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Earl Gregg Swem Library

2014 Annual Report of the State Board of Health

Categories: Elderly,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD1212015/$file/RD121.pdf

Includes discussion and statistics of such issues as access to health care, aging population, immunization, health disparities and environmental health in Virginia.  From the Virginia State Board  of Health

 

Projecting Cancer Incidence in Virginia

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/CancerBrief_VACancerProjections_15April2015_0.pdf

Presents cancer incidence projections for Virginia, its 95 counties, and 39 independent cities over the three decades of 2011-2020, 2021-2030, and 2031-2040 for the most commonly occurring cancers.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

Energy Storage

Categories: Energy,Great Britain,Science/Technology,Transportation

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-492.pdf

Discusses ways in which energy storage applications are considered one of eight leading technologies by the British government.  Also covers the roles of energy storage in the electricity, heat, and transport sectors and barriers and policies related to energy storage technologies.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Majority of Federally Funded R&D Centers Report Declines in R&D Spending in FY2013

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2015/nsf15319/nsf15319.pdf

Reports on spending levels by the 40 federally funded research and development centers sponsored by the federal government.  Shows 5 year spending trends.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force: Issues Concerning Its Continued Application

Categories: Arab,Defense/Military,Laws/Regulations,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R43983.pdf

Assesses the legality and efficacy of continuing to use the 2001 AUMF as the basis for military counterterrorism operations in the Middle East and arguments to maintain, repeal, or amend the AUMF. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Islamic State Financing and U.S. Policy Approaches

Categories: Arab,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/R43980.pdf

Discusses the sources of funding for the Islamic State and how targeting their funding could degrade the organization.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Hong Kong Policy Act Report

Categories: Asia,China,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Trade/Investment

http://www.state.gov/p/eap/rls/reports/2015/240585.htm

Statement of U.S. views on how the “one country, two systems” policy is evolving in the relations between China and Hong Kong.  Covers such matters as U. S.-Hong Kong trade relations, electoral reform, judicial independence, media freedom, and export controls.  From the State Department

 

National Senior Investment Initiative

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Consumer Info/Protection,Elderly,Financial Crisis/Markets

http://www.sec.gov/ocie/reportspubs/sec-finra-national-senior-investor-initiative-report.pdf

Focuses on the types of securities purchased by senior investors, the suitability of recommended investments, the training of brokerage representatives, marketing and other aspects of how investment firms deal with seniors.  From the Securities and Exchange Commission

 

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