Dry Week Aids Harvest Progress

first_img SHARE Harvest was back in full swing last week thanks to the dry and cool weather throughout most of the state, according to Greg Matli, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Indiana Field Office. Below average temperatures brought reports of frost in the northern part of the state, with some areas reporting the first snowfall of the season as well.The average temperature for the week was 44.7 degrees, 7.8 degrees below normal for the State. The amount of rainfall varied from 0.02 to 0.95 inches during the week. The statewide average precipitation was 0.20 inches. There were 5.2 days available for fieldwork for the week ending October 21.Growers were able to make significant progress on corn and soybean harvests as fields dried out. High winds in the north and central parts of the state resulted in reports of corn damage in some fields. Livestock were reported in good condition, aided by continued pasture growth, particularly in the central and southern parts of the state. Winter wheat planting remained slightly ahead of schedule compared to previous years. Other activities for the week included fall tillage, hauling grain, and planting cover crops.Source: USDA NASS Great Lakes Region Home Indiana Agriculture News Dry Week Aids Harvest Progress Facebook Twitter Dry Week Aids Harvest Progress SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Oct 22, 2018 Facebook Twitter Previous articlePerdue Promises Five Percent Budget Cut as part of Trump PlanNext articleHigh Winds Lodging More Corn Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Iran’s six-month-old crackdown on media and Internet

