The Crown of Thorns




Total Pages:398



Books Description:

"What happens when Parliament fails to hold the government to account? What happens when the very institution that is supposed to represent us becomes dysfunctional?" These are the central questions posed in A Call to Account, a compilation of interviews conducted between November 2000 and July 2001 for a series of Stornoway Productions television documentaries on Canadian government. The interviews contain the reflections, observations, and analyses of those most familiar with the inner workings of Canada's political system - from government and opposition backbench MPs, to Cabinet ministers and party insiders, to civil servants, academics, historians and the media. The picture of Parliament that ultimately emerges is one of an impotent, stagnant institution that no longer plays a significant role in holding the government to account or in influencing public policy. Debate in the House of Commons has degenerated to the level of farce, rather than a forum for intelligent discussion. The majority of MPs have little or no ability to affect or scrutinize government action. Instead, decisions are made by an elite few, namely the prime minister and the members of Cabinet, in the backrooms of Parliament Hill - a situation that undermines the very system of government upon which our Constitution was based. A Call to Account leaves no doubt that the need for parliamentary reform is urgent; it is up to all Canadians - politicians and ordinary citizens alike - to stand up and demand that their voices be heard.

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A Call to Act

Author:Martin Charlesworth,Natalie Williams

Publisher:David C Cook


Total Pages:208



Books Description:

Every Action Can Make a Difference In recent years churches have rediscovered the centrality of concern about poverty to the gospel of Christ. Yet we can still so easily fall into the trap of adding social action into our lives as an optional extra when convenient, rather than letting the heart of Jesus for justice for those in poverty affect every area of our lives and our discipleship. A practical tool for churches and small groups, and incorporating discussion questions and accompanying videos, A Call to Act demonstrates that, in order to engage with poverty and need, we must re-evaluate our own attitudes and adopt a poverty-busting lifestyle. There are undoubted challenges to embracing a life of simplicity but these are broken down into ideas for action. Whether getting up close to poverty, rejecting comfort in favour of compassion, or living with a more poverty-focused lifestyle, churches and individuals will be empowered to live out Jesus’ principles of justice, mercy, and the care of creation within their own communities and the wider world.

A Call to Alignment

Author:Kuda Mupfeka Sr.

Publisher:Exceller Books


Total Pages:184



Books Description:

A Call to Alignment speaks directly to the Body of Christ to take its rightful place through God ordained structures and apostolic governance. This book distinctly brings any teaching or doctrines that have deviated from the original God ordained pattern for the Church into alignment. The case and argument presented is excellent and the thesis expounds the subject matter within context and gives the reader a valuable understanding of being spiritually aligned as per the pattern in the Old and New Testaments.

Exim: The Mail Transfer Agent

Author:Philip Hazel

Publisher:\"O\'Reilly Media, Inc.\"


Total Pages:640



Books Description:

Exim delivers electronic mail, both local and remote. It has all the virtues of a good postman: it's easy to talk to, reliable, efficient, and eager to accommodate even the most complex special requests. It's the default mail transport agent installed on some Linux systems, runs on many versions of Unix, and is suitable for any TCP/IP network with any combination of hosts and end-user mail software.Exim is growing in popularity because it is open source, scalable, and rich in features such as the following: Compatibility with the calling interfaces and options of Sendmail (for which Exim is usually a drop-in replacement) Lookups in LDAP servers, MySQL and PostgreSQL databases, and NIS or NIS+ services Support for many kinds of address parsing, including regular expressions that are compatible with Perl 5 Sophisticated error handling Innumerable tuning parameters for improving performance and handling enormous volumes of mail Best of all, Exim is easy to configure. You never have to deal with ruleset 3 or worry that a misplaced asterisk will cause an inadvertent mail bomb.While a basic configuration is easy to read and can be created quickly, Exim's syntax and behavior do get more subtle as you enter complicated areas like virtual hosting, filtering, and automatic replies. This book is a comprehensive survey that provides quick information for people in a hurry as well as thorough coverage of more advanced material.

