One of Shelleys stories that show her love for Italy, Italian history, bloodlines and politics. The main plot concentrates on a family rivalry in Siena. The Mancinis and the Tolomeis are fierce opponents, but all of a sudden one member of the one family falls in love with a member of the other ...
She came to the outback to marry the love of her life. She just didnt expect him to be her fiancés younger brother. When Meghan Flanagan, a vet-nurse from Townsville, moves to Brigadier Station in outback Queensland to marry the man of her dreams, she is shocked to discover that perhaps her fiancé isnt the man she wants waiting for her at the altar. The man shes destined to marry, just might be his younger brother. Cautious of women after a disastrous past relationship, Darcy is happy living on his beloved cattle station, spending his spare time riding horses, going to rodeos and campdrafting. He didnt expect the perfect woman show up on his doorstep. Engaged to his brother. With the wedding only hours away, Meghan must make the decision of a lifetime. But, her betrayal could tear the family apart. She knows all too well the pain of losing loved ones and being alone. Now that she has the family she so desperately wants; will she risk losing it all? Set in the drought stricken plains of Julia Creek, North Queensland and the coastal city of Townsville this is a rural romance that will leave you asking: Will she marry the right man, for the right reasons? The Brothers of Brigadier Station is the first in the Brigadier Station series and can easily be read as a standalone. Each of Sarahs stories are linked so you can find out what happens to the other brothers and your favourite characters in future books. You can find her online at: www.sarahwilliamsauthor.com www.facebook.com/sarahwilliamswriter www.twitter.com/SarahW_Writer
Bringing the skills of a literary historian to the subject, Brian Moloney considers the genesis of Saint Francis of Assisis Canticle of Brother Sun to show how it works as a carefully composed work of art. The study examines the saints life and times, the structure of the poem, the features of its style, and the range of its possible meanings. Brian Moloney is Emeritus Professor at the University of Hull and the University of Wollongong.
Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2016 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Film und Fernsehen, Universität Bayreuth (Medienwissenschaft), Veranstaltung: Medienkultur, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Käfig-TV, Gaffer-Show und Spanner-TV - dies sind nur einige Schlagworte aus dem Mediendiskurs um die experimentelle Fernsehshow Big Brother, welche im Jahre 2000 das erste Malim deutschen Fernsehen auf Sendung ging. Zehn sich vorab nicht bekannte Showteilnehmer - gecastet aus einem Pool von freiwilligen Bewerbern - lebten mehrere Wochen lang gemeinsam auf engsten Raum in einem Wohncontainer. Tag und Nacht wurden sie dabei von überall angebrachten Kameras gefilmt, Ausschnitte davon im TV gezeigt. Der Name der Sendung war Programm: Big Brother is watching you. Aller Kritik zum Trotz präsentierten sie sich dem Blick der Öffentlichkeit, nicht zuletzt, weil ein hohes Preisgeld lockte, und sie durch die Sendung einen Bekanntheitsgrad erreichen konnten, der sich ebenfalls lukrativ vermarkten ließ. Viele Zuschauer interessierten sich für das innovative Fernsehformat und traten dabei in die Rolle des Voyeurs oder auch des Überwachenden: Big Brother stellte in Form einer Computerstimme, die mit den Bewohnern kommunizierte, bestimmte Regeln auf. Wurden diese nicht befolgt, gab es eine Strafe, bei guter Führung eine Belohnung. Das Publikum konnte diese Sanktionen teilweise mitbestimmen und über Gedeih und Verderb, sprich: Rausschmiss oder Verbleib, entscheiden. Gewisse inhaltliche Punkte dieses TV-Formats ziehen viele Vergleichspunkte mit Prinzip des Panoptikums nach Jeremy Bentham. Ziel dieser Arbeit ist es, diese beiden gesellschaftlichen Phänomene - einmal im Zusammenhang mit der Überwachung und Disziplinierung von Sträflingen beim Benthamschen Gefängnismodell, einmal medial und als Spiel - zu vergleichen. Dazu möchte ich zunächst die Aspekte des Panoptikums aufzeigen und erklären, welche wesentlichen An- und Absichten Bentham mit seinem Modell des perfekten Gefängnisses hatte. Zudem möchte ich die Weiterentwicklung des Panoptikums als allgemeines Prinzip des Panoptismus zur Ausübung einer Disziplinierung der Gesellschaft nach Paul-Michel Foucault thematisieren und darauf eingehen, welche Visionen Foucault in der Weiterentwicklung des Prinzips hatte.
Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2016 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Film und Fernsehen, Note: 2,3, Universität Hamburg, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Diese Hausarbeit befasst sich mit der kontroversen Mediengattung des Reality TVs und mit verschiedenen Aspekten der Dramatisierung und Inszenierung innerhalb zweier Reality-TV-Formate. Für die exemplarische Analyse wurden die beiden Formate Ich bin ein Star - Holt mich hier raus! (in vielen Fällen auch als Dschungelcamp bezeichnet) und Frauentausch gewählt. Bei beiden Formaten handelt es sich um langjährig erfolgreiche Adaptionen aus dem Ausland, die in Deutschland von privaten Sendeanstalten ausgestrahlt werden. Des Weiteren sind beide Formate, wie in dem nächsten Abschnitt erläutert wird, dem performativen Reality TV zuzuordnen. Sich prügelnde Kinder, verzweifelte Mütter und verliebte Prominente - diese und ähnliche Szenerien sind aus der zeitgenössischen Fernsehlandschaft nicht mehr wegzudenken. Wenn die Zeiten draußen ungemütlich sind, wenn Krieg ist, wenn Unsicherheit ist, dann wollen die Leute gemütliches Fernsehen sehen. Wenn man sich an das Chaos draußen gewöhnt hat, dann sind die Menschen bereit für ein bisschen kontroverse Themen, erklärte Boris Brandt von der Produktionsfirma Endemol vor einigen Jahren in einem Interview mit Spiegel Online. Diese Produktionsfirma ist unter anderem für einige der derzeit beliebtesten TV-Formate in Deutschland verantwortlich, wie zum Beispiel Vermisst, Verzeih Mir oder Promi Big Brother. Eben jene Formate tragen, wenn man Brandt Glauben schenkt, dazu bei, die angesprochenen, kontroversen Themen über den Fernseher in die deutschen Wohnzimmer zu transportieren. Die aufgelisteten Formate haben die Gemeinsamkeit, dass sie einer der populärsten Genre-Gattungen der internationalen Fernsehlandschaft angehören - dem Reality TV. Diese hybride, sich stetig wandelnde Gattung zeichnet sich unter anderem durch Skandale, Schockmomente, Ekel und Grenzübertretungen aus. Fernsehproduzent Markus Peichl verglich Reality TV gar mit einem altertümlichen Jahrmarkt: Das ist wie frühher auf dem Jahrmarkt, wo in den Schaubuden Schlangenmenschen, Pygmäen und Frauen mit Bärten ausgestellt wurden. Auch die aktuelle Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel gab ihr Interesse an den voyeuristischen, an den Alltag angelehnten Merkmalen des Reality TV zu: Da schaut man doch gerne hinein, wenn die Leute ihre Gardinen nicht zugezogen haben.
If sex is the solution, what do you do when your sibling is the only one that can save you? In this collection of taboo shorts, brothers and sisters are pulled into sensual, and sometimes paranormal, situations. Secret lusts will be revealed and obscene hijinks are in store in this second volume of Sibling Affairs! First, in The Big Bad Wolfman, Aaron is a genetic scientist experimenting with wolf DNA. When an accident in the lab heightens his aggression and libido, his sister is the only one that can soothe the savage beast. Then, in The Hangover Slut, a party girl is feeling frisky after a night on the town and wants her virgin brother to feed her anal addiction. In the next tale, His Sister, His Slave, Susan discovers that she has a kink for being manhandled. The strange part is, she only likes being dominated when her brothers the one in charge. Finally, in Three Girls, a Guy, and a Magic Sex Spring, an enchanted hot spring turns Marissa and her girlfriends into sex fiends. Theres only one man that can satisfy their supernatural lust: Marissas handsome twin! This collection of taboo shorts is 34,000 words and for readers 18 and up. ----- Excerpt ----- When he crashed through the front door his face was red and the snow was sticking to the copper hairs of his beard. Hed just started growing it out for the trip and it made his face glow like a ruddy sun. Marissa was waiting on the couch that faced the front window, dried from the snow and the spring but now shivering in just an undershirt and her panties. The cold helped. It was the only thing that counteracted the burning inside her. Don dropped his skis and tossed his wet scarf and hat on the floor. He slid to his knees in front of his twin and grabbed her pale hands. She almost cried when she saw the frantic look on his face. He was so handsome and so worried. She hated to deceive him. He noticed that she was bouncing her legs non-stop (and noticed, too, that she wasnt wearing pants or even a bra). Whats