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VIDEO NEWS from mikenova (49 sites) urn:uuid:39238402-3754-cd94-9326-90f2bd4c7f72 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:37:52 -0500 <div class="NB-youtube-player"><iframe allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CruFQlJGyQU?iv_load_policy=3"></iframe></div> <div class="NB-youtube-stats"><small> <b>From:</b> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQfwfsi5VrQ8yKZ-UWmAEFg">france24english</a><br /> <b>Duration:</b> 01:32<br /> </small></div><hr /> <div class="NB-youtube-description"><p>Amnesty International no longer considers jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny a “prisoner of conscience” due to past comments he made that qualify as advocacy of hatred, the group said.</p> <p>Subscribe to France 24 now:<br /><a href="http://f24.my/youtubeEN">http://f24.my/youtubeEN</a></p> <p>FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7<br /><a href="http://f24.my/YTliveEN">http://f24.my/YTliveEN</a></p> <p>Visit our website:<br /><a href="http://www.france24.com">http://www.france24.com</a></p> <p>Subscribe to our YouTube channel:<br /><a href="http://f24.my/youtubeEN">http://f24.my/youtubeEN</a></p> <p>Like us on Facebook:<br /><a href="https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English">https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English</a></p> <p>Follow us on Twitter:<br /><a href="https://twitter.com/France24_en">https://twitter.com/France24_en</a></p></div> <img src="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/CruFQlJGyQU/hqdefault.jpg" style="display: none;" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/568509" width="16" height="16"> france24english's YouTube Videos france24english MSNBC Top Stories: Sanders: ‘There’s not one Republican who will support a $15 minimum wage’ https://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/sanders-there-s-not-one-republican-who-will-support-a-15-minimum-wage-101547589706 1. 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Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:0576039a-d249-03e2-e52b-014e245f1ad7 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:30:15 -0500 <div class="palmerreport-top-of-content" id="palmerreport-661981692" style="float: left; margin-right: 2px;">Sign up for the <a href="http://palmerreport.com/mailinglist/" target="_blank"><font color="0000FF">Palmer Report Mailing List</font></a>. <br /> –––––</div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><div class="palmerreport-block1-second-ad-desktop-only" id="palmerreport-425810105" style="float: left; margin-right: 7px;">Sign up for the <a href="http://palmerreport.com/mailinglist/" target="_blank"><font color="0000FF">Palmer Report Mailing List</font></a>. <br /> –––––</div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><p>Sometimes, a Republican does something so ridiculous that I am convinced they are not serious about their action and are just desperately seeking attention for some lame reason. Case in point, one Tom Cotton.</p> <p>The Arkansas Senator is yet another Presidential hopeful. He is also someone very much in need of math tutoring. On Tuesday, Senator Cotton, along with Senator Romney of Utah, introduced some new legislation. This legislation is targeted at raising the minimum wage.</p> <p>This is an important issue, and one Biden has taken on directly with his proposal of a 15 dollar federal minimum wage. Cotton and Romney think that it is way too much money to pay the good people of this country. In their new legislation, they propose raising the federal minimum wage to 10 dollars an hour.</p> <p>FYI the current federal wage is $7.25 an hour, which is just pathetic. This increase that Cotton wants to make to $10 is also pathetic.</p> <p>This legislation will not go anywhere, but it <i>does</i> show that Cotton should never speak of this issue again. Why do I say that? Because the minimum wage in Arkansas is already 11 dollars an hour as of January 1st of this year. Does Cotton not know what his own state&#8217;s minimum wage is? Does he want to take a dollar <i>off</i> Arkansas&#8217;s minimum wage?</p> <div class="palmerreport-after-first-paragraph" id="palmerreport-1956480284" style="text-align: center; margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px;"> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: block;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><p>Twitter was quick to react, with many amused people tweeting out math memes to the idiotic Senator. Many tweeters had a great idea which I espouse wholeheartedly. Why not try paying Senator Cotton $10 per hour? 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The World and Security Daily News from mikenova (17 sites) urn:uuid:e2f8cc80-ddc6-8669-a43c-050ebb9cb203 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:12:29 -0500 <p><img alt="India Mohan Nannapaneni Chicken Poultry Meat Village" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" height="450" src="https://www.eurasiareview.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/b-28.jpg" width="800" /></p> <p></p> <p>Now that bird flu and the associated culling of migratory birds is occurring in parts of India, we can add this disease to the toxic mix of pathogens currently on the loose around the world. Ebola has also reappeared in Africa on top of the coronavirus pandemic. Climate change is adding to the mix, with extreme temperature and polar vortexes. What has occurred in Texas, with freezing temperatures and grid-wide electrical power failure, has forced the state to declare a public health emergency on top of the pandemic. This is a unique combination of events that means there needs to be a refocus on complex emergency responses.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>But first there has been a new outbreak of the reoccurring bird flu. India last month began to cull tens of thousands of poultry birds after avian influenza was detected in ducks, crows and wild geese in at least a dozen locations across the country. The Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying is urging states to take measures to avoid any further spread of the disease. Kerala ordered the culling of more than 38,000 poultry birds after reports of dead birds infected with the disease emerged from several districts. The economic impact is notable, as is the effect on food security. When culling birds, their eggs must also be destroyed.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Other countries in Asia have also experienced outbreaks of bird flu this winter. In November, hundreds of thousands of chickens were culled in Japan after cases were detected in poultry. This included a farm in the city of Hiroshima, which culled 134,000 chickens after avian flu was detected for the first time on its premises since 2004. Most cases of human bird flu infections are due to contact with infected poultry or surfaces that are contaminated. Sound familiar?</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Meanwhile, Ebola’s re-emergence in two different parts of Africa is being addressed quickly by medical officials and practitioners on the ground. Guinea started an Ebola vaccination campaign on Tuesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, as authorities race to contain the first resurgence of the virus there since the world’s worst outbreak in 2013-2016. Vaccine inoculations against Ebola have been given to healthcare workers. Importantly, the vaccination uses the ring strategy, whereby all people who have come into contact with a confirmed Ebola patient are given the vaccine, as well as front-line and health workers. The good news is that, during the last Ebola outbreak, vaccines were under development. Now there is expertise and experience with safe and effective vaccines.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Research shows there is a natural transition of the Ebola virus involving certain species of forest-dwelling fruit bats. These act as a reservoir for the virus in nature and this cycle is continuous, ensuring that the pathogen is maintained. The virus may, however, spill over from its natural reservoir either to other forest-dwelling animals or directly to humans to set off an epidemic in the human population. One feature that sets the current outbreak apart is that it is happening against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, which has healthcare and other resources around the globe under severe pressure.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>What about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and its mutations? Are the same issues occurring now but with another disease vector? Combined with today’s other problems in society, across a range of violence and economic stagnation, there is a complex emergency that needs addressing.