Archives for September 2014

Statistics NZ workers strike for more pay

Staff at Statistics New Zealand are going on strike after a breakdown in collective bargaining. The Public Service Association says 425 members will take a full day of strike action tomorrow, including holding a two hour rally in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Labour MPs Darien Fenton and Grant Roberston, and the Greens Jan Logie and […]

How deadly is Ebola? Statistical challenges may be inflating survival rate

“Science Insider”, 8 September 2014 – By Gretchen Vogel The Ebola virus that is causing the raging epidemic in West Africa is famously lethal. In previous outbreaks it has killed as many as 90% of the people it infects. That’s why the figures in World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) latest “Situation Report” look like they might […]

Back to School Means More Opportunities for NASS Statistician

Taken from the “Science Tuesday” feature series on the USDA blog – See more at: http://blogs.usda.gov/2014/09/02/back-to-school-means-more-opportunities-for-nass-statistician/#sthash.dJqevjRI.dpuf Back to school has a three-fold meaning for me these days. In addition to watching my daughter and son head back to complete yet another year of college and high school, respectively, I get to meet my new students […]

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