Posts Tagged ‘fires’

Fires in Western Canada Creating Own Weather Systems, Experts Say

VANCOUVER—A combination of intense heat and drought conditions is causing wildfires in Western Canada to generate their own weather systems, experts say. Michael Fromm, a meteorologist with the United States Naval Research Laboratory, said the phenomenon is known as a pyrocumulonimbus firestorm and has been tracked this year in British Columbia, Saskatchewan Alberta, Manitoba and […]

Tunisian president fires prime minister after violent protests

Tunisia’s president fired the prime minister Sunday and froze parliament’s activities after violent demonstrations over the country’s pandemic and economic situation. President Kais Saied also lifted the immunity of all parliament members and said he would name a new prime minister in the coming hours to bring calm to the country. It was unclear what […]

The Fires This Time

In San Francisco, we’re finally starting to put away our masks. With 74% of the city’s residents over 12 fully vaccinated, for the first time in more than a year we’re enjoying walking, shopping, and eating out, our faces naked. So I was startled when my partner reminded me that we need to buy masks again very soon — N95 […]

California fires advance as heat wave covers West

Firefighters were struggling to contain an exploding Northern California wildfire under blazing temperatures as another heat wave hits the U.S. West this weekend. The Beckwourth Complex headed into Saturday showing no sign of slowing its rush northeast from the Sierra Nevada. It’s tearing through bone-dry timber and prompted Nevada authorities on Friday to evacuate a […]

Biden fires Trump-appointed head of Social Security agency

President Joe Biden has fired the commissioner of Social Security after the official refused to resign, and Biden accepted the deputy commissioner’s resignation, the White House said. Biden asked commissioner Andrew Saul to resign, and his employment was terminated Friday after he refused the Democratic president’s request, a White House official said. Deputy Commissioner David […]

The Sun Fires Off a Major X-Class Solar Flare Towards Earth

The sun unleashed its first super-powerful flare of the year today, and the intense eruption was aimed directly at Earth, space weather experts say. Solar flares are often accompanied by coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, enormous clouds of superheated plasma that streak through space at millions of miles per hour. While the radiation from a […]

Radio Host Says ‘Burn the Churches Down’ as More Church Fires Reported

A Canadian radio personality called for the burning of churches, as news outlets have reported more Catholic and Anglican churches being burned in parts of the country, primarily on First Nations reserves. Radio host Nesta Matthews, who presents a morning programme for The Wave radio station in Saint John, New Brunswick, called for the burning of churches and […]

MuzzleWatch: AP fires reporter following pressure over her college Palestine activism — Updated

Update: Today Emily Wilder issued a statement saying that the Associated Press fired her two days after editors assured her that her previous activism was not a bar to her being a reporter. Wilder said this shows that reporters cannot “share the painful experience of Palestinians” without being “smeared” and accused of being “irredeemably ‘biased.’“ […]

Greece evacuates villages as forest fires rage

Authorities in the Corinth region of southern Greece have moved people from six villages to safety as fire fighters battled a forest fire with scores of trucks and 21 aircraft, they said on Thursday. No deaths were reported in the blaze that broke out on Wednesday night at a small seaside holiday resort on the […]

Hamas Fires Rockets Again After Night of Heavy IDF Strikes

Smoke trails are seen as a rocket is launched from Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip to Israel on May 10, 2021. Photo: Atia Mohammed/Flash90 i24 News – Hamas took responsibility for rockets fired at southern Israeli communities Netivot and Sdot Negev area Tuesday, after a night of heavy Israeli strikes reported in the Gaza […]

CNN Fires Contributor Over Hitler Tweet

CNN announced on May 17 that they have severed ties with a freelance contributor over a since-deleted tweet calling for a new Adolf Hitler. The Pakistan-based freelance journalist, Adeel Raja, tweeted on May 16, “The world today needs a Hitler.” He also tweeted in 2014 that he was supporting Germany in the World Cup finals […]

When Hamas Fires Missiles at Israeli Homes, Forget Nuance

Rockets are launched by Palestinian terrorists into Israel, in Gaza May 13, 2021. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa. JNS.org – It’s been almost seven years since the 2014 summer war in Gaza, but the discussion of the current fighting going on between Israel and Hamas seems as if it’s being read from the same script. Just like […]

Apple Fires New Hire Hours After Employees Cancel Him as ‘Misogynistic’

Apple has fired a recently hired Facebook veteran just hours after other employees began to circulate a petition calling for his firing. The Masters of the Universe have once again demonstrated that cancel culture rules in Silicon Valley. The Verge reports that Apple has fired a newly hired employee, Antonio García Martínez, after other company employees […]