going on? he demanded. Whats the emergency? Without thinking, she kissed his chapped lips. They were cold, almost as cold as his nose when it brushed against her cheek. She moaned into his mouth and, for a blessed moment, he melted against her. Then he reeled back in blinking confusion. Sis? You wont believe this, she said. I cant explain it. Something about that spring out back. It...it did something to us. Are you sick? She continued to bounce on her toes. Her body parts so tender that they begged to be touched. She ached. It made every moment without a man inside her a painful tease. Maybe, she said huskily. Were horny, Don. He choked. W-what? She laced her fingers through his curls. Were horny, she said. The word broke from her in something like a sob. She had to take a deep breath before she continued. Were so horny, she said. We--they need you. Who? he said. Don? It was Saras voice. They could hear her bare feet padding on the hardwood and looked up to see her leaning over the upstairs bannister. Get up here, she purred. The girl was completely nude, and was soon joined by Stephanie--also nude, also with that wicked gleam in her eye. The taller girl draped her arm over Saras shoulder. Yeah, Don, she said. Get up here and show me that big thing youve been keeping from me. Don gaped at the cheerleaders. With slurred speech and dazed eyes, he struggled to return his attention to his sister. Uhhhh? Marissa willed herself not to jump his beautiful bones. Maybe that was why she could resist the springs power better than the others, because her longing for Donald wasnt new. It had lingered in her, secretly, for years. She had grown accustomed to suppressing it. Please, she said. I think, maybe, if you can make them... She closed her eyes and pushed herself to say the word, ...climax, it will help. Don stared at her. But what about you?
The Piece of Wood That Laughed and Cried Like a Child Master Cherry Gives the Wood Away Geppetto Names His Puppet Pinocchio The Talking-Cricket Scolds Pinocchio The Flying Egg Pinocchios Feet Burn to Cinders Geppetto Gives His Own Breakfast to Pinocchio Geppetto Makes Pinocchio New Feet Pinocchio Goes To See a Puppet-Show The Puppets Recognize Their Brother Pinocchio Fire-Eater Sneezes and Pardons Pinocchio Pinocchio Receives a Present of Five Gold Pieces The Inn of the Red Craw-Fish Pinocchio Falls Among Assassins The Assassins Hang Pinocchio to the Big Oak The Beautiful Child Rescues the Puppet Pinocchio Will Not Take His Medicine Pinocchio Again Meets the Fox and the Cat Pinocchio Is Robbed of His Money Pinocchio Starts Back to the Fairys House Pinocchio Acts as Watch-dog Pinocchio Discovers the Robbers Pinocchio Flies to the Seashore Pinocchio Finds the Fairy Again Pinocchio Promises the Fairy To Be Good The Terrible Dog-Fish Pinocchio Is Arrested by the Gendarmes Pinocchio Escapes Being Fried Like a Fish He Returns to the Fairys House The Land of Boobies Pinocchio Enjoys Five Months of Happiness Pinocchio Turns Into a Donkey Pinocchio Is Trained for the Circus Pinocchio Is Swallowed by the Dog-Fish A Happy Surprise for Pinocchio Pinocchio at Last Ceases to Be a Puppet and Becomes a Boy
Twelve-year-old Andy Pembletons younger brother disappeared two years ago. The loss tore Andys world apart. His father left. His mother withdrew into guilt, all but ignoring Andy. But Andy is going to change all of that. He has a plan to find his brother-a deeply disturbing one. ...about every parents worst nightmare. This was a gripping tale and goes to show that not only parents suffer when a child goes missing and how it can warp a child. -Bitten By Books
A bridesmaid sometimes gets what she wants And a goddess always gets what she needs When her brother Andy married his girlfriend Lea - and their boyfriend Sean - Jessie felt sorry for herself. Here she was, alone, unloved. But when two gorgeous firemen friends of her brother decide to show Jessie a very, very good time, well, who is she to say no? And when they make her feel like nothing less than a goddess - well, who is she not to say yes? This first in a series of sequels to The Visitor Comes for Good , this short story can be read on its own or as part of The Visitor Saga. MFM Menage - heterosexual threesome Extract Jessie waved at Andy and her new sister-in-law as they rode away in the flower-decked cart, and she found herself trying not to think about the men at her elbows. Jessie hadnt ever been exactly overburdened when it came to male