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Welcome along to the daily thread for Day 440 of the war in #Ukraine

More deadly missile attacks launched in the early hours this morning by #Russia on what is supposed to be one of the sacred days in the calendar, 9 May.
#Russia has no victory to celebrate.

All the news here⬇️
It was another busy day yesterday, a lot of news from the battlefields of #Ukraine and beyond too.

For a catch up on anything you missed on Monday, click and scroll down from this link:

So during the night #Russia launched no fewer than 25 Cruise missiles - but #Ukraine's air defences managed to shoot down 23 of them.

In the first wave 8 Kalibrs were fired from Black Sea ships. Then at 4am 17 Kh-101/555s were fired by ships over the Caspian Sea. Image
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Hello! You've found the start of Wednesday's thread all about #Russia's war on #Ukraine.

We're now at Day 238. Read on for the latest news, views and analysis. Or check back on yesterday's stories right here:

First a developing story in the ongoing #Russia "spy" trail in #Norway.

Police have closed Bergen airport in Norway amid reports of another drone.
Recently 2 Russian "tourists" have been arrested with drones and masses of potentially sensitive data.…
Also a big development in #Iran's involvement in the war.

As well as trying to stamp on a potential revolution at home, the Iranians have given killer drones to #Russia and now the NYT says they've also sent military experts to occupied #Crimea.…
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Registrer at 🇷🇺 tråler "Zakhar Sorokin" fisker aktivt over #Svalbard-kablene der de når land ved #Andøya i Nordland.
Jeg tror at sannsynligheten for et anslag mot gassrørledninger i Nordsjøen ikke er så stor: Årsaken er at britene vil teppebombe Kolahalvøya om russerne kutter gassen til de britiske øyer.

Jeg tror droner i Nordsjøen er avledning fra noe annet.
"Zahar Sorkin" har tatt et nytt hal over kablene, og virker å være i ferd med svinge rindy for å gjøre et nytt. I tillegg ligger trålerne "Karelia" og "Ester" i området - og siger over kablene. Ps i tillegg kan det ligge fartøy uten AIS i området.
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Norsk Nasjonal Seismisk Nettverk (NNSN) i Bergen meldte om seismisk hendelse i morges kl 07 i området vest for fiberkabel fra #Svalbard. Kart fra tidligere hendelse vedlagt.

Ingen rapport om konsekvenser for fiberkabel så langt registrert. #FølgMed 👀
Seismisk aktivitet de 2 siste dagene. Kan være vanlig seismisk aktivitet. Er ei forkastning i området og slik aktivitet er normalt. Men det er viktig å passe på.
Skisse over hvor kablene ca går og hvor seismiske hendelser oppstod. Igjen: Kan være vanlig seismisk aktivitet.
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01/09 > Un candidat vaccin anti #CoVid19 prometteur pour compléter l’arsenal existant via @futurasciences #LaMethSci
[L’étude à découvrir] 01/09 > Cibler le domaine de liaison au récepteur du #SARSCoV2 sur des cellules exprimant le CD40 améliore la protection contre l'infection chez les macaques convalescents via @NatureComms #LaMethSci
1/09 > #CoVid19 : le nouveau variant B.1.621 du #SARSCoV2, surveillé de près par l’OMS via @lemondefr #LaMethSci
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#Hydronomastics is the study of #hydronyms, the proper names of bodies of water.

It's a branch of #toponomastics, the study of #toponyms (the proper names of places), which in turn is a branch of #onomastics, the study of #orthonyms (proper names).

French / Luxembourghish sign: The River Sauer in Martelan...
#Hydronym and #hydronomastics both derive from Ancient #Greek ὕδωρ / húdōr (water) + ὄνομα / ónoma (name). The Greek island of Skiatho...
#Hydronyms tend to outlast other #toponyms, even when new #languages and cultures displace earlier ones.

#England, #EastAnglia, #Essex, and #Sussex are named for the #Angles and #Saxons; but #Trent, #Ouse, #Thames, #Severn, and #Avon are older #Celtic and #RomanoBritish names. A map showing the main rive...
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Environmentalist NGO @CleanArctic has slammed the decision by @IMOHQ to approve a ban which it says is ridden with of loopholes on use & carriage of HFO in the #Arctic. #mep75
The ban was approved during the virtual #MEPC75 meeting despite widespread opposition from Indigenous groups, NGOs.…
Following PPR7, the Clean Arctic Alliance called the inclusion of loopholes – in the form of exemptions and waivers – in the draft regulation “outrageous” as they mean a HFO ban would not come into effect until mid-2029.… @shipinsight
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28/07 > #Arctique : 35 ans de fonte de la banquise vue par la Nasa via @futurasciences #LaMethSci Image
G Durand > On ne peut pas rester neutre face à ces changements extrêmement importants, et qui impactent également nos latitudes sur le long terme #LaMethSci
C Cassou > L'Arctique est véritablement une zone sentinelle sur l'état de santé de notre planète. C'est une région où tous les processus climatiques sont exacerbés. C'est donc une sorte de loupe qui nous montre ce qui se passe sur l'ensemble de la Terre #LaMethSci
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The Summer 2020 will be remembered for the exceptional temperatures reached in the #Arctic Circle
On 25 July Longyearbyen #Svalbard 🇳🇴 reached 21.7°C, a new🌡️record
⬇️#Sentinel2 🇪🇺🛰️image of 26 July showing high sediment discharge due to the rapid melting of ❄️&🧊 Image
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In the early part of the first millennium CE, the #IndoEuropean language known as Proto-#Germanic diverged into an East branch (which included #Gothic) and a Northwest branch.

Northwest then split into West and North branches when Proto-#Norse developed in #Scandinavia. Image
Until the 8th century, #Germanic #languages, including Proto-#Norse, were written in Elder Futhark, the earliest #runic #alphabet.

The name #Futhark comes from the initial phonemes in the names of the first six #runes:
ᚠ ᚢ ᚦ ᚨ ᚱ ᚲ

By the beginning of the #Viking Age around 800 CE, Proto-#Norse had evolved into Old Norse, and #Scandinavia's writing system transitioned from the 24 #runes of Elder #Futhark to Younger Futhark's 16 runes.

The #Swedish #Sparlösa #Runestone from ~800 CE features both #alphabets. Image
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