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UPDATE: I was confirmed by text message received yesterday (15/1) from a PCR test taken on 11/1 to have #COVID19 I am now self-isolating at home until the 18/1 as per the seven day mandate to do so. However, I took a RAT test on 13/1 it was negative and worked yesterday. #auspol
I received the official PCR result after finishing work yesterday at 4pm. I felt positively awful for relying on the #RAT test the has said I am negative now twice. I took another RAT test immediately after getting home yesterday. How can we rely on RATs if they contradict PCRs?
I rang the #COVID19 hotline and spoke to a women who suggested two possibilities: 1) The virus has now cleared my system and I am no longer infectious (though still must isolate for seven days from #PCR test), and 2) the #RAT test may be from a faulty batch. #auspol
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It's an awfully poignant & sad allegory for how humanity & #neoliberalism is failing to address both chronic problems like #poverty & #publichealth & existential threats to humanity such as #nuclearweapons, #ClimateCrisis, #biodiversity loss & even approaching asteroids.
The best line is towards the end when @LeoDiCaprio's character, his family & the two scientists who attempted to warn humanity are eating their final dinner together & they are bantering about relatively mundane things like store-bought vs homemade cake & brewing coffee.
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1/10 #BREXIT – A LONG VIEW IN A SHORT THREAD: The EU (previously the EEC or Common Market) was the lifeboat that Britain jumped into (very enthusiastically) after the Empire sank and the prospects for further exploitation of our former colonies receded. #Max12to1
2/10 Any good history of Britain post-WW2 (e.g. Ben Pimlott’s biography of Harold Wilson 👇 – highly recommended) shows how fundamentally shattered the British economy was after 1945. We have never really recovered. #Max12to1 goodreads.com/book/show/1756…
3/10 The economy lurched from crisis to crisis under both #Tory and #Labour govts, with the balance of payments in particular disarray as we struggled to come to terms with the over-valuing of our currency in a world that now looked to the mighty dollar instead. #Max12to1
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#THREAD on #charity under #neoliberalism.

"The mobilisation of charity & welfare state restructuring are part of a broader project to ‘reassemble the social’ in accordance with (neo)liberal ideals of spontaneous, affective, self-regulating sociality."

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I'll quote/summarise the main conclusions of this innovative & timely intervention by Andrew Clarke & Cameron Parsell, who call for a reconfiguration, enabling people experiencing poverty, & the charitable people who work alongside them, to contribute to reassembling the social.
Enrolling charity in the neoliberalization of the social contributes to the reconfiguring of citizenship, solidarity & the social status of the poor to cultivate ethical solidarity, rather than to understand the true needs of the poor, or to address the causes of #poverty.
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Thanks to an amazing interdisciplinary team effort, we have a new paper out in @NatureClimate, "#Climate Action with Revenue Recycling has Benefits for #Poverty, #Inequality, and Well-Being." @ERGBerkeley @PrincetonSPIA

Paper Link: nature.com/articles/s4155…

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How can a carbon tax be implemented so it simultaneously reduces global emissions, protects the poor against high policy costs, and achieves equity goals? We use a revenue recycling framework to explore this question for a (i) 2 °C scenario and (ii) optimal policy scenario.

2/7
We first carried out an extensive literature review to identify how the initial distribution of carbon tax payments and mitigation costs affect different income groups. Our modeling captures this relationship, which evolves over time as a region's per capita GDP changes.

3/7
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@narendramodi 18.11.21 [Writ Petition(s)(Civil) No(s).1240/21] Hon'ble SC dismissed writ petition filed by students seeking urgent directions to conduct Class X & XII #CBSE & #ICSE Term I exams in hybrid manner. #Omicron arrived post 18.11.21. Therefore, exams should be online.
#Children should not be made to suffer because of #Omicron. Centre and States must cancel all #offline #exams forthwith. As a nation, we cannot take such a massive risk & play with the lives of our children. Online prelims are done, marks should be part of board marksheet.
Children belong to households that have either lost family members due to #Covid19 or members who suffer from #comorbidities & cannot be vaccinated. #Omicron shouldn't be taken lightly. Save our children. Protect our children. Cancel all #offline #exams immediately.
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Thread: The #BuildBackBetter framework would extend for 1 year the Rescue Plan expansions of the #ChildTaxCredit & EITC for adults not raising children & do important work but for low wages

Plus: it makes the driver of the child poverty reduction–“full refundability”– permanent!
The framework extends for one year the Rescue Plan’s full #ChildTaxCredit expansion: $3,600 for young children and $3,000 for 6-17 year-olds.
It makes the key feature for cutting child #poverty -- “full refundability” – PERMANENT. This means that the full credit will permanently go to children in families with low or no income.
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Changes to #UniversalCredit in #Budget2021 see the loss of £20 (#KeepTheLifeline) "mitigated" with a reduction in the UC "taper rate" from 63p to 55p.