Israel news – live: Gaza ground invasion plan set to be approved as Hamas fires long-range rocket at airport

Series of explosions seen on Gaza skyline Israel’s military is set to approve plans for a ground assault into Gaza, with Gaza Division and Southern Command drawing up proposals for sign-off by the country’s political leaders. Combat troops have moved into position near the enclave as part of “preparing themselves for ground operations”, an army […]

1 killed, 2 seriously injured as Hamas fires anti-tank missile into Israel

Police minister calls for release of Jewish man arrested for killing Arab Israeli in Lod Public Security Minister Amir Ohana calls for the release of a Jewish man who was arrested in connection with the deadly shooting of an Arab Israeli man during protests and riots in the central city of Lod on Monday night. […]

Thirty-Five Fires in Israel’s South as Gaza Terrorists Launch Incendiary Balloons

A part of a wheat field goes in flames after Palestinians in Gaza sent incendiary balloons over the border near Nir Am, southern Israel May 9, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Amir Cohen At least 35 fires broke out in southern Israel on Sunday, as terrorists from Gaza launched incendiary balloons at the Jewish […]

Arson balloons from Gaza spark 39 fires in Israeli fields as tensions continue

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00

Gaza incendiary balloons spark 10 fires in south for a third day

Firefighting teams worked to extinguish multiple fires in southern Israel on Saturday, caused by balloons carrying incendiary devices that were launched from the Gaza Strip. According to fire services, teams responded to 10 blazes in the region. At least three of the fires burned in the Be’eri forest, a nature reserve located near the border […]

Fires break out in Israel’s south near Gaza border for second day in a row

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00

Oregon University Fires Jewish Shakespeare Scholar Who Highlighted Alleged Antisemitism, Sexual Abuse by Senior Management

Riley Center at Linfield University in McMinnville, Oregon. Photo: Wikimedia Commons / DerRichter A Jewish professor at a private university in Oregon was fired from his position on Tuesday, weeks after highlighting alleged sexual abuse of students by board trustees, along with detailing on social media the antisemitic harassment he experienced at the hands of […]

Increased Risk of Forest Fires in Himalayan Region

This year much higher incidence of forest fires has been reported from Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. Generally the risk becomes high only in the summer season but this year the risk started during winter and has already recorded very high damage at the time of writing on April 4. To get an idea of the […]

Bolsonaro forced into Cabinet reshuffle, fires top diplomat

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro reshuffled his Cabinet on Monday amid intense pressure to sack his foreign relations minister whose tenure has been characterized by an anti-globalism bent that made him a lightning rod for critics. In addition to replacing foreign minister Ernesto Araújo the president shifted three other ministers into new positions — chief of […]

New Jersey Newspaper Fires Journalist After Anti-Jewish, Misogynistic Caption

Screenshot of the offensive caption appearing in the “Asbury Park Press,” March 2021. Photo: Screenshot. JNS.org – A journalist from the Asbury Park Press, a Gannett-owned newspaper in Central New Jersey, is out of a job with the paper doing damage control after posting a photo caption last weekend that was deemed anti-Jewish and anti-woman. […]

North Korea fires two short-range missiles, US open to dialogue

North Korea fired two short-range missiles at the weekend, US and South Korean officials said, but Washington played down the first such tests under President Joe Biden and said it was still open to dialog with Pyongyang. The North Korean activity involved weapons systems at the low end of the spectrum that were not covered […]

Lebanese army fires at Israeli drone over border town, Hezbollah TV station reports

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00

Michigan university fires professor for antisemitic and racist posts

Ferris State University, a public research school in Big Rapids, Michigan, fired a professor last week for using antisemitic, racist, homophobic and other inflammatory language on social media. Thomas Brennan, a physical sciences professor, had tweeted about a “Jewish mafia” and called the COVID-19 pandemic a “Jewish revolution,” according to an article last fall in […]

‘Our forests are sick’: German woodland hit by record damage due to fires and pests, says damning new report

Fires, storms, droughts and bark beetle infestations have damaged German forests so badly that they are now in their worst condition in four decades, the country’s Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner said on Wednesday. The country’s 2020 Forest Condition Report of 10,000 trees has revealed that a record 1.7 percent of trees died between 2019 and […]

What fires revealed about Egypt’s economic disparity

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved 00

Pakistan successfully test fires surface-to-surface missile

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00

Disney Caves to Democrat Mob and Fires Trump Supporter Gina Carano

Disney fired Trump-supporting actress Gina Carano on Wednesday from the Mandalorian after Democrat activists complained about “unacceptable” social media posts by the star. According to Disney-owned Lucasfilm, Carano will never be hired by the company again. Here’s the statement Disney/Lucasfilm released: “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for […]

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