Coronavirus is fast becoming an ‘economic pandemic’ (w Video; 02/24/2020) | @CNN
The International Air Transport Association, for example, warned last week that coronavirus could cost global carriers nearly $30 billion in lost revenue. Global demand would drop by 4.7%, the first decline since the financial crisis.
The group’s estimate was based, however, on the disruption caused by SARS when it ripped through China in 2003. That virus caused real economic damage over a period of months, including for airlines, but the sharp decline in activity was “followed by an equally quick recovery,” according to IATA.
“We don’t yet know exactly how the [current] outbreak will develop and whether it will follow the same profile as SARS or not,” IATA warned. …
Economy Faces a Coronavirus Challenge as Markets Swoon: Central bankers and administration officials alike are unsure how the virus will affect American economic growth. (02/24/2020) | @nytimes
Markets on Monday had priced in a 75 percent chance of a rate cut as of the Fed’s June meeting, based on a CME Group tracker. The chance of a move that soon was priced at less than 50 percent a week ago.
The outbreaks in Italy and South Korea suggest that the virus “may be on the brink of morphing into a global pandemic,” Krishna Guha at Evercore ISI wrote in a note to clients, announcing that he and his colleagues had raised their estimate of the probability of a Fed rate cut this year to 45 percent. …
“It’s hard to try to figure out how to be pre-emptive in a set of issues that have to do with health issues, but which then may go into supply chains,” Roger Ferguson, a former Fed vice chairman who is now the chief executive at TIAA…
“The question for us really is: What will be the effects on the U.S. economy? Will they be persistent? Will they be material?” Jerome H. Powell…
Fear that the coronavirus will turn into a global economic pandemic is building:Stock-market plunge on Monday highlights angst over the failure to halt the virus’s spread (02/24/2020) | @MarketWatch
Near-panic over a spreading coronavirus sheared more than 1,000 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -3.56% on Monday, with more and more companies having followed in Apple’s AAPL, -4.75% footsteps by warning of lower sales and supply disruptions…
The U.S. economy has been shielded from direct impacts of the virus, but the side effects are becoming more evident each day. Declining travel. Fewer foreign tourists. Supply bottlenecks for automobile makers and tech companies. The closure in China of popular American retail chain stores such as Starbucks SBUX, -3.25% and McDonald’s MCD, -1.09%…
… The globe hasn’t suffered from a true pandemic since the Spanish flu in 1918 swept the world and killed up to an estimated 100 million people. …
The U.S. would seem to be more immune from the baleful effects of the virus because it relies far more heavily on economic activity inside the country than other rich nations. …
Fear of coronavirus, rather than virus itself, hits economies (25/02/2020) | @livemint,@WSJ
The body’s immune response to infection is often more painful than the infection itself. The same is true of epidemics and the economy.
As with terrorist attacks and financial crises, epidemics generate widespread uncertainty and sometimes panic. Government authorities and private individuals often respond by drastically reducing exposure to the shock, amplifying its global economic impact.
The stock market’s steep drop on Monday reflected fears that as the coronavirus spreads to other countries, the reaction may be as draconian as it has been in China. …
… Tom Inglesby, director of the Center for Health Security at Johns Hopkins University. …
Lawrence Gostin, director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University…
Goldman Sachs, for example, projects a 0.8 percentage point hit to U.S. annualized growth in the current quarter from reduced tourism, exports and supply chain disruptions, with most of that reversed by year-end. But “risks…are skewed towards a larger hit because a change in the news flow could lead to increased risk aversion—less travel, commuting or shopping.”…
Peter Berezin, chief global strategist at BCA Research…
If the virus infected a billion people, as the swine flu did in 2009 and 2010, 20 million could die… Dow drops more than 1,000 as coronavirus outbreak threatens the economy (w Video; 02/24/2020) | @fox8news,@AP
The Dow fell 833 points, or 2.9%, to 28,158 as of 3:15 p.m. Eastern time. At its low point, it lost 1,079 points. The S&P 500 index skidded 91 points, or 2.8%, to 3,245. The Nasdaq dropped 292 points, or 3.1%, to 9,283.
Germany’s DAX slid 4% and Italy’s benchmark index dropped 5.4%. South Korea’s Kospi shed 3.9% and markets in Asia fell broadly. …
U.S. government bonds are seen as some of the safest possible investments, and investors have been piling into them throughout 2020, even as stocks overcame stumbles to set more record highs. A bond’s yield falls when its price rises, and the 10-year Treasury has been in such demand that its yield has plunged to 1.38% from roughly 1.90% at the start of the year.
The 10-year yield on Monday touched its lowest point in three years, falling from 1.47% late Friday, and it was near its intraday record low of 1.325% set in July 2016, according to Tradeweb. The 30-year Treasury yield fell further after setting its own record low, down to 1.84% from 1.92% late Friday.
Traders are increasingly certain that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates at least once in 2020 to help prop up the economy. They’re pricing in a nearly 95% probability of a cut this year, according to CME Group. A month ago, they saw only a 68% probability. …
Coronavirus: The Global Economic Threat (PDF; 02/02/2020) | @MoodysAnalytics
…the disruption caused by the coronavirus will cut more than 2 percentage points from Chinese real GDP growth at an annualized rate in the first quarter of this year and 0.8 percentage point from growth for all of 2020 (although this may not show up in official GDP statistics from China). U.S. real GDP growth will be reduced by 0.45 percentage point at an annualized rate in the first quarter and 0.15 percentage point for the year. …
… Research published by the Brookings Institution using another model of the Asian economy estimated that SARS cost the Chinese economy close to 1 percentage point in real GDP in 2003. Hong Kong’s economy was hit even harder. …
Coronavirus Researchers Are Using High-Tech Methods to Predict Where the Virus Might Go Next (02/11/2020) | @TIME
… After SARS killed 774 people around the world in the mid-2000s, his team built a tool called Healthmap, which scrapes information about new outbreaks from online news reports, chatrooms and more. Healthmap then organizes that previously disparate data, generating visualizations that show how and where communicable diseases like the coronavirus are spreading. Healthmap’s output supplements more traditional data-gathering techniques used by organizations like…
Some researchers, meanwhile, aim to identify potentially novel viruses before they even make the jump from animals to humans. The Global Virome Project (GVP), a proposed research endeavor that would build on a previous proof-of-concept project, intends to develop a genetic and ecological database of the vast majority of viruses in animal populations that have the potential to infect humans. Some scientists argue that mapping the human virome (the broad group of viruses that infect humans or live inside our bodies) is a “key priority” in health research. Now researchers say that the decade-long GVP collection effort will enable the development of new vaccines, drugs and other preventative measures before the next outbreak occurs. …
…Nita Bharti, an assistant professor of biology at Penn State University’s Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics. She argues that such methods have their limits, particularly when it comes to accounting for poorer areas of the world that may be generating less online data. …
…Jonna Mazet, a professor of disease ecology at the University of California Davis and a GVP board member. …
…Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. …
Startup uses A.I. to identify molecules that could fight coronavirus (02/06/2020) | @Fortune
It took Insilico’s A.I.-based system four days to identify thousands of new molecules that could be turned into potential medicines against the virus. Insilico says it will synthesize and test 100 of the most promising candidates, while publishing the full library of new molecular structures it has generated for other researchers to possibly use. …
… U.S.-based biotechnology firm Gilead struck a deal earlier this week with…
…(Zhavoronkov says that no molecule its system creates shares more than 70% of its structure with a molecule already discovered)…
Four days later, Insilico’s software had generated hundreds of thousands of new molecule designs, and filtered them down into thousands that met its criteria for possible drug candidates. …
… A team from Michigan State University last week also published a paper on using machine learning techniques to create new drug candidates for 2019-nCoV. …
How AI Helped Predict the Coronavirus Outbreak Before It Happened (w Voice; 02/05/2020) | @singularityhub
UK and US-based researchers have published a preliminary paper estimating that the confirmed infected people in Wuhan only represent five percent of those who are actually infected. If the models are correct, 190,000 people in Wuhan will be infected by now, major Chinese cities are on the cusp of large-scale outbreaks, and the virus will continue to spread to other countries. …
Other companies, such as Metabiota, are also using data-driven approaches to track the spread of the likes of the coronavirus. …
…Google Flu Trends was heralded as a great leap forward in relation to identifying and estimating the spread of the flu—until it underestimated the 2013 flu season by a whopping 140 percent and was quietly put to rest. …
Two groups use artificial intelligence to find compounds that could fight the novel coronavirus: One group identifies an existing drug, the other finds 6 novel molecules, but the consequences of reporting possibly helpful molecules are unclear (02/04/2020) | @cenmag
…researchers from the AI drug discovery company BenevolentAI and Imperial College London reported they have used AI software to find an already-approved drug that might limit the virus’s ability to infect people…
AI-based efforts like this could help to conserve drug researchers’ time and resources, says Mike Tarselli, scientific director of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening. “The use of AI to augment human capacity, to address a pressing public health concern using existing data without re-deploying a full team, should be a boon to researchers.” The BenevolentAI report is “more a testimony to good literature searching and curation” than “a triumph of artificial intelligence,” according to veteran drug-discovery researcher and blogger Derek Lowe. …
Timothy Cernak, a medicinal chemist at the University of Michigan, agrees with Lowe that most medicinal chemists could have probably identified this molecule as a potential drug using traditional database searches. He points out that as a class, kinase inhibitor drugs are known for targeting many different enzymes, meaning it wouldn’t be that hard to find one that acted against AAK1. …
… The Insilico group argues that current knowledge of the virus protease suggests that those existing drugs would require unreasonably high dosages to be effective. Instead, they set out to find possible novel drugs. …Todd Wills, Managing Director at CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, which publishes C&EN.
