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Breaking: In an embarrassment for #PatriceMotsepe, the @CAF_Online President, @SAFPU_Official, #SouthAfrica’s Players Union, declare their strong opposition to CAF’s plan for an #AfricanSuperLeague, which will be put before the CAF congress in #Arusha, #Tanzania on August 10th.
In a separate discussion I had with a top executive of @AlAhly @AlAhlyEnglish on Friday, he told me @CAF_Online was yet to give his club “concrete details” of how the Super League proposal will work.
“We were invited to #Cameroon for the last #AFCON, where the preliminary plan for the #AfricanSuperLeague was put to us & selected clubs from across the continent. But no concrete details, on the finances and other important details, have been given, up till now.”
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Kwaito music legend/industry advocate @EugeneMt of Trompies speaking to Info Regulator SA on struggles of artists, corruption & mismanagement taking food out of artist’s mouths. He calls for organizational leadership skills audits & good governance in #SouthAfrica music industry.
“I’m suspended in the process, because I’m this troublemaker who prevents people from chowing the money that they shouldn’t be…”

“It is not people who are qualified to be sitting there in these boards. That’s why there is so much lack of corporate governance.”
“We regulate a lot, but what we forever miss in our execution plan is monitoring, evaluation, and enforcement.”
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[BREAKING] Statement of Opposition From Political Parties Represented in National Assembly of #SouthAfrica 

“We are unanimous that the President must be held accountable as a matter of urgency & no delays, distractions & procrastination should be permitted.”

#PhalaPhalaFarmGate ImageImage
“All the opposition parties expressed misgivings and discontent with the manner in which the Speaker of the National Assembly has thus far handled the demands of political parties to hold the President accountable. We also are in agreement that the concealment of the…
President's responses to the Public Protector on the Phala Phala
matter is unacceptable and must be challenged.”
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No country in the world has benefited as much from the European debacles as the #US. During the Napoleonic wars, the massive mobilization of peasants left the fields deserted and the powers at war were in urgent need of food.
In the US they rushed to fill the gap and spent years
selling everything salable to war-torn #Europe.

Profits were so high that they laid the foundation for prodigious economic growth during the 19th century. There was another indirect benefit: the poverty and famines left by the war forced millions of #Europeans
to emigrate to the #USA, a basically depopulated country, which received some ten million outcasts in just under twenty years.
With the European emigrants came new technologies, new ideas, and a workforce that was abundant, cheap, and willing to do anything. A bargain!!.
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A working 🧵 to track #inflation-related #protests around the world

Some mvmts are learning from others (Canada-Dutch-Italy-Germany), and some are more extreme than others (Sri Lanka vs. Peru).

MSM isn't reporting, but you can be sure Western govts are watching

#Bitcoin
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Let's #Endvirginitytest 🙏🏽
#SouthAfrica: A South church has carried out virginity tests on their single female worshippers and issued certificates of virginity to those that passed the test.
According to the church, the test is said to be an effort to encourage chastity among the
ladies in the society.
The church identified as Nazareth Baptist Church is located at Ebuhleni, northern part of Durban in South Africa.
It was gathered that the church carried out a free virginity test on ladies who attend their church and are 18 years and above.
It is an annual
event carried out by the church and at the end of the test, a Certificate of Virginity is awarded to the successful ones.
Also, a white mark of purity is placed on the forehead of the virgins.
The test is usually conducted in the middle of every year and the certificate issued
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Our #Food and #Water crisis' are rapidly getting worse. Two of the founding necessities for human life and wellbeing are rapidly #collapsing.
In #Kansas thousands of cattle died from the heat and humidity. #WetBulb temperatures hit agricultural production hard.

reuters.com/world/us/heat-…
In #Ethiopia the #drought is so bad that monkeys are attacking children.

independent.co.uk/climate-change…
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Tracking #BA4 and #BA5 #Omicron #Sublineages over time

This tracker includes only sequences with signature mutations👇

Sequence count: 13,079

Tracker: public.tableau.com/app/profile/ra…
Updated 6/07/2022
BA.4/5 is rapidly🔥 increasing in the #UnitedStates!

