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The law affects every aspect of our lives; it governs our conduct from the cradle to the grave and its influence even extends from before our birth to after our death. We live in a society which has developed a complex body of rules to control the activities of its members. There are laws which govern working conditions (e.g. by laying down minimum standards of health and safety), laws which regulate leisure pursuits (e.g. by banning alcohol on coaches and trains travelling to football matches), and laws which control personal relationships (e.g. by prohibiting marriage between close relatives). So, what is ‘law’ and how is it different from other kinds of rules? The law is a set of rules, enforceable by the courts, which regulate the government of the state and govern the relationship between the state and its citizens and between one citizen and another. As individuals we
encounter many ‘rules’. The rules of a particular sport, such as the off-side rule in football, or the rules of a club, are designed to bring order to a particular activity. Other kinds of rule may really be social conventions, such as not speaking ill of the dead. In this case, the ‘rule’ is
merely a reflection of what a community regards to be appropriate behaviour. In neither situation would we expect the rule to have the force of law and to be enforced by the courts. In this book we are concerned with one specific area of law: the rules which affect the business world. We shall consider such matters as the requirements that must be observed to start a business venture, the rights and duties which arise from business transactions and
the consequences of business failure. In order to understand the legal implications of business activities, it is first necessary to examine some basic features of our English legal system. It is important to remember that English law refers to the law as it applies to England and Wales. Scotland and Northern Ireland have their own distinct legal systems. (more)
- 2005 The first YouTube video is posted
The 18-second clip “Me at the zoo” shows co-founder Jawed Karim at San Diego Zoo. It has been viewed more than 13 million times (2014).
- 1988 Kanellos Kanellopoulos flies across the Aegean Sea in a human-powered aircraft
The Greek Olympic cyclist flew a record-breaking 115 km (71 mi) from Crete to Santorini in the MIT Daedalus aircraft, which was named after the mythological inventor of aviation.
- 1985 Coca-Cola releases New Coke
The new formula was so unpopular that the original Coke was re-introduced as Coca-Cola Classic soon afterward.
- 1984 The discovery of the virus causing AIDS is announced
French virologists Luc Montagnier and Françoise Barré-Sinoussi were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for the discovery of the HI virus.
- 1971 The Rolling Stones release Sticky Fingers
The album is often considered one of the British rock band's best. It includes hits like “Brown Sugar” and ”Wild Horses”.
I was science student till 12th standard as I was bit interested in pcm rather than the commerce subjects. But after my higher secondary I decided to pursue law as there were some reasons behind it. Firstly I found it interesting and my sense of intellect suits this profession. Secondly, there were 3 cases going on in my family from past 5-6 years and It was not a very good experience as it takes so long to dispose the case. So then I decided that I'll be a lawyer and help my family and others around me to get justice and change the system of delayed tasks.
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