Insilico’s molecules appear to be made in part from reshuffled known drug motifs, says Ingo Hartung, director of medicinal chemistry at Merck KGaA, but that’s neither bad nor unexpected. Medicinal chemists often use such an approach. …
Coronavirus: Can AI (Artificial Intelligence) Make A Difference? (02/02/2020) | @Forbes
Just look at BlueDot, which is a venture-backed startup. The company has built a sophisticated AI platform that processes billions of pieces data, such as from the world’s air travel network, to identity outbreaks. …
BlueDot is the mastermind of Kamran Khan, who is an infectious disease physician and professor of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto. Keep in mind that he was a frontline healthcare worker during the SARS outbreak. …
Colleen Greene, the GM of Healthcare at DataRobot…
Vahid Behzadan, the Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of New Haven…
Dr. Vincent Grasso, who is the IPsoft Global Practice Lead for Healthcare and Life Sciences…
Steve Bennett, the Director of Global Government Practice at SAS…
Don Woodlock, the VP of HealthShare at InterSystems…
Prasad Kothari, who is the VP Data Science and AI for The Smart Cube: “In recent times, immunotherapy and Gene therapy empowered through AI algorithms such as boltzmann machines (entropy based combinatorial neural networks) have stronger evidence of treating such diseases which stimulate body’s immunity systems. For this reason, Abbvie’s Aluvia HIV drug is one possible treatment. …
Why Bill Gates thinks gene editing and artificial intelligence could save the world (02/14/2020) | @geekwire
When it comes to fighting malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases, for example, CRISPR-Cas9 and other gene-editing tools are being used to change the insects’ genome to ensure that they can’t pass along the parasites that cause those diseases. …
…the computational power available for AI applications has been doubling every three and a half months on average, dramatically improving on the two-year doubling rate for chip density that’s described by Moore’s Law. …
One project is using AI to look for links between maternal nutrition and infant birth weight. Other projects focus on measuring the balance of different types of microbes in the human gut, using high-throughput gene sequencing. …
… At least one organ-on-a-chip venture based in the Seattle area, Nortis, has gone commercial thanks in part to Gates’ support. …
.@MottDocs pediatric infectious disease expert Dr. Terri Lynn Stillwell talks to @NPR about why reported #coronavirus infections among children remain remarkably low while the number of total cases continues to rise in China. https://t.co/tnbOZxnX6i
Dr. Hilary Babcock, an infectious disease specialist at Washington University School of Medicine and BJC's director of infection prevention, shares some important information about coronavirus. https://t.co/j0LpuxU6Mc
A patient infected with novel #coronavirus may test negative because the amount of virus in the body changes throughout the illness, says Dr. Charles Chiu (@cychiu98). “A test that looks at a single time point is not sufficient to rule out infection.” https://t.co/uh4r1mbeJA
"I now smell bleach and disinfectants all the time. But at the same time you do hear about these mini outbreaks, and you just don't really know when you could actually catch the disease. It is disconcerting," @onlyyoontv describes daily life in Beijing #coronaviruspic.twitter.com/rlUuEIH49o
Banner 1 says: “If you go out messing around now, expect grass on your grave to grow soon.“ Banner 2 says, “Sitting at home eats up all your have, hurry up go out & find a job.” The slogan changes as frequently as they change the criteria for #COVID19 diagnosis. #coronaviruspic.twitter.com/2VnB5jZ0zz
“We know that #coronavirus didn't start in the Wuhan food market. That was the original story of the CCP, so it's only responsible to ask where it did start.” Given Wuhan contains China's only biosafety level 4 super lab, what work was being done there? https://t.co/KUSCbNMwpv
Since @Medium has censored my in-depth analysis, "Coronavirus Exposed, Part 1: Communist Coverup, or Pandemic Bioweapon of Mass Destruction?"…I've now republished it on the new and even better publishing platform, @TeletypeHQ – where #1A is honored!https://t.co/BGFaoCXVyU
This is not Wuhan, China. The city workers in Daegu, South Korea are sanitizing the streets amid #coronavirus outbreak that lead to 433 confirmed cases in the country, three deaths and now 2.5 million people asked to stay indoors. pic.twitter.com/s7cQpTXmGn
Iran shuts schools, multiple venues as #coronavirus kills six. The authorities in more than a dozen affected provinces ordered the closure of schools, universities and cultural centres in a bid to contain the outbreak. (Aljazeera) pic.twitter.com/783PsiNPHm
BREAKING: Italy orders mass closures after #coronavirus cases quadruple. Officials ordered schools, public buildings, restaurants and coffee shops to close. The emergency measures come as a cluster of new COVID19 infections emerged, including some who had not been to China (DW) pic.twitter.com/pf1nXxqUzy
Yichun, Jiangxi, China. Protesters in front of the bank, Chinese people can’t access their money, funds are frozen due to failing financial institution. Is this a beginning of the #coronavirus related global financial crisis? (Video by UiXP) pic.twitter.com/6HzIT80ZJV
BREAKING: Italy has reported its first #coronavirus death. Earleir, the Italian officials ordered mass closures including public buildings, restaurants and coffee shops in Lombardy region, Northern Italy after COVID19 cases quadrupled. (AP Wire) pic.twitter.com/BGCRZ0ub6W
Iraq recorded the first case of infection with the Corona virus in Dhi Qar Governorate, southern Iraq, and was said to be an Iraqi student who showed positive results after her return from the city of Qom in Iran #coronaviruspic.twitter.com/hU7sFlJlEi
An estimated 407,000 Latinos are eligible to vote in Nevada this year. That's about 20% of the state's eligible voters. You can explore data on Latino eligible voters by state and congressional district with this interactive: https://t.co/rpocHMpSPu#NevadaCaucus
Bernie Sanders’s victory in Nevada was so large and comprehensive that it makes him the firm favorite to win the Democratic nomination—and raises the question of when, rather than whether, some of his moderate rivals will drop out. https://t.co/ssf5EnbFNU
Medicare for All would eliminate profit motive, shrink admin and overhead costs that make up 34% of all health spending, and allow the government to negotiate prices to drive down costs like every single-payer country.
Bernie Sanders will now be able to claim he received the most votes in all the first three contests, that he has the delegate lead *and* that he has further broadened his appeal way beyond white voters, says @AlxThomp.
Caucuses are under way across Nevada – and our trained volunteers are doing great work crunching the numbers and running this process. We're lucky to have people like Jennifer on our team!https://t.co/hOha4I0AG8
No, Trump-Sanders 2020 won’t be a rerun of Nixon-McGovern. A Dem defeat in November won’t be nearly as bad as in 1972. Intense permanent opposition to Trump will keep most Blue states Blue, though probably nowhere near 270 Electoral Votes.#NevadaCaucus
The #NevadaCaucus is absolutely crucial to @BernieSanders’ path to victory. If young people vote WE WILL WIN! If you’re in line at #UNLV, PLEASE STAY THERE UNTIL YOU CAST YOUR VOTE. Tonight you can help change your country!
