By Michael Portillo
Nice Continental Railway trips is now a firmly verified sequence on BBC2, following within the illustrious tracks of its predecessor - nice British Railway trips. either sequence are fronted by means of ex-politician Michael Portillo and during this ecu odyssey he travels round continental Europe, utilizing George Bradshaw's 1913 Continental Railway consultant. Now bobbing up for its fourth instalment this fall, Portillo courses the train-travelling fan throughout Europe arriving at a myriad of magical and traditionally interesting towns all of us dream of vacationing to by means of educate. From London, to Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon, Copenhagen, Oslo, Lisbon, Madrid, Berlin, Monte Carlo, Prague, Munich, Zurich, Rome, Budapest, St Petersburg; right down to Constantinople, Haifa and Jerusalem - Portillo describes the nice feats of engineering that equipped many of the railway traces connecting Europe and extra afield and the boys and girls who made those trips well-known via their deeds and phrases.
The new sequence (6x1-hour) will transmit in early November 2015, and this booklet could be the legit, lavishly illustrated tie-in overlaying each trip Portillo has undertaken throughout Europe. taking pictures all of the color, good looks, pleasure and passion of traveling throughout this ancient continent can muster. vital buy for any armchair fan of specified and award-winning commute programming.
By Simo M. Dafir, Vishnu N. Gajjala
A hands-on advisor to navigating the hot gas markets
Fuel Hedging and threat administration: concepts for airways, Shippers and different shoppers provides a transparent and sensible realizing of commodity fee dynamics, key gas hedging strategies, and probability administration options for the company gas patron. It covers the commodity markets and spinoff tools in a fashion available to company treasurers, monetary officials, probability managers, commodity investors, structurers, in addition to quantitative execs dealing within the power markets.
The e-book incorporates a large choice of key subject matters regarding commodities and derivatives markets, monetary hazard research of commodity shoppers, hedge application layout and implementation, vanilla derivatives and unique hedging items. The publication is exclusive in delivering intuitive counsel on realizing the dynamics of ahead curves and volatility time period constitution for commodities, gas derivatives valuation and counterparty possibility innovations reminiscent of CVA, DVA and FVA. absolutely up to date and appropriate, this publication contains accomplished case stories that illustrate the hedging strategy from belief to execution and tracking of hedges in diversified situations.
This functional consultant may also help the reader:
- Gain professional perception into all points of gasoline hedging, cost and volatility drivers and dynamics.
- Develop a framework for monetary probability research and hedge programs.
- Navigate unstable power markets by means of utilising potent probability administration techniques.
- Manage undesirable dangers linked to commodity derivatives by means of figuring out liquidity and credits chance calculations, publicity optimization thoughts, credits fees akin to CVA, DVA, FVA, etc.
Praise for Fuel Hedging and chance Management
"Risk administration is an paintings, now not a technological know-how, however it definitely is helping to understand loads of technology. during this booklet, the authors supply a good review of either qualitative and quantitative facets of chance administration and the way to layout and implement powerful win-win gasoline oil hedging recommendations that may in attaining the specified targets less than basic and severe industry conditions.
In addition to discussing key foundational matters, the ebook additionally discusses a framework to appreciate and deal with highly very important second-order results, similar to credits hazard or margin calls or asset-liability mismatches, that have the aptitude to show a good suggestion right into a undesirable outcome.
A needs to learn for a person within the finance division of a company, exchange condo, or monetary company fascinated by gasoline oil hedging."
—Diego Parrilla, Former international Head of Commodity ideas and Head of Commodities, financial institution of America
"This e-book offers hugely helpful insights into hedging and probability administration methodologies, in addition to conception, for the clients of strength items. Dafir presents instinct stemming from not only top-tier commodity structuring services, but additionally broader perception from his past adventure as a credits derivatives and exotics trader."
—Mitch Matharu, former Head of Structuring, Merrill Lynch
"An Absolute needs to learn. From the basics of oil markets to the foremost issues in negotiating a credits contract and minimizing hedging expenses, passing through the subtleties of implied volatility floor building and its implications in derivatives pricing, this booklet will give you the fundamental practitioner's toolbox, precious even if you're a amateur or a pro gas trader."
—Frederic Cogny, worldwide Head of Commodities established items buying and selling, commonplace Chartered Bank
"In this ebook, Dafir blends his deep wisdom of the commodity markets and the vagaries of the monetary marketplace together with his superb mathematical skill to discover gasoline hedging in a fashion available to gasoline Procurement Departments, CFOs and board members."
—Mark Long, Former Head and handling Director of Merrill Lynch Commodities Asia
". . . This publication is a hands-on consultant for a person drawn to "Fuel Hedging and threat Management", together with attorneys enthusiastic about the execution of commodities hedging transactions and similar ISDA and CSA negotiations."
