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As an Irish citizen of a Constitutional Republic - I am yet again appalled this morning by what I witnessed this Government do to the #Oireachtas in the making of #legislation - facilitated today by @smytho a Minister of State in #DECC from @greenparty_ie - details below👇
On 14 June in 2nd stage debate on a bill on #CircularEconomy & #Mining the Minister flagged in less than 6 lines of words - a major scope change to the bill for "essential amendments on Committee Stage in this House to address some urgent matters concerning energy capacity" BUT👇
17 days later the Government:
😡Had not briefed even informally the JOC HLGH responsible for Planning or the JOC Env & Climate Action responsible for the EPA on the changes
😡Had not ensured a copy of the amendments was on the Oireachtas website for today's debate on them
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1/ We are aware of certain concerns being raised regarding the digital asset lending space. Here’s where Ledn stands on this; a 🧵
2/ Our business fundamentals are strong, and all of our clients’ assets are safe and secure.
3/ For #transparency - we took the decision to become the first digital asset lending company to complete a #ProofofReserves attestation. And we do this every six months. Our next proof of reserves will be completed as of July 31, 2022.
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The Trudeau Liberals always fail:
-to be accountable
-to be transparent
-to protect freedom
-to do what's best for Canadians

Conservatives are fighting for common sense, because that's what Canadians want! @NDP

#cdnpoli #C11 #transparency #accountability #freedom #CommonSense
Private Member's Bill, which would amend the Income Tax Act to allow skilled tradespeople to deduct travel expenses on their income tax claims. Though the Liberals opposed this Bill, it passed second reading today with the support of other parties. @NDP @CharlieAngusNDP
You dont have an absolute right to own private property in Canada says Liberal Justice Minister Lametti when asked about seizing & selling off Russian assets @NDP @CharlieAngusNDP @theJagmeetSingh @liberal_party @LiberalQuebec @OmarAlghabra @DavidLametti…
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The Supreme Court of the #Netherlands rules that #Pfizer residual products enter the human food chain via livestock farming. #Dutch laboratories #RIVM judges that it can do no harm despite independent reports of cancer-causing risks. #farmers #boeren #meat #vlees #HumanResources
in the Netherlands, reports from independent scientists with reporting obligations are set aside by Rivm. Political MPs are required to remain silent. People are aware that they are evading #EU legislation, you can read in WOB documents. Alzo with growth hormone #17betaoestradiol
The #EuropeanCommission has informed the #Netherlands in writing that the risks to human health are irresponsible if the #Eu legislation on public health is not followed. Farmers are fighting to the courtroom that nothing may be made public about the safety of their own products.
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Europeans United Million March II, 25.06.2022 in Frankfurt am Main. Für den Schutz des Grundgesetzes, Sachlichkeit & Verhältnismäßigkeit. Für #LauterbachRuecktrittJetzt und #FriedenSchaffenOhneWaffen. Für Frieden & Freiheit.

Spielregel: keine Gewalt, Intoleranz, Hass. #LoveWins
#MillionMarch II - Europeans United
Frankfurt, 25th of June 2022 #ffm2506

We, European taxpayers demand that Ursula @vonderleyen discloses chats with @PfizerEUPolicy CEO.
Full #Transparency and #RuleOfLaw instead of #lobbyism and closed doors policy making.

Join our rally!
Aufforderung an die @fr, ihre Behauptung, ein "Moderator" habe bei #ffm2506 Europeans United das NS-Propagandawort "Judenpresse" in den Mund genommen, mit Videobeweis zu belegen.
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The Oligarch/Patriarch of all Russia should be sanctioned NOW.
This man who was elected to lead the Russian Orthodox Church in 2009 is in fact so wealthy that he can be called an oligarch. Back in 1990s he made a fortune in cigarettes and oil in the name of a church charity..
and therefore avoided paying customs duty and could import duty free around 8 billion cigarettes during the cigarette war in Russia in the 1990s.
He has a chalet in Switzerland, luxurious panoramic apartment in Moscow as well as in miami.
He loves luxury cars, private jets and super yachts.
He owns a magnificent Palace in Crimea and he is closest neighbour to Putin's Palace.
The list goes on and on but it is extremely difficult to find documents showing his ownership as everything is "owned" by the church....
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Until now, @MOIM_Lebanon has only published election results by district. This goes against best practices as publishing granular data allows for scrutiny 1/3
In 2018, the results were published at the level of polling stations allowing @LADELEB to discover that the results of several expat ballot boxes were zeroed out. 2/3
Publishing 2022 results as a workable file (.csv) in a timely manner would only increase the public confidence in the process. 3/3
@EUinLebanon @UNDP_Lebanon @LADELEB @ElGherbalOrg #Elections2022 #lebanonelections2022 #transparency
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#EUChipsAct The @EU_Commission has published a staff working document #SWD which consists of 4 parts. Can be found here:…………

A long 🧵with some thoughts/comments on it 1/x
The first chapter provides a very good overview on the #semiconductor industry/value chain, elaborating also on important players/ market shares.

