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Small Business Administration (SBA) Funding: Overview and Recent Trends

January 3, 2016 11:45

Source: Congressional Research Service via Federation of American Scientists

From the Introduction:

The Small Business Administration (SBA) currently administers several types of programs to support small businesses, including loan guaranty and venture capital programs to enhance small businesses’ access to capital; contracting programs to increase small businesses’ opportunities in federal contracting; direct loan ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Congressional Research Service - Election - Government and politics - Industries - Investments - Labor - Small business and entrepreneurship - North America

Source: Congressional Research Service


Bridging the Digital Divide in the EU

December 22, 2015 12:29

Source: European Parliamentary Research Service

From Summary:

Digital technologies play an important role in the everyday life of most Europeans; the internet allows people, businesses and governments to transform the ways they communicate and engage with one another. Yet some parts of the population are still excluded from using these new methods. Improving the EU fast broadband internet infrastructure is as important as ... <snip>

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Posted in: Age and Aging - Business and economics - Consumer issues - Education - Europe - Government and politics - Industries - International - Internet - Media and entertainment - Social and cultural issues - Technology - Telecommunications

Source: European Parliamentary Research Service


The EU Trademark Reform Package

December 22, 2015 12:26

Source: European Parliamentary Research Service

Summary:

The Commission, the Council and the European Parliament (EP) have reached a second-reading agreement on the trademark reform package. Following the Legal Affairs Committee reports adopted on 3 December 2015, the EP plenary is set to approve the amended legislation and the renaming of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) as 'European Union Intellectual ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Consumer issues - Europe - Industries - Intellectual property - Legal and law enforcement - Regulation and compliance

Source: European Parliamentary Research Service


UK: Review of Research Excellence Framework (REF)

December 22, 2015 12:23

Source: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills via GOV.UK

As announced in the Spending Review 2015, the government is taking forward a review of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) to ensure that future university research funding is allocated more efficiently, offers greater rewards for excellent research and reduces the administrative burden on institutions...

1. The review will investigate different approaches to ... <snip>

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Posted in: Arts and humanities - Business and economics - Education - Europe - Government and politics - Industries - Postsecondary - Science - Taxation - Technology - United Kingdom

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


Europe / Mediterranean - Migration Crisis Response Situation Report

December 22, 2015 12:18

Source: International Organization for Migration

From Situation Overview:

The number of arrivals by sea and land to Europe for 2015 is expected to exceed one million soon, with 990,671 arrivals registered by relevant national authorities as of 16 December. The vast majority of these numbers have arrived to Greece, which accounts for 806,175 people (81.3 per cent of all arrivals). Italy accounts for the second ... <snip>

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Posted in: Afghanistan - Africa - Asia - Children and families - Europe - Government and politics - Human rights - Immigration - International - Middle East - Social and cultural issues

Source: International Organization for Migration


Report on Investment Firms

December 18, 2015 11:58

Source: European Banking Authority via ESMA

From Executive Summary:

The European investment services landscape comprises various types of operators. There are a little more than 6 500 investment firms initially authorised and regulated by the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID). In number, just over half of these are based in the UK. The United Kingdom, Germany and France are the main jurisdictions for over 70% of ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Consumer issues - Europe - Industries - Investments - Legal and law enforcement - United Kingdom - Regulation and compliance

Source: ESMA (European Securities and Markets Authority)


Gender Equality in Power and Decision-Making

December 18, 2015 11:55

Source: European Institute for Gender Equality

From Press Release:

Men dominate central banks, finance ministries and boardrooms throughout Europe with only one in every 25 top jobs held by a woman, according to a new report on equality between women and men...

The report looks at how men and women are represented in power and decision-making positions in the public, economic and social sectors in all 28 EU Member States ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Europe - Gender and sexuality - Industries - Labor - Social and cultural issues

Source: European Institute for Gender Equality


Relaunching the European Retail Finance Market: Comments on the Commission's Green Paper

December 18, 2015 11:52

Source: Centre for European Policy Studies

The Commission’s Green Paper on retail financial services provides valuable insights into the possible benefits of a single market, as well as the obstacles to its development and the possible remedies. While this could have a positive impact on both consumers and providers, it is also important to highlight that a greater diversity of products within countries could contribute to more ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Consumer issues - Europe - Industries - International - Investments - Legal and law enforcement - United Kingdom - Regulation and compliance

Source: Centre for European Policy Studies


Meeting the Challenges of Big Data

December 17, 2015 22:24

Source: European Data Protection Supervisor

Big data, if done responsibly, can deliver significant benefits and efficiencies for society and individuals not only in health, scientific research, the environment and other specific areas. But there are serious concerns with the actual and potential impact of processing of huge amounts of data on the rights and freedoms of individuals, including their right to privacy. The challenges and ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Consumer issues - Europe - Human rights - Industries - International - Internet - Legal and law enforcement - Media and entertainment - Privacy - Security - Social and cultural issues - Technology - Telecommunications - Regulation and compliance

Source: European Data Protection Supervisor


Silent but Deadly: Estimating the Real Climate Impact of Agribusiness Corporations

December 17, 2015 22:19

Source: Global Justice Now (UK)

This report demonstrates that multinational agribusiness companies are part of the problem, not the solution, by revealing the true extent of their overall contribution to dangerous climate change. So far, most agribusiness companies have got away with underestimating their true impact because they only declare their direct emissions. Many emissions are not direct, but arise from the end use of their ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Climate Change/Global Warming - Environment - Food and agriculture - Industries - International - Science - Weather and climate - North America

Source: Global Justice Now (UK)


Paris Agreement on Climate Change

December 15, 2015 14:47

Source: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

From Press Release:

The Paris Agreement for the first time brings all nations into a common cause based on their historic, current and future responsibilities.

