Extractions: Our energy supply is extremely vulnerable . A terrorist attack on a major oil facility overseas or in one of the narrow ocean channels through which oil is shipped could have severe impact on our economy. Over the past 30 years, our dependence has cost America countless jobs and dollars. Our energy demand is financing terror We are dependent for our energy on regimes that derive their power from oil and use it to fuel terror and spread hatred toward our country and our democracy. On September 11, 2001, we paid the ultimate price. If we do nothing, our dependence, and our vulnerability, will steadily increase Our Solution The Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to setting America free from the oil dependence that threatens its security. It is the world's only think tank focused on energy security. We believe that a shift from oil is the best guarantor of global security, prosperity, and freedom for generations to come. Through technology we can win the war on terror and shake the yoke of our energy dependence without compromising our way of life.
Global Partners Securities Offers portfolio and asset management, equity trading, research and market analysis. http://www.gp-securities.com/
Extractions: Global Partners Securities offers you a diverse suite of services including asset and wealth management, market making and order execution, equity and emerging market debt trading and investment. The strength of our services, expertise and experience, coupled with in-house and third party research, and market analysis and commentary from our in-house analyst Peter Cardillo, ensure the objectives of sophisticated institutional and individual investors are met. Our position as an industry leader has been achieved through an assimilation of experience, creativity, quality and consistency which is unsurpassed. Our clients are our best testament to our products and services, as they rely on us year after year to bring them ingenuitive approaches to their investment needs.
Extractions: (Timor Lorosa'e) In 1975, Indonesia invaded East Timor (a former Portuguese Colony). The UN never recognised East Timor as being under Indonesian sovereignty. A UN ballot was held in 1999, in which the East Timorese voted for independence. The ballot was followed by violence perpetrated by pro-Indonesia militias. UNTAET was established by the UN as a transitional administration while the fragile nation rebuilt. These pages look at the process of governance of East Timor, with commentary on the role of UNTAET and its interaction with the interim East Timorese Cabinet, followed by the first election in August 2001 and what role the UN will play in building the new nation. Picture credit - The Economist
The Global Higher Education Exchange Designed to connect education policymakers and leaders around the world with the resources they need, especially resources such as research, policy analysis, best practices and innovations, and articles on key policy areas. http://www.ghee.org/
OCEANS: Ocean Biogeochemistry And Ecosystems Analysis IGBP and SCOR are developing a new project focussed on ocean biogeochemistry and ecosystems and the impacts of global change. This Open Science Conference invites input into the development of the science focus of the project through plenary sessions, workshops and poster presentations. http://www.igbp.kva.se/obe/
Extractions: UPDATES Latest Draft Science Plan/IS (15/1/04) Recent updates to website Working Group Reports This conference focused on integrated studies of ocean biogeochemistry and ecosystem dynamics in the context of the Earth System and global change. It was designed to assist IGBP and SCOR in the development of a new international research project. It was a successful and constructive meeting, and the Transition Team would like to thank all participants for their contribution to the Conference. The timeline for the development of the Science Plan/Implementation Strategy is to have the themes and key questions identified by June 2003 for internal discussion within IGBP and SCOR. A full draft will be available via this website (and all conference participants will receive email notification when the document is posted) in Oct. 2003. We encourage you to read and comment on this draft. The final Science Plan/Implementation Strategy is expected to be completed by the end of 2003 for review by IGBP and SCOR.
Extractions: President Kalams queries on her Italian origins made Sonia Gandhi withdraw herself from the road to the Prime Ministers office The real reason for Sonia Gandhi withdrawing her nomination as leader of the CPP (Congress Parliamentary Party) and of the alliance which would have made her the Prime Minister of India is not well known. At her meeting with the President Honble Sri Abdul Kalam, the President told Sonia that he had to ascertain the legal position in this matter as there was no confirmation that all the rights and privileges granted to persons of Italian origin are reciprocated by Italy in the case of Indians who become citizens of that country. This is necessary according to the Indian Constitution. Sonia is said to have decided not to take the risk of rejection of her nomination for the Prime Minister's post after the Presidents briefing. It should also be noted that the President, in his letter on Monday, invited her only to discuss assuming the post of Prime Minister, and not to assume office. The Presidents office has denied that such discussion took place. Such denial is necessary to uphold the decorum of the President's office and prevent the President from being dragged into controversy. The very fact that a denial had to be issued, sustains the theory that something notable took place at the meeting.
