Warning – Becoming a Trustee Can Seriously Damage Your Wealth
Powerful and public spirited as it is, unless you have what it takes, too many trustees bend like a willow at the first small storm, and not manage to maintain the perfect trust placed on them. This is a true story of a certain Aotearoin (New Zealand) Trustee, who literally stood like a solid totara tree in the path of a tremendous tsunami – and never bent…Fukushima Is Not Chernobyl
In the wake of the horrific March 11 earthquake and subsequent nuclear power plant accidents in Japan, environmentalists have been chomping at the bit to use this opportunity to relegate nuclear power to the dustbin of history. The Japanese earthquake and Fukushima Daiichi power plant explosions were a double propaganda victory for greens, because it allowed them to not only bash nuclear power but also blame the earthquake on global warming.China – Economic Growth, Development and World History
China defines and shapes our world and the course of international development. As the world’s second largest economy with more than 1.35 billion people, China’s business, politics and culture play an influential, growing role in the global economy, international development and foreign relations.Japanese Culture and Japan’s Role in the World Economy and International Relations
Japan is a fascinating country of economic prowess, rich culture and technical wizardry. Japan was the world’s second largest economy for more than 40 years from 1968 to 2010. Tokyo is the world’s largest metropolitan area, with a population of 32.5 million people. Despite having an area close to the size of California, Japan is the world’s tenth largest country by population, with 127.3 million people, though this figure is forecast to contract by fully 25 percent by the year 2050. Japan pays roughly $2 billion as annual host-nation support to cover the costs and defense services of the U.S. military presence in Japan.India – Economic Development, History and International Relations
India has played a major part in human development, world history and international relations. With roughly 1.2 billion people, India is the world’s largest democracy and second largest country by population. In recent decades, rapid economic growth and globalization have led to higher living standards and greater integration with the world economy. From 1980 to 2010, India’s Human Development Index (HDI) rose by 62 percent, and life expectancy at birth in India increased from 42.4 to 63.7 years from 1960 to 2008.Indians Living in Australia
There is no doubt that the subject of Indians living in Australia has been very much in the headlines over the last few months due to alleged racial tension between the Australian population and various immigrant worker communities. The situation has reached uncomfortable levels and indeed the police and politicians have had to step in and take control of the situation. But will these ongoing racial tensions affect the lives of Indians living in Australia?China Takes the Development of High-Tech Industries Seriously
Chinese government has promulgated new policies to stimulate the development of the software and integrated circuit industries. The 12th Five-Year Plan daft was past on Saturday and it said China also encourages foreign investment in high-tech industries such as modern agriculture, advanced manufacturing, energy-efficient and environmental protection, new energy and modern services.The Dragon Boat Festival or Dianwu (Double 5)!
On the 5th day of the 5th lunar month, the Dianwu (‘Double 5′) or Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated. A lunar calendar is used to determine the start date (the year’s first New Moon marks the first Lunar Month’s start and also Chinese New Year’s Day) and June 6th is the nearest UK equivalent for 2011. On or around this day, teams of racers in Dragon Boats compete energetically against each other on local lakes or watercourses.Why Do Americans Like Filipinos in the United States So Much?
Good friends are hard to come by these days, oh sure, you can get a gazillion Facebook Friends, but I am talking about real ones. A few of my best friends are Filipino, meaning their families have come from the Philippines. Not long ago, I was discussing this with a Filipino acquaintance, an Orthodontist who was working on a 6-month contract in Saudi Arabia to provide dental services for the royal family.Japan Shows Us It Can Happen Here
The probability that a particular reactor core at a U.S. nuclear power plant will be damaged as a result of a blackout ranges from 6.5 in 100,000 to less than one in a million, according to a 2003 analysis by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Compared to many more mundane technologies, such as cars and airplanes, nuclear power facilities are quite safe. For the past half century, we have assumed they are safe enough.