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Trying to make a video of that amazingly famous blood orange sunset in the #Mediterranean.

No filters needed here!
Maltese cliffs and that amazing sunset 🌅
Good food with good wine and a good view = good times!

🌊 ☀️ 🦞 🐟 🏝 🍷
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Estimating the monetary cost of #invasivespecies has never been easy, but it can have great scientific and practical value! In our special @Invacost issue bit.ly/3yqTfvz we've collected research on #biologicalinvasions costs from all over the world 1/21 Image
Taken together, all publications in this issue estimate global realized and potential economic impacts of #biologicalinvasions around US$2.3 trillion, but a lot of the costs remain underreported. 2/21 @FranzEssl1 @garciaberthou

More in our editorial: doi.org/10.3897/neobio…
In Africa🌍, reported costs of #biologicalinvasions ranged between US$ 18.2 billion and US$ 78.9 billion between 1970 and 2020 - a massive, yet highly underestimated economic burden for African countries. 3/21 @CABI_News @Akademie_ved_CR

🗒 Study: doi.org/10.3897/neobio… Image
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On this day in May, a stranger offered to take my photo as I lay on the rocks on the "beach" in Nice, France.
Later, I was curious as to why there were so many people at the train station and then saw actress #TildaSwinton standing (very tall!) with her entourage boarding the 20-minute train from Nice to Cannes. Because, unbeknownst to me, Cannes Film Festival was happening.
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(1/7) On this #WorldTurtleDay discover the story of Thunderbird, the loggerhead turtle 🐢 that travelled 6000km. Her epic journey illustrates 2 of the major threats that many #marine #species face 🦈🐋 – entanglement in #ghost fishing gear and #bycatch in industrial #fisheries 🆘
(2/7) Thunderbird was found entangled in ghost fishing gear by #SaveTheMedFoundation in July 2020, and taken to the @PalmaAquarium rescue centre in Mallorca 🐢

📷Save The Med
(3/7) We attached a #satellite tag 🛰️ before she was released as part of the “Oceanographic turtles”, a joint programme by @socib_icts, @alnitakmission, @PalmaAquarium and @ExeterMarine, with the support of @NOAA NMFS 📉🐢
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Sleepless in #Piraeus

#COSCO are increasingly uneasy about their investment in #Greece. They are desperate to get the go-ahead for a new container terminal (Pier IV), with an estimated capacity of handling some TEU2.8m a year, mostly because of competition. 1/10
In 2020, #TangerMed in #Morocco (run by #Maersk) overtook #Piraeus as the largest container port in the #Mediterranean, and #Valencia got very close. The merger between #Antwerp and #Zeebrugge also adds to what is already a fierce competition between forwarders. 2/10
So far, the government of #Greece has not agreed to the construction of a new container terminal, due to growing resistance to #COSCO’s policies from a motley crew of local stakeholders in #Piraeus and neighbouring municipalities. 3/10
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Prepare for a thread about Well-formulated #Keto Adherence Paper that just came out.

Randomized crossover trial of 2x12-week #keto #LCHF vs. #Mediterranean diet.

Results show equally sustainable given the right conditions, but...
Researchers designed study that during first 4 weeks of each diet, food was provided & during the next 8 they had to buy their own. Baseline&followup adherence scores were also collected. All this allowed researchers to determine how sustainable diets were under diff conditions
baseline #keto adherence score was lower than Medi score. BUT during the time period when food was provided AND when they had to buy their own food, mean keto score was equal to or higher than Medi score. At the follow-up #keto score had dropped again. From this I conclude...
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@CoachFelecia From time-to-time, ethnic personalities similar to that of #AndyNgo have appeared in right-wing movements ..

You just have to look for them.

These "ethnic" individuals aren't there to discover the truth!
@CoachFelecia They are their to provide a service. That is their value.

What is the service? They are weaponized to confuse the public while empowering "lily-white" delusions about black people.
@CoachFelecia These individuals...

Never thought their life could be
Anything but catastrophe

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Hi, my name is Maersk Denver and I am the most unlucky container #ship in the world.

Why? Because I am the ship that famous photo of #EverGiven aground in the #Suez Canal was taken from.

I was a couple of week far from my destination when Julianne Cona shot it.

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She is one of our marine engineer.
And, yes, she is a #woman.

By the way I think you should definetely thank Julianne for letting the #world #economy know they were f*cked, in the exact moment it happened.

I am starting: thanks to make us famous, J!
But I was telling you...
...about our luck.

Well, we were quite ahead of #EverGiven when we approached the Suez Canal.

We would be already in the #Mediterranean Sea by now if they had not cut us off entering the Suez canal!

