The Third Edition of the Bankruptcy Deadline Checklist is a very practical tool intended to be a quick reference guide to assist bankruptcy judges, attorneys, paralegals, credit managers, collection agents, professors, law students and others participating in bankruptcy cases or study. The Checklist is organized by chapter of the Bankruptcy Code (i.e. 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13 and 15), and, within each chapter by Code section, with additional sections covering those items typically needed upon the filing of a case, rules on adversary proceedings, appeals, and notices. This checklist is meant to be a list of all of the potential deadlines in a case.
Many real-time systems rely on static scheduling algorithms. This includes cyclic scheduling, rate monotonic scheduling and fixed schedules created by off-line scheduling techniques such as dynamic programming, heuristic search, and simulated annealing. However, for many real-time systems, static scheduling algorithms are quite restrictive and inflexible. For example, highly automated agile manufacturing, command, control and communications, and distributed real-time multimedia applications all operate over long lifetimes and in highly non-deterministic environments. Dynamic real-time scheduling algorithms are more appropriate for these systems and are used in such systems. Many of these algorithms are based on earliest deadline first (EDF) policies. There exists a wealth of literature on EDF-based scheduling with many extensions to deal with sophisticated issues such as precedence constraints, resource requirements, system overload, multi-processors, and distributed systems. Deadline Scheduling for Real-Time Systems: EDF and Related Algorithms aims at collecting a significant body of knowledge on EDF scheduling for real-time systems, but it does not try to be all-inclusive (the literature is too extensive). The book primarily presents the algorithms and associated analysis, but guidelines, rules, and implementation considerations are also discussed, especially for the more complicated situations where mathematical analysis is difficult. In general, it is very difficult to codify and taxonomize scheduling knowledge because there are many performance metrics, task characteristics, and system configurations. Also, adding to the complexity is the fact that a variety of algorithms have been designed for different combinations of these considerations. In spite of the recent advances there are still gaps in the solution space and there is a need to integrate the available solutions. For example, a list of issues to consider includes: preemptive versus non-preemptive tasks, uni-processors versus multi-processors, using EDF at dispatch time versus EDF-based planning, precedence constraints among tasks, resource constraints, periodic versus aperiodic versus sporadic tasks, scheduling during overload, fault tolerance requirements, and providing guarantees and levels of guarantees (meeting quality of service requirements). Deadline Scheduling for Real-Time Systems: EDF and Related Algorithms should be of interest to researchers, real-time system designers, and instructors and students, either as a focussed course on deadline-based scheduling for real-time systems, or, more likely, as part of a more general course on real-time computing. The book serves as an invaluable reference in this fast-moving field.
Are you sick of counting the hours until retirement-or vacation-or Friday? If this sounds oddly familiar, and you want-or need-more control over your work life, then ask yourself the following questions: Do you want better performance reviews, better job assignments, and bigger raises? Have you just been promoted and you need to improve your on-time performance? Have you just been promoted and you are now managing other people? Do you want to start successfully delivering everything you are supposed to deliver, and do it on time and under budget? In this clear, concise guide, coauthors Jeffrey and Laurie Ford explain how to achieve outstanding work performance. They describe how to avoid the nine reasons that prevent people from being star performers. For those ready to move beyond the obstacles and gain an edge at work, Deadline Busting provides more than eighty proven and easy-to-use tips. The results will be a rapid, stress-free improvement in the quality of your work.
During his first day at a new job, a veteran journalist is drawn into a strange closed society After years of churning out copy as a newspaper reporter, Dalton Walker still can’t resist a fire. When a circus tent goes up in smoke, seventeen are killed, and one body in particular draws his attention: a little girl, charred beyond recognition. The adult that brought her there must have survived, but no one comes forward to claim the body. Why? It is a strange case, and the more Walker digs, the stranger it becomes. At the same time, his new editor hands him a fluff piece—a profile of something New York City has never seen before: an Amish Rockette. As Walker investigates how a girl who was taught that dancing is a sin could have found her way to Radio City Music Hall, he begins to suspect that her apparent fear of reporters is more than just shyness. Danger surrounds the dancer, who is learning that life on the kickline can be just as perilous as a circus-tent fire.
A serial killer--the Wolfman -- prowls the streets of Toronto kidnapping young professional women, then targets crime reporter Katie Cannon. Trevor Trevanian, a foreign correspondent in Afghanistan, is abducted by al-Qaida and taken on a perilous journey to Pakistan to face an uncertain fate. DEADLINE combines murder, action and romance, with a glimpse into the world of big city media. This thriller, set over a 24-hour period in a fictional Toronto newspaper, the Daily Express, follows four central characters in Toronto and Afghanistan as they cope with both personal and professional deadlines in their lives.
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author comes a brand new Virgil Flowers thriller that will keep you gripped until the very last page. "Barns, the chairman, looked around the room and said, 'Okay. We can do this. Let's see a show of hands. It's unanimous, or it's prison. Do we kill Clancy Conley?' "They all looked around at each other, each of them reluctant to go first. Then the fat man raised his hand, and then Kerns, and then the rest of them. "'It's unanimous,' Barns said." In southeast Minnesota, down on the Mississippi, a school board meeting is coming to an end. The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed, due to personnel issues. "Issues" is correct. The proposal up for a vote before them is whether to authorize the killing of a local reporter. There are no votes against. Meanwhile, not far away, Virgil Flowers is helping out a friend by looking into a dognapping, which seems to be turning into something much bigger and uglier -- a team of dognappers supplying medical labs -- when he gets a call from Lucas Davenport. A murdered body has been found -- and the victim is a local reporter...
