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Long thread: Connections between #Tamil and #Portuguese
When we land in a new country, we generally ask how they say ‘Thank you’ or ‘good morning’ in their language. When we landed in Lisbon, we asked the cab driver: “How do you call a window in Portuguese?” He said, “Janela”.
The emergency windows in Portugal read as ‘Janela de Emergencia’. We continued, “How do you call table in Portuguese?” He said, “Mejai”. We didn’t stop. “How do you call a ‘key’?” “Shavi”, he helped us in the pronunciation. #tamil #Portuguese
Many roof top restaurants in Lisbon are named as “Varanda de Lisboa” (Balcony of Lisbon). Many of us who speak Tamil might have thought Jannal, Mejai, Varanda and Chavi are Tamil words or Sanskrit loan words. They are not. #தமிழ் #tamil_portuguese
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TOP HEADLINES
Monday, June 7, 2021

#Port Harcourt based Pastor, Stephen Akinola dies hours after TB Joshua
#Report: ISWAP confirms Shekau’s death, accuses him of corruption
#Oyo herdsmen killings: 50 dead, North wants war in Nigeria - Gani Adams
#Akeredolu fumes over Iganga massacre, orders Amotekun to begin operation
#Akeredolu: Attack on Oyo community premeditated… south-west won’t condone savagery
#Police rifles recovered as security operatives kill ‘gunmen leader’ in Imo
#Gunmen raze home of Imo
commissioner
#Gunmen attack Delta police station with explosives, six suspected kidnappers killed
#Cop dead as bandits kill 41 farmers in Zamfara fresh attacks
#Bandits invade Katsina village, kill six, steal animals
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NITI Aayog Islands Development Project: Megathread
The project involves:
- Redevelopment and Industrialisation of #GreatNicobar
- Redevelopment into a Model City of other islands, starting with #LittleAndaman Island
ensciencopedia.com/2021/05/niti-a… [1/16]
PART 1: REDEVELOPMENT AND INDUSTRIALISATION OF #GREATNICOBAR ISLAND
- The project involves construction of an #airport, #port, & a transportation system
- #Galathea WLS was denotified for the project
- The WLS is known for being the nesting site of the #LeatherbackTurtle. [2/16]
The denotification of the WLS in January contradicted the National Marine #Turtle Action Plan (released Feb 2021) which declared the Galathea WLS as one of India’s few ‘Important #Coastal and #Marine #Biodiversity Areas’ and ‘Important Marine Turtle #Habitats’. [3/16]
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#Lebanon #Beirut #Port #BeirutExplosion

New acid containers have recently been found at the Port of Beirut, as work continues to eliminate toxic chemicals from the port's warehouses.
The total number of containers to be disposed of is now 52, following the recent discovery of 3 new containers of dangerous substances, Beirut Port Chief Bassem Al-Kaissi said on Sunday.
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Engineering a City #thread
Having spent my entire childhood in #Kochi (#Cochin ), it feels criminal to not know the story of how the city came to be the #metropolis it is today. Putting together a thread to trace the journey of the city which has been so endearingly mine (1)
Part 1: The #Malabar Mud-Banks
The story of Cochin is not just about how an engineering marvel can change social fabric, but also of many tenets of #British #Colonialism in India which is often taken for granted, passed off lazily as exploitation, missing nuance (2)
As with any coastal town, the cultural and economic history of Kochi is intertwined with maritime trade routes since the time of the Early Romans and Arabs. Thanks to the #biennale , most of us would now be familiar with the term #Muzuris (3)
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As #COVID19 cases are found to spread, #Melbourne (city of ~5 million) tries to contain them by going into #Lockdown.
(The interview features the idea of a dedicated #Quarantine building - that would actually help, I guess)...
"People acting as if the pandemic was over was 'not the answer, it is part of the problem' ".

"The virus had leaked from postcodes already under the stay-at-home orders to other parts of #Melbourne."
(and beyond, it is feared).
Due to #Melbourne's outbreak, neighbouring South Australia is about to completely close it's borders to #Victoria.

(Nearly) no exceptions. And those essential few who are allowed in, will have to wear facemasks the entire time...
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Vorpommern-Greifswald district (where rejections of #Gütersloh residents took place, yesterday)
has specific rules:
"Those who return from international risk areas (out of Germany) or whose Corona-Warning App has alerted them, need to report to authorites"
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In fact, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's Corona-ordinance really prohibits entry of people from international risk areas AND german risk areas as well.
It's just not prominently featured on their websites.

(Overlooked that myself, hence deleted earlier tweet)
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People from #Gütersloh district may have to scrap all their holiday plans anyway...

An official #Lockdown is just being announced for the entire district.
(for one week, as of now)
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For the sake of clarity, #hauliers are NOT responsible for fulfilling the vast majority of #customs & #regulatory requirements needed to be admitted on board the ferry / in the port area to pick up or deliver goods. This is the responsibility of 1/ ft.com/content/0a37d1…
The #trader (acting as the 'importer' from an EU perspective). That task can be outsourced to an intermediary - of which there is a lack of in the UK so many companies are struggling to find the help they need. The #haulier needs to ensure his/her #driver is in possession of 2/
The right proofs that the required #formalities have been completed & responsible for dealing with the #safety & #security #declaration if the #cargo is transported through #accompanied #transport (which, again, is a task that can be outsourced). 3/
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🤔#SomaliaAndTeamTrump🤔

The curious tale of the long history of #TeamTrump & a GOP socialite operative in Somalia.

The players: Paul Manafort, Erik Prince, Roger Stone & Michelle Ballarin.
In 1989 Manafort sought to work for Siad Barre accused of presiding over “summary killings, arbitrary arrest, detention in squalid conditions, torture, rape”. In one of Africa’s many proxy conflicts during the cold war, but is a US ally against SU/RU.
theguardian.com/us-news/2016/m…
Somalia descended into anarchy, and a few years later, the intervention of US special forces led to the infamous “Black Hawk Down” incident. Barre died in exile in Nigeria in 1995.
theguardian.com/us-news/2016/m…
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