Top5 BA.4/5 hotspots: #SouthAfrica, #USA, #UnitedKingdom, #Portugal and #Germany
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What was Mohandas #Gandhi doing carrying wounded #British soldiers off the battlefield in #SouthAfrica in 1899? Gandhi was merely leading by example, in the ambulance corps he set up to support the British against the Boers in the Second Boer War (1899-1902). 1/12
#war
But why would Gandhi support the British, especially since he had experienced the humiliation of racial discrimination in South Africa soon after he got there? It was #OnThisDay in 1893 that Gandhi was thrown off a train for refusing to comply with racial segregation laws. 2/12
This was more than a decade before Gandhi evolved his concept of #civildisobedience. He spent 21 years (1893 - 1914) in South Africa and went on to organize the #CivilRights movement, to raise the status of the indentured #Indian population there. 3/12
#racism
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Tracking #BA4 and #BA5 #Omicron #Sublineages over time

This tracker includes only sequences with signature mutations👇

Sequence count: 11,778

Tracker: public.tableau.com/app/profile/ra…

Updated 6/06/2022
BA.4/5 is quickly increasing in #UnitedStates!

Top5 BA.4/5 hotspots: #SouthAfrica, #USA, #UnitedKingdom, #Portugal and #Germany
Tracking #BA4/#BA5 in #Asia

Hotspots:
BA.4 - #Israel, #Singapore, #Japan, #HongKong, #India
BA.5- #Israel, #Singapore, #India, #Japan,
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Tracking #BA4 and #BA5 #Omicron #Sublineages over time

This tracker includes only sequences with signature mutations👇

Sequence count: 10,779

Tracker: public.tableau.com/app/profile/ra…

Updated 6/05/2022
BA.4/5 is quickly increasing in #UnitedStates!

Top5 BA.4/5 hotspots: #SouthAfrica, #USA, #UnitedKingdom, #Germany and #Portugal
Tracking #BA4/#BA5 in #Asia

Hotspots:
BA.4 - #Israel, #Singapore, #Japan, #HongKong, #India
BA.5- #Israel, #Singapore, #India, #Japan,
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Tracking #BA4 and #BA5 #Omicron #Sublineages over time

This tracker includes only sequences with signature mutations👇

Sequence count: 10,658

Tracker: public.tableau.com/app/profile/ra…
Updated 6/04/2022
BA.4/5 is quickly increasing in #UnitedStates!

Top5 BA.4/5 hotspots: #SouthAfrica, #USA, #UnitedKingdom, #Germany and #Portugal Image
Tracking #BA4/#BA5 in #Asia

Hotspots:
BA.4 - #Israel, #Singapore, #Japan, #HongKong, #India
BA.5- #Israel, #Singapore, #Japan, #India Image
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Tracking #BA4 and #BA5 #Omicron #Sublineages over time

This tracker includes only sequences with signature mutations👇

Tracker: public.tableau.com/app/profile/ra…

Updated 5/21/2022
Tracking #BA4/#BA4 in #Asia and #Oceania

Hotspots: #Israel, #Hongkong, #NewSouthWales (#Australia), #Singapore
Emerging Hotspots: #India
#NewZealand (MIQ facility)
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U.K. says it discovered ‘sick’ Russian troll factory

“We cannot allow the Kremlin and its shady troll farms to invade our online spaces with their lies about Putin’s illegal war,” Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said in a statement.

#StandWithUkraine
“The UK Government has alerted international partners and will continue to work closely with allies and media platforms to undermine Russian information operations.”

#StandWithUkraine️
The “sick” organization is working from St. Petersburg, with paid employees and internal working teams, the U.K. government said in a press release.

#StandWithUkraine
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"Retha is a remarkable person who saw a need and moved forward to fill that need. After becoming ill with #MECFS she formed a Facebook support group in 2012." #fundraising
gogetfunding.com/imhopeful-reth…
"She became aware of the dire needs of patients for hope, companionship, financial assistance, medical treatment, special care facilities, and basic living necessities. She realized something had to be done for #MECFS in #SouthAfrica and founded The @mecfs_sa"
"The Foundation provides #healthcare and counselling services for people with #MECFS who cannot afford it; raises awareness of ME/CFS, and #advocates for the rights and interests of people with ME/CFS." #imhopeful
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We are LIVE tweeting the panel discussion with @smritiirani @ctgchatter, Kwati Candith Mashego-Dlamini @drvanitasharma @ShombiSharp and @Chandrika0501

Stay tuned for updates!

