Earshot Jazz Magazine, Financial Crime Risk Scores, Waterways Ireland, More: Friday ResearchBuzz, July 2, 2021


Queen Anne and Magnolia News: SPL and Earshot Jazz partner to create digital collection of magazine archives . “The Seattle Public Library and Earshot Jazz, the city’s preeminent jazz organization, have partnered to create a comprehensive digital collection of the entire Earshot Jazz magazine archives, from 1984 to present. Any website visitor can now browse, search and download articles from the collection, and no Library card is needed.”

Finextra: Elucidate launches open database on financial crime risk scores. “During a time when financial crime scandals are increasingly common, the [Elucidate FinCrime Risk Monitor] looks to increase transparency in the finance industry. The EFRM evaluates more than 17000 financial institutions, with data sourced from the Elucidate FinCrime Index (EFI), the company’s regulated financial crime risk benchmark.”

Afloat Ireland: Minister Noonan Launches Waterways Ireland Historical & Cultural Digital Archive. “For the first time visitors will be able to search the free online catalogue and view some of the collections held in the Waterways Ireland Archive. The backbone of the archive is the Engineering Collection which is now available online. It contains the original drawings tracing the development of the waterways from their conception in the eighteenth century through to their construction and their ongoing maintenance during the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Included are engineer’s plans for locks, sluices, bridges and harbours, all providing a fascinating insight into our waterway heritage.”

Associated Press: NHTSA unveils new, easy-to-use auto recall search tool. “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday unveiled a new online dashboard for vehicle owners, car shoppers, safety advocates, the media and anyone else to search its massive database for automobile recalls going back 50 years.”


Marijuana Moment: Apple Now Allows Marijuana Businesses On Its App Store, While Google Maintains Ban. “Apple will no longer prohibit marijuana delivery services from being hosted on its App Store—one of the latest pro-cannabis developments to come out of the tech industry.”


My Master Designer: Using Google Sheets As Database With Python. “In this article, we’ll use Google Sheets as a database with the help of Python. Use SQL or NoSQL softwares when large databases and complex operations are required. A reminder before you start reading the article Google Sheets isn’t exactly database software, but it’s a simple spreadsheet program where you can store your data.”


Reuters: Google Reports Soaring Attrition Among Black Women. “What Google calls an attrition index, with 100 as a baseline, registered at 121 last year for Black+ workers in the United States compared with 112 in 2020. For Latinx+ employees, it jumped to 105 last year from 97. Attrition soared to 146 from 110 for Black+ women, though it fell to 81 from 93 for Latinx+ women. For White+, attrition dropped to 112 from 117, falling across both men and women.”

GRAMMY Museum: The GRAMMY Museum Grant Program Awards $220,000 For Exciting Music Research & Sound Preservation Projects. “…the GRAMMY Museum(opens in a new tab)’s Grant Program announced that $220,000 in grants will be awarded to 12 recipients, including UCLA, UC San Diego, The Apollo Theater Foundation and more, to help facilitate a range of research on a variety of music-related subjects, as well as support a number of music and film archiving and preservation programs.”


CNN: Federal judge blocks Florida law targeting social media platforms. “A federal judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked a new Florida law regulating how social media companies can moderate content, saying hours before the law was set to take effect that the legislation violates the First Amendment and contradicts federal law.”

Axios: DC subpoenas Facebook over COVID-19 misinformation. “DC Attorney General Karl Racine has subpoenaed Facebook for documents and data to determine whether the company has kept its word about reducing vaccine misinformation on its platform, his office revealed Thursday.”

HuffPost: ‘Sedition Hunters’: Meet The Online Sleuths Aiding The FBI’s Capitol Manhunt. “They call themselves sedition hunters, and they have receipts. They’re members of a loosely affiliated network of motivated individuals and pop-up volunteer organizations with names like Deep State Dogs and Capitol Terrorists Exposers that developed after the Jan. 6 attack to identify the Trump supporters who organized the Capitol riot and brutalized the law enforcement officers protecting the building.”


Mondo Visione: New Open-Access FRESCOS Tool Launched For Accounting The Carbon Sequestration In Forestry Projects. “The overall goal of the FRESCOS Tool is to better account and analyse the carbon balance of forestry and agroforestry projects. This information can then be further used to estimate the annual net emissions of an investment portfolio. However, the tool can be used by any organisation – such as a forestry company or investor – interested in gaining insights on carbon sequestration and a better understanding of the climate impact that forestry projects can have.” Good morning, Internet…

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