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    Fixing the Marriage Penalty Problem

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    Variance of vision reflects wider concerns about a university's role

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    Topical 'view from the top' article questioning differential perceptions between management and academics regarding the balance of academic roles and responsibilities

    Personal indebtedness, spatial effects and crime : a comparison across the urban hierarchy

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    The recent recession has made understanding the relationship between economic conditions and crime crucial to public debate. In this paper we seek to understand the spatial pattern of property and theft crimes using a range of socioeconomic variables, as well as data on the level of personal indebtedness, for two regions of the UK: London (the capital city) and the North East of England (a peripheral region). Building on earlier published work in this area, this paper will contrast the regression results obtained in both of these regions. This allows a comparison of the factors that are important in explaining the observed pattern of theft and property crimes, including an analysis of the spatial dimension of these factors, between these two regions. Doing so will allow a comparison of the elements that are important in explaining the observed pattern of theft and property crimes across the two regions

    Compensation is All-American: Former College Football Star Chris Spielman’s Case Against His Alma Mater and How it Could Affect the NCAA’s Amateurism Rules

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    The lawsuit, Spielman v. IMG College, arose when Ohio State University (“OSU”) entered into a marketing deal through their marketing agency, IMG College (“IMG”), with corporations Honda Motor Co. (“Honda”) and Nike USA Inc. (“Nike”), to hang banners depicting images of former college athletes at school sporting events. Charles “Chris” Spielman, the named Plaintiff and former NCAA football player at OSU, brought this lawsuit because he claims that OSU and IMG unreasonably and illegally restrained trade by denying him the right to profit from his name, image, and likeness. This case plays a role in the ongoing conversation of whether NCAA athletes should be able to receive monetary compensation for their contributions to amateur athletics. Spielman alleges in his Complaint that the actions of OSU and IMG are contrary to a decision in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which held that the NCAA’s compensation rules were subject to antitrust scrutiny. A decision in this case has the potential to have a major effect on the current form of the NCAA

    Food service in museums and galleries: Dreamscape spaces for extended contemplation of the beautiful and the sublime

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    Concerning tourist consumption, food purchasing is commonly regarded as a key purchase for those seeking a distinct, sensory experience. Suitably focused food service design promotes reflection upon the holiday environment's cultural differences, compared to that of the everyday, and many tourist domain food offerings can be seen to have been designed to amplify this effect. This culture-food service integration, however, has not been much studied relative to museum cafés, although museum and gallery visits also form a type of leisure ‘break’ from everyday surroundings within a culture-laden environment. This paper explores the ideal spatial design dimensions of various museums, art galleries and historic house relative to food service integration. It proposes theoretical design dimensions, characteristics and considerations for the spatial design of the foodservice offer, as divined from consumer narratives concerning the ideal holistic visit experience

    The “Dorothy Medal” and the Dominion Rifle Association

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    'Right I can do this now'. Community based adult learning, health and well-being

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    This article explores the experiences of participants in community based adult learning (CBAL) in relation to health and well-being. It draws on data from a small-scale life history study undertaken with 10 adult learners in two local authority areas in Scotland. The article concludes that, for some learners, participation in CBAL had contributed to a sense of well-being and was seen by them as supporting their capacity to cope with ill-health. In addition, it is suggested that community based adult learning can play a role in the recovery from mental ill-health and depression

    Personal indebtedness, community characteristics and theft crimes

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    Becker (1968) and Stigler (1970) provide the germinal works for an economic analysis of crime, and their approach has been utilised to consider the response of crime rates to a range of economic, criminal and socioeconomic factors. Until recently however this did not extend to a consideration of the role of personal indebtedness in explaining the observed pattern of crime. This paper uses the Becker (1968) and Stigler (1970) framework, and extends to a fuller consideration of the relationship between economic hardship and theft crimes in an urban setting. The increase in personal debt in the past decade has been significant, which combined with the recent global recession, has led to a spike in personal insolvencies. In the context of the recent recession it is important to understand how increases in personal indebtedness may spillover into increases in social problems like crime. This paper uses data available at the neighbourhood level for London, UK on county court judgments (CCJ's) granted against residents in that neighbourhood, this is our measure of personal indebtedness, and examines the relationship between a range of community characteristics (economic, socio-economic, etc), including the number of CCJ's granted against residents, and the observed pattern of theft crimes for three successive years using spatial econometric methods. Our results confirm that theft crimes in London follow a spatial process, that personal indebtedness is positively associated with theft crimes in London, and that the covariates we have chosen are important in explaining the spatial variation in theft crimes. We identify a number of interesting results, for instance that there is variation in the impact of covariates across crime types, and that the covariates which are important in explaining the pattern of each crime type are largely stable across the three periods considered in this analysis

    Memories: A Photo Feature

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    Canadian Military History is pleased to introduce a new feature that will showcase never-before-seen photos. This issue presents photos from the wartime scrapbook of Doug McIntyre, who served in the Essex Scottish Regiment during the Second World War
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