When people consider buying a Diamond, they consider the worth of the diamond through the four C’s, which are clarity, cut, carat and color. However, given the history of Diamond trade, a new C has been…
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The trade of blood diamonds has been the cause of 4 million deaths. In the 1990s, before relevant steps were taken to curb the problem, conflict diamond trade amounted to be between 3.7-20 percent of the total global diamond trade (“Blood Diamonds”).
It was during the end of 1998 and the beginning of 1999 that the UN began to approach the issue of blood diamond. The UN together with relevant NGOs began to create general awareness regarding blood diamonds among policy makers, media and public representatives to inform them about the gravity of the issue. The UN subsequently passed resolutions such as United Nations Security Council Resolution 1173 and United Nations Security Council Resolution 1176 to ban the trade of illegal diamonds in Angola.
However, these resolutions had little effect on prominent warlords. Trade of Blood Diamonds continued to occur in Angola. The UN then commissioned the Canadian ambassador, Robert Fowler to investigate the issue further. Fowler’s investigations resulted in the Fowler Report in 2000. This report helped form the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme.
Under the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme, it is illegal to trade diamonds in any country where the diamonds are not in officially sealed packages. Furthermore, criminal charges are to be imposed to anyone caught trading in illegal diamonds. However, the biggest shortcoming of the Scheme is that it does not protect Blood Diamond trade from corrupt officials who are willing to officially stamp the diamonds for a certain fee. The definition of blood diamond is also limited in this process (Bates).
It is argued that the Kimberley Process needs to be revised even as some claim that this process is a step in the right direction (Grant, 393). Others are completely against the process by claiming that the scheme only supports nations and businesses
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White Blood Cells (WBC). Our Blood consists of Red and White Cells which have important role in maintaining our body healthy and keeping bodily metabolisms intact. White Blood Cells (also called leucocytes) are responsible for keeping our immune system working all the time to prevent the intrusions of foreign materials or infectious diseases into our body.
There are different blood sugar diets such as the high protein low carbohydrate diets, complex carbohydrate diet and the vegan diet. For the high protein low carbohydrate diet, it includes meat, poultry, fish and eggs. Examples of high protein low carbohydrate diets are the Atkins diet, the South Beach diet and the Glycemic Index diet.
Diamond is a valuable stone that is made up of a characteristically colorless and clear crystalline type of uncontaminated carbon (Koizumi, Nebel and Nesladek 3). According to Pagel-Theisen (6), the diamond may also be defined as a really hard form of carbon that is greatly refractive. The stone, which is normally used as a gemstone, is usually colorless. In terms of mineral hardness, diamond is considered the hardest known natural object.
In this draft strategy, I have outlined some specific information on market research and information, decision making strategies, market segmentations, as well as communication strategies. Kindly feel free to discuss with me the outlined strategies at your convenience.
SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, Threats) analysis is a strategic management tool which helps in the evaluation of the company’s strength, weakness, opportunity and weakness (Griffin, 2011).
Blood donation is perceived as a noble cause as it helps in saving lives of millions of people.
Indeed on the television shows we see the crime scene being analyzed and we also see crime scene photos being taken. Ultimately we see these photos being introduced as evidence at criminal trials, and the blood