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Daily Archives: February 21, 2014

New on LLRX – My Avatar Teacher

Via – My Avatar Teacher – Lorette Weldon discusses how busy business professionals determined to make the time to share and learn best practices from colleagues use a range of methods to accomplish this goal. But professionals seeking to talk to, travel and engage with experts in the skills that they wish to obtain and/or develop may be stymied in their efforts. In the late 1980’s, theseThree T’s were formalized as a teaching method for the “tight time” individual. It was initially a method to help unite parent and child as they worked together on educational needs. Taking this further along, Weldon brings us forward through the dynamics of ELA, my Electronic Library Assistant, used to could build skills by taking the experts or teachers on the road. In order to use ELA as a training process, the Three T’s approach allows professionals to employ the skills of talking, traveling and tinkering with devices that they used daily in personal and work life.

Cabinet agencies release full inventory lists of their public data

‘Cabinet agencies have released complete machine-readable lists of their public data holdings, in compliance with President Barack Obama’s Open Data Executive Order. Now, with the help of Sunlight’s Dan Drinkard and Tim Ball, you can access most of these inventories in human-readable format as well. (zip file) or Google doc spreadsheet). Thanks to the guidelines crafted by Project Open… Continue Reading

Preview Edition: A History of the Foreign Relations of the United States Series

Toward “Thorough, Accurate, and Reliable”: A History of the Foreign Relations of the United States Series. William B. McAllister, Joshua Botts, Peter Cozzens, Aaron W. Marrs, Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., Preview Edition, January 23, 2014. “The Office of the Historian has generated this electronic preview edition of Toward “Thorough, Accurate, and Reliable” from the… Continue Reading Enhancements

“The beta site is the first step in a phased process that will incorporate all of the information available on and more. Below is a timeline of releases that incorporated new content and improved features to the site. February 2014 – This release focuses on two new features – Advanced Search and Browse, while making improvements to facets and the Actions… Continue Reading

TRAC – Tax Lawsuits Edge Downward

“January 2014 data from the federal courts show that the number of tax lawsuits filed have declined nearly 10 percent in the past year, and are down over 30 percent from what they were five years ago. According to the case-by-case information analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a total of 68 new tax… Continue Reading

January global temperature is fourth highest on record for month and warmest since 2007

Global Analysis – January 2014 The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for January was the warmest since 2007 and the fourth warmest on record at 12.7°C (54.8°F), or 0.65°C (1.17°F) above the 20th century average of 12.0°C (53.6°F). The margin of error associated with this temperature is ± 0.08°C (± 0.14°F) The… Continue Reading

“Leahy Law” Human Rights Provisions and Security Assistance: Issue Overview

CRS – “Leahy Law” Human Rights Provisions and Security Assistance: Issue Overview. Nina M. Serafino, Coordinator, Specialist in International Security Affairs; June S. Beittel, Analyst in Latin American Affairs; Lauren Ploch Blanchard, Specialist in African Affairs; Liana Rosen, Analyst in International Crime and Narcotics. January 29, 2014. “Congressional interest in the laws and processes involved in conditioning U.S. assistance to foreign… Continue Reading