NV-based Democrat megadonor Stephen Cloobeck — who once threatened Dem leadership he'd cut funds to the party if they use the word "billionaire" — called Sanders an "anarchist" who "would love to burn down the United States"
Head on over to SHERO where we are having a discussion about the Intel Report details, that Russia is helping Trump and Bernie, that Bernie knew a month ago and if it would change your vote if you were voting in the #NevadaCaucus today. #BernieKnewhttps://t.co/eECl839XzE
James Carville just called voting for Bernie Sanders political suicide. Carville is absolutely emphatic and absolutely certain: Sanders will not galvanize Democrats, and moreover, will not beat Trump. #NevadaCaucus
Buttigieg used his speech to take a swipe at Sanders after the Vermont senator’s win. “Senator Sanders believes in an inflexible, ideological revolution that leaves out most Democrats, not to mention, most Americans,” he said.https://t.co/NlEP1vZ286
Kennedy, Carter, Clinton, and Obama — they were all young, charismatic, and unifying. We know how to win in November. Let's nominate @PeteButtigieg and write the next great chapter of the American story together! #PeteForAmerica#NevadaCaucus
Reminder that the latest #NevadaCaucus polls have Bernie at TWICE the support of his nearest opponent. Anything other than a double-digit win for Bernie should be immediately treated as election fraud. pic.twitter.com/7b6667EyZy
“Stop whining about Democrats criticizing each other. The idea that Democrats attacking Democrats is a risk and an avenue that will deliver reelection to Donald Trump is nonsense.” @JohnJHudak on why last night’s debate will bring out a better nominee: https://t.co/acaop9RLIe
This is not just a question of Mike Bloomberg’s character—it’s a question about electability. We’re not going to beat Donald Trump with a man who silences women with who knows how many nondisclosure agreements. #DemDebatepic.twitter.com/ozPFghxU8s
Most Bloomberg supporters (69%) say the fact that some people in the U.S. have personal fortunes of a billion dollars or more is neither a good nor a bad thing for the country; just 16% call it a bad thing, according to our January survey. #DemDebatehttps://t.co/JVoFmge1d6
As Nevadans head to the polls, here are some words I spoke @WomensMarch in Las Vegas in 2018: It's time to get up! No more fighting each other. Let's fight racism. Let's fight sexism. Let's fight the extremists. It's time to get up and demand justice for all! #NevadaCaucuspic.twitter.com/Ri8qD7VpCx
“Many EU member states, especially Spain and France, have very large subsidies to fish in other people’s waters, to the extent that this creates an unlevel playing field for UK fishermen. We should factor that into the negotiations.” @ShankerASinghamhttps://t.co/QT3kzLZ8Bn
“Scotland is about to get a whole swathe of extra powers over fishing, agriculture and the environment. In the event of Scottish independence, every single one of them would have to be handed back to Brussels” https://t.co/gU5bqKpPus
France has warned that Brussels will defend its interests when post-Brexit negotiations begin next month, the two sides are expected to fight particularly hard over fishing rights.https://t.co/y9fMAyNDJz
Now would be a good time to fill the UKs little ports with UK fishing fleets. Time to spend a little on interest free loans and government grants to build a new modern fishing Fleet. Taking back our territorial waters was a cornerstone of BREXIT @10DowningStreethttps://t.co/Yvsyk9qTtS
Brexit victory: France hits out at UK as EU boats banned from Channel Islands waters https://t.co/aEmJsfRlHN Boris must get Royal Navy patrols fully armed ready for action out into the fishing waters and protect our property
"The EU’s priorities are fish and security..They do not want the UK to simply be in charge of its own fishing waters. It still wants the UK to share those fishing waters to some states of the EU." Sir John Curtice on EU priorities in trade talks @NatCenhttps://t.co/6iO20MdX5P
For those who can't wait to "take back control," EU Commissioner Phil Hogan believes negotiations can start "before St. Patrick's day" [17th March] and that a deal on fisheries giving the EU fishing fleets access to UK waters can be done by 1 July as Johnson promised in his deal. pic.twitter.com/m2lDfChdTG
"Brexit means that Scotland is about to get a whole swathe of extra powers over fishing, agriculture and the environment. In the event of Scottish independence, every single one of them would have to be handed back to Brussels." https://t.co/8Iu1wWILhy via @Telegraph
'Although the Gov’s statement on the Ag Bill talks about a future where farmers are properly supported, the provisions on new schemes don't specify applicants need to be farmers' – @julierobinson_ warns future ag budget could be swallowed up by non-farmers https://t.co/3mbDLkR7GQ
.The Agriculture Bill sets out measures principally for England. It provides the basis for how farms will be supported from 2021 onwards. This will involve phasing out direct payments over a seven-year transition period. https://t.co/yjFzNI2GR1
EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan claims Boris Johnson will dump his pledge to end post-Brexit transition period by December 2020. Sheer bluster – of course a trade deal can be agreed by December 2020. https://t.co/D4VqciMRmx
Johnson will U-turn on extending post-Brexit transition period, says EU Trade commissioner Phil Hogan. ‘Have our cake and eat it’ rhetoric will be exposed as false once reality of negotiations bites and why trade a Rolls Royce for a second-hand saloon?” https://t.co/PQ4sUWPF5o
Here's one thing that might have escaped attention in the UK week. The next EU trade commissioner, and man expected to lead the post Brexit negotiations is Irish and from Varakdar's party. Phil Hogan, Ireland's current EU commissioner cd be named Tues. https://t.co/p0LKcpOfXf
Phil Hogan in hearing at EP AGRI committee. I challenged him on Mercosur, he responds that I should be concentrating on Brexit??? For record I work on both issues but this is latest example of his unsuitability for role! pic.twitter.com/NQ1IOjvkZx
Michael Gove confirms full panoply of border checks will be imposed on "operational border" from Jan 2021. Tells business at even today that they are "inevitable" and warns that business better get prepared https://t.co/W69kiNX7ej
NEW BLOG: Federico Fabbrini (@DCU_Brexit_Inst) comments on #BrexitDay : "The UK is leaving the EU today. But this is not the end of Europe. The nascent Conference on the Future of Europe can chart the continent towards a bright new beginning." Read here: https://t.co/drO6Rpob29
At 11pm tonight, the UK will officially leave the European Union. @CillianSherlock has been taking a look at the journey so far, what happens next, and what it means for us in Ireland. pic.twitter.com/8yJEobeulJ
I think Johnson will soon be eating these words, as he reversed himself on Ireland to get his interim deal before the election. If he doesn’t, this ‘damn the economy’ line will be the beginning of the end of Brexit https://t.co/3gXpPAAFHX
France demands UK aligns with EU rules forever in return for Brexit trade deal https://t.co/lr7r6QvYR4 "Dynamic alignment"!!! More like dynamic bondage. If the French want this, even as an opening position, they are even more divorced from the real world than I thought.
The UK’s representative to @WTO has just given the first statement of an independent, sovereign, free-trading UK at the WTO. UK will seize the opportunity to be a global leader in reducing trade barriers – delivering benefits for businesses and consumers.https://t.co/pZKJwHa3i6
Interesting note from Davy this morning. It says the surge in support for Sinn Fein "reflects global trends". It adds that " global wealth inequality is at record levels," "the general public is not sufficiently participating in" Irish growth and housing plan is greatly needed.
Charles Moore: In Brexit talks, Varadkar put on the old green jersey of Irish nationalism. So if Brit-bashing is approved, why should voters not turn to Sinn Fein, the best qualified players in that nasty game? https://t.co/VdFXjB6mEw
Last weekend, Sinn Féin achieved a historic breakthrough in the Irish elections – one of the party's organisers writes for Tribune about what it means for the political and economic future of the island. https://t.co/9Nevbi0UvB
So much of commentary on #GE2020 continues to suggest that support from young people gave Sinn Féin their victory.That isn’t true. They had most support amongst voters from all age groups up to 65. Youth vote mattered, but it wasn’t the whole story by a long stretch #weekendonone
“Sinn Fein are not something to be scared of… it’s time for unconventional thinking.” Rounding off the night at our #AGMDinner20, we welcome @davidmcw for his unique take on #GE2020 and what’s ahead for Ireland over the weeks and years to come. pic.twitter.com/xDuV7EwSAy
When Sinn Fein TDs met for their post election strategy meeting this morning, it was not Mary-Lou McDonald who led them inside. It was somebody who the Irish electorate didn't cast a single vote for last Saturday:https://t.co/MBYfoyE4x5
People trust Sinn Féin to work hard & make a difference. Our objective is to:
🏠 Build homes, cut rents and freeze them ⬇️ Reduce the pension age to 65 👉 Stand up to vulture funds & insurance industry 👪 Take the first €30,000 out of the USC – giving workers & families a break pic.twitter.com/riWPKeL9MI
A short snippet from @GMB this morning. Talking UK politics, Johnson’s Cabinet Reshuffle, but the main news story Sinn Fèin’s historic gains in Ireland’s General Election! 🇮🇪 pic.twitter.com/024ILzespY
We have worked so hard on cross party basis & with medical community & patient advocates to promote HPV vaccine & vaccinations in general. Vaccines save lives. These comments are unacceptable from any public representative and should be withdrawn https://t.co/SjIGl5JnJm
This might explain why FF and FG won't even talk to Sinn Fein. SINN FEIN Manifesto. Page 106 TD's Salaries to be reduced from €96,189 to €75,000 Taoiseach and Ministers' allowance to be halved. Senator's Salaries to be reduced from €68 to €60k #liveline#GE2020
So, it emerges that Sinn Fein TDs actually DO take their c.93k /NOT the average industrial wage of 39k. I wonder how many people who voted for SF last Saturday were firmly under the impression that they only took (or, if elected, would only take) the 39k?https://t.co/z49Fr8TzZG
As Sinn Fein attempt respond to voters who asked for Change Governments Media RTE & MSN pump out lies & brand SF & Voters as Radicals same as they did with Water Charges Protest Here is an example of their Bias ,they are so afraid Of us Of Change to their Cosy pay no Tax Cartel https://t.co/1tccGVbYFN
Though it was once considered a mouthpiece for the IRA, the political program that Sinn Fein developed in the ‘80s and ‘90s has made great strides toward the party’s electoral success. https://t.co/9HJdoPHZLG
If anyone “won” the election, Sinn Féin did, coming first in the popular vote. But that is not our criterion for leading a government, nor is it in most parliamentary democracies. If it was, Fianna Fáil would never have been out of power between 1932-2011. https://t.co/3BZn8wUF6l
Social Democrats spokesperson on today's meeting with Sinn Féin: "We had a constructive and cordial engagement and agreed to talk again next week. We have a number of meetings today with other parties."
