From appreciating wine to understanding modern art, placing a bet to playing poker, wearing a hat to finding the mains, HOW TO WALK IN HIGH HEELS helps you navigate life's challenges with style. Camilla Morton has been ably assisted by a host of experts including Manolo Blahnik, who tells you How to Pick a Shoe, Gisele, who explains How to Look Good in a Photo and Anya Hindmarch, who reveals How to Pack a Suitcase. Funny and informative, filled with great quotes and fascinating facts, this will transform your approach to everything from getting dressed to hanging wallpaper. Turn your exasperated aaaaarrrrghs into confident ahhhhs!
Over the first decade of the 21st century the scale and importance of the commercial sport industry has increased dramatically and rapidly. This timely second edition of the ground-breaking text The Business of Sport Management has been comprehensively revised, updated and significantly expanded in scope to meet the needs of today's sports management students, and equip future managers with the tools they need to succeed. Elegantly blending theory with practice, the text looks first at the distinctive context of sport organisations. It then examines the sport management theories and practice within functional areas such as finance, HRM, marketing and strategy. Finally it considers important issues such as risk management, sponsorship, retailing, social media, sports betting and more. Written with a thoroughly international perspective, this book is ideal for students of sports management on programmes of sports, leisure and business studies, and will also be of great interest to practitioners working in sport businesses.
In "Boomerang" Michael Lewis the international bestselling author of "The Big Short" "Liars' Poker" "The Blind Side" and "Moneyball" turns his trademark wit to the subject of how the financial meltdown hit us all in the face. Right now Europe is in serious financial chaos. In Greece infrastructure costs mean it would be cheaper to transport all Greek rail passengers by taxi and hairdressing is classified as arduous for tax avoidance purposes. In Iceland Range Rovers frequently explode as owners collect the insurance to pay for them. Ireland saw the entire country put up for sale - to itself while the Germans expected the whole world to behave like them. But the whole world didn't. In this hilarious fascinating timely must-read Michael Lewis reveals the true natures of the countries caught up in - and exacerbating - our boomerang economies.
In "Play Poker Like the Pros " poker master Phil Hellmuth Jr. demonstrates exactly how to play and win -- even if you have never picked up a deck of cards -- the modern games of poker including: Texas Hold'em Omaha Seven-Card Stud and Razz. Phil Hellmuth Jr. a seven-time World Champion of Poker presents his tournament-tested strategies to beat any type of player including: The Jackal (crazy and unpredictable) The Elephant (plays too many hands) The Mouse (plays very conservatively) The Lion (skilled and tough to beat) "Play Poker Like the Pros" begins by laying out the rules and set-up of each game and then moves on to easy-to-follow basic and advanced strategies. Hellmuth teaches exactly which hands to play when to bluff when to raise and when to fold. In addition Hellmuth provides techniques for reading other players and staying cool under pressure. There are also special chapters on how to beat online poker games and an inside look at tournament play.
From Felix Francis, the bestselling co-author (with Dick Francis) of "Dead Heat" and "Even Money" comes "Gamble", the latest Dick Francis novel. Set in the cut-throat world of horse racing, "Gamble" is an enthralling thriller packed full of suspense, mystery and intrigue. Nick Foxton once won the Grand National, but a terrible accident cut his racing career short. Years later, he is returning to Aintree - as a spectator - when he once more finds himself the centre of attention. Minutes before the big race, Nick's colleague, financial adviser Herb Kovak, is shot dead and the gunman vanishes into the crowd. The police want answers but Nick can't explain why anyone would want Herb dead. Yet when he finds a threatening message crumpled in Herb's coat, Nick begins questioning all he knows about his friend. And on learning that he is the benefactor of Herb's will, Nick is certain that something is not right. A fact confirmed when Nick discovers he's next in the killer's firing line. Packed with all the hair-raising suspense and excitement readers know and love from Dick Francis, "Gamble" is Felix Francis' most heart-pounding thriller yet. "The Francis flair is clear for all to see".("Daily Mail"). "Spare, efficient and unflashy ...inexorably draws you in". ("Daily Telegraph"). "The master of suspense and intrigue". ("Country Life"). "Still the master". ("Racing Post"). Felix Francis is the younger son of thriller-writing legend, Dick Francis, with whom he co-wrote the four most recent Dick Francis Novels, "Dead Heat", "Silks", "Even Money" and "Crossfire", with Felix taking an increasingly greater role in the writing. Sadly Dick died in February 2010 but his work will live on through Felix. "Gamble" is Felix's first solo Dick Francis Novel. Felix trained as a physicist and spent seventeen years teaching A level physics before taking on the role as manager to his father, and then as author. He lives in Oxfordshire.
