SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Purdue Crop Chat Episode 11, Corn Yields Continue to Surprise By Eric Pfeiffer – Oct 19, 2020 SHARE Facebook Twitter Purdue Crop Chat Episode 11, Corn Yields Continue to Surprise Purdue Extension Corn Specialist Bob Nielsen and Soybean Specialist Shaun Casteel are back on another episode of the Purdue Crop Chat podcast. Hear Bob and Shaun discuss yields, how the harvest season is progressing, and combine settings as the weather changes.The Purdue Crop Chat Podcast is presented by the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and the Indiana Soybean Alliance. Tune in to the podcast below:Audio Playerhttps://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2020/10/Purdue-Crop-Chat-Episode-11.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast (wirepodcastshat-rss): Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS Facebook Twitter Previous articleAs Weather Changes Combine Settings May Need to Change Too on the HAT Monday PodcastNext articleDry Conditions Spur Field Fires, Soybean Harvest Surges Past Five-Year Average Eric Pfeiffer
Help by sharing this information News Ara Ibrahim, the publisher of Hawlati, and Saman Majid of the magazine Livin and the TV station Gorran (Change) were attacked by security forces in Sulaymaniyah while covering the election campaign on the evening of 18 February. Organisation February 26, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Democracy and free expression under threat in Iraqi Kurdistan Asos Hardi, Awene’s founder and head of the company that publishes it, said: “The authorities do not stop talking about freedom of expression, constantly boasting of the media’s independence. But these words are meaningless. In practice, the authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan do not believe in freedom of expression.” Hardi won the 2009 Gebran Tueni Prize for the defence of press freedom, which is awarded by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). RSF_en Receive email alerts December 16, 2020 Find out more Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” “You have guns, we have pens,” was the message that the Sulaymaniyah-based independent newspaper Hawlati (Citizen) printed on an otherwise blank front page on 24 February in a bold protest against a spate of threats, harassment and physical violence against journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan in the run-up to a parliamentary election on 6 March. Shaswar Mama of Sbeiy.com (www.sbeiy.com), the official website of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), was attacked by PUK and KDP supporters in the city of Raniya as he and KNN reporter Karwan Anwar were taking photos in the city’s market on 18 February. “I was invited to dine in a restaurant in the city’s Ankawa neighbourhood,” he told Reporters Without Borders. “After my arrival, I was attacked by the bodyguards of Dr. Nuri Othman, the head of the Kurdistan cabinet’s secretariat, who was also there. There were about 25 soldiers at the restaurant. They tried to scare me. It was clearly linked to my recent criticism of the Islamic Republic of Iran.” The PUK’s own security forces, which are regarded as illegal, are alleged to have been responsible for most of the attacks on journalists in Sulaymaniyah since the start of the election campaign. IraqMiddle East – North Africa Hawlati editor Kamal Rauf told Reporters Without Borders: “I called Kurdistan’s prime minister, Dr. Barham Salih, to talk about the recent incidents involving journalists. He told me he was going to request an investigation.” Dawoud Baghstani, the editor of the magazine Israel-Kurd (www.israelkurd.com), who is also a local political figure and a member of Kurdistan’s Jewish minority, was attacked in a restaurant in Erbil on 18 February. Some, but by no means all, of the press freedom violations of the past week are summarised below: Ibrahim, who still has not got his camera back, is the third Hawlati journalist to be attacked in Sulaymaniyah. An independent biweekly, Hawlati (www.hawlati.com) was founded in November 2000 with the aim of defending free expression, reinforcing civil society and helping the development of democratic debate. Othman disputes this version of the incident, claiming that his bodyguards just defended him. “I was in a restaurant with foreign journalists,” he told Awene. “Dawoud Baghstani was also there. He brandished his pistol and insulted me and Iraqi Kurdistan. I just asked by bodyguards to disarm him.” News December 28, 2020 Find out more Baghstani said he intended to bring a complaint against Othman. “Masoud Barzani, the president of Kurdistan, must investigate what happened,” he said. “I will file a complaint although I am sure the courts will support him. In a Hawlati editorial about the abuses, Rauf appealed directly to Iraqi President Jalal Talabani: “As free