In Depth Day 1: Understanding N.H.’s Workforce Challenges, Including The Statistics And Trends – New Hampshire Public Radio

In Depth Day 1: Understanding N.H.'s Workforce Challenges, Including The Statistics And Trends - New Hampshire Public Radio nevin manimala
In Depth Day 1: Understanding N.H.'s Workforce Challenges, Including The Statistics And Trends - New Hampshire Public Radio nevin manimala

On the first day of our series of In Depth: Workforce Challenges in New Hampshire, we explain the numbers and how we got here: why is unemployment so low, how much of this is part of a larger national trend, what are the economic forces leading to low unemployment and high demand for workers, and where in our state is this most felt?

This program airs live at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 20, and againat 7 p.m.

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How Common is Ad Fraud? – eMarketer

How Common is Ad Fraud? - eMarketer nevin manimala
How Common is Ad Fraud? - eMarketer nevin manimala

But ads.txt is not an ad fraud panacea. Though it can help advertisers and publishers fight domain spoofing, it does not block bot traffic.

Publishers also make mistakes in their ads.txt files, which makes it difficult for demand-side platforms (DSPs) to properly filter unauthorized inventory. FirstImpression.io estimates that among the top 1,000 publishers according to Alexa ranks, 27% have errors in their ads.txt files.

Per Q4 2018 Pixalate estimates, websites that had adopted ads.txt had display ad fraud rates that were 3.5 percentage points lower than websites that hadn’t implemented ads.txt. While the initiative can help lower fraud rates by keeping ads away from spoofed domains and low-quality arbitraged inventory, it’s possible the difference in these fraud rates is partly driven by self-selection bias. Websites with ads.txt adoption might have taken ad fraud seriously from the beginning and have other guards in place that drive their fraud rates down.

Abuse statistics undermine church’s credibility | Faith Matters – NJ.com

Abuse statistics undermine church's credibility | Faith Matters - NJ.com nevin manimala

Eight days this month — May 6 to 13 — may turn out to be the most consequential in the state for the next phase of the long-running clerical sex abuse scandal.

First, Anderson & Associates released a list of 311 clergy and religious accused of abuse in New Jersey. Then, Pope Francis codified changes for the worldwide church to address sex abuse and hold people accountable. Lastly, Gov. Murphy signed into law legislation that ensures a longer period for victims of sexual abuse to sue and he made it retroactive, as well.

NEW LIST RELEASED

The Anderson Report on Sexual Abuse in the Archdiocese and Dioceses in New Jersey,” released May 6, is more than twice as long as the list of 188 names released by the Catholic church earlier this year. Anderson’s list is longer because it includes religious — including three nuns, deacons and priests from New Jersey — who abused elsewhere in the country.

The law firm’s introduction in the report asserts that it relied on “publicly available sources,” like media reports and court cases. It also claims that these mostly are “just allegations” and everyone is “innocent until proven guilty.”

I found listed a priest from the Archdiocese of Newark whose allegation was false and a grand jury declined to indict him. Including him with others whose cases are probably credible is a gross injustice.

Asked about it, Patrick J. Wall — an advocate with Anderson’s L.A. office and former Benedictine priest who was in the order for 12 years — could not explain why the priest was included.

“We include all open cases as the litigation moves forward,” he said. Yet, in this case, the case was closed.

In 2010, a detective from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office along with a town policeman went to the priest’s rectory to inform him of an allegation. The priest hired his own lawyer and appeared before a grand jury. Months later, an abuse victim advocate showed up in town seeking dirt on the priest so he informed his parishioners and the archdiocese that he was never charged. It made the newspapers and that apparently justified Anderson including his name.

It makes me wonder if more innocent names are included in the Anderson report.

POPE’S PERSONAL DECREE

Pope Francis moved quickly after the February global summit on clerical abuse at the Vatican. On May 9, he issued a Motu Proprio, a personal decree, “Vos estis lux mundi” (“You are the light of the world”), a worldwide order to the church. It establishes easily accessible reporting systems, clear standards for pastoral support of victims, timely investigations, whistleblower protection, and involvement of the laity. It also allows national bishops’ conferences to account for local circumstances.

