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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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#ParkinsonDisease is a movement disorder associated with

- motor symptoms
- cognitive impairment
- mental health disorders
- autonomic symptoms
- sleep disorders
- pain
- other sensory disturbances.

Learn more 👉…
#DYK❓ Globally, disability and death due to #ParkinsonDisease are increasing faster than for any other neurological disorder 👉
Up to 80% of people with #ParkinsonDisease may develop #dementia during the course of their disease 👉…
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It’s #WorldHandicraftDay, and have we got a thread 🤭 for you.
📷: @googlearts
#DYK that beads, cowries, and even coins of small denominations are used to embellish pieces of clothing in Lambani embroidery?
(Explore a gallery of art from Karnataka here:

📷: @googlearts
In picture: A ceremonial basket made by the Angami Naga tribe 🧺
Although most Angami baskets are made for everyday use, a fine basket like this is made as a gift for special occasions, like weddings!

📷: @googlearts
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Live from #GartnerSEC | Anticipate How AI Will Change How You Build Security Products with Nat Smith, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner.

Follow along 🧵
#DYK: Your buyers are fascinated with AI, but few really understand how #AI works. #GartnerSEC
"Most vendor presenter do not know how to effectively communicate how #AI works or the value it provides." #GartnerSEC
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LIVE: Opening of the Walk the Talk, the #HealthForAll challenge with @DrTedros…
This is our Sunday morning - we are joining ‘#WalkTheTalk: the #HealthForAll Challenge’ at Place des Nations in Geneva🇨🇭

We walk, run, jump, dance, stretch for #Sport4Health because physical activities are important for our health.

How about you?
Sport should not only be for entertainment but also to inspire people to have healthier lifestyle, live longer & happier with their families
- Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani, Director of the Public Health Department, @MOPHQatar on #Sport4Health at #WalkTheTalk
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On the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (#IDAHOBIT),


WHO celebrates the right of EVERYONE to live a healthy, dignified life & celebrates diversity in people’s sexual orientation & gender identity.
What is the difference between

🔸Sexual orientation
🔸Gender identity
🔸Gender expression ❓

Learn more & find out how these could impact a person's health 👉 #IDAHOBIT

#DYK❓ In over 7️⃣0️⃣ countries, laws criminalize same-sex relationships between adults, undermining #LGBTQI+ people's access to health services.
More info 👉 #IDAHOBIT
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Today is #WorldMalariaDay.

#DYK: we can prevent and cure #Malaria?
Learn about the symptoms so you know when to get help from a healthcare professional
#Malaria is transmitted through the bites of Anopheles mosquitoes🦟
In 2020, nearly half of the world's population was at risk of malaria
Early diagnosis & treatment of #malaria reduces disease, prevents deaths and contributes to reducing transmission
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Today is #WorldHealthDay!
Environmental factors - including climate change - claim 13 million lives every year.
Stop burning fossil fuels like oil, coal and natural gas for a #HealthierTomorrow

Climate change is a threat to human health, driving diseases like cancer, asthma, heart disease, and mosquito-borne diseases like dengue…

Burning fossil fuels like oil, coal and natural gas causes air pollution.

Keep fossil fuels in the ground for #HealthierTomorrow - a healthy planet & a healthy me…
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Living in the “lucky country”.

#DYK that Australia 🇦🇺 has the 16th highest #poverty rate out of the 34 wealthiest countries in the OECD?

In 2020 there were 3.24 million people (13.6%) living below the poverty line of 50% of median income.


That translates to more than one in eight adults and more than one in six children were living in poverty.

Many of those affected were living in “deep poverty”.

The graphs below show trends in key financial stress indicators, and the NAB financial stress index.

Not surprisingly, the majority (56%) of people below the #poverty line were #renting, while only 17% of people in poverty were home-owners who didn’t have a mortgage.

