Girls Under Pressure

  • Filename: girls-under-pressure.
  • ISBN: 9781407043128
  • Release Date: 2008-09-04
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Jacqueline Wilson
  • Publisher: Random House



Magda is tall and glamorous, Nadine is willowy and 'gothic'. And Ellie . . . well, Ellie is just plain normal. The three girls have been best friends forever, but now Ellie is convinced she's fat, Nadine wants to be a model, and Magda worries that her appearance is giving guys the wrong idea. The pressure is on for them to change the way they look - but can they learn to love themselves, just the way they are?

Under Pressure

  • Filename: under-pressure.
  • ISBN: 9781409133056
  • Release Date: 2010-11-25
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Carl Honore
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



A revealing portrait of how families are struggling to cope with the changing world of parenting and childhood, plus new solutions The parent screaming from the touchline at an eight-year-old to make an overlapping run; the pregnant mother playing Mozart to her unborn baby; the rigid schedule for babies, which develops into an agenda of activities for a young child - all these are familiar instances of hyper-parenting. With the pressure growing all the time for children to get into the best schools and universities, or to develop their nascent talents and become the next Tiger Woods or Williams sister, it has never been more difficult to be a child. In Carl Honore's brilliant follow-up to IN PRAISE OF SLOW he makes an impassioned call for parents and teachers to allow children to grow up at a slower rate. He takes us on a journey round the world in search of a new formula for parenting and childhood. He talks to a range of experts and sifts through the latest research to find what problems parents, teachers and children face, and to seek out the best solutions. Honore shows how 'slow parenting' will benefit both the child and the parents, and ensure that we create happier children and calmer parents.

Egypt Under Pressure

  • Filename: egypt-under-pressure.
  • ISBN: 9171062556
  • Release Date: 1986
  • Number of pages: 152
  • Author: Marianne Laanatza
  • Publisher: Nordic Africa Institute



Better under Pressure

  • Filename: better-under-pressure.
  • ISBN: 9783709303825
  • Release Date: 2012-08-27
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Justin Menkes
  • Publisher: Linde Verlag GmbH



Wenn die Luft dünner wird Veränderte Konsumgewohnheiten, neue, für das Unternehmen ungünstige Gesetze oder politische Unruhen – die Bedingungen, unter denen Firmen heute arbeiten, sind für Führungskräfte zur permanenten Herausforderung geworden. Doch gibt es CEOs, die gerade in kritischen Situationen zur Höchstform auflaufen. Anhand bekannter Unternehmen wie Kraft, Johnson & Johnson und Procter & Gamble zeigt Personalberater Justin Menkes, wie unter extremen Belastungen Spitzenleistungen möglich werden. Interviews mit 25 erfolgreichen CEOs und Fragebögen zur persönlichen Analyse machen deutlich, wie man die dafür notwendigen Eigenschaften in sich selbst hervorbringt und sich damit zu einer Führungspersönlichkeit entwickelt, deren Unternehmen umso besser aufgestellt ist, je schwieriger die Zeiten werden.

Planning Under Pressure

  • Filename: planning-under-pressure.
  • ISBN: 9781136373299
  • Release Date: 2012-05-23
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: John Friend
  • Publisher: Routledge



Planning under Pressure offers managers, planners, consultants and students a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the Strategic Choice Approach, which has gradually been attracting worldwide recognition as a fresh, versatile and practical approach to collaborative decision-making under uncertainty. Starting from basic principles, the book uses helpful diagrams and clear explanations to demonstrate practical ways of approaching daunting decision problems; of devising possible ways forward; and of working effectively towards agreed courses of action. Along he way, decision makers are helped to cope with diverse sources of uncertainty – technical, political, managerial – in a strategic manner. In this extended third edition, the authors have added short contributions from 21 users from seven countries. These new contributors present lessons from their varied experiences in adapting the Strategic Choice Approach to guide decision-making and learning in settings ranging from the re-routing of a controversial city carnival procession to national policy for the management of nuclear waste.

Under pressure

  • Filename: under-pressure.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105038938275
  • Release Date: 1965
  • Number of pages: 188
  • Author: Alfred Alvarez
  • Publisher:



Binky Under Pressure

  • Filename: binky-under-pressure.
  • ISBN: 9781554537679
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Author:
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd



When a new kitten is brought into his home, certified space cat Binky, determined to get rid of the intruder, is surprised to find out she is his boss.

