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We have reached this definition connecting the dots of apparently unrelated impressions and ideas about peaches:


#conlang #conlanging #fruit #food #peach #symbology #symbolism #culture #conculture #human #china #egypt Image
@ashkiriel and @karmanphilchick Fragility and softness: tender things clearly show their incorruptness, because any corruption would be easily perceived
@learnsomepopo2022 Sunlight: it is pure and it represents truth
@atlantic.language Disappointment: incorrupted things may be disappointingly dull, compared to adulterated ones
@karmanphilchick Refreshment: experiencing incorruptness is like fresh air to the spirit
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𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗶̶𝗻̶𝗰̶𝗹̶𝘂̶𝘀̶𝗶̶𝗼̶𝗻̶ 𝗲𝘅𝗰𝗹𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲: a deeply disappointing thread 👇
First, let's set the scene with a couple of key facts:

👉 In the UK alone, it is estimated that 1 in 5 people have a disability

👉 80% of those people have an invisible disability

👉 The UK workforce contains over 4.4m disabled people

Okay, now onto the bad stuff👇
#DYK that almost half of disabled people in the UK are unemployed?

By December of 2021, the percentage of disabled people who are either unemployed or economically inactive had risen to 47.7%

- @ONS
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We often discuss and refer to the Bhagavad Gita but we rarely discuss or highlight the short but meaningful conversations that took place between Shri Ram and Vibhishan (Ravan's half brother). In this thread, I will be throwing shade on one such insightful conversation.
When Shri Rama was fighting with King Ravana, he did not have a chariot. Vibhishan chimed in and stated that he will be unable to win against a powerful king like Ravan without a proper chariot.

That is when Shri Ram told Vibhishan about dharma(duty):
1) Bravery and patience are the two wheels of my chariot.
2) Truth is the flag of my chariot and strength, decisiveness, kindness and duty are the four horses and these horses are tied by the rope of forgiveness and equality.
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Sometimes the simplest things can have the biggest impact!

When it comes to people and #culture we tend to over engineer everything.

Sometimes it just needs to be simple and fun and creative!

So, I thought I'd share this simple hack from @OMERSVentures recent team offsite.
Last month, our team had an offsite - the first in over 3 yrs, and the first for all three of our regions (CAN, US, UK) to meet each other as a global team. It was a great week of connecting, collaborating!

#team #culture #connection Image
As our people & culture champion & w/ the dream team of @shawnchance & @MindOverMandi we collaborated on a session to help our team get to know each other in the face of continuing Covid-related work environments & the challenge of working in 3 countries, but operating as 1 team Image
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(1) It's critical that advances in AI be understood by those from the humanities and creative arts. This is because commercially available AI will soon cross the point where, to paraphrase Arthur C. Clarke, it will become 'indistinguishable from magic'. #scifi #dalle2 #futurism Image
(2) When talking of magic “There are only two worlds-your world, which is the real world, and other worlds, the fantasy. Worlds like this are worlds of the human imagination: their reality, or lack of reality is not important. What is important is that they are there..." #dalle2 Image
(3) "...These worlds provide an alternative. Provide an escape. Provide a threat. Provide a dream, and power; provide refuge, and pain. They give your world meaning. They do not exist; and thus they are all that matters." (Gaiman) #dalle2 #NeilGaiman @neilhimself #London #Magic Image
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I don't think people have fully grasped the power of full stack AI (e.g. combining transcription, editing, and visual generation) when it comes to helping engage with and grow or augment 'accepted norms' around culture and history. #AI #dalle2 #culture #history #art #gpt3
Personal histories are something that have historically been the preserve of privileged communities; with people from immigrant backgrounds, or those that have a rich history of oral storytelling, often having a much 'thinner' sense of their own sense of place. #dalle2 #immigrant
There are over 300m first generation immigrants globally; when you factor in second and third generation immigrants, along with migrants from nomadic or other similar communities the impact of this is well over a billion individuals. #dalle2 #AI #art #immigrant #nomad #history
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🔴 - Aujourd'hui, @EmmanuelMacron et @AOC1978 se déplacent à Clichy-sous-Bois pour parler #sport et #jeunesse, et donc du #PassSport.

Une occasion de revenir sur les investissements nécessaires dans les politiques publiques à l'attention des quartiers populaires. #thread 👇🧵
Quelques chiffres éloquents de l'état du #sport dans les quartiers populaires :

👉Il y a 50 % d’équipements sportifs de moins dans les quartiers populaires que dans le reste du territoire.

👉Le taux de licences sportives par habitant est plus de 2⃣ fois inférieur à la moyenne🇫🇷
Le sous-investissement public à l'égard des quartiers populaires pénalise fortement ses habitants en limitant leur accès au #sport et à la #culture.👇
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Comment redonner un avenir aux quartiers pauvres ?

