Floods in China's Henan province and it's capital Zhengzhou seem worse even than what happened in Germany last week. Today Zhengzhou had 200mm of rain in one hour. In Germany, they had 154mm in 24 hours. See @javihagen for more.
Passengers trapped by rising floodwaters on the #Zhengzhou subway await rescue by Henan firefighters. I hope they’re all okay.
Distressing scenes as China’s #Henan province experiences unprecedented flooding. The subway in #Zhengzhou, a city of 10.4m inhabitants (larger than any European city), was inundated after 200mm of rain fell in an hour. via @TimJ_B news.sky.com/story/china-fl…
Meanwhile, politicians are talking about global warming.

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15 Jul
At least 42 people have died in Germany and many more are missing following severe floods, police say. At least six others have died in neighbouring Belgium, and the city of Liège has urged all residents to leave. bbc.co.uk/news/world-eur…
Germany floods. Cars being washed down the street in western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. #Hochwasser video @rq_sh4
The situation is dire in Liège in Belgium’s French-speaking Wallonia region, where the river Meuse has burst its banks and residents are being evacuated. #Belgium #flooding vrt.be/vrtnws/fr/2021…
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8 May
Just jaw-dropping corruption: the Queen's cousin, Prince Michael of Kent, filmed at business meeting where clients were told he could be hired for £10,000 a day to make representations to Putin's inner circle. via @JCalvertST @Arbuthnott @tomhcalver thetimes.co.uk/article/facf79…
Enthusiastically corrupt?

Prince Michael of Kent was willing to push the boat out to help the fake gold-trading company House of Haedong gain access to the Russia market via his contact with Vladimir Putin.

via @thesundaytimes @C4Dispatches
Interesting descriptor for Prince Michael of Kent on Google.
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7 May
Aberdeen Donside is an SNP hold.

Turnout was 58%. Image
. @Liam4Orkney holds Orkney Islands for the Liberal Democrats.

Turnout 65% Image
SNP's @KarenAdamSNP holds Banffshire and Buchan, with 45.2% of the vote. The Tories' @MarkFindlater came close with 42.9% of the vote. Turnout was 56%. Image
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6 Apr
Dutch cargo ship Eemslift Hendrika adrift off Norway after crew evacuate. Footage from Norwegian search & rescue shows some of the 12 crew jumping into the sea from the badly-listing vessel before being rescued by helicopter 🇳🇴
The owners of the abandoned Eemslift Hendrika have hired Boskalis / Smit to attempt to salvage the drifting and dangerously-listing Dutch-flagged vessel. Two tugboats have been despatched from Bergen and Kristiansand tonight. maritime-executive.com/article/salvag… Image
The Dutch-registered Eemslift Hendrika has been abandoned about 60 miles west of Ålesund, Norway. The 112-metre ship specialises in yacht-transport, offering regular services between Norway and Turkey. reuters.com/article/us-nor… Image
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18 Mar
. @BaronessKramer: "We have to put iron in the spine of the FCA. Whistleblowers are a citizens army that demand respect. They should be protected and not be the victims of retaliation. What they currently go through is frankly shocking". Great session of @TransparencyTF
Ex Lloyds staffer @Carlier_J87 doing a superb presentation of the uselessness of the FCA - and how it failed to meet its statutory objectives - in mini-bond scandal LC&F and Blackmore Bond. @TransparencyTF event
Blackmore Bond raised millions from investors to fund property developments in 2016-18, but the firm went bust in April 2020 owing £46 million. Now the FCA is trying to wash its hands of any responsibility despite investors' losses. @Carlier_J87 @TransparencyTF
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17 Mar
Julie Burchill forced to drop new publisher of her book 'Welcome to the Woke Trials' after its Edinburgh-based owner Tabatha Stirling was outed as a supporter of white nationalist group, Patriotic Alternative theguardian.com/books/2021/mar…
Tabatha Stirling, director of Stirling Publishing, was last December outed as having pseudonymously written articles for the website of the far-right group Patriotic Alternative. Julie Burchill subsequently dropped Stirling as WTTWT's publisher. standard.co.uk/news/londoners…
A disturbing listen. Tabatha Stirling, director of Edinburgh-based @StirlingPublish seeks to persuade far-right group Patriotic Alternative of her white supremacist credentials. Until today Stirling was @BoozeAndFagz's publisher.
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