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This book is designed for the field technician and office professional that needs fast access to heating and cooling terms, formulas, equation, charts and reminders on how to design, install, start-up and repair a heating cooling system.
This book, the second in a series, is designed to help anglers catch more and bigger fish in Lake Okeechobee, Florida. The authors are both tournament fisherman. One is a professional bass guide on Lake Okeechobee and the other an outdoor writer. They share tips, techniques and some closely guarded secrets about catching trophy largemouth bass on "the Big O."
The book also provides a wealth of information about the lake, its fish and the surrounding resources available to anglers. Of particular value is an up-to-date map with GPS coordinates that identifies year round hot spots for trophy bass. Each "hot spot" is clearly described in the book, including information on seasonal changes, best baits, techniques, and vegetation near the area.
Numerous photos or graphics are included which add interest to the book.
Fitness, Memberships and Money is a system that was created to help the sales professionals in the health club industry improve their ability to recruit and sell new members. This book was written in a basic form from information that has been tried, tested, and enhanced. Many books have been written on sales and management of fitness centers that incorporated selling theories that have never been tested in the real world. This book gives it to you straight with the real techniques used by the best closers and prospectors in the industry. These proven tactics built the largest health club chains in the world today. The scripts, practicing methods, closing techniques, prospecting, will lead you down the path of success.
This Book is written with the intention of giving the Car Owner a comprehensive understanding of the National Car Test, describing all aspects of what happens during the Test, how and why items and components are tested, why they pass and why they fail and in so far as is possible, describe the some of technicalities and mysteries of the automobile in layman's terms. It will describe the procedure from start to finish, how to book your Test, how to prepare for the Test, what to expect at the Test Centre, what you will see as your car is being tested, and what to do at the end of the Test. The book is not an "official" publication by N.C.T.S. or the Government, but is written on observations, research and information gleaned since the N.C.T. was introduced in Ireland in 2000; as well as the author's experience in the Motor Trade, and aims to be totally unbiased.
However, some passages in this book may be perceived to be critical of the Motor Trade in general. This is not the case. There are many, many fine Garages and Motor Mechanics in business, but as they will be first to acknowledge, there are also some who are not so fine, as is the case in any trade, and if standards of car repair and workmanship are improved by such criticism, then so be it.
Remember, the National Car Test is based on safety, and one thing is has achieved is to raise the awareness of people in the Motor Trade to this end, which can only be good for the Car Owner. Speaking of which, it would be true to say that since its introduction, the Car Test has met with a certain degree of hostility. Only to be expected, as it is a compulsory test which the Car Owner has to pay for. But, believe it or not, N.C.T.S. are on your side. (Although taking sides is not a good way to describe it!) This will be explained more fully in the next couple of pages. (Introduction) Bear in mind too, that N.C.T.S. Vehicle Inspectors are only human, and if you are unhappy in any way with the Test, there is a simple but comprehensive appeal procedure in place to deal with this. (Explained later) It is hoped that the National Car Test is embraced by all for what it is i.e. to make the road a safer place for everyone.
And, as it say's in all good books of this nature, while every care is taken to ensure accuracy, no responsibility can be taken by the authors for errors or omissions.
Finally, Vehicle Inspectors throughout this book are referred to as "he", even though there are some female V.I.'s. Apologies to these fine ladies, but the author is too lazy to keep writing "he or she" all the time, and hopes he will not incur their wrath!
This text targets all stakeholders of fire safety regardless of position. Building Owners, Designers, Contractors, Building Officials and Inspectors will find this text, crucial to the fulfillment of their professional obligations.
The book dedicates Chapters to the history, the how’s, what’s and why’s of spray applied fire resistant materials providing a foundation to resolve fireproofing issues. Chapters are also dedicated to understanding controversial issues that affect our industry such as beam size, thermal restraint, beam substitution, and thickness calculations.
The majority of the text is dedicated to the many details of specifying, applying, and inspecting spray applied fireproofing. When does a beam act like a column? What UL test applies to a truss versus a joist? These and many more questions are addressed over nearly 200 pages.
