Author: Jonathan Blyth
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2004
Genre: English language
Do you look back on your school days, and remember magical times, powerful and enduring friendships, and secret adventures? Well, snap out of it. You're deluding yourself. Based on the popular website playgroundlaw.com THE LAW OF THE PLAYGROUND is a dictionary of the insults, games, torture, legendary anecdotes and pure creative insanity that we all - as pre-moral children -inflicted on each other. Whilst the emphasis is always on humour, the book acknowledges that children are bastards, and begrudgingly accepts that that is, actually- very amusing. Written with dark nostalgia - and more wit and substance than your average joyless I Love 1986 TV show, everyone can find something they will identify with in LAW OF THE PLAYGROUND. A timely antidote to the rose-tinted view of childhood offered by FriendsReunited.co.uk and SchoolDisco.com.
Author: James Mason Jr.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2012-03-30
I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war. Psalm 120:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Revelation 12:79
For those of you considering the purchase of this book allow me at the very first to acknowledge that I am not a theologian, a pastor or a teacher ordained to the ministry of the Gospel by any organized religious group. The pages within the covers are not written to extol or acclaim the need for or value of religion. You will find many reasons presented that cause me to see and know the opposite is true. In my Introduction I call this manuscript "A Book of Warning." There is a tremendous movement in the world to unite all faiths into a common religion that can be accepted by everyone. Hidden behind the words and actions of more than a few politicians and many religious leaders is the ominous promotion of what the media has called a "One World Religion." Political and financial leaders around the world, many who prefer to remain in deep cover, are proclaiming that for the world to become more stable we must have a "New One World Government." They realize that for this system of government to work there must be some form of common agreement, therefore they are preparing the way for the false prophet. The world we live in which I have called "The Devil's Playground," is changing at a pace previously unimaginable. In this documented commentary I hope to alert the readers to not only why and how, but introduce them to the only hope of escape from the coming storm. In the extremely imminent future, all the things that those captive in the playground have put their trust and confidence in will suddenly evaporate like a mirage. I pray that readers of this book may find the directions for their escape.
Author: Dave Potter
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2003-10-04
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Produced by PLAYLINK, a registered charity which assists local communities to create adventure playgrounds for children. Established in 1962, PLAYLINK is recognised as the national authority on good practice for play provision of this type. This essential handbook draws on PLAYLINK's 35 years experience with adventure playgrounds, introduces recent changes to legislation and gives guidance on the interpretation of legal responsibilities. It is intende for all those working as play officers, playworkers, playground designers or consultants in supervised play provision, legal advisers and regulatory authorities. It will also be of interst to anyone involved in leisure and recreation management and the design and construction of sports facilities.
This book, The Playground, is actually a childrens story. When I saw there was a need to explain to my fourteen year old daughter, spiritual principles in the simplest of ways, I referred her to the elements found within a playground. I thought it would be the easiest way for her to retain information if she drew an analogy from each element of play and it worked. Here I use spiritual applications of the slide, a swing, a see saw, some monkey bars, a sand box, a round a bout, a barrel, and finally a balance beam to illustrate metaphysically spiritual terms in the simplest of manners. Realizing myself how effective this is as a teaching tool, on how we relate to God, I also wanted to share this with my readers. Socialization, parental guidance, and leadership are some more of the topics addressed, along with more wonderfully crafted poems to strengthen ones faith.
Author: Dr. R. Albert Mohler
Release Date: 2008-09-16
Are you ready to respond to the most relevant questions of sexuality today? Lifetime monogamy is passé. Pornography infiltrates nearly every home. Homosexuality is accepted. Lust has been redefined. The family as an institution is questioned. We are reminded every day that assumptions about what is right and wrong, sexually, are different today than they were fifty–or even ten–years ago. Christian principles that formed the pattern for generations of American families are conspicuously absent. What happened and why? How do we respond to the dramatic shift in our culture’s perspective on sex? As one of today’s most influential thinkers, Dr. Albert Mohler addresses these critical topics in a thoughtful, cut-to-the-chase style in Desire and Deceit. As you follow Mohler’s guidance in applying biblical solutions to today’s most highly charged issues, you will be not only equipped but also inspired to speak the truth in a society hungry for answers.
Most students lack any form of discipline or restraint in the classroom. Parents condone their childrens behavior. School administrators exhibit a god complex, and school police officers are caught in between the web of school politics that often interferes in enforcing the law equally to all. Today, students adverse behavior in the classroom no longer constitutes a delinquent conduct as per classroom discipline management rules, but rather, an act that has manifests itself into a criminal offense. Students are empowered to act bad when their own parents themselves refuse to correct their childrens maladaptive behavior by blaming others for their short comings. And this problem is further exasperated by school administrators who either use a strong arm tactic to curtail the problem or a too soft a hand to make an impression to get a child to exhibit positive behavior in the classroom. School administrators have a God complex where they walk around their campus expecting everyone, including school police officers, to do their biting. School administrators try to instill their own brand of justice by picking and choosing which students are to be charged with a criminal offense while others are allowed to continue their maladaptive behaviors. School police officers find themselves in a very precarious situation where they must wear different hats to address different issues that arise in the classroom. School police officers are like band-aides that are place on a wound, it is a cure all fix all approach to making problems go away, unfortunately, when dealing with the school community school police officers, and law enforcement in general, cannot use a band-aide to make things better as police work in a school setting is a web of complex issues that fosters misunderstanding among members of the school and law enforcement communities.
