In case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review

first_img Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 7 stories that shaped Apopka’s news week:Apopka police arrest kidnapping suspectCity budget debate: How much reserve is enough?The Budget Debates: Three voices that are likely to be heard in 2018Will Seat #1 be the swing vote in the budget debates?Update: Repairs continuing, pumping initiated to lower floodwaters at Lake Apopka North ShoreBeloved Apopka police canine diesKilsheimer and Nelson differ on the budget debate Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSWeek in Review Previous articleThe science of fright: Why we love to be scaredNext articleWhy aren’t we curing the world’s most curable diseases? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

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Early Rains Limited Northwest Indiana Corn

first_img Northwest Indiana updateIn the northwest corner of Indiana nitrogen loss is the likely culprit for corn yields that are coming in right near the 5 year average for Mark Kingma. He farms in Jasper County and with all of the rain this year he was hoping to reach average yields. Kingma was in the combine cutting beans when HAT caught him Monday afternoon.“Yield wise, I found one farm that was running above normal but most of our ground we’re close enough to Lake Michigan that we just had too much rain early and lost too much nitrogen I’m afraid. We had so much rain I think twice we had 4-5 inch rains and we were afraid of what our crop would look like. We were trying every way we could to put more nitrogen on the farm, a high clearance sprayer and things like that. It did pay off but I think in the end we still ran short of nitrogen because we lost so much.”It is a somewhat unusual year for soybeans in northwest Indiana, but all things considered, there are no complaints from Kingma.“They are slightly above average,” he said. “They’re shorter than normal and right now I’m in some beans that are barely knee high and they’re running about 50 bushels to the acre. It’s really amazing the number of soybeans we’re getting out of these short plants. It makes for some nice combining, but we really are barely dry enough to go but we’re going.”He hopes soybean moisture levels will be below 14% before the semi pulls away.Kingma is back in the fields after about a week of rain delays. Overall he is 2 weeks behind and not yet half way to completion.The HAT harvest update is sponsored by AgriDry. Maximize storage days with our grain quality control solutions. Don’t spoil your profits. Call your local dealer today! Previous articleWTO Rules Against US COOLNext articleEarly Planting Producing High Yields in SE Indiana Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Early Rains Limited Northwest Indiana Corn SHARE Early Rains Limited Northwest Indiana Corn By Andy Eubank – Oct 20, 2014 SHARElast_img read more

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Detained human rights activists allege mistreatment at opening of trial

first_img BahrainMiddle East – North Africa March 17, 2021 Find out more Organisation News Reporters Without Borders is deeply concerned about the conditions in which Bahrain’s detained human rights activists are being held, and calls for an end to their mistreatment and for their families and lawyers to have access to them. Independent experts should also be allowed access in order to evaluate their state of health and the mistreatment allegations.The trial of a total of 25 human rights activists and opposition supporters who were arrested in August and September began on 28 October before a criminal court in Manama. At the end of the hearing, presiding judge Ibrahim al-Zayed ordered an adjournment until 11 November.The defendants are being prosecuted on more than ten different charges including terrorism and defamation but the original charge of plotting to overthrow the government has been dropped. They all pleaded not guilty.All the defendants, including bloggers Abdeljalil Al-Singace and Ali Abdulemam, complained of being denied access to their families and lawyers and being kept in solitary confinement. Defendants also told the court they had been tortured. They said they had been beaten and deprived of sleep since their arrests.Nazar Sadeq al Baharna, the minister responsible for human affairs, denied the allegations, insisting that Bahrain had a zero tolerance policy towards torture. The government issued a statement saying an expert examined 13 of the 25 defendants and found no sign of mistreatment other than “light marks” on the wrists caused by handcuffs.According to the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, blogger Abdulemam told the court: “I was subjected to torture, beatings, insults and verbal abuse. They threatened to dismiss my wife and other family members from their jobs. I was interrogated without a lawyer and an officer who appeared to be from the National Security dismissed my denials. He never allowed me to respond to the questions he was asking, but rather answered them himself.”Blogger Al-Singace told the court that he had been subjected to “mental and physical” torture and that his interrogators threatened to rape members of his family. He also said he had been denied the medical care he needed and had been given no medicine although his health was deteriorating rapidly. International observers said only one relative of each defendant was allowed to attend the trial. Observers from Human Rights Watch, the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights and the Bahrain Human Rights Society were denied access to the courtroom.A large number of riot police, backed by helicopters, were deployed around the court building to prevent any demonstration in support of the defendants. News Follow the news on Bahrain BahrainMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutorscenter_img October 14, 2020 Find out more to go further Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest News News November 2, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Detained human rights activists allege mistreatment at opening of trial Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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France’s ERAFP in debut foreign property purchase

first_imgHenrik Bastman, AXA Real Estate head of asset management in the Nordic Region, said the region’s ”robust economic fundamentals have proved their resilience in recent years”.ERAFP also uses CBRE Global Investors, LaSalle Investment and AEW Europe as managers, as well as Amundi and La Française Real Estate as standby managers. ERAFP, the pension fund for French civil servants, has bought a Stockholm office property for SEK 546m (€60.4m).AXA Real Estate Investment Managers bought the prime Blåfjäll 1 building in Kista on behalf of ERAFP. The purchase is the fund’s first to be made outside France.The €17bn pension fund mandated AXA in July last year to source investments for its first venture into European real estate. ERAFP could invest up to €350m of capital over the next three years in the sector.AXA Real Estate was specifically asked to source and manage a portfolio of unlisted property assets, with a focus on the office and retail sectors. Blåfjäll 1 is currently fully-let following renovation to Ericsson, which has its headquarters next door.last_img read more

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