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#ThursdayThoughts : Today marks 4 months since **MAX Global #Lockdown** (Thread). It was achieved on April 6 when 76% of global cities had #traffic congestion down 40% y/y or more. Now, only 12% of cities have congestion down 40%. #COVID__19 #pandemiclife #OOTT
*Side-by-Side Comparison*: Top 30 Global Cities w/ Most Depressed #Traffic Congestion. April 6 (Max lockdown) & today’s release. Apr 6th (left) Smoothed data showed #Philippines & #Malaysia cities top 2. US - 7 cities. #India - 4. #Wuhan #Paris #Istanbul #Moscow included. #OOTT
Now, (chart on right): #SaudiArabia is in focus w/ 2 cities in top 3: #Riyadh & #Jeddah . #Cairo is top in smoothed data. #Honolulu (US) is still in the top. US has 15 cities included now. #Manila & #kualalumpur still included. #COVID__19 #SocialDistancing #OOTT #Transportation
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Exactly four years ago today, I photographed this image that would later be called “pieta.”

On July 23, 2016, under a footbridge along Edsa Pasay Rotonda, Jennilyn Olayres cradled her partner Michael Siaron after being shot to death by motorcycle-riding gunmen.
It was a traumatic night for many reasons. Traumatic to me because to this day, the voice of Olayres still lingers in my mind.
As she held her lifeless partner in the middle of a crime scene, surrounded by bystanders, police, and the press, she screamed at us photographers, begging to stop taking photos and help her instead.
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#FullText of Press Statement by @SecPompeo @StateDept, “U.S. Position on #Maritime Claims in the #SouthChinaSea,” 13 July 2020:

bit.ly/SecPompeoSCS

"The United States champions a free & open Indo-Pacific. ..."

andrewerickson.com/2020/07/secret…

(Maps from @NavalInstitute @USNIBooks)
"Today we are strengthening U.S. policy in a vital, contentious part of that region — the #SouthChinaSea. We are making clear: #Beijing’s claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea are completely unlawful, as is its campaign of bullying to control them."
"In the #SouthChinaSea, we seek to preserve peace and stability, uphold #freedom of the #seas in a manner consistent with international #law, maintain the unimpeded flow of #commerce, and oppose any attempt to use coercion or force to settle disputes."

bit.ly/SecPompeoSCS
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After 136 #Earthquakes in 24 Hours, Philippines #Volcano Enters 'Period of Unrest'

weather.com/en-IN/india/ne…

#earthquakes
(Xinhua/Stringer/IANS)
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said on Monday that it was monitoring Mount Kanlaon in Negros Occidental province after it recorded over 130 earthquakes since Sunday.
The institute issued a statement reminding the public that Kanlaon Volcano remains on alert level 1, "which means that it is at an abnormal condition and has entered a period of unrest", reports Xinhua news agency
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#Justice CHARLESTON,WV
Project Safe Childhood: Two Appear in Federal Court on Child Pornography Crimes

GUILTY #CSE
Jeremiah Taylor | KiK 58ThatDude58

10 YRS in PRISON
Michael Reece Johnson, Jr, AR

SDWV #Stuart
tinyurl.com/y79ys6ol
#Justice MADISON,WI
Rusk County Man Sentenced for Distributing Child Pornography

10 YRS in PRISON
Gregory Huftel, 32, Bruce,WI

WDWI #Blader
tinyurl.com/yawsjl3f
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#COVID spreads through human-to-human transmission, so #migrants are an important vector. In the absence of adequate covid tests in LMICs, can we predict sub-national COVID spread, or identify likely hotspots using data on migration?

