The VLR on Declining Fishing Stock presents arguments from both sides of the depleting fish populations across the world. The video clip also explains how unsustainable fishing resulting from poor management of fisheries and inefficient fishing practices is eating away on the existing fisheries as well as putting to extinction entire marine habitats. On top of this, many unwanted fish and other marine animals get caught in the nets and get killed.
The primary reason for the present situation is commercial greed. Fishermen at all levels depend solely on the profit they earn out of their catch. The equipment required for fishing including the boats and nets are expensive to maintain. So, the last thing in their mind is the conservation of the marine environment. Also, the nature of marine life is such that it is difficult to estimate the existing population levels at various marine habitats. This means that the problem of over-fishing comes to light when it’s too late to . . . Read More
The question of placing faith on the concept of competition alone to maintain principles of free-trade as well as serve the consumers well has been a subject of much debate. The divergent trends in various parts of the world economy and the associated promise of social equality need be taken into account in this discussion. This is particularly relevant in the United Kingdom, where Information and Communication Technology (ICT) goods and services are increasingly becoming key contributors to the GDP. Here, powerful and state-of-the art digital technology is being integrated into the marketplace, making the latter undergo a phase of transformation. The rest of this essay will delve into arguments in support of a regulatory framework for this new and crucial ICT industry.
In this digital age, information technology (IT) is providing a new medium to finally unite society and integrate and mould disparate components of industrial organization. According to a British management . . . Read More
There have always been many difficulties in catering to the needs of Patients with Chronic Complex Health Care Needs. The rising prevalence and morbidity associated with chronic medical conditions across the world has prompted a re-evaluation of the procedures employed to manage the condition as well as exploring new training methods for educating patients to take care of themselves. This report looks at one particular disorder – asthma – and tries to evaluate a new plan of education, devised to educate patients to scientifically and effectively use the inhaler. The patient participating in this study will be referred to as Lisa in order to maintain confidentiality. But first, a glimpse into what is the state of existing patient education systems is warranted.
Healthcare institutions concerned with respiratory disorders have been in existence for many decades now. In the case of the United Kingdom, the Asthma Training Centre . . . Read More
Since the end of the Cold War in 1991, the balance of power swayed in favour of the United States. While the ruling elite of the United States seem to have benefited from this change in fortune, the rest of the world has had mixed consequences since the end of the Cold War. Political commentators agree that the demise of the Soviet Union heralded a new world order which held promise and threat to global harmony and prosperity. The rest of the essay will foray into the deeper implications of this new world order for allies and enemy states . . . Read More
The evolution of Pablo Picasso’s artistic styles and forms over the course of his long and fulfilling career provides us with interesting insights into the psyche of the man himself. In other words, Picasso had written his autobiography, not through the medium of words, but rather manifested through his paintings’ sense of the aesthetic. Along with his contemporary Braque, Picasso is credited with the invention of the path-breaking class of visual art that is called Cubism. But this invention is not pre-conceived. Picasso or Braque did not set about radically altering norms of art; rather the circumstances of life of these gentlemen have had a significant effect on the way their minds conceived their paintings. Furthermore, Picasso is famous . . . Read More
In this Terrorism dossier and intelligence report, the origins, history and operations of two terrorist organizations – Al Qaeda and Jemaah Islamiah – are discussed. From a study of the rationale and motive of these two groups, we can arrive at the security implications for the Australian government and the preventative measures that could be taken to thwart any possible terrorist attacks.
Group Names and their interpretation:
Firstly, the term ‘terrorist organization’ should not be interpreted to mean a formal hierarchy of personnel who are assigned fixed responsibilities and duties. On the other hand they imply propaganda and support mechanism whose aim is to recruit willing individuals from the Islamic world to participate in the holy war, also known as ‘Jihad’. Consistent with this fact, the term ‘Al Qaeda’ was not Christened by Osama bin Laden; rather, it was the United States intelligence agency CIA that referred to the . . . Read More
While novels such as Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’, Kate Chopin’s ‘The Awakening’, Margaret Atwood’s ‘Surfacing’ are essential entries in the feminist literary canon, Stephen King’s Carrie does not belong in this company. The crucial difference is that almost all novels that explore femininity and women’s identity are written by women authors themselves. Keeping with the trend, Stephen King’s attempted portrayal of a woman’s innermost thoughts is quite . . . Read More
Jamaica Kincaid’s Lucy is another work that could be classified under the feminist canon. The feminist expressions in this five-part novel could be found in the exchanges between the women characters. The imaginative and detailed inquiry into the relationships between mothers and daughters, rich and poor, and black and white in the book brings forth the author’s thoughts on feminism. The fact that Lucy is a semi-autobiographical account of Kincaid’s life experiences makes its voice all the more authentic. The applicability of feminist theories in Rebecca was in the context of the narrator’s relationship with Maxim and his dead Mistress Rebecca. In Lucy, by contrast, we see Jamaica Kincaid’s exploration of subtleties and intricacies involved in relationships between different female characters in the story. Feminism is . . . Read More
Feminism is commonly understood to be the women’s movement for political, social, educational and economic equality with men. While the United States and Europe have been the geo-political arenas for feminist ideas, the rest of the world is also catching up. Feminist issues range from “access to employment, education, child care, contraception, and abortion, to equality in the workplace, changing family roles, redress for sexual harassment in the workplace, and the need for equal political representation”. The object of this essay is to discuss the following three books from the feminist perspective: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, Lucy by Jamaica Kincard and Carrie by Stephen King.
The novel Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier belongs to two genres – romance and crime. Though the two categories might appear incongruous, . . . Read More
Doris Lessing as a literary artist incorporates autobiographical elements in most of her works. And the short story “To Room Nineteen” is no different. The other recurrent theme of Lessing’s writing is her provocative brand of feminism, which also finds expression in this story. The objective of this paper is to draw parallels between the lives of the author and her lead character Susan Rawlings.
In the short story To Room Nineteen, the protagonist Susan Rawlings is propelled by her circumstances into committing suicide. But, this Lessing has dealt with the subject already in her 1971 novel . . . Read More