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The public face of trans activism. #BlackPampers

How it started.

Here's our Liane Timmerman (security) mocking the trans activist handmaidens and their misguided placards outside a women's event in 2020. Aren't they bright and shiny? Someone had done good PR. Image
How it continued. Here's an event from October 2021. Hmm. Things have gone downhill somewhat for the activists. Do they sense we have the upper hand? Still. Onion ring snacks and dick-sucking! Yum! #BlackPampers Image
How it is now...

Cut to yesterday at the @StandingforXX event in Manchester, 15th May 2022.

True colours coming out now. Toys out the pram. Losing the rag. Not so much PINK and BLUE as...VIOLEnT #BlackPampers Image
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Looking forward to what should be an interesting discussion on the history & architecture of our waterways #APPGWaterways Image
First, @Mike_Fabricant and @sueohare give an overview of the work of the APPG and the IWA #APPGWaterways
First speaker Liz Ivor discusses the physical remains of our industrial waterways and their role in our future landscapes #APPGWaterways
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Looking forward to hearing what should be an interesting debate from an illustrious panel on what contents of the #LevellingUpWhitePaper will really mean for local & regional policymakers #PolExEvents
First speaker Mayor @BenHouchen opens his talk saying that the #LevellingUpWhite Paper was never going to please everyone due to "different people wanting different things". However, welcomes the fact we now have definition for #LevellingUp & list of govt priorities #PolExEvents
Houchen says we now need to see a delivery plan ASAP. Gives his priority as the future of #Devolution - which now has a "sliding scale" between County Deals & creation of more Combined Authorities. Says we need to see clarity around devolution in rural areas #PolExEvents
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The Abecedarians, the first band alphabetically in my collection. I’m not sure I have listened to this since I bought it. Fac 117, is a 12” 45, just two tracks, electronic with nods to other Factory bands. No idea what happened to them.
#abecedarians #factory #factoryrecords ImageImage
Backstory: In an effort to listen to a wider variety of the music I own for the first half of this year I’m dedicating a week to each letter. I thought I’d start with the disc that has sat leftmost on the shelves since some time in the eighties!
A Certain Ratio. A couple from them today, between the two marking a huge change from fucked to funky.

#factory #factoryrecords #acr #acertainratio
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Many thanks to the awesome ladies at @IWS_Network for the chance to share my #immigrant #womanofcolour #womaninscience👩🏽‍🔬story throughout this week as part of their Voices Without Frontiers program!
iwsnetwork.ca/voices-without…
#IWSvoices #WomenInSTEM
I was born in #Guyana 🇬🇾
➡️ Amerindian name meaning “Land of Many Waters”.
➡️small in size (<800, 000 people), rich in natural resources
➡️only English-speaking country in South America
➡️Diversity of people with amazing cultural mix @IWS_Network #VoicesIWS #WomenInSTEM ImageKaieteur Falls - world's la...Photo Source: Guyana Times
Genetically I’m Indian - ancestors brought to ‘British Guiana’ from India during colonial times to work on #sugarplantations.

Culturally I’m #Caribbean as #Guyana shares historical and cultural ties with other Anglo-Caribbean countries.

@IWS_Network #VoicesIWS #WomenInSTEM East Woman in the Anglo-Car...
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"Chi no xe omo resti sul pullman"
#Milanbenfica 22 maggio 1963.
Finale di #coppacampioni.
Il paron #Rocco disse questo alla squadra all arrivo a #wembley.
Scesero tutti i calciatori ma dopo qualche metro si voltarono,non c'era Rocco,rimasto sul pullman!
Il #paron era questo👇
Arrivò nell'estate 61 a #Milano ma non furono rose e fiori.
Voluto da gipo #Viani ma accolto con freddezza dal presidente #Rizzoli.
Voleva qualcuno con più stile alla guida del #Milan.
#Rocco applicava il catenaccio,un evoluzione del sistema svizzero denominato "#verrou"
Praticamente,un terzino marcatore in più.
Questo sistema fece la fortuna del #Padova dei "poareti" che lui rese grande.
Le frizioni iniziarono quasi subito.
Era appena arrivato anche #Rivera ma il #paron lo riteneva troppo gracilino e chiese di mandarlo a farsi le ossa.
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🧡🧡🧡🙏🏼🙏🏼🧡🧡🙏🏼🙏🏼🧡🧡
1) Can we ask for your help, please?

The @nhs says;
The main symptoms of COVID-19 are:

✅a high temperature
✅a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3..

nhs.uk/conditions/cor…
2) or more coughing episodes in 24 hours

✅a loss or change to a sense of smell or taste – this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal more coughing episodes in 24 hours

We have been asking the #NHS to update this list since
3) LCK started.

The @CDCgov has a more comprehensive list of symptoms.

