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Gobierno electrónico en la Argentina: una cuenta pendiente


Infotechnology.com

Manuel Parera 

mparera@infotechnology.com

Las iniciativas de gobierno electrónico ya forman parte de la agenda de la gestión pública, y los gobiernos de todo el mundo así parecen entenderlo. El caso de Corea del Sur puede tomarse como modelo en lo referente a gobierno electrónico ya que este año continúa al tope del ranking (desde 2010) que elabora la Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU), en su estudio “The United Nations E-Government Survey 2012”.

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Allí, la Argentina figura en el puesto 56 entre 190 países (se evalúa la expansión en el uso de los servicios de gobierno electrónico, incluyendo múltiples canales, de manera de promover la equidad y la reducción de la brecha digital). Dentro de esas variables se incluyen cuatro pilares principales: los servicios online disponibles, el nivel de la infraestructura, el capital humano y la participación e interacción de la comunidad (e-participación). “En medio de un clima de recesión a nivel mundial, cada vez más los gobiernos deben repensar en términos de gobierno electrónico, con mayor énfasis en los vínculos institucionales entre las distintas estructuras de gobierno para crear sinergias para el desarrollo inclusivo sustentable. En este contexto, las personas se vuelven más interconectadas. El reto general es ofrecer mejoras en los estándares de vida”, destaca el informe a modo de introducción.

Según el estudio, la República de Corea es el líder en las iniciativas de gobierno electrónico, con un puntaje de 0,9283 (1 punto es el ideal), seguido por Holanda (0,9125), Reino Unido (0,8960) y Dinamarca (0,8889). Siguen, de cerca, Estados Unidos, Canadá, Francia, Noruega, Singapur y Suecia, entre otros. Leer más “Gobierno electrónico en la Argentina: una cuenta pendiente”

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South Africa: New Reports Chart Progress – and Costs – in HIV Fight

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The HST also launched the South African Health Review, an independent review of the public health sector funded by the South African government. While the report notes that spending has increased substantially since 2007, it predicts the country will need up to US$5.3 billion extra every year to sustain its response, particularly treatment.

The review notes that this year alone the government will spend about $3.1 million on HIV and AIDS; less than a fourth of this comes from donors such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria or the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

The South African government already shoulders about 80 percent of its HIV treatment costs domestically and authors of the review predict that treatment will be the main driver of the escalating costs of the country’s response.

In late 2009, the World Health Organization revised its HIV treatment guidelines to recommend that people living with HIV start treatment sooner, at CD4 counts – a measure of the immune system’s strength – of 350 or below. Since then, South Africa has gradually fallen into line, first extending earlier treatment to at-risk groups, such as pregnant women and TB patients in 2010 and finally to all patients in 2011. While activists bemoaned the wait, policy-makers argued they had to make sure the country, which shoulders about 80 percent of its treatment costs domestically, could afford it.

As of March 2011, about 1.5 million people were on ARVs in South Africa. The review expects that number to rise to about three


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Johannesburg — Mothers, babies and newly diagnosed HIV patients are receiving more of the services they need but progress comes at a cost, according to a new report that predicts a funding shortfall for HIV treatment in South Africa.

On 23 February, the Health Systems Trust released the latest versions of its annual District Health Barometer and South African Health Review.

Although in its sixth year of publication, this year’s barometer is the first to include data on early infant HIV testing for babies born to HIV-positive mothers and shows that about half of all babies born to HIV-positive mothers are now being tested for the virus at six weeks of age, an important step to ensuring they access the early HIV treatment recommended for all children younger than one under national guidelines. In 2009, only about a quarter of such babies were being tested using the sensitive polymerase chain reaction – tests that confirm whether HIV-exposed infants are HIV-positive.

The report also found that almost all pregnant women are now tested for HIV, which has helped lower mother-to-child HIV transmission to below 4 percent in the country.

The latest barometer is also the first to include data on tuberculosis (TB) screening among newly diagnosed HIV patients. In 2008, only about a third of new HIV patients were screened for TB; in 2011 about 70 percent were checked.

People who have both HIV and carry latent TB are up to 30 times more likely to develop active TB as their HIV-negative peers and TB remains the leading cause of death in South Africa and among people living with HIV worldwide. Leer más “South Africa: New Reports Chart Progress – and Costs – in HIV Fight”

Spencer Tunick: On Stealing Cameras, Controversy, and Kickstarter

Flanders 2 (Gaasbeek Castle, Belgium) 2011 © Spencer Tunick
Who doesn’t know Spencer Tunick? Over the past two decades, the artist has photographed more than 100,000 nudes of all ages and persuasions on all seven continents. His large-scale projects, which he calls installations, continuously gather the attention of the world press and sometimes change the lives of the liberated participants.
The subject of two HBO films — Naked States and Naked World — and one-time “Man of the Year” in Chile, Tunick has raised awareness of environmental issues, including the melting icecaps in Switzerland and the evaporation of the Dead Sea in Israel, while also having fun with naked bodies and props.


