Occupation – Ocupario http://ocupario.org/ Thu, 27 Jan 2022 18:10:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://ocupario.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-3-150x150.png Occupation – Ocupario http://ocupario.org/ 32 32 Virtual job fair to help women seeking non-traditional jobs, agency says https://ocupario.org/virtual-job-fair-to-help-women-seeking-non-traditional-jobs-agency-says/ Thu, 27 Jan 2022 18:10:00 +0000 https://ocupario.org/virtual-job-fair-to-help-women-seeking-non-traditional-jobs-agency-says/ UTICA – The Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) grant program will host a women-focused virtual job fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9. The WANTO program, administered by the Workforce Development Board, Herkimer, Madison and Oneida Counties, Inc., aims to help women find employment in non-traditional occupations, including trades, […]]]>

UTICA – The Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) grant program will host a women-focused virtual job fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9.

The WANTO program, administered by the Workforce Development Board, Herkimer, Madison and Oneida Counties, Inc., aims to help women find employment in non-traditional occupations, including trades, information technology, manufacturing peak, transportation, public safety and agriculture, among others. potential jobs.

Non-traditional occupations are defined by the US Department of Labor as any industry in which women make up 25% or less of the workforce.

“The Women in Apprenticeship and Non-Traditional Occupations Grant provides several opportunities to train and retain women in quality pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs,” says Sommer Edwards, WANTO’s Pre-Apprenticeship Coordinator.

“The goal is to provide women with a springboard to find employment in a non-traditional career. Current WANTO participants have recently completed pre-apprenticeship training and are actively seeking employment with a number of our employer partners,” added Edwards.

“WANTO’s most recent achievement spotlighted Khadijah Ballard who said, ‘I was empowered to prove people wrong and to have confidence in my ability to gain financial security, as well as to provide myself with a possibility of having another chance to succeed, in a judgment-free zone.’ WANTO staff, along with their counterparts, look forward to the continued success of its participants as they commit to contributing to a more inclusive and equitable workforce.

WANTO serves an area of ​​17 counties in central New York, including Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida and Madison counties.

Job seekers and employers from across the 17 county region are welcome to register.

The job fair is free for job seekers and employers on a user-friendly platform.

• Employers can register online at: https://pvapi.premiervirtual.com/s/dE96Bd.

• Job seekers must register online at: https://pvapi.premiervirtual.com/s/WRr6oW.

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India at UN calls on Pakistan to vacate all ‘illegal occupation’ areas in J&K and Ladakh https://ocupario.org/india-at-un-calls-on-pakistan-to-vacate-all-illegal-occupation-areas-in-jk-and-ladakh/ Wed, 26 Jan 2022 02:16:00 +0000 https://ocupario.org/india-at-un-calls-on-pakistan-to-vacate-all-illegal-occupation-areas-in-jk-and-ladakh/ India on Tuesday called on Pakistan to evacuate all “illegal occupation” areas in Jammu and Kashmir. Counselor at the Permanent Mission of India to the UN, R Madhusudan, said: “All J&K and Ladakh were, are and always will be an integral part of India, regardless of what the representative of the Pakistan”. “We call on […]]]>

India on Tuesday called on Pakistan to evacuate all “illegal occupation” areas in Jammu and Kashmir. Counselor at the Permanent Mission of India to the UN, R Madhusudan, said: “All J&K and Ladakh were, are and always will be an integral part of India, regardless of what the representative of the Pakistan”.

“We call on Pakistan to immediately vacate all areas under its illegal occupation,” he added.

Further, giving an appropriate response, yet again, to Pakistan at the United Nations (UN), India said on Tuesday that Islamabad had an “established history” of harboring, aiding and even actively supporting terrorists. . After statements by Pakistani representative Munir Akram about India supporting terrorism in Pakistan, Madhusudan blasted Islamabad.

Highlighting the threat posed to civilians by terrorism, Madhusudan also said that the perpetrators of the devastating Mumbai terror attack in 2008 continue to enjoy Pakistan’s patronage. During a UN Security Council debate on the “protection of civilians in armed conflict”, India said member states were well aware of how Pakistan “harbours” terrorists.

The Indian adviser’s remarks came in response to remarks made by Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN who baselessly alleged that India funded and even supported UNSC-listed terrorist entities to carry out cross-border terrorist attacks. against the Pakistani army. However, in a scathing response, the Indian envoy said Islamabad currently holds the “despicable record” for hosting the highest number of terrorists proscribed by the Council.

