Headlines: 29 April, 2015

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy has called for greater transparency from Westminster parties around their spending reduction plans. The call comes as a YouGov survey for the institute showed the stark lack of trust in Westminster’s politicians. The survey showed that while trust in politicians was low across the board, local politicians […]


Headlines: 23 April, 2015

Techniques for documenting ancient footprints are to be used to help forensic scientists understand modern-day crime scenes. Bournemouth University’s Institute for Studies in Landscape and Human Evolution has been awarded a significant grant from the Natural Environment Research Council to explore how research relating to documenting ancient footprints can be applied today. rofessor Matthew Bennett, […]

Feature: 22 May, 2015

Bacterial infections are widespread and show no signs of reducing in intensity. Modern communication devices, such as keyboards and smartphones, provide new situations for bacteria to flourish. In this article Andrew Jones warns against relying on anti-bacterial coatings to prevent infection and argues for a more comprehensive approach to tackle the problem. Reducing the levels […]

Abstract: 8 April, 2015

This report describes progress in installing rural broadband and responds to criticisms relating to the cost of the project. The report from Broadband Delivery UK, a unit within the Department for Culture, Media & Sport, predicts that the initial Phase 1 target of extending superfast broadband to 90% of premises in the UK by December […]

Review: 25 February, 2015

Gerry Reffo and Valerie Wark explain how Political Intelligence sets successful leaders apart. Business, government and civil society must find new and better ways to work together to crack the calculus for sustainable growth and create a brighter future. Political Intelligence (PQ) is becoming a new leadership requirement that will allow governments and businesses to […]

Review: 8 January, 2015

Mark Gallagher explains how to build teams in a high-pressure, high-stakes environment. Everyone has his or her own personal traits, ambitions, strengths and weaknesses. By investing in our staff and providing equitable support to all we can build a cohesive, motivated team. Motivation is a cocktail, not a straight shot. Money is only one aspect, […]

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