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Mercury will pass between Earth & Sun on afternoon, 11 Nov 2019 Monday. Most of #MercuryTransit2019 can be seen from all of Africa, till local sunset. @SKA_Africa @SAAOOutreach @AfricaAstronomy @Astro4Dev & others are coordinating a Africa-wide campaign for #ToM2019 #ToMAfrica
It is VERY dangerous to look at the Sun directly using telescope binoculars or naked eyes. Looking at Sun's image projected onto a sheet of paper by a telescope is safe. There r a few public events by science centres etc in Africa where u can see #ToM2019 safely (pic @samyukta_m)
An interactive map of public events in Africa for #ToMAfrica, transit timings, a free handbook on #ToM2019, posters, and a podcast on #MercuryTransit2019 are at africanastronomicalsociety.org/activities/tra…, sarao.ac.za/transit-of-mer… and transit2019.saao.ac.za
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Today is #WorldCitiesDay.
Cities have a critical role in supporting better health.

Have your city do any of these actions? bit.ly/34fThro

#Cities4Health
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho From anti-tobacco actions in Beijing to road safety initiatives in Accra, a bike sharing scheme in Fortaleza, creating walkable streets for seniors in New York City: New WHO report how cities are driving progress in health bit.ly/34fThro

#WorldCitiesDay #Cities4Health
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @MikeBloomberg @BloombergDotOrg @VitalStrat London. Bangkok. Beijing. Accra. NYC.
#DYK: Over half of the world’s population now lives in cities. By 2050, two-thirds of the planet will be urban dwellers, and 90% of the shift will happen in Africa 🌍 and Asia 🌏bit.ly/34fThro

#WorldCitiesDay #Cities4Health
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October @stratisplatform node map is surprising and possibly a bit 👻.

TLDR:
1) 2,586 nodes 🔥🔥 🔥
2) #Brazil 🇧🇷 is highest growth - 1025%!
3) #China 🇨🇳 say “Hi!” with one #Csharp node.
4) New countries - 🇭🇺 🇮🇷 🇱🇦 🇨🇳 🇹🇼
Germany 🇩🇪 continue to dominate Europe in this #DigitalTransformation. Hungary is new. While smaller countries like Portugal, Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia, Ireland, Malta, and Spain continues their explosive growth! Please join $stratis #hackathon @devpost @EUBlockchain
Middle East has a slight uptick. Bahrain 🇧🇭, Turkey 🇹🇷, and Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 maintain their lead and continue their growth. Iran is new. I suspect we will hear some news from #Bahrain and #Turkey in 2020. Please join $stratis #hackathon @devpost
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Er ... save this article, ja.
Historical Harbour Pier Discovered Beneath CTICC shar.es/aXlPIk
It’s surprisingly hard to find pics/details about Foreshore in Cape Town; ie the reclaimed land from the beach at the star fort? (Another WORLDWIDE trend. Incl. under the Statue of Liberty!🤷🏻‍♀️) See it? Interesting❗️This is what it’s still meant to have looked like, 30yrs after it!
Yoh. So how do Tsotsis steal history❓Easy Peasy: 💁🏻‍♀️

1) Create #RaceWars so no one notices.
2) Ala group areas act so they can demolish #DistrictSix & erase proof of an older city than #FakeJanVanRiebeeck & it’s meant to be. Etc.
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IS HISTORY ALL TRUE series:
How Democracy Created Barriers to Freedom, Happiness, and Prosperity

🔹I read back in 2012, that Zuma earned more than David Cameron and François Hollande did, and that his salary cost #SouthAfrica five times what Obama’s did the US❗️😳
news24.com/Archives/City-…
🔹Why was that? Could we peg ourselves against America, France, or England? Hardly.
🔹Time Magazine recently showcased the abhorrent divide between the have & have nots in #SouthAfrica. So isn't it despicable? That our leaders...
... are paid above their international pay grade, in the face of their voters’ poverty and misery?
🔹The Uruguayan President, (In Uruguay GDP per capita is almost 3 times that of RSA, whereas GDP in RSA is 6 times that of Uruguay) José Mujica, lived to serve; even standing...
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Tohira Kerrike (also spelt Kherekar) has been selling flowers at Silwood Centre in #Rondebosch for the past 45 years. She talks about her childhood in "Untold Stories: Memories of growing up in a different era," a book by @CTchildhood. (1/14)
Her family owned a small farm in #Constantia at the top of Ladies Mile Road. On the farm, they grew vegetables and #flowers. Her mother sold the flowers that were grown on the farm. Tohira started helping her mother with the selling of flowers. (2/14)
#CapeTown has a long history of flower selling. @meboehi writes in “The flower sellers of Cape Town – a history”, that the cut flower trade began as an activity of #slaves in early colonial Cape Town and that flower selling began in the mid-1880s. (3/14)
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