As #kids are going #BackToSchool without mitigation measures we can expect to see child cases increase and families need to know how to spot infection and when to get a #PCR #test. (Keep reading)
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#WorldWideFreedomRally in #Manchester
#WeWillALLBeThere, #WorldwideDemonstration
#WorldWideFreedomRally in #Manchester
#WeWillALLBeThere, #WorldwideDemonstration
#WorldWideFreedomRally in #Manchester
#WeWillALLBeThere, #WorldwideDemonstration
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I have heard of many a senseless, spiteful, pointless act of downright scumbaggery, but today's revelation takes the fucking cake - literally. Takes ALL the food right off the tables of people who have actual nothing!

SOMEONE IS SYSTEMICALLY TARGETING @HumansMCR FOODBANK

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First off here's a news story. But it's actually fucking WORSE than it even looks here.

It's actually happened THREE times in succession now, the first day some CCTV went up that could have helped protect them, the bastards smashed that too.

2/

manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-m…
As of now, they are £250 down just on getting into the locks- that's not even the expensive part!

They'll have to move. There's a bit left on their lease they'll have to pay but they've been paying under market rent.

They can't afford higher rent but it's move or close. 😠

3/
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The whole #Manchester situation has been represented in media appallingly. They, intentionally or not, played to the left wing by presenting the Government as authoritarian Scrooge's while simultaneously playing to the right, representing Andy as playing politics with #COVID. /1
The nuance (which always exists beneath any headline or even article) is a lot less dramatic. Here is what I know, and it is by no means complete so feel free to add to it in the replies. /2
Let's start with the £22m. This is not what the Government have given Manchester in punishment for Andy not taking the £60m. It is an entirely separate funding package and has never been part of the negotiations. /3
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New data added to our #GreaterManchester Recovery Tracker reveals tighter #COVID19 restrictions didn't lead to large falls in footfall in September 👣

centreforcities.org/blog/how-are-l…
By the end of September, #Manchester city centre still lagged behind other local centres🐝

It had recovered only 51% of its pre-lockdown levels of activity, which corresponds to a two-percentage point increase compared to last month 🛍️🍽️
Looking at other town centres in Greater Manchester, #Wigan ranks first, having recovered 103% of footfall, followed by #AshtonunderLyne (79%) and #Bury (79%).
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Less than a fifth of workers are back in offices 🚉💼🏙️

@ValentineQuinio analysed the latest worker footfall data 👣 added to our #HighStreets Recovery Tracker last week.

Here are the key takeaways 👇
centreforcities.org/blog/high-stre…
Averaged across all 63 largest city and town centres in the UK, by the end of September worker footfall was at 1⃣9⃣% of pre-lockdown levels, which only represents a 2⃣-percentage point increase compared to a month ago.

centreforcities.org/blog/high-stre…
But this hides significant geographic differences across the country, with large cities like #London, #Manchester and #Birmingham once again lagging behind smaller places like #Basildon or #Mansfield.
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#UnitedKingdom #Manchester #Coronavirus #Publictransport

Big disappointment for animal lovers: a snake wrapped around its neck and head is not a proper mouth and nose protection against the coronavirus. Image
North West England's public transport services came to this clarification after a man was seen on a bus with a live snake around his neck and mouth.
Passengers on the bus on the way to Manchester would have thought at first that the man was wearing a particularly colorful mouth and nose protection, reported the Manchester Evening News newspaper.
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The #UKGovernment Torture Report

This is a very short overview of what the #UKAuthorities have done in the case.

#PraiseTheLORD #PraiseGod #Borisjohnson #Downingstreet #PritiPatel #UKParliament #Dailymail
In 2005, I set up a business selling CDs, namely mixtape CDs after graduating from Uni.