But the biggest change is to give power to the Metropolitan Archbishop, who loosely oversees a region, to investigate a bishop’s cover-up.

Cardinal Joseph Tobin, archbishop of Newark, is the Metropolitan Archbishop for New Jersey. In less than one year, since the Theodore McCarrick allegations were made public last June, Tobin has moved the dial by getting all the bishops in the state to speak with one voice. They started an independent victim compensation fund for abuse victims and released the names of credibly accused clergy. He also presided over three reconciliation services at Sacred Heart Cathedral where abuse victims spoke.

Tobin spent Easter week at the Vatican, reportedly to help shape the Pope’s plan.

Tobin has been more transparent and effective than any U.S. member of the hierarchy. He also admitted that his chancery staff allowed him to be blindsided by the McCarrick saga by not disclosing previous financial settlements given to his victims.

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

Finally, on May 13, Murphy signed a law that extends the statute of limitations in civil actions for sexual abuse claims. It poses potential financial hardships for the church, creating a two-year window for parties to bring lawsuits based on sexual abuse previously disqualified by a statute of limitations. The law goes into effect Dec. 1; the church’s compensation fund closing date is Dec. 31.

This encourages victims to bypass the fund and hold out for suits, which means more money for law firms and is probably why Anderson published its list: to advertise for potential clients.

For 36 years, clerical sex abuse has plagued the U.S. church while bishops engaged in cover-ups and worse to protect the church’s reputation. Billions have been paid in settlements, causing several dioceses to declare bankruptcy. That preventive measures have been securely in place since 2002 has not dissuaded some victims groups, who desire to punish the church at all costs.

The Archdiocese of Newark responded to all the events above by stating: “We are committed to the comprehensive healing of those harmed and we will continue our policies aimed at protecting children from abuse.”

Actions back up their words, but some people simply will never trust the church again.

The Rev. Alexander Santora is the pastor of Our Lady of Grace and St. Joseph, 400 Willow Ave., Hoboken, 07030, FAX: 201-659-5833; Email: padrealex@yahoo.com; Twitter: @padrehoboken.

UGA professor turns love of statistics, genetics into career – The Albany Herald

UGA professor turns love of statistics, genetics into career - The Albany Herald nevin manimala
UGA professor turns love of statistics, genetics into career - The Albany Herald nevin manimala

ATHENS — As an undergraduate student in Brazil, Daniela Lourenco knew that she loved statistics and genetics, but she wasn’t sure where that passion would take her.

Then an introductory course in animal breeding genetics — the same class she now teaches to undergraduates at the University of Georgia — set her on a path that has allowed her to collaborate with scientists around the world.

“My husband (who is also an animal scientist) told me there was this very cool class called ‘Animal Breeding Genetics.’ He said, ‘It works a lot with both genetics and statistics. I think you’ll like it,’” Lourenco said.

She took a plant genetics course, too, but found livestock genetics much more exciting.

“I like statistics and math and genetics, and this field combines everything,” she said.

Lourenco, who first came to UGA to finish her doctoral research, serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Animal and Dairy Science. Her research focused on using big data analytics to improve livestock breeding, which is still her focus today.

For years, breeders used information about an individual animal’s lineage and phenotypes to rate that animal’s breeding value. The advent of advanced genetics and genomic technology gave breeders access to thousands more data points to analyze before making breeding decisions.

Lourenco helped to develop a one-step method for integrating genomic information about each animal with their phenotype and lineage information to produce a breeding value for each animal. She also helped implement this one-step method for the American Angus Association for both Angus and Charolais beef cattle, and she helped resolve one-step evaluations for dairy cattle, pigs, chicken and fish, including catfish and rainbow trout.

