School Bus Chatter:the things we hear from point a to point b Ellie Newsome
On a certain morning, just a week before Christmas, the little world of school at Chilcombe Hall was awake and stirring at an unusually early hour. Long before the slightest hint of dawn showed in the sky the lamps were lighted in the corridors, maids were scuttling about, bringing in breakfast, and Jones, the gardener, assisted by his eldest boy, a sturdy grinning urchin of twelve, was beginning the process of carrying down piles of hand-bags and hold-alls, and stacking them on a cart which was waiting in the drive outside. Miss Walters, dreading the Christmas rush on the railway, had determined to take time by the forelock, and meant to pack off her pupils by the first available trains, trusting they would most of them reach their destinations before the overcrowding became a serious problem in the traffic. The pupils themselves offered no objections to this early start. The sooner they reached home and began the holidays, so much the better from their point of view. It was fun to get up by lamp-light, when the stars were still shining in the sky; fun to find that rules were relaxed, and for once they might chatter and talk as they pleased; fun to run unreproved along the passages, sing on the stairs, and twirl one another round in an impromptu dance in the hall. The particular occupants of the Blue Bedroom had been astir even before the big bell clanged for rising, so they stole a march over rival dormitories, performed their toilets, packed their hand-bags, strapped their wraps, and proceeded downstairs to the dining-hall, where cups and plates were just being laid upon the breakfast-table. It was quite superfluous energy on the part of Lilias, Dulcie, Gowan, and Bertha, for as a matter of fact not one of them was on the list of earliest departures, but the excitement of the general exodus had awakened them as absolutely as the advent of Santa Claus on Christmas mornings. They stood round the newly-lighted fire, warming their hands, chatting, and hailing fresh arrivals who hurried into the hall. You going by the 6.30, Edith? You lucker! My train doesnt start till ten! I begged and implored Miss Walters to let me leave by the early one, and wait at the junction, but she would not hear of it, so Ive got to stop here kicking my heels, and watch you others whisked away. Isnt it a grisly shame?
Destiny Davis never imagined being an investigative reporter, but her sixth sense for drama and backstabbing caught Mr. Holt´s attention, a wealthy alum from her high school. Now she´s an intern at Chatter, his new blog syndicate, and she´s knee-deep in sleazy politics. Can she rise above and seize her opportunity? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Intuitive. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000058de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ajax Bigelow has a problem. He really doesnt like science, but he must write a science journal for his science teacher Ms. Turri or else. He decides to chronical the events in class as they study what he calls stuff and Ms. Turri calls matter. Throughout Ajax Bigelows Science Journal - Stuff, Ajax and his friends at Avogadro Middle School try to make sense of such topics as mass, density, atoms and molecules, states of matter, mixtures and compounds, and much more. Ajax records the classroom activity in his humorous, unpretentious way. All the while, the science is real as are the typical antics of middle school students. Stuff has a companion website filled with good science information and middle school chatter that extends the concepts presented in the book. Teachers will like the discussion questions and concepts list, too! This book is written by David Cochran, an experienced educator, author, and publisher of Spigot Science for Kids and Classrooms. It is illustrated by Jerry King, a world-class cartoonist. Students in upper elementary and middle school will like the characters in this book and some will identify with Ajax Bigelow, who doesnt always get science. Each journal has a colorful cartoon depicting a key event. The underlying theme of Ajax Bigelows Science Journal - Stuff is that science can be interesting and fun. Nobody takes things too seriously in this class, yet there are good and somewhat challenging concepts taught. The book is written at a fourth-grade reading level, an easy read for most middle schoolers; however, the science concepts are applicable to most upper elementary and middle school science programs. Ajax Bigelows Science Journal - Stuff can be previewed at the companion site.