In 2006, my home was raided & my business was stopped. They said the CDs I was selling were in breach of copyright.
It was a complete shock as the exact same CDs I was selling were prevalent on most high streets and supermarkets. They were selling in their thousands in places such as #Tesco & #HMV. And #Woolworths were the actual UK Distributor of these CDs.
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TOMORROW (Sat 8th Aug 20)
Peaceful #SaveOurRights #SaveOurFreedom rally, speakers, march
#Aberdeen St Nicholas St
#Belfast City Hall
#Birmingham Victoria Square
#Bristol College Green
#Manchester Central Library
#Plymouth Plymouth Hoe
#Newcastle Theatre Royal (ALL 2PM)
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TOMORROW (Sat 8th Aug 20)
Peaceful #SaveOurRights #SaveOurFreedom rally, speakers, march
#Brighton Peace Statue, Hove
#Cardiff Cardiff Castle
#Leeds Millennium Square
#Liverpool St George's Hall
#Southampton Central Train Station
(ALL 2PM)
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TOMORROW (Sat 8th Aug 20)
Peaceful #SaveOurRights #SaveOurFreedom rally, speakers, march
#Glasgow 12 Midday Glasgow Green
#Edinburgh 12 Midday Middle Meadow Walkway
#London 12 Midday Hammersmith Tube Station
#Nottingham 1PM Council House
Please RT! saveourrights.uk
(3/3)
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There is a huge amount of false and misleading information about #HS2 on social media. Below is a myth buster thread which corrects some of the most repeated misconceptions about the project…
Myth 1: ‘HS2 only saves 20 minutes to #Birmingham’. FACT: #HS2 services will call at 25 stations in England and Scotland connecting 30 million people. It also frees up space on the existing network for more frequent stopping local services benefiting those who may never use HS2.
HS2’s budget is spread over 30 years and evens out at less than the annual roads budget. We will support 30,000 jobs at least 2,000 of which will be apprenticeships. The arrival of #HS2 is spearheading economic growth and is expected to create nearly 500,000 jobs around stations.
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Further to this #popup #cycling #sustainability #zerocarbon #worldcyclingday might appear counter-intuitive that Manchester is not supportive of pop up cycle lanes. So a thread👇🚲🚴🚴‍♀️
Pop up cycle lanes have traction with the press and looks like they are also popular with (commuter) cyclists. Light segregation schemes are becoming increasingly popular in other cities on the back of the Covid19 pandemic #Cycling #Manchester
Sure they offer value for money and with being temporary, they also offer adaptability. Estimated cost of constructing a kerb-separated cycle track in central London is
approximately £700,000 per km, compared to around £60,000 per km for light segregation itf-oecd.org/sites/default/…
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“It remains below one.”

@MattHancock rejects today’s Public Health England & Cambridge University findings that show that the ‘R number’ for #coronavirus in the North West is now running at 1.01 and at 1 in the South West. #Liverpool #Manchester #COVID19 google.co.uk/amp/s/www.manc…
The PHE & Cambridge Uni study predicts the #coronavirus death rate will rise from mid-June.

"There is evidence that the increases in the regional reproductive numbers may result in the decline in the national death rate being arrested by mid-June." #COVID mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk/now-casting/ Image
Could the fact that the R rate In Liverpool & Manchester is now above “1” have anything to do with the Liverpool/Athletico match?

At the time of the match, Madrid fans couldn’t attend games in Spain, but 3,000 came to Anfield. #Covid19UK #coronavirusuk.
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Thread: #GeorgeFloyd murals in the US & around the world (Barron's)
“This wall is part of a large mural that’s on the other side that has a picture of Martin Luther King facing Malcom X, trying to show the struggle, the social struggle & racial struggle that’s been happening for so long"-- artist Octavio Logo (KNWA Fayettville).
Syrian artists Aziz Asmar & Anis Hamdoun painted their #GeorgeFloyd mural “to call for peace and love.” Asmar said Floyd’s death “by suffocation” reminded him of Syrian civilians “killed by suffocation after the Syrian regime hit them with chemical weapons" (Fox5DC).
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A huge thank you to every that engaged and supported via our CEO @NCWNewman

Check out all of our launch videos from key partners here:

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Where should 'pop-up' cycleways go? We analysed data for 10 cities, 4 of which are shown below, finding that there are 'spare lanes' near city centres in all of them.

Results + interactive maps: cyipt.github.io/tempCycleways/

More: below...
Interpreting the results (this is a starter for 10 where there is excess road space, many other options exist): github.com/cyipt/tempCycl…
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We’re going to post a longish thread about #Manchester based on this photo mosaic aerial shot from 1953. The next aerial image has labels of locations that will be in the thread – they won’t be in numerical order so don’t panic. #FridayFeature
Like many UK cities, Manchester and Salford, were bombed heavily during WWII. Manchester was also the victim of an IRA attack in 1996 which injured 200 people and caused £Ms of damage to the Arndale Centre and vicinity. This thread looks at the areas most affected by bombing.
1 Taken in 1933 this aerial photograph shows Strangeways Prison. The large building with a tower towards the left is the Assize Court. Designed by Alfred Waterhouse in the neo-Gothic style and completed in 1864 the building was demolished in the mid 1950s due to WWII bomb damage.
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If you’ve just started following us...welcome to Skylab Radio. The little radio station, with a big heart! We broadcast #Chillout, #Lounge, #Ambient and #SoftHouse, along with some #Downtempo, #Electronica, #Latino, #Triphop and #BalearicBeats. We broadcast 24 hours a day...
...from #Manchester to Planet Earth. Skylab has been broadcasting for nearly ten years, and we can heard on #DABPlus Digital Radio in #Portsmouth and the surrounding areas of #SouthEastHampshire, via the wonderful @SolentWireless multiplex...
Likewise...we are available on #DABPlus in the #Norwich area, through @futureradio’s “Future Digital Norfolk” multiplex. The mothership can also be heard everywhere via skylabradio.com/listen on your Smartphone, Tablet, Mobile, Smart TV or Smart Speaker. Not bad eh?! 😘
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