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>The current thinking on complex emergencies is dominated by humanitarian literature that debates and advocates interventions into crises and largely focuses on the complexity of responses. Despite the fact there are several definitions of complex emergencies, characteristics consistently emerge across the response-based literature focusing on conflict, warfare and civilian risk. This is noble and important work. However, in a world where pathogens are affecting the way we live and interact, the wider issues of a global complex emergency of a different type emerge. This conflation of events means that, in many countries, the layering of such affairs gives urgency to the need to create job opportunities in the medical sector.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>While earlier concepts concerned the occurrence and duration of civil wars and other violence, the emergence of many diseases at once multiplies the challenge. The changing patterns of violence that turn urban areas into war zones suggest that addressing disease spread and instability issues, such as food insecurity and environmental degradation, become second nature during epidemics.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>The main concept is to have more able-bodied individuals acting as medical practitioners and being aware of the complex emergency around them. The complex emergency is one in which disease surveillance is half the battle against so many other afflictions and conditions. In that way, being prepared and growing the ranks of healthcare professionals is a civic duty.</p> <p></p> <p>The article <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com/25022021-recruitment-of-healthcare-workers-key-to-battling-complex-emergencies-analysis/" rel="nofollow">Recruitment Of Healthcare Workers Key To Battling Complex Emergencies &#8211; Analysis</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com" rel="nofollow">Eurasia Review</a>.</p><br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/547536" width="16" /> Eurasia Review<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6597559" width="16" height="16"> 1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites) 1 analysis health south and central asia Dr. Theodore Karasik 1. All The News (That Fit To Web) from Michael_Novakhov (18 sites): 1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites): Eurasia Review: Recruitment Of Healthcare Workers Key To Battling Complex Emergencies – Analysis https://www.eurasiareview.com/25022021-recruitment-of-healthcare-workers-key-to-battling-complex-emergencies-analysis/ 1. The World and Security Daily News from mikenova (17 sites) urn:uuid:d265ec58-44e4-2e51-f5a1-a39640f7ddd2 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:12:29 -0500 <p><img alt="India Mohan Nannapaneni Chicken Poultry Meat Village" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" height="450" src="https://www.eurasiareview.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/b-28.jpg" width="800" /></p> <p></p> <p>Now that bird flu and the associated culling of migratory birds is occurring in parts of India, we can add this disease to the toxic mix of pathogens currently on the loose around the world. Ebola has also reappeared in Africa on top of the coronavirus pandemic. Climate change is adding to the mix, with extreme temperature and polar vortexes. What has occurred in Texas, with freezing temperatures and grid-wide electrical power failure, has forced the state to declare a public health emergency on top of the pandemic. This is a unique combination of events that means there needs to be a refocus on complex emergency responses.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>But first there has been a new outbreak of the reoccurring bird flu. India last month began to cull tens of thousands of poultry birds after avian influenza was detected in ducks, crows and wild geese in at least a dozen locations across the country. The Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying is urging states to take measures to avoid any further spread of the disease. Kerala ordered the culling of more than 38,000 poultry birds after reports of dead birds infected with the disease emerged from several districts. The economic impact is notable, as is the effect on food security. When culling birds, their eggs must also be destroyed.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Other countries in Asia have also experienced outbreaks of bird flu this winter. In November, hundreds of thousands of chickens were culled in Japan after cases were detected in poultry. This included a farm in the city of Hiroshima, which culled 134,000 chickens after avian flu was detected for the first time on its premises since 2004. Most cases of human bird flu infections are due to contact with infected poultry or surfaces that are contaminated. Sound familiar?</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Meanwhile, Ebola’s re-emergence in two different parts of Africa is being addressed quickly by medical officials and practitioners on the ground. Guinea started an Ebola vaccination campaign on Tuesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, as authorities race to contain the first resurgence of the virus there since the world’s worst outbreak in 2013-2016. Vaccine inoculations against Ebola have been given to healthcare workers. Importantly, the vaccination uses the ring strategy, whereby all people who have come into contact with a confirmed Ebola patient are given the vaccine, as well as front-line and health workers. The good news is that, during the last Ebola outbreak, vaccines were under development. Now there is expertise and experience with safe and effective vaccines.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Research shows there is a natural transition of the Ebola virus involving certain species of forest-dwelling fruit bats. These act as a reservoir for the virus in nature and this cycle is continuous, ensuring that the pathogen is maintained. The virus may, however, spill over from its natural reservoir either to other forest-dwelling animals or directly to humans to set off an epidemic in the human population. One feature that sets the current outbreak apart is that it is happening against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, which has healthcare and other resources around the globe under severe pressure.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>What about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and its mutations? Are the same issues occurring now but with another disease vector? Combined with today’s other problems in society, across a range of violence and economic stagnation, there is a complex emergency that needs addressing.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>The current thinking on complex emergencies is dominated by humanitarian literature that debates and advocates interventions into crises and largely focuses on the complexity of responses. Despite the fact there are several definitions of complex emergencies, characteristics consistently emerge across the response-based literature focusing on conflict, warfare and civilian risk. This is noble and important work. However, in a world where pathogens are affecting the way we live and interact, the wider issues of a global complex emergency of a different type emerge. This conflation of events means that, in many countries, the layering of such affairs gives urgency to the need to create job opportunities in the medical sector.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>While earlier concepts concerned the occurrence and duration of civil wars and other violence, the emergence of many diseases at once multiplies the challenge. The changing patterns of violence that turn urban areas into war zones suggest that addressing disease spread and instability issues, such as food insecurity and environmental degradation, become second nature during epidemics.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>The main concept is to have more able-bodied individuals acting as medical practitioners and being aware of the complex emergency around them. The complex emergency is one in which disease surveillance is half the battle against so many other afflictions and conditions. In that way, being prepared and growing the ranks of healthcare professionals is a civic duty.</p> <p></p> <p>The article <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com/25022021-recruitment-of-healthcare-workers-key-to-battling-complex-emergencies-analysis/" rel="nofollow">Recruitment Of Healthcare Workers Key To Battling Complex Emergencies &#8211; Analysis</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com" rel="nofollow">Eurasia Review</a>.</p><br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/547536" width="16" /> Eurasia Review<br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6597559" width="16" /> 1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites)<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673163" width="16" height="16"> 1. 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US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites): Eurasia Review: Israel’s Supporters Attack Critics To Avoid The Issues – OpEd https://www.eurasiareview.com/25022021-israels-supporters-attack-critics-to-avoid-the-issues-oped/ 1. The World and Security Daily News from mikenova (17 sites) urn:uuid:1e026f03-23b0-2892-89ca-fb6edf7e81f7 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:05:28 -0500 <p><img alt="Flags of Israel and United States" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" height="510" src="https://www.eurasiareview.