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Looking forward to what should be an interesting & timely debate on the role of "Common Good" in contemporary British political debate #CharacterMatters
First, Lord @jamesosh opens the webinar by saying that all British Political Parties have defined themselves as being the champion of "Common Good Politics" at various points in their history #CharacterMatters
Lord O'Shaughnessy says that, while political debates are becoming increasingly polarised, the #Coronavirus pandemic has shown that there is still a strong sense of community and communitarian politics #CharacterMatters
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/19/2021…
The latest chapter in a 100-year study says AI’s promises and perils are getting real…

#ArtificialIntelligence #robotics #automation #HumansVersusMachines #consequences
Chipmakers to carmakers: Time to get out of the semiconductor Stone Age…

#SemiconductorChips #automobiles #TechnologyDevelopment #applications
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1/3 A short thread of an #Belgian/English children's book with today in Chinese history, Tin Tin & Blue Lotus #丁丁历险记(蓝莲花). My kids (7&10) had loved it for years. I just had a sweet moment of talking about Chinese 9.18 history and kids today.…
2/3 My kids had read Tin Tin Series by Belgian artist at least 20 times, each time exclaiming on funny passages, particularly the Blue Lotus. Today(9/18) I casually mentioned that there will be sirens in Chinese cities as is unofficial start of WWII there.…
3/3 War can be so brutal and random. Mukden Incident started by low level Japanese soldier but moved countries #China and #Japan toward 14 yrs of war(1931-1945) When I mention 9.18, kids instantly said, yes, that railroad thing, it was in Tin Tin! I laughed. Make laughs, not war.
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1/8 Friday night, a light thread on the most exclusive Chinese medical school, started by Americans 100 years ago. It’s a piece of US-China history I want my own kids to know.
2/8 Like income inequality, China university resources are not as equal as in the US. There are top 2 universities (Peking U&Tsing Hua) that everyone agrees among top 2, with the rest vying for the third.
3/8 Peking Union Medical College协和. Each year it admits about 100 students, with 1-3 student from each of 31 provinces, except Beijing having a higher quota of 20. In 1993, My father said he would have gone crazy if I got in. He didn’t go crazy.
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1 - Skewing the Narrative & Murdering History
Parallel Histories: A search for the truth | Ms @BaelaJamil Mr @BangashYK


#SingleNationalCurriculum #SNC #Aik_Nisab #ایک_نصاب #TextBooks
2 - Skewing the Narrative & Murdering History Parallel Histories: A search for the truth | Ms @BaelaJamil Mr @BangashYK

“End History & Create Pakistan Studies”


#AikNisab #Pakistan
#SingleNationalCurriculum #SNC #Aik_Nisab #ایک_نصاب #TextBooks
3 - Skewing the Narrative & Murdering History Parallel Histories: A search for the truth | Ms @BaelaJamil explains “Conjuring / Imagining Pakistan History”


#AikNisab #Pakistan
#SingleNationalCurriculum #SNC #Aik_Nisab #ایک_نصاب #TextBooks
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1 - Skewed History: How #History Dies in the #Syllabus ? Ms @BaelaJamil reveals “ How we stopped teaching History & replaced it with #PakistanStudies in 1972

#SingleNationalCurriculum #SNC #Aik_Nisab #ایک_نصاب #TextBooks
2 - Skewed History: How #History Dies in the #Syllabus ? Ms @BaelaJamil reveals “How the State in #Pakistan manufactured & crafted #History

Full Segment :

#SingleNationalCurriculum #SNC #Aik_Nisab #ایک_نصاب #TextBooks
3 - Skewed History: How #History Dies in the #Syllabus ? Ms @BaelaJamil reveals the services rendered by General Ziaul Haq & Gen Javed Ashraf Qazi for #Education

#SingleNationalCurriculum #SNC #Aik_Nisab #ایک_نصاب #TextBooks
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Why the Single National Curriculum would be an abject failure & why it reeks of #Fascism |

