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It was all downhill once society failed as a whole to embrace “The Zune”
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They'll rebrand as the Ringling Brothers. Making circuses great again.
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It is squatting some really good keybase channels. I’m not giving it up. Even if i can’t use…
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Question - Procedure or Class? | ProgressTalk.com
In terms of making reusable codes and functions that can be use for your future projects, which is better and why?
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Figures of the week: Female property ownership in sub-Saharan Africa
Figures of the week: Female property ownership in sub-Saharan Africa September 14, 2018 at 09:39AM https://ift.tt/2xcOisw

By Dhruv Gandhi

A recently released World Bank working paper, Gender gaps in property ownership in sub-Saharan Africa, explores female property ownership across the continent. The paper, using data from 28 sub-Saharan African countries, finds that women are significantly less likely to own property (land and housing). The study also separately looks at both ownership of land and housing, finding that there is a strong correlation in ownership rates between the two forms of property.

As Figure 1 shows, women are less likely to own both land and housing. The gap is largest for sole ownership of housing with only 13 percent of women claiming sole ownership compared to 39 percent of men. This gap narrows when joint ownership is included with 43 percent of women and 55 percent of men claiming they have sole or joint ownership of some housing. According to the paper, this ownership gap results in 20 million fewer women having any housing ownership in sub-Saharan Africa.

Figure 1: Gender gaps translate into millions of disadvantaged women in Africa

Looking at the pattern across countries, gender gaps in ownership are largest in West African countries and smallest in Southern African countries (Figure 2). In a few countries such as Lesotho, Liberia, and Ethiopia, combined joint and sole ownership of housing is higher for women than men. Looking within countries, Figure 3 shows that the gender gap in property ownership is larger in rural areas. As with the continent-wide data, the gender gap is narrower when joint ownership is included (Figure 3, right-hand panel). A caveat in the urban-rural disaggregation is that the gap is narrower not because women have higher property ownership rates in urban areas but rather men are much less likely to own property.

Figure 2: Gender gaps in property ownership are largest in West Africa

Figure 3: Gender gaps in property ownership are larger in rural areas

In the econometric analysis, the paper finds several variables to be strong determinants of property ownership; women working in agriculture compared to those who do not work are more likely to own property. Similarly, both men and women with higher levels of education are more likely to be property owners. Lastly, as expected, legal discrimination is a significant determinant and women have higher property ownership rates in countries where property ownership laws are more equitable.

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10 days ago by leconeyc
Top 50 ggplot2 Visualizations - The Master List (With Full R Code)
This is part 3 of a three part tutorial on ggplot2, an aesthetically pleasing (and very popular) graphics framework in R. This tutorial is primarily geared towards those having some basic knowledge of the R programming language and want to make complex and nice looking charts with R ggplot2.

Part 1: Introduction to ggplot2, covers the basic knowledge about constructing simple ggplots and modifying the components and aesthetics.

Part 2: Customizing the Look and Feel, is about more advanced customization like manipulating legend, annotations, multiplots with faceting and custom layouts

Part 3: Top 50 ggplot2 Visualizations - The Master List, applies what was learnt in part 1 and 2 to construct other types of ggplots such as bar charts, boxplots etc.
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Tunisia: WB finances technical studies related to “ELMED” project September 14, 2018 at 09:37AM https://ift.tt/2NdpX0v

Tunisia: WB finances technical studies related to “ELMED” project  African Manager (press release) (blog)Full coverage

