Irish League Football, Lightning Climatology, Antitrust Economics, More: Tuesday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, October 4, 2022


Linfield Football Club: Ivan Little Belfast Telegraph article on new Irish League website constructed by Linfield member. “Below is a ‘Belfast Telegraph’ article by leading local journalist Ivan Little concerning Linfield senior member Haydn Milligan who’s recently launched a new website packed with statistics on Irish League football.”

NOAA: New lightning tool tells a striking story. “NOAA’s new Lightning Climatology tool for the continental U.S. shows when cloud-to-ground lightning flashes are historically most frequent for any location across the country.”

Yale School of Management: Thurman Arnold Project Offers an Online Primer in Antitrust. “Antitrust enforcement is frequently in the news, as governments grapple with powerful firms in technology and other industries. A new collection of online videos from Yale’s Thurman Arnold Project offers a wide-ranging introduction to antitrust economics for law students, attorneys, and journalists—as well as engaged citizens who want to understand how antitrust law shapes society.”

BusinessWire: Shueisha to open official website for popular comic series Naruto (PRESS RELEASE). “Along with the latest news and information about the globally popular ninja-action manga series by Masashi Kishimoto, the new website will cover comics, animations, games, and merchandise related to Naruto and the sequel Boruto-Naruto Next Generations. The site will be jointly operated with Bandai Namco Entertainment and all content will be available simultaneously in six languages: Japanese, English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.”


NARA: Press Statement on Public Release of NARA Records Concerning the 15 Boxes Received from Mar-a-Lago in January 2022 . “Today, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is releasing documents processed in response to numerous Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for NARA records related to the 15 boxes that we received in January 2022 from former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, Florida estate.”


UNC University Libraries: North Carolina Digital Heritage Center extends operations with $600,000 grant. “The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center (NCDHC) at the University Libraries has received a $603,154 grant to continue its operations. The Library Services and Technology Act grant comes from the State Library of North Carolina with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Established as a partnership between the University Libraries and the State Library of North Carolina, the NCDHC promotes learning by increasing open access to North Carolina’s historical and cultural heritage.”

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry: ESF Shares a Century of Knowledge about Wood. “Detailed information about the expansive contents of ESF’s wood collection – 40,000 samples that represent 100 years of gathering wood from around the globe – will soon be made available to scientists all over the world. The contents of the H.P. Brown Wood Collection in Baker Laboratory are being painstakingly cataloged in the growing ESFWOOD database, to be shared eventually with laboratories, agencies and other universities involved in the study and identification of wood.”


CNBC: Treasury’s financial stability watchdog warns cryptocurrencies could threaten safety of U.S. economy. “The Treasury Department warned Monday that unregulated cryptocurrencies could pose a risk to the U.S. financial system. The warning was a part of the first major public report released by the Treasury’s Financial Stability Oversight Council on digital assets. The council identified digital or ‘crypto’ assets such as stablecoins as well as lending and borrowing on the industry’s trading platforms as an ‘important emerging vulnerability.'”

Consumer Reports: How TikTok Tracks You Across the Web, Even If You Don’t Use the App. “A Consumer Reports investigation finds that TikTok, one of the country’s most popular apps, is partnering with a growing number of other companies to hoover up data about people as they travel across the internet. That includes people who don’t have TikTok accounts.”

The Verge: FCC threatens to block calls from carriers for letting robocalls run rampant. “On Monday, the FCC announced that it was beginning the process to remove providers from the agency’s Robocall Mitigation Database for failing to fully implement STIR/SHAKEN anti-robocall protocols into their networks. If the companies fail to meet these requirements over the next two weeks, compliant providers will be forced to block their calls.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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