The last three chapters focus on putting this knowledge to practical use in the field. Chapter 23 emphasizes the economic analysis or saving money. The available resources for fire safety must be efficiently distributed to get the best bang for the dollar spent. Chapter 27 targets the construction schedule. Any application must be as expedient as possible without incurring added OT costs or sacrificing compliance, always a challenge
Over the years application efficiency has dropped, installed costs have risen, and yet compliance remains troublesome. People just do not have the time or the knowledge to put it all together, which is the focus of the final Chapter 28. The text is concluded with a 200-word glossary.
While it may be a new concept for many readers, telephone interpreting has been successfully used to enable speakers of different languages to communicate for more than three decades. With time, the field has evolved to ensure that high levels of quality can be obtained, both in terms of connectivity and quality of interpretation. However, in spite of its 30-year history and widespread use throughout the world, very little has been written about telephone interpreting. In this, the first book devoted entirely to the subject, the author provides readers with long-awaited transparency and insight into the field, in order to promote the highest possible standards of quality. The publication serves as a practical guide for interpreters, a resource for educators, a reference text for researchers and a comprehensive handbook for consumers of interpreting services everywhere.
This book provides readers with a fascinating in-depth view into the world of remote interpretation via telephone. The first publication devoted exclusively to the topic, this book offers a wealth of information for interpreters, educators, training professionals and consumers of interpreting services within the realms of health care, legal services, public safety, finance, social services, insurance and numerous other industries where telephone interpreting services are used. Through the model code of ethics and standards of practice included in the book, readers can gain a better understanding of the levels of quality that can be obtained through telephone interpretation. Numerous role-play scenarios are also included to facilitate telephone interpreting practice.
This book, produced and published by the Institute of Licensed Trade Stock Auditors, has been compiled by qualified people with a comprehensive experience of all sectors of the Catering and Licensed trades. It explains the principles and procedures; the advantages and benefits of regular stocktaking. The book covers most aspects of the Stock Auditors work and will be a valuable aid, both to practitioners and their clients. For the qualified or “trainee” stock auditor, the book provides an up-to-date and detailed guide to liquor, food and retail stock auditing and to the particular procedures involved in the change of business ownership – an area of equal interest to lawyers and accountants. Reference to this publication will increase understanding of this specialist area of the accounting practice. Great emphasis is placed on profitability and control. Efficient financial management skills are required in every sector of the trade and apply equally to the small country pub and to the large city-centre hotel; to the local working men’s club and the multi-bar night club operation. This book will be of use to anyone needing an insight into the skills, the principles and the professional “know how” of Stock Auditing.
About the Book
Regardless of whether you provide Executive Protection to corporate executives, politician, celebrities or military leaders continuous learning and ongoing Executive Protection development for protecting your Principal's through the current risk-prone environment.
Having paid your dues with the military, law enforcement, private sector or PSD (international security contractor) are you ready to step up and meet the challenge of corporate executive protection?
Corporate Executive Protection: A Manual for Inspiring Corporate Bodyguards (CXP) cover both the fundamental skills and procedures required to provide effective Corporate Executive Protection and advance skills need while on international Corporate Executive Protection details, meeting the Executive Protection needs of entry-level Executive Protection agents and seasoned Executive Protection professionals.
Corporate Executive Protection: A Manual for Inspiring Corporate Bodyguards benefits individuals wishing to get into the Corporate Executive Protection profession the military, law enforcement, private sector or PSD as well as providing new strategies and practices for Executive Protection veterans.
WHO SHOULD READ THE MANUAL
• Military, law enforcement, private sector and PSD personnel wanting to make a smooth career transition into Corporate Executive Protection.
• Corporate security directors.
• Professionals interested in the principles and practices of Corporate Executive Protection.
• Protective services personnel who need more information on Corporate Executive Protection on the international level.
• Newer Executive Protection agents to the field of Corporate Executive Protection.
• Seasoned Executive Protection professionals.
• Security agency managers transitioning into executive protection or adding a new Executive Protection Unit to their security agency.
• Security force managers, and other professionals with personnel protection responsibility.