and independent journalists, we have improved the media’s level of impartiality and independence in the reader’s interests but now the security forces are attacking us and beating us without reason.” News He added: “The KDP and PUK do anything they want against journalists, who are the victims of frequent attacks and cannot work freely. Democracy and free expression are in danger in Kurdistan. International organisations must act to put an end to this harassment of independent journalists, otherwise we risk going back to the darkest years of Baathism.” Security forces attacked and beat Hawlati reporter Soran Ahmed in Sulaymaniyah at 7:50 p.m. on 20 February, seized his mobile phone and camera and shut him in the boot of a car for more than half an hour. He got his phone and camera back when he was freed, but the data on both of them had been erased. Follow the news on Iraq IraqMiddle East – North Africa News The newspaper Awene, Radio Nawa, the television station Kurdish News Network (KNN) and Speda, a TV station that belongs to the opposition Kurdish Islamic Union (Yekgirtu), issued a joint statement on 23 February condemning the recent violations of free expression and media freedom in Kurdistan. Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan to go further Two Speda television journalists were attacked in Erbil on 19 February. Responding to these comments in a speech at the opening of a students’ conference in Erbil on 24 February, Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani said: “There is no place in Kurdistan for those who say that the province’s security forces are militias. I see nothing to stop me from acting against these people.” February 15, 2021 Find out more Adnan Othman, a former Hawlati editor who is now an MDC parliamentary representative and editor of Rojname, a newspaper that supports the MDC, has received many death threats by email and SMS. He was also insulted by KDP and PUK supporters after he referred to the security forces that had attacked MDC supporters as illegal and called them “militias.” RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” A Hawlati photographer had already been attacked there on 16 February, when his camera was broken and his photos were erased. “We were taking photos in Sahollaka Street, especially of a man who had been injured by members of the security forces, when individuals in civilian dress ordered us to stop, saying they were authorised by the PUK to confiscate our cameras,” Ibrahim told Reporters Without Borders. “One of them managed to take my camera. Then he began hitting him and insulting me. Saman managed to get away.” Hawlati’s front page is just one example of the growing protests by Kurdish intellectuals and independent media against abuses by the Kurdish security forces and by the supporters and security forces of the two parties that control the Kurdistan Regional Government – the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). Anwar Bazgr, the head of a press freedom defence committee formed by the Union of Kurdistan Journalists, has also condemned the recent attacks and has called on political parties to respect a law protecting journalists that was passed by Kurdistan’s parliament.
WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads LimerickNewsStatus Orange weather warning for LimerickBy Meghann Scully – October 2, 2019 700 TAGSlimerickLimerick Poststorm lorenzoweather Advertisement Email WhatsApp Linkedin Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print A status red weather alert is now in place across the countryA status orange weather warning is in place for Limerick as Storm Lorenzo is expected to make land Thursday evening.The warning is also in place for Galway, Kerry Mayo, Clare and Cork.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Southwesterly winds veering westerly will reach mean speeds 65 to 80km/h with gusts generally of 100 to 130km/h, higher in coastal regions.Storm surges will produce coastal flooding and damage. Previous articleNew Regional Ambassador to the West to ‘create a stronger voice’ across the Shannon Region and Galway for SITE IrelandNext articleLimerick people reveal their favourite sound Meghann Scully Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash
Courtesy Brown family/Facebook(FERGUSON, Mo.) — Community members in Ferguson, Missouri, will hold several events on Friday to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the officer-involved shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Brown, who is black, was unarmed when he was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, in 2014, sparking national protests over police brutality and marking the beginning of the Black Lives Matter movement. One of the biggest events will be the opening of “As I See You: A Tribute to Mike Brown Jr.,” an exhibit at the Urban League Ferguson Community Empowerment Center.“We would be honored to have you join us to commemorate the tragic loss of Mike, Jr. that shook the world, to acknowledge the healing that has taken place this far and to unite with us for the change we still work to see,” The Michael Brown Chosen for Change Foundation, the organization behind the exhibit, said in a statement.The exhibit will be open Friday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.The tribute is one of the many events planned to mark the city’s “5th Annual Michael Brown Memorial Weekend,” a three-day celebration organized by the foundation, which was established by Brown’s father, Michael Brown Sr.A St. Louis County grand jury declined to indict Wilson in November 2014, and the U.S. Justice Department declined to prosecute him in March 2015, citing evidence and witnesses supporting Wilson’s claims that Brown attacked him. Wilson resigned from the police department in November 2014.Both the shooting itself and the government’s decision not to charge Wilson incited violent riots in Ferguson.Brown’s family was eventually paid $1.5 million in a settlement after they sued the city of Ferguson.Other events will be held in the area too, including a memorial service at the Canfield Green Apartments complex, where Brown was killed. Residents decorated the spot outside the apartments where he died with stuffed animals and flowers made of paper this week ahead of the anniversary.There will also be a free community event featuring vendors, food, music and children’s entertainment in honor of the slain teen. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Marilyn Nieves/iStock(MINNEAPOLIS) — Derek Chauvin’s conviction on all three charges stemming from the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd could lead to a sentence that lasts decades — and to another court battle.Chauvin will learn his fate in eight weeks, when Judge Peter Cahill hands down punishment to the former police officer who was found guilty on Tuesday of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.Under Minnesota sentencing guidelines, for a person with no criminal history, each murder charge carries a presumptive sentence of 12 1/2 years, while a manslaughter conviction has a presumptive sentence of four years.But each count carries a different maximum sentence — 40 years for second-degree unintentional murder, 25 years for third-degree murder, 10 years for second-degree manslaughter.Abrams predicted that the prosecution will ask the judge to sentence Chauvin to more years in prison.Chauvin will be sentenced on the second-degree murder because, per state law, it’s the single most serious charge. Although sentencing guidelines suggest it’s more likely he could get closer to 15 years, prosecutors likely will argue otherwise, citing aggravating factors — minors at the scene watched Floyd die, in one example — that could push 15 years closer to 40.“That is the next big debate in the case, over exactly what should be the sentence for Derek Chauvin,” said ABC News Legal Analyst Dan Abrams, who said he expects the prosecution to push for a longer sentence.Chauvin was remanded into custody following the jury verdict. During the end of closing arguments, the former officer waived his right to have a jury decide his sentencing. Cahill alone will decide.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Home » News » Not again! Mayor of London calls for rent controls as he launches re-election bid previous nextRegulation & LawNot again! Mayor of London calls for rent controls as he launches re-election bidSadiq Khan tells supporters at his Hackney launch yesterday that the “Prime Minister will have to give us the powers we need” to introduce a rent cap in the capital.Sheila Manchester4th March 20202 Comments1,061 Views Rent controls in London would be a disaster for aspiring tenants says the Residential Landlords Association and the National Landlords Association as the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, intends to introduce them as he launches his re-election bid.At a housing estate in Hackney on Tuesday, the mayor said, “The case for rent controls is now absolutely undeniable. But Tory ministers have blocked us from introducing our plans for rent controls in London and have simply said no.“That’s why today I am making the mayoral election on 7th May a referendum on rent controls – showing Londoners that I will stand up for renters. The prime minister will have to give us the powers we need, because if he refuses to do so he will be denying the express democratic will of millions of Londoners. And as we have all heard Boris Johnson repeatedly say, the democratic will of the people must be respected and it is not for politicians to frustrate it.”Demand vs supplyThe RLA says that the mayor’s proposals come despite experts warning of the danger rent controls would cause at a time when the demand for private rented homes in the capital is outstripping supply. Research by Knight Frank has shown that last year in the capital there were 6.1 prospective tenants for every rental listing, up from 4.7 in 2018.Expert reactionProfessor Kath Scanlon, a housing expert at the London School of Economics last year warned that the Mayor’s rent control proposals would result in landlords simply deciding that they were no longer going to rent their properties.John Stewart, Policy Manager for the Residential Landlords Association, said, “Rent controls might appear attractive to those already renting but they would be a disaster for anyone looking for somewhere to rent.