Network and System Security

Author:John R. Vacca



Total Pages:432



Books Description:

Network and System Security provides focused coverage of network and system security technologies. It explores practical solutions to a wide range of network and systems security issues. Chapters are authored by leading experts in the field and address the immediate and long-term challenges in the authors’ respective areas of expertise. Coverage includes building a secure organization, cryptography, system intrusion, UNIX and Linux security, Internet security, intranet security, LAN security; wireless network security, cellular network security, RFID security, and more. Chapters contributed by leaders in the field covering foundational and practical aspects of system and network security, providing a new level of technical expertise not found elsewhere Comprehensive and updated coverage of the subject area allows the reader to put current technologies to work Presents methods of analysis and problem solving techniques, enhancing the reader’s grasp of the material and ability to implement practical solutions

A Call to Prayer

Author:Jordanis Joseph

Publisher:Word Alive Press


Total Pages:136



Books Description:

Does God really answer all prayer? If the Lord decided not to answer your prayer the way you expected, would you continue to consider Him to be your God, worthy of your love, worship, and praise? This book is more than a collection of prayers taken from different books of the Bible. It’s a fervent appeal for us to see prayer through the same eyes and spirit as those elders of the faith whose prayers attracted the attention of God. A Call to Prayer is like the blowing of a shofar, calling people from around the world to gather together for prayer.

The Call Center Dictionary

Author:Madeline Bodin

Publisher:CRC Press


Total Pages:227



Books Description:

Your company needs a call center to be competitive in the 21st century. This book is your guide to the technology, techniques, and trends in today's call centers. The Call Center Dictionary contains all the information you need to: Understand: Your boss,

A Call to Compassion

Author:James W. Goll,Michal Ann Goll

Publisher:BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC


Total Pages:176



Books Description:

Jesus lived and breathed compassion. He was and is compassion itself. A Call to Compassion is your personal invitation to discover the joy of committing your life to a cause higher than your own personal desires and learn to be a reflection of God’s steadfast love. Be inspired by the stories of these eleven great women: Catherine Booth, cofounder of the Salvation ArmyNancy Ward, hero and “last beloved lady” of the Cherokee NationFlorence Nightingale, reformer and pioneer of health care and a well-trained nursing professionGladys Aylward, missionary to the sick, orphans, and poor in ChinaMother Teresa, devoted servant to the poor in Calcutta, India, and the worldAmy Carmichael, missionary in India, serving girls offered as temple prostitutes by their parentsCatherine Drexel, nun who gave away millions of dollars to help Native Americans and African AmericansPhoebe Palmer, mother of the Holiness MovementHannah More, well-known writer who worked for the abolition of slaveryElizabeth Fry, prison reformer in England and EuropeHeidi Baker, passionate missionary “compelled by love” to the poor in Mozambique, Africa, and the world God wants to express His heart through you in new and creative ways. Be a pioneer of compassion in your world today!

Understanding Control Flow

Author:Peter A. Buhr



Total Pages:741



Books Description:

The control-flow issues presented in this textbook are extremely relevant in modern computer languages and programming styles. In addition to the basic control-flow mechanisms, virtually all new computer languages provide some form of exceptional control flow to support robust programming introduced in this textbook. Also, concurrency capabilities are appearing with increasing frequency in both new and old programming languages, and are covered in this book. Understanding Control Flow: With Concurrent Programming Using μC++ starts with looping, and works through each of the basic control-flow concepts, examining why each is fundamental and where it is useful. Time is spent on each concept according to its level of difficulty. Examples and exercises are also provided in this textbook. New programming methodologies are requiring new forms of control flow, and new programming languages are supporting these methodologies with new control structures, such as the concurrency constructs discussed in this textbook. Most computers now contain multi-threading and multi-cores, while multiple processors and distributed systems are ubiquitous — all of which require advanced programming methodologies to take full advantage of the available parallelism summarized in this textbook. Advance forms of control flow are becoming basic programming skills needed by all programmers, not just graduate students working in the operating systems or database disciplines. This textbook is designed for advanced-level students studying computer science and engineering. Professionals and researchers working in this field, specifically programming and software engineering, will find this book useful as a reference.

BattleTech Legends: A Call to Arms

Author:Loren L. Coleman

Publisher:Catalyst Game Labs


Total Pages:320



Books Description:

A UNIVERSE GONE DARK… Months have passed since the interplanetary communications net was destroyed, isolating planets across the Republic of the Sphere and beyond. Achernar is one of the few worlds that still possesses a working Hyperpulse Generator Station, a device that enables communications across the galaxy—and a highly sought-after prize for the splintering factions of the Republic... After failing to qualify as an active MechWarrior, Raul Ortega finds solace in the Republic’s military reserves on Archenar, and dreams of the day he might know the adventure and glory of real combat. The planet’s Republic-loyal forces are supported by a loose alliance with the Swordsworn, a faction pledged to House Davion—whose leaders have an agenda all their own. When the planet falls under siege by yet another splinter group, the Steel Wolves, who are intent on capturing the HPG station, Raul is called up to active duty. But when the Swordsworn desert Archenar in its time of need, Raul discovers there’s little honor in the subtle schemes of treachery and the brutal realities of war...

