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I have a friend in #CapeTown who has all the symptoms of #LongCovid. She's had the acute illness three times in spite of precautions. She phoned to make an appointment with Dr. Jaco Laubscher, then found out how much he charges. Can anyone from #teamclots recommend other doctors?
Or if you don't want to stick your neck out to make a recommendation, do you know other doctors in Cape Town or the Boland who at least claim to treat microclots and systemic conditions in #LongCovid? My own doctor knows some stuff, but doesn't wear a mask, so I don't trust him.
She is going to have the blood tests recommended by Dr. Laubscher, though.
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ICYMI-US going after #ISIS financial facilitators in #SouthAfrica

"ISIS members & associates in South Africa are playing an increasingly central role in facilitating the transfer of funds from the top of the ISIS hierarchy to branches across Africa" per @USTreasury ImageImage
.@USTreasury "is taking this action to disrupt and expose key #ISIS supporters who exploit #SouthAfrica’s financial system to facilitate funding for ISIS branches & networks across #Africa" per UnderSec Brian Nelson, who adds US working w/SouthAfrica, others
Sanctioned #ISIS facilitators in #SouthAfrica include:

-Farhad Hoomer, leader of #Durban-based cell
-Siraaj Miller, leader of #CapeTown-based group of supporters
-Abdella Hussein Abadigga, a recruiter w/ties to ISIS-#Somalia
-Peter Charles Mbaga, connected to ISIS-#Mozambique
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 02/19/2022…
How is the “Purcell principle” threatening voting rights in America? | The Economist…
#PurcellPrinciple, #VotingRights, #USA
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#BREAKING: Firefighters are battling a large fire that has ripped through the Houses of Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa

"There have been reports of some walls showing cracks, which could indicate a collapse” Jermaine Carelse, of CT fire service
“Looks like they have the Cape Town parliament fire almost under control. Can’t make out the huge flames anymore. It’s mainly smoke. One smaller section seems to still be burning though.” @jasminbauomy

Footage taken earlier by @RoshBardien #CapeTown
This footage via @Lisaleesolomon1 shows the scale of the fire in the Parliament building in Cape Town, with smoke obscuring Lion’s Head in the background

Earlier footage🖕via @SISONKE_MD #CapeTownFire #CapeTown #SouthAfrica
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Just a Friendly Reminder: Take the City Nature Challenge 2021: Help your city be the top biodiverse city in 2021

Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) is taking part in the 2021 City Nature Challenge. Volunteers from over 250 cities worldwide will be recording their animals and
plants over 4 days at the end of April. You are invited to participate and show people worldwide that Cape Town is one of the most biodiverse cities in the world! The City Nature Challenge runs from 30 April - 3 May 2021. TMNP would like to encourage more participants to take
part in this challenge and we will be hosting a limited number of individuals and groups at the Silvermine and Cape Point for FREE on the 30th of April, 1st, and 3rd of May 2021 and please see an activity programme below. To participate, please submit your name, surname Image
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South Africa reports a new variant of the corona virus, which is likely to be responsible for a second wave of infections in the country.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Twitter that his country's geneticists had isolated the strand known as "501.V2". The available data strongly suggested that “the current second wave is being driven by this new variant”.
Mkhize warned against speculation that there was no reason to change the recommendations for protective measures. According to WHO expert Maria Van Kerkhove, the World Health Organization is in contact with the researchers.
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After 1 003 days, 40 011km, 23 509 transmissions, 2 oceans, 4 countries and millions of fans - #Yoshi's satellite tag has finally stopped transmitting. The greatest turtle of all time is at last, truly, on her own! 🐢… #farewellyoshi
This is not the end of #Yoshi's journey by any means! With 60 years of life ahead of her, and the possibility of breeding on the fertile and protected coast of #WesternAustralia, we're expecting plenty of baby Yoshi's in the future!…
But, those babies will face the same man-made ocean dangers their mom did. To help the survival odds of all sea turtles, the TOA Education Foundation runs a highly successful #seaturtle rescue and rehabilitation programme that you can support here:…
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#Whalesharks are the largest fish in the sea, reaching almost 19m! They are one of only three filter-feeding shark species, the others being the megamouth shark and basking shark. They use gill filters to catch plankton, jellies and small fish. #Sharktober
We usually think of filter-feeding as happening automatically as the animal swims with its mouth open, but whale sharks are actually very active hunters. They use active suction to catch small animals near the water's surface. #Sharktober #whaleshark
#Whalesharks typically prefer tropical and temperate open oceans, but their slow migrations often bring them near shore to feed. These aggregation sites, including #SouthAfrica's southern coast, often benefit greatly from #ecotourism as a result of these beautiful visitors.
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#SouthAfrica #Capetown #Coronavirus

