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BTW, I called Grasberg a base metal (copper) mine below; Poulgrain repeatedly calls it a gold mine. It is both -- on value it has been about 60:40 copper:gold over the 30-year life of the open pit (1990-2019; mining has now moved underground).
Reported total open pit production was 12.2 million tonnes of copper and 47 million ounces of gold. At approximate 30-year average prices, those were worth US$60 billion for the copper and US$40 billion for the gold -- about US$100 billion all up.

That's (Douglas Adams' mice voice) 'a lot of moneeeey', but hardly an Earth-shattering amount …and note that development turned out to be so challenging that the thing wouldn't have shown a profit until the end of the century, by when Allen Dulles had been dead for 30 years.
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It's #WorldContraceptionDay

EVERYONE deserves access to a wide range of safe and effective contraceptive methods to choose what works best for them. Image
Contraception and family planning information and services are life-saving and important at all times. Sexual activity does not stop with the #COVID19 pandemic.

#WorldContraceptionDay Image
Family planning and counseling should be:

✅ respectful of the human rights of all individuals
✅ free of stigma and discrimination Image
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Kenney party time. Let's gooooo!
#DYK that Covid is an ever changing foe?
State of public health emergency declared for AB. Kenney says the high end model they had actually shows we are exceeding that projection and could run out of hospital staff and room in 10 days.
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Government of Tamil Nadu will set up India’s first Dugong Conservation Reserve in the Palk Bay. It will cover an area of 500 Kms.

#Dugong (Sea Cow) is a marine mammal.

#DYK? They can consume upto 40 kgs of sea grasses in a day.

It is the state animal of A & N Islands.
1. #Dugongs are cousins of manatees and share a similar plump appearance, but have a dolphin fluke-like tail.

2. They are the only extant species of the family #Dugongidae.
3. Unlike manatees, which use freshwater areas, the dugong is strictly a marine mammal.

4. It is commonly known as the #SeaCow.

5. It is protected under Schedule I of the WPA, 1972.
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#DidYouKnow: The Western Hemlock #loopermoth is a native species to our region. Increases in their population are part of a natural cycle that happens every 11-15 years. We are in the third year of an outbreak, after which their numbers are expected to naturally decline. (1/5)
You may see more browning and damaged trees on the #NorthShore as #loopermoth larvae eat conifer needles, especially western hemlock. These outbreaks are part of the ecosystem – dead trees fall down and become nutrients on the forest floor, allowing new trees to grow (2/5)
#naturelovers may appreciate that while the current #loopermoth outbreak may be disruptive, it's a vital part of the #ecosystem. Loopers are food for birds, bats, frogs, mice and more. Before breaking down, dead trees become new habitats for owls, woodpeckers and squirrels. (3/5)
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Global hunger, malnutrition & food insecurity have dramatically worsened due to #COVID19.

🆕 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021 report explains why 👉

#SOFI2021 Image
#DYK❓ In 2020, millions of children around the world were stunted, wasted and overweight.

Here's what can be done to address this 👉 #SOFI2021 Image
3⃣ billion people around the 🌎🌍🌏 couldn't afford a healthy diet in 2019 and #COVID19 likely made this worse.

Countries must act now to get back on track to achieve nutrition-related @GlobalGoalsUN 👉 Image
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The Graduate Route is now open for applications!

#DYK nearly 17,500 Student visas were granted to Nigerian Students - a massive 83% increase on the previous year. Here’s some information on how more Students can participate in the Graduate Route ⬇️
📌What is the Graduate Route?

The route offers eligible Students 2-3 years to work, or look for work, in the UK after completing their studies. You need:
- A valid Student Visa
- To complete a course successfully at undergraduate level or above at a Higher Education Institution
📌Do I need a sponsor?

Individuals applying to the Graduate route will not need a sponsor.

Individuals cannot extend the Graduate route but they can switch to other routes whilst inside the UK. Please visit GOV.UK for more info:…
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The UK’s new post-study Graduate immigration route is now open for applications under the points-based immigration system.

This will allow the best and brightest international graduates to stay and work after completing their studies.

The Graduate Route is now open for applications!

#DYK over 56,100 Student visas were granted to Indian nationals - a 13% increase on the previous year. Here’s some information on how more Students can participate in the Graduate Route ⬇
📌What is the Graduate Route?

The route offers eligible Students 2-3 years to work, or look for work, in the UK after completing their studies. You need:

✅A valid Student Visa
✅To complete a course successfully at undergraduate level or above at a Higher Education Institution
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L-28 days @BlueOrigin #NewShepard #FHF 🚀👩‍🚀

Figured it might be fun to share some fun facts along the way…

#DYK Alan Shepard carried a $1 bill on his Mercury flight? Do you know WHY? (It’s way more interesting…)
Just 3 weeks prior to Alan Shepard’s historic flight for the US, Yuri Gagarin had made history as the first human in space…

But at that time…

Official recognition for the Soviet Union was still being WITHHELD by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) 🙅‍♂️
The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) @airsports_fai is the world's air sports federation. It was founded in 1905 to further aeronautical and astronautical activities worldwide.

