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Looking forward to an interesting @granthamcsf/@FestOfDebate on the pros and cons of giving over much-coveted urban land to green & blue spaces #FestOfDebate23 Image
First @ThomasSiddall1 & @BethanyLeake introduce the panellists. Leake highlights the timeliness of the debate and the fact the panellists will be approaching from different disciplines (health, economics, urban planning) #FestOfDebate23
First speaker @cambtweetlandec's Vassillis Gkoumas opens on improving access to nature, and how urban green spaces can be used to compliment existing natural protected areas #FestOfDebate23
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The world is rising up in #antifascist protest this #Christmas!
🇫🇷 🇫🇷 🇫🇷
This is #Paris yesterday.
Go team!!!
God I love the #Greek antifascists. They never relent!!!

#Athens Protests
Thank you and happy holidays
to all antifascists and #antiwar #protesters in #Paris!
🎄 🌲 🧑‍🎄 🎄

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#Paris: An armed attack took place on the Kurdish Cultural Center in Paris, the capital of France, 2 people were martyred and 4 people were injured.

The terrorist responsible for the attack were reportedly arrested by police.
Le Parisien newspaper said a 69-year-old man opened fire on a group of people at the Ahmet-Kaya Kurdish cultural centre on rue d’Enghien in the French capital’s 10th arrondissement.
#Paris: Update: According to local media, another person succumbed to his injuries and was martyred. At least 3 others still injured and 1 of them still in critical condition
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Short OSINT on #CCPChina MSS outpost or "Fuzhou Police Overseas Service Station" in #Rotterdam located at Van der Sluysstraat 370 staffed by 'former' PLA & Chinese intelligence/security officers for surveillance, harassment, or even kidnapping of dual Chinese citizens: 🧵
2/ Report names Yanping Shu, and Jie Chen & Xiangrong Zhou as his seconds, all 3 are also on board of "Qingtian Nederland", another CCP front.

Registered to address also is "Biao Zhi Holding B.V." which was founded in 2014 & whose phone # match those in @SafeguardDefend report:
3/ Biao Zhi Holding B.V. (kvk#62040618) is listed variously as a "construction & repair" and a "financial holding" company of just "1 employee".

The address is an unremarkable & unmarked residential flat 75m²/3000m³ likely occupying 3 floors.
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The entry point to the Acropolis through the Propylaeum controls your first view of the Parthenon.
Everyone's first view of the Parthenon (up close) is this one. This was how it was designed to be seen.
#Parthenon #Acropolis #Athens #Greece #parthenonmarbles #greekarchitecture Image
The positioning of the buildings on the Acropolis may be less haphazard, than it first appears.
The three primary buildings (Propylaeum, Parthenon & Erechtheion) are arranged based on a system of rays giving an optimum view of the façade of the Parthenon. Image
From this vantage-point, the outermost limits of the other two buildings form an angle of 60 degrees, and the three points form an equilateral triangle, a geometric form that is also associated with Athena.
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The Propylaeum forms a grand monumental gateway onto the Acropolis. Because it funnels people through a relatively narrow route, it almost always feels like the most crowded part of the site.
#propylaeum #Acropolis #parthenon #Athens #Greece
There are other Propylaea, but the one on the Athenian Acropolis is seen as the prototypical example of such monumental gateways.
The Greek Revival Brandenburg Gate of Berlin (below) & the Propylaea in Munich were both designed to evoke the middle portion of the Athens propylaea.
Built between 437 and 432 BCE as a part of the Periklean Building Program, it was the last in a series of gatehouses built on the citadel. Its architect was Mnesikles (according to Plutarch), his only known building.
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Built in 420BC, the Tetrastyle (4 columned) Ionic Temple of Athena Nike, jointly dedicated to these two goddesses is one of the most prominent as you ascend the Athenian Acropolis.
#athenanike #Acropolis #Athens #Greece #ionicarchitecture #greekarchitecture
To people visiting the Acropolis today, it may come as a surprise to discover that this temple's position is not as permanent as it now appears.
It has in fact disappeared and reappeared multiple times in recent history.
The first was before the 1687 siege of the Acropolis by the Francesco Morosini's Venetian army, when Turkish defenders dismantled the temple & used its fabric to reinforce the bastion, fortifications in front of the Propylaia, and convert them into cannon emplacements.
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Ankara, Beirut, Buenos-Aires, Madrid, Paris, Beijing, Rome, and Sydney celebrate #VictoryDay #May9
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The previously mentioned Mikhail Podolyak was quick to use the #Bucha "massacre" to ask for more weapons
It's worth noting that the Rus Army left the town on Mar 30,,,,4 days ago but footage appeared only today
#UAV footage of a strike on a Ukr target during the battle for #Izum at the end of March
#LPR Artillery....some awards given to distinguished crews
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Today closing arguments in the federal trial for the other 3 officers involved in #GeorgeFloyd's killing were made. The jury deliberations to start tomorrow.

