In public relations and communication science, publics are groups of individual people, and the public (a.k.a. the general public) is the totality of such groupings. This is a different concept to the sociological concept of the Öffentlichkeit or public sphere. The concept of a public has also been defined in political science, psychology, marketing, and advertising. In public relations and communication science, it is one of the more ambiguous concepts in the field. Although it has definitions in the theory of the field that have been formulated from the early 20th century onwards, it has suffered in more recent years from being blurred, as a result of conflation of the idea of a public with the notions of audience, market segment, community, constituency, and stakeholder.

The name "public" originates with the Latin publicus (also poplicus), from populus, and in general denotes some mass population ("the people") in association with some matter of common interest. So in political science and history, a public is a population of individuals in association with civic affairs, or affairs of office or state. In social psychology, marketing, and public relations, a public has a more situational definition.John Dewey defined (Dewey 1927) a public as a group of people who, in facing a similar problem, recognize it and organize themselves to address it. Dewey's definition of a public is thus situational: people organized about a situation. Built upon this situational definition of a public is the situational theory of publics by James E. Grunig (Grunig 1983), which talks of nonpublics (who have no problem), latent publics (who have a problem), aware publics (who recognize that they have a problem), and active publics (who do something about their problem).

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Live Mint 31 Jan 2023
... of credit does not rise, then credit growth is likely to be brisk in FY24.The Finance Minister raised capital expenditure (capex) by 35.4 per cent for the financial year 2022-23 to ₹7.5 lakh crore to continue the public investment-led recovery of the pandemic-battered economy....

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The Joplin Globe 31 Jan 2023
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Capital expenditure target of Rs 7.5 lakh Cr for FY23 to be met: Economic Survey

Your Story 31 Jan 2023
The Finance Minister raised capital expenditure (capex) by 35.4 % for the financial year 2022-23 to Rs 7.5 lakh crore to continue the public investment-led recovery of the pandemic-battered economy ... The government laid emphasis on capital expenditure to push economic growth hit by the pandemic....

Economic Survey 2023: Capital expenditure target of Rs 7.5 lakh crore for FY23 to be met

Financial Express 31 Jan 2023
The Finance Minister raised capital expenditure (capex) by 35.4 per cent for the financial year 2022-23 to Rs 7.5 lakh crore to continue the public investment-led recovery of the pandemic-battered economy ... The government laid emphasis on capital expenditure to push economic growth hit by the pandemic....

ATC extends Imran's bail in section-144 case

Urdu Point 31 Jan 2023
... extended the interim bail of PTI's chief Imran Khan in a case pertaining to damaging public property during a protest and violation of section-144 in the federal capital....

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New Delhi, IT hardware and mobile accessories firm Balaji Solutions and Enviro Infra Engineers, which provides solutions for waste water treatment, have received capital markets regulator Sebi's go-ahead to raise funds through initial public offerings (IPOs)....

Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area welcomes new board member

The Advocate 31 Jan 2023
Local non-profit Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area has welcomed Frank D ... Since moving to Baton Rouge in 1978, he has served on the boards of more than 20 nonprofits, including the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Woman’s Hospital and the Louisiana Public Broadcasting Foundation for Excellence....

Secrecy Is a Scourge on Finance. How to Bring Hidden Wealth Into the Light.

Barrons 31 Jan 2023
Requiring beneficial ownership to be made public is the single most important step in moving toward transparency and accountability in capitalism ... Publicly available beneficial ownership information would shine light on the secrecy problem at the heart of modern capitalism....

Radcliffe Capital Management Hires Investment Veteran Peter Duffy, CFA, Appoints Three New Managing Directors

Victoria Advocate 31 Jan 2023
31, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Radcliffe Capital Management, L.P ... He joins Radcliffe from Penn Capital, where he was responsible for guiding the firm's $1 billion in credit strategies as chief investment officer and senior partner ... He is a Certified Public Accountant.About Radcliffe Capital Management, L.P ... SOURCE Radcliffe Capital Management....

India's GDP growth to be 6.5% in 2023-24; slashes forecast to 7% in current fiscal [details]

International Business Times 31 Jan 2023
Apart from housing, construction activity in general has significantly risen in 2022-23 as the much-enlarged capital budget (capex) of the Central government and its public sector enterprises is rapidly being deployed, the survey said, adding that if one goes by capex multiplier, ......


Victoria Advocate 31 Jan 2023
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Early experience prompts dedication to the cause

China Daily 31 Jan 2023
... capital but in other cities nationwide ... That helped prevent 130 trees of 3 meters in height from being cut down to make paper, according to an introduction the Beijing Publicity Department wrote about Yuan when she was nominated as a candidate for the capital's role model in 2014....

MiddleGround Capital Announces Acquisition of Megatech

The Joplin Globe 31 Jan 2023
Stifel acted as exclusive financial advisor to Megatech in its sale to MiddleGround Capital ... About MiddleGround Capital. MiddleGround Capital is a private equity firm based in Lexington, KY with over $3.3 billion of Assets Under Management ... MiddleGround Capital Media Contacts ... Dukas Linden Public Relations ... MiddleGround Capital....

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