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Sigue el ciclo temático #LaFiebreDelOro, sobre los colores del #oro y dorados en el arte, para el #TwitterCultural.

Sólo el #PanDeOro podía ser usado por #FraAngelico en el rayo de luz que desde el Cielo ilumina el regazo de la Virgen.

Ven y te cuento más detalles...

Ésta es la "Anunciación" de @FraAngelico, uno de las obras más famosas y visitadas del @museodelprado, y que luce maravillosa desde su reciente restauración.
En ella el autor usa #PanDeOro en varios lugares y detalles, para conseguir una luminosidad "divina" y sin igual.

"La Anunciación" de #FraAngelico no sufría daños importantes aunque tenía más trabajo del que parecía: suciedad, tablas mal ensambladas, algunos repintes y la pérdida del oro original de las alas del ángel. Su restauración duró 1 año, y fue dirigida por Almudena Sánchez.

Sigue⬇️ Foto del proceso de restauración en el Museo del Prado, pub
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#TrinidadandTobago’s @StuartRYoung1 will present with NJ Ayuk next week. Mr Ayuk has recently written “2022 is turning out to be a banner year for the African oil and gas industry” -…. Africa is booming while TT remains in the doldrums due to govt inaction.
More from NJ Ayuk explaining why Africa’s #oilandgas sector is booming. #Trinidad should note that cutting through red tape & introducing savvy fiscal systems are key to attracting investment; investment which leads to increased production & income.…
#TrinidadandTobago’s #oilandgas sector is failing in both these ways. As @kevinramnarine, who eased the doing of business for the sector between 2011 and 2015, explains in the article below the process for approving oil & gas projects is now taking longer.…
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1. Whilst #TrinidadandTobago allows its #oil resources to remain in the ground because of long standing government inaction, Suriname is on the verge of joining Guyana in finding billions of barrels of oil.…
2. There’s still plenty of #oilandgas to find in #TrinidadandTobago. It’s reckoned that there might be another 5 billion barrels of oil (worth US$500 billion) and over 50 trillion cubic feet of gas still to discover.…
3. Exploring for #oilandgas and bringing any discoveries into production in #TrinidadandTobago is very expensive (hundreds of millions of US$ off-shore and tens of millions on onshore). Companies will only invest if they can be confident that they’ll make a profit.
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1. It’s been well reported that #TrinidadandTobago’s deep water #oilandgas bid round disappointed. Even more disappointing is the consequence that outcome will now have on the country’s economic growth.
2. There’s been no overall economic growth in TT since the @thepnmparty government came to power in 2015 - see the dashed red line in the chart below.
3. In large part this is because #Trinidad’s #oilandgas production has fallen dramatically since 2015 - see bottom left and top right in the chart below.

That fall in production has led to a consequential fall in government revenue - see top left in the chart below.
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1. As @cwrioclaro writes, “It is hard work and requires a lot of thought and analysis to make changes to the fiscal terms for the energy sector.”
2. But the Finance Minister, @ImbertColm, obtained a Master’s Degree, in Oil and Gas Law, with Distinction, with a specialisation in Fiscal Regimes and Oil Taxation from the University of Aberdeen in 2016.…
3. Incidentally, the University of Aberdeen has this to say about #Trinidad’s #oilandgas fiscal regime.
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1. The @GuardianTT asks why there was a poor response to the deep water bid round. We could go back to the 2015 Budget (when the government first promised to reform the energy fiscal system), but let’s start in June 2021.
2. @StuartRYoung1, who in June 2021 had just been appointment to @TTMEEI, attended @TTEnergyChamber’s conference. He said his focus was on bringing oil & gas resources to market as quickly as possible & that he needed to review fiscal terms before embarking on the next bid rounds
3. Then in October 2021, @ImbertColm announced in the Budget, a “review [of] the appropriateness in today’s environment of our three main petroleum taxes, namely Petroleum Profits Tax (also known as Corporation Tax in this Sector), Supplemental Petroleum Tax and Royalty.”
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1. “This Government is committed to taking measures to reverse the decline in oil and gas production and to boost exploration activity” said the @thepnmparty’s @ImbertColm in September 2015. #Trinidad #oilandgas…
2. “Accordingly, in the shortest time possible, after consultation with the industry, we will introduce a new and appropriate fiscal regime designed to encourage further exploration…” @ImbertColm continued in 2015.…
3. “We cannot sit idly by and allow production to decline and revenues to fall, and in finding a solution to the difficulties that we now face as a country, we must all work together” @ImbertColm went on.…
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1. Last week, #Trinidad’s @StuartRYoung1 said that he was not surprised by the disappointing outcome of the Deep Water Bid Round.…
2. @StuartRYoung1 said this even though 12 companies had accessed the data room when bidding started and only two went on to bid.…
3. @ImbertColm must surely have been disappointed. During the 2022 budget he stated that “We are accordingly deeply hopeful that the next rounds of bids in 2022 will attract significant investor interest on land, in shallow water marine areas and our deep-water marine areas”.
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NEW: Just released @UN report warns of "heightened threats emerging" from #ISIS #alQaida affiliated groups worldwide

