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🧵I love #football

Have done since the 1980's ⚽️

Nowadays though, the off-field stuff seems to get as much coverage & column inches as the game itself 🗞️📺📱

Competition isn't just about trophies - it's about eyeballs, soft power, geo-politics, PR and #money

Quick tale...
Did you see that news report from the #US this week about the #billionaire financier #TomBarrack being arrested? ($250m bail)

In the weird (but fun) world we live in, that incident ties to #NewcastleUnited & the #PremierLeague

Say what?! 🧐

#FollowTheMoney #Networks #Power 💸
We have;

- Billionaires acting as back-channel diplomats (💰)
- Political actors orchestrating things but pretending they're not
- Qatar buy rights to #EPL for region
- Saudi pirate them #AJ #BeIn #BeOut
- SA try to buy NUFC
- Qatar say "No Way"

#Rights ✍️/👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
#Value (s) 💸🙏⚽️
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This is what racism leads to:

✝️ A Cross For Every Farmer Murdered! 😢🙏

The world has ignored #SA farmers' pleas for help, while media is ONLY pushing the #BLM narrative…

Farmers killed just for being WHITE, out of hate, on their own farm, by Blacks.
If the world is not looking, do their lives still matter?

At what point mass murder is called #genocide?

Why is the international community not saying anything — is it because the victims are White, and the perpetrators Black?

#Racism #SouthAfrica #SA
“I can't wait until Black people lynch White people!”

Activists part of Antifa/BLM at the protest against a Christian event near Seattle shouted anti-white racist statements and “Death To America” and burned U.S. flags…

#BLMmarxists #FarLeft
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⚠️ Woke: Critical Race Theory

🚨 What's it all about⁉️

Is it real? How bad is it?

🧵 Unroll the thread: ⤵️
The “Critical Race Theory” is in fact hateful *RACISM* only this time towards the white people.

#CRT is an offshoot of Marxism, is globalist in scope, profoundly anti-Christian, and fundamentally anti-American.

⚠️ It's what Democrats have now embraced! 🤦

#CriticalRaceTheory
It's going on in UK too: Hats off to @KemiBadenoch for eloquently making the case against #CriticalRaceTheory!

#Woke #BLMmarxists #CRT
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Vorige week plaatste @mauricedehond een blog waarin hij een artikel vertaalt van @JemmaMoran over de effectiviteit (en zelfs het gevaar) van #Lockdowns. Je vindt de blog van MdH en het originele artikel in de links:

maurice.nl/2021/03/16/ris…
thecritic.co.uk/mutant-variati…
Aangezien veel mensen op mijn TL dit verhaal geloven en aandragen als bewijs dat #Lockdowns (of andere maatregelen) niet werken, ben ik er maar eens ingedoken.

TL;DR: er klopt geen hout van.
Om te beginnen: de originele auteur is Engels, en heeft het over de Engelse situatie. Aangezien @mauricedehond het artikel vertaald (en bewerkt) heeft, ga ik er in de verdere behandeling van uit dat hij vindt dat deze onverkort ook voor NL geldt.

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"Grenzwerte wurden angepasst" heißt übrigens "Grenzwert wurde verdoppelt".
Liebe Politiker,das hat das @rki_de jetzt also schon für euch getan,ihr braucht es nicht selbst erledigen.
PS:Die Verdopplung der akzeptablen #HospitalisiertenInzidenz ist geschehen, ohne neue Literatur ➡️
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Betrug der Grenzwert am 18.2. noch 6 Krankenhaus-Aufnahmen von ü60 Personen auf 100.000 Personen pro Woche, beträgt er nun, am 19.3. 12.
Während die Frage in den letzten vier Wochen mehrfach lautete, warum nicht alle Covid-Patienten gezählt werden anstelle nur der Ü60..➡️
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...wurde bei der Neu-Auflage weiterhin nicht darauf eingegangen.
Weder wurden Erklärungen für die Anpassung geliefert, noch neue Quellen hinzugefügt. Dabei wäre das doch angesichts immer neuer Erkenntnisse zu #B117 zu höherer Sterblichkeit, mehr schweren Verläufen und ➡️
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First international century by decades from 1880's to 2020's

A thread.
1880's
Tom Horan (#Eng) 124 vs #Aus 1881 Image
1890's
Bobby Abel(#Eng) 132 vs #Aus 1892 Image
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@WHO on Wednesday released guidance on who should be given #AstraZeneca's vax & how it will be administered.

See below:
1. It's to be given 3-4 months between 1st & 2nd dose

2. ANYONE above 18years (pretty standard age for adults).
ALSO to be given to older people above 65yrs since there isn't data that shows that new variants will affect the efficacy of #AZ in this age group.

3. Like #Pfizer's, it will not be given to pregnant & breastfeeding women unless they are at risk of contracting #Covid-19.
"We do not have enough information to recommend the vaccine in this group but don't see no reason for it not to be used if the woman is at risk," @WHO's SAGE chair Dr Alejandro craivoto said.

