William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879) was a prominent United States abolitionist, journalist, and social reformer. He is best known as the editor of the radical abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, and as one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society. When he was 25, he joined the Abolition movement. For a brief time he became associated with the American Colonization Society, an organization that believed free blacks should immigrate to a territory on the west coast of Africa. Although some members of the society encouraged granting freedom to slaves, the majority saw the relocation as a means to reduce the number of free blacks in the United States and thus help preserve the institution of slavery. After the abolition of slavery in the United States, he continued working on other reform movements, especially temperance and women's suffrage. He ended the run of The Liberator at the end of 1865, and in May 1865, announced that he would resign the Presidency of the American Anti-Slavery Society and proposed a resolution to declare victory in the struggle against slavery and dissolve the Society. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeremy Gage. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001937/bk_adbl_001937_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Venus isn't big enough for both of them.... Dalin Shar's dream for the 26th Century is to bring Earth's poisoned Lost Lands back to life and restore his home planet to its former glory. Until that happens, relocation to a more inhabitable planet is his people's last chance for survival. But the last free place in the Five Worlds is desired by more than one warrior of the stars.... Prime Cornelian, alien High Leader and conqueror of Mars and Titan, needs new ground to plant his seeds of evil. And the grand prize of the galaxy is ideal for the tyrant's invasion. To rule it, his ravenous appetite for power must devour everythying in its path - including Dalin, exiled king of Earth. Now they're both hurtling toward Venus, both vying for possession. This is a race that will be won, not by the strong or the swift - but by the lucky.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Courvoisier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005429/bk_acx0_005429_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on Car Talk, James thought he got a good deal when he bought his neighbor's Cadillac – and that's before the cash rebate, in the form of $3,200 hidden in the trunk. Should he hand the money over, or tear the rest of the car apart in search of more? Later, Tom and Ray are vexed by two noises: Scott thinks someone's playing a French horn under the hood of his Explorer, and Jane keeps checking her Civic's trunk for the passenger who's banging on the sides. Also, Barry's lived a car-free life into his 30's, but his relocation to L.A. has him wondering if it's time to give in. But will a car lead him directly to Botox injections? And our deep question of the week: do we really need a Click AND a Clack? And if not, which Magliozzi's moot? All this, plus a tale of a very smart car radio, and lots more, this week on Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: February 16, 2013] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/130216/rt_cart_130216_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After surviving the loss of both her parents, one to illness and the other to abandonment, Bernice Rosin finds herself at a South Dakota orphanage that will never feel like home. Longing for a life free of poverty and misfortune, she takes matters into her own hands, determined to secure her own happily-ever-after no matter the cost.In 1948, a relocation West promises a life rich with upper-class pleasantries until a naive mistake shatters both Bernice’s pride and her heart. Convinced she can still rise above her allotted station, she returns to South Dakota to calculate her options.Desperate for a hero all her own, she singles out John Smith, a simple man with a kind heart and a gentle smile. John appears to be the perfect escape from a life fraught with disappointment. The fact that he comes with the baggage of two children and a past he seldom speaks of has little bearing on her new obsession. Caught unprepared for such cleverness and deception, John falls right into the path of Bernice’s affection as she has set her sights on changing her last name to Smith, even if she has to steal it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rosie O'Toole. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142987/bk_acx0_142987_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Myles Goodwyn is a record producer, guitarist, lead vocalist, main songwriter and founding member of the veteran Canadian hard rock band April Wine. As the longest serving (and only original) member, Goodwyn has led the band from its modest garage band roots to multi-platinum sales.Following the band''s peak years during the 1970s and early 1980s, Goodwyn disbanded the group to pursue a solo career. After a brief relocation to the Bahamas, Goodwyn returned to Canada and reformed April Wine in 1992. He continues to lead the band to the present day.
This comprehensive, step-by-step guide is designed to prepare you for your move abroad and to enable you to manage the transition effectively. Alone in the market, it combines the practical, cultural, and psychological aspects of relocation, and helps to allay the fears and reduce the stresses that accompany this major event in a person's life.Preparing For Your Move Abroad follows a typical relocation timeline, taking you from your first step - the decision to move - to your integration into the host society, and through every step between these two points.Uniquely it offers:A strong knowledge base for every stage of the relocation journeyA strategy to manage the issues at handPsychological preparationAn action plan, presented through exercises, practical steps to consider, checklists, and many easy-to-use toolsIt deals with the challenge of change by pulling together the practical, cultural, and psychological aspects of relocation and addressing them at each phase of the process. This distinctive approach helps you to develop three essential skills: systematic organization, cultural flexibility, and psychological resilience. These skills are crucial for successful change management, and can be put to use in any new culture, anywhere in the world.Moving to a new society invariably induces a degree of culture shock - largely the result of "change overload." Preparing For Your Move Abroad presents a tried and tested strategy to help you manage the experience and quickly recover. No other book addresses this phenomenon, or attempts to help readers develop the skills to cope with it.The book aims to turn the challenges of relocation into opportunities for growth. By equipping you with essential knowledge, tools, and skills, it will help you to anticipate what lies ahead, address the challenges presented by your move with clarity and confidence, and make your transition successful, stress-free, and much more enjoyable.
Recently, LDPC codes are considered for applications such as high-speed satellite and optical communications, the hard disk drives, and high- density flash memory based storage systems, which require that the codes are free of error-floor down to extremely low bit error rates. FPGAs are usually used to evaluate the error performance of codes. However, existing FPGA-based LDPC decoders fail to utilize the configurability and read-first mode of embedded memory in the FPGAs, and thus result in limited throughput and codes sizes. Four optimization techniques, i.e., vectorization, folding, message relocation, and circulant permutation matrix sharing, are proposed to improve the throughput, scalability, and efficiency of FPGA-based decoders. Using the above techniques, codes are shown to have no error-floor down to the BER of 10E-14. Also, it is very difficult to construct codes that do not exhibit an error floor down to 10E-15 or so. Without detailed knowledge of dominant trapping sets, a backtracking- based reconfigurable decoder is designed to lower the error floor of a family of structurally compatible quasi-cyclic LDPC codes by one to two orders of magnitudes.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Derek Niven (born 12 December 1983 in Falkirk) is a professional footballer who plays for Chesterfield. He previously played for Stenhousemuir, Raith Rovers and Bolton Wanderers. He scored one of the greatest goals in the 2006-07 season Football League Cup against Manchester City. Niven returned to the Chesterfield setup in March 2009 after recovering from a year long stint suffering with testicular cancer. His return was pronounced with a wonder goal against Grimsby Town on 11 March. In May 2010, Niven struck the decisive goal in a 2-1 victory against AFC Bournemouth at Saltergate, Chesterfield's final game at the stadium before relocation. As Chesterfield's longest serving player at the time, his dramatic volley deep into injury time also ensured that he would be the last player to score at Saltergate after 139 years of football at the ground.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Of Montreal (styled as of Montreal) is an American indie rock band formed in Athens, Georgia. Fronted by Kevin Barnes, it was among the second wave of groups to emerge from The Elephant 6 Recording Company.The band was created by Kevin Barnes and named after a failed romance with a woman from Montreal, though the story changes in various interviews. Barnes was the only member of the "group" prior to his relocation to Athens, Georgia. There, he met Derek Almstead, later of the Circulatory System, M Coast, Elf Power etc., and Bryan Poole, who also performs as The Late B.P. Helium.