Dans un travail piloté par @helkaroui & @olivierklein93, l’Institut Montaigne fait le récit de 24h dans la vie de leurs habitants et formule des recommandations pour améliorer leur quotidien. #thread🧵👉…
Tout au long de la journée, notre #thread mettra en avant des situations concrètes rencontrées par les habitants ainsi que nos propositions.🧵⏬
🔎 Quelques points de méthodologie tout d’abord : les quartiers pauvres sont en fait les Quartiers Prioritaires de la Politique de la Ville (QPV) examinés dans notre précédent rapport, nous avions identifié 3⃣ typologies de quartiers ➡…
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Different Orisa Dance Tribute By Afro-Cuban Source:YouTube
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Navinder Grover kicks off ⁦@GurdwaraAid⁩’s National Gurdwara Conference 2022, reminding us this is a learning environment and that as well as some great speakers there is an opportunity to exchange know how with peers from gurdwaras and other Sikh charities across the UK. ImageImage
Mandip Singh of @GurdwaraAid reminds us that the theme today is #Safeguarding and #Disputes and that there will be an opportunity to enjoy similar sessions at regional events including one in the #WestMidlands. Image
Mandip also speaks touchingly about Gurdeep Singh, Co-founder of @GurdwaraAid, who tragically passed away recently. Image
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"We a hyper-dynamic, interdependent and incomprehensible web of agents. [R]elevance is not just provided by the immediate surrounding. It is shaped by all the potential environments you can imagine and everyone else can imagine." -- Idea Monkey…
Vertical thinking broke the bottleneck in powering high-performance computers…
#VerticalThinking, #ComputingPower, #ProcessingEfficiency
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1963, Cambridge, MA. A psychologist is about to run an experiment with profound impacts on how instructors view students and leaders view their people.

Bob Rosenthal is about to discover the #Pygmalion Effect.

A thread about unlocking #potential for leaders and instructors Image
But first, h/t to @rcbregman. You can find this and other lesson on human nature in 'Human Kind'. I highly recommend it.

And to people like @UpSkillYourLife, @dklineii and @SahilBloom, all of whom have touch on this before. Image
@rcbregman @UpSkillYourLife @dklineii @SahilBloom Back to Bob. He sets up two cages, each with the same maze. Then puts signs on each cage identifying one group of rats as highly intelligent, and the others as dull and dim-witted.

The catch? Both groups are perfectly normal and exactly the same. Image
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"As the wave of conferences sweeping across the globe continues, artistic expressions emerging from these gatherings are conveying an essential longing of the human soul: the need to seek harmony and to selflessly serve society."--Bahai World News Service…
Crowd and Proud: The History of the Flash Mob - ELEPHANT…
#FlashMobs, #culture, #history
Investigating the upper bound of high-frequency electromagnetic waves on unshielded twisted copper pairs | Nature Communications…
#HighFrequencyElectroMagneticWaves, #CopperPairs, #ScientificInvestigation
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We are LIVE tweeting the panel discussion “East of Eden: Unleashing the Content Subcontinent” with @ianuragthakur, Bela Bajaria, @MadhuriDixit, @shekharkapur, @saadmohseni and @authoramish

Stay tuned for updates!

Join us for the session LIVE here:

#Raisina2022 #RaisinaDialogue #TerraNova
.@ianuragthakur: To exist and to stay relevant, we need hard power and to form relations beyond boundaries, we need #softpower.

#Raisina2022 #culture #content
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Just posted a message to my work's #culture channel about rethinking the way we run ad hoc meetings to make them more generally accessible.

Most meetings are great - but tech idea discussions can turn into chaotic idea sharing that not everyone feels comfortable with.
So I shared a solution I've been working on on my team to help our communication while simultaneously creating written artifacts of our decisions:

Meeting templates. Everyone on the call mobs on a shared document fleshing out details there, not in conversation.
It is accommodation for anyone with delayed audio processing, anyone who doesn't feel comfortable interjecting into unstructured discussion and anyone who wants to refresh themselves on what was discussed.

Plus it allows for async followup discussion.
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I could write something like "#Russian culture" here, but really it's not it. It's not even that much cult of war these days as more of a cult of crime (although #fascist militaristic frenzy is there, yet, it's criminal "ethics" and culture that penetrates all spheres of 🇷🇺life) Image
🧵No, #RussianCulture is not "tanks, balalaika, bear, matryoshka" as may be made fun on in the West, neither it's "Tchaikovsky&Tolstoy™". It's endless stream of sleazy dumb criminal shows about criminal cops and mobsters, the gopnik "ethics" and culture, the cult of crime. ImageImageImageImage
There is some cult of "Great Patriotic War" in #Russia, for sure - but it's really a couple of cheap, cheesy shows about that war and only for the May holidays, not even mainstream in so called #RussianCulture ImageImageImageImage
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Finally, the #GoldacreReview is published! (During Parliamentary Easter holidays, mid-ping-pong on the #HealthAndCareBill...)

