Turkey bombs villages in northern Syria — again

first_imgAs many people expected, the Turkish regime led by Tayyip Erdogan has resumed its offensive against the Kurds in Syria, with an apparent go-ahead from U.S. imperialism. In recent years, Washington had given military aid to the “Syrian Democratic Forces,” in which the Kurdish People’s Defense Forces (YPG) played a major role in the fighting.  The U.S. goal has been to use the YPG to weaken the Damascus government, under the pretext of fighting the Islamic State forces. Since the U.S. has no permanent allies — only permanent interests — it surprised few people that, when the Assad government regained control of most of Syria’s territory, Washington would abandon its temporary ally in Syria’s Kurdish region and leave the Kurds as a target of the oppressive Turkish regime. The following article appeared in the German daily newspaper Junge Welt on Nov. 1.On the morning of Oct. 31, the Turkish army shelled the villages of Korel, Selim and Ashma in northern Syria, west of the town of Kobani (Ain Al-Arab), which is mainly inhabited by Kurds. The day before, the military from the neighboring country of Turkey had attacked the Syrian border town of Tel Abyad.Anha, a news agency, reported that civilians had been injured. Four fighters from the Kurdish People’s Defense Forces (YPG) were killed and six others were injured in fighting in the Syrian-Turkish border area on Oct. 31.The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDK) military alliance issued a statement which said it had “the right to retaliate for any attack on our territories.” The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), an umbrella organization of the SDK, condemned Turkey’s aggression in a statement on Oct. 30, and called on the U.S.-led “international coalition against the Islamic State” to “live up to its responsibility.”The SDC alliance also called on the Syrian government “not to remain silent and to take action within the framework of international legislation.”Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had equated the Syrian-Kurdish party of the Democratic Union (PYD) with the terrorist organization “Islamic State” at a summit meeting attended by Turkey, France, Russia and Germany on Oct. 27. He pledged that the PYD would be exterminated.Turkey seeks to extend its presence in northern Syria further to the east. Officially, Erdogan justifies this goal as necessary in “the fight against terror” carried out by IS and PYD.  However, it could also serve to expand Turkish control over oil and gas resources in northern and eastern Syria, with Washington’s tacit consent.Germany Federal Economics Minister Peter Altmaier stated in Ankara on Oct. 26 that the city sees itself as “a regional hub for oil and gas supplies.” Berlin aims to support Turkey in this.Riza Altun, member of the Executive Council of the Community of Societies of Kurdistan (KCK), told Mediya TV that the U.S. “wants to create a new order in the Middle East.” According to Altun, co-founder of the Workers Party of Kurdistan (PKK), this is “in the context of a reorganization of global relations.” This type of endeavor is always associated with new crises.Leukefeld has been covering news in Syria and the region for over a decade. Translation by Workers World managing editor John Catalinotto.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Senators See Tough Road Ahead on Farm Bill

first_img Facebook Twitter Senators See Tough Road Ahead on Farm Bill SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Senators See Tough Road Ahead on Farm Bill Johanns-Johnson on farm billHouse Ag Committee Chairman Frank Lucas has said everyone will have to work outside of the box and come together to complete a farm bill. U.S. Senator Mike Johanns of Nebraska agrees a more unified bill is necessary.“They passed the commodity title, they passed pieces of the farm bill, but of course we all know a major piece of the farm bill is and has been the nutrition piece. There’s a desire to take more money out of food stamps, the SNAP program and we hear discussion that will be in the vicinity of $40 billion. I don’t know if that means that they’ll then have the votes to pass the farm bill. I’m guessing it will take all Republican votes and doubt that former speaker Pelosi is going to turn her people loose on those kind of cuts, so whether or not they’ve got enough Republicans to pass this, we’ll see.”If the House could pass something on nutrition this week Johanns says there would still be time to appoint conferees, get the bill to conference and see what the conferees could come up with before September 30th.“It’s not as good situation to miss that September 20th deadline. In a perfect world we would get a farm bill by September 30th but if you’ve got conferees working and there’s optimism that they can get from point A to point B and get a bill done, there’s some flexibility in that September 30th date.”There isn’t much time to deal with a bill of this complexity, but Johanns says it can be done.South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson isn’t optimistic that Congress will get a farm bill passed by the deadline and he also blames the separation of the nutrition title from the farm bill.“This House action is a huge departure from the traditional urban-rural alliance that the farm bill has had in the past. Senator Stabenow, chairwoman of the Senate Ag Committee has said they we won’t pass a farm bill that doesn’t include SNAP.”He added both Stabenow and Senate majority leader Harry Reid oppose an extension. SHARE By Andy Eubank – Sep 18, 2013 Previous articleAdministration Strongly Opposes H.R. 3102Next articleOil Tops $108 on U.S. Crude Supply Drop, Fed Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Keep ‘Watch’ Over Corn Rootworm in 2021

