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So @aaron_s_fox jumped the gate on me :) w/ a thread on the #ACL #injury & #AFLW #sport #womanprobs conversation & he did a great job but I'd like my perspective to come in that special 'tone' I may be known for in presentations... My first twitter thread! Expect sarcasm and gifs
1st, I posted my perspective on #injury #women #athlete #development #biomechanics in another tweet, if you missed it, short editorial: & presentation Read those after this thread of fun, I hope the GIFs help you "hear" my tone :)
I’ve seen a bit about #ACL #injury and #menstrualcycles including news stories about organisations ready to study the menstrual cycle and #training - Let me give you some basic information to help you #factcheck before you start #cheering or #praising
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We did the first 'live fact check' of a flagship 'presidential debate' in Nigeria’s 58-year history at the British Council, Ikoyi during the pre-screening of Up North, the movie. The challenges, the adrenaline & the lessons. The THREAD. #ShowYourWorkings #Factchecking #FactCheck
@ngBritish @ngBritishArts @UKinNigeria @SussexUni @thecableng @MansurIB007 @mz_Awojulugbe @BudgITng While studying for my masters at @SussexUni, I had a google doc for my plans with @thecableng upon return to Nigeria. Whenever I had a new idea or anything close, I'd write it there & devise a plan to get it done, including things I needed to learn to get it done #FactChecking
@ngBritish @ngBritishArts @UKinNigeria @SussexUni @thecableng @MansurIB007 @mz_Awojulugbe @BudgITng @simonkolawole @D_Encourager @lotufodunrin @SussexNigSoc One of the ideas I had written was to have a live fact check of all the flagship presidential and guber debates in the country in 2018. This was why I returned to Nigeria in Sept as opposed to January 2019 (when my graduation was slated for). On my way to Heathrow. Ah, I suffered on this day, but that's story for another day.
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1/9 @michaelharriot wants the world to think that Pete Buttigieg is a racist and @michaelharriot is willing to lie in order to convince you. And lie a lot.…
2/9 @michaelharriot used lies and other BS to paint a narrative that black cops in South Bend were invisible to Buttigieg, because he wants you to think Pete Buttigieg is racist.
3/9 @michaelharriot 's argument starts w/the lies that Buttigieg demoted a black chief of police for no reason and the chief did nothing wrong. In reality, the chief wiretapped subordinates and was the subject of an investigation by the FBI. There are receipts, produced by @AP.
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Everytime there is a new epidemic different WhatsApp forwards pop up. This particular one i have seen at least 3 times in the last 4 years
Short answer
The information in this picture is WRONG & FALSE
#coronavirusindia #coronarvirus #CoronavirusOutbreak
These masks are called MASKS or common surgical masks. They are usually used by healthcare workers when treating patients.

They are designed with a filter inside the white side to prevent the spread of water droplets from the breath OF THE PERSON WEARING IT.
So in essence wearing this mask protects the patient not the wearer. The droplets will collect in the mask & you breathe through it. But since it is your own droplets no harm. Wearing the mask in reverse will not work. Imagine if it collect the droplets from air. Common sense🤦🏽‍♂️
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Cuz #china is trying to kill me and my race it’s time they start paying all my bills and not only
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On Jan 3, 2020, the US killed a top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani and Iran retaliated with missile strikes on US bases in Iraq.

This was followed by a surge in misinformation, disinformation, #FakeNews

AFP #FactCheck debunked plenty of them. Below is a thread:
Claim: Aerial footage of a US drone strike killing a top Iranian military commander General Qassem Soleimani

Reality: Footage is actually from a military simulation video game…
Claim: Video of Iran firing rockets at a US base in Iraq.

Reality: The claim is false; the clip is from a military-themed video game called ARMA 3. #FactCheck #FakeNews #IranAttacks…
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#breaking Iranian media is claiming possible Iranian ballistic missiles launched at a base which houses American troops in Iraq. This is what Iranian media is claiming. Its big if true.

U.S. defense official confirms that Al Asad air base in Iraq's Anbar province has been hit by at least 6 rockets tonight.

Not clear yet if Iran (and not one of its Iraqi proxies) fired them.

In a statement, #Iran IRGC warns the regional allies of the U.S. that if attacks are launched on Iran from bases in their countries, they will be a target of military retaliation.

