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#Russia #NewsfromMordor Russian watchdog Roskomnadzor is preparing sanctions against Google, Telegram, Meta, Discord, Pinterest and Twitch. The Ministry of Education is ready to discuss Medinsky's proposal to introduce a prayer for the glory of Russia in schools.
#Russia #NewsfromMordor Medvedev: "No restrictions on the return of the death penalty in Russia, everything will depend on the situation. The moratorium may remain, if everything is calm, or be revised if necessary."
#Russia An Interior Ministry official arrested for spreading "fakes" about war, was charged for speaking on the phone, allegedly spreading "knowingly false information." He called his acquaintances in the Crimea and the Moscow region. No permission to tap his phone, says lawyer
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بیلیم ٹاور (لزبن، پرتگال)
(Torre de Belém, Lisbon, Purtagal)
15رویں صدی کا مینولین (Manueline) طرزتعمیر
500سالہ تاریخی یادگار (Monument) بھی
#یونیسکو سائیٹ
ٹاور عربی طرز کے واچ ٹاورز، "کراس آف کرائسٹ" سےمزین جنگی سامان اوریورپ میں گینڈےکی قدیم ترین نقش ونگار
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سے آراستہ ٹاور کے اندر 4 اسٹوریز__اوپر والی دو اسٹوریز کھلی ہیں جبکہ نچلی میں 17توپیں رکھی ھوئی ہیں۔
ٹاور کو Lioz چونےکےپتھر کے بلاکس کا استعمال کرتے ھوئے تعمیر کیا گیا ھے۔
1490میں کنگ جواؤ دوم(King João II) کا منصوبہ
1514 میں اسکی تعمیر کا باقاعدہ آغاز
1580 میں پرتگال پر ہسپانوی ImageImageImageImage
حکمرانی کے باعث سپین کے قابض رھا۔
1581 میں بطور جیل رھا، پھر اوپری حصہ تباہ ھوا، پھر ٹاور لائٹ ہاؤس کے طور پر استعمال ھوتا رھا۔
ٹاور کے سائز کی وجہ سے، صرف 150 لوگوں کو اندر جانے کی اجازت ImageImageImageImage
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Wednesday's #Covid19 megathread makes an early start as there's so much news to bring you!

#Omicron takes centre stage in Europe with a raft of records (recap coming up), but #UK ministers are increasingly confident the NHS won't be swamped despite England's lack of restrictions
It turned out to be a terrible Tuesday, not just in #UK, which was just one of TEN European countries to hit all time high daily #Covid19 infection numbers.

#Cyprus #France #Greece #Iceland #Italy #Malta #Montenegro #Portugal and #Spain the others to set new records.
Concern in #Norway. The #Omicron wave looked to be beyond the peak; is it making a comeback or is it still delayed Christmas cases?
4,702 new #Covid19 infections, fewer than 100 down on last Weds.

Better health data. 315 in hospital, down 13 since y'day, although 120 are in ICU
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This is the start of the daily #Covid19 thread for Tuesday.

So despite big increases in cases and hospitalisations, no further restrictions for #England. How bad will the data be today? We'll find out later and I'll update and analyse all the data worldwide as often as possible:
Boris has urged you all to be cautious in the packed bars and nightclubs on New Year's Eve, so that's ok then!

First to South America where #Argentina has just topped 20,000 new #Covid19 cases in a day for the first time since July.

20,263 is the daily total, up 280% compared with the week before.
31 deaths.
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Monday's #Covid19 thread starts here. Still holidays around the world for many, including #UK. But here all eyes on Boris Johnson - will he, or won't he make more restrictions or even lockdown? We should know today.

I've got more hospital data in the thread, updated real time..
So let me start with #UK. I've managed to get new health data, which will be critical to the decision on new restrictions in #England

As of y'day there were 7,536 #Covid19 patients in English hospitals; up 17.1% in a week.

But 2,425 of those are in London and that's up 45.5%
Strangely, South-East & South-West areas of #England have fewer #Covid19 patients in hospital.

Occupied hospital beds by region (weekly change):

#London 2,425 +46%
#Midlands 1,345 +17%
#East 681 +16%
#NorthWest 945 +8%
#Yorkshire/NE 847 +3%
#SouthEast 803 -2%
#SouthWest 490 -5%
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1. #Travel? #Holidays? #COVID19?

During this #COVID I am going to create a rolling thread about key issues and articles of interest, just so as you can see the evolution toward a return to normality in 2022, 2023, 2024 or 2025; according to predictions by #Aviation!
2. #Travel? #Holidays? #COVID19?

Interesting article about #staycations and their price!!

The attitude of some UK h/makers, is I'm afraid, a common feature found in holidays abroad. I've heard many a tale about the Master vs Serf behaviour of some Brits!…
3. #Travel? #Holidays? #COVID19?

It's not done with us yet:

"...hard to anticipate what the timeline will be for the expected shift of COVID-19 to endemicity..."…
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The daily #Coronavirus megathread for Tuesday starts early, from Manchester airport.

