Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook - A Guide For The Serious Searcher

Looking for something on the Internet and need more than the results you find with a quick Google or Bing search? If so, this might be just the book you are looking for. "The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook: A Guide For The Serious Searcher" by Randolph Hock is touted as the essential guide for anyone who uses the internet for research - librarians, teachers, students, writers, business professionals, and others who need to search the web proficiently. The book provides strategies and tools (including search engines, portals, and social networks) for all major areas of internet content. The author explains how and when to go beyond the leading search engines and offers techniques for using Web 2.0 resources like Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Myspace, LinkedIn, and more.

Here is the really great thing about this book. Hock has organized it very well, so you can easily find what you are looking for, and the book is also written for everyone. Don't worry, you don't need to be a computer geek to understand this book. In fact, it is written for the non techie or geek, and for anyone who just wants to use the internet and web to locate information. Again, the book is organized well. It starts with a detailed table of contents, then a listing of the figures and tables in the book, a foreword and then introduction that includes a brief overview of the chapters and some advice on proceeding. There is also a page about the web page that accompanies this book that you will most likely want to check out. I'm planning on using it.

The book is divided into ten chapters that focus on the basics for the serious searcher; directories and portals; the basics about search engines; more specifics about search engines; discussion groups, forums, newsgroups, and their relatives; an internet reference shelf; sights and sounds, or how to find images, audio and video; news resources; finding products online, and your own place on the web, participating and publishing. All of these chapters contain many websites and a lot of practical information regarding finding what you are looking for. There are so many different places to look for things, and this guide really does help you figure out the best places to look for what you need. In the back, there is a list of all the sites covered in the book, and if you visit the accompanying website, the links are provided there.

Easy enough for the novice, but with ideas that even experts may not know about, this book contains the information to make anyone an advanced expert at finding things on the internet, or in other words, an extreme searcher.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

'A part of me has died': Model tells court how she was 'raped and disfigured in acid attack'

'A part of me has died': Model tells court how she was 'raped and disfigured in acid attack'

An aspiring model and TV presenter who suffered horrific injuries after acid was thrown in her face felt like she had been sentenced to a plight 'worse than death', a court today heard.

The 25-year-old was left partially blind in one eye, suffered third-degree burns and had to be fed through a plastic tube after a cup of sulphuric acid was emptied on her.

London's Wood Green Crown Court heard how martial arts expert Daniel Lynch, 33, had beaten up and raped the woman in a hotel room last year, just weeks after meeting her on Facebook.

Several days after the attack he organised for another man, Stefan Sylvestre, 20, to throw acid in her face as she walked down a north London high street.

Lynch was today sentenced to life imprisonment, at London's Wood Green Crown Court.

Stefan Sylvestre, 20, who threw the acid, was also given a life sentence.

Passing sentence, Judge Nicholas Browne QC said: '(The victim) had a face of pure beauty. You, Danny Lynch and Stefan Sylvestre, represent the face of pure evil. The facts of this case are chilling and shocking.

'You planned and then executed an act of pure, calculated and deliberate evil.

'You decided to wreck the victim's life by thrusting a full container of sulphuric acid straight into her face from point- blank range.'

A victim impact statement was read to the court in which the woman said the attacks had destroyed her life.

So far she has had more than 30 operations for her injuries and faces a further two years of surgery.

The statement read: 'There are not enough words descriptive enough in the English language to describe how I felt after both of the evil attacks upon me.

'I am aware that there is a crime greater than that which has been afflicted upon me and that is murder. From my perspective as the victim of these monstrous attacks my personal suffering is in fact worse.

'I have lost my future, my career, my spirit, my body, my looks, my dignity, the list goes on. All I am left with is an empty shell.

'A part of me has died and that will never return. This is worse than death.

'Being beaten, raped and mutilated with acid has left me feeling like a living corpse. Being raped had a devastating affect on me, it left me numb and empty, it made me loathe myself with feelings of disgust and humiliation.'

She added: 'The ongoing mental and physical torture I have been put through has crushed me and left me a broken woman.

'Before the attacks I was affectionate, outgoing, happy and confident. I am now an empty shell of myself and the very thought of intimacy now makes me feel physically sick and unable to cope with displays of affection from my own family.

'It's an awful feeling to be unable to hug your own parents without breaking down in fits of extreme emotion and uncontrolled flashbacks of the horrific violation I suffered.'

A jury at the court found Lynch guilty in March of rape. Lynch, of Becklow Gardens, Shepherds Bush, west London, admitted actual bodily harm and was found guilty of grievous bodily harm at previous hearings.

Sylvestre, of Shepherds Bush, pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm for the attack at an earlier hearing.

The two men stared at the floor as the harrowing testimony was read to the hushed courtroom.

Richard Milne, prosecuting, said the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was an aspiring model with a promising television career ahead of her.

Lynch, she said, had contacted her on networking website Facebook and the pair were in a relationship for around two weeks prior to the hotel room rape.

She was attacked at the Ramada hotel in Bayswater in the early hours of March 28 last year after his violent temper and mood swings sparked an earlier row.

Fuelled by steroids and realising the relationship was breaking down, Lynch pushed the woman against a door and she hit her head on a fire exit sign.

Blood poured from her head but he refused her pleas to go to hospital and continued attacking her before forcing her on to the bed and raping her.

The woman told police later that she feared for her life and was too scared to report the attack because of his threats.

Once home her flatmates took her to hospital for treatment.

Over the following days she remained holed up, too frightened to go out, while Lynch bombarded her with telephone calls and text messages.

She told him she did not want to see or speak to him but he eventually persuaded her to leave the flat on March 31.

As she walked along Golders Green Road, Sylvestre hurled sulphuric acid in her face on the instructions of Lynch.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Stinging Tree

The Stinging Tree

The Stinging Tree
by Luke King

Is Brad seeing things? A boy, his double, on the other side of the stream. Its like looking into a mirror.But where has he come from? Who is he?When Brad decides to follow him into the forest, it is the start of an action-packed thrill ride.Set in the mountains of far north Australia, this is the debut novel of author Luke King.

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The I Love Lukla Club

The I Love Lukla Club

The I Love Lukla Club
by Brian Lawrenson

Lukla in the Himalayas is one of the most dangerous airports in the world. Follow a group as they dig their way out of a snowbound air strip. Experience a trek to view the high Himalayan peaks and meet the Sherpa people of Nepal.

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The I Love Lukla Club – 30 pages, 9700 words, 1.2 MB (HTML, MOBI, EPUB, PDF, LRF)

Above the Arctic Circle

Above the Arctic Circle

Above the Arctic Circle
by Brian Lawrenson

Many people believe that the desolate, windswept area above the Arctic Circle is without interest but for the few intrepid travellers who choose to venture into the frozen north, it has provided a remarkable and different travel experience. The people who live in these extremes are different and in most cases live in vibrant communities. Join this couple on the exciting journey to visit the north of Canada and a few places in between. Youll be surprised and heartened by their experiences.

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A Cry To Remember by Kelly Greenaway

A Cry To Remember
A Cry to Remember is a psychological thriller that will leave readers asking the question, “what happened?? It takes the old fashioned “who done it”? to a level that is new and thrilling to the mystery readers in everyone. Unlike other mystery stories however, A Cry to Remember raises the sociological question concerning society’s treatment measures and views about mental illness, trama and memory loss.

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The Woork Handbook

The Woork Handbook
Antonio Lupetti

The Woork Handbook is a free eBook about CSS, HTML, Ajax, web programming, Mootools, Scriptaculous and other topics about web design… directly form Woork!

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