In 2009, news broke that MPs had been claiming taxpayers money to pay for such excesses as a floating duck-house, moat-cleaning services and 550 sacks of manure. The revelations shook Westminster and compromised the voters trust. Urgent action had to be taken.Cue the establishment of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA), a regulator designed to scrutinise every claim and hold MPs to account. Created from scratch and operating in a world of rattled politicians accustomed to old habits, IPSA came up against a series of obstacles, ranging from MPs who had never used a computer to vicious online abuse. Ian Kennedy was the chairman of IPSA for its first seven years, and was responsible for developing it into an effective and transparent organisation.Ten years on, he discusses his struggle to ensure the public s money was put to good use, all the while being hounded by the press for not doing what they wanted, and by MPs themselves for doing what they´d voted for but didn´t really intend. Cleaning Up the Mess describes the bullying, bitterness and occasional kindness Kennedy encountered, and how a thick skin and conviction in IPSA´s purpose helped to restore trust in politics and politicians.
This audiobook contains proven steps and strategies on how to use homemade cleaning recipes for a safe home environment. We find many types of household cleaning products on the market that contain harmful chemicals and are bad for the environment also. You might also feel that the costs of these products are really high, as they are commercially advertised and packed in the most attractive way. You can find very affordable substitutes for these cleaning products. You can actually make your own homemade cleaning products, which are really beneficial. Cleaning agents like baking soda, vinegar, and borax are beneficial to your health as well as the environment. These days there is a palpable anxiety around the pursuit of a clean and healthy household. There is a rallying cry to abandon all harsh chemical cleaners and energy-draining appliances. While this is excellent news for the environment, figuring out the best way to make your home a healthy place can be a challenge. Balancing that with your time and budget constraints can create tension around an exercise that is intended to increase your well-being. You want to find the right and most cost-effective cleaning products and methods for your home, but the search can take time, and you could end up with products or ingredients you do not ultimately use. Then there is the quandary of whether you make everything yourself or buy what you need. One reason why some people are reluctant to switch to natural home cleaning is because they think they´ll lose the convenience of store-bought cleaning products. However, using homemade cleaning supplies instead of their store-bought counterparts actually provides ways to make your life much easier. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Skyler Morgan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051143/bk_acx0_051143_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hugh Riminton was a small-town New Zealand teenager with a possible drinking problem and a job cleaning rat cages at an animal lab when a chance meeting with a radio news director changed his life. The news man took a chance on him, and at 17 Riminton became a cadet reporter. On the strength of a two-line job ad in a Perth newspaper, he escaped to Australia. It was the time of Hawkie, Bondy and $40,000 houses. Within three years of getting his start in television, he scored one of the most prestigious and sought after jobs in Australian journalism - the role of London-based correspondent for the Nine Network. As a foreign correspondent, he travelled the world, reporting from Somalia, covering the IRA bombings, narrowly avoiding being murdered by a mob in Soweto; the Balkans were at war; the tanks were rumbling in the streets of Moscow. Back in South Africa he got a chance to see up close the genius and humanity of the great Nelson Mandela. And then the Rwandan genocide began, and Hugh was despatched to investigate - with former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser tagging along. As the French prepare to resume nuclear testing in the Pacific, Hugh flew to Tahiti to be caught in the middle of the protest riots. After a day of being teargassed and watching his hire car getting torched, evening fell with the capital Papeete in flames. His reporting won him a Logie Award. Over nearly 40 years, he has been shot at, blown up, threatened with deportation and thrown in jail. He has reported from nearly 50 countries, witnessed massacres in Africa, wars and conflicts on four continents, and every kind of natural disaster. He has also been a frontline witness to pivotal moments in Australian history, from the Port Arthur massacre to the political dramas of Canberra, receiving almost every major journalism award Australia has to offer. Minefields is Hugh´s fascinating story of over 40 years on the front l 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hugh Riminton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/haau/000050/bk_haau_000050_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you own horses, but your budget is getting tight? Are you considering buying your first horse but are not sure where to start? Are you looking for ways to pamper your equine friend without breaking the bank? If you answered ´´Yes´´ to any of these questions, then this audiobook is for you. 50 Things to Know About Caring for Your Horse on a Budget: Grooming, Cleaning, and Basic Care, by Amanda Wills, offers an approach to caring for your horse on a budget. Most guides on horse care will provide you with a list of horse-specific products that are ´´necessary´´ to properly care for your best equine friend. The good news is that not all horse-specific products are necessary, and some budget-friendly substitutions are available. You’ll discover some surprisingly simple solutions are available for basic horse issues, concerns, and care. Though the saying goes ´´if you want to become a millionaire with horses, start with a billion dollars”, there are a few ways to save with your horse while still offering the best care. This audiobook will help you find ways to save and substitute in order to take care of your horse for a lifetime. By the time you finish this audiobook, you will be ready to start saving on tack, feed, and everything in between for your four-legged friend. So grab your copy today. You will be glad you did, from the first tip to the last piece of advice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/131244/bk_acx0_131244_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you own horses, but your budget is getting tight? Are you considering buying your first horse but are not sure where to start? Are you looking for ways to pamper your equine friend without breaking the bank? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this book is for you....50 Things to Know About Caring for Your Horse on a Budget: Grooming, Cleaning, and Basic Care by Amanda Wills offers an approach to caring for your horse on a budget. Most books on horse care will provide you with a list of horse-specific products that are ´´necessary´´ to properly care for your best equine friend. The good news is that not all horse-specific products are necessary, and some budget-friendly substitutions are available.You’ll discover that some surprisingly simple solutions are available for basic horse issues, concerns, and care. Though the saying goes, ´´if you want to become a millionaire with horses, start with a billion dollars”, there are a few ways to save with your horse while still offering the best care. This book will help you find ways to save and substitute in order to take care of your heart horse for a lifetime.By the time you finish this book, you will be ready to start saving on tack, feed, and everything in between for your four-legged friend. So grab your copy today. You will be glad you did from the first tip to the last piece of advice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stacky Vos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/136357/bk_acx0_136357_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Callahan Garrity is the owner of House Mouse, a cleaning service that tidies up after Atlanta´s elite. She´s also a former cop and a part-time sleuth. She and her coterie of devoted helpers can ransack a house for clues faster than it takes a fingerprint to set. Some people might call Callahan Garrity nosy, but she prefers to think of her tendency toward snooping as a healthy interest in the truth. So when news reaches her of her cousin Patti´s death during a carjacking, Callahan shakes off her House Mouse cleaning uniform to don her detective´s cap. It´s not that she doesn´t have confidence in the Atlanta police - she used to be among their ranks - but the crime is too incongruous with Patti´s suburban life to seem like a random incident. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hillary Huber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003361/bk_harp_003361_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winning the lottery has made Willy and Alvirah Meehan famous. Now that she sports a stylish hairdo and knows how to dress like the wealthy lady she is, Alvirah quite enjoys being a guest on a talk show. But fame has its down side: three ex-cons in the viewing audience choose Willy as a kidnapping target. Unfortunately for the criminals, the Meehans haven´t forgotten their old skill: Alvirah can become a cleaning woman at a moment´s notice, and Willy still loves plumbing. And the experience Alvirah´s had pursuing her interest in sleuthing doesn´t hurt either. Bad news for the bad guys is good news for Alvirah´s growing number of fans -another story rich in suspense and good humor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carol Higgins Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000169/bk_pnix_000169_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Perpetually foiled romance heroine Island Chaptal and reformed cleaning expert March - or is it Mr. November? - are enjoying a pleasant break in South Africa, after brushing with death in the inhospitable and platypus-infested mountains of Liechtenstein. That is, until a commercial flight disintegrates over the Atlantic, killing hundreds, and Island´s supervillain dad makes the news as the mastermind behind the attack. Old Lion Dries is now on the run, and he calls upon his last ally - and favorite disciple - March. From the streets of Venice to the turquoise waters of French Polynesia, March and Island embark on a deadly race against the clock to find out what secrets lie behind Dries´s downfall, and stop the mysterious Crystal Whisperer before it´s too late. This time, though, there might just be no winning against futuristic weapons, CIA agents, Roomba cats, (reluctantly) evil henchmen, and dads who won´t let you get your groove on, dammit! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy McFadden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075773/bk_acx0_075773_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Those Who Can, Help - First you discover you might have some supernatural helpers on your lonely third shift job. And then you discover that even supernatural helpers sometimes need human assistance....´´Shadows and Ice´´ - Staying up late to catch a glimpse of the monsters in the distant fields and forests results in all-too-earthly terrors for one young man.... ´´House Cleaning: A Messy Ghost Story´´ - Having trouble keeping your house clean despite endless hours of toil? Maybe there´s a supernatural explanation.... ´´Focus´´ - In today´s economy, only workers who can focus are hired - and some jobs force you to focus...forever! ´´Something Clean, Something Pure´´ - Melissa McDaniels´ stalker has only one thing in mind as he follows her into the dark, lonely woods...But wait! What´s that strange light off in the trees? ´´Bearing Bad News´´ - It´s the hardest job a lawman has, informing the next of kin after a tragedy. But what should Sheriff Guy Ames do once the tables are turned? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Garrison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050037/bk_acx0_050037_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.