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SWIFT

Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications

A cooperative society that provides highly secure message communications between banks. It does not transfer money or any other financial materials, but simply provides information. It also standardizes forms between members so as to reduce costs and operational risk. Founded in 1973 and headquartered in Belgium, SWIFT has thousands of members in more than 200 countries worldwide.
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Mind you, there was nothing white-glove and genteel about Jonathan Swift: he was a coarse, bumptious fellow who defied decorum, sovereign to himself alone.
Valerie Rumbold, ed., The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jonathan Swift, Volume 2: Parodies, Hoaxes, Mock Treatises: Polite Conversation, Directions to Servants, and Other Works.
Also, we knew all along Jonathan Swift's Gulliver as a strapping young hero.
Es altamente probable que gran parte de los que recomiendan a los ninos la lectura de la obra del irlandes Jonathan Swift no sepan bien a bien de que hablan, no hayan pasado la mirada unos minutos con minima inteligencia a algunos de los libros de este autor de indisimulada ironia.
Clarissa Aykroy'd SAVAGE SATIRE: THE STORY OF JONATHAN SWIFT (1599350270) tells of an ordained minister who is best known for his Gulliver's Travels novel, but who wrote poetry and other fiction which challenged the ideals of his era.
Jonathan Swift would be upset if we were taking credit for satire.
"There are none so blind as those who will not see." (Jonathan Swift, 1667-1745, Irish priest and writer)
His art manifests a sort of "postmodern Enlightenment" attitude that bypasses the unutterable taboo of frankly saying what is actually happening--in the spirit of those eighteenth-century pamphleteers who described the world of the Moon to obliquely depict our problems on Earth, or of Jonathan Swift, who famously explained the best way to eat Irish babies, in any case too numerous to thrive.
Apart from Epiphanius, he was the only Father in Jonathan Swift's library.
Jonathan Swift and Bernard Mandeville's contrasting visions of child murder as sacrifice and spectacle are contextualized as reflections on commercial society in the early 18th c.
Based on Jonathan Swift's novel "Gulliver's Travels," this lesson plan presents activities designed to help students understand that Swift comments on undesirable outcomes of advances in science; and other authors have also warned against abuse of science.
AN AWARD winning Irish poet has unwittingly fulfilled a wish of world famous writer Dean Jonathan Swift.