Basically, they could have used also the study by @snv_berlin / @JPKleinhans on that, but anyway, it is quite well analysed. 2/x
imho every journalist that want to cover a #semiconductor topic should easily be able to comment/edit on this section. If someone is new on this field, it is a very good initial read to understand the sector. 3/x
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#Poroshenko-#Patria-#Niinistö -sotarikokset, alkaen #Maidan2014, #kansanmurha #Donbass'ssa paljastuvat salatuista #ETYJ -arkistoista.
- Valejuristi anoo raivokkaasti pikaista syytesuojaa sotarikollisjärjestö #NATO'lta.
- Elinkautinen myös salaajille.
#Patria-#WZM Ahmoilla ryssien kimppuun?
”Novorossijan kronikka | 11.02.15”, Sevastopol.
#Niinistö'n #Puola'n-valtiovierailulla 30.3.–1.4.2015
– "Sokka on irti ja kaikki variaatiot kolmannesta maailmansodasta, #WW3 on käyty vaalien alla", hän totesi.…
Death Toll Up To 13,000 In #Ukraine Conflict, Says #UN Rights Office | Feb 26, 2019
- Some 13,000 people have been killed, a quarter of them civilians, and as many as 30,000 wounded in the war in eastern Ukraine since it broke out in April 2014; the #UN.…
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I see #NHSEx has published the slides from its @HDR_UK “Data Access & Discovery” event, charmingly subtitled “A Forest Through the TREs” - on YouTube, if you want to listen:

*I thought the phrase was “cannot see the forest for the TREs”, but hey...
Let’s take a look:…

One reason we use the category term #TRE to refer to Trusted Research (or any other use) Environments that meet the #FiveSafes is that everyone wants to call their own TRE something different, so no-one really knows what they mean...
Call yours what you like (e.g. for @ONS it's their Secure Research Service) but if it only does four #Safes, or three Safes - and if it isn’t also #consensual and fully #transparent - then it's not a #trustworthy TRE...
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Law&tech folks, I am looking for case law on contested uses of new tech.
Can you recommend me a judgment from your own country worth reading?
I start with mine in the comments🦾
IT Consiglio di Stato nn. 2936/2019 e 8474/2019
Knowable, understandable, anti-discriminatory algorithms in public administration…
This is wonderful, I am so thankful to all of you. Hopefully this 🧵 could be useful to our law tech community!
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🧵 ⁦@AmerMedicalAssn⁩ Prez ⁦@GeraldHarmonMD⁩ stated:

An investigation by ⁦@OIGatHHS⁩ “into the inappropriate use of #PriorAuthorization by Medicare Advantage plans uncovered information that mirrors physician experiences.”

Read report:…
2/ “Surveys of physicians have consistently found that excessive authorization controls required by health insurers are persistently responsible for serious harm when necessary medical care is delayed, denied, or disrupted.” #FixPriorAuth

See 2021 survey:…
3/ “The American Medical Association agrees with the federal investigators’ recommendations for preventing inappropriate use of authorization controls to delay, deny and disrupt patient care, but more needs to be done to reform prior authorization.”
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We are LIVE tweeting the panel discussion with @Rajeev_GoI, @zapalak, Anne Neuberger, Vivek Lall, @NiNanjira and @KanchanGupta

Stay tuned for updates!

Join us using this link:

#Raisina2022 #RaisinaDialogue
.@KanchanGupta: #BigTech is now playing an interventionist role in democracy, #RedTech is being used for #surveillance and subversion, while #DeepTech is about criminality.

Anne Neuberger: In the ongoing #Ukrainewar, #socialmedia companies wanted to control the #information imbalance but that has caused public resentment over the lack of #transparency and access to complete information.

#Raisina2022 @orfgeotech
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Today might be D-Day for the Digital Services Act!

Together with the European Parliament & Council, the Commission has worked in record time to protect 🇪🇺 citizens online.

Here are the 10 things you need to know about the #DSA ahead of our (hopefully) final trilogue.

1️⃣ With great power comes great responsibility 🕷
The DSA is setting clear, harmonised #obligations for platforms – proportionate to size, impact & risk.

2⃣ A harmonised system to fight ALL forms of #illegal content – from counterfeit or dangerous products to hate speech 🥷🏻
Any national authority will be able to request that illegal content is removed, regardless of where the platform is established in Europe.

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Finally, the #GoldacreReview is published! (During Parliamentary Easter holidays, mid-ping-pong on the #HealthAndCareBill...)

It's 221 pages - each PDF page is a double page spread - so this could be a lo-o-o-ong [Thread].

Here goes...
First point to note, in the Terms of Reference (p5), is that this is about "access to #NHSdata by #researchers, #commissioners, and #innovators" - i.e. #Planning and #CommercialReUse - so it is directly relevant to the operation of millions of people's #NationalDataOptOuts... Terms of reference for the review  1. How do we facilitate a
"185 wide-ranging recommendations for us to explore", says @sajidjavid (p6). Gulp! Time for some coffee...