"This is especially true in parts of West and East #Africa" per the report, based on member state intelligence
In West/East #Africa, affiliates of #ISIS #alQaida "can boast gains in supporters and territory under threat, as well as growing capabilities in fundraising & weapons, for example, in the use of drones" per the @UN report
#ISIS in #Syria "has evolved into an entrenched insurgency, exploiting weaknesses in local security to find safe havens & targeting forces engaged in counter-ISIL operations" per the @UN report
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THREAD: Ok so I’ve done some research and ready to contribute to the #JouvertRum convo, podcast coming soon but this thread will do for now...Welcome to the “Soca to di worl!” movement (1/16)
(2/16) #MichaelBJordan may be the owner/investor and face of the brand launch due to his celebrity, but he has a Trini-born partner in Scott Robert Williams…
(3/16)The partners also have a stake in NYC restaurant Las Lap, which essentially is an upscale rum bar. We’ve see elevated Caribbean cuisine dining experiences thrive in NYC due to diaspora and culture lovers enjoying the food and ambiance (or as we seh...vibes)
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Happy 130th Birthday to us!

The TTFNC was founded on July 10th 1891 in order to: “...give pleasure to its members by observation of animal, insect and plant life in Trinidad”.

This thread will revisit some key milestones in our long history! 1/n #130yearsofTTFNC Image
In 1892, the first issue of our peer-reviewed journal was published as an outlet for our members to publish interesting and novel #NaturalHistory observations. It continues to this day as "Living World, the Journal of the TTFNC".… 2/n #130yearsofTTFNC Image
The first issue of our journal included J. E. Tanner's breakthrough discovery that #leafcutter #ants (locally known as #bachacs) cultivate fungus & feed it to their larvae, rather than eating the leaves directly as previously thought. 🐜🌿🍄3/n #130yearsofTTFNC ImageImage
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Today is the born day of Claudia Jones, communist, intellectual and journalist who founded the West Indian Gazette, the first Black newspaper in Britain. and the Notting Hill Carnival. (Photo: Getty) Claudia Jones sitting reading a book called Pages From a Wor
#ClaudiaJones was born in #Trinidad, moved to the US as a child, was arrested and jailed several times for her activism and communist politics and deported to Britain.Some articles about her fight for the rights of Black women and the Black working class…
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I am not okay tonight.

*TW: kidnap/murder*

Last Friday, Andrea Bharatt, a young 23 year old woman was on her way home from work at the magistrate's court, in Trinidad. 1/ Image
She and her co-worker took a taxi home, her co worker was dropped off and she was kidnapped. When her father called her phone, a man picked up and threatened to cut her ears off if he did not receive a ransom. 2/
The country went into a hyper vigilant mode searching for her everywhere with a $50K TT reward. A prominent business owner offered $400K for her safe return. 3/ Image
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[1] Reports indicate that the #Venezuelan Floating Storage/Production Vessel, FSO #nabarima, currently located in the #gulfofparia, has approximately 1.2 million barrels of crude oil onboard & the vessel is in distress.

Why is this of concern to #TrinidadandTobago?
[2] The #gulfofparia is a semi-enclosed body of water located between #Trinidad and #Venezuela. The #marine #environment is a very dynamic system. Any oil that is spilled in the #gulfofparia will likely be transported by the currents and reach the shores of both countries.
[3] Presently, the #gulfofparia supports important #fisheries 🐟🦐 Many #fisherfolk in #Trinidad harvest #fish and #shellfish from the #gulfofparia🛥️ The livelihood of these #fisherfolk are dependent on a healthy marine environment.
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NEW: 2 more US citizens captured by #Syria|n Democratic Forces after joining #ISIS have been transferred to @FBI custody

53yo Emraan Ali & his son, 19yo Jihad Ali, appeared in federal court Wednesday, per @TheJusticeDept
Per the criminal complaints Emraan and Jihad Ali traveled to #Syria in March 2015, where they got military training.

The father & son surrendered to the #SDF near #Baghuz in March 2019
According to the @FBI, Emraan Ali took his wife, 1 stepchild & 5 children when he left to join #ISIS in March 2015, after learning his wife's sister and her husband had already gone

The couple sent him photos/videos depicting a good life in #Syria
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An FSO off the coast of #Venezuela is taking on water and threatening to sink. the FSO Nabarima has about 1.3 million barrels of #crude #oil on board. She in "very poor condition," and has about nine feet of water in her lower decks.
#marinenews #shipping… Image
Venezuela's state-run PDVSA and Eni are looking at options to safely offload crude from a floating storage facility on Venezuela's eastern coast after a sea water leak affecting its engine room that could not be fixed.…
However, anti-government oil workers like Eudis Girot, head of the Unitary Federation of Petroleum Workers of Venezuela, has launched a campaign seeking to get President Nicolás Maduro to pay attention.…

