One of the areas I have a great interest in is the biological and geographical sciences which are fundamental to our understanding of a sustainable future and ensuring that the stability of our future generations is assured. Never more than now do we need to take stock of our impact.
This is a concept that we are only now starting to realise and come to terms with. You see, there are no Greek Gods watching over our planet, ready to save the day, when things go too far. It is entirely up to us to do something about it.
It is absolutely imperative to remember that the resources of this planet are finite and moreover, that we are working are way through what we have left at an astonishing rate. Couple with this, the fact that we are not coming up with alternative forms of energy use in a hurry. (more...)
Across much of the world, the ancient Greek styled shutters, that we can all picture in our minds, are used to help us to escape from the trials and tribulations of life itself. I feel like we often close our eyes to such history, conveniently masking our vision, using blinds to block our vision, even in our homes we block out the sun with shutters and hide behind curtains for fear. But it is fear itself that we have to confront if we are going to see clearly the obstacles which await us, and by our own efforts allow the solutions to be heard.
As unfortunate as it might sound, none of us could ever be in the enviable position whereby we would be able to cushion ourselves from life altogether. Yes, we can make every effort to attempt to block out the world outside, but alas, life will always have other ways of coming to find you.
In many ways, when people opt to pursue this attitude toward life, we can usually understand their mentality. After all, is it just me or has life tended to get more and more complicated over recent years? I am in no doubt that the main reason behind this is the fact that there are just far too many human beings roaming this planet today, than there were even twenty or thirty years ago. (more...)
It would all appear to be in the title, my friends! This is certainly one point-of-view that seems to be commonly held amongst the modern day electorates of the Western societies.
It seems as though governments are completely entitled to do as they please and it seems that those currently in power have been partying at the glowhouse at our expense while they have long since been enjoying the fruits which come with public office and such institutions. It is high time that the current situation is changed for the better.
Add to this the fact that many developed nations now seem to be becoming more and more 'big brother'. In other words, the fundamental rights to privacy seem to be slowly eroding away, as governments become increasingly inclined to keep tabs on us in some new and elaborate shape or form. (more...)
Greece has been recognized as the cradle of the Western Civilization and in fact its culture and architecture have influenced the western world for many centuries. Also the ancient Roman culture has been heavily influenced by the Greek culture: the Roman gods, for example, were all "taken" from the Greek mythology, goddess Minerva was derived from the Greek goddess of war Athena, Roman goddess Diana was named in the Greek mythology Minerva. Some others, instead, kept exactly the same name as Apollo, God of beauty. The same influence can be seen the Roman architecture which was derived from the Greek architectural styles. Both cultures had a great sense of beauty, which can still be admired by visiting Athens or visiting Rome One of the greatest examples of the ancient Roman architecture is the Pantheon and its Cupola which is still in perfect conditions after over two thousand years. Also the Roman amphitheaters are an incredible example of what the Roman architecture could achieve,and the Colosseum is of course on top of the list. For those interested in ancient cultures we would recommend to visit both Rome and Athens in order to better understand hoe the two cultures were tightly connected on one side, but also to understand how the Romans have been developing and changing the seeds of the Greek culture they had incorporated.
Every driver in the UK is required by law to purchase auto insurance. But that does not mean you have to pay an arm and a leg for it. Online car insurance sites has made it easier than ever for drivers of all ages to receive the best, most competitive rates on car insurance.
But before you start searching for quotes on the internet, it is important to know exactly what you are getting under your current policy. How much coverage do you receive? Are there any special considerations? You will also need to know the model, make, year and mileage of the vehicle that is to be covered.
If more than one person will be driving the car, the insurance company will examine each person's driving record. Remember, the only way to get an accurate quote is by being as specific as possible. Since a quote is not a guaranteed price, it can and likely will change if you provide inaccurate information. (more...)
There are so many flash games out there, where to start? Even a die hard gamer cannot possible try all the games out there, so you have to do your research and decide which are the best – the most fun! – Flash defense online games for you.
First of all, do you play singularly or with friends? This is a hugely important criterion to start with. Then the qualities of the games can vary quite widely, so the graphics and ease of use is also very important. Features are also very important to keep you occupied.
The levels are also important, especially if you are an experienced gamer. Make sure that there are enough levels to keep you busy even when you get really good at the game. They have to be hard enough to keep you occupied but not too hard that they always prevent you from reaching the next level, so find a balance. (more...)
There is no substitute for a womans touch when it comes to interior and home design. Sorry guys, you just don't have the same flair for it although you would probably disagree. Many of you males out there would say that we waste time and money on buying silly and unnecessary things but it is just not true!
Making our home feel lived in and special does not need to be expensive, just a few well-chosen accessories here and there. Of course there are the obligatory candles as there is nothing better to brighten up the dark nights and make them a little cosier.
Then of course there are the rugs and cushions. Just enough cushions to cosy into when you are watching telly or listening to the iPod and a rug in case your toes get cold! (more...)
The numbers of women in technology based occupations has risen sharply in the past few years. More and more people are realising that women have a vital role to play in technology and technological development.
This can range from sales motivational speakers to employment in traditional tech occupations that were seen as male dominated. Some of these more specific sales jobs have been typically reserved for men, but things are changing. Often to get females interested in these roles women in tech sale motivational speakers can be used.
Using speakers to get women in tech interested in a sales role can be very encouraging. While women who are in tech based occupations are confident of their abilities, they can sometimes be overlooked by men in sales positions who are in the same company. This can lead many women to shy away from sales based jobs as they believe it is a male dominated area. (more...)
It has to be said that women have far more choice now in their choice of career than they did even twenty years ago when girls were still encouraged to opt for the humanities rather than the sciences. There are now few limitations on what careers they can decide to go for and you are now likely to see as many female bus drivers, managers and financial advisers as employed by Equity Release Supermarket can fully testify. Female financial advisers are becoming sought after as they are considered less pushy than male counterparts.
However, many women still find it hard to enter the world of technology and science although this is changing now. Although barriers do still seem to exist, you are now much more likely to find IT programmers and solutions experts than a few short years ago.
Many companies have nothing against hiring women to their IT departments but some find a lack of suitable female candidates as the field is still male oriented. Others actively encourage the hiring of women as it brings diversity and a different approach to complex solutions. (more...)
An option is online job sites such as Jobs Today which provide details of all of the current positions available in the local area. This is a great way for people looking for work to evaluate all of their options, entering details such as qualifications, location, wage demands and the sort of position they’re after and narrowing down the search accordingly until they find something that suits them. They are then provided with contact details for the company, and even the ability to submit an application and CV using the site, making the whole application process much simpler.
Hunting for a job can be a soul-destroying process which leaves many people sitting around at home wondering if they’re ever going to get the break that they deserve. Having spent years at school gaining qualifications, then doing the same at college and finally University – racking up thousands of pounds worth of debt in the process – it can be a long time before you even land yourself an interview let alone a full-time position, no matter what qualifications you end up with.
The same is true for most adults looking for jobs too. They spend years in one position only to have that security snatched away from them due to the company looking to save money in this difficult economic period, and no matter how hard you worked, how glowing your reference may be or how much experience you may have, it doesn’t guarantee you an immediate solution to your employment woes. (more...)