On the Way

Author:James J. Rawls

Publisher:WestBow Press


Total Pages:438



Books Description:

On the Way is a book of reflections on one man’s journey of faith. Its origins lie in the universal longing of humankind for something beyond ourselves, for something once present that has diminished with the passing of time. This presence now is sensed only fleetingly, yet the longing persists. The title of the book has a double meaning. On the Way refers to the journey of faith, our lifelong pilgrimage from God and to God. But it also points to the one who leads us on this journey, the one who says: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.” On the Way is a collection of one hundred devotional readings, reminiscent of Spurgeon’s classic Morning and Evening Daily Readings and the Benedictine Lectio Divina. It is intended to stir within the reader some forward movement in their own journey of faith. What people are saying about On the Way: “James J. Rawls draws on wisdom from across the ages. Here he shares his ongoing conversation with these many voices within the framework of a deep personal and practical faith. This book is a great gift and blessing!” —The Rt. Rev. Barry L. Beisner, VII Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California “This is a wonderful book—beautifully written, insightful, and filled with wisdom and warmth.” —Gil Bailie, founder of The Cornerstone Forum and author of God’s Gamble: The Gravitational Power of Crucified Love (2016) “James Rawls has a capacity for clarity of thought and graceful articulation that the reader will find fully present in these meditations. Savor, consume and digest them. Repeat again and again.” —The Rev. L. Ann Hallisey, D.Min., Professional Coach and Organization Consultant, former Dean of Students, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley

Computer Telephony Encyclopedia

Author:Richard Grigonis

Publisher:CRC Press


Total Pages:800



Books Description:

If you want to grasp the full length and breadth of the rapidly developing computer telephony field, this book is the place to start. Author Richard Grigonis thoroughly explains even the most abstruse ideas in a concise manner that is aimed at all kinds of readers -- students, business executives, telecom managers, call center supervisors or entrepreneurial developers. Each encyclopedia entry is both an adroit explanation of computer telephony technology and a buyer's guide-like discussion of real-world products based upon technology currently available for business and residential communications solutions. ;

A Call to Arms

Author:William Hammond

Publisher:Naval Institute Press


Total Pages:256



Books Description:

Call To Arms is the fourth novel in the award-winning historical / nautical fiction series from William C. Hammond. Along with the other novels in the Cutler Family Chronicles – most recently For Love of Country and The Power and the Glory – it features the epic saga of the seafaring Cutler family of Hingham, Massachusetts and an ever expanding cast of characters. Among these characters are real historical figures including Capt. Edward Preble, Lt. Stephen Decatur, Lt. Richard Somers, Samuel Coleridge, Bashaw Yusuf Qaramanli, and Adm. Horatio Lord Nelson. Interwoven with these historical characters is a fast-paced and gripping plot that takes the reader from Java in the Dutch East Indies to New England at the start of the nineteenth century, and on to Gibraltar, Tripoli, Malta, Sicily, Alexandria and Cairo. Historic events depicted in the novel have been subjected to intense research and have been vetted by historians.

VoIP Emergency Calling

Author:Karl Heinz Wolf,Richard Barnes

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons


Total Pages:240



Books Description:

This book provides a comprehensive view of the emerging standards for VoIP emergency calling from an International perspective In this book, the authors provide a treatment of the VoIP emergency calling process that is both comprehensive, looking at all aspects of emergency calling, and practical, providing technical details on how such functions can be implemented. In addition, the authors describe the standardization efforts of the Internet Engineering Task Force who are currently working to improve the situation for VoIP emergency calls. The book provides an overview of emergency calling with a particular focus on the ECRIT emergency calling architecture, and discusses considerations related to implementation, deployment, and regulation of next-generation emergency calling. It also takes a look at practical aspects of emergency calling, with a set of exercises to help the reader get familiar with the technologies involved. Key Features: Comprehensive view of emerging standards for VoIP emergency calling from an international perspective Practical guides for implementing the core of the emergency calling architecture Architectural, practical, and regulatory perspectives Written by experts working on the development of emergency calling architectures and its implementation Includes an accompanying website with open-source software packages ( This book will be an invaluable resource for product managers and developers, equipment vendors, network operators, emergency service providers, and telecommunications regulators. Industry professionals interested in standards compliance will also find this book of interest.

