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Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society)

Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society)

The Royal Statistical Society has launched a call for a themed issue of the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A (Statistics in Society).

The title will be The Future of Online Data Collection in Social Surveys: Challenges, Developments and Applications.

Technologies change very rapidly and affect all aspects of life, including surveys and their designs and implementation. Data collection organisations in many countries are undergoing a paradigm shift in data collection and, therefore, social surveys, including censuses, are experiencing major transformations. There is an urgent need for evidence on how to utilise all the opportunities technological change offers and how to ensure that online data collection is effective and efficient, and results in high quality data, which can be confidently used for important policy and financial decisions. This themed issue of the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, is dedicated to finding solutions to these

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Church Society

Church Society

Picture of a woman in a cave, with light flooding in

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Posted by Steve Wilcox, 9 Apr 2020

Steve Wilcox offers six reasons why Christians can continue to have hope even in a time of pandemic.

Right now we’re in lock down: we can’t meet – friends, family, church family; we dread turning on the news or looking at the paper to see things getting worse and worse; we’ve had to cancel good plans; many of us are feeling isolated; worst of all we don’t know how long it will go on for.

Many people are choking in an atmosphere of anxiety and despair but as Christians we have lots of reasons to hope. Here are six to remember:

1. Our good and loving Father is in control
When something like this happens it’s easy to think that God’s lost control – that this is beyond him. But the Bible is clear that God is in

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World Future Society – Community

World Future Society – Community

Founded in 1966, the World Future Society is recognized as the largest, most influential, and longest-running community of future thinkers in the world. WFS members established the foundations of future thinking as we understand it today. Historical members and contributors included legendary minds such as Carl Sagan, Buckminster Fuller, Alvin Toffler, Herman Kahn, Peter Drucker, Arthur C. Clarke, Gene Roddenberry, and Margaret Mead.

💪 We at the World Future Society believe that we are experiencing a turning point in our civilization and going back to the status quo is unacceptable. 

💪 We believe that our organization must play a vital role in developing the new systems that will be required. 

💪 If you also believe in this, please join us and help us co-create and architect a better future and a better world.


Step 1: Educate and bring together as many people in as many countries in the world

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    Religion and Politics in Japan: A Conversation With Religion Scholar Levi McLaughlin

    Religion and Politics in Japan: A Conversation With Religion Scholar Levi McLaughlin

    Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party won an emphatic victory in Japan’s national elections Dec. 14, returning him to the Prime Minister’s seat. He is now claiming a mandate for his economic policies – which could have ramifications for the U.S. One of the people watching Japan’s elections is Levi McLaughlin, the co-author and co-editor of a new book on Japanese religion and politics and an assistant professor of religious studies at NC State. McLaughlin’s research has focused on links between a prominent Japanese religious organization and Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party.

    We recently decided to do a Q&A with McLaughlin to learn more about what drew him to religious studies, and what he can tell us about Japanese religion and politics.

    The Abstract: What’s your research background? What drew you to studying Asian religions, and Japanese religions in particular?

    Levi McLaughlin: I received my Ph.D. in religion from Princeton University in

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    19 – Network for Public Health Law

    19 – Network for Public Health Law

    Western Region Office

    Experts at the Western Region Office can assist with a broad range of questions related to COVID-19 legal preparedness and response, including:
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    Government Vacancies – Info Desk

    Government Vacancies – Info Desk

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    At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show

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    Organized Crime: The Unvarnished Truth About Government

    Organized Crime: The Unvarnished Truth About Government

    Politics and thieves, coercion and regulation, fascism and the Fed, centralization and liberty, workers and unions, trade and freedom, free-market achievements and government disasters in American history — this book covers it all!

    Organized Crime collection of essays in the tradition of Austrian political economy—a combination of applied economics and the study of governmental reality. Unlike “mainstream” economists who are content to spin mathematical model after mathematical model which explain little or nothing about the real world, DiLorenzo’s focus has always been just the opposite—to use economic understanding to gain a better understanding of how the political-economic world works. Austrian economics is indispensable to succeed at this task.

    The book is divided into six sections: “Coercion and Regulation” analyzes various aspects of government regulation of business; “Politics and Thieves” is of course about the inherent nature of government; “Centralization versus Liberty” discusses the never-ending quest by statists to monopolize

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    Law of India – Wikipedia

    Law of India – Wikipedia

    The Constitution of India is the longest written constitution for a country, containing 450 articles, 12 schedules, 103 amendments and 117,369 words.

    Laws of India refers to the system of law across the Indian nation. India maintains a hybrid legal system with a mixture of civil, common law and customary, Islamic ethics, or religious law within the legal framework inherited from the colonial era and various legislation first introduced by the British are still in effect in modified forms today. Since the drafting of the Indian Constitution, Indian laws also adhere to the United Nations guidelines on human rights law and the environmental law.

    Indian personal law is fairly complex, with each religion adhering to its own specific laws. In most states, registering of marriages and divorces is not compulsory. Separate laws govern Hindus including Sikhs, Jain’s and Buddhist, Muslims, Christians, and followers of other religions. The exception to this

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