Brexit and Sinn Fein’s electoral success boost talk of Irish unification — Quite a few Northern Irish people feel Brexit stripped them of their European identity, 56% voted to remain. Unification could bring a return to the EU https://t.co/7uUJoPxNex
Irish politicians are facing messy talks over the creation of a new government as an exit poll suggests that the parliamentary election ended in a dead heat between the country’s 3 biggest parties. https://t.co/GNSW65RBdQ
Please. Large media organisations. For the love of God. Whatever you think of Sinn Fein's surge in these elections please know if you attribute any of it to Brexit you are beclowning yourself in a way you clearly do not comprehend. Talk to more Irish people. Pay them. https://t.co/qewJlhGsU2
SB 648 just passed out of Senate Health! 300,000+ adult West Virginians who utilize Medicaid are one step closer to dental coverage, which will improve health outcomes and lower ER utilization. https://t.co/yH39swImFF
The Doctors discuss a new clinical trial at West Virginia University hoping to help treat opioid addiction with the use of deep brain stimulation with WV Project ECHO MAT hub member Dr. James Berry.https://t.co/qzzWX1pENj
This is the highest resolution image of the Sun’s surface ever taken. The National Science Foundation’s Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope took the images from the summit of Haleakala, Maui, in Hawai‘i. Learn more: https://t.co/bEPY9apj7A
VIDEO: An app for the visually impaired uses GPS navigation and beacon technology to help the blind in the city of Melbourne to avoid hazards such as large construction sites and busy intersections pic.twitter.com/8GtDP3RAjZ
"Democracy is well served by rules that define when and how law enforcement can use many technologies, from telephones to GPS trackers. The goal should be to balance protecting individual liberty with fighting crime."https://t.co/mzCLiP6gEo
A South Carolina state representative amended a bill that would require alleged domestic violence offenders to wear a GPS monitoring device if the defendant is allowed to be released on bail. https://t.co/PD1bvBdAVg
As part of their Motorsport Vehicle Dynamics module, students evaluated how different suspension set-ups influence a vehicle's handling characteristics by analysing the measurements of a set of sensors installed on it, such as GPS, steering angle, accelerometers, etc. pic.twitter.com/Gpol8fkAoH
A Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster III have successfully used 2 new parachute systems to drop supplies for Casey base. One of them, the Joint Precision Aerial Delivery System, is equipped with GPS & a machine that controls the parachute risers, guiding its direction. https://t.co/Ohm9W0uG4S
Using GPS technology, researchers have deciphered in recent years a behavior that white-tailed deer do called an excursion, which is a brief trip or trips outside their established home range. Here are nine things we know about these excursions. https://t.co/3BmXZgZpFHpic.twitter.com/HycEMsBjvx
Every second, 1.5 million tons of solar material shoot from the Sun into space. The magnetosphere protects the Earth, but the solar wind can get close to the poles and interrupt satellite, radio and GPS signals.
Additional wildlife crossings to help protect animals are planned in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Oregon and California thanks to a better understanding of migration corridors boosted by GPS collar technology. https://t.co/Ufo7KlOpxl
American black bears have had a difficult history when it comes to living beside humans. Pioneering use of GPS collars has meant that, with constant effort, humans and bears are now co-existing. https://t.co/66jVxFsOBP
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked U.K. to rethink its decision to allow Huawei access to Britain's 5G networks, underscoring U.S. efforts to isolate the Chinese tech giant from the West's next-generation communications systems https://t.co/zyD3yaBHIApic.twitter.com/fNLz7yp5Du
As the new #coronavirus spreads, #healthtech startups with medical chatbots are scrambling to update their algorithms to screen Americans and advise if they should be evaluated for infection. So far, they're turning up lots of cases of the #flu. https://t.co/e4IOjwAbbM
LATEST: Thailand stops passengers from Holland America's cruise ship MS Westerdam from disembarking, the latest country to turn it away amid fears of the coronavirus despite no confirmed infections aboard. https://t.co/7dGMsqc0xd
—Officials in Beijing expanded their mass roundup of sick or possibly infected people beyond Wuhan —The number of cases in Hubei jumped again with the use of new diagnostic methods —Japan confirmed its first death from the virus
The World Health Organization has an official name for the illness caused by new coronavirus: COVID-19. It intentionally makes no reference to any of the people, places or animals associated with the coronavirus — the goal was to avoid stigma.https://t.co/oX9COfydl1
Passengers aboard cruise ships being quarantined due to coronavirus are sharing stories of how they’re handling the outbreak. On Thursday, Japanese officials confirmed 44 more on one ship off Yokohama.
