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*How #SriLanka got ruined*

Lankans voted for #Rajapakshas knowing very well what they did in the past, including corruption, selling out national assets to #China, #dynastic politics and all.

They still voted for them because Rajapakshas promised things they could not refuse.
1. Their #GST, called VAT Tax, on all products was reduced to 8%, thus making everything cheaper in one stroke. (It also killed the govt revenue). People loved things getting cheaper.
2. The minimum #incometax threshold was changed from 5 Lakhs per annum to 30 Lakhs! Very few earned more than 30L!
A very large part of the population became #tax exempt. This was very popular among the salaried class.
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What Is a CoO?

A certificate of origin is a document declaring in which country a commodity or good was manufactured
The certificate of origin contains information regarding the product, its destination, and the country of export marked “Made in USA” or “Made in China”.
Required by many treaty agreements for cross-border trade, the CO is an important form because it can help determine whether certain goods are eligible for import, or whether goods are subject to duties.

Steps for obtaining a Paper Certificate of Origin:
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/14/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/12/14/dai…
As COVID's Omicron variant spreads, an Australian research team is 'very concerned' about discovery on its origins - ABC News

abc.net.au/news/2021-12-0…

#omicron, #COVID19, #variants, #transmissibility, #virulence, #GlobalControl
The Consequences of Moving from Industrial to Financial Capitalism – Consortium News

consortiumnews.com/2021/01/07/the…

#IndustrialCapitalism, #FinancialCapitalism, #consequences
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THREAD: Individuals with access and functional needs (#AFN), such as adults with #disabilities, may have additional needs that must be considered in planning for, responding to, and recovering from a #disaster or public health emergency. This guide from: phe.gov/emergency/even…
C = #Communication
Individuals with communication needs may speak American Sign Language (#ASL), have limited English proficiency (#LEP), use braille print or use other auxiliary aids and devices to communicate or navigate their environment...
C = #Communication (continued)...These individuals may have limited ability to hear announcements, see signs, understand messages, or verbalize their concerns. Planning for these needs ahead of a #disaster or emergency is crucial.
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We are about to get underway at the North Florida Safe Streets Summit! #NFLSafeStreets21
🏙️➡️🌊 This morning's Core to Coast Projects panel is moderated by Fred Jones, @NeptuneBeach3 vice mayor and Planning Practice Lead at @MBakerIntl. #NFLSafeStreets21.
First up: @DenMarkSor of @ECGreenway. "No infrastructure project in the country has more visits" than the greenway. "It's active, equitable transportation."
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Long🧵on the provisions of #BuildBackBetter on all things #electricity & #grid. The act starts w/ ~3bn in loans for electric co-ops @NRECANews, incl. projects w/ #batteries. Co-ops have been very involved in @ENERGY-funded R&D & are now enabled to bring results to practice! 1/
It is funny that in my postdoc work @CMU_ECE & @NRECANews w/ @eeregov funding, we actually studied the added value of #battery to #photovoltaics for residential customers' energy cost savings: energy.gov/eere/solar/pro… & [1],[3], [4] here panay1ot1s.com/publications-s… 2/
Another ~10bn to co-ops for loans until 2031 to improve #resilience & #reliability w/ investments in #renewables & #transmission . Co-ops 'own' transmission lines & this money can motivate adjacent upgrades. Also critical that #renewables & #transmission appear together here! 3/
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My new paper Pedestrian Deaths and Large Vehicles was published in #Economics of #Transportation. I estimate the role of increasingly large vehicles on #pedestrian deaths in the US over the past 20 years. doi.org/10.1016/j.ecot…
US drivers have hit and killed over 100,000 pedestrians since 2000. The rate of pedestrian deaths has been increasing recently, even as driver/passenger deaths have fallen.
At the same time, the average weight of a vehicle involved in a crash has gone up by about 200 kg. Light trucks (#SUVs/#pickuptrucks/minivans) have also become more common relative to cars, SUVs as a share of vehicles rose by ~60%.
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(1\25) The #vision & addressable market opportunities of Blockchain’s such as @ElrondNetwork & accompanying #community/network $EGLD ⚡️ is vast beyond what many can fully grasp. It’s the opportunity to re-write the rules of the status quo system that currently serve the few (1%) Image
(2\25) & inherently promotes inequitable opportunity & wealth inequality. #Blockchain systems can re-shape every industry #Finance, #Entertainment, #SupplyChain, Content Delivery, #BigTech, #Food, #Agriculture, #Education, #Politics/Government, #Transportation, #healthcare
(3\25) #Digital gaming etc. The existing status quo system restricts the majority from participating both in the value sharing (#investing) at the ground level due to supposed accredited investor protections & the value creation (new products/services) unless one has access to
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In the Zoom waiting room, waiting for Sec. Vilsack to start the briefing on the newly announced $4B for #FoodSystem #resilience
#USDA #BuildBackBetter
Mae Wu affirming that pandemic has illustrated how vulnerable our #foodsystem is w/room for fairness, equity & resilience to be vastly improved.
#USDA #BuildBackBetter
Wu: describing about how USDA is trying to remedy inequities of the past, increased vax deployment & working on other supply chain challenges. #USDA #BuildBackBetter
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Generally speaking #infrastructure is defined as the basic #physical systems of any #business, #region, or that of any #nation... including #transportation systems, #communication #networks, #sewage, #water supply & #electrical #grid systems. #BuildBackBetter #logistics #stimulus
Various types of #infrastructure #construction based projects typically drive the bulk of conversations amongst those of us vested in the arduous process of "progress" moving forward.
#Highway improvement, #street & #road maintenance & #bridge building commonly take center stage.
Mass #transit, #airport & #airways, #municipal #WaterSupply, #waste management along with waste #Water #management,
#power generation & #transmission, #HazardousWaste removal & #storage ALL must be considered while addressing basic underlying societal frameworks. #sustainability
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 05/18/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/05/18/dai…
To make particles flow more efficiently, put an obstacle in their way