READ MORE HERE @NationAfrica
nation.africa/kenya/news/who…
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#SouthAfrica on Sunday suspended the use of the #OxfordAstraZeneca vaccine after a small clinical trial suggested that the drug is not effective in preventing mild to moderate illness from the variant dominant in the country.
I spoke to @mosmasika to understand if the new data posed any risk for Kenya which is heavily relying on the #OxfordAstraZeneca vaccine.
He told me: "We should not stop our plans for vaccination just because South Africa has paused #AZ.
We should appreciate that the two countries are experiencing a somewhat different trajectory in terms of numbers and most likely circulating variants."
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Dassault #Rafale will join #IndianAirforce at the end of this month,Ambala AFB on the side of #Pakistan border. How does this change equation for #PAF? Modern aerial warfare is not limited to
platform🆚platform but
“Set of systems of a system 🆚 Set of systems of a system”🧵👇 ImageImage
First of all this isn’t new for #IAF & their defence circle to start singing bhajans of new god. It has happened before
“Su-30MKI Flankers with it's 400km range, "Mini-AWAC," incorporating Western Avionics such as the french SAGEM GPS & the israeli EL/M-8222 EW Suite.” Ring a 🔔 Image
So adversary had an edge for more than decade which they lost it but didn’t realise till last year. #Flanker & #Fulcrum are still the main headaches for PAF as they’re in numbers flying from different bases with potent specs/missiles & more importantly experienced pilots & legacy
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Our dad was born OTD in 1925 - traditionally we had to have strawberries and cream to celebrate. Back in the 1960s this would be early in the season so these would be our first and sometimes only strawberries.
He was born in Wales near @kivetonwales eldest son of a #YorkshireMiner who was determined that none of his children would follow him into the pit, and they didn’t. Dad won Miners’ scholarships to @KingsPontefract and from there to @Kings_Cambridge a two year degree in wartime
His closest brush with sport was to keep score for the school cricket team - he found God (or perhaps it was the other way round) at Uni and started off a theological career which took him to @SCM_Britain and a conference in India where he met our Aussie mum from @australianscm
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(1/x) #Thread zu der „#Corona #Kritik + #Meditieren für das #Grundgesetz#Kundgebung am #Samstag, den 23.05.2020, beim #Gänseliesel in #Göttingen: Image
(3/x) Die #Kundgebung ist nun ein paar Tage her, trotzdem kommt hier noch eine #Einschätzung. Diese kann nicht den Anspruch haben vollständig zu sein.
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Sir #InfoCzar Lieutenant General @AsimSBajwa Sb. 24 hours and only ONE #Lie on behalf of the #ShitShow headed by the #ShamelesslyRiggedandSelected @ImranKhanPTI that you are now part of? You are failing SirJi. Might I suggest: 'Good News for Pakistani people: 'Lahore-Islamabad 2/
2/ Motorway to be inaugurated soon by Prime Minister His Excellency Imran Ahmad Khan Niazi...ANOTHER great step upwards for Green Pakistan. Imran Niazi Zindabad'! More suggestions tomorrow Chaudhry Sahib...C.c. #SA to #InfoCzar @shiblifaraz @MarianaBaabar @NasimZehra @JehangirJm
@threadreaderapp Kindly UNROLL
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#Lesotho 🇱🇸: PM Thomas Thabane is sending the army into the streets to "restore order" following growing calls for him to step down over the alleged murder of his ex-wife

Yes, this is the story bbc.com/news/world-afr…
#Lesotho 🇱🇸 has zero #coronsvirus cases. The deployment of the military into the streets is for political reasons only.

With the international com. caught up in the pandemic another democracy is collapsing without any int. response
Good news from #Lesotho 🇱🇸 where the collapse of the democratic state seems to have been averted.

PM Thabane has agreed to resign following mediation by #SA officials bbc.com/news/world-afr…
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1/5 Seeing people hustle in Joburg city centre left me wondering about #CoronavirusInSA #CoronaOutbreak. Who is terrified of #coronavirus? What makes some people appear reckless & unconcerned? Well, it turns out that being terrified comes with a huge cost to the poor.
2/5 #coronavirus has to compete with existing problems. These problems cannot wait despite calls for global responses to the virus. The reason is simple: it is illogical to turn one's back on a fire that is already consuming the roof because another blaze is approaching. Image
3/5 While the extent of damage #COVIDー19 will cause remains to be seen, the poor are living with damage from lack of adequate healthcare, housing, water & food. That some patients in #SA claim #coronavirus in order to jump queues at hospitals shows the level of current neglect. Image
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1.Anthropology needs to shift how it tells stories. #digitalnatives do not read nor think as earlier generations. This is to be embraced, not feared. This is a Twitter Essay on one way to begin (1/16). @AmEthno @AmericanAnthro @ASnA_Editors @ASAUK_News @africanstudies
@AmEthno @AmericanAnthro @ASnA_Editors @ASAUK_News @africanstudies 2. My book From ‘Water to Wine’ is the first “ethnography of a digital native for digital natives”. Growing up in the last gasps of #apartheid #SouthAfrica we had dial-up, and change everywhere (2/16). 3. utorontopress.com/us/from-water-… @annebracken @TeachingCulture @abenaopp
@AmEthno @AmericanAnthro @ASnA_Editors @ASAUK_News @africanstudies @annebracken @TeachingCulture @abenaopp 3. I learned to think within #multilingualism and #changingdiscourses. My book tracks across #Brazil, #Angola, #Mauritius, #Portugal, #SA, the #USA . It is political. It is about change. It is about beauty in Angola and writing through whiteness (3/16). @StanfordAnthro @UCT_news
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Story of a important man in history who got pretty much sadly forgoten😔. As one of the biggedt resistance of Hitler. So I write this also in his memorial

