The Last Mile Home
Author : Di Morrissey
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
Release :2011
Total pages :275
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781459622326
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It is 1953 in a small Australian country town, a time of post-war prosperity and hope. The Holtens are wealthy, yet austere, graziers who have lived on the land for generations. The McBrides are a large and loving shearer's family who are new arrivals to the district. When the McBrides' eldest daughter falls in love with the Holtens' only son and heir, it seems impossible that they can have a future together. As conflict and tragedy confront them, it is only with great determination that their love can survive. The Last Mile Home is an unforgettable story of the power of enduring love.

The Last Mile
Author : Frank A. McAlister
Publisher :
Release :1922
Total pages :355
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : NYPL:33433076081748
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The Last Mile in Ending Extreme Poverty
Author : Laurence Chandy,Hiroshi Kato,Homi Kharas
Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
Release :2015-07-20
Total pages :320
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780815726340
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Viewed from a global scale, steady progress has been made in reducing extreme poverty—defined by the $1.25-a-day poverty line—over the past three decades. This success has sparked renewed enthusiasm about the possibility of eradicating extreme poverty within a generation. However, progress is expected to become more difficult, and slower, over time. This book will examine three central changes that need to be overcome in traveling the last mile: breaking cycles of conflict, supporting inclusive growth, and managing shocks and risks. By uncovering new evidence and identifying new ideas and solutions for spurring peace, jobs, and resilience in poor countries, The Last Mile in Ending Extreme Poverty will outline an agenda to inform poverty reduction strategies for governments, donors, charities, and foundations around the world. Contents Part I: Peace: Breaking the Cycle of Conflict External finance for state and peace building, Marcus Manuel and Alistair McKechnie, Overseas Development Institute Reforming international cooperation to improve the sustainability of peace, Bruce Jones, Brookings and New York University Bridging state and local communities through livelihood improvements, Ryutaro Murotani, JICA, and Yoichi Mine, JICA-RI and Doshisha University Postconflict trajectories and the potential for poverty reduction, Gary Milante, SIPRI Part II: Jobs: Supporting Inclusive Growth Structural change and Africa's poverty puzzle, John Page, Brookings Public goods for private jobs: lessons from the Pacific, Shane Evans, Michael Carnahan and Alice Steele, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Government of Australia Strategies for inclusive development in agrarian Sub-Saharan countries, Akio Hosono, JICA-RI The role of agriculture in poverty reduction, John McArthur, Brookings, UN Foundation, and Fung Global Institute Part III: Resilience: Managing Shocks and Risks Environmental stress and conflict, Stephen Smith, George Washington University and Brookings Toward community resilience: The role of social capital after disasters, Go Shimada, JICA-RI Social protection and the end of extreme poverty, Raj Desai, Georgetown University and Brookings

The Last Mile
Author : David Baldacci
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release :2016-04-19
Total pages :432
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781455586486
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When a convicted killer is saved by another man's confession, Amos Decker, now an FBI special task force detective, must find the truth in this "utterly absorbing" #1 New York Times bestseller (Associated Press). Convicted murderer Melvin Mars is counting down the last hours before his execution--for the violent killing of his parents twenty years earlier--when he's granted an unexpected reprieve. Another man has confessed to the crime. Amos Decker, newly hired on an FBI special task force, takes an interest in Mars's case after discovering the striking similarities to his own life: Both men were talented football players with promising careers cut short by tragedy. Both men's families were brutally murdered. And in both cases, another suspect came forward, years after the killing, to confess to the crime. A suspect who may or may not have been telling the truth. The confession has the potential to make Melvin Mars--guilty or not--a free man. Who wants Mars out of prison? And why now? But when a member of Decker's team disappears, it becomes clear that something much larger--and more sinister--than just one convicted criminal's life hangs in the balance. Decker will need all of his extraordinary brainpower to stop an innocent man from being executed.

