Chance or Fate- Our human hope rests upon one star. One sunny and rather warm spring morning, in a more than well-respected neighborhood of Louisville, high school senior and star-athlete, Lance Buchannan, awakens to discover strange bruises and scars across his body; but theyre not from wrestling or football practice. Nor did they come from a wild night on the town. Where did they come from? And whats gonna happen to me? he can only wonder. And to his dismay, these questions reveal that this is only the tip of a much larger matter, which not only his family and community struggle with, but the nation and world as well. Lances unexpected journey forces him to reconsider himselfwho he is, and what hes all about. It also reshapes his value systemwhats most important to himas well as the way he see things, and carries out accomplishments. And lastly, it reveals to him who and what IS the precedence. Without a doubt, The Precedence will draw you in, stretch your mind, and perhaps forever change the way you think of life and see existence. It may also challenge your entire paradigm, and make you rethink God, the universe, and mankinds civilization as we know it today; as well as strip away the most traditional of mores. But, on the other hand, it may actually clarify and strengthen personal beliefs, which many of us often question rather blindly. The Precedence is a story like no other. It will take you to places never dreamed of. It will also bring you feelings never felt before. Just remember, keep an open mindand ask yourself, Could this actually happen? Then, place yourself into the characters shoes, and see if ANY of this fits. Perhaps YOU will determine what the precedence actually is in YOUR life.
Author: Christopher Wordsworth
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2014-05-08
Originally published in 1906, this book presents an attempt 'to ascertain the office and position of certain Bishops in the Provincial Chapter of Canterbury, and likewise to trace the history of the Precedence of certain English Prelates'. Extensive notes and an appendices section are incorporated within the text. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the Anglican Church and the history of Christianity.
Author: Nikolaos Limnios
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2000
This book presents thirty-one extensive and carefully edited chapters providing an up-to-date survey of new models and methods for reliability analysis and applications in science, engineering, and technology. The chapters contain broad coverage of the latest developments and innovative techniques in a wide range of theoretical and numerical issues in the field of statistical and probabilistic methods in reliability.
Author: Wei Dong Li
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2007-06-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Collaborative Product Design and Manufacturing Methodologies and Applications introduces a wide spectrum of collaborative engineering issues in design and manufacturing. It offers state-of-the-art chapters written by international experts from academia and industry, and reflects the most up-to-date R & D work and applications, especially those from the last three to five years. The book will serve as an essential reference for academics, upper-level undergraduate and graduate students and practicing professionals.
Author: Jennifer Welch
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Release Date: 2011-11-11
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Link reversal is a versatile algorithm design technique that has been used in numerous distributed algorithms for a variety of problems. The common thread in these algorithms is that the distributed system is viewed as a graph, with vertices representing the computing nodes and edges representing some other feature of the system (for instance, point-to-point communication channels or a conflict relationship). Each algorithm assigns a virtual direction to the edges of the graph, producing a directed version of the original graph. As the algorithm proceeds, the virtual directions of some of the links in the graph change in order to accomplish some algorithm-specific goal. The criterion for changing link directions is based on information that is local to a node (such as the node having no outgoing links) and thus this approach scales well, a feature that is desirable for distributed algorithms. This monograph presents, in a tutorial way, a representative sampling of the work on link-reversal-based distributed algorithms. The algorithms considered solve routing, leader election, mutual exclusion, distributed queueing, scheduling, and resource allocation. The algorithms can be roughly divided into two types, those that assume a more abstract graph model of the networks, and those that take into account more realistic details of the system. In particular, these more realistic details include the communication between nodes, which may be through asynchronous message passing, and possible changes in the graph, for instance, due to movement of the nodes. We have not attempted to provide a comprehensive survey of all the literature on these topics. Instead, we have focused in depth on a smaller number of fundamental papers, whose common thread is that link reversal provides a way for nodes in the system to observe their local neighborhoods, take only local actions, and yet cause global problems to be solved. We conjecture that future interesting uses of link reversal are yet to be discovered. Table of Contents: Introduction / Routing in a Graph: Correctness / Routing in a Graph: Complexity / Routing and Leader Election in a Distributed System / Mutual Exclusion in a Distributed System / Distributed Queueing / Scheduling in a Graph / Resource Allocation in a Distributed System / Conclusion
Author: Joseph Glaz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2009-12-24
Scan statistics is currently one of the most active and important areas of research in applied probability and statistics, having applications to a wide variety of fields: archaeology, astronomy, bioinformatics, biosurveillance, molecular biology, genetics, computer science, electrical engineering, geography, material sciences, physics, reconnaissance, reliability and quality control, telecommunication, and epidemiology. Filling a gap in the literature, this self-contained volume brings together a collection of selected chapters illustrating the depth and diversity of theory, methods and applications in the area of scan statistics.
