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#Russia/#Ukraine Thread 🇺🇦 🇷🇺 [1]
#Russian news agencies are reporting that #Luhansk separatist region prevented a terrorist attack on a soldiers rally. #UkraineCrisis #UkraineConflict #Ukraine #Crimea #Donbass #Donetsk #EU #Europe #NATO #US #Russia #Belarus [2]
Elements of #Russian forces in #Crimea are reported by #Russian media to be returning to North #Ossetia and #Dagestan, following the end of special exercise in the region. #Russia #Ukraine #UkraineCrisis #UkraineConflict #EU #NATO #US #Europe [3]
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60 yr old tanker cold-war era, now surveillance craft close to #Crimea on yet another intimidation/provocation flight over crystal clear waters

Likely 6-8 laps then return to #Crete

8 tons/hr X 8 hrs = 64 tons fuel x 3.16 = 212 tons #CO2 ImageImage
Hands up all of us who wonder what would be the reaction of such sustained provocational activity just off #Florida coast, flying say around #PalmBeach #Miami to Tampa for as many as 8 laps a day ?

British, American #EU citizens are FORCED to pay for this

Now 6 hours into laps, 48 tons fuel used so far and 151 tons of #CO2 dumped. This plane is also flying under peak load so is dumping masses of #NO2 into the atmosphere as well

These almost daily provocations can power millions of homes, see next tweet Image
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#ClassicsTwitter #Classics #mythology Στα νομίσματα της πόλης της Φαιστού κυριαρχούσαν οι μορφές του Ηρακλή και του ταύρου (της Κρήτης) και τούτο οφείλεται σε δύο λόγους: πρώτον, η πόλη της Φαιστού λέγεται πως πήρε το όνομά της από τον Φαίστο, βασιλιά της Σικυώνας και υιό του🔽
Ηρακλή, ο οποίος μετέβη στην Κρήτη, έπειτα από χρησμό (Παυσανίας 2.6.7.). Δεύτερον, σύμφωνα με την παράδοση, ο ταύρος της Κρήτης ήταν ο έβδομος άθλος του Ηρακλή. Συγκεκριμένα, ο ταύρος είχε σταλεί από τον Ποσειδώνα στον Μίνωα, έπειτα από τις προσευχές του τελευταίου, καθώς🔽
ο Μίνωας, λόγω της επιθυμίας του ν΄ανέβει στον θρόνο της Κρήτης, προσπάθησε να αποδείξει στους συμπολίτες του ότι έχει την εύνοια των θεών, ζητώντας από τον Ποσειδώνα έναν ταύρο, τον οποίο, μάλιστα, δεσμεύτηκε να θυσιάσει προς τιμήν του θεού. Όταν, όμως, βγήκε από τη θάλασσα ο🔽
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Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes Greek holiday island of #Crete 
The quake was at a depth of 2 km, #EMSC said.

#Greece #Earthquake #BreakingNews via @MailOnline
6.3 Earthquake Strikes #Crete, #Greece

According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, a 6.3-magnitude quake was registered on Tuesday, 120 kilometres from the city of #Heraklion, Greece.
Long Version: ➡️
UPDATE | #Tsunami warning issued following 6.3-magnitude earthquake in #Crete
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Thursday's #Coronavirus megathread starts here with the best #Covid19 global analysis and round up available on Twitter.

First a little quiz, answer in the next Tweet:
Do you know which country has had the most recorded cases of Covid19 as a percentage of population?
So I hope there was no cheating... I'll leave some blank lines here too in case some later viewers don't want the answer just yet...
So the nation with more #Covid19 cases than any other based on population is highly vaccinated #Seychelles at more than 20% infected.
Today I spent quite a long time being filmed/interviewed by @bbcturkce about #Covid19 and #Turkey. Not sure how much they will use, let's see.

Coincidentally the cameraman Efe, just happened to be in Kyiv as one of those using Ukraine for a 10 day stop off to avoid hotel prison!
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Wednesday's #Coronavirus megathread starts here, with all the data, news and analysis as #Covid19 continues to cause problems.