After about six months of blocking its airspace to regular international air traffic, South Africa will gradually open again to travel from abroad this Thursday.
However, tourists from countries that are considered to be high-risk areas are still excluded. On a list announced by the government on Wednesday, Switzerland, the USA, Russia and Great Britain were named, but Germany was not.
However, entry is still subject to certain conditions, including a negative corona test and travel insurance
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#SouthAfrica #Capetown #Coronavirus

During one of the world's strictest corona restrictions, around 2.2 million people lost their jobs in South Africa.
The official unemployment rate for this period fell in the second quarter compared to the previous quarter from 30.1 to 23.3 percent, the statistics agency Stats SA announced on Tuesday.
The reason lies in the definition of the quota: It refers to people who are actively looking for a job - which was temporarily impossible.
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#SouthAfrica #Capetown #Coronavirus

In view of the falling number of infections, South Africa is loosening its corona restrictions. In a speech to the nation on Wednesday evening, President Cyril Ramaphosa said restrictions would be lowered to the lowest level on Monday.
Although the virus continues to rage, the worst is over. "We are ready to open our gates to the world again." For this purpose, the airspace is to be reopened for international flights from October 1, after almost six months of closure.
However, the easing is still tied to certain restrictions - such as freedom of assembly or for air travelers. Negative corona tests immediately before departure are part of this. The night curfew is shortened to the time between midnight and four in the morning.
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With this glorious @CopernicusEU #Sentinel2 🇪🇺🛰️ image of the area of #Capetown, in which Robben island is clearly visible among the swirls and eddies, we pay tribute to #Madiba on #MandelaDay and salute our African colleagues, friends and followers! Image
Connoisseurs will have spotted our typo... This is obviously a #Sentinel3 🇪🇺🛰️ acquired on 17 July.
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Mercury will pass between Earth & Sun on afternoon, 11 Nov 2019 Monday. Most of #MercuryTransit2019 can be seen from all of Africa, till local sunset. @SKA_Africa @SAAOOutreach @AfricaAstronomy @Astro4Dev & others are coordinating a Africa-wide campaign for #ToM2019 #ToMAfrica
It is VERY dangerous to look at the Sun directly using telescope binoculars or naked eyes. Looking at Sun's image projected onto a sheet of paper by a telescope is safe. There r a few public events by science centres etc in Africa where u can see #ToM2019 safely (pic @samyukta_m)
An interactive map of public events in Africa for #ToMAfrica, transit timings, a free handbook on #ToM2019, posters, and a podcast on #MercuryTransit2019 are at…,… and
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Today is #WorldCitiesDay.
Cities have a critical role in supporting better health.

Have your city do any of these actions?

@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho From anti-tobacco actions in Beijing to road safety initiatives in Accra, a bike sharing scheme in Fortaleza, creating walkable streets for seniors in New York City: New WHO report how cities are driving progress in health

#WorldCitiesDay #Cities4Health
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @MikeBloomberg @BloombergDotOrg @VitalStrat London. Bangkok. Beijing. Accra. NYC.
#DYK: Over half of the world’s population now lives in cities. By 2050, two-thirds of the planet will be urban dwellers, and 90% of the shift will happen in Africa 🌍 and Asia 🌏

#WorldCitiesDay #Cities4Health
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October @stratisplatform node map is surprising and possibly a bit 👻.

1) 2,586 nodes 🔥🔥 🔥
2) #Brazil 🇧🇷 is highest growth - 1025%!
3) #China 🇨🇳 say “Hi!” with one #Csharp node.
4) New countries - 🇭🇺 🇮🇷 🇱🇦 🇨🇳 🇹🇼
Germany 🇩🇪 continue to dominate Europe in this #DigitalTransformation. Hungary is new. While smaller countries like Portugal, Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia, Ireland, Malta, and Spain continues their explosive growth! Please join $stratis #hackathon @devpost @EUBlockchain
Middle East has a slight uptick. Bahrain 🇧🇭, Turkey 🇹🇷, and Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 maintain their lead and continue their growth. Iran is new. I suspect we will hear some news from #Bahrain and #Turkey in 2020. Please join $stratis #hackathon @devpost
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Tohira Kerrike (also spelt Kherekar) has been selling flowers at Silwood Centre in #Rondebosch for the past 45 years. She talks about her childhood in "Untold Stories: Memories of growing up in a different era," a book by @CTchildhood. (1/14)
Her family owned a small farm in #Constantia at the top of Ladies Mile Road. On the farm, they grew vegetables and #flowers. Her mother sold the flowers that were grown on the farm. Tohira started helping her mother with the selling of flowers. (2/14)
#CapeTown has a long history of flower selling. @meboehi writes in “The flower sellers of Cape Town – a history”, that the cut flower trade began as an activity of #slaves in early colonial Cape Town and that flower selling began in the mid-1880s. (3/14)
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