Almost all areas on the main land of Lagos have face to face rooms to let-out. They are portable, easy to manage and affordable, which is why Chris was able ...
Author: Austin Anyai
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
This is a two in one short stories. The first, A CHANCE TO FORTUNE, where Fortuna's arrival and presence to Lagos brought a family and Chris her acquaintance, a chance into fortune. The second, WHO GET THIS PANT?, a day's dramatic event in a Lagos face-to-face house where Chris' intervention saves a marriage.
This is a two in one short stories. The first, A CHANCE TO FORTUNE, where Fortuna's arrival and presence to Lagos brought a family and Chris her acquaintance, a chance into fortune.The second, WHO GET THIS PANT?, a day's dramatic event in a Lagos face-to-face house where Chris' intervention saves a marriage.Coming from the cross-over service on New Year's Eve, where Mama Osas had made a New Year Resolution to be peaceful with her neighbors but the neighbors in a Face-To-Face house rarely maintain peace.
His face was way bigger than the rest of his body like a football on a badly shaped matchstick. I turned my gaze away. 'Hi. Ankit,' he extended his hand.
Author: Anjlee Shah
Publisher: Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
Launching a newbie into the Indian matrimonial scene is like introducing a new iPhone in an already saturated market – has to be sleek, overflowing with catchy features, and better than the already available versions. So when twenty-five-year-old Nitya Trivedi is forced into it by her ever so enthusiastic mother and pestering relatives, she hardly knows what she has bargained for. In her journey to find her soul-mate (??!!), she becomes Dollarkumar’s Poundkumari, ends up fasting on party days to make peace with her horrorscope, attends hilarious ‘arranged’ meetings through various matchmaking portals and people – all under the nose of her extremely evil, but deliciously debonair boss Rudra Desai. With besties tying the knot and cousins ‘stealing’ prospective grooms…wonder how Nitya’s mother will find the perfect match for her only daughter. But as always, love will find a way in the midst of The Shaadi Brouhaha..
A smile as warm as sunshine broke over her face, and her eyes shone with delight. “Mexican wedding cakes? My favorite. Thank you, Teresa.
Author: Rochelle Staab
Practical psychologist Liz Cooper and occult professor Nick Garfield are enjoying the sixteenth wedding anniversary celebration for their charming hosts Paco and Lucia Rojas, devout Santeria practitioners who own the historic Botanica Rojas near MacArthur Park. But the small group of friends is left horrified and confused when the evening ends in tragedy. Devastated by loss, Lucia, a Santeria priestess, blames the locals for the escalating crime in her beloved community. She casts a vengeful hex on the neighborhood, leading strangers and friends alike to dub her bruja--Spanish for witch--and turn on the elderly woman. Lucia may be in harm's way, and it's up to Liz and Nick to unravel a mysterious disappearance and solve a murder before more lives are lost...
... a family history, a set of ambitions and wishes and failings—and a face. ... The brouhaha about any portrait is beside the point if the subject of the ...