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Africa: Working Out What's Fair in Conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa - allAfrica.com
Africa:Working Out What's Fair in Conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa September 14, 2018 at 09:35AM https://ift.tt/2xciggV [The Conversation Africa] People who care about conserving nature are starting to think more deeply about how communities fit into conservation efforts. via AllAfrica News: Sustainable Development https://ift.tt/2wsHoir
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10 days ago by leconeyc
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Such an outstanding story, and incredible insights driven by curiosity, humility and impact. I am in awe.
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RT : The Daily is moving into fancy new studios. We’re all grown up!
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Uganda: As Water Bank Runs Dry, Uganda Greens Hills to Soak Up Rain - allAfrica.com
Uganda:As Water Bank Runs Dry, Uganda Greens Hills to Soak Up Rain September 14, 2018 at 09:41AM https://ift.tt/2Mycnj0 [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mbarara, Uganda -Faced with groundwater depletion, Uganda is restoring its wetlands and planting millions of trees to improve supply via AllAfrica News: Water and Sanitation https://ift.tt/2P46ATW
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10 days ago by leconeyc
Surprisingly Little Evidence for the Accepted Wisdom About Teeth - The New York Times
Turns out there is little evidence for many dental practices:
A systematic review in 2011 concluded that, in adults, toothbrushing with flossing versus toothbrushing alone most likely reduced gingivitis, or inflammation of the gums. But there was really weak evidence that it reduced plaque in the short term. There was no evidence that it reduced cavities. That’s pretty much what we learned recently.
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FEC | Tips | Congress passes bill to change Senate filing
Proud of my old team who brought the new to life, enabling major changes like this:
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The Country's First Climate Change Casualties?
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RT : Just to be clear: humans have created bacteria that churn out vats of human insulin very cheaply. Vats. Since the l…
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““Find what you love and let it kill you.” — Charles Bukowski” (15 photos)
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““Find what you love and let it kill you.” — Charles Bukowski” (15 photos)
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Today I learned that you can generate QR codes from by typing 'QR' and a string into the search box.
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Can Mark Zuckerberg Fix Facebook Before It Breaks Democracy? | The New Yorker
"I found Zuckerberg straining, not always coherently, to grasp problems for which he was plainly unprepared. These are not technical puzzles to be cracked in the middle of the night but some of the subtlest aspects of human affairs, including the meaning of truth, the limits of free speech, and the origins of violence."

"Among other fixes, they discovered that, by offering the site in more languages, they could open huge markets. Alex Schultz, a founding member of the Growth Team, said that he and his colleagues were fanatical in their pursuit of expansion. “You will fight for that inch, you will die for that inch,” he told me. Facebook left no opportunity untapped. In 2011, the company asked the Federal Election Commission for an exemption to rules requiring the source of funding for political ads to be disclosed. In filings, a Facebook lawyer argued that the agency “should not stand in the way of innovation.”"

"David Madden, an entrepreneur based in Myanmar, delivered a presentation to officials at the Menlo Park headquarters, pointing out that the company was playing a role akin to that of the radio broadcasts that spread hatred during the Rwandan genocide."

"In conversation, Zuckerberg is, unsurprisingly, highly analytical. When he encounters a theory that doesn’t accord with his own, he finds a seam of disagreement—a fact, a methodology, a premise—and hammers at it. It’s an effective technique for winning arguments, but one that makes it difficult to introduce new information. Over time, some former colleagues say, his deputies have begun to filter out bad news from presentations before it reaches him. A former Facebook official told me, “They only want to hear good news. They don’t want people who are disagreeing with them. There is a culture of ‘You go along to get along.’ ”"

"The caricature of Zuckerberg is that of an automaton with little regard for the human dimensions of his work. The truth is something else: he decided long ago that no historical change is painless. Like Augustus, he is at peace with his trade-offs. Between speech and truth, he chose speech. Between speed and perfection, he chose speed. Between scale and safety, he chose scale. His life thus far has convinced him that he can solve “problem after problem after problem,” no matter the howling from the public it may cause."
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10 days ago by yorickdupon
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I trained fast pix2pix on a celebrity dataset. The results are impressive.
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I trained fast pix2pix on a celebrity dataset. The results are impressive.
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Forbes Welcome
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thinks! "It Takes More Than Technology To Create A Memorable User Experience"
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Paul Manafort was not a coffee boy.
He was not a low-level aide.
He was not some hanger-on.
He was the CHAIRMAN…
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10 days ago by fenster
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Paul Manafort was not a coffee boy.
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He was not some hanger-on.
He was the CHAIRMAN…
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Paul Manafort was not a coffee boy.
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He was not some hanger-on.
He was the CHAIRMAN…
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Paul Manafort was not a coffee boy.
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Paul Manafort was not a coffee boy.
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He was not some hanger-on.
He was the CHAIRMAN…
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Paul Manafort was not a coffee boy.
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He was the CHAIRMAN…
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