Iftikhar Ahmed is a Development Economist having worked at the International Labour Office (ILO) in Geneva during three decades (1974-2004) in the Employment Sector for many years having led the research programme on technology, environment and employment with a focus on gender issues. He also served as the Editor-in-Chief of the International Labour Review and Director of the ILO's Bureau of Publications.
In 1961, high school literacy class, the teacher asked his students to write a short story. The teacher liked Fawaz's story very much and asked him to read it to the class. His teacher and students loved it. After high-school, Fawaz had to choose between literacy and less money or engineering and more money. He entered the Faculty of engineering, the world of constructions and then the world of business. Immigrated to Canada in 1996 with a wonderful family, a wife and three children. Several years later he went to live in Beirut a known city for business and literacy.
Dr. Saleh Mohammed Al-Mousawi born in Kuwait November 1st 1953. He was graduated from Faculty of Science at Kuwait University on 1975 and in 1980 obtained his Ph.D. from Bristol University U.K. on the synthetic organic chemistry. Dr. Al-Mousawi Prof. Elnagdi did work all the time in Kuwait University. He started as assistant professor in the period of 1980-2005 then associate professor till now. Dr. Al-Mousawi published 38 papers in the field of organic chemistry with 195 citations till 2014.
Harriet has always loved books and enjoys nothing more than a trip to the library or book shop. She has never been able to pass either without stopping to take a look in search of her next good read. Harriet has been writing her own stories for as long as she has been able to hold a pen and wrote The Motives Trilogy, her first completed novel, whilst studying for her GCSE's and later her A-Levels. She has often dreamed that one day she would see her own book on the shelves. Finally it has happened, proving that dreams really can come true.
Standard Operating Procedures for Grandfathers is the debut book by Malcolm Allen. Having spent 25 years in the British Army, he is now retired and lives in Berkhamsted with his wife, Jill.
The couple have two daughters and five grandchildren.
Malcolm said: "Grandchildren can turn your ordered and quiet life into a combat zone in minutes. It would be helpful to have a set of rules when chaos descends. ‘What better than the Principles of War' I thought."
Julian has worked as a Motorcycle Development Test Rider since 1996 and has also contributed as a writer and photographer to motorcycle magazines in the UK, Australia and Portugal. He has travelled more than one million miles on motorcycles and visited 27 different countries whilst doing so.
He is also a student of archaeology, a musician, a keeper of pet goats and a lover of dogs.
Paul Anderson lives in Adelaide, South Australia. He is a surgeon who specialises in upper gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary surgery. Born in Rotorua, New Zealand, his tertiary education began at Waikato University before he went on to further studies in Scotland, California, and South Africa where he completed both a Ph.D. and a medical degree. The passion for writing has latently manifested, thanks to the encouragement and direction of many friends.
Margie Ann was born in Newcastle 1944 and caught Polio as a child - at the age of 18 months old. Despite this, she has led a full life. She married in 1968 and divorced in 1990, and is very fortunate to have a daughter and two lovely grandsons.
Nature inspires her; she often visits Southend, Sussex, Epping Forest, Broxbourne by the river, the sea or different parks. In these places she feels ‘sensed' to write, mainly sitting in her car. She is also inspired by love for music - piano, cello, and violin - especially Rachmaninov Concerto No. 2.
Robert Appleton started work as a fifteen year old apprentice electrician. In his mid twenties he qualified as a secondary Design and Technology teacher with a Bed Honours degree. He eventually ended his thirty year career after teaching in four different comprehensive schools and having had wide experience and management responsibility at department and pastoral level.
He now enjoys the benefits of having taken early retirement and can dedicate more time to reading, walking, cycling watching sport and his favourite pastime; caravanning.
C. S. Arle hails from the West Midlands area of England where he has worked with top agencies and studios as an originator, artist and copywriter. Thereafter, he worked as a creative consultant and as a freelancer for many large companies and some famous names. Besides being an author, he has wide and varied interests including, but not limited to: art, music, photography, carpentry, natural history, science and technology, space research & exploration and automotive development.
Robert attempted his first novel at twelve, wrote lyrics and comedy sketches at university, and went on to write for the radio program "Word Sports." His children's novel "The Midnight Man" won the Frustrated Writer's Award from the Children's Book Council of New South Wales. His scripts for stage and radio have been produced in Australia and America.
Our fast changing, now "global", world is facing huge problems. Because of the excessive influence of governments and big business in our lives in recent times the responsibility of the individual has been eroded. We now all look upwards, i.e. to governments, for the solutions to our problems.
Philip Arundell believes the opposite is true, namely that long term sustainable improvements can only be achieved by working from the bottom up, starting with the individual, his manners and his sense of responsibility to others.