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My mum's grandfather Ernest Waggett moved to Newport from Somerset to help build the transporter bridge, the largest of the remaining transporter bridges in the world. Ernest stayed on after it opened in 1906, as one of the maintenance men. 15yrs later he fell ill on the... 1/5
... girder at the top, & dragged himself down the 277 steps, but was pronounced dead at the Royal Gwent Hospital that day - dying of appendicitis aged 46. Workers at the Corporation (Newport Council today) held a collection for his widow Ellen & her 10 kids...2/5
Ellen used the money to buy a house for her & the kids, the youngest was my Bampi Albert; the collection saved them from the poorhouse. 3 weeks ago @NewportCouncil arranged for my nephew's, visiting from Dublin, to go up the Bridge, just a few days before its handover to... 3/5
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1. Hi everyone πŸ‘‹, last day today. Lets take a look at the captive breeding program of #FreshwaterPearlMussels Margaritifera margaritifera (FPM) in the @MarineInst hatchery in Furnace
@npwsBioData @pearl_mussel @ACRESWestConn @Dept_ECC @DeptHousingIRL @agriculture_ie @WAN_LIFEIP
2. Some background first. FPMs are bivalve (shell in 2 halves) molluscs that are native to Irish rivers and lakes. The species is protected under the Wildlife Act and listed on Annex II and V of the EU #HabitatsDirective.…
3. It is on the verge of extinction, in unfavourable-bad conservation status and categorised as critically endangered in Ireland, and one of the 365 most endangered species in the world
Check out these #FreshwaterFactCards from @LeibnizIGB…
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1/Rand Paul was PA born, TX raised, and groomed to take a Kentuckians job. KY elected Paul to the US Senate in 2011. Before passing a single piece of legislation to benefit Kentuckians, Senator Paul used his position to run for President in 2016. #Paulsnot4KY #RandPaul #Kentucky
2/#Rand Paul pretends to live in Kentucky. The average home 🏑 size in KY is 1,750 sq. ft. He really lives in 6,000 sq. ft. Pittsburgh luxury villa with 6 Bedrooms, 5 baths and a pool. #Paulsnot4KY #Kentucky @winchestersun #fancyfarm
3/Rand Paul was never a Kentucky Wildcat, Cardinal, Hilltopper, or Colonel. Paul paid tuition to be a Duke Blue Devil with Christian Laettner. #Paulsnot4KY #RandPaul #BBN #GoCards @WKUSports #GoBigE #waddy
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20 years ago, it was around 6 months that I had been in the US for the first time. My morning commute then was taking an @NJTRANSIT train from #Metropark to #NewarkPenn and then the @PATHTrain to #JournalSquare crossing over to another train to finally reach #Newport by 9 AM
On #LabourDay that year I had made my first online purchase - a @KonicaMinoltaUS camera on @eBay. How much I rue not having bought it before the #MemorialDay would come later. From the office on the 22nd floor of the #NewportTower, the #NewYorkSkyline was always breathtaking
On the #MemorialDay weekend that year, some of us friends, all in the US for the first time, went all across #Manhattan. From #TimesSquare to #NYSE and then to the twin towers of the #WorldTradeCenter all without a camera alongwith me. Always thought there will be a next time
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#DidYouKnow that #Wales🏴󠁧󠁒󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 is 6% #Black, #Asian and #Minority #Ethnic? In 2011, this was 4%, and has grown by 2% over the past 9 years.
Over 50% of #Wales lives in or around Cardiff, Newport or Swansea...

#Cardiff is 20.6% #BAME
#Swansea is 10.8% #BAME
#Newport is 13.1% #BAME Image
We are a Welsh language speaking team of #PeopleofColour who have seen how conversations on race, ethnicity, and diversity are minimised because #Wales is "Only 4% #Black, #Asian and #Minority #Ethnic".
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1) For our new followers - Welcome to today's thread on #PersonalProtection Pt 2
Let’s catch you up to speed: Pt 1 >>
All you need to know about #COVID19 (what it is, how to prevent it, what are the symptoms):
#NE: #Omaha #Lincoln
2) Personal protection from the spread of #coronavirus starts with all of us.

Here are some graphics you can post in bathrooms at home & work to remind everyone of good hygiene.
Also, share this guidance on masks, when and who should wear them, with those you know.
#OC #Ventura
3) Here are a few important actions you can also take to protect your loved ones.

Including using disinfectants like bleach, alcohol or other products that the EPA has verified kill the #coronavirus #COVID19 to disinfect surfaces.
#Seattle #Umatilla #Portland #Medford #Vancover
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We asked you if you wanted an open-access syllabus, you said yes.

We've created an open-access #GoogleDocumentπŸ“ with resources about #CardiffRaceRiots1919 and #RaceRiots in #Newport

Visit us here:

#Cymru #Hanes #Caerdydd #History
3. In fact, it was @ShaheenCymru who recommended Peter Fryer's 'Staying Power: History of Black Britain" to us a few years ago…

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If you go to @GlamArchives, there's a wealth of information about the 1919 race riots in #Newport, #Cardiff and #Barry. Loads, and loads, and loads.

We visited recently to learn our history for ourselves. Here's a piece about the #aftermath of the #1919RaceRiots in #Newport

A further echo of the disturbances at Newport was heard at the local police court on Friday, when 24 coloured men+7 white men were brought up on various charges, including unlawful assembling and rioting
in George Street, #CommericalRoad+#RuperraStreet and assaulting police constable Nancarrow and various other people. One of the coloured defendants had fought with the Monmouthshire regiment in the war

[Pics here and below r an old picture of Commercial Road in #Newport]
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1. On Friday 6th June 1919, there was a #RaceRiot in the city of #Newport in #Gwent, #SouthWales. What happened in #Newport had a huge overwhelming effect on #RaceRelations for years to come. Here's a clipping from @nytimes about the #riot
2. As @renireni pointed out in Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race:

"Riots always seem to kick off in the summer." πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

In 1919, there were riots in:


+ and more

#Cymraeg #History #Cymru #Hanes
3. According to the #history, a #black man insulted a #white woman in #Newport, which lead to an altercation. It kicked off in #GeorgeStreet [see below], where 3000 white people formed into a mob and attacked the houses of the two black people on the street.
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2018 is the 61st year of long term ecological research in Burrishoole #BurrishooleLTER @MarineInst. I'm going to pin this tweet here and at the end of every month add some phenological happenings πŸŒΏπŸ›πŸ“ˆπŸŸπŸ’¦πŸ¦†πŸ¦‰πŸ¦‡πŸ•·πŸƒπŸŒΌπŸŒ™πŸŒβ„οΈ, including our main jobs. Stay tuned πŸ‘‡πŸΌ
@MarineInst This will coincide with our monthly staff meetings (last wed of each month) so I can get everyone's observations @FishEcoEvo @elizabethtray3 @B2020project
JANUARY: first snowdrops #phenology #burrishooleLTER
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