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For a while now I’ve been an #ambulatory #wheelchair user.
It means that I fall under the umbrella of having a #disability and that I sometimes need to use a wheelchair but I’m also capable of walking sometimes.
Since I got #Covid and developed #LongCovid it’s a useful aid. Image
I mainly use a chair if I need to be out of the house for a longer period of time, or if want to join in with others. I haven’t needed it that often because I don’t usually put myself in situations where it’s necessary.
I met @GDteamspencewere in the #CoronationConcet queue. Image
Terry lost his sight in 2019 & #volunteers with his guide dog Spencer to help others understand sight loss. He inspired me to post more about my own sudden change in health.
I’m sharing this to raise general awareness & because unbelievably, there are a lot of people who like to
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A year of the nine-year war (longread)

LONG-TIME APPEASEMENT (1991-2014). Due to the immense potential to destroy humanity, vast resources, and incurable optimism of the renaissance nations, 🇷🇺has been a prism through which the West has been looking at the nations in-between.
The brutal second #Chechen war, orchestrated by @putin to grip power, was hardly noticed. 🇷🇺was let in from the cold just a year after the invasion of #Georgia.
Contrary to common sense, the Kremlin was awarded more say in global affairs and even more role in #Europe, thanks to the Partnership for modernization Angela #Merkel had championed.
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What's often left out of the conversation about #CrisisLines and #DataEthics, is the #volunteers. The focus is naturally on persons experiencing crisis. Rightly so, but volunteers make the conversations happen & can be exploited also.I asked #CrisisTextLine whether they took..
..the position that volunteers have provided consent for research on the conversations. They wouldn't answer the question or even confirm receiving it. They know what they're doing and do it anyway. #BusinessModel…
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60 ОМСБ (Separate Motorized Rifle Battalion) "Veterans"
h/t @DefMon3
#roa #volunteers #russia #DefMon3
60 ОМСБ (Separate Motorized Rifle Battalion) "Veterans" is a Russian volunteers unit of the Russian army,formed in February 2022,with a base (HQ )at Rostov,and a training ground at Tambov.
h/t @DefMon3
#roa #volunteers #russia #DefMon3
60 ОМСБ (Separate Motorized Rifle Battalion) "Veterans" fought near Izyum,and is know to be now near Slavyank.
h/t @DefMon3
#roa #volunteers #russia #DefMon3
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#Flinders factcheck day

There has been faux topics about Despi O'Connor shared over the few weeks.
❓ "Despi has Withdrawn"
❌ Incorrect

✅ Facts: Despi is a Candidate in the race for #FlindersVotes, with lots of support. The #TeamDespi vibe is positive!
#ausvotes #auspol Image
#FlindersVotes factcheck
❓ "Despi is splitting the independent vote"
❌ Incorrect.

✅ Facts
10 candidates
Every vote matters
1st of 10 candidates to declare for #ausvotes
Campaigns daily for 6mths
Works tirelessly amongst her community, today and as a #Volunteers, over 15yrs 👉🏼 Image
#FlindersVotes factcheck
❓ "Despi is ineligible to campaign for #Flinders"
❌ Incorrect

✅ Facts
Despi has resigned as a state primary school Teacher
On leave without pay for 18mths (no benefits).
If she had worked in private education (system) that would have been NO issue. Image
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Did you know AB Ed @AdrianaLaGrange cut funding to AB School Council Assoc (ASCA) @ABschoolcouncil by whopping 75%, greatly affecting all AB parents’ ability to have a voice & strength of collective? #abed #abpoli #ableg #education #parents #school #council #community 1/
Did you know AB ED @AdrianaLaGrange formed “Parent Advisory” consisting of 40 AB (handpicked?) parents? Why? ASCA @ABschoolcouncil has formed collective voice for ~90 yrs that represents ALL AB School Councils available to ALL AB parents #abed #abpoli #ableg #education 2/
ASCA is non-profit & drastically slashed budget to survive. Looking at budget breakdown during AGM today, over 50% provides learning opportunities/professional development so parent volunteers can do their legislated jobs on school council #abed #abpoli #parents #volunteers 3/
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#RussiaUkraine #Mariupol
Rus MOD:
1 x Mi-8 was shot down & crashed near the village of Rybatskoye.