—Justin Boyd, Former Head of monetary Markets felony, typical Chartered Bank
By Robert Klara
The April 1945 trip of FDR’s funeral teach grew to become a thousand-mile odyssey, fraught with heartbreak and scandal. because it gone through the evening, few of the grieving onlookers gave idea to what should be occurring at the back of the Pullman colors, the place ladies whispered and males tossed again highballs. inside of was once a Soviet undercover agent, a newly widowed Eleanor Roosevelt, who had simply stumbled on that her husband’s mistress used to be within the room with him whilst he died, the entire ideal courtroom justices, and incoming president Harry S. Truman who used to be scrambling to benefit secrets and techniques FDR had by no means shared with him.Weaving jointly details from long-forgotten diaries and declassified mystery provider records, journalist and historian Robert Klara enters the personal global on board that recognized educate. He chronicles the 3 days in which the rustic grieved and despaired as by no means prior to, and a brand new president hammered out the guidelines that will impress a rustic in mourning and win the second one global battle.
By John E. Hershey, Rao K. Yarlagadda
A new breed of engineer is constructing in our modern society. those engineers are fascinated with communications and desktops, economics and legislation. those new engineers follow themselves to data-to its pack getting older, transmission, and security. they're info engineers. Formal curricula don't but exist for his or her devoted improvement. relatively they research such a lot in their instruments "on the activity" and their roots are in machine engineering, communications engineering, and utilized mathe matics. there's a have to draw suitable fabric jointly and current it in order that those that desire to turn into info engineers can achieve this, for the betterment of themselves, their organisation, their state, and, eventually, the world-for we proportion the assumption that the best software for global peace and balance is neither politics nor armaments, yet relatively the open and well timed alternate of knowledge. This booklet has been written with that target in brain. this day quite a few indicators motivate us to count on broader info alternate within the future years. The flow towards a real built-in providers electronic community (ISDN) is likely to be the clearest of those. additionally, the improvement offormal protocol layers displays either loads of brilliance and compromise and likewise the will for a typical language between facts engineers.
By M W Frost, I Jefferson, E Faragher, T E J Roff, P R Fleming
Of the entire features of civil engineering that contain geotechnical engineers, arguably the most important is that linked to delivery infrastructure. The geotechnical engineering linked to infrastructure covers all aspects of the occupation, from review, interpretation and administration of power geotechnical difficulties, to the advance and use of state of the art building or layout strategies to optimise price for cash. All of this paintings is preformed in the altering atmosphere of the politics, criteria, investment and administration of the infrastructure
By Taras Grescoe
Taras Grescoe rides the rails world wide and makes a sublime and impassioned case for the approaching finish of auto tradition and the arrival transportation revolution"I am proud to name myself a straphanger," writes Taras Grescoe. The conception of public transportation in the US is usually unflattering—a squalid final hotel for people with one too many drunk-driving fees, too negative to come up with the money for assurance, or too decrepit to get in the back of the wheel of a automobile. certainly, a century of auto-centric tradition and town making plans has left many of the nation with public transportation that's underfunded, unwell maintained, and unwell conceived. yet because the call for for petroleum is quick outpacing the world's provide, a revolution in transportation is below manner. Grescoe explores the ascendance of the straphangers—the transforming into variety of those who depend upon public transportation to head in regards to the company in their day-by-day lives. On a trip that takes him round the world—from big apple to Moscow, Paris, Copenhagen, Tokyo, Bogotá, Phoenix, Portland, Vancouver, and Philadelphia—Grescoe profiles public transportation right here and in another country, highlighting the folks and ideas which could support undo the wear and tear that car-centric making plans has performed to our towns and create handy, reasonable, and sustainable city transportation—and larger urban living—for all.
By C.E (Sandy) Thomas
This e-book contains an in-depth research of the environmental and effort safeguard affects of changing the interior combustion engine automobile with quite a few types of electrical automobiles and changing fuel and diesel gas with replacement fuels together with electrical energy, hydrogen and biofuels. as well as a close “well-to-wheels” research of neighborhood pollution, greenhouse gasoline emissions and oil intake for every replacement automobile, the ebook estimates the marketplace penetration power of every fuel/vehicle mixture to figure out the main most probably societal effect of every substitute automobile pathway. To aid the marketplace penetration estimates, the e-book analyses the most probably fee of every replacement automobile in mass creation and the price of fitting the required gasoline infrastructure to aid each one choice. The booklet presents enough element to permit determination makers in governments and to settle on one of the replacement vehicle/fuel mixtures that might result in a very sustainable transportation system.