A gift or a present is an item given to someone without the expectation of payment. An item is not a gift, if that item, itself, is already owned by the one to whom it is given. Although gift-giving might involve an expectation of reciprocity, a gift is meant to be free. In many countries, the act of mutually exchanging money, goods, etc. may sustain social relations and contribute to social cohesion. Economists have elaborated the economics of gift-giving into the notion of a gift economy. By extension the term gift can refer to anything that makes the other happier or less sad, especially as a favor, including forgiveness and kindness. Gifts are also first and foremost presented on occasions - birthdays and Christmas being the main examples.
In many cultures gifts are traditionally packaged in some way. For example, in Western cultures, gifts are often wrapped in wrapping paper and accompanied by a gift note which may note the occasion, the recipient's name, and the giver's name. In Chinese culture, red wrapping connotes luck. Although inexpensive gifts are common among colleagues, associates and acquaintances, expensive or intimate gifts are considered more appropriate among close friends, romantic interests or relatives.
Gifts centers on two young people, Gry and Orrec, who struggle to come to terms with inherent psychic abilities. They live in a poor, mountainous, and culturally backward region, famous for its "witches" and wonder-workers. Gry is a girl who can communicate with animals; she refuses to use her gift to aid hunters, which sets her apart from many in her culture, including her own mother. Orrec is a boy whose supposed gift of "unmaking" is apparently so dangerous that he voluntarily goes through life blindfolded, to avoid causing destruction. The story reveals how Orrec and Gry cope with their gifts, and eventually leave their mountainous home for the wider world.
Offshore (1979) is a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. It won the Booker Prize for that year. It recalls her time spent on boats on the Thames in Battersea. The novel explores the liminality of people who do not belong to the land or the sea, but are somewhere in between. The epigraph, "che mena il vento, e che batte la pioggia, e che s'incontran con si aspre lingue" ("whom the wind drives, or whom the rain beats, or those who clash with such bitter tongues") comes from Canto XI of Dante's Inferno.
"Offshore", when used relative to hydrocarbons, refers to an oil, natural gas or condensate field that is under the sea, or to activities or operations carried out in relation to such a field. There are various types of platform used in the development of offshore oil and gas fields, and subsea facilities.
Deb Haaland, the Interior Department secretary, said in a statement that the plan sets a course for the department to support the growing offshore wind industry and protect against the potential for environmental damage and adverse impacts to coastal communities. ... https.//www.nytimes.com/2023/09/29/climate/biden-offshore-drilling-plan.html.
Nifty to reclaim 20,100 or fall in trade? See GIFT Nifty, FII data, crude, F&O ban, more before market opens ... set up in GIFT City ... Overseas listing treatment to firms listing in GIFT IFSC would help the Indian firms take advantage of lenient tax rules for the offshore facility.
Sitharaman said the UK has expressed willingness to further expand its footprint in the GiftCityIFSC and foster a robust fintech partnership ... Overseas listing treatment to firms listing in GIFT IFSC would help the Indian firms take advantage of lenient tax rules for the offshore facility.
'GiftCity was no doubt an idea long in the making ... The opportunities for Gift City are rapidly unfolding across sectors \u2013 be it offshore banking, finance companies, alternative investment funds, bullion markets, asset management, insurance, global trading, treasury operations, IT and IT enabled services and real estate.
Guidelines were also issued for educational qualifications from schools under a foreign board, or any degree from an offshore campus. The regulations come at a time when foreign universities are in the advanced stages of setting up campuses at GIFTCity in Gujarat and Indian...
Similarly, if a highly popular public issue akin to the Coal IndiaIPO, which attracted foreign portfolio money amounting to more than ₹1-lakh crore is done on the GIFTIFSC, not only will it move the IFSC into the limelight, but will also help bring FPIs to the Indian offshore centre.
Ten days ago, the crew of a ship called the Nautica lifted anchor in Djibouti and motored north in the Red Sea... Thus began an operation that’s the ecological equivalent of placing the pin back into a hand grenade ... Just getting this far is a diplomatic triumph for the UN ... They soon realized a strategic gift lay just offshore ... MohammedHawaii / AFP ... .
GIFTCity is a business district and a special economic zone. A bank can set up a business unit in the International Financial ServiceCentre at the GIFT City. According to norms, the unit will be treated as an offshore banking unit ...
“At present, GIFTIFSC has more ... GIFT-IFSC is designed to create an internationally comparable regulatory framework under a special offshore status within India, and it is expected to attract businesses from established IFCs like Dubai, London and Singapore over the next few years.
As an offshore jurisdiction within India, GIFT can offer financial services within a liberalised foreign exchange regime ... from other offshore locations were withdrawn, making GIFT all the more attractive for issuing foreign currency loans for Indian corporates with zero WHT.