Working with a team of geneticists and programmers in the UGA Animal Breeding and Genetics Group, she has helped to improve software that is used all over the world. Scientists often visit Athens to work with the group, and Lourenco now travels to consult and speak so often that, in a single year, she has earned enough airline miles to travel around the world almost three times.

Currently, she’s working to refine software models for millions of animals and improve the accuracy of the estimated breeding values (EBVs) the models generate.

“When EBVs are published, they are published with a measure of accuracy, and this accuracy is rated from 0 to 1,” she said. “We are trying to find a better way to estimate the accuracy of the EBVs. If we have small data, then we can calculate the accuracy easily, but we have large data. It is very costly, so we are trying to find a better way to approximate the accuracy to the EBV.”

For more information about Lourenco’s work, visit the UGA Animal and Breeding Group website at nce.ads.uga.edu.

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PLoS One. 2019 May 16;14(5):e0216705. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0216705. eCollection 2019.

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Brownsville crime statistics released – KVEO-TV

Brownsville crime statistics released - KVEO-TV nevin manimala
Brownsville crime statistics released - KVEO-TV nevin manimala

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The annual crime report is now public in the city of Brownsville.

Each year law enforcement agencies submit statistics to determine an index of crime for the FBI. For the city of Brownsville that means a lower overall index with a decrease of all major crime categories except for Aggravated Assault.

The 29-page report outlines that 2018 was one of Brownsville’s best years with the least overall crimes in almost 10 years.

Chief Felix Sauceda, “We’re very proud of our crime stats. We’re very proud of living in the community and affording the community the level of safety that they deserve, that they’ve come to expect from us.

2018 was also the year when the local police department adopted and converted to a new reporting method. See the full report here:

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/ceea09_7c3970b908554a71b139ef20b1fd080c.pdf

Stats Corner: Looking at the Silver State Statistics – Mountain West Connection

Stats Corner: Looking at the Silver State Statistics - Mountain West Connection nevin manimala
Stats Corner: Looking at the Silver State Statistics - Mountain West Connection nevin manimala

Last week on Stats Corner we visited the beaches and looked at the Advanced Stats for San Diego State and Hawaii. This week, we are visiting the Silver State and looking at University of Nevada and UNLV.

Nevada

Year NFP OFP Rank OLF Rank DFP Rank DLF Rank
Year NFP OFP Rank OLF Rank DFP Rank DLF Rank
2018 -1.3 70.2 60 0.222 35 68.9 103 0.201 55
2017 -4.2 72.6 107 0.213 63 68.4 112 0.113 126
2016 -1.5 72.8 115 0.224 58 71.3 50 0.231 54
2015 -5.7 74.0 122 0.226 50 68.3 103 0.190 84
3rd Downs 3rd Downs 3rd Downs 3rd Downs 3rd Downs
Offense Per Game Rank Converted Conversions % Rank Defense Per Game Rank Converted
2018 14.7 50 4.7 31.82% 122 15.1 96 4.8
2017 13.5 99 5.3 38.93% 69 14.2 52 6.4
2016 13.8 95 6.7 48.68% 9 13.2 16 6.5
2015 13.9 97 5.2 37.72% 77 13.8 30 5.5
Red-zone Red-zone Red-zone Red-zone
Offense scoring % Rank attempts Rank Defense scoring % Rank attempts Rank
2018 83.33% 68 3.5 70 69.57% 2 3.8 78
2017 82.50% 70 3.6 52 80.00% 33 5.0 123
2016 83.72% 66 3.9 54 86.05% 79 3.9 71
2015 89.74% 15 3.2 81 73.47% 16 4.1 94

