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A long thread on the initial direct & indirect impacts of the chaos in the markets over the past week on UK house building & construction ...
#ukconstruction #construction #ukhousing #housing
It's clearly early days into the government-made chaos in the financial markets but there are some impacts for the UK construction industry that we can identify (albeit quantifying them is a much greater issue)...
#ukconstruction #construction #ukhousing #housing
Firstly, Sterling depreciations mean further rises in construction materials prices, which in July 2022 were already 24% higher than a year ago. Sterling has depreciated 12% since the end of July &...
#ukconstruction #construction #ukhousing #housing
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1/ Your #energy is what they want.

How your #energy is fuelling their system of slavery.

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2/ #Energy isn’t only about #infrastructure & facility engineering - weird statement coming from an engineer & @wef brainwashed MBA, right? Right.
3/ The human activity is all about #movement. The difference bt living & dead is the ability to #move. Movement = life. Don’t trust, verify - look at the remains of a 🐸 on the road next time & think for a moment. That’s how my dad explained this to me btw.
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-Pravin Sawhney wrote a book Last War
-I don't know how much he understands #ArtificialIntelligence but I agree AI is most profound #technology humanity ever developed
-Future wars will depend upon AI
-For me nothing is above nation so I attempt honest review where #India stands
2️⃣
-#India’s overall ranking 17
-Small countries like #Singapore & #Ireland are ahead
-#Infrastructure & Govt Strategy are 2 areas where we lack
-Notice we are No 2 in talent

@atahasnain53
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-It all starts from #University and Institute
-Number of citations
-Number of PhDs
-#Indian universities do not figure in top unvivsities who are doing research

@ARanganathan72 @sushantsareen #ArtificialIntelligence
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If my story couldn't get any crazier. It looks like the data stolen from my house was used to Attack American Critical Infrastructures. I and Col. John Hoffman were the only holders of the data. I reported the theft with @RenzTom to the FBI.

dhs.gov/xlibrary/asset…
THE @FBI REFUSED TO INVESTIGATE THE THEFT.

CORRUPT FBI AGENTS JODY STANLEY AND JOHN FORTUNATO
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Thread | A quick recap of latest #telecom news and #insights, including Telefónica Deutschland- Elastic NV deal, DIV II fund, new Digicel CFO and much more:

O2 Germany picks Elastic for IT transformation
eu1.hubs.ly/H01DVMX0

#5G #Telecommunications #Telefonica #Germany
Safaricom’s long-awaited Ethiopian network begins pilot

telcotitans.com/vodafonewatch/…

#Safaricom #Africa #Ethiopia
Verizon’s John Townsend takes on new role at Digicel

telcotitans.com/vodafonewatch/…

#Caribbean #Management #CEO #Finance #US #SouthAmerica
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Will share highlights from this new presentation, delivered yesterday in Kano, by @tundefashola, at the 28th Meeting of the National Council on Works.

(As far as memorable phrases go, he's a champ. "Incremental Power", and now "Season of Completion")
One of the biggest changes PMB has brought to road #infrastructure in Nigeria is in the area of financing. A lot more financing available for roads, highways, bridges under PMB than prev govts (even when oil prices were $100-avg for years). #PIDFund #Sukuk #ExecOrder7
In 2015, outgoing govt budget 18 billion for all the Federal roads in Nigeria - less than even Lagos' roads budget for the year

In 2016, with an even lower avg oil price, new Govt budgeted 260B, & released 198B = 76%

2020, inside Covid, 227B budgeted for roads, 100% released!
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1/ Why I am worried about these emergency funds and why I think they probably won't help improve primary care access, a thread #bcpoli #PrimaryCare
2/ 💯Primary care is in a terrible state in BC (has been worsening for 20 years), and this money might "stem the bleeding" but it won't remedy the sharp objects causing the bleeding🩸🩸🩸
3/ Imagine public education in the same state, a million kids don't have a school to go to and teachers quitting everywhere because they are burnt out, and the cost of running their own school is unsustainable
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Over two decades ago, in a most unjust and technically unsound and illegal decision, @AAI_Official expanded @mlrairport . We warned of disastrous consequences. None listened. All the way to @DGCAIndia , Karnataka High Court and also Supreme Court. /1
This is what happened: bit.ly/3QVkEiO

Despite this disaster, the #airport has turned into a major international hub. And thanks to @narendramodi, it has been gifted to @gautam_adani 's Adani Group. /2
Like several other #ports, airports and public #infrastructure have been.

