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April 10, 2014
“An individual deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in fiscal year 2013 was most likely to be a Mexican male about 30 years old, according to examination of the latest available agency records obtained from ICE by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University under the Freedom of Information Act. However, the number […] The post ICE Deportation Data by Gender, Age, and Country of Citizenship appeared first on beSpacific.
Women’s Work - The Economic Mobility of Women Across a Generation, April 2014. “This study demonstrates that women’s increased labor force participation and earnings have enabled some families to maintain their places on the economic ladder or, particularly among families at the bottom, to move up. But, as was the case for many women in the […] The post Pew – The Economic Mobility of Women Across a Generation appeared first on beSpacific.
Prosperity for All: Ending Extreme Poverty, April 10, 2014 “By 2010, global extreme poverty had declined to 17.7 percent, leaving still more than 1.2 billion people confined to live on less than $1.25 a day. In 1990, an estimated 1.9 billion people (or 36 percent of the world’s population) were living in extreme poverty. To stay on […] The post The World Bank – Ending Extreme Poverty appeared first on beSpacific.
“Checking accounts remain a fundamental financial product for consumers. Nine in 10 Americans have checking accounts and most rely on these accounts to make purchases, pay bills, withdraw cash, or deposit paychecks. Because checking accounts are an essential and widely used product, they need to be safe, fair, and transparent. Unfortunately, the formal disclosure documents outlining […] The post Pew – Checks and Balances: 2014 Update appeared first on beSpacific.
Baradaran, Mehrsa, Regulation by Hypothetical (February 27, 2014). 67 Vanderbilt Law Review, (October 2014), Forthcoming; UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-09. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2402201 “First, regulation by hypothetical is an extension of the risk-management regime, which most scholars believe was either a failure or of limited efficacy. If the risk-management framework failed, as […] The post Regulation by Hypothetical appeared first on beSpacific.
“IFIAR’s [International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators] Report on 2013 Inspection Findings Survey summarizes key inspection results from audits of public companies, including systemically important financial institutions, submitted by 30 IFIAR members. These results came from inspection reports issued during the members’ most recent annual reporting periods that ended by July 2013. The leading areas of […] The post IFIAR’s Report on 2013 Inspection Findings Survey appeared first on beSpacific.
“CrossRef is an association of scholarly publishers that develops shared infrastructure to support more effective scholarly communications. Our citation-linking network today covers over 65 million journal articles and other content items (books chapters, data, theses, technical reports) from thousands of scholarly and professional publishers around the globe.” Search CrossRef’s database of 64 million records for […] The post CrossRef’s Metadata Search appeared first on beSpacific.
April 9, 2014
“The Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday released the attached minutes of the Committee meeting held on March 18-19, 2014 and of the conference call held on March 4, 2014. A summary of economic projections made by Federal Reserve Board members and Reserve Bank presidents for the meeting is also […] The post Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, March 18-19, 2014 appeared first on beSpacific.
Bird, Robert C. and Cahoy, Daniel R., Human Rights, Technology, and Food: Coordinating Access and Innovation for 2050 and Beyond (March 29, 2014). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2420216 “The purpose of this article is to suggest a path to alleviating the enduring tension between the right to food and intellectual property rights holders, particularly patent holders, […] The post Human Rights, Technology, and Food appeared first on beSpacific.
“Officials leading the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane are now focused on deep-sea signals that could be coming from the passenger jet’s black box. But five weeks into the search, there is still no trace of the plane’s wreckage. Instead, the search keeps turning up practically everything but the plane: hundreds of large objects shown […] The post WaPo – The big environmental problem highlighted by the search for Flight 370 appeared first on beSpacific.
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: ”A report released Tuesday by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund awarded eight states a grade of A for comprehensive websites detailing public spending, while three states received Fs. Indiana ranked the highest of all the states, earning 94 of 100 possible points. Oregon, Florida, Texas, Massachusetts, […] The post New report ranks state government spending transparency appeared first on beSpacific.
“EFF has long advocated for websites to support HTTPS instead of plain HTTP to encrypt and authenticate data transmitted on the Internet. However, we learned yesterday of a catastrophic bug, nicknamed “Heartbleed,” that has critically threatened the security of some HTTPS sites since 2011. By some estimates, Heartbleed affects 2 out of 3 web servers on the Internet. Heartbleed isn’t a […] The post EFF- Why the Web Needs Perfect Forward Secrecy More Than Ever appeared first on beSpacific.
“Centenarians have lower education levels, are overwhelmingly women and are more likely to live in poverty than the 65-and-older population, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released today. The report, “The Centenarian Population: 2007-2011,” analyzes characteristics of centenarians and how they compare with those 65 years and older. ”Centenarians are a small group who are […] The post Census Bureau Examines Social, Economic Characteristics of our Nation’s 55,000 Centenarians appeared first on beSpacific.
Via Daniel Schuman at CREW – “Earlier today, the House of Representatives’ Appropriations Committee made a major move towards improving public access to legislative information. In layman’s terms, the committee said that by the beginning of the next Congress information about the disposition of bills—where they are in the legislative process and who authored or […] The post Big Step for Public Access to Legislation appeared first on beSpacific.
New GAO Reports – Defense Infrastructure, Health Care Workforce, Mine Safety, Social Security Disability, VA Healthcare
DEFENSE INFRASTRUCTURE: In-Kind Projects Initiated during Fiscal Years 2011 and 2012, GAO-14-280R: Published: Apr 9, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 2014. HEALTH CARE WORKFORCE: Federal Investments in Training and the Availability of Data for Workforce Projections, GAO-14-510T: Published: Apr 9, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 2014. MINE SAFETY: Basis for Proposed Exposure Limit on Respirable Coal Mine Dust and Possible Approaches […] The post New GAO Reports – Defense Infrastructure, Health Care Workforce, Mine Safety, Social Security Disability, VA Healthcare appeared first on beSpacific.
“Where do Citi Bikers ride? When do they ride? How far do they go? Which stations are most popular? What days of the week are most rides taken on? We’ve heard all of these questions and more from you and now we are happy to provide the datasets to help you discover the answers to […] The post Systems Data – New York City Bike Share appeared first on beSpacific.
“Monitoring the Future is an annual survey of 8th, 10th, and 12th-graders conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, under a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health. Since 1975, the survey has measured drug, alcohol, and cigarette use and related attitudes in 12th-graders […] The post NIH – Monitoring the Future 2013 Survey Results appeared first on beSpacific.