Have you met the People at Number 9?Sara and Neil have new neighbours in their street. Glamorous and chaotic, Gav and Lou make Sara’s life seem dull. As the two couples become friends, sharing suppers, red wine and childcare, it seems a perfect couples-match. But the more Sara sees of Gav and Lou, the more she longs to change her own life. But those changes will come at a price.
After a century during which Confucianism was viewed by academics as a relic of the imperial past or, at best, a philosophical resource, its striking comeback in Chinese society today raises a number of questions about the role that this ancient tradition might play in a contemporary context.
Childhood friends Rachel and Alison are about to go on a journey into the strange, surreal heart of Britain in the early years of our new century. Helplessly swept along on tides they can no more understand than control, Rachel and Alison discover a nation disillusioned by reality yet obsessed with reality TV. They encounter morally bankrupt bankers and people queuing at food banks. And at the centre of this new state of things they find an old family who will do anything to ensure that the country is run for their benefit.
Childhood friends Rachel and Alison are about to go on a journey into the strange, surreal heart of Britain in the early years of our new century. Helplessly swept along on tides they can no more understand than control, Rachel and Alison discover a nation disillusioned by reality yet obsessed with reality TV. They encounter morally bankrupt bankers and people queuing at food banks. And at the centre of this new state of things they find an old fanuly who will do anything to ensure that the country is run for their benefit.
The People?s Republic of China at 60 – An International Assessment
In an emerging economy like Kenya, the number of stock market players has a direct impact on the capital market operations. Too many brokers could lead to shrinking of profit margins for brokers, overcrowding of the trading floor (for floor based systems), insider trading, parallel informal markets and so on. On the other hand, too few brokers could lead to low levels of service, limited investment instruments, long wait for companies that want to list, long queues of investors at the brokers’ offices, transaction delays, insider trading, cartels, and also parallel informal markets. Optimality would be desirable where a wide range of securities are offered, transactions executed within a reasonable time, short queues and minimal delays in refunds, and where all the players are in total compliance of existing regulation. Increased activities at the stock exchanges attract new stockbrokers into the industry. This begs the question, how many more should be admitted with each capital market expansion? This publication set out an objective criterion for determinining the optimal number of stock brokers at the Nairobi Stock Exchange.
In the post military situation in Kashmir a number of factors both locally and at the international level impacted the relations between the two countries and the regional context within which these relations operated. It began with the end of cold war and emergence of the unipolar global order. In 1998 the two countries tested their nuclear arsenal and emerged as de facto nuclear powers. Subsequently, the developments of 9/11 have had tremendous impact on how violent political movements were to be judged and dealt at global level. It was within this context that many people started highlighting the value of resolving conflicts and building peace for the greater good of the region. In this context one of the important and latest proposals came from General Pervez Musharraf. His Four-Point proposal of identifying regions, demilitarizing the identified regions, introducing self-rule and developing a joint mechanism is being debated and discussed within the political circles. However, the question is how much acceptability this ‘Formula’ enjoys with the people of Kashmir. Any solution to Kashmir will be valid only if it is going to be accepted by the people of Kashmir, primarily.
At the end of 2007 it was estimated that around 800,000 people were living with HIV in Western and Central Europe. This represents 8.1 % increase over the estimated 740,000 in 2006. Although the number of people living with HIV and AIDS in Europe is relatively small when compared to the number of people living with HIV in areas such as Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, HIV/AIDS in Western and Central Europe is still considered a major public health issue. The highest rates were reported from Estonia, Portugal and Latvia; the lowest rates were reported by Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Romania. The number of people dying from AIDS in this region has significantly decreased since the introduction of combination antiretroviral treatment in the mid-1990s. Most Western and Central European countries benefit from wealthy economies, stable infrastructures and developed healthcare systems, making significant progress in scaling up towards universal access, including access to antiretroviral therapy and prevention of mother-child transmission. HIV is now often considered a chronic disease, instead of a death sentence.