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.@DFID_UK's new #UKAid programme supports neglected tropical disease elimination and the @TheGlobalGoals. We asked our colleague @yarimaezra about how @Sightsavers and partners will help #BeatNTDs and improve the lives of citizens in 13 of the world’s poorest countries #SDG1
“My name is Ezra Yarima, I’ve been working for Sightsavers since 2015. I am a public health specialist in Nigeria, with a monitoring and evaluation background. I am very passionate about disease management and disability prevention.” #BeatNTDs Ezra stands next to a sign in arabic outside a house.
“My favourite part of my job is that I know I am making a difference in the lives of people affected by neglected tropical diseases #NTDs. I cherish the smiles I see post-treatment.” #BeatNTDs Three children looking at the camera smiling
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#DidYouKnow that as part of measures to secure Nigeria’s land & maritime borders, @CustomsNG & @nigimmigration in collaboration with @DefenceInfoNG, @PoliceNG & other security & intel agencies are currently conducting a Joint Border Security Exercise, codenamed EX-SWIFT RESPONSE.
The Joint Exercise is being coordinated by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), and is taking place in 4 geopolitical zones: South South, South West, North Central and North West.

The overall objective is to ensure the security of Nigeria. #SecuringNigeria
In addition to the immediate objectives of addressing trans-border security challenges such as terrorism, armed banditry, smuggling, & proliferation of arms, the Exercise is also expected to promote interagency cooperation among security and intelligence agencies
#SecuringNigeria
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In 1619 a Dutch slave ship arrived in Jamestown with 20 Africans purchased as indentured workers. These were the first Africans in the English North American colonies. #400YearsLater
Join us as we commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the First Recorded Forced Arrival of Enslaved African People. #400YearsLater

In 1625 the first enslaved Africans arrive in the Dutch Colony of New Amsterdam (now New York City) with the Dutch West India Company. They become the city's primary municipal labor force. #400YearsLater
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#ThePowerfulPotato #PotatoNutritionalFacts
#Didyouknow that potatoes provide the carbohydrate, potassium and energy you need to perform at your best? Potatoes are more energy-packed than any other popular vegetable and have even more potassium than a banana.
#ThePowerfulPotato #PotatoNutritionalFacts
Are potatoes good for you?
Yes, potatoes are naturally fat free, cholesterol free, and low in sodium. In addition, potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C, and those eaten with the skin are a good source of pottasium.
Potatoes also helps in reduction of d risk of high blood pressure and stroke.
Are all varieties of potatoes equally nutritious?All varieties of potatoes r nutritious nd, while both type nd amounts of nutrients may vary slightly depending on d variety, d differences are minimal
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This took 12 hrs to find

Charles Vernon Jones, and James Logan Jones Sr+Jr, are going to be critical links of gas pipelines, uranium enrichment, precious metals, and Marc Rich.

Robert Swan Mueller III sure did luck out getting to hold the clipboard of CV Jone's son in Vietnam.
[2] "Belgium International Harvester COrporation"

Red alert -

Belgian Congo was where the #Shinkolobwe mine was located

And even as of 1955, American/global corporations were eager to control the #uranium in Congo
[3] Revisiting: Guess which company, of all the companies in the world and of all the places to go, focused all of their marketing on a Public Relations / Advertising stunt in Congo in the 1939

"In 1939, #InternationalHarvester was chosen for Commander Gatti's "Jungle Yachts" "
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#DidYouKnow that Dinah Chase [Whipple] was born into slavery and lived in Newmarket, NH until she was freed on her 21st birthday, the same day she married Prince Whipple?

She then lived in Portsmouth, NH until her passing in 1846, at the age of 86.

#DinahWhipple
Unusual for the times, being both Black and a woman, Dinah was literate and taught children for the Ladies Charitable African School. She likely taught in their house on High St, where Dinah and Prince moved 4 yrs after they married.

#DidYouKnow #DinahWhipple
While the High St house was demolished in the early 1800s, a house, which still stands, was built on the original foundations and is part of the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail.

#DidYouKnow #DinahWhipple
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#Thread
Celebrating the master of eloquence #Gulzar today with some of his most memorable lines

#HappyBirthdayGulzar
‘I looked for you everywhere...’
Celebrating #Gulzar on his #birthday

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#HappyBirthdayGulzar
‘Dreams have no #borders...’
Do you agree?
Celebrating #Gulzar on his #birthday
#HappyBirthdayGulzar

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#DidYouKnow that NDTV co-founders Prannoy and Radhika Roy are relatives of anti-India Arundhati Roy?

Same Arundhati Roy who was sleeping with Yasin Malik in London

NDTV used its tax evasion to fund many anti-India events organized by ISI's Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai

#banNDTV
#DidYouKnow that rabid Communist Brinda Karat is the sister of Radhika Roy?