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WHO & the Government of #India🇮🇳 today agreed to establish the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine, to maximize the potential of traditional medicines through modern science and technology
Around 80% of the world’s population is estimated to use traditional medicine.
To date, 170 of the 194 WHO Member States have reported the use of traditional medicine
The term traditional medicine describes the knowledge, skills & practices indigenous & different cultures have used over time to maintain health and prevent, diagnose & treat physical and mental illness - from acupuncture, ayurvedic medicine, herbal mixtures to modern medicines.
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#DYK? An enslaved man named Onesimus introduced the smallpox vaccine to doctors in Colonial North America. #BlackHistoryMonth Infographic with a teal bor...
Smallpox was an extremely contagious virus that plagued much of the world for millennia, and killed 15% of Boston’s population in 1721. Some African societies had previously developed and implemented a method to combat the spread of the disease. #ANationsStory
Onesimus described to doctors the long-standing African practice of inoculation, introducing pathogens to open wounds to produce antibodies and induce immunity. #APeoplesJourney
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🆕 The latest update for the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) is now online!
#ICD11 is a 'common language' for health professionals to share standardized health information around the world.
Learn more Image
The 11th International Classification of Diseases is now fully digital & multilingual with a new user-friendly format & smart coding to reduce the chance of error.
This update reflects input from over 90 countries & unprecedented involvement of health-care providers. Image
The #ICD11 update includes:
🔹New chapters on addictive disorders
🔹Updated diagnostic recommendations for mental health conditions & digital documentation of #COVID19 certificates
🔹More specific coding for the location & extent of conditions like cancers & fractures
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The Queen has hosted a reception for local community groups at Sandringham House on the eve of Accession Day.

Her Majesty is the first Monarch in history to reach the historic milestone of 70 years on the throne.
The Queen was joined by members of the Sandringham @WomensInstitute, local pensioners, @WNBefriending and Little Discoverers, an early-years charity for children with disabilities.

#DYK The Queen has been a member of the Sandringham WI since 1943 and their President since 2003?
The Queen met Angela Wood, who helped create the original recipe for Coronation chicken in 1953.

This iconic dish was created to mark Her Majesty's Coronation and was served at street parties.
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#DYK that the world’s ‘oldest’ recorded zero symbol is in India
It's at #Gwalior’s Chaturbhuj Temple
The Hindu temple excavated in a rock face in the Gwalior Fort, in c875 AD, by Alla, the son of Vaillabhatta of the Gurjara-Pratihara dynasty is a sought after monument
One of the temples inscriptions contains the earliest known inscription of the circular symbol "O", to represent zero, in India, though the Bakhshali manuscript is regarded as the earliest existent use of zero
@RomeshNadir @amritabhinder @MeghBulletin @OsintUpdates @centerofright
The inscription reads among other things that the community planted a garden of 187 hastas by 270 hastas (1 hasta = 1.5 ft), that the garden yielded 50 garlands for the temple every day
The last digits of 270 & 50 are "O" shaped

@bkum2000 @ShefVaidya @mathshistory @MathsStories
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#DYK it is customary for towns to be awarded city status during a Jubilee year?

Today @cabinetofficeuk have announced the list of places in the running for the #PlatinumJubilee City Status Competition.

Let's take a look at previous winning cities during Her Majesty’s reign ➡️
In 1977, to mark The Queen’s Silver Jubilee, Derby was was granted city status.

📸 HM presenting the letters patent at Council House, Derby - 1977.

In 1992, the Ruby Jubilee year, Sunderland became a city.

📸 HM traveling on the Sunderland to Newcastle Metro Link - 2002. ImageImage
In The Queen’s Golden Jubilee year, 2002, multiple towns were awarded city status.

📸 Among them were Preston, Stirling and Lisburn, which Her Majesty visited as part of her nationwide Golden Jubilee tour to celebrate 50 years as Monarch. ImageImageImage
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#DYK? Everyone ages 5 years and older is now eligible for a #COVID19 vaccine. Have your family #SleeveUp 💪 for their vaccine as soon as they can and join hundreds of millions of others across the United States in helping to stop the pandemic. More:
Help protect your family by vaccinating everyone who’s eligible against #COVID19 as soon as you can. More:
Remember: Mild side effects after getting a #COVID19 vaccine are normal signs that the body is building protection. More:
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BTW, I called Grasberg a base metal (copper) mine below; Poulgrain repeatedly calls it a gold mine. It is both -- on value it has been about 60:40 copper:gold over the 30-year life of the open pit (1990-2019; mining has now moved underground).
Reported total open pit production was 12.2 million tonnes of copper and 47 million ounces of gold. At approximate 30-year average prices, those were worth US$60 billion for the copper and US$40 billion for the gold -- about US$100 billion all up.