A Call to Love

Author:Julie Holmquist



Total Pages:256



Books Description:

Are you considering or entering the adoption or foster care process? A Call to Love joins you in your journey, offering spirit-filled wisdom and encouragement through the first year with a new child. Devotional exercises will equip you to record your thoughts and emotions. You will also receive spiritual insights from many adoptive parents, including stories from people who have adopted from the foster-care system. As parents, we never know what to expect. That is all too true for many adoptive parents whose children are more prone to battle mental illness. Don’t struggle alone! Through a variety of stories, you will receive strength and encouragement so you can seek appropriate help as needed. Author Julie Holmquist guides parents along the journey and vulnerably unpacks the struggles and joys of her own adoption stories. A Call to Love helps you fully prepare both emotionally and spiritually for the path God may be calling you to walk.

Cisco Unified Customer Voice Portal

Author:Rue Green

Publisher:Cisco Press


Total Pages:504



Books Description:

Cisco Unified Customer Voice Portal Building Unified Contact Centers Rue Green, CCIE® No. 9269 The definitive guide to deploying Cisco Unified Customer Voice Portal IVRs in any contact center environment Thousands of companies are replacing legacy ACD/TDM-based contact centers with pure IP-based unified contact center solutions. One of these solutions is quickly earning market leadership: Cisco Unified Customer Voice Portal (CVP). Now, one of the leading Cisco CVP experts brings together everything network and telephony professionals need to successfully implement production Interactive Voice Response (IVR) solutions with CVP: architectural guidelines, deployment best practices, detailed insights for design and sizing, and more. CCIE Rue Green guides you through designing unified contact centers with CVP, and deploying proven infrastructures to support your designs. The author first explains CVP’s architecture, outlining its key advantages and opportunities for integration and illuminating the design challenges it presents. Next, he guides you through addressing each of these challenges, covering all CVP components and tools and offering detailed insights available in no other book. Using this book’s detailed working configurations and examples, you can minimize configuration errors, reduce downtime, strengthen monitoring, and drive maximum value from any CVP-based unified call center solution. Rue Green, CCIE No. 9269 (Routing & Switching and Voice), CISSP, MCSE, MCITP is a Technical Leader for the Customer Collaboration Service Line within Cisco Advanced Services, where he focuses on unified contact center architectures and deployment methodologies. He currently acts in a delivery architect role for Unified CVP, Unified ICM, and Cisco Unified Communications Manager for Unified Contact Center Solutions. He has spent the last 21 years working within different roles related to the architecture, design, and implementation of large voice and data networks, including several years working with complex contact center solutions. · Discover CVP’s powerful capabilities and advantages · Understand how CVP’s components fit together into a unified architecture · Utilize CVP native components: Call Server, VXML Server, Reporting Server, Operations Console Server, and Cisco Unified Call Studio · Integrate non-native components such as IOS devices, Unified ICM, UCM, content load balancers, and third-party servers · Choose the right deployment model for your organization · Implement detailed call flows for Standalone, Call Director, Comprehensive, and VRU-only deployment models · Design Unified CVP for high availability · Efficiently deliver media via streaming, caching, and other techniques · Address crucial sizing, QoS, network latency, and security considerations · Successfully upgrade from older versions or H.323 platforms · Isolate and troubleshoot faults in native and non-native CVP components · Design virtualized Unified CVP deployments using UCS This IP communications book is part of the Cisco Press® Networking Technology Series. IP communications titles from Cisco Press help networking professionals understand voice and IP telephony technologies, plan and design converged networks, and implement network solutions for increased productivity.

A Call to Resurgence

Author:Mark Driscoll

Publisher:Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.


