Ports in a Storm

Public Management in a Turbulent World
Author: John D. Donahue,Mark H. Moore
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815722389
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 219
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In Ports in a Storm a team of Harvard Kennedy School scholars focus diverse conceptual lenses on a single high-stakes management task—enhancing port security across the United States. Their aims are two: to understand how a public manager might confront that complex undertaking, and to explore the similarities, differences, and complementarities of their alternative approaches to public management. The book takes as its pivot point the singular case of U.S. Coast Guard Captain Suzanne Englebert and her leadership of efforts to secure America's ports after the September 11 attacks. The Coast Guard had always been responsible for securing America's ports and coastline. But now it was tasked with safeguarding these critical, complex, and vulnerable assets during a time of war, a job it clearly could not handle alone. Ports in a Storm considers the monumental challenge of driving rapid change in a complex system involving hundreds of private organizations and scores of government agencies with their operations intricately intertwined. The book examines Englebert's actions from varied conceptual vantage points, sometimes critiquing questionable calls but more often celebrating her initiative, creativity, persistence, and skill. The authors use the Coast Guard episode as a testing ground for the eclectic intellectual constructs they have been developing to guide public managers. Instead of starting with theory and searching for examples that fit, they begin with the concrete and then harness scholarship to the service of better practice. And rather than mimic management principles from the business world, they tailor their approach to the very different challenges of managing in a public sector context. The volume allows readers in both the scholarly and practical worlds to see how the theories measure up. Contributors, including the two volume editors, are Robert D. Behn, John D. Donahue, Archon Fung, Stephen Goldsmith, Elaine Kamarck, Herman B. Leonard, Mark H. Moore, Malcolm K. Sparrow, Pamela Varley, and Richard Zeckhauser.

Two Ports in a Storm


Author: Henry S. Panian
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 150353524X
Category: Fiction
Page: 148
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Air Force personnel Beth Shapur and Jeff Burkiss are chased by two fellow officers with intent on killing them. They escape by accidentally breaking into ZOAR II, a secret biosphere constructed to house the president of the United States and staff if a nuclear war were to occur, then in the 1960s. Unable to find an exit, they are trapped there for ten years, thus subject to the indictment of being absent without cause during the Vietnam War, an act punishable by death. How they survive this isolation from society, their fundamental differences on issues, and bearing a child they name Hope is the essence of this adventure. Finally, Beth and Jeff miraculously find the way out of ZOAR II. To avoid prosecution for the AWOL not of their making, they assume new identities. Seeking a second refuge, they settle in Seaside, California.

Any Port in a Storm


Author: Emmie Mears
Publisher: BHC Press/Indigo
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 332
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After months of training a budding army of human/demon hybrids, Ayala and Carrick have worked out most of their differences. Who gets to use the bathroom first in the morning. Who’ll feed the bunny before they go out to make mayhem. Who gets to keep the jeeling claw they found in Forest Hills. You know, the important stuff. But when Gregor sends them out with their battalion of shades and the mission quickly lands on the wrong side of Ayala’s “don’t kill norms” moral line, she quickly discovers that maybe morality wasn’t the motivator behind Gregor’s pet project—or at least not when money’s involved. And when a trio of shades starts murdering the populace in Nashville again and targeting places and people significant to Ayala, her desire to help her own comrade shades stay on the good side of the Mediators will place her at their mercy again. With the Summit fracturing and demons closing in on the city, saving the shades and herself may cost Ayala everything.

Any Port in a Storm


Author: Elaine Orr
Publisher: Elaine Orr
ISBN: 0985115831
Category: Fiction
Page: 200
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Jolie Gentil and friends are putting the finishing touches on the Talk Like a Pirate Day fundraiser for the food pantry and trying to figure out who's breaking into some of the houses Jolie appraises. When she realizes a new face in town is leading high school kids into trouble in those houses, she's mad and lets him know it. But Hayden offers to help her mind her own business, and a lot of people at the fundraiser hear her give him what for. A hurricane's on the way to disrupt the fundraiser, and when a corpse turns up under the pirate ship the next day, someone wants to be sure Jolie looks like a suspect. When her car gets run into a ditch, Jolie knows someone is seriously mad at her. Soon she's getting less work. Who wants a murder suspect appraising their house? Scoobie's pirate limericks can't solve a crime, so Jolie and her sometimes buddy local reporter George Winters look for the murderer and try to figure out who's trying to frame Jolie. They need to stay ahead of whoever's mad at her and off the radar of the local police who tell Jolie -- for the hundredth time -- to butt out. For a cozy mystery with a dose of humor and a touch of romance, join Jolie and friends in Ocean Alley.

Any Port in a Storm


Author: Paul Dean Coker
Publisher: Paul Dean Coker
ISBN: 1886178046
Category:
Page: N.A
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Refuge;Inner, Outer and Innermost. Refuge is necessary at times and it is rare that we experience it alone. We often share refuge with seen and sometimes unseen companions. The following stories touch this theme directly and indirectly. They are an amalgam of experience and observations--mine and others--in some cases people I never encountered directly. They are offered here for your contemplation, enjoyment or disbelief.