The Last Mile
Author : Dilip Soman
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release :2015
Total pages :282
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781442650435
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The Last Mile helps lay readers not only to understand behavioral science, but to apply its lessons to their own organizations' last mile problems, whether they work in business, government, or the nonprofit sector.

The Last Mile to Huesca
Author : Judith Keene
Publisher : UNSW Press
Release :1988
Total pages :178
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : UOM:39015019477309
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The Last Mile
Author : Steven Otfinoski,Scott, Foresman and Company
Publisher :
Release :200?
Total pages :24
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0673629155
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The story of a Pony Express rider with a very smart horse.

The Last Mile of the Way (Revised & Expanded)
Author : Margaret Blair Young,Darius Aidan Gray
Publisher : Zarahemla Books
Release :2013-08
Total pages :476
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780988323308
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Book three of the Standing on the Promises trilogy. After this groundbreaking, deeply moving trilogy about black LDS pioneers was first published, modern-day descendants came forward with further information, photographs, and more detailed history. In this new edition, the authors have corrected some errors and dramatized the experience of additional black pioneers.

Steve McQueen
Author : Barbara McQueen,Marshall Terrill
Publisher : Dalton Watson
Release :2012-10-01
Total pages :258
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1854432559
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Barbara McQueen recalls life with her famous husband Steve McQueen. The book is a revised edition of her previous volume, Steve McQueen, The Last Mile with corrections and six additional chapters. It also includes a section on the Asbestos Disease Awareness Association, drawing attention to ways to prevent the disease that killed McQueen.

The Last Mile
Author : Jason Wolf,Natalie Zee
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Companies
Release :2001
Total pages :200
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : UCSD:31822028614360
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Introduces the technology, shortcomings, and potential of broadband, explains its implementation in businesses, and suggests ways for companies to use broadband to increase productivity.

The Last Mile Trilogy
Author : Jacqueline Druga
Publisher :
Release :2014-01-17
Total pages :694
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1495248453
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When mankind faces insurmountable odds, mankind will rise to the occasion.The Last Mile Trilogy contains the first three books in the series: Path to Utopia, Nova, and Earth Abounds. It also contains a reference guide to the series.PATH TO UTOPIAIn the time it takes to create a single beat of a heart, eighty percent of the population drops dead. Within hours, another 20 percent succumb leaving only a speck of human life remaining.Believing they are victims of a preliminary act of war and eventual invasion, a group of survivors trek across a barren United States following a radio signal. The simple plan was to band with others to fight and defend their homeland. However, their journey not only brings them together with other survivors but also brings them a chilling truth. What had happened to their country was not a prelude to invasion, but rather the groundwork of global extermination. The enemy is not what they expect.NOVAIn an attempt to save a dying space program, NASA holds a public lottery. Four winners of the lottery would get the once in a lifetime chance of traveling into space.All goes well but the winners get more than just the dream of a lifetime.A bizarre occurrence upon re-entry changes their trajectory and when they land, earth is no longer the same place they had seen four days earlier.Those from the space expedition find themselves on a planet that is dangerous, dry and void of all life.They follow a signal of hope and trek across a treacherous United States in attempts to not only find their families but answers to what has happened to the human race.It is a story of survival and the fight for mankind.EARTH ABOUNDSAfter eighty percent of the world's population is destroyed by a plague delivered by an alien race, a group of survivors build the ultimate underground civilization known as So-Cal. They wait and prepare for the impending war against the invaders. What they are not prepared for is the arrival of the crew from the Galaxy, a ship long lost in space. Galaxy's joyful arrival is thwarted by a last second alien attack at the gates of So-Cal. It not only leaves members of the crew seriously injured, but one is missing. Vanished into thin air.While the crew of the Galaxy struggles against life threatening injuries and trying to understand what has happened to their world in their absence, Robi Pierce, leader, recants to them how So-Cal came to be and the hardships they endured in getting there.

