One of Britain’s most successful, controversial columnists looks back on his childhood and how we got from there to here. Richard Littlejohn was born in Ilford, Essex, in 1954. It wasn't just another century; it was another country. Wartime rationing was still in force. Children who grew up in the '50s and '60s ran free and wild. They were always outdoors and played in cornfields, on building sites, and in air-raid shelters. There was no suffocating elf'n'safety culture, no computer games, and no one suffered from now-fashionable food allergies. Milk came from cows at the local dairy, not supermarkets. Beef dripping was good for you. Instead of the Internet, there were libraries. Instead of 24-hour satellite television, there was the anarchic free-for-all of Saturday-morning pictures and the Under The Bedclothes Club on Radio Luxembourg. Richard revisits childhood haunts, encountering an England changed beyond recognition, from the covered market which is now a 30-storey Dubai-style tower block to his old primary school, where pupils now speak 20 different languages as their mother tongues. His old grammar school has been abolished and demolished. From Muffin the Mule to Jimi Hendrix at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970, this book is part memoir, part social documentary. Poignant, warm, and funny, it really is a journey to a Lost World. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Littlejohn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002009/bk_rhuk_002009_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hackers, cyber-criminals, Dark Web users, and techno-terrorists beware! This book should make you think twice about attempting to do your dirty work in the smart cities of tomorrow.Scores of cities around the world have begun planning what are known as "smart cities." These new or revamped urban areas use the latest technology to make the lives of residents easier and more enjoyable.They will have automated infrastructures such as the Internet of Things, "the Cloud," automated industrial controls, electronic money, mobile and communication satellite systems, wireless texting and networking. With all of these benefits come new forms of danger, and so these cities will need many safeguards to prevent cyber criminals from wreaking havoc. This book explains the advantages of smart cities and how to design and operate one. Based on the practical experience of the authors in projects in the U.S. and overseas in Dubai, Malaysia, Brazil and India, it tells how such a city is planned and analyzes vital security concerns that must be addressed along the way.Most of us will eventually live in smart cities. What are the advantages and the latest design strategies for such ventures? What are the potential drawbacks? How will they change the lives of everyday citizens? This book offers a preview of our future and how you can help prepare yourself for the changes to come.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Dubai is the media hub for the Middle East region and is home to many television and radio channels. There are a few terrestrial television channels but most people choose from the hundreds of regional channels on offer via satellite or cable. Pay or subscription television in Dubai is available on cable via E-Vision (a division of Etisalat) or via satellite directly from the providers, Showtime, Orbit, Star TV and ART. Showtime and Orbit both provide a wide selection of English (primarily US, but also UK, Canadian and Australian) programming, subtitled in Arabic. Leading English shows and movies are primarily shown first and exclusively on either Showtime or Orbit channels. Star TV also has some first-run programmes.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. David Rockwell is an American architect and designer, who is the founder and CEO of Rockwell Group, based in New York with satellite offices in Madrid and Dubai. Rockwell has long been fascinated with immersive environments. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Rockwell also spent part of his childhood in Deal, New Jersey and Guadalajara, Mexico. He was a child of the theater as his mother worked as a vaudeville dancer and choreographer. She sometimes cast him in community repertory productions.
The Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC) is a Saudi-run company broadcasting a mix of free-to-air news and entertainment channels via satellite. It was launched on September 18, 1991 as the Middle East Broadcasting Corporation, initially broadcasting from London in the United Kingdom. Since 2002, its headquarters have been in Dubai Media City, United Arab Emirates.