Author: Stephanie Nolen
Publisher: Vintage Canada
On May 11, 2001, Globe and Mail reporter Stephanie Nolen announced a stunning discovery to the world: an attractive portrait held by an Ontario family for twelve generations, which may well be the only known portrait of Shakespeare painted during his lifetime. Shakespeare’s Face is the biography of a portrait — a literary mystery story — and the furious debate that has ensued since its discovery. A slip of paper affixed to the back proclaims “Shakespere. This likeness taken 1603, Age at that time 39 ys.” But is it really Shakespeare who peers at us from the small oil on wood painting? The twinkling eyes, reddish hair, and green jacket are not in keeping with the duller, traditional images of the bard. But they are more suggestive of the humorous and humane man who wrote the greatest plays in the English language. Shakespeare’s Face tells the riveting story of how the painting came to reside in the home of a retired engineer in a mid-sized Ontario town. The painting is reputed to be by John Sanders of Worcester, England. As a retirement project, the engineer, whose grandmother kept the family treasure under her bed, embarked on authenticating the portrait: the forensic analyses that followed have proven it without doubt to the period. In a remarkable publishing coup, Knopf Canada has gathered around Stephanie Nolen’s story a group of the world’s leading Shakespeare scholars and art and cultural historians to delve into one of the most fascinating literary mysteries of our times: “Is this the face of genius?” Excerpt from Chapter 1 of Shakespeare’s Face by Stephanie Nolen By the late afternoon I was beginning to go a little cross-eyed. I had examined countless documents and read the test results from the painting’s painstaking forensic analysis. I now had everything I needed to write my story — except for one crucial item. “Is he here?” I asked, almost in a whisper.... The owner laid the package carefully on the cluttered table. He gently pulled back the kraft paper wrapping, underneath which was a layer of bubble wrap. Then he peeled back this second layer to reveal his treasure. I was caught off-guard by how small the portrait was — and how vivid. The colours in the paint seemed too rich to be 400 years old. Except for the hairline cracks in the varnish, the face could have been painted yesterday. And there was nothing austere or haughty about it, nothing of the great man being painted for posterity. It was a rogue’s face, a charmer’s face that looked back at me with a tolerant, mischievous slightly world-weary air.... It was painted on two pieces of solid board so expertly joined that the seam was barely visible. A date, “Ano 1603”, was painted in small red letters in the top right hand corner. The right side had been nibbled by woodworms.... I stood and gazed, quelling an instinctive urge to pick the portrait up and hold it in my hands. And as my professional skepticism crumpled for a moment, I found myself wanting desperately to believe that this was indeed Shakespeare’s face.
It appears like an incongruity in the face of the nonmodern majority. “It was the systematic connection of entities in a coherent whole that constituted the ...
Author: Lionel Ruffel
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Within the hypermediated age where knowledge production is decentered and horizontal, the experience of lived time has become a concordance of temporalities. The literary imagination, which was emblematic of modernity and thoroughly connected to the book as a support structure, has now become integrated within a much vaster regime of publication. Thought concerning the world is from now on a thought concerning a plurality of worlds. By way of six guiding threads (exposition, media, controversy, publication, institutionalization, archaeology), this essay describes the transformation of cultural forms and visions of history.
Even diplomatic relations are often explainable, at least in part, purely in terms of face. Witness the 1995 brouhaha over PRC president Jiang Zemin's trip ...
Author: Scott D. Seligman
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Business & Economics
East-West business is booming as thousands of people flock to China. The author, with 25 years of experience dealing with the Chinese, provides up-to-date advice on how to succeed, avoid gaffes, interpret behaviour and make positive impressions.
“Vivi, you can't seriously think you could convince Cara Ferrari to let you be her for however long it takes for this Red Carpet Killer brouhaha to die down ...
Author: Roxanne St. Claire
Publisher: Hachette UK
Private investigator Vivi Angelino loves living life on the edge, but stepping into the shoes of a movie starlet to bait a serial killer isn't just a thrill . . . it's a ticket to the big time for her fledgling security firm. That is, as long as a certain risk-averse FBI agent stays out of her way-and out of her fantasies. Assistant Special Agent in Charge Colton Lang isn't above using his well-worn rulebook to stop Vivi's latest walk on the wild side. But when they learn her client is involved in something far more insidious than bad acting, Vivi and Colt must work together despite the electrifying attraction arcing between them. For each new clue is bringing them closer to a high-profile crime with a dark and deadly truth at its core . . . and a cold, calculating murderer with nothing left to lose.
Arranged in alphabetical form, the entries in this thesaurus are suited to home, office and student use and are designed to provide the word being sought quickly. It contains over 150,000 entries with cross-referencing and both British and American English.
What started the brouhaha?” Cliff's face closed. “Chandler made some remarks I didn't care for, so I shut him up.” He would never tell anyone what Beau had ...
Author: Toni Cantrell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Fleeing ‘unpleasant entanglements with the law’ back East, Mark Stone and his lovely daughter Kellie have come to California's San Joaquin Valley in 1872 to begin anew. The challenges they face and the people they meet have profound consequences, not only in their lives, but for future generations. The Kellys, the Hartley family, Beau Chandler, and others present life lessons sometimes hard-learned, but usually beneficial. Will Kellie and her father find happiness or heartache in California's raw ranch country?
Certains projectionnistes devaient faire face à un brouhaha continu, des cris, des réactions vives du public.28 Face à la voix du maître ou du prêtre, ...