HOW YOU WILL BENEFIT:
Learn the fundamentals and the advance operational techniques of Corporate Executive Protection:
• Executive Protection skill levels
• Assemble your Executive Protection team
• Principal care
• Your team lineup
• The Principal's agenda
• Working from the agenda
• On-site venue inspections
• Crisis action planning
• Executive Protection medical training
• Dry runs of routes
• Assemble a motorcade
• Security drivers
• Motorcade operations
• Executive protection operation center
• Vetting local hired security
• Advance work
• Advance surveys
• The advance presentation
• Executive Protection wardrobe management
• Executive Protection body language
• Executive Protection firearms
• Making a smooth transition
• Executive Protection job search management
• Executive Protection fitness program
• Executive Protection wheels-up party survival
• Recommended top 15 corporations to find Executive protection jobs
• Executive Protection motorcade checklist
• On-camera media checklist
• Executive Protection country survey checklist
• Executive Protection Improvised explosive devices
• Executive Protection Suicide terrorist recognition
• Executive Protection professional service programs
• Executive Protection Code of conduct
• Understand what it takes to succeed and advance in this highly specialized profession of Corporate Executive Protection.
CXP enables you a smooth career transition from the military, law enforcement, private sector or PSD into the lucrative and thrilling world of executive protection working in fascinating and exotic locales.
The Manual provides a comprehensive compendium of information, guidelines and practical interventions to plan for, and, in the event of a crisis, intervene. Accidents, sudden loss, violence, suicide and large-scale disasters are addressed in a down-to-earth, immediately usable manner. The book is the result of the contributor's years of experience working in the field and, as a result, has a very practical bent. Strategies and activities for dealing with students, adults, crisis-team staff and community members are clearly described through-out. Included are Immediate Responses Checklists to guide immediate responses, should an actual crisis occur. The Manual is foundational for staff crisis intervention training at the individual, school, school-district and community levels.
A gundog training manual designed to help those who wish to train a dog themselves, using reward based methods. This book concerns work for handler and dog once basic commands have been learnt and understood. The book shows what gundogs need to learn, how handlers should teach the dog, and also gives reasons why a dog needs to learn the concepts advocated.
Este libro es el resultado de la experiencia diaria del autor como Instructor, sumada a una minuciosa investigacion. Para todos aquellos que desean aprender a conducir, asi como para aquellos que quieran ensenar, he aqui una guia practica de como -paso a paso- convertirse en un conductor competente y seguro.
Lo mas importante para obtener un carnet de conducir, y luego convertirse en un buen conductor, no radica solamente en conocer las normas de transito y ser capaz de controlar el vehiculo; es tambien de vital importancia el desarrollar la "capacidad de ver" que es lo que ocurre a su alrededor. "Reconocer" y "evitar" situaciones de riesgo antes de que se vuelvan "experiencias desagradables".
Siguiendo las lecciones de este libro y analizando regularmente los progresos que vayan obteniendo, les permitira a los aprendices llegar al dia del examen con confianza. Una vez obtenido el carnet y/o licencia seran poseedores de todos los conocimientos que haran del conducir algo seguro y disfrutable.
Conducir es parte de la educacion, el hacerlo de forma competente y con seguridad forma parte de su comportamiento social.
Table of Contents:
CHAPTER 1: PROLOGUE -- outlines the author's motivation for writing this book...as a former law enforcement officer, martial arts expert, and self-defense trainer as well as someone who has worked in the homes of others.
CHAPTER 2: ATTENTION EMPLOYERS -- Outlines why employers should be motivated to seek training for their employees regarding safety. ** Company liability ** Effects on employees ** Bad press ** Your bottom line
CHAPTER 3: PERSONAL SAFETY CAN BE FRIGHTENING -- takes a look at the many reasons we ignore the issue of personal safety in our own businesses and lives.
CHAPTER 4: "IT WON'T HAPPEN TO ME" SYNDROME -- Includes why people deny their own risk, has examples of real crimes and statistics.
CHAPTER 5: S.A.T. SELF ASSESSMENT -- Assess your current knowledge about how you should handle some possible situations. Discussion about the answers is found at the end of the book where you are urged to try the test again before checking your answers.
