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With more than 100k tweets, #“I don’t want to pay money to (public broadcaster) NHK anymore” is now trending in Japan. Why is NHK facing this wave of antipathy? Users criticize that in the current debate on links between LDP and Unification Church 1/7 #もうNHKに金払いたくない
NHK is trying to keep the issue on a very low profile and once it is mentioned “by the way”, coverage is taking sides with LDP by just reporting official statements without any proper contextualization. On top of that, parliamentary debates on the issue are “hidden” by simply 2/7
not live-broadcasting it (as done usually). In fact, #agendacutting like this has happened repeatedly in the past. I documented one case in the run-up to the #TokyoOlympics when NHK news cut the #Covid19 risk in Tokyo. The Games had to be saved from cancellation/postponement 3/7
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The 3-day finale of #yyccc 2017-2021 was lit!!! It’s hard to believe the writers were able to get so many great things resolved. Also, so many cool things have been set up for the next show: 2021-2025 (which will start filming on Oct 18). Here’s my recap of the highlights: 1/24
The finale opened w emotion: 1) #yyc-based members of the #TokyoOlympics/#TokyoParalympics #teamcanada were honored. 2) tributes to the retiring members of #yyccc, @DruhFarrell @EWoolleyWard8 @ChahalGeorge @Ward4Ward1 @CouncillorKeats & @nenshi, induced tears & good vibes. 2/24
After almost exactly 4yrs of work initiated by my learning about #BenefitDrivenProcurement @FCSSAAoffice’s AGM right after the 2017 #yycvote, getting an NoM passed by #yyccc, & development shepherded by @momentumcalgary’s @HareCourtney, we’ve approved a great policy!!! 3/24
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Raksha Mantri @rajnathsingh inaugurates stadium in Pune named after #Olympics #gold medal winner @Neeraj_chopra1
Relationship between defence and games is not recent

The relation is as old as human civilization

What we call 'sports' today began with the idea of self-defence

I am proud that Subedar @Neeraj_chopra1 has added his name to list of great sportspersons like Major Dhyan Chand, Capt. Milkha Singh, Col Rajyavardhan SRathore and Captain Vijay Kumar

etched his name in golden letters

#IndianArmy is carrying forward the leagacy

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will felicitate the Olympians from the defence services at the Army Sports Institute (ASI) in Pune on August 23: Ministry of Defence
All Armed Forces personnel, who represented India in #TokyoOlympics, including gold medalist javelin thrower Subedar Neeraj Chopra, are likely to be present on the occasion: Ministry of Defence
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will also interact with the budding sportsmen of Army Sports Institute (ASI) and troops during his visit in which he will be accompanied by Army Chief Gen Manoj M Naravane: Ministry of Defence
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#Olympics: Tokyo Olympics Bronze Medallist, India’s pride & Assam’s Daughter @LovlinaBorgohai was grandly welcomed earlier today in Assam, with the presence of Assam Chief Minister Dr @himantabiswa, Sports Minister @BimalBorahbjp and more.

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#Olympics: Lovlina is the first Assamese to win an Olympic Medal.

The GoA awarded an amount of ₹1-crore, along with a scholarship of ₹1-lakh per month until Paris Olympics 2024. Her 5-coaches will be felicitated with an amount of ₹10-lakhs each.
#Olympics: Lovlina has also been appointed as a DSP in Assam Police, as a token of Gratitude by the Government of Assam.

Moreover, a sports complex worth ₹25-crores will be constructed at Lovlina’s native, Sarupathar, to help the local youths excel in the field of Sports.
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#Bellicose #nations that continue to invest in non-productive activities such as buying conventional and unconventional #military #weapons, and technologies, do so at the peril of #Human #Development and Progress, are manifest from their poor performances in the #TokyoOlympics
Social accounting indicators such as health care, social care, medical provisions, insurance social risk transferences, old-age benefits, unemployment welfare benefits, education, public transportation, etc are used to measure human development and quality of life.
Why smaller nations tend to win more medals compared to opulent larger countries with wealth and manpower, is a subject that is being debated by sociologists and evolutionary biologists.
Its a complex topic
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It is a matter of sorrow for our country, that some people of our country, despite living in India & despite being Indian, lick the soles of Pakistan. There are some people in our country who were supporting Pakistani players instead of supporting Indian players in #TokyoOlympics
Along with this, our Indian players who have reverence for their religion and gods and goddesses, were commenting on them. And at the same time the Sanghi players of our country are bringing to light the name of the country, and on the other hand the leftists and atheists and
other people are defaming the country in the name of movement in the country. The leftists of our country who are making indecent remarks against our players are giving violence to the country. And on the other hand, the Sanghi players are making the country proud by giving
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1. #NeerajChopra: The Poster Boy of Toxic Masculinity and Brahmanical Patriarchy

