On 9 October 2007, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) celebrated its leading role in the biggest deal in banking history, a record 71 billion euros for Dutch bank ABN Amro. Searching for an immediate profit, the victors dismantled ABN Amro - and Holland's number one bank ceased to exist. Shareholders and management enjoyed the spoils and the Netherlands lost the bank that had been at the heart of their economy for 183 years. But the profits were an illusion - they simply weren't there. One year later, RBS had been forced into the largest rights issue in British corporate history, underwritten by the Government. So why was ABN Amro so toxic? On the basis of more than 120 conversations with the most important individuals involved, Jeroen Smit reconstructs the downfall of a Dutch institution - a bank whose rotten core was so disguised by paper profits of billions every year. In little more than a decade, one of Europe's largest, longest established banks went from powerful predator to the perfect prey.
The CBS Radio Workshop was an experimental series of productions, subtitled "radio's distinguished series to man's imagination" that ran between 27 January 1956 and 22 September 1957. The premiere production was Brave New World, narrated by Huxley himself, with a complicated sound-effects score that evidently took a long time to construct, and comprised a ticking metronome, tom-tom beats, bubbling water, an air hose, a cow's moo, an oscillator, and three kinds of wine glasses clicking together. There was also a cast of some ten actors.
What was most evident about this two-part adaptation, now available on podcast, was the vocal contrasts: between Huxley the narrator, telling the story in a cut-glass marked RP accent interspersed with occasional Americanisms ("diaper" instead of "nappy," for instance); the Controller, who spoke throughout in jovial tones, appropriate for the Brave New World of perpetual happiness; and the Savage, the representative of feeling, emotional humanity - now consigned to a reserve in darkest Mexico - whose tones became increasingly desperate as he understood how mechanized the universe had become.
The Brave New World was a topsy-turvy environment, which despised institutions such as marriage and parenthood (any mention of such terms was greeted with scornful laughter), and advocated free love without passion. Everyone belonged to everyone else, and no one needed to think any more. Despite the Director's jovial protestations that this was the best of all possible worlds (shades of Voltaire's Candide), the doom-laden consequences of what had happened were suggested by Bernard Herrman's specially composed score, full of doom-laden chords, and metronome-like chimes played on the tubular bells. The adaptation was announced by the actor William Conrad - who subsequently found fame on television as the corpulent detective Cannon: at the end of the first episode he informed listeners in no uncertain terms about the moral purpose of Froug's adaptation. It was intended as a "warning against the destruction of moral standards, family life and the soul of man."
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Forget about having individual pieces for 4-point, 6-point and xzn socket, just use the ABN 18 Piece Metric 3/8-Inch Drive Universal Spline Socket Set. These drop-forged, heat treated 12-point spline lug nut sockets are constructed of chrome-vanadium steel with a mirror nickel finish. They are resistant to rust and corrosion and meet ANSI standard. This torque socket set includes 3/8" inch drive splice sockets: 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm, 16mm, 17mm, 18mm, 19mm, 20mm, 21mm, 22mm, 24mm and 1 heavy-duty plastic blow-molded case. Socket case helps to keep sockets together and organized for easy storage. Spline sockets are permanently etched with sizing for rapid identification. WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals which is [are] known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
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Undersøg ikke noget. Bare rolig hvis du gør øvelsen korrekt - bare øve hver dag. Husk at distraherende tanker og følelser er normal støj. At røre bunden - fred - du har brug for øvelse og færdigheder. Når jeg laver meditation, skal de første par minutter altid rydde mit tankegang om emnet "hvad skal jeg gøre, når jeg er færdig."
