~ Will Rogers
The turnout was large because so many people wanted to make sure he was dead.
The bedroom, a place of love and of death, seduces us. Unfortunately, a new "intimate history" does not... The bedroom, a place of love and taxes
Chasing corruption in 'The Panama Papers"
Halfway through the shooting of "The Panama Papers," one of the journalists investigating the corruption, Malta's Daphne Caruana Galizia, was assassinated in a car bombing. Other journalists took up her work.
In Brazil, termites have built a sprawling megacity the size of Britain SCMP
Lightning striking the Grand Canyon and a magical dive into an abyss: The stunning winners of the panoramic photography awards revealed Daily Mail. Some stunning shots.
Quebec literary prize on hold after Amazon sponsorship controversy Montreal Gazette
It’s World Toilet Day, and there is a new standard defining what a toilet should do. Treehugger. Posting this a day late….
Will shrinking aeroplane toilets stop fat people flying? Guardian
Researchers hope a ‘robo-nose’ could give K-9 officers a break Phys.org
Via Snopes – “As much of 90 percent of pumpkin sold in the U.S. (and 85 percent worldwide) is a proprietary cultivar known as a Dickinson pumpkin, which are less photogenic than the type of pumpkins commonly used for display purposes.” And if you have a dog or more than one (always best, especially if they are rescues), they love “pumpkin” and it is very nutritious as a treat or part of their regular diet.”
So enjoy a homemade pumpkin/squash pie on Thanksgiving and the days thereafter. This pie holds up well for days – and it is good for you. Leftovers!
Related – See also Farm Bureau Survey: Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Down for Third
'Trust deficit' must be overcome to realise 'Vision 2025'
DIGITAL STRATEGY: “It is an enormous journey — one that will ultimately impact every government department, and every Australian.” So says the federal government’s new Digital Transformation Strategy, which sets an ambitious goal of making all its public services available online by 2025.
Why government is about to change, big time
TOM BURTON: The new digital strategy promises to cut through a century of federalism gridlock, and could fuel major economy-wide changes across the many domains governments operate in.
Remaking performance management
ANNUAL REVIEW: Most organisations' performance management systems are unpopular and ineffective. How can they be improved?
How governments can achieve more by letting go
ENABLEMENT: Many governments around the world have embraced a service delivery mindset inspired by management practices from the private sector. But now a different mindset is emerging, driven by younger generations.
Why 'digital' isn't the economy ‒ avoid the common transformation pitfall
Don't transform public service delivery because "digital" is the word of the day ‒ do it because it's better.
The first priorities for data sharing between state, territory and federal agencies are digital identity projects and longitudinal research on children who have spent time in foster care.