The impacts of Floyd’s death spread to millions across the world struggling against anti-Black racism. [A thread]
"People for the first time saw what many people refused to acknowledge, which is that we've built a system that brutalizes Black people in the manner that we saw #GeorgeFloyd." Jaylani Hussein of @CAIRMN - speaking during a car protest in January 2022. /2
In June 2021 Unicorn Riot went to Frankfurt & Berlin to show hear how the murder of #GeorgeFloyd impacted European countries. Germany is significant because it had the 2nd largest #BlackLivesMatter mobilizations in the world following the Floyd killing. /3…
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#Pakistani Nazir Ahmed has been found guilty of sexual offences against two children in the 1970s.

Nazir Ahmed was in #Athens from August 13 to 16 2021. He even led a #Pakistani rally in front of #Indian Embassy on August 15.
The former peer Nazir Ahmed has been found guilty of serious sexual assault against a young boy and the attempted rape of a girl when he was a teenager in the 1970s…
Ahmed, 64, was found guilty on Wednesday of buggery against a boy in Rotherham, and twice attempting to rape a girl.
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Three years ago on December 6 [2018] we reported from #Athens as heavy clashes occurred between many thousands of police & anti-authoritarians took place on the 10-year anniversary of 15y/o #AlexisGrigoropoulos being killed by Greek police in #Exarcheia:…
On December 6, 2008, Alexis Grigoropoulos was with his friends when Epaminondas Korkoneas, a special guard member of the Greek police, fatally shot Alexis. Intense riots ensued for weeks. In his 1st trial, Korkoneas was found guilty of culpable homicide & given a life sentence.
Korkoneas, the ex-special police guard of the Greek police who shot #AlexisGrigoropoulos, had his life sentence overturned in July 2019. An appeals court found him guilty for the murder but reduced his sentence to 13 years. He was released that same day.…
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A little late for #AncientSiteSunday, but here is a thread on the incredible Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion! 🏛️

(1/5) Located at Cape Sounion on the Attic peninsula, this ancient Greek temple holds a commanding view of the Aegean sea.

#Classics #Greece #Archaeology #Athens
(2/5) Originally, an Archaic-period temple sat on the site. Made of tufa, it was destroyed c. 480 BCE during the #Persian invasion of Greece. Despite being destroyed, the Athenians placed a captured Persian trireme on its ruins following the allied Greek victory in 479.
(3/5) The surviving temple was constructed between 444 - 440 BCE, and serves as one of the major monuments of the Athenian golden age.

Later described by Strabo as a "noteworthy settlement", it remained a significant cult centre into the #Roman imperial period.
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Greetings from Greece 🇬🇷 ImageImageImageImage
Hotel room for the 1st leg of my trip | Niki Athens Hotel ImageImageImage
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Just surveyed 6,000+ real estate agents across country. Top themes from our 1st ever RESALE agent survey: 1) Buyer fatigue, w/rumblings of remorse. 2) Bidding wars a bit less bonkers. 3) Cash is King & ton of investors. 4) Inventory gridlock. Commentary across country to follow…
#LosAngeles agent: “20-minute allotted home viewing time slots with offers due next day by noon, & buyers are asked to give up every contingency under the sun.”
#NYC agent: “Luxury home buyers feel the market is overpriced & have backed off.”
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TW: Self-harm
In the beginning of the month, detainees at the #Corinth pre-removal detention centre, about 85km west of #Athens, have protested against the he deplorable living conditions in the building. Protests were also aimed at the limited access to medical care. /1
Last week a resident harmed himself badly in an attempt to see a doctor for a medical condition but was denied access.

On March 24th Diabate Macky from Guinea-Conakry, had died in #Kos detention center after his requests to be taken to hospital had repeatedly gone ignored. /2
The functioning of the approx. 6 pre-removal facilities has been prolonged until 31 December 2022 under a Joint Ministerial Decision issued at the end of 2018. The estimated budged set our for the prisons was over 80,000,000€. /3
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Today is the first #newmoon after the summer #solstice meaning it's 1 Hekatombaion - Athenian New Year! The Athenians had a number of calendars in use; Hekatombaion was the first month of the lunisolar 'festival calendar'.
New holders of civic offices would be sworn in, swearing oaths, with the gods as their witness, to fulfil their duties in a manner befitting the office. Athenian #democracy relied on its citizens' (free Athenian men) direct participation in the councils, assemblies and courts.
The latest batch of #ephebes - 18-year-old sons of citizens - were called up. They'd swear an oath to defend Athens and never shame the city. Two years of training would start turning boys into well-disciplined #hoplites; they gained a cloak, a spear, a shield and #citizenship.
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Hello! It's a super sunny Sunday in (almost) all of #UK, enjoy the BBQ & don't worry too much about #Covid19

This is the daily #Coronavirus megathread and soon I'll make my predictions about🚦travel review.

