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Statement from Ministry of Defence on the "Northern Ireland Legacy Bill"

gov.uk/government/new…

Some details about the bill below ⬇️
#NorthernIreland #Ireland #UnitedKingdom
The bill, published yesterday by the government would establish "The Independent Commission for Reconciliation and Information Recovery" functions listed in image below.
There will be a process that the family of anyone killed in the troubles can request a review into the death.
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Mentions that he will visit Thales who manufacture the NLAW that has saw widespread use in the current conflict in #Ukraine
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I dont know if every single country has this shape of human, like Finland? #Denmark looks like a gnome who lost his shoe, and a bat. Image
#UK and #Ireland, like a little owl and mongoose working in burger place Image
#Finland as we have pictured the shape here Image
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#OmicronUpdates #NewLineagesAlert

BA.1.22 -Prevalent in #Peru
BA.2.17 - #Vietnam and others
BA.2.18 - #UK/#Ireland
BA.2.19 -#Germany
XU - BA.1*/BA.2 recombinant - #Japan/#Canada/#India

(BA -alias of B.1.1.529)

#PANGO issues: #520, #522, #528, #529, #535
These are new PANGO designations

Key mutations:

BA.2.17 - ORF3a:D173Y
BA.2.18 - S:K417T
BA.2.19 - ORF1a:T333M

more to follow ..... will update key mutational differences and transmission advantage (if any)

Other designations are in 🧵:
#OmicronUpdates #NewLineagesAlert

BA.2.22 prevalent in #UnitedKingdom
BA.2.21 prevalent in #USA/#Canada
BA.2.20 prevalent in #Canada

(BA alias of B.1.1.529)

PANGO issues: #547 #562 #544
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-REPORT-

Hundreds of cases of acute hepatitis of unknown origin have been reported in children in the 🇬🇧 #UnitedKingdom, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Laboratory testing have ruled out hepatitis viruses A, B, C, E, and D,
according to the WHO in Geneva on Friday. The young patients had been shown to have a corona infection, adenoviruses, or both in numerous situations. However, it is unclear whether this is the root of the problem.
The WHO has urged all countries to be on the lookout for suspected cases. Three further cases, including one involving a 13-year-old child, have been recorded in 🇪🇸 #Spain. In 🇮🇪 #Ireland, a few suspected cases had been recorded, but not all of them had been confirmed.
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OPEC tells the #EU it's not possible to replace potential #Russian oil supply loss, as per #Ukraine'spresident request to all European state leaders.
reuters.com/business/energ…
The #EU Commission is drafting proposals for an oil embargo on #Russia, the foreign ministers of #Ireland, #Lithuania and the #Netherlands said at a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg, although there was no agreement to ban #Russian crude.
#Australia, #Canada and the #US, who are less reliant on Russian supply than Europe, have already banned Russian oil purchases. EU countries are split, given their higher dependency and the potential for the move to push up already high energy prices in #Europe.
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This comes a month late (genuine #slow #Archaeology here!) but here some insights about a 5th drum known in Britain that has been forgotten in all this press/media frenzy ..... A THREAD about the (unfinished) Lavant Drum..1/1

theguardian.com/science/2022/f…
When the amazing Burton Agnes drum was presented to the public, it was noted in the press that this was one of 4 drums known in Britain, being the other three the famous, beautiful, Folkton drums found in the 19th century also in a child's grave. 2/* cambridge.org/core/journals/…
But the fact is that there is a fifth chalk drum which was discovered in the 1990s by archaeologist James Kenny in a multi-period site in Chalkpit Lane, East Lavant (Sussex), around 280 miles from Burton Agnes and 300 miles from Folkton in North Yorkshire. 3/*
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Westminster voted for A hard tourism border on the island of Ireland tonight.

Ireland had zero say.

To be clear:

This means that a French or German person cannot take a trip to Belfast from Dublin for the w/e without UK border documentation.

Disaster for #NI.

#Brexit
Another own-goal for the UK Union.

This will go down like a bucket of cold sick amongst Irish born people in Northern Ireland.
Full story in the Irish Times

(In case UK media doesn’t consider it even newsworthy. Chances of that?)