Among its duties, the FAI certifies and registers records…including record disputes ;)
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#DYK Toronto residents age 18 and older who can't physically leave their home due to certain medical conditions, are eligible for in-home #COVID19 vaccination? Register via your #CityofTO primary care provider or homecare provider. ImageImage
If your primary care/homecare cannot provide the vaccine, you will be referred to @TorontoMedics. Toronto residents age 18+ (adults & seniors) who are homebound but not registered with a health service, can call Toronto Seniors Helpline 416-217-2077 to be referred to a clinician.
For eligibility and to find out how to book in-home vaccination:…
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In the #LongFoodMovement report, we're reminded that the world’s 30 million artisanal #fishers and workers provide nearly half of the #fish we eat (@IPBES, 2019).

But with #climatechange & island/ocean grabbing, small-scale fishers & their communities are in peril.

🧵Thread 👇🏾
Island/#ocean grabbing is likely to intensify as countries seek to solidify their influence, their #food supply chains, & their global sourcing and distribution networks. For example, in the #RedSea region, conflicts over fish & other marine resources threaten rich #biodiversity.
Meanwhile, in the South China Sea, said to
have some of the highest marine #biodiversity on earth, #China has been building airstrips, ports & other facilities on disputed islands & reefs, w/ the apparent aim of establishing military bases (cf. Ives,
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#Cities have become an important international agenda as 50% of the world population depend on them.

Cities are placed on the frontline to achieving the 17 #SDGs. Creative #urbangovernance is the driving force of #UNESCO Creative Cities Network.
Aims to strengthen cooperation with #cities that have recognised creativity for #SustainableDevelopment across social, economic and cultural sectors.

-Dr. Junhi Han, Programme Specialist and Chief of Culture @unesconewdelhi
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Remember when nobody could find toilet paper? The pandemic changed supply and demand, shocking supply chains.

And it wasn't just toilet paper... [A THREAD 1/6] Seafood restaurant signs on Long Beach Island, New Jersey.
Think of all the foods you would normally only eat if you were at a restaurant.

Suppliers suddenly had no one to sell them to. [2/6] A lineup of colorful seafood on a picnic table.
Let's talk about oysters. 🦪 Demand for restaurant-quality oysters fell 90%... but nobody told the oysters that! They continued to grow at local oyster farms.
And grow.
And grow.
Until they were oversized for the restaurant market. [3/6] A hand holds a large oyster.
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🔎 'Corporate concentration in the US #food system makes food more expensive and less accessible for many Americans' 💵🌽🇺🇸

🗞️ Excellent new piece in the @ConversationUS by @hendricksonm & IPES-Food's own Phil Howard 👇🏾

Quick thread! 🧵/1…
"We’ve closely followed #corporate consolidation of food production, processing and distribution in the U.S. over the past 40 years. In our view, this process is making #food less available or affordable for many Americans," say Hendrickson & Howard. /2
"Consolidation has placed key decisions about our nation’s #foodsystem in the hands of a few large companies, giving them outsized influence to #lobby policymakers, direct food and industry #research and influence #media coverage." /3
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Since @Disney released #Ratatouille, Francophiles have enjoyed seeing their beloved #France on the big screen. In a pandemic, Ratatouille 🐀 has made a comeback-broadway style🤩! Tiktok fans & theater professionals created #RatatouilleMusical.
Gone viral, @ratatousical is born!
"The rat of all my dreams" 😴 🐀
"Confetti everywhere" ✨
"Remy flying on a lift over the audience" 🪂
These are a few lyrics from @ratatousical which will stream tonight w/ @tiktok_us to benefit @TheActorsFund. In honor of Remy's big day, we are sharing Ratatouille fun facts⤵️
Starting off easy:
#DYK that Ratatouille, the 🇫🇷 meal, not the movie ;) originates from the south of France with its abundance of Provençal vegetables.
A simple & tasty recipe, it should be easier to make than Linguini's soup–no tiny 🐀 👨‍🍳required.
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@realDonaldTrump @kyledcheney @joshgerstein @politico @1100Penn @kayleighmcenany @TPUSA @Fahrenthold @DanAlexander21 @MotherJones @DiamondandSilk @PressSec @RichardGrenell @govkristinoem @RepMattGaetz @RandPaul @StapletonPBPost @pbpost On Friday—for at least the third time since Oct.—SD @govkristinoem was a featured guest at a Trump property in Florida.

This time it was for Turning Point USA's $2,000/person gala. At least 280 people attended.

via @1100Penn Image
On Friday, SD @govkristinoem spoke to a sold out, $2,000/person Turning Point USA gala at Mar-a-Lago.

At least 280 people attended.

It was the third since October Noem headline an event at a Florida Trump property.


@govkristinoem @1100Penn Need an idea for a last-minute holiday card?

