How to Sponsor a Multicultural Student Retreat: Charles Taylor
´´Auf der ganzen Welt gibt es keinen Menschen, der in ungedoptem Zustand 100 Meter unter 10 Sekunden laufen kann! Keinen einzigen!´´ - Jürgen Weineck, Sportmediziner. Diego Maradonna, Dieter Baumann, Johann Mühlegg, Justin Gatlin, Jan Ullrich: Die Liste der (vermeintlichen) Dopingsünder im Spitzensport reißt nicht ab. Der ´´Sieg´´ im Wettkampf ist im kommerzialisierten Wettkampf-Zirkus wichtiger als ´´Fairness´´. Die Schuld an der Doping-Misere liegt aber nicht allein bei den Athleten, berichtet Andreas Wollin in diesem Buch. Das System des Sports ist eng vernetzt mit Sponsoren, Medien und staatlicher Förderung. Komplexe Abhängigkeiten sind die Folge. Selbst das scheinbar unbeteiligte Publikum heizt mit seiner schier endlosen Gier nach immer mehr Wettbewerben und neuen Rekorden die Doping-Versuchung der Sportler an. Neben einem medizinischen Überblick, liefert der Autor systemtheoretische Überlegungen zum Thema Doping und präsentiert die Ergebnisse seiner Studie. Rund 1000 Studenten aus sechs verschiedenen Fachrichtungen wurden dabei befragt - mit überraschenden Resultaten.
Welcome to Forbes for February 27th, 2012 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles. In the cover story: ´´Comeback Billionaire: How Adelson Dominates Chinese Gambling and U.S. Politics´´ - Near default three years ago, Sheldon Adelson has made more money than anyone in America since, dominating Chinese gambling - and U.S. politics. A full-access tour of his $25 billion comeback. Also, ´´China´s Other Big Gambler´´ - Steve Wynn is trying to bring his Vegas high-roller magic to Macao. But Adelson, for now, is playing the hot hand. Next, ´´The Teen, The Billionaire and the Revolutionary Search Tool´´ - Li Ka-shing is betting 16-year-old Nick D´Aloisio can build a better Google. We´ll also tell you about, ´´Facebook´s Top Cop: Joe Sullivan´´ - Sullivan hunts down the bad guys drawn to the world´s largest social network. How far will be go to keep the site safe--and still protect your privacy? Then, ´´Knewton is Building the World´s Smartest Tutor - Students learn differently, yet they´re taught the same way. Knewton has technology to adapt courses to kids. Followed by, ´´With Facebook IPO, Know What You´re Buying´´ - There are far cheaper ways to bet on the future of the digital economy. And in our final story, ´´Nascar Gets Back on Track´´ - There is optimism in Nascar´s garages after a multiyear slide that saw fans and sponsors abandon the sport. TV ratings for the season increased 10%, attendance at the tracks stabilized and 18 different drivers found the winner´s circle in 2011. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/120227/pe_forb_120227_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first significant book on the history and impact of the ADA - the ´´eyes on the prize´´ moment for disability rights. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the widest-ranging and most comprehensive piece of civil rights legislation ever passed in the United States, and it has become the model for disability-based laws around the world. Yet the surprising story behind how the bill came to be is little known. In this riveting account, acclaimed disability scholar Lennard J. Davis delivers the first behind-the-scenes and on-the-ground narrative of how a band of leftist Berkeley hippies managed to make an alliance with upper-crust, conservative Republicans to bring about a truly bipartisan bill. Based on extensive interviews with all the major players involved, including legislators and activists, Davis recreates the dramatic tension of a story that is anything but a dry account of bills and speeches. Rather, it´s filled with one indefatigable character after another, culminating in explosive moments when the hidden army of the disability community stages scenes like the iconic Capitol Crawl or an event some describe as ´´deaf Selma´´, when students stormed Gallaudet University demanding a ´´deaf president now!´´ From inside the offices of newly formed disability groups to secret breakfast meetings surreptitiously held outside the White House grounds, here we meet countless unsung characters, including political heavyweights and disability advocates on the front lines. ´´You want to fight?´´ an angered Ted Kennedy would shout in an upstairs room at the Capitol while negotiating the final details of the ADA. Congressman Tony Coelho, whose parents once thought him to be possessed by the devil because of his epilepsy, later became the bill´s primary sponsor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Stillwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023546/bk_adbl_023546_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Created by Don Quinn, the co-creator of Fibber McGee & Molly, The Halls of Ivy was a situation comedy series that ran on NBC radio from 1950 through 1952. Originally slated to star Gale Gordan and Edna Best, the lead roles went to British husband-and-wife actors Ronald and Benita Colman. The Colman’s were well versed at comedy and already a hit with radio fans having played Jack Benny’s next-door-neighbor on The Jack Benny Program for years. Ronald Colman played William Todhunter Hall, the urbane president of small, rural Ivy College. Benita, played his wife Victoria, a former British musical comedy star. The series chronicled their interactions with students, friends, and college trustees. Others in the cast were Herb Butterfield as testy board chairman Clarence Wellman, Willard Waterman (then starring in The Great Gildersleeve) as board member John Merriweather and Alan Reed (television’s Fred Flintstone) as stuffy English teacher Professor Heaslip. Bea Benaderet, Gloria Gordon, Virginia Gregg, Lee Patrick, Jean Vander Pyle (television’s Wilma Flintstone), Sam Edwards, Arthur Q. Bryan (the voice of Elmer Fudd), Barton Yarborough, and Jerry Hausner appeared in supporting roles. The sponsor was the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company (´´The Beer That Made Milwaukee Famous”). Nat Wolff produced and directed the series and Ken Carpenter was the announcer. The Halls of Ivy received a Peabody Award in 1950 and made a transition to CBS television in 1954, bowing out in 1955. 3/3/50 ´´The Halls Give Advice to the Lovelorn” 3/10/50 ´´The Home Fires or the Footlights” 3/17/50 ´´The Prexy Runs Political Offenders Out of Town” 3/24/50 ´´Untangling a Triangle” 3/31/50 ´´The Prexy Dabbles in Music” 4/7/50 ´´The Prexy and Wife Play Hooky” 4/14/50 ´´A Lost Dog Worth a Million Dollars” 4/21/50 ´´Speeding Ticket and a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts... 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/010888/bk_brll_010888_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.