TAMING WORLD PEACE – Minecraft: Treetopia Ep.47

Subscribe to The Creatures: http://bit.ly/tchsub The Creatures return to the TreeHouse in this reboot (Treeboot?) of their beloved Minecraft series. After a mishap with the map we’ve had to reset (Treeset?) in a new amplified map. Shenanigans arise, insults are thrown, and roots dig deep in this epic revival of creaturish proportions! Treetopia Playlist!: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5OhtVfausvb2WXjU73vOhbud4tJ2LS8C – – – – – – – Website- http://bit.ly/tchsite Shirts- http://bit.ly/tchstore Twitter- http://bit.ly/tchtwitterz Facebook- http://bit.ly/tchfacebook GooglePlus- http://bit.ly/tchplus Our Channels- http://www.youtube.com/danznewzmachinima http://www.youtube.com/uberhaxornova http://www.youtube.com/ssohpkc http://www.youtube.com/xxslyfoxhoundxx http://www.youtube.com/zemachinima http://www.youtube.com/thecampingtree http://www.youtube.com/kootra http://www.youtube.com/immortalhdfilms

Corporate Social Responsibility Examples

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not a new term for society and the business world. It has evolved as one of the greatest theories of corporate self regulation that has been put into practice by almost all major corporations in the world. CSR is also famous by many other names, like corporate conscience or sustainable responsible business. The fundamentals of CSR are based on the fact that every firm has a responsibility of giving back to society a significant portion of its time and resources, so that holistic growth is attained by handling social issues and environmental issues in a creative way. To understand it in a better way, consider one of the best CSR examples related to The Bill and Melinda’s Gates Foundation, founded by the iconic Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft. One of the biggest philanthropic organizations in the world, this foundation has been working to improve global poverty and global health issues in most developing countries. Examples Eradicating global poverty, improving health conditions in poor countries, and providing education to children are just some aspects of CSR. Another aspect of CSR has been nature conservation that encourages firms towards energy saving and ensuring that growth is not attained at the cost of environmental degradation. It needn’t be stated here that Mother Earth is dying, resources are depleting faster and the menace is near in the future. Be it international conferences like Earth Summit on global warming, or the summits of World Economic Forum (held recently in Dubai, in December 2010), everywhere scientists, scholars, and environmentalists are requesting business leaders, policy makers, and decision makers to make long-term goals keeping in mind the ethics, laws, and holistic health of this planet. Reducing carbon footprints is one of the most vital aspects of keeping a check on industrial growth. Let me explain by talking about an interesting CSR initiative. Intel is not a new name to us. It stands amongst the top most brands and quality service when it comes to products. Intel, being one of the leading technology companies, has been working religiously to promote sustainable development and growth. With its CSR tagline, taking care of the world in which we innovate, Intel has been committed to bring about a difference in environmental pollution. As its official CSR website states; We believe technology will be key to addressing the world’s environmental challenges. As one of the world’s leading technology companies, we are passionate about the intelligent use of technology. We design and build eco-friendly products that consume less energy per transistor, take less water to build, and use lesser materials, like lead and halogens, than ever before. And, we know our responsibility goes far beyond delivering eco-friendly products. Similarly, consider another tech giant, Apple Computers. For their CSR venture, Apple’s official website says, “Apple is committed to ensuring the highest standards of social responsibility wherever our products are made. We insist that our suppliers provide safe working conditions, treat workers with dignity and respect, and use environmentally responsible…