first_img By Andy Eubank – Nov 12, 2020 Home Indiana Agriculture News Keep ‘Watch’ Over Corn Rootworm in 2021 Keep ‘Watch’ Over Corn Rootworm in 2021 SHARE Audio Playerhttps://hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Corn-rootworm-vigilence.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Jody Gander-BayerThere were predictions a year ago that incidence of corn rootworm this year would be on the increase. “Ya that really has materialized and I think if we look at what we’re seeing for rootworm pressure in 2020 we’re seeing that it is definitely higher this year compared to what we’ve seen in the last several years,” said Jody Gander with Bayer.Gander says it’s true over a wide geography and he explains one of the reasons.“If you think about corn rootworm, the eggs overwinter in the soil and then typically hatch in late May or early June. This year we had a relatively mild winter followed by some pretty favorable conditions for rootworm hatch and survival when that was going on. That more than likely contributed to the higher level of pressure that we’re seeing this year.”Gander says Bayer suggests an integrated pest management approach rather than relying on a single control tactic for the pest.“There are different things such as number one, crop rotation,” he told HAT. “If you rotate out of corn to a non-host crop or a non-corn crop, you’re able to break the life cycle of corn rootworm. When those eggs hatch in late May or June and there’s no corn available they go ahead and they starve and they die. Then the following year you more than likely would not have any corn rootworm pressure.”You can also use non-traited corn with soil applied insecticide or use a traited product such as SmartStax from Bayer with multiple modes of action. And Gander recommends trapping next year so you can monitor adults, “by using yellow sticky traps to try to get a feel for what the pressure may be going into the next year.”To track pressure Bayer created “The Watch” program last year. “The purpose of this is to help increase grower awareness around corn rootworm. As you can see this year, corn rootworm populations can rebound very quickly.”Learn more about the program by visiting Traits.bayer.com/thewatch and you will receive a sticky trap starter kit. Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articlePoll Shows Americans’ Unwavering Trust in Farmer, Approval of Sustainability PracticesNext articleIndiana Farm Bureau PAC Making a Difference in 2020 Election on the HAT Friday Podcast Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Letter to Israeli general about decision not to prosecute soldiers who killed Palestinian cameraman