#Brexit impact upon island of #Ireland.

irishtimes.com/news/ireland/i…
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Today @StateDept formally announced that violence perpetrated by Myanmar’s military against the #Rohingya constitutes genocide and crimes against humanity. This should bring renewed attention to the role of Facebook @meta in fuelling the #Rohingya genocide. 1/6
It has been 5 years of promises from @meta to “do more” and “do better.” So, are they? No. @Global_Witness had 8 ads with explicit hate speech about #Rohingya approved for publication. 👎👎👎AP News: bit.ly/3wpZiD5 2/6
This negligence is unacceptable. I saw this behavior over and over from Facebook - it ultimately led me to become a #whistleblower. @meta chronically underfunds and understaffs the teams responsible for keeping us safe — especially in the most vulnerable places in the world. 3/6
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🇪🇺 foreign affairs ministers have just started their meeting here in Brussels to discuss possible new #RussiaSanctions.

Poland is calling for a "complete trade blockade" including energy. That remains a tall ask.
"Today will be a very long day," says EU foreign affairs chief @JosepBorrellF.

"Russia is really doing a lot of #WarCrimes. That's the word, I have to say that. What's happening in #Mariupol is a massive war crime - destroying everything."
"Europe cannot give an impression of fatigue," says #Lithuania FM Landsbergis entering #FAC. "We cannot get tired of imposing sanctions"

"There's a feeling in the room to sit down & take a breath. I think that's a bad message"

It's "unavoidable" that they talk about an #OilBan.
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Update: “We are exploring alternatives to the in-person programme of events” after @MichealMartinTD tested positive for #COVID19 ahead of #StPatricksDay @WhiteHouse celebrations, says #Ireland government press secretary.
It's now a "virtual bilateral meeting" between @POTUS and @MichealMartinTD, according to the updated @WhiteHouse schedule.
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#InternationalWomensDay2022

I've a number of tributes to pay on this important day.

The first must obviously go to the women of #Ukraine

This picture demonstrates their suffering & their personal courage

I stand with them in #Solidarity

Photo from the front page @thetimes
#InternationalWomensDay2022

It's a strange start to this tribute, but today is the 21st anniversary of my Dad's death. His life and of his Mother, Mary Breheny, is couched in real courage through #MotherAndBabyHomes #MagdalenLaundries

#Justice is coming!
#InternationalWomensDay2022

I pay tribute to #BreedaMurphy from the #TuamMotherandBabyHomeAlliance

Her passion, compassion and determination against @cnalive @merrionstreet to deliver the stories & change of #Survivors #MotherAndBabyHomes & #Magdalene story is inspirational
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One of the main reasons I’m in favour of continuing to have single sex schools available in #Ireland is because #girls tell us of the sexual harassment they face, up to 70% of them, in one mixed #Irish school. ImageImageImageImage
The rest of the article is here and… Image
here….

It’s not about instilling fear of boys, it’s about acknowledging something is wrong & needs to be fixed & continuing to put girls at risk of harassment is an unacceptable solution. Image
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What is Pakistan?
Who is Pakistan?
What is the status of Pakistan on the world map?
What is the opinion of big and rich countries of the world about Pakistan?
What is the territory of Pakistan in the world map?
👇
Is Pakistan a powerful country?
Why am I asking all these questions? Pakistan has been given a special significance in the recent changes taking place in this world.
After all, 👇
what has Pakistan done that has made Pakistan the center of attention of countries all over the world?

What I have heard about Pakistan from the language of the world is that Pakistan is a small country.Which was made by cutting off part of India. 👇
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A gift from #Ireland🇮🇪 to #Ukraine🇺🇦.
We know the price of #Nationhood
The difficulty of emerging from the threat of swift and terrible war from our former overlords.
The birth of a nation and the creation of a people all too often are birthed in blood.
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Our own #Patriots believed in the birth of #Ireland in #BloodSacrifice
#PadraigPearse said it best at the grave of O'Donovan Rossa.
I am going to take the liberty of paraphrasing, to swap #Ukraine for #Ireland in the hope it shows how we #StandWithUkraine
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They think that they have pacified #Ukraine.
They think that they have purchased half of us and intimidated the other half.
They think that they have foreseen everything, think that they have provided against everything;
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"The @KyivIndependent recently did a spotlight on many different charities across #Ukraine."

▪Charities that help the war effort, children, elderly, animals... for blood donation and more.

All are linked in post. Please RT.