To my anonymous donors💚just sorry I can't thank you personally.
Late on yesterday's thread some alarming news from #Bahrain, and also on there data from #Argentina and #Brazil

But today in the next 2 tweets, I'll start by taking a look at the infection situation which can go a long way to determining🟢🚦countries

Europe's most #Covid19 infected nations (7-day rate AD/M)
Same top 10. NL slow getting cases down

1 #Sweden 188
2 #Netherlands 182
3 #Lithuania 177
4 #Latvia 168
5 #Denmark 167
6 #Belgium 164
7 #Greece 154
8 #Andorra 148
9 #France 139
10 #Slovenia 135

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What is known so far about #FR4978 emergency landing. 1. It was close to #Lithuania border when someone informed about 'explosive'.
2. #Belarus authorities sent Mig-29 fighter jet to intercept the plane and force landing in #Minsk.
3. Former editor of @nexta_tv was on board
4. Before the flight Raman Pratasevich (ex @nexta_tv ) wrote to his friend someone showed suspicious interest in him at the registration in #Athens airport.
5. A Russian-speaking man presumably attempted making a pic of Pratasevich's passport, then left the queue abruptly. 2/
6. Currently Raman Pratasevich works as an editor-in-chief of Belarus Golovnogo Mozga web resource which is considered 'extermist' by authorities.
7. After document check in #Minsk, he was detained,.
8. #Belarus authorities: Mig-29 will accompany #FR4978 to the border 3/
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Ancient Site of the Week - The Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion 🏛️🔱

(1/5) Located at Cape Sounion on the Attic peninsula, the ancient Greek Temple of Poseidon presides over a commanding view of the Aegean sea.

#Classics #AncientGreece #Archaeology #Athens Image
(2/5) Originally, an Archaic-period temple sat on the site. Made of tufa, it was destroyed c. 480 BCE during the #Persian invasion of Greece. Despite being destroyed, the Athenians placed a captured Persian trireme on its ruins following the allied Greek victory in 479 BCE. ImageImage
(3/5) Today, the surviving temple was constructed between 444 - 440 BCE, and serves as one of the major monuments of the Athenian golden age. Later described by Strabo as a "noteworthy settlement", it remained a significant cult centre into the #Roman imperial period. ImageImage
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#Αθηνα #antireport #koufodinas_hungerstrike
Timeline - Συγκέντρωση πορεία στο Σύνταγμα σε αλληλεγγύη με το αίτημα του απεργού πείνας από 8/01 Δ.Κουφοντίνα

Πολύς κόσμος. Εύκολη πρόσβαση από Αμαλίας και από Σταδίου ως τώρα

#Αθηνα #antireport #koufodinas_hungerstrike
Συγκέντρωση στο Σύνταγμα ενάντια στην αστυνομική καταστολή και σε αλληλεγγύη με το αίτημα του απεργού πείνας Δ. Κουφοντίνα

(photo: @savvaskarma)
#Αθηνα #antireport #koufodinas_hungerstrike #Greece_PoliceState

Στο σύνταγμα μαζική η παρουσία, κόσμος πλαισιώνει την συγκέντρωση συνέχεια.


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#Νεα_Σμυρνη #antireport #against_policestate
Συγκέντρωση και πορεία στη Ν. Σμύρνη ενάντια στην αστυνομοκρατία.

Ήδη κόσμος μαζεμένος, προετοιμάζεται.


#Νεα_Σμυρνη #antireport #against_policestate

5 κλούβες με τα ανάλογα ορκ και 1 αυρα έξω από το ΑΤ Νέας Σμύρνης

#Νεα_Σμυρνη #antireport #against_policestate

Με εντολή της Αστυνομίας έκλεισαν οι σταθμοί Συγγρού- Φιξ, Ν. Κόσμος και Αγ. Δημήτριος. Επίσης από τον σταθμό Καλλιθέα οι συρμοί διέρχονται χωρίς στάση

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#Αθήνα #antireport #koufodinas_hungerstrike


Η πορεία αλληλεγγύης για τον αγωνιστή απεργό πείνας Δημήτρη Κουφοντίνα ξεκινάει από την πλ.Συντάγματος.Το κάλεσμα έχει πλαισιωθεί από περίπου 4.000 κόσμο. Η ΑΣΤΥΝΟΜΙΚΗ ΚΑΤΑΣΤΟΛΗ ΔΕΝ ΘΑ ΜΑΣ ΛΥΓΙΣΕΙ

[18:41] #Athens #antireport #koufodinas_hungerstrike

Thousands of people have taken to the streets against the Greek regime, the state did not attempt the violence of the previous days to prevent the gathering.

Panepistimou str. is packed as the march descends.
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