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German-Turkish journalist finally freed after a year in prison

first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is relieved that Deniz Yücel, a journalist with German and Turkish dual nationality, was finally freed today but stresses that he should never have had to spend a year in prison and calls for the withdrawal of the judicial proceedings against him.Ending 367 days of provisional detention without charge, Die Welt’s Istanbul correspondent walked out of Silivri high security prison today shortly after an Istanbul court accepted the charges finally presented by the prosecutor’s office and ordered his conditional release pending trial.Although free, he is now facing the possibility of an 18-year jail sentence on a terrorist propaganda charge.“We are delighted that Deniz Yücel has finally recovered the freedom that should never have been taken from him,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “It is absolutely outrageous that he had to spend a year in prison before finding out what he is charged with. We call for the immediate withdrawal of these proceedings, which are entirely political in nature.Get more information from RSF’s most recent press release on this subject (14.02.2018) April 2, 2021 Find out more Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Credit: Ozan Kose / AFP TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassmentImprisonedCouncil of Europe Receive email alerts April 2, 2021 Find out more News News to go further RSF_en Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Turkey February 16, 2018 German-Turkish journalist finally freed after a year in prison April 28, 2021 Find out more News Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassmentImprisonedCouncil of Europe Organisation last_img read more

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Arielle Jacobs & PJ Benjamin Will Join Cast of Broadway’s Wicked

first_img Jacobs and Benjamin join a cast that currently includes Caroline Bowman as Elphaba, Broadway.com vlogger Kara Lindsay as Glinda, Matt Shingledecker as Fiyero, Robin De Jesus as Boq, Kathy Fitzgerald as Madame Morrible and Timothy Britten Parker as Dr. Dillamond. Related Shows Jacobs made her Broadway debut in In the Heights and appeared in the tuner on the road; her additional credits include Into the Woods and High School Musical on tour. Benjamin, along with his previous six-year stint in Wicked, has also appeared on Broadway in Chicago, Torch Song Trilogy, Sophisticated Ladies, Pippin, Charle and Algernon, The Pajama Game, The Wind in the Willows and Damn Yankees. Wicked View Comments The Broadway production of Wicked will welcome one new and one returning face beginning March 10. Arielle Jacobs will take on the role of Nessarose, replacing Catherine Charlebois, and PJ Benjamin will return to play the Wizard, taking over for Tom McGowan. Charlebois and McGowan will play their final performances at the Gershwin Theatre on March 8. from $95.00last_img read more

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Kingston talks shop

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Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger’s ‘sneaky’ speed a surprising asset

first_img“Me? No,” he said. “I’ve got some sneaky speed in there.”Bellinger, 21, hit 24 home runs in his first 59 games to seize the NL lead. He was not considered a power hitter coming out of high school, when the Dodgers selected him in the fourth round of the 2013 draft. Bellinger hit only one home run as a senior at Hamilton High in Chandler, Ariz., though he did steal 13 bases in 28 games.Before his senior year, Bellinger said he always had “average speed.”“I grew tall my junior year. I was really uncoordinated,” he said. “That year to senior year, I really worked on my athleticism. It kind of took off from there.”Bellinger entered Tuesday’s game against the Angels with five stolen bases in five attempts. He was 36 for 46 in stolen base attempts in the minors. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “Sneaky fast. I can definitely see that,” Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal said of Bellinger.The data had some bad news for Grandal: he’s officially the slowest player on the team.The 28-year-old catcher guessed the dubious distinction either belonged to him or 35-year-old first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. Grandal’s 24.3 feet per second trailed Gonzalez’s 24.8.“We always talk about it,” Grandal said.Injury updatesShortstop Corey Seager was held out of the starting lineup for a fourth consecutive game because of a strained right hamstring. Seager fielded ground balls at shortstop and hit in the batting cage in the afternoon.Batting practice might have been more important. Seager initially sustained the injury swinging at a curveball Friday.“Corey turns his toe on his front side in a lot,” Roberts explained. “When he swings there’s a lot of torque created. Now when you’ve got cleats dug into the ground, there’s a rotation, and there’s a lot of strain put on the hamstring. I have heard (of the injury occurring) on the back end because of the torque, but the front hamstring I haven’t heard. Corey is a big strong guy and really aggressive – that, along with coming out of the box, is where he initially felt it.”Roberts said the Dodgers had not ruled out placing Seager on the 10-day DL retroactive to Saturday. …Outfielder Yasiel Puig is dealing with injuries to his right hamstring and knee, Roberts said. Trayce Thompson got his first start of the season in right field.Pitcher Chris Hatcher, on the disabled list since Friday with thoracic inflammation, is expected to be activated once he’s eligible on Monday “or shortly thereafter,” Roberts said.Scott Kazmir will make his second rehab start for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday, Roberts said. Kazmir touched 91 mph with his fastball in a three-inning, 40-pitch rehab start for Rancho Cucamonga on Monday. He allowed a solo home run, four singles and hit a batter.Julio Urías remains on track for a 12- to 14-month rehab after undergoing surgery to repair a tear in the anterior capsule of his left shoulder. Team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache also performed a debridement during the surgery, Roberts said.AlsoPuig will not be suspended by Major League Baseball. The outfielder was originally banned one game by the league for making an obscene gesture June 13 during the Dodgers’ game against the Cleveland Indians. Puig will instead donate to a charitable organization, agreed upon by MLB and the MLB Players’ Association.center_img LOS ANGELES >> The Dodgers’ fastest baserunner also has more home runs than anyone in the National League.Cody Bellinger’s unusual combination of power and speed came into sharper focus Tuesday, when Major League Baseball published baserunning data for the entire league on its Statcast website. According to the data, Bellinger entered play Tuesday with a top sprinting speed of 28.7 feet per second. Only 21 players in baseball were faster.Utility player Chris Taylor (28.5 ft/second) and injured outfielder Andrew Toles (28.4) were the second- and third-fastest Dodgers according to the Statcast metric. Speed was measured in a player’s fastest “one-second window,” an attempt to capture a player’s maximum effort on the basepaths.Funny thing is, Bellinger had no idea he was that fast. He guessed Toles was faster.last_img read more