Let's look at what that means, who that helps and who that hurts.

#poverty #ukpolitics #benefits #UKPoverty #foodbanks

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It means that now instead of 63p being deducted from Universal Credit for every £1 earned, only 55p will be. Meaning claimants in work are 8p better off per £1 wages earned.

That offsets that £20 for some. Who though? How many 8p's are needed to reach £20?

2.
It's actually £250 that is needed in wages every month, to offset the £20 cut. Or to put it another way, that's 59h work a month on the apprentice minimum wage, or 29h on the min wage over 23.

At age 23, if you work 7h a week you should be better off with the new rates?

3.
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किसानपुत्र आंदोलनाचे वेगळेपन
💡साहेबराव करपे कुटुंबियांच्या सामूहिक आत्महत्येच्या दिवशी 19 मार्च रोजी 'अन्नदात्यासाठी अन्नत्याग' करण्याची सुरुवात किसानपुत्र आंदोलनाने केली.
💡18 जून ला किसानपुत्र आंदोलनाने 'शेतकरी पारतंत्र्य दिवस' म्हटले.
#19मार्च #SahebraoKarpe #18June
💡शेतकऱयांचा प्रश्न गरिबीचा नसून गुलामीचा आहे, ही बाब किसानपुत्र आंदोलनाने ठामपणे सांगितली.
💡शेतकरी या शब्दाची नेमकी व्याख्या करून शेतकऱयांच्या नावाखाली बिगर शेतकऱयांच्या 'कर्ज बेबाकी'चा विरोध केला.
#freedom #Farmer #poverty
💡अनुदान आणि कर्ज माफी न मागता शेतकऱ्यांसाठी संपूर्ण स्वातंत्र्य मिळण्यासाठी पुन्हा एकदा संघर्ष करणे हाच किसानपुत्र आंदोलनाचा एकमेव कार्यक्रम आहे.
💡शेतकऱ्यांचे वैयक्तिक आणि व्यावसायिक स्वातंत्र्य हिरावून घेणारे कायदे हे देशविरोधी कायदे आहेत, हे किसानपुत्र आंदोलनाने ओळखले #Law
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"The delusions of the #rulingclass, which I have come to believe are more advanced & also less treated despite access to health care, are imposed on society, top to bottom. Their own #psychological #poverty must be compensated for, or duplicated, in the lower classes."
"They are tearing away the humanness from #culture, but only up to a point because they don’t really know the ingredients for #human. Just as they don’t experience desire, only an obsessive impulse for power and hoarding." Image
"If #Bezos or #Musk didn’t have wealth to hoard, they would be like those old men in pension hotels, their rooms stacked to the ceiling with fading and deteriorating magazines, and old milk cartons." Image
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Q. What are fundamentals of economy?

A. GDP growth, unemployment rate, inflation rate, fiscal deficit of the govt, savings & investment rates in the economy, the domestic currency’s relative value against the US $, external debt, level of poverty & inequality, etc...

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India's falling #GDP growth in last 5 yrs

FY16-17➡️7.04%
FY17-18➡️6.12%
FY18-19➡️5.02%
FY19-20➡️4.2%
FY20-21➡️-7.3%

FY21-22 GDP growth forecast➡️8.3%

That means, India’s GDP growth over the 2 yrs (FY20-21 & FY21-22) to remain 0.50%

Strong fundamental of economy🤷‍♂️

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#UnemploymentRate was at a 45-year high in 2017-18.

As against the norm of 2%-3% unemployment rate, India started routinely witnessing unemployment rates close to 6%-7% in the yrs leading up to Covid. The pandemic made matters worse.

Strong fundamental of economy🤷‍♂️

Read On👇
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The number of children infected with #Covid-19 is less among all other age group in the global population. How about the #psychological, #social impact in on #children? Researches suggests social and psychological impact in this group were mostly severe.
To find some answer and have idea let's take a closer look at the researches and figures provided by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), which shows the magnitude of the pandemic’s #impact on #children. Image
As families lose their sources of #income and home environments are turned upside down due to the socioeconomic impacts of Covid-19, #children find themselves more vulnerable to #poverty and likely to be deprived of their basic needs. Image
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The @ASEAN Roundtable for Skills in a Digital Age is under way. Join us to learn more about the Future of Work in Southeast Asia and the need to develop Skills for a Digital Age: aseanbacbrunei.com.bn/activities/rou…. #ASEANBIS2021
Haslina Taib, Chair of the @ASEAN Roundtable on Skills for a Digital Age in her opening remarks notes #COVID-19 has presented us with great challenges in the future of work and transformed the way we work. It has accelerated a new age of Digital Transformation. #ASEANBIS2021
Haslina Taib says at the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020 @Gartner_inc survey of 317 CFO and Finance Leaders estimated that 74% will move at least 5% and 25% will move at least 20% of their previously onsite workforce to permanently remote.
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New 🧵and paper! The $75 billion #housing voucher expansion in #BuildBackBetter legislation would be the biggest step in decades toward ending #homelessness & housing instability. cbpp.org/research/housi…
Overall, the expansion would fund about 750,000 vouchers after a five-year phase in & help 1.7 million people live in safe, stable #housing. Here are our estimates of who that would help in every state: cbpp.org/research/housi…
As they move toward finalizing legislation, policymakers should recognize the impact any reduction in the voucher funding would have.
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1. The U.S. sees a vital role for the Security Council to tackle the negative impacts of climate on peace and security.