It's 221 pages - each PDF page is a double page spread - so this could be a lo-o-o-ong [Thread].

Here goes...
First point to note, in the Terms of Reference (p5), is that this is about "access to #NHSdata by #researchers, #commissioners, and #innovators" - i.e. #Planning and #CommercialReUse - so it is directly relevant to the operation of millions of people's #NationalDataOptOuts... Terms of reference for the review  1. How do we facilitate a
"185 wide-ranging recommendations for us to explore", says @sajidjavid (p6). Gulp! Time for some coffee...

"systems that ensure #underrepresented groups are well represented" may (partly) refer to this "landmark review", which got off to a slow start:… The far-reaching independent review into potential ethnic bi
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The case of the 🇷🇺film festival @UnivercineNant named «From Lviv to the Urals », planned in @katorza movie theater evidenced how difficult it is to counter the pro-Russian lobby, if not a pro-Putin one, in @NantesFr 🇫🇷. However, for our...1/10
READ press:…
... nationals, it only impacted a small local circle of cinephiles and agents of influence. On the other side, it revealed a Nantes diaspora and a refugee community, both from #Ukraine 🇺🇦, unanimously shocked. It aroused general outrage in Ukraine... 2/10…
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Mini-Rant About The Phrase "Work-Life Balance," Which I Didn't Know I Felt So Strongly About Until Just Now. Image
The phrase "work-life balance" is a hallmark of the problem we have with authenticity — how can we be authentic leaders if the very language we use to talk about our lives is falsely compartmentalized?  

There’s not (or at least there should be) a Work Mike and a Personal Mike. There's just one Mike.  @michaelkasdan

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we are_ lance dès lundi prochain un cycle d’auditions des candidats à la présidentielle sur le thème de la #culture.

Vous savez ce que proposent les candidats sur ce sujet ? C'est l'occasion de venir les challenger 🔥

Liens d'inscriptions ⤵️ Image
🔹Lundi 28 Mars 19h00
Jean Marc Dumontet
Porte-parole d'Emmanuel Macron pour @enmarchefr
🔹Mardi 29 Mars 8h30
Porte-parole de @JLMelenchon pour La France Insoumise
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🧵. #Russia colonised #Ukraine in 18th century. Since then, they've been trying to exterminate ukrainian indentity and culture, to assimilate us into being russian. They appropriated a lot of our #culture, #history, achievements and personalities doing this. 1/ #twitterstorians
Foreword. Many of these examples might seem to you as insignificant or unconnected, but they all are evidence to the trend of generations of russians trying to unexist us as a nation, make Ukraine into what they think we are – "Little Russia" 2/
Let's get the obvious one out of the door. #Borsch is and always was Ukrainian. It got into russia with soviet diner menus. Now russians claim it's as intrinsic to russia as it is to us. Bullshit. 3/ A beautiful and tasty combo of Borsch, salo (lard in pieces)
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🧵Today marks the end of an era.

The very last #reggae special is broadcasted on @SRF. As an #offbeat-lover and fan of the show I rummaged through the archives to find some interesting data about the past 13 years. Guess who is played more than @bobmarley?

(2) The first #show aired on 07th July 2009. In the meantime there were 579 broadcasts 📡 in total, mostly with @LukeeLavaOnFire at the mic 🎙️, who occasionally pushed the wrong buttons 🎛️, but always offered interesting insights into #music & #culture.
(3) 551 shows, including additional mixes, are still available for download. This would provide entertainment for 61 flights ✈️ from @zrh_airport🇨🇭 to @NMIAJA🇯🇲. Or you could run the @ReggaeMarathon 300 times - assuming you run as fast as @LukeeLavaOnFire
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Une des raisons du succès de la Presse #Jeunesse sur les autres familles de #presse réside essentiellement dans une valeur puissamment installée dans notre société et fortement construite par les éditeurs eux-mêmes — largement accompagnée et amplifiée aussi par les nbreux Image
acteurs de la « petite enfance » qui ont su perpétuer cet apprentissage mimétique du rôle « structurant et socialisateur » de cette presse aux parents pour leurs enfants, — et quel que soit le niveau et/ou l'origine sociale des parents ! Image
Cette mission et ce rôle socialisateur sont fortement revendiqués et mis en avant par tous les éditeurs jeunesse, car il faut le reconnaître, c'est aussi un argument de vente important que ces éditeurs utilisent très subtilement, ds une société en prise à de profondes mutations,
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Cuneiform is a writing system developed over 6,000 years ago used in Mesopotamia, Persia, & Ugarit. It provides information about the ancient Sumerian history, & the history of humanity as a whole. It uses wedge-shaped characters impressed on clay tablets. #Archaeology #history
Most agree that cuneiform began as proto-writing-like African drumming and Incan quipa, & evolved into the first full-fledged writing system, with signs corresponding to speech. The root of cuneiform lies in tokens, or chits, used by Sumerians to convey information. #Archaeology
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