Slightly less mega today on the thread as I am working abroad and struggling for time and internet. Doing my best!
Starting with the case numbers from the islands of #Greece which I couldn't publish yesterday.

Broadly heading in the right direction, with exceptionally good numbers from #Crete again and #Zante

#Mykonos surges again and is still the most infected island.
2/3 #Covid19 cases Tuesday on the islands of #Greece

#Crete 196 (-148)
#Corfu 53 (-15)
#Andros 1 (-9)
#Chios 24 (+8)
#Ikaria 11 (-10)
#Ithaca 2 (-1)
#Kalymnos (-1)
#Karpathos (-1)
#KeaKythnos 1 (+1)
#Kefalonia 9 (-1)
#Kos 10 (-2)
#Lefkada 24 (-9)
#Lemnos 2 (-3)
#Lesbos 33 (+1)
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The daily #Coronavirus megathread for Tuesday starts early, from Manchester airport.

Because of the early start I missed a few countries from yesterday's thread, first I'll update these #Covid19 totals. Tweets during the day may be delayed due to travel & connectivity issues
1/3 #GreekIslands - yesterday cases nudged lower again in #Greece and there were some very promising data from the islands too.

#Crete cut new cases of #Covid19 by 43% while for #Corfu it was a 48% fall and #Rhodes saw a reduction of 38%.

#Samos and #Chios need watching...
#Greece - #Covid19 on the islands yesterday vs previous week

#Crete 129 (-98)
#Corfu 26 (-24)
#Andros 2 (-1)
#Chios 22 (+11)
#Ikaria 3 (+1)
#Kalymnos 4 (-6)
#Kefalonia 4 (-4)
#Kos 9 (-4)
#Lefkada 5 (-7)
#Lemnos 4 (+3)
#Lesbos 19 (-4)
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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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Saturday's #Coronavirus megathread starts here.

Thanks so much for everyone who contributed yesterday, if you have no idea what I'm on about here's another sneaky link to my crowdfunder!

It's a quite start today following the flurry of news last night..…
So a lot of data and a couple of new stories came in during the last hour or so of Friday, including South America data.

You can catch up on #Argentina #Brazil #Colombia #Bulgaria #Norway stats, and some #OlympicGames news by clicking and scrolling ⬇️

Now more very concerning news from #Bahrain, one of the most vaccinated territories on the planet.

#Covid19 cases are still rising there - more worrying is the real increase in deaths too.
Second highest daily number of new cases & deaths in the latest update
graph @Worldometers Image
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Finally, here is Friday's #Coronavirus megathread

🚦review imminent, I'm getting a lot of questions.
I reply to everyone but it's so time consuming
I'm now working on 7-day rates for EVERY Greek island.

No obligation but if my efforts are worth £1, thx…
I'll continue to post free advice and data, so nothing will be hidden from anyone, so please don't be angry or upset! And yes you can still ask questions!

So the big news in UK today is that the single shot Jansen (J&J) #Covid19 vaccine has been approved…
The big #Covid19 data news overnight is that #Argentina smashed its own record again, topping 40,000 cases in a day for the first time.

41,080 new cases to be precise, up around 15% on last week's total.
Another 547 new deaths
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#Greece #EU #Athen #Crete

Heavy floods are affecting the island of Crete in Greece.

Based on a request from @GSCP_GR, the emergency response coordination centre has activated the @CopernicusEMS 📡 service for emergency satellite mapping.
Event Time (UTC): 2020-11-10 12:00
Event Time (LOC): 2020-11-10 10:00
Event Type: Flood (Flash flood)
Activation Time (UTC):
 2020-11-11 07:57

Activation Status: Open

Affected Countries/Territories:
-Hellenic Republic
Authorised User:

Greece|General secretariat for Civil protection - Directorate for Emergency Planning and Response
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‼️#Greek coast guard performed huge illegal #pushback involving 197 people and 7 life rafts on Wednesday! ‼️
A boat carrying 197 people tried to cross from #Turkey to #Italy on Tuesday, but got into bad weather and sat course towards #Crete. Close to the south shore of Crete, they had engine problems and the Greek Coast Guard (HCG) was alerted at 09.00.
#HCG divided the people on two coast guard vessels, 121 men & boys on the first & 76 people (families) on the other. Some of the refugees states they were abused while onboard the HCG vessel. Footage & video testimonies have been provided.
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#Shaking detected

5.3MB #Magnitude #Earthquake reported

#AegeanSea #Crete, #Greece
5KM deep

10/12/2020 | 04:11:28 (UTC)
GPS: 35.62, 26.26

reported by #emsc_Seismicportal

👉A few hours earlyer the same are was hit by a 5.1 Earthquake at 0:30 UTC. Swarm building can be seen.
Data plotted for time range:
03:26:00 (UTC) to 04:26:59 (UTC)

from Seismograph HL-ARG (Greece)
This plot shows 1 hour of data from the nearest available seismic station in the Global Seismographic Network.

#Kabul, #Afghanistan IU-KBL (34.5408° N x 69.0432° E)

#Greece #Earthquake
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UAE Chief of Staff tours site of UAE-Greece joint military exercises -WAM
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Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces, who is currently visiting #Greece, today inspected the site of joint military exercises between the UAE and Greek air forces in the Greek island of #Crete. #UAEGreece 🇦🇪🇬🇷 ImageImage
He was received at the site by General Konstantinos Floros, Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, HNDS, and senior Emirati and Greek officers. 🇦🇪🇬🇷
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#Shaking detected

5.3ML / 5.7 MW #Magnitude #earthquake reported

#Greece, #Medeteraniansea, East Basin, 19 Km SW from #Arvi #Crete
depth: 56km or 25.5Km

18.09.2020 / 16:28:17 (UTC)
GPS: 34.8866, 25.2882 

reported by #emsc_Seismicportal and Institute of Geodynamics Athen ImageImage
HL-ANKY is at 35.8670, 23.3012 north west of #Crete
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I just spent 2 weeks on beautiful Crete, from where I watched the Berlin “anti-Coronavirus” protests & middle class Germans happily mingling with Neo-Nazis. Here’s a small story from Greece in WW2 for all who think that the #Wehrmacht “really wasn’t that bad”. #NeverAgain #Thread
In May 1941, after occupying mainland Greece, the German army attacked #Crete. They staged a massive airborne invasion with the Fallschirmjäger paratroops who were opposed by British and Greek troops and Cretan civilians.
After two weeks of bloody battle, the #Fallschirmjäger defeated the defending troops, but sustained losses so heavy that Adolf Hitler forbade any airborne landings for the rest of World War 2. Over 4000 of them were killed or lost in action.
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1/Below is representation of earliest syllabic scripts used in continental #Greece & #Cyprus for pre-Greek& Greek languages. Both mainland Greece & Cyprus owe their first alphabets to Minoan #Crete & Linear A. Cypro-Minoan, modelled on it, represents yet undeciphered language(s)
2/Cypro-Minoan was named such by Sir Arthur Evans, who was behind Knossos excavations. He suspected a Minoan colony in Cyprus allowing scribal transmission to occur.
Cypro-Minoan led to Cypriot syllabary, which along with Linear B, are first scribal systems for writing Greek.
3/Cypriot syllabary was used for the Achaean type of Greek spoken by Cypriots until the latter part of 1st Millen BCE when Koine & Greek alphabet took hold.

Linguistically, it was close to the Mycenaean of Linear B. It had 55 syllabic letters, just a few less than Linear B
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BREAKING: The White House has said that US President #Trump is canceling his upcoming South America trip to remain in the US "to oversee the American response to Syria." - @NBCNews
This sounds like the US is planning to strike #Syria and Trump will remain in the US to closely monitor responses by #Russia. This is terrible.
BREAKING - British forces are now mobilizing at their bases in #Cyprus for strikes against #Syria. It appears very likely that the US, France and U.K. will strike Syria in the next 24 hours. This is dreadful.
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