2nd Mi-8 was damaged by a missile hit, flew towards the sea, but crashed 20 kilometers from the shore.
Interestingly, trophee Stinger Manpads were used
There were 15 KIA at the Mi-8 crash site and 2 x WIA.
Reports that the deputy commander of the #Mariupol defence with call sign "Kalina" was onboard are not confirmed atm
Video of interrogation of one of the wounded survivors
#RussiaUkraine #Volunteers
Volunteers from all over Russia who signed up to go to Ukraine undergoing training at a training centre in #Chechnya
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Before the war, Oleksiy Timofeev, a founder of Timofeev Trekking, had spent over 20 years leading hikes in the Carpathian Mountains. When Russia attacked Ukraine, Oleksiy gathered a team of devoted volunteers in just three days.
Full story in the tread 👇 ImageImageImageImage
Since then, rain or shine, with temperatures dropping sometimes to 10 below zero, his Team Cook has prepared over 7000 servings of food and had only one day off, and that is only because of the citywide curfew.
Read for more 👇
Oleksiy named the trailer Tanechka in honor of his wife who he’s been separated from since the beginning of the war. Just like countless Ukrainians, Oleksiy has family and friends who are scattered across the country, so every day is fraught with anxiety.
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This 12(!) car #train arrived at #budapestnyugati from #záhony at the #Ukrainian #border this afternoon, it was a special train for the #Ukrainianrefugees fleeing the #WARINUKRAINE

And I have to say that I am positively surprised by how much help is happening in Eastern Europe!
And to put it in context, the "normal" train back to Zahony had 5 cars...
This is at the #keleti station in Budapest, normally this hall is completely empty, now it full with stands and people who #HelpUkrainianRefugees
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"The @KyivIndependent recently did a spotlight on many different charities across #Ukraine."

▪Charities that help the war effort, children, elderly, animals... for blood donation and more.

All are linked in post. Please RT.

#UkraineWar #UkraineInvasion…
This list was published by Forbes Magazine

10 Ways To Help The People Of Ukraine Right Now via @Forbes…
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1/50 This may be ambitious but I’m tweeting my run report for @DrumpCparkrun ‘s 50th event. Wish me luck?
2/50 arrival at car park, beautiful of cold morning. #drumpellier #event50 #loveparkrun
3/50 Find my fellow volunteers though I think Marshals had already gone out on the course, including David on his 40th stint in #50events #drumpellier #loveparkrun
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1/We are all tired of #COVID19. But the virus, sadly, is not done with us.

If you're looking to help your fellow Mainers through this difficult time, there's something you can do: volunteer with Maine Responds (
2/Maine Responds is our state's public health #volunteer network.

Hundreds of your neighbors are using their skills to help the entire state’s #publichealth system.

And it's an impressive, well-oiled machine. Some quick stats 👇🏾
3/Since March 2020, Maine Responds has built a #COVID19 response team of 519 activated #volunteers.

They've donated 38,917 hours during 6,474 shifts.

The #volunteers have carried out 34 distinct missions - both one-time as well as sustained, long-term efforts.
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There are 18 young adults across the Nation who are training to be model citizens. For a month, they have worked with their local governments to uplift the civic standards of their neighborhoods.
They are the Youth vertical of the Solve Movement! Working endlessly with our mentors, this group of leaders is training to build the future of the country. Are you still reading this?
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1/ SRO #covidvaccines Bolton experience of the young and the #covidvaccine. Thread
2/ As I have moved between our somewhat quieter vaccine sites recently and speak to staff including #volunteers they often look a little forlorn these days and ask ‘why do you think young people aren’t as keen to get the #covidvaccine?’
3/ we are infact doing relatively well in #bolton with higher than average uptake rates in our 18-24s. The day over 25s became eligible we were optimistic to see over a million vaccines booked in 24 hours in England. I’ve seen thousands of keen young people take the #vaccine
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Respected @AndhraPradeshCM @ysjagan Sir, would like to bring to your kind notice regarding children who are suffering with Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and looking for life saving medicine Zolgensma @Novartis
@HariKrishnaCMO @RajivKrishnaS @ArogyaAndhra @DrArjasreekanth
Sir, from #AndhraPradesh no one knows how many children suffering with SMA. In social media found the below link,children parents from #Ongole are requesting help to procure the life saving medicine #ZolGenSMA
@balineni_vasu @yvsubbareddymp
In India #ZolGenSMA Injection landed cost is 16 Crores plus 6 1//2 crores duties & taxes. Children & parents feel helpless and they are not in a situation to afford 16 Crores plus 6 1//2 crores duties&taxes to procure the injection. @ysjagan @AndhraPradeshCM @ArogyaAndhra
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This is my favourite modern public health experiment ever. After years of my life focusing only on this crappy #Aedes mosquito I could not be more happy to read this. But, hidden here amongst the incredible science is what it took to get this to work 1/5…
To make this successful, and when I say successful I mean wildly successful: 77% reduction of dengue in an urban setting! Urban is hard! They undertook some of the best #CommunityEngagement I have ever seen.2/5
They used 10,000 #volunteers to place containers full of mosquito eggs in people’s back yards. They had community meetings. They let people in to see the labs. They used Whatsapp engagement. Do you know what it takes to get everyone to agree to this? It’s amazing! 3/5
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On Saturday, I led 30 young Community Recycling Champions to observe the #EarthDay2021 as one of the strategies in implementing the #MissionZeroPlastic initiative in #KwaraState. The CRCs #CleanUpTanke and recovered 211 Kg (5,908)

#Recycle4Education #AREAixTCCF
5,908 #Pet #plastic were recovered from Item7, Tanke Oke - Odo to Bovas Filling Station, Tanke (3.2 Km and 7 mins walk, thanks to @googlemaps).