The Last Mile
Author : Brenda Williams
Publisher :
Release :2011
Total pages :26
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1619043602
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The Last Mile is written to help prepare a person for death. It is written to encourage anyone male or female, rich or poor to make peace with God and to help heal the brokenness in families and in other relationships. This is Brenda's first book. Her calling is minister to hurting people and seeing God deliver them from their pain. Brenda is an Ordained Minister. She retired from the Keebler/Kellogg Company in 2004. She now enjoys driving a school bus of pre-k and head start students, for a school district in a suburb of Chicago. When not working, Brenda enjoys her summers at Kentucky Lake boating and fishing. She also, enjoys traveling with her family and friends across our great country.

Last Mile Logistics for Disaster Relief Supply Chain Management: Challenges and Opportunities for Humanitarian Aid and Emergency Relief
Author : Michael Decker
Publisher : Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)
Release :2014-02-01
Total pages :37
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9783954896585
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Due to the latest catastrophes caused by both man and nature, humanitarian logistics has received increasing interest from academics, practitioners and specialists. These interests are increased as well by an expanding market of disaster relief and by the fact that disaster relief supply chains are complex and dynamic, not to mention that they have a lot of uncertainties that make operations very complicated. Especially in disaster relief, the supply chains have to be fast, agile and flexible in order to rapidly provide the appropriate amount, and type of emergency supplies, to minimize human suffering or death. The last mile distribution is the final stage of the disaster relief supply chain, i.e. the delivery of relief supplies from local distribution centres to beneficiaries affected by disasters.The aim of this paper is to give an overview of supply chains in disaster relief, identify the main problems of the last mile distribution in disaster relief operations, describe optimization possibilities of the private sector, and examine the applicability for disaster situations.

Last Mile
Author : Katie Ashley
Publisher : Penguin
Release :2016-05-03
Total pages :336
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780698192362
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Katie Ashley, the New York Times bestselling author of Redemption Road and Vicious Cycle, returns to the dangerous and seductive world of the Hells Raiders motorcycle club…. After her father was murdered in the line of duty, ATF agent Samantha Vargas is determined to take down the scumbags of the drug trade. When her partner takes on a case to infiltrate the Hells Raiders MC, Samantha agrees to go undercover as his old lady but is surprised to find herself drawn to the very man she is investigating. Benjamin “Bishop” Malloy has worked hard to carve a place for himself both in and out of the MC world. Working days as a mechanic, he spends his nights rebuilding motorcycles with the hope of one day owning his own shop. After taking one of the club’s new hang-arounds under his wing, Bishop is conflicted over his growing attraction for the man’s girlfriend. Even though she’s determined to bring down the Raiders, Samantha discovers their world isn’t as black-and-white as she thought. And as the stakes grow higher, she’s in danger of losing more than her heart. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Is the Last Mile the Longest? Economic Gains from Gender Equality in Nordic Countries
Author : OECD
Publisher : OECD Publishing
Release :2018-05-14
Total pages :92
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9789264300040
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Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden have led the way for modern family and gender policy. This report shows that improvements in gender equality have contributed considerably to their economic growth.

Broadband Last Mile
Author : Nikil Jayant
Publisher : CRC Press
Release :2018-10-03
Total pages :680
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781351836685
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Broadband Last Mile: Access Technologies for Multimedia Communications provides in-depth treatments of access technologies and the applications that rely upon them or support them. It examines innovations and enhancements along multiple dimensions in access, with the overarching goal of ensuring that the last mile is not the weak link in the broadband chain. Written by experts from the academic and commercial segments of the field, the book's self-contained sections address topics related to the disciplines of communications, networking, computing, and signal processing. The core of this treatment contains contemporary reviews of broadband pipes in the classes of copper, cable, fiber, wireless, and satellite. It emphasizes the coexistence of these classes within a network, the importance of optical communications for unprecedented bandwidth, and the flexibility and mobility provided by wireless. The book also includes perspective on the increasingly important topic of network management, providing insights that are true regardless of the nature of the pipe. The text concludes with a discussion of newly emerging applications and broadband services. This book offers an all-in-one treatment of the physical pipes and network architectures that make rich and increasingly personalized applications possible. It serves as a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners working in the increasingly pervasive field of broadband.