The 2010 Economic Forecast For Nonprofits And Foundations

A recent 2009 survey from the Foundation Center determined nonprofit giving will likely decline by more than 10 percent since 2008. The survey, the result of interviewing and obtaining the responses of 600 foundations, also said that continued reductions are expected throughout 2010. This year has suffered declines in overall consumer demand and our country’s highest unemployment figures in a quarter century. It is therefore no surprise that the outlook for the nonprofit community has been impacted by the recession. The experts are saying that the field of philanthropy will become more strategic as a result of the economic crisis. U.S. foundation giving suffered an estimated 22 percent drop in foundation assets in 2008. Earlier in the year the Foundation Center estimated that 2009 giving by the nation’s more than 75,000 grant making foundations would “decrease by around eight to 13 percent. At this time, it seems as if it is likely the decline will be even more. Todays economic crisis has forced nonprofits to adjust their operating costs. More than two-thirds of respondents to the September 2009 said they have in some way reduced operating expenses since the beginning of the economic crisis, even those that still have endowments. A number of nonprofits are seeking to preserve the value of their endowments so that they won’t permanently diminish their grant making capacity. While others have decided that they will be smaller institutions going forward and are making necessary staffing and expense adjustments. What is entailed in the cut backs? Many foundations have reduced operating expenses since the onset of the economic crisis. They have reduced staff travel and salaries. Two-thirds of the respondents that cut expenses reported reducing staff travel budgets or limiting staff to attend conferences. One-third indicated that they had also reduced staff training and professional development opportunities. More respondents expect that their giving will be lower in 2010 (26 percent) than higher (17 percent). Foundations giving over $10 million are more likely than smaller foundations to reduce their giving further next year. While asset averaging generally limits the impact of modest economic fluctuations on annual giving, the extreme 2008 asset losses will not be balanced out by 2007 asset growth and the 2009 turnaround. The impact of the economic crisis on foundations has been twofold. There are expectations among grant makers that the field of philanthropy will become more strategic as a result of having weathered the economic crisis. overall the impact of the crisis on their own foundations have forced them to engage in strategic planning and more focused use of the foundation’s capabilities and being more focused and disciplined. Long-term changes cited by survey respondents ranged from governance to investments to grantee relations. There are people who believe that the nonprofit sector will emerge stronger but agree that ultimately there will be fewer organizations. The 2010 Foundation Giving Forecast Survey will be conducted in January 2010, with results released in the March 2010 edition of Foundation Growth and Giving Estimates. The annual Foundation Giving…

The Role of Legal Professionals in Consolidating Ghana’s Democracy and Good-Governance

THE ROLE OF LEGAL PROFESSIONALS IN CONSOLIDATING GHANA’S DEMOCRACY AND GOOD-GOVERNANCE  Introduction To talk about Good Governance from the African perspective, we need to make reference to the Durban Declaration on Democracy, Political, Economic and Corporate Governance, which mentions among other things “just, honest, transparent, accountable, participatory government and probity in public life”. Accordingly, African States in that declaration have agreed to work with renewed determination to enforce the rule of law; equality of all citizens before the law; individual and collective freedoms; the right to participate in free, credible and democratic political process; and adhere to the separation of powers, including protection for the independence of the judiciary. In the achievement of these goals the role of the legal profession is very significant. I would therefore like to talk about the legal profession within the context of democratic governance. Before addressing this particular issue, I deem it equally important to talk about Ghana’s level of commitment and performance in ensuring democracy and good governance as portrayed in its assessment under the African Peer Review Mechanism.   Democracy and good governance The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is a mutually agreed instrument voluntarily acceded to by the member States of the African Union and it is an innovative approach to improving governance. The origin of APRM was the 37th Summit of the Organization of African Unity held in July 2001 in Lusaka, Zambia, adopted a document setting out a new vision for the revival and development of Africa, which was to become known as the New Partnership for Africa’s Development. (NEPAD) Note that as of June 2005, the APRM Participating Countries were, Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda Expressions of Intention to Accede to the APRM have been received from: São Tomé and Príncipe, Sudan, Zambia. The mandate of the APRM is to encourage conformity in regard to political, economic and corporate governance values, codes and standards, among African countries. Ghana has been a shining example in the APRM process, being among the first group of countries to sign the Memorandum of Understanding on 9 March 2003. Ghana instituted a National Governing Council in compliance with the requirement for participating countries to have an independent self-assessment of its governance record in  four areas, namely: Democracy and Political Governance; Economic Governance and Management; Corporate Governance; and Socio-Economic Development. This article, however, will focus on Democracy and Political Governance. To date, Ghanaians have had more than a decade of peaceful and acceptable constitutional rule. Ghana has also been able to change political rulers through the electoral process in a manner generally perceived to be free and fair. The 2000, 2004 and 2008 elections have confirmed the citizens’ acceptance of the electoral principle as the legitimate mechanism for acquiring political power and assuming leadership of the institutions of governance. There is a growing sense of relief, confidence and pride amongst…

World Peace Summit – Trouble in Terrorist Town – LAN Party

Due to the high number of random killings we decide to have a World Peace Summit to identify the Terrorist in a diplomatic manner. You can get your own professionally built custom gaming PC at, http://www.originpc.com/ What game should we play next? Let us know! Don’t forget to like/follow us on Facebook & Twitter! http://facebook.com/node http://twitter.com/nodestudios http://twitter.com/corridordigital http://facebook.com/corridordigital http://twitter.com/fwong http://twitter.com/brandonjla http://facebook.com/freddiewspage