this decent, unassuming hero - will leave an incredible impression on all readers" - Michael Medved "The Iron Furnace will greatly contribute to the deepening memory of the Holocaust. It reveals the indomitable spirit of those that lived in the world which was destroyed." - Rabbi Marvin Hier, Dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center "A searing tribute to one man's indomitable spirit to outlive his tormentors" - Canadian Jewish News "This chilling memoir effectively reminds us of the inhumanity with which people treated their fellow humans.'' - Library Journal

Mommy I'm Still In Here

One Family's Journey with Biopolar Disorder
Author: Kate McLaughlin
Publisher: Behler Publications
ISBN: 1933016728
Category: Medical
Page: 206
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Mommy I'm Still In Here clarifies myths and misunderstandings about bipolar disorder through the lives of Kate McLaughlin’s two teenaged children and provides vital information to a public frequently misled by sensationalist media and inaccurate Hollywood portrayals. This book supports, educates, and informs the reader, offering hope and encouragement.

Giving Her Wings

Author: Dianne Perry
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469106914
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 93
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Giving Her Wings is an account from a mother's perspective about sending her fifteen-year-old daughter to the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy to pursue her dreams of studying music and becoming an oboist. The book is formatted as a diary and contains accounts of the events leading to the decision to attend Interlochen Arts Academy, visits to Interlochen, concerts, being suspended from school, and the need to prepare a fifteen-year-old for the future. Parenting includes loving, nurturing, and preparing children for becoming responsible adults. The urgency to prepare her daughter for the future is magnified when the mother is diagnosed with breast cancer. Giving Her Wings includes many joys, sorrows, and interactions shared between the mother and daughter. This book should be of interest to a wide range of readers. Any parent who is considering sending a child to Interlochen's summer camp, Interlochen Arts Academy, or any boarding school would find the book helpful and interesting. Students planning to attend or who have already attended camps or boarding school would enjoy this book. In addition, Giving Her Wings should be of great interest to breast cancer survivors or any cancer survivor. Raising a child while dealing with the physical and emotional aspects of cancer can be overwhelming. Most parents diagnosed with a life-threatening disease will relate to this book, realizing the need for preparing a child to be self-sufficient and to prepare that child for the future.

You Can't Kill the Multiverse

But You Can Mess With its Head
Author: Ira Nayman
Publisher: Elsewhen Press
ISBN: 1908168390
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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It’s just another day in the Transdimensional Authority, with teams of investigators doing what they do best (well, after breakdancing) – investigating. Bob Blunt is en route through a Dimensional Portal™ to Earth prime 4-7-5-0-0-7 dash iota to investigate cars exhibiting most uncarlike behaviours – ribbit! (Breaking all of the Transdimensional Authority rules…number 127, he is without his partner, ‘Breakfront’ Balboa, who is on leave after an unfortunate incident with the Vulvar Ambassador to Earth Prime and a staple gun). Beau Beaumont and Biff Buckley have already arrived on Earth Prime 5-9-2-7-7-1 dash theta to find themselves surrounded by machines whose only intention is to serve human masters – even if it kills them! Recently recruited TA investigator Noomi Rapier, with her partner ‘Crash’ Chumley, is on Earth Prime 6-4-7-5-0-6 dash theta where all matter at all levels of organisation (from sub-atomic particles to the universe itself) has become conscious. Meanwhile Barack Bowens and Blabber Begbie, taking the Dimensional DeLorean™ to Earth prime 4-6-3-0-2-9 dash omicron, face multiple apocalypses (already in progress), and Bertrand Blailock and Bao Bai-Leung are having trouble travelling to their intended destination: the home of the digital gods. At first, they all appear to be looking for unauthorised and probably counterfeit Home Universe Generator™s, but could what’s really happening be more sinister? (Yes. Yes, it could. We wouldn’t want to leave you in suspense…)