#Venezuela #Nabarima #FSO #Trinidad #GulfofParia
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1/3 #VzlaOcupada por la violencia. Los #Productores que pudieran paliar él hambre son saqueados, asesinados y quemados.
2/3 #VzlaOcupada en las costas del Caribe, frontera con #Trinidad las bandas se disputan ruta de la droga y el tráfico de adolescentes para el ‘Mercado’ de los burdeles
3/3 #VzlaOcupada #ElCallao #Mibiturben (Álex Saab), tiene su propia “Guardia de Seguridad” para el cobro de vacuna en #OroDeSangre en los predios de Minerven.
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@CPL is going to start in a few hours, the excitement among cricket fans to watch T20 cricket after a longtime will be sky high & I feel CPL won't disappoint us much!!!

Almost all teams are very much balanced (feel sorry for Zouks)

Team Analysis in d thread below

#CPL #CPL2020
Barbados 🇧🇧 Tridents

Let me start with the defending Champions @BIMTridents

Team is filled with young players and I feel their strong suite is their Bowling !!

Batting looks slightly weak compared to the bwlng department

#CPL #CPL2020 #BarbadosTridents #Barbados
Barbados had their Core local team retained!!

They have an experienced Captain in Holder who should hold the key for them down d order

JohnsonCharles will open alongside Kyle Mayers

They have @shaidhopein the middle to hold the inngs

#CPL #CPL2020 #BarbadosTridents #Barbados
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Hoy, día de #SanJosé, quiero acercaros un poco de arte, por si ayuda: un precioso boceto de #Goya que representa el tránsito de san José.

Vamos con un #HilodeArte: Image
Es un óleo que pintó en época temprana, en 1787, cuando ya trabajaba para la @rfabricatapices produciendo sus famosos cartones ("plantillas" para reproducir un cuadro en un tapiz) ImageImageImageImage
Representa la #muerte de san José, un episodio recogido en escritos apócrifos y revelaciones (venerable Madre María de Jesús de Ágreda, beata Ana Catalina Emmerick). Es decir, una escena que NO aparece en la #Biblia canónica.
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Today is the born day of Claudia Jones, communist, intellectual and journalist who founded the West Indian Gazette, the first Black newspaper in Britain. and the Notting Hill Carnival. (Photo: Getty)
Carole Boyce Davies’ biography Left of Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones is essential reading and a reminder of how long Black women have been intersectional in their feminism.
In this essay, literary scholar Carole Boyce Davies critiques Cedric Robinson’s Black Marxism through the lens of Black left feminism, questioning the neglect of Black women intellectuals, including #ClaudiaJones, in Marxist/left scholarship…
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Having such a wonderful time in #Havana with @Tony_Tracy on the second day of our six-week-long #Cuba trip! 🇨🇺

Reminded of our earlier travels here in past years (like this video from our 2013 Havana trip).

Much has changed, but much remains the same.

One of the most profound changes in #Havana is something that we’d take for granted elsewhere: widespread accessibility of fairly fast internet (including, over the past year-and-a-bit, high-speed LTE internet by cellphone).

Honestly, LTE cell service in #Cuba is a game-changer.
When @Tony_Tracy & I travelled to #Havana for the first time together for a couple of weeks in 2011, wifi service was unavailable except in fairly pricy 4-and-5 star hotels & resorts, and it was dreadfully slow even then. I remember us paying as much as 5 CUC per hour!

#Cuba 🇨🇺
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In SDNY Kifano Jordan to be sentenced, #6is9ine case. Inner City Press rode the elevator up with his uncle. @SDNYLIVE thread
AUSA Longyear says 15 years in prison is a long time. If when out at 50 years old, uses gun again for crime, 25 year minimum
Defense lawyer Lichtman describes Kifano Jordan joining gang to fit in, came from #Trinidad. So *that's* his uncle's accent
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Veamos juntos una de las obras de arte más crípticas del arte medieval.

#HilodeArte para amantes de los secretos que esconden las vidrieras. Vidriera anagógica de la ba...
Siglo XII. El hito (¿o mito?) de la creación del #gótico estaba siendo llevado a cabo por el abad Suger (o Sugerio): la reforma integral de la abadía de Saint-Denis según un programa simbólico cargado de frescura iconográfica y unas técnicas absolutamente renovadoras. Vista del rosetón de la fac...Vista general de las naves ...Vista de las grandes vidrie...Plano de la basílica de Sai...
La #vidriera que nos ocupa no se puede entender sin el resto del proyecto: cuantiosos vitrales figurados, artes suntuarias y sobre todo la propia estructura arquitectónica (porque sí, amigos, existe #iconografía en la arquitectura). Pero hoy no podemos hablar de todo eso.
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Historical Buddhist statue at the Mes Aynak site in #Kabul, #Afghanistan, #Buddhism
Centuries old "Ekamukhalinga " ( Lord Shiva) in #Afghanistan , now in #Kabul Museum !
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