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Those In Peril - Isbn:9781429921169

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  • Book Title: Those in Peril
  • ISBN 13: 9781429921169
  • ISBN 10: 1429921161
  • Author: Wilbur Smith
  • Category: Fiction
  • Category (general): Fiction
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • Format & Number of pages: 400 pages, book
  • Synopsis: In Those in Peril, a nail-biting tale of adventure, bestselling author Wilbur Smith brings his matchless storytelling to bear on the violent, ruthless world of twenty-first-century piracy.

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Ocasys: Toon vak Dependence & Extremes in Risk Management

Dependence & Extremes in Risk Management

Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. Recommend, justify, and appraise models in modern quantitative risk management.
2. Use the scientific literature in actuarial science and risk management to justify choices when applying such models.
3. Evaluate properties of estimators in simple settings
4. Apply these risk models to simple cases
5. Write and present a report on a case study in modeling of risk, and to discuss the results of and with their peers.
6. Appreciate the restrictions of the (multivariate) normal distribution, and able to propose alternatives.

The normal distribution is the one most used in theoretical and practical work, because of its tractability. However, it imposes strong restrictions on extremes, and dependence (in the context of multivariate random variables). In this course, we explore alternatives to the distribution, and argue that modern risk management should be focusing on tail behaviour. Also, we treat an alternative way to model dependence between random variables: by specifying the marginal distributions and the dependence structure separately, using copula's. Even though models in risk management provide the leading examples, the methods are widely applicable.

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Those in Peril by Wilbur Smith Free Download

Those in Peril Description:

Hazel Bannock is the heir to the Bannock Oil Corp, one of the major oil producers with global reach. While cruising in the Indian Ocean, Hazel's private yacht is hijacked by African pirates. Hazel is not on board at the time, but her nineteen year old daughter, Cayla, is kidnapped and held to ransom. The pirates demand a crippling twenty billion dollar ransom for her release. Complicated political and diplomatic considerations render the civilized major powers incapable of intervening. When Hazel is given evidence of the horrific torture which Cayla is being subjected to, she calls on Hector Cross to help her rescue her daughter. Hector is the owner and operator of Cross Bow Security, the company which is contracted to Bannock Oil to provide all their security. He is a formidable fighting man. Between them Hazel and Hector are determined to take the law into their own hands. Read less

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Hazel Bannock is the heir to the Bannock Oil Corp, one of the major oil producers with global reach. While cruising in the Indian Ocean, Hazel's private yacht is hijacked by African pirates. Hazel is not on board at the time, but her nineteen year old daughter, Cayla, is kidnapped and held to ransom. The pirates demand a crippling twenty billion dollar ransom for her release. Complicated political and diplomatic considerations render the civilized major powers incapable of intervening. When Hazel is given evidence of the horrific torture which Cayla is being subjected to, she calls on Hector Cross to help her rescue her daughter. Hector is the owner and operator of Cross Bow Security, the company which is contracted to Bannock Oil to provid. Read more

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Pirates and Privateers - Those in Peril

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Hector Cross, owner of Cross Bow Security Limited, is in charge of security for Bannock Oil. The moment he meets the CEO � a gorgeous woman with brains who inherited the company from her husband � sparks fly. Hazel Bannock makes no attempt to hide her dislike and disdain for the man in charge of safeguarding her company�s installations and personnel. But Hector is adept at his job and no one does it better.

Cayla Bannock, Hazel�s cherished but spoiled teenage daughter, is aboard the family yacht awaiting her mother�s return from a business trip to their Middle Eastern oil fields. She�s supposed to be studying, but spends most of her time dallying with one of the crew, Rogier. While Cayla believes he�s a university student like herself, his purpose for being with her is far different.

Rogier is actually Adam Tippoo Tip, grandson of Hadji Sheikh Mohammed Khan Tippoo Tip, who commands a group of pirates that attacks ships north of Madagascar. Adam secretly sends coordinates to his uncle disclosing where the pirates can attack the yacht. The plan is to kidnap and torture Cayla until her mother meets their demands.

Hazel seeks help from high government contacts, but when they are unable or unwilling to get involved, she must turn to the only man who has a chance of rescuing her daughter � Hector Cross. Unbeknownst to them both, this is just what the pirates want. Cayla is merely bait to get their hands on Hazel and put an end to their blood feud with Hector.