Short answer: Yes.
yrise.yale.edu/using-migratio…
Data on airport returnees predict subsequent quarantines & #COVID19 distress calls across districts in #Bangladesh. Data on migration permits predict confirmed cases in #Philippines municipalities and Bangladeshi sub-districts.
Beyond the validation using public health data, our recent phone surveys across Bangladesh helps to ground-truth this approach:
Living in communities with recent #migrant returnees triples the odds (!) of reporting #COVID symptoms. This is the single largest risk factor.
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As #COVID19 restrictions ease Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers the world over continue to work day & night, making sure those who have been hit hardest by the #pandemic are getting the support they need. Here’s a snapshot of what’s been happening...
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In Timor-Leste, volunteers are going village to village disseminating hygiene and awareness messages
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In Georgia, packages of food and essential hygiene items are being distributed to the isolated and elderly
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1. To get a better idea of where #Covid19 might be the biggest problem in the short term, I organized this growth rate chart from countries with highest to lowest rate increases over the past 8 days.
2. Among countries with a recent #Covid19 growth rate of 18% or higher between May 17-20 are #Ethiopia, #Brazil, #Bangladesh, #India, #Kenya, #Mexico, #Egypt, #Pakistan, #Congo, #Nigeria, #SouthAfrica, #Columbia, #Iraq, #Afghanistan, #Argentina, & #Sudan.
3. Countries Between 6-18% #Covid19 Growth Rate between May 17-20 Include #Indonesia, #Russia, #Philippines, #USA, #Iran, #Myanmar, #Uganda, #Algeria, #Ukraine, #Canada, & #Poland.
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This is what the #ClimateCrisis looks like in #SoutheastAsia right now.

"Typhoon Vongfong, the first to hit the country this year, intensified after slamming into the eastern #Philippines on Thursday afternoon"

aljazeera.com/news/2020/05/t…
This is what the #ClimateCrisis looks like in #SoutheastAsia right now.

"The #MekongDelta province of Long An, which has been hit by severe drought this year ... can only supply about 50% of demand from its 35 fresh water treatment plants and stations"

en.vietnamplus.vn/mekong-delta-p…
This is what the #EcologicalCrisis looks like in #SoutheastAsia right now.

New in Nature Geoscience: "Vast swathes of Southeast Asia’s carbon-rich peatlands are subsiding & the damage is not limited to areas [used] for palm oil plantations"

eco-business.com/news/study-fin…
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Good morning! Almost lunch time ko n mpo-post 'to. 😆 Na-sidetrack s ibang issue.

Anyway, let's talk abt personal finance.

A Thread.

#Filipino #Pinoy #Philippines #MetroManila #NCR
I noticed parang financial adviser p rin pla ako mgsalita. Bukambibig ung "mg-ipon kau para mkapag-invest." 😅

Bkit? Kc majority ng mga tao, hindi p rin mkaalis s ipon stage. Pumupunta n kaagad s investment stage khit d pa kaya. Ideally it's better to be financially stable 1st.
Ung iba, wla tlagang balak mg-invest & palakihin ung pera in the future. Mas gusto n lng mangutang b4 dumating sahod.

Ung iba nga kahit di sumahod buwan-buwan ok n ung may kitang kaunti bsta lang may pera pangkain. Ok n s kanila ung ganun araw-araw, linggo-linggo, taun-taon.
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In a brazen attack on #PressFreedom #Duterte has shut down the #ABSCBN network

This has generated tremendous resistance in the #Philippines as well as some incredible artwork

This is a thread containing just some examples from our talented #Filipino friends Image
This is probably the most widely shared piece of artwork

The broadcasting tower has been replaced by a fist raised in defiance

It’s simple but clever and highly impactful
This drawing has also been hugely popular

It references the Hunger Games quote ‘If we burn, you burn with us’