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Cantillon & Company Provides independent investment research and analysis from the perspective of classical economics. Dedicated to producing topdown and bottom-up research on the U.S. and global markets. http://www.cantillonco.com/
John Walker Crime Trends Analysis. Stats and research findings on trends in crime and justice in Australia. Methods of forecasting trends in crime and prison populations. Estimates of the extent of global crime and money laundering. http://www.ozemail.com.au/~born1820/index.html
Extractions: By accident or design, you've found the Home Page of John Walker Crime Trends Analysis services. If you've been wondering what the real story is about trends in crime and justice in Australia and elsewhere, this is a good place to start. I started my working life with ten years of applying systems analytic techniques to areas as diverse as space research, transportation economics, and urban and regional planning, before turning my attention to questions of crime and justice. For those wondering how to get into a career as a criminologist, I should say that in my case it was a complete accident. Some years after using suburban crime statistics as measures of social dysfunction in an urban planning study, I was encouraged to apply for a vacancy at the Australian Institute of Criminology and discovered that that earlier statistical work was regarded highly by the criminological community, which at that time was not very numerate. So, for the last 25 years, I've specialised as a criminologist, applying the same analytical skills to the analysis and development of public policy in the Criminal Justice System. As a result of applying those analytical skills, I have been able to assist government and international agencies to plan and evaluate policy options through an understanding of the impacts of:
Federation Of American Scientists Analyses public policy for global security; covers Arms Sales Monitoring, Biological Weapons, CyberStrategy, Intelligence Reform, Military analysis, Monitoring Emerging Diseases, Nuclear Weapons, Secrecy and Government and Space Policy. http://www.fas.org/
Pentagram Home Page An experienced asset management firm offering focused investment products in alternative and more traditional asset classes developed after comprehensive analysis of the global marketplace. http://www.pentagrampartners.com
Extractions: Pentagram Investment Partners, L.L.C. Executive Summary Founded in 2001 in Boston, Pentagram Investment Partners is an NFA and CFTC registered asset management company specializing in alternative investments. Pentagram Investment Partners manages the Pentagram Fund, L.P., a global macro hedge fund, and the Pentagram Equity Fund, L.P., a long bias macro hedge fund, as well as separately managed accounts. Perspective Pentagram offers clients the expertise of a management group with proven successful experience in leveraged and non-leveraged products. We believe in offering focused investment products in alternative and more traditional asset classes with a total return orientation, developed after comprehensive analysis of the global marketplace. Successful investment management demands that experienced and insightful specialists dedicate themselves in three distinct areas. The development of an exceptionally clear vision of opportunties and risks in the global markets arena.
Global Exchange : Global Economy Background, analysis and information links from alternative progressive perspectives critical of current patterns and policies of globalization and related issues. http://www.globalexchange.org/economy/
Extractions: FTAA Negotiations are underway to expand the disastrous NAFTA model by creating a "free trade" zone from Argentina to Alaska. But citizens across the hemisphere are uniting to stop this corporate juggernaut. See what you can do to join the struggle. WTO The World Trade Organization is the most powerful governing body on the planetyet it is designed to only take into account the interests of corporations while ignoring the needs of communities and the environment. Learn how you can fight this government of, by and for the corporations. Oil and Autos Like any addiction, our addiction to oil is dangerous, putting our economy, our environment, and our national security at risk. Find out how you can join the movement to break our oil addiction. Fair Trade But if you don't buy Nike and Gap, what should you buy? Fair Trade offers a workable solution to the sweatshop crisis, giving consumers a guarantee that the products they enjoy were not made in abusive conditions. Learn how you can join the ongoing movements calling for socially responsible chocolate and coffee. Green Festivals Green Festivals bring together the many pieces of growing green/fair economy. These exciting events show people that change is not just possibleit's also fun. This year's events are at the Austin Convention Center Oct. 11-12 and the San Francisco Concourse Nov. 8-9.
Extractions: Newsletter Global Commodity Markets We regret that we were unable to finalize an arrangement with UNCTAD in which they would take over publication of the Global Commodities Markets quarterly. Subscribers will be contacted shortly regarding refund information. Global Commodity Markets GCM Online Full text is available to subscribers only. Subscription information is available here Global Commodity Markets - April 2000 GCM Online Monthly Update: Subscribers receive updated price information and major movers, as well as the most recent edition of the Commodity Price Data . GCM Online subscription information available here
Insider News Weekly email newsletter to paint and coatings industry. Compiled by Paint and Coatings Industry Association. Provides news and analysis from the global industry marketplace. http://www.paintexpo.com/
Extractions: Insider News is a FREE, weekly e-mail newsletter that includes up-to-the-minute paint and coatings industry news, compiled by Paint and Coatings Industry PCI Insider News brings you important news and analysis from the global industry marketplace including news about the industry, mergers and acquisitions, companies, and people. Subscribe Sponsorships Past Issues The information provided or referred to as part of the PaintExpo.com web site is believed to be reliable and accurate. However, NPCA and PCI cannot warrant any of this information, and cannot assume any liability for actions taken or reliance on any of it.
Tobacco News analysis by Brion Fox and Stan Glantz of how the proposed June 20th 1997 global settlement deal compared with established standards. http://www.tobacco.org/News/970626howdealstacksup.html
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Extractions: Euromonitor International has more than 30 years experience of publishing market research reports, business reference books and online information systems. Our business information and statistics offer a complete solution for strategic marketing planning. View Cart Client Login Company Username Password PACKAGED FOOD FINANCIAL CARDS COSMETICS Breakdown of traditional eating patterns benefits bakery products Despite the historical role of bread in a number of culinary cultures, the bakery products market is generally benefiting from a global trend towards the breakdown of traditional eating patterns. The trend towards urbanisation resulted in accelerated consumer lifestyles, increasing numbers of women in the workforce, the fragmentation of traditional family structures and an increase in single-occupancy households. Recent new product developments are indicative of consumer demand for products that ease the effects of increasingly busy lifestyles and the consequent constraints on food preparation and shopping time that affect consumers... China: Slumbering giant awakens In 2003, financial cards in China posted a whopping 34% growth in terms of the number of cards in circulation. Financial cards in China has been and remains fairly underdeveloped. This is despite the fact that financial cards were launched in China as early as 1986. Various obstacles have impeded the development of financial cards in the country, ranging from low levels of disposable income, lack of consumer sophistication, and the lack of a unified infrastructure, to name but a few...