U.S. Secretary of State Blinken said this when he addressed the U.N. Security Council on the impact of climate change on security.

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#Climate Image
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2. Blinken said climate change is taken into account at every foreign policy decision because of its devastating implications and the cascading effects on virtually every aspect of our lives, like #agriculture, infrastructure, public #health, or food. theplanet.substack.com/p/the-us-sees-…
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3. Blinken said: "The consequences are falling disproportionately on vulnerable and low-income populations. And they're worsening conditions and human suffering in places already afflicted by conflict, high levels of violence, instability".

🧵 #UNSC
theplanet.substack.com/p/the-us-sees-…
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/22/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/09/22/dai…
Ecosystems are really important, are we correctly applying them in Business?

ecosystems4innovating.com/ecosystems-are…

#BusinessApplications #EcosystemThinking
How Flu Vaccine Effectiveness and Efficacy are Measured

cdc.gov/flu/vaccines-w…

#vaccine #flu #effectiveness #efficacy #measurement #method
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1/21
A #story of an #afternoon of 1971 #Bengal.
A beautiful,fair glowing skinned,#generalclass, #traditional, #Hinduwoman used to live with her #husband (who used to work in railways) and her 15yrs old #son & 4 years old #Daughter.
She was also a prime worshipper of Maa Durga...
2/21
Some years ago, when her #son was of 13 yrs, he started showing his interest in #Politics and started being with #hinduextremists.
He also started going to #akharas,for #gym work and #shastravidya.
Onto which he was #punished by not given #food for a #day by...
3/21
his mother, as she wanted him to be an #Engineer and become #rich.
The son left his interest, and started #studying in guidence of his #mother.
It was the time of #Bangladeshliberation #war, when he went to a nearby #Temple with his mother and #sister one #evening ...
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The online review of #France by the UN Disability Committee continues today at 12.30 pm CET. You can watch the dialogue live in English, French and International Sign. #CRPD25 #CRPDNow

👉media.un.org/en/webtv

Live-tweet will continue under this thread.
The public meeting between the Committee and the French representatives resumes now.

Today the Committee will examine the implementation by France of articles 11 to 21 of the UN Convention and follow-up on issues raised during the dialogue on Wednesday. #CRPD25 #CRPDNow
France says that since 2017, non-discrimination is at the heart of the gov policies. According to the representative, accessible helplines are available for victims with disabilities.
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The #HouseholdPulseSurvey estimates that of adults living in homes w/ children, 30.3% were in homes where children received #FoodAssistance in past 7 days based on responses collected 7/21-8/2. #Census #https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/household-pulse-survey/data.html
The #HouseholdPulseSurvey estimates that of adults living in homes w/ children under 5, 29.4% were in homes where children were unable to attend daycare/other #childcare arrangement due to safety concerns in past 4 weeks, based on responses collected 7/21-8/2. #Census #COVID #HPS
The #HouseholdPulseSurvey estimates that of 57.2% of American adults lived in homes where someone worked onsite at a workplace in past 7 days, based on responses collected 7/21-8/2. #Census #COVID #HPS
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Earlier today we were in downtown #yyc handing out water & gatorade and fruit, when we decided to stop & have a break by the Cat Cafe...when we came upon a senior lady rummaging through the city's garbage bins.

#Yyccc #Calgary #Alberta #Canada #SeniorLiving #seniorcare #Seniors
We thought she was looking for bottles to turn in for money but we were wrong. She was looking for both bottles & she was also taking food out of the bins & putting it in her cart.

As soon as we saw that we went over to offer her our help.

#Help #Community #Compassion #BeKind
We went over, asked if we could get her a cold drink & a snack & asked her if she'd like to join us on our break.

She accepted. We went into the coffee shop across from the Cat Cafe (Forgot Name), grabbed some drinks & snacks and sat down in the shade across the street. #Hope
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British military group: Ship reportedly attacked off #Oman | Jul 30
- The incident comes amid heightened tensions over Iran’s tattered nuclear deal and as negotiations over restoring the accord have stalled in Vienna.
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UK Maritime Trade Authority Reports Ship Attacked Off Oman Coast
- "#UKMTO has received reports of a vessel being attacked in position .... approx 152 NM NE DUQM, #Oman [175 miles off Port of Duqm], at approximately 1800 UTC [18:00 GMT] on 29 Jul 2021",
sputniknews.com/middleeast/202…
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