Last season the Wolfpack went 8-5, the year before 3-9, before then 5-7, and finally in 2015 they went 7-6. Every now and then Nevada will excel at something. In 2015 they have the 15th best red-zone scoring offensive percentage coupled with the 16th best red-zone scoring defense percentage. In 2016 there was the 9th best 3rd down conversions. While last year saw the 2nd best red-zone defense in the country at 69.57%, meaning 3 times out of 10 trips to the red-zone the opposing offense did not even score a field goal. The problem for the Wolfpack is their strength and successes are canceled out their weaknesses and setbacks. While the percentages were good in 2015, when the offense is 81st at just 3.2 trips a game and the defense is 94th allowing 4.1 trips into the red-zone, percentages lose value. Ditto for the 3rd downs in 2016, the percentage is nullified by the 95th ranked 13.8 trips per game and a defense that was 122nd in the country giving up 48.97% of 3rd downs. Last year may have been the lowest red-zone attempts the Wolfpack defense has given up at 3.8, but it was only 78th in the nation, still in the lower half. Nevada needs to stop shooting itself in its best foot.

Almost all the other stats for the Wolfpack are either trending steady but are weak, or trending in the wrong direction. Every season the Wolfpack start on average, at least 70 yards from the end-zone and either 21% or 22% of the time they are starting inside their 20 yard line. While 3 out of 4 years the opposing offense starts 68 yards from the end-zone. It is difficult to consistently start out that far behind and win games. Fortunately for the defense the number of 3 downs converted by opposing teams and the percent of conversion has dropped over the last three years, from 6.5 converted to 4.8 converted and 48.97% to 32.04%. Those are big drops and huge improvements. But once again, the Wolfpack prevent themselves from capitalizing. The number of 3rd downs the defense allows has increase from 13.2 in 20016 to 15.1 in 2018. It does not help that while the defense improved the offense regressed, 6.7 converted 3rd downs in 2016 to just 4.7 last season, and a respectable 48.68% in 2016 became a bottom 10 31.82% just last year.

The red-zone scoring has held sturdy at 82-83% and the number of attempts stays stable at 3 ish per game. The red-zone defense has shown improvement over the last 2 years 86% tumbling to 69%, while the number of attempts has stayed persistent other than 2017. The Wolfpack really do beat themselves, a positive statistics is countered with a negative statistics in the same area just the opposite side of the ball. If Nevada wants to compete for championships, improve in an area and hold steady on the opposite side.

UNLV

Year NFP OFP Rank OLF Rank DFP Rank DLF Rank
Year NFP OFP Rank OLF Rank DFP Rank DLF Rank
2018 -4.4 71.8 97 0.211 45 67.3 116 0.159 104
2017 -1.8 70.4 54 0.231 43 68.6 109 0.155 116
2016 -7.9 74.3 123 0.302 10 66.4 121 0.163 112
2015 -2.2 72.5 109 0.222 60 70.4 66 0.208 72
3rd Downs 3rd Downs 3rd Downs 3rd Downs 3rd Downs
Offense Per Game Rank Converted Conversions % Rank Defense Per Game Rank Converted
2018 15.9 12 6.0 37.71% 74 13.7 45 5.9
2017 14.6 48 6.0 40.99% 53 12.7 15 5.5
2016 14.9 50 5.5 37.20% 89 14.8 75 6.8
2015 14.7 68 5.3 35.80% 91 14 38 6.2
Red-zone Red-zone Red-zone Red-zone
Offense scoring % rank attempts Rank Defense scoring % rank attempts Rank
2018 88.24% 23 3.1 91 90.38% 111 4.7 117
2017 83.78% 62 3.4 69 78.18% 25 5.0 124
2016 91.89% 10 3.4 83 85.42% 77 4.4 99
2015 78.38% 98 3.4 76 91.49% 119 4.3 101

The Rebels are dependably below average, 4-8 in 2018, 5-7 in 2017, back to 4-8 in 2016 4-8, and 3-9 in 2015. A continual theme so far with statistics in the Mountain West has been starting field position and once again it shows up. The Rebels start behind their opponents every season, with -7.9 in 2016 the worst. Then there were triple digit rankings in where their opponents start, in both yards from end-zone (66-68 yards) and the percentage of opponents drives which start inside their 20 yard line (15-16%). In 2016 30.2% of Rebel drives starting inside their 20 yard line, that number dropped to 21-23% the other years.