The lack of #transparency of such transfers notwithstanding, it is now immensely disturbing that Gautam Adani gets to decide and impose #UDF. /3
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#telecommunications #infrastructure ownership is something we're going to have to somehow find a nice balance in, particularly for #submarinecables, our primary means of trans-oceanic digital communications. 🧵1/
On the one hand, it's great for #DigitalDevelopment and #digital #connectivity that more telco infra is going in. But infrastructure is expensive... 2/
So some telcos want content providers (big tech like Facebook and Google) to share the cost, which makes sense if content makes up a big chunk of the internet traffic. 🗞️🔗👉Platform content makes up 55% of internet traffic in #France #Italy #Spain. 3/ reuters.com/business/media…
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Our paper is out!
Current #adaptation projects do not automatically enhance #gender equality | need to be intentionally brought in at planning & implementation stages.

23authors|9sectors|17739 literature|countless meetings

Delighted to have brainstormed👇figure with @Joyashree9
Embedding gender considerations and facilitating #women’s participation in project design and implementation along with #inclusive #policies, training, information access, planning, and monitoring is needed
Additional course correction for #SDG5 is needed.
Our #SDG5plus (SDG5+) approach takes into consideration #intersectionality and gender aspects beyond #women alone, & can help #adaptation actions move towards meeting #genderequality and other #climatejustice goals.
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🌟NEAR H1 2022 IN-DEPTH REVIEW🌟

In the first 6 months of the year, @NEARProtocol has grown very well both in terms of project depth and ecosystem expansion.

👉Let's find out in detail with Near Insider through the following thread!

#NEAR $NEAR 🌟NEAR H1 2022 IN-DEPTH REVIEW🌟  In the first 6 months
1/ Milestones (Events)

In the first half of 2022, #NEAR involved in a lot of big events that positively affect both the ecosystem and the development of the protocol. This section in the thread includes 3 main parts, begin with fund raising with a total funding of up to $500M. 1/ Milestones (Events)  In the first half of 2022, #NEAR inv
2/ Milestones (Events)

Secondly, @NEARProtocol has cooperated with big names to expand access to users (@brave, @Sweatcoin, ...). Besides, two outstanding events can be mentioned: Aurora+ and the birth of $USN with the goal of becoming the backbone of #NEAR.
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1/With #Shanghai out of lockdown & COVID cases far lower than the April peak, is the Chinese #economy out of the woods? Not really. Any rebound in 3Q will be illusory as the underlying economy remains weak. @hzsong makes the case in his macro outlook: macropolo.org/analysis/3q202…
2/For one, consumption remains weak. It is sensitive to even modest lockdowns like those in #Beijing, and these smaller-scale lockdowns will likely be repeated across the country. Image
3/Second, Beijing continues to resist using the bazooka when it comes to stimulus. The recent news on #infrastructure spending won’t do much for growth. If anything, it will likely do the opposite and withdraw stimulus in 3Q: macropolo.org/chinese-econom…
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Very proud to announce 'infrastructural frontiers: terrains of resistance at the edge of empires' has been published by #Geoforum, a collective & interdisciplinary attempt to bridge the study of #infrastructure and #resistance. A thread w/main takeaways
Featuring archeologists, activists, anthropologists, political scientists & geographers, the special issue pushes the study of the politics of infrastructure to its physical and theoretical frontiers, w/cases from Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa
Infrastructure is ubiquitous & key form of power in social sciences; yet, the infrastructural power of states isn't spread out equally across the globe, w/large areas in Global South comprising 'state-resistant terrains' (@JacobAShell) where infrastructure is highly contested
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We making it as easy as possible to join @cheqd_io as a validator or developer and start using the identity functionality of the network….