The universal agreement’s main aim is to keep a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius and to drive efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Climate Change/Global Warming - Documents in the news - Energy - Environment - Government and politics - Industries - International - International Relations - Legal and law enforcement - Political process - Science - Weather and climate

Source: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change


UK Government’s Renegotiation of EU Membership: Parliamentary Sovereignty and Scrutiny

December 15, 2015 14:41

Source: House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee (UK)

From the Introduction:

The Government was elected with a manifesto commitment to hold an ‘in/out’ referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union, following renegotiation of membership, before the end of 2017. As the Prime Minister stated in the House on 23 March 2015: “In the coming two years, we have the opportunity to reform the EU and ... <snip>

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Posted in: Europe - Government and politics - International - International Relations - Legal and law enforcement - Political process - United Kingdom

Source: House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee (UK)


Taxation Trends in the European Union

December 10, 2015 17:10

Source: Eurostat

From the Preface:

Taxation affects the lives of every one of us. It shapes the relationship between citizens, businesses and the state, and has an impact on politics, the economy and society. In the European Union, many policy makers, academics and ordinary citizens are interested to know more about how Member States’ tax revenues and tax systems compare with each other. The 2015 edition of Taxation trends ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Europe - Government and politics - International - Taxation - United Kingdom


Emerging Trends in Real Estate®: United States and Canada 2016

December 10, 2015 17:06

Source: PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Our forecast gives a heads-up on where to invest, which sectors and markets offer the best prospects, and trends in the capital markets that will affect real estate.

Now in its 37th year, Emerging Trends in Real Estate® is one of the oldest, most highly regarded annual industry outlook for the real estate and land use industry. It includes interviews and survey responses from hundreds ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Canada - Consumer issues - Housing and real estate - International - Investments - Social and cultural issues - North America

Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers


UK: Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report

December 8, 2015 13:16

Source: Ofcom (UK)

From Press Release:

Children are becoming more trusting of what they see online, but sometimes lack the understanding to decide whether it is true or impartial.

Ofcom's Children and Parents: Media and Attitudes report...reveals that children aged 8-15 are spending more than twice as much time online as they did a decade ago, reaching over 15 hours each week in 2015.

But even for ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Children and families - Consumer issues - Europe - Industries - Internet - Media and entertainment - Security - Social and cultural issues - Sports, recreation and leisure - Technology - Telecommunications - United Kingdom

Source: Ofcom (UK)


Libraries and Implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda

December 8, 2015 13:12

Source: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutes (IFLA)

Purpose of this toolkit:

This toolkit is primarily for librarians involved in national advocacy. It will also be of interest to librarians advocating at the local level, and organising activities to increase awareness of the UN 2030 Agenda in their own library.

This toolkit will help you to:

1. Understand the UN 2030 ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Government and politics - Human rights - International - Political process - Poverty - Social and cultural issues

Source: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutes (IFLA)


UK: Manual of Patent Practice (MoPP)

December 8, 2015 13:09

Source: Intellectual Property Office (UK)

The Manual of Patent Practice (MOPP) explains the Intellectual Property Offices practice under the Patents Act 1977.

It recites sections of the Patents Act 1977 and the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 relating to patents.

The Manual also includes:

commentary for each provision and related legislation

official notices from the Patents and Design Journal

 ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Europe - Intellectual property - Legal and law enforcement - United Kingdom - Regulation and compliance

Source: Intellectual Property Office (UK)


UK: Fulfilling our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice

December 4, 2015 14:35

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

This consultation contains proposals to reshape the higher education landscape to have students at its heart. Its core aims are to raise teaching standards, provide greater focus on graduate employability, widen participation in higher education, and open up the sector to new high-quality entrants.

This document sets out proposals for how the Government’s ... <snip>

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Posted in: Arts and humanities - Consumer issues - Ethnic - Europe - Gender and sexuality - Government and politics - Postsecondary - Science - Social and cultural issues - Taxation - United Kingdom

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


Future Libraries

December 4, 2015 14:31

Source: Arup

Key features:

This report brings to light significant trends that will influence the future of public, academic and corporate libraries and outlines the implications on their design, operation and user experience. It is the result of a collective exploration through series of workshop events held in London, Melbourne, San Francisco and Sydney, attended by experts in the design and management of libraries. This piece ... <snip>

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Posted in: Australia and New Zealand - Consumer issues - Education - Europe - Government and politics - International - Internet - Social and cultural issues - Sports, recreation and leisure - Taxation - Technology - North America

Source: Arup


Psychotherapy for Mental Illness in Europe

December 4, 2015 14:28

Source: Joint Research Centre - European Commission

From Summary:

There is strong evidence that, when properly designed and implemented, psy­chotherapeutic treatments produce robust effects for a range of mental health problems / illnesses. Studies evaluating the outcome of psychotherapeutic treat­ ments adhere to the same rigorous standards applied to the evaluation of med­ical interventions.

For depression ... <snip>

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Posted in: Consumer issues - Europe - Health and healthcare - International - Mental health and substance abuse - Psychology and counseling

Source: Joint Research Centre - European Commission



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