Outside, Anika Dragomir is all lip gloss and blonde hair - the third most popular girl in school. Inside, she´s a freak. A mix of dark thoughts, diabolical plots, and, if local chatter is to be believed, vampire DNA. After all, her father is from Romania. Everyone else in Nebraska is about as American as an apple pie - wrapped in a flag - on the Fourth of July. Spider stew. That´s what Anika is made of. But she keeps it under wraps to maintain her social position. One step out of line and Becky Vilhauser, first most popular girl in school, will make her life a living hell. So when former loner Logan McDonough shows up one September hotter, smarter, and more mysterious than ever, Anika knows she can´t get involved. It would be insane to throw away her social safety for a nerd. So what if that nerd is now a black-leather-jacket-wearing dreamboat, and his loner status is clearly the result of his troubled home life? Who cares if the right girl could help him with all that, maybe even save him from it? Logan. Who needs him when Jared Kline, the bad boy every girl dreams of, is asking her on dates? Who? Andrea Portes´s emotionally devastating debut YA audiobook lays bare the futility in pretending to be something we´re not and the value in finally celebrating all that we are - inside. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caitlin Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004110de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you want to know what it feels like to take off and land a Boeing 737 at a busy airport? Or how about flying an F-18 Hornet at more than a thousand miles an hour? Ride with young Chris Galloway in the jump seat of the 737 as the pilot and co-pilot run through their pre-flight checks before jamming the throttles forward and roaring down the runway. Then take a tour of the real Top Gun school and listen to a dogfight over the desert skies. This exciting, fact-filled adventure will help you learn how planes really fly, and what the world looks like from 30,000 feet! There´s cockpit and control tower chatter, authentic sound effects, and exciting music. If you´ve ever wanted a behind-the-scenes look at actual flying experiences, don´t miss this flight! 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gwil/000011de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We rely on automation. Our cars parallel park themselves. The military uses unmanned aerial vehicles for surveillance. We can´t go anywhere without our phones. Our lives are ripe for hacking. Not that anyone would. When a group of high school friends meet at their 45th reunion, they discuss the hypothetical. With all these wireless networks, could someone hack a military drone? Unknown to them, a Russian spy gets wind of their idle chatter and plans to put their idea to the test. Vasili Grigoriy Konstantinov commandeers a drone flying over Washington DC and terrorizes the National Mall with a low flyby. Then, things escalate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Samuel E. Hoke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063393de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Die Anforderungen an unser Gehirn sind höher als je zuvor. Wir werden von Informationen bombardiert, mailen, chatten und surfen gleichzeitig. Und es scheint, als sei unser Gehirn nicht für das digitale Zeitalter gemacht. Es ist permanent abgelenkt, ungenau und vergesslich. Für genau diese Schwächen jedoch sollten wir ihm dankbar sein! Denn die Hirnforschung zeigt: Erst durch die Irrtümer des Gehirns sind wir kreativ - etwas, was Künstliche Intelligenz noch in 100 Jahren nicht erreichen wird. Dieser Ratgeber ist ein neurobiologischer Mutmacher, der auf ungewöhnlichem Weg zu besserer Konzentration, größerer Entscheidungsstärke und mehr Kreativität verhilft. Henning Beck wurde 1983 an der südhessischen Bergstraße geboren und studierte Biochemie in Tübingen. Nach seinem Diplom-Abschluss promovierte er an der dortigen Graduate School of Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience. Er arbeitete an der University of California in Berkeley, publiziert regelmäßig in der Wirtschaftswoche und im GEO-Magazin und hält Vorträge und Workshops zu Themen wie Neurobiologie und Kreativität. Henning Beck lebt in Frankfurt und ist am dortigen Scene Grammar Lab tätig. Sein Buch Hirnrissig erschien 2014 bei Hanser.
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Middle Place comes a new memoir that examines the bond - sometimes nourishing, sometimes exasperating, occasionally divine - between mothers and daughters. When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly summarized the family dynamic as "Your father’s the glitter but I’m the glue." This meant nothing to Kelly, who left childhood sure that her mom - with her inviolable commandments and proud stoicism - would be nothing more than background chatter for the rest of Kelly’s life, which she was carefully orienting toward adventure. After college, armed with a backpack, her personal mission statement, and a wad of traveler’s checks, she took off for Australia to see things and do things and Become Interesting. But it didn’t turn out the way she pictured it. In a matter of months, her savings shot, she had a choice: get a job or go home. That’s how Kelly met John Tanner, a newly widowed father of two looking for a live-in nanny. They chatted for an hour, discussed timing and pay, and a week later, Kelly moved in. And there, in that house in a suburb north of Sydney, 10,000 miles from the house where she was raised, her mother’s voice was suddenly everywhere, nudging and advising, cautioning and directing, escorting her through a terrain as foreign as any she had ever trekked. Every day she spent with the Tanner kids was a day spent reconsidering her relationship with her mother, turning it over in her hands like a shell, straining to hear whatever messages might be trapped in its spiral. This is a book about the difference between travel and life experience, stepping out and stepping up, fathers and mothers. But mostly it’s about who you admire and why, and how that changes over time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Corrigan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003737de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a crucial component of our nation´s critical infrastructure, the health sector is an obvious and wide open target for bad actors. Hackers, both state sponsored and mercenary, have been effortlessly pummeling our health sector networks while organizations do little to stop them. A firewall and anti-virus software will do little to stop intruders yet little, if anything, is being done to create standards to thwart a breach. Cybersecurity-centric components must be included in the curriculum of anyone studying health IT, HIPAA and healthcare informatics as these are the first victims that will be under cyber-attack in any organization in which they are employed. Xerox State healthcare, Anthem, AvMed, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, the Nemours Foundation and others experienced breaches that have affected millions of innocent victims but little is being done to solve the issue of educating gatekeepers of the information. Sloppy cybersecurity hygiene stems from minimal standards for information security in the workplace. The kneejerk reaction to a breach is typically restricted to chaotic chatter while actual strategies to thwart future attack are hardly mentioned therefor the attack surface continues to go unprotected as the IoT (Internet of Things) continues to evolve. Sophisticated and determined bad actors such as PLA Unit 61398, Topsec, Blackvine and Hidden Lynx are only a few of the multitude of Chinese initiatives to infiltrate, exfiltrate and corrupt the networks of America´s healthcare sector. The shocking truth is that we are virtually voluntary victims as there is no cybersecurity hygiene and zero cybersecurity-centric culture being taught in hospitals, insurance companies, nursing schools or text books. Cybersecurity basics should be taught in every nursing school and healthcare informatics class yet this topic remains eerily absent from current curriculum. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Rhodes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048978de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.