Will Bernard ever get over his nerves and show everyone what he can do? Bernard has been the swimming pool manager for a long time, and practices his diving at night when no one else is around. When his swimming pool holds a contest for high-diving hounds from around the world, he hopes that he can work up enough courage to compete.
Release on 2015-05-05 | by Jenna McCarthy,Carolyn Evans
Author: Jenna McCarthy,Carolyn Evans
Pubpsher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Life isn't always smooth sailing-even with magical boots! "A fanciful and fun read—where do we get a pair of those boots?" —Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk, authors of The Cupcake Club series Maggie Malone wants to fit in at her new school, so she decides to join the swim team. Only her tryout is a complete flop (of the belly variety, to be exact). What Maggie needs is a little help from her mostly magical boots! What could be better than spending a day as Marina Tide, daughter of a famous oceanographer? So Maggie jumps into Marina's shoes—er, flippers—for a day of sunbathing, ocean breezes and an adorable pet dolphin! But there's a treasure-hunting traitor aboard her ship... and it's up to Maggie to save the crew and the coral reef before her time runs out. "This lighthearted contemporary fantasy will appeal to fans of Sarah Mlynowski's "Whatever After" series and be a nice fit for readers graduating from the "Katie Kazoo" series by Nancy Krulik." —School Library Journal
This dictionary contains 6000 commonly used English idioms with their corresponding Albanian translation. Nearly 15,000 examples from specialised dictionaries, explanatory dictionaries, fiction and phrasebooks are used to illustrate the phrases.
Release on 2012-05-22 | by Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: International Development Committee
first report of session 2012-13, Vol. 1: Report, together with formal minutes, oral and written evidence
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: International Development Committee
Pubpsher: The Stationery Office
Category: Business & Economics
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was created in 2001 to increase funding to tackle three of the world's most devastating diseases. It has approved £14.1 billion for programmes in 150 countries, provided AIDS treatment for 3.3 million people, anti-tuberculosis treatment for 8.6 million people and 230 million insecticide-treated nets for the prevention of malaria. The UK is the Global Fund's third highest donor and Ministers had committed over a year ago to increase funds to it but this money has not yet been delivered nor the amount of the increase confirmed. The Committee is concerned by the delay in delivering funds and is calling for the UK to increase its contribution to the Global Fund significantly - over and above the current £384m pledge for 2012 to 2015 - subject to reform. The Committee says that the G20 meeting in Mexico provides a good opportunity for the UK to announce new funds, but only if conditions are met and UK taxpayers' money is adequately safeguarded. The Global Fund has had a difficult year, with financial problems, corruption scandals and the resignation of its director. Confidence in the Fund was affected with some countries temporarily suspending payments and the Global Fund had to cancel a round of grants totalling some £930m. However, the MPs say that the Global Fund has made good progress under its new management to reform the organisation's structures and financial risk monitoring. In May 2012 the Global Fund announced some £630 million in new funds
Release on 2006-06-18 | by B. Michael Cooke,D. Gareth Jones,Bernard Kaye
Author: B. Michael Cooke,D. Gareth Jones,Bernard Kaye
Pubpsher: Springer Science & Business Media
Plant disease epidemiology is a dynamic science that forms an essential part of the study of plant pathology. This book brings together a team of 35 international experts. Each chapter deals with an essential component of the subject and allows the reader to fully understand how each exerts its influence on the progress of pathogen populations in plant populations over a defined time scale. This edition has new, revised and updated chapters.
First published in 1942, Hesketh Pearson’s much lauded biography has been hailed as the standard work on George Bernard Shaw. Pearson wrote it with the close cooperation of Shaw. All aspects of Shaw’s life are explored including politics, personal life, letters, writings, contribution to English theatre and famous personalities of his time.