Diverse Solar Suppliers, Missouri Newspapers, Gino Gallagher, More: Monday Evening ResearchBuzz, June 14, 2021


Solar Energy Industries Association: Solar Industry Launches Diverse Suppliers Database. “Today the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is releasing the Diverse Suppliers Database, a free platform that will highlight and elevate minority, women, disabled, veteran, and LGBTQ+ owned businesses operating in the solar and storage industries. More than 120 diverse companies are listed in the database, and the platform will remain open for submissions.”

Maryville Forum: Turn-of-the-century Maryville newspapers now digitized. “The State Historical Society of Missouri has added six newspapers from Nodaway County to its Missouri Digital Newspaper Project, making hundreds of pages of historical Nodaway County news available to the public searchable and free online.”

Belfast Media: Digital archive on life of INLA leader Gino Gallagher launched. “On 30 January 1996, the West Belfast man was gunned down in the Social Security Office on the Falls Road. The 32-year-old, who was then the [Irish National Liberation Army] Chief of Staff, was murdered amidst a feud involving the Republican Socialist Movement and a group of expelled INLA members. Announced on Mr Gallagher’s 25th anniversary, the archive will include photographs, newspaper clippings, videos and political writings.”

The Guardian: If the British understood taxes better, perhaps we would vote for them to be fairer. “TaxLab, an information service unveiled by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, is a wonder of elegant clarity, its impartial explainers revealing what everyone should know: and it’s guaranteed to surprise most people. Two years in construction, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Friends Provident Foundation funded it to create a better-informed electorate. A mouse-click shows that people in Britain pay less tax (in 2019 figures), at 33% of GDP, than the EU average of 39%, while in Denmark it’s 46%. Put in your pay and TaxLab shows exactly where you stand in the income pecking order: people wildly miscalculate, both rich and poor, placing themselves too near the middle. Young people are generous to older people, but if they understood the tax biases benefiting retired people they might be more likely to vote.”


BNN Bloomberg: Google revamps workspace to rival Microsoft, embrace remote work. “Google revealed a raft of updates to its Workspace productivity suite, including new features for free users, a paid plan for entrepreneurs and fresh capabilities for its Meet videoconferencing system in an effort to better compete with Microsoft Corp.’s products.”


Coinspeaker: Journey from Digital to Physical: 9 NFT Galleries You Can Physically Visit in 2021. “Before we go ahead and list down the 9 popular choices to visit, let’s recap our understanding of what exactly is an NFT. In simple words, these non-fungible tokens store digital data whose authenticity as well as ownership are defined by the blockchain technology used in their creation. Each token is unique to the digital data it stores and is not interchangeable like the regular currency. Here are the 9 most popular galleries to visit this year.”


IRS: IRS unveils online tool to help low-income families register for monthly Child Tax Credit payments. “The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today unveiled an online Non-filer Sign-up tool designed to help eligible families who don’t normally file tax returns register for the monthly Advance Child Tax Credit payments, scheduled to begin July 15. This tool, an update of last year’s IRS Non-filers tool, is also designed to help eligible individuals who don’t normally file income tax returns register for the $1,400 third round of Economic Impact Payments (also known as stimulus checks) and claim the Recovery Rebate Credit for any amount of the first two rounds of Economic Impact Payments they may have missed.”


ABC News (Australia): How do social media influence ethnic polarization?. “Those who deactivated their Facebook profiles report a lower regard for other ethnic groups, and this effect was more prevalent among people living in more ethnically homogenous areas, shows a new study of users in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The findings run counter to a commonly held view that social media usage exacerbates societal polarization.” This paragraph doesn’t accurately the deactivation of user accounts. Deactivation was part of the experiment, but you could infer from the way this paragraph is written that the people who deactivate Facebook accounts are more likely to have certain personality traits. Unfortunately I could not find a better excerpt so now you have to read my whole long explanation. Good evening, Internet…

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