Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday in a ground offensive that officials said could last up to two weeks as the prime minister ordered the military to
do canada goose jackets ever go on sale prepare for a “significantly” wider campaign.The assault raised risks of a bloodier conflict amid escalating Palestinian civilian casualties and the first Israeli military death — and brought questions of how far Israel will go to cripple Gaza’s Hamas rulers.
Officially, the goal remains to destroy a network of tunnels militants use to infiltrate Israel and attack civilians. In its first day on the ground in Gaza, the military said it took up canada goose jackets uk sale positions beyond the border, encountered little resistance from Hamas fighters and made steady progress in destroying the tunnels. Military officials said the quick work means that within a day or two, Israeli leaders may already have to decide whether to expand the operation.
With calls from Israeli hard-liners to completely crush Hamas, it remains unclear how far Israel will go in an operation that has already seen 299 Palestinians killed in womens canada goose jackets on sale 11 days of intense Israeli bombardment of the densely populated coastal strip, a fifth of them children.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had ordered the military to prepare for a “significant expansion” of the ground offensive.
“It is not possible to deal with tunnels only from the air. It needs to be done also from the ground,” he told a special Cabinet meeting in Tel Aviv. “We chose to begin this
canada goose sale kensington operation after the other options were exhausted and with the understanding that without the operation, the price we will pay can be very high.”
Frustrated by Hamas’ refusal to accept an Egyptian-brokered truce agreement and the failure of a 10-day campaign of more than 2,000 airstrikes to halt relentless rocket fire on Israeli cities, Israel launched a ground offensive it had previously been reticent to undertake to further weaken Hamas militarily.
Whom among us hasn’t sent a regrettable email, either a too harshly worded note to a friend or an accidental “reply all” on some snarky comment that was definitely not intended for the canada goose parka xl whole book club? And there’s nothing like the rush of blood to the head, quivering of the hands, tightness in the chest and needles to the belly that accompany the realization that you’ve sent an email talking shit about your boss toyour boss.
I’ve hit “send” so many times in the heat of passion that I finally went to Willie at Brooklyn Tattoo to ink the word WAIT on my trigger finger. He argued that ink on canada goose parka small fingers doesn’t last, and I argued back that fingers too often type mistakes which last forever. The pain of Willie’s needle is minuscule compared to the suffering that can flare up in the wake of an ill-advised e-missive, so casually shot off and yet so often (and sometimes so immediately) regretted.
Through our lives we’ve learned techniques for returning to our senses in moments of intensity: taking a breath, counting to ten, leaving the room, primal screaming, pacing. I got the WAIT finger tattoo in order to apply this same idea to my e-communications. While it may seem like
canada goose parka xxl an extreme solution, trust me it was in response an extreme problem. The tattoo reminds me every second that a waiting period (just like at the gun show, folks) is what I need to sort out whether what I’ve put in writing is really about to serve the greater good.
I’m the last one to point fingers (so to speak) but take it from an old pro at creating cataclysmic screw ups. If you’re angry-emailing, composing a coarse text to a loved one or thinking about drunk tweeting some poetry, remember that once you hit “send,” it’s out there for good. “Save as draft” is a beautiful thing. It’s not sexy, but it’s a feature that gives you a precious moment to ask whether the content of your letter is really going to benefit you and those around you or simply give you some momentary satisfaction while making you look and feel like a jerk in the long run. So in a way “save as draft”is sexy because, let’s face it, what’s sexier than peace of mind?
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, whose nation borders Russia, said the EU had to get tougher with Moscow “because if Putin’s aggressive policy isn’t stopped, he will go further.”
The targets of the U.S. sanctions include two major Russian energy firms: Novatek, the country’s largest independent natural gas producer, and Rosneft, Russia’s largest canada goose jackets store petroleum company and third largest gas producer. The penalties bar both from getting long-term loans from U.S. entities.
Also targeted were leading Russian financial institutions, the Russian development bank VEB and Gazprombank, banking arm of Russia’s state energy behemoth Gazprom. The sanctions restrict their ability to access U.S. capital markets.
Steven Pifer, the former U.S. ambassador to canada goose jackets sales online shop, said the American sanctions will add uncertainty to a Russian economy that has already been showing signs of weakness.
“These are serious sanctions. They target major Russian energy companies and financial institutions,” said Pifer, who currently works as an analyst at the Brookings Institution in Washington.
It’s pretty rare that members of Congress and all the witnesses they’ve called will declare out loud that Americans are just too ignorant to be given a piece of information, but that was canada goose outlet stores a key conclusion of a session of the House Agriculture Committee this week.
The issue was genetically modified organisms, or GMOs as they’re often known in the food industry. And members of the subcommittee on canada goose online retailers Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture, as well as their four experts, agreed that the genetic engineering of food crops has been a thorough success responsible for feeding the hungry, improving nutrition and reducing the use of pesticides.
People who oppose GMOs or want them labeled so that consumers can know what they’re eating are alarmists who thrive on fear and ignorance, the panel agreed. Labeling GMO foods would only stoke those fears, and harm a beneficial thing, so it should not be allowed, the lawmakers and witnesses agreed.
“I really worry that labeling does more harm than good, that it leads too many people away from it and it diminishes the market for GMOs that are the solution to a lot of the
canada goose online shopping problems we face,” said David Just, a professor at Cornell University and co-director of the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs.
Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) agreed with Just and asked him, “What is the biggest drawback? Is it the ignorance of what the product is, just from a lack of education?””It is ignorance of the product, and it’s a general skepticism of anything they eat that is too processed or treated in some way that they don’t quite understand,” Just said.”Even using long scientific-sounding words make it sound like it’s been grown in a test tube, and people get scared of it,” Just added.
In the worst crisis between the West and Russia since the Cold War, Moscow has denied accusations of fanning separatism in Ukraine’s east and allowing military equipment and fighters to cross into canada goose kensington parka sale Ukraine to support the separatists.Though Borodai said in his interview that he had been in “consultations” in Russia, many rebels now reproach President Vladimir Putin’s administration in Moscow, which is under threat from further Western sanctions, for giving them too little help.
The Ukrainian army’s victory in Slaviansk has pushed peace talks involving separatist leaders off the agenda. A meeting of an informal “contact group” involving envoys from canada goose kensington parka small white Kiev and Moscow had been planned for the weekend, under an agreement in Berlin last week, to discuss conditions for a truce.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe website said “high representatives” from Ukraine, Russia and the OSCE did in fact meet in Kiev on canada goose kensington parka for women Sunday, though separatist leaders did not appear to have attended.
The group had been given the task of working out the basis for an effective ceasefire observed by both sides. But the new defense minister, Valery Heletey, in remarks reported on Tuesday, said there could be no fresh talk of a ceasefire until the rebels had laid down their arms.
“The president of Ukraine was categoric on this,” he was quoted as saying by his ministry. “Now negotiations can be possible only after the fighters have definitively surrendered their arms.” (Additional reporting by Thomas Grove and Natalia Zinets in Kiev and Maria Tsvetkova in Donetsk; Editing by Alastair Macdonald)