Director Seeks to Strengthen Collaborations
"The purpose of the Boston visit was to touch base with students. Tufts University formed an agreement with the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission to help facilitate the acceptance of students."

05/23/2018 $1,471,500.00 Contract SAUDI ARABIA Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission
11/20/2017 $1,257,500.00 Contract SAUDI ARABIA Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission
03/30/2017 $2,140,500.00 Contract SAUDI ARABIA Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission
09/14/2016 $1,396,500.00 Contract SAUDI ARABIA Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission
07/01/2015 $3,067,500.00 Contract SAUDI ARABIA Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission
09/23/2014 $1,863,625.00 Contract SAUDI ARABIA Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission
07/01/2013 $3,437,500.00 Contract SAUDI ARABIA Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission
12/01/2012 $1,610,290.00 Contract SAUDI ARABIA King Abdul -Aziz University
11/29/2012 $250,000.00 Contract SAUDI ARABIA Umm-Al-Qura University
07/01/2012 $8,738,996.00 Contract SAUDI ARABIA Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission
07/01/2012 $7,398,000.00 Contract SAUDI ARABIA Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission
07/01/2012 $2,920,000.00 Contract SAUDI ARABIA ARAMCO
07/01/2012 $1,074,804.00 Contract SAUDI ARABIA Umm-Al-Qura University
07/01/2012 $1,000,000.00 Contract SAUDI ARABIA Umm-Al-Qura University
tufts  bostonu  BU  universities  gifts  donations  via:data-is-plural 
6 days ago
Cash transfers and adult labour outcomes in developing countries: Why does the Econ 101 labour-leisure trade-off model lead us astray? | VoxDev
These can be broadly grouped as arising from missing markets, price effects from behavioural conditions attached to transfers, and dynamic and general equilibrium effects.
Missing markets

Credit constraints and missing insurance markets can cause four other channels: health productivity effect, self-employment liquidity effect, insurance effect, investment in labour search effect
economics  labor  working  channels  cct  vox 
24 days ago
Wilhelmina Welsch
qualitative  via:datapopalliance 
26 days ago
Local News Is Dying, and It’s Taking Small Town America With It - Bloomberg
Local government is exactly the kind of place where journalistic resources are being cut.” refrr:
ocp  municipalbonds  newspapers  usa  rural  bloomberg  cities  journalism 
7 weeks ago
Five Things We Need to Know About Technological Change
1. All technological change is a trade-off. For every advantage a new technology offers, there is always a corresponding disadvantage.

2. The advantages and disadvantages of new technologies are never distributed evenly among the population. This means that every new technology benefits some and harms others.

3. Embedded in every technology there is a powerful idea, sometimes two or three powerful ideas. Every technology has a philosophy which is given expression in how the technology makes people use their minds, in what it makes us do with our bodies, in how it codifies the world, in which of our senses it amplifies, in which of our emotional and intellectual tendencies it disregards.

4. Technological change is not additive; it is ecological. The consequences of technological change are always vast, often unpredictable and largely irreversible.

5. Media tend to become mythic. Cars, planes, TV, movies, newspapers — they have achieved mythic status because they are perceived as gifts of nature, not as artifacts produced in a specific political and historical context.
postman  neilpostman  culture  technology  mythic  listical  facebook  via:kottke  via:SivaVaidhyanathan  via:sivavaid 
august 2018
GitHub - bernorieder/youtube-transcript-scraper
thadk starred bernorieder/youtube-transcript-scraper
github  needs-tags 
july 2018
Data is Now Cheap, But Information is Still Very Expensive - ICTworks
use a staging database between source and output?
y John Mulqueen, a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning Manager at Catholic Relief Services
crs  mande  m&e  data  laos  database 
june 2018
GitHub - ericmhuntley/article-template
thadk starred ericmhuntley/article-template
github  needs-tags 
april 2018
GitHub - dumparkltd/preciousplastic-map
thadk starred dumparkltd/preciousplastic-map
github  needs-tags 
march 2018
Open Data in Developing Economies Toward Building an Evidence Base on What Works and How OPEN DATA IN DEVELOPING ECONOMIES AFRICAN MINDS 9 781928 331599 U User Research C Causes and Context Di Data Infrastructure Dh Data Holders Ds Data Security Pr Privac
Open Data’s Impact on Improving Government
Chapter 5 Burundi’s Open RBF 64
Chapter 6 India’s ESMI 78
Chapter 7 Open Development Cambodia 96
Chapter 8 Uganda’s iParticipate 109
Open Data’s Impact on Empowering Citizens
Chapter 9 GotToVote! Kenya 126
Chapter 10 Tanzania’s Open Education Dashboards 138
Chapter 11 South Africa’s Medicine Price Registry 152
Open Data’s Impact on Creating Opportunity
Chapter 12 Aclímate Colombia 170
Chapter 13 Ghana’s Esoko 191
Chapter 14 Jamaica’s Interactive Community Mapping 206
Open Data’s Impact on Solving Public Problems
Chapter 15 Nepal Earthquake Recovery 226
Chapter 16 Paraguay’s Dengue Prediction 248
february 2018
PDF output is searchable with Adobe Reader but not with Mac Preview - MobileRead Forums
I had the same issue with a couple of PDFs that were created with Calibre, and managed to fix it by transforming them using Ghostscript.
I ran the following command to have Ghostscript recreate the PDFs:
gs -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile="<New PDF file>" "<Original PDF file>" refrr:https://www.google.com/
calibre  pdf  select  search  spotlight 
january 2018
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