first_img June 9, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information IranMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Support Iranian journalists in danger.Make a donationSix months after Iran’s disputed 12 June presidential election, the authorities continue to censor news and information and persecute journalists. More than 100 journalists have been arrested in these past six months and around 50 have fled into exile. A dozen newspapers have been closed by the authorities and access to thousands of Internet pages has been blocked.More than 100 arrests, 3 billion toman in bail, and near 65 years in prisonWithin hours of the announcement of President Mahmoud Ahmadinedjad’s election “victory,” journalists were being arrested by the intelligence ministry, Revolutionary Guards and other security services. Most were taken to Tehran’s Evin prison. At least 100 journalists and bloggers have been arrested since 12 June and 27 are still being held. Iran is one of the world’s five biggest prisons for journalists.Like Chile’s national stadium in Santiago after the 1973 military coup, Evin prison has been turned into a massive holding centre for political detainees, most of whom are mistreated and subject to considerable psychological harassment.Some journalists have been freed in exchange for the payment of exorbitant sums in bail, after being given prison sentences ranging from five to nine years. Others have been released pending trial.Meanwhile, journalists continue to be harassed in the major provincial cities such as Mashhad, Isfahan, Shiraz and Tabriz, where they are often summoned, interrogated and threatened.All-out censorship of national and international mediaSince the day after Ahmadinejad’s poll “victory,” the national and international media have been subject to massive and systematic censorship that is without precedent in Iran. For the first time since the 1979 revolution, the security services have been systematically vetting the content of newspapers before they are published.Several newspapers have been censored after publishing articles contradicting the official line, while others, including more than 10 national dailies, have been closed down altogether. They include Kalameh Sabz (13 June), Etemad-e Melli (17 August) and the business newspaper Sarmayeh (2 November). The latest is the daily Hayat-e no, closed down on 8 December after carrying reports about the crackdown on the previous day’s National Student Day protests. The authorities have increasingly demonised the foreign media, especially the western media, since 12 June, accusing them of being the “mouthpieces of the rioters.” The ministry of culture and Islamic orientation issued a decree on 16 June banning foreign media from “participating in or covering gatherings organised without the interior ministry’s permission.”Several foreign journalists have been forced to leave the country while those who have been able to stay are under constant pressure. One the eve of the 7 December demonstrations, some were told that their accreditation had just been suspended for 72 hours.Slow InternetThe authorities have also targeted the Internet in an attempt to extend their control to the new media. News websites that were likely to criticise Ahmadinejad’s victory, including around 10 opposition websites, were pre-emptively censored on 11 June, the eve of the election. Since then, every effort has been made to prevent news and information about the regime’s opponents circulating online.This policy is continuing. Internet connections were slowed right down or blocked altogether in Tehran, Isfahan and Shiraz on the eve of opposition demonstrations that were announced in advance, such as those on 4 November and 7 December. The slow-down began earlier than usual before the latest protests on 7 December. Internet connections became very slow on 5 December, making it impossible to browse or send emails. Gmail and Yahoo welcome pages no longer displayed. “I wanted to send emails but even if the Gmail welcome page displayed, the ‘Send’ button did not,” one Iranian told Reporters Without Borders, referring to his Internet connection on 7 December.With the help of Internet Service Providers, the welcome pages of some news websites such as Balatarin, one of the strongholds of the protest movement, now redirect visitors to pages offering government propaganda. YouTube and Facebook are hard to access and the use of proxies is complicated by the slowness of connections.The mobile phone network is also being jammed. The authorities above all want to prevent the transmission and circulation of video that has been filmed on mobile phones. Several people were arrested on 7 December when they were seen using their mobile phones to film the demonstrations and the police response. Several bloggers have also been arrested since 4 December.Iran, which is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Enemies of the Internet,” has been deploying a very sophisticated system of Internet filtering and monitoring, especially in recent months. The country’s main ISPs depend on the Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI), a company recently acquired by the Revolutionary Guards, who do not hesitate to flout international treaties and Iran’s undertakings to respect the free flow of information.Unlimited impunityAlireza Eftekhari, 29, who had worked for a newspaper for five years, until last year, died on 15 June, apparently as a result of a cerebral attack after being beaten. His family was not given the body until 13 July and the exact circumstances of his death are still unknown. His name joins the long list of journalists who have been murdered in Iran. An investigation is needed to know exactly how he came to die.Those responsible for the deaths of four other journalists – Majid Charif, Mohamad Mokhtari, Mohamad Jafar Pouyandeh and Pirouz Davani – and Zahra Kazemi, a photographer with Iranian and Canadian dual nationality, must also be held accountable for their actions, and the young blogger Omidreza Mirsayafi’s death in detention must also be investigated.Biggest exodus since 1979 revolutionThe list of journalists getting legal and humanitarian assistance from Reporters Without Borders after fleeing the country gets longer by the day. More than 50 journalists have left since the start of the crackdown six months ago in what is the biggest exodus since the 1979 revolution. Describing media as “means used in an attempt to overthrow the state,” the regime is ridding itself of these unwanted witnesses by jailing them or getting them to flee.Photographers, cameramen, bloggers and reporters for now closed newspapers – all are being accused of “acting against national security.” The luckiest are able to fly to Europe or the United States, but most have to expose themselves to great danger by fleeing across Iran’s land borders with the help of smugglers. In the countries where they seek refuge – Turkey, Iraq or even Afghanistan – they are exposed to more harassment and police surveillance. The provisions of the 1951 Geneva Convention are ill-suited for such an emergency. European countries, in particular, must open their doors to these journalists and support free expression in Iran.In view of the scale of this exodus, Reporters Without Borders is launching an appeal for financial support for these journalists and bloggers, who find themselves utterly destitute as they search for a safe refuge. Your donations will help to pay for their air tickets and other forms of travel, and for food, lodging and medical care. February 25, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Iran to go further March 18, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News December 12, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Iran’s six-month-old crackdown on media and Internet Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News News After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Organisation last_img read more

Flannery tells MacGill that Fine Gael and Fianna Fail will go into coalition

first_img Previous articleMichael McDowell launches scathing attack on Gardai at MacGill Summer SchoolNext articleStokes to miss Celtic Champions League Qualifier News Highland Twitter Flannery tells MacGill that Fine Gael and Fianna Fail will go into coalition Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Google+ News Google+ By News Highland – July 22, 2014 One of Enda Kenny’s most senior former advisors says it’s inevitable that Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil will share power.Frank Flannery – a former director of elections for Fine Gael – told the MacGill Summer School that it’s “destiny” that the two parties will work together.Mr Flannery was the mastermind behind Fine Gael’s victory in 2011, but resigned from the party earlier this year due to his links with Rehab.And he says the shrinking vote for right-wing parties means the two parties will have little option but to embrace each other:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/08flan1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Facebook WhatsApp Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored last_img read more

