Ask the Grey Sisters

Ask the Grey Sisters
Author : Elizabeth Iles
Publisher : Dundurn
Total Pages : 144
Release : 1998-06
ISBN 10 : 9781550023138
ISBN 13 : 1550023136
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ask the Grey Sisters Book Description:

Ask the Grey Sisters: Sault Ste. Marie and the General Hospital, 1898-1998 tells the story of the creation and one-hundred-year history of the Sault Ste. Marie General Hospital. At a time when Canada's healthcare system is at a crossroads and we are asked to make crucial decisions for its future, it is intriguing and enlightening to look at the colourful past of a typical community hospital. Throughout the 1890s, Sault Ste. Marie was a town in search of a hospital. Its glory days at the centre of the fur-trade route were long gone and the Sault was in the process of becoming a modern industrial community. Such a community needed a hospital as a centrepiece to attract investors and as a necessary social institution to care for the hundreds of workers who were flocking to town without family support. The General Hospital was established in 1898 after the town committee charged with developing a hospital had been refused funding by both the federal and provincial governments. In desperation, the committee met with the provincial Inspector of Asylums and Prisons (the only provincial official with hospitals in his mandate). "If you wish a hospital of which the work is serious and lasting," he is reported to have advised them, "ask the Grey Sisters." And so began a fruitful association between the community of Sault Ste. Marie and two orders of Grey Sisters who have operated the hospital through its one-hundred-year history. Based in part on the extensive archival collections of both orders of nuns, this history includes material from the sisters' Chronicles and their personal reminiscences. The result is an intimate and detailed portrait of a community hospital, placed in the context of an emerging provincial system of health care.

Howard Hawks

Howard Hawks
Author : Todd McCarthy
Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Total Pages : 768
Release : 2007-12-01
ISBN 10 : 9780802196408
ISBN 13 : 0802196403
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Howard Hawks Book Description:

The first major biography of one of Old Hollywood’s greatest directors. Sometime partner of the eccentric Howard Hughes, drinking buddy of William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway, an inveterate gambler and a notorious liar, Howard Hawks was the most modern of the great masters and one of the first directors to declare his independence from the major studios. He played Svengali to Lauren Bacall, Montgomery Clift, and others, but Hawks’s greatest creation may have been himself. As The Atlantic Monthly noted, “Todd McCarthy. . . . has gone further than anyone else in sorting out the truths and lies of the life, the skills and the insight and the self-deceptions of the work.” “A fluent biography of the great director, a frequently rotten guy but one whose artistic independence and standards of film morality never failed.” —The New York Times Book Review “Hawks’s life, until now rather an enigma, has been put into focus and made one with his art in Todd McCarthy’s wise and funny Howard Hawks.” —The Wall Street Journal “Excellent. . . . A respectful, exhaustive, and appropriately smartass look at Hollywood’s most versatile director.” —Newsweek

A Vocabulary of the Dialects of South Western Australia

A Vocabulary of the Dialects of South Western Australia
Author : Sir George Grey
Publisher :
Total Pages : 140
Release : 1841
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105047760900
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Vocabulary of the Dialects of South Western Australia Book Description:

Northward from King George's Sound to more than 100 miles beyond Perth.

Grey Game Theory and Its Applications in Economic Decision Making

Grey Game Theory and Its Applications in Economic Decision Making
Author : Zhigeng Fang
Publisher : CRC Press
Total Pages : 360
Release : 2016-04-19
ISBN 10 : 1420087401
ISBN 13 : 9781420087406
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grey Game Theory and Its Applications in Economic Decision Making Book Description:

To make the best decisions, you need the best information. However, because most issues in game theory are grey, nearly all recent research has been carried out using a simplified method that considers grey systems as white ones. This often results in a forecasting function that is far from satisfactory when applied to many real situations. Grey Game Theory and Its Applications in Economic Decision Making introduces classic game theory into the realm of grey system theory with limited knowledge. The book resolves three theoretical issues: A game equilibrium of grey game A reasonable explanation for the equilibrium of a grey matrix of static nonmatrix game issues based on incomplete information The Centipede Game paradox, which has puzzled theory circles for a long time and greatly enriched and developed the core methods of subgame Nash perfect equilibrium analysis as a result The book establishes a grey matrix game model based on pure and mixed strategies. The author proposes the concepts of grey saddle points, grey mixed strategy solutions, and their corresponding structures and also puts forward the models and methods of risk measurement and evaluation of optimal grey strategies. He raises and solves the problems of grey matrix games. The book includes definitions of the test rules of information distortion experienced during calculation, the design of tokens based on new interval grey numbers, and new arithmetic laws to manipulate grey numbers. These features combine to provide a practical and efficient tool for forecasting real-life economic problems.

Management Domino s

Management Domino s
Author : Douglas Cathon
Publisher : Xlibris Corp
Total Pages : 301
Release : 2006-09-30
ISBN 10 : 1425726097
ISBN 13 : 9781425726096
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management Domino s Book Description:

"Where are you headed," you don't know "When are you going to get there," you don't know All you do know is, "I'm on my Way." How does one manage an unmanageable workload? How does one defi ne critical survival methods from routine? The answers are elusive and you may spend your entire career searching for the answer. It may sound trite, but it's true. The most successful people don't necessarily understand every aspect of their domain, henceforth the need for effective administrative leadership. This book is not an all encompassing answer book, but a light hearted collection of ideas, suggestions and some tried methods that has allowed its author to survive over 30 years in the business environment. It's hoped that even the simplest of thoughts placed in this book may at some point provide you some support and explain why no matter what or how we do things, we can't stop the Grey Hair's.

The British Critic

The British Critic
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1867
ISBN 10 : OXFORD:555068249
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The British Critic Book Description: