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Big Data for Media

November 25, 2014 19:15

Source: Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (UK)

From Introduction:

Big Data is an umbrella term for a variety of strategies and tactics that involve massive data sets, and technologies that make sense out of these mindboggling reams of data. The Big Data trend has impacted all industries, including the media industry, as new technologies are being developed to automate and simplify the process of data analysis, and as ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Consumer issues - Europe - Industries - International - Internet - Investments - Media and entertainment - Technology - Telecommunications

Views: 246 | Source: Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (UK)


UK: In the Balance: Public Finances in the Next Parliament

November 25, 2014 19:12

Source: Resolution Foundation (UK)

From Summary:

With the Coalition government expected to have delivered around half of its intended fiscal consolidation programme by the end of the current parliament, debates over public finances are set to loom large in the coming election campaign. To date, we have only very broad outlines of the preferred approaches of each of the main parties...

Assessing precisely what is implied ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Europe - Government and politics - Political process - Social and cultural issues - Taxation - United Kingdom

Views: 181 | Source: Resolution Foundation (UK)


UK: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, 2014 Provisional Results

November 22, 2014 22:25

Source: Office for National Statistics (UK)


Key Points:

In April 2014 median gross weekly earnings for full-time employees were £518, up 0.1% from £517 in 2013. This is the smallest annual growth since 1997, the first year for which ASHE data are available. Growth has been slower since the economic downturn, with the annual increase averaging around 1.4% per year between 2009 and 2014.

Adjusted for ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Europe - Gender and sexuality - Government and politics - Labor - Social and cultural issues - United Kingdom

Views: 358 | Source: Office for National Statistics (UK)


UK: How to Talk About Immigration

November 19, 2014 16:07

Source: British Future (UK)

From Press Release:

The pattern of falling trust, in politicians of every party, leads many to assume that the politics of immigration offer an impossible conundrum, one in which the public are assumed to be wholly ‘anti’ migration and whoever talks toughest has the best chance of connecting with them – an assumption that the steady rise of UKIP has done nothing to assuage.

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Posted in: Documents in the news - Ethnic - Europe - Government and politics - Immigration - Race - Social and cultural issues - United Kingdom

Views: 565 | Source: British Future


Political Polarization & Media Habits: From Fox News to Facebook, How Liberals and Conservatives Keep Up with Politics

November 19, 2014 16:05

Source: Pew Research Center

From Overview:

When it comes to getting news about politics and government, liberals and conservatives inhabit different worlds. There is little overlap in the news sources they turn to and trust. And whether discussing politics online or with friends, they are more likely than others to interact with like-minded individuals, according to a new Pew Research Center study.

The project – ... <snip>

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Posted in: Consumer issues - Government and politics - Industries - Internet - Media and entertainment - Political process - Social and cultural issues - Technology - North America

Views: 412 | Source: Pew Research Center


A Primer for Defining and Implementing Big Data in the Marketing and Advertising Industry

November 19, 2014 15:59

Source: Council for Research Excellence

From Press Release:

The Council for Research Excellence (CRE) announced today it has published the marketing and advertising industry's first in-depth primer on Big Data. Titled "Big Data: A Primer for Defining and Implementing Big Data in the Marketing and Advertising Industry," the report is intended to help orient advertising and media executives to the related opportunities and ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Consumer issues - Industries - Internet - Media and entertainment - Technology - North America

Views: 441 | Source: Council for Research Excellence


The Consumer Impact of the Marketplace Fairness Act

November 18, 2014 18:30

Source: National Taxpayers Union

From Background:

Analysis of the microeconomic and macroeconomic effects of the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) has lagged behind political activity aimed at its enactment. While supporters and opponents of this legislation disagree about its costs and benefits, both sides agree that were MFA to become law it would significantly increase sales tax collections throughout the United States. Given the ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Consumer issues - Government and politics - Internet - Legal and law enforcement - Small business and entrepreneurship - Taxation - Technology - Telecommunications - North America - Regulation and compliance

