Turkey Detains 27 Russian Ships In Retaliation For Russia’s Detaining 8 Turkish Vessels – Jewish Press
Turkey has tightened its inspections of Russian ships docked in its harbors in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, and has so far detained 27 Russian ships which failed to meet sailing criteria. This move is in retaliation for the Russian authorities detaining Eight Turkish ships in Russian ports, denying them permission to travel since Nov. 24, the day when Turkey downed a Russian military jet. The Turks said the Russian ships were too old to sail.
According to Turkish daily Habertürk, citing shipping officials in Ankara, Turkish and Russian authorities contacted each other via email, with the Russian side agreeing to a meeting to resolve the crisis, although how and when the parties will meet is yet unclear.
According to Daily Sabah, as soon as the Russian Su-24 fighter was downed over Turkey’s airspace, Russia implemented non-reciprocal trade ties and customs practices. It detained Turkish business travelers, blocked Turkish trucks from crossing the border into Russia, and denied Turkish civilian vessels entry into Russian ports, forcing them to wait in open waters.
Daily Sabah claims that while Turkish officials have been attempting to ease the tensions, declaring they never considered Russia an enemy of Turkey, Russia remained hostile, and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev issued a list of sanctions against Turkey. The list, published on the government’s official website on Tuesday, includes agricultural products that Russia would no longer import from Turkey beginning Jan. 1, and retroactively approved a ban on charter flights to Turkey which has been in effect since Dec. 1.
The Object An Anger Management Student Reportedly Hit His Girlfriend With Tells You Plenty About His Classroom Progress – The Blaze
When deputies pulled up to Sheelah Thompson’s apartment in Spartanburg, S.C., to investigate a physical altercation with her boyfriend, they learned plenty about what allegedly went down earlier Monday evening.
Thompson, 22, told police that Tyler Ford, 23, strangled her and threatened to kill her, put her phone in the oven so she couldn’t call 911, and “popped” their infant daughter twice on the legs because she was crying, WHNS-TV in Greenville, S.C., reported.
If that wasn’t enough, Thompson also claimed that Ford hit her in the face – with his rolled-up anger management workbook, the Associated Press added.
Police said that while the couple was watching a movie, Ford asked Thompson why she tries to get him angry knowing he’s in anger management, but she only shrugged in response, so he hit her on the foot and then the cheek with his book.
The pair hit each other, and Thompson at one point stabbed him with a box cutter, police said. Deputies said Ford had a deep cut on his forearm while Thompson had a bump on her forehead from the fight.
Ford and Thompson were both arrested and booked on criminal domestic violence charges.
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Blogger Retaliates Against Paper That Published Gun Owner Addresses By Creating Interactive Map Of Its Employees – The Blaze
In retaliation against the New York newspaper – the Journal News – that published the addresses of those pistol permit holders in two of the state’s counties, a blogger has created a map pinpointing the addresses of the newspaper’s employees.
Mimicking the title of the Journal News’ original article, Robert Cox with “Talk of the Sound” headlined his post: Map: Where are the Journal News employees in your neighborhood?
The map indicates the addresses of all Journal News Employees in the New York Tri-State area. Each dot represents an individual Journal News employee – a reporter, editor or staffer. The data does not include freelancers – reporters or photographers – which can be hired without being an employee. Being included in this map does not mean the individual at a specific location is a responsible reporter or editor, just that they are a reporter or editor.
To create the map, Talk of the Sound submitted Google searches for the names and addresses of all Journal News employees in the New York Tri-State area. By state law, the information is public record.
Cox went onto explain that putting together the map has been a crowd-sourced effort between other bloggers and readers. He wrote the map will be updated as more information continues to become available.
He also noted that since the publication has downsized in recent years, some of the names of employees might not be current. So far, dozens of names and addresses have been collected and published.
See the full-size map here.
Another blogger has been curating the names and addresses of News Journal employees as well (via Beta Beat). Christopher Fountain, a Greenwich, Conn., real estate agent on his blog For What It’s Worth, generally composes posts about real estate and home improvement, has been voicing his thoughts on the News Journal’s publishing of gun owner addresses and also recently linked Cox’s interactive map of employee addresses.
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