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This week's rainfall forecasts for the #HornOfAfrica, #NorthAfrica and the #Middle East follow.

Image: Typhoon INFA over China showing the lights of Tokyo where the world is gathered to celebrate youth & excellence and the unity of the nations of the world at the Olympics.
Here we see Japan again and tropical storm #Nepartak which is on route towards the Olympics.

#Nepartak is a child of #INFA's gyre and you can see an atmospheric river coming from #INFA's outflows which leads directly to her.
This weekly thread is the sequel to the daily threads published April-July in solidarity with the efforts to complete the 2nd filling of the #GERD dam under difficult circumstances.

There hasn't been a clear view of the #GERD in the past week sadly, just a glimpse.
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See four satellite images taken today of major water transport events from @NASA Modis below.
1. Monsoon winds leaving India
2. Monsoon winds arriving Africa
3. Closeup of the #HornOfAfrica
4. The latest WMA plume.

Today's #Africa and #Middle East rainfall forecasts follow.
Two views of today's heavy rainfall in the Nile Basin and along the Red Sea Coast.
A big picture view from the Atlantic to the Bay of Bengal. It is extraordinary how long the Leviathan storm has been stationary in the middle of the picture near the Black Sea. It started in late May!
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We are LIVE tweeting the discussion – “Shifting Sands: Discussing the New Middle-East” with @AnwarGargash @ForeignMinistry @SecySanjay @maryashakil.

Participate with #Raisina2021
.@AnwarGargash: From the perspective of UAE, the Abraham Accord is about three things – to address a strategic cul-de-sac in the region; to create more bridges and to reimagine the region in terms of mutual economic benefits. #Raisina2021
.@AnwarGargash: The process of unlocking immediate investment and economic opportunities between Israel and the UAE has already begun. #Raisina2021
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NEW: US intelligence community/National Intelligence Council warns of "increasingly fractured" communities "as people seek security with like-minded groups" per just released #GlobalTrends2040 report "A more Contested World"
"The #COVID19 pandemic has reminded the world of its fragility & demonstrated the inherent risks of high levels of interdependence" per @ODNI_NIC, predicting "more intense challenges & cascading global challenges"
"These challenges will repeatedly test the resilience and adaptability of communities, states, and the international system, often exceeding the capacity of existing systems and models" per @ODNI_NIC
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Why do young people leave quantitative trading 5 to 7 years in their career, and what's your advice for aspiring quantitative traders?
@CQFInstitute @RiskDotNet @icmacentre @RiskMinds
The burnout (losing interest in the job) and dropout(leaving the job) rates are stupendous.
#Quantitative Specialist Roles as they exist in the Dealing Room in the form of #Treasury, Brokerage, Fund Management, #Investment Management, #Portfolio #Asset Management, #Derivative Market Making, and various other Front -Office #Risk Roles are highly demanding jobs indeed!
Most of the traders are asked to take a mandatory leave of up to two weeks or more at financial institutions, so they can relax a bit by staying away from the financial markets.
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So far so good, haven't seen any serious error/problem in what I've seen so far, but I need to look more carefully, before making a judgement. But clearly the reform process is now well under way 👍🏼👍🏼
3/labor Best change is reversal of #Indira #Gandhi's arbitrary decision during infamous #emergency, to lower limit for, retrenchment w/o bureaucratic permission, from 300 to 100. This will help restore the #Missing #Middle", as firms with <100 workers are free to expand to 300
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#PLAaggression India fired "warning shots" into the air. This is a signal that any further move towards Indian troops in "Grey zone" as part of #CcpPla #creeping #acquisition strategy would no longer be allowed. If the #CcpPla wants more #Indian #land it has to fight for it!
3/pla The #Totalitarian #Communist #Emperor of the #Middle #Kingdom with #mandate from #heaven is convinced that only an #evil state would resist its benevolent😇 acquisition of the later's territory.
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#LFLo Question for #CCPapologists : If #USA is hurt more than #China by #decoupling, why is the PRC Govt pleading with USA every other day, not to decouple?
3/dcpl Folks, finally even the #Communist #Emperor of the #Middle #Kingdom with a #mandate from #Heaven is starting to get worried about #Decoupling
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🇨🇳 #CHINA Q3 GDP Y/Y: 6.5% V 6.6%E (slowest growth since Q1 2009)
*NBS spokesman Mao Shengyong said that the international situation was bringing “downward pressure” on China.
*Link: bloom.bg/2RVX1ZA
🇫🇷 🇪🇺 🇨🇳 French tire maker Michelin warned of declining sales in Europe and #China in the second half of the year, dragging down shares of its competitors in the U.S. and Europe - Bloomberg
*Statement: bit.ly/2EujhqH
🇺🇸🇨🇳🇪🇺 In a volley of filings, the EU, #China and the U.S. this week escalated disputes over new U.S. metals tariffs, the European response to those levies, and Chinese intellectual property practices - Bloomberg
bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
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THE TRUE ORIGIN OF RESTAURANTS
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Centuries ago, like now, there were hostels, posadas or taverns where food was served in exchange for money, as in a thermopolium in Rome (snack-bar) where we, readers of @LRB @TwitterBooks @nytimes @NewYorker @washingtonpost, would often go
After the #fall of the #Roman #Empire in these businesses food was served in shared tables and consisted of a fixed menu, according to what was already prepared. Even the nobility, like celebrities today, would frequent when traveling.
But, when did the concept and business of restaurants truly begin?
It began with Paracelsus (1493-1541), a brilliant Swiss physician who modernized medicine with rational clinical judgment and changed the way we eat in the #Western #world.
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