Turkey says they will not stop going in to Syria

On Friday Turkey said that it will not stop going into Syria after a bombing killed 11 police officers.
“Turkish forces will remain in Syria for as long as it takes to cleanse the border of Islamic State and other militants, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday, after a truck bombing by Kurdish insurgents killed at least 11 police officers.
The suicide bombing at a police headquarters in a province bordering Syria and Iraq came two days after Turkey launched its first major military incursion into Syria, an operation meant to drive Islamic State out of the border area and stop Kurdish militias from seizing ground in their wake” (reuters, 2016.)
Turkey has been helping the United States deal with IS but it also fears that “Kurdish militias in Syria will seize a swathe of border territory and embolden Kurdish insurgents on its own soil” (reuters, 2016.)
President Tayyip Erdogan said the bombing in Sirnak province would increase Turkey’s determination as it fights terrorist groups at home and abroad. Yildirim said there was no doubt the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged a three-decade insurgency for Kurdish autonomy, was responsible.
“From the beginning we have been defending Turkey’s territorial integrity. We are also defending Syria’s territorial integrity. The aim of these terrorist organization is … to form a state in these countries… They will never succeed,” Yildirim told a news conference in Istanbul.
“We will continue our operations (in Syria) until we fully guarantee security of life and property for our citizens and the security of our border. We will continue until Daesh (Islamic State) and other terrorist elements are taken out.
After he spoke, the PKK claimed responsibility for the attack on the police headquarters, according to a website affiliated to the group.

French cort puts a stop to the banning of full-body burkini swimsuits

A french cort put a halt on the banning of full-body burkini swimsuits.
Per Reuters: “The Conseil d’Etat gave the ruling following a request from the League of Human Rights to overturn the burkini ban in the Mediterranean town of Villeneuve-Loubet on the grounds it contravenes civil liberties.
The court said in a statement the decree to ban burkinis in Villeneuve-Loubet “seriously, and clearly illegally, breached the fundamental freedoms to come and go, the freedom of beliefs and individual freedom.
Under the French legal system, temporary decisions can be handed down before the court takes more time to prepare a judgment on the underlying legality of the case.”
The ban came to become a thing after an attack on a chirch and a truck attack in nice.
“The issue has shone a light on secular France’s difficulties responding to homegrown jihadists and foreign militants following Islamist attacks in Nice and a Normandy church in July.
It has also made French cultural identity a hot-button issue along with security in political debates as the country switches into campaign mode ahead of a presidential election next April” (reuters, 2016.)

quiz 4

ht: Ben E., Applied Research Mathematician, NSA

Kurt, a math professor, has to leave for a conference. At the airport, he realizes he forgot to find a substitute for the class he was teaching today! Before shutting his computer off for the flight, he sends an email: “Can one of you cover my class today? I’ll bake a pie for whomever can do it. He sends the email to Julia, Michael, and Mary Ellen, his three closest friends in the math department, and boards the plane. As Kurt is well-known for his delicious pies, Julia, Michael, and Mary Ellen are each eager to substitute for him. Julia, as department chair, knows which class Kurt had to teach, but she doesn’t know the time or building. Michael plays racquetball with Kurt so he knows what time Kurt teaches, but not the class or building. Mary Ellen helped Kurt secure a special projector for his class, so she knows what building Kurt’s class is in, but not the actual class or the time. Julia, Michael, and Mary Ellen get together to figure out which class it is, and they all agree that the first person to figure out which class it is gets to teach it (and get Kurt’s pie). Unfortunately the college’s servers are down, so Julia brings a master list of all math classes taught that day. After crossing off each of their own classes, they are left with the following possibilities: Calc 1 at 9 in North Hall Calc 2 at noon in West Hall Calc 1 at 3 in West Hall Calc 1 at 10 in East Hall Calc 2 at 10 in North Hall Calc 1 at 10 in South Hall Calc 1 at 10 in North Hall Calc 2 at 11 in East Hall Calc 3 at noon in West Hall Calc 2 at noon in South Hall Afterlooking the list over, Julia says, “Does anyone know which class it is? Michael and Mary Ellen immediately respond, “Well, you don’t. Julia asks, “Do you? Michael and Mary Ellen both shake their heads. Julia then smiles and says, “I do now. I hope he bakes me a chocolate peanut butter pie. Which class does Kurt need a substitute for?
Calc 2 at 10 in North Hall.
But why? 1) Since Julia only knows the class name, the only way she could immediately know is if it was Calc 3. Since Michael and Mary Ellen both know that Julia doesn’t know, that means they know the class isn’t Calc 3. Since Michael only knows the time, that means the class can’t be at noon. Because Mary Ellen only knows the building, that means the building can’t be West Hall. That leaves only the following possibilities: Calc 1 at 9 in North Hall Calc 1 at 10 in East Hall Calc 2 at 10 in North Hall Calc 1 at 10 in South Hall Calc 1 at 10 in North Hall Calc 2 at 11 in East Hall 2) Since Michael doesn’t know which class it is, that means the time can’t be 9 or 11. Since Mary Ellen doesn’t know either, the class can’t be in South Hall. That leaves only three possibilities: Calc 1 at 10 in East Hall Calc 2 at 10 in North Hall Calc 1 at 10 in North Hall 3) At this point, Julia now says she knows the answer. Since there are two Calc 1 classes, it must be that Julia knows the class is Calc 2. Thus, the class is Calc 2 at 10 in North Hall.
calk calc 1 in east hall.

What I plan on watching on tv – August 26, 2016

escape:
At 8:00 am is American Justice, Charles Ng and Leonard Lake, responsible for a series of crimes, lived on a property where police found mutilated corpses.
at 9:00 am is The FBI Files, An ex-cop, a bounty hunter and a former prison guard pool their law enforcement experience to pull off a near-perfect hit on an armored van.
at 10:00 am is American Justice, How DNA evidence cleared one suspect and convicted another in a series of University of Florida murders.
at 11:00 am is Unsolved Mysteries, Awe-inspiring footage from home videos depicting amazing events, escapes and disasters.
at 12:00 pm is The FBI Files, A seemingly charming and generous California man targets vulnerable women for murder, prompting a cross-country manhunt.
at 1:00 pm is Snapped, A rivalry over school bus routes turns deadly when a businessman disappears. nbc:
at 6:00 pm is NBC nightly news.
nickelodeon:
at 6:30 pm is Henry Danger, Henry believes that he was replaced on the basketball team by an older boy; Captain Man must overcome old grudges to get help from a friend. espn
at 7:00 pm is College Football, Hawaii and California open their seasons by bringing American football to Australia. The Rainbow Warriors finished 3-10 last season, while the Golden Bears compiled an 8-5 mark. at 10:00 pm is my local news.

history fact – August 24, 2016

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 24, the 237th day of 2016. There are 129 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Aug. 24, A.D. 79, long-dormant Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in volcanic ash; an estimated 20,000 people died.

a barrel bomb is used to attack in aleppo: killing 11 children

According to a monitor, Eleven children were killed on Thursday in a barrel bomb attack carried out by government forces on a rebel-held neighbourhood of Syria’s Aleppo city, reports afp.
“Fifteen civilians, among them 11 children, were killed in a barrel bomb attack on the Bab al-Nayrab neighbourhood” in southern Aleppo city, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.
It also reported eight civilians, including two children, were killed Thursday in rebel fire on the government-held west of the city. Eleven children is eleven too many.