What happened next is already #history.
They stranded just in front of us...
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The secret war on oil smuggling to fund Hezbollah
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The #smuggling axis and the money laundering- hundreds of millions of dollars that pass through 🇸🇾Syria to the #terrorist organization (#Hezbollah) in 🇱🇧Lebanon. This is how the "oil war" is conducted.
1/25–Part 1
#Iran's oil smuggling into Syria is not a new issue. They have been in place for several years, even before the #Trump administration imposed sanctions on Iran and on Syria.
The question facing Western intelligence was how #Syria pays Iran for the oil it receives. 2/25
As of May2018, when the #Iranians were barred from transferring funds in the international financial system, they had trouble getting the proceeds or payments for the oil they smuggled to China, North Korea, Syria & other countries like Turkey where oil was smuggled inland. 3/25
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I've started combining locations highlighted in my #connectivity research with in-situ listening via #radiogarden. Right now, the port of Constanta, Romania on the #BlackSea, while scanning a modernisation programme with "civilian-military dual-use of transport infrastructure" 1/ Image
This morning, the port of #Alexandroupoli, Greece on the #ThracianSea with strategically important position for regional #energyflows. Scanning #flowsecurity development & mooted sale of majority stake of port to US commercial interests... / #connectivity & #radiogarden 2/ Image
Nothing listed for the port of #Sabetta, Russia so Novy Urengoy closest station (375 miles away): Scanning the voyage of Christophe de Margerie, expanding navigation window in the eastern sector of Russian #Arctic, confirming year-round safe navigation... #psychoconnectivity 3/ Image
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#Lebanon’s #Tripoli is the poorest city in the #Mediterranean, with marginalised #Sunni population with reported of 80% uneducated, high unemployment, well before #BeirutBlast
No wonder the city’s youth had enough and protest against #lockdown
Thus far, one dead & 200+ injured
#Lebanon
Traditionally, the #Hariri’s Mustaqbel party is the patron of Sunnis, but thanks to Saad Hariri’s weak leadership, Sunnis, especially in #Tripoli, are now under the influence of Salafi sheikhs and even #Erdogan’s #Turkey
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Existeix un molt mal costum en arqueologia protohistòrica, dels #Pirineus cap a baix: quan no tenim prou dades arqueològiques (cosa que no és pas infreqüent) rellegim la #Ilíada. El dia que deixem de fer això, farem millor la nostra feina.

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#protohistòria #protohistory Image
Generacions de protohistoriadors han viscut obnubilats per la devoció malaltissa (i molt masculina i testosterònica, també convé dir-ho...) que sentien vers la imatge dels herois aqueus i troians foten-se castanyes a cor que vols a peus de les muralles d’#Ilion,
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i han desenvolupat la seva recerca, moltes vegades, aplicant als jaciments arqueològics una mirada a través d’aquest prisma.

En realitat, d’aquest problema no se’ls pot culpar del tot a ells, ja que historiogràficament enfonsa les seves arrels en circumstàncies diverses,
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1. Syria can be saved. But #Turkey's maligned influence in #Syria and the region must end. We can end the fighting in #Idlib by making it a #semiautonomous region. An #SDF force comprised of mostly of #SunniArabs but with Christians #Ezidis & Kurds can bring peace in the north
2. and in #Idlib with US air and #logistic support. Let #Assad stay if he wins a free and fair election. Otherwise, the #Alawite 17% minority dictatorial rule will end. Remember: #SDF protected #Daesh from harm when they surrendered on the Eastern Euphrates.
3. SDF can work as they do now with the Govt. forces if the shared goals are peace, secular and gender equality under a democratic Constitution. Other than unrepentant #Daesh and Al-#Qaeda who will likely flee to Turkey to continue #Jihad with continued support of Erdogan regime,
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BREAKING: #USSRoosevelt departs the Black Sea heading to the #Mediterranean Sea after completing a successful patrol in support of & with our @NATO Allies & partners in the region 🇺🇦 🇬🇪 🇷🇴 🇹🇷 🇧🇬 !

@USNavy vessels routinely conduct patrols & training in the #BlackSea.
The ship’s operations in the #BlackSea strengthens interoperability among #NATO allies and partners and demonstrate collective resolve to Black Sea security under #OperationAtlanticResolve.

Full Story here:
c6f.navy.mil/Press-Room/New…
During their time in the #BlackSea, 🇺🇸 #Roosevelt worked with our @NATO Ally 🇧🇬 #Bulgarian naval ships 🇧🇬 BGS Smeli (FFG 11) & 🇧🇬 BGS Tsibat (HMC 32) during a passing exercise on Sept. 28!
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This thread is dedicated to the next armed conflict/#war #Azerbaijan vs #Armenia. You heard it here 1st folks. The #EU is silent on Azerbaijan aggression to Armenia to appease #Turkey who by the way is making ground in #Libya. Will #Moscow back Armenia?

reuters.com/article/us-arm…
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#LIVE: 75th UN General Assembly session kicks off, and for the first time it is being held virtually with prerecorded messages from world leaders

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#LIVE: #UN Secretary-General #AntonioGuterres urges the world to be prevent a #ColdWar and halt conflicts so it can focus on #COVID19 pandemic at #UNGA #UN75 #coronavirus

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#LIVE: US President Donald #Trump says @UN must hold China accountable for #coronavirus outbreak #Covid_19 #UNGA #UN75