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Flags-of-Israel-and-United-States.jpg" width="825" /></p> <p></p> <p>Whenever someone criticizes Israel, the first thing you hear is that they are “anti-Semitic.” There is a simple reason for this: Israel’s supporters use accusations of anti-Semitism as a means of silencing the critics and preventing a public discussion on the issues.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>That happened this week, when Michael Che, a comedian on the popular US TV entertainment and comedy show “Saturday Night Live,” criticized Israel for failing to provide vaccinations to Palestinians. As co-host of the show’s satirical segment, “Weekend Update,” Che said: “Israel is reporting that they’ve vaccinated half of their population, and I am going to guess it is the Jewish half.”</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>The American Jewish Committee and other groups denounced Che’s joke as being anti-Semitic. That is about the worst thing you can say about anyone and it can often be a career killer in America, where sensitivities about Israel trump concerns about the truth.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>But what is the truth? Well, I reached out to someone I trust and who is honest and balanced in dealing with controversial issues: Ahmad Tibi, a Palestinian member of Israel’s Knesset and leader of the Arab Joint List. He told me that about a third of the Palestinian citizens of Israel had received a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination. But he added that many others simply do not want the vaccination. “There is a problem of Arabs going, agreeing to get the vaccines, a hesitation of the Arab community. There are a lot of vaccines,” Tibi said.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>However, the 1.8 million Palestinian citizens of Israel only represent a small portion of the non-Jews under Tel Aviv’s control. There are about 3 million Palestinians living in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, plus another 1.8 million in Gaza. Why are those Palestinians important to this issue? Well, Israel has settled more than 400,000 people in illegal settlements throughout the West Bank, plus close to another 200,000 more in East Jerusalem. It is vaccinating those settlers, but not the Palestinians who live under its occupation.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Satire is often used to help the public find the truth of a matter through the maze of lies, propaganda and public relations spin. We should be grateful to Che for having the courage to use satire to raise this issue and help us get to the truth. But I don’t believe the defenders of Israel, such as the American Jewish Committee, want the public to see the truth because the truth is an ugly imbalance.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Israel has been criticized for its discriminatory policies against both its non-Jewish citizens and the non-Jews who live under its occupation. That is not a discussion the supporters of Israel want to have because the country’s fundamentally discriminatory policies disqualify it from being a true democracy. A country can’t be a democracy if it discriminates against some of its citizens on the basis of their race or religion. In Israel, Christians and Muslims are treated differently than Jews.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>That is what Che’s satire was trying to address: The fact that Israel insists it embraces human rights, but its policies say otherwise. Israel has carefully created two sets of laws and policies, one for its Jewish citizens and another for the non-Jews. I have previously written about those 65-plus discriminatory laws that are outlined in detail by Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>“The discrimination in these laws is either explicit — ‘discrimination on its face’ — or, more often, the laws are worded in a seemingly neutral manner, but have or will likely have a disparate impact on Palestinians in their implementation,” Adalah states on its website. “These laws limit the rights of Palestinians in all areas of life, from citizenship rights to the right to political participation, land and housing rights, education rights, cultural and language rights, religious rights, and due process rights during detention. Some of the laws also discriminate against other groups.”</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>It is thanks to these discriminatory laws that families like my own, which is from Jerusalem, are denied basic and fundamental property rights. However, thanks to Che’s satire, we can now talk about the reality of the situation for non-Jews inside Israel and under occupation.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Che is not anti-Semitic and he does not owe anyone an apology. He has raised an important issue, using humor to help the public better understand complicated issues that are twisted and distorted by false stereotypes. His satire shone a spotlight on an important issue that needs to be discussed without demonizing people. He raises an important point that the pro-Israel groups want to avoid.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Someone needs to answer the real questions: Why and how is discrimination impacting people in Israel, and why is Israel concerned for the health of the settlers who live in the Occupied Territories, but not their Palestinian neighbors?</p> <p></p> <p>The article <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com/25022021-israels-supporters-attack-critics-to-avoid-the-issues-oped/" rel="nofollow">Israel&#8217;s Supporters Attack Critics To Avoid The Issues &#8211; OpEd</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com" rel="nofollow">Eurasia Review</a>.</p><br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/547536" width="16" /> Eurasia Review<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6597559" width="16" height="16"> 1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites) 1 entertainment middle east opinion the americas Ray Hanania 1. 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The World and Security Daily News from mikenova (17 sites) urn:uuid:0b0716b2-af93-b58b-ac20-9607c1f62c7c Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:05:28 -0500 <p><img alt="Flags of Israel and United States" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" height="510" src="https://www.eurasiareview.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Flags-of-Israel-and-United-States.jpg" width="825" /></p> <p></p> <p>Whenever someone criticizes Israel, the first thing you hear is that they are “anti-Semitic.” There is a simple reason for this: Israel’s supporters use accusations of anti-Semitism as a means of silencing the critics and preventing a public discussion on the issues.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>That happened this week, when Michael Che, a comedian on the popular US TV entertainment and comedy show “Saturday Night Live,” criticized Israel for failing to provide vaccinations to Palestinians. As co-host of the show’s satirical segment, “Weekend Update,” Che said: “Israel is reporting that they’ve vaccinated half of their population, and I am going to guess it is the Jewish half.”</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>The American Jewish Committee and other groups denounced Che’s joke as being anti-Semitic. That is about the worst thing you can say about anyone and it can often be a career killer in America, where sensitivities about Israel trump concerns about the truth.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>But what is the truth? Well, I reached out to someone I trust and who is honest and balanced in dealing with controversial issues: Ahmad Tibi, a Palestinian member of Israel’s Knesset and leader of the Arab Joint List. He told me that about a third of the Palestinian citizens of Israel had received a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination. But he added that many others simply do not want the vaccination. “There is a problem of Arabs going, agreeing to get the vaccines, a hesitation of the Arab community. There are a lot of vaccines,” Tibi said.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>However, the 1.8 million Palestinian citizens of Israel only represent a small portion of the non-Jews under Tel Aviv’s control. There are about 3 million Palestinians living in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, plus another 1.8 million in Gaza. Why are those Palestinians important to this issue? Well, Israel has settled more than 400,000 people in illegal settlements throughout the West Bank, plus close to another 200,000 more in East Jerusalem. It is vaccinating those settlers, but not the Palestinians who live under its occupation.