Madhusudan said: “This is not the first time that the representative of Pakistan has misused the platform provided by the UN to spread false and malicious propaganda against my country and sought in vain to divert attention. of the world of the sad state of his country, where terrorists take advantage of the free pass and the tastes of ordinary people and especially those belonging to the minority are upset.

“It is a country that has been globally recognized as a sponsor of terrorism and holds the world record for hosting the most terrorists proscribed by the Security Council. So much so that terrorist attacks in the world today hui have their origin, in one form or another, in Pakistan,” he also said.

Indian envoy on perpetrators of Mumbai terror attack

Reminding the UN Security Council that Pakistan’s foreign minister and foreign minister have already been called out for aiding terrorists, including al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, Madhudusan said Islamabad continues to follow the same path undeterred. He said: “We are discussing the protection of civilians today. The greatest threat to civilians comes from terrorists. As we mentioned earlier, the perpetrators of the heinous Mumbai terrorist attack in 2008 continue to benefit of the patronage of the State which it represents”. .

Madhusudan said India seeks peaceful solution to all conflicts with all nations including Pakistan. “However, any meaningful dialogue can only be held in an atmosphere free from terror, hostility and violence. It is incumbent on Pakistan to create such a conducive atmosphere. Until then, India will continue to take firm and decisive in responding to cross-border terrorism,” he added.

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PhD Fellowship in Building Gender Equality and Sustainable Careers in Male Dominated Professions https://ocupario.org/phd-fellowship-in-building-gender-equality-and-sustainable-careers-in-male-dominated-professions/ Mon, 24 Jan 2022 09:37:32 +0000 https://ocupario.org/phd-fellowship-in-building-gender-equality-and-sustainable-careers-in-male-dominated-professions/ 1. Origins a. This scholarship was created to support a research student under the ARC Future Fellowship ‘Smashing Glass Walls: Building Gender Equality in Male Dominated Jobs’ under the supervision of Professor Rae Cooper within the University of Sydney Business School. b. This project investigates gender segregation, which is a remarkably resilient problem in the […]]]>

1. Origins

a. This scholarship was created to support a research student under the ARC Future Fellowship ‘Smashing Glass Walls: Building Gender Equality in Male Dominated Jobs’ under the supervision of Professor Rae Cooper within the University of Sydney Business School.

b. This project investigates gender segregation, which is a remarkably resilient problem in the Australian labor market, despite women’s increasing labor market participation and strong educational attainment. It examines this problem by emphasizing women’s careers in very male-dominated professions. In these contexts, women enter in few numbers, struggle to progress and face extremely hostile work environments. By adopting a career stage, worker and industry engagement and comparative design, the project will generate new insights into where and how sustainable careers for women are challenged in these contexts. This knowledge will inform strategies to strengthen gender equality in jobs at the heart of the economy

vs. The successful candidate will also be offered an additional Business School Research Fellowship.

2. Eligibility

a. The scholarship is offered subject to the candidate holding an unconditional offer of admission to study full-time in a PhD at the University of Sydney Business School, University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be a domestic student.

vs. Applicants must be willing to conduct research in the area of ​​the doctoral project in accordance with Section 1(b).

D. Applicants must have Professor Rae Cooper as supervisor within the University of Sydney Business School.

e. Applicants should hold an Honors (First or Upper Second Class) or Master’s degree in Industrial Relations, Sociology or a directly relevant field with a substantial research component.

3. Selection criteria

a. The successful candidate will receive the scholarship on the basis of:

I. academic merit,
II. curriculum vitae,
III. area of ​​study/research proposal,
IV. a personal statement of no more than 1 page demonstrating how their skills and experience make them a good candidate for this scholarship.

b. The successful candidate will be awarded the scholarship through the appointment of the academic supervisor, Professor Rae Cooper, within the University of Sydney Business School.

4. Value

a. The scholarship will provide a stipend of $28,597 per year (flat rate) for three years with the possibility of a six-month extension subject to satisfactory academic performance. The University may approve a part-time scholarship* where the University is satisfied that there are special circumstances beyond the student’s control (eg, medical conditions, financial hardship, caring responsibilities).
* The part-time scholarship may have tax implications and the student should seek tax advice from registered tax agents.

b. The scholarship is to start in the relevant research period in which it is offered and cannot be postponed or transferred to another field of research.

vs. No other amount is payable.

D. The scholarship is subject to the availability of funds.

5. Eligibility for Progression

a. Progression is subject to successful completion of the annual progress assessment, maintenance of satisfactory coursework progress, and completion of school research milestones.

