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In this thread students @MQLinguistics
@Macquarie_Uni share what they've learned so far (1st quarter of semester)

⬇️⬇️⬇️Favorite facts about #literacies ⬇️⬇️⬇️
Learning about message sticks is my favorite. When thinking about message sticks from a #literacies perspective, they seem very modern.…
It is intriguing to learn that humans weren't made to #read and that it is possible due to brain plasticity. It is also fascinating that #reading #Chinese script and alphabetic #writing activates different brains areas

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In this thread 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼students @MQLinguistics @Macquarie_Uni share what they've learned so far (1st quarter of semester)

Favorite facts about #languages and #cultures in #contact
In #Arabic we say: “Footprints indicate trajectory”, but I never thought that a wheel would reveal a culture. This is how #cultures can be traced through #languages. The reading made me feel like I am solving a puzzle more than exploring languages.
Think twice before starting to learn #English, cuz you’ll end up learning even more -- #German and #French, and more …
After all, it was the Anglo-Saxons and Normans who influenced the vocabulary!!
English is a mixed #language!
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WPR, Aug 3 2021. Marty Makary, surgeon & professor of health policy at Johns Hopkins University:

"We have downgraded #Covid19 to a mild seasonal virus... Covid-19 will become the 5th seasonal #corona virus that will circulate for decades to come."
Makary: "Now, you can report the number [of cases] going from 4-7 as a 70% increase - or you can say its gone from 4 to 7."

(Speaking to how case numbers can be framed - presented in a straightforward non-alarming fashion - or framed to incite fear, panic, sensationalism)
"I think the #demonization of these people [unvaxxed], blaming them, even though they pose really no risk to those who have immunity [&] are vaccinated...

btw, the type of person that's not vaccinated is also the type of person that more likely had the infection."
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இன்னைக்கு நம்ம பாக்க போற மூவி #orphan 2009 #Language English. தமிழ் டப் இல்ல. Genre #psychothriller
#adult scene 2 oh3 இருக்கு. பாக்கா பச்ச புள்ள மாதிரி இருக்க இந்த கொழந்த தா மூவீ ஓட லீட் கேரக்டர். சிம்பிளா சொல்லனும்னா நல்லா இருந்த ஒரு குடும்பமும் ஒரு கொழுந்தையால நாசமாபோன Image
வீடும். இதா இந்த படத்தோட ஒன் லைன். பாக்க நார்மல் ஸ்டோரி மாதிரி தா இருக்கு. ஆனா படத்துல ஏகப்பட்ட கூஸ்பம்ப் மொமண்ட்ஸ் இருக்கு. சண்ட கோழி ல அண்ண ஊரு ல இல்லையா னு, அப்போ அடிச்சதே அண்ணண தா அப்டீன்னு ஒரு சீன் வருமே அது போல ஒரு சீன் இருக்கு செம்மயா இருக்கும். குழந்தைகளோட இருக்க சீன் லா ImageImage
செம்ம ஜாலியா இருக்கும். நம்பி பாக்கலாம். போர் அடிக்காம போகும். மூவி பாத்துட்டு நீங்க உங்க கருத்த இங்க பதிவு பண்ணுங்க. வொர்த் தா இல்லையானு @CineversalS @karthick_45 @Dpanism @MissedMovies @Smiley_vasu__ @peru_vaikkala @ManiTwitss @vanhelsing1313 @Aquaa_man1 @_karthick45_ Image
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May 2021 report by the #WEF, "How to Build #Trust in #Vaccines seeks to understand how these online conversations can influence our #beliefs around vaccines. [] in partnership w/ the Vaccine Confidence Project, researchers used #AI tools to analyse online discussions." #Biotech
"The report finds that above all, we need to encourage #language that breeds #trust. The researchers say, “trust in the individuals, #institutions & overall #system that together discover, develop & deliver vaccines is fundamental to vaccine confidence.

#4IR #Reset #Biotech
Foreword: "Low #vaccine #confidence has become a real challenge for governments..."

The #WEF & Vaccine Confidence Project partnered with NetBase Quid ["How can we help drive your business?"]

