FACTBOX-When Big Data meets overfishing

ROME, May 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and overfishing deplete fish stocks and cause billions of dollars in losses a year, experts say. – Initiatives to tackle IUU are run by for-profit and non-profit groups, and use satellite, data and other technologies. – Indonesia last year became the first […]

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Data-bait: using tech to hook globe's…

Such activity is rampant in the global fishing industry, experts say, where illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is estimated to cost $23.5 billion a year. Part of the problem, he said, is overcapacity in the global fishing fleet. In a bid to update that, the FAO is developing guidelines to help countries estimate IUU […]

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NY Attorney General's Office Requests Public Comments As Part Of Review Of Fidelis Sale

News from the New York Attorney General’s OfficeFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 10, 2018Attorney General’s Press Office / 212-416-8060NY ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE REQUESTS PUBLIC COMMENTS AS PART OF REVIEW OF FIDELIS SALEActing New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced today a request for public comment as part of the office’s review of the $3.75 billion sale of […]

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Wine tastings, cooking demonstrations and other events help raise funds for MSUB scholarships

Visit winefoodfestival.com or call the MSU Billings Foundation at 406-657-2242 for details. All events benefit the MSU Billings Foundation, a nonprofit that supports the University and its students through investment and financial stewardship. Home Cooking School with Executive Chef Kathleen Moon of Laughing Horse Resort in Swan Lake ($75), 6 p.m. at 4375 Laredo Place. […]

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Icons of NZ art world recognised

Artist Billy Apple, carver and sculptor Fred Graham, poet and writers Bill Manhire and Albert Wendt and composer Dame Gillian Whitehead last night received the Arts Foundation of NZ Icon Award — Whakamana Hiranga. In all, 38 Icons have been honoured with awards including Patricia Grace, Margaret Mahy, Janet Frame, Don Selwyn and Sir Peter […]

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Gates Foundation, Chan Zuckerberg Join Forces on New Research & Development Effort – Digital Education – Education Week

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative are teaming up on a new research-and-development initiative aimed at identifying “state-of-the-art” educational strategies and bringing them to the classroom. The focus of the new efforts is on identifying promising new developments and ideas in three main areas:Improving students’ writing (especially non-fiction). The Gates […]

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