Family ties prove deadly in this brilliant Jesse Stone novel from New York Times bestselling author Robert B. Parker. The body in the trunk was just the beginning. Turns out the stiff was a foot soldier for local tough guy Reggie Galen, now enjoying a comfortable ´´retirement´´ with his beautiful wife, Rebecca, in the nicest part of Paradise. Living next door are Knocko Moynihan and his wife, Robbie, who also happens to be Rebecca´s twin. But what initially appears to be a low-level mob hit takes on new meaning when a high-ranking crime figure is found dead on Paradise Beach. Stressed by the case, his failed relationship with his ex-wife, and his ongoing battle with the bottle, Jesse needs something to keep him from spinning out of control. When private investigator Sunny Randall comes into town on a case, she asks for Jesse´s help. As their professional and personal relationships become intertwined, both Jesse and Sunny realize that they have much in common with both their victims and their suspects-and with each other.
Das passende Outfit und die richtige Haltung sind die Garanten für Erfolg im Berufsleben. Doch wodurch zeichnen sich ein authentischer Kleidungsstil und die richtige Körpersprache aus? Auch in der Neuauflage des Karriere-Klassikers geben die Autoren praktische Anregungen für den Geschäftsalltag, ergänzt durch neue Themen, wie etwa Business Casual oder Bewerbungsoutfits. Dieses Buch ist ein wertvoller Ratgeber für jeden Berufsanfänger, aber auch für jeden, der sein professionelles Auftreten verbessern möchte.
´´This is not a book only about the representation of conflict. A better way to think of it is as a thoughtful study of imagery in transition during a period of cultural instability, using conflict as the common, unifying context that brings together a disparate collection of thinkers and practitioners and delivers new insight into how images matter.´´ (Stephen Mayes, Executive Director Tim Hetherington Trust) Photographic and filmic images of situations of crisis and conflict change in terms of aesthetics and applications, thereby becoming targets themselves. On the one hand, image producers and the distribution channels for images have multiplied in the course of digital developments. This broadens perspectives and enables new narrative forms. On the other hand, these changes are associated with an upheaval of classical photojournalistic self-perception. This also raises the question to what extent photographs can still function as witnesses. In the realm of claims to truth, they move among authenticity, objectivity and propaganda. Their contextualisation and framing create meanings and require reflection. Images in Conflict / Bilder im Konflikt is devoted to the relationship between conflicts and their mediatisation; it focuses on current visualisation strategies and ´image wars´.
Digital-even before this word signified research-based processing, its original meaning referred to the fingers. The same goes for the artists Michael Morris and Vincent Trasov, whose Image Bank, founded in 1969, did not consist of ones and zeros but entirely of postal handwork. With the intent of a decentralized and network-based circulation and exchange of images, they anticipated the structures of today´s image databases on the Internet. Moreover, from sending, receiving, and collecting, a multifaceted and expansive oeuvre formed, whose creator is no longer a single person, but a collective movement. Away from established institutions such as museums and galleries, a utopia of non-hierarchical and free exchange of images first took shape here, which has lost nothing of its topicality even from today´s perspective. Exhibition: KW Institute for Contemporary Art, 22.6.-1.9.2019
This easy-to-follow textbook provides a modern, algorithmic introduction to digital image processing. It concentrates on practical applications and working implementations whilst also presenting important formal details and the necessary mathematics.
Dr. Gagandeep received his Bachelor´s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, Punjab, India in 2002, M.E. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh, India, in 2005 and Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from Panjabi university, Patiala, India, in 2017. Presently, he works in Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran, Mohali, India as faculty member and has several years work experience in the areas of teaching. He has published more than 40 research papers in leading journals, conference proceedings and books including Elsevier, IEEE, Taylor n Francis and Springer and also holds 23 patents. He is also life member of several societies, received prestigious Academia award from CSI consecutively in 2011 & 2012 and also received ISTE best teacher award in 2016. His current research interests include medical image processing, object detection, semantic retrieval, deep learning.