One of the most controversial books in history, Toledot Yeshu recounts the life story of Jesus from a negative and anti-Christian perspective. It ascribes to Jesus an illegitimate birth, a theft of the Ineffable Name of God, heretical activities, and, finally, a disgraceful death. Perhaps for centuries, the Toledot Yeshu circulated orally until it coalesced into various literary forms. Although the dates of these written compositions remain obscure, some early hints of a Jewish counter-history of Jesus can be found in the works of pagan and Christian authors of Late Antiquity, such as Celsus, Justin, and Tertullian. In the Middle Ages, the book became the object and tool of a most acrimonious controversy. Jews, Christians, and atheists - such as Ibn Shaprut, Luther, and Voltaire - quoted and commented on Toledot Yeshu , trying to disprove the beliefs of their opponents and revealing their own prejudices. Due to the offensive nature of the book, scholars have until recently paid little attention to Toledot Yeshu . In 2007, Peter Schäfer launched a project at Princeton University to prepare a scholarly edition with translation and commentary based on all the available manuscripts (about 150). Along with this project, Peter Schäfer, Michael Meerson, and Yaacov Deutsch organized an international conference, attended by the leading scholars of the subject, to discuss the present state of research. The conference contributions, published in this volume, mark a new stage in Toledot Yeshu research.
November 1943. Tehran, Iran. The three allied leaders, Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin meet to discuss the invasion of Europe and final defeat of Nazi Germany. When a British Intelligence officer is murdered just days before the start of the conference, Booth Salinger, an American OSS officer, is sent to Tehran to investigate. Against this backdrop, A Spy in the Shadows unfolds exposing a tale of dedicated opponents, betrayal of allies, and a German spy, codenamed Traveler, who possesses secrets that could delay the allied invasion and change the outcome of the war. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Killavey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009785de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Poker is tightly woven into the fabric of American culture. Phrases like ´´ace in the hole´´, ´´calling a bluff´´, ´´up the ante´´, and ´´when the chips are down´´ are all part of everyday speech. The game is played by hundred of thousands of people online 24 hours a day, and shows like Celebrity Poker Showdown have given this hobby even more far-reaching exposure.Texas hold ´em is considered the best-known, most-played variety of the game. As many executives, including Bill Gates, have discovered, winning at poker has more in common with winning in business than meets the eye. Now, everyone who wants to make more money and succeed in business can use these cunning strategies to their full advantage - at the card table and at the conference table.Following on the popularity of his best seller The Art of War for Executives, author Donald G. Krause, along with co-author Jeff Carter, reveals practical advice for outmaneuvering opponents and achieving success, effectively transferring tactics for winning at Texas hold ´em to every competitive arena. Readers will discover how to:Develop the characteristics needed to win - including confidence, patience, and logicMaster no-limit tactics like deception, discipline, and observationOvercome the causes of failure that can trip up any playerUse strategies like reading the table, bluffing, spotting bluffs, and finding and exploiting small edgesUseful, entertaining, and shrewd, this is the only book that shows readers how to use hold ´em poker to beat the competition, no matter the odds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Aaron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001674de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book provides an overview of positioning technologies, applications and services in a format accessible to a wide variety of readers. Readers who have always wanted to understand how satellite-based positioning, wireless network positioning, inertial navigation, and their combinations work will find great value in this book. Readers will also learn about the advantages and disadvantages of different positioning methods, their limitations and challenges. Cognitive positioning, adding the brain to determine which technologies to use at device runtime, is introduced as well. Coverage also includes the use of position information for Location Based Services (LBS), as well as context-aware positioning services, designed for better user experience. Jari Nurmi works as a Professor at Tampere University of Technology, Finland since 1999, in the Faculty of Computing and Electrical Engineering. He is working on embedded computing systems, wireless localization, positioning receiver prototyping, and software-defined radio. He held various research, education and management positions at TUT since 1987 and was the Vice President of the SME VLSI Solution Oy 1995-1998. Since 2013 he is also a partner and co-founder of Ekin Labs Oy, a research spin-off company commercializing technology for human presence detection, now