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Financial Markets Commentary

Submitted by ub on Sun, 01/21/2018 - 12:44

It was an event a year ago that presaged the biggest story of 2017’s fourth quarter. In October 2016, Australia’s Brighann Cotton sold 88 bales of cotton from their Texas affiliate to a client in China. It wasn’t carried out in a routine way by obtaining letters of credit from the relevant
banks in each country. That process has become prohibitively complex for all but the largest corporations who have their financing denied more often than not. Recently established international banking regulations require the banks issuing those letters to carry more of the risk

Global Extinction

Submitted by ub on Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:22

Massive extinctions have taken place for millions of years, so long ago that life had time to start again from zero, leaving behind creatures that were lost forever in the transformations suffered by a young, inexpert and changing.

We are the most efficient agent of a phenomenon which is as old as life itself: the extinction of species. But we are becoming so efficient in our role as destroyers that, as we begin to understand the interdependent mechanisms of life on earth, we are realizing that perhaps our own activities could end up leading our species along the road to extinction.

Washed Away?

Submitted by ub on Mon, 04/25/2016 - 14:04

Our Coast, Our Future is a collaborative, user-driven project focused on providing coastal California resource and land use managers and planners locally relevant, online maps and tools to help understand, visualize, and anticipate vulnerabilities to sea level rise and storms.

The group has mapped what a rise in sea levels would do to the Bay area and it appears the locations of several of the world’s largest and most popular tech companies will wind up underwater because they have been built way too close to the coast.

http://data.prbo.org/apps/ocof/index.php?page=flood-map

Financial Markets Commentary

Submitted by ub on Sat, 01/23/2016 - 21:50

“Look up here, I’m in Heaven!” is the opening line of David Bowie’s off Broadway production, Lazarus, which premiered earlier this month two days before the artist’s death. Known for innovating the world of music, Bowie revisited the theater as a creative way to say goodbye as he lost his battle with cancer. Many of the retrospectives on his unique life include his innovation in the financial world too.

Study Women Well

Submitted by ub on Sun, 11/22/2015 - 07:11

As the grandfather of a newborn baby girl, now four grand-daughters, as well as two daughters, not to forget the wives, it is essential to acknowledge that women should be cherished and understood.

Women Studies is a specialization for students who wish to explore gender and its relation to power: race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality by using these concepts to analyze human experience in its bodily, political, economic and cultural dimensions. The following lists most programs worldwide.

USA

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Adelphi University (NY) - Gender Studies Program

Do You Need A JoB?

Submitted by Admin on Thu, 03/07/2013 - 15:46

March right in and apply for a new job. According to Careebuilder, now that Spring is finally here. The new hiring season begins March 20, and for the many Americans experiencing frigid winter weather, the milder temperatures can't come soon enough.

If it seems as though it's taking forever for spring to come, fill your time by focusing on your job search. By making it a priority now, you'll have more time to enjoy the warmer weather once it arrives. Get started by checking out these 15 companies that are hiring.

1. Bath Fitter
Industry: Sales/construction/retail