Join us using this link:

#Raisina2022 #RaisinaDialogue @ril_foundation
Kwati Candith Mashego-Dlamini: In #SouthAfrica, we have space for #women & struggle side by side with men. #Women need to be seen as individuals. Empowerment of women is not a side agenda, but we need to focus on how we can help them have their own space & strength. #Raisina2022
.@ctgchatter: We require political will, affirmative action, and policy changes to empower #women. I believe, empowered women, empower women.

#Raisina2022 @ril_foundation
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 04/17/2022 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2022/04/17/dai…
Wide-ranging genetic study of severe COVID finds common risk factors
nature.com/articles/d4158…
#SevereCOVID19, #RiskFactors, #GeneticStudy, #ImmuneSignalling, #MucusProduction
We Are Made of Music, We Are Made of Time: Violinist Natalie Hodges on the Poetic Science of Sound and Feeling – The Marginalian
themarginalian.org/2022/04/12/unc…
#singularity, #time, #music, #entropy
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Closely monitoring new #omicron sub-lineages - BA.4 & BA.5 (first identified in #SouthAfrica)

No BA.4/BA.5 sequences identified in the #UnitedStates yet. But the key signature mutation Spike L452 is found in >400 BA.2 sequences in the past 3 months.

express.co.uk/news/science/1…
Key Mutations to follow

-Spike L452(R/M/Q)
-Spike L452R* and L452Q is prevalent in #Wastewater samples (will update in a separate thread)

*currently unassigned/unclassified/undesignated sequences and some of them are tagged "ML" by @GISAID

cov-spectrum.org/explore/United…
A quick look at the tree generated from the nextclade tool that @CorneliusRoemer point to earlier -- clades.nextstrain.org
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While the focus is on #Putin's #UkrainianGenocide, let's not forget about #Xi's #UyghurGenocide and his support for Putin, Kim Jong-un, the Myanmar junta, MBS, and other tyrants. Xi Jinping is the world's #1 advocate for #HumanRightsViolations.

nytimes.com/2022/04/04/wor…
The #UyghurGenocide includes "internment, forced abortion, forced sterilization, forced birth control, forced labor, torture, brainwashing, rape, and gang rape" as policy. No one deserves to be subject to such grave #HumanRightsViolations. Xi ruined #HongKong. #Taiwan isn't safe.
Xi believes #China needs to be strong to avoid the trauma it inhereted from the "Century of Humiliation" at the hands of Western colonial powers and Japan. But in asserting China's strength, Xi sides with the worst of tyrants and crushes those who believe in #HumanRights.
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New #PANGO designations - BA.2.*

BA.2.4Alias of B.1.1.529.2.4, #Singapore lineage

BA.2.5Alias of B.1.1.529.2.5, lineage in #Portugal and other countries

BA.2.6Alias of B.1.1.529.2.6, lineage in #France and other countries

BA.2.7Alias of B.1.1.529.2.7, #USA lineage ImageImage
These are new designations - branching from the BA.2 subvariant

more to follow ..... will update key mutational differences and transmission advantage (if any)
BA.2.4 (aka B.1.1.529.2.4) | prevalent in Singapore

Key mutation: ORF6:M58K

COV-spectrum predicts a growth advantage of 14% over BA.2 and 46% over BA.1.1 in #Singapore

BA.2 and BA.1.1 are currently the dominant lineages in circulation in Singapore Image
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One of the cheaper options, the third cheapest to be precise, in #Qatar for #FifaWorldCup, is $5500 for a week

We spent half that in #SouthAfrica, #Brazil & #Russia for 3 weeks each

Also only one portal to access acco, no hotel sites etc

@FIFAWorldCup @QatarEmb_London @qatar Image
Unlike any of the previous 6 #WorldCup I've attended, this is by far the most painful, most expensive one already

The govt needs to step in to provide more, cheaper accommodation options right away

Also, the sites aren't functioning well
We got tickets in the morning but neither the Hayya site or the Accommodation site recognise the ticket application or the individual ticket numbers yet

In #Russia it was nearly instantaneously updated

Finally apartment options don't mention public transport links 😳
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