—The death toll from the coronavirus in China surpasses 1,100 —World health authorities now have a name for the coronavirus illness —A Japanese official was infected after surveying passengers aboard a cruise ship
#UPDATE China's official death toll from the new coronavirus has spiked dramatically after authorities changed their counting methods, fuelling concern the epidemic is far worse than being reported https://t.co/sSg9W4aKMx
#UPDATE The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have pledged to commit up to $100 million for the global response to the novel coronavirus epidemic that has claimed nearly 500 lives https://t.co/yh7NkzJw6D
Update: The Chinese doctor who warned the public about the Wuhan coronavirus has died of the illness, the hospital treating him said. The statement came after hours of confusion in state media reports. https://t.co/VGBWxhCbEV
-China death toll from coronavirus at 563 -Mainland now has over 28,000 cases -Japan finds 10 more cases on cruise ship⁰ -Vietnam quarantines ships from China ports -Frequent hand washing is the best way to avoid virus on flights, says medical adviserhttps://t.co/agg9zPM7Rl
Japan’s health ministry says 10 more people on board the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship have tested positive for the new coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 20. The ship is docked at Yokohama port.https://t.co/KBXcHtKHDI
➡️ Coronavirus death toll in China surpasses 1,100. ➡️ World Health Organization renames virus COVID-19. ➡️ 39 people have tested positive for the coronavirus aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined in Japan.#CheddarLivepic.twitter.com/Adbe9SBlKH
To summarize today's updates: – Hubei province reported 4,823 new cases and 116 new deaths – Hubei also deducted 1,043 older cases and 108 deaths due to double counting – 267 new cases and 5 new deaths were reported outside Hubei provincehttps://t.co/eUoE2bjB9j
#coronavirus “Researchers at the South China Agricultural University said that the endangered pangolin may have been the animal that facilitated the spread of the virus. [They] have identified [it] as a “potential intermediate host,” the university said.” pic.twitter.com/eFcgS8hZa2
Update: Li Wenliang, one of eight whistleblowers punished by police in early January for "spreading rumors" about a mysterious pneumonia, died from #coronavirus today, domestic media has reported. He was 34 years old. https://t.co/J3j3umMjqv
#Coronavirus being blamed for #oil price declines -Reuters. With other epidemics, lower air travel fear historically pushes WTI prices lower -7% to -13% (starting week 11). We can measure how long these epidemic concerns last w/ Google Trend words, typically 2-3 weeks #oottpic.twitter.com/qlffsxTvC6
#UPDATE Airlines have begun suspending flights to and from China as the World Health Organization called an urgent meeting over whether a viral epidemic, that has killed 132 people, should be declared a global health emergency https://t.co/2QNWZ44pWD
— European Commission 🇪🇺 #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus (@EU_Commission) January 31, 2020
Dead man in face mask lies on empty street as China's killer coronavirus worsens – Ireland is asleep run by shower of Muppets Fine GaelLeo Varadkar F### the Homeless & Fianna Fail Weak leader MeHole Micheal Martin Mirror Online https://t.co/i1A3ehqzZt via @GoogleNews
The 44-year-old man from Wuhan, the province where the outbreak is believed to have originated, was admitted to a Manila hospital on 25 January with a fever, cough and a sore throat. https://t.co/LmzYhAePUk
▶️ Prediction: the evolution of transmission in Singapore and Thailand (case counts and ICU-rates) over the next 10-14 days will tell us everything about the longer-term global epidemic/pandemic. #nCoV2020#corona#2019nCoV (in the absence of antivirals or a vaccine) pic.twitter.com/uCvfqxVnwC
Zahedan, SE #Iran While countries across the globe are banning the entrance of Chinese people onto their soil to prevent the spread of the #Corona virus, the mullahs' regime is allowing them in & Iran's passenger planes are constantly flying to & from China. pic.twitter.com/rZvYbNh8Z9
It was clear that Elizabeth Warren was highly unlikely to win New Hampshire as the early results flowed in. So in her election night speech, she gave a boost to someone else — the top remaining female contender in the first-in-the-nation primary https://t.co/SNyJdlKcjWpic.twitter.com/pTksPlI4mb
Pete Buttigieg got emotional during his event in New Hampshire, arguing that his early lead in the Iowa Democratic caucuses "validates" a sense of belonging for children who feel out of place in their communities or among members of their families https://t.co/XKogMR8XLp
As New Hampshire results show Elizabeth Warren is not projected to pick up delegates, she warns against a divided Democratic race: "We cannot afford to fall into factions. We can't afford to squander our collective power. We win when we come together" https://t.co/0lBnBx3suxpic.twitter.com/804cXcRMEP
Good morning from New Hampshire, where most of the major candidates have arrived — still without results from Iowa. Here's my latest on why this whole Iowa debacle makes New Hampshire's traditional primary even more important this year. https://t.co/bq3NDsNswl
Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire’s presidential primary election Tuesday, narrowly edging moderate rival Pete Buttigieg and scoring the first clear victory in the Democratic Party’s chaotic 2020 nomination fight. https://t.co/jFVKbDjBe0
'These constant mercurial shifts in 'momentum' — it’s Pete! It’s Amy! Paging Mike Bloomberg! — have eroded the kingmaking power of the Democratic leadership. They are eating the party from within, and seem poised to continue doing so." https://t.co/d1qJXQy9hY
There are already some early voting results to report out of New Hampshire. Three small towns kept up the tradition of voting at midnight, and Senator Amy Klobuchar leads with eight votes. pic.twitter.com/kZITDUXmP5
The New Hampshire presidential primaries took place on February 11, with several candidates locked in fierce competition for Democratic delegates. The Onion provides the most important takeaways from the New Hampshire primaries. https://t.co/3beDhntucYpic.twitter.com/i1wAOBoLHQ
BREAKING: In New Hampshire Democratic primary, Joe Biden and Sen. Warren will not reach the 15% threshold statewide and in each congressional district, according to the @NBCNews Decision Desk, meaning they will not receive delegates from the #NHprimary. https://t.co/9GpjRiXZfl
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in New Hampshire called a woman who asked him about his Iowa caucus performance a ‘lying dog-faced pony soldier.’ The line was from a John Wayne movie, his campaign said https://t.co/yTfLtvvFBPpic.twitter.com/u8EsmYP1Xr
Three remote hamlets in New Hampshire kicked off the state's first-in-the-nation primary just after midnight Tuesday, with Amy Klobuchar winning the most Democratic votes so far. https://t.co/MGShUnfPuy
Amidst a week of hopscotching from Iowa to New Hampshire, Joe Biden is taking some time off the trail, heading to Delaware to meet with advisers ahead of the eighth Democratic debate Friday, hosted by @ABC News. https://t.co/DhqPyDUsA9
For some candidates, this debate could be their last chance to make an impression on voters ahead of the New Hampshire primary Tuesday. For others, it offers a chance to solidify their position as an early frontrunner. https://t.co/22cEXubDB3
The Democratic candidates running to be their party's nominee for president are turning their attention to New Hampshire, which is the next state to cast their ballot in the primary on Tuesday.https://t.co/tkGREcL4cO
It's now been twenty-eight hours since Bernie's goons started booing the other Democratic candidates during their New Hampshire speeches, and Bernie still has yet to disavow their behavior. How much longer does he get a free pass for his divisiveness?https://t.co/ERtp9K1Up4
Andrew Yang arrives in New Hampshire. “Hello everyone!” he calls out. “So thrilled to be here in New Hampshire. We had ourselves a night in Iowa. No one knows the results still.” #FITN#nhpoliticspic.twitter.com/o7mdHwwVpA
We already have the one result from Iowa that matters the most: turnout was too low.
I’ve spent the last week in New Hampshire, and here’s what I’ve heard: to defeat Donald Trump, we need to engage everyone, everywhere. We need to show up for Americans so they show up for us. pic.twitter.com/C7eW3jqrM4
Here’s our video of Biden leaving his New Hampshire hotel this morning. We now know he’s leaving the state, and won’t stick around for tonight’s primary results. (A sign he’s not excited about what those results will show). He’s heading for more familiar ground in South Carolina pic.twitter.com/SnR71TeKBO
Joe Biden’s campaign to be the Democratic nominee for President is on its last legs. He has done badly in Iowa and will do badly in New Hampshire. He’s also behaving increasingly erratically. Unless there’s a remarkable resurgence in South Carolina, it’s over.
https://t.co/gKd9BtMEiG. Note to pundits and talking heads… Iowand New Hampshire don’t get to decide this race alone. There is an old adage…”the opera ain’t over until the fat lady sings” Not only has the fat lady not sung, she has not cleared her throat! Calm down and watch
I’m in New Hampshire for the next three days. I keep being asked, “Are we ok?” Who are the “we?” Bernie supporters? Yes. The urgency has grown even greater. The Democratic Party? No. Three years to prepare for Iowa, then this. The American ppl? No, we are not ok. Not at all. No.
Will be in Manchester, New Hampshire, tonight for a big Rally. Want to shake up the Dems a little bit – they have a really boring deal going on. Still waiting for the Iowa results, votes were fried. Big crowds in Manchester!
