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review 2019-04-15 15:31
The Future is Written / Jonas Saul
The Future Is Written (Sarah Roberts) - Jonas Saul

When Sarah Roberts blacks out, she wakes to find prophetic notes mysteriously
written by her own hand. After receiving a message that someone is about to
be kidnapped with instructions on how to stop it, Sarah’s convinced it won’t be hard
to do. She is wrong.

 

The kidnappers take Sarah instead. She’s thwarted them in the past, and they
want to know how she keeps showing up where she has no business being.

 

Sarah needs help from the police, but they’re hunting her for a different reason.
They found her notebook riddled with prophetic messages, linking her to crimes and
unsolved cases. Is she a vigilante keeping score? Or on a citywide crime spree?

 

Armed with a note that simply states, save yourself, Sarah struggles to stay alive
using her wit and street smarts.

 

First things first: this was really outside my wheelhouse. Not my thing at all. However, the premise was an interesting one, something with potential. This author will be coming to a conference that I’m attending in August and I try to read something by each key note speaker before the conference so I will know who I want to hear more from. I had to order this book by interlibrary loan—my local library had nothing by this author. It turns out that this book was actually a collection of three (as I discovered at the end) though I had guessed that as I was reading.

Thrillers are really not my cuppa tea. I had a similar experience with another author at the conference last year—he was a lovely man, I just couldn’t enjoy his books. Which is fine. There’s a lid for every pot, and these type of books just aren’t my “lid.” I had to laugh, though, when I realized that the bad guys in both this and one of the books I read last year threatened their male associates with castration if they failed. Seriously, is this a thing?

I have come to the conclusion that thriller readers are in it for the plot and only the plot. The characters tend to be cardboard stereotypes and the action is non-stop, with no chances to slow down and consider implications or underlying themes. The paranormal aspects of this book were what made it tolerable for me—Sarah (the main character) is an automatic writer who receives messages from the “Other Side.” Sometimes oddly specific—be under this bridge at this time on this day. Bring a hammer. There’s enough ambiguity to make it challenging.

I realized as I read the afterword that I’ll be interested to hear this author speak at least once at the conference. He described the vivid dreams that he had of his deceased brother that inspired the novel. I’ve experienced similar things and could appreciate what he has done with his ideas.

 

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text 2019-04-05 11:36
Virtual Events Market Analysis by Leading Companies with Forecast till 2018-2025

April 5, 2019: This report focuses on the global Virtual Events status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Virtual Events development in United States, Europe and China.

 

Virtual events are online exhibitions that include breakout sessions, video conferencing, web conferencing, collaboration tools, communication, and social networking. Virtual events can be enabled on smartphones, desktops, laptops, and tablets. They can be used to announce the launch of new products, provide additional information to people, and obtain new vendors. The exhibit below represents the differences between physical events and virtual events.

 

Download sample Copy of This Report at: https://www.radiantinsights.com/research/global-virtual-events-market-size-status-and-forecast-2018-2025/request-sample

 

According to the report, the automotive industry is one of the fastest growing industries, contributing a major portion to the global virtual inspection market. Virtual inspection helps minimize production losses, lowers the requirement for trained staff, and reduces the chances of reworking. The use of the technology provides 24/7 support for fatigue-free functioning and so, manufacturing and assembly line plants implement this technology to ensure consistent quality.

 

In 2017, the global Virtual Events market size was xx million US$ and it is expected to reach xx million US$ by the end of 2025, with a CAGR of xx% during 2018-2025.

 

The key players covered in this study

  • Adobe Systems
  • Avaya
  • Cisco Systems

 

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  • Citrix Systems
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • 8x8
  • Mitel Networks
  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Atlassian
  • BroadSoft
  • COREX
  • Huawei
  • Toshiba
  • Ubivent
  • Zoom Video Communications

 

Market segment by Type, the product can be split into

  • UC&C And Video Conferencing
  • Web Conferencing

 

Market segment by Application, split into

  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Finance And Banking

 

Market segment by Regions/Countries, this report covers

  • United States
  • Europe
  • China
  • Japan
  • Southeast Asia
  • India
  • Central & South America

 

The study objectives of this report are:

  • To analyze global Virtual Events status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players.
  • To present the Virtual Events development in United States, Europe and China.
  • To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their development plan and strategies.
  • To define, describe and forecast the market by product type, market and key regions.

 

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Virtual Events are as follows:

  • History Year: 2013-2017
  • Base Year: 2017
  • Estimated Year: 2018
  • Forecast Year 2018 to 2025

 

About Radiant Insights

Radiant Insights is a platform for companies looking to meet their market research and business intelligence requirements. We assist and facilitate organizations and individuals procure market research reports, helping them in the decision making process. We have a comprehensive collection of reports, covering over 40 key industries and a host of micro markets. In addition to over extensive database of reports, our experienced research coordinators also offer a host of ancillary services such as, research partnerships/ tie-ups and customized research solutions.

 

For More Information, Visit Radiant Insights

 

Contact:
Michelle Thoras
Corporate Sales Specialist, USA
Radiant Insights, Inc
Phone: 1-415-349-0054
Toll Free: 1-888-202-9519
Email: sales@radiantinsights.com    
Blog URL: http://ictmarketforecasts.wordpress.com

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text 2019-02-15 07:27
Sporting Events Market Opportunities Future Guidelines Value Chain Forecast To 2018-2025

February 15, 2019: This report focuses on the global Sporting Events status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Sporting Events development in United States, Europe and China.

