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19 Themes from Journal of International Affairs

In Lists on செப்ரெம்பர் 12, 2015 at 1:23 முப

  1. Fall/Winter 2015 – Breaking Point: Protests and Revolutions in the 21st Century
  2. Spring/Summer 2014 – Global Food Security
  3. Fall/Winter 2013 – The Gender Issue: Beyond Exclusion
  4. Spring/Summer 2013 – The Rise of Latin America
  5. Fall/Winter 2012 – Transnational Organized Crime
  6. Spring/Summer 2012 – The Future of the City
  7. Fall/Winter 2011 – Inside the Authoritarian State
  8. Spring/Summer 2011 – Sino-Indian Relations
  9. Fall/Winter 2010 – Innovating for Development
  10. Spring/Summer 2010 – Rethinking Russia
  11. Fall/Winter 2009 – Pakistan and Afghanistan: Domestic Pressures and Regional Threats
  12. Spring/Summer 2009 – Africa in the 21st Century
  13. Fall/Winter 2008 – Global Finance
  14. Spring/Summer 2008 – Water: A Global Challenge
  15. Fall/Winter 2007 – Religion & Statecraft
  16. Spring/Summer 2007 – Iran
  17. Fall/Winter 2006 – Historical Reconciliation
  18. Spring/Summer 2006 – The Globalization of Disaster
  19. Fall/Winter 2005 – The Politics of the Sea: Regulating Stateless Space

List of Cloud-based tools for research: Internet sites for Academic Science and Technology

In Internet, Science, Technology on ஓகஸ்ட் 6, 2014 at 10:55 முப

Sourceavailable for free until Sept 14th 2014
Paywall access here: Science Direct

 

Connecting researchers
Academia LinkedIn for researchers http://www.academia.edu
Addgene Share and order plasmids http://www.addgene.org
Bitbucket Share code https://bitbucket.org
FigShare Share files and figures http://figshare.com
GitHub Share and collaborate to write code https://github.com
LabRoots Research social network http://labroots.com
MyScienceWork Research social network available in eight languages https://mysciencework.com
PlasmID Harvard’s plasmid-sharing platform http://plasmid.med.harvard.edu
Protocols.io Share scientific protocols http://www.protocols.io
ResearchGate Research social network with over 3 million registered users http://www.researchgate.com
SlideShare Share presentation slides http://www.slideshare.net
Collaborative writing
Authorea Web-based LaTeX collaborative writing https://www.authorea.com
Google Docs Google’s online word processor https://docs.google.com
Office Online Microsoft’s online word processor https://office.com
Paperpile Reference manager for Google Docs https://paperpile.com
PubChase Literature search on the go https://www.pubchase.com
SciGit Collaborative writing tool for researchers https://www.scigit.com
ShareLaTeX Web-based LaTeX collaborative writing http://www.sharelatex.com
WriteLaTeX Web-based LaTeX collaborative writing http://www.writelatex.com
Cloud-based electronic laboratory notebooks
CellKulture Laboratory notebook for cell culture http://cellkulture.com
Hivebench Includes inventory and protocol management http://www.hivebench.com
LabArchives Connected with Prism scientific-graphing software http://labarchives.com
Labfolder Simple and effective laboratory notebook https://www.labfolder.com
Labguru All-in-one solution for research groups http://www.labguru.com
Docollab Includes protocol management http://www.docollab.com
Other cloud-based tools
Benchling Web-based suite of bioinformatic tools https://benchling.com
Plotly Web-based plotting software https://plot.ly
RunMyCode Share and run code on the cloud http://www.runmycode.org

 

Top countries with the most competitive educational systems: Best Schools and Colleges

In World on ஒக்ரோபர் 1, 2012 at 8:09 பிப

Source: Can U.S. Universities Stay on Top? – WSJ.com

Education Strength

The Boston Consulting Group’s new E4 index assigns points in four categories, each equally weighted in the final score. Of the 20 countries ranked, here are the top 10.

Country Total points Enrollment points Expenditure points Engineering grads points Elite university points
U.S. 237 25 73 48 91
U.K. 125 4 26 46 48
China 115 86 17 4 8
Germany 104 5 25 37 38
India 104 90 4 3 6
France 87 4 24 41 18
Canada 85 2 25 39 18
Japan 72 7 31 19 16
Brazil 38 17 16 2 3
Russia 32 9 10 10 3

Source: Boston Consulting Group analysis

Top 5 cities for fraudulent tax returns

In Business, Finance, USA on செப்ரெம்பர் 5, 2012 at 8:45 பிப

IRS paid out more than $972 million in possibly fraudulent refunds in 2010

1. Tampa ($468.3 million)

2. Miami ($280.5 million)

3. Atlanta ($77.1 million)

4. Detroit ($74.3 million)

5. Houston ($72 million).

IRS says these five cities alone accounted for more than 239,000 questionable tax returns.

