Heartfelt messages were in abundance too. SunTrust’s ad urged people to take a breath and feel better about their financial health. Two pharmaceutical ads highlighted unappealing digestive conditions. Son mari elle a attendu longtemps lui aussi avant de lui avouer qu’il ne l’aimait plus. Il le lui a dit un soir, au tlphone. C’est parce qu’il l’a plante l en plein souper de famille.
Indeed, the area of Afghanistan under Taliban rule has recently been certified by an UN inspection team as ‘poppy free’. Thus the destruction of the statues is construed as an expression not only of the Taliban’s anger but of its sense of betrayal, its feeling of isolation, and its profound disappointment that it should not have been suitably rewarded on the one occasion when it subscribed to some norms of international political engagement. Two decades ago, realpolitik bound together Afghanistan and the United States in a modern variation of ‘The Great Game’, and one should not be allowed to forget that Ronald Reagan welcomed the Mujahideen to the White House as fighters at this juncture in history, it is still the relentless zero sum of politics which makes the United States and its adversary Afghanistan look strikingly akin.
Objectives: Within the literature on sex offending, much attention is paid to the distinction between those sex offenders who offend against adults and those who offend against children. In contrast, there is a paucity of research into sex offenders who offend specifically against elderly or older victims.Method: A detailed interview and psychometric tests were conducted with a sample of 28 sex offenders who had been convicted of a sexually motivated offence against an older female. These data were compared to a sample of 23 child sex offenders.Results: Results indicate that amongst other significant differences between these sub groups, men who offend against older women are generally younger, are more violent, and are more likely to use a weapon and cause injury and death compared to child sex offenders.
I consider two alternative ways of introducing a macroprudential approach to enhance financial stability: one in which monetary policy, using the interest rate as an instrument, responds to credit growth; and a second one in which the macroprudential instrument is instead the loan to value ratio (LTV). Results show that monetary and macroprudential policies are less effective with long term rates. However, in the short term case, monetary policy can achieve the financial stability goal only at the expense of higher macroeconomic volatility.