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#Thread #FactCheck
.@chennaipolice_, among the best police force in #India, has had some pretty ordinary and Laughable leadership. Unfortunately, this ends up affecting the force in all spheres of functioning. For instance, the insinuation that @gayatrikl is a #Pakistani agent
The Commissioner pointed to @gayatrikl's @Facebook home page, and declared that he would investigate the #Pakistan connection.
Yes, Mr. Commissioner, #ISI operatives have been instructed via a @ImranKhanPTI's circular that they should declare that they work for Pak firms on FB
If indeed it's true, @chennaipolice_ should be hauled up for dereliction of duty because, until @gayatrikl came out to draw a #KolamProtestAgainstCAA, the police didn't know her Pak connection!!! So, what are you doing in your social media monitoring cell?
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In #Parliament, Home Minister asserted that ‘lakhs and crores’ of people will benefit from #CAA2019

We did #FactCheck and dug out some data from Questions answered in #RajyaSabha

What we found is interesting and revealing


As recently as on 8th August 2018, Ministry of Home Affairs claimed in #RajyaSabha that data on people from minority communities coming to India on ground of religious persecution from different provinces of Pakistan is not centrally maintained

Interestingly, MHA did say that issue of persecution was taken up with Govt of Pakistan and Bangladesh diplomatically.

What Pakistan and Bangladesh said can be seen in pictures below, which was reproduced in atleast 3 responses, all in 2014.
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Pre-2017: No tuition fees, £7k->£10,000 grant
Debt after 3 years: £0.00

2017-2019: £27k fees, £15-24k LOANS
Debt: up to £51k

£27,000 fees, £15k basic (up to £24k) grant.
Top up loans: £9-15,000
Debt: up to £42,000

More details 👇🏽
Tuition fees: £0
Basic allowance: £8242 in London, £7056 outside London
Plus travel, accommodation expenses
Older students: +£768
Plus children dependents: +£2283 (variable for additional kids)

Total over 3 years:
Loans owed: 0
Bursary: £21 - £30,000
Total debt: £0
Tuition fees: £27,000
Bursary: £0
Maintenance loan: £5000-£8000 a year

Total after 3 years:
Loans owed: £27k + £15-£24k
Total debt: £51,000
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If you don’t believe a 4-year old boy would have to lie down on an A&E floor then this thread is for you.

1) The four hour target for patients to be seen, treated and transferred hasn’t been met in years and is at its worst ever.
2) The winter is traditionally the worst time to go to A&E, and for children’s services doubly so. This curve has flattened as all months are below target. It’s always winter now.
3) Once a patient has been decided to be admitted they wait in A&E for a bed. The number of “long waits”, over 12 hours, has increased FIVE FOLD since 2012.
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Boris Johnson has said “he’s only been in government” 100 days. And we “take a different approach”.
Here is his record and his cabinet to date, after nine years of Tory govt. /thread
Boris Johnson, Prime Minister.
MP 2016-present

Rebellions against govt: 1.9%. Prior to the withdrawal agreement had NEVER rebelled. Was also IN CABINET for 2 years.

I.e voted FOR 98.1% of ALL TORY POLICIES. /1
Michael Gove, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and previous Cabinet member in various roles.
Rebellions: 0.5% (same sex marriage and WA).

Voted FOR 99.5% of ALL Tory policies. /2
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I’d think most of my patients would rather be 15 minutes from an A&E... /thread
Or within 4 hours when they get there.../2
I’d imagine most would like to be no more than two DAYS away from a GP appointment. /3…
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This’ll be fun, Boris Johnson makes a “sacred” pledge.
Let’s have a look then. /thread
1. >> "Drive the withdrawal agreement through Parliament..." - this was already voted through to second reading, BoJo pulled it himself.

>> "get Brexit done..." - negotiations will take years, it will take a decade to be "done".
>> "by January 31st"... or was it March 29th, Apr 12th or Oct 31st?…
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This is an email I received.
I have many problems with it. /thread

3. That is appalling. Secondly, a four-day week is most likely BENEFICIAL to the NHS.
- nurses already work 3/4 12 hour shifts a week, so reducing the hours would mean doing 3 a week instead of 4.
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This is inaccurate.
1. Private companies are very happy to buy up services from lucrative, low risk parts of the NHS: young GP patients (Babylon), private orthopaedic operations, community health services (Virgin).
2. What they don’t want is all the expensive unwell patients, for example Circle bought NHS Hinchingbrooke Hospital...and then gave it back again.
Many private hospitals don’t have intensive care for example, so they transfer sick expensive patients to the NHS.
3. The 2012 Health and Social Care Act explicitly made it easier for non-NHS companies to bid for these juicy parts of the NHS. Even suing the NHS when they DON’T get them:…
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The #NHS has become the No.1 issue in the #GE2019
If you can spare 8 minutes, grab a cup of tea, and learn everything you will ever need to know;

The NHS: An Updated Visual Essay: (Part 1)

Follow for more #FactCheckuk

#videothread #threadio
Still with us? Grab another biscuit.