6. Leave Provisions

a. Scholarship holders receive up to 20 working days of leisure time off every 12 months of the scholarship and this can be accumulated. Any unused leave at the end or end of the fellowship will be forfeited. Leisure leave does not attract a leave charge. The supervisor’s agreement must be obtained before taking leave.

b. Scholarship holders can take up to 10 working days of sick leave every 12 months of the scholarship and this can be accumulated during the duration of the scholarship. Students with caring responsibilities may convert up to five days of their annual sick leave entitlement to caring leave upon presentation of one or more medical certificates. Students taking sick leave should notify their supervisor as soon as possible.

7. Research abroad

a. The Fellow cannot normally carry out research abroad during the first six months following the award.

b. The Fellow may undertake up to 12 months of research outside Australia. Approval must be sought from the student’s supervisor, principal, and faculty via a Higher Degree Application from the Research Administration Center (HDRAC), and will only be granted if the research is essential for graduation. All periods of research abroad are cumulative and will count towards a student’s application. Students must remain enrolled full-time at the University and receive approval to count time away.

8. Discontinuation

a. The scholarship holder cannot suspend his scholarship during his first six months of study, unless a legislative provision applies.

b. The scholarship holder can request up to 12 months suspension from the scholarship for any reason during the duration of the scholarship. Periods of scholarship suspension are cumulative and failure to resume studies after suspension will result in termination of the scholarship. Approval must be sought from the student’s supervisor, principal, and faculty via a Higher Degree Application from the Research Administration Center (HDRAC). The periods of study towards the degree during the suspension of the scholarship will be deducted from the maximum duration of the scholarship.

9. Registration Changes

a. The scholarship recipient must promptly notify HDRAC and their supervisor of any intended changes to their enrollment, including, but not limited to: attendance pattern, suspension, discharge, withdrawal, course transfer, and the upgrade or downgrade of the application. If the scholarship holder does not provide notice of the changes identified above, the University may require reimbursement of any overpaid stipend.

10. Termination

a. The scholarship will end:

I. in the event of resignation or withdrawal of the student from his research degree,
II. upon submission of the thesis or at the end of the scholarship,
III. if the student ceases to be a full-time student and prior authorization has not been obtained to hold the scholarship on a part-time basis,
IV. when the student has completed the maximum application for their degree in accordance with the University of Sydney Rule 2011 (Higher Degree by Research) policy,
V. if the beneficiary receives an alternative primary scholarship. In such circumstances, this scholarship will be terminated in favor of the alternative allocation scholarship where it has a higher value,
VI. if the student does not return to school at the end of a period of approved leave, or
VII. if the student ceases to meet the eligibility criteria specified for this scholarship (other than during a period in which the scholarship was suspended or during a period of approved leave).

b. The scholarship may also be terminated by the University before this date if, in the opinion of the University:

I. the course of study is not carried out with skill and diligence or in accordance with the terms of this offer,
II. the student fails to maintain satisfactory progress, or
III. the student has committed misconduct or other inappropriate conduct.

vs. The scholarship will be suspended for the duration of any investigation/appeal process.

D. Once the scholarship is terminated, it will not be reinstated, except in the case of error by the University.

11. Misconduct

a. Where during the scholarship a student engages in misconduct or other inappropriate conduct (either during the scholarship or in relation to the student’s application and eligibility for the scholarship), which in the opinion of the University, justifies the recovery of the funds provided, the University may require the student to reimburse the payments made under the scholarship. Examples of such conduct include and are not limited to; academic dishonesty, research misconduct within the meaning of the Code of Conduct for Research (for example, plagiarism in proposing, carrying out or reporting research results, or failure to declare or manage a serious conflict of interest), violation of the Code of Conduct for Students and misrepresentation in application documents or other documents associated with the scholarship.

b. The University may require such reimbursement at any time during or after the scholarship period. Further, by accepting this scholarship, the student consents that all aspects of any investigation of misconduct related to this scholarship will be disclosed by the University to the funding agency and/or any relevant professional body.

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Howard C. Bailey Obituary – Bucks County Courier Times https://ocupario.org/howard-c-bailey-obituary-bucks-county-courier-times/ Sat, 22 Jan 2022 14:40:27 +0000 https://ocupario.org/howard-c-bailey-obituary-bucks-county-courier-times/ Swartz-Givnish Funeral Home Howard C. Bailey Newtown – It is with deep sadness and much love that we mourn the passing of Howard Charles Bailey, of Newtown PA on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at the age of 91. Howard was born in Bristol, Bucks County, and was the son of the late George P. Bailey, […]]]>

Swartz-Givnish Funeral Home

Howard C. Bailey

Newtown – It is with deep sadness and much love that we mourn the passing of Howard Charles Bailey, of Newtown PA on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at the age of 91. Howard was born in Bristol, Bucks County, and was the son of the late George P. Bailey, Sr., and the late Helen M. (Simon) Bailey.

