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Global Human Capital Trends 2016

News release: “Responding to disruptive changes in digital technology, business models and workforce demographics, 92 percent of business and HR leaders have identified the critical need to redesign their organization to meet global business demands. This is according to Deloitte’s fourth annual report, “Global Human Capital Trends 2016: The new organization, different by design.” Yet,… Continue Reading

Pew – More Support for DOJ Than for Apple in Dispute Over Unlocking iPhone

Follow up to recent related postings – NPR reports on DOJ motion to compel Apple to unlock iPhone and Answers to your questions about Apple and security – via Pew – More Support for Justice Department Than for Apple in Dispute Over Unlocking iPhone: “As the standoff between the Department of Justice and Apple Inc.… Continue Reading

SEC Forms List

“This page provides links to PDF versions of SEC public forms and many of the rules, regulations, and schedules associated with these forms. To find a form, either select the appropriate category below or scroll through the full list of SEC forms in alphanumeric order. Please note that you will need Adobe Reader plug-in to… Continue Reading

Pew – Faith and the 2016 Campaign

“The conventional wisdom in American politics has long been that someone who is not religious cannot be elected president of the United States. Most Americans have consistently said that it is important to them that the president have strong religious beliefs. And a new Pew Research Center survey finds that being an atheist remains one… Continue Reading

Paper reveals the number and type of bugs that inhabit our homes

Bertone MA, Leong M, Bayless KM, Malow TLF, Dunn RR, Trautwein MD. (2016) Arthropods of the great indoors: characterizing diversity inside urban and suburban homes. PeerJ 4:e1582 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.1582 – Flies, spiders, beetles and ants – they are all with us! The Guardian – Hundreds of tiny spiders, lice and more crawling through US homes, study… Continue Reading

Outsourcing of US Public Libraries Increases – Transparency and Jobs Decline

Bloomberg, James Nash – As U.S. Libraries Are Outsourced, Readers See Public Trust Erode – “A Maryland company that runs public libraries has more than doubled in size in the past decade as governments seek savings. Bibliophile residents complain that an investment in knowledge and culture is being milked for profit. Library Systems & Services… Continue Reading

Encyclopedia of Life – Global access to knowledge about life on Earth

What is EOL? – Information and pictures of all species known to science – “Our knowledge of the many life-forms on Earth – of animals, plants, fungi, protists and bacteria – is scattered around the world in books, journals, databases, websites, specimen collections, and in the minds of people everywhere. Imagine what it would mean if… Continue Reading

UN Environment Program – The Financial System We Need

Inquiry – Design of a Sustainable Financial System – Aligning the Financial System with Sustainable Development – the UNEP Inquiry Report, October 2015. “Achieving sustainable development requires investment in an inclusive, green economy. Today, mismatches between what is financed and what needs financing contributes to continued environmental deterioration of natural capital and insufficient investment in… Continue Reading

Supreme Court Appointment Process: Senate Debate and Confirmation Vote

CRS – Supreme Court Appointment Process: Senate Debate and Confirmation Vote. Barry J. McMillion, Analyst on the Federal Judiciary, October 19, 2015. “The procedure for appointing a Justice to the Supreme Court is provided for in the U.S. Constitution in only a few words. The “Appointments Clause” in the Constitution (Article II, Section 2, clause… Continue Reading

Stress Testing Corporate Balance Sheets in Emerging Economies

IMF – Julian T. S. Chow – September 30, 2015 – Working Paper No. 15/216 “In recent years, firms in emerging market countries have increased borrowing, particularly in foreign currency, owing to easy access to global capital markets, prolonged low interest rates and good investment opportunities. This paper discusses the trends in emerging market corporate… Continue Reading

AAU Campus Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct

Association of American Universities – Full Report; Executive Summary; Press Release; Fact Sheet; Survey Instrument; FAQ “The primary goal of the Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct was to provide participating institutions of higher education with information to inform policies to prevent and respond to sexual assault and misconduct. The survey was… Continue Reading

Harmonisation of key OTC derivatives data elements

Bank for International Settlements- Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures – Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions, Consultative report – Harmonisation of key OTC derivatives data elements (other than UTI and UPI) – first batch, consultative report issued by CPMI-IOSCO, September 3, 2015. “G20 Leaders agreed in 2009 that all over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives… Continue Reading