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@KristalDixon @MayaTPrabhu Chorus & Choirs increase the risk of COVID transmission due to increased aerosolized saliva in practice & performance spaces. Walton's chorus sang in masks last year. Ridiculous. Walton is actively recruiting for the choral programs from Dickerson & Dodgen student populations. 1/
@KristalDixon @MayaTPrabhu Performing arts pose a hazard to students, faculty, parents, & community due to risk of super-spreader events associated with public performance. The only reasonable solution is to cut these programs. Faculty & staff will try to preserve them out of fear for job security. 2/
@KristalDixon @MayaTPrabhu Organizations & non-profits such as the American Choral Director's Association are scrambling to create safe ways to preserve these programs. It's selfish interest to perpetuate bloated budgets that will lead the way to increased student infections. Cobb must #defundChorus 3/
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We love getting questions about mining, minerals and geology! We were asked if we know what these intriguing circles are in #Walton, #HantsCounty.

#nspoli #cbpoli #novascotia @MLAChuckPorter @EastHantsNS #easthants ImageImage
The person who asked isn’t the only one who has noticed the circles. With satellite images so easy to access on the Internet, others have also noticed them, including the excellent staff @NS_Energy_Mines.
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They investigated them in the early 2000s, thinking they could be sand/mud volcanoes.
A sand volcano is a cone-shaped landform created by liquefied sand being expelled from underground onto the surface.
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The #Walton #barite mine, before and after!
One of the biggest barite deposits in the world is in #HantsCounty. It was mined from 1941-78. Today it's a lovely lake and greenspace.

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A small, 1 metre-square outcrop of barite was discovered in 1894 but its location was lost to time until 1940 when prospector Roscoe Hiltz rediscovered it. Subsequent exploration confirmed the existence of a major deposit at the site and a surface mine started the following year. Image
In 1955 exploration drilling underneath the barite deposit discovered several metals: lead, zinc, copper and silver. Underground mining started in 1961 and made the site a significant producer of these metals along with its lucrative barite production.
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There are over 5500 known minerals, including a few that were discovered in #NovaScotia!
Check out this thread for details!
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Henry How was responsible for two mineral discoveries in #NovaScotia. How was born in London, England in 1828 and moved to #NS in 1854 to work at King’s College in #Windsor as a professor of natural history and chemistry. He became the university’s vice-president in 1877.
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How discovered the mineral mordenite, named for Morden (Kings County) where he discovered it in 1864. Mordenite is used to clean up chemical spills, in animal feed and for water treatment.
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#NovaScotia has historically been one of the world’s largest suppliers of #gypsum. The mine in #Milford is the world's largest surface gypsum mine. Gypsum’s main use is as an ingredient in wallboard.
#nspoli #cbpoli #NS #CB #capebreton
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When #gypsum mining started in #NovaScotia in the late 1700s, it was done by farmers who extracted blocks from their farms, hauled it by horse and cart to #Windsor and sold it to local traders. It was then exported to the US east coast for use as fertilizer.
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#Gypsum fixes alkaline (high pH) soil. US inventor #BenFranklin learned this from the French and brought the idea to the US in 1785.
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By John Lewis
I have followed the row in the UK Labour Party for the past three years and had to understand what antisemitism is and if/why it is a problem.
First, I had to educate myself about antisemitism – not being Jewish I have never been on the receiving end of it. I have a pretty good grasp of 20th century history but had to research exactly when Hitler decided to exterminate the Jews (1). e.
The Nazi Holocaust is well documented and I cannot understand how people can deny it.
Then I had to understand how it could have infected the Labour party so virulently. My father was 100% Labour – he had been brought-up in Wapping, fought the Blackshirts at Cable Street
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Lets try sth -- using large scale @Survation estimates of support from a comprehensive 20k strong poll across the UK, we can see which constituencies have swung from #Leave in 2016 to #Remain if there was a rerun of the 2016 #EUref ...a map and the 10 biggest swings to Remain
Constituency #Southampton, #Itchen
#Leave in 2016 59.96
Estimated #Leave % in 2018 42.60
Estimated swing to #Remain -17.36
#Westminster Constituency: #Kingston upon Hull North
#Leave in 2016: 59.97
Estimated #Leave % in 2018 45.15
Estimated swing to #Remain -14.82
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