first_img to go further August 21, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Letter to Israeli general about decision not to prosecute soldiers who killed Palestinian cameraman May 28, 2021 Find out more May 16, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders has written to Brig. Gen. Avihai Mandelblit, military advocate general of the Israel Defence Forces, voicing concern about his decision not to prosecute the soldiers responsible for the death of Palestinian cameraman Fadel Shanaa in the Gaza Strip last April.The letter, sent on 18 August, says: “The recently-released findings of the Israeli investigation into the death of Fadel Shanaa, a Palestinian cameraman employed by the British news agency Reuters, absolved those who fired the fatal shot of any responsibility. However, we agree with Reuters that many aspects of this case were not addressed.“The behaviour of Mr. Shanaa and his assistant, Wafa Abu Mizyed, should not have caused any confusion. Their car was clearly marked as a press vehicle. Their flak jackets also had the word ‘Press’ written on them. As Reuters Middle East managing editor Mark Thompson points out, the tripod they were using was much higher than the kind of tripod used to fire mortars.“Furthermore, the two journalists were in an open area opposite the Israeli positions and made no attempt to conceal themselves. The young civilians who were nearby were also put in danger. In all, nine civilians were killed by the steel flechettes released by the Israeli shell fired at the Reuters crew. We take this opportunity to reiterate our opposition to the use of this kind of weapon, which is liable to wound and kill non-combatants.“Mr. Shanaa’s death and the flaws in the investigation carried out by your department call into question the progress made by the Israel Defence Forces in their efforts to avoid endangering civilians, including journalists, who are our particular concern. A Reporters Without Borders team went to Israel in December 2006 to discuss these issues with IDF representatives. “They told us that many measures had been taken to improve the safety of journalists in combat situations in the field, including training soldiers and their superiors on the behaviour to adopt with the press. We continue to support these preventive measures.“But when serious lapses take place, as they did on 16 April, sanctions must be adopted, if only in order to avoid any recurrence. The absence of any prosecutions will have only one result – it will reinforce a feeling of impunity with the IDF.”Five journalists have been killed by IDF personnel in the Palestinian Territories in the past 10 years. The family of British independent filmmaker James Miller, who was killed in Rafah (in the Gaza Strip) in May 2003, continue to campaign for justice. After an 18-month investigation, the IDF decided in 2005 not to prosecute the officer suspected of firing on Miller. His family decided to file a suit before the Israeli civilian courts. A trial was due to open on 13 May of this year but was adjourned twice. A hearing is now scheduled for September. “Yet again we have been let down by the Israeli judicial system,” the family said after the second postponement. “This adjournment reinforces our fear that the Israeli government and courts will continue to string us along. We are more determined than ever to pursue them for justice for James.” IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists June 3, 2021 Find out more News RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts IsraelMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Follow the news on Israel News Organisation Reporters Without Borders has written to Brig. Gen. Avihai Mandelblit, military advocate general of the Israel Defence Forces, voicing concern about his decision not to prosecute the soldiers responsible for the death of Palestinian cameraman Fadel Shanaa in the Gaza Strip last April.“Mr. Shanaa’s death and the flaws in the investigation carried out by your department call into question the progress made by the Israel Defence Forces in their efforts to avoid endangering civilians,” said the organisation. WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News Newslast_img read more

Propylene Glycol Market Procurement Intelligence Report with COVID-19 Impact Analysis | Global Forecasts, 2021-2025…

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleWeber plays 1,000th game; Canadiens beat Canucks 5-3Next articleNo. 19 Wisconsin returns to winning ways over Penn St, 72-56 Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – February 2, 2021 TAGS  Pinterest Twitter Local NewsBusiness Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Propylene Glycol Market Procurement Intelligence Report with COVID-19 Impact Analysis | Global Forecasts, 2021-2025 | SpendEdgelast_img read more

Over 140 dogs recovered from Leitrim dog hoarder

first_imgNews Over 140 dogs recovered from Leitrim dog hoarder By admin – February 12, 2013 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ More than 140 dogs have been recovered in a joint operation involving several agencies in Co. Leitrim.The ISPCA, together with Leitrim Animal Welfare, helped rescue the dogs from a property in a rural area of the county where they were living in ‘deplorable conditions’. The ISPCA said it is the largest cases of canine dog in the history of the State and required the co-operation of 4 organisations to work together in the operation.The ISPCA, Leitrim Animal Welfare, Dogs Trust and County Veterinary Offices all contributed to the rescue.Most of the dogs were Bichon Frise crosses, King Charles Cavaliers and Shih Tzus, ranging in age from puppies right through to mature dogs.Majority had skin, eye & teeth problemsThe majority were heavily matted and also suffering from skin, eye and teeth problems.The ISPCA says the owner of the animals is a dog hoarder – a person who keeps and breeds dog without rehoming or having the necessary space, funding or ability to care for the animals.She had been making efforts to feed them, but the ISPCA says the situation “had spiralled out of control due to the sheer number of animals”.Leitrim County Veterinary Officer James Madden described the situation as an extreme case of ‘dog hoarding’ – and said the woman was breeding some of the animals, but it would also appear that she was also taking in other abandoned animals at the property.ISPCA Chief inspector Conor Dowling said “The condition of the animals was appalling, their coats were extremely matted and many had thick dreads of matted hair right down to their skin”.”Their coats were also matted with a mix of sawdust, dog faeces and mud and their legs were soaked in urine”.”Many of the animals were also suffering from eye problems and one had to have an eye removed while the ISPCA was forced to put another animal to sleep, which is hugely disappointing while being a mercy there wasn’t more than one” he added. Google+center_img WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleWhat can The Cloud do for your business?Next articleCouncillor wants disused railway lines to be turned into cycle paths admin Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Tensions around Rockall may emerge again – Mc Guinness