Dunk Under Pressure 7

  • Filename: dunk-under-pressure-7.
  • ISBN: 9781101118559
  • Release Date: 2007-05-10
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: Rich Wallace
  • Publisher: Penguin



the guys call him Dunk, but Cornell Duncan couldn’t dunk from a six-foot ladder. He’s flat-footed and slow and can jump only about two inches off the ground. but put him at the foul line and he’s a star—a free-throw magician. that’s the main reason he made the Hudson City all-star basketball team, which, if the team keeps winning, is headed to the state tournament. but just when Hudson City seems to have a good chance at going all the way, Dunk gets a wake-up call. Following a few disastrous minutes off the bench, he realizes that it’ll take more than free throws to make him a real all-star.

Elephants Under Pressure

  • Filename: elephants-under-pressure.
  • ISBN: 9781429645348
  • Release Date: 2010-07-01
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Kathy Allen
  • Publisher: Capstone



"Describes the cause and effect of elephant and human encounters"--Provided by publisher.

Choking under Pressure

  • Filename: choking-under-pressure.
  • ISBN: 9783638783491
  • Release Date: 2007-05-13
  • Number of pages: 22
  • Author: Stephan Kötter
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag



Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2007 im Fachbereich Sport - Sportpsychologie, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, 9 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Es ist der 30.06.2006 um 19.43 Uhr als Jens Lehmann den entscheidenden Elfmeter des Argentiniers Esteban Cambiasso hält, Deutschland somit ins Halbfinale der Weltmeisterschaft bringt und die Argentinier dazu veranlasst, ihren Frust an mehreren deutschen Spielern auszulassen. Auch wenn das Spiel kein schönes Ende genommen hat, sind es doch diese Momente, die den Fußball so faszinierend machen und die halbe Welt vor dem Fernseher sitzen lässt um sich solch ein entscheidendes Spiel anzusehen. Für die Anhänger der deutschen Mannschaft war dieses Elfmeterschießen wieder einmal die Bestätigung, dass ihre „Turniermannschaft“ im entscheidenden Moment die Nerven behält und deshalb als Sieger vom Platz geht. Den Fans der argentinischen Nationalmannschaft blieb wohl nur die Frage: Warum nur musste Cambiasso den entscheidenden Elfmeter verschießen? Diese Frage ist allerdings nicht nur für einen Argentinier interessant, sondern auch für einen Sportwissenschaftler und könnte auch allgemein lauten: Warum versagen Sportler gerade dann, wenn sich der Druck erhöht? Inhaltsverzeichnis 2 1 Einleitung 3 2 Choking under Pressure – theoretischer Hintergrund 5 2.1 Was bedeutet Druck? 5 2.2 distraction theory 7 2.3 self-focus theory 9 3 Choking under pressure – praktischer Bezug 11 3.1 Golf-Putting 11 3.1.1 Diskussion 15 3.2 Alphabet Arithmetik 15 3.2.1 Diskussion 16 3.3 Basketball 17 3.3.1 Diskussion 19 4 Schlussbemerkung 20 5 Literatur 22

Under Pressure

  • Filename: under-pressure.
  • ISBN: 9781579657574
  • Release Date: 2016-10-25
  • Number of pages: 295
  • Author: Thomas Keller
  • Publisher: Artisan Books



A revolution in cooking Sous vide is the culinary innovation that has everyone in the food world talking. In this revolutionary new cookbook, Thomas Keller, America's most respected chef, explains why this foolproof technique, which involves cooking at precise temperatures below simmering, yields results that other culinary methods cannot. For the first time, one can achieve short ribs that are meltingly tender even when cooked medium rare. Fish, which has a small window of doneness, is easier to finesse, and shellfish stays succulent no matter how long it's been on the stove. Fruit and vegetables benefit, too, retaining color and flavor while undergoing remarkable transformations in texture. The secret to sous vide is in discovering the precise amount of heat required to achieve the most sublime results. Through years of trial and error, Keller and his chefs de cuisine have blazed the trail to perfection—and they show the way in this collection of never-before-published recipes from his landmark restaurants—The French Laundry in Napa Valley and per se in New York. With an introduction by the eminent food-science writer Harold McGee, and artful photography by Deborah Jones, who photographed Keller's best-selling The French Laundry Cookbook, this book will be a must for every culinary professional and anyone who wants to up the ante and experience food at the highest level.