"I hear a lot of Republicans tomorrow will vote for the weakest candidate possible, of the Democrats. Does that make sense? You people wouldn't do that" — Trump encourages Republicans to ratf*ck the Democratic primary in New Hampshire pic.twitter.com/QOzt4MdjDI
Trump's first post-impeachment acquittal rally is in the books. Notably, he repeatedly encouraged his fans to cast dishonest votes in the New Hampshire Democratic primary so he can face the weakest possible candidate in November. pic.twitter.com/PGZiibv714
"Advisers hoped that Secret Service moves in Manchester to secure the area for president would make it harder for Democratic candidates and their supporters to transverse the state’s largest city in the hours before the primary’s first votes are cast" https://t.co/weAvZIA0s8
10 years of political support for regulated #trading & #clearing: Niels Tomm, Representative of the @DeutscheBoerse Board, remembers the 2009 G20 Summit in Pittsburgh, the impact of the decisions taken on the financial markets and the achievements so far: https://t.co/C6rAmgVYLB
The euro short-term rate (€STR), a new benchmark interest rate, has been published for the first time. The rate reflects the wholesale euro unsecured overnight borrowing costs of banks located in the euro area. The €STR is available here https://t.co/BUp2OidOjS#EuroSTRpic.twitter.com/b14OFa6YHP
This swimmer, who is the first person to complete a long-distance swim in every ocean, dove under the Antarctic ice sheet in a speedo to show the impact of the climate crisis pic.twitter.com/VDiOabQM85
During this year’s State of the Union, President Trump is expected to contrast his record of productivity with the Democrats’ crowning achievement—a wasteful, partisan impeachment. https://t.co/sSelZIdOh5
Before tonight’s State of the Union address, here’s a look back at the national security highlights of last year’s speech, organized by topic, in the order in which they were mentioned:https://t.co/VNN66eKR85
Makes Zero Sense. If you want the people to decide, wouldn’t you call witnesses like Bolton so the people know exactly what happened? @SenAlexander should just stop digging his hole. https://t.co/yDr1SfRkph
“Norway's oil and gas output is expected to rise sharply in the next several years as recent large discoveries come on stream, with authorities keen to extend the life of the oil and gas industry for decades to come.” | Reuters https://t.co/EXDRNtMqH4
OPEC and its allies safeguarded the oil market from witnessing a spike in prices after Libyan General Khalifa Haftar’s forces blocked Libya’s oil exports, says Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman.https://t.co/YOQpbVqLzP
Watch: Saudi Aramco is known as a symbol of rapid growth and change in the global oil and gas industry. Al Arabiya English takes a look back at how the company evolved into a full-fledged petroleum enterprise. pic.twitter.com/DJFWVE1oZa
Nov 17, Darab Fars province S #Iran The Iranian people know very well that Iran's oil money goes to support of the Assad dictatorship. Protesters chanting: Syria (Assad) has money problems What is the fault of the Iranian people?#IranProtestspic.twitter.com/wnxPy8Neba
NEW: Taxpayers shelled out another $3.4 million to send President Trump to Florida this weekend so he could host a Super Bowl party for paying guests at his for-profit golf course.https://t.co/1HM5J1wyox
The Aontú vote in the 2020 general election: leader Peadar Tóibín's seat is safe, and while they're not likely to make gains they hope to build on this result in the future. Highest vote 17.6% in Meath West, lowest 1.1% in Roscommon-Galway #GE2020#Election2020@AontuIEpic.twitter.com/JFwXDbzeoe
Ireland: combining the results of Sinn Féin (GUE/NGL)—which supports Irish reunification—in Ireland's 2020 national parliamentary election and Northern Ireland's 2017 assembly election, both using STV, the map shows highest support for SF on Ireland-NI border and in city centres. pic.twitter.com/8epigVuIES
Ireland: As the vote counting starts, results start dropping later today and the exit polls are showing an extremely tight race, catch up with the Irish politics and background of the upcoming results with our preview article:https://t.co/djCAOic15S
Notes for journalists/commentariat: Before commenting on Irish election results, do your homework. Single transferrable vote system of proportional representation – or PR-STV – is one of the most flexible and subtle electoral systems anywhere in the world. https://t.co/FYZE2McKvT
This is a genuinely profound election result for Ireland, North and South. It is also hugely significant for the working-class and those of us standing in the principled Socialist tradition. It harbingers both the potential for progressive change and significant risks ahead. https://t.co/92ePodSSza
"This is a game changer election…we are now looking at how we can form a government that actually reflects the needs of citizens" – @moneillsf speaking in Belfast today on a historic election result for Sinn Féin #GE2020pic.twitter.com/tvKvFgUpNG
“We can see when they're gaslighting us when they're telling us things are one way but we can very clearly see with our eyes that that's not accurate.”@SenLynnRuane on how election shows Irish people’s view of power/politics has totally changed. #GE2020pic.twitter.com/1T5fisARCY
Amazing and historic: Ireland's leftwing nationalist party Sinn Féin, which helped lead the resistance against British colonialism, just surged in the election, tying with the two mainstream reactionary parties
Where’s the best political analyst on Irish politics when you need him? Somebody please find the nations infamous BBC Question time audience member and ask him to explain and dissect Ireland’s General Election Result. Please find him. https://t.co/UivYfH8BMc
In Ireland's snap general election, left-wing party Sinn Féin has made huge gains which have surpassed even its own expectations. Tommy Greene and Eoghan Gilmartin explore what this shock result could mean for Northern Ireland. https://t.co/IhGZOVM5Fq
A left-wing party whose primary objective is to reunify Ireland looked set to win more votes than its rivals in today’s Irish general election, according to recent opinion polls, in what would be the best showing for the left in the country’s history https://t.co/ZCs1WpJ291
TCD Political Science Profs Michael Marsh (television) and Michael Gallagher (radio) expected to feature on RTE coverage of election results over upcoming weekend and Monday, starting tonight (Saturday) at 10 pm on Radio 1:https://t.co/Nyod84kAus
TCD Political Science extends its best wishes to all its alumni standing GE20: Carly Bailey (Dub SW), Dara Calleary (Mayo), Jack Chambers (Dub W), Paschal Donohoe (Dub Cen), Gary Gannon (Dub Cen), Seán Haughey (Dub Bay N). And any others we’ve overlookedhttps://t.co/TCKu6TjuE9.
@thecarolemalone actually claims that housing is an Irish election issue due to the reduction on freedom of movement in the UK, post Brexit. Migrants apparently coming to Ireland as a result and are contributing to the housing crisis. How out of touch are you lot?#GE2020#skynewspic.twitter.com/yKoLlURZqW
A producer asked me to sum up where we stand in the Irish election to help them script an intro tomorrow. Why keep it to myself? Here's my summary; happy to hear anyone's thoughts. #GE2020pic.twitter.com/kHOrn43cXV
If polls are correct, today's Irish election will see young and working-class voters flocking to Sinn Féin and others on the Left in historic numbers – dealing a blow to the country's dominant right-wing parties. https://t.co/b1BxaO3PnL
Look at the Irish election. What might have been in Britain if our politics hadn't been derailed by the Brexit question? Or if Labour hadn't trashed its anti-establishment credentials by getting that question so wrong? Populism needn't mean racism, it can win from the left.
Ireland’s Nationalist Moment: The surprising election results are a rejection of the status quo, and come at a nationalist moment in the country—one in which anti-English sentiment, brought on by Brexit, has grown By @YasmeenSerhanhttps://t.co/mxR2xw0cNO
Polls predict an earthquake result in today’s Irish election, as Sinn Féin threatens to beat the mainstream parties for the first time. It could bring a united Ireland closer — but it’s also a vote to stop the soaring cost of living. https://t.co/Jos9hZo5jB@DawnHFoster
As long as we continue to use First Past the Post election results will continue to be warped but the winner-takes-all system and Westminster will fail to properly represent Britain – with seats in parliament failing to reflect the parties voters support. https://t.co/4kqmmXizQZ
Few key points from Galway West after three counts.
– Galway will elect its first Sinn Féin TD since Liam Mellows in East Galway in 1918. – It's on course to elect three women for the first time ever. – Fine Gael are coming fifth and sixth and are almost sure to lose a seat.
On the first count in Meath East – no one has crossed the line. But SF’s Darren O’Rourke celebrates on hearing he has so far received 10,223 votes, just shy of the 10,487 quota needed to be deemed elected. With transfers he is likely to be elected on the second count. #GE2020pic.twitter.com/JEH0Ma8Rxj
The first candidate past the post in Meath East is Sinn Féin’s Darren O’Rourke, elected on the second count. He was joined by the party’s deputy leader Michelle O’Neill. #GE2020pic.twitter.com/wKgFA3pusb
Sinn Féin performed poorly in the local elections, so why the massive gains now? Our political correspondent @christinafinn8 suggests it could be down to what voters saw as being realistically achievable https://t.co/jhw0wthynI
From the Louth count centre to the Meath East centre where Sinn Féin’s Darren O’Rourke, outgoing minister Helen McEntee, and Fianna Fáil’s Thomas Byrne look set to take the three seats in the constituency. It will, of course, mean outgoing minister Regina Doherty is out. #GE2020pic.twitter.com/UHd5TJR63u
Outgoing junior minister Helen McEntee secured her seat but all was not well for Fine Gael in the Meath East constituency as outgoing social protection minister, Regina Doherty failed to retain hers. https://t.co/aybYW1PQ42
It's coming down to the wire in Galway West between Independent TD Catherine Connolly and Fine Gael's Seán Kyne – the government's chief whip is in danger of losing his seat. #GE2020https://t.co/YQofs4YUjC
Hopeful for her chances to be elected, joint leader of the Social Democrats Róisín Shorthall, says that Irish politics is now a "whole new ball game" and maintains that her party is happy to work with any party elected.#GE2020#SocDemspic.twitter.com/x0GDdsmojR
So: With 97% of vote counted, Iowa caucus results are: Sanders 44,753 26.5% Buttigieg 42,235 25.0% Warren 34,312 20.3% Biden 23,051 13.7% If no big changes in last 3 percent of vote, bottom line: Sanders won, Buttigieg did well, Warren OK, Biden bad, bad, bad. pic.twitter.com/lNNoj7KQ9T
NEWS: Buttigieg campaign had a call w/ IDP this morning + raised concerns about how the party was allocating SDEs from satellite caucuses. Campaign believes the party has not followed rules set out by the delegate selection plan, and Bernie got more SDEs. https://t.co/deRCGR7eXt
Here is a map of the Iowa Democratic primary, but it shows the Margin between Moderate and Progressive Democrats. Overall the state leans Moderate (Mod+4.1%). Most progressive strength is concentrated in the southeast, while Moderates do well elsewhere. #IowaCaucuspic.twitter.com/h4F9s8Eylq
More doubt about the Iowa caucus result: the party has awarded SDEs in satellite caucuses in a way that appears to violate the party's delegate selection plan, and it's enough to be decisive in this close of a race https://t.co/V89jhq6g1I
There are more than 100 precincts in Iowa with some kind of irregularity or inconsistency in the returns across one of the various vote counts, according to our analysis, easily covering the narrow margin in the race https://t.co/JBGkHVoBVz
The Iowa caucus should be recanvassed AFTER the results are fully reported out. It is wildly manipulative and irresponsible to do so at 97% of the vote just as Sanders’ lead was set to be revealed. https://t.co/MLuWrbkSDW
Democrats impeached Trump and watched his approval rating reach its highest ever. And of course he just got acquitted. They can't even fucking run the Iowa caucus right and just got caught taking away votes from Bernie. Why the fuck are we led by these absolutely inept dipshits?