That's (Douglas Adams' mice voice) 'a lot of moneeeey', but hardly an Earth-shattering amount …and note that development turned out to be so challenging that the thing wouldn't have shown a profit until the end of the century, by when Allen Dulles had been dead for 30 years.
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It's #WorldContraceptionDay

EVERYONE deserves access to a wide range of safe and effective contraceptive methods to choose what works best for them. Image
Contraception and family planning information and services are life-saving and important at all times. Sexual activity does not stop with the #COVID19 pandemic.

#WorldContraceptionDay Image
Family planning and counseling should be:

✅ respectful of the human rights of all individuals
✅ free of stigma and discrimination Image
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#DidYouKnow: The Western Hemlock #loopermoth is a native species to our region. Increases in their population are part of a natural cycle that happens every 11-15 years. We are in the third year of an outbreak, after which their numbers are expected to naturally decline. (1/5)
You may see more browning and damaged trees on the #NorthShore as #loopermoth larvae eat conifer needles, especially western hemlock. These outbreaks are part of the ecosystem – dead trees fall down and become nutrients on the forest floor, allowing new trees to grow (2/5)
#naturelovers may appreciate that while the current #loopermoth outbreak may be disruptive, it's a vital part of the #ecosystem. Loopers are food for birds, bats, frogs, mice and more. Before breaking down, dead trees become new habitats for owls, woodpeckers and squirrels. (3/5)
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Global hunger, malnutrition & food insecurity have dramatically worsened due to #COVID19.

🆕 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021 report explains why 👉

#SOFI2021 Image
#DYK❓ In 2020, millions of children around the world were stunted, wasted and overweight.

Here's what can be done to address this 👉 #SOFI2021 Image
3⃣ billion people around the 🌎🌍🌏 couldn't afford a healthy diet in 2019 and #COVID19 likely made this worse.

Countries must act now to get back on track to achieve nutrition-related @GlobalGoalsUN 👉 Image
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The Graduate Route is now open for applications!

#DYK nearly 17,500 Student visas were granted to Nigerian Students - a massive 83% increase on the previous year. Here’s some information on how more Students can participate in the Graduate Route ⬇️
📌What is the Graduate Route?

The route offers eligible Students 2-3 years to work, or look for work, in the UK after completing their studies. You need:
- A valid Student Visa
- To complete a course successfully at undergraduate level or above at a Higher Education Institution
📌Do I need a sponsor?

Individuals applying to the Graduate route will not need a sponsor.

Individuals cannot extend the Graduate route but they can switch to other routes whilst inside the UK. Please visit GOV.UK for more info:…
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The UK’s new post-study Graduate immigration route is now open for applications under the points-based immigration system.

This will allow the best and brightest international graduates to stay and work after completing their studies.

The Graduate Route is now open for applications!

#DYK over 56,100 Student visas were granted to Indian nationals - a 13% increase on the previous year. Here’s some information on how more Students can participate in the Graduate Route ⬇
📌What is the Graduate Route?

The route offers eligible Students 2-3 years to work, or look for work, in the UK after completing their studies. You need:

✅A valid Student Visa
✅To complete a course successfully at undergraduate level or above at a Higher Education Institution
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L-28 days @BlueOrigin #NewShepard #FHF 🚀👩‍🚀

Figured it might be fun to share some fun facts along the way…

#DYK Alan Shepard carried a $1 bill on his Mercury flight? Do you know WHY? (It’s way more interesting…)
Just 3 weeks prior to Alan Shepard’s historic flight for the US, Yuri Gagarin had made history as the first human in space…

But at that time…

Official recognition for the Soviet Union was still being WITHHELD by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) 🙅‍♂️
The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) @airsports_fai is the world's air sports federation. It was founded in 1905 to further aeronautical and astronautical activities worldwide.

Among its duties, the FAI certifies and registers records…including record disputes ;)
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#DYK Toronto residents age 18 and older who can't physically leave their home due to certain medical conditions, are eligible for in-home #COVID19 vaccination? Register via your #CityofTO primary care provider or homecare provider. ImageImage
If your primary care/homecare cannot provide the vaccine, you will be referred to @TorontoMedics. Toronto residents age 18+ (adults & seniors) who are homebound but not registered with a health service, can call Toronto Seniors Helpline 416-217-2077 to be referred to a clinician.
For eligibility and to find out how to book in-home vaccination:…
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