When Sebastian says he wants to travel, the other toys suggest a trip to the North Pole or the Equator. But Sebastian is just a teddy-bear: how could he possibly go around the world on his own? Fate steps in, and soon he is on an adventure that takes him first to Paris and then on a train bound for Russia. Along the way, he has his portrait painted, joins a circus, becomes a magician’s assistant, and is mistaken for the Abominable Snowman.
An Introduction to Anti-Bribery Management Systems (BS 10500) explains how to implement an ABMS that meets the requirements of BS 10500, from initial gap analysis to due diligence management: An introduction to BS 10500 An explanation of an ABMS Management processes within an ABMS Implementing an ABMS Risk assessment in due diligence Whistleblowing and bribery investigations Internal auditing and corrective action Certification to BS 10500 It provides helpful guidance on the importance of clearly defining policies; logging gifts and hospitality in auditable records; ensuring a consistent approach across the organisation; controls for contractors; facilitation payments; charitable and political donations; risk assessment in due diligence; whistle-blowing and bribery investigations; and internal auditing and corrective action.
When is a gift not a gift? When it’s a bribe. For many, corporate hospitality oils the wheels of commerce. But where do you draw the line? Bribes, incentives and inducements are not just a matter of used banknotes stuffed in brown envelopes. Expenses, corporate settlement of personal bills, gifts and hospitality can all be used to influence business partners, clients and contractors. Can you afford unlimited fines? Under the Bribery Act 2010, a maximum of ten years’ imprisonment and an unlimited fine may be imposed for offering, promising, giving, requesting, agreeing, receiving or accepting bribes. With such strict penalties, it’s astonishing that so few companies have few or no measu...
James and Carmona Hardwick are spending the summer playing host to numerous friends and relatives in an old Hardwick family residence by the sea. The arrival of Alan Field, a devastatingly handsome though shady figure from Carmona's past, destroys the holiday atmosphere in the old house and replaces it with a mounting tension, culminating in murder. Fortunately, Miss Silver is present to unravel the complex mystery and seek out the murderer amongst them.
The incredible international success story of Maori showbands comes to life here through the experiences of Mahora Peters and the Maori Volcanics. This engaging recollection of the glitz and glamour of life on the road in the 1960s and 1970s captures the heyday of the showband phenomenon. Add to the story a wonderful collection of photos and a bonus CD u Showband! is sure to be a big hit.
The Factory is the law - but Wild Alan is about to discover that law does not mean justice. The gargantuan Factory of Gleam is an ancient, hulking edifice of stone, metal and glass ruled over by chaste alchemists and astronomer priests. As millennia have passed, the population has decreased, and now only the central district is fully inhabited and operational; the outskirts have been left for the wilderness to reclaim. This decaying, lawless zone is the Discard, and Wild Alan's home. Clever, arrogant and perpetually angry, Wild Alan is both loved and loathed by the Discard's misfits. He's convinced that the Gleam authorities were behind the disaster that killed his parents and his ambition is to prove it. But he's about to uncover more than he bargained for. 'Anyone looking for a science fiction tale of grim darkness should definitely pick this one up'- Starburst