companionship. Booger barely counted, and theyd been divorced for over a year - all but for forever before that - and besides him... Beside her, two men - men - in dress uniforms stepped forward, each taking a hand. Jessies middle flipped, then flipped again. [...] So, Jessie, said the older one, Pat, the captain, who looked more like George Clooney than any man Jessie had any right to be near. Youre looking a lot happier than you did this afternoon. Smiling at him, Jessie tried to say something cute or clever but all that came out was a kind of wobbly Hmmmm! On her other side, Billings, young, black, and sweet as honey, squeezed her hand. Nice wedding. Easy to be happy. Three nice weddings. Jessie laughed, fighting down the panic brought on by the two very different hands holding hers. God. Not even thinking about it, Jessie began to lead the two men back toward Pas shed, where shed led Booger so many times back when they were kids - away from the house, from prying eyes. But tonight there were dozens of Harris cousins and guests laughing and drinking. Priors brothers, passing a blunt around. Deacon... Something stronger than panic began to grip Jessies middle. The men didnt seem to notice. Pat was chuckling. Well, three nice weddings. And unique. Cant say Ive ever seen anything like it. You okay with it, Jessie? Billings whispered. Okay? Jessie was struggling with the image of Deacon Lawrence after Prior and Cherrys wedding. Him passed out on her bed upstairs, dead drunk with his pants halfway down. And her, kneeling there between his knees, ready and raring to go, left to take care of herself. Again. Humiliating. Deacon hadnt said a word to her since. Not that she could look him in the face. The other guests were laughing and her cousin Billy had started playing Devil with the Blue Dress, but Billings continued, still whispering, Okay with Andy, and Lea, and... You know. Sean. Andy and Lea and Sean. Oh, yeah said Jessie, not sure at all how she felt about it, but only having enough room in her head for Jessie and Pat and... She turned to Billings. Um. You got a first name? Pat snorted and Billings scowled. What? Jessie asked, hoping she hadnt just fucked the whole thing up. But it seemed like asking a boys first name when you were about to do whatever it was they were about to do was kind of a reasonable question. Billingss annoyance softened as he looked at her. Its okay. I just dont use it a lot. Its... Mario. Super Mario! chuckled the captain. Billings growled at him, but Jessie recognized this: two boys giving each other shit. She laughed, feeling slightly less out of control, and squeezed their hands. They both laughed along. Then, as they rounded the back of Pas shed, Pat leaned over and kissed her, his lips finding hers without hesitation but without too much force. Billingss - Marios lips touched her bare shoulder, and began to work their way up toward her neck. Now she was feeling out of control.
Fachbuch aus dem Jahr 2015 im Fachbereich VWL - Geldtheorie, Geldpolitik, Note: 1,3, FOM Essen, Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management gemeinnützige GmbH, Hochschulleitung Essen früher Fachhochschule, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: This assignment analyses the impact of Credit Rating Agencies on the financial market focusing on corporate institutions. In the case of Enron, a former American energy, commodities and services company, it received good credit ratings up until four days before bankruptcy. Other examples like Lehman Brothers or WorldCom show, that Moodys, S&P and Fitch still rated these companies as safe investments days before their bankruptcy. Credit Rating Agencies influence about 80% of the world market capital. The industry is dominated by S&P and Moodys which lead to a lack of competition. Ratings have an impact on the overall economic performance, recently proofed by the financial crisis caused in the US subprime mortgage market. The conflict of interest occurs from the issuer-pay model where almost all credit ratings are paid by the issuer of the instrument. CRAs are governed by the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) which established a Code for Conduct Fundamentals for CRAs, a voluntary code without enforcement mechanisms. Authorities have responded with a range of regulatory reforms. There is currently no consensus on a common set of reform. The overall rating agencies do not take any responsibility for damage caused to governments or investors.