JOURNALISM – How The ICIJ Made Sense Of 11.9 Million Documents To Publish The Pandora Papers
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JOURNALISM – How The ICIJ Made Sense Of 11.9 Million Documents To Publish The Pandora Papers

When a new investigation drops bearing the name of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, the world generally pays attention. The ICIJ’s sweeping projects have spanned continents and dealt with vast document sets with a scope so broad — in many cases, tens of millions of records — they’re hard to conceptualize. The nonprofit’s projects…

JOURNALISM: What Will We Call Facebook Next? And Will It Change Anything?
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JOURNALISM: What Will We Call Facebook Next? And Will It Change Anything?

So, what do you think? FaceSpace? MyBook? BookFace? Squid Game? Facebook with a line through it? Like this: Facebook. Facebook is changing its name. But can it change its reputation? First, the big news. The Verge’s Alex Heath reported late Tuesday night that Facebook will change its name next week in a rebranding of the…

OPINION: Two Lies And Katie Couric
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OPINION: Two Lies And Katie Couric

An Outright Lie The Associated Press has taken a side in the endless debate over Netflix’s release of a comedy special that includes jokes about the transgender community, coming down squarely in favor of transgender activists. And by “coming down squarely in favor of transgender activists,” I mean the Associated Press is now publishing baldfaced…

OPINION: Engaging Different Types Of Practitioners In The Complex Social Policy Area Of Adverse Childhood Experiences
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OPINION: Engaging Different Types Of Practitioners In The Complex Social Policy Area Of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Evidence-based or evidence-informed policymaking and practice is increasingly championed by governments and decisionmakers. To make this a reality, it is important to know how stakeholders, such as policymakers and practitioners, already view and use evidence. Therefore, the support and engagement of these relevant stakeholders may be invaluable. Understanding how stakeholders make sense of and prioritise…

OPINION: The Definition Of Mobilisation
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OPINION: The Definition Of Mobilisation

In Australia, the prevailing view of mobilisation is that it is an activity associated with going to war. In the event of an armed conflict, the nation mobilises to support the Australian Defence Force. Against recent events, including the 2019–20 bushfires and COVID-19 pandemic, the ADF has mobilised to support the nation. As the range…

OPINION: The U.S. Doesn’t Need More Nuclear Weapons To Counter China’s New Missile Silos
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OPINION: The U.S. Doesn’t Need More Nuclear Weapons To Counter China’s New Missile Silos

The discovery of what appear to be hundreds of new missile silos under construction in China has inspired arguments that imply the United States needs more nuclear weapons. Matthew Kroenig, a Defense Department adviser during the Trump administration, suggested in a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed that “the Pentagon should study whether it can meet…

OPINION: Is The Fight For $15 Going To Cost Low-Wage Workers Their Health Insurance?
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OPINION: Is The Fight For $15 Going To Cost Low-Wage Workers Their Health Insurance?

If you’re a low-wage worker, of course you want the government to mandate a raise in your wage. Who doesn’t want more money for putting in the same hours on the job? But there’s a reason the minimum wage campaign “fight for $15” isn’t a “fight for $50.” Workers understand that if a raise is…

OPINION: Four-Day School Weeks, Domestic Terrorism, North Korea: RAND Weekly Recap
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OPINION: Four-Day School Weeks, Domestic Terrorism, North Korea: RAND Weekly Recap

This week, we discuss the trade-offs of a shorter school week; why countering domestic terrorism may require a new U.S. intelligence strategy; data showing that Black motorists are more likely to be charged with a misdemeanor for excessive speeding; the big unanswered question of the Afghanistan war; how North Korea evades sanctions; and some techniques…

OPINION: China And Russia, Wages And Insurance, Refugees And Technology : RAND Weekly Recap
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OPINION: China And Russia, Wages And Insurance, Refugees And Technology : RAND Weekly Recap

This week, we discuss how the China-Russia relationship affects U.S. interests; how raising the minimum wage could affect workers’ health insurance coverage; the benefits of increasing funding for women’s health research; improving supply chain resilience; one approach to countering extremism in the military; and how refugees use digital technology during displacement.Photo by Ramil Sitdikov/Sputnik via…

OPINION: Gen. Charles Flynn Says Army Has Crucial Role In The Pacific Theater
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OPINION: Gen. Charles Flynn Says Army Has Crucial Role In The Pacific Theater

What is the U.S. Army’s role in an oceanic theater that spans half the globe, where China increasingly asserts itself for strategic advantage? Gen. Charles A. Flynn, head of the U.S. Army Pacific, said the nation’s land force provides two distinct values in a maritime region: supporting allies and partners, and providing enabling capabilities to…

BUSINESS: Superior Drilling Products, Inc. Announces Pricing Of $2.0 Million Registered Direct Offering
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BUSINESS: Superior Drilling Products, Inc. Announces Pricing Of $2.0 Million Registered Direct Offering

VERNAL, Utah–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Superior Drilling Products, Inc. (NYSE American: SDPI) (“SDP” or the “Company”), a designer and manufacturer of drilling tool technologies, today announced that it entered into a share purchase agreement with a certain institutional investor to purchase approximately $2.0 million worth of its common stock in a registered direct offering. Under the terms of…