Because of the early start I missed a few countries from yesterday's thread, first I'll update these #Covid19 totals. Tweets during the day may be delayed due to travel & connectivity issues
1/3 #GreekIslands - yesterday cases nudged lower again in #Greece and there were some very promising data from the islands too.

#Crete cut new cases of #Covid19 by 43% while for #Corfu it was a 48% fall and #Rhodes saw a reduction of 38%.

#Samos and #Chios need watching...
#Greece - #Covid19 on the islands yesterday vs previous week

#Crete 129 (-98)
#Corfu 26 (-24)
#Andros 2 (-1)
#Chios 22 (+11)
#Ikaria 3 (+1)
#Kalymnos 4 (-6)
#Kefalonia 4 (-4)
#Kos 9 (-4)
#Lefkada 5 (-7)
#Lemnos 4 (+3)
#Lesbos 19 (-4)
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Long thread: Connections between #Tamil and #Portuguese
When we land in a new country, we generally ask how they say ‘Thank you’ or ‘good morning’ in their language. When we landed in Lisbon, we asked the cab driver: “How do you call a window in Portuguese?” He said, “Janela”.
The emergency windows in Portugal read as ‘Janela de Emergencia’. We continued, “How do you call table in Portuguese?” He said, “Mejai”. We didn’t stop. “How do you call a ‘key’?” “Shavi”, he helped us in the pronunciation. #tamil #Portuguese
Many roof top restaurants in Lisbon are named as “Varanda de Lisboa” (Balcony of Lisbon). Many of us who speak Tamil might have thought Jannal, Mejai, Varanda and Chavi are Tamil words or Sanskrit loan words. They are not. #தமிழ் #tamil_portuguese
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Europe has been a safe harbour for critics of autocrats from all over the world. They know that if they were back home they would have been arrested, beaten or tortured for speaking out against the regime, but in the EU they are safe.

#Lisbon proved this was wrong.

Instead of protecting activists, #Lisbon's municipality served the Kremlin its opponents' on a silver platter.

As required by the law, demonstration organisers who spoke against the arrest of @navalny submitted their names, ID numbers and addresses to the city hall.
They did not know that the municipal authorities, whose head is Mayor of Lisbon, Fernando #Medina (Socialist Party), sent this data to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 😬
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Hello! It's a super sunny Sunday in (almost) all of #UK, enjoy the BBQ & don't worry too much about #Covid19

This is the daily #Coronavirus megathread and soon I'll make my predictions about🚦travel review.

To my anonymous donors💚just sorry I can't thank you personally.
Late on yesterday's thread some alarming news from #Bahrain, and also on there data from #Argentina and #Brazil

But today in the next 2 tweets, I'll start by taking a look at the infection situation which can go a long way to determining🟢🚦countries

Europe's most #Covid19 infected nations (7-day rate AD/M)
Same top 10. NL slow getting cases down

1 #Sweden 188
2 #Netherlands 182
3 #Lithuania 177
4 #Latvia 168
5 #Denmark 167
6 #Belgium 164
7 #Greece 154
8 #Andorra 148
9 #France 139
10 #Slovenia 135

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Saturday's #Coronavirus megathread starts here.

Thanks so much for everyone who contributed yesterday, if you have no idea what I'm on about here's another sneaky link to my crowdfunder!

It's a quite start today following the flurry of news last night..…
So a lot of data and a couple of new stories came in during the last hour or so of Friday, including South America data.

You can catch up on #Argentina #Brazil #Colombia #Bulgaria #Norway stats, and some #OlympicGames news by clicking and scrolling ⬇️

Now more very concerning news from #Bahrain, one of the most vaccinated territories on the planet.

#Covid19 cases are still rising there - more worrying is the real increase in deaths too.
Second highest daily number of new cases & deaths in the latest update
graph @Worldometers Image
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Finally, here is Friday's #Coronavirus megathread

🚦review imminent, I'm getting a lot of questions.
I reply to everyone but it's so time consuming
I'm now working on 7-day rates for EVERY Greek island.

No obligation but if my efforts are worth £1, thx…
I'll continue to post free advice and data, so nothing will be hidden from anyone, so please don't be angry or upset! And yes you can still ask questions!

So the big news in UK today is that the single shot Jansen (J&J) #Covid19 vaccine has been approved…
The big #Covid19 data news overnight is that #Argentina smashed its own record again, topping 40,000 cases in a day for the first time.

41,080 new cases to be precise, up around 15% on last week's total.
Another 547 new deaths
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A full day in Lisbon with the kids and bicycles.
An itinerary...

I am a freak for itineraries.
Have hundreds from various places.
Decided not to keep them just for myself.
Starting to share.

Here goes the first one ⬇️

#Lisbon #itinerary #kids
Meeting Spot: Campo Grande park
Time: Morning
Duration: 5-8 hrs

☕️ Good coffee shop near the playground.
🚲 Start with a bicycle route in the park and enjoy the scenery. Hang out there while everyone is gathering at the meeting spot.

🗺️ Map:…
🚲 Use Lisbon cycle lanes that can go all the way to @FCGulbenkian .
⏱️ 15-20 minutes. Easy pedaling.

