The Unaccompanied

Author: Simon Armitage
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571333869
Category: Poetry
Page: 80
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'The most popular English poet since Larkin.' Sunday Times After more than a decade and following his celebrated adventures in drama, translation, travel writing and prose poetry, Simon Armitage's eleventh collection of poems heralds a return to his trademark contemporary lyricism. The pieces in this multi-textured and moving volume are set against a backdrop of economic recession and social division, where mass media, the mass market and globalisation have made alienation a commonplace experience and where the solitary imagination drifts and conjures. The Unaccompanied documents a world on the brink, a world of unreliable seasons and unstable coordinates, where Odysseus stalks the aisles of cut-price supermarkets in search of direction, where the star of Bethlehem rises over industrial Yorkshire, and where alarm bells for ailing communities go unheeded or unheard. Looking for certainty the mind gravitates to recollections of upbringing and family, only to encounter more unrecoverable worlds, shaped as ever through Armitage's gifts for clarity and detail as well as his characteristic dead-pan wit. Insightful, relevant and empathetic, these poems confirm The Unaccompanied as a bold new statement of intent by one of our most respected and recognised living poets. 'A writer who has had a game-changing influence on his contemporaries.' Guardian 'Armitage is that rare beast: a poet whose work is ambitious, accomplished and complex as well as popular.' Sunday Telegraph 'The best poet of his generation.' Craig Raine, Observer

25 Solos for Guitar from the Unaccompanied Partitas

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1619111993
Category: Music
Page: 48
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J. Michael Leonard has transcribed two excellent editions of the Bach Partitas, one for flute and one for clarinet. the partitas were taken from those volumes and transcribed for guitar. the goal was to make these absolutely beautiful pieces of music accessible for the guitarist who may not be a virtuoso in ability. Where necessary the pieces were transcribed into guitar friendly keys and the articulation markings were edited so that the slurs and ornamentations would lie well on the guitar fingerboard.The pieces may be performed by either a fingerstyle or classic guitarist or with the use of a flatpick. These pieces should be ideal in concert, recital or festival.

J. S. Bach: Six Unaccompanied Cello Suites Arranged for Guitar

Six Unaccompanied Cello Suites Arranged for Guitar
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1609741684
Category: Music
Page: 192
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Although Johann Sebastian Bach did not write any music for the guitar, transcriptions of his unaccompanied string music and music for lute have long been a part of the guitar repertoire. Despite the respect that this music commands among musicians and audiences debate still exists as to what constitutes an appropriate means of transcribing, interpreting and performing this music on the guitar. It is this debate that prompted this long-awaited edition of Bach's unaccompanied cello suites by scholar and concert guitarists Stanley Yates. This definitive work includes performance scores, comparison scores an an invaluable 40-page guide entitled Arranging, Interpreting, and Performing the Music of J.S. Bach. Furthermore, the author offers comments on his arranging process and suggestions on using this edition including: ornamentation, slurs, fingerings, notation, and implementation of the comparison scores. Written in standard notation in guitar-friendly keys.

Life Projects for Unaccompanied Migrant Minors

Recommendation Rec(2007)9 Adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 12 July 2007 and Explanatory Memorandum
Author: N.A
Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9789287164094
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 34
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This recommendation stresses the importance of placing the best interests of the child at the heart of all government policy and practice in this area. A life project is an individual tool based on a joint undertaking between the child and the relevant authorities for a limited duration. It defines the child's future prospects, promotes his or her best interests without discrimination and provides a long-term response to his or her needs. Each project aims to develop the capacities of the child, allowing him or her to acquire and strengthen the skills necessary to become independent, responsible and active in society. Life projects should seek to promote the social integration of the child and his or her personal and cultural development, as well as to open access to housing, health, studies, vocational training and employment. The recommendation is also aimed at improving the capacities of member states to manage migration of unaccompanied migrant children. It underlines the importance of co-operation between all the countries involved and co-ordination by the relevant authorities.--Publisher's description.

