Amelia, Koracick and DeLuca perform a risky, groundbreaking procedure using ultrasound waves to remove a young patient´s brain tumor. Meanwhile, Meredith and Jo work with different polymers to try to salvage their project submission; and Richard´s AA sponsor is admitted to Grey Sloan with a DNR.
Plug back into the dangerous world of virtual gaming, in the next thrilling novel from the author of Arena. Kali Ling has faced down death hundreds of times for the entertainment of millions. She knows fear - and she knows what´s truly terrifying.... There´s a new game in town. A brutal, winner-takes-all international video game tournament showcasing the world´s most elite players, promising fame, prestige, and unbelievable fortune. But there´s a catch. The game uses new VR pods guaranteed to push digital warriors to their physical and psychological brink - adapting every time a gamer makes a move. As the first female captain and youngest team owner in VGL history, Kali is used to defying the odds. But as the all-star tournament heats up, her determination begins to waver, and the pressures of media, sponsors, and the game itself begin to put cracks in her hard-set convictions - and strain on her relationship with the one person who matters most. If Kali and her teammates are to survive, they´ll have to find a way to be stronger than ever before. But battling the system may prove too difficult for even the most hardened of fighters.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Spencer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003076/bk_peng_003076_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Voller Vorfreude sehen die Punkies ihrem Auftritt beim Beats & Waves-Festival auf Nebelhörn entgegen. Umso enttäuschter ist die Band, als sie erfährt, dass der Schiffsverkehr zu der kleinen Nordseeinsel eingestellt wurde. Angeblich ist es dort nicht mehr sicher: Die Insulaner werden seit geraumer Zeit von gruseligen Geisterstimmen und plötzlich auftretenden Erdstößen in Angst und Schrecken versetzt. Viele sind bereits geflüchtet. Das Festival wurde kurzerhand aufs Festland verlegt und hat plötzlich einen neuen Sponsor: Die ortsansässige Firma Fresh. Und damit nicht genug: Headliner sind ausgerechnet die Erzfeinde der Punkies, die krashkiddz! Sollen sich Ben, Leonie und Co. sich zur Vorband ihrer Rivalen degradieren lassen, oder lieber das Rätsel um Nebelhörn lösen und das Festival zurück auf die Insel holen? Die Antwort ist ja wohl klar...!
Tobin Parks has been described as a cross between Janice Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Joan Baez, Reba McIntyre, and a little bit of Elvis thrown in for balance. She´s at the top of every chart, and with her sultry voice and bad girl image, she has no trouble attracting screaming fans to her concerts, women to her bed, and paparazzi to her doorstep. Kiersten Bradley is riding the wave of her dream. The inventor and CEO of ICE, a popular energy drink, Kiersten is having a phenomenal year of success. When Tobin Parks comes knocking on her door asking ICE to be the sponsor of her next guaranteed blockbuster tour, Kiersten passes. Linking her company´s name to Tobin´s is a public relations nightmare waiting to happen. Both professional and personal sparks fly when the two strong-willed, very public women meet. Kiersten will not risk everything she has worked for, even for the chance to make millions, and Tobin is determined to have ICE has her sponsor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paige McKinney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083025/bk_acx0_083025_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pop City examines the use of Korean television dramas and K-pop music to promote urban and rural places in South Korea. Building on the phenomenon of Korean pop culture, Youjeong Oh argues that pop culture-featured place selling mediates two separate domains: political decentralization and the globalization of Korean popular culture. The local election system introduced in the mid 90s has stimulated strong desires among city mayors and county and district governors to develop and promote their areas. Riding on the Korean Wave?the overseas popularity of Korean entertainment, also called Hallyu?Korean cities have actively used K-dramas and K-pop idols in advertisements designed to attract foreign tourists to their regions. Hallyu, meanwhile, has turned the Korean entertainment industry into a speculative field into which numerous players venture by attracting cities as sponsors. By analyzing the process of culture-featured place marketing, Pop City shows that urban spaces are produced and sold just like TV dramas and pop idols by promoting spectacular images rather than substantial physical and cultural qualities. Popular culture-associated urban promotion also uses the emotional engagement of its users in advertising urban space, just as pop culture draws on fans? and audiences? affective commitments to sell its products. Oh demonstrates how the speculative, image-based, and consumer-exploitive nature of popular culture shapes the commodification of urban space and ultimately argues that pop culture?mediated place promotion entails the domination of urban space by capital in more sophisticated and fetishized ways.
´´I perfectly understand the particular attention which you pay to the question of nuclear energy...In this field my wish is for Iran to put all her efforts towards the peaceful use of atomic energy. We shall continue to cooperate with all nations of the world to attain this end in the interests of human society.” (Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi) Those who know Iran only as one of the West’s primary antagonists in the Middle East might find it difficult to believe that the aforementioned quote was ever uttered by one of the nation´s notoriously vicious and uncompromising leaders. After all, on July 21, 2003, in a speech urging Middle Eastern governments to band together and ´´[fight] terrorism in all its forms”, President George W. Bush had declared that terrorism was fueling the governments of Syria and Iran. About two years later, he reiterated the bold statement in his State of the Union address, lambasting Iran as the world´s ´´primary state sponsor of terror”. These hostile sentiments toward Iran only continued to escalate. President Donald Trump blasted the Iranian administration as a two-faced, ´´murderous regime” with destructive agendas hidden up its sleeves during his first speech to the United Nations assembly as the commander in chief of the White House. ´´It is time for the entire world to join us in demanding that Iran´s government end its pursuit of death and destruction,” Trump thundered into his microphone. ´´...And above all, Iran´s government must stop supporting terrorists, begin serving its own people, and respect the sovereign rights of its neighbors.” US Secretary of Defense James Mattis caused another wave of unrest when he parroted the words of President Bush. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Gallagher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103086/bk_acx0_103086_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.