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Satire is often used to help the public find the truth of a matter through the maze of lies, propaganda and public relations spin. We should be grateful to Che for having the courage to use satire to raise this issue and help us get to the truth. But I don’t believe the defenders of Israel, such as the American Jewish Committee, want the public to see the truth because the truth is an ugly imbalance.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Israel has been criticized for its discriminatory policies against both its non-Jewish citizens and the non-Jews who live under its occupation. That is not a discussion the supporters of Israel want to have because the country’s fundamentally discriminatory policies disqualify it from being a true democracy. A country can’t be a democracy if it discriminates against some of its citizens on the basis of their race or religion. In Israel, Christians and Muslims are treated differently than Jews.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>That is what Che’s satire was trying to address: The fact that Israel insists it embraces human rights, but its policies say otherwise. Israel has carefully created two sets of laws and policies, one for its Jewish citizens and another for the non-Jews. I have previously written about those 65-plus discriminatory laws that are outlined in detail by Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>“The discrimination in these laws is either explicit — ‘discrimination on its face’ — or, more often, the laws are worded in a seemingly neutral manner, but have or will likely have a disparate impact on Palestinians in their implementation,” Adalah states on its website. “These laws limit the rights of Palestinians in all areas of life, from citizenship rights to the right to political participation, land and housing rights, education rights, cultural and language rights, religious rights, and due process rights during detention. Some of the laws also discriminate against other groups.”</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>It is thanks to these discriminatory laws that families like my own, which is from Jerusalem, are denied basic and fundamental property rights. However, thanks to Che’s satire, we can now talk about the reality of the situation for non-Jews inside Israel and under occupation.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Che is not anti-Semitic and he does not owe anyone an apology. He has raised an important issue, using humor to help the public better understand complicated issues that are twisted and distorted by false stereotypes. His satire shone a spotlight on an important issue that needs to be discussed without demonizing people. He raises an important point that the pro-Israel groups want to avoid.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Someone needs to answer the real questions: Why and how is discrimination impacting people in Israel, and why is Israel concerned for the health of the settlers who live in the Occupied Territories, but not their Palestinian neighbors?</p> <p></p> <p>The article <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com/25022021-israels-supporters-attack-critics-to-avoid-the-issues-oped/" rel="nofollow">Israel&#8217;s Supporters Attack Critics To Avoid The Issues &#8211; OpEd</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com" rel="nofollow">Eurasia Review</a>.</p><br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/547536" width="16" /> Eurasia Review<br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6597559" width="16" /> 1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites)<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673163" width="16" height="16"> 1. 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US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites): Eurasia Review: Armenian Defense Minister Says Yerevan Would Like Russia Expand Gyumri Base – OpEd https://www.eurasiareview.com/25022021-armenian-defense-minister-says-yerevan-would-like-russia-expand-gyumri-base-oped/ 1. The World and Security Daily News from mikenova (17 sites) urn:uuid:0bcc2d0b-8e6a-0522-cab6-071bac3e7178 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:01:59 -0500 <p><img alt="Russian troops from the Gyumri military base during a parade in Yerevan, Armenia. Photo Credit: Mil.ru, Wikipedia Commons" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" height="450" src="https://www.eurasiareview.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/b-27.jpg" width="800" /></p> <p></p> <p>Armenian Defense Minister Vagarshak Arutyunyan has told Russia’s Novosti news agency that Yerevan would welcome an expansion of the Russian military base at Gyumri in Armenia because that would increase Armenia’s security (<a href="https://ria.ru/20210222/baza-1598535542.html">ria.ru/20210222/baza-1598535542.html</a>).</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>The base exists on the basis of a 1995 Moscow-Yerevan agreement, one that was extended in 2010 allowing Russian forces to remain there until 2044. At present, officials say, there are some 4,000 Russian military personnel on the base which is located in Armenia’s second largest city in the northwestern portion of the country.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>In the past, many Armenians have opposed the continued existence of the Russian base at Gyumri, let alone its enlargement because of the extraterritorial status Russian soldiers have claimed and received whenever they have been charged with crimes against Armenians, including a series of murders.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Thirteen months ago, a group of Armenians led by director and European Party member Tigran Khzmalyan and head of the Armenian National Press Club Narina Mkrtchyan called for the Russian army to shut down its base in Gyumri for that reason following a December 2019 murder (<a href="https://windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2019/01/russian-army-get-out-of-armenia-gyumri.html">windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2019/01/russian-army-get-out-of-armenia-gyumri.html</a>).</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Khzmalyan, who writes regularly on regional security issues, said that by holding this protest, “we are not making any political declarations because today is the fourth anniversary of another killing. This is not a political action but a simple desire to say several things” (<a href="https://www.aravot-ru.am/2019/01/13/295200/">aravot-ru.am/2019/01/13/295200/</a>).</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>“For the first time since February 1921, Armenia has protested against its seizure by the Red Army. Murders and occupiers cannot be the defenders of the nation,” Khzmalyan says. “Armenia’s security can be guaranteed only by the Armenian army; only the Armenian soldier is the guarantee of our security, independence and freedom.”</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>“Let us not deceive ourselves,” he continues. “Our country is colonized, and we stand along the advance post of this colonial force. They are the advance guard of colonialism in Armenia, a country which wants to be independent, which wants to b economically, politically, and in a humanistic way part of the civilized world.”</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>It remains uncertain how attitudes among Armenians about the base have changed in the wake of Azerbaijan’s military victories last fall. But there is a very real risk that if Yerevan calls for more Russian troops at Gyumri and Russian commanders don’t punish soldiers who attack Armenians, the base will remain a source of tension.</p> <p></p> <p>The article <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com/25022021-armenian-defense-minister-says-yerevan-would-like-russia-expand-gyumri-base-oped/" rel="nofollow">Armenian Defense Minister Says Yerevan Would Like Russia Expand Gyumri Base &#8211; OpEd</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com" rel="nofollow">Eurasia Review</a>.</p><br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/547536" width="16" /> Eurasia Review<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6597559" width="16" height="16"> 1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites) 1 europe opinion Paul Goble 1. All The News (That Fit To Web) from Michael_Novakhov (18 sites): 1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites): Eurasia Review: Armenian Defense Minister Says Yerevan Would Like Russia Expand Gyumri Base – OpEd https://www.eurasiareview.com/25022021-armenian-defense-minister-says-yerevan-would-like-russia-expand-gyumri-base-oped/ 1. The World and Security Daily News from mikenova (17 sites) urn:uuid:0e2937d8-0fe2-bf39-9463-32865e773688 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:01:59 -0500 <p><img alt="Russian troops from the Gyumri military base during a parade in Yerevan, Armenia. Photo Credit: Mil.ru, Wikipedia Commons" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" height="450" src="https://www.eurasiareview.