In that respect it’s reminiscent of artwork from the Hong Kong protests

Unlike Hong Kong protest art it hints at the possibility of violent resistance
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ICYMI back on Feb. 7, 2020, I published: "A Harvester of Sorrow – First Wave of the SARS 2.0 Novel Coronavirus" / #COVID19 #1918Pandemic #Pandemic #Coronavirus #SARS traderstef.wordpress.com/2020/02/12/a-h… Image
San Francisco had the 1918 flu under control. And then it lifted the restrictions #COVID19 #1918Pandemic #Pandemic #Coronavirus #SARS nbcnews.com/politics/polit…
#COVID19 #1918Pandemic #Pandemic #Coronavirus #2ndWave no kidding, use summer as a time to prep just in case, no matter what anyone says, bc a virus is much smarter than any of you...
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The #IMF says the "Great Lockdown" recession will likely be the worst since the Great Depression. Global economy projected to shrink by 3% in 2020. By contrast, in January, the IMF had forecast a global GDP expansion of 3.3% for this year. Details in chart below. Table: @IMFNews
IMF: Partial global rebound to 5.8% in 2021 “assumes the #pandemic fades in the 2nd half of 2020, & that policy actions taken by countries are effective in preventing widespread firm bankruptcies, extended job losses, & system-wide financial strains.” #WEO ow.ly/ZLYi50zccSJ
How does your country fare in the latest #IMF projections for 2020 & 2021? imf.org/~/media/Files/… @IMFNews #economies #GDP #finance
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What I love about the pan-Asian solidarity of the #nnevvy meme: it posits the existence of an updated lens for English use in Asia, even where English is a colonial legacy. It moves away from linguistic imperialism and towards subaltern linguistics: appropriation and empowerment.
#Taiwan #Thailand #HongKong #Vietnam #Philippines #India #Malaysia etc teamed up with #nnevvy English to take on #China trolls. That it was English isn’t neutral and wasn’t pre-ordained but the source of linguistic imperialism in Asia is increasingly Mandarin, not English.
That there were “mistakes” but nobody cared (as they shouldn’t) shows that subaltern linguistic empowerment is about parole - language in performance. Not language as a system.
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Hard to keep up w/ all hotspots around the world & separate signal from noise. Few observations from last 24 hrs.

TL; DR - Turkey, Russia, Philippines, Louisiana, Texas, Georgia, Florida, Indiana, California should draw our attention.

Testing, Testing, Testing. 1/x
Turkey has grown their cases by 50% in last 48 hours. They are one of the fastest growing (#Covid19) large countries and straddle a geopolitically sensitive region. 2/x

washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/…
#Russia & the #Philippines have suddenly cropped up w/substantial growth & both look to be starting from behind in terms of testing. They are following a familiar pattern and they start out with no particular advantage. And this doesn't help matters. nypost.com/2020/03/31/rus… 3/x
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#China launches new facilities in West #Philippines Sea just as world’s eyes are fixed on #coronavirus

2 research stations were recently launched on 2 of China’s man-made islands: Kagitingan (Fiery Cross) & Zamora (Subi) Reef, Xinhua reported on March 20

globalnation.inquirer.net/186253/china-l…
The research facilities, under the Integrated Research Center for Islands & Reefs of the Chinese Academy Sciences, feature a number of labs on ecology, geology & environments.

The bases are envisioned as support facilities for “interdisciplinary research of oceanographers.”
Maritime security expert Collin Koh said the launching of two new research centers by China at this time is a significant development.

“Some may think that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic would have distracted Beijing from these maritime flashpoints,” Koh said.
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New (March 16) Luzon #Philippines #COVID19Quarantine Guidelines:

1. Essential govT workers need to be accredited.
2. ID’s to be issued by PCOO by March 21.
3. Health & emergency front liners:
a. Public health workers
b.Private health workers
c. Red Cross, WHO
4. Transport Dept. to develop point-to-point transport services for health workers
5. Unimpeded movement of cargoes
6. Capital markets to open
7. DOLE to facilitate “Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program
8. OWWA to provide transport for returning returning OFW’s
9. Formation of technical working group to operationalize social amelioration program
10. BPO’s and export-oriented groups given 24 hours to facilitate work from home arrangements
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