Reaching the Last Mile
Author : Elaine Tinsley
Publisher :
Release :2018
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : OCLC:1120905752
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Bringing essential services to the poor, whether in remote rural areas, provincial towns, or in the slums of megacities, is a great challenge for governments in developing countries. Lack of governmental capacity and fiscal resources at the national and local levels prevents effective public provision of water, power, education, and health services to the poor. And private firms, which often step in to serve the middle and upper classes, are dissuaded by high risks and low affordability from providing these services to the poor, or what is sometimes referred to as "the last mile." In contrast, social enterprises have been able to provide basic goods and services to the poor. This is the gap that the present book aims to fill. It catalogues over 40 of the most effective market-based solutions for service delivery to the poor brought about by social enterprises. It tracks how stylized business models have been developed to address development challenges. The sectors covered are education, energy, health, waste, water, sanitation, and finance. The book's analysis employs and greatly benefits from systematically applying a common framework that helps explain the relevance and implementation of the model for even general development practitioners.

Crowdsourcing Last Mile Delivery: Strategic Implications and Future Research Directions
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release :2017
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : OCLC:1051873074
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Abstract : The rise of e‐commerce over the past 20years has created an increased need for responsive omnichannel distribution to meet the last mile challenge. Some companies are experimenting with the use of the sharing economy business model to augment distribution strategies. The use of so‐called "Crowdsourced Logistics" (CSL) is becoming more prevalent in practice, but the role in logistics strategy of this new phenomenon has not been thoroughly investigated and understood. Using a contingency theory lens, this research contributes a nascent understanding of how CSL performs in terms of logistics effectiveness by simulating same‐day delivery services from a distribution center to 1, 000 customer locations throughout New York City under dynamic market conditions and by comparing the results to those of a traditional dedicated fleet of delivery drivers. The findings are analyzed to suggest how firms may find strategic benefit using CSL. An agenda for future research is provided to explore these strategic implications and to deepen knowledge about the CSL phenomenon.

The Last Mile
Author : Aria Anne Camaione-Lind
Publisher :
Release :2005
Total pages :114
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : OCLC:70002346
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This thesis uses films to analyze the death penalty in the United States. I studied twenty-one films either about the death penalty or include important death penalty/ execution scenes. I settled on the post-1987 time period because all but three of those films were major motion picture releases. The sample for this thesis consisted of seven films; five films illustrated the ways in which film legitimated the death penalty and two films illustrated the ways in which film challenged the use of the death penalty.

The Last Mile
Author : Blair Richmond
Publisher : Ashland Creek Press
Release :2014-10-15
Total pages :244
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781618220356
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The last mile is the longest... In the final book in the acclaimed Lithia Trilogy, Kat has new losses to mourn but also new reasons to live. On the brink of new beginnings, she is back together with Roman, their relationship deepening more and more even as she wonders whether she may still harbor feelings for Alex. Yet Kat finds it difficult to focus on such things as college and romance, with terror still haunting the hills of Lithia and threatening the entire town. As several recent earthquakes baffle scientists and put residents on edge, it seems that something more dangerous may be looming in Lithia’s future. Trying to balance a busy life while keeping Lithia safe isn’t easy—and soon Kat realizes that nothing is a higher priority than saving her hometown, along with its abundance of land and animals, from devastation. The only problem is that she can’t find a way to do this without leaving Lithia forever—or risking her own life and the lives of those she loves. And her future with Roman appears as unsteady as the ground under her feet… In a novel that weaves together stories of love, the environment, and Shakespeare, the natural and supernatural worlds collide in this stunning conclusion to the Lithia Trilogy. Don't miss the other two books in the Lithia Trilogy: Out of Breath and The Ghost Runner.