Howard aka “Duffy” or “Beatle” graduated from Bristol High School in 1949 where he competed in track and field, football and baseball. He graduated from Junior College in 1951. Howard was self-employed as an electrical contractor.

Howard was a veteran and part of the Allied U.S. Army occupation forces after World War II in Germany. He was a longtime member of the American Legion, Morell Smith Post 440 in Newtown. He was a patriot and enjoyed firing a cannon to celebrate every 4th of July to the delight of the neighborhood kids.

In his spare time, you might find Howard collecting antiques, flea marketing, attending antique gun shows, bowling, fishing, hunting, or playing his harmonica. He was a life member of the Forks of Delaware Historical Arms Society. He was a member of the Great Swamp Fish, Game & Forestry Association, the Kentucky Rifle Association, and the Pennsylvania Antique Gun Collectors Association. Later in life, Howard qualified and competed on the Senior Pro Bowling Tour.

Howard’s jovial attitude and great sense of humor will be remembered and missed by all. He had recently said that his fondest memories were of family time with his wife and children.

He is survived and his children will be lovingly remembered: Liane Pfeiffer (Douglas Pfeiffer), Bethann Rinkus (Bob Rinkus), Scott Bailey (Beth Bailey), Sherry Bailey; grandchildren: Christian Pfeiffer (Suzanne Cotter), Eric Pfeiffer (Sabrina Pfeiffer), Daniel Bailey, Aaron Bailey and great-grandchildren Avery Pfeiffer, Marin Pfeiffer, Rowan Pfeiffer; as well as many relatives and friends.

He was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife of 49 years, Shirley E. (Schaffer) Bailey; his second wife Anna C. Simons, as well as his siblings: George, Jr, Edward, Carrie, Gladys, Elizabeth, Dorothy, John (Jack), William and Jacob (Dave).

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made in Howard Bailey’s name to the Pennsylvania Antique Gun Collectors Association, PAGCA Treasurer, PO Box 286, Roebling, NJ 08554

Posted on January 22, 2022

Posted in Bucks County Courier Times

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BU study: COVID-19 vaccines do not cause infection https://ocupario.org/bu-study-covid-19-vaccines-do-not-cause-infection/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 19:29:23 +0000 https://ocupario.org/bu-study-covid-19-vaccines-do-not-cause-infection/ New findings from investigators at the Boston University School of Public Health indicate that vaccination against COVID-19 does not impair fertility, but men who are infected with the coronavirus may experience a short-term reduction in fertility. COVID-19 vaccination in either partner does not appear to affect fertility, according to new research by investigators from the […]]]>

New findings from investigators at the Boston University School of Public Health indicate that vaccination against COVID-19 does not impair fertility, but men who are infected with the coronavirus may experience a short-term reduction in fertility.

COVID-19 vaccination in either partner does not appear to affect fertility, according to new research by investigators from the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH).

Posted in the American Journal of Epidemiology, the prospective study of couples trying to conceive found no association between COVID-19 vaccination and fecundability — the likelihood of conception per menstrual cycle — in female or male partners who received vaccines Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson.

In contrast, the results indicate that COVID-19 infection in men can temporarily reduce fertility, an outcome that could be prevented by vaccination.

“Many people of childbearing age cited concerns about fertility as a reason for not being vaccinated,” says the study’s lead author, Dr. Amelia Wesselink, assistant research professor of epidemiology at BUSPH. “Our study shows for the first time that vaccination against COVID-19 in either partner is not related to fertility in couples trying to conceive sexually. Time to pregnancy was very similar regardless of vaccination status.

Wesselink and colleagues analyzed survey data on COVID-19 vaccination and infection, and fecundability, among female and male participants in the BUSPH-Based Online Pregnancy Study (PRESTO), an ongoing NIH-funded study that enrolls women trying to conceive and follows them from preconception through six months postpartum. Participants included 2,126 women in the United States and Canada who provided information on sociodemographics, lifestyle, medical factors, and characteristics of their partners from December 2020 to September 2021, and participants were followed in the study until November 2021.

The researchers calculated the probability of conception by menstrual cycle using participants’ self-reported dates of last menstrual period, typical menstrual cycle length, and pregnancy status. Fertility rates among participants who received at least one dose of a vaccine were almost identical to those of unvaccinated participants. Fertility was also similar for male partners who had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine compared to unvaccinated male participants. Additional analyzes considering number of vaccine doses, brand of vaccine, history of infertility, occupation, and geographic region also indicated no effect of vaccination on fertility.

