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.
The president of the Toy Association has warned that the cost of children's gift will rise by ten percent this year amid a crisis at America's ports ... Toy Association president Steve Pasierb said some children's gifts will cost up to 10 percent MORE this Christmas and families should plan ahead for holiday season purchases.
prosecutors, offering millions of dollars' worth of gifts in exchange for "lucrative business opportunities.". While cash may be the traditional means of providing untraceable gifts to politicians, the very wealthy often turn instead to the offshore world to produce an alternative currency ... Using offshore companies to own yachts is common and legal.
While this is not the first time it has been revealed that the family of Azerbaijan’s PresidentIlham Aliyev has purchased hundreds of millions of dollars of properties in foreign countries through offshore companies, it is the latest and most detailed such scandalous news ... “Offshore companies can offer to help people hide dodgy cash or avoid tax.
RBI permitted fund managers to make sponsor contributions to AIFs in GiftCity...Equal Opportunity for IndianSponsors to deepen our offshore ecosystem GIFTIFSC is the main objective of this clarification ... It may be worthwhile to consider this too as a part of the eligibility criteria to participate as sponsors in an AIF domiciled in GIFT City.
“The advent of IFSC at GiftCity has provided an opportunity for Indian companies to access offshore funds within India, and we believe that today’s listing of our bonds is a step in that direction,” he added ... attract foreign investment to make Gift IFSC a global financial hub.”.
16 Auction items include an offshore fishing trip, $500 gift card to Cotton Belles Boutique and Co., basket and gift card for a luxury picnic, hunting trip in Argentina, a vacation at a home in Port O'Connor, spa services and a huge wine basket, among others.
Some of the suggestions such as allowing trading of rupee derivative contracts in the international financial service centre in the GIFT (GujaratInternational FinanceTech) City and allowing Indian banks in the GIFT City to participate in the offshore NDF market have been implemented over the last two years.
Following this, the corporation has decided to carry out its operations from GIFTCityIndia... The corporation’s board also approved the decision on July 7 and decided to continue the activities relating to the Dubai branch from GIFT City. “We have major plans for growing operations in GIFT city,” said Srivastava.