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Corruption seen rising in Trump's US: watchdog

Frankfurt Am Main - The United States last year slid down the rankings of a global corruption index as America's system of checks and balances faced growing threats on Donald Trump's watch, Transparency International said Tuesday.

New technology to predict future sports performance

Mexico - Competitive sport ranking, as it progresses over time, has been successfully used to predict the future evolution of rankings, through the use of new technology. The focus is with competitive sports and games.

Rise in populism risks worsening corruption: watchdog

Berlin - The rise of populist politicians around the world risks undermining the fight against corruption, an anti-graft watchdog said Wednesday, warning that it feared a backslide in the US under new President Donald Trump.

Op-Ed: How will the Google 2016 algorithm change affect our content?

At the beginning of 2016, Google announced a core update of its famous Truth Algorithm. Since most of the real changes of the ranking metrics are still a secret, what the factual effects we experienced so far are, and how is this affecting our content?

Brazil in steep slide on corruption index: Transparency International

Berlin - Brazil, plagued by a scandal surrounding state oil giant Petrobas, registered the biggest plunge on the corruption index of watchdog Transparency International, which warned that emerging economies are struggling to shake off graft.

Peeple app to let anybody publicly rate anybody with no opt-out

A new app that will make it possible to publicly rate anybody without their knowledge is preparing for launch. Dubbed 'Yelp for people', the review-and-rank app will be impossible to opt-out of, to the fury of campaigners against cyber-bullying.

Google harms consumers and itself by promoting its own content

A new study has concluded that Google harms consumers by filtering search results so that listings for its own services are promoted to the tops of pages. It adds more fuel to the EU's recent accusation of Google engaging in anticompetitive practices.

Ontario annual school rankings throws up some surprises

Toronto - Despite perceived barriers to academic success, students can thrive in the classroom, finds the Fraser Institute’s annual school rankings of schools in Ontario. The 2014 report has produced some interesting results in relation to parental income.

The Scoreboard: Jay-Z ranks his own albums from best to worst

New York - As part of his 44th birthday celebration Wednesday (December 4) Jay-Z has ranked all his twelve albums from best to worst.

Australian cities in top 10 of World's most livable places

Four Australian cities have made the top ten list of the World's most livable cities. But last year's leader, Vancouver, Canada has fallen down to third place.

Mayweather Risks Losing Ring's No.2 Pound- for-Pound Ranking

Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has only until May 1 to sign up for a fight or he risks losing his No.2 spot in the Ring's pound for pound rankings.

Will Floyd Mayweather, Jr. keep his No.2 Ring ranking?

After trashing previously undefeated Ukrainian Sergiy “Razor” Dzinziruk to win the WBC Diamond belt, boxing critics and fans expect the Argentinian slugger to take the No.1 spot in the upcoming pound-for-pound ranking by Ring Magazine

Op-Ed: Leading world economies: top to bottom

Comparative quality-of-life and economic data suggest Australia, Canada, and the Netherlands lead thirty-three nations among the world's advanced economies. But there is more to the story.

Toronto report shows challenges that face new mayor

Toronto - Whoever wins the mayoral race in Toronto will be facing challenges that threaten the prosperity, livability and legacy of the city, according to Toronto's Vital Signs 2010, released today by the Toronto Community Foundation.

New top-10 list ranks countries on extent of ecological damage

Adelaide - The USA, China and Australia all share one thing in common today -- they have been found to be three of the top-ten most environmentally destructive countries in the world.

Canada gets poor report card on poverty

The Conference Board of Canada has issued Canada a new report card. It gives the nation a poor grade on poverty, especially among children and the working age population.

Canada Saves More in a Recession than other Nations

In a new international survey among nine countries, Canada is number one when it comes to saving during tough economic times, such as now.

ibibo - an Indian equivalent of Digital Journal

The fad of paying bloggers to write news and posts is catching on. An Indian blog portal, Ibibo works on a similar model as Digital Journal by ranking bloggers according to their activity and paying them cash. But this might be a one-time award.

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