This shows the high level of #plasticpollution in Tanke alone.

Thanks to all #volunteers that participated in the clean-up.

Just imagine the volume of #plastic we would have recovered if we covered the whole Tanke, #Ilorin

The #MissionZeroPlastic Initiative is proudly sponsored by the #CocaColaFoundation @TheCocaColaCo and implemented by @areai4africa @EcowarriorsNG

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A thread on #Nonprofits and the #SocialMedia platforms like #TikTok #instagram #Twitter #Facebook etc. 1/6
Getting attention from existing or prospective #nonprofit donors/volunteers on any mainstream Social Media platforms is identical. Sure, there are billions of daily actives. However, the sheer volume of user-generated content also generates enormous digital noise. 2/6
It’s 1000x more challenging than getting the attention of people in a busy marketplace; in addition to the countless storefronts, the ad banners, and the hustling salespersons, people have sensory distractions from the innumerable pictures and videos all around them. 3/6
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Miss yesterday's How-To Session about the @OpenLibrary Explorer?

Never fear, the webinar video is now available:…
Try the Open Library Explorer at & share your feedback.
#Libraries, want to see your books in the Explorer? Email us:
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I have an emergency that I would like my Twitter Family's #Help with.

I am worried about my friend Jenn and her co workers that run @HarvestHillsYYC.

They have run themselves ragged and need help.

There's a reason why Jenn and the team have not posted or shared a lot lately on their social media accounts.

She is probably going to kill me for doing this (RIP @Hell_Berta)......but I need to do something for them. I can't sit back and watch them burn themselves out.
As everyone knows, Jenn was in a car accident in Dec. and she was hurt pretty bad. I am talking grade 3 concussion bad and really really bad whiplash and other injuries.

She is at home recovering and her fellow board members and dedicated volunteers have picked up and helped.
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This evening at 4:45pm we got a call from a social worker that works with seniors. She called us in a frenzy asking us for immediate help.

She told us of an emergency so extreme that her voice shook with concern over one of her clients.

#YYC #Calgary #CalgarySeniors #hope
This is what she said:

"Hello Jen, I was hoping I would be able to contact you before I left my work for the day in regards to a rather important situation that came across my desk this afternoon. I hope you have the time to chat?"

I said "Yes of course, how can we help?" #care
She said "We have a senior lady that is struggling so much that she has been going door to door asking for food from others in her complex."

I was quiet and honestly speechless.

I said "Of course we can and we will help. What is it that you need." #FEEDYYC #FoodHamper #helping
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The 12 ̷d̷a̷y̷s̷ hours of C̷h̷r̷i̷s̷t̷m̷a̷s̷ @HampshireCB 2020

A look back at our notable moments/interactions from the past 12 months.....



#UmpStrikesBack podcast started with a #WomensCricket special ft @C_Edwards23 🏏
25 Episodes now available -

➕Clubs across Hampshire signed up for @allstarscricket & @DynamosCricket 😎


The last month of normality and we visited Grateley Primary to recreate the 2019 World Cup winning moment! 👏👏

@josbuttler & @JasonRoy20 #InspiringGenerations

@Chance2Shine @JonoMaton3

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#Mentalhealth x #minorityhealth are very close to my heart! I serve on the board of @SAMHINorg , a NJ based NPO focused on #SouthAsian mental health

We are looking for dedicated #volunteers (1/n)
with an interest and skills in the following:
- #socialmedia management
-social media content creation
- fundraising

Here’s our Instagram:…

Here’s our website:

DM me if interested for the application process!
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We recently explored: A Rockefeller communication manual on #contacttracing, the [Share] Verified (UN/Purpose) guide on vaccine #communications, & insights from The #Vaccine Confidence Project.
Here is another from The Behavioral Insights Team - "at the heart of the #UK gov't".
Spun from the "heart of the UK gov't", The Behavioral Insights Team expanded to a global consulting firm "w/ offices around the world... Our work spanned 31 countries in the last year alone...Our growing portfolio of #BI #Ventures makes #behaviouralscience-backed tools..."
The strategic & coordinated campaigns for global vaccine roll-outs & uptake, must be understood as #advertising/ marketing. The more subtle, the more effective. Billions $$$ have been invested for one simple reason: huge returns. What we see today - has been years in the making.
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