Top 5 fraudulent addresses used for Income Tax returns in USA

1. Lansing, Michigan – 2,137 bogus returns for $3.3 million.

2. Chicago, Illinois – 765 returns for $903,000.

3. Orlando, Florida – 703 returns for 1.08 million.

4. Tampa, Florida – 518 phony returns for $1.7 million.

5. Belle Glade, Florida (pop. 17,667) – 741 fake returns for $1 million.

In all, the investigation found that Uncle Sam paid out $5.2 billion to identity thieves filing fake tax returns.

Tamil & Tamil Nadu: Popular Bookmarks: del.icio.us

In Blogs, Books, India, Internet, Literature, Movies, Srilanka, Tamilnadu, Technology on ஓகஸ்ட் 4, 2009 at 3:46 பிப

Tamil bookmarks in Popular: (Not necessarily by number of people bookmarked or recently added)

  1. Govt. of Tamil NaduTextbooks Online
  2. REGINET :: Registration Department Office
  3. TTDC Official Website, Department of Tourism, Government of Tamilnadu
  4. EB Payment Gateway
  5. English – Tamil Dictionary – Google Books
  6. Wiktionary
  7. Tamil Electronic Library – a comprehensive site on Thamil Language, Tamizh Culture, Thamizh Literature, Carnatic Music, Hindu Temples, Thamiz Books, தமிழ் Radio and TV
  8. To Catch a Tiger – The Atlantic (July 1, 2009): “Sri Lanka’s brutal suppression of the Tamil Tigers offers an object lesson in how to defeat an insurgency. Or does it? by Robert D. Kaplan”
  9. Type in Tamil using transliteration bookmarklet
  10. Tamil language Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  11. Tamil News | Online Tamil News | ThatsTamil | Tamil Portal | தட்ஸ்தமிழ்
  12. Online Tamil Dictionary
  13. chennailibrary.comசென்னை நூலகம் – Online Tamil Library
  14. Kalachuvadu: a magazine for arts and ideas
  15. TFM Notes Page
  16. Web Site for Learning and Teaching Tamil
  17. Balaji’s Thots
  18. நான் வாசித்த தமிழ்ப் புத்தகங்கள
  19. Learn Tamil online
  20. TamilNet

The 2009 TIME 100 Finalists

In Lists, Magazines, Misc, Movies, Music, TV, USA on மார்ச் 31, 2009 at 10:31 பிப

Courtesy & Complete List: Time

Activism

  • Aung San Suu Kyi: National League of Democracy leader (63)
  • Yoani Sénchez: Blogger (33)
  • The Charter 08 authors: The 303 Chinese citizens who signed this pro-democracy manifesto
  • Dalai Lama: Spiritual leader (73)

US Politics

  • Barack Obama (47, President of the United States)
  • Sarah Palin: Governor of Alaska (45)
  • Hillary Clinton: US Secretary of State (61)

President Contenders – 2012 America

  • Mike Huckabee: Commentator, candidate-in-waiting (53)
  • Michelle Obama: First Lady (45)
  • Ron Paul: U.S. Representative, former presidential candidate (73)

GOP Opposition

  • Eric Cantor: Republican whip, U.S. House of Representatives (45)
  • John Boehner: U.S. House minority leader (59)
  • Newt Gingrich: Political analyst (65)
  • Jonathan Krohn: Lil’ Limbaugh (14)

Behind the scenes – Wheeler dealers

  • Ron Bloom: Auto adviser (53)
  • Neel Kashkari: TARP-throb (35)

Government Organizations

  • Bill Gross: Pimco co-founder (65)
  • James Lockhart: Federal Housing Finance Agency CEO (62)
  • Sheila Bair: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation chairwoman (54)

Religion – Jesus Christ

  • Pope Benedict XVI (81)
  • Rowan Williams: Archbishop of Canterbury (58)
  • Rick Warren: Evangelist (55)

Social Service

  • Sister Mary Scullion: Philadelphia’s Mother Theresa (55)

Finance

  • Leonard Abess: Banker (60)
  • Odell Barnes: The foreclosure king

Filthy Rich & Powerful

  • Warren Buffett: Berkshire Hathaway chairman (78)
  • T. Boone Pickens: Billionaire, renewable-energy booster (80)

Media, News Heads

  • Sam Zell: Tribune Co. chairman and CEO (67)
  • Rupert Murdoch: News Corp. chairman (78)

TV Executives

  • Charlie Gasparino: CNBC on-air editor (47)
  • Abdul Rahman al-Rashed: Al-Arabiya general manager
  • Seth MacFarlane: Animation maven (35)

On Screen Persona – Ladies

  • Katie Couric: News anchor (52)
  • Oprah Winfrey: Kingmaker (55)
  • Rachel Maddow: MSNBC host (35)

