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#60ProtestReasons: 22 – Drones & Air Taxis
@CatherineKingMP is pushing drones & air taxis. The Australian Government, through its National Emerging Aviation Technologies Policy Statement, supports the adoption of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM).… Image
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority @CASABriefing is already actively involved in supporting the roll-out of AAM and has signed an MoU to foster growth in the sector. Although air taxis are not yet operational in Australia, preparations are underway.…
The SEQ Council of Mayors @SEQMayors has signed an MoU w @WiskAero to bring autonomous flying taxis to the region by the 2032 #Olympics. The proposal has drawn criticism as it has been drafted without any community engagement in order to ...… Image
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Day 433 is upon us.
The 433rd day of #Russia's 3-4 plan to take #Kyiv and all of #Ukraine within 10 days.
#EATP Everything According To Plan!

Tuesday's news will appear in this thread, updated in real time; yesterday's news can be found here:

First incredibly sad news that two volunteers from #Canada have been killed at the front.

Kyle Porter, 27, of Calgary, + 21yo Cole Zelenco of Ontario were both serving with Ukraine's International Legion.

They gave their lives for freedom. RIP…
Here's the British daily intel update (I attached the document today!)

Seems London is playing catch-up with last week's news I brought you at the time.
#StandWithUkraine #StopRussia Image
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Day 419 of the war in Europe.
#Russia's illegal war & full invasion of #Ukraine.
The day Bunker Boy emerged from his Kremlin bunker!

Yesterday was very interesting with Wagner troops confessing war crimes, more Russian fires, collaborators + more, here⬇️

The scale of the war is difficult to comprehend for those living far away. But @SkyNews brings it to life with this report.

15% (381) of all education establishments in #Ukraine have been damaged or destroyed by #Russia in the first year.
#Russia's President Putin (or at least a lookalike) has appeared in #Ukraine's Occupied Territories.

He is said to have flown into #Kherson region to visit the "Dnepr" Command of troops and then taken a helicopter to the "East" Command in #Luhansk.

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Wimbledon's a bit like Bucha - parks, nice houses, prosperous people. What Russians did to Bucha 🎥👇🏽It's what Russians will do to @Wimbledon, its brand, & given a chance, its wombles, village & villagers. Russia had lists of Bucha residents to kill - they killed them. 1/14
⚡️If Russia hadn't murdered Ukrainian athlete Dariia Kurdel while she was training for the Olympics, Dariia would have enjoyed seeing Russia lose the #Olympics sport of threatening genocide. No other country was competing. Threatening genocide breaches international law. 2/14
@Wimbledon's 2022 stance was correct: NO way of enabling Russian or Belarussian athletes to participate, without the Russian state using such participation as a means of promoting its "Z" brand. UN Commission has now established👇🏽Russia as liable for the Crime of Aggression. 3/14
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Hello and welcome to the daily thread for Friday, with all the news on #Ukraine's defence of its homeland and indeed existence, against #Russia's aggression.

It's Day 401, with all the news you need!
Missed something on Thursday? Click and scroll here:

I'll start with #Russia's losses on the battlefield (as estimated by #Ukraine)

Numbers still well done on peaks. A number of factors: awful weather, and highly likely the invaders are short on cattle/soldiers and ammo meaning fewer attacks across the frontline.

Britain's Intel update for the last day of March shows another problem for #Russia because of the sanctions.

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Day 398 of #Russia's full war on #Ukraine + this is the start of the daily thread for Tuesday.

Already today another drone attack by the aggressor - details coming up, plus all the rest of the news as it unfolds throughout the day.

Yesterday's 🧵is here:

So first let's get to the drone attack. #Ukraine has shot down 13 UAVs which mostly attacked #Kyiv.

#Russia released 12 of the Iran kamikaze Shahids and one reconnaissance drone.

There were explosions in the capital but there are no injuries.

In #Kyiv a three-storey building was hit during #Russia's attack. It's possible it was struck by downed drones; fires started in two places.

This is in the Svyatoshyn district of #Ukraine's capital.
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Why Olympic Athletes Should Take a Stand Against Russian Participation in the Paris 2024 Olympics 1/16
The Olympic Games are a symbol of international unity and peace, bringing athletes from all corners of the world together to compete in a spirit of camaraderie and sportsmanship. 2/16
But what happens when politics intrude on the games, and a country with a questionable track record on human rights and fair play, a country that is waging war condemned by the UN is allowed to participate? 3/16
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From Doping to Display: How Russia Weaponizes Sports and the Olympics for Propaganda Purposes

Russia’s use of sports and the Olympics as propaganda tools has become increasingly evident in recent years. 1/12
One of the most prominent examples of Russia’s weaponization of sports is the country’s state-sponsored doping program, which was implemented to provide its athletes with performance-enhancing drugs and then concealed from international authorities. 2/12
In 2019, the World Anti-Doping Agency banned Russia from participating in international sports competitions for four years as a result of this program. 3/12
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I just learned the reason for the baffling 🇨🇦silence at outcome of TOTALLY UNFAIR outcome of the 2016 #Olympics 800m women’s podium that featured three MALE winners, leaving #Canada’s #MelissaBishop in 4th place instead of winning 🥇 GOLD as she deserved:
A lawyer from @TeamCanada threatened #Canadian head coach @Head1Coach as follows:
“I was threatened by COC lawyers in 2016 not to speak up. If I said something I was told that I was going to be banned for life from sport.”