House where Daniel O’Donnell grew up for sale

first_img WhatsApp House where Daniel O’Donnell grew up for sale RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterest Previous articleChief Fire Officer – anyone found guilty of starting wildfires will pay for the cost of fighting themNext articleCouple from Twin Towns area collects €5 million Lotto jackpot, but chooses to remain anonymous News Highland One of the most famous houses in County Donegal is up for sale.The childhood home of singer Daniel O’Donnell in Kincaslagh is on the market for 400,000 euro.The house used to draw thousands of people for tea parties hosted by Daniel.Estate Agent, Gavin Boyle, says more people seemed interested in the property becaise it’s the house Daniel O’Donnell grew up in…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/gboy.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Facebook LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Twitter By News Highland – April 11, 2013 center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 News Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Google+last_img read more

The Sisters of Bon Secours will co-operate fully with any inquiry into discovery of…

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life The Sisters of Bon Secours say they will co-operate fully with any inquiry the Government carries out into discovery of a mass baby grave in Co. Galway.Almost 800 dead babies and infants were found in a septic tank on the grounds of a former Mother and Baby Home just outside Tuam.In a statament this evening, the Sisters says they’re shocked and deeply saddened by the discovery and say that all records were returned to the local authority when the home closed in 1961 and would now be with the HSE in Co. Galway.The Minister for Children told the Dáil this evening that the mass grave in Tuam will not be the only one subject to investigation.But Charlie Flanagan admitted he had no power to ensure a criminal investigation by the Gardaí:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/19udfl1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Meanwhile, Well-known cleric Fr Brian Darcy has said the discovery of almost 800 babies’ bodies next to a Galway mother-and-baby home is as bad as anything that happened in Nazi Germany.Fr Brian Darcy said he thought previous scandals involving the Church had left him “unshockable”, but that this was a shocking as something that happened in Germany during World War II…Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/17darc1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Google+ Previous articleCan Cockhill Celtic cause a huge senior cup upset?Next articleCouncil’s AGM adjourned – new negotiations on who will take the chair News Highland Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 The Sisters of Bon Secours will co-operate fully with any inquiry into discovery of mass baby grave By News Highland – June 5, 2014 Google+ Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Twitter WhatsApp News Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologistlast_img read more

Relatively low incidence of racism in Donegal blamed on under reporting

first_img Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 Relatively low incidence of racism in Donegal blamed on under reporting Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Facebook Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Pinterest Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Facebook Previous articleRyan McHugh is the GAA’s Player of the WeekNext articleCouncil accused of doing little to ease Letterkenny traffic congestion News Highland News Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR An anti-racism organisation says there’s been an alarming rise in hate crimes in Ireland.ENAR Ireland received 246 reports of racism in the second half of last year, through its iReport.ie website. That’s up nearly a third on the previous period.Incidents included physical attacks, threats, harassment and criminal damage.The group has called on the government to introduce Hate Crime legislation.Shane O’Curry from ENAR Ireland says the number of reports of racism in Donegal was relatively low but fears that is down to under reporting:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/RacismWEB-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – March 21, 2017 Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Google+last_img read more

Colm Murphy acquitted by the Special Criminal Court

first_img Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Colm Murphy acquitted by the Special Criminal Court Pinterest Previous article29-year-old man shot in punishment style attack in DerryNext articleUS special envoy to visit Donegal News Highland WhatsApp Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Colm Murphy has walked free from the Special Criminal Court after it directed his acquittal on a charge connected to the Omagh bombing.Mr Murphy from Ravensdale near Dundalk in Co Louth was standing retrial after being freed on bail in 2005 when the Court of Criminal Appeal quashed his original conviction.The prosecution alleged that Colm Murphy lent two phones to a man who used them while transporting a bomb in a stolen Vauxhall Cavalier car from Dundalk to Omagh.Mr Murphy was charged with conspiring to cause an explosion between 13 and 16 August 1998.On this day 20 of his re- trial the 3 judge special criminal court directed his acquittal after ruling that all the garda interviews conducted with Mr Murphy were inadmissable.Michael Gallagher lost his son in the 1998 bomb attack on Omagh, and speaks on behalf of a number of bereaved families.He says they feel deeply dissapointed and very let down by the justice systems in both juristictions.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/mgall.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Twitter Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Facebook Pinterest News Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder By News Highland – February 24, 2010 Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumnlast_img read more

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