🛹 Also good for skating.

Enjoy the views and people-watching.

🗺️ Map:…

#peoplewatching #bycicle
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Meanwhile in #France,
"the peak of this second wave is over"

(according to the President in his Adress to the Nation):
Wait... "the peak is over" doesn´t mean "it´s back to normal"!

Confinement will only fall on December 15,
if there´s less than 5.000 new cases a day.
(today it´s ~9.000).

France is disappointed.🙁

Although they certainly can make it happen.
Meanwhile in #Switzerland:
(excess mortality of the second wave is significant)

Good news: fastest decrease in infections happens in the worst hit areas now.
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On Wednesday evening, the federal government declared other regions in eleven countries of the European Union to be corona risk areas due to the increasing number of infections.
#Denmark: the #Hovedstaden region is considered a risk area.

#France: The regions of #Brittany, Center-Val de Loire and #Normandy are now also considered risk areas.

#Ireland: the #Dublin region is considered a risk area.
#Croatia: Lika-Senj County is now also considered a risk area.

#Netherlands: the province of #Utrecht is now also a risk area.

#Austria: the federal state of #Vorarlberg is now also considered a risk area.
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As #COVID19 cases are found to spread, #Melbourne (city of ~5 million) tries to contain them by going into #Lockdown.
(The interview features the idea of a dedicated #Quarantine building - that would actually help, I guess)...
"People acting as if the pandemic was over was 'not the answer, it is part of the problem' ".

"The virus had leaked from postcodes already under the stay-at-home orders to other parts of #Melbourne."
(and beyond, it is feared).
Due to #Melbourne's outbreak, neighbouring South Australia is about to completely close it's borders to #Victoria.

(Nearly) no exceptions. And those essential few who are allowed in, will have to wear facemasks the entire time...
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Vorpommern-Greifswald district (where rejections of #Gütersloh residents took place, yesterday)
has specific rules:
"Those who return from international risk areas (out of Germany) or whose Corona-Warning App has alerted them, need to report to authorites" Image
In fact, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's Corona-ordinance really prohibits entry of people from international risk areas AND german risk areas as well.
It's just not prominently featured on their websites.

(Overlooked that myself, hence deleted earlier tweet)… Image
People from #Gütersloh district may have to scrap all their holiday plans anyway...

An official #Lockdown is just being announced for the entire district.
(for one week, as of now)
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From @cqe_lisboa in #Lisbon #Portugal to the #chemtwitter #AcademicTwitter world, our annual @cqedays #CQEDays2020 will unroll with the help of our tremendous theme moderators! Let's have a strong applause for them:
#CQECat Catalysis is one of our research areas, and we have @martandrade77 from @cqe_lisboa @istecnico moderating the poster discussion!
#CQECompChem Computational Chemistry is a key tool in all of chemical areas, and @kashimizu from @cqe_lisboa @istecnico will lead the way!
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A thread to cover some of the major - and I mean seriously, shockingly major - gaps, mistakes and problems with the #environmental impact assessment for Montijo airport in #Portugal.

First up: no #fieldwork. AT ALL. 1/
That's right – the EIA of a major international #airport proposed for the country’s most important #wetland site for #bird #conservation didn’t bother to actually count any #birds.

Instead, they depended on studies already published for other reasons.

How did that work out? 2/
Well, the data on birds feeding in the #intertidal- the largest and most important #habitat in the #SPA- was collected in 2002-3.

In the 17 years since, the #Tagus has changed a lot for birds. Improved #water treatment but drastic increase in #shellfish harvesting. 3/
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I have arrived in #Lisbon for @WebSummit. Will be here most of next week. Let me know if you’re around. #WebSummit #WebSummit19 #WebSummit2019
First stop in #Lisbon: a pilgrimage to the Estádio da Luz to see @SLBenfica and a chance to pay homage to #Eusébio, five years after his death and nine years after interviewing the great man (alongside Pelé!) at the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola. ImageImage
A walk around town. #Lisbon ImageImageImageImage
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A lovely little garden in #Madrid Image
Roof top view. #Kotli #AzadKashmir Image
Aquaduct in #Lisbon #Portugal Image
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In #Lisbon now, the last city on my study tour. Immediately I'm struck by the verticality of this city as well as their gorgeous sidewalks and streets. I even got to witness my favorite thing–the by-hand repairing of a mosaic sidewalk. ImageImageImage
Lisbon is v hilly, but researcher Rita Félix discovered that 75% of Lisbon's streets are <5% grade. They built a bike plan for these flatter areas simultaneously adding hundreds of pedal assist e-bikes to their bike share fleet as well as letting @JUMPbyUber add dockless e-bikes. ImageImageImage
The parallels with Pittsburgh are plentiful. Lisbon used to have 800k population. Now it's 500k. In '99 it had 0km of bikeways, 3km in 2000, 60km in 2014, 93km as of Jan 1, 2019. Where the two cities diverge is that Lisbon has an additional 110km planned btw now & 2021. @PghDOMI ImageImageImage
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