Security court decides to hold opposition journalist for another month

first_img A state security court in Sanaa decided on 25 June to keep Abdulkarim Al-Khaiwani of the online newspaper Al-Shoura in pre-trial detention for another month. Al-Khaiwani has not appeared in court since being arrested at home on 20 June for supposed links with Shiite rebels operating in the north of the country.One of his lawyers, Khaled Al-Anesi, criticised the interior minister’s refusal to allow anyone but his relatives to visit him. His lawyers have not been able to communicate with him since his arrest. June 28, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Security court decides to hold opposition journalist for another month Reporters Without Borders today condemned the arrest of opposition journalist Abdulkarim al-Khaiwani, in Sanaa yesterday reportedly in connection with alleged links to the Shiite rebellion in the north of the country.Several plain-clothes police officers went to the home of the former editor of the now closed opposition weekly al-Shura and arrested him without a warrant. His wife said that officers dragged him from his bed and took him away barefoot and in his pyjamas. The following day he was placed in preventive detention for one week.The journalist was reportedly questioned about links with individuals facing trial for “terrorist activities”, in detention in Yemen, who are believed to have mentioned his name during interrogation. He was also questioned about an article headlined “the goat that became a pharaoh”, which he planned to publish and which he had discussed with a colleague on the phone.“We urge the Yemeni authorities to urgently release this journalist. No charges have been made against him and it is obvious that he is being put under pressure to stop him giving a voice to Shiite rebels,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.Al-Khaiwani’s lawyer, Khaled al-Anesi, told Reporters Without Borders that the prosecutor had refused all requests for bail even though the journalist had always presented himself whenever he had been summoned in the past.“My client is a well-known figure, who has never sought to escape justice,” he said. “He has been arrested in unacceptable circumstances and has at no time been informed of the reasons for his arrest.”Al-Khaiwani was sentenced to one year in prison in 2005 before being pardoned by President Ali Abdallah Saleh. He had been accused of using his writing to support the rebellion of the Shiite leader Badr Eddin al-Hawthi. News Help by sharing this information Organisation Follow the news on Yemen United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF February 11, 2021 Find out more February 26, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts January 6, 2021 Find out morecenter_img to go further News YemenMiddle East – North Africa Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions YemenMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months News ————————————————————-21.06 – Opposition journalist Abdulkarim Al-Khaiwani back behind bars Newslast_img read more

Scientists Seek Answers

first_img“We’re seeing tomato spotted wilt virus levels up to 70 percent in some fields thisyear,” he said. “It’s not that severe in every field. But it’s doing more damage overmore fields over a greater area than in years past.” A virus causes this killer disease that can wipe out peanuts, tobacco, peppers andtomatoes. It’s hit all four crops hard this year. And Culbreath expects the damage tocontinue. “It’s the worst we’ve seen in Georgia,” said Albert Culbreath, a plant pathologist withthe UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. At the UGA Coastal Plain Experiment Station in Tifton, CAES horticulture researcherSharad Phatak has found another way to help fight the virus. The reduction isn’t a direct result of conservation tillage. It’s an indirect way to preventthe disease. But it works. Phatak found conservation tillage leads to better quality in peanuts, too. “When the virus hits this hard, as early in the season as it did this year, the impact isgreater than when it hits late, as it did in 1996,” he said. The crop residue provides a place for beneficial insects to live, Phatak said. Thoseinsects feast on insects, including thrips, that can cause damage and yield loss. But farmers can help prevent it next year. He tells farmers to plant resistant cultivars, plant when TSW is least likely to infect andplant a good population to set a good stand.center_img Georgia farmers lost close to $75 million to TSW last year. Culbreath and othersexpect the damage to be greater this year. There’s no cure for TSW once plants are infected. And even some more resistantvarieties are infected, though not as bad as others. “It’s a matter of living with it forthis year,” Culbreath said. University of Georgia scientists are trying to help Georgia farmers stop a virus-bornedisease that has hit crops especially hard this year. John Baldwin, a CAES extension agronomist, said farmers have to workwholeheartedly to reduce TSW. “They have to use every tool available to keep it out oftheir fields,” he said. Baldwin said setting a good stand helps in several ways. Thrips, the insects that carrythe virus, don’t seem to invade thickly planted fields as much as those with fewerplants. And if they do, more plants can mean more yield overall, even if the yield isreduced by disease damage. “We found that in conservation tillage, where you have the residue of rye or wheat orother cover crops on the surface, you can see a reduction on 30 percent in (TSW)virus,” he said. Coffee County farmer Max Carter likes using no-till in his peanuts. “We’re seeing a lotof crop residue building up, making more organic matter in the soil,” he said. “Soilerosion is zero, too, and the water stays clean and clear.” The TSW reduction is only one of Phatak’s findings during six years of research inpeanuts and another 12 years in tomatoes and peppers. But it’s the most exciting tomany farmers.last_img read more