Author: Marta Braun
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Performing Arts
The visionaries of early motion pictures thought that movies could do more than just entertain. They imagined the medium had the potential to educate and motivate the audience. In national and local contexts from Europe, North America, and around the world, early filmmakers entered the domains of science and health education, social and religious uplift, labor organizing and political campaigning. Beyond the Screen captures this pioneering vision of the future of cinema.
What a story: “Fairchild in Brouhaha at Stork Club.” Spattered with sticky cream filling, ... dangling uselessly, Cabby saw Tiffy. Face ofthe Enemy 269.
Author: Joanne Dobson
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc
December 1941: America reels from the brutal attack on Pearl Harbor. Both patriotism and paranoia grip New York as the city frantically mobilizes for war. Nurse Louise Hunter is outraged when the FBI, in a midnight sweep of prominent Japanese residents,storms in to arrest her patient’s wife. The desperately ill Professor Oakley is married to Masako Fumi, an avant-garde artist who has befriended Louise, a newcomer to the bustling city. The nurse vows to help the professor free Masako. When the murdered body of Masako’s art dealer is discovered in the gallery where he’d been closing down her controversial show, Masako’s troubles multiply. Homicide detective Michael McKenna doubts her guilt, but an ambitious G-man schemes to lever the homicide and ensuing espionage accusations into a political cause célèbre. Louise hires a radical lawyer famous for shouldering human rights cases as the Oakleys’ friends and colleagues desert them one by one. She also enlists the help of her journalist roommate. But has the nurse been too trusting? Sensing a career-making story, Cabby Ward sets out to exploit Masako’s dilemma for her own gain, bumping heads with Lieutenant McKenna at every turn. Struggling to focus on one man’s murder while America plunges into a worldwide war, Louise and McKenna defy both racism and ham-fisted government agents in order to expose the real killer.
Author: James G. Van StratenPublish On: 2015-11-15
But those statements flew in the face of the reality that twenty-two Catholic ... I got involved in this brouhaha when my commander appointed me as the only ...
Author: James G. Van Straten
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
A Different Face of War is a riveting account of a Medical Service Corps officer’s activities during the early years of the Vietnam War. Assigned as the senior medical advisor to the Army of the Republic of Vietnam in I Corps, an area close to the DMZ, James G. Van Straten traveled extensively and interacted with military officers and non-commissioned officers, peasant-class farmers, Buddhist bonzes, shopkeepers, scribes, physicians, nurses, the mentally ill, and even political operatives. He sent his wife daily letters from July 1966 through June 1967, describing in impressive detail his experiences, and those letters became the primary source for his memoir. The author describes with great clarity and poignancy the anguish among the survivors when an American cargo plane in bad weather lands short of the Da Nang Air Base runway on Christmas Eve and crashes into a Vietnamese coastal village, killing more than 100 people and destroying their village; the heart-wrenching pleadings of a teenage girl that her shrapnel-ravaged leg not be amputated; and the anger of an American helicopter pilot who made repeated trips into a hot landing zone to evacuate the wounded, only to have the Vietnamese insist that the dead be given a higher priority.
He let it go, but after the brouhaha with Miriam finding out about Jill on Facebook, he'd warned both the kids about being careful what personal information ...
Author: Deborah Raney
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From the award-winning author of After All, a man finds his wedding vows tested after his wife disappears. What if she never came home . . . ? When Mitchell Brannon’s beloved wife sets off for home after a conference, he has no idea that his life is about to change forever. Mitch returns from work early that evening, surprised that Jill’s car isn’t in the garage. But her voice on the answering machine makes him smile. “Hey, babe, I’m just now checking out of the hotel, but I’ll stop and pick up something for dinner. Love you.” Hours later, Jill still hasn’t returned, and Mitch’s irritation turns to dread. When the police come up empty, Mitch enlists the help of their next-door neighbor, Jill’s best friend, Shelley, to help search. As hours turn into days and days into weeks, Mitch and Shelley’s friendship grows ever closer—and decidedly more complicated. Every lead seems to be a dead end, and Mitch wonders how he can honor the vows he made to a woman who has seemingly disappeared from the face of the earth.
