The truth is, there is an awful lot of fudge and mythology about our much vaunted ‘neutrality’. A lot of this has been harmless and has allowed our state plot a safe course through the choppy waters of history. However, as a policy it has a lot contradictions and where it becomes unhelpful or even unsafe, is where public representatives and/or members of the public interpret it in absolutist terms. Originally in the early days of our state-hood there was no possibility of appearing to remain neutral in a conflict as the UK was still responsible for our external security, particularly that of our air and seas. The handing back to Irish control of the last British military bases in the southern Irish state, the treaty ports in the late 30s, allowed, Eamon De Valera, to exercise meaningful control of Irish foreign and security policy. This meant we could declare ‘neutrality’ in World War Two. However, this was primarily a stance taken to show the world we were … [Read more...] about Declan Power: What does Irish ‘neutrality’ mean in the realm of international relations in 2018
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PATHOLOGICAL demand avoidance is a continued resistance to ordinary life demands. But what characteristics can you look out for and is it different from the autism spectrum? What is pathological demand avoidance? The main characteristic of pathological demand avoidance (PDA) is when a person has a high level of anxiety when demands are placed upon them. The nature of the avoidance, along with extreme social behaviour, lead to it being described as “pathological”. People with PDA can appear stressed by seemingly simple every day tasks, and may go to great lengths to avoid them. Those with a PDA profile: may overreact to seemingly trivial events fail to understand unwritten social boundaries between adults and children may use resistance as a way of managing acute anxiety may be unsubtle and lack depth may identify effective “strategies” to manipulate a particular person Is pathological demand avoidance on the autism spectrum? PDA is increasingly, but not … [Read more...] about What is PDA, is pathological demand avoidance on the autism spectrum and what does it mean in medical terms?
IT'S the moment where astrologers forecast chaos and predict doom will envelop our lives. They say that we can expect "pandemonium" when the planet Mercury goes into retrograde and it's happening RIGHT NOW. Here's all you need to know and what sort of activities should be avoided... When is Mercury next in retrograde in 2018? The planet Mercury is in retrograde for the first time this year from March 22 until April 15 . Last year's final retrograde occurred from December 3-23 with the first occurrence from April 9 until the end of May 3 and the second stint was from August 13, until September 5. A planet is classed as being in retrograde when it appears to move backwards, in an opposite direction to Earth. What does Mercury in retrograde mean for astrologers? Astrologers believe that when a planet is in retrograde, the areas of life it governs go into a sleeping or resting state. And with Mercury acting as the messenger planet, stargazers believe it can result in arguments and … [Read more...] about Mercury in retrograde 2018 – what does the astrological event mean and when will it end?
PUBLISHED: 14:26 30 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:27 30 March 2018 Jonathan White of the White Organisation. Joseph Casey Photography Facebook has announced it will no longer offer ad targeting options reliant on third-party data. But what does that mean for you? Marketing consultant Jonathan White explains. Facebook said on Thursday it would remove ad targeting options that relied on consumer data from third-parties such as Acxiom, Oracle Data Cloud, Experian, Epsilon, and others. This data is used by marketeers to create very specific targeted audiences, to allow adverts to be placed in front of the right people, who are more likely to take action. In my opinion, this was bound to happen considering the news around Cambridge Analytica who are being investigated in the US and UK for allegedly using underhanded tactics to impact the Brexit vote and the 2016 presidential elections. When I have been speaking at events and in my training, I have used the Trump targeting scenario to show … [Read more...] about Facebook say it won’t use third-party data targeted advertising – but what does that mean?
TOYS R Us has become the latest large company to make headlines for going into administration. The company, for many years a household name in retailing, is facing the loss of 3,000 jobs. Here's what calling in the administrators means... What does going into administration mean? When a company enters administration, all control is passed to an appointed administrator. The administrator must be a licensed insolvency practitioner. Their goal is to leverage the company's assets and business to repay creditors. Once the administrator has taken over, a moratorium is placed around the company and stops all legal actions. After the administrator takes over, there isn't much that can be done to reverse the process. Between April and June 2017, there were 337 administrations in the UK. What does going in liquidation mean? Liquidation is slightly different to administration. Where administration aims to help the company repay its debts, liquidation is the process of selling all assets being … [Read more...] about What does going into administration mean and which UK companies have gone bust? From Toys R Us to Maplin