Bring the family down to the Trump Hotel DC and get a festive photo by the tree with Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell. 🎄🤳

via @1100Penn ImageImageImageImage
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#DYK that uranium mining companies STILL haven’t cleaned up the toxic mess they left behind from previous mining?

#DYK that Native communities are disproportionately harmed by contamination?…
Why should we spend millions to prop up a polluting industry that puts nearby communities health and their water source at risk?

A study found that about 25% of over 700 Navajo Nation women tested had radioactive concentrations in their bodies!…
Uranium mining companies are trying to take advantage of the global Coronavirus pandemic for their own benefit by seeking ***$150 MILLION*** for the establishment of an unnecessary uranium reserve.
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#DYK the core function of the Education and Public Programmes Department is to offer multimodal programmes by utilizing the collections, objects, stories, exhibitions, commemorative days and other resources that are inclusive, encourage participation, promote awareness,...
enhance knowledge and understanding, foster respect of human rights and contribute to social cohesion and human dignity?
The programme's aims and objectives are to encourage life-long learning for our diverse audiences, foster social cohesion and nation-building through intra and inter-generational dialogues...
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Are you ready to 'Commit to Quit' tobacco❓

Today marks the start of WHO's year-long global campaign for #WorldNoTobaccoDay 2021, helping 1⃣0⃣0⃣ million people quit tobacco.

More in detail 👉 #NoTobacco
“Commit to Quit” will help 1⃣0⃣0⃣ million people quit tobacco through

✅strong tobacco cessation policies
✅access to cessation services
✅information on tobacco industry tactics
✅“quit & win” initiatives for a successful quit

More info 👉 #NoTobacco
#DYK: Around 780 million people 🌏🌍🌎 say they want to quit tobacco.

WHO & partners will provide people with the tools & resources they need to make a successful quit attempt 👉 #NoTobacco
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Today is #WorldAIDSDay!

Take a moment to thank community health workers, nurses, doctors, scientists & everybody involved in the fight against #HIV around 🌎🌍🌏.

They are at the forefront playing a 🗝️ part in supporting people living with HIV & helping to end AIDS.
Despite the #COVID19 pandemic, the number of countries reporting disruptions in #HIV services has declined 📉 by almost 7⃣5⃣% since June thanks to the unstinting work of health and community workers 💪.

👉 #WorldAIDSDay
🙏 Thank you nurses🦸🏻‍♂️
🙏 Thank you doctors🦸🏾‍♀️
🙏 Thank you community healthworkers🦸

for your bravery in the fight against #COVID19 & #HIV!

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#DYK @CIA and @usairforce launched the nation’s first operationally successful film-return reconnaissance satellite, codenamed CORONA, 60 years ago? #ICinHistory Image
Spurred by the Cold War, CORONA provided unmanned aerial reconnaissance of denied spaces and increased photographic coverage over areas like the Soviet Union. Here’s a look at the first images snapped on Aug. 18, 1960. ImageImage
Photo interpreters from the National Photographic Interpretation Center, now @NGA_GEOINT, would view the CORONA imagery on light tables and look for key pieces of intelligence for @DeptofDefense and other partners. Light tables were essential for seeing what the eye couldn't. Image
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It’s #WorldToiletDay🚽!

Stop for a second & imagine what life would be like without a toilet. That is the daily reality of over half a billion people.

#DYK More than 1⃣ in 4⃣ people do not have a 🚽.

Sanitation is a human right to which everyone is entitled.

More than 7⃣0⃣0⃣ children die every day from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water, sanitation & poor hygiene.

Clean & safe sanitation is needed for all. #WorldToiletDay🚽
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A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself.
Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air & giving fresh strength to our people.
~Franklin D. Roosevelt

#AmazonRainforest will only be remembered in pictures

We burned our lungs🌎 for #BEEF

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🌴 #AmazonRainforest Has Lost More Than ▶Ten Million◀ Football Fields of Forest in a Decade
THIS #rainforest is responsible for storing over 180 BILLION tons of carbon
With #deforestation that carbon is released back into the atmosphere

💧 "One-fifth of the world’s fresh #water is in the #AmazonBasin, supplying water to the world by releasing water vapor into the atmosphere that can travel thousands of miles"

Meanwhile governments 🌍🌏🌎 & politicians ignore #AmazonBurning
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(1/6) THREAD👇: "Cats in War." Pull up a chair and let me tell you about my friend Paul Koudounaris's new book A CAT'S TALE, in which he fascinates readers with stories about felines from history. #DYK America sent a black cat to "curse" Adolph Hitler during the Second World War?
(2/6) "In 1941, a black cat shipped out from Pennsylvania on a daring mission to undermine Nazi Germany. Named Captain Midnight, he was sent to be flown across Europe in an RAF bomber until he eventually crossed the path of Adolph Hitler, and thereby cursed him."
(3/6) "Captain Midnight was transported in a red, white, & blue crate...and his departure was big news, the story carried by newspapers around the country. So, you ask, how can we know if he succeeded? In response, let me ask you, how did things turn out for Mr. Hitler?"
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