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Trump’s Tweeting Isn’t Crazy. It’s Strategic, Typos and All. In the morning hours of Oct. 30, as most of the country slept, President Trump was binge tweeting again. At 2:32 a.m., he told his 87.3 million Twitter followers: “Way ahead in Texas! Watch the Great Red Wave!”

#8 - The behaviour book : a manual for ladies / by Miss Leslie. - Full View air, or wlio lives in a distant part of the town, invite her to dinner, or to pass the day, rather than to tea. She will then be able to get home before twilight. There is in Boston a very fashionable and very distinguished lady, who, since her return from Europe, has relinquished the custom of giving large parties; and now entertains her friends by, almost every day, having two or three to dine with her, — by invitation. These dinners are charming. The hour is according to the season — earlier in winter, later in summer — the guests departing before dark, and the lady always having the evening to herself. MIT Senseable City Lab Understanding and promoting urban tree cover has never been more important. Increasing a city’s tree canopy contributes to lowering urban temperatures by blocking shortwave radiation and increasing water evaporation. Creating more comfortable microclimates, trees also mitigate air pollution caused by everyday urban activities.

To walk the path of Jane Jacobs – review of What We See, Advancing the Observations of Jane Jacobs Jane Jacobs died in the spring of 2006. Three years earlier she had published the last book of her illustrious career as a philosopher, Dark Age Ahead, prophesying the fall of North American civilization. Today, this civilization is having a severe stroke due to all the factors that she warned us about. Instead of feeling confident about the outcome, being armed with the knowledge and wisdom of a great philosopher, our societies are plunged into total confusion. We fear what will come next because we have not yet learned our lessons, and not because they have not been written, or not even because we have not read them, but because we won’t acknowledge them. Net 03/20/2014 1. Sustainable University Day Today, Sustainable Development is a major challenge - wether it is a matter of climate change, limited resources or social injustice. On March 28, 2014, the first Sustainable University Day highlights the importance of this societal concept. The Congress takes place at the University of Bern, Schanzeneckstrasse 1, Bern from 09.00 - 17.00.

The Observer view on the information commissioner's Cambridge Analytica investigation The 2018 Observer investigation into a hitherto obscure political consultancy sparked the most serious crisis yet to disrupt the world’s secretive social media giants and shed terrifying light on how their collection of our data reshaped political campaigning. Today, Cambridge Analytica is a household name. But renewed controversy about the activities of the now defunct company demonstrates how our media and legislatures are still struggling to digest the full implications of the scandal. Last week, Britain’s information commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, announced she had wrapped up a long investigation into the use of personal data in political campaigning in a letter to parliament that warned of “systemic vulnerabilities in our democratic systems”. The letter confirmed that Cambridge Analytica had exploited Facebook data and said that, as investigators closed in on the company, it drew up plans to take its data offshore to avoid scrutiny.

The Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2020 The Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2020 was produced by the Development Economics Data Group (DECDG) of the World Bank, in collaboration with various units across the World Bank. The Partnership Fund for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG Fund) provided generous financial support. The publication was prepared by a team led by Ana Florina Pirlea, Divyanshi Wadhwa, and Andrew Whitby, with editorial guidance from Matthew Welch under the management of Umar Serajuddin and the overall direction of Haishan Fu. Data visualizations were produced by Maarten Lambrechts, Yaryna Serkez, Jan Willem Tulp, and Elbert Wang. Contributions for the SDG Atlas 2020 were received from:

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Seattle woman “marries” building to protest its demolition A Seattle woman recently exchanged one-sided wedding vows with an abandoned warehouse building that is set to be demolished to make way for a new apartment building. In December, Babylonia Aivaz and 16 friends occupied the warehouse, located on 10th and Union streets, to protest the planned development of an apartment complex on the site. "Gentrification is happening," Aivaz said. "It's a serious issue that affects poor people and especially people of color and this is just the beginning of the fight."

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