History will mark that the vote to convict Donald Trump was bipartisan. The vote for acquittal had no Democrats. The narrative of the Iowa Caucus and the State of the Union suddenly seems a long time ago.
I can't say that we really took "30% of Iowa caucus results still unavailable 40 hours after the caucuses ended" into our contingency planning when figuring out how to ingest election results into our model.
WARNINGS IGNORED: The Iowa Democratic Party barreled ahead with the use of an unvetted, undisclosed mobile app despite admonishments from security experts. DHS offered to test the app, but was turned away. 1/ https://t.co/zpk5omWM3H
As we wait for Iowa results, one winner is already clear: In last night's entrance polls, Medicare for All was backed by a whopping 6 in 10 Iowa caucus goers. Back when I was a health insurance exec, this literally would have been my worst nightmare. (1/5) https://t.co/chltxnqZiK
Feels like a good time to say that I look forward to enthusiastically supporting the Democratic nominee, and there are many things to admire about all of these candidates (and none of them were in charge of the Iowa caucus)
“The Iowa caucus is the perfect example of systemic racism. 91% of the voters in Iowa are white. The reason why you see a drop in turnout, I’m just speculating here, it could be perhaps that white children are not in the cages…”pic.twitter.com/OCg2Dg8e7y
“The great tragedy of Iowa is that when the results are in, they will probably be the most accurate results ever reported out of the Iowa caucuses….And yet the most accurate Iowa caucuses may be the last.” https://t.co/1AHlCNytZQ
American political campaigns are staffed by professionals, but they achieve scale only with the help of volunteers. @ericlach spoke to some of the dedicated 2020 Democratic campaign volunteers in Iowa. https://t.co/w1osTFwR2O
For Americans following along on cable TV, Monday's Iowa caucuses were a bewildering carnival of democracy — until it all went sour. The failure of Democrats to report timely results meant viewers went to bed not knowing what it all meant. https://t.co/Rjh9EAh2lL
A person with knowledge of the company’s culture, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of reprisal, shared communications showing that top officials at the company regularly expressed hostility to Sanders supporters. https://t.co/UnQ8dmsGHb
.@BernieSanders campaign declares victory in the Iowa Caucus, calls the SDE totals an "antiquated and meaningless metric" and says the count "will never be known with any kind of certainty." Releases a bunch of discrepancies in precincts they think will boost Sanders: pic.twitter.com/QJ0ti6oWlQ
'I have a good feeling we're gonna be doing very, very well here in Iowa' — Sen. @BernieSanders spoke to his supporters in Des Moines as they awaited the results of the Iowa caucus pic.twitter.com/uSPKF4kiwX
One week out in #Iowa. Get ready for some hard and ugly hits on Sanders – some very wealthy and powerful interests are terrified that their free ride is about to end. Keep breathing, keep pushing through the resistance. "All that we love is on the line" – Nina Turner https://t.co/ir0mq0zDHE
Huge crowd for Bernie in #Iowa Saturday night. Ilhan Omar told the crowd that "Democrats are freaking out" that Bernie is leading. Remember anyone can vote in a caucus and they are notorious for GOP voters trying to skew results. https://t.co/il4GIVQ9e4
The official position of Bernie Sanders supporters right now: the DNC, the Des Moines Register, and Hillary Clinton’s former campaign manager have all conspired to hide the fact that Bernie secretly won Iowa tonight – and Pete Buttigieg secretly funded it all.
Bernie Sanders supporters and his campaign are working feverishly to get misinformation out there. As they’ve done historically with Hilary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren and now Pete Buttigieg. The FACTS are here: https://t.co/pmqJVsgwNM
This firm was staffed by Clinton campaign veterans – created by a Democratic dark money nonprofit – backed by hedge fund billionaires including Seth Klarman; a funder of pro-settler Israel lobby organizations! https://t.co/YG7Sr3K72v
Dem group behind Shadow distanced itself from the Iowa caucus developer. But they share office space, briefings & resources. The team is made up of former Hillary campaign staff tied to Mayor Pete and have privately expressed hostility to Bernie https://t.co/dzVwXc8eOw
Moments after Mayor Pete’s bizarre victory speech, HuffPo confirms that Buttigeig’s fundraising entity paid >$21,000 to developer “Shadow” for the app that’s broke the Iowa Caucus…here’s that clip… pic.twitter.com/HzYmbc480D
Team Biden should be worried. He underperformed across Iowa. He’s been losing ground to Sanders, & Klobuchar seems to be cutting in on his natural constituency. His campaign lacks momentum and appears to be relying on the Black vote in South Carolina for resuscitation. #iacaucus
The @nytimes counting 1, 2, 4 because women are invisible. Warren came in 3rd in #IowaCaucus in a state Biden has been practically living in for months. Erasing her–when the NYT endorsed her–is peak misogyny and influencing voters. You learned nothing from 2016. Nothing. https://t.co/y2zmU63O77
Sen. Warren speaks in Iowa amid delay in caucus results: "We don't know all the results tonight, but tonight has already showed that Americans have a deep hunger for big, structural change to make our economy and our democracy work for everyone."https://t.co/rwRIwc45Yt
Maybe indicative of something, maybe not, but Steyer underperformed his polling in Iowa, getting 1.8% of the first-alignment vote vs. 3.6% in polls. So did Bloomberg (0.1% vs 1.2%). It seems at least plausible that polls for ad-driven candidates won't translate 1:1 into votes.
Bloomberg has opened a record number of field offices in California for a presidential candidate (The Hill). He is advertising like crazy. And today, with all eyes on Iowa, he is campaigning in the Golden State. pic.twitter.com/ojGGpxy2MW
BREAKING: After last night's chaos in Iowa, "Bloomberg authorized his campaign team to double his spending on television commercials in every market where he is currently advertising and expand his campaign’s field staff to more than two thousand people." https://t.co/5vOJdAigOc
You know what Michael Bloomberg didn’t do? Spend two months traipsing around diners, drive-ins and dives in Iowa to beg for a handwritten piece of loose leaf paper in a high school gymnasium. Guy’s trying to win in 2020, not carry on norms that the other party shattered already.
There were ways to adjust the debate rules when black and Latino candidates were being excluded, but that didn't happen. The rules were only adjusted when the billionaire needed to participate. That seems wrong. https://t.co/4QB1QGAo7U
“Four years ago yesterday, one GOP presidential hopeful – I believe his name was Donald J. Trump – tweeted, ‘Based on the fraud committed by Senator Ted Cruz during the Iowa Caucus, either a new election should take place or Cruz results nullified’.”… https://t.co/YDOnq0h9ET
The 2020 Iowa caucus was “pretty much a big mess,” in the words of one caucus secretary. “I’m really concerned that we’re putting our first-in-the-nation status in jeopardy,” he said. https://t.co/8kS1DGC827
Fortune reported the mysterious Iowa app was developed by Mook's @D3P. Now @lhfang reports it was Shadow Inc., a subsidiary of the centrist dark money Super PAC Pacronym. Several donors behind this are giving big to Buttigieg, who just declared victory. https://t.co/Vx9bWeLMQr
Democrats suffered a huge embarrassment in Iowa when a new system for reporting the outcome of the first-in-the-nation state caucuses, aimed at providing transparency and accuracy, was plagued by “inconsistencies” and delivered no results. https://t.co/liv6VuirKF
“Quality control” is just exactly the phrase you expect a party controlled by corporate elites to use when delaying vote announcements because they’re in total shock at how poorly their favored “top-tier” “electable” candidate did #IowaCaucuses
Monday evening's events effectively produced a five-hour-long informercial for the Democratic Party’s administrative incompetence, broadcast across all of the major news networks https://t.co/7Kbb14FQWj
The man and his MAGA crowd engage in criminal behavior. They are determined to fix the election. Supporters of the current occupant of the White House swarmed Iowa phone lines that caused the caucus issue this week. They are afraid they can't win.https://t.co/RqmT9i3t7a
The Trump Administration’s new #WOTUS corrects the egregious overreach of the Obama-era rule. I joined @agripulse to discuss the new rule, which provides predictability and certainty for our hardworking farmers, manufacturers, and landowners in #Iowa. pic.twitter.com/Pi8MTdnw2i
Interesting that this ad makes it seem like Johnson was released because of criminal justice reform but it had nothing to do with that. Trump granted her clemency after being lobbied by Kim Kardashian. https://t.co/KaaBqBoeNl
Here's the President of the United States, dicking around during the national anthem, fake conducting, pointing like an idiot, doesn't have his hand over his heart and actually moves to sit in the middle of the song.