The NHS: An Updated Visual Essay: (Part 2)

#Threadio #FactCheckTheNHS
Follow for more #FactCheck
You've seen videos before. You've seen #threads before. Ever seen a #Threadio? You have now:

The NHS: An Updated Visual Essay: (Part 3)

#Threadio #FactCheck #NHS #GE2019 #Brexit
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#FACTCHECK: Republicans SUPPORTED the Biden-led effort to root out corruption in Ukraine, by seeking the removal of a corrupt Prosecutor General, Shokin.

Shokin was NOT prosecuting corruption. He was accepting and extorting the corrupt for bribes.

There was nothing to cover up.
#FACTCHECK: Zelenksy was PREPPED by Yermak, Volker and Sondland.

He was told he had to reassure Trump on the call that he was willing to work with Giuliani to investigate Burisma/the Bidens, and the 2016 conspiracy theory.

There are even text messages.

#FACTCHECK: The legality and legitimacy of the Impeachment Inquiry has been affirmed by the Chief Judge of the D.C. District Court, in a ruling one month ago.

Litigating every subpoena thru the courts is a delay tactic.

Dems are not playing Trump's game.
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This is inaccurate. /thread

26 hospital upgrades have been announced in total, including 6 new hospital buildings on existing hospital sites between 2020-25, pending business case approval. /1…
A further unconfirmed number (between 29-“potentially” 38) hospital sites have been given ~£2.5m each to plan projects, without funding, for 2025-2030. /2
The NHS delivers ~300 million GP appointments per year.
The additional 50 million appointments are proposed to be deliver by additional staff. /3
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#FACTCHECK: Rep. Conaway demanded Schiff cite the whistleblower's right to "absolute anonymity."

Schiff simply cited the IC whistleblower statute.

It's the whistleblower's choice whether to reveal their identity. Testifying would violate their anonymity.
#FTR: Don't take Schiff's word for it. Don't take my word for it.

Simply read the statute.

It's black and white.

It's the Whistleblower's choice alone whether to waive their right to anonymity.

Republicans are lying when they claim otherwise.

#PS: If you're wondering about Pelosi's "Dear Colleague" letter that Conaway mentions, know this...

He totally misrepresented it.
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#Khive Its time to take to #socialmedia & use our Platforms. The #media is distracting us with the deliberate #erasure of @KamalaHarris & stopping us from promoting her policies. So I wanna start off with her #MedicareForAll plan #ForThePeople #KamalaHarris #JusticeIsOnTheBallot
@KamalaHarris wants to extend school 🏫 hours yo match working day hours so that kids won’t be left at home alone. Here are that facts & why this is important #teachers #singleparents #ForThePeople #KamalaHarris #school #JusticeIsOnTheBallot #education
It’s time to give #teachers a #raise! @KamalaHarris wants to give teachers a $13k raise for raising & protecting our #children & #students. We ask a lot from them it’s only fair #KamalaHarris #ForThePeople #JusticeIsOnTheBallot #mentalillness #schoolshooting #education
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1 Should the Democrat party be outlawed?
That’s a pretty outlandish question I knew; but I’m not asking it it just because I don’t agree with their politics, no does it come from an emotional response, but rather rational thought, and pride for my country.
2/ Granted for years @TheDemocrats have been calling us “right wing extremists” based on mere opinion(emotion)and no facts.
I’m not coming from that POV.
Let them name call.
If I pose such a question it should be backed up not only with #facts but also law.
I’ll do that.
3/ so on that premise let’s get started.
I’m all about the #1a and our right t free speech, and that may protect ones hate speech but you can’t yell “FIRE” in a crowded movie theatre and hide behind the 1a. This is exactly what @TheDemocrats have been doing, and more.
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Following the 2019 Conference the PNP President left several misleading information in the public domain. #NOWOW Here are the Facts on the LOO Presentation. #MisLEADER
While being duly elected as President of the PNP means he is free to lead the party according to his style; we will not allow the PNP to #MisLEAD the Jamaican People. #NoWOW #FactCheck
Being unable to claim responsibility for the ecomony much longer, the PNP wishes to MisLEAD the nation on the facts of our economic position. #NoWOW #MisLEAD
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#FACTCHECK: Republicans are pushing the FALSE narrative that the FBI didn't warn the Trump Campaign of potential Russian Interference in 2016.

That's a LIE.

The FBI briefed Trump and his campaign in August 2016, once he became the Republican nominee, after Lewandowsi was fired.
#FLAG: After Gaetz and Lewandowski tried to push the LIE that the FBI didn't brief the Trump Campaign of potential Russian Interference in 2016...

Jim Jordan tried to hammer it home.

This is a false narrative that the GOP, Barr, and Trump have all tried to push repeatedly.
#REMEMBER: Both Trump and Clinton were warned directly by the FBI in August 2016 that Russia could try to infiltrate or spy on their campaigns.

Trump has lied repeatedly that he wasn't warned by the FBI...and Republicans have continued to push the lie.

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