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/b-27.jpg" width="800" /></p> <p></p> <p>Armenian Defense Minister Vagarshak Arutyunyan has told Russia’s Novosti news agency that Yerevan would welcome an expansion of the Russian military base at Gyumri in Armenia because that would increase Armenia’s security (<a href="https://ria.ru/20210222/baza-1598535542.html">ria.ru/20210222/baza-1598535542.html</a>).</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>The base exists on the basis of a 1995 Moscow-Yerevan agreement, one that was extended in 2010 allowing Russian forces to remain there until 2044. At present, officials say, there are some 4,000 Russian military personnel on the base which is located in Armenia’s second largest city in the northwestern portion of the country.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>In the past, many Armenians have opposed the continued existence of the Russian base at Gyumri, let alone its enlargement because of the extraterritorial status Russian soldiers have claimed and received whenever they have been charged with crimes against Armenians, including a series of murders.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Thirteen months ago, a group of Armenians led by director and European Party member Tigran Khzmalyan and head of the Armenian National Press Club Narina Mkrtchyan called for the Russian army to shut down its base in Gyumri for that reason following a December 2019 murder (<a href="https://windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2019/01/russian-army-get-out-of-armenia-gyumri.html">windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2019/01/russian-army-get-out-of-armenia-gyumri.html</a>).</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Khzmalyan, who writes regularly on regional security issues, said that by holding this protest, “we are not making any political declarations because today is the fourth anniversary of another killing. This is not a political action but a simple desire to say several things” (<a href="https://www.aravot-ru.am/2019/01/13/295200/">aravot-ru.am/2019/01/13/295200/</a>).</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>“For the first time since February 1921, Armenia has protested against its seizure by the Red Army. Murders and occupiers cannot be the defenders of the nation,” Khzmalyan says. “Armenia’s security can be guaranteed only by the Armenian army; only the Armenian soldier is the guarantee of our security, independence and freedom.”</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>“Let us not deceive ourselves,” he continues. “Our country is colonized, and we stand along the advance post of this colonial force. They are the advance guard of colonialism in Armenia, a country which wants to be independent, which wants to b economically, politically, and in a humanistic way part of the civilized world.”</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>It remains uncertain how attitudes among Armenians about the base have changed in the wake of Azerbaijan’s military victories last fall. But there is a very real risk that if Yerevan calls for more Russian troops at Gyumri and Russian commanders don’t punish soldiers who attack Armenians, the base will remain a source of tension.</p> <p></p> <p>The article <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com/25022021-armenian-defense-minister-says-yerevan-would-like-russia-expand-gyumri-base-oped/" rel="nofollow">Armenian Defense Minister Says Yerevan Would Like Russia Expand Gyumri Base &#8211; OpEd</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com" rel="nofollow">Eurasia Review</a>.</p><br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/547536" width="16" /> Eurasia Review<br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6597559" width="16" /> 1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites)<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673163" width="16" height="16"> 1. 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Instead, Biden can only get rid of DeJoy by putting people on the USPS Board of Governors who are willing to fire him, and that requires a Senate confirmation process.</p> <div class="palmerreport-after-first-paragraph" id="palmerreport-799285809" style="text-align: center; margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px;"> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: block;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><p>This evening Biden put that process in motion. He <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/02/24/dejoy-hearing-usps-live-updates/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">nominated</a> three people to the Board of Governors who, based on their track records, seem certain to vote to oust DeJoy. 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The World and Security Daily News from mikenova (17 sites) urn:uuid:a60dbfa0-51a8-b57b-5903-0884caacbabc Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:00:09 -0500 <div class="palmerreport-top-of-content" id="palmerreport-2147163176" style="float: left; margin-right: 2px;">Sign up for the <a href="http://palmerreport.com/mailinglist/" target="_blank"><font color="0000FF">Palmer Report Mailing List</font></a>. <br /> –––––</div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><div class="palmerreport-block1-second-ad-desktop-only" id="palmerreport-1793327409" style="float: left; margin-right: 7px;">Sign up for the <a href="http://palmerreport.com/mailinglist/" target="_blank"><font color="0000FF">Palmer Report Mailing List</font></a>. <br /> –––––</div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><p>If President Joe Biden had the ability to directly fire corrupt Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, he&#8217;d have done it by now. 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The World and Security Daily News from mikenova (17 sites) urn:uuid:d96b3cf5-1792-2eed-94ef-bed261072aaa Wed, 24 Feb 2021 19:54:34 -0500 <p><img alt="Scientist Researcher Science Chemist Laboratory Periodic System Chemistry" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" height="445" src="https://www.eurasiareview.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/b-40.jpg" width="800" /></p> <p></p> <p>By Maha Akeel*</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>I was not fond of physics when I was in school, although I was very much aware of its importance as a subject, having grasped the significance of gravity, the atom and the theory of relativity. On the other hand, I did enjoy biology and chemistry, dissecting frogs and mixing chemicals in the lab. I was also good at math, algebra and geometry.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>At one point, I considered going for a scientific field of study or becoming a doctor like my father wished, but I did not think I could tolerate the bloody part of medicine. And female members of the family who had pursued a degree in science or math either became teachers or stayed at home without work after graduation due to the limited job opportunities for women. Many women also drop out of medical school and other scientific fields or leave work after getting married and having children. Generally, fewer girls go into scientific fields compared to the humanities, business or the arts.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>But things have changed considerably for women during the past 10 years, with more colleges in computer science and engineering, in addition to medicine and medical sciences, opening up. There are more job opportunities too, especially under Vision 2030, which identified female empowerment and gender equality as one of its main objectives.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>However, women around the world still face many hurdles during their education and careers in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>On Feb. 11, we celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Unlike in previous years, this time we felt the critical role of science and medicine in our lives first-hand. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, scientists and medical personnel have been fighting the virus, advancing our knowledge of it, and developing techniques for testing and vaccinating against it, all while also treating and caring for the infected. And female scientists and doctors have been at the center of this effort. The scientists who developed the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine were a husband and wife team.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Nevertheless, just as the coronavirus disease has had a negative impact on women’s family life and employment, it has also had a significant negative impact on women scientists, particularly those in the early stages of their career. This will contribute to widening the existing gender gap in science and will reveal the gender disparities in the scientific system, according to UNESCO. At present, fewer than 30 percent of researchers worldwide are women.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>According to UNESCO data from 2014 to 2016, only 35 percent of all female students around the world select STEM-related fields in higher education. Globally, female students’ enrolment is particularly low in information and communications technology (3 percent), natural science, mathematics and statistics (5 percent), and engineering, manufacturing and construction (8 percent).