Brazil and Turkey Express Interest in Intensifying Military Cooperation

first_img On May 7, the Brazilian Defense Minister Celso Amorim and his Turkish counterpart, Ismet Yilmaz, expressed both countries’ interest in “intensifying bilateral cooperation” in their area, chiefly through partnerships to develop a shared military-industrial base. At a meeting held in São Paulo, the ministers signed a letter of intent formalizing both governments’ interest in “developing cooperation between their defense industries, including technology transfers and joint projects.” “We have excellent possibilities for cooperation and for developing joint projects, and his visit is a demonstration of his country’s interest,” Amorim said in a statement. Yilmaz, who began a week-long visit to Brazil on May 7, showed “special interest in the aerospace area, in the development of unmanned aerial vehicles, and in the cybernetics sector,” the statement specified. “Cyber attacks often cause more damage than conventional attacks,” the Turkish minister stated. In 2010, Turkey and Brazil drew up a joint plan to defuse the Iranian nuclear crisis, but the proposal was rejected by the United States, and the U.N. Security Council voted to impose sanctions on Tehran, which it suspects of carrying out a nuclear program with military aims. By Dialogo May 09, 2012last_img read more

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Stop youths from using e-cigarettes

first_imgI currently work for the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Council of Saratoga County partnering with the Glens Falls Hospital Living Tobacco Free Initiative. I’m writing to express my concern about the current increase in youth e-cigarette use and to raise awareness on the upcoming Tobacco Holiday Great American Smokeout on Nov. 16.E-cigarette use in the United States has been steadily rising, with an increase of almost 10 percent from 2011 to 2016.In fact, nearly 2 million middle- and high-school-aged students used e-cigarettes in 2016. They were more commonly used in youth than adults.Some common terms for e-cigarettes or e-cigarette usage are: vape, vaping, juice (referring to vape juice), PV (personalized vaporizer) and cig-alike (e-cigarette that looks like a traditional cigarette). Almost all e-cigarette products contain nicotine, along with other dangerous chemicals such as aerosol and metals such as nickel, tin and lead. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion E-cigarettes haven’t been proven by the U.S. Food Drug Administration to be a safe alternative to quitting smoking, and studies are showing that evidence is insufficient to show e-cigarettes are a successful cessation tool.The Great American Smokeout is celebrated nationally. The Smokeout challenges people to stop using tobacco and gives tools to help smokers quit.If anyone is interested in participating and wants more information, visit www.cancer.org/healthy/stay-away-from-tobacco/great-american-smokeout.html.Anyone interested in quitting smoking can call the NYS Quit-line number at 1-866-NY-QUITS.Kristin CanjuraSaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

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