This collection of heartwarming tales reveals both the funny and melancholy moments of love.
*Includes pictures *Includes contemporary accounts of the Nigerian civil war *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents “[A] cardinal principle of British colonial policy [is] that the interests of a large native population shall not be subject to the will… of a small minority of educated and Europeanized natives.” – Lord Frederick Lugard Nigeria was the creation of a British businessman by the name of Sir George Taubman Goldie. The gifted son of a substantial Manx military officer and politician, Goldie was educated at the prestigious Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, after which he served briefly in the army before embarking on a journey of adventure to West Africa. The year was 1877, and the West African coast was sub-divided into the spheres of influence of various European trading concerns, and while some exploration of the interior had taken place, the European rush to claim the region had yet to begin in earnest. Nigeria was an unpopular destination for European settlement, thanks to its punishing climate and proliferation of tropical disease, so it saw very little direct European influence. Europeans were posted to Nigeria or sought employment purely to satisfy the needs of administration, and, of course, the various Christian missionary organizations were led largely by whites. Christian missions, incidentally, succeeded spectacularly in the spreading of Christianity across the animist south, but they made absolutely no inroads in the Muslim north. Nigeria was among the first African colonies to be groomed for independence, and upon its success as a free nation, Britain staked a great deal. The process was lengthy, bearing in mind both the intricate ethnic tapestry of the region and the relatively complex systems of government, involving a number of different permutations in the 15 years between the end of World War II and 1960, when independence was finally granted. During this period, the realization began to dawn that the original 1914 amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates of Nigeria might have been a strategic blunder, inasmuch as an attempt had been made to forge a single territory out of two radically different and mutually antagonistic blocs. It was, of course, too late by then to try and alter the political map of Nigeria, but perhaps the creation of two territories, rather than one, would have ultimately served the region better. On October 1, 1960, the new nation of Nigeria took its place on the world stage, and it was welcomed into the United Nations and the British Commonwealth. Riding a wave of official optimism, with its deep ethnic fissures for the time being hidden, Nigeria was hailed as a signature success in British decolonization. It would soon prove to be anything but a success. Biafra: The History and Legacy of the Secessionist Republic of Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War chronicles the story of Nigeria, its civil war, and the controversial secession of Biafra. Along with pictures and a bibliography, you will learn about Biafra like never before.
From one of the century's most accomplished business leaders comes a unique and profoundly thoughtful approach to financial and personal achievement. "Not for Bread Alone" is the blueprint for the unparalleled success of Konosuke Matsushita, pioneering leader of Japanese and world industry. His philosophy of business is simple, even idealistic; his principles of success are time. He adopts a people-oriented approach that gives new meaning to the word 'success.' An understanding of human nature that embraces new values of responsibility and generosity. A management ethic that relies on fairness, harmony and gratitude to inspire a sense of accomplishment -- and that goes far beyond the quest for profit alone.
Summary Spring Integration in Action is a hands-on guide to Spring-based messaging and integration. After addressing the core messaging patterns, such as those used in transformation and routing, the book turns to the adapters that enable integration with external systems. Readers will explore real-world enterprise integration scenarios using JMS, Web Services, file systems, and email. They will also learn about Spring Integration's support for working with XML. The book concludes with a practical guide to advanced topics such as concurrency, performance, system-management, and monitoring. The book features a foreword by Rod Johnson, Founder of the Spring Network. About the TechnologySpring Integration extends the Spring Framework to support the patterns described in Gregor Hohpe and Bobby Woolf's Enterprise Integration Patterns.
Like the Spring Framework itself, it focuses on developer productivity, making it easier to build, test, and maintain enterprise integration solutions. About the BookSpring Integration in Action is an introduction and guide to enterprise integration and messaging using the Spring Integration framework. The book starts off by reviewing core messaging patterns, such as those used in transformation and routing. It then drills down into real-world enterprise integration scenarios using JMS, Web Services, filesystems, email, and more.
You'll find an emphasis on testing, along with practical coverage of topics like concurrency, scheduling, system management, and monitoring. This book is accessible to developers who know Java. Experience with Spring and EIP is helpful but not assumed. Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book. What's Inside Realistic examples Expert advice from Spring Integration creators Detailed coverage of Spring Integration 2 features About the AuthorsMark Fisher is the Spring Integration founder and project lead. Jonas Partner, Marius Bogoevici, and Iwein Fuld have all been project committers and are recognized experts on Spring and Spring Integration. Table of Contents PART 1 BACKGROUND Introduction to Spring Integration Enterprise integration fundamentals 24 PART 2 MESSAGING Messages and channels Message Endpoints Getting down to business Go beyond sequential processing: routing and filtering Splitting and aggregating messages PART 3 INTEGRATING SYSTEMS Handling messages with XML payloads Spring Integration and the Java Message Service Email-based integration Filesystem integration Spring Integration and web services Chatting and tweeting PART 4 ADVANCED TOPICS Monitoring and management Managing scheduling and concurrency Batch applications and enterprise integration Scaling messaging applications with OSGi Testing
Annotation: A Dirge for the Temporal, Darren Speegle's second collection of fiction, bursts with sensations.
A Dirge lingers on the dark mystery of the supernatural, creates the giddy feeling of fear mixed with excitement, that only comes from partial revelations, things half-glimpsed and misty. Like H.P. Lovecraft or Edgar Allen Poe, Speegle's stories belong to the twilight hour, just after the glorious reds and golds of sunset have slipped away giving warning that total darkness is quickly approaching.
Ajisaka adalah pencipta aksara Jawa (hanacaraka) dan peletak pertama kalender Jawa yang menggunakan hitungan berdasarkan perjalanan bulan, sebagaimana tahun hijriah, yang kini dikenal sebagai tahun "Saka". Kisah legendaris Ajisaka adalah kecerdasan dan kesaktiannya mengalahkan seorang raja besar yang lalim dari Kerajaan Medang Kamulan yang bernama Prabu Dewata Cengkar, yang menghantarnya menjadi raja.
This innovative and important book applies classical Sunni Muslim legal and religious doctrine to contemporary issues surrounding armed conflict. In doing so it shows that the shari'a and Islamic law are not only compatible with contemporary international human rights law and international humanitarian law norms, but are appropriate for use in Muslim societies. By grounding contemporary post-conflict processes and procedures in classical Muslim legal and religious doctrine, it becomes more accessible to Muslim societies who are looking for appropriate legal mechanisms to deal with the aftermath of armed conflict. This book uniquely presents a critique of the violent practices of contemporary Muslims and Muslim clerics who support these practices.
It rebuts Islamophobes in the West that discredit Islam on the basis of the abhorrent practices of some Muslims, and hopes to reduce tensions between Western and Islamic civilizations by enhancing common understanding of the issues.