Those in Perilis a fast-paced, heart-stopping tale filled with lurid sex, edge-of-your-seat thrills, and characters that draw you into the danger and intrigue of their world. The beginning of the book is filled with thrilling action that rarely allows you to breathe. The middle portion, however, is so sedate it lures you into a false sense of security. Then the action picks up again like a roller coaster climbing to the top before plunging to the bottom. This book is not every reader�s cup of tea � the torture that Cayla endures is explicit � but it�s definitely an adventure you won�t soon forget.


Book Review Copyright �2011 Cindy Vallar

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Waltzing With Bears: Managing Risk on Software Projects; ISBN

jancology.com Waltzing With Bears: Managing Risk on Software Projects; ISBN

Ok, after a bit less then a year I finished this book. I think that says enough. Walzing with bears is not the book for me. Although it gave a lot of insight about “how to handle and deal with risk early in the project” and that “ignoring risk is not an option”, it could not interest me till the end. Probably mainly because it do not use risk analyses in my day to day job. In the end the biggest reason I bought the book was because of the extremely funny title and I had good experience with other books of Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister.

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Chemical Risk Analysis - 1st Edition ISBN: 9781857180282

Chemical Risk Analysis Description

This handbook includes the principal methodological tools and data required to comprehend, evaluate and execute analysis of chemical risk in practical working situations.

A unique feature of the book, in addition to the extensive theoretical treatments of the subject, is the multitude of dangerous property tables, a remarkably extensive compilation, providing data on more than 1900 products, organic and inorganic. These tables are supplemented through the text by numerous figures and other tables, helping make this publication both comprehensive and accessible.

An additional feature of this book is the description of numerous experiments conducted in the author’s laboratory, designed to test the various hazard test criteria in current use. Full assessments of the results are presented and these compared with the results of other procedures in current use. This feature will provide valuable material for those engaged in research on the subject, as well as the specialist practitioner who, as the author is able to show, cannot always take the results of conventional wisdom and mandatory regulation for granted in ensuring safety.

This book is intended

  • for safety specialists in industry who are concerned with the manipulation of chemical products
  • for process chemists and safety chemists who need to evaluate chemical hazards in chemical plant
  • for workers involved with the development of analytical procedures in industrial laboratories and in university research departments.
  • as an essential reference work, trainers and chemistry lecturers who wish to incorporate the subject of chemical risk in their teaching.
Key Features

· Numerous tables containing information on more than 1900 chemicals, organic and inorganic · Updating supplement by leading industry specialist on latest EC regulations regarding hazardous chemicals

Readership

Chemists; chemical engineers; safety specialists in industry and academia

Table of Contents
  1. Physical properties relevant to safety
  2. Flammability (limits of flammability, flashpoints, autoignition temperatures), risk quantification
  3. Qualitative and quantitative approaches to instability (Chetah)
  4. Toxicity – limiting values, lethal doses, classification codes, qualitative and quantitative evaluation of toxic risk
  5. Labelling
  6. Dangerous chemical reactions, evaluation methodologies, lists of reactions, accidents
  7. Rules for prevention of risks related to dangerous chemical reactions
Details

No. of pages: 600 Language: English Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2000

Published: 1st May 2000 Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann eBook ISBN: 9780080950068 Hardcover ISBN: 9781857180282

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This handbook includes the principal methodological tools and data required to comprehend, evaluate and execute analysis of chemical risk in practical working situations. A unique feature of the book, in addition to the extensive theoretical treatments of the subject, is the multitude of dangerous property tables, a remarkably extensive compilation, providing data on more than 1900 products, organic and inorganic. These tables are supplemented through the text by numerous figures and other tables, helping make this publication both comprehensive and accessible. An additional feature of this book is the description of numerous experiments conducted in the author’s laboratory, designed to test the various hazard test criteria in current use. Full assessments of the results are presented and these compared with the results of other procedures in current use. This feature will provide valuable material for those engaged in research on the subject, as well as the specialist practitioner who, as the author is able to show, cannot always take the results of conventional wisdom and mandatory regulation for granted in ensuring safety. This book is intended * for safety specialists in industry who are concerned with the manipulation of chemical products * for process chemists and safety chemists who need to evaluate chemical hazards in chemical plant * for workers involved with the development of analytical procedures in industrial laboratories and in university research departments. * as an essential reference work, trainers and chemistry lecturers who wish to incorporate the subject of chemical risk in their teaching.