Although COVID-19 infection was not strongly associated with fertility, men who tested positive for COVID within 60 days of a given cycle had reduced fertility compared to men who did not. never tested positive or to men who tested positive at least 60 days previously. These data support previous research that has linked COVID-19 infection in men with poor semen quality to other reproductive dysfunctions.

“These data provide reassuring evidence that vaccination against COVID in either partner does not affect fertility in couples trying to conceive,” says study lead author Dr Lauren. Wise, professor of epidemiology at BUSPH. “The prospective study design, large sample size, and geographically heterogeneous study population are strengths of the study, as is our control for many variables such as age, socioeconomic status, pre-existing health conditions, occupation and stress levels.”

The new data also helps ease concerns about COVID-19 vaccines and fertility that stem from anecdotal reports of women experiencing menstrual cycle changes after vaccination.

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Ukraine crisis: US weighs more on military support for Ukraine to stand up to Russia if it invades https://ocupario.org/ukraine-crisis-us-weighs-more-on-military-support-for-ukraine-to-stand-up-to-russia-if-it-invades/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 02:40:00 +0000 https://ocupario.org/ukraine-crisis-us-weighs-more-on-military-support-for-ukraine-to-stand-up-to-russia-if-it-invades/ The talks, described by multiple sources familiar with them, reflect a sense of pessimism within the administration following diplomatic talks last week with Russian officials that yielded no breakthrough and as the Russia has continued to increase its force levels in recent days. In addition to examining how to help the Ukrainian military and government […]]]>
The talks, described by multiple sources familiar with them, reflect a sense of pessimism within the administration following diplomatic talks last week with Russian officials that yielded no breakthrough and as the Russia has continued to increase its force levels in recent days.

In addition to examining how to help the Ukrainian military and government repel an invasion, the United States is evaluating options to strengthen the ability of Ukrainian forces to resist a possible Russian occupation. This includes potentially supplying the Ukrainian military with additional ammunition, mortars, Javelin anti-tank missiles and anti-aircraft missile systems, which would likely come from NATO allies, a senior US official told CNN.

The news comes ahead of a face-to-face meeting between US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva on Friday. A senior State Department official said the planned meeting “suggests diplomacy may not be dead.”
President Joe Biden has said sending US combat troops to Ukraine to fight a war with Russia is out of the question. But special operations forces are already rotating in and out of the country to train Ukrainian forces and a senior administration official said it was possible other agencies could provide a some support, probably the CIA. CIA Director Bill Burns traveled to Kyiv last week to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and discuss risks to Ukraine, a US official said.

“We are looking at a range of options to help defend Ukraine,” a senior administration official told CNN. This may include additional defensive arms sales, “advice” and “helping Ukraine stay in the fight against a larger conventional Russian military presence.”

Deliberations over backing a resistance campaign reflect an increasingly pessimistic view within the administration about Putin’s willingness to invade and occupy large swathes of Ukrainian territory. Russia has increased its workforce since Friday, the senior administration official said.

“Let’s be clear. Our point of view is that this is an extremely dangerous situation. We are now at a stage where Russia could launch an attack in Ukraine at any time,” the press secretary said on Tuesday. the White House, Jen Psaki. “And what Secretary Blinken is going to do is make it very clear that there is a diplomatic path to follow. It is up to President Putin and the Russians to decide whether or not they will suffer serious economic consequences. “

At present, military sources familiar with the planning say there has been no official change in guidance from Washington, and officials have stressed that these are early considerations that have not not yet been formally presented to the President for approval. Some in the administration fear becoming bogged down in an anti-occupation support effort and have argued that US forces should leave if a war breaks out.

Increased pessimism

US officials left meetings in Europe last week even more pessimistic about what Putin might be up to and how limited the West’s influence is to stop him, even with the punitive sanctions and increased presence of NATO in Eastern Europe currently on the table.

“We can demand pain, but there’s a big difference between demanding pain and actually having influence,” a senior US official said.

As recently as last week, Biden administration officials were conducting tabletop exercises to assess all possible U.S. and allied policy responses, sources familiar with the planning told CNN. Senior U.S. officials also spent much of the weekend in high-level meetings discussing the way forward, a senior State Department official said.

The United States has continued to say that diplomacy is “crucial” and talks will hopefully continue. But there were no details on what the next diplomatic steps will look like, and Russia has scaled back its diplomatic presence in Kyiv in what a US official has called disturbing and concerning for the United States. The Russian Foreign Ministry denied on Tuesday that it had started evacuating diplomatic personnel, saying “the Russian Embassy in Kyiv is operating in a standard manner”.