first_imgAudioElections 2020Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Tensions around Rockall may emerge again – Mc Guinness An independent election candidate in Donegal says he is concerned that tensions in the waters around Rockall last year may emerge again as a Brexit trade deal is discussed.Moville based Arthur Mc Guinness says he’s had discussions with many fishermen in North Inishowen and elsewhere who believe Rockall could become a contentious issue during the talks which are getting underway this week.Mr Mc Guinness says it’s a matter of concern:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/arthudfgdfgdfgdfrmcg1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ By News Highland – February 5, 2020 Previous articleDonegal research project aims to reduce cancer patients time in hospitalNext article‘Your Life Your Choice’ Road Safety Programme launched News Highland Facebooklast_img read more

Concern over ‘alarming backlog’ of LIS applications in Donegal

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Concern over ‘alarming backlog’ of LIS applications in Donegal Facebook By News Highland – March 26, 2019 Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows AudioHomepage BannerNews Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleLifford’s McGee brothers gain success at the 2018 National Greyhound Racing AwardsNext articleGardai in Donegal appeal for information over break-ins News Highland Pinterest WhatsApp Serious concern has been raised over what’s been described as an alarming backlog of LIS applications in Donegal. It’s understood that over two thousand applications have been submitted to Donegal County Council for consideration however just over 200 have been approved, equating to about 10 per cent.The scheme aims to carry out improvement works to private roads and laneways.Cllr Niamh Kennedy says there’s simply not enough funding coming from a national level to cope with the demand in the county:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/niamddfgdfgdfgdfgdghkLIS.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

Over 870 Donegal people on social welfare for over a decade

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articleMagherabeg hit by water outageNext articleGreen light for Donegal school building projects News Highland By News Highland – June 26, 2020 Over 870 Donegal people on social welfare for over a decade WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Facebook Twitter Over 870 people in Donegal have been receiving Jobseeker’s Allowance for at least a decade, one of the highest figures in the country. Nationally the figure is almost 14,000 – Dublin accounts for a nearly third of those – and is followed by Cork, Donegal and Wexford.The Department of Social Protection says a further 18,200 people have been getting the payment for between six and ten years.Fianna Fáil’s social protection spokesman, Willie O’Dea, says the state hasn’t put enough emphasis on the long-term unemployed:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/oddfgdfdgea8am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.A further breakdown of the Donegal figures: The number of people in Donegal receiving the payment for -Less than one year –  2,5231-2 years – 1,1823-6 years – 1,4636-10 years – 1,106 Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+last_img read more

McNabb family to support kids through churches

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Print Article Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration For the first time since 2013, the Annie Lois McNabb family will not sponsor a back-to school event for kids ages 12 and under.“Because of COVID-19, our family decided it would be best not to bring a lot of children and parents together for the backpack giveaway event,” David McNabb said. “But, we still wanted to do something for the community, for the children, in memory of our mother.”McNabb said, rather than give away backpacks, the McNabb family opted to give Walmart gift cards to several area churches to benefit the children. Latest Stories The McNabb children plan to continue honoring their mother’s memory by helping with the back-to-school needs of children so they will have a more secure start to the school year.center_img Annie Lois McNabb was the mother of 10 children. She experienced the greatest sadness a mother can know in the loss of several children, including the tragic loss of a daughter in a plane crash.“Our mother knew great sadness but she also knew great joy,” McNabb said. “She lived her life, overcoming sadness and finding joy in all things, especially children.” You Might Like First Baptist invites schools to join in prayer walk First Baptist Church of Troy is inviting all schools in Pike County to participate in a Prayer Walk for Schools… read more McNabb family to support kids through churches Sponsored Content Email the author By The Penny Hoarder Next Up“The gift cards will be given to the church ministers and they will decide how the money will best meet the back-to-school needs of the children,” McNabb said. “Our blessing comes from knowing that our mother would be pleased.”The McNabb family is giving gift cards to First Missionary Baptist, St. Paul AME, Shiloh Baptist, New Shiloh Baptist, Lily Baptist, Bethel Baptist and St. Peter’s Baptist.Annie Lois McNabb died in 2012 and the following year her family began hosting a back-to-school event in her honor and in her memory. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 5:53 pm Wednesday, August 19, 2020last_img read more