</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>UNESCO has called for new policies, initiatives and mechanisms to support women and girls in science. In order to do that, we need to understand the factors that deter women from pursuing careers in STEM. Among these factors are gender biases, social norms and expectations influencing the quality of the education girls receive and the subjects they study. This gender disparity is a serious problem in all countries, especially as STEM careers are often referred to as the “jobs of the future,” driving innovation, social well-being, inclusive growth and sustainable development. Scientists will play a key role in addressing the challenges of food security, climate change, clean energy, health, water and sanitation, in addition to our everyday lives and activities through computers and gadgets. It is imperative that we encourage girls and women to enter STEM education and careers, and continue in the field.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Statistics show there has been an incremental increase in the enrolment of female students on STEM degree courses, but this is not translating into a greater presence of women in high-level decision and policymaking roles. According to recent studies, 41 percent of Ph.D. students in STEM fields are women. Among these, just 28 percent are on the tenure track. Disproportionate differences in the share of women researchers also exist at regional and national levels. In regions such as Central and Eastern Europe, the Arab world, Latin America and the Caribbean and Central Asia, women make up between 39 percent and 48.5 percent of researchers. In North America, Western Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, and South and West Asia, the figure is between 23.1 percent and 32.9 percent.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>It is interesting to note that many Arab and Muslim countries are doing much better than many Western countries of the Global North, such as Switzerland, Germany, the UK and Norway, which is extremely encouraging and reassuring that investment made in women’s education can have a great dividend in terms of socioeconomic transformation.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>According to UNESCO, 34 to 57 percent of STEM graduates in Arab countries are women. They make up 64 percent of Jordanian students in the natural sciences, medicine, dentistry and pharmacy, as well as 60 percent of engineering students in the Gulf (compared with only 30 percent in the US and Europe). Irrespective of these numbers, the translation of STEM graduates into a skilled workforce and high-level decision-makers is marred by various dropouts. In Arab countries, the average proportion of women scientists stands at 17 percent. This persistent problem in higher education and academia is the “leaky pipeline” — a term that refers to the disproportionate rate at which qualified women leave science as they move up the educational and career ladder. Globally, women account for only 16 percent of managers in the information technology industry, 3 percent of CEOs and 20 percent of chief financial officers.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>According to experts who participated in a webinar organized by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) last year, this dropout rate is due to various reasons, including: Work-life balance conflicts, a hostile environment from coworkers, gender discrimination, relatively few professional development opportunities, especially in fieldwork, and a lack of role models and mentors.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Participants in the OIC webinar recommended enhancing national policies that encourage girls and women to enter STEM fields of education by investing in quality, inclusive education, and investing in major potentials for science, technology and innovation as strategic engines for economic growth. They also recommended increasing early orientation and awareness on the importance of STEM for girls, as well as providing training programs for marginalized and disadvantaged girls and women to integrate them into the various available professions and projects. It is also important to highlight, promote and reward women achievers in the field.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>As a result, the OIC last week launched a platform on its website and social media celebrating women scientists in its member states.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Maybe if I had more encouragement and support and knew the potential of studying any of the STEM fields, I would have had a different career.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <ul> <li><em>Maha Akeel is a Saudi writer based in Jeddah.&nbsp;Twitter: @MahaAkeel1</em></li> </ul> <p></p> <p>The article <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com/25022021-time-to-ensure-women-get-fair-chance-in-science-oped/" rel="nofollow">Time To Ensure Women Get Fair Chance In Science &#8211; OpEd</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com" rel="nofollow">Eurasia Review</a>.</p><br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/547536" width="16" /> Eurasia Review<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6597559" width="16" height="16"> 1. 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The World and Security Daily News from mikenova (17 sites) urn:uuid:00d6250c-a3a4-181a-2b40-071ce234c915 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 19:54:34 -0500 <p><img alt="Scientist Researcher Science Chemist Laboratory Periodic System Chemistry" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" height="445" src="https://www.eurasiareview.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/b-40.jpg" width="800" /></p> <p></p> <p>By Maha Akeel*</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>I was not fond of physics when I was in school, although I was very much aware of its importance as a subject, having grasped the significance of gravity, the atom and the theory of relativity. On the other hand, I did enjoy biology and chemistry, dissecting frogs and mixing chemicals in the lab. I was also good at math, algebra and geometry.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>At one point, I considered going for a scientific field of study or becoming a doctor like my father wished, but I did not think I could tolerate the bloody part of medicine. And female members of the family who had pursued a degree in science or math either became teachers or stayed at home without work after graduation due to the limited job opportunities for women. Many women also drop out of medical school and other scientific fields or leave work after getting married and having children. Generally, fewer girls go into scientific fields compared to the humanities, business or the arts.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>But things have changed considerably for women during the past 10 years, with more colleges in computer science and engineering, in addition to medicine and medical sciences, opening up. There are more job opportunities too, especially under Vision 2030, which identified female empowerment and gender equality as one of its main objectives.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>However, women around the world still face many hurdles during their education and careers in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>On Feb. 11, we celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Unlike in previous years, this time we felt the critical role of science and medicine in our lives first-hand. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, scientists and medical personnel have been fighting the virus, advancing our knowledge of it, and developing techniques for testing and vaccinating against it, all while also treating and caring for the infected. And female scientists and doctors have been at the center of this effort. The scientists who developed the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine were a husband and wife team.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Nevertheless, just as the coronavirus disease has had a negative impact on women’s family life and employment, it has also had a significant negative impact on women scientists, particularly those in the early stages of their career. This will contribute to widening the existing gender gap in science and will reveal the gender disparities in the scientific system, according to UNESCO. At present, fewer than 30 percent of researchers worldwide are women.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>According to UNESCO data from 2014 to 2016, only 35 percent of all female students around the world select STEM-related fields in higher education. Globally, female students’ enrolment is particularly low in information and communications technology (3 percent), natural science, mathematics and statistics (5 percent), and engineering, manufacturing and construction (8 percent).