Learn about the Iron Curtain with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. The “iron curtain” is the term used to describe the strict division of Western and Eastern Europe between 1945 and 1991. The conflict was between Western Allies and the Soviet Union. Although they had been allies during World War Two, they soon became bitter rivals after it ended. World War Two was waged from 1939 until 1945. From the early 1940s, three of the strongest Allied powers in the war were the US, Britain, and the Soviet Union. They worked together to defeat the Nazis. But their different ideologies and governments caused the alliance to dissipate after the war. Their different views sparked such a rivalry that a boundary was built by the Soviets to keep out the West. This boundary was known as the “iron curtain”. To understand why the “iron curtain” was erected, it is important to know the differences between the Soviet and US governments. Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind. iMinds offers 12 main categories, become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport.. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. Make your MP3 smarter with iMinds MindTracks, intersperse with music and enjoy learning a little about a lot.. knowledge of your own choice and in your own time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hamish Hughes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000095/bk_imnd_000095_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For John Chatterton and Richie Kohler, deep wreck diving was more than a sport. Testing themselves against treacherous currents, braving depths that induced hallucinatory effects, they pushed themselves to their limits and beyond, brushing against death more than once in the rusting hulks of sunken ships. But in the fall of 1991, not even these courageous divers were prepared for what they found 230 feet below the surface, in the frigid Atlantic waters 60 miles off the coast of New Jersey: a World War II German U-boat, its ruined interior a macabre wasteland of twisted metal, tangled wires, and human bones all buried under decades of accumulated sediment. No identifying marks were visible on the submarine or the few artifacts that Chatterton and Kohler brought to the surface. No historian, expert, or government had a clue as to which U-boat the men had found. In fact, the official records all agreed that there simply could not be a sunken U-boat and crew at that location. Over the next six years, an elite team of divers embarked on a quest to solve the mystery. Chatterton and Kohler, at first bitter rivals, would be drawn into a friendship that deepened to an almost mystical bond of brotherhood. As the men's marriages frayed under the pressure of a shared obsession, their dives grew more daring, and each realized that he was hunting more than the identities of a lost U-boat and its nameless crew. Author Robert Kurson's account of this quest is at once thrilling and emotionally complex. The story of Shadow Divers often seems too amazing to be true, but it all happened, 230 feet down, in the deep blue sea. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Campbell Scott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000446/bk_rand_000446_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.The Russian Mafia (Russian: , Russkaya mafiya) or Bratva ( , slang for "brotherhood", which applies to all gangs, including rivals) often transliterated as Mafiya are names designating a diverse group of organized crime syndicates originating in the former Soviet Union (Russia and the CIS). Since the 1991 fall of the USSR, these groups have amassed considerable worldwide power and influence. Organized crime existed in Russia since the days of the Tsars and Imperial Russia in the form of banditry and thievery, known as Vory v zakone or "thieves in law". This class of criminal had to abide by certain rules in the prison system. One such rule was that cooperation with the authorities of any kind was forbidden. During World War II some prisoners made a deal with the government to enlist in the armed forces in return for a reduced sentence, but upon their return to prison they were attacked and killed by inmates who remained loyal to the rules of the thieves.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Kenneth Dale Irwin, Jr. August 5, 1969 July 7, 2000 was a NASCAR stock car driver. He had driven in all three major of forms of NASCAR and had two total victories. Before that, he raced in the United States Auto Club against Tony Stewart who was one of his fiercest rivals. He died as a result of injuries suffered in a crash during a practice session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Irwin grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and was the 3rd youngest of four children. He began racing quarter-midgets before he was in the second grade. He graduated from Lawrence North High School in 1988 where he played varsity soccer, while continuing his career as a driver. Between 1988 and 1991, he raced for his father in the IMSA American Challenge stock car series, all while he was still a teenager.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Rugby union in Luxembourg is a minor but growing sport. The Fédération luxembourgeoise de rugby was founded in May 1973, and joined the IRB in 1991. It was created mainly by French and British expatriates, following the foundation of the first club of the country, the Rugby Club Luxembourg, because the club could not be officially recognised without a national federation. Rugby was introduced into Luxembourg in the late 1960s. They have traditionally seen themselves as rivals to Andorra, which is in a similar position to them - i.e. a small population, a growing interest in the game, plus the input of many foreigners working there in the finance industry. (Andorra was also to give Luxembourg its first international win, in 1989.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Rad Mobile is a video game developed by Sega-AM2 and published by Sega. This game was first released in arcades in 1991, then it was ported to the Sega Saturn in 1994 under the name Gale Racer. Sega followed up on the success of Rad Mobile by making a sequel, Rad Rally for the arcades in 1992, which included several gameplay changes. Rad Mobile took place in a first person perspective and had the player engage into a non-stop road race across the USA while avoiding traffic and police cars under the time limit. The player only gets to drive in a (Ferrari 330 P4 type) prototype racing against other opponents driving of what appear to be Vector cars. The players get to race with fifteen other rivals across the track trying to prevent you from winning. During some of the courses you get to activate different controls. They include headlights for night driving and windshield wipers during rainstorms. If the player does not activate these controls when prompted effects such as a restricted view of the road or a wet windshield will occur.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Branislav "Branko" Brnovi (Serbian Cyrillic: , born 8 August 1967 in Titograd, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) is a retired Montenegrin professional footballer, who played as a defensive midfielder. After making his professional debuts with local FK Budu nost Podgorica, Brnovi signed with national giants FK Partizan in 1991, helping the Belgrade outfit to back-to-back national championships, with the addition of two cups. In the 1992 93 season, as Partizan won the league and lost the domestic cup to city rivals Red Star, he scored a career-best six goals (the team netted 103).
Roger Freestone (born 19 August 1968) is a former Wales international Goalkeeper. Born in Caerleon, near Newport, Monmouthshire, Freestone began his career at Newport County as a trainee before moving to Chelsea in 1987 for Pds. 95,000. During his time there he was never the established first choice, being behind Eddie Niedzwicki, Kevin Hitchcock and Dave Beasant, and was loaned out to Swansea City and Hereford United. He eventually joined Swansea on a permanent deal in 1991, for a fee of Pds. 45,000, and went on to spend over a decade, the majority of his career, at the Welsh club. In 2001 a rumoured move to rivals Cardiff City was met with anger from Swansea fans as they did not want to lose him.
Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 73%, University of the West of England, Bristol (Bristol Business School), course: Strategic Management, 17 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: There is no common definition of strategy or the way how to implement it. However, it is common understanding that the purpose of each business is to maximise profit and that this is reached through a competitive advantage a firm might have over its rivals. Therefore, strategy should describe a mean to manage and direct a business in its environment towards a favourable market position which offers a competitive advantage (e.g. Rumelt, 1996; Porter, 1996). In this sense, 'a firm is said to have a sustained competitive advantage when it is implementing a value creating strategy not simultaneously being implemented by any current or potential competitors and when these other firms are unable to duplicate the benefits of this strategy.' (Barney, 1991: 102) However, there are different approaches regarding what strategies need to be based upon to achieve that competitive advantage, i.e. what are the sources for a favourable market position and a competitive advantage. This paper then goes on explaining the resource-based view before listing its criticisms and concluding with an outlook into the future of strategic planning.