The Unaccompanied Choral Music of Pierre Villette

A Conductor's Analysis
Author: Sean M. Burton
Publisher: N.A
Category: Music
Page: 120
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This exquisite look into the choral music of a little know composer. This volume can become a bench mark into the works of Villette. Dr. Burton has written a completely scholarly text with great use of sources and musical examples to illustrate his thesis. The text serves as an invaluable resource to choral conductors who are thinking about programming one of Villette's works or as an insight into the music through a detailed analysis. We found Chapter 5 especially valuable in Dr. Burton's advice on rehearsal and performance practice of these vocal works. His discussion on Latin pronunciation and tempo considerations were succinct and to the point. It was good to have a list of recordings of these composition to compare, as having access to recordings can be a great help to conductors thinking about programming these works. He also provided three useful appendices which will assist the conductor even further.

Working with Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

Issues for Policy and Practice
Author: Ravi K.S. Kohli,Fiona Mitchell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113705834X
Category: Social Science
Page: 184
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This text explores the challenges and possibilities of working with asylum seeking children and young people, including the different aspects of resettlement, and development and sustainability of good standards of practice. A valuable resource for students and practitioners wanting to understand current debates and support unaccompanied minors.

Social Work with Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children

Author: Ravi Kohli
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230625754
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
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Kohli offers a comprehensive overview of what is known about the resettlement of young asylum-seekers, answering social work practitioners' need for a fuller understanding. After reviewing existing approaches, research evidence and current practice, students and practitioners are presented with a new conceptual framework for social work.

Decision and Structure

U.S. Refugee Policy in the Mariel Crisis
Author: Mario A. Rivera
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780819183897
Category: History
Page: 263
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The 1980 Cuban influx represented a unique challenge to federal refugee policy mechanisms and to prevalent concepts of policy analysis and evaluation. The persistence of unworkable policies across two Presidential administrations suggests that organizational, structural, and decisional rather than personality or motivational factors were principally determinative of policy failure. This work suggests elements of a causal theory based on these factors, and a mode of normative evaluation based on mixed analytical strategies that attend to both decisional process and institutional structure.

Integration and Fragmentation of the Sudan: an African Renaissance

Author: Mawut Achiecque Mach Guarak
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1456723561
Category: History
Page: 732
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The most comprehensive, profound, and accurate book ever written in the history of modern Sudan, Integration and Fragmentation of the Sudan: An African Renaissance, is an encyclopedia of ancient and modern history as well as the politics of Sudan. It is a library of data that discusses Sudan from its economic, political, and social standpoint since the Arab discovery and use of the term Bilad es Sudan up through the modern republic of the Sudan after which South and North Sudan collided in 1947. Although written to correct fabrications, this book is a foundation on which future Sudans shall live on. It is full of useful information that discusses and provides feasible solutions to the fundamental problem of the Sudan that ruptured the country from the Berlin Conference to the post-independence era. For centuries, Sudanese and the international community have been fed with idealistic information as if Sudan started with the coming of the Arabs in the fourteenth century. This persisted due to the lack of resources and formal education among African natives. Khartoums unreasonable diversion of genuine history is one among the many causes of mistrust and division in Sudan. The indigenous Africans found themselves peripheral to Khartoum where economic and political power is concentrated. Integration and fragmentation of Sudan: An African Renaissance is a great source of knowledge for the public and students of Sudanese politics. With the referendum and popular consultation approaching, this book is a head-start for the marginalized Black Africans to make an informed decision between oppression and liberty. Examples and testimonies provided in the text are reasons for the affected regions to permanently determine their future. For freedom diehards this book lays the foundation on which to celebrate the birth of Africas newest sovereign nation along the Nile River.

Report of the Committee on the Rights of the Child

Author: United Nations,United Nations: Committee on the Rights of the Child,United Nations Publications
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789218102553
Category: Law
Page: 64
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With corrigendum (2p.) dated August 2006

A Question of Commitment

Children’s Rights in Canada
Author: R. Brian Howe,Katherine Covell
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554587085
Category: Political Science
Page: 456
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In 1991, the Government of Canada ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, requiring governments at all levels to ensure that Canadian laws and practices safeguard the rights of children. A Question of Commitment: Children’s Rights in Canada is the first book to assess the extent to which Canada has fulfilled this commitment. The editors, R. Brian Howe and Katherine Covell, contend that Canada has wavered in its commitment to the rights of children and is ambivalent in the political culture about the principle of children’s rights. A Question of Commitment expands the scope of the editors’ earlier book, The Challenge of Children’s Rights for Canada, by including the voices of specialists in particular fields of children’s rights and by incorporating recent developments.