</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>UNESCO has called for new policies, initiatives and mechanisms to support women and girls in science. In order to do that, we need to understand the factors that deter women from pursuing careers in STEM. Among these factors are gender biases, social norms and expectations influencing the quality of the education girls receive and the subjects they study. This gender disparity is a serious problem in all countries, especially as STEM careers are often referred to as the “jobs of the future,” driving innovation, social well-being, inclusive growth and sustainable development. Scientists will play a key role in addressing the challenges of food security, climate change, clean energy, health, water and sanitation, in addition to our everyday lives and activities through computers and gadgets. It is imperative that we encourage girls and women to enter STEM education and careers, and continue in the field.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Statistics show there has been an incremental increase in the enrolment of female students on STEM degree courses, but this is not translating into a greater presence of women in high-level decision and policymaking roles. According to recent studies, 41 percent of Ph.D. students in STEM fields are women. Among these, just 28 percent are on the tenure track. Disproportionate differences in the share of women researchers also exist at regional and national levels. In regions such as Central and Eastern Europe, the Arab world, Latin America and the Caribbean and Central Asia, women make up between 39 percent and 48.5 percent of researchers. In North America, Western Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, and South and West Asia, the figure is between 23.1 percent and 32.9 percent.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>It is interesting to note that many Arab and Muslim countries are doing much better than many Western countries of the Global North, such as Switzerland, Germany, the UK and Norway, which is extremely encouraging and reassuring that investment made in women’s education can have a great dividend in terms of socioeconomic transformation.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>According to UNESCO, 34 to 57 percent of STEM graduates in Arab countries are women. They make up 64 percent of Jordanian students in the natural sciences, medicine, dentistry and pharmacy, as well as 60 percent of engineering students in the Gulf (compared with only 30 percent in the US and Europe). Irrespective of these numbers, the translation of STEM graduates into a skilled workforce and high-level decision-makers is marred by various dropouts. In Arab countries, the average proportion of women scientists stands at 17 percent. This persistent problem in higher education and academia is the “leaky pipeline” — a term that refers to the disproportionate rate at which qualified women leave science as they move up the educational and career ladder. Globally, women account for only 16 percent of managers in the information technology industry, 3 percent of CEOs and 20 percent of chief financial officers.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>According to experts who participated in a webinar organized by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) last year, this dropout rate is due to various reasons, including: Work-life balance conflicts, a hostile environment from coworkers, gender discrimination, relatively few professional development opportunities, especially in fieldwork, and a lack of role models and mentors.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Participants in the OIC webinar recommended enhancing national policies that encourage girls and women to enter STEM fields of education by investing in quality, inclusive education, and investing in major potentials for science, technology and innovation as strategic engines for economic growth. They also recommended increasing early orientation and awareness on the importance of STEM for girls, as well as providing training programs for marginalized and disadvantaged girls and women to integrate them into the various available professions and projects. It is also important to highlight, promote and reward women achievers in the field.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>As a result, the OIC last week launched a platform on its website and social media celebrating women scientists in its member states.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Maybe if I had more encouragement and support and knew the potential of studying any of the STEM fields, I would have had a different career.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <ul> <li><em>Maha Akeel is a Saudi writer based in Jeddah.&nbsp;Twitter: @MahaAkeel1</em></li> </ul> <p></p> <p>The article <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com/25022021-time-to-ensure-women-get-fair-chance-in-science-oped/" rel="nofollow">Time To Ensure Women Get Fair Chance In Science &#8211; OpEd</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com" rel="nofollow">Eurasia Review</a>.</p><br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/547536" width="16" /> Eurasia Review<br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6597559" width="16" /> 1. 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The World and Security Daily News from mikenova (17 sites) urn:uuid:66eb934b-0732-e6c5-a59a-eca3d024babc Wed, 24 Feb 2021 19:52:15 -0500 The Carters have long been devoted members of Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga. — both of them as deacons, and he, for decades, as a Sunday school teacher.<br /><br /><img src="https://static01.nyt.com/images/2021/02/24/lens/24xp-carter/24xp-carter-moth.jpg" /><br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/5663943" width="16" /> NYT > Top Stories<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673159" width="16" height="16"> 1. World and Politics from Michael_Novakhov (31 sites) carter jimmy rosalynn plains (ga) Michael Levenson 1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites): Eurasia Review: Drones Used To Locate Dangerous, Unplugged Oil Wells https://www.eurasiareview.com/25022021-drones-used-to-locate-dangerous-unplugged-oil-wells/ 1. The World and Security Daily News from mikenova (17 sites) urn:uuid:8bbdc7aa-8eab-5e86-e4da-40e0bd2c777c Wed, 24 Feb 2021 19:50:37 -0500 <p><img alt="Natalia Romanzo, a master&#039;s student in sustainable communities at Binghamton University, wears a Geometrics G-858 cesium vapor magnetometer and battery pack on August 8, 2019. The sensing equipment, which weighs about 40 pounds, is still being used, but drones are increasingly providing a more practical alternative for remote sensing. Timothy de Smet, Environmental Visualization, Research Assistant Professor with the First-Year Research Immersion Program, helps Natalia with the pack. CREDIT Binghamton University, State University of New York" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" height="450" src="https://www.eurasiareview.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/b-26.jpg" width="800" /></p> <p></p> <p>There are millions of unplugged oil wells in the United States, which pose a serious threat to the environment. Using drones, researchers from Binghamton University, State University of New York have developed a new method to locate these hard-to-locate and dangerous wells.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>New York State has an estimated 35,000 abandoned oil or gas wells, while Pennsylvania has more than 600,000 dating back to the early days of drilling. Overall, the United States has an estimated 2 million orphaned wells. These wells pose multiple risks. They release methane into the atmosphere, a far more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, along with chemicals such as benzene, carbon tetrachloride and chloroform. Through sunlight-driven chemical reactions, methane also increases tropospheric ozone, which is considered a pollutant connected with respiratory distress.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>"If all the orphaned and abandoned oil and gas wells in New York State were plugged, the equivalent of nearly 750,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide could be removed from the atmosphere, which is the equivalent of removing the cars of Buffalo for one year," said Timothy de Smet, Geophysics and Remote Sensing Laboratory Director at Binghamton University.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>There are economic reasons to plug gas wells, too; left uncapped, these wells make it difficult to re-stimulate older oil fields with newer technologies such as hydraulic fracturing, according to the article.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Plugging the wells is the right thing to do -- but first you need to find them.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>In 1879, New York State became the second state in the country to require plugging wells after their useful life has ended. But that plugging requirement was poorly enforced until modern regulations came to the state in 1963, and what constituted "plugging" in those early days was crude by modern standards.