Carrick-On-Suir is a town that has been very much let down. I ensured working with my colleagues that investment was put into this town. It is a town that really needs investment. It needs jobs. It needs the IDA and Enterprise Ireland to deliver for it. #DeliversMoreForTipppic.twitter.com/Tg280KqZD3
I wish to offer my deepest sympathies to Marese Skehan’s family and all who knew her on her untimely passing. As a mark of respect all Labour canvassing will now cease in Tipperary until a later date. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.
Nenagh has always been a vibrant town, a town I'm very proud to be from and to represent. The town has seen dramatic improvements. I ensured that LMC moved into their new premises and are creating hundreds of jobs. We've had huge investment in the area. #DeliversMoreForTipppic.twitter.com/MEBHoby3Mc
January 2020 was the warmest European January ever. We need transformative action: in our economies, in transport, in agriculture, etc. etc., and we need it right now. Either business as usual is over, or we're over.https://t.co/4y8aBuQEBX
I remember 2010 when there was no children living in 'homeless hubs'. In nearly ten years of government the number has risen to 4k & your solution to child homelessness has been to literally warehouse them. 5 more years of great ideas like that? No thanks. https://t.co/9xVdcUGvxL
We are delivering the largest social housing programme in decades. Fine Gael has delivered 10,000 new social homes in 2019, 11,000 this year and will deliver another 60,000 over the next five years. #rtept
We will ensure nobody has to pay the top rate of tax until they earn €50,000 a year and anyone earning less that €20,000 will not be levied with USC. It is wrong that a worker on €39,000, €42,000 or the average wage of €47,596 should be paying the higher rate. #LookForward
Great to visit St Joseph’s College in Lucan today, where we spoke to students about the future. Fine Gael has helped to deliver a lot of social change in recent years. But we want to do more, particularly on equality between men & women & closing the gender pay gap. #LookForwardpic.twitter.com/X05nokenV8
This weekend I’ve written pieces for Die Welt (Germany), El Pais (Spain), La Repubblica (Italy), Rzeczpospolita (Poland), De Tijd and Le Soir (Belgium) thanking our European friends for their support and solidarity throughout #Brexit. Here’s a sample: pic.twitter.com/rRkEwRaKxE
I look forward with confidence to the future of Ireland and the EU after Brexit. I do not underestimate the challenges and risks but believe we can meet that working with our European partners we can build an ever closer, safer, prosperous and sustainable future for us all.
I profoundly regret that the UK is leaving the EU but I absolutely respect their decision to do so. I’m certain, that both Ireland and the EU more broadly – will continue to have an abiding friendship with the UK, a real partnership in terms of politics, security & the economics
As the leader of a small country, I’ve felt enormous solidarity from our European partners. The past few years have demonstrated again that the EU is a union of nations, as well as of peoples. One in which small states are protected and respected. #BrexitDay
As Taoiseach I’ve seen the strength & the unity of the European Union, and how much we can achieve when member states, all 27, think together, work together & have common objectives. When Europe acts as one, it is a truly powerful force for good. United we stand, divided we fall
Today we are grateful to the European member states for their solidarity and support during the recent Brexit negotiations. It is proof of why small countries benefit from membership of the EU. #EU#Ireland#Europe#LookForward
Today is a bittersweet day for all of us who believe in the idea of Europe. Our sadness, however, is tempered by what we have seen over the past three years. Although Europe was tested it did not break, but came through it stronger and more united than ever.
This is very much in Ireland’s interests, as well as that of the European Union as a whole. This means common minimum standards on workers’ rights, health and safety, the environment, animal welfare, state aid, as well as produce and food standards. #BrexitDay
I am ambitious about the future EU/UK relationship but I also think we think to be realistic about the dangers. We need to start a new relationship between the EU and the UK on a firm and honest footing. And that means a level playing field.
Tonight, when the clock strikes 11 p.m. the UK will leave the European Union. We'll say goodbye to an old friend embarking on an adventure. We hope it works out for them. But if it does not, there will always be a seat kept for them at the table. #BrexitDaypic.twitter.com/ybkX70wFZt
Great to be in Wexford today, for the official opening of the New Ross bypass – which includes the longest bridge in the country. It’ll slash journey times by 30 minutes and should have a really positive impact on the economy in the South East. #Wexfordpic.twitter.com/Ke3juqfs0V
On this #HolocaustRemembranceDay, we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and the millions of victims murdered. Ireland stands against all antisemitism, racism and persecution. We must never allow the horrors of the Holocaust to be forgotten.
Really glad Citizens Assembly on Gender Equality now underway. We’ve made some great strides forward on womens rights. Next step should be focus on gender pay gap. It’s a symptom of all barriers women still face in workplace – childcare, lack of promotional opps, gender bias. https://t.co/8edP4qNeLw
The new Citizens’ Assembly on gender equality holds its first meeting today. Wishing all those taking part the very best and looking forward to their proposals. So much work to do in this area – lots started over last few years but much more to do. An important day
Talking through @FineGael’s plans on remote and flexible working as well as childcare. As a mother who has worked all my life, I want to continue to pursue policies that make the workplace a fairer and more open place. #LookForwardpic.twitter.com/tvgNbHUjEV
So tiring to hear the usual cliche that @FineGael are ideologically opposed to social housing. I grew up in a council house. I believe in social housing. But I also know that you need a strong economy to build the houses. Only @FineGael has the balanced plan to to provide housing pic.twitter.com/aipqEmN4N3
We welcome the significant reduction in people recorded as accessing emergency homeless accommodation in December 2019. The drop of 717 (7%) in a single month is very positive and reflects the hard work by AHBs and LAs to deliver social housing. https://t.co/GAb5pazzQ0
Quite a tense scene at Fine Gael event in Ballincollig. A group ambushed Simon Coveney as he was leaving, shouting 'traitor' and anti-abortion slogans. They wouldn't tell me what group if any they were from, just said they were "Irish nationalists" pic.twitter.com/Jz1JFRkax2
Fianna Fáil’s manifesto contains no real details. It highlights the fact that they are intent on trying to fool the Irish electorate rather than deliver real solutions. #RecklessFFpic.twitter.com/1zVyPKi7ez
Varadkar: "putting Micheál MArtin and Fianna Fáil back in charge of the economy would be like asking John Delaney to take over the FAI again in nine years time." Burn! #GE2020pic.twitter.com/ieZ35HQtR7
Asked about his biggest political mistake, @MichealMartinTD said the mistake he has learned most from is there are times you must stand out against the herd; listen to the contrarian voice, and not go along with the accepted wisdom just because so many people are saying it. pic.twitter.com/73mwgUQ0Xc
✔️Get 100,000 off waiting lists ✔️Hire 8,000 health professionals ✔️Improve mental health care ✔️Build 100,000 social & affordable homes ✔️Help with home ownership ✔️Tackle homelessness ✔️Make childcare affordable ✔️Tackle insurance costs ✔️Tax reliefs on average incomes pic.twitter.com/OpWeMByIiG
In the absence of any coherent answers to the big challenges facing our country, and with no explanation for failure to meet virtually every target on housing and health, this is what the Fine Gael campaign has come to. After the 2016 election I kept my word and will do so again. https://t.co/Bv7Z8sxwaG
Today I raised with the Taoiseach how the crisis in rising insurance costs is damaging communities across the country, and how the inertia of Government to this crisis is fueling it. pic.twitter.com/NGvaH0WjPn