Memoir of Madame Jenny Lind-Goldschmidt

Her Early Art-Life and Dramatic Career, 1820-1851
Author: Henry Scott Holland,William Smith Rockstro
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108038697
Category: History
Page: 520
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Jenny Lind (1820-87) was one of Europe's most famous opera singers. Known as the 'Swedish Nightingale', she first rose to prominence in an 1838 performance of Weber's Freischütz. Despite her immense success over the next ten years, she retired from the stage at the age of twenty-nine. Seeking financial security to pursue her charitable interests, in 1850 she accepted the invitation of impresario P. T. Barnum to undertake a tour of the United States; this was another succession of triumphs. Henry Scott Holland (1847-1918), the theologian and social reformer, and music writer William Smith Rockstro (1823-95) used Lind's own documents, letters and diaries as the basis of this two-volume memoir, published in 1891, which focuses on the first thirty-one years of her life. Volume 2 discusses some of Lind's most memorable performances in Europe and the reasons for her first retirement; it ends with her departure for America.

That Mad Game

Growing Up in a Warzone: An Anthology of Essays from Around the Globe
Author: J.L. Powers
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
ISBN: 1935955233
Category: Social Science
Page: 300
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What's it like to grow up during war? To be a victim of violence or exiled from your homeland, culture, family, and even your own memories? When America's talking heads talk about war, children and teenagers are often the forgotten part of the story. Yet who can forget images of the Vietnam "baby lift," when Amer-Asian children were flown out of Vietnam to be adopted by Americans? Who can forget the horror of learning that Iranian children were sent on suicide missions to clear landmines? Who wasn't captivated by stories of the "lost boys" of Sudan, traveling thousands of miles alone through the desert, seeking shelter and safety? From the cartel-terrorized streets of Juárez to the bombed-out cities of Bosnia to Afghanistan under the Taliban, from Nazi-occupied Holland to the middle-class American home of a Vietnam vet, this collection of personal and narrative essays explores both the universal and particular experiences of children and teenagers who came of age during a time of war. J.L. Powers is the editor of Labor Pains and Birth Stories and the author of two young adult novels, most recently This Thing Called the Future, an alternative fantasy set in post-apartheid South Africa. She began collecting essays on children and war while pregnant with her first child and says, "The experience was both painful and uplifting, not unlike giving birth. The most memorable aspect of these essays is their stark portrayal of both survival and hope in the midst of incredible suffering."

Trafficked Young People

Breaking the Wall of Silence
Author: Jenny J. Pearce,Patricia Hynes,Silvie Bovarnick
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135117268
Category: Psychology
Page: 190
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Human trafficking constitutes one of the most serious human rights violations of our time. However, many social work practitioners still have a poor and incomplete understanding of the experiences of children and young people who have been trafficked. In Trafficked Young People, the authors call for a more sophisticated, informed and better developed understanding of the range of issues facing trafficked young people. In the first work of its kind to combine an up-to-date overview of the current policy context with related theoretical concerns and practitioner experiences, Pearce, Hynes & Bovarnick demonstrate how the trafficking of children and young people should be regarded as a child protection, rather than an immigration concern. Drawing on focus group and interview research with 72 practitioners and covering the cases of 37 individuals, Trafficked Young People explores the way child care practitioners identify, understand and work with the problems faced by people who have been trafficked. The book looks at how practitioners interpret and use definitions of trafficking in their day to day work; at their experiences of exposing the needs of trafficked children and young people and at their efforts to find appropriate resources to meet these needs. Trafficked Young People will be of interest to practitioners working in support housing and social work, along with solicitors and sociologists, particularly those working within discourses of child agency, self determination and victimhood. With its emphasis on the legal and policy framework, and integrated throughout with case histories, practitioner interviews and recommendations for best practice, Trafficked Young People is essential reading for anyone working within a Social Policy Development context.