Pentagon officials, meanwhile, have been hammering out options for how the United States could help fuel a sustained campaign of resistance in Ukraine and inflict the highest possible costs on Russia following any invasion, according to sources familiar with the conversations.

The CIA continues to run an intelligence-gathering training program in the United States for Ukrainian special operators and intelligence officials, current and former officials familiar with the program told CNN. The program was first reported by Yahoo News.

A CIA spokesman has pushed back against any suggestion that the program has helped form a standby Ukrainian insurgency, but former intelligence officials who know him say the program includes the kind of covert paramilitary training needed to collect intelligence. intelligence in a war zone.

“The purpose of the training, and the training that was provided, was to assist in intelligence gathering, not to assist in an insurgency,” a senior intelligence official said.

Putin’s plans still unclear

US officials still don’t know what Putin’s plans are, or if he has even decided to invade. Some officials who have seen the intelligence say there is evidence Russia is planning to try to take Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, and overthrow the government. The deployment of forces from Russia’s Eastern Military District to Belarus on Monday struck many US officials and Russian military analysts as particularly worrisome, as did a series of cyberattacks targeting Ukraine last week.

But others believe it is more likely that Russia will launch a more limited operation in eastern Ukraine aimed at securing a land bridge to Crimea, which Russia annexed in 2014. The United States has accused Russia on Friday of prepositioning a group of operatives in eastern Ukraine to carry out a false flag operation, accusing Ukraine of provocations and using it to justify an invasion.
Bipartisan U.S. Senate delegation meets Ukrainian president as threat of Russian invasion looms

As in the Biden administration, Ukrainian officials have not concluded that Putin has made up his mind, a Ukrainian official said, adding that the talks in Europe had had no discernible impact on the crisis. Meanwhile, the buildup of Russian troops along Ukraine’s borders – and in neighboring Belarus – has continued to grow.

“We see it’s not de-escalation, it’s happening,” the official said. “It’s still not enough to make a full-scale invasion and sustain it, but it’s still a lot.”

As part of the build-up, Russia has deployed more aircraft closer to the border, raising fears of a large air component to a possible invasion. Two to three dozen Sukhov-34 fighter jets joined helicopters positioned near Ukraine, the official said.

Ukrainian defense officials are in daily contact with their American counterparts at the Pentagon, the official said, preparing for a variety of different actions the Russians could take.

“We have prepared a response for each scenario,” the official said. “We will fight if anything happens. Our people are ready to fight. Every window will shoot if [Russians] go [in].”

“Anyone who is ready to fight will do so and will be given a weapon for it, like in 2014,” the official continued, adding that individual “reservists” who have received training will simply have to register at a recruiting office. . Asked about the provenance of the weapons intended for these reservists, the official said that they would come from Ukrainian stocks supported by NATO. “Material support from partners will also go to them,” he said.

CNN’s Kylie Atwood contributed reporting.

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Sheikho reveals the result of the crimes of the Turkish occupation in 2022 – ANHA | HAWARNEWS https://ocupario.org/sheikho-reveals-the-result-of-the-crimes-of-the-turkish-occupation-in-2022-anha-hawarnews/ Mon, 17 Jan 2022 10:36:00 +0000 https://ocupario.org/sheikho-reveals-the-result-of-the-crimes-of-the-turkish-occupation-in-2022-anha-hawarnews/ In a special statement to the ANHA agency, the spokesman of the Afrin – Syria Human Rights Organization, Ibrahim Sheikho, revealed the statistics of the crimes committed by the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries in the occupied canton. from Afrin. Ibrahim Sheikho confirmed that the year 2022 began with the kidnapping of the Turkish occupier […]]]>

In a special statement to the ANHA agency, the spokesman of the Afrin – Syria Human Rights Organization, Ibrahim Sheikho, revealed the statistics of the crimes committed by the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries in the occupied canton. from Afrin.

Ibrahim Sheikho confirmed that the year 2022 began with the kidnapping of the Turkish occupier and its mercenaries, 25 citizens from villages and districts of the occupied Afrin canton, with the aim of blackmailing their families and demanding a ransom.

Regarding the cutting of trees, Cheikho said that Turkish occupation mercenaries unjustly felled about 900 perennial olive trees, with the aim of cutting them down and selling them in the markets, despite the presence of the owners of the orchards.

In his speech, Sheikho also said that the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries had destroyed and looted two archaeological sites in the villages of the occupied canton of Afrin.