Though Indians are celebrating this deplorable development in #TokyoOlympics there is a flip side to India getting gold, especially in Javelin throw. This is how. Image
2. Firstly, to prize gold above other elements is Elementism. They are all just beautiful elements. To box them in better and worse, shiny and briny is the result of the Brahmanical patriarchy, that is the root of all evil in this world.
3. It is no wonder that India, a country which gave birth to Brahmanical patriarchy is also the country which prizes gold so much. Only the Middle Eastern countries achieve equality with gold as they also use the metal in toilets.
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"Unprecedented win by #NeerajChopra! Your javelin gold breaks barriers and creates history. You bring home first-ever track and field medal to India in your first #Olympics," tweets President of India

"Congratulations to India’s ace javelin thrower @Neeraj_chopra1 for winning the prestigious track and field medal for the 1st time in the history of Independent India. Gold medal in javelin throw event at the #Olympics is unprecedented," tweets
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Image
"His arm represents the strength of 1.3 billion people!" tweets Gautam Gambhir

#NeerajChopra #Gold
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- Trains for fully jabbed? Good news, hints Aaditya
- India, China armies complete disengagement at Gogra point
- Schools in state to reopen on August 17, says edu minister

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Tokyo Olympics 2020 | Bronze lost, a billion hearts won over: Indian women's hockey team signs off 4th after narrow loss to Great Britain

#TokyoOlympics2021 #TokyoOlympics #TeamIndia #Tokyo2021 #Olympics #Hockey #HockeyIndiaTeam #IndianHockey #INDvsGBR…
Maharashtra govt will take decision in next two days to allow fully jabbed citizens on Mumbai locals: Minister Aaditya Thackeray
- @SanjayJog7 reports

#COVID19 #COVID19India #Maharashtra #Mumbai @AUThackeray @WesternRly @Central_Railway…
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#Olympics update:

The British cycling team of Laura Kenny and Katie Archibald have swept to a golden victory, crowning Kenny as the first British woman to win gold medals at three consecutive Games.…
Galal Yafai, the youngest of three boxing siblings from Birmingham, won his flyweight semi-final in a hard, close contest, to suggest that he could be worth his weight in gold.…
Lauren Price will box for a gold medal after overcoming a point deduction for holding in her bout with Dutch powerhouse Nouchka Fontijn.…
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#Tokyo2020 #Tokyo2021 #CancelTheTokyoOlympic #CancelTokyoOlympic
The policy of "increasing the number of beds for infectious diseases" is only a "transfer from normal beds," while the policy of reducing the number of beds themselves continues.
#TokyoOlympics #TokyoOlympics2020
The current policy of "securing medical resources and ensuring a system where those in need can receive medical care" also consists of abandoning those with minor illnesses. The limited medical resources were also taken away by the Olympics.
The only reason why the government has not declared a nationwide state of emergency at this time is that they do not want to admit that the Olympics were a failure. Even after the Olympics are over, the government's countermeasures against infectious diseases will remain sloppy.
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#Trivia... There are 205 countries at #TokyoOlympics .. which includes "Olympic Refugee Team" (Must be a group of refugees with no country)... India is currently 65 in the medals list... out of 81 countries that have won a medal...
#Trivia... There are 11 languages used in #TokyoOlympics Jap, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Korean, Portuguese, German, Russian & Chinese.. No Indian language is used... but there are 100 interpreters for all world languages in service at the games..
#Trivia The chief interpreter at #TokyoOlympics is Alexandre Ponomarev... He speaks> Russian, Ukranian, English, German, Spanish, French & Danish. And gets by in Swedish, Portuguese, Italian & Norwegian.. Why Urdu not included @NarendraModi?
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#BREAKING | Ravi Kumar Dahiya wins #Silver at #Tokyo2020 in Men's Freestyle 57 kg category.
#TokyoOlympics #IndiaAtOlympics #RaviKumarDahiya
#Tokyo2020 | Though #RaviDahiya lost the men's freestyle 57 kg title clash 4-7 to reigning world champion #ZavurUgev, he has become the second Indian wrestler ever to win a silver medal at the #Olympics.
#TokyoOlympics2020 #OlympicGames
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#TokyoOlympics | Wrestler Ravi Dahiya gets #Silver medal, loses to ROC's Zavur Uguev in men's Freestyle 57 kg final.
"Ravi Kumar Dahiya is a remarkable wrestler! His fighting spirit and tenacity are outstanding. Congratulations to him for winning the Silver Medal at #Tokyo2020. India takes great pride in his accomplishments," tweets Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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"India is proud of Ravi Dahiya for winning Silver. You came back into bouts from very difficult situations & won them. Like a true champion, you demonstrated your inner strength too. Congratulations for exemplary wins & bringing glory to India" tweets President Kovind