A mystery/suspense thriller, Deadline is the story of young and idealistic Hannah Tyler,a suburban San Diego high school English and Journalism teacher, who becomes the common denominator in a series of mysterious events linking her with a paradoxical colleague, a hostile graduate, and two new, ambitious students. One of the four is murdered and another is arrested in the case. A third earns Hannah’s trust only to betray her, and the fourth becomes her unexpected ally. Nothing makes sense until the day a gun comes into the school. “An interesting read and a study on the state of today’s schools . . . 335 pages of twists and turns and story lines that could be ripped from the headlines of any national newscast, from a teacher having inappropriate relationships with teens to a student bringing a handgun to school . . . Gilmore sets the framework to address and explain trends in public education . . . keeps the story moving quickly and squeezes debatable issues like teenage drug use into the cracks of a fast-moving plot. It is a commendable first effort.”· The Jackson Hole News “Gilmore does an excellent job of taking us into the world of high-school journalism. As the class examines school violence, drugs, and freedom of the press, we get a good look at the San Diego setting as well as the problems of modern high schools.”· Heartland Review
The Final Deadline views death not as something to fear, nor as something to be-friend,A" as some writers have suggested, but as an inscrutable and occasionally stern spiritual guide. The reader may come to know death as a spiritual director or Zen master whose challenging lessons are ultimately benevolent, intended to call out the best in us.In contrast to religious traditions that attempt to shield us from death by promising eternal life or by denying or demanding physical existence,the author looks at death directly and with appreciation for what it teaches us about life.He writes movingly of the deaths that have shped his soul,whether those deaths occured through asassination,murder,suicide,accident,divorce,illness or AIDS. A few deaths were especially transforming and personal and will open readers' hearts to their own discoveries when facing The Final Dealine.
Life Starts Now No sooner have Toots Loudenberry and her three best friends--Sophie, Ida, and Mavis--returned from Sacramento, where Sophie provided some much-needed psychic advice to the First Lady of California, when another situation demands their attention. . . Laura Leigh, a Hollywood starlet whose main talent seems to be landing in trouble, is missing. Toots' daughter, Abby, has both a personal and professional stake in the story. Not only is she editor-in-chief at gossip magazine The Informer, but entertainment attorney Chris Clay, Abby's would-be beau, was the last person seen with Laura. And now he's missing, too. With the help of friends in high--and low--places, the Godmothers will navigate Hollywood's glittering inner circles and seedy underbelly to discover the truth. Along the way, they'll uncover unexpected secrets that not even one of Sophie's séances could have predicted. . . Praise for Fern Michaels and The Godmothers Series "Pure recession-proof fun." --Publishers Weekly "Delightful. . .witty, charming, and complicated, these four childhood chums prove that life is a gift no matter what age you are." --RT Reviews
Marcel Proust’s multivolume masterpiece, À la recherche du temps perdu, began to appear in 1913. Over the next fifty years, it gained a reputation as one of the greatest literary works of the twentieth century. But the novel’s classic image as a completed work was later shattered by the discovery of unpublished drafts, and the “war of the Prousts” has kept scholars arguing over its definitive form ever since. Christine M. Cano’s Proust’s Deadline presents a concise history of the publishing and reception of À la recherche du temps perdu, and sorts out the most important issues that have arisen from the ensuing debates about the text. She ultimately shows how this quintessential “book about time” tells another story about time’s passage: the story of Proust’s mortal confrontation with the temporality of writing, publishing, and reading.
After being acquitted of his wife's brutal murder, celebrity television news anchor Wade Newsome claims to be targeted by an assailant bent on exacting divine justice. Is this mysterious Righteous Avenger a figment of Newsome's guilty conscience, a publicity stunt intended to speed his return to the Deadline News anchor desk, or a genuine threat?A skeptical LAPD detective, Carl Pope, must determine the truth of Newsome's claims.Deadline News combines suspense with Hollywood satire, in the vein of Seth Greenland's The Bones. Deadline News is also, more broadly, a social satire, taking on America's media culture and the public's obsession with celebrity trials. With its focus on the intersection of societal alienation and the entertainment industry, Deadline News also recalls the work of Nathanael West.In this era of Robert Blake and O. J. Simpson, Deadline News is a topical, humorous, and readable novel of suspense.
Roland Cutter, a middle-aged technology worker not living up to his potential, finds his only prospect at further employment is with a magazine called Emerging Technology. Once there, Roland finds a veritable nut house of people, trade shows and conferences, and companies pitching their products, and tries to keep his head above water and his sanity intact.Sam Kawalski, who Roland replaced at Emerging Technology, was found shot to death in his rental car in Silicon Valley. Roland, concerned that such a fate might befall him, he digs into the inside of the electronics and software industries with a vengeance. He gradually comes to the realization that some of these technologies fit together in very sinister ways. At the same time, others realize that he’s searching into areas that could foil their plans if they are publicized.When confrontation can’t be delayed any longer, Roland is invited into the lion’s den, a secretive high-tech company in Silicon Valley. At the same time, a colleague and friend is unwittingly taken hostage as a pawn by a competing group. Roland has one weekend to figure out how to escape with his freedom and his life.