Sheikho explained that crimes and violations continue against the people of Afrin, despite the claim of the Turkish occupation state that it is saving the lives of the people of occupied Afrin from mercenary groups, but its presence and what he is doing through the mercenary groups itself is a crime and he must be held accountable for those crimes.

Sheikho has drawn attention to the fact that the Turkish occupation exploits public opinion by creating committees fictitiously called “Restoration of Rights and Grievances” to cover up its crimes against civilians in villages in Afrin township.

Sheikho added that the mercenaries of the so-called (Sultan Suleiman Shah) Al-Amshat are committing crimes and violations on direct orders from Turkish intelligence services, so how can they hold them accountable for these crimes.

In his speech, Sheikho stressed that the Turkish state intends to continue the processes of demographic change in occupied Afrin and Turkify it at all levels, with the international community neglecting it.

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ANHA

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US lawmaker slams Israel’s ‘cruel occupation’ over man’s death https://ocupario.org/us-lawmaker-slams-israels-cruel-occupation-over-mans-death/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 17:18:58 +0000 https://ocupario.org/us-lawmaker-slams-israels-cruel-occupation-over-mans-death/ WASHINGTON: US Congresswoman Betty McCollum of the State of Minnesota offered her condolences on Friday for the death of an elderly Palestinian-American detained by Israel during a raid in the occupied West Bank. “This week Omar Abdulmajeed Asaad, 80, a Palestinian-American living in the West Bank, was pulled from his car, beaten by Israeli soldiers […]]]>

WASHINGTON:

US Congresswoman Betty McCollum of the State of Minnesota offered her condolences on Friday for the death of an elderly Palestinian-American detained by Israel during a raid in the occupied West Bank.

“This week Omar Abdulmajeed Asaad, 80, a Palestinian-American living in the West Bank, was pulled from his car, beaten by Israeli soldiers and left to die on the side of the road. My condolences to the family of Mr. Asaad He is now another victim of this cruel occupation,” the Democratic lawmaker wrote on Twitter.

Fuad Fattoum, the head of the Jaljulia village municipal council, told Anadolu Agency on Wednesday that Asaad, who is from the village, died after being detained and assaulted by the Israeli army.

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He said the soldiers stormed the village and detained Asaad after beating and handcuffing him. The soldiers withdrew, leaving the old man lying on the ground inside a house under construction, where he died.

State Department spokesman Ned Price said Thursday that the United States had contacted Asaad’s family to express condolences and demanded responses from Tel Aviv about the killing.

Israel said an investigation into the matter was ongoing.

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Six Nations man in Brantford, Ont., who occupies golf course faces land claim charges https://ocupario.org/six-nations-man-in-brantford-ont-who-occupies-golf-course-faces-land-claim-charges/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 22:08:40 +0000 https://ocupario.org/six-nations-man-in-brantford-ont-who-occupies-golf-course-faces-land-claim-charges/ An Oneida man from Six Nations of the Grand River is facing criminal charges after months of helping lead a protest to stop the sale of a golf course in Brantford, Ont., which Indigenous leaders say will found on their land. Trevor Bomberry, 48, surrendered on Tuesday and was released on a promise to appear […]]]>

An Oneida man from Six Nations of the Grand River is facing criminal charges after months of helping lead a protest to stop the sale of a golf course in Brantford, Ont., which Indigenous leaders say will found on their land.

Trevor Bomberry, 48, surrendered on Tuesday and was released on a promise to appear in court, Brantford police said.

Bomberry is due in court in February on charges of breaking and entering and mischief. His attorney, Tim Gilbert, declined to comment publicly.

Bomberry is accused of cutting the lock on the front gate of the Arrowdale golf course on October 9, 2021, to begin occupation of the land, where he and others have remained for months.

“This is our land. Almost all of Brantford belongs to our people,” Bomberry previously said.

The arrest is the latest in a series of growing developments following the city’s decision to try to sell nearly 13 acres of Arrowdale property.

Brantford City Council voted to close the golf course and put it on the market in December 2019, saying the money would be used to create affordable housing. He also said he would use almost seven hectares to create a park.

The occupation began after the city attempted to sell land

But some community members protested the decision to sell land, criticizing councilors for their lack of transparency and dialogue with the local indigenous community.

A citizens’ group, Know Your City Inc., called for the golf course to be saved for the enjoyment of the game, but also as a green space, a community space and because it is on Indigenous land. The group sought a judicial review of the sale, but it was denied by the Ontario Divisional Court, which also denied an appeal.

Elite MD Developments made a bid for $14 million, but the court granted a stay, meaning the sale cannot go through.

The land is part of the Haldimand Tract, which includes 10 kilometers on either side of the Grand River. It was granted to the Six Nations of the Grand River in 1784 for allying with the British in the American Revolution.

The Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council, the traditional government of Six Nations, has called for a moratorium on development in the area.

A previous protest by people from Six Nations lasted a year and forced the cancellation of a major housing project in Caledonia.

The City of Brantford says it wants to sell part of the Arrowdale golf course and turn part of it into a park. (Commercial Real Estate Services)

Brantford Mayor Kevin Davis said Dec. 10 that the Arrowdale property was ungifted — it had been legally acquired by the city in the 1920s and 1930s.

“There are no restrictions on the property that prevent the city from selling it,” he wrote in a previous statement to CBC News.

“I appreciate the relationship Brantford has with Six Nations of the Grand River (SNGR) and call on the federal and provincial governments to resolve the long-standing land compensation claims filed by SNGR.”

Stimulated by the Mayor’s comments, which were included in the Brantford Expositor, Bomberry issued its own statement, saying Indigenous people “have no place in the Brantford dream”.

“There exists in this country a national amnesia for the treatment that has been and continues to be perpetrated against Indigenous peoples,” Bomberry wrote.

The injunction led to the end of the occupation

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice granted Brantford an interim injunction in late December that city spokeswoman Maria Visocchi said led protesters to leave Arrowdale on December 31.

The injunction names Bomberry, preventing him and others from being on the golf course.

The case is before the courts and they will appear on January 20.

Bomberry first became involved in the occupation of the Arrowdale golf course in October 2020. (Bobby Hristova / CBC)

Since the end of the occupation, a charge of assault and mischief has been brought in connection with the protests.

Brantford police spokesman Robin Matthews-Osmond said a 19-year-old who was part of the Occupy allegedly assaulted a 45-year-old man on December 10 after a verbal altercation escalated between several people. The 45-year-old man was not injured.

Officers were there when it happened, to keep the peace, but they issued a warrant on December 31. The 19-year-old was arrested on January 6.

When asked why police have decided to execute warrants and charges now, Matthews-Osmond wrote: “As it is our duty to ensure the safety and welfare of the public, officers have concentrated their efforts to defuse any potential situation, however, if someone commits a criminal offense, they can be charged and arrested.

“The proper exercise of police discretion should not be confused with a lack of law enforcement. Police can often wait for a lower-risk opportunity to lay charges rather than escalate a situation.”

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Benedict Cumberbatch: Parents discouraged my ridiculous choice of occupation https://ocupario.org/benedict-cumberbatch-parents-discouraged-my-ridiculous-choice-of-occupation/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 02:54:00 +0000 https://ocupario.org/benedict-cumberbatch-parents-discouraged-my-ridiculous-choice-of-occupation/ Benedict Cumberbatch says he was inspired to become an actor after seeing his mother play, but was disheartened by his parents’ “ridiculous choice of occupation”. The Sherlock star said he was glad he hadn’t been a child actor, but was now “thrilled” to share his work with his parents, who are both actors. “I was […]]]>

Benedict Cumberbatch says he was inspired to become an actor after seeing his mother play, but was disheartened by his parents’ “ridiculous choice of occupation”.

The Sherlock star said he was glad he hadn’t been a child actor, but was now “thrilled” to share his work with his parents, who are both actors.

“I was bitten very early on when I saw my mom play,” he told W.

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The actor said he was inspired to play by his mother but was “happy” that he wasn’t a child actor (Ian West / PA)

“I was not a child actor, I’m happy. Nothing against people like my good cast members who have been, but I’m glad I had the experience that I had.

He continued, “(My parents) discouraged him, of course they did.

“They were quite old when they let me know it was a ridiculous choice of occupation.”

But describing the moment he revealed his ambitions to them, he said: “There was a moment in a parking lot, I must have been in my twenties; I was in college.

“I played Antonio Salieri in Amadeus, and I went out and said goodnight to them, and daddy grabbed me by the shoulder and said, ‘look, you are better now than I have never been or that I never will be ”.

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Cumberbatch recently starred in Jane Campion’s dark 2021 western, The Power Of The Dog, alongside Kodi Smit-McPhee (left) and Kirsten Dunst (right) (Ian West / PA)

“Half of the reason I’m doing this is just to say, ‘It’s going to be okay. I really like it, and this is my job ”.

“I am delighted to show it to them and share it with them. “

Cumberbatch recently starred in Jane Campion’s 2021 dark western The Power of the Dog, alongside Kodi Smit-McPhee and Kirsten Dunst.

The film, which revolves around the relationship between a gruff cowboy (Cumberbatch) and a shy young man (Smit-McPhee) has already won three Golden Globes.

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