CHAPTER 6: JANE'S STORY -- shares a real story of a home attack to illustrate some key danger signals and an extreme result of ignoring your instincts
CHAPTER 7: KNOWLEDGE IS YOUR BEST WEAPON -- outlines some issues to consider including:
** What the predators rely on ** The effects of fear ** Poor body language versus confident body language
**How to develop a more confident stance **Your speech and what it says about you
CHAPTER 8: DENIAL IS YOUR ENEMY -- Discusses the steps of denial and different forms of denial.
** Rationalization ** Justification, minimization ** Excuse making ** Refusal.
CHAPTER 9: WHAT DO PREDATORS WANT? -- Knowing what the predators are looking for can help you avoid those things.
CHAPTER 10: WHAT ARE PREDATORS RELYING ON? -- Ignorance, automatic fear responses, and other behaviors that you might do that will help a predator.
CHAPTER 11: UNDERSTANDING THE EFFECTS OF FEAR -- This explains how your body could work against you through automatic physical responses.
CHAPTER 12: OVERCOMING FEAR: -- Several ways you can overcome and change those automatic responses to work in your favor. As well as ways you can use words to throw a predator off and stop an attack.
CHAPTER 13: DO YOU LOOK LIKE A VICTIM?: -- Your body language is assessed to see if you are likely to be selected. The body language to use and avoid is discussed.
CHAPTER 14: TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS -- describes the rules for staying safe in any situation, including:
** The many forms of intuition ** Stranger or strangeness? ** Real or imagined?
CHAPTER 15: AWARENESS IS CRITICAL -- How your awareness level can affect your safety.
** Developing an awareness of your surroundings ** Some subtle clues and warning signals to look for
CHAPTER 16: WARNING SIGNALS -- outlines some common warning signals to be aware of when dealing with a client, including:
** "Out of context” ** “He was so nice” ** The power of "we” ** Compelling statements ** "I promise"
** T.M.I. **"No” ** Body language and positioning issues ** Tone of voice ** Fights in the household
** A few notes about warning signals
CHAPTER 17: FALSE INDICATORS -- educates you about some signals that may seem to indicate danger, but may be related to the clients' medical issues, including:
** Antisocial personality disorder ** ADHD ** Bi-polar disorder ** Schizophrenia ** Tourette's syndrome
** learning disorders ** Cultural differences ** Personal space and eye contact discomfort
** Physical contact ** Women in business ** Non-verbal signals
CHAPTER 18: WHAT IF'S -- describes how to handle a variety of threatening situations, including:
** Client drunk or on drugs ** A controlling client ** Inappropriately dressed client ** A first call that makes you uncomfortable ** Not comfortable with the client location ** Weapons or illegal items visible
** Fights between a client and third party ** Clients that aren't taking their medications
** A verbally abusive or threatening client ** A 3rd person (visitor, friend of client) who makes you uncomfortable
** Uncontrolled pets ** Excessive distractions ** No spouse present and possible jealousy issues
** A medical emergency ** When you're called to provide service to a third party ** Client blocks the exit
** Hazardous or appalling living conditions ** You witness a crime ** A client shows you a weapon
CHAPTER 19: HOW TO GET OUT -- takes a look at ways to leave the scene if you feel uncomfortable, including:
** Understanding that you don't have to stay ** Using your cell phone as a safety tool
** Having a signal to indicate danger ** Knowing the address so you can get help ** Info for your lifeline
** The excuses and how to use them
CHAPTER 20: PLANS AND PREPARATIONS -- outlines over 55 steps you can take in advance to keep from ending up in a dangerous situation in the first place, including these categories:
** Safety in numbers ** Violent visitors ** Auto related safety ** Clothing ** Food and drinks ** Leaving your stuff
** General tips
CHAPTER 21: ABDUCTION AVOIDANCE -- You might think abduction isn’t common for adults, but you will be surprised. This explains how to avoid and escape this dangerous scenario.
CHAPTER 22: ABOUT RAPE -- Some insight into the mind of this type of criminal.