6 of the Best – ECOMMPAY’s Paul Marcantonio

first_img Related Articles Submit Alberto Alfieri: Leading the way for Gamingtec’s B2C growth August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50% July 31, 2020 GVC responds to ‘press speculation’ on former Turkish business   July 30, 2020 Share Share This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Paul Marcantonio, Head of UK & Western Europe at ECOMMPAY.Read on to discover which England international side provided a sporting highlight, a best bet that hasn’t yet landed and which category proved to be particularly tough.Best HolidayNot a particularly glamorous, but my best holiday experience was/is Olu Deniz in Turkey. As a family man with two very excitable children, the critical ingredients for a good holiday are great food, lots of activities and distractions for the kids and great weather. If we find a holiday destination that ticks these boxes, it tends to be difficult to try something new as we don’t want to be disappointed. As such, we’ve now been to the same resort in Turkey five times and looking to make it six this year!Best AlbumThis is a tough one. I have such a wide ranging musical taste that it’s difficult to pick a single album. There is, however, one album that I would never want to be without, and that’s Public Enemy – Fear of a Black Planet. I’ve got all the songs on my playlist. If any of them come up, it immediately takes me back to my school days and to how exciting it was being introduced to rap music – never fails to lift my mood! Best Sporting ExperienceSeeing England beat the All Blacks at Twickenham in the Autumn Internationals 2012 left a lasting impression. Anybody who knows their rugby will know that beating the best team in the world is no mean feat, and very rare!Best MovieI must’ve seen Ridley Scott’s Gladiator over 100 times and it just never gets boring! Action, coupled with powerful acting from an all star cast, as well as incredible score makes this film, at least for me, one of the most complete movie experiences.Best BookBirdsong, one man’s harrowing and traumatising experience of the First World War, is a book I recommend to absolutely everyone. I believe it’s Sebastian Faulks’ best work by far. He didn’t attempt to dramatise war, leaving it graphic, raw, and brutal – I think every young adolescent should read this to give them a little perspective.Best BetMy best bet is going to be future tense: Anthony Joshua to win all of the heavyweight titles to become the true, undisputed champion in 2019!last_img read more

Arthur Dunn, 91, Pearl Harbor survivor: August 26, 1923 – July 12, 2015

first_imgArthur DunnArthur R. Dunn, formerly of Belle Plaine, died Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Wellington Health & Rehab in Wellington at the age of 91.Arthur was born the son of Walter and Mary E. (Gray) Dunn on Sunday, August 26, 1923 at the family farm south of Yale, Oklahoma.On Sept. 2, 1953, Arthur and L. Marlene Knox were united in marriage in Wichita. Together they celebrated 50 years of marriage before her death in 2003.At the age of 17, Arthur enlisted in the US Navy to serve during WWII. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor and spent his later years educating the public about the attack while also being a liaison to the local media for Pearl Harbor information. Arthur was employed for the City of Belle Plaine in many capacities such as a Reserve Police Officer and Water Supervisor. He worked at Boeing Aircraft and retired from the Photo Lab following 23 years of employment. Survivors include his son, Duane Dunn and his wife Cindy of Caldwell, daughter, Cheryl Baumgartner and her husband Tim of Riverdale, granddaughter, Danielle Hall and her husband Jay of South Haven, grandson, Nicolas Baumgartner and his wife Megan of Haysville, grandson, Nate Baumgartner and his wife Chaylin of Wellington, granddaughter, Hayley Baumgartner-Carson and her wife Danielle of Oxford, step-granddaughter, Dena Berry of Wichita, great-grandchildren: Levi Schuster of Manhattan, Audrey Schuster of Wellington, Aiden Taylor of Wellington, Kyleigh Baumgartner of Wellington, step great-grandchildren: Kyle Hill of Caldwell, Ashli Johnson of Missouri, Josey Evans and her husband Wes and Abi, Natalie and Sydney Hall all of Magnolia, Delaware, step great-great-grandson, Aaiden Hill of Caldwell, sister, Charlotte Wilhite of Haysville along with numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 5 brothers and 3 sisters.Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 14, 2015 with the family present from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Graveside services for Arthur will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 15, 2015 in the Belle Plaine Cemetery, Belle Plaine.A memorial fund has been established in his loving memory to the Barner Senior Center, Belle Plaine or the Haysville VFW Post 6957, Haysville. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.comArrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more