Can justice be extended to the global sphere,and if so, where do we f nd universally applicable principles of justice? Is it possible to reconcile the support of internationally recognized standards of human rights and justice with respect for local cultures? What are the limitations of the secular state and human rights institutions in ensuring the rights of various communities? How have conceptions of citizenship and the rights and identities of migrants changed
in the last century? Does the confession of violent acts necessarily contribute to reconciliation in post-conf ict societies?...
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Congress is a long way from the Texas laboratory where Richard Smalley
made his Nobel Prize–winning discovery. Nevertheless, the gray-bearded scientist
speaks with more than just confidence—he has a fiery passion. Perhaps
he is inspired by an ardent desire to cure a vicious disease; perhaps he wants
to express to the world the importance of his life’s work. Dr. Smalley declares:
I recently received a letter from a Vanguard shareholder who described the current global financial crisis as “a crisis of ethic proportions.” Substituting ethic for epic is not only a fine turn of phrase; it accurately places a heavy responsibility for the meltdown on a broad deterioration in traditional ethical standards. In fact, The Wall Street Journal retained that phrase as the title of my op-ed essay that was published just three weeks ago.
Generally speaking, direct assembly
coding can outperform the use of intrinsics. Nevertheless,
for fairness of comparison with algorithms coded in C,we
use the provided intrinsics.
Our experimental results use single precision 32-bit ﬂoat-
ing point values as the element data type, unless otherwise
mentioned. Since SSE and SSE2 registers are 128 bits, this
choice means that S = 4. Our Pentium4 machine runs at 1.8
GHz, has 1GB of Rambus RDRAM, and uses the RedHat
Linux 7.1 operating system. We use Intel's C++ compiler
with the highest optimization level.
I am about to say a few words upon the aims of this society: and I should be sorry either to exaggerate or to depreciate our legitimate pretensions. It would be altogether impossible to speak too strongly of the importance of the great questions in which our membership of the society shows us to be interested. It would, I fear, be easy enough to make an over-estimate of the part which we can expect to play in their solution. I hold indeed, or I should not be here, that we may be of some service at any rate to...
Broadly speaking, Islamic modes of finance can
be divided into two types: either they provide
direct finance as capital funds through partnership
(musharakah and mudarabah), or they
provide indirect finance through leasing (ijarah)
and sale contracts (murabahah, bai ajil, salam,
and istisna’a). All modes are based on the principle
of riba (interest) prohibition, and all seek
to maintain Islamic business ethics (freedom
and leniency of transactions, recognition of and
regard for private property, and justic.
We seek to be people who are honorable, forthright, and upright at all times.
Our commitment to integrity demands more than mere satisfaction of legal
and ethical obligations, although we comply with the law and conform to the
highest standards of ethical conduct. Our commitment to integrity means that
we actively discern what is right from what is wrong, that what we do flows
directly from who we are, that we seek consistency between our inner self and
our outward conduct. We value people, we speak the truth, we have the courage
of our convictions, and we keep our commitments....