Under Pressure

  • Filename: under-pressure.
  • ISBN: 9780743243766
  • Release Date: 2010-05-11
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: A. J. Hill
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Hanging on display in the United States Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., is a battered and scratched steel plate, two feet in diameter, edged with more than one hundred little semicircles. For more than eighty years, people have wondered how it came to be there and at the story it could tell. Under Pressure: The Final Voyage of Submarine S-Five is that story. On Monday, August 30, 1920, the S-Five, the newest member of the U.S. Navy's fleet of submarines, departs Boston on her first cruise -- to Baltimore for a recruiting appearance at the end of the week. Two days later, as part of a routine test of the submarine's ability to crash dive, her crew's failure to close a faulty valve sends seventy-five tons of seawater blasting in. Before the valve can be jury-rigged shut, the S-Five sits precariously on the ocean floor under 180 feet of water. Her electrical system is shut down, her radio too weak to transmit, and one drive motor is inoperable -- and, because of a last-minute course change, the sub has gone down in a part of the Atlantic deliberately selected because it is well outside any regularly trafficked sea lanes. Rescue by a passing ship is virtually impossible. No one expects them in Baltimore for another two days. And forty hours worth of air is all they have left. The S-Fives are on their own. Her captain, Lieutenant Commander Charles M. "Savvy" Cooke Jr., tries to pump the seawater out, but each of three pumping systems fails in succession. The salt in the seawater combines with the sulfuric acid in the sub's batteries to create a cloud of chlorine gas. They have little air, no water, and only the dimmest of light by which to plan their escape. By shifting the water in the sub toward the bow torpedo room, Cooke is able to stand the 240-foot-long sub on its nose, bringing it close to vertical, and, using trigonometry, he calculates that at least part of the boat's stern is now above sea level. In a race against time -- will the crew die of asphyxiation before chlorine gas poisoning? -- Cooke assembles his crew into three-man teams charged with cutting a hole out of the highest point in the sub: the telephone-booth-size tiller room. With no acetylene torch, no power tools -- nothing but ratchet drills and hacksaws -- the crew must cut through nearly an inch of strengthened steel or die in the attempt. Under Pressure is the story of the thirty-six-hour-long ordeal of the crew of the S-Five. It is a story of the courage, endurance, and incredible resourcefulness of the entire forty-man crew: of Charlie Grisham, the sub's executive officer, a "mustang" promoted to the navy's officer corps from the enlisted ranks; of Chief Electrician Ramon Otto, whose baby daughter was born just days before the S-Five's departure; of Machinist's Mate Fred Whitehead, who at the last minute is able to dog the all-important watertight hatches shut; of Chief of the Boat Percy Fox, who redeems himself for the failure to close the induction valve that sank the S-Five; and of the sub's indomitable captain, Savvy Cooke, leading his crew through sheer force of will. An incredible drama, a story of heroism and of heroes, Under Pressure is that most remarkable of books, a true story far more dramatic than any fiction.

Aid under pressure

  • Filename: aid-under-pressure.
  • ISBN: 0215530500
  • Release Date: 2009-06-02
  • Number of pages: 67
  • Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: International Development Committee
  • Publisher: The Stationery Office



In the current economic crisis, poor countries are experiencing significantly reduced income from trade, remittances and foreign investment. As a result, an additional 90 million people are expected to be living in poverty by the end of 2010, and 400,000 more children are likely to die. Progress towards the Millennium Development Goal of eradicating hunger and extreme poverty has been set back three years. At the G20 summit in London in April, agreement was reached to provide billions of dollars of additional resources for the international financial institutions (IFIs), with the majority going to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). This will provide a much needed boost for balance of payments support, yet it remains unclear how much of the funding will benefit developing countries. The huge increase in resources for the IFIs needs to be matched by governance reforms and developing countries need to be given a stronger voice on the boards and in the decision-making processes of the multilateral institutions. The recession should not be used as an excuse to reduce aid flows but developing countries must also be assisted to derive the maximum benefit from their own resources. They lose billions of dollars each year to tax evasion by international companies. The UK has a clear responsibility to address enforcement of international tax standards in relation to those British Overseas Territories which are tax havens. More effort is needed towards securing an agreement in the pro-development Doha round of World Trade Organisation negotiations. Finally, DFID must do more to show the public the many and varied positive outcomes of its work in poor countries.

Arts Under Pressure

  • Filename: arts-under-pressure.
  • ISBN: 1842772635
  • Release Date: 2003-10-03
  • Number of pages: 275
  • Author: Joost Smiers
  • Publisher: Zed Books



This book provides a clear reading, with numerous examples, of the impact of globalization on local arts and culture.

Working under pressure

  • Filename: working-under-pressure.
  • ISBN: UOM:35128000101079
  • Release Date: 1972
  • Number of pages: 252
  • Author: Vernon E. Buck
  • Publisher: Crane Russak & Company, Incorporated



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