I do have his blessing to post this for the first time in public.


The injustice to one of our own female athletes from #Canada 🇨🇦 is breathtaking.
Our own country’s leadership would rather sellout to a cult rather than to defend one of our champions - even at the expense of waving GOODBYE to #Olympic Gold!! 🥇
Sacrificing a woman and her entire career on the alter of #GenderIdeology .
Just let that sink in. 🤯

This is on you @WorldAthletics !!
Shame on all of you.

We need both @WorldAthletics and the @iocmedia to restore justice to Canada’s #MelissaBishop immediately!
You can still do the right thing and give her the gold retrospectively like you do for doping cases.
Getting a medal in the mail isn’t great but at least it’s something.


#GoldToMelissa 🥇

And the other medals to the deserving women.
🥈 🥉

From #Poland Poland 🇵🇱 & #GreatBritain 🇬🇧Image
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▶️Practice Writing SQL Queries using Real
Dataset 💯

“The very first thing, we must do when writing #SQL queries, is to understand the underlying data. Once we understand the data and how this data is stored across different tables, it becomes much simpler to write SQL #Queries to retrieve any information from that data”
✅List of SQL Queries:

We shall write SQL #Queries using this data. For each of these queries, you would find the problem statement and then the screen shot of the expected output. Under each of these 20 problem statement
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Cricket is one of the oldest and fastest growing sports around the world.

Here are 5 reasons why I'm bullish on the future of cricket:
1. Growing popularity

According to the International Cricket Council (ICC), cricket is the second most popular sport in the world, with an estimated 2.5 billion fans globally.

Since 2007 there has been a 700% increase in cricket participation in the USA alone.
2. T20 format

The T20 format has been a game-changer for cricket, with the average attendance at Indian Premier League (IPL) matches increasing by 18.8% from 2018 to 2019.

The format has also helped attract a younger audience, with 66% of IPL viewers being under the age of 35.
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Athlete Harry Jerome (1940-1982)
Olympic Pioneer
Harry Jerome was a legendary athlete who paved the way for future generations of Black athletes.

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Harry was a Canadian sprinter who set multiple world records in the 1960s, including the 100-meter dash. He broke the Canadian record for the 220 yard dash, and was one of the few runners to hold records in both the 100m and 100 yard dash simultaneously.
He was also an Olympic bronze medalist and a Commonwealth Games gold medalist. He was named BC’s male athlete of the 20th century and was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.
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Should Russian & Belarussian athletes be banned from the #Olympics?
This article lays out key facts & historical background behind such bans, including some arguments I provided to the author on why a ban is justified, legally and politically.…
The legal debate on the issue is coming to a head, with a UN Rapporteur for cultural rights - a quixotic law professor - arguing that such a ban would be "discrimination on the basis on nationality".
Those public pronouncements are false.
The international conventions cited by the UN Rapporteur do not mention discrimination on account of nationality (=citizenship), but on account of "race, color, descent, or national or ethnic origin".
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From Paris with love

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo changed her position on Tuesday, stating that she no longer wants Russian athletes to participate in the 2024 Olympics. This stance has sparked a heated debate.
Hidalgo stated that she "was not in favor" of allowing Russian athletes to compete as neutrals or under the Olympic Games banner, which is a shift from her previous position last month.
She had previously argued that athletes should not be banned from participating in the competition based on their country of origin.
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Day 342 of the illegal war #Russia is waging on #Ukraine

This is the start of Tuesday's daily thread with all the news that matters around the conflict and wider society.

For a check back on Monday's developments, click and scroll here:


It continues to be reasonably quiet compared to the worst days of the war, but many people are still dying at the front on both sides.

#Russia continues to make ground, and according to Britain's military intelligence, will continue to do so, but without a major breaktthrough
The Wagner deserter who trekked across snowy wastelands to seek asylum in #Noway, has told CNN those who didn't want to fight were ruthlessly executed in front on new recruits.

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"My grandmother would wake me really early to go swimming with me at Anderson Club. She swam and exercised every morning, and this was her routine for a few days before she passed away.