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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/16/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/09/16/dai…
DNA damage caused by migrating light energy

phys.org/news/2020-09-d…

#energy #damage #dna #light
Machine Learning Widens the Gap Between Knowledge and Understanding | by David Weinberger | OneZero

onezero.medium.com/amp/p/5425f8b0…

#understanding #MachineLearning #knowledge
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@IHME_UW (Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) and @UWMedicine (University of Washington’s School of Medicine), no lightweights, have come out with
global projections of #COVID19 by nation.
Short summary 👇

healthdata.org/news-release/f…
They modelled 3 scenarios:
1. Worse case:
- mask usage stays at current rates, and,
- governments continue relaxing social distancing requirements.
This leads to 4.0 million total deaths by the end of the year.
Best case:
- mask usage is near-universal, and,
- governments impose social distancing requirements when their daily death rate exceeds 8 per million.
This leads to 2.0 million total deaths if by the end of the year.
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#BREAKING: #Turkey's behavior in the Mediterranean raises concerns, says European Union foreign policy official
#BREAKING: #Turkey must stop unilateral actions in the Mediterranean, #EU says
#BREAKING: #Turkey’s actions raise questions about the future of its relationship with the #EU, bloc’s chief envoy Josep Borrell says
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Would @DeptofDefense intervene in post-election unrest?

"That's a hypothetical" per @ChiefPentSpox "We have a Constitution, which all members of the US military have sworn an oath to, provides no role for the US military to serve as an arbiter of political election disputes"
"This issue appears to be born of unserious thought reflecting a fundamental lack of appreciation for the history of our democracy and the civilian-military relationship established under our Constitution" per @ChiefPentSpox
"We have a role that we play supporting DHS & FBI in regards to election security" per @ChiefPentSpox, during a briefing with reporters
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#SaudiArabia FM Prince Faisal bin Farhan has been quite busy these days! Today in #Italy, right after #Cyprus and, before, a North Africa tour. On geopolitics, Riyadh and Rome have two major things to talk about: #Libya and #EastMed. Both have to do with #Turkey.
#Italy and #SaudiArabia do not traditionally have an in-depth, serious geopolitical engagement. This is for many reasons, many of which are common to other continental #Europe-an countries, excluding #France. I have analysed those in my @ECFRMena paper: ecfr.eu/publications/s…
This same paper is part of a wider effort, done within @ECFRMena, to provide ideas to the #EU and #Europe-an countries on how to engage geopolitically w/#GCC monarchies, who are now impactful players in the entire #MENA, including the #Mediterranean. ecfr.eu/publications/s…
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🟠Also in the Central Mediterranean Sea: Black Lives Matter!

Alarm Phone Central Mediterranean Regional Analysis, 1 January - 30 June 2020.

#CivilFleet #FreedomOfMovement #FerriesNotFrontex #BridgesNotWalls

alarmphone.org/en/2020/07/06/…
Over the past 6 months, January to June 2020, the Central #Mediterranean has continued to be a zone of violence, human rights abuses, disappearance and death, as well as a stage of struggles for #freedomofmovement, both by people fleeing #Libya & #Tunisia and by the #CivilFleet.
In 2020, so far, the #AlarmPhone has supported 77 boats in distress in the Central #Med, carrying ~4,500 people. This does not include dozens of boats that called us but where we were unable to establish sufficient contact to retrieve crucial information, such as GPS positions.
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Today, @alarm_phone @RescueMed @seawatch_intl & @BorderlineEurop launch our report "Remote Control". It outlines how the EU collaborates with the so-called Libyan coastguard to coordinate migrant pull-backs to #Libya through aerial surveillance of the Central #Mediterranean.
Join us at 18:00h CEST for the live stream launch, following the below link! We will be joined by @sallyhayd and @StatewatchEU to discuss the current situation in Libya for migrants and Europe’s accountability for #remotecontrol operations. sea-watch.org/unitedwetalk
The EU does not escape responsibility for violating the non-refoulement principle simply by averting direct contact with the people fleeing Libya! We demand the immediate revocation of the Libyan Search & Rescue Region. End EU aerial surveillance facilitating pull-backs now!
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Thread. What is the link between #red & worms? Why is there an insect whose Latin name is '#worm little worm'? Let's start with a Sanskrit term: "krimija", "worm-made". (I know no Sanskrit, so please feel free to offer better translations). This was borrowed into Persian as قرمز.
2... qermez (contemporary Tehran pronunciation: ghermez), meaning 'red'. Above, popular Iranian children's TV character kolah ghermezi, 'red hat'. This appears to have happened in early Islamic times; in Middle Persian 'red' is 'sukhr' (New Persian sorkh). What about the worms?
3. Well, before the advent of synthetic #chemistry in the 2nd half of the 19th century, #dyes & pigments were mostly obtained from plant roots, or in certain cases, animals. The most famous is the 'imperial purple' obtained from the glands of Mediterranean sea snails.
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