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Daily Archives: July 13, 2014

State Department Maps State Benefits from Investments Abroad

“The U.S. Department of State launched a new interactive map that shows how investments abroad are paying dividends back home in America.  For about a 1% investment of the Federal budget, the State Department yields a large return for the American people by protecting U.S. national security, promoting our economic interests, providing services, and reaffirming our country’s exceptional role in the world. The map below represents just some of the direct effects State Department programs have in American communities.

• State Department generates $150 billion in trade
• Education exchanges bring U.S. economy $22.7 billion”

Guide to Google’s Account History Feature

Martin Brinkmann - ghacks.net: “Most online companies make available privacy related settings that their customers can modify to their liking. The default settings are often less than optimal and making sure that everything is set up properly is one of the first things that you should do. In fact, it is also important to check those settings regularlyContinue Reading

New GAO Reports – Fusion Energy, Security Force Assistance, Private Health Insurance

FUSION ENERGY: Observations on DOE’s Cost and Schedule Estimates for U.S. Contributions to an International Experimental Reactor, GAO-14-750T: Published: Jul 11, 2014. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 2014. SECURITY FORCE ASSISTANCE: The Army and Marine Corps Have Ongoing Efforts to Identify and Track Advisors, but the Army Needs a Plan to Capture Advising Experience, GAO-14-482: Published: Jul 11, 2014. Publicly Released: JulContinue Reading

The World in 2025 – 10 Predictions of Innovation

“This paper is a compilation of 10 innovation predictions for the world in 2025, based on research done by Thomson Reuters analysts using the company’s patent and scientific literature solutions. In some cases, the analysts found a growing body of work that gave additional credence to the prediction. In others, the topic was still emerging.Continue Reading

OECD and FAO see lower farm prices

“The recent fall in prices of major crops is expected to continue over the next two years before stabilising at levels above the pre-2008 period, but markedly below recent peaks, according to the latest Agricultural Outlook produced by the OECD and FAO. Demand for agricultural products is expected to remain firm while expanding at lower ratesContinue Reading

New display models of bibliographic data and resources

Trombone, Antonella. Presentation - New displaying models of bibliographic data and resources: cataloguing/resource description and search results, 2014 [and Report]. In Faster, Smarter and Richer. Reshaping the library catalogue, Roma (Italy), 27-28 February 2014. “The logical model outlined in Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records in 1998 has led to a theoretical reflection on the function ofContinue Reading

New SIPRI military expenditure data for NATO countries

“SIPRI’s extended dataset of military expenditure of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member states is now freely available online, alongside our main military expenditure dataset for all countries. The data, which makes use of NATO data on members’ military spending and other sources, extends back at least to each country’s year of joining…The 15 countries withContinue Reading

Learning ‘The True, the Good and the Beautiful’ in Law School: Educating the Twenty-First Century Litigator

Colatrella Jr., Michael Thomas, Learning ‘The True, the Good and the Beautiful’ in Law School: Educating the Twenty-First Century Litigator (March 1, 2014). Review of Litigation, Vol. 33, No. 4, p. 1, 2014. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2465231 “The author uses the ancient Greek ideal of learning “the true, the good and the beautiful” toContinue Reading

Protection of Children Against Forced Recruitment During Armed Conflicts

Vedantam, Seshaiah Shasthri, Protection of Children Against Forced Recruitment During Armed Conflicts (July 1, 2014). The IUP Law Review, Vol. III, No. 4, October 2013, pp. 7-19. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2461078 “Armed conflicts innately represent the struggle of organized armed forces over assertive armed rebel groups in relation to the control of human andContinue Reading

11 Net Neutrality Principles released by Library and University Groups

“The above organizations firmly believe that preserving an open Internet is essential to our  nation’s freedom of speech, educational achievement, and economic growth. The Internet now serves as a primary, open platform for information exchange, intellectual discourse, civic engagement, creativity, research, innovation, teaching, and learning. We are deeply concerned that public broadband providers have financialContinue Reading