“All they would achieve, as history and experience elsewhere tells us, is to drive landlords out of the market exacerbating an already serious shortage of homes available. Instead of putting out simplistic and superficially appealing proposals in attempt to win votes, the Mayor should focus on boosting the supply of available housing using the powers he already has.Only then will he make any discernible impact on improving the affordability of housing across the capital.”David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark, says: “Rent controls do not work; it hits hardest those its designed to help the most, and the Mayor of London has failed to learn the lessons of history.“The last time rent controls existed in this country, the private rented sector (PRS) shrunk to the lowest levels ever recorded.“At a time of demand for PRS homes massively outstripping supply, rent controls will cause the sector to shrink. In turn, this means professional landlords will only take the very best tenants, and the vulnerable and low-income people that rent controls are designed to help, will be forced into the hands of rogue and criminal operators, who may exploit them.”Read more about Sadiq Khan.Visit his campaign page. Mayor of London rent controls Sadiq Khan March 4, 2020Nigel Lewis2 commentsGuy Charrison, Mr Mr 5th March 2020 at 6:51 pmSadly Sadiq Khan doe not recall the terrible issues we had prior to 1988 with rent controlled property, it is a certain way to reduce the quality and stock of property available to the open market sector. Perhaps a history lesson would be in order of Mr Khan.Log in to ReplyAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 4th March 2020 at 8:17 amIt seems a case of Groundhog day for the incumbent Mayor looking for re-election, and I am anti Rent Controls, because they are blunt instruments. On the face of it, ensuring that tenants in this case in London have a decreased rent burden may seem a good thing. But it causes, a ceiling on what a landlord can see as a return, this means good landlords exit the market, and fewer properties being available. This then leads to the most vulnerable in need of housing without accommodation.To sort out generation rent, it is the housing policy, not the rental sector that needs reform, it may as in 2018 when Sadiq Khan brought this policy issue up be a popular vote winner for some. But if instigated, the sad reality is that many tenants may end up renting from ‘rogue landlords’ in inferior accommodation as maintenance will be cut back to balance rents and the cost of having the properties.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
Back to overview,Home naval-today Swift Commences Africa Partnership Station West 2012 Engagements in Cameroon View post tag: Navy View post tag: West Training & Education View post tag: station View post tag: 2012 August 28, 2012 Swift Commences Africa Partnership Station West 2012 Engagements in Cameroon View post tag: partnership View post tag: Cameroon Share this article View post tag: africa View post tag: News by topic The leadership of Military Sealift Command-chartered High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) began a week of Africa Partnership Station (APS) West 2012 engagements in Port of Douala Aug. 27 with several office visits with the military and political leaders in the region.The ship arrived in Cameroon Aug. 26 after leaving Nigeria, following a weeklong APS visit there.Swift’s Military Detachment Officer-in-Charge Lt.Cmdr. Brad Fillius met with the various leaders of the commands and departments that will be impacted the most by the APS events scheduled for the week.“Today was probably the busiest day of meeting dignitaries thus far, but also the most enjoyable because we were able to get the word out about what we’re doing here and hope to accomplish, and get the feedback for future APS visits,” said Fillius.The delegation from Swift visited the regional governor’s office for Douala, commander of the 2nd Joint Military Region, Commandant of the 2nd Gendarmerie Region, Commanding Officer Douala Naval Base, Surfaces Forces Commander, as well as the Douala Mayor’s office.