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For the record, thread about Devon County Council (DCC) scrutiny committee held on 26th September, at which #libraries were discussed.
Presenting report from Libraries Unlimited were Libraries Unlimited CEO, Alex Kittow; DCC Commissioner Simon Kitchen; and the councillor whose portfolio includes libraries, Cllr Roger Croad.
1. Last year scrutiny asked that going forward Libraries Unlimited should provide Key Performance Indicator of children's issues, and also provide the number of professional staff employed in Devon Libraries...
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.@MIT climate symposium #1, on the state of the science, live-streaming now @ClimateMIT
Opening remarks from Prof. Kerry Emanuel and President Rafael Reif
Prof. Susan Solomon: overview of climate science and some key challenges
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So, my thread on how to choose databases for your web apps starts in 20 minutes time. Hope y'all are ready ?However, this time i would love it to be an interactive session where we can learn from each other about database preferences for specific web apps and the use case
This is what we want to talk about today. Take a really good look at the image below. Study it well. Also notice the words at the 3 vertexes of the triangle. CONSISTENCY, AVAILABILITY & PARTITION-TOLERANCE (Big English - but fear not, we shall demystify all and it'll all be easy)
If we also look at the image in the previous tweet on this thread we can see some popular databases placed at certain sides of the triangle. It is important to note also the positioning of some of a particular point on each side. We shall discuss this in more detail soon. #thread
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#TRIBECON begins #Pravara; felicitations to #AbhayBang @SearchGad & #sudarshan #VGKK for their inspiring work on #TribalHealth; @DrLahariya @whoindia among others felicitated
#abhayBang #healthsystem design for tribal communities need to be relooked for #UHC; strategies & schemes must adapt with local social & cultural context; recollects #Brainstorming with @DesirajuKeshav at @SearchGad leading to #ExpertCommittee #tribalhealth @TribalHealthIND
#TRIBECON #AbhayBang notes with happiness increasing interest in #tribalhealth research, yet this continues to be “off the beaten path”; congratulations to #pravara medical college in bringing this together; the proposed #Bandardhara declaration to improve #tribalhealth research
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Here's 10 features that would help me find and make use of the data:
1) A good search engine that allows for filtering of content by data type, data categories, by dept., by geographic location and by licence.

#opendata #opengov #ontario #data
cc @datassist @jackiewtlu

2) A Primer for each dataset that includes a data dictionary, sample data and most importantly, a 'biography' of the data sets, meaning, who collected it (with contact info), why was it collected, who paid for it's collection, what's missing in the dataset, etc...
3) Show the most recent data sets added and the most frequently used datasets.

4) A project page with links to examples of how people both in govt and outside are are using the datasets.

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1. Today the @CharityTaxComm review of charity taxation comes out. I was, like dozens of others an advisor to the commission, focussing on transparency but have only now seen what they recommend.
2. The @CharityTaxComm is politely scathing about the state of data on how much tax concessions are worth and what impact they have. The blame lies mostly but not exclusively with HMRC
3. HMRC is asked to publish its list of organisations claiming tax relief as charities. My own research suggests they cite taxpayer confidentiality, the @CharityTaxComm says that HMRC has an 'excessively risk- averse culture that inhibits greater openness and reporting'
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Frequentemente recebo e-mails EXIGINDO remoção de dados do Brasil.IO, mas são dados públicos e não vou remover (no máximo não divulgarei dados sensíveis). Tem cidadão que só quer a transparência alheia - esse e-mail é só um dos exemplos.
#opendata #transparency
Muitas vezes ameaçam por e-mail chamar o advogado - eu só mostro a lei de acesso à informação e nunca mais voltam.
Além de melhorar o acesso a dados públicos quero ajudar a melhorar o senso comum sobre assuntos relacionados a transparência e pretendo publicar sobre no blog.Brasil.IO - sugestões de temas são bem-vindas. Contribuições também:
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Thread - Way forward for #Chennai

Some of you might have come across my article on #ChennaiWaterCrisis n solutions that I had proposed. In this thread, I will roughly explain why I chose 5 solutions n discarded 2


Pl read n RT
Sol 1: #RainWaterHarvesting - Chennai has urbanized pretty fast n percolation into ground is getting reduced. Building wise RWH is one,but we need RWH in public spaces like bus stands etc; Every year Corporates spend a lot of CSR which could be used

Sol 2: #WasteWaterReuse - Currently most of the sewage is going to the sea via Cooum,Adyar rivers, Buckingham canal or ending in the lakes. This water could be reused through decentralized sewage treatment and reuse system

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Remember that study claiming that gut bacteria from autistic kids cause "autism-like" behaviour in mice?

I had some fun with @f_l_o_u_r_i_s_h #dataviz and #opendata. It's pretty illuminating...…
OK. So you're claiming that mice show "autism-like" behaviours. You'd better have strong evidence of social impairment, right?
This is the data from the 3-chambers test - ubiquitous in mouse studies of autism.