BUSINESS: Rio Tinto Releases Third Quarter Production Results
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BUSINESS: Rio Tinto Releases Third Quarter Production Results

October 14, 2021 05:24 PM Eastern Daylight Time MELBOURNE, Australia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rio Tinto Chief Executive Jakob Stausholm, said: “The third quarter has demonstrated the resilience of our people in dealing with ongoing COVID-19 challenges. It has been another difficult quarter operationally and despite improving versus the prior quarter, we recognise the opportunity to raise our performance.…

BUSINESS: Granite Announces Timing Of Earnings Release And Investor Conference Call
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BUSINESS: Granite Announces Timing Of Earnings Release And Investor Conference Call

WATSONVILLE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Granite Construction Incorporated (NYSE: GVA) will release third quarter 2021 financial results on Thursday, October 28, 2021, before the market opens. The Company will host an investor conference call at 8:00 a.m. PT, Thursday, October 28, 2021. The Company invites investors to listen to a live audio webcast of the investor conference call…

BUSINESS: 3Q21 Results: Alcoa Sets Another Record For Quarterly Net Income And Earnings Per Share
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BUSINESS: 3Q21 Results: Alcoa Sets Another Record For Quarterly Net Income And Earnings Per Share

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alcoa Corporation (NYSE: AA) today reported its highest quarterly net income and earnings per share, eclipsing the prior quarter’s record-setting financial performance and continuing to capture benefits from strong aluminum pricing. Third Quarter Highlights Grew revenue to $3.1 billion, a sequential increase of 10 percent Set a record for quarterly net income of $337…

BUSINESS: Alcoa Corporation Initiates Quarterly Cash Dividend And New Share Repurchase Program
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BUSINESS: Alcoa Corporation Initiates Quarterly Cash Dividend And New Share Repurchase Program

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alcoa Corporation (the “Company”) announced today the initiation of a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock and a new $500 million share repurchase program. The Board of Directors declared the first quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share of the Company’s common stock, to be paid on November 19, 2021 to stockholders of…

OPINION: Despite A Pandemic And Excess Local Regulation, Food Truck Owner Mark Shirley Refuses To Abandon His Dream
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OPINION: Despite A Pandemic And Excess Local Regulation, Food Truck Owner Mark Shirley Refuses To Abandon His Dream

No one ever starts a business with the intent to fail. But thanks to Farmville, North Carolina’s new food truck regulations, one man’s burgeoning business stands in jeopardy. It takes a great deal of courage to leave your established career and follow your bliss, but that is exactly what Mark Shirley did. For years, Mark…

FRONT PAGE: Holiday Shoppers Plan To Use Non-Traditional Channels And Platforms This Season
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FRONT PAGE: Holiday Shoppers Plan To Use Non-Traditional Channels And Platforms This Season

By SWNS Staff NEWS COPY W/ VIDEO + INFOGRAPHIC Gen Z plans on ditching shopping websites for their holiday shopping this year, opting for alternatives like Pinterest and TikTok. Two-thirds (66%) have turned to non-traditional ways of spending over the last year — a trend likely to continue into the festive period and beyond. Seven…

FRONT PAGE: Nearly 70% Of Men Surveyed Agree Social Media Creates Unrealistic Body Standards
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FRONT PAGE: Nearly 70% Of Men Surveyed Agree Social Media Creates Unrealistic Body Standards

By SWNS Staff NEWS COPY w/ VIDEO + INFOGRAPHIC More than one-third (37%) of men would give up football games or other sporting events for two months if it meant they could sport a six-pack or a flat stomach, new research suggests. In a new poll of 2,000 American men over the age of 30, 39%…

FRONT PAGE: TV Quiz Show Eggheads Has Launched A Free Masterclass Where The Cult Programme’s Resident Brainboxes Will Share Their Tricks Of The Trade
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FRONT PAGE: TV Quiz Show Eggheads Has Launched A Free Masterclass Where The Cult Programme’s Resident Brainboxes Will Share Their Tricks Of The Trade

TV quiz show Eggheads has launched a free masterclass where the cult programme’s resident brainboxes will share their tricks of the trade The at-home masterclass video features four of the eight greatest quiz champions in Britain. It is packed with tips from the Channel 5 Eggheads about how to pit your wits against other quiz…

FRONT PAGE: Six In 10 Gen Zs Will Do Their Black Friday And Christmas Shopping Using ‘alternative’ Methods Such As Pinterest, TikTok And Alexa This Yea
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FRONT PAGE: Six In 10 Gen Zs Will Do Their Black Friday And Christmas Shopping Using ‘alternative’ Methods Such As Pinterest, TikTok And Alexa This Yea

More than half (57 per cent) of 18 to 24-year-olds have turned to non-traditional ways of spending over the last year – and this is likely to continue into the festive period and beyond. A study of 2,000 adults revealed Facebook (32 per cent), voice assistants like Alexa (31 per cent), TikTok (16 per cent), and Pinterest (17…

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