The Case of the Greedy Goat is the seventh story in the Private Investigators Club series. If you have read the introductions to the other stories in the series, you will appreciate the fact that the young detectives like solving mysteries. The story starts with Tommy reporting that he has received an invitation for the club members to have a holiday at Mr. J's cottage in return for helping him open it for the summer. With some difficulty he leads them through the formal procedures to accept the invitation. They are driven to Chaffey's Lock and taken by boat to a remote cottage on Scott Island. While working on the task of getting the water system working, their cell phones mysteriously disappear. Mr. J suspects the Greedy Goat has eaten them. The story continues as the detectives search for their phones, assist with some difficult maintenance tasks and have a few adventures. They fear that Mr. J has flipped and try, unsuccessfully, to escape. Luckily, it all works out in the end. The stories in the Private Investigators Club series are "readers" for students of age eight or older. People of any age who are learning English as a Second Language may find them entertaining and educational. This story explains the Canadian obsession with lakes and cottages, providing insight into some of the joys and frustrations of owning a cottage. After each chapter, there is a list of definitions of those words used for the first time and a lesson that explores the situation in the chapter. Some questions are suitable discussion topics, others require using the Internet. Answers are provided so you can determine whether or not you really understand what is going on. There are many jokes or humorous situations in the story. Because some readers will not get the joke, a chapter titled "Humor Explained" identifies what the author is trying to do with the amusing sections. Anyone interested in writing in English is invited to produce another story in the series. Details are provided on the Publisher's website. The Publisher wishes to encourage students to do creative writing and will accept submissions on any topic. Periodically, an eBook of submitted stories is published so this is one way for you to become an established author.
When Doc and Emmie are playing with Emmie's new karaoke microphone, Millie Mic, Emmie becomes upset when Millie starts skipping and repeating the same line. Can Doc help? Read and watch-along with Doc with this illustrated storybook that includes a DVD of the episode!
An initiative supported by leading political, academic, religious and professional figures. A key document that builds on many years of letters to newspapers and media interest. In association with Queen Mary University of London. Virtually half-a-century has passed since the last Royal Commission on the Penal System was dissolved, its work uncompleted. Looking forwards, six members of that Commission asserted that after some years a new Royal Commission would be of great public service. As commentators, writers and practitioners, Sir Louis Blom-Cooper QC and Professor Sean McConville have many decades of experience of penal policy and practice. Some 20 years ago they urged the appointment of a new Royal Commission on the subject. They have since pressed their case in letters to major newspapers and earlier publications. In this pamphlet the force of which is supported by leading figures, they make the case for a new Royal Commission that will be reflective, effective and swift, capable of building consensus and providing directions for a generation. They argue that penal policy is fragmented and frequently irrational, contradictory, counterproductive, insubstantial and put together in a haphazard way. The dynamics and pressures of party politics inevitably mean that penal policy often emerges in response to hard cases and headlines. As this pamphlet claims, broader and more considered views, drawing on evidence and seeking to maximise social good, cannot be delivered by politicians afraid of missing an opportunity to score party political points. Sean McConville is Professor of Law and Public Policy at Queen Mary, University of London. He has advised legislatures and governments on both sides of the Atlantic. He is the author of a multi-volume history of punishment and his most recent works include Irish Political Prisoners 1920-1962: Pilgrimage of Desolation (Routledge, 2013) and Routledge Guide to Interviewing (with Anna Bryson) (Routledge, 2013). Sir Louis Blom-Cooper QC appeared in many high-profile trials, including at the Old Bailey and in what is now the Supreme Court. Apart from his work on the campaign for the abolition of the death penalty he taught criminology and penology at Bedford College, University of London. He holds a number of honorary doctorates and is a fellow of King's College, London. His books include Fine, Lines and Distinctions: Murder, Manslaughter and the Taking of Human Life (with Terence Morris) (2011)."
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