The Rebels have been able to start putting together longer drives as evidenced by the number of 3rd downs increasing, however the percentage and number converted are steady. The defense allows too many 3rd down conversions, both in terms of percentage and total number. The red-zone offense is absolutely consistent, three straight years for 3.4 attempts per game, but when the national rankings are in the bottom half of NCAA teams, consistent is not good. The red-zone defense is going the wrong way, slowly allowing more attempts each year, 4.3 to 4.7, but triple digit rankings are not going to help the team.

While the offense has its problem, it is really the defense that is holding the team back with too many triple digit rankings. Three in red-zone attempts and the fourth year was ranked 99, two rankings in red-zone scoring percentage, three in defense field position, and while only one in 3rd down conversions the other three years the rankings were in the 90s. Until the defense improves the offense is not going to be enough to carry this team to even a bowl game.

40 Essential Experiential Marketing Statistics for 2019 and Beyond – G2 Crowd

40 Essential Experiential Marketing Statistics for 2019 and Beyond - G2 Crowd nevin manimala

What do these things have in common: pop-up bars, traveling buses, conventions, trade-shows, and seminars?

They are all valuable experiential marketing events that are catered to build brand awareness and interactive engagement. They’re social media worthy, provide the opportunity to network, and combine most – if not all – of the five senses. A stimulating positive sentiment is behind brand loyalty and the dollars behind experiential marketing events drives this point home (as does the ROI).

This list of statistics paints a picture into the industry, the trends, and what to know if you are directly impacted by experiential event marketing. Feel free to skip ahead to:

  1. Top event marketing statistics
  2. Marketing software
  3. Budget and trend statistics
  4. Attendee statistics
  5. Planning statistics
  6. Future predictions

1. Top experiential marketing event statistics

  • 93% of event marketers say their company prioritizes hosting events (The Event Marketing Evolution, 2018).40 Essential Experiential Marketing Statistics for 2019 and Beyond - G2 Crowd nevin manimala
  • 95% of marketers think that live events give the opportunity to form in-person connections (Endless, 2017).
  • 77% of marketers use experiential marketing as a core part of their advertising strategy (EventTrack, 2016).
  • 31% of marketers believe live events are the most effective marketing strategy over email marketing, content marketing, and digital advertising (Bizzabo Blog, 2018).
  • The most common hosted events are one-day conferences or seminars, product trainings, thought-leadership workshops, and VIP breakfast/lunches/dinners (The Event Marketing Evolution, 2018).
  • The most common sponsored events are one-day conferences or seminars, industry trade shows/conventions, business or channel partner events, and multi-day conferences (The Event Marketing Evolution, 2018).
  • Email marketing is the most effective marketing channel for promoting events with 33% of marketers choosing this over social media, direct mail, and print or online advertising (Statista, 2018).
  • 60% of marketers agree that extending beyond the live experience of an event is imperative to the success of their strategy (AgencyEA, 2019).

2.Experiential Marketing Software Statistics

  • The event management software industry is valued at $28 billion (Bizzabo Blog, 2018).40 Essential Experiential Marketing Statistics for 2019 and Beyond - G2 Crowd nevin manimala
  • 86% of event marketers believe that technology has a major positive impact on event marketing success (Aventri, 2019).
  • 68% of app developers surveyed said that demand in the event app space has increased since 2018 (EventMB, 2019).
  • 40% of event technology adopters say the number one benefit is an improved ability to track and measure events (Statista, 2018).
  • Only 23% of respondents said they know how to track ROI of event investment (The Event Marketing Evolution, 2018).
  • Event technology can help increase event attendance by 20% (SlideShare, 2016).
  • 89% of marketers found that event management software helped them manage their staff (G2).

Tip: Streamline the process of hosting your events, conferences, or trade-shows with tools that help you manage marketing, attendee registration, and more. 

