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Twitter behavior can predict users´ income levelAverage income across twitter users

Twitter behavior can predict users´ income level

Linguists have long been fascinated by this notion, connecting a person´s words to age, gender, even socioeconomic status. Now computer scientists from the University of Pennsylvania and elsewhere have gone a step further, linking the online behavior of more than 5,000 Twitter users to their income bracket. They published their results in the journal PLOS ONE. Leer más

United Nations World Health Organization (WHO)

People over 60 will double by 2050 but little evidence they will be healthier

The number of people over the age of 60 is expected to double by 2050 and require radical societal change because "unfortunately, 70 does not yet appear to be the new 60" contrary to widespread assumptions, according to the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO). Leer más

1st October 2015

International Day of Older Person

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the United Nations declaration of October 1 as the ´International Day of Older Persons´. The International Day of Older Persons was proclaimed in 1982 by the United Nations General Assembly reaffirming its commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights and called for the elimination of age discrimination, neglect, abuse and violence.  Leer más

Political marketing

Study analyzes the "virality" of Twitter in electoral processes

Research carried out at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) analyzes the participation and receptivity of the messages emitted during the last European elections in 2014. The main conclusion the study reached is that there are two levels of conversation with scarcely any points of connection: on one level are the politicians, controlled by the parties and candidates; on the other are the citizens, freer in their structure and the subjects dealt with.  Leer más

United Nations

David Beckham and Malala Yousafzai urge world leaders to focus on children

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai urged world leaders on Friday to ensure that every child in the world gets a quality free 12-year education, while former soccer star David Beckham made a plea at the United Nations for children to be put first. Leer más

Cross-border e-commerce transactions in the EU

Europe launches a public consultation on e-commerce

The European Commission has launched a public consultation to help identify ways to simplify the Value-Added Tax (VAT) payments on cross-border e-commerce transactions in the EU. The Commission is seeking to receive a wide range of views from business owners and other interested parties before it drafts its legislative proposals on the topic in 2016, as part of the Digital Single Market strategy. Leer más

UNICEF and Ambassador Shakira urge leaders to join early childhood revolutionUnited Nations Children´s Fund

UNICEF and Ambassador Shakira urge leaders to join early childhood revolution

The United Nations Children´s Fund (UNICEF) and its Goodwill Ambassador and international pop star Shakira urged global leaders today to invest heavily in early childhood development in the wake of new science that is creating a revolutionary shift in understanding the lasting effects of deprivation and stress on the developing brains of young children. Leer más

European External Action Service

New framework for the EU´s activities on gender equality and women´s empowerment

A new framework for the EU´s activities on gender equality and women´s empowerment in the EU´s external relations for the 2016-2020 period was adopted yesterday by the European Commission and the EEAS. Its aim is to support partner countries, especially in developing, enlargement and neighbouring countries, to achieve tangible results towards gender equality which is at the core of European values, as well as the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be formally adopted this week. Leer más

Prices and Earnings 2015

Zurich, Geneva and New York City the most expensive cities in the world

Zurich, Geneva and New York City rank highly by almost every measure in the study, but they drop in the rankings if you include rent according to the UBS "Prices and Earnings 2015," report. An annual survey by the Swiss bank that looks at just how much it costs to live in certain cities around the world. Leer más

Investment Plan for Europe

The European Investment Fund signs an agreement in Germany to provide €1 billion to start-ups

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the German promotional bank KfW Bankengruppe have signed a €1 billion agreement for start-ups in Germany under COSME– an EU funding programme for SMEs – with the support of the Investment Plan for Europe. The agreement will allow KfW to support €1 billion of loans to start-ups in Germany over the next two and a half years, benefitting over 15,000 start-ups and young small enterprises under KfW´s StartGeld programme.  Leer más

University of Malaga

Rejection increases emotional problems in foster children

A study carried out in Spain analyses the variables involved in behavioural problems of children in foster care. The study concludes that emotional relationships and educational style are key to reducing problems with children and the strain on foster families. Leer más

European Solidarity Fund

Budgets Committee approves €16.3 million in disaster aid for Bulgaria and Greece

Bulgaria and Greece should get €16.3 million in EU aid to help repair damage done to public and private infrastructure by exceptionally severe weather conditions early in 2015, said the Budgets Committee on Monday. This European Solidarity Fund aid still needs to be approved by Parliament as a whole in October.  Leer más

