WDL, le projet fou d'une bibliothèque numérique mondiale La World Digital Library est un cadeau pour tous les amoureux de la culture et de la connaissance. Une bibliothèque numérique mondiale présentant des milliers de documents historiques inestimables en haute définition. Je suis content de commencer cette année 2015 par cette ressource dans laquelle on peut plonger sans retenue pendant des heures. Un excellent exemple de ce que le numérique peut nous apporter de mieux. Qui n’a pas rêvé d’avoir accès aux milliers de trésors conservés précieusement dans les grandes bibliothèques à travers le monde ? C’est l’idée de cette bibliothèque numérique mondiale. La Wdl, pour Wolrld Digital Library, héberge plus de 10 000 documents et images issues des plus grandes collections historiques à travers le monde. Le projet encyclopédique ne vise pas l’exhaustivité ou la quantité de documents présentés mais plutôt la qualité. Pour faciliter la découverte, la page d’accueil de la Bibliothèque contient une carte du monde et un index chronologique.
Amazon.fr - Les arabes n'ont jamais envahi l'espagne. - OLAGÜE Ignacio - Livres Does Virtual Reality Need a Sheriff? Earlier this year, one animated character in Second Life, a popular online fantasy world, allegedly raped another character. Some Internet bloggers dismissed the simulated attack as nothing more than digital fiction. But police in Belgium, according to newspapers there, opened an investigation into whether a crime had been committed. No one has yet been charged. Then last month, authorities in Germany announced that they were looking into a separate incident involving virtual abuse in Second Life after receiving pictures of an animated child character engaging in simulated sex with an animated adult figure. As recent advances in Internet technology have spurred millions of users to build and explore new digital worlds, the creations have imported not only their users' dreams but also their vices. "People have an interest in their property and the integrity of their person. Some virtual activities clearly violate the law, like trafficking in stolen credit card numbers, he said.
Hundreds of civilians killed in US-led air strikes on Isis targets – report The air campaign against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has killed more than 450 civilians, according to a new report, even though the US-led coalition has so far acknowledged just two non-combatant deaths. More than 5,700 air strikes have been launched in the campaign, which nears its first anniversary this Saturday, with its impact on civilians largely unknown. Now Airwars, a project by a team of independent journalists, is publishing details of 52 strikes with what it believes are credible reports of at least 459 non-combatant deaths, including those of more than 100 children. It says there is a “worrying gulf between public and coalition positions” on the campaign’s toll on civilians. To date the US Central Command (Centcom), the lead force in the campaign, has published one official investigation – a report in May that found two children were killed in a November 2014 strike in Syria. One of the attacks investigated was on Fadhiliya, Iraq, on 4 April.
Testimony from Rosenberg brother released in famous spy case WASHINGTON — The brother of Ethel Rosenberg, who was a star trial witness against his sister and brother-in-law in a sensational Cold War atomic spying case, never implicated his sister in an earlier appearance before a grand jury and said that they had never discussed her role "at all," according to secret court records unsealed Wednesday. The revelation may heighten public suspicion that Ethel Rosenberg was wrongly convicted and executed in an espionage case that captivated the country at the height of the McCarthy-era frenzy about Communist allegiances. Rosenberg and her husband Julius were put to death in 1953 after being convicted of conspiring to pass secrets about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union, though they maintained their innocence until the end. "You change a black-and-white Cold War narrative — framed, or traitors — into a very nuanced, gray area," said Tom Blanton, director of the National Security Archive at George Washington University, which fought for the records.
TfL 'Bars' Adverts From Zionist Group Comparing Hamas To ISIS Transport for London has reportedly refused to run adverts from a British Zionist group which compared the Gaza Strip's Hamas to the Islamic State because they are "too political". The Zionist Federation (ZF) planned a £12,000 campaign for London billboards and transport in the aftermath of the Israeli-Gaza conflict. But the group told The Huffington Post UK that it had been unable to get any advertising company to distribute the posters on transport or on any billboards after a month of wrangling. The first idea, which had an image of shoes with nails coming through the soles, said: "We're all in Israel's shoes now." It also said ISIS and Hamas were both "enemies of the free world". One of the adverts pitched to the advertising distributors Two other ideas were pitched, one with an an alarm clock attached to a bomb, another with a bomb on a breakfast table, both with the slogan 'Wake Up'. The captions underneath said the "civilized world is under a dark new threat from religious extremists".
World Economic Forum - Gender Gap Report Women Leaders and Gender Parity Capital is no longer the only decisive factor of production in today’s global economy: a business or an economy’s competitive advantage is increasingly determined by innovative ideas or immaterial services, and is less dependent on tangible assets. We are rapidly moving from capitalism to “talentism”. In such a world, gender parity can no longer be treated as superfluous. The Women Leaders and Gender Parity Programme is committed to promoting women’s leadership and gender parity across the globe by using the following four approaches: Measuring and monitoring the gender gap The programme monitors the progress of countries through benchmarking tools that measure global and regional gender gaps. In addition, the programme is conducting unique new research with 87 governments to pool information on policies that promote women’s economic integration. Generating Insights to Close the Gender Gap Engaging Leaders to Close the Gender Gap Leadership Communities:
Publications - Research Reports Skip to main content En español Home » Publications - Research Reports Publications - Research Reports Showing 1 - 10 of 12 Results Publications Anabolic Steroid Abuse Published July 2001. Explores the latest research on anabolic steroid use, including health consequences of steroid abuse, the effects it can have on behavior, prevention research, and effective treatment approaches. Cocaine Published May 1999. Describes the latest research findings on cocaine, exploring the scope of abuse in the U.S., its potential long- and short-term health effects, maternal cocaine use, and treatment approaches. Comorbidity: Addiction and Other Mental Illnesses Published December 2008. Introduces a report that focuses on the topic of comorbid drug use disorders and other mental illnesses, a research priority for NIDA. Hallucinogens and Dissociative Drugs Published March 2001. Heroin Published October 1997. Published March 2006. Inhalants Published May 1999. Marijuana Published October 2002. MDMA (Ecstasy) Abuse Pages