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May 24, 2016

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Via Pacific Standard: Troubled Water: A Map of Tomorrow’s Thirsty Future A survey of regional water crises: community stress and political standoffs “North America – The Ogallala aquifer provides nearly one-third of the groundwater used for irrigation in the United States. In 2013, researchers estimated that, at current rates, farming in places like Kansas is […]
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Baker, M. (2016). Open-access index delists thousands of journals Nature DOI: 10.1038/nature. Van Noorden, R. (2014). Open-access website gets tough Nature, 512 (7512), 17-17 DOI: 10.1038/512017a Morrison, Heather, 2014-03, “Dramatic Growth of Open Access”, http://hdl.handle.net/10864/10660 Morrison, Heather; V11. “A leading index of open-access journals is set to shrink by more than one-quarter after delisting around […]
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“Broad demographic shifts in marital status, educational attainment and employment have transformed the way young adults in the U.S. are living, and a new Pew Research Center analysis of census data highlights the implications of these changes for the most basic element of their lives – where they call home. In 2014, for the first […]
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“LexisNexis Legal & Professional today launches an interactive online tool that shows how the rule of law is measured and why it’s important. This first-of-its-kind data tool, the LexisNexis Rule of Law Impact Tracker, quantifies the relationship between rule of law and social and economic development. According to the United Nations, approximately 4 billion people […]
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Lallour, Antoine and Mio, Hitoshi, Do We Need a Stable Funding Ratio? Banks’ Funding in the Global Financial Crisis (May 20, 2016). Bank of England Working Paper No. 602. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2783788 “We use data from the recent global financial crisis to study the importance of several structural funding metrics in characterising […]
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Colin Stretch, Facebook General Counsel – News Release: “Last week we met with Chairman of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee John Thune to describe our investigation in response to anonymous allegations of political bias in our Trending Topics feature and to discuss the preliminary results of our work. Today, we sent Chairman Thune a follow […]
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North American Bird Conservation Initiative – The State of North America’s Birds 2016: “Birds in ocean and tropical forest habitats are of highest conservation concern. But species need our help in every habitat…Whichever language we speak, the fates of birds are intricately tied to the peoples of North America. Where bird populations are dropping, the […]
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“What Public Knowledge Does – Public Knowledge promotes freedom of expression, an open Internet, and access to affordable communications tools and creative works. We work to shape policy on behalf of the public interest.” Public Knowledge Encourages Silicon Valley to Make Diversity in Tech a Priority By Shiva Stella, May 24, 2016 – “Recently, the […]
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“What Public Knowledge Does – Public Knowledge promotes freedom of expression, an open Internet, and access to affordable communications tools and creative works. We work to shape policy on behalf of the public interest.” Public Knowledge Encourages Silicon Valley to Make Diversity in Tech a Priority By Shiva Stella May 24, 2016 – “Recently, the […]
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House Committee on Appropriations, H. R. [Report No. 114–] Making appropriations for financial services and general government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes: “Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out […]
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“The number of businesses without paid employees rose by 831,317 or 3.6 percent to 23.8 million establishments from 2013 to 2014. Businesses without paid employees, such as operating a family-run corner store, acting as a real estate agent, pet sitting, blogging, and snowplowing, are refered to as nonemployer businesses. The transportation and warehousing sector (NAICS […]
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Border Security: DHS Surveillance Technology Unmanned Aerial Systems and Other Assets, GAO-16-671T: Published: May 24, 2016. Publicly Released: May 24, 2016. Medicare Program: Continued Action Required to Address Weaknesses in Provider and Supplier Enrollment Controls, GAO-16-703T: Published: May 24, 2016. Publicly Released: May 24, 2016. Prisoner Operations: United States Marshals Service Could Better Estimate Cost […]
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“Rapid technological advancements and emerging means of connecting, communicating, and distributing information have forever changed the way people search for employment and the way employers find top talent. Founded in 1999, iHire has been in the thick of this digital job- and talent-search revolution since the search first went “online.” At iHire, we recognized from […]
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Stimson Center: “As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have drawn down, the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) budget, initially intended for “emergency” war funding, has been used increasingly for purposes far afield of its original design. Despite troop withdrawals and recapitalization of the equipment used in the wars, large amounts of defense spending have continued to be assigned […]
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“The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Household Debt and Credit Report provides a quarterly snapshot of household trends in borrowing and indebtedness, including data about mortgages, student loans, credit cards, auto loans and delinquencies. The report aims to help community groups, small businesses, state and local governments and the public to better understand, monitor […]

May 23, 2016

18:30
Via LLRX.com – Journalism Resources on the Internet 2016 – Marcus Zillman’s new comprehensive guide is focused on journalism resources and sites of ongoing value in your process to refine topical and subject matter research and deliver actionable work product. This guide is a value added discovery tool that includes a wide range of reliable, […]
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Via LLRX.com – Digital Smarts Everywhere: The Emergence of Ambient Intelligence – Alan Rothman’s article is based on a TechCrunch.com posting, The Next Stop on the Road to Revolution is Ambient Intelligence. Rothman offers an insightful analysis on how the rapidly expanding universe of digital intelligent systems wired into our daily routines is becoming more […]
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Via LLRX.com – New Economy Resources 2016 – This guide by Marcus Zillman aggregates significant actionable sources for researchers focused on the “new economy,” including current and historical government data, analytics and alerts from Open Source providers, the private sector, and the legislative and regulatory sectors.
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de Werra, Jacques, ADR in Cyberspace: The Need to Adopt Global Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms For Addressing the Challenges of Massive Online Micro-Justice (May 23, 2016). Forthcoming, Swiss Review of International & European Law. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2783213 “This paper discusses the potential of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms for solving Internet-related disputes and […]
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Via FAS – CRS report, U.S.-EU Data Privacy: From Safe Harbor to Privacy Shield, Martin A. Weiss, Specialist in International Trade and Finance; Kristin Archick; Specialist in European Affairs. May 19, 2016. “Both the United States and the European Union (EU) maintain that they are committed to upholding individual privacy rights and ensuring the protection […]