 

Sporting events are specially organized for different types of sports at both local and international levels. These sporting events are organized with the help of sponsorships from numerous companies. This type of event involves high enthusiasm and passion for exploring, understanding, and analyzing the games, strategy, and coordination of different teams playing the games. Sporting events are increasing rapidly owing to the growing passion of individuals for sports, which has resulted in the formation of numerous teams representing various countries.

 

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During 2017, the sponsorship segment accounted for the major shares of the sporting events market. Factors such as the increase in the number of players who are extremely talented but lack the opportunity to get visibility and the increased brand recognition will contribute to the growth of this industry segment in the coming years.

 

In terms of geographic regions, EMEA will be the major revenue contributor to the sporting events market throughout the forecast period. The growth of the sporting events and rising passion for soccer among Europeans will drive the growth of the market in the region. 

 

In 2017, the global Sporting Events market size was xx million US$ and it is expected to reach xx million US$ by the end of 2025, with a CAGR of xx% during 2018-2025.

 

Complete Report Available @ https://www.radiantinsights.com/research/global-sporting-events-market-size-status-and-forecast-2018-2025

 

The key players covered in this study

  • ESPN
  • Razorgator
  • Ticketmaster
  • 21st Century Fox
  • Ace Ticket Worldwide
  • Adidas
  • GoTicketscom
  • Nike
  • StubHub
  • Ticketscom
  • TicketCity
  • Ticketek
  • TickPick
  • TiqIQ
  • Viagogo

 

Market segment by Type, the product can be split into

  • Soccer
  • Cricket
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Other

 

Market segment by Application, split into

  • Live Viewing
  • Video Viewing

 

Market segment by Regions/Countries, this report covers

  • United States
  • Europe
  • China
  • Japan
  • Southeast Asia
  • India
  • Central & South America

 

The study objectives of this report are:

  • To analyze global Sporting Events status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players.
  • To present the Sporting Events development in United States, Europe and China.
  • To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their development plan and strategies.
  • To define, describe and forecast the market by product type, market and key regions.

 

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Sporting Events are as follows:

  • History Year: 2013-2017
  • Base Year: 2017
  • Estimated Year: 2018
  • Forecast Year 2018 to 2025

 

About Radiant Insights

Radiant Insights is a platform for companies looking to meet their market research and business intelligence requirements. We assist and facilitate organizations and individuals procure market research reports, helping them in the decision making process. We have a comprehensive collection of reports, covering over 40 key industries and a host of micro markets. In addition to over extensive database of reports, our experienced research coordinators also offer a host of ancillary services such as, research partnerships/ tie-ups and customized research solutions.

 

For More Information, Visit Radiant Insights

 

Contact:
Michelle Thoras
Corporate Sales Specialist, USA
Radiant Insights, Inc
Phone: 1-415-349-0054
Toll Free: 1-888-202-9519
Email: sales@radiantinsights.com    
Blog URL: http://ictmarketforecasts.wordpress.com

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review 2019-02-12 03:52
Compulsive read about Trump and his journey to the White House, with copious research and a no-nonsense approach: a must-read
Unpresidented - Martha Brockenbrough

This biography of Donald Trump is as captivating as it is disturbing, and not surprisingly because sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction. Many readers picking up this book will already have heard or read the countless stories and news items about the current President, but to see Trump’s story on paper, told in linear form, and with 54 pages of references and endnotes, it’s hard to deny just how bizarre and mind-boggling it all is. 

 

From the Trump family’s beginnings in America, all the way up to the middle of 2018, Martha Brockenbrough has painstakingly pieced together a biography that is hard to put down. Written with a young adult audience in mind, the tone and language is one that is pragmatic and clear for any reader, with care taken to keep out any opinion on the matters at hand (which I expect was difficult). 

The more recent events following Trump’s inauguration are pretty familiar to me, but I found the section dealing with his numerous bankruptcies and his past financial deals to be most fascinating (and pretty horrifying). The summary of all the ‘players’ in Trump’s life and administration with Russian connections is nicely laid out, as well as a complete family tree, and bold-typed quotes and tweets to capture your attention (like everything he does). It’s easy to forget how very many shocking things Trump has said and done in the last few years of him constantly in the spotlight, but when they are right there on the page, the moments of frightful truth come flooding back. The public has been bombarded with all of this for so long now that it’s hard to keep track of it all, but Brockenbrough has done brilliantly in her documentation and presentation. 

 

I can’t help but wish more people had read such research before they voted, because surely (aside from his frighteningly loyal fan base) his ‘huge’ win in 2016 wouldn’t have been as likely. I desperately hope author Martha Brockenbrough continues this saga in a second book, because the next piece involving the Mueller investigation looks like it’s about to get very interesting.

A must for any school or home library that needs a concise (and compulsive) read about Donald Trump and his journey to the White House, spray tan and all. 

 

Source: www.goodreads.com/book/show/39863338-unpresidented
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text 2019-02-07 20:44
A Reader's Delight

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