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On Wednesday evening, the federal government declared other regions in eleven countries of the European Union to be corona risk areas due to the increasing number of infections.
#Denmark: the #Hovedstaden region is considered a risk area.

#France: The regions of #Brittany, Center-Val de Loire and #Normandy are now also considered risk areas.

#Ireland: the #Dublin region is considered a risk area.
#Croatia: Lika-Senj County is now also considered a risk area.

#Netherlands: the province of #Utrecht is now also a risk area.

#Austria: the federal state of #Vorarlberg is now also considered a risk area.
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"The Curious Case of the 1% Positive Rate Baseline in #Ireland"

A #COVID19 thread.

The HPSC and HSE provides us with this chart for "Positive Rate (%) Previous 7 Days" on their dashboard. Link:…

Positive Rate (%) is going up. Let's examine closer.

Dr Cillian de Gascun, the chairman of the National Public Health Expert Team (#NPHET) stated in a detailed thread last week that "false positive" test results occur at a rate in the region of 1-3%.

Tweet Link:

Let's mark the False Positive Range (1-3%) on the chart, along with highlighting 1% as a baseline for future reference.

Notice anything interesting?

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Monday’s FEMINIST GIANT Newsletter brings you news from #Liberia #Indonesia, #Afghanistan, #France, #Ireland and #India, and includes info about #SexWorkerPride Day.

Sign up 👉🏽 The March for Justice from Patriarchal Fuckery is Global by @monaeltahawy…
Also in Monday’s FEMINIST GIANT Newsletter: Angela Chen’s new book Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex by journalist, which is out Sept. 15.… Image
In #France a government official’s attempts to ban an essay called “Moi les hommes, je les déteste” (I Hate Men) over its “incitement to hatred on the grounds of gender” has sent sales of the feminist pamphlet skyrocketing.… Image
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Who's running the World?

@realDonaldTrump, @Plaid_Putin and @xijinpin were arguing on who’s in charge of the world.

#US, #Russia or #China?

Without any conclusion, they turned to @PMOIndia and asked him "Who’s in charge of the world?"
Modi replied All I know is

1. @Google CEO is an Indian
2. @Microsoft CEO is an Indian
3. @IncCitigroup CEO was an Indian
4. @SoftBank Vision Fund CEO is an Indian
5. @Adobe CEO is an Indian
6. @NetApp CEO is an Indian
7. @PepsiCo CEO was an Indian
8. @nokia CEO is an #Indian

@india #education
9. @MasterCard CEO is an Indian
10. @DBS CEO is an Indian
11. @Cognizant CEO was an Indian
12. @Novartis CEO is an Indian
13. @Conduent CEO was an Indian
14. @Diageo_News CEO is an Indian
15. @SanDisk CEO was an Indian
16. @Moto CEO was an Indian
#futureinsights #business
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1. St Fiacre was nobly born in Ireland, and had his education under the care of a bishop of eminent sanctity. Looking upon all worldly advantages as dross to gain Christ, he left his country #StFiacre #Ireland Image
2. and sailed over into France, in quest of some close solitude, in which he might devote himself to God, unknown to the rest of the world.

In the diocese of Meaux, St Faro, Bishop, gave him a solitary dwelling in a forest, where the holy anchoret made himself a cell and
3. built a little oratory. The life he led was most austere, and only necessity or charity ever interrupted his exercises of prayer and heavenly contemplation.

He built, at some distance from his cell, a kind of hospital for the reception of strangers and pilgrims.
There he
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Dear advocates of all kinds in Ireland,

While you speak out about working conditions injustices, please remember the 1000s of family carers across Ireland who work caring for disabled loved ones without proper equipment or help or time off or pay or pension.

While you speak out about inadequate housing & a housing shortage, please remember there are 1000s of households on the disability suitable social housing waitlists across Ireland who wait living in unsafe, unsuitable housing while living with disability too.

While you speak out about human rights & having the freedom to go where you want, when you want, please remember that 1000s of families are still cocooning, especially as cases rise, and cannot enjoy the freedom to go to the beach, a shopping centre, or restaurant as you can.

