Exciting News! Mr Fullerman announces that class 5F are going on an 'Activity Break'! Which should be fun. As long as I don't get stuck in a group with anyone who snores or worse still with . . . . . . Marcus Meldrew.
No school for two whole weeks! (Yeah!) I can concentrate on good stuff like: band practice for DOGZOMBIES (with my mate Derek). Watching TV and eating caramel wafers. Excellent. Unfortunately a couple of small problems called the dentist and my big weirdo sister, Delia, seem to be getting in the way of my BRILLIANT plans . . .
Mega-mogul Bill Gates is quite simply the richest and most successful businessman of all time. His remarkable vision and obsessive desire to win have created a leadership style radically different to anything the business world has seen before. The Unauthorized Guide to Doing Business the Bill Gates Way draws out the universal lessons from Bill Gates' phenomenal success and identifies 10 secret leadership strategies that can be applied to any business or career: Be in the right place at the right time Fall in love with technology Take no prisoners Hire very smart people Learn to survive Don't expect any thanks Assume the visionary position Cover all the bases Build a byte-sized business Never ever take your eye off the ball Want to be the best? The secrets of phenomenal success are in your hands. Check out the other Unauthorized Guides in this series: Richard Branson; Jamie Oliver; Duncan Bannatyne; Alan Sugar; and Philip Green.
The frigate U.S.S. Roy Turner docked just off Mombasa Bay, Kenya, on a goodwill call. At about 1:00 A.M. Sunday, they were dealt an unexpected blow. Army Colonel Maleceia staged a military coup, attacking the ship. One hundred sixty American sailors captured. Twenty-eight killed. Lieutenant Murdock and his SEALs are sent to restore justice. But the colonel is just getting started. He’s attacking the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi and declaring himself dictator. The SEALs will have to expand their mission—before the tides turn against them.
Devil’s Gate—the name conjures difficult passage and portends a doubtful outcome. In this eloquent and captivating narrative, Tom Rea traces the history of the Sweetwater River valley in central Wyoming—a remote place including Devil’s Gate, Independence Rock, and other sites along a stretch of the Oregon Trail—to show how ownership of a place can translate into owning its story. Seemingly in the middle of nowhere, Devil’s Gate is the center of a landscape that threatens to shrink any inhabitants to insignificance except for one thing: ownership of the land and the stories they choose to tell about it. The static serenity of the once heavily traveled region masks a history of conflict. Tom Sun, an early rancher, played a role here in the lynching of the only woman ever hanged in Wyoming. The lynching was dismissed as swift frontier justice in the wake of cattle theft, but Rea finds more complicated motives that involve land and water rights. The Sun name was linked with the land for generations. In the 1990s, the Mormon Church purchased part of the Sun ranch to memorialize Martin’s Cove as the site of handcart pioneers who froze to death in the valley in 1856. The treeless, arid country around Devil’s Gate seems too immense for ownership. But stories run with the land. People who own the land can own the stories, at least for a time.