by Paul Laster | http://the99percent.com

Flanders 2 (Gaasbeek Castle, Belgium) 2011 © Spencer Tunick
Who doesn’t know Spencer Tunick? Over the past two decades, the artist has photographed more than 100,000 nudes of all ages and persuasions on all seven continents. His large-scale projects, which he calls installations, continuously gather the attention of the world press and sometimes change the lives of the liberated participants.
The subject of two HBO films — Naked States and Naked World — and one-time “Man of the Year” in Chile, Tunick has raised awareness of environmental issues, including the melting icecaps in Switzerland and the evaporation of the Dead Sea in Israel, while also having fun with naked bodies and props.
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Aurillac 1 (France) 2010 © Spencer Tunick
What was your motivation for first picking up a camera?
I’m a fourth generation photographer. My great grandfather was a photographer and owned the first Kodak photo finishing plant in downtown New York, where the World Trade Center was later located. My grandfather was a photographer for the United Nations Council on Foreign Relations, where he photographed Truman, Eisenhower, DeGaulle, Castro, Tito, JFK, and countless other diplomats and world leaders. And my dad had photo concessions in several Catskill Hotels in the 1960s and ‘70s — selling pictures of guests in keychain viewers. I often worked for him for free and when he retired at an early age, he gave me all of his cameras.
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Brugge 1, 2005 © Spencer Tunick
How did you start photographing nudes in public places?
After attending Emerson College in Boston, I moved to a storefront in NY‘s East Village that I rented from the surf and music photographer Justin Jay. I took a one-year program at the International Center for Photography and became interested in photography that documented performance art and took some sculpture and painting classes at SVA. I couldn’t find myself so I realized that I would have to satisfy my dreams of people floating naked through the city at sunrise with photography.

I discovered George Holz, a commercial photographer who shot nudes that I liked, and decided to intern with him. I basically stole his camera, not literally, but I bought the same camera and lens that he used — a set-up that allowed the subject to be sharp and the background blown out of focus. You can have an idea, but you have to find the materials to manifest it — you have to buy the right canvas or clay. In my world I had to get the right camera to do what I wanted to do.

Sometime in 1990, I was walking down the street and saw a guy who looked absolutely amazing (he turned out to be Alistair Butler, a Robert Mapplethorpe model and Alvin Ailey dancer) and I said, “Trust me, even though I don’t have any pictures to show, I could take a wonderful photograph of you,” and he did. I photographed him on Wall Street, which was my first public nude image. Leer más “Spencer Tunick: On Stealing Cameras, Controversy, and Kickstarter”

50 Informative and Well-Designed Infographics

It’s impossible to comprehend complex data or analyze large amounts of information, if we only use words or texts. Information graphics or better known as infographics are visual explanation of data, information or knowledge. These graphics are excellent visual tools for explaining huge amounts of information where complex data needs to be explained immediately and clearly. Let me show you how Rick Mans explain how infographics ease the process of communicating conceptual information.


It’s impossible to comprehend complex data or analyze large amounts of information, if we only use words or texts. Information graphics or better known as infographics are visual explanation of data, information or knowledge. These graphics are excellent visual tools for explaining huge amounts of information where complex data needs to be explained immediately and clearly. Let me show you how Rick Mans explain how infographics ease the process of communicating conceptual information

preview 50 Informative  and Well Designed Infographics
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Infographic is one of the most challenging types of graphic design because the creation process alone is pretty intensive. Researching data is a very lengthy procedure of getting information that takes both your time and dedication for obtaining resourceful and correct data. After that, the designer must be able to create a strong visual impact that precisely displays the information in way that is rational and blend with the overall design.

We are truly delighted to show you these brilliant and informative infographics created by various talented individuals. Here’s a collection of 50 infographics that are creatively designed, colorful, lively, shocking and educational. Let’s have some visual feast! Leer más “50 Informative and Well-Designed Infographics”

All Men are Liars – Homogenous

There’s a reason we’ve got so little banking competition in this country and it’s largely because most of us don’t like surprises, so much so we’ll let ourselves be bent over and corn-holed on fees and interest rates because at least we know what we’re getting.

It’s also why we have so many McDonald’s and Ikeas and Asian hot bread shops making the same three types of bread: no surprises; just manage our expectations …


Go on admit it, you don’t like surprises.

Sure, you love it when someone unexpectedly gives you a new pair of shoes or a pay rise but if your beer or fruit juice tastes just a bit different, your favourite cafe changes its menu or Facebook introduces a new page layout – well that’s just annoying isn’t it?

There’s a reason we’ve got so little banking competition in this country and it’s largely because most of us don’t like surprises, so much so we’ll let ourselves be bent over and corn-holed on fees and interest rates because at least we know what we’re getting.

It’s also why we have so many McDonald’s and Ikeas and Asian hot bread shops making the same three types of bread: no surprises; just manage our expectations …

Leer más “All Men are Liars – Homogenous”