The ABN Chain Alignment Tool takes the visual guesswork out of aligning your vehicle's chain against axle block and swingarm markings that can be so easily marred by dings and scratches. Proper maintenance of chain alignment creates resistance-free use and prevents unnecessary wear and tear on your vehicle's chain and sprockets. The quality, anodized aluminum body will hold up to years of use and makes alignment a breeze. Fits most motorcycle & ATV chains size 420-630. Take the guessing out of alignment with this simple and precise tool. TO USE: Clamp the tool securely to the rear sprocket using the adjustable knobs. The alignment rod should be pointing towards the front sprocket. While looking down on the chain from ABOVE (not behind the rear sprocket) use the chain adjusters on the swingarm to properly align the wheel and sprocket.
We all hope the day never comes, but if you ever get stranded in the dark with a broken-down car, use the ABN Portable 16 LED Safety Flare Signal Light with 9 Warning Light Modes in Red for Roadside or Marine Emergency. The strong backside magnets allow for attachment on any metal surface, and the top loop allows for hanging on a car hood latch, tent, tree branch, and more. Use this light as an emergency vehicle beacon, in marine applications, while camping, and during other outdoor activities. The light has 9 warning light modes including spotlight, double blink, double pulse, single blink, rotate, SOS rescue (Morse code), alternate, solid-on high, and solid-on low. You do not worry about running out of power because this light can last up to 150 hours on just one set of AAA batteries.
The ABN 7 Gang/Pole Wiring Junction Box for Trailer, Camper, or RV Light, Plug Wire Connectors is a must have for anyone with a trailer. Heavy Duty Plastic Weather Proof and Corrosion Resistant Junction Box with all of needed accessories for a safe and secure trailer install, rubber grommets, screws, and straps. The 7 Pole junction box is wired for trailer with markings to easily identify the correct connections, Blue: electric brake, Brown: R Stop & Turn, Green: Tail & USC, Red: L Stop & Turn, Yellow: Center AUX, Black: 12V Charge Line, White: Ground. Set up for trailer cordset, but can be altered to allow for any hookup.
The ABN Professional 22 Piece HVLP Spray Gun Cleaning & Maintenance Kit is a must have for anyone who uses any type of spray guns. Designed for us e on HVLP, Gravity Feed, Detail, Pressure, and Suction Guns. Includes 6 Piece precision needle set with handle and 3 piece detail end brush (1/4", 3/8", ½") with handle. Includes, and 5 piece precision mini twisted brush set along with 1/4" diameter HVLP nylon bristle brush designed to clean parts. This set also includes 12" paint brush gun lubricant along with a reusable case and organizer.
This adjustable height footrest is a fantastic product to have when working for long hours at home or office. It not only helps to circulate blood flow but also reduces tiredness. When in use this office foot rest can help to keep you in a comfortable posture (thanks to its ergonomic design) which enables you to stay focused without those niggly discomforts. It can be easily kept in adjustable angle under computer or work-space desk to give comfortable leg rest.
The ABN 3W LED Upgrade for Mini Maglite D & C Flashlight is a must have for anyone with an aging Mini Mag Lite. Featuring 120 Lumens bright, focused, white LED light (Performance depends on cells and flashlight). LED will never burn out (100,000 hours) and will extend the life of the flashlight batteries by 20 hours. Simple and easy install, simply replace the bulb! Fits all D & C Mag-Lite. Designed to eliminate overheating and is shockproof.
This adjustable height foot rest is a fantastic product to have when working for long hours at home or office. It not only helps to circulate blood flow but also reduces tiredness. When in use this office foot rest can help to keep you in a comfortable posture (thanks to its ergonomic design) which enables you to stay focused without those niggly discomforts. It can be easily kept in adjustable angle under computer or work-space desk to give comfortable leg rest.
The ABN 16 AWG SAE Extension Cable provides an extended, stable connection to your SAE devices. The cable is made with pure copper wire to reduce voltage drops and maintain steady connections. The thick, durable casing protects the cables and prevents overheating when used with heated clothing. It is compatible with all other two-pin SAE connector brands, so you can use it to connect with virtually any device. Pair with the ABN SAE Y-Cable to Dual SAE Cable to connect two SAE devices at once with an extended reach.