Theological interest in the future of this present earth has gathered considerable momentum. Some believe the earth as we now know it will be utterly obliterated. Others insist it will be spectacularly renewed. All agree that a new heavens and a new earth will come. This book explores whether this present earth will be replaced or renewed to make way for that final eschatological reality. How ought we to understand the biblical language of destruction to come? Three key biblical passages are considered in depth: 2 Peter 3:10-14, Romans 8:18-23 and Revelation 21:1-5. The eschatological significance of this question is framed within what is known as the 'continuity and discontinuity' debate.Critical consideration is given to the manner in which this replacement or renewal question has been applied to issues ranging from recycling to mission and suggestions made towards a more even-handed response. This book provides a thorough hermeneutical study of this increasingly significant issue and will benefit those seeking a solid footing in an area too often marked by sensationalism and distortion.
The challenge of global hunger is now high on the agenda of governments and international policy-makers. This new work contributes to addressing that challenge, by looking at the obstacles which stand in the way of implementing a right to food in the era of globalisation. The book has several functions: to describe the current situation of global hunger, to consider how it relates both to the development of food systems and to the merger of the food and energy markets, and to explain how the right to food contributes to identifying solutions at the domestic and international levels. The right to food, it argues, can only be realized if governance improves at the domestic level, and if the international environment enables governments to adopt appropriate policies, for which they require a certain policy space. The essays in this book demonstrate how improved accountability at national level and reform of the international economic environment in the areas of trade, food aid, and investment, go hand in hand in in the move towards full realization of the right to food, while reforms at domestic level are key in effectively tackling hunger (including reforms that improve accountability of government officials). The current regimes of trade, investment, and food aid, as well as the development of biofuels production - all of which contribute to define the international context in which States implement such reforms - should be reshaped if these national efforts are to be successful. The title -- 'Accounting for Hunger' -- emphasises the point that accountability both at domestic and international level must be improved if sustainable progress is to be achieved in combating global hunger. The implication is that extraterritorial human rights obligations of States (their obligations to respect the right to food beyond their national territories, for instance in their food aid, investment or trade policies), as well as the strengthening of global governance of food security (as is currently being attempted with the reform of the Committee on World Food Security in Rome), have a key role to fulfill : domestic reforms will not achieve sustainable results unless the international environment is more enabling of the efforts of governments acting individually.
Beasts of Olympus is a series of 144-page illustrated chapter books set in a magical Ancient Greece where strange things still walk the Earth. In Steeds of the Gods, Demon, the official Olympian beast keeper, is caught between Helios and Poseidon, who are planning a race to see which of their steeds is the fastest. Both vengeful gods have requested Demon's help, but he can choose only one.
Book annotates about the evolution of organic agriculture as an eco-friendly food production technique towards feeding the world healthy food with sufficient quantities. Organic agriculture is more than a farming technique – it is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of synthetic inputs with undesirable effects on environment and living beings in particular. Organic agriculture amalgamates tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved. Through organic farming, global greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced significantly to mitigate climate change as well. Elimination of world hunger could be achieved by increasing the access to food - not simply the production in the expense of the most important natural resources of the Earth (i.e. soil, water and biodiversity) and the health of all living beings. Also, increasing the proportion of agriculture that uses sustainable, organic methods of farming is not a choice but, a necessity.
In a hotel in Istanbul, a CIA agent gets a warning from a disaffected Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander of a plan to kill a CIA station chief. Quickly, John Wells is called in to investigate, but before he can get far, the tip comes true. Which means that the next warning the source gives will be taken very seriously indeed. And it's a big one. We've put a package on a ship from Dubai to the United States. A radioactive one. A bomb? Not yet. It's a test run. As the threat level jumps and the government mobilizes, something still doesn't smell quite right to Wells' old CIA boss Ellis Shafer, and so he sends Wells on a private mission, one designed to track down the veracity of the claim and the people behind it. But the two of them are swimming against the tide. From Guatemala to Thailand to Hong Kong to Istanbul, Wells chases his most cunning adversary, a former CIA operative who seems to have vanished from the earth. But as Wells and Shafer close in on the truth, they realize that they may already be too late to pull the U.S. back from the brink of war.
Superstar creator Walt Simonson returns to draw the Hulk and Thor! When Bruce Banner takes his lab team to Jotunheim, that means only one thing: Hulk vs. Frost Giants! Thor joins the fray, but what's wrong with the God of Thunder - and why doesn't he recognize Hulk? As the Frost Giants prepare to invade Earth, not even Hulk and Thor can stand in their way - so they'll have to call in some help! Plus, the secret of the Portal to Jotunheim is revealed, as Bruce Banner lands a bombshell surprise on his assistants!
