2012 May

HMI Olympics helps Wales Online to map Welsh torchbearers

Claire Miller at Wales Online has used data from Help Me Investigate Olympics to map Welsh torchbearers. A full interactive map is available on their article.

Olympics citizen reporting hub to launch in June with day of free workshops

A hub that hopes to build a “sustainable group of citizen journalists” will be offering free workshops at its launch on June 29th. Tickets here. #media2012, in partnership with 3D Native, is launching its West Midlands hub with an unconference … Continue reading

Today’s useful health links

These are my links for May 28th through May 29th: What now for FOI (and saveFOI)? | savefoi2012 – Drug Cartel’s Mystery Man – Olympic torch relay: the route, the torch and its bearers. Get the data | News | … Continue reading

Adidas’s torchbearers share a common story

If adidas’s own representatives are any indication, the way to get your hands on the Olympic torch in 2012 is to be “engaged in the business of sport for a number of years”. An analysis of nomination stories on the … Continue reading

This week’s useful health links

These are my links for May 21st through June: Learning Disabiity Nursing – News, Practice and Research for Nurses – NEWS, PRACTICE AND DISCUSSION FORUMS FOR LEARNING DISABILITY NURSES BBC News – ‘Shocking discrimination’ in mental health services- The Mental Health … Continue reading

An explanation of the forthcoming NHS ‘market’, and other presentations from SHOES10

The presentations made at the ‘Press for Health’ SHOES conference in Sandwell last week are now online. Accompanying audio for the Dragon’s Den story pitches and the talks by Tom Watson, Wendy Savage and Dr Lucy Reynolds are available on Audioboo … Continue reading

Nottingham torchbearers – mapped

With Nottingham punching above its weight in being the second largest source of torchbearers, I thought I’d show where Nottingham folk will be carrying the torch. The full data is available here. If you can do anything with it, let … Continue reading

Bookmarks for May 17th through May 21st

These are my links for May 17th through May 21st: Protection of Biometric Information of Children in Schools: Consultation on draft advice for Proprietors, Governing Bodies, Head Teachers, Principals and School Staff, Young people, Parents and Representative bodies – e-Consultations … Continue reading

The Organ Donor Register – unearthing the subtle trends

Last time I told you about the overarching trends in the Donor Register; the fact its growth has flatlined, that women outnumber men, the best represented region is Scotland and most people join via the DVLA. In this post I … Continue reading

Who are the torchbearers?

A 101-year-old former marathon runner and multiple world record holder will be the oldest man to carry the Olympic torch, according to an analysis of data on over 6,000 torchbearers. Fauja Singh announced his retirement from marathon running shortly before … Continue reading