We're also eager to give back to @cosmos and beyond so we’ve #OpenSourced our approach to #infrastructure

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github.com/cheqd/infra
Our #infrastructure uses a blend of #Terraform #Terragrunt and @ansible to improve performance, speed up node setup and more

We’ll cover the benefits of each in our latest #OpenSourcing thread - Day 4 of documenting our OpenSource-athon
We've used #terraform to automate our #infrastructure - essentially to complete a series of tasks in a defined order required for things like setting up a node

#Terraform open source, free to use and widely adopted, supporting @awscloud @Hetzner_Online @digitalocean and more...
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Citing the previous tweet
and adding more information hoping to help get a clear panoramic on increasing #foodprices and the increasingly looming narrative of #recession 👇
A massive backlog of #grains is piling up in #Ukraine to the tune of nearly 25 million tons due to "#infrastructure challenges" and blocked #ports in the #BlackSea, including #Mariupol - @Reuters reports 📰
reuters.com/world/europe/u…
#Ukraine was the fourth-largest corn exporter in the 2020/21 season and the sixth-largest #wheat exporter in the world, according to the #IGC (International #Grains Council).
igc.int/en/downloads/2…
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1/5.
The #Crumbling #Empire & its #EU #Vassals are #Locked in an #Economic #War of #Attrition with #Russia, which it did NOT #Expect & against which it has NO #Plan on how to #Win it.
The #Increase of ever #More #Sanctions on #Russia are #Hurting both the #US & even more>>
2/5.
the #EU-part of the #Empire more than #Russia,
in a steady #Rising way, creating more & more #Resistance against it, both in the #US as in #Europe.
In the #Battlefield- #War-#Theatre however, its clear that the #Russian #Allies are slowly, but #Decisively & #Grindingly>>
3/5.
#Destroying the #Ukraine #Army & its #Infrastructure, that was #Constructed, #Armed & #Trained by the #NATO-allies in the 8 years since the #Maidan #Coup & #Start of the #Ukraine #Civil #War in 2014.
When the #Policy of #Fighting instead of #Diplomacy continues,
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आधुनिक इन्फ्रास्ट्रक्चर, बेहतर कनेक्टिविटी!

भारतीय रेल कनेक्टिविटी बढ़ाने के लिए निरंतर इन्फ्रास्ट्रक्चर का निर्माण कर रही है। इसी क्रम में इटारसी-भोपाल सेक्शन (प.म.रे.) में बुदनी-बरखेड़ा के मध्य बन रही तीसरी लाइन की टनल न. 5 की लाइनिंग का कार्य पूर्ण हुआ।
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We are LIVE tweeting the panel discussion with @GeoffreyOnyeama, @jayantsinha, @RVlahutin, Tadashi Maeda, @P_Orliange, @GarimaMo

Stay tuned for updates!

Join us using this link:

#Raisina2022 #RaisinaDialogue
.@RVlahutin: We have gone through multiple crises in the last few years—but they have served as great catalysers. We have seen how the #EU is shaping its response to these crises, and the EU is now at a moment of reckoning. #Raisina2022
.@RVlahutin: Infrastructure is a strategic tool & we have to treat it like that. Connectivity is not just primarily about things like railways, but it is also about the system of values underpinned by transparency, stability & the ability to make sovereign choices

#Raisina2022
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#Raisina2022 | Check out the interesting and diverse discussions lined up for tomorrow at the #RaisinaDialogue2022

Let's debate, discuss and deliberate!

Find the AGENDA here: orfonline.org/raisina-dialog… Image
We kickstart the final day of #Raisina2022 with a Welcome Address by Meenakashi Lekhi (@M_Lekhi), Minister of State, Ministry of External Affairs, India.