NDTV is basically one of the many institutions that were created as part of Communist-Congress alliance to control the political narrative in India by making a fool of Indians
As NDTV expanded its influence with rising TV viewership in India, Prannoy & Radhika Roy started to make political deals in exchange for doing the dirty job of Congress party

NDTV became the face of Indian media abroad with extensive links to US-funded NGOs & judiciary

#banNDTV
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🚨#DidYouKnow #Thread

🔸The #Ganesha Purana describes the 32 forms of Lord Ganesha and among them, Mahaganapathi is widely worshiped

🔸The first 16 forms of Ganesha are known by the name “Shodasa #Ganapati” and the later ones are known as “Ekavimsathi”
1. Bala Ganapati

As the name suggests, Bala Ganapati is the child form of Vinayagar that symbolises earth's abundance and fertility as he holds a banana, mango, sugarcane, and jackfruit in each of His four hands

His trunk curls around His favourite sweet 'Modakam'
2. Taruna Ganapati

Taruna Ganapati is in His teens and symbolises youthfulness (His body glows in red)

In this form, Vinayagar has 8 arms, each holding a modakam, noose, goad, wood apple, rose apple, tusk, some paddy, and sugar cane
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(1) Thread: June 5th #earthquake near #Ridgecrest CA

I'm an earthquake survivor from NZ (2011) who will provide reporting & commentary below, just as soon as I can load the USGS pages properly.

This was big, shallow, & the city has 28k people.

ready.gov/earthquakes
(2) OK, have given up on the USGS website for now. Current USGS-sourced assessment of this EQ is:

Mag: 7.1 (severe)
Depth: 0.9km (half a mile, v. v. shallow)
Location: 17km NNE of Ridgecrest, CA (very close to city)
(3) I would be very surprised if there is no loss of life from this EQ.

185 people died in the Christchurch NZ EQ of 2/22/11. I was thrown across the room, but was fine, compared to others.

Ridgecrest: 28,000 + rural areas is a lot of people affected.
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Here are some clippings about the #Cardiff1919Raceriots in the The Cambria Daily Leader. This is in today's edition, Saturday 14th June 1919

#CardiffRaceRiots1919

#Hanes #Cymru #Newyddion #Caerdydd
Here's some more information about the #CambriaLeader. It's published in #Swansea, so these are a screenshot I took from @LLGCymru online because i haven't managed to make it to #Swansea today

#CardiffRaceRiots
#DidYouKnow that the word Cambria comes from #Latin🇮🇹? It's a romanised version of the word #Cymru that was used by the Romans
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#DidYouKnow
1. The space between your eyebrows is called a glabella.
2. The way it smells after the rain is called petrichor.
3. The plastic or metallic coating at the end of your shoelaces is called an aglet.
4. The rumbling of stomach is actually called a wamble.
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#DidYouKnow
5. The cry of a new born baby is called a vagitus.
6. The prongs on a fork are called tines.
7. The sheen or light that you see when you close your eyes and press your hands on them is called phosphenes.
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#DidYouKnow
8. The tiny plastic table placed in the middle of a pizza box is called a box tent.
9. The day after tomorrow is called overmorrow.
10. Your tiny toe or finger is called minimus.
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Back in 2014, Rueben Abati was caught showcasing projects executed by the Kano State RMK led Government as part of the legacy projects executed by the President Jonathan’s administration using the hashtag #DidYouKnow
These projects were executed by Abba K Yusuf as a Commissioner!
Abba K. spearheaded the construction of a first of its kind Flyover in the history of infrastructural projects in kano, stretching from the Silver Jubilee to Kofar Nassarawa. Many wondered if the project would ever be completed, only for RMK to appear with GMB for commissioning.
A lot of us besieged the site at sunset when the string of installed state of the Art streetlights illuminate the top of the flyover, with the renovated NorthWest University city campus story building majestically sitting on the left.
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[1] Deepwater, New Jersey
[2] TEL ( lead tetraethyl ), required to produce leaded gasoline for Ethyl Corporation, was made in Deepwater New Jersey. See thenation.com/article/secret…
[3] Ethyl Corporation - Basically, a Du Pont venture
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I am honored & excited to be introducing my very 1st amendment on the House floor, an amendment to #HR1, the #ForthePeopleAct. My amendment will lower the voting age from 18 to 16, allowing our youth to have a seat at the table of democracy. #16toVote
#DidYouKnow In 2018, nearly 2 million young people between the ages of 16 & 17 were employed, contributing to the labor force and to their local economy through paying taxes. #16toVote
49 yrs ago, Senator Ted Kennedy argued before his colleagues in favor of lowering the voting age as an effort to “bring our youth into full and lasting participation in our institutions of democratic government.” #16toVote #ForThePeoplebit.ly/2H7Lvsb
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Been meaning to do this thread for a while - looking at Healthcare in Nigeria, and what @NGRPresident @AsoRock have achieved in the last 4 years, under President @MBuhari

Use seatbelt let’s take a ride.
The starting point for this is the fact that the responsibility for healthcare in Nigeria is shared by all three tiers of Govt. Primary Health Care is largely in the hands of the States and Local Govts. Anyone looking EXCLUSIVELY to Abuja for progress is making a mistake.
Of course the FG has an important supporting role. And under @MBuhari it has played that role diligently. #DidYouKnow that since 2016, the Buhari Admin has given State Govts (all 36 States + FCT) a total of US$259 Million specifically to improve Maternal, Newborn & Child Health.
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My Benue people, #DidYouKnow the stretch of the Enugu—Makurdi Exp between Otukpo & the Benue-Enugu Border is being fixed?