CHAPTER 23: WEAPONS...YES OR NO? -- examines the issue of whether you should arm yourself for client appointments (not recommended) and discusses the issues that arise if you decide to have a self-defense tool with you:
** Guns ** Chemical or pepper spray ** Stun guns and tazers ** Self-defense training
CHAPTER 24: OTHER SITUATIONS -- discusses some other situations that could threaten your safety, including:
** Fire ** Medical emergencies ** Unsafe or unsanitary living conditions
CHAPTER 25: INSURANCE -- looks at the issue of insuring yourself and your company against the unexpected
CHAPTER 26: PLACES YOU CAN GET MORE INFORMATION -- offers some additional resources for educating yourself about safety issues
CHAPTER 27: AFTERMATH SYMPTOMS -- examines the effects of traumatic shock and what to do after an unavoidable incident
CHAPTER 28: MY WISH TO YOU -- a final thought from the author
CHAPTER 29: NOTES ABOUT THE S.A.T. ASSESSMENT -- Just in case the book didn't answer your questions, this section covers how to properly handle the situations in the initial test and why each answer is safe or dangerous.
CHAPTER 30: RECOMMENDED BOOKS AND VIDEOS -- a list of publications that can help you continue your training in self-defense and safety
Amphibious vehicles were some of the first self propelled vehicles ever created going all the way back to 1805. The only Factory produced amphibian was the Amphicar in the 60's. Just some of the facts about amphibians that are dispelled in "The Amphigeo Story." Today more than ever the world is ready for such a vehicle, one that you can drive around doing errands as well as tear down a boat ramp into the froth. The Amphigeo is for the masses, two thirds of the planet is covered in water, and 70% of the world's population lives on the water or very near. Why then should it be we have to own a boat and a car to take advantage of both mediums of transportation? Not anymore, Mark Roehrig has developed the simplest conversion ever conceived for putting a car into the water. His "Amphigeo" took just 5 months to build; his second would only take about 3 months, for now he knows all the secrets and shortcuts, which is exactly what prompted him to write "The Amphigeo Story." Now anyone can own an amphibious car, at the lowest price ever imagined, in fact the Amphigeo is just that, the world's best bargain in an amphibian. The Amphigeo makes use of many of the original parts, including engine, transmission, CV axles, steering, suspension, seats, dash, radiator, fans, fuel tank and more. This car has changed his life, everywhere he goes crowds gather, the press and TV has loved doing the story. But Mark will tell you none of that surpasses driving in the water, it is his ultimate reward, and after 2 years the Amphigeo's design has proved reliable. If you're ready for the experience of a lifetime, this books for you, you could build an Amphigeo or have one built, but owning one will definitely put an end to the everyday doldrums. Any car can drive into the water, only a good one can drive out again.
Co-Authors: Kenneth Gisborne CPP and Patrick Holliday MA Every Officer is a Leader: Coaching Leadership, Learning and Performance in Justice, Public Safety and Security Organizations
, authored by experts in leadership, law enforcement and security, responds to the need for a reappraisal of leadership styles in the public safety sector since September 11, 2001. Building on two previous successful publications, the authors examine the profound impact of leadership on the organizational behavior at the individual, team and organizational level in justice, security and public safety agencies in this new era. Using a multi-source and multi-disciplinary approach presented through a combination of theory and practical examples, leaders in police, corrections, customs, courts, security and other regulatory agencies are shown how to effectively implement processes to create what the authors are calling a "leadership and learning organization."
The Transforming Leadership process used in Every Officer is a Leader is founded in the concepts of competency-based leadership and action learning. The authors focus on the need to prepare leaders who, after building the "leadership organization," move into building the "learning organization" that is responsive to both the external and internal stakeholders served by those in the organization. The authors provide research-based competency assessments and a free online tool kit for building continuous improvement teams. These easy to apply and proven systems will equip leaders to build both their own and others' leadership capacity while they simultaneously improve organizational performance.
The 21st Century leader must establish the links necessary for proper coordination of effort among all public safety agencies. In addition, leaders must nurture the personal relationships with other agencies, both public and private, necessary to allow seamless cooperation before crises occur, and during times of crisis. This new edition of Every Officer is a Leader is called for by the events of history.