From the age of dinosaurs to the Roman invasion, this book tells the story of this vast and exciting period of British history. It describes when and how people first came to Britain, and includes information on the Bronze Age, Iron Age, Celts and the mysteries of Stonehenge. Full of facts, illustrations, photographs, maps and timelines.
This book seeks to establish an understanding of how HIV/AIDS affects food security in rural communities of Sub-Saharan Africa. Zambia is used as a case study because it is one of the countries most affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub Saharan Africa and the world. Besides exploring the impact of HIV/AIDS on food security, the book seeks to examine the relationship between coping with HIV/AIDS and food insecurity and how responding to each of them affects the other. The book further seeks to examine whether there are particular obstacles for women in rural Zambia to attaining Antiretroviral drugs, and whether the ARV health strategy is an effective way of supporting women who are coping with both the HIV/AIDS epidemic and food insecurity. Findings of this study may be used by policy makers in Africa and other countries, researchers and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) as a basis for policy review and change, and further research.
How often do we question the history of Earth, I once questioned? Who writes history anyway! Writers? Politicians? Or is it only documented as a way to debate that we as human beings have done some useful deeds in our lives? What about the "unspoken" side of history… Can our imagination grasp part of it? At least via telepathy, or arithmetical probability, perhaps? Egypt’s history, similar to its present, has always been a riddle. Ancient Egypt belongs to Humanity same as it belongs to Egypt, for it is from the few civilizations on Earth that branched into what we all are today. Thinkers spoke of Ancient Egyptians as aliens from space, infidels, or true gods and goddesses. Some said they were sorcerers, and others believed that they were universal Sufis. This is an experiment by storywriters from eight different countries, using Ancient Egypt and its figures as a muse to reflect the reality of the world we live today. As an Egyptian, Reading and Writing in English is a vital method to maintain "eye contact" with the world. We are consumers in reading, but now we owe globalization our own tales, philosophies, and collective collaboration. We therefore pay our debt by this book.
Critical Edition of the War of Worlds – H G Wells?s Scientific Romance
With jealous schemers in both the realm of the gods and on earth working against them, former water god Habaek and his human lover Soah will not only have to struggle to stay together--but to stay alive as well! Korean creator Mi-Kyung Yun's high-stakes celestial drama reaches a turning point, as the desperate lovers must overcome seemingly impossible obstacles to save those they care about the most! Although they've fled to earth, our star-crossed pair also can't avoid becoming entangled in a civil war among the gods, with the current, demented emperor wanting Habaek back and fighting on his side!
Transforming data into revenue generating strategies and actions Organizations are swamped with data—collected from web traffic, point of sale systems, enterprise resource planning systems, and more, but what to do with it? Monetizing your Data provides a framework and path for business managers to convert ever-increasing volumes of data into revenue generating actions through three disciplines: decision architecture, data science, and guided analytics. There are large gaps between understanding a business problem and knowing which data is relevant to the problem and how to leverage that data to drive significant financial performance. Using a proven methodology developed in the field through delivering meaningful solutions to Fortune 500 companies, this book gives you the analytical tools, methods, and techniques to transform data you already have into information into insights that drive winning decisions. Beginning with an explanation of the analytical cycle, this book guides you through the process of developing value generating strategies that can translate into big returns. The companion website, www.monetizingyourdata.com, provides templates, checklists, and examples to help you apply the methodology in your environment, and the expert author team provides authoritative guidance every step of the way. This book shows you how to use your data to: Monetize your data to drive revenue and cut costs Connect your data to decisions that drive action and deliver value Develop analytic tools to guide managers up and down the ladder to better decisions Turning data into action is key; data can be a valuable competitive advantage, but only if you understand how to organize it, structure it, and uncover the actionable information hidden within it through decision architecture and guided analytics. From multinational corporations to single-owner small businesses, companies of every size and structure stand to benefit from these tools, methods, and techniques; Monetizing your Data walks you through the translation and transformation to help you leverage your data into value creating strategies.
A long time ago on Mount Olympus, Hercules was born to Zeus and his wife, Hera. Zeus was the greatest of the gods, and baby Hercules was already very strong. Hades was the god of the dead and the other gods hated him. When he came up from the Underworld to meet the baby, he brought Hercules a dangerous toy. Hades wants to take control of the world from Zeus and only Hercules can stop him...
A long time ago on Mount Olympus, Hercules was born to Zeus and his wife, Hera. Zeus was the greatest of the gods, and baby Hercules was already very strong. Hades was the god of the dead and the other gods hated him. When he came up from the Underworld to meet the baby, he brought Hercules a dangerous toy. Hades wants to take control of the world from Zeus and only Hercules can stop him …