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🧵Tens of thousands of people have been out on the streets of London since Friday, calling for #ClimateAction.

@morss_alex has been monitoring media coverage.

If you get your news from TV, broadsheets or tabloids, chances are you won't have heard anything about #TheBigOne.
But although you didn't hear about the tens of thousands of people protesting in London, chances are that you did hear about that one guy who jumped on a #snooker table in Sheffield.

None of this remotely surprising. It's yet another example of the #ActivistsDilemma in action. Image
When non-activists criticise groups like JSO for engaging in disruptive protest it's common for them to say they don't mind protest if it's done in a way that doesn't affect people going about their business. That's what activists have been doing this weekend. It doesn't work.
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[Thread] - 1) Good evening sports fans! Ready for the ultimate hacked verified Twitter accounts thread? Over the past two years, I have kept tabs on around 70 verified accounts that were hacked by Arabic language operators for various reasons. The victims #disinformation
2 / range from 30 international athletes, to other public figures such as deceased US Senator Debbie Smith. The accounts have been used for various purposes, from scams to state propaganda. Some of the accounts are still active, while many have been suspended - read on for more!
3/ First up, Senator Debbie Smith. Smith, who served as a member of the Nevada Senate, sadly passed away in 2016 after battling with a brain tumour. Her Twitter account was hacked by an Arabic-speaking account, which changed it's handle to
@0YY0k - and was eventually suspended
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Today’s #Masters final between John Higgins & Yan Bingtao could be a cracker - & also a seminal moment in #Snooker history. Higgins is 45, he turned pro in ’92, & he’s won 4 world championships & 30 ranking titles. He was born in Wishaw, Scotland, then a coal & steel town. (1/3)
Yan, 20, was born 8 years after Higgins turned pro, & has already won a ranking title (2019 #RigaMasters). He’s from Zibo, a city of 4.5 million inhabitants & the birthplace of ancient Chinese Qi culture. Today, China is where #Snooker is growing fastest, & by some margin. (2/3)
Who’ll win? My money is on Higgins, whose long experience of big tournament finals will be hard to beat, but let me put it this way: I wouldn’t be too surprised if, by the time Yan is Higgins’ age, he’ll have won more than 30 ranking titles. He’s that good. Attaboy! (3/3)
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Snooker’da 1 Haziran’da “Şampiyonluk Ligi” başlıyor. Eurosport’tan canlı yayınlanacak ve oynanacağı dönem itibariyle diğer turnuvalardan ayrılarak çok farklı hatırlanacak bu organizasyon ile ilgili bazı detayları kısa bir “flood” ile aktarmaya çalışacağım...
Turnuva Marshall Arena’da seyircisiz oynanacak. Tesiste konaklama imkanının da olmasından dolayı hiçbir oyuncu, hakem veya görevlinin turnuva sonuna kadar dışarı çıkmasına izin verilmeyecek.
Girişte herkese Covid testi uygulanacak, sonuçlar çıkana kadar karantinada bekleyecekler.
Turnuva esnasında sosyal mesafe kuralları uygulanacak, oyuncular misafir kabul edemeyecek.
Maçlar öncesinde el dezenfektanları kullanmak, el sıkışmamak ve maç esnasında 2 metre kuralına uymak gibi önlemler uygulanacak. İlk yardım personeli ise her daim salonda hazır bulunacak.
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Just read @SHendry775's #autobiography, #MeAndTheTable, very different from the first one "Remember My Name" by John Docherty almost 30 years ago. If you're a #snooker fan/nut like me, then it's a must read. Got through it in record time too! My first sporting hero.
This man was the reason why I found myself down the club constantly in my mid to late teens, why I went to watch him at Woodlesford #Snooker Center before he was number 1 and World Champ. He missed a century and rolled/bounced his warped £40 cue across the table in frustration 😃
I'm so grateful that I got to see him at the #Crucible on the last day of the world final where he beat @jimmywhite147 with a session to spare. It was great to see them both come out in the evening with #PeterEbdon, the late Len Ganley and one or 2 other pros. #snooker
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