Dr Mubarak Ali , Historian , Teacher & Author

Ref :

#SingleNationalCurriculum #SNC #Aik_Nisab #AikNisab #ایک_نصاب
#Diversity #Pluralism
1 - How the #British #Historian & #BritishRaj used #Religion & Narrative of #Muslim #Hindu to divide people of #India

Dr Mubarak Ali, Historian , Teacher & Author

#SingleNationalCurriculum #SNC #Aik_Nisab #AikNisab #ایک_نصاب
#Diversity #Pluralism
2 - How the #British #Historian & #BritishRaj used #Religion & Narrative of #Muslim #Hindu to divide people of #India

Dr Mubarak Ali, Historian , Teacher & Author

#SingleNationalCurriculum #SNC #Aik_Nisab #AikNisab #ایک_نصاب
#Diversity #Pluralism
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/14/2021…
Scientists scramble to harvest ice cores as glaciers melt…

#IceCores #GlacierMelt #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming
Beware the ‘multi-demic:’ Masking this fall will fight more than COVID-19…

#masking #COVID19 #flu #PublicHealth
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Karachi Tramway - #History
1879: John Brunton devised a special grooved bridge rail of inverted U-shape for four foot gauge horse to be later used in the tramways in Karachi.

1881: Karachi’s Municipal Secretary and Engineer, conceived the idea of Karachi Tramway around this year
October 1884: Work starts on the construction of Karachi Tramway. Gauge of the track was 4 feet. John Brunton, formerly Chief Engineer of the Sind-Punjab and Delhi Railway, and engineer to the city of Oxford Tramways becomes the Chief Engineer of Karachi Tramway Project.
April 20, 1885: Steam Tramway was opened in Karachi. There was a ceremonial opening of the Main Line from Scots Kirk neat St Andrew’s Church (located on present day Abdullah Haroon Road and Shara-e-Liaqat intersection) to Kiamari. Goods line between McLeod Road
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How Vegas became a city like no other.

For what was for so long a small town, Las Vegas always has been about big things.
The gangsters and the gaming pioneers were larger than life.
The entertainers were the biggest and the brightest of stars.
Even the bombs were huge, as towering mushroom clouds from aboveground atomic testing in the 1950s were as iconic as the flickering neon and the stretch of skyscraper resorts that would become the signatures of this desert oasis.
That colorful past and its rich characters are captured in a new presentation on the Las Vegas Sun Web site, the History of Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada featuring videos, interactive maps, a documentary film series and historical photos and stories.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/10/2021…
Why Afghan Refugees Aren’t Actually Welcome in California…

#refugees #california #AffordableHousing #consequences
21 Experts on the Future of Expertise: How is expertise being redefined in the modern era?…

#expertise #FutureTrends #consequences
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/08/2021…
An Interview with Zeynep Tufekci about Lessons from the Pandemic and the Crisis of Authority…

#COVID19 #PandemicResponse #authority #consequences #sociology #paywall
Archie Cochrane and the Early Days of Evidence-Based Medicine: Seeing Medicine through the Eyes of Philosophy…

#EvidenceBasedMedicine #philosophy #ArchieCochrane #history
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नेति कौटिल्यः । Kautilya disagrees.

Facts -
1) No Historical evidence to prove CG Maurya died at Shravanabelagola.

2) Forget about Bhadrabahu, no evidence about connection of CG Maurya with any Jain monk in 297 BCE.

