German intelligence agent drove alleged perpetrator in Christmas market attack to Berlin : World Socialist Web Site.


We, the general populous, have no idea of the actions or non-actions being undertaken by the security and political forces in any country, even our own. To some respects this has to be the case, for to bring these into the open would render them not effective, as those to whom the actions are intended would then have foreknowledge which would render the actions to be no longer relevant.

They have to respect their sources and protect those that are working under cover, but to not fully protect innocent people within their own country can never be right.

For is it solely to protect their sources and undercover workers or are there political motives, for will we ever know, especially within our own lifetime.

We will never be able to comprehend what these security and political forces are doing and whether it is within our best interest or not. For are the fictional characters and actions which are portrayed in movies too far fetched or not far fetched enough.

The information and reports may be eventually released but many years into the future, for only now in the last few years as secret facts re WWII have been released.

Challenges for the Islamic State: Manpower, Finance, and Information :: Middle East Forum


Originally published under the title “Challenges for the Islamic State and Restrictions on the Information Environment.” As the war against the Islamic State [IS] continues, it is clear that the state project in Iraq and Syria is facing a number of

Source: Challenges for the Islamic State: Manpower, Finance, and Information :: Middle East Forum

Sheffield Access Guide now available


Original post from Disabled Go News

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A new access guide, designed to empower disabled residents to get out and do what they want to do in Sheffield, has been launched.

Sheffield City Council has worked with DisabledGo to produce the guide which features detailed access information to 1000 venues across Sheffield.

DisabledGo covers a wide range of venues that are accessible to the public including tourist attractions, leisure centres, shops, pubs, cafes, restaurants and many more.

The aim of the guide is to provide much needed information about the accessibility of public venues so that anybody with an access requirement can decide whether a venue is suitable before visiting.

The guide will provide detailed access information so that people can judge for themselves whether a shop, restaurant or theatre is accessible for their own requirements, for example, whether a shop is wheelchair accessible or a cinema offers a hearing loop.

All 1,000 venues have been assessed by a DisabledGo surveyor who looked at a whole range of accessibility features from parking to toilet facilities.

The guide is available at http://www.disabledgo.com/organisations/university-of-sheffield/main-2  

Disability Sheffield                    

Disability Sheffield worked together with DisabledGo, providing advice and guidance on the project and additional support and training to businesses who would like to make their service more accessible for disabled people. For more information about Disability Sheffield please visit – http://www.disabilitysheffield.org.uk/

The Access Card

The Access Card is scheme rolling out nationwide and Sheffield Council are funding 1,000 FREE! Come and apply – http://credability.uk.com/access-card/.

We would like to introduce you to these services and tell you more about the partnership between DisabledGo, Sheffield City Council, Disability Sheffield and nimbus.

Sheffield City Council

Sheffield City Council has set up the Disability Hub, part of the Equality Hub Network, for individuals and organisations to work with the Council and partners to take action on equality and fairness issues.

Sheffield Town Hall

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Roisin Norris

Hi I’m Roisin Norris, Digital Marketing Executive at DisabledGo and I will be uploading blogs and news for you all to read.

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Autism Research


Missing gene linked to autism from Science Daily

An extract ‘Researchers have shed light on a gene mutation linked to autistic traits. The team already knew that some people with autism were deficient in a gene called neurexin-II. To investigate whether the gene was associated with autism symptoms, the Leeds team studied mice with the same defect. They found behavioral features that were similar to autism symptoms, including a lack of sociability or interest in other mice.  ……………’

‘………….Dr Clapcote said: “Not all people with autism will have the neurexin-II defect, just as not all will have the neuroligin defect, but we are starting to build up a picture of the important role of genes involved in these synapse communications in better understanding autism.” ‘

For more articles on autism see Speaking Autism Daily

Data is meaningless until you’re focused on the user and the bottom line


Data is good when it is used in the correct way, but mainly it is misused.

Gigaom

A few months ago I signed up for the FDA’s email alerts about food recalls, blissfully unaware that the agency sends out anywhere from three to six of those a day for everything from tainted chicken salad with chives in Iowa to undeclared nut allergens in your cranberry juice. So far I’ve yet to see a recall that has affected me, but even if there was one I might miss it in the influx.

And anyway, who wants to track recalls of food in their email inbox? There’s really only one place where food recall data becomes useful: at the point of sale, when you are getting ready to pick up a product or perhaps as the cashier scans it at the check out. A recalled product might get flagged by the system set in place by the grocery store.

But this problem illustrates a huge opportunity looming with the…

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