TV Shows

  • Jon Stewart: Faux-news anchor (46)
  • Jay Leno: Prime-time TV host (58)
  • Tina Fey: Actress, comedian, writer (38)
  • The View: Whoopi Goldberg moderates discussions and is joined by Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Sherri Shepherd and Barbara Walters

Extreme Right: Conservative Gang

  • Bill O’Reilly: Commentator/enforcer of spin-free zone (59)
  • Rush Limbaugh: Radio host (58)

Bank Board

  • Jamie Dimon: JPMorgan Chase CEO (53)
  • Ken Lewis: Bank of America CEO (61)
  • Dick Kovacevich: Wells Fargo chairman (66)
  • Lloyd Blankfein: Goldman Sachs chairman and CEO (54)

Dow Brass Ring

  • Michael Duke: Wal-Mart CEO (57)
  • Jeffrey Immelt: General Electric chairman and CEO (53)
  • Indra Nooyi: PepsiCo CEO (53)

Hi-Tech Crowd

  • Jeff Bezos: Amazon.com chairman (45)
  • Steve Jobs: Apple chairman and CEO (56)
  • Jeff Kindler: Pfizer CEO (54)
  • John Chambers: Cisco Systems CEO (59)
  • Steve Ballmer: Microsoft CEO (53)

Dangerous Liaisons

  • Muqtada al-Sadr: Shi’ite cleric (35)
  • Rod Blagojevich: Former Illinois governor (52)
  • Baitullah Mehsud: Taliban leader

Glamor Dolls

  • Kate Winslet: Actress (33)
  • Angelina Jolie: Actress (33)

Rich People’s Hobby

  • Stella McCartney: Fashion designer (37)
  • Tom Ford: Fashion designer (47)

Mid-Life Crisis Gentlemen

  • Joaquin Phoenix: Actor, alleged rapper (34)
  • Ricky Gervais: Comedian, scamp (47)
  • Patrick Swayze: Actor (56)

Out-of work Hollywood Stars

  • Tom Hanks: Actor, filmmaker (52)
  • George Clooney: Actor (47)
  • Brad Pitt: Actor (45)
  • Hugh Jackman: Actor, Oscar host (40)
  • Clint Eastwood: Actor, director (78)

Teenage Heartthrobs

  • Zac Efron: Actor, pinup (21)
  • Miley Cyrus: Actress, singer (16: Hannah Montana)
  • Taylor Swift: Singer (19)
  • The Jonas Brothers: Kevin, 21; Joe, 19; Nick, 16 : Musicians, hormone aggregators

Teaching in University: Academia

  • Nouriel Roubini: Economics professor (49)
  • Meredith Whitney: Banking analyst (39)
  • Roland Fryer: Harvard University economics professor (31)

Fancy Construction: Civil Engineers

  • Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio: Founders, Diller Scofidio + Renfro
  • Rem Koolhaas: Architect (64)
  • Renzo Piano: Architect (71)

Queer

  • Dan Barber: Blue Hill at Stone Barns chef (39)
  • Damien Hirst: Wealthy art provocateur (43)
  • William Kentridge: Artist (54)
  • Gustavo Dudamel: Los Angeles Philharmonic (28)

Rappers

  • Kanye West: Musician (31)
  • Lil’ Wayne: Self-proclaimed greatest rapper alive (26)
  • T-Pain: Musician, producer (23)
  • M.I.A.: Singer (31)

Alternate Grammy

  • Rain: South Korean pop star
  • Prince: Singer, commercial genius, legend (50)

Gulf Autocrats

  • Gamal Mubarak: Egyptian politician (46)
  • Sheik Mohammed al-Maktoum: Emir of Dubai (59)
  • Madeeha Hasan Odhaib: Seamstress, Baghdad district councilwoman (38)

Petrol & Oil mixed with Money

  • Ali al-Naimi: Saudi Arabian Oil Minister (74)
  • Prince Alwaleed bin Talal: Saudi billionaire (54)
  • Sheikh Ahmed bin Zayed Al Nahyan: Abu Dhabi Investment Authority managing director

Forbes Top 10 in World

  • Carlos Slim: Mexican monopolist (60)
  • Alexander Lebedev: Billionaire (49)
  • Mo Ibrahim: Sudanese-born cell-phone magnate

Sports

  • Tiger Woods: Golfer (33)
  • Danica Patrick: Racy driver (28)
  • Manny Pacquiao: Boxer (30)
  • Rafael Nadal: Tennis player (22)
  • Lance Armstrong: Bicyclist (37)
  • Kaká: Soccer star (29)
  • Michael Phelps: Olympian (23)
  • Kobe Bryant: Basketball star (30)

Sports Club Owners

  • Mark Cuban: Entrepreneur (50)

