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Author : Wanda Luce
ISBN : 1935217976
Genre : Fiction
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At six and twenty, Lydia has endured years of heartbreak, longing for a love that never came. Her deceased father's foolhardiness has left her family bankrupt, and Lydia is eventually left no alternative but to take a position as the governess to Susan Ashcroft of Danbury Park in Surrey. Anxious for peace, Lydia rambles early one morning across the muddy wilds of the Ashcroft estate, where whe has a most unimaginable encounter with the notorious Lord Connor Denton. As their paths continue to cross, Lydia falls ever deeper in love with the charming rogue while battling against his growing assault on her heart. In spite of his forward attentions, she considers his behavior toward her as nothing less than idle flirtation. And why should she think otherwise? As the wealthy son of an earl, Lord Denton may choose from among the most beautiful women of England's first circles. Tormented in a relentless battle to suppress a love she cannot overcome, Lydia resolves to leave the Ashcrofts and Danbury Park forever. After all, she is nothing to Denton--isn't she?

The Impact Of Spending Cuts On Science And Scientific Research

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Science and Technology Committee
ISBN : 0215545214
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impact of spending cuts on science and scientific Research : Sixth report of session 2009-10, Vol. 2: Oral and written Evidence

Prejudice Meets Pride

Author : Rachael Anderson
ISBN : 1941363075
Genre : Colorado Springs (Colo.)
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After years of pinching pennies and struggling to get through art school, Emma Makie's hard work finally pays off with the offer of a dream job. But when tragedy strikes, she has no choice but to make a cross-country move to Colorado Springs to take temporary custody of her two nieces. She has no money, no job prospects, and no idea how to be a mother to two little girls, but she isn't about to let that stop her. Nor is she about to accept the help of Kevin Grantham, her handsome neighbor, who seems to think she's incapable of doing anything on her own. Prejudice Meets Pride is the story of a guy who thinks he has it all figured out and a girl who isn't afraid to show him that he doesn't. It's about learning what it means to trust, figuring out how to give and to take, and realizing that not everyone gets to pick the person they fall in love with. Sometimes, love picks them.

The Parliamentary Debates Hansard

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ISBN : UIUC:30112085036447
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Current Developments In European Defence Policy

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: European Union Committee
ISBN : 9780104011409
Genre : Political Science
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The Committee's report contains the oral evidence given to Sub-Committee C (Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy) by Lord Drayson, Minister of State, Defence Equipment, and Support at the Ministry of Defence, accompanied by Mr Andrew Mathewson, Director of the Directorate for Policy on International Organisations and Mr Robert Regan, Director of the International Relations Group, Ministry of Defence; and the correspondence from the Minister. Topics discussed include: the role of the European Defence Agency (EDA) as an organisation in a "start up" phase; the Force Protection Initiative and the UK's decision not to participate; defence procurement collaboration policy; interoperability and standard setting within the EDA; the EDA's Code of Conduct on defence procurement and the bulletin board; the size of the EDA's budget and its effective use; the Defence Technological and Industrial Base (DTIB) strategy; the security of defence supplies; procurement co-operation with France; battlegroups and issues relating to deployment and self-certification.

Defence Equipment 2010

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Defence Committee
ISBN : 0215544226
Genre : Political Science
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The ability of the Defence Equipment and Support organisation within the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to deliver the equipment programme is overshadowed by the existence of a funding gap which the NAO estimates could be as much as £36 billion over the next ten years. Both the National Audit Office "Major Projects Report 2009" (HC 85-I, session 2009-10, ISBN 9780102963342) and Bernard Gray's "Review of Acquisition" for the MoD have confirmed that the MoD's ten year equipment programme is unaffordable. Furthermore the MoD's practice of delaying projects so as to reduce costs in the early years of a programme is adding to overall procurement costs and so further increases the funding gap. The MoD has apparently made no attempt to calculate the full extent of the costs of delays and it has taken decisions to delay projects without understanding the full implications of those decisions. The report examines: progress on the many key programmes; defence research spending (declining from £540 million in 2007-08 to £471 million in 2009-10 and will decrease further in 2010-11 to £439 million); the response to and implementation of the Gray report; balancing the equipment programme and the use of regular Strategic Defence Reviews to maintain an up-to-date strategic context for the equipment programme; clarifying roles and accountabilities, including better leadership and decision-making; injecting key skills and tools into DE&S.

Engineering Oral And Written Evidence

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee
ISBN : 0215529340
Genre : Education, Higher
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Incorporating HC 470-i-iii, 640-i-iii, 599-i-iii, 1064-i, 1202-i, 1194-i of session 2007-08

Ageing Evidence

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ISBN : 0104007281
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Defence Equipment 2009

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Defence Committee
ISBN : 0215526546
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The mission of the MoD's (Ministry of Defence's) Defence Equipment and Support (DE & S) organisation is to equip and support our Armed Forces for operations now and in the future. Support to current operations in Afghanistan and Iraq has taken priority and the organisation has performed well. The Urgent Operational Requirement (UOR) system remains highly effective in enabling vital equipment to be provided quickly to the two theatres to meet rapidly changing threats, but there are concerns that UORs represent a partial failure to equip our forces for predicted expeditionary operations, and on their effects on the core budget in future years. DE & S' performance in procuring longer-term equipment declined significantly in 2007-08. The forecast costs for the 20 largest defence projects increased by £205 million and the forecast delays increased by some 100 months in the year. The improvements promised by both the long-standing application of the principles of 'smart procurement' and the more recent formation of the DE & S organisation appear not to have materialised. The FRES (Future Rapid Effect System) programme has been a fiasco, being poorly conceived and managed from the outset. The Committee condemns the failure to date to publish an updated version of the Defence Industrial Strategy and considers that its continuing absence increases the risk that the UK Defence Industrial Base will not be able to meet the future requirements of our Armed Forces. Finally, the UK's future military capability depends on the investment made today in Research and Development. Sufficient funding for defence research needs to be ring-fenced and the MoD must recognise the very high priority of research and reverse the recent cut in research spending.

The Regulation Of Standards In British Public Life

Author : David Hine
ISBN : 9780719097133
Genre : Political Science
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One of the most profound changes in British public life over the last twenty years has been the increasing concern with probity and standards. Some of that concern has been the product of scandals such as the cash for questions affair and the expenses scandal; some of it reflects the erosion of trust in politicians and in traditional approaches to government and administration. The book analyses the way new machinery and new rules have been put in place in different parts of the public sector as a protection against corruption and conflict of interest and as a spur to raising standards. It provides the first full-length treatment of the evolving integrity agenda in the United Kingdom. The book traces the impact of the Committee on Standards in Public Life which set out the Nolan principles in its first report in 1995 and examines how those principles have been applied in different sectors - Parliament, the executive, the civil service, local government and the devolved governments - and how they have been applied to the problems of party funding and lobbying. Finally, it assesses the changing level of support for the Committee's mission and the impact of its work both on the quality of public life itself and on public confidence.

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