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During Ireland’s ferocious winter storms of 2015 a 215-year-old beech tree was uprooted by the powerful winds that ripped through the town of Collooney, County Sligo. Had it not we would have never known of the tragedy upon which the tree had grown.
Enmeshed in the tangled roots of a tree was a medieval skeleton. The upper part of the body was entangled in the roots, severed from the legs which remained in the ground.
Radiocarbon analysis determined the bones to be those of a young man between the ages of 17 and 20, who died sometime between A.D. 1030 and 1200. It was a violent death; several deep gouges were observed on his ribs and defensive wounds on his hands.
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Join me tomorrow with @SeanSaifaWall @Pidgejen @interACT_adv @IndyaMoore + others to discuss the first US hospital to apologize for medically unnecessary surgeries on #intersex children and pledge to stop them.

Register for the Zoom event:…
3 years ago @HRW published our first ever report investigating and exposing the human rights violations against children born with #intersex traits -- we spoke with intersex kids and adults, their parents, and doctors in charge of their care:…
A few months later we published a second report, this time foregrounding physician voices -- doctors who were terrified by the lack of regulation around these operations, despite the intersex community engaging an asking for it for decades:…
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The UK Intelligence and Security Committee has published it's long awaited Russia Report. As our nearest neighbour, it's always interesting to see what lessons learned #Ireland can draw. (Thread 1/n)
Firstly, how do we interpret what Russia wants from a country like Ireland? The focus in the Irish media has tended to be on things like stealing technology from companies but the bigger strategic picture is important. Ultimately it wants to disrupt European integration
So Ireland could find itself a target of Russian interference in a future European Referendum. Especially if that relates to further security and foreign policy integration whereby Ireland could be used a blocking wedge. Just look at the first Nice Treaty.
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This is a well written thread (h/t @RobertaPaliotti ). The only missing part is the observation that #COVID19 , by hitting straight at the productive heartland of Italy, irreparably damaged the social pact.(1/10)
The original system was that south of the Rubicon you depend on transfers from north of the Rubicon, and you leave them North guys be as best as you can. As time passed, and more and more the Kleptocracy was needy, the more producers chafed under the yoke. (2/10)
Now comes the interesting part: it is FALSE that Europe works in a different way, and that's the rub: the #GreenNewDeal, for example, is perfectly understandable to an Italian: under cover of an ethical goal, it appropriates a shitload of money for governments.(3/10)
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Why when Luke O' Neill gets so much airtime to advise the nation, could some of that time not be spent having him declare his interests? Strong ties to both GSK and Moderna. @laoneill111 @PatKennyNT @Niall_Boylan @rte @DefundRte #Ireland #covidireland @griptmedia #COVID19
Long Version:

He worked with GSK, then co founded "Sitryx" which received $30,000,000 initial investment from GSK and others…... Investors:
It's very interesting that Sitryx made an $880,000,000 deal with "Eli Lilly" reported in late March "Without particularly looking"…
Paul Peter Tak (a former SVP at GSK) also co-founded Sitryx. He also sits on the board of Kintai alongside Luke O Neill.
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Eliminating SARS-CoV2 from the island of Ireland would have immense benefits for us all. It would open up our country and start the recovery of our economy. Jobs and confidence would recover, as has happened in other countries. Schools and childcare could fully reopen safely. 1/
Normal sports, music, arts, health care, and community events could start up again. We would avoid many people getting sick.
Relaxing restrictions before we get to a Zero-COVID island risks a second wave, as seen in Israel, Serbia, Australia and Japan. 2/
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thank you ambassador Byrne Nason&colleagues @irishmissionun 4 tremendous work2get #Ireland elected onto #UNSC .Good to hear Ambassador's commitment that #Ireland will speak out when int humanitarian law eroded& will try2ensure #unsc does not stand idly by
Question from DrCaraConnolly ,member @syria_irl to Ambassador4webinar @iiea "Please canyou use your influence to apply urgent pressure to the Assad regime for the immediate release of all detainees held in prisons&unofficial detention centers amid global rapid spread #coronavirus
Noura Ghazi @nouraghazilaw a leading Syrian human rights lawyer has asked us to highlight this urgent issue of #detainees with you. Alongside the ratification of the UN security council resolution 2504 to maintain cross border aid.
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1. Kilian or Kuln was a holy Irish monk. With two zealous companions he travelled to Rome in 686, and obtained of Pope Conon a commission to preach the gospel to the German idolaters in Franconia; upon which occasion
#StKilian #July8 #Ireland Image
2. Kilian was invested with episcopal authority.

The missionaries converted and baptised great numbers at Wurzburg, and among others Gosbert, the duke of that name. This prince had taken to wife Geilana, the relict of his deceased brother; and being put in mind by St Kilian
3. that such a marriage was condemned and void by the law of the gospel, he promised to dismiss her, saying that we are bound to love God above father, mother, or wife.