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Those in Peril - Wikipedia, Photos and Videos

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Those in Peril is a book by the author Wilbur Smith. The book focuses on the lives of billionaire Hazel Bannock, who is the owner of the Bannock Oil Corp and Major Hector Cross, an ex-SAS operative and the owner of a security company Cross Bow Security. This company has been contracted to protect Hazel Bannock and her business interest and the story unfolds when Hazel's daughter is hijacked by Somalian pirates .

Contents Background [ edit ]

Wilbur Smith says that when he submitted his manuscript to his publishers they thought it could make two novels, but he insisted on it being one. [1]

Smith described the novel as "another pretty tale of sex, violence and mayhem with a few belly laughs thrown in for good measure." [2]

Smith wanted to write a stand-alone book about a mother being deprived of her adored child, then having to get help from one of his tough guys. "I wanted her to be tough, too," he says, "because I'm a feminist." [3]

When he owned an island in the Seychelles. he and his crew once came across Somali pirates.

They didn't acknowledge us – rare among sailors – but I've never forgotten this guy, tall and very handsome, as hypnotic as a black mamba, just standing there. His eyes were dead. I guess I was lucky they weren't kidnapping that day; I could so easily have been taken, but that image has stayed with me. I knew I would use it one day. [Modern day pirates are ] using sophisticated radar equipment and offshore accounts. I think the disturbing thing about Somalia is the fact this is a country where there are few economic opportunities, so the pirates are seen as glamorous, and often held in awe by young boys who aspire to their lifestyle. [3]

Reception [ edit ]

In a review, Christopher Bray from the Express described the plot as fairly predictable, with some clichéd descriptions but also defies anyone who has picked it up to put it down as the story is exciting. [4]

The reviewer of Publishers Weekly said that "the author's vast legions of fans should embrace the lurid action, the larger-than-life characters, and the heated prose with their usual enthusiasm." [5]

The film rights for Those in Peril have been acquired by Reelart Media in 2012 but no film has resulted. [6]

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Those in Peril - Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire de Lausanne

Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire de Lausanne Those in Peril

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In Those in Peril. a nail-biting tale of adventure, bestselling author Wilbur Smith brings his matchless storytelling to bear on the violent, ruthless world of twenty-first-century piracy.While cruising on the family yacht in the Indian Ocean, nineteen-year-old Cayla Bannock is attacked and taken hostage by Somalian pirates. Her kidnappers demand a staggering ransom: twenty billion dollars. And Cayla's not just anyone--she's the daughter of Hazel Bannock, heiress to the Bannock Oil Corporation, one of the world's foremost oil producers.The sensitive global political climate means not even the most powerful groups in the world can intervene. Left to handle the problem on her own, Hazel calls on Hector Cross, head of the security agency that protects Bannock Oil. As threats increase and evidence arises of horrific torture, the need to take action becomes more urgent than ever--and soon Hazel and Hector will have no choice but to take the law into their own hands.

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Ben Newman Art: Jenny Bones: Legend of the Peril Squad

Clandestine Republic have put up some more info about their 2015 releases, including some more stuff about Jenny Bones. Keep checking back on their website for more breaking news as it comes!

"Jenny Bones, her robot boyfriend Coop and her slacker best friend Tessa are the Peril Squad. Along with their loyal pet Tundra they live a happy-go-lucky life of treasure hunting and partying, until they uncover an ancient military artefact, and accidentally start a process that could spell the end of time itself.

The Peril Squad must set off on an epic adventure to the far ends of the world - from the mystery strewn wild woods of Loon to the fighting pits of the Slave King to the creeping terror of the Never dimension. Journeying under the seas and through the skies, encountering mystical acolytes for a lost religion, seeking answers in the Lost Mines, and still fitting in some time for some dancing!

Join Jenny Bones on her provocative odyssey of danger, sex, fighting and romance as she faces an enemy the likes of which the world has never known.

Long live the Peril Squad!"

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