Each box is a kid. Each dot is a mouse who received their gut bacteria from that kid's faeces sample.
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I’m back at the @uscapitol, this time for a Congressional Transparency Caucus event on tools for Congressional staff:… Impressive line up of speakers & organizations. Thanks to @RepMikeQuigley for hosting & championing #opengov! #CivicTech
First up: Michael Horowitz, the inspector general (@JusticeOIG) of @TheJusticeDept, talking about, which brings together IG reports from across US government. @OversightGov tweets out every new report when it’s posted. Goal: inform the public! #opengov
1 million hits/year for @OversightGov, Horowitz says. Enhancements are planned. Public will see thousands of recommendations that have not been implemented & would result in cost savings, he explains, & a IG vacancies dashboard. Cc @POGOBlog… #opengov
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By now many of you across Indian #Startup and #OpenData world would know that Mrutyunjay Mishra, @M2OD is no longer with us. He suffered a cardiac arrest yesterday evening at his hometown Sambalpur, Orissa. Mrutyunjay was, in his own words a Researcher.
Most of us know him as a this enthusiastic, upbeat, full of ideas entrepreneur who loved life to the max. You could always find new and innovative ideas coming from him and once he opened his mouth, he could speak for hours and hours at a stretch. Infectious enthusiasm!!
He was one of the founding members of @Janwaar_Castle along with Ulrike, which brought Skateboarding culture to India improving the lives of numerous kids and families in Panna / Janwaar. Credited for out of the box ideas, he was also the founder of India Open Data Association,
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I see this thread from last year is getting another round of attention. Results of our randomised trial to test the effect of press releases on the news are now in-press with @BMCMedicine so stay tuned! cc @adamsrc86
We’ve just published the next step in our journey to understand the role of press releases in science news. It’s without doubt the most off-the-wall & unexpected research project I’ve ever been involved in.

Our latest foray was a real-world experiment on the news media itself.
That’s right. We did an experiment on the news.

We took press releases on health-related science, altered them before they were issued to journalists, and then studied what effect the changes we made influenced science reporting.
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Follow me on a little recap of my time at @nycplanning over the last 3 years. I was recruited after @arielmai introduced me to @fuchsnyc . He was building a progressive, data-savvy team focused on analyzing and influencing NYC’s Capital Budget. 1/
@NYCPlanning @arielmai @fuchsnyc The team had been assembling new data products and cleaning up old ones, and the missing piece of the puzzle was a digital platform to make the data more accessible. The simplified dream: see all of NYC’s capital projects on a map instead of parsing through 4000 pages of PDFs. 2/
@NYCPlanning @arielmai @fuchsnyc I like to describe @fuchsnyc as having a clear-as-day vision in his head for what this product could do, but didn’t like his options. (1. Figure out how to get it built in-house in the agency’s IT team. 2. Find money and hire a vendor to build it) /3
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Stoked to announce @ZooKeys_Journal published our @BatumiRaptors data paper! It explains how our #citizenscience project monitors the autumn #migration of >1.000.000 #raptors in the Eastern Black Sea Flyway, and how to use our #openaccess data @GBIF/@NLBIF! - 1/n

Many #raptors migrate primarily by thermal #soaring. To do so they travel by day and avoid high mtns and open sea. This leads to spectacular raptor aggregations in overland #flyways. One of the world´s largest raptor flyways occurs along the eastern Black Sea coast in SW Georgia.
The Eastern Black Sea Flyway has its narrowest point just north of #Batumi, where the coast and Lesser Caucasus form a clear "bottleneck". The mtns are not extremely high but present a significant barrier for #raptors on #migration due to low and dense cloud cover. @BatumiRaptors
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Há algum tempo atrás baixei um PDF com a lista de beneficiados pela Lei da Anistia. Hoje fui procurá-lo na página do @JusticaGovBR e *o arquivo não está mais disponível*, daí comecei uma investigação, segue o fio. #opendata #DitaduraNaoSeComemora
A URL original era:… (dá pra encontrá-lo pelo Google, mas a versão em cache não está mais disponível).
Parece que o primeiro arquivo foi liberado em jan2015 (notícia:…), mas depois existiram outros.
Buscando um pouco mais encontrei um outro arquivo, de 2018, mas também não acessível (sou redirecionado para uma página de autenticação):…
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One of our biggest but admittedly most interesting challenge has been responding to a lot of #fakenews. Headlines and stories that do not reflect the true story at @NCDCgov despite our #opendata