“These visits remind us of the importance of the sea; paying attention to the sea is a new way of thinking for us,” said Capt. Lucien Dzou, commander Douala Naval Base. “The training is great too, because when you train one man, you train many more, so APS has been really great for us.”The visits allowed for an exchange of information on the APS program which includes the classroom instruction that began Monday with courses on port security, Marine Corps martial arts, non-commissioned officer leadership, and maritime domain awareness and oil platform protection classes. All the classes seek to build partnerships and knowledge to confront the emerging issues a nation like Cameroon faces.“Piracy is a new threat to Cameroon and we are doing everything we can to fight it,” said Major Gen. Mahamadou Saly, 2nd Joint Military Region commander.Swift’s embarked medical team is also working closely with the Cameroon military doctors to exchange information and expertise. Swift’s crew plans on playing a soccer game with the Cameroonians and sprucing up a local orphanage by painting it during a community outreach event.The crew will invite distinguished visitors aboard ship for a reception Aug. 29 giving guests the chance to see the ship, understand its capabilities and build relationships that will foster cooperation for future visits.APS is an international security cooperation initiative intended to strengthen global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities to improve maritime safety and security in Africa.HSV 2 Swift is an Australian built, privately-owned, privately-operated vessel that has been outfitted for the U.S. Navy. Swift is manned by contract mariners who operate the ship, navigation, and engineering, while the military detachment oversees theater security cooperation efforts.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, August 28, 2012; Image: Navy View post tag: Commences View post tag: Swift View post tag: Engagements View post tag: Naval
Back to overview,Home naval-today Spanish Navy Swaps Ships in Counter-Piracy Mission The frigate ‘Álvaro de Bazán’ (F-101) has been relieved by her sister ship ‘Cristóbal Colón’ (F-105) as flagship of the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG-2) under the command of the Spanish Rear-admiral Eugenio Díaz del Río.SNMG-2 is one of the two Immediate Reaction Forces of NATO with a high level of readiness to operate wherever required. Since December 2013 the group leads the counter-piracy operation ‘Ocean Shield’ in the Indian Ocean.During the stay in Djibouti, Commander Enrique Núñez de Prado relieved Commander Manuel Aguirre as CO of the frigate ‘Cristóbal Colón’. During the four-month deployment, the frigate will also accommodate RA Díaz del Rio’s International Staff.On the other hand, the OPV ‘Tornado’, participating in the EU operation ‘Atalanta’, was relieved by her sister ship ‘Relámpago’.These Oceanic Patrol Vessels (BAM in its Spanish initials) are state-of-the-art, multi-purpose vessels designed for maximum logistic efficiency and the optimization of her human resources to carry out sea control missions in low intensity scenarios. They have deterrence and reaction capability for conventional threats in oceanic or far-away theatres of operation. They have a very high level of automation and can be manned by small crews. In fact just 83 people operate this 95 m. long and 2,500-ton warship.For this specific mission, the ship’s capabilities have been enhanced with an embarked helicopter and a Marine Corps security team. The ‘Relámpago’ is under the command of Lt-Cdr Isidoro Junguito.The main mission of operation ‘Atalanta’ is to provide escort to World Food Program and Somali African Mission ships. Other tasks include verification of self-protection measures of merchant ships, surveillance and reconnoiter of suspected pirate camps in the coast of Somalia, protection of the IRTC (Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor) and the control of fishing activities off the coast of Somalia.[mappress]Press Release, March 20, 2014; Image: Armada March 20, 2014 The two Spanish Navy warships participated in NATO’s operation ‘Ocean Shield’ and EU’s operation ‘Atalanta’ fighting piracy off the coast of Somalia. They have both been relieved by other Spanish Navy ships in the port of Djibouti. View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: ships View post tag: Mission View post tag: Counter-Piracy View post tag: Navy Spanish Navy Swaps Ships in Counter-Piracy Mission View post tag: Spanish View post tag: Swaps
× A BIG THANK YOU — Mrs. Murphy’s A.M. Pre-Kindergarten students at Mary J. Donohoe School would like to give a big thank you to Patsy McGeehan, Bayonne Education Foundation Trustee, Cindi Galvin, Business Development Officer for BCB and Lindsay Tagliareni Creative Coordinator for BCB, for visiting them during the holidays. The students had a story read to them and were given bears donated by Tommy Coughlin, President and Chief Executive Officer of BCB.