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May 29, 2016

Via Interrete – “Our world is a bizarre and awesome place – but some things are just hard to believe! Here are 10 world geographical facts that you might find surprising or interesting“
“Risky Business reports have identified climate risks to the nation, the Midwest, and the Southeast and Texas, and California. A new report released in 2016 will examine opportunities to strengthen the U.S. economy by reducing these risks.” The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States – “A Climate Risk Assessment for the United […]
“The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), an agency of the U.S. federal government, manages America’s overseas cemeteries from World War I and World War II. This Memorial Day learn more about this agency that protects the memory of our fallen overseas. ABMC manages 25 cemeteries and 27 monuments, memorials and markers. Sites are located in […]
UNESCO/PERSIST Content Task Force March 2016 – “The aim of the Guidelines is to provide an overarching starting point for libraries, archives, museums and other heritage institutions when drafting their own policies on the selection of digital heritage for long- term sustainable digital preservation. Existing institutional policies may be assessed against the Guidelines and revised […]
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Follow up to previous posting, Panama Papers Database Goes Live, see McGee, Robert W., The Panama Papers: A Discussion of Some Ethical Issues (May 27, 2016). Available for download at SSRN: “The Panama Papers refers to a massive leak of information encompassing more than 11 million documents involving more than 200,000 offshore entities. The […]
“Under authority of the Reorganization Act of 1939 (5 U.S.C. 133-133r, 133t note), various agencies were transferred to the Executive Office of the President by the President’s Reorganization Plans I and II of 1939 (5 U.S.C. app.), effective July 1, 1939. Executive Order 8248 of September 8, 1939, established the divisions of the Executive Office […]
Welcome to the 2016 Presidential Transition Directory – This directory is designed to connect the people working on designing our next federal government with information and resources related to that effort. Serving both presidential candidates and the next President-elect, this site will be continually updated as new and updated information becomes available. Key resources include: […]
“Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, today announced that it has created the only free law firm referral network. Named “Nextlaw Global Referral Network,” it is based on a new technology platform that will allow member law firms to easily connect and track referrals. Nextlaw Global Referral Network avoids the problems of existing referral networks […]
National Low Income Housing Coalition: “In no state, metropolitan area or county in the United States can a full-time worker earning the prevailing minimum wage afford a modest two-bedroom apartment. A new report released today by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) reveals the disparity between rental housing costs and renter income in every jurisdiction across […]

May 28, 2016

ABA Journal, Julie Sobowale, April 1, 2016: “Artificial intelligence is changing the way lawyers think, the way they do business and the way they interact with clients. Artificial intelligence is more than legal technology. It is the next great hope that will revolutionize the legal profession. Change can be brought on through pushing existing ideas. […]
May 12, 2016, Posted by Slav Petrov, Senior Staff Research Scientist: “At Google, we spend a lot of time thinking about how computer systems can read and understand human language in order to process it in intelligent ways. Today, we are excited to share the fruits of our research with the broader community by releasing […]
Chamizo, Alvaro and Novales Cinca, Alfonso, Credit Risk Decomposition for Asset Allocation (May 27, 2016). The Capco Institute Journal of Financial Transformation. Nº 43. Available for download at SSRN: “We provide a methodology for credit risk analysis that can be embedded into a risk appetite framework. We analyze the information content in CDS spreads […]
Han, Song and Nikolaou, Kleopatra, Trading Relationships in the OTC Market for Secured Claims: Evidence from Triparty Repos (May 27, 2016). Available for download at SSRN: “We use a new panel data set on intraday transactions of triparty repos (TPR) to study trading relationships in the over-the-counter market. We test the prediction that search […]
“The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today to update privacy rules to prevent broadband Internet access service providers from recording and sharing their customers’ every move online. EFF’s comments are part of the FCC’s rulemaking on consumer privacy and telecommunications services. As broadband providers are uniquely positioned to track every […]
“The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) was established in 1962, when the Legislature chartered the Commonwealth’s first public medical school. The school opened in 1970 without even waiting for construction of a new building. Today UMMS ranks in the nation’s top ten percent for primary care education and is a leading center for community […]
“All the Internet, a business of Advanced Search Technologies, Inc. which is a leading provider of search services and technology. Advanced Search Technologies, Inc continues to advance Internet search with new search technologies and features designed to improve the search experience for consumers. Based in Nevada, Advanced Search Technologies, Inc. has a rich history of […]

May 27, 2016

FT Business Education Report, May 23, 2016: ” For the dream of life long learning to be realised fully, those in the 35-60 age group must also be given the opportunity to refine and revise their skills through out their careers, which could well stretch into their seventies. This is not happening enough. Executive education […]
Via FDIC Overview – “Section 165(i)(2) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank Act”) requires state nonmember banks and state savings associations with total consolidated assets of more than $10 billion to conduct annual stress tests. On October 15, 2012, the FDIC published its final annual stress test rule (Part 325), […]
National Center for Educational statistics: The Condition of Education 2016 “This year’s Condition shows that 91 percent of young adults ages 25 to 29 had a high school diploma or its equivalent in 2015, and that 36 percent had a bachelor’s or higher degree. Median earnings continued to be higher for 25- to 34-year-olds with […]