Port in a Storm


Author: Douglas Black
Publisher: Loose Id
ISBN: 1623005663
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Alex is stuck in a rut. He’s facing a big decision about his future--namely, what to do with it, and so far he hasn’t managed to come up with an answer. Until he meets Jake. Jake blows through Alex’s world like a hurricane, and Alex falls hard and fast for the perpetual traveller with a penchant for secrets and a perfect smile. Jake wants Alex, but life isn’t as simple as that. Jake never settles in one place for long and already their long-distance relationship is driving a wedge between Alex and his family. With no compromises on offer, Alex’s decision about his future becomes a decision about Jake. For Alex, the idea of losing Jake doesn’t even bear thinking about, but choosing him looks like it will mean throwing away everything Alex knows, including his relationship with his parents. And so, Alex finds himself with another question to answer: how much is he willing to give up, to be happy?

Port in the Storm


Author: K.L. Noone
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
ISBN: 164656040X
Category: Fiction
Page: 100
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Colin is not having the best time lately, being a runaway shifter with a less than stellar reputation, hiding beneath a car in the pouring rain hoping to evade the angry warlock looking for him. David's had a long day. Being the local white witch and healer is a worthwhile occupation, but it's rarely an easy one. When he spies a stray kitten under his car, he figures he'll be able to rescue at least one living thing that night ...

Port in a Storm


Author: K.L. Noone
Publisher: Less Than Three Press, LLC
ISBN: 1684311292
Category: Fiction
Page: 58
View: 1928
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Colin is not having the best time lately, being a runaway shifter with a less than stellar reputation, hiding beneath a car in the pouring rain hoping to evade the angry warlock looking for him. David's had a long day; being the local white witch and healer is a worthwhile occupation, but it's rarely an easy one. When he spies a stray kitten under his car, he figures he'll be able to rescue at least one living thing that night...

Port in the Storm

How to Make a Medical Decision and Live to Tell About It
Author: Cole A. Giller
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
ISBN: 9780895261328
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 320
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In this book Dr. Giller shares his knowledge on how to sift through the multitude of information available and make a medical decision that fits one's own needs.

Building a Safe Port in the Storm: Private vs. Public Choices in Hurricane Mitigation


Author: N.A
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437984975
Category:
Page: N.A
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Any Port in a Storm

From Provence to Australia : Rolland's Journal of the Voyage of La Coquille (1822-1825)
Author: Thomas Pierre Rolland,Thuy Huynh Einam,Marc Serge Rivière
Publisher: James Cook University of North Queensland
ISBN: N.A
Category: Travel
Page: 228
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A Storm in the Port

Keeping the Port of New York and New Jersey Open
Author: Alex F. Lechich
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9781584654704
Category: Nature
Page: 175
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A clarion call for sustainable oceans policy

Seeking a port in the WMD storm counterproliferation progress shortfalls and the way ahead


Author: N.A
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1428994394
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Subconscious

Your Port in the Storm
Author: Felicia Drury Kliment
Publisher: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1480805041
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 248
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Life is a constant process of growth: evaluating what you’ve done, noting your mistakes, making the necessary adjustments, reevaluating, and starting all over again. Throughout this cycle, the “person” that can help you out the most is within you—your subconscious. In The Subconscious, author Felicia Drury Kliment brings to light the undiscovered aspects of the subconscious, considering why its judgment is wiser than that of the conscious mind and under what circumstances the subconscious is most likely to transmit its advice. Sharing enlightening stories about how people have found ways to use their subconscious, this study seeks to help you find your life’s partner; select the career you’re meant for; succeed in the workplace; let you know when your fears are groundless; improve your speaking and writing skills; and do away with depression, anxiety, and obsessive compulsive disorders. Kliment shares with the reader the amazing power of the subconscious and shows how you can open up your mind to take in all the inklings of advice it sends you, grasp their meaning, and then act upon them.

Preaching Through a Storm


Author: H. Beecher Hicks
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310200911
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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Drawing on his own experience in shepherding a church through a difficult building program, the author explains how to survive the storms of pastoral ministry spiritually and emotionally.

Flying a Kite at Night During a Storm


Author: Thomas Long
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595265480
Category: Fiction
Page: 232
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When was the last time you took a chance?For the small group of friends in Flying A Kite At Night During A Storm, taking a chance means many things: letting go, learning to love, allowing yourself feel again after a staggering personal loss. In turn amusing and poignant, this is a story about the foundations of friendship and overcoming fear: the fear of loneliness, the fear of the unknown, the fear of life and ultimately, the fear of not having lived to your full extent.From the first page of this extraordinary work, you are asked: in an age where your life can change in a single instant-with a single act-how much would you be willing to risk?Are you ready to take a chance?