Bloomberg: Violence against women in Turkey exacerbating

The American Bloomberg Website has revealed that vilence against women in Turkey has exacerbated particularly after Ankara's withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, a European treaty to combat violence against women.

This fact has placed the Turkish regime, led by Recep Tayyib Erdogan, in an embarrassing position before its European neighbors.

In a recent report, the Bloomberg website, said that the Turkish regime's withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention last March despite massive criticism and protests against the move, has uncovered the escalating violence against women in Turkey and has put Ankara in an embarrassing situation vis a vis Europe with which the Turkish regime has been trying to establish strong relations.

The rural women's pavilion in the family market summarizes the products of all Syrian governorates

Damascus (ST): The Rural Women’s Pavilion of the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform, located in the "Family Market" in Damascus, summarized the products of the various Syrian governorates, whether food or handicrafts, for which each is famous.

The pavilion narrates through its products the stories of handicrafts and food industries such as  jams, cheese, dairy, dried vegetables, fruits, juices, olives, makdous and molasses, honey products, distillation of medicinal and aromatic plants, grain crushing and preservation, the manufacture of derivatives of the Damascene rose from “syrup, oils and distillates”, in addition to making pottery, baskets, weaving on looms, pots,  straw, bamboo, all kinds of soap, natural silk, and many traditional rural industries.

The launch of the Armia Forum 2021 and the International Military Games in Moscow

On August 23rd, the International Military-Technical Forum (Armia 2021) kicked off in the city of Kubinka, on the outskirts of the Russian capital, Moscow, with wide international participation. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a speech during the opening ceremonythat the forum will enable Russian and foreign experts from about 100 countries in the world to get acquainted with the latest developments in the defense industries and discuss prospects for deepening military-technical relations

The First Feminist in History: The Mesopotamian Poetess Enheduanna

Enheduanna also En-hedu-Ana; (c. twenty-third century B.C.E.) was an Akkadian princess and high priestess who was perhaps the earliest known writer in history. The name En-hedu-anna, a title apparently compiled from "En" (Chief Priest or Priestess), "hedu" (Ornament) and "Ana" (of Heaven). She was the first royal daughter known to have been given the title "En" in a line that would extend for five hundred years.Identified as a daughter of King Sargon I, she was appointed high priestess of the moon god Nanna (Sîn) in his holy city of Ur. She became the most important religious figure of her day, and her evocative prayers, stories, and incantations, which were devoted to the goddess Inanna (Ishtar), were highly influential. She has been dubbed the "Shakespeare of Sumerian literature."

Enheduanna began a long tradition of Mesopotamian princesses serving as high priestesses. Her hymns were copied by scribes for at least five centuries, and her writings are believed to have influenced the merger of the Sumerian Inanna with the Akkadian Ishtar. After her death, a hymn was devoted to her by an anonymous composer, indicating that she may even have been venerated as a deity herself.

A woman creates a project to produce organic fertilizer in the village of Al-Suwayri, Homs

Homs, (ST) - Driven by her love for the land, her passion for agriculture and her desire to achieve self-sufficiency for her family, Mrs. Mahasin Ibrahim, after nearly five years of research and exerted effort, succeeded in establishing a project for producing organic fertilizer, “worm castings or vermicast”, in her land in the village of Al-Suwayri in the western Homs countryside.

In a statement to SANA reporter, Ibrahim indicated that she suffered and struggled a lot to secure the livelihood of her family, as she is the wife of a martyr. Therefore, she looked for a successful way to cultivate the land around her home in the village and produce her family's food. Unfortunately, the soil of her land lacked the necessary nutrients, and since she did not like the chemical fertilization method, she started searching online for the best natural fertilization methods. She met a farmer from Ghouta, Damascus countryside, who brought her compost worms to produce natural fertilizer for crops. Thus, the idea grew inside her mind to establish a project for producing compost worms, or what is known as “vermicomposting.”

She pointed out that she had obtained adequate information about organic fertilizers from specialized websites. Thus, she began her journey with experimentation, where she found promising results after several experiments that lasted for months and years of work, indicating that she currently has two basins and abundant quantities of worm fertilizer.

She explained that the production and reproduction of worm fertilizer requires conditions such as moderate temperature and certain humidity. It passes through several stages to be added to the soil  in a step to be planted, as the cultivated seed gives abundant production, early flowering and fruiting and can give the land full nutrients through the bacteria found  in it.

Ibrahim mentioned that the more worms grow the more fertilizer they give. It is not necessary to work on such a project for more than two days a week with daily monitoring. It requires chlorine-free water and no  insect is allowed to enter the soil of the worm compost, indicating that it can be used in all types of agriculture in the countryside and the city, such as planting roses, rooftops, gardens, and others.