PLEASE SHARE

So I resarched a bit about

Carl Albert Fritz Michael Gerlich
Carl Albert Fritz Michael Gerlich. Born February 15, 1883 in Szczecin in a Calvinist family with four brothers; Died July 1, 1934 in the #Dachau #concentrationcamp. He studied mathematics and physics in 1902. History and anthropology in 1903.
In 1907 he received his doctorate in philosophy (Dr.Phil). In addition to his work as a historian in the Bavarian State Archives Service, he published numerous articles on anti-socialist and ethnic-#German-conservative topics in the southern German monthly magazines.
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//Thread// Here’s a snapshot of some of the key ways we are currently supporting people caught up in the fire emergencies in NSW, VIC, SA and WA:
◾ Supporting people at 35 evacuation and recovery centres in #NSW, #VIC and #SA.
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◾ Delivering 10 pallets of water and 640 food packs to #Mallacoota.
◾ Coordinating 600-800 food hampers, along with water pallets, hygiene items and pet supplies for rapid distribution from East Sale.
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◾ Distributing satellite phones to communities cut off in East #Gippsland.
◾ Deploying six additional trained personnel to support the 14 already on the ground in Mallacoota.
◾ Providing psychological first aid, registration services and telephone wellbeing checks.
3/5
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I shall be sharing my thoughts on the involvement of South Africans in drugs in South Africa, and other parts of the world.

I must warn upfront that the things I am going to share, are by no means triggered by hatred, but the need to set the record straight.
You will discover that despite the involvement of South Africans living abroad in crimes (including drugs), their host country never labeled the 'whole' of South Africans 'criminals, neither did they resort to 'killing' them. The instrument of the law was invoked to address it.
We are agreed that South Africa has been warmly welcomed into the international community (of which Nigeria played a role) and is, in turn,
open to the world. The benefits of this recently achieved status include increased investor
interest, more tourism et al.
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Visit to the Kwa Muhle Museum. One of the few museums to take a truth telling approach BEFORE the referendum of 1992 and the official fall of #Apartheid in 1994. What this means is that it manages to avoid some of the triumphalism and Mandela-centric efforts that followed. Image
While the attempt to transform the fall of Apartheid into a finish line rather than a starting point (or transition process) IS gaining steam, it is largely kept at bay in public history projects.Erasures & silences on big questions of #colonialism and Apartheid just don't happen
For example, the role of Durban's white public officials in creating some of earliest versions of Apartheid (prior to 1948) and their continued implementation of it through the forced removal of Black people from Cato Manor after 1950 is made very explicit. ImageImage
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#Ethiopia: @PMEthiopia indicates there has been a plane crash involving @flyethiopian "Boeing 737 on regular scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning." The office extended it’s condolences to the families who lost their lives. But, there is no corresponding info as of yet.
Update: FanaBC confirms the news. "Ethiopian airline Boeing 337 flight from Addis Abeba to Nairobi crashed," the headline says. The news provides no further detail other than the quote from the PM office

**NOTE: AS is informed the accident did happen
fanabc.com/2019/03/%e1%8b…
Update: It's confirmed. The aircraft B-737-800MAX with registration number ET- AVJ took off at 08:38 am local time from AA, Bole Intl Airport & lost contact at 08:44am. It crashed around Bishoftu. It has 149 passengers & 8 crew members. fanabc.com/english/2019/0… (Pic: Profile).
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#Daraa map for July-17, today things changed:
#Opposition areas southwest of Daraa city.
situation in #Nawa is still not clear.
#Mahji #Sanamin and #Ghabaghib reached for a deal with the #Russian, Map also shows the exact location for Iranian-Backed forces in the southern Front
#Nawa didn’t surrender, Opposition there choose to defend their city despite Russian & Regime attacks, at the end they were able to go to the negotiations with their own conditions. Until now No final deals, all the news talking about a full surrender by the city is 100% wrong
Opposition in #Nawa #Daraa gave the #Russian a new proposal which include: Allowing them to leave the city with their own vehicles & Armory, the proposal got rejected by the Russian and the military campaign restarted, another round of negotiations is set to happen later this day
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