Otukpo-Ugbokolo(40km) almost finished

Ugbokolo-Border(36km) just commenced

Also, @FMPWH just flagged off Phase 2 rehabilitation work on Otukpo-Aliade Road
.@igalaman traveled the route yesterday. Confirms that Otukpa-Otukpo largely fixed. Says traveling on that road, once a “no go area” now “a delight.”

Indeed it used to be one of the worst roads in Nigeria, as the attached @ynaija article from 2012 notes:
tribuneonlineng.com/178201/
One more thing: Loko—Oweto Bridge linking Benue to Nasarawa across River Benue is almost finished. Been like five years in the making - finally getting to the end.

Will reduce travel time between South East Nigeria and Abuja by about 3 hours, according to @FMPWH
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The New Jersey of Nigeria 😎

#DidYouKnow that Ogun State is the only other State in Nigeria (apart from the Republic of Lagos) that internally generates (i.e from Taxes) more than 50% of its Total Revenues?
“... analysis of the IGR report indicated that Pay As You Earn, PAYE, is two times the size of FAAC inflow in Lagos and 1.1 times in Ogun States,implying that both states are significantly benefiting from a dominant formal sector relative to other states.” google.com/amp/s/www.vang…
Meanwhile some States are actually suffering declining IGR: “Of the 36 states, 28 states grew their IGRs, while states such as Ebonyi, Anambra, Benue, Abia and Kebbi recorded declines in IGR... in H1 2018.” google.com/amp/s/www.vang…
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#Didyouknow that @AsoRock is implementing a new initiative called #EnergizingEducation? I've been tweeting about #EnergizingEconomies which is targeted at markets & economic clusters. #EnergizingEducation is providing reliable power to Universities & Teaching Hospitals. #Thread
#EnergizingEducation is an initiative of @FMPWH, being implemented by @realREANigeria. Will deliver off-grid Captive Power Plants to 37 Federal Universities and 7 University Teaching Hospitals across Nigeria. (Also includes provision of solar lighting on all these campuses)
Phase 1 of #EnergizingEducation will provide power to 9 Fed. Universities & 1 Univ Teaching Hospital:

ATBU –Gubi Campus, Bauchi
BUK, Kano
UDU–Main Campus, Sokoto
FUAM, Makurdi
Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi
NAU-Awka Campus, Anambra
FUPR, Delta
OAU & OAUTH, Osun
UNILAG
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#Didyouknow? It’s estimated about 400,000 people in Ireland suffer from loneliness. And it increases dramatically with age.
Loneliness is a growing epidemic which affects almost one in 10 people in Ireland, and has been identified as a key health hazard.
If you want to learn more, here's a great article from the Irish Examiner that goes into more detail: irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/l…
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9 maps show how different #LGBTQ rights are around the world

businessinsider.in/politics/9-map…
#Homosexuality is no longer outlawed in the majority of the world, there's still a long way to go in terms of acceptance and equality for #LGBTQ people.
Religion is an un-ignorable factor in the maps. While the majority of the world has legalized homosexuality, the countries where it is still outlawed are concentrated in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Africa — areas with majority-Muslim nations.
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प्रणाम - रघु राम की नगरी अयोध्या से।

#travel #Ayodhya
Journey of #Ayodhya begins with Litti Chokha at Guptaar Ghat #travel #vegetarian #incredibleindia
Sri Ram Paduka at Guptargarhi or Chakrahari Tirth at #Ayodhya #travel #indology
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#DidYouKnow How Congress screwed @isro? #nambinarayanan

Sometime in 1994 there was rift brewing in the Kerala Congress

The then CM K Karunakaran’s son had insulted Ramesh Chennithala, G Karthikeyan and Shahnawaz (all members of the I group faction that Karunakaran led)
Another Congress Factional leader A K Antony (leader of the A group - rival faction in congress) was planning to topple Karunakaran to install himself as the chief minister.

His hitman for the Job was Oomen Chandy, the FM in the Karunakaran cabinet
If Antony had to replace, they had to make, Karunakaran a formidable leader fall big.

Karunakaran had the sworn allegiance of the most of the Police establishment in Kerala, whom he had a special liking to
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