Find the AGENDA here: orfonline.org/raisina-dialog… Image
How are current & #emtech shaping our assessments of risks, alliances & national security?

Join @TimSCahill1, Adm R Hari Kumar, @CDF_Aust, Gen Koji Yamazaki, Adm John C. Aquilino (@INDOPACOM), Air Marshal Luc De Rancourt, @Lisa_Singh for an exciting discussion at #Raisina2022 Image
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Union Finance Minister Smt. @nsitharaman and @WorldBank Group President Mr. @DavidMalpassWBG met at Washington D.C., today. (1/6)
The two discussed India’s continued #recovery from #COVID19, impact of Russia-Ukraine conflict, Single Borrower Limit & exploring the possibility of Guarantees from other G-7 nations, India’s #G20Presidency and @WorldBank leadership in India. (2/6)
Finance Minister Smt. @nsitharaman stated that India’s pandemic response has focused on the twin goals of saving lives and livelihoods. India has been successfully running world’s 2nd largest #vaccination programme, administering more than 1.85 billion doses of #vaccines. (3/6)
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I know this isn't a popular take; I don't care. 15 months into Joe Biden's presidency, he's my favorite president of my lifetime. Funny, empathetic & ambitious with good, liberal policy -- even when conservative senators and a stolen SCOTUS stand in his way. @What46HasDone 1/
Even if he did nothing else @POTUS's record on judges justifies my vote. Biden is on track to seat more, and more qualified, judges than any president in memory. If Dems hold the Senate, the president can continue rebalancing the courts. nbcnews.com/politics/white… 2/
@POTUS started strong with two big stimulus bills, American Rescue Plan and the #infrastructure bill, which helped to ensure we didn't slip into a COVID recession. Inflation is high, but that's the cost of avoiding negative growth and lost jobs. washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/1… 3/
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Current research on microplastics is the stuff of nightmares-

They’re dangerous, they’re spread through our food, they're in the air... they’re everywhere

Thread 1/x
#health #ClimateCrisis #PlasticPollution #food
Much of the research is trapped behind paywalls, and only reported on in a limited, fragmented pattern

-like so much else when large corporations cause environmental damage and impose widespread health impacts on the public

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#health #ClimateCrisis #PlasticPollution #food
The growing risks of microplastics are a direct function of an ongoing push by the same sociopathic corporations that are driving the climate crisis

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#health #ClimateCrisis #PlasticPollution #food
cnbc.com/2022/01/29/how…
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*How #SriLanka got ruined*

Lankans voted for #Rajapakshas knowing very well what they did in the past, including corruption, selling out national assets to #China, #dynastic politics and all.

They still voted for them because Rajapakshas promised things they could not refuse.
1. Their #GST, called VAT Tax, on all products was reduced to 8%, thus making everything cheaper in one stroke. (It also killed the govt revenue). People loved things getting cheaper.
2. The minimum #incometax threshold was changed from 5 Lakhs per annum to 30 Lakhs! Very few earned more than 30L!
A very large part of the population became #tax exempt. This was very popular among the salaried class.
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Finally, the #GoldacreReview is published! (During Parliamentary Easter holidays, mid-ping-pong on the #HealthAndCareBill...)

It's 221 pages - each PDF page is a double page spread - so this could be a lo-o-o-ong [Thread].

Here goes...
First point to note, in the Terms of Reference (p5), is that this is about "access to #NHSdata by #researchers, #commissioners, and #innovators" - i.e. #Planning and #CommercialReUse - so it is directly relevant to the operation of millions of people's #NationalDataOptOuts... Terms of reference for the review  1. How do we facilitate a
"185 wide-ranging recommendations for us to explore", says @sajidjavid (p6). Gulp! Time for some coffee...

"systems that ensure #underrepresented groups are well represented" may (partly) refer to this "landmark review", which got off to a slow start:

gov.uk/government/new… The far-reaching independent review into potential ethnic bi
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