phys.org/news/2021-05-p…

#ParticleFlow
Researchers find order in a process previously assumed to be random

phys.org/news/2016-10-r…

#order #randomness
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 03/02/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/03/02/dai…
Suburban Survivalism Demonstrates The Most Obnoxious Brand of Privilege

link.medium.com/SDnylI7Sdeb

#urban #elites, #survival
Diapers on cows: A water quality solution? – Ohio Ag Net | Ohio's Country Journal

ocj.com/2014/10/diaper…

#cow #diapers #water #environment #ohio
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My @TransportDems testimony on Equity in Transportation #Safety Enforcement🚶🏽‍♂️👩🏿‍🦯👩🏾‍🦽👨🏼‍🦯🏃🚴🏽🚗🚛 #TranspoSafetyEquity THREAD⤵️
1/8 @NSCsafety has been America’s leading nonprofit #safety advocate for over💯years. Our mission is to save lives, from the workplace to any place, and that includes on our roads.
2/8 Our roadways🛣️became⚠️MORE dangerous⚠️last year, even as the number of miles driven DECREASED 📉dramatically due to the pandemic.😷 For more injuryfacts.nsc.org/motor-vehicle/…
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A group of 30+ community-led, transportation, environmental, public health, labor, business, youth, and research organizations sent a letter to the MA legislature calling for a transportation platform centered on justice and equity.

1/15 🧵 #mapoli climate-xchange.org/wp-content/upl…
The letter outlines broader goals for a just and equitable approach to the intersection of #climatechange and transportation and hopes to spark a conversation as we enter the new legislative session.

Key elements from the letter are as follows:

2/15
The legislature should address poor air quality in pollution hotspots and set enforceable annual air pollution improvement targets by 2022 to ensure that air pollution hotspots have significantly improved air quality by 2032.

3/15
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🇺🇸 #Jobsreport +245k in Nov 👎

- Private +344k
- Goods +55k
- Services +289k
- Gov -99k w/ -93k #Census

- Job loss since Feb: 9.8mn☹️
- Share of #COVID19 loss regained: 56%

- #Unemployment rate: 6.7% (-0.2pt)
- LFP 61.5% (-0.2pt)👎
- Share LT unemployed (>27wks): 37%🚨
The "ok" news was that private payrolls +344k

- #transportation +145k led by +82k couriers!
- professional & biz services +60k
- #healthcare +60k
- #manufacturing +27k
- #construction +27k
The bad news:

- #Retail -35k with losses at brick & mortar stores
- Education -6k
- Restaurants -17k
> this could worsen in the winter given rising #COVID19

- Government employment -99k
- Census -93k
- State employment flat
- Local employment -13k
> Education jobs ⬇️
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 11/27/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/11/27/__t…
A hint of new physics in polarized radiation from the early universe

phys.org/news/2020-11-h…

#universe #radiation #astrophysics
Laurie Garrott on Twitter: Every health expert in the Nation asked you to stay home. And this is how America responded.



#thanksgiving #travel #transmission #COVID19 #surge
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 11/14/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/11/14/dai…
The Pfizer Vaccine News Is Good. Here's the Bad News.

foreignpolicy.com/2020/11/10/the…

#COVID19 #vaccine
A Possible Covid Vaccine Means It's Time to Fix Cold Chains

wired.com/story/a-possib…

#distribution #vaccine #PandemicResponse #health
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Today's the day! The ILR Symposium on The Future of Law & Transportation will begin at 8:30am central time.

Use this link to access the event: tinyurl.com/Transportation…

Follow along in this thread for live-updates! #TransportationLaw2020
First up today is Professor Jonathan Levine, who will be presenting on “Transportation Policy Entrenchment: Institutional Barriers to Accessibility-Based Planning.”
Before wrapping up, Jonathan Levine notes that having distinct indicators for accessibility and social justice or environmental goals will best allow making inroads in both areas.
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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This part is called: COMBATING THE CLIMATE CRISIS AND PURSUING ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE (Part 4)
Only one party recognizes the urgent existential crisis facing our planet. Only one party believes in science and solutions. 1/21
#Democrats affirm California’s statutory authority under the Clean Air Act to set its own emissions standards for cars and trucks. 2/21
#DemPartyPlatform #CleanAirAct #CA
#Democrats will immediately convene California and other states with labor, auto industry, and environmental leaders to inform ambitious executive actions 3/21 #DemPartyPlatform #ClimateAction #ClimateVoter
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@OPAgarWRI @iChiragGajjar @teriin Transport #emissions are currently, at 10% of total emissions and 13% of energy emissions. #Transport sector in India is the fastest growing amongst G20 countries, which affects the goal of reducing emissions intensity of GDP: RR Rashmi, @teriin
#sustainable #Freight
@OPAgarWRI @iChiragGajjar @teriin There is no one silver bullet for all of the transport sector's emission woes. There needs to be an integrated approach to #decarbonizing India's booming #Transportation sector: RR Rashmi, @teriin
#sustainable #Freight #electricmobility #decarbonization #climateaction
@OPAgarWRI @iChiragGajjar @teriin Electrification of #transport sector, modal shift from road to rail for #freight, changes in urban planning are necessary for moderating the sector’s contribution in emissions: RR Rashmi, @teriin
#sustainable #electricmobility #decarbonization #climateaction
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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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