Military, Army

  • General Petraeus: General, U.S. Central Command chief (56)
  • David McKiernan: International Security Assistance Force commander (57)

Local Govt; Big Impact

  • Michelle Rhee: Washington, D.C., schools chancellor (39)
  • Elizabeth Warren: Congressional Oversight Panel chairwoman (59)

Finance

  • Ben Bernanke: Federal Reserve Chairman (55)

Hollywood Movies

  • Judd Apatow: Director, producer (41)
  • Tyler Perry: Filmmaker (39)
  • Danny Boyle: The Oscars’ top dog (52)

Television Programming

  • Matthew Weiner: Mad Men creator (44)

Thinkers, Bestsellers

  • Malcolm Gladwell: Author (45)
  • Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein: Nudgers

Writers, Book Keepers

  • Tucker Max: Frat-boy laureate (33)
  • Jeff Kinney: Author (38)
  • Takashi Murakami: Artist (46)
  • Stephenie Meyer: Author (35)
  • Roberto Saviano: Mob muckraker (29)
  • Khaled Hosseini: Author (44)

Notable Indians

  • Ram Charan: Management consultant to the stars (67)
  • Ratan Tata: Tata Motors chairman (71)
  • Mukesh Ambani: Petrol prince (51)
  • Ronnie Screwvala: UTV Group CEO (46)

Commonwealth

  • Tony Blair: Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (55)
  • Gordon Brown: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (58)
  • Boris Johnson: Mayor of London (44)
  • Kevin Rudd: Prime Minister of Australia (51)

EU

  • Angela Merkel: Chancellor of Germany (54)

Jews, Israel Lobby

  • Benjamin Netanyahu: Prime Minister–designate of Israel (59)
  • George Mitchell: US envoy to the Middle East (75)
  • Tzipi Livni: Israeli Foreign Minister (50)

Environment, Pollution

  • Steven Chu: U.S. Secretary of Energy (61)
  • Connie Hedegaard: Danish energy czar (48)

Researchers: More Academia

  • Yochiro Nambu: University of Chicago professor (88)
  • Nicholas Christakis: Social scientist (47)

Medical Doctors

  • Dr. Alain Carpentier: Heart surgeon (75)
  • Peter Pronovost: Johns Hopkins physician (44)
  • Eric Chivian (professor of psychiatry at Harvard) and Richard Cizik (Evangelical)
  • Doris A. Taylor: Medical researcher
  • Stephan Schuster and Webb Miller: Gene genies
  • Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki: 23andMe co-founders
  • Douglas Melton: Harvard Stem Cell Institute co-director (55)
  • Craig Venter: Geneticist (62)

South Asia

  • Sonia Gandhi: Indian National Congress Party president (62)
  • Asif Ali Zardari: President of Pakistan (53)
  • Ashfaq Pervez Kayani: Pakistan army chief of staff (56)

Africa

  • Morgan Tsvangirai: Prime Minister of Zimbabwe (57)
  • Robert Mugabe: President of Zimbabwe (85)
  • Paul Kagame: President of Rwanda (51)

Enemy?

  • Vladimir Putin: Prime Minister of Russia (56)
  • Hu Jintao: President of China (66)
  • Ma Ying-jeou: President of Taiwan (58)
  • Evo Morales: President of Bolivia (49)

Incumbent?

  • Jacob Zuma: African National Congress president (66)
  • Anwar Ibrahim: Malaysian politician (61)

Technology & Web Entrepreneurs

  • Jessica Flannery: Kiva co-founder (32)
  • Nate Silver: FiveThirtyEight.com (31)
  • The Twitter Guys, Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone
  • Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook founder (24)
  • Jay Adelson: Digg CEO (38)
  • moot: 4chan.org founder

Entertainment Industry

  • Michael Rapino: Live Nation CEO (43)
  • Ryan Schreiber: Pitchfork Media founder (33)

Cool Guys

  • Dov Charney: American Apparel founder (40)
  • Richard Kelly: Xcel Energy CEO (63)

Inner Villain Exposure Enablers

  • Jeff Han: Perceptive Pixel founder (33)
  • Will Wright: Game designer (49)
  • Dan Houser: Rockstar Games co-founder (34)
  • Shigeru Miyamoto: Video-game designer (56)

Volunteering, NGO, Donations

  • Larry Brilliant: Google good guy (64)
  • Nancy Brinker: Susan G. Komen founder (62)
  • Mary Lou Jepsen: Pixel Qi founder (44)

Example Bureaucrats

  • Tom Dart: Cook County, Ill., sheriff (46)
  • Cory Booker: Mayor of Newark, N.J. (39)
  • Michael Bloomberg: Mayor of New York City (67)

Newsmakers

  • The Pregnant Man: Thomas Beatie (35)
  • Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III: Pilot (58)