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Facebook data suggests people from higher social class have fewer international friends

A new study conducted in collaboration with Facebook using anonymised data from the social networking site shows a correlation between people´s social and financial status, and the levels of internationalism in their friendship networks - with those from higher social classes around the world having fewer friends outside of their own country. Leer más

United Nations

UN envoy for education unveils plan to get 1 million Syrian children in school in 21 days

With more than 4 million children having left Syria – half of them for Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey – in a "crisis of biblical proportions," the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education said $250 million could get 1 million refugee children in school by the time the UN General Assembly meets later this month. Leer más

United Nations

UN envoy for education unveils plan to get 1 million Syrian children in school in 21 days

With more than 4 million children having left Syria – half of them for Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey – in a "crisis of biblical proportions," the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education said $250 million could get 1 million refugee children in school by the time the UN General Assembly meets later this month. Leer más

European Start-ups participate in the  European Innovation Day in Silcon Valey21 Sept 2015

European Start-ups participate in the European Innovation Day in Silcon Valey

An action oriented investors´ day bringing together the best of European technology and innovation. The European Innovation Day will the opening event . Among the keynote speakers are Julie Hanna, Larry Sonsini and Michael Hager. Several panel discussions with top-notch speakers are scheduled along the day to discuss a wide range of topics Leer más

AgeWatch Index

Switzerland, the best place in the world for older people to live

Switzerland is the best place in the world for older people to live, closely followed by Norway and Sweden, according to a new report from HelpAge International, working in partnership with the University of Southampton. Leer más

EU Children of Peace

Europe supports humanitarian organisations to carry out education projects in 17 countries

The objective of EU Children of Peace is to provide vulnerable children in emergencies with access to a safe learning environment and restore their hope for a better life. The initiative funds educational projects for children around the world and was inspired by the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the European Union on 12 October 2012. Leer más

Experts say the government investigation was wrong

International experts analyse the case of the missing 43 students in Mexico

Six-month investigation says government´s story of protesters being incinerated at rubbish dump is impossible. Independent experts say government´s assertion that students were burned to ash beyond identification never happened. Leer más

Scientists show how documentary films are powerful tools for social changePower of Film

Scientists show how documentary films are powerful tools for social change

University of Iowa researcher first to use Internet and social media to show how a documentary shaped public perception and influenced political change. By measuring an uptick in online searches as well as social media chatter and mass media coverage, Ion Bogdan Vasi, corresponding author of a new study, demonstrated how local screenings of Gasland--a 2010 American documentary that focused on communities affected by natural gas drilling--affected the public debate on hydraulic fracking. Leer más

International Youth Day 2015

On Youth Day, UN officials urge Member States to make young people ´drivers of change´

United Nation´s annual International Youth Day serves as a reminder that young people around the world are often relegated to the sidelines and excluded from having a say in decisions that will affect them. Ultimately, the lack of youth participation in important decisions is detrimental to all – regardless of age. Leer más

Population Projections by the United Nations

World population likely to surpass 11 billion in 2100

The world´s population will increase from today´s 7.3 billion people to 9.7 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion at century´s end, John R. Wilmoth, the director of the United Nations (UN) Population Division told a session focused on demographic forecasting at the 2015 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM 2015) Leer más

Mystery in Mexico

A Mexican activist who led the search for 43 missing students has been found dead

A Mexican activist who investigated disappearances of 43 students, was among 15 killed over the weekend in Acapulco. At least 15 people were killed over the weekend in the troubled southwestern state of Guerrero, including an activist who helped lead efforts to find the 43 students who disappeared and were presumed murdered last year, according to Mexican officials. Leer más

Hundreds covered in body paint splatter world record at Poland´s Woodstock festivalGuinness World Records

Hundreds covered in body paint splatter world record at Poland´s Woodstock festival

497 attendees of the Woodstock Festival Poland (or Przystanek Woodstock, in Polish) achieved a Guinness World Records title for having the Most bodies painted in a single location at the weekend. Leer más

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP),

Three European Coca-Cola bottlers set to merge to revitalize soft drink sales

Three European bottlers of Coca-Cola drinks have agreed to merge in what will be one of the continent´s largest consumer products deals ever, as they hope greater scale and cost cutting will revitalize sluggish soft drink sales. The world´s largest soft drinks maker has reduced its bottle sizes as customers cut back on the amount of fizzy drinks they consume.  Leer más
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