Another villager whose home overlooks the pond where theincident started and the fields where the shooting took place, also watched asKishori was wounded and ran into the courtyard between the nearby homes.According to him, the soldiers split into twogroups as they came to the village, still firing.One group went to search for Kishori, whilethe second group continued right by his home and killed a second villager,eighteen-year-old Suresh Raut Kurmi Patel, who worked at a nearby brickfactory:
France is one of the European countries hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic brought into light structural weaknesses of the health system, including its governance and decision-making process, but also provoked changes that helped to improve its resilience. We analyse the French experience of Covid-19 in 2020 by critically reviewing major policy measures implemented during the first two waves of the pandemic. France has struggled to find the right balance between the rock of economic and social damage caused by containment measures and the hard alternative of a rapidly spreading pandemic. The response to the first wave, including a full lock-down, was an emergency response that revealed the low level of preparedness for pandemics and the overly hospital-centred provision of health care in France. During the second wave, this response evolved into a more level strategy trying to reconcile health needs in a broader perspective integrating socio-economic considerations, but without fully managing to put in place an effective health strategy. We conclude that to achieve the right balance, France will have to strengthen health system capacity and improve the cooperation between actors at central and local levels with greater participatory decision-making that takes into account local-level realities and the diversity of needs.
Prof. Elaine Graham offers a valuable resource for navigating the development and communication of public theology in Western post-secular society. Between a Rock and a Hard Place will prove to be a seminal book on public theology, and insightful for anyone interested in the place of religion in contemporary Western society.
Other changes from the book include omissions of descriptions of Ralston's efforts after freeing himself: his bike was chained to itself, not to the tree as depicted at the beginning of the movie; he had to decide where to seek the fastest medical attention; he took a photo of himself at the small brown pool from which he really did drink; he had his first bowel movement of the week; he abandoned many of the items he had kept throughout his confinement; he got lost in a side canyon; and he met a family from the Netherlands (not an American family), Eric, Monique, and Andy Meijer, who already knew that he was probably lost in the area, thanks to the searches of his parents and the authorities. (The actor who plays Eric Meijer, Pieter Jan Brugge, is Dutch.)
The idiom ''caught between a rock and a hard place'' means one has two choices, but both choices are unpleasant, and both choices lead to some kind of trouble. Odysseus is literally caught between a rock and a hard place when passing through the narrow cliffs in the Strait of Messina. He must choose to sacrifice six of his men, or risk losing his entire ship. We see this type of moral dilemma present itself in ethics classes and movies: Would you kill one to save many? Would you harm others to save your family? There is no easy answer, but Odysseus has only one goal in mind: getting home alive.
Here, Odysseus is literally "stuck between a rock and a hard place" as neither option is particularly good. Ultimately, Odysseus sails towards the Strait of Messina but is once again forced to decide between two bad choices:
Regime of Obstruction aims to make visible the complex connections between corporate power and the extraction and use of carbon energy. Edited by William Carroll, this rigorous collection presents research findings from the first three years of the seven-year, SSHRC-funded partnership, the Corporate Mapping Project. Anchored in sociological and political theory, this comprehensive volume provides hard data and empirical research that traces the power and influence of the fossil fuel industry through economics, politics, media, and higher education. Contributors demonstrate how corporations secure popular consent, and coopt, disorganize, or marginalize dissenting perspectives to position the fossil fuel industry as a national public good. They also investigate the difficult position of Indigenous communities who, while suffering the worst environmental and health impacts from carbon extraction, must fight for their land or participate in fossil capitalism to secure income and jobs. The volume concludes with a look at emergent forms of activism and resistance, spurred by the fact that a just energy transition is still feasible. This book provides essential context to the climate crisis and will transform discussions of energy democracy.
This particular Greek dilemma is what came to mind when I first encountered an ESOP. I observed that business owners who sold shares to an ESOP seemed, like Odysseus, to find themselves between a rock and a hard place. They could elect to pursue a 1042 exchange and bypass the Scylla of capital gains taxes, but in doing so they had to roll their sale proceeds into qualified replacement property. That path would likely lead to the Charybdis of Floating Rate Notes. These special ESOP bonds are the predominant 1042 exchange asset in the marketplace, a fact that belies their relative shortcomings as an investment asset.
Just how unattractive floating rate notes are, and why they became the default 1042 rollover strategy among financial advisors, is the subject of this article. However, unlike Odysseus, business owners seeking to implement 1042 exchanges have more affordable and transparent paths to navigate between a rock and a hard place. (You can read about one of them here).
At Alpha Architect, we believe that business owners electing 1042 exchanges should steer clear of sea monsters, whirlpools, rocks and other hard places. Instead, we urge investors to bear in mind the FACTS (Fees, Access, Complexity, Taxes and Search) when making an investment decision. Our experience suggests that the vast majority of taxable investors should focus on strategies with low costs, high liquidity, simple investment processes, high tax-efficiency, and limited due diligence requirements. For 1042 QRP, these would include passive solutions, especially passive equity strategies, which can be customized to maximize the benefits of the tax-deferral opportunity inherent in 1042 exchanges.
Though we think being trapped in a bookstore is kind of the BEST case scenario, perhaps the Waterstones Texan should have read this book to learn how to build a shelter, forage for food, fend off wild animals.....The worst of the worst, all in one place! This deluxe desk reference includes a hardbound volume of the most popular scenarios from all 11 Worst-Case Scenario handbooks. Avoid the perils of mountain lions and blind dates, avalanches and teenage driving lessons, runaway golf carts and Christmas turkeys on firea remedy for every crisis the worst-case experts have anticipated is now only a click away.
Henri Charrière was imprisoned for a crime he did not commit and he spent years trying to escape until he was sent to the notorious Devil's Island - a place from which no one ever escaped. The basis for the brilliant film starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman this is a gut-wrenching story and Charrière's flight to freedom remains one of the most incredible feats of human cunning, will, and endurance ever undertaken. 2b1af7f3a8