Total Pages:336



Books Description:

It’s tempting to believe that the Christian faith is alive and well in our country today. Our politicians talk about God. Our mega-churches are filled. Christian schools dot our landscape. Brace yourself. It’s an illusion. Believe it or not, only 8 percent of Americans profess and practice true evangelical Christian faith. There are more left-handed people than evangelical Christians in America. In this book, Mark Driscoll delivers a wake-up call for every believer: We are living in a post-Christian culture—a culture fundamentally at odds with faith in Jesus. This is good and bad news. The good news is that God is still working, redeeming people from this spiritual wasteland and inspiring a resurgence of faithful believers. The bad news is that many believers just don’t get it. They continue to gather exclusively into insular tribes, lobbing e-bombs at each other in cyberspace. Mark’s book is a clarion call for Christians. It’s time to get to work. We can only do this if we unite around Jesus and the essentials found in his Word, while at the same time, appreciating the distinctives within each Christian tribe. Mark shows us how to do just that. This isn’t the time to wait or debate. Join the resurgence.

A Call to Courage

Author:James W. Goll,Michal Ann Goll

Publisher:BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC


Total Pages:176



Books Description:

Women throughout history have changed the world by their sacrifices, passion, and fire. A Call to Courage tells the inspiring stories of nine such women: Joan of Arc, teenage peasant who led France’s army against EnglandVibia Perpetua, a martyr for her faith in the early churchSojourner Truth, a leader in the anti-slavery movementHarriet Tubman, a dedicated pioneer of the Underground Railroad during the Civil WarAimee Semple McPherson, healing evangelist at the turn of the twentieth centuryLydia Prince, forerunner in caring for orphans and the purposes of God among the Jewish peopleBertha Smith, Baptist missionary and revival leader in ChinaCorrie ten Boom, Holocaust survivor who suffered for the cause of Christ and the Jewish peopleJackie Pullinger, British evangelist and missionary in Hong Kong These women overcame intimidation through the empowering work of the Holy Spirit and were pioneers of truth, freedom, healing, and courage in their generation. Heed the call to courage and step up to the front lines of faith, hope, and love.

A Call to Duty

Author:David Weber,Timothy Zahn

Publisher:Baen Publishing Enterprises


Total Pages:400



Books Description:

Growing up, Travis Uriah Long yearned for order and discipline in his life . . . the two things his neglectful mother couldnt or wouldnt provide. So when Travis enlisted in the Royal Manticoran Navy, he thought hed finally found the structure hed always wanted so desperately. But life in the RMN isnt exactly what he expected. Boot camp is rough and frustrating; his first ship assignment lax and disorderly; and with the Star Kingdom of Manticore still recovering from a devastating plague, the Navy is possibly on the edge of budgetary extinction. The Star Kingdom is a minor nation among the worlds of the Diaspora, its closest neighbors weeks or months away, with little in the way of resources. With only modest interstellar trade, no foreign contacts to speak of, a plague-ravaged economy to rebuild, and no enemies looming at the hyper limit, there are factions in Parliament who want nothing more than to scrap the Navy and shift its resources and manpower elsewhere. But those factions are mistaken. The universe is not a safe place. Travis Long is about to find that out. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About A Call to Duty: "A new series set in the universe of Webers popular heroine Honor Harrington gets off to a solid start. . . . Cowriters Zahn and Weber do an excellent job alluding to events known to longtime fans. . . . [T]his astronautical adventure is filled with . . . intrigue and political drama."_Publishers Weekly About the Honor Harrington series: _Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection and a deep understanding of military bureaucracy in this long-awaited Honor Harrington novelãFans of this venerable space opera will rejoice to see Honor back in action.Ó_Publishers Weekly _. . .everything you could want in a heroine ã. Excellent ã plenty of action.Ó_Science Fiction Age _Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!Ó_Anne McCaffrey _Compelling combat combined with engaging characters for a great space opera adventure.Ó_Locus _Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection . . . Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice . . .Ó_Publishers Weekly About Timothy Zahn: _Zahn keeps the story moving at a breakneck pace, maintaining excitement.Ó¾Publishers Weekly "[Y]ou can count on Timothy Zahn for three things: clean, sparse prose; good pacing; and great action scenes. The first book in the Cobra War series hits all those marks in admirable style and makes for a quick, entertaining sci-fi novel." ¾Blogcritics _[Conquerors Heritage] is another finely wrought space adventure . . . [with] social, political and emotional complications, all of which Zahn treats with his usual skill.Ó¾Booklist _Zahn paints every detail [in Angelmass] with gleamy realism . . . scientific dialogue that streams with starship hardware and military trooper talk . . . immensely appealing.Ó¾Kirkus Review