In late 2002 an increasingly heated debate arose within the United
Nations Security Council about the merits of using force to disarm and
depose Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq. The Bush Administration
gave the Council an ultimatum: uphold the rule of international law,
expressed in numerous Council resolutions calling on the regime to disarm,
or follow the League of Nations into the dustbin of history. If the
Council would not license the use of force, the United States would lead
a ‘Coalition of the Willing’ to defend the rule of law and protect international
The relationships between international intellectual property treaties,
the United Nations international environmental treaties (ﬁrst and fore-
most the convention on Biological Diversity), the relevant customary
norms and soft law form a complex network of obligations that some-
times conﬂict with each other. The ﬁrst set of treaties creates private
rights while the latter afﬁrms the sovereignty rights of States over genetic
resources and related knowledge and creates international regimes of
exploitation of the same....
Soft coordination among bilateral cooperation and the iaea assistance products about nuclear power programme of Viet Nam; management system & recent event; international cooperation; integrated master plan; lessons learned.
The digital revolution has made digitized information easy to capture, process,
store, distribute, and transmit [l]-[3j. With significant progress in computing
and related technologies and their ever-expanding usage in different walks of
life, huge amount of data of diverse characteristics continue to be collected
and stored in databases. The rate at which such data are stored is growing
phenomenally. We can draw an analogy between the popular Moore's law
and the way data are increasing with the growth of information in this world
of data processing applications....
Change is an inevitable part of life, but when it comes to being laid off, it's often a change that occurs against your will. You may have seen the warning signs for months, heard the rumors and ignored that sinking feeling in your stomach that something terrible was about to happen, and now it really has. You've got two months, or two weeks or two hours to clean out your desk. It doesn't matter you've spent years or decades at the firm, worked Saturdays and missed your kid's ball games so you could make that next promotion - they want...
I tiptoed through the sitting room, headed for my room and my soft and wondrous bed. I
was nearly to my door when someone hissed at me from the sofa, making me jump so high
I nearly fell over. I whirled and found my sister sitting there. Cora was two years younger
than me, and, unlike me, she was brilliant at school, a right square. She brought home
test papers covered in checkmarks and smiley-faces, and her teachers often asked her
to work with thick students to help them get their grades up. I had shown her how to use
my edit-suite when she was only...
A wave is one of the basic physics phenomena observed by mankind since ancient time. The wave is also one of the most-studied physics phenomena that can be well described by mathematics. The study may be the best illustration of what is “science”, which approximates the laws of nature by using human defined symbols, operators, and languages.
The Seventh Directive complements these harmonization efforts
with requirements on when and how firms must prepare consolidated financial accounts.
Both directives effectively prescribe a common set of accounting rules for both
consolidated and unconsolidated (or parent-only) financial statements. The directives had
to be transformed into national laws by the member states during the late 1980s and early
1990s. As a result, accounting standards across EU member states are fairly similar,
though not necessarily equal in every respect.
The Woman Beautiful is not a radiant creature of gorgeous plumage and artificial beauty, but a woman of
wholesome health, good hard sense, sparkling vivacity and sweet lovableness. Her beauty-creed hangs not
from rouge pots and bleaches, but suspends like a banner of truth from the laws of wise, hygienic living. Her
cheeks are tinted with the glow that comes from good, well-circulated blood, her eyes are bright and lovely
because her mind is so, and her complexion is transparent and soft and velvety for the reason that the true art
is known to her. The Woman Beautiful is all sincerity.