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#Aarey facts #Activists don’t tell us

Environmental Impact Assessment (#EIA) report of having @MumbaiMetro3 carshed in #Aarey was prepared not by #MMRCL or any govt agencies but by a neutral #Japanese agency - #JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency)?

#AareyAikaNa
#Aarey Facts we don’t know 2

In Oct 2018, #MumbaiHC accepted govt’s argument that the #Aarey land will not be used for ANY #commercial project and a monitoring and supervising mechanism would be in place to ensure that the #conditions imposed on the MMRCL are met

#AareyAikaNa
#Aarey Facts we don’t know 3

Only #2 % of #Aarey land is used for #Metro

There are no #Adivasi padas nor #wildlife per se in the 30-hectare area, which is bound on 3 sides by major roads-
Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Rd
Marol-Maroshi road &
Goregaon-Mulund Link Road

#AareyAikaNa
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Today marks two years since the VC Summer #nuclear construction project was suddenly abandoned, quickly becoming one of the largest financial, legal, political and regulatory debacles in the history of South Carolina. Thread (1/?):
A quick search of @thestate's archives show we have since published more than 500 stories, editorials, op-eds, and letters to the editor about VC Summer. I've spent the past two years following the story, with tons of help from @sfretwell83 and others here.
We interviewed sources and reviewed hundreds of thousands of documents to piece together how the project failed, who enabled it and benefited from it and how it had caused the power bills of millions of #SC residents to soar. A few highlights:
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Back on the #local beat tonight, live-tweeting the #livermore City Council meeting. Major items include Livermore's vaping ordinance and development agreements for #downtownlivermore hotel, housing, retail, black box theater and science and society center. Follow along here.
Citizens forum starting now
Leader of Central Park group is "dismayed" at the "tone" of the last few meetings, lamenting the use of public meetings to make personal attacks. Specifically asks for people to lay off Joan Seppala. Makes a specific plea for Mayor to ensure at "fair" hearing.
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Activating #local twitter tonight. I'll be live-tweeting the #livermore city council meeting, top agenda item is the development agreement for the controversial #downtownlivermore hotel. Watch this thread for updates.
Mayor reordering the meeting agenda to provide extra time for main items.
Having some fun with the Livermore intermediate baseball team, who are getting ready to defend their US title at the Little League Intermediate World Series in Livermore, starting this Sunday.
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OCHA is asking for $216 million to serve the “most vulnerable #Haitians”. We have a plan #UNOCHA. The #Haiti Community Foundation can help you... 1/
loophaiti.com/content/216-mi…
Plan for $216 million for #humanitarian assistance.1st: we mobilize #local & regional #community organizations in the 10 departments & make sure to have an inclusive -non-political, list of those most affected, incl. those who often never get the #Aid.Local staff= lower #costs 2/
Plan 4 $216 million for #humanitarian assist.2: w/our humongous costs savings due 2 local #supplies & no expat consultants #costs- we’ll use local consultants,we’ll set up #agriculture #funds for each Departments 4 supplies, training & l-cost financing. #results: 🔝#production 3/
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India (Bhārat), aka Republic of India (Bhārat Gaṇarājya) constitutes a mosaic of paradoxes and contradictions starting with the existence of gigantic socio-economic disparities which are in sharp contrast with the spectacular technological development in most productive sectors.
Such contradictions reflect significant measurement discrepancies which, in India's case, could be on the order of hundreds of millions of people.
Furthermore, there is the problem of Islamic terrorists, who are trained abroad and find easy fuel in the contradictions within it.
Finally, there’s agriculture which, by some estimates, accounts for 90% of India’s water consumption. Farmers meet irrigation demands by indiscriminately extracting groundwater, which some say accounts for a quarter of the world’s groundwater usage.
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This piece is getting a lot closer to key issues we discuss in the #anthropology of #reproduction. A few key issues I would like to note.
1) The concept of #stratifiedreproduction is helpful here. Originally described by Shellee Colen, #stratifiedreproduction describes systematic ways in which some people's #reproduction is valued & nurtured, while others' are devalued & hindered.
2) We've been working w/ this concept since it was put at the center of our emerging field of the #anthropology of #reproduction in 1995 when Faye Ginsburg & Rayna Rapp published the pivotal edited volume "Conceiving the New World Order" tinyurl.com/y9c4jjv3
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Key finding in Minnesota decarbonization study: the local strategy––maximizing distributed energy resources––saves customers (nearly) the most money. Higher rates but lower use. mcknight.org/programs/midwe… #distributedenergy #renewableenergy #local
Bonus: the inexpensive Local Decarbonization scenario also includes 13 gigawatts of rooftop solar PV in Minnesota!
Another bonus: decarbonization insulates Minn. from high gas costs. In a high-cost scenario, shifting to renewable energy saves over $40 billion by 2050!
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Russia and Iran are engaged in disinformation campaigns aimed at US citizens. Twitter just released over 10 million tweets from over 4500 Russian and Iranian accounts engaged in influence operations dating back to 2009. We've analyzed the data. Here's what you need to know...
Russia's influence operations are far-reaching, aimed at a number of countries. This, of course, includes ops aimed at US voters in 2016, but also includes their own people. 58 Russian-language accounts tweeted regional "news" related to Crimea, Syria, and other military action.
44 US-directed local "news" accounts amassed over half a million followers. By using local-sounding news source names, they were able to dupe Americans from *other* regions to share what they thought was authentic news.
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Thread: While the world is shaken by the #murder of #Bulgarian journalist #ViktoriaMarinova, it might be a good time to talk about the country itself. #BG ranks lower in #PressFreedom than both #Hungary or #Poland. The country is the poorest and most corrupt in the #EU. 1/13
Yet, the #EU somehow does not think #Bulgaria is a big issue, due to the fact that PM (and ex-bodyguard of #Soviet General Secretary Todor Zhivkov) @BoykoBorissov "behaves", unlike #Orban and #Kaczyński, who openly challenge the Union. Borissov's party is also member of @EPP 2/13
#MediaFreedom-wise, 80% of the print media in the country is owned by MP #Peevski, whose pro-gov tabloids (with the generous help of other pro-gov actors who get nice rewards in return such as property #Blaskov) stifle #opposition and manage vast #antiEU smear campaigns 3/13
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Fellow #Entrepreneurs, let's begin our #GlobalEChats on #healthcare and #technology!

RT and follow us to keep updated on our weekly topics as well to interact with only the latest of #startup news.
So 79% of you believe that in spite of exponential #technology advancement, humans are irreplaceable in healthcare and will continue to be its frontliners.

Let's also discuss #AI and #robots in healthcare 😁
But first, how has #tech change the face of #healthcare. Let's take a trip down memory lane!

Some of the #robotics you see in healthcare today range from the electronic thermometer to crucial #life support.
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