#Gates #4IR #Biotech #Bioengineering #EmergingMarkets
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[Linguosco: Delivering Crafted Excellence] 📝📄📃📑⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
Kosakata Kamis: Part 7 📖🔍
Tahukah kamu? 🤔🤨🧐
Kamu pasti sudah sering mendengar atau membaca istilah "clickbait" dari internet, kan? Nah, kira-kira istilah "clickbait" dalam Bahasa Indonesia itu apa ya?
"Clickbait" dalam Bahasa Indonesia adalah "umpan klik". 🇮🇩
Umpan di sini berarti "sesuatu yang digunakan untuk memikat atau mendapatkan perhatian".
Klik di sini berarti "mengeklik sesuatu akibat persuasi dari umpan".
Umpan klik merupakan sebuah istilah yang merujuk kepada konten web, baik berupa berita, iklan maupun jasa. Tujuan utamanya adalah untuk menarik perhatian dan mendorong pengunjung untuk mengklik tautan ke halaman web tertentu. ➡️➡️➡️💻
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Finally, after 2 years, we were able to spend some time with my Zeide, Chief Moshe Lieberman of Antwerp... Ill share here some insights here in the coming days... Image
Zeide is a great scholar, just look at these much used books at his home office... Image
There books all over the house "my best feiends" he calls them... Image
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Let’s talk about the Socrates Bomb.
“That sounds unpleasant.”
More than unpleasant. It’s lethal.
“Is ‘lethal’ moral?”
It’s not lethal for people.
It’s lethal for lies.

The Socrates Bomb is an anti-propaganda incendiary device for use in cognitive conflict. It’s a frontline armament in our battle against the 21st Century pandemic of lies. It’s a cluster munition for deployment against disinformation and deceit.

As the Socrates Bomb explodes it shatters into fragments of different shapes and sizes. It’s shrapnel includes:
– The evidence shard
– The logic sliver
– The language splinter
– The motivation particle
– The morality needle

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Sirs, the mission statement of the RBWF states clearly that its aim is to ‘promote, educate and celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns and Scotland’s heritage, language and culture’ (as shown below). 1/ Image
This of course states plainly that promoting Scotland’s languages and culture is important as well as the works of Robert Burns, our most famous poet in the Scots language. It also states as below, that the RBWF will promote Burns amongst the public, students & schoolchildren. 2/ Image
I understand that Lesley McDonald is an elected member of your board as the Education Convener.

As such she holds a responsibility for educating the public as part of the aforementioned mission statement. 3/ Image
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#Vedic texts suggest that #Hindus originally did not worship idols and build #temples, and it is quite likely that both Hindus and #Buddhists got the idea from the #Greeks.
#India accounted for 33% of the #World economy in AD 1.
#China's share was 26% of World GDP.
India was by far the World's economic superpower at that time.
#Indians sold textiles, spices and demanded precious metals in payment.
Not a year passed in which #India did not take 50 million sesterces away from #Rome.
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𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗨𝘀𝗲𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗪𝗲𝗯𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗢𝗻 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗲𝘁

I will be sharing unique , useful, and interesting #websites in this thread.

🚀Goal - 10,000 websites. 🚀

⏩ A Thread ⏪

🙏 RT for more exposure .

#unique #internet #useful #knowledge #worldwide
1: 🚀YayText .com🚀

You can use this website to use Bold, Italic, Underlined text on #Facebook , #Instagram , #Twitter ........

2: 🚀Fast .com🚀

You can check speed of your Internet connection from here.

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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 05/18/2021…
To make particles flow more efficiently, put an obstacle in their way…

Researchers find order in a process previously assumed to be random…

#order #randomness
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super-excited to learn today that my book #99Erics just won the Publishing Triangle's Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction! to celebrate, in this THREAD, I will share excerpts from my silly, surreal, sex-positive book...… #LGBTQ #queer #bisexual #books
...first, all of these excerpts, plus book reviews (like the one from Publishing Triangle below), as well as virtual book readings, FREE downloads of the first 5 chapters, & links to purchase, can be found on the #99Erics webpage: #LGBTQ #queer #bisexual Image
...the chapter "Ethical Slut vs. Confused Slut" is about the absurdity of dating straight men after you've spent time immersed in queer women's communities (5 minute read, no-paywall!):… #LGBTQ #queer #feminist #bisexual #books #novels #humor
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 05/12/2021…
GOP State Lawmaker Slammed For Saying 3/5 Compromise Aimed To End Slavery…

#PartisanPolitics #SystemicRacism #institutionalSlavery #RevisionistHistory
Educated man says he’d rather die than risk dying from AstraZeneca vaccine…

#humor #vaccines #COVID19 #CriticalThinking
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Today I want to share some resources that I really enjoy - to do with language in a more general sense. #language #linguists #translation #interpreting
The first one is the @NativLang youtube channel - a must-watch for everyone passionate about languages.
Another great resource is the @langfocus youtube channel, where you can find samples from all sorts of languages and which I really enjoy watching as well!…
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"I mean, yes we have Native Americans but candidly there isn't much Native American culture in American culture"
#Republicans idiocy is real.. here's why.
#NativeAmerican #language & #culture named half our states.