Real-life all too rarely offers stories that are quite as satisfying as fiction. Bringing Down the House is one of the exceptions. Cheating in casinos is illegal; card-counting - making a record of what cards have so far been dealt to enable the player to make some prediction of what cards remain in the deck - is not. But casinos understandably dislike the practice and make every effort to keep card-counters out of their premises banning them and using private detectives to share information on suspected and known counters. Bringing Down the House tells the true story of the most successful scam ever in which teams of brilliant young mathematicians and physicists won millions of dollars from the casinos of Las Vegas being drawn in the process into the high-life of drugs high-spending and sex. Bringing Down the House is as readable and as fascinating as Liar's Poker or Barbarians At the Gate an insight into a closed excessive and utterly corrupt world.
At Leighford High the ever-resourceful Peter 'Mad Max' Maxwell is temporarily promoted to Head of History when his colleague Paul Moss is chosen for an American exchange and heads off to Los Angeles. Paul's counterpart is Hector Gold who is accompanied to Leighford by his eccentric family including his wife Camille and her parents Jeff and Alana O'Malley. Clearly Jeff O'Malley is quite a character - with money to burn he has been gate-crashing the local poker school much to the dismay of its members. When events take a sinister turn and Sarah Gregson one of the poker school's members is found murdered newly-promoted Inspector Jacquie Carpenter Maxwell and Henry Hall investigate with the assistance of Maxwell. As it becomes apparent Sarah suspected Jeff of cheating and Jeff was sacked in LA for being a crooked cop is this simply a case of murder as revenge for name-calling? Being quite the expert in solving murders Maxwell believes there is more to it.In the latest witty instalment of the Peter 'Mad Max' Maxwell series the teacher and part-time sleuth must contend with outlandish Americans a son who is acting strangely a missing cub-scout mistress and the usual Leighford High School mayhem whilst trying to catch a murderer before more lives are lost.
A poker revolution is upon us. Card rooms and casinos are bursting at the seams home games are springing up across the country professional and celebrity poker tournaments are televised every night of the week...and of course the Internet has opened up the game to millions. No-Limit Texas Hold'em is the fastest growing and most popular form of poker played today and this book - now in its revised third edition - provides a comprehensive tutorial starting from square one. You will learn: - THE BASICS - rules hand rankings jargon and etiquette - PRINCIPLES OF PLAY - starting hands when to bet when to fold - POKER PSYCHOLOGY - playing styles table image tells and bluffs - THE MATHEMATICS - how to work the probabilities and odds - STRATEGY for online and face-to-face play - MANAGING YOUR MONEY & maximising your return - HOW TO BEAT THE CHEATS
The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Pathological Gambling is a complete guide to the current empirical literature relating to the conceptualization assessment and treatment of pathological gambling. The international contributors are all experienced practicing clinicians who discuss gambling within a global context. *Best-practice guidelines for the clinical management of problem and pathological gambling *Contains empirically derived findings that translate research into practical clinical applications that clinicians and counselors can use in understanding and treating problem gamblers *Brings together a distinguished international group of scholars whose contributions discuss gambling as it occurs around the globe *Clearly organized into sections that cover conceptualization research assessment treatment and special topics
Who controls football in Britain today? The FA? The clubs? The fans? The shocking reality is that organised crime is moving in more aggressively than a Wayne Rooney tackle and there's little the authorities can do about it. "Football and Gangsters" is a revealing investigation into how organised crime has begun to take hold behind the scenes of professional football. Michael Owen Rio Ferdinand and Robbie Fowler are just some of the sport's big names to have fallen foul of the game's godfathers and paid the price. Their alarming stories are told here. Criminal organisations have manoeuvred themselves into a position of power in football. Drug dealers launder money by buying clubs; hooligan gangs have muscled their way into the boardroom; and the influence of Asian betting rings continues to grow. Through a series of dangerous undercover investigations along with interviews with players club officials police and the underworld figures responsible the sensational evidence is laid bare in this book.