"systems that ensure #underrepresented groups are well represented" may (partly) refer to this "landmark review", which got off to a slow start:… The far-reaching independent review into potential ethnic bi
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In #UnitedStates there are nearly two million people behind bars. They lived in the largest news desert in the country. #NewsInside of @MarshallProj fill this gap with a printed pubblication distributed in prisons and jails.
To minimize #disinformation we must look further outstream. #Transparency is the keyword.
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Today, Britain's first post-Brexit notification to the WTO on domestic agricultural support has been circulated (for 2021).

It include "zero" for trade-distorting support (aka AMS or "Amber Box") with an entitlement of almost £5bn

Trade-distorting domestic support is not counted if it is below the "de minimis" threshold of 5% of the value of production.

The UK figures really are zero for butter (except £10,000 for "private storage aid"), skimmed milk powder and wheat.

For pigmeat (£100K for enhanced animal welfare practices) and milk (£400K production aid) the numbers are very small and seem to be for crown dependencies only.

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Is Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen too popular for her own good? Welcome to my thread titled "The #TsaiingwenLook" where we examine just how much our madam president has impacted political branding.

Part 1: DPP Chen Hui-ling, Penghu
Part 2: DPP Tsai Mei-hua a.k.a "same jacket and everything."
The #TsaiingwenLook part 3:

DPP candidate and my fellow UC Davis alum Chen Yu-rong
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That moment when it all clicks into place... love to see it!
The remaining piece is making sure that #Solana files stored on $SHDW drive are...
#1: Validated via a consensus mechanism.
#2: Permanently Stored and immutable if that's what the user desires.
For #1... we already have an amazing consensus mechanism at our disposal... #Solana.
Therefore, ensuring that the uploaded data was stored correctly and hasn't been altered becomes a "simple" matter of integrating the validator network into the upload process.
As I've said before... $SHDW Drive isn't looking to reinvent the wheel here... #Solana already has a great consensus mechanism. As much as we love a good nerd quest, we love even more pushing out infra that works incredibly well.
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We need the #EuropeanUnion and the #UnitedStates to open up all their registries of land and property to investigative reporters and researchers to be able to look up real estate owned by Putin and his cronies. #Ukraine
The Kremlin and its oligarchs source their lethal power from the obscurity of secret bank accounts and hidden real estate in the West. Unified and open registries of real estate across the EU and the US would considerably expose Russian kleptocrats (and not only) #Kleptocracy
It is high time to massively #OpenData in property registries, unify them, match them against lists of PEPs and their offshores, do #OSINT on the physical locations (as these people tend to cluster) and go back to the data to expose more. #transparency
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This week all eyes will be on #Budget2022. #OUTA compiled some #tips for the Minister of Finance & @TreasuryRSA which we sent to them about 2 weeks ago. Here's our list:
#Budget2022 priorities
OUTA wants to see these as top priorities in Budget 2022:
#Funding to decisively combat & PROSECUTE #corruption.
Concrete ACTION to promote #economicgrowth & address #unemployment.
#Budget2022 Fund the #WarAgainstCorruption
Ensure ample funding for prosecuting state capture, corruption and tax evasion, for @sarstax @RSASIU Hawks & @NPA_Prosecutes.
Ensure support for whistleblowers.
Fund new oversight bodies as recommended by @StateCaptureCom.
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The UK has done many things wrong in the pandemic, but it has been world leading in surveillance.
As the govt prepares to cut back on protections, a short thread on some of the contributions of @ReactStudy in detecting new waves and variants, vaccine impact & inequalities. 1/
REACT has collected data from May 2020 and is still in the field today. Over 2 million PCR tests and 900,000 antibody tests have been carried out on randomly selected people across England.
This link shows numbers and response rates. 2/ #transparency…
The REACT-2 antibody testing programme documented the scale of the first wave, when diagnostic testing was limited. We estimated 3.4 million adults had developed antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 by mid-July 2020. We showed substantial inequalities in risk 3/…
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Another way to look at the 🇺🇸 HC spend:
70% of physicians owned by a hospital or corporation
Hospital systems own many clinics
This makes hospital costs really important to examine. Image
It's REALLY important to know hospital prices! Image
Even though the last 2 US administrations have a rule on hospital price transparency, only 15% of hospitals are complying.
Rest are hiding their prices
If you are hiding something you must have sumptin to hide!
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Investors + resource-rich countries + civil society ALL want to see greater corporate accountability for #oil #gas & #mining co's commitments to #transparency.

So why does that seem so hard to achieve at the global #EITI Board mtg this week?


Quick history:
The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative #EITI grew out of civil society calls since the late '90s for mining, oil & gas companies to #PublishWhatYouPay to governments around the world.

The idea was to shine a🔦on corruption +💸💸flows in the sector.

In 2002-2003, @EITIorg was born, as “an initiative built on the notion of equal transparency from the governments and the companies” with participation from representatives of governments, companies, and civil society organizations.

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