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#Olympics update:

“I started the year in a wheelchair and I was not willing to end my Olympic campaign the same way.”

Katarina Johnson-Thompson said it was a “miracle” that she had made it to the Olympics Games after a series of injuries.…
Hector Pardoe told how he feared he had lost an eye after being struck by a stray elbow in the latter stages of the men’s 10km marathon swimming in Tokyo.…
Dina Asher-Smith returned to the Olympic stage this morning. Six days after she broke down after failing to make the 100m final, the sprinter helped the 4x100m relay team to a British record in the heats.…
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It was a fantastic performance, apart from the first 7-8 mins. You could tell that the German team was very pumped. We paid the price early but we switched on later. Today was a really good fightback: India Men's Hockey team Graham Reid after India's bronze win in #TokyoOlympics
It means a lot to me. We have done a lot of hard work in the last two years. We've made a lot of sacrifices and we've been in and out of quarantine for eight of the 15 months. To see today's result was special: Indian Men's Hockey team coach Graham Reid
It is a very special moment as it is a big task to win an Olympic medal. My focus was to be mentally strong. It was a good experience. The team has given a good effort: Indian men's hockey team player Harmanpreet Singh
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#Olympics update:

Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre brought Team GB’s Olympic sailing campaign to a glorious conclusion when they clinched gold in the 470 class. This makes Mills the most successful female Olympic sailor in history.…
“Stoked”, “insane”, and “crazy happy” summed it up.

Sky Brown becomes Great Britain’s youngest Olympic medallist.…
Australian Olympians are under investigation after complaints that they had caused chaos on a flight home from Japan, with “excessively drunk” behaviour, vomiting and raids on the plane’s stocks of alcohol.…
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#TokyoOlympics: Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain (in file photo) wins bronze medal, loses to Busenaz Sürmeneli of Turkey 0-5 in women's welterweight (64-69kg) semifinal match
"Well fought Lovlina Borgohain! Her success in the boxing ring inspires several Indians. Her tenacity and determination are admirable. Congratulations to her on winning the Bronze. Best wishes for her future endeavours, " tweets PM Narendra Modi.

(Pic source: #Olympics website)
"Congratulations to Assam’s daughter Lovlina Borgohain for bringing home bronze medal in #Olympics boxing. Your name will be etched in golden letters in Assam's history. Entire nation's proud of her phenomenal achievement" tweets Assam CM HB Sarma

(Pic source:HB Sarma's Twitter)
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#DidYouKnow #HockeyIndia #TokyoOlympics
1/ Odisha's Sundergarh district is known as the 'Cradle of Indian Hockey' - it has produced 5 national captains and over 60 international players.
2/ The home of Deep Grace Ekka (the vice-captain of the Indian women's hockey team), Sundargarh is arguably the most important centre of Indian hockey, producing five national team captains — Dilip Tirkey, Ignace Tirkey and Prabodh Tirkey, Subhadra Pradhan and Jyoti Sunita Kulu.
3/ It has also produced more than 60 international hockey players including Olympians Lazarus Barla, William Xalco, Birendra Lakra and Sunita Lakra.
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1/ From practicing with broken hockey sticks to leading the Indian women's hockey team in a historic triumph at #TokyoOlympics, #RaniRampal has come a long way.

Rani’s mother worked as a domestic help, her father was a cart-puller who earned around Rs 80 a day.
2/ Inspired by the players she would see at a nearby hockey academy, she too decided to take up the sport. However, her father could not afford to buy her a hockey stick, so she practiced with a broken one.
3/ In an exclusive interview with The Better India, she said, “I grew up in a place where young women and girls were restricted to the four walls of their home. So, when I expressed my wish to play hockey, neither my parents nor my relatives supported me..."
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