Views: 348 | Source: National Taxpayers Union


World Giving Index 2014

November 18, 2014 18:27

Source: Charities Aid Foundation (UK)

From Key findings and conclusions:

This year, the United States is the only country to be ranked in the Top 10 for all three of the charitable giving behaviours covered by the World Giving Index: helping a stranger (1st), volunteering time (joint 5th) and donating money (9th). This performance is reflected in a further rise in the country’s overall World Giving Index, ... <snip>

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Posted in: Africa - Asia - Australia and New Zealand - Business and economics - Canada - Europe - International - Lists & Rankings - Middle East - Social and cultural issues - North America - South America - Central America

Views: 294 | Source: Charities Aid Foundation


UK: Crime-recording: Making the Victim Count

November 18, 2014 18:23

Source: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (UK)

From Summary and Conclusions:

Victims of crime are being let down. The police are failing to record a large proportion of the crimes reported to them. Over 800,000 crimes reported to the police have gone unrecorded each year. This represents an under-recording of 19 percent. The problem is greatest for victims of violence against the person and sexual ... <snip>

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Posted in: Crime - Documents in the news - Europe - Gender and sexuality - Legal and law enforcement - Public safety - Safety - Social and cultural issues - United Kingdom

Views: 217 | Source: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (UK)


Use of Social Media by the Library: Current Practices and Future Opportunities

November 14, 2014 20:13

Source: Taylor & Francis (UK)

Uptake and frequency of use:

From our survey, over 70% of libraries are using social media tools, and 60% have had a social media account for three years or longer. 30% of librarians are posting at least daily. Facebook and Twitter remain the most popular channels currently, but the range of channels being used is expanding rapidly; there is a particular acceleration of interest ... <snip>

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Posted in: Asia - Consumer issues - Europe - India - International - Internet - Social and cultural issues - Sports, recreation and leisure - Technology - Telecommunications - United Kingdom - North America

Views: 816 | Source: Taylor & Francis


UK: Vocabulary from Adolescence to Middle-age

November 14, 2014 20:09

Source: Centre for Longitudinal Studies (UK)

From Press Release:

Reading for pleasure during childhood has a substantial influence on a person’s vocabulary 30 years later.

Researchers at the Institute of Education (IOE) have reached this conclusion after studying the vocabulary test scores of more than 9,400 British people at the ages of 10, 16 and 42.

Their statistical analysis showed that those who had ... <snip>

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Posted in: Arts and humanities - Education - Europe - K-12 - Postsecondary - Social and cultural issues - Sports, recreation and leisure - United Kingdom

Views: 444 | Source: Centre for Longitudinal Studies (UK)


Eurostat regional yearbook 2014

November 13, 2014 21:25

Source: Eurostat

Statistical information is an important tool for understanding and quantifying the impact of political decisions in a specific territory or region. The Eurostat regional yearbook 2014 gives a detailed picture relating to a broad range of statistical topics across the regions of the Member States of the European Union (EU), as well as the regions of EFTA and candidate countries. Each chapter presents statistical ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Education - Environment - Europe - Food and agriculture - Health and healthcare - Industries - International - Internet - Labor - Science - Technology - Transportation and travel

Views: 494 | Source: Eurostat


UK: Personalised Health and Care 2020: Using Data and Technology to Transform Outcomes for Patients and Citizens

November 13, 2014 21:17

Source: National Information Board via GOV.UK

From Executive Summary:

One of the greatest opportunities of the 21st century is the potential to safely harness the power of the technology revolution, which has transformed our society, to meet the challenges of improving health and providing better, safer, sustainable care for all. To date the health and care system has only begun to exploit the potential of using data and ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Documents in the news - Europe - Government and politics - Health and healthcare - Human rights - Internet - Investments - Security - Social and cultural issues - Taxation - Technology - Telecommunications - United Kingdom

Views: 389 | Source: National Information Board (UK)


World Energy Outlook 2014: Executive Summary

November 13, 2014 21:14

Source: International Energy Agency

From Press Release:

In the central scenario of WEO-2014, world primary energy demand is 37% higher in 2040, putting more pressure on the global energy system. But this pressure would be even greater if not for efficiency measures that play a vital role in holding back global demand growth. The scenario shows that world demand for two out of the three fossil fuels – coal and oil – ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Climate Change/Global Warming - Consumer issues - Documents in the news - Energy - Environment - Industries - International - Investments - Science - Technology

Views: 370 | Source: International Energy Agency


Estimating the Effect of UK Direct Public Support for Innovation

November 11, 2014 13:33

Source: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (UK)

From Executive Summary:

This paper presents new analysis of direct UK innovation grant funding programmes, combining data from the ONS, the UK innovation survey and Innovate UK. It uses Propensity Score Matching to robustly assess the causal impact of innovation grant support. It considers this in the context of the recent broader economic literature on innovation to ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Education - Europe - Government and politics - Industries - Investments - Postsecondary - Science - Small business and entrepreneurship - Taxation - Technology - United Kingdom

Views: 418 | Source: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (UK)


New Modes of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

November 11, 2014 13:30

Source: European Commission

From Executive Summary:

The higher education landscape is undergoing significant change as a result of technolog- ical innovations. We are witnessing changes in the way higher education is taught and in the way students learn. While the conventional setting of the lecture hall will continue to form the bedrock of higher education systems, it will be enhanced by the integration of new tools and ... <snip>

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Posted in: Education - Europe - Government and politics - International - Internet - Postsecondary - Social and cultural issues - Technology - Telecommunications

Views: 919 | Source: European Commission


UK: NEET Prevention: Keeping students engaged at Key Stage 4

November 11, 2014 13:27

Source: National Foundation for Educational Research (UK)

From Press Release:

This research examines the impact of school-based programmes that are in place to support students aged 14-16 who are at risk of temporary disconnection from learning. This is a longitudinal research study that will track the progress of students on the support programmes through to the end of Year 11. This report is the second in a series of reports ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Children and families - Education - Europe - K-12 - Labor - Social and cultural issues - United Kingdom

Views: 323 | Source: National Foundation for Educational Research (UK)


The Fiscal Effects of Immigration to the UK

November 6, 2014 23:46

Source: Centre for Research & Analysis of Migration (UK)

From Press Release:

European immigrants to the UK have paid more in taxes than they received in benefits, helping to relieve the fiscal burden on UK-born workers and contributing to the financing of public services...

European immigrants who arrived in the UK since 2000 have contributed more than £20bn to UK public finances between 2001 and 2011. Moreover, ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Documents in the news - Europe - Government and politics - Immigration - International - Labor - Social and cultural issues - Taxation - United Kingdom

Views: 572 | Source: Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (UK)


UK: Children's and adolescents' mental health and CAMHS

November 6, 2014 23:37

Source: House of Commons Health Committee (UK)

From Children’s and young people’s mental health in 2014:

One of the most frequent observations made to this inquiry from its outset has been the lack of reliable data about the state of children’s and young people’s mental health in 2014. The most recent figures for prevalence of common mental health problems in children and young people date ... <snip>

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Posted in: Children and families - Europe - Gender and sexuality - Health and healthcare - Internet - Mental health and substance abuse - Poverty - Social and cultural issues - Technology - Telecommunications - United Kingdom

Views: 389 | Source: House of Commons Health Committee (UK)


European Banking Union: An Immediate Tool for Euro Crisis Management and a Long-Term Project for the Single Market

November 3, 2014 21:51

Source: Istituto Affari Internazionali

Abstract:

After the adoption of a single monetary policy which commits the European Central Bank to maintaining the euro's purchasing power and price stability in the Eurozone, the European Union is facing a new, but equally fundamental challenge: the implementation in a relatively short time of the so-called "Banking Union". Its purpose is twofold: (1) breaking the link between banking and ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Consumer issues - Europe - Industries - International - Legal and law enforcement

Views: 615



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