Author: Ian J. Bartley
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2013-04-09
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
I was inspired to write this book due to the things that I have witness over the years with in my self and others that have been a concern with the high rate of drop out amongst Ministers, Christian workers and Compassion workers in the church. In doing this paper I have sort to research and explore what burnout is and the impact it is having on all professions and work situations. In this paper I will access a number of resources that are centred on workplace stress and burnout with in curtain professions. As a pastor myself and working with many other pastors I have discovered that the majority of them are burnt out and are not even aware that they are burnt out. These church leaders are from nearly all denominations as well as my own.
It is important for anybody involved in sport and physical recreation to be aware of the legal context in which their activity takes place, to develop an understanding of their legal responsibilities and to know what might happen if something goes wrong. Sport, Physical Recreation and the Law is the first textbook on this difficult subject for students and practitioners in sport and physical recreation. Covering a wide range of legal principles and cases, this textbook introduces the reader to legal systems, terminology, databases and the use of case law. Designed to encourage analysis, reflection and the application of examples and ideas from the reader’s own experience, the book clearly and comprehensively explains key topics such as: socio-legal aspects of sports violence and criminal liability negligence and defences against negligence manslaughter by individuals and organizations in sport principles of natural justice, disciplinary tribunals and doping discrimination, harassment and child protection risk management, statutory duties, and breaches of health and safety criminal liability – recognized sports, hazing, and cage fighting. Including over 300 exercises, hypothetical scenarios, investigative tasks and seminar activities, this book is an essential course text for all students of sport, recreation and the law, and an invaluable reference for coaches, physical education teachers and those who play, lead or organize sport and physical recreation.
Author: Paul J Vanderwood
Publisher: Duke University Press
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Satan’s Playground chronicles the rise and fall of the tumultuous and lucrative gambling industry that developed just south of the U.S.-Mexico border in the early twentieth century. As prohibitions against liquor, horse racing, gambling, and prostitution swept the United States, the vice industry flourished in and around Tijuana, to the extent that reformers came to call the town “Satan’s Playground,” unintentionally increasing its licentious allure. The area was dominated by Agua Caliente, a large, elegant gaming resort opened by four entrepreneurial Border Barons (three Americans and one Mexican) in 1928. Diplomats, royalty, film stars, sports celebrities, politicians, patricians, and nouveau-riche capitalists flocked to Agua Caliente’s luxurious complex of casinos, hotels, cabarets, and sports extravaganzas, and to its world-renowned thoroughbred racetrack. Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Louis B. Mayer, the Marx Brothers, Bing Crosby, Charlie Chaplin, Gloria Swanson, and the boxer Jack Dempsey were among the regular visitors. So were mobsters such as Bugsy Siegel, who later cited Agua Caliente as his inspiration for building the first such resort on what became the Las Vegas Strip. Less than a year after Agua Caliente opened, gangsters held up its money-car in transit to a bank in San Diego, killing the courier and a guard and stealing the company money pouch. Paul J. Vanderwood weaves the story of this heist gone wrong, the search for the killers, and their sensational trial into the overall history of the often-chaotic development of Agua Caliente, Tijuana, and Southern California. Drawing on newspaper accounts, police files, court records, personal memoirs, oral histories, and “true detective” magazines, he presents a fascinating portrait of vice and society in the Jazz Age, and he makes a significant contribution to the history of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Author: Norman Davies
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2005-02-24
This new edition of Norman Davies's classic study of the history of Poland has been revised and fully updated with two new chapters to bring the story to the end of the twentieth century. The author adopts a sceptical stance towards all existing interpretations of Polish history and attempts to bring a strong dose of common sense to his theme. He presents the most comprehensive survey in English of this frequently maligned and usually misunderstood country.
Laying Down the Law presents 25 no-nonsense rules that teach your kids values and discipline from the inside out NBC Today show expert Dr. Ruth Peters shares her best and newest advice for helping families restore order and keep the peace with proven, painless methods that once and for all get your children to: Understand and follow your family's values Do their work when and how YOU want it done-- without whining Follow your rules, even when their friends don't Develop compassion and empathy Now, you'll know: When snooping in their rooms is okay-- and how to do it When making peace is the WORST thing you can do The 5 questions you must ask your teenager every time he leaves the house Why your kids should earn their privileges-- and how to get them to
Author: Don Herweck
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
Release Date: 2007-08-03
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
The basic principles of mechanical engineering are Isaac Newton's three laws of motion regarding force, acceleration and deceleration, and actions and reactions. Working with these basic rules, today's engineers continue to create inventions that make our lives easier.