A Jersey boy with a knack for numbers, a gift for making people trust him, and an all-consuming hunger to be king of the business world, Tom Giacomaro could convince anyone of anything. As a teenager, Tom Giacomaro began working in the mob-laden New Jersey trucking industry. A charming, brash-talking salesman, he climbed the ranks, and let his lust for money and relationships with New York and Philadelphia crime families send him spiraling into a world of drugs and violence. Forced to go on the lam in South Africa and Europe he returned a year later - with millions of dollars´ worth of diamonds stuffed in his underwear. And that´s only the beginning. In his memoir, Tom details how he eventually hashed out a deal with the FBI, agreeing to become a special crime informant to avoid jail time - only he somehow manages not to rat anyone out and, incredibly, continues his high-finance, shady dealings, luring celebrities and other high-profile contacts to invest millions in his new business ventures. When it all inevitably comes crashing down, Tom is thrown in prison for over a decade - yet, even behind bars, he´s able to get what he wants from anyone: the warden, the doctors, the guards, and his fellow inmates... and finds a way to get released early. Cowritten by Natasha Stoynoff, The King of Con is the true story about a smart, streetwise Jersey boy who talked his way to the top and became richer and more successful than his wildest dreams. It offers an unforgettable look into the life of a man who became hooked on living life to thrilling and dangerous excess, rubbing elbows with celebrities and crime bosses, until he was humbled by the FBI, by the US Attorney, and by life itself. Now, Tom is back in his old New Jersey neighborhood. His mob cronies are calling, his palms are itching to make billions again, and the US Attorney´s office is watching. Will he stay on the straight and narrow, or will he return to his old ways and st 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Giacomaro. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/012097/bk_blak_012097_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Even though it hарреns to be that this is not the first time the Ebola Virus has found its wау thrоugh thе shores оf Africa, іts latest development hаs bееn thаt оf аn alarming оnе. Аs іt stands nоw а handful оf West African countries hаs bееn аffесtеd nаmеlу Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal аnd Sierra Leone. It іs believed thаt Ebola fіrst emerged іn Sudan аnd Zaire іn 1976. Тhе nаmе Ebola wаs named аftеr thе Zaire River called ´´Ebola River´´. Тhе fіrst outbreak оf Ebola іs sаіd tо hаvе infected 284 people wіth а mortality rate оf 53%. Тhе second emergence оf Ebola wаs reported іn Yambuku, Zaire. Ebola-Zaire (EBOZ) recorded thе highest mortality rate оf аnу оf thе Ebola viruses (88%) infected 318 people. Тhе third strain оf Ebola, Ebola Reston (EBOR), wаs fіrst identified іn 1989 whеn infected monkeys wеrе imported іntо Reston, Virginia, frоm Mindanao іn thе Philippines. Ebola hаs fоund іts wау іn thе annals оf West Africa аnd thе Africa аt large. Тhе ´2014 outbreak´ оf thе Ebola hаs bееn а major threat tо nоt оnlу Africa, but thе Wоrld аt large. Ghana іn thіs regard іs nо exception tо thе threats оf Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) tаkіng іntо cognizance thаt wе аrе bounded bу neighboring Ebola stricken Countries. As thе Ebola epidemic frenzies, twо questions hаvе surface: Ноw dіd thе noxious virus escape detection fоr three months? Аnd whу hаs а mammoth global interventions fail tо соntаіn it? In Guinea, thе case started іn а small village (Meliandou) іn thе Forest region оf southern Guinea. Bush meat hаs long bееn а common source оf food fоr thіs village аnd thеу hаd іt іn bounty. Вut іn thе dying days оf December thе ordinary life іn Meliandou саmе tо аn еnd whеn thе Ebola virus gаvе а smooth landing іn thе village mоst lіkеlу іn thе body оf а fruit bat 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor Clinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039235/bk_acx0_039235_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This album-matching folio contains some of Santana´s best music of the ´90s. Titles are: Africa Bamba * The Calling * Corazn Espinado * Do You Like the Way * El Farol * Love of My Life * Mara Mara * Migra * Primavera * Put Your Lights On * Smooth * Wishing It Was * (De La) Yaleo.
Supernatural contains some of Santana´s best music of the ´90s. The album features exciting guest performances from artists such as Lauryn Hill, Rob Thomas, Eric Clapton, and Wyclef Jean. Titles are: Africa Bamba * The Calling * Corazn Espinado * Do You Like the Way * El Farol * Love of My Life * Mara Mara * Migra * Primavera * Put Your Lights On * Smooth * Wishing It Was * (De La) Yaleo.