During the ensuing brouhaha it was determined that Governor Reynolds had arranged the executive escape aircraft through one of her high roller friends.
Author: Benjamin Vance
The Face of Freedom is a novel for all genders concerned with the current trading of Constitutional Freedoms for governmentally sponsored safety. In this novel incompetent manipulation of political and military power draws innocent people into a turmoil of intrigue, conflict and fulfillment that demonstrates the inevitable strength of men and women from varied walks of life and diverse countries. It demonstrates how unusual, usual people can be when it's necessary to defend freedom or someone they love. The unexpected twists and contradictions in the novel are difficult to predict, and will tempt the reader to look ahead. It can be said this book has more than one beginning and ending; not alternatives, but as in life, phases of renewal and discovery. It highlights the ease with which those in power are corrupted and demonstrates the integrity, tenacity and innate abilities of very special people, considered ordinary by those in power, to assume the noble mantle of leadership.
Languages like to articulate it in various ways; tohubohu or brouhaha. (Michel Serres1) Science would relinquish all the rational unity to which it aspires ...
Author: Catherine Keller
This is a groundbreaking, highly original work of postmodern feminist theology from one of the most important authors in the field. The Face of the Deep deconstructs the Christian doctrine of creation which claims that a transcendent Lord unilaterally created the universe out of nothing. Catherine Keller's impassioned, graceful meditation develops an alternative representation of the cosmic creative process, drawing upon Hebrew myths of creation, from chaos, and engaging with the political and the mystical, the literary and the scientific, the sexual and the racial. As a landmark work of immense significance for Jewish and Christian theology, gender studies, literature, philosophy and ecology, The Face of the Deep takes our originary story to a new horizon, rewriting the starting point for Western spiritual discourse.
He's coming back now after setting in motion a major and unnecessary brouhaha.” “All right Mr. Loving, I have several uniforms coming who will seal off and ...
Author: Everett Colby
Ed and Chris Loving have retired to Asheville, North Carolina, where they run a bed and breakfast. Their idyllic life is interrupted when a guest, a well-known and universally despised business tycoon, is found dead on their property. Ed comes under suspicion when it comes to light that he had a hostile relationship with the victim during his banking career, and he must try to clear his name and protect his reputation.
Brouhaha! Life's a stage and God's the writer. ... “Brouhaha... Ouch, egg on your face, Daddy; egg on your face! Man is crap; little girls rule.
Author: Dennis Allums
Publisher: Dennis Allums
You have never read a book like On a Hidden Field, the public attempt to save America from America by telling it the future. Originally written in 1976, re-written in1992 and first copy written and submitted in 2003; all the predictions were made available to a worldwide audience including film executives in Hollywood years before the events came true. No one listened. Laughed at and chastised for their unusual beliefs, style, and passions, they did posses skills and brilliance beyond belief and either calculated, predicted or saw the future; and however it was done, it was accurate and remains undisputed.
“McKinley Brouhaha Goes to Court,” Anchorage Daily News, February 4, 1996. Webb, The Century Magazine, March, 1898. “Shanghaied on Nome Streets,” Nome ...
Author: Steve Levi
Publisher: Publication Consultants
It is the land of the Alaska Gold Rush, where nuggets were said to be the size of goose eggs, where men froze to death in search of the elusive yellow metal, and dancehall girls lured overnight millionaire sourdoughs into marriage. Honky-tonk pianos punctuated the howl of the north wind in towns that were half-tent and half-ramshackle collections of driftwood, whalebone, and packing cases. It was a time of whiskey and gold and long, lonely trails behind a dogsled. It was, in a word, ALASKA. In cities, rugged men and women walked on planks set across streets so deep with spring mud horses could be swallowed. On the tundra, life was a living hell with mosquitoes, gnats, white socks, and biting flies descending in clouds on warm-blooded creatures. On the flip side of the season, temperature could drop to 50 or 60 degrees below zero, cold enough to freeze a can of oil so solid it could be cut in half with a saw. With wind blasting at 100 miles an hour, the chill factor could go down to 100 degrees below zero, cold enough to freeze a person to death in a matter of minutes if he could not find proper shelter. In whiteout conditions, visibility could diminish to a foot in a matter of minutes. It was, in a word, ALASKA.