I'm grateful that journalists and organisations are doing more to ensure better reporting of health data. Two weeks ago, the #NCDCTeam supported the facilitation of a health journalism masterclass. We do this to show our willingness to be held accountable by the public
Over the weekend, we saw a publication stating @NCDCgov has relied solely on funding from @CDCgov since its establishment. This is not true as the Government of Nigeria funds NCDC as a government agency and partners like the US-CDC support
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No mention of #Gatineau serving @OC_Transpo buses in post #LRT readiness report? Specifically not in remaining route adjustments summary. Only STO service?
@AllanHubley_23 @AltaVistaWard18 @TimTierney @tm_kavanagh @glengower @cmckenney @JennaSudds @RiverWardRiley
Ready for Rail My Route page has some information but doesn't address peak hour capacity provisions. 85 will have to run a lot to handle all East Ottawa folks transferring at Pimisi. (Western folks seem to have more trips / route options.) #LRT #transit
The #transit fare zone transfer areas for Tunneys, Hurdman and Blair are hard to picture. Pedestrians come at those stations beside bus roadway so... #LRT
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In about 10 minutes, The GovLab’s Stefaan Verhulst will moderate a panel at @ReaktorNow taking stock of data collaboration and data stewardship efforts to date. Get more info at: #OpenDataWeek #OpenData #DataCollaboratives
Only a few more minutes until the beginning of tonight’s event. Stay tuned as we’ll be tweeting highlights throughout the evening.
“The focus of this year is to think about how we use open data and expand open data to include corporate data [...] How do we unlock the value of data in the private sector for good?” — Stefaan Verhulst
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This blog post terrifies me. "Whitehall policy makers do think about the appropriate balance of central prescription and local discretion, partly in recognition of local difference" --- really?! No. No no no no no.
I have explained to a secretary of state for transport why their laws make an Oyster card for Manchester & Birmingham illegal. I have explained to National Infrastructure Commission and to very senior academics and civil servants the same. In all cases they were fucking clueless.
And I have many more examples. I have been asked by three central government bodies/departments how to expand our Real Journey Time work to all UK cities. In all here cases, invited to London to do so. I've invited all three to Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield. None come.
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A thread

1/ Thank you @row1960 (@CdnPress) for your article (…) raising awareness about monarch butterfly conservation in Canada. I wanted to share with you some of the amazing work & science that is taking place in Canada to conserve the monarch butterfly
2/ Canada is home to some of the world’s leading monarch conservation science experts, e.g., @NorrisLab @TylerFlockhart @EspacePourLaVie, @alanaaewilcox, @jetkerr @hkharouba @TaraLCrewe. This is something we should be proud of & celebrate.
3/ In fact, @ECCCSciTech scientist Keith Hobson pioneered the technique that we use to determine where monarchs on the wintering grounds originated from in the US and Canada using a chemical marker in the wings (isotopes; PNAS 95:15436-15439)
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Je voulais profiter du #GeoSDIS pr interpeller (gentiment, hein 😇) les géomaticien-nes des #Sdis et leurs responsables (DDSIS)
Je lance un appel à déposer sur @datagouvfr les jeux de données des localisations des centres de secours de chaque Sdis et + (si affinités)
Actuellement, seuls 4 Sdis l'ont fait: @SDMIS69, @pompiersdugard, @sdis67 et @SDIS81, sans oublier @PompiersParis et @MarinsPompiers et je les en remercie.
Je n'oublie pas le @SDIS_10 qui sans les avoir déposés en #OpenData, nous les a fourni bien volontiers. Poke @DDSIS10 ;)
Sachez que la communauté #OpenStreetMap profite de toutes ces données #OpenData pour améliorer la sécurité de nos concitoyens par le biais de la cartographie #résilience
Nous sommes beaucoup à nous intéresser à ce sujet.
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Chez Wedodata, 2018 a été une année en créations. On vous refait un petit point à dérouler #thread ⬇️⬇️⬇️
📱 Des #stories intégrables directement sur votre site, grâce à notre outil maison ⬇️
📱#stories "À data sur la politique" est une obsession imaginée pour "Les Jours" : déjà 6 épisodes en ligne et 2 nouveaux en préparation pour découvrir la présidence Macron en data et en stories.…
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A little thread telling you one of my motivations for this #CitizenScience collaboration between @AutisticaUK and @turinginst.

It’s about how non-autistic folk can adjust our behaviour to make places easier for #autistic people to live and work.

Job ad:…
In 2016 I was selected to attend #OpenCon @open_con - a conference to support #EarlyCareer researchers in #OpenData #OpenAccess and #OpenEducationalResources.

We were asked to watch a couple of videos before arriving in #DC to make sure we were all on the same page.
The video/webinar that stuck with me the most was the one on #Diversity, #Equity and #Inclusion in the #Open community.

And in particular the section by @pennyb which starts around 15:30

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It's International #AntiCorruptionDay. What is corruption? At #ARIJ18 conference hosted by @ARIJNetwork, OCCRP's Editor in Chief @DrewOCCRP defined it for us based on the sum of investigations published by OCCRP. #UnitedAgainstCorruption
#AntiCorruptionDay: Investigative #journalism exposes corruption and activists at Transparency International (@anticorruption) act on the evidence. The Global Anti-Corruption Consortium is a game changer. #UnitedAgainstCorruption
#AntiCorruptionDay: Investigative reporter @Khadija_Ismayil saw how the Global Anti-Corruption Consortium was key in the Azerbaijani Laundromat investigation and its impact. Recap the investigation here:… #UnitedAgainstCorruption
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