Author: Michael P. Vischer
Publisher: ANU E Press
Release Date: 2009-05-01
Genre: Social Science
This collection of papers is the sixth volume in the Comparative Austronesian series. The papers that comprise this volume examine the concept of precedence as a form of local discourse and as a mechanism for ordering status, at different levels, within specific Austronesian-speaking societies. This is the first volume of its kind to focus entirely on precedence and to provide an explication of its social uses and the way in which it is contested. Each paper is ethnographically-focused and offers its own distinctive approach to the examination of precedence. The papers, however, relate closely to one another and are thus able to proffer a variety of comparative reflections.
Delivers the proven solutions that make a difference in your Cisco IP Telephony deployment Learn dial plan best practices that help you configure features such as intercom, group speed dials, music on hold, extension mobility, and more Understand how to manage and monitor your system proactively for maximum uptime Use dial plan components to reduce your exposure to toll fraud Take advantage of call detail records for call tracing and accounting, as well as troubleshooting Utilize the many Cisco IP Telephony features to enable branch site deployments Discover the best ways to install, upgrade, patch, and back up CallManager Learn how backing up to remote media provides both configuration recovery and failure survivability IP telephony represents the future of telecommunications: a converged data and voice infrastructure boasting greater flexibility and more cost-effective scalability than traditional telephony. Having access to proven best practices, developed in the field by Cisco® IP Telephony experts, helps you ensure a solid, successful deployment. Cisco CallManager Best Practices offers best practice solutions for CallManager and related IP telephony components such as IP phones, gateways, and applications. Written in short, to-the-point sections, this book lets you explore the tips, tricks, and lessons learned that will help you plan, install, configure, back up, restore, upgrade, patch, and secure Cisco CallManager, the core call processing component in a Cisco IP Telephony deployment. You’ll also discover the best ways to use services and parameters, directory integration, call detail records, management and monitoring applications, and more. Customers inspired this book by asking the same questions time after time: How do I configure intercom? What’s the best way to use partitions and calling search spaces? How do I deploy CallManager regionally on my WAN? What do all those services really do? How do I know how many calls are active? How do I integrate CallManager with Active Directory? Years of expert experiences condensed for you in this book enable you to run a top-notch system while enhancing the performance and functionality of your IP telephony deployment.
Author: David Lewin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2010-11-04
David Lewin's Generalized Musical Intervals and Transformations is recognized as the seminal work paving the way for current studies in mathematical and systematic approaches to music analysis. Lewin, one of the 20th century's most prominent figures in music theory, pushes the boundaries of the study of pitch-structure beyond its conception as a static system for classifying and inter-relating chords and sets. Known by most music theorists as "GMIT", the book is by far the most significant contribution to the field of systematic music theory in the last half-century, generating the framework for the "transformational theory" movement. Appearing almost twenty years after GMIT's initial publication, this Oxford University Press edition features a previously unpublished preface by David Lewin, as well as a foreword by Edward Gollin contextualizing the work's significance for the current field of music theory.
Author: Biswanath Sen
Release Date: 2012-12-06
It gives me great pleasure to write a foreword to :\1r. Sen's excellent book, and for two reasons in particular. In the first place, in producing it, Mr. Sen has done something vvhich I have long felt needed to be done, and which I at one time had am bitions to do myself. \Vhen, over thirty years ago, and after some years of practice at the Bar, I first entered the legal side of the British Foreign Service, I had not been working for long in the Foreign Office before I conceived the idea of writing - or at any rate compiling - a book to which (in my own mind) I gave the title of "A ~fanual of Foreign Office Law. " This work, had I ever produced it in the form in which I visualised it, could probably not have been published con sistently with the requirements of official discretion. But this did not worry me as I was only contemplating something for private circulation within the Service and in Government circles. :Mr. Sen's aim has been broader and more public-spirited than mine was; but its basis is essentially the same.
The three volume set LNCS 8226, LNCS 8227, and LNCS 8228 constitutes the proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, ICONIP 2013, held in Daegu, Korea, in November 2013. The 180 full and 75 poster papers presented together with 4 extended abstracts were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. These papers cover all major topics of theoretical research, empirical study and applications of neural information processing research. The specific topics covered are as follows: cognitive science and artificial intelligence; learning theory, algorithms and architectures; computational neuroscience and brain imaging; vision, speech and signal processing; control, robotics and hardware technologies and novel approaches and applications.