headquartered in Silicon Valley as Radiomaze, Inc. He has supervised 19 PhD and over 130 MSc theses at TUT, and been the opponent or reviewer of 32 PhD theses for other universities worldwide. He is a senior member of IEEE, member of the technical committee on VLSI Systems and Applications at IEEE CAS, and board member of Tampere Convention Bureau. In 2011 he received IIDA Innovation Award, and in 2013 the Scientific Congress Award and HiPEAC Technology Transfer Award. He is a steering committee member of four international conferences, in the chairman position in two. He has edited 5 Springer books, and has published about 350 international conference and journal articles and book chapters. He has participated in the Marie Curie ITN network MULTI-POS as the network coordinator and scientist in charge. Elena-Simona Lohan is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at Tampere University of Technology (TUT). She is also a Visiting Professor at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. She received an M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnics University of Bucharest, Romania, in 1997, a D.E.A. degree (French equivalent of master) in Econometrics, at ´ Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France, in 1998, and a Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications from TUT, in 2003. She has more than 170 international publications, 3 patents and 2 patent applications. She is serving as Associate Editor to IET Radar, Sonar and Navigation journal and to RIN Cambridge Journal of Navigation since 2013. Her current research interests include wireless location techniques based on signals of opportunity and cognitive spectrum sensing for positioning purposes. She has participated in the Marie Curie ITN network MULTI-POS as scientist in charge and equality officer. Henk Wymeersch is a Professor in Communication Systems with the Department of Signals and Systems at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. Prior to joining Chalmers, he was a postdoctoral researcher from 2005 until 2009 with the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Henk Wymeersch obtained the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering/Applied sciences in 2005 from Ghent University, Belgium. He served as Associate Editor for IEEE Communication Letters (2009-2013), IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (since 2013), and IEEE Transactions on Communications (since 2016). His current research interests include cooperative systems and intelligent transportation. He has participated in the Marie Curie ITN network MULTI-POS as scientist in charge. Gonzalo Seco-Granados received the PhD degree on Telecommunications Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in 2000 and an MBA from IESE in 2002. From 2002 to 2005, he was member of the technical staff the European Space Agency, involved in the design of the Galileo system. Since 2006, he is Associate Professor at the Department of Telecommunications, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He has been principal investigator of over 25 research projects. In 2014, he received an ICREA Academia fellowship. In 2015, he was
´´Mayor Richard M. Daley dropped the bomb at a routine news conference at City Hall on Tuesday. With no prelude or fanfare, Mr. Daley announced that he would not seek re-election when his term expires next year. ´Simply put, it´s time,´ he said.´´ New York Times, September 7, 2010 With those four words, an era ended. After twenty-two years, the longest-serving and most powerful mayor in the history of Chicago - and, arguably, America-stepped down, leaving behind a city that was utterly transformed, and a complicated legacy we are only beginning to evaluate. In First Son, Keith Koeneman chronicles the sometimes Shakespearean, sometimes Machiavellian life of an American political legend. Making deft use of unprecedented access to key players in the Daley administration, as well as Chicago´s business and cultural leaders, Koeneman draws on more than one hundred interviews to tell an up-close, insider story of political triumph and personal evolution. With Koeneman as our guide, we follow young Daley from his beginnings as an average Bridgeport kid thought to lack his father´s talent and charisma to his unlikely transformation into an iron-fisted leader. Daley not only escaped the giant shadow of his father but also transformed Chicago from a gritty, post-industrial Midwestern capital into a beautiful, sophisticated global city widely recognized as a model for innovative metropolises throughout the world. But in spite of his many accomplishments, Richard M. Daley´s record is far from flawless. First Son sets the dramatic improvement of certain parts of the city against the persistent realities of crime, financial stress, failing public housing, and dysfunctional schools. And it reveals that while in many ways Daley broke with the machine politics of his father, he continued to reward loyalty with favors, use the resources of city government to overwhelm opponents, and tolerate political corruption. A nuanced portrait of a co... 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Coon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007151de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.