This is an autobiography about a man from New Jersey born in 1947. Following his graduation from high school in 1965, he enlisted in the Marines and went to Vietnam. Home and honorably discharged before turning 21, he meandered for a few years in the time of the anti-war movement and psychedelic drugs that were the late ´60s and early ´70s. He found his feet in aviation with his first introductory flight. He immediately knew piloting an airplane was what he wanted to do. His involvement in the drug culture led to incarceration and jeopardized his future, though. He met a woman fell in love and has been married for 42 years. They raised a family and built a house while he struggled to stay employed as an airplane pilot. The ebb and flow of the pilot employment market led to various jobs and even an attempted career change. After earning a degree at a culinary school, he bought a failing restaurant and gave it a go for a few years. Before becoming bankrupt he managed to get back in aviation as the restaurant was failing. The return to flying was in turbine powered equipment at first doing more night freight work, but it led to his best job ever. Someone ran an ad for a position in Africa: ´´Sabreliner Captain wanted so I can give my man a holiday.” The timing was perfect because it was the same type airplane he had been flying. The job was for a month but he stayed on for four years as pilot for a dictator’s cabinet in the heart of Africa. It wasn’t all smooth air over there but survive he did. On returning to the States he went back to grass roots stick-and-rudder agricultural aviation for three years, spraying corn in Iowa. In the journey there was one wife, two children, two sailboats, one airplane and one house built. He also earned two Associates degrees. One in Science/Math and the other Arts/Culinary. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Gannone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117055/bk_acx0_117055_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Early in 1977, thousands of artists, writers, musicians, activists and scholars from Africa and the black diaspora assembled in Lagos for FESTAC ´77, the 2nd World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture. With a radically ambitious agenda underwritten by Nigeria´s newfound oil wealth, FESTAC ´77 would unfold as a complex, glorious and excessive culmination of a half-century of transatlantic and pan-Africanist cultural-political gatherings. Devised by Chimurenga and edited by Ntone Edjabe and Akin Adesokan, this is the first publication to consider FESTAC in all its cultural-historic complexity, addressing the planetary scale of the event alongside the personal and artistic encounters it made possible. As the tenth title in Afterall´s Exhibition Histories series and the third in Chimurenga´s Chimurenga Library series, the book features a bespoke expanded format and design scheme, and gathers extensive unseen photographic and archival materials, interviews and new commissions. Text: Allioune Diop, Barkley Hendricks, Audrey Lorde, Dominique Malaquais, Marilyn Nance, Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi, J.D. Okhai Ojeikere, Elvira Dyangani Ose, Betye Saar, Wole Soyinka (among others).
This collector´s edition covers great songs from the 3rd and 4th decades of Carlos Santana´s amazing four-decade career (the ´90s through 2006), covering the albums Milagro, Supernatural, Shaman, and All That I Am. All songs are faithfully transcribed in note-for-note guitar TAB. Titles: Adouma * Africa Bamba * Aye Aye Aye * Brown Skin Girl * The Calling * Chill Out * Con Santana * Corazon Espinado * El Farol * Foo Foo * El Fuego * The Game of Love * Hermes * I Don´t Wanna Lose Your Love * I´m Feeling You * Just Feel Better * Life Is for Living * Love of My Life * Make Somebody Happy * Maria Maria * Migra * Novus * Put Your Lights On * Saja/Right On * Smooth * Somewhere in Heaven * Twisted * Victory Is Won * Wings of Grace * Wishing It Was * (Da Le) Yaleo * Your Touch.
Zenko is a tongue drum (also called tank drum or hank drum) designed and created by Metal Sounds. This metal-made melodic percussion is the result of a long research & development program leaded by the Metal Sounds´ team, in collaboration with scientists and experts of the metal industry. All has been studied: the raw-material (stainless steel), the blades cutting, the assembling, the finish... And the result is up to it!The Zenko spreads its sounds like smooth and soft waves. Its high harmonics content comes from a perfect tuning that is also reliable along the years. It will produce some differents sounds depending on the kind of play: by hands or with the sticks (included).The Pygmy scale is a C minor pentatonic scale with a 7th minor. The C4 note in the center gives a medium bass that is used as a pivot. This scale is a pentatonic mode (5 notes that are repeated) that comes from Africa. It will fit perfectly with manu ethnic instruments. A beloved scale by World Music musicians.The Zenko can also be played in a standing position, on a collapsable and adjustable stand specifically designed for it. An essential accessory to increase your mobility with your Zenko.Details: • weight 2.8 Kg (6.17 Lbs) • diameter 32 cm (12.6) • height 13 cm (5.12) • 9 notes: C4 D4 Eb4 G4 Bb4 C5 D5 Eb5 G5 • Deluxe bag included • Support ring included • Pair of sticks included