#UkraineWar #UkraineInvasion
reddit.com/r/ukraine/comm…
This list was published by Forbes Magazine

10 Ways To Help The People Of Ukraine Right Now via @Forbes forbes.com/sites/gabbysha…
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#war #Kyiv #Ukraine #Russia Collecting all reports thread; Ukraine's operational command says "cruise and ballistic missile strikes are underway at the control centres in Kyiv" from @lukeharding1968 Friends report explosions in #Kyiv, #Odessa #Kharkiv #Mykolaev thread, add info
Targets include airfields and military headquarters, operational command says
"Distant crumps - soft explosions - reported from west Kyiv, towards the airport. Not Cruise missiles, i think, but sounds like an attack on the airport." @JohnSweeney
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Here is the #Covid19 round up for Wednesday. All the facts which matter in one handy thread.

Starting with the recently published #UK figures which show a surprisingly large fall in cases, bucking the recent trend of smaller reductions...
Wednesday is usually the day with the highest newly reported #Covid19 cases in the #UK, but numbers are down today, indeed by 27%.

However, I believe it's probably a blip and we may see higher numbers tomorrow and/or Friday.

But Covid deaths continue to fall. From 199 to 164
Looking at new #Covid19 cases by country within the #UK, good to see Scotland falling again.

#England 29,703 (-30.5%)
#NIreland 2,294 (-20.6%)
#Scotland 6,756 (-9.3%)
#Wales 903(-19.7%)
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#Singapore, #Japan, and #Taiwan joining the Western effort to sanction #Russia for the assault on #Ukraine foreignpolicy.com/2022/02/22/bid…
Details on the #NATO (re)deployments to cope with the fallout from #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Details on #Ukraine's reservist mobilisation: far from complete (since that would require martial law), but still of a scale that it will take weeks to complete ... and the assault on the capital is days away at most
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Made a mess of these threads. Integrating them here
#Ukraine's President Zelensky said a few hours ago he is still going to Germany tomorrow for the Munich Security Conference. Whether this is supposed to promote calm or what is unclear; it's a hell of a time for him to leave his capital.
President #Biden just said in his White House address that the US believes the #Russians will invade #Ukraine in the next few days and "they will target Ukraine's capital, Kiev". Image
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#Russia/#Ukraine Thread 🇺🇦 🇷🇺 [1]
#Russian news agencies are reporting that #Luhansk separatist region prevented a terrorist attack on a soldiers rally. #UkraineCrisis #UkraineConflict #Ukraine #Crimea #Donbass #Donetsk #EU #Europe #NATO #US #Russia #Belarus [2]
Elements of #Russian forces in #Crimea are reported by #Russian media to be returning to North #Ossetia and #Dagestan, following the end of special exercise in the region. #Russia #Ukraine #UkraineCrisis #UkraineConflict #EU #NATO #US #Europe [3]
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Author in @irishtimes is calling for #Ireland to join #Russia in forcing Russia's interpretation of Minsk Protocol upon #Ukraine. Thankfully, Ireland affirmed the support for #Ukraine independence at the UNSC session in Jan. 1/4
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The article rests on a baffling analysis that there is a Russian ethnic minority at war with ethnic Ukrainians. This analysis is blatantly whitewashing the #Russia's role in the war as a neutral intermediary in #Ukraine's troubles.
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Moreover, to say that there is an ethnic conflict in Ukraine as just as misguided as to say that the Troubles in Northern Ireland were a religious conflict. Both conflicts deserve careful analysis because of their complexity.
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So, @MichealMartinTD @LeoVaradkar @EamonRyan and @SimonCoveney have approximately 9-10 days left to prepare #Ireland🇮🇪 for the economic, financial, social, political and psychological impacts of a 🇷🇺-🇺🇦 war that could escalate into a war that threatens all of Europe. 🧵 1/
Where is the Government of Ireland's strategy for managing public safety and civil defence? Where are the planning and preparedness measures for possible incidents involving, for example, risk to Irish-registered aircraft crossing eastern Europe? 2/
Or Irish citizens caught in the conflict zone or in Russia during wartime? Or extra naval protection for ferries crossing the Irish and Celtic Seas? Is the Government going to protect Ukrainian assets in Ireland from Russian 'hybrid' attacks (and vice versa)? 3/
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