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>The greatest concentration of unplugged wells lies in the western part of the state, especially near the border with Pennsylvania and in southwestern counties such as Cattaraugus. Currently, state Department of Conversation staff must go out on foot to identify and plug these wells, an incredibly slow and inefficient process for even a small area.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Long before the invention of satellites and global positioning systems (GPS), locations were recorded on crude hand-drawn maps, which are often inaccurate, de Smet said. Sometimes these maps under-report well sites, or record wells that ended up never being drilled. That is, where the maps exist at all.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>"Some areas are completely undocumented," de Smet said.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>To find abandoned wells, researchers outfitted a drone with a magnetometer that can detect magnetic anomalies in the wells' metal casings, pinpointing their location.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>But before the technology could be deployed in the larger field, they first needed to do multiple smaller test trials to ensure that the process works as intended. For example, every drone has a unique magnetic and electromagnetic interference signal that needs to be compensated for, de Smet explained.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies Alex Nikulin and de Smet have been testing the technology as a way to detect unexploded ordnance in Ukraine, and used advanced signal processing methods to determine the optimal parameters necessary to increase the signal-to-noise ratio. In previous experiments, they also tested flight elevations over the tree canopy.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>They finally tried out the well-detecting drone at a Cattaraugus County site where 11 wells had previously been mapped on foot. It worked: In just over three hours, they located 72 wells.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>"We could actually have flown the drone faster and for longer missions, but this was actually the first time we'd tested this, so we were pretty conservative with mission planning," de Smet said.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Long-term, the DEC plans to adopt this strategy to locate abandoned wells, which the agency will then plug.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>"Our method is pretty much the most reliable method to find them," de Smet said.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Also contributing to this research were then-graduate student Natalia Romanzo, as well as Nathan Graber and Charles Dietrich from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Andrii Puliaiev of the drone company UMT.</p> <p></p> <p>The article <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com/25022021-drones-used-to-locate-dangerous-unplugged-oil-wells/" rel="nofollow">Drones Used To Locate Dangerous, Unplugged Oil Wells</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com" rel="nofollow">Eurasia Review</a>.</p><br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/547536" width="16" /> Eurasia Review<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6597559" width="16" height="16"> 1. 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VIDEO NEWS from mikenova (49 sites) urn:uuid:9de39de8-3bb6-bc2a-9c3c-d4570c2833a0 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 19:46:24 -0500 <div class="NB-youtube-player"><iframe allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ro5tmO4wuzg?iv_load_policy=3"></iframe></div> <div class="NB-youtube-stats"><small> <b>From:</b> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQfwfsi5VrQ8yKZ-UWmAEFg">france24english</a><br /> <b>Duration:</b> 01:26<br /> </small></div><hr /> <div class="NB-youtube-description"><p>The region around the northern French port of Dunkirk will start enforcing a weekend lockdown from this weekend to halt a spike in Covid-19 infections, Health Minister Olivier Véran said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Subscribe to France 24 now:<br /><a href="http://f24.my/youtubeEN">http://f24.my/youtubeEN</a></p> <p>FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7<br /><a href="http://f24.my/YTliveEN">http://f24.my/YTliveEN</a></p> <p>Visit our website:<br /><a href="http://www.france24.com">http://www.france24.com</a></p> <p>Subscribe to our YouTube channel:<br /><a href="http://f24.my/youtubeEN">http://f24.my/youtubeEN</a></p> <p>Like us on Facebook:<br /><a href="https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English">https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English</a></p> <p>Follow us on Twitter:<br /><a href="https://twitter.com/France24_en">https://twitter.com/France24_en</a></p></div> <img src="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/ro5tmO4wuzg/hqdefault.jpg" style="display: none;" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/568509" width="16" height="16"> france24english's YouTube Videos france24english 1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites): Eurasia Review: Salmon Scales Reveal Substantial Decline In Wild Salmon Population And Diversity https://www.eurasiareview.com/25022021-salmon-scales-reveal-substantial-decline-in-wild-salmon-population-and-diversity/ 1. The World and Security Daily News from mikenova (17 sites) urn:uuid:95e365a5-d544-5058-f4e2-5b37985b3c47 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 19:46:12 -0500 <p><img alt="Salmon Kenai Fishing Fish Alaska River Wildlife" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" height="445" src="https://www.eurasiareview.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/b-100.jpg" width="800" /></p> <p></p> <p>The diversity and numbers of wild salmon in Northern B.C. have declined approximately 70 per cent over the past century, according to a new Simon Fraser University study.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Researchers drawing on 100-year-old salmon scales report that recent numbers of wild adult sockeye salmon returning to the Skeena River are 70 per cent lower than 100 years ago. Wild salmon diversity in the Skeena watershed has similarly declined by 70 per cent over the last century.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>The research undertaken by Simon Fraser University (SFU) and Fisheries and Oceans Canada was published in the <em>Journal of Applied Ecology</em>.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>The research team applied modern genetic tools to salmon scales collected from commercial fisheries during 1913-1947 to reconstruct historical abundance and diversity of populations for comparison with recent information.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>The analysis revealed that Canada's second largest salmon watershed - the Skeena River - once hosted a diverse sockeye salmon portfolio composed of many populations that fluctuated from year to year, yet overall remained relatively stable. However, the Skeena sockeye portfolio has largely eroded over the last century, such that it now is dominated by a single population that primarily is supported by artificial production from spawning channels.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>"Our study provides a rare example of the extent of erosion of within-species biodiversity over the last century of human influence," says Michael Price, an SFU PhD candidate and lead author. "That loss in abundance and diversity from wild populations has weakened the adaptive potential for salmon to survive and thrive in an increasingly variable environment influenced by climate change."</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Life-cycle diversity also has shifted: populations are migrating from freshwater at an earlier age, and spending more time in the ocean.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>"Rebuilding a diversity of abundant wild populations - that is, maintaining functioning portfolios - should help ensure that important salmon watersheds like the Skeena are robust to global change," says John Reynolds, co-author, SFU professor, and Tom Buell BC Leadership Chair in Aquatic Conservation.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>This research can help inform status assessments and rebuilding plan discussions for threatened salmon populations by expanding our understanding of historical diversity and production potential.</p> <p></p> <p>The article <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com/25022021-salmon-scales-reveal-substantial-decline-in-wild-salmon-population-and-diversity/" rel="nofollow">Salmon Scales Reveal Substantial Decline In Wild Salmon Population And Diversity</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com" rel="nofollow">Eurasia Review</a>.</p><br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/547536" width="16" /> Eurasia Review<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6597559" width="16" height="16"> 1. 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