Geilana was outraged beyond measure at this resolution; jealousy and ambition equally inflaming her breast;
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In my collection; 1843 #letter from #Australia to #Adare, #Ireland

"Dear Henry ... I sailed from Cork on the 11th of November 1839 and landed in Sidney 13th February 1840. We had a very pleasant voyage nothing particular occurred on the way but the death of 3 children."
The "pleasant voyage" was aboard the 567-ton 'Adam Lodge', built and launched in 1833. The author of the letter, writing 3 years after the event, makes two small errors in his recollection. The ship arrived 14 Feb (not 13th) with only 2 infant deaths on board (not 3).
A regular feature in the colonial Australian newspapers, was Shipping Intelligence, detailing the arrival and departure of ships; Australia's only link to the rest of the world. Here (17 Feb 1840) is reported the arrival of the Adam Lodge, with 272 government emigrants aboard.
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Gaelic influence hides in plain sight everywhere in #Iceland: placenames, beehive huts, folklore, encoded in the sagas and above all in Icelanders' DNA. Key to the mystery is a system of over 200 caves in the SW. @BaldurThorhalls let me visit the thrilling
Above ground @BaldurThorhalls explains the mystery of #Iceland's Celtic past - the story of an ancient migration - against the backdrop of Ægissíða's rolling green hills. Ægissíða sounds an awful lot like Aes Sídhe (Irish for the fairies or the hidden people)....
....#Iceland and #Ireland have a startlingly similar folk tradition about hidden people or supernatural beings living below ground or in tumuli. In 2015, Kristjan Ahronson published "Into the Ocean: Vikings, Irish, and Environmental Change in Iceland and the North"...
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1. St Oliver Plunket - Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of all Ireland - was born at Loughcrew near Oldcastle, County Meath, Ireland, 1629; he died 11 July, 1681. Ordained to the priesthood in 1654,
#StOliverPlunket #Ireland #SaintofTheDay Image
2. St Oliver was deputed by the Irish bishops to act as their representative in Rome. He was appointed to the primatial see of Armagh, and was consecrated, 30 November 1669, at Ghent, in Belgium, by the Bishop of Ghent.

In March, 1670 he entered on his apostolate in Armagh.
3. From the very outset he was most zealous in the exercise of the sacred ministry. Within three months he had administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to about 10,000 of the faithful. He opened schools, held frequent ordinations, celebrated two Provincial Synods,
#Irish #saint
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so many #homeless, so many empty property in #Corkcity this home has a lot of character & potential #socialcrime #homeless @CorkHealthyCity @corkcitycouncil #pfg #programmeforgovernment #Cork Image
here is another, great location too, someone's home, piece of history just boarded up @CorkHealthyCity @corkcitycouncil #socialcrime #homeless #cork #inequality #programmeforgovernment Image
& another, this one looks Dutch influenced, beautiful aesthetic, someone's #home, sadly ready to collapse #Homeless #socialcrime @CorkHealthyCity @corkcitycouncil #inequality #programmeforgovernment Image
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Thread: Wearing masks is our best defense against the #coronavirus.

@WhiteHouse press secretary said today that masks are no longer required in West Wing. Many tweets also advise against masks.

Result: Colossal failure of the US #COVID response.…

An example of anti-mask rhetoric can be seen in the video below by a Mr. Huff. I will explain why everything that he says here is scientifically incorrect and a danger to public health. (I do not know Mr. Huff or his motivations.)

I am not comparing the US to the several dozen countries that have mostly controlled this epidemic, e.g., #Taiwan, #Iceland, #SouthKorea, #Japan, #Thailand, #NewZealand, #Australia, #Austria, #Switzerland, #Greece, #Norway, etc. Some of them never even had to lock down.

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Congratulations to my home #Norway on winning a seat at the #UN Security Council. With this seat come many opportunities to influence the global agenda for a better future. But with this also comes increased scrutiny of #Norway's untenable and unsustainable dependence on Oil
As a small open economy with an existential interest in maintaining #globalisation & a "rules based international order", #Norway and it's fellow #Nordics self-interest is strongly aligned with what is good for the world. The same also goes for #Ireland @NorwayUN @irishmissionun
#Ireland's & #Norway's ability 2 influence global agenda on economy & security will depend on them being perceived as benign actors acting in good faith beyond self-interest. #Norway will need to accelerate its move away from #Oil & #Gas #Ireland away from enabling #TaxAvoidance
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