Refuted this myth "CG Maurya died as Jain at Shravanabelagola" on 24-Oct-2020 👇
2nd time refuted this myth/propaganda "CG Maurya died as Jain at Shravanabelagola" on 20-Dec-2020 👇
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Many thanks to @rjeskow for yet another fantastic conversation. You can also catch it today on @freespeechtv.✊

#labor #history #LaborDay #laborday2021 #generalstrike #LaborDayWeekend2021

Keri Leigh Merritt: The South's Radical Labor History via @YouTube
1. Thread from a piece I wrote for @BillMoyers on #LaborDay a few years ago. It's more relevant now than ever:…
2. The main reason for poverty in America is not necessarily the lack of jobs, but the lack of a living wage and a social safety net. According to the Economic Policy Institute, a full quarter of full-time workers still earn poverty-level wages...
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OK, #Levittown-ers in #BucksCounty #PA01:

this is the thread you’ve been waiting for— your #OriginStory
Further down, Steven Dennis weaves in Levitt's "racial segregation for a buck" ethos
#PA01's @RepBrianFitz grew up in Levittown, PA. This was how he saw it, looking back, in his 2016 run for this (predominantly) #BucksCounty seat.
"Levittown values are blue-collar values"…
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1/ I loved writing this new @ASMicrobiology article. I talked to Dr. Derick Kimathi (@Toinoti, medical researcher in Kenya), about using fractional doses of yellow fever #vaccine. I hope you find this as interesting as I did #IDtwitter #epitwitter…
2 / This is a follow up article to the one I wrote back in May that briefly detailed the history of #YellowFever in the United States, and how the development of #diagnostics for the disease as well as modern research stemmed from that #history.…
3/ The #YellowFever #outbreak that started in Angola in 2015 ravaged major cities like Luanda & Kinshasa, and resulted in 11 imported cases in China - a country that harbors the mosquito that spreads the yellow fever virus and has a population immunologically naïve to YF.
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Must Watch | #History of #Bharat which has been carefully wiped off but let’s get all the pieces together.

Video clip 1 of 10
Part 2 of 7

Dismantle fake narratives and irrelevant glorification of the invaders
Enough of subjugation of our glorious past!

#History of #Bharat

Part 3 of 7

Dismantle fake narratives and irrelevant glorification of the invaders
Enough of subjugation of our glorious past!

#History of #Bharat
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(1/21) On November 6, 1965, the U.S. agreed with Cuba to airlift Cubans to the United States.

In the next eight years, around 300,000 Cubans took advantage of this program and left for the country that had played a central role in its domestic politics for a long time. 🧵

(2/21) On that very same day, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson's science advisory committee sent him a report entitled Restoring the Quality of Our Environment. 

Summarized in one line: a warning that burning fossil fuels will change the climate.

#science #climatechange 🧵

(3/21) Although the report correctly warned about the increase of carbon dioxide, it noted that it would take a few more years before climate models could reasonably project future global surface temperature changes.
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جب منگول سپاہ نے بخارا کا محاصرہ کرلیا تو اہل شہر کو سپاہ سالار نے پیغام بھیجا
”جو ہمارا ساتھ دے اسے امان ہے“
اہل بخارا میں نفاق پیدا ہوگیا اک گروہ نے اصرار کیا کہ ہم شہر کے تحفظ کے لیے آخری سانس تک لڑیں گے
دوسرے گروہ نے بربادی کے خوف سے ہتھیار رکھنے کی صلاح دی

مورخ ابن اثیر
منگول سپاہ سالار نے مصالحت پسند گروہ کو پیغام بھیجا کہ اگر تم مزاحمت پر کمربستہ گروہ کو زیر کرنے میں ہاتھ بٹاؤ تو تمہیں اس شہر کی قیادت بخش دی جائے گی
چنانچہ خانہ جنگی شروع ہوگئی اور منگول اطمینان سے تماشا دیکھتے رہے

مورخ ابن اثیر الجذری

جب وفادار گروہ غالب آ گیا تو منگولوں نے اسے ہی سب سے پہلے غیر مسلح کرکے تلوار کی دھار پر رکھ لیا
سپاہ سالار نے کہا اگر یہ لوگ اک اجنبی کے بھروسے پر اپنے ہی بھائیوں کا گلا کاٹ سکتے ہیں تو پھر یہ کسی کے بھی کام کے نہیں

مورخ ابن اثیر الجذری

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