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November 16, 2014

12:19
“Learn how reducing, reusing, and recycling can help you, your community, and the environment by saving money, energy, and natural resources. Recycling programs are managed at the state and local level—find information on recycling in your community.”
12:17
BCBS Working Papers No 27, November 2014: “This Working Paper assesses the potential impact and implementation challenges of specific standards issued by the Basel Committee in the context of emerging market, developing and small economies. Additionally, it outlines practical steps that can be taken by authorities in these jurisdictions to implement global standards and enhance […]
12:09
Via LLRX.com – Guide To Privacy Resources 2015 – Marcus P. Zillman’s guide is a comprehensive listing of privacy resources currently available on the Internet that impact your email, smartphones, websites, hard drives, files and data. Sources include associations, indexes, search engines as well as individual websites and organizations that provide the latest technology and information to raise awareness […]
11:58
“The World Economic Forum’s Outlook on the Global Agenda 2015  features an analysis of the Top 10 trends which will preoccupy our experts for the next 12-18 months as well as the key challenges facing the world’s regions, an overview of global leadership and governance, and the emerging issues that will define our future.” Deepening income […]
11:19
“Information design is about understanding data. Whether you’re writing an article for your newspaper, showing the results of a campaign, introducing your academic research, illustrating your team’s performance metrics, or shedding light on civic issues, you need to know how to present your data so that other people can understand it. Regardless of what tools you use […]
10:41
SkyTruth, Oceana & Google Announce New Technology Initiative to Illuminate Global Fishing Activity: “SkyTruth, Oceana and Google announced Global Fishing Watch, a big data technology platform that leverages satellite data to create the first global view of commercial fishing. On November 14, 2014, a prototype was unveiled at the 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress in […]

November 15, 2014

18:53
“Representative Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), the leading Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ), chair of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations today announced that they have introduced legislation to improve American efforts to preserve cultural property around the world and cut off […]
18:38
David E. Sanger and William J. Broad, New York Times: “The Pentagon will have to spend billions of dollars over the next five years to make emergency fixes to its nuclear weapons infrastructure, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel …announce[d] on Friday, after two separate Pentagon studies concluded that there are “systemic problems across the nuclear enterprise,” according to senior […]
18:19
Via Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) – Executive Summary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Report on the White House Incursion of September 19, 2014 Training: “Due to staffing shortfalls, USSS has not conducted regular training for Uniformed Division Officers. [...] the training did not prepare personnel for non-lethal force scenarios such as preventing a noncompliant individual […]
17:55
News release: “West Publishing Corporation, a unit of Thomson Reuters, has notified the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office of a breach involving their Westlaw subscription-only public records database. In a letter dated November 4th to those affected, Senior Vice President Andy Martens explained that on October 14, they detected unusual search activity. Investigation revealed that some […]
17:48
Josh Zumbrun – WSJ: “In 2002, savings rates for people of all education levels was hovering between 1% and 3%. Your education didn’t have much to say about how you saved money. In early 2003, college graduates even briefly had negative savings rates, while everyone else was dutifully setting some cash aside. What a difference a […]
11:56
Pew Data Visualization and report – “The majority of Americans feel their privacy is being challenged in some fundamental ways, our new report finds. Select one of the nine profiles below to see the variety of perspectives our focus group respondents shared about privacy. Their answers are real, but they have been assigned a pseudonym.”

November 14, 2014

19:32
2013 Government Shutdown: Three Departments Reported Varying Degrees of Impacts on Operations, Grants, and Contracts. GAO-15-86, October 15. 2014 Department of Energy: Interagency Review Needed to Update U.S. Position on Enriched Uranium That Can Be Used for Tritium Production. GAO-15-123, October 14. Nuclear Commerce: Additional Actions Needed to Improve DOE’s Export Control Process. GAO-15-124, October […]
19:28
“The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced a free online tool that compiles FDA Warning Letters sent to dietary supplement companies into a searchable database to help industry achieve better regulatory compliance. The database can be used to evaluate FDA’s warning letter […]
19:23
A white paper from Taylor & Francis, Ocotber 2014: “Just a decade ago, social media was seen by many as having little relevance for use in a professional context by librarians. In recent years there has been a seachange in attitudes. Social media is now widely used by librarians to fulfil a variety of objectives. […]
19:11
“The automotive industry is developing innovative technologies and services that promise to deliver substantial benefits and enhance the driving experience. These technologies and services may assist in enhancing safety, reducing the environmental impacts of vehicles, diagnosing vehicle malfunctions, calling for emergency assistance, detecting and preventing vehicle theft, reducing traffic congestion, improving vehicle efficiency and performance, delivering […]
18:45
November 14, 2014 news release – “Leichtman Research Group, Inc. (LRG) found that the thirteen largest pay-TV providers in the US — representing about 95% of the market — lost about 150,000 net video subscribers in 3Q 2014, compared to a loss of about 25,000 video subscribers in 3Q 2013, and more net losses than […]