Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict: Six months on and no end in sightTamrat Kidanu, 66-year-old survivor of a massacre at Dengolat last November that Amnesty International says was carried out by Eritrean troopsIt has been six months since Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent troops into Tigray for a military campaign he vowed would be swift and targeted.But violence rumbles on, and reports continue to emerge of massacres, rape and widespread hunger.How did we get here? -Scroll to continue with contentAd | SURAFEL MOHAJER (JUDGE)

Source: Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict: Six months on and no end in sightTamrat Kidanu, 66-year-old survivor of a massacre at Dengolat last November that Amnesty International says was carried out by Eritrean troopsIt has been six months since Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent troops into Tigray for a military campaign he vowed would be swift and targeted.But violence rumbles on, and reports continue to emerge of massacres, rape and widespread hunger.How did we get here? -Scroll to continue with contentAd | SURAFEL MOHAJER (JUDGE)

COVID-19 in Jamaica: Wary of a Third Wave – Petchary’s Blog

Prevention is key. Let me repeat that: Prevention is key! Restrictions must be maintained, said the CMO, her voice rising when she described the recent intense pressure on our health system. (But, will that be the final Cabinet decision on Monday?)

In the words of the CMO, “We have seen larger health systems than ours collapse because of COVID.” Indeed. We do not have the capacity to cope with a third wave, she repeated.

Minister Tufton doesn’t want us to “panic.” However, perhaps he and his colleagues could just let us know when we need to, at least, get extremely nervous.

Take the utmost care, everyone. Stay safe.

Minister Tufton actually appeared calm – but suppressing anxiety at times, as did the Chief Medical Officer. He did try to end on a positive note, however.

Source: COVID-19 in Jamaica: Wary of a Third Wave – Petchary’s Blog

Words Never Found the Way

Politically Poetic

 That February morning snowed like never before. In his worn-out Soviet car, my father drove me to the train station. Its four AM. It’s dark and bitter cold. We made a stop at a gas station. There is no heating in the auto I hugged my blessing sleeping on my lap, listening to shortwave radio with frequencies that overlapped. The smell of stale cigarette aroused familiar senses Awoken bitter memory that flashed in front of me one by one. Like video clips with magnifying lenses. Somewhere in between the memory scenes I drifted into reverie. Cold breezed in through my old jeans. Snow was falling heavily. I glanced at the worrisome face of my father He gently smiled without saying a word. He was a kind man and didn’t bother Expressing emotions he considered absurd. That February morning when I hugged him goodbye He kissed my baby holding on to…

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Women’s voices raised on gender-based violence in Jamaica — Petchary’s Blog

The viral video that surfaced earlier this month, and subsequent calls for the alleged perpetrator, a Member of Parliament, to resign, continue to reverberate. Many statements and concerns expressed by various organizations have spoken out strongly on the issue. Here are the voices of some women from a grouping of ten women’s organizations and some […]

Women’s voices raised on gender-based violence in Jamaica — Petchary’s Blog

هل الذكاء وراثة أم مكتسب ؟

Things that help develop intelligence:

_ Exercise: Exercise is beneficial to the body in general and increases blood flow to the brain, which benefits mental processes and thinking and improves the person’s performance.

_ Healthy food: There are many nutrients that work to nourish brain cells, such as omega-3 and are abundant in seafood, fish, eggs, olive oil and avocados.

Continuously reading: Reading and perusal gives the individual great experiences and abundant information over one year, which enhances his intelligence and his ability to think better with the power of analysis, conclusion and innovation.

_ Good sleep: Good sleep gives the body and the mind the rest required to carry out its various tasks and the situation is reflected in the case of disturbed sleep, the mind is distracted and cannot carry out its work easily and easily, and the adult person needs a sleep period of 6 to 8 hours per day, the sleep time may increase with some people especially Children and the sick.

حلم الدرويش

يختلف البشر فيما بينهم فى ملكية أشياء كثيرة تخصهم مثل الثروة والصحة والنفوذ , وكذلك يختلفون فى قدراتهم العقلية والنفسية التى تساعدهم على القيام بالأعمال والأنشطة المختلفة فى الحياة , والذكاء هو مجموع قدرات الفرد العقلية والنفسية والجسدية التى تمكنه من تحليل المواقف والأحداث والمشكلات المواجهة له وإيجاد حلول ملائمة لها مع قدرة كبيرة على التعلم والإبداع .

أنواع الذكاء :

فى الماضى كان الشخص المتفوق دراسيا أو الأكثر ثروة يعتبر أكبر فى معدل الذكاء من أقرانه ,لكن بعد تطور علم النفس والدراسات الإنسانية توصل العلماء إلى أكثر من نوع للذكاء الإنسانى حددها وصنفها الدكتور (جاردنر) كالتالى :

1_ الذكاء اللفظى و اللغوى : هو ذكاء مرتبط بالكلمات والتراكيب اللغوية والحديث مع الناس ويوجد فى المهن المرتبطة باستخدام اللغات مثل الكاتب والمترجم والمذيع والصحفى .

2_ الذكاء الرياضى والرقمى : يرتبط بالأرقام والمعادلات الحسابية والنظريات الهندسية ويوجد لدى العاملين بمجالات الرياضيات والفلك والهندسة والفيزياء .

3_ الذكاء الحركى والحسى :…

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Newsmax Issues Retraction and Apology for 2020 Election Coverage – Mother Jones

Newsmax, the far-right news outlet that boosted the Trump campaign’s false claims of 2020 election rigging, admitted on Friday that there was “no evidence” that an executive at Dominion Voting Systems had tampered with election results.

The statement was part of a settlement in the defamation lawsuit against Newsmax and a number of other Trump allies and conservative news outlets brought by top Dominion employee Eric Coomer. In the aftermath of the 2020 campaign, Newsmax repeatedly aired claims that Coomer had manipulated electronic voting records in favor of Biden.

The Newsmax statement admitted the company had found no evidence that Coomer interfered with the election or that he “participated in any conversation with members of ‘Antifa.” It went on, “Many of the states whose results were contested by the Trump campaign after the November 2020 election have conducted extensive recounts and audits, and each of these states certified the results as legal and final.”

Source: Newsmax Issues Retraction and Apology for 2020 Election Coverage – Mother Jones

IDF: Female soldiers who came to rescue in Meron were attacked – The Jerusalem Post

Defense Minister Benny Gantz said in response to the incident that “saving lives is a top value, and I am proud of the men and women soldiers who treated the wounded in the Meron disaster, and utterly condemn those who attacked them at the scene. Source: IDF: Female soldiers who came to rescue in Meron were attacked – The Jerusalem Post