#IndianAthlete #WomenInSports #History #RepresentingIndia #WomenEmpowerment
She believed she had survived long because of how fit she was," says Ritendranath Mitra, grandson of Bengal's gifted athlete #IlaMitra who⁠
once qualified in 1940 to compete in the #Olympics.⁠

At 12, she was well-recognised in the region for her sports abilities.⁠
Her proud father would take her for swimming practice and escort her to several track competitions all through the city while managing his office schedule.⁠
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Ready? If you work in or around the global sports industry, 2023 promises to be quite the year. Here’s a handy guide, in A-Z form, of what to expect and what to keep your eye on. #sportsbiz
A - Australia/New Zealand: It’ll be another record-smasher of a @FIFAWWC in July, despite a tricky timezone for Europe. Key issues for women’s football: how much should it replicate the men’s game and how to close the gap between clubs/nations investing heavily and the rest.
B - Break Point: Tennis is about to get the Netflix treatment with a behind-the-scenes series, from @BoxToBoxFilms. It’s become a must-have piece of the sports content toolkit. But it’s a saturated market. So keep an eye out for leagues/teams turning to scripted original content.
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🧵Has #Qatar2022 been a success for the State of Qatar🇶🇦? It might be too early to determine, but looking at the success of Qatar’s sports political strategy in the last 15 years might give some answers. Long thread! This article is by @MiguelDelaney 1/23…
Shortly after🇶🇦was awarded the hosting rights of the 2022 World Cup, Qatar Foundation reached a five-year, £125m deal with the #Barcelona as shirt sponsor. The agreement marked the first time that Barca were to be paid to advertise on their jerseys.…
Qatar Foundation is a state-led organization, founded in 1995 by then-emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and his second wife Moza bint Nasser.
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“In school, I used to think, ‘what are the Olympics?’ I never thought I would participate in the Olympics”, #PTUsha once recalled in an interview.

#Olympics #WomenInSports #history #timelapse
PT Usha’s historic run in the 400 m hurdles final in the 1984 Olympics was a heartbreaking loss for India but one that turned out to be as much of an inspiration as a victory.
In the years to come, she went on to set the tracks ablaze for the next few years, winning golds at the Asian Games and Asian Championships, setting records and being the darling of the crowd wherever she went.
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#SupremeCourt hearing plea by Indian Olympic Association regarding its new constitution.

Matter was listed as item 40 but taken up as first item after a mentioning by SG Tushar Mehta.
SG says that the draft new constitution is ready and IOC has accepted the national sports code as well.

#SupremeCourt #Olympics
SG says December 10 may the granted as the new date for finalisation of new constitution and new body to run IOA.

SG: My lord has requested to take it up pro bono. But govt stand is he may be given an honorarium. Also, the govt lawyers may be suitably compensated...
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#SupremeCourt hearing plea regarding new Constitution and electoral rolls for the Indian Olympic Association.

ASG KM Nataraj takes Court through pleadings. Image
Details of recent meeting with IOC at Lausanne being read out.

ASG: Our report is also there.

Sr Adv Abhishek Singhvi for IOA: Lordships may have it later and let Justice ( L Nageswara) Rao deal with it, he's already issued a detail Notice. We're in ...

Singhvi: agreement with IOC on all but 2 points.

SC: IOC has agreed that Constitution has to be modified and new electoral rolls have to be notified. All this they've said will take place before next meeting.

Singhvi: please see the list, except for two points IOC and I agree
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#OTD in 1909 Józef Noji was born in Pęckowo, Poland. One of the best long-distance runners of the 2nd Polish Republic he was executed by the #Germans in #Auschwitz. #ReparationsForPoland #PolishHistory #Olympics #history #twitteristorians #SportHistory @Olympics
He was an Olympian, multiple champion of 🇵🇱 in the 5000, 10000 & cross country running but also a tram driver.

Noji could have been registered for the "Volksliste" in the 1930s as he had 🇩🇪 roots, but he strictly refused, and joined the 🇵🇱 resistance when #WWII broke out.
He was arrested on 18 Sep'40 and was initially kept at #Pawiak. After a year, he was transported to @auschwitz, where in Feb'43, in death block 11, he was shot in the neck for allegedly smuggling a letter. He was posthumously awarded the Cross of Valor.
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I found a fascinating video from Ukrainian journalist Serhii Peichev about how Russia used sport to achieve its bloody and imperial goals. The video is 20 minutes long, so I will summarize critical things here.
First, we need to go back to 1936. Nazi Germany organized the summer Olympics.
While Germany was becoming antisemitic, many participants of Jewish descent refused to go to Berlin. /1
There have been boycott threats in some countries, but the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Pierre de Coubertin, came to Berlin and showed his support. /2
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