40 Essential Experiential Marketing Statistics for 2019 and Beyond - G2 Crowd nevin manimala

3.Experiential marketing budgets and trends

  • B2B events account for $512 billion in annual spend (Bizzabo Blog, 2018).
  • 65% of brands say that events and experiential programs are directly related to sales (EventMarketer, 2019).
  • 52% of respondents say event marketing drives more business value than other marketing channels (The Event Marketing Evolution, 2018).40 Essential Experiential Marketing Statistics for 2019 and Beyond - G2 Crowd nevin manimala
  • Over 50% of companies allocate 20% or more of their marketing budgets on organizing events (Bizzabo Blog, 2018).
  • The leading reason B2B companies run events is for lead generation and sales. For B2C companies, that reason is community building (Statista, 2018).
  • Both hosted events and event sponsorship increase revenue growth by over 30% (The Event Marketing Evolution, 2018).

4.Experiential marketing attendee statistics

  • 86% of respondents believe that attendee satisfaction is the best gauge for event success (Aventri, 2019).
  • 75% of surveyed attendees said that networking and making connections was important to them (AgencyEA, 2019).
  • 74% of respondents say that they are more likely to purchase products that are promoted at live event (EventTrack, 2016).
  • 70% of users become regular customers after finding a brand at an experiential marketing event (Aventri, 2019).
  • 66% of attendees learn about events worldwide via recommendations from friends and acquaintances (Statista, 2018).
  • 52% of attendees use event apps to: search session information, research sessions of interest, look up rooms, and create schedules (EventMB, 2019).

5.Experiential marketing planning statistics

  • B2B companies spend an average of 5-8 weeks planning an event (Hubspot, 2011).
  • 60-70% of the most common event features are engagement and interactivity focused (EventMB, 2019).40 Essential Experiential Marketing Statistics for 2019 and Beyond - G2 Crowd nevin manimala
  • Event apps, photobooths, and livestreaming tools are the top technologies used by event planners (Splash, 2018).
  • Nearly 50% of marketers agree that their biggest event challenge is getting people to respond to invites (Hubspot, 2011).
  • 46% of event marketers agree that curating content for and building event agenda in the most time consuming in event planning (Bizzabo Blog, 2018).
  • Over 46% of event organizers plan seminars and workshops (EventMB, 2019).
  • Between 2017 and 2018, 17% more companies organized 20 or more events per year (Bizzabo Blog, 2018).
  • Over 50% of respondents are either satisfied or very satisfied with their event strategy and results (MarketingCharts, 2015).

6.Experiential marketing future predictions statistics

  • 87% of C-Suite executives believe in the power of live events and plan on investing more into them (Bizzabo Blog, 2018).
  • 63% of marketers plan on increasing the number of events they organize (Bizzabo Blog, 2018).
  • 40% of respondents say they’ll spend more on hosting events in the year ahead (Statista, 2018).
  • In the next 3 to 5 years, CMOs are expecting to allocate 21-50% of the marketing budget to experiential marketing (Freeman, 2017).

Look out for the next generation of marketers

Millennials and Generation Z are stepping into the world of business and commerce, and traditional forms of marketing are getting a makeover. Face-to-face interactions between brands and their audience can create value that other marketing strategies cannot. There is no doubt of the power that live events hold or the unstoppable growth of its trend.

One thing to know for sure is that it is here to stay.

Need more resources? Read the ultimate guide to event marketing strategies and execution.  

AMN reports diversity statistics – Staffing Industry Analysts

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May 15, 2019

AMN Healthcare Inc. (NYSE: AMN), the largest US healthcare staffing firm, reported its workforce demographics, including that 62% of supervisors and senior managers are women, including its CEO, chief legal officer, chief talent officer and others.

Overall, the San Diego, California-based company said 68% of its team members are women, and 33% of its board members are women.

As far as total diversity, AMN reported 35% of its workforce includes self-reported diverse team members.

By age, 55% of its corporate team are millennials, 36% are Gen Xers and 9% are baby boomers.

Separately, diversity has been a topic in the news, and Staffing Industry Analysts will be releasing its list of diversity-owned staffing suppliers soon. For more on diversity and the staffing industry, please see this Staffing Stream post.