@SmithsonianNMAI walk, it's close #ricksantorum

Alabama: Alibamu for “clears the thicket.”
Alaska:“Alakshak’ which means peninsula.
Connecticut: “quinnitukg-ut” which means “at the long tidal river.”
Hawaii:“Havaiki” or “Hawaiki,”
Idaho: Comanche “Idahi”, Shoshone “ee-dah-how” “Good Morning”

Educate yourself #ricksantorum
Illinois: “ilhiniwek” or “illiniwek”. “Illini”
Iowa: Ioway Indians.
Kansas: Kansa Indians.
Kentucky: meadow lands, cane and turkey lands, or dark and bloody ground.
Massachusetts: “about the big hill.”
Michigan: Chippewa for “Michigama” meaning “large lake.”
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LOVE being faculty at @MIT this semester for a class on #dataanalytics & #datascience. I tend to PM my mentees, especially women and #blackexcellence to start to prepare questions to ask. Too often people stay silent. Speak up. Never be embarrassed to show #curiosity.
Listening right now to mid-semester progress reports from teams and am feeling like such a proud #datascience #BigData #bigdataanalytics momma. Bear cubs doing good (well AND good in world)

LOVE that this is a space within @MIT that focuses on #SDoH and #equity.
Literally right now, hearing about a study on #socialmedia chatter as a driver of vaccines hesitancy driven by #Twitter - start postulate "cause/effect" by an incident that happens within days after a vaccine - like ppl automatically assume a death is "caused" by vaccine
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Three words women use to disempower themselves at meetings
1.  Asking “Am I making sense?”:. Makes the point less powerful.
Rather ask if they understand what you are saying?
2. Apologizing before speaking; “I’m sorry, I just want to say that...” No need to be sorry Girl. You are allowed to use your voice!
3. Negative qualifiers: “it may not be a smart idea idea but...” 
This one here is an annoying destroyer!
Try using an idiom to illustrate or try " have you considered...
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 03/20/2021…
On the correlation between solar activity and large earthquakes worldwide…

#SolarActivity #earthquakes #correlation
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This is a learning thread.

A lesson in #language, "purpose" & #NewPower.

From inception, #NetZero was devised as the language to garner uptake/demand from citizenry while simultaneously building a framework to propel #CarbonMarkets, #CCS technology, #NETs, & #nuclear.
Note the panel. Nicole Schwab as moderator (daughter of Klaus Schwab), #naturebasedsolutions, 1TDOTorg, #Gates, #Carney (#ImpactInvesting), Nazareth (regulation), & Bill Winters, chair, Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary #CarbonMarkets.
"#NewPower – The ability to harness the connected crowd to get what you want" – Jeremy Heimans, Purpose/Avaaz/Verifed

Launched Sept 2020 by Carney, the taskforce includes #BlackRock #BP #Saleforce #Shell #Unilever #GoldmanSachs #NaturalCapital Partners:
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#Thread on the Council of Ministers of Chhatrapatī Śivājī Mahārāj - The Aṣṭapradhāna Maṇḍaḻa

The Aṣṭapradhāna Maṇḍaḻa was the 'Cabinet of Eight Ministers' of Hindavī Swarājya

#Hindutva #AdministrativeHistory #chhatrapatishivajimaharaj Image
Chhatrapatī Śivājī Mahārāj sought to modernise & formalise the governance of the Hindavī Swarājya.

Feudalism was rampant, which was reined in with the wise *separation of the revenue-collection, & military roles* of the administration.

#Feudalism ImageImage
The Aṣṭapradhāna Maṇḍaḻa was formalised at the time of coronation, although, there exist instances where Chhatrapatī Śivājī used to consult several such ministers on earlier important occasions as well.

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