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Nesta - innovation in the UK

Nesta - innovation in the UK

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Trump’s lies are not the problem. It’s the millions who swallow them who really matter Compulsive liars shouldn’t frighten you. They can harm no one, if no one listens to them. Compulsive believers, on the other hand: they should terrify you. Perceptions are not reality: what the world gets wrong The latest Ipsos Perils of Perception survey highlights how wrong the public across 40 countries are about key global issues and features of the population in their country. The key patterns are: Most countries think their population is much more Muslim than it actually is – and that the Muslim population is increasing at an incredible rate All countries think their population is less happy than they actually say they are Most countries are more tolerant on homosexuality, abortion and pre-marital sex than they think they are And nearly all countries think wealth is more evenly distributed than it actually is. In Great Britain we get some things very wrong – but some things right… Current Muslim population: we hugely overestimate the proportion of Muslims in the British population – we think that 1 in 6 Britons are Muslim, when actually fewer than 1 in 20 are. The findings show we think 15% of the population are Muslim, when actually only 4.8% are, less than a third of our guess.

Criteria Criteria for Selection into the Schwab Foundation Network 1. Transformative Social Change The social enterprise achieves transformative social and/or environmental change through the application of innovative and practical approaches to benefit society in general, with an emphasis on underserved populations. The innovation can take the form of: Facebook loses $500m Oculus virtual reality case as profits double Facebook and two founders of its Oculus virtual reality technology have been ordered to pay $500m after losing a lawsuit. A jury in Dallas found in favour of video game maker ZeniMax Media, which had claimed the VR system was stolen. Oculus, which was bought by Facebook two years ago for $2bn, will have to pay $300m in damages.

Architects & Engineers Investigating the destruction of all three World Trade Center skyscrapers on September 11 - Evidence On September 11, 2001, the three worst structural failures in modern history took place when World Trade Center Buildings 1, 2, and 7 suffered complete and rapid destruction. In the aftermath of the tragedy, most members of the architecture and engineering community, as well as the general public, assumed that the buildings’ destruction had occurred as a result of the airplane impacts and fires. This view was reinforced by subsequent federal investigations, culminating in FEMA’s 2002 Building Performance Study and in the 2005 and 2008 reports by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

IDEO - Public Sector Innovation in the public sector often requires breaking away from historical thinking. Through our passion, clarity, and a reliable methodology, IDEO helps clients tackle some of the most inspirational — and challenging — issues that government leaders face. We’re committed to enabling meaningful participation among government employees and citizens that leads to large-scale, positive change. China's booming middle class drives Asia's toxic e-waste mountains Asia’s mountains of hazardous electronic trash, or e-waste, are growing rapidly, new research reveals, with China leading the way. A record 16m tonnes of electronic trash, containing both toxic and valuable materials, were generated in a single year – up 63% in five years, new analysis looking at 12 countries in east and south-east Asia shows. In China the mountain of discarded TVs, phones, computers, monitors, e-toys and small appliances grew by 6.7m tonnes in 2015 alone.

MindLab MindLab implements projects in collaboration with our group of owners: The Ministry of Business and Growth, The Ministry of Education, The Ministry of Employment and Odense Municipality. MindLabs Board determines annually which projects MindLab is to work with the next year. In addition to long-term projects, employees in our group of owners can use MindLab as a discussion partner in own project processes or help to organize the processes that lie within MindLabs field of experience. In addition to this, MindLab has some initiatives, where we invite more broadly:

Police acted 'unlawfully' in data case, says tribunal Image copyright Thinkstock A judicial tribunal which investigated whether Police Scotland breached spying guidelines has ruled the force acted "unlawfully." It looked at the cases of individuals whose data was accessed as the force tried to determine how information about a murder probe reached the press. The tribunal ordered a journalist whose communications were intercepted should be paid £10,000 in compensation. An independent inquiry into Police Scotland's actions has been announced. The Interception of Communications Commissioner ruled in November 2015 that officers had broken new spying regulations by obtaining communications data without permission on five occasions.

334_What_is_teen?.html essay vreferences vfurther reading vassignments What is a teenager? by Kathleen Knight Abowitz, with Richard Rees An essay on the cultural construction of adolescence in the Western world since industrialization, focusing on American cultural, economic, and political contexts which shape how society views and helps shape the experience of youth. References, additional readings, and assignments follow the essay. Adolescence, youth, and teenager are cultural constructions, or socially constructed categories, that have evolved in meaning and common usage in the last century. Call on G20 leaders to create a world where no one is left behind In 2015, the United Nations released the Sustainable Development Goals - 17 global goals to create a more peaceful, environmentally conscious, and equal world. Two years later, few countries have stepped up to tackle these goals - including the G20 nations. Join us in calling on G20 leaders to create a world where nobody is left behind. A world where a young girl can live her dream and go to school.

Is Revitalizing A Neighborhood What’s most striking when you enter the brick bunker formerly known as Stock House No. 3 is the green, says Fred Haberman, a cofounder and partner in Urban Organics, a futuristic farm housed inside a long-vacant structure on the former site of Hamm’s Brewery in East St. Paul. "It’s mind-boggling to come into this old building and see so much greenery," he says. John Thackara To do things differently, we need to see things differently. The author of this blog is John Thackara. He does live and online talks , and produces events, for cities, institutions and organisations around the world. The outcomes of each collaboration are, typically: a shared perception of new opportunities; a good idea of how to exploit them; and new connections between people to make those actions happen. Profile

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