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QPR v Cardiff line-ups: One change for Rangers, Bluebirds trio out

first_imgCharlie Austin starts for QPR against Cardiff at Loftus Road, where summer signing Ben Gladwin makes his league debut for the hosts.Gladwin, who missed the opening-day defeat at Charlton last weekend, comes in for the injured Jamie Mackie – Rangers’ only change from the side that lost at The Valley.There are home debuts for James Perch, Massimo Luongo, Paul Konchesky and Tjaronn Chery. Alejandro Faurlin is again among the substitutes.Cardiff, meanwhile, are without the injured Federico Macheda, Bruno Manga and Ben Turner.QPR: Green, Perch, Onuoha, Hill Konchesky, Phillips, Henry, Luongo, Gladwin, Chery, Austin. Subs: Lumley, Hall, Doughty, Kpekawa, Faurlin, Polter, Emmanuel-Thomas.Cardiff: Moore, Peltier, Malone, Connolly, Morrison, Whittingham, Dikgacoi, Ralls, Pilkington, Mason, Revell. Subs: Wilson, Fabio, Gunnarsson, Noone, Ameobi, Doyle, Jones.Follow West London Sport on Twitter Find us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Humboldt State football adds mix of veterans, youth to 2016 coaching staff

first_imgARCATA >> The Humboldt State football program will feature several new faces on the sideline this fall. Head coach Rob Smith announced the addition of eight new coaches to complete the staff for the 2016 season.Darren Arbet (linebackers/assistant head coach/special teams), Aaron Price (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks), Cory White (offensive line), Bo Montgomery (defensive line), Taylor Mitchell (linebackers assistant/co-recruiting coordinator), Markelle Martin (corners), Austen Jacobs …last_img read more

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Live updates: 49ers vs. Seahawks, Sunday afternoon

first_imgJoin us to get in-game insights and analysis Sunday when the 49ers take on the Seahawks in Seattle starting at 1:05 p.m.The biggest storyline heading into the game is All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman’s first game against the team he helped lead to a Super Bowl victory four years ago. Sherman, whose release in March by the Seahawks was met with some criticism, has looked forward to exacting some revenge against Seattle ever since signing with the 49ers.The 49ers (2-9) turned in a …last_img read more

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Warriors’ culture has been a perfect fit thus far for Jonas Jerebko

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)* * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *OAKLAND – The conversation started with Steve Kerr and Jonas Jerebko praising each other.Ever since viewing one of Jerebko’s pre-draft workouts in 2009 as the Phoenix Suns general manager, Kerr became impressed with Jerebko’s toughness and outside shooting. Meanwhile, Jerebko has …last_img read more

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Taxi ranks to get a facelift

first_img28 February 2003Taxi operators, commuters as well as formal and informal traders will benefit from a new partnership between the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) and property development company Taxiprop-BR, in terms of which existing taxi and bus ranks will be transformed into retail and vehicle centre hubs at a cost of R2.8-billion.The 10-year agreement was announced this week at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg by Limpopo province Transport MEC Tshenuwani Farisani and representatives from Santaco, Taxiprop and Basil Read (Taxiprop-BR).According to Santaco president Thomas Muofhe, Santaco Property will be formed, with the taxi industry holding 51% of the share of the properties and using the money to pay for loans the organisation accumulates on the project.Kevin Williams of Taxiprop-BR, whose company will be responsible for rolling out the programme, said the new centres will offer commuters the convenience of retail stores on hand, while the retailers will have access to a concentrated market.The empowerment aspects of the move include an improved environment and opportunities for informal retailers, who will be located within specifically designated areas.National retailers will occupy 70% of the floor space, while 30% will be set aside for local business participation.In terms of the agreement, work will start this year on some of the major taxi ranks, which include the Randfontein Station in the West Rand, Wynberg in north-east Johannesburg, and Bloed Street in Pretoria.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Micronutrients?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest I have now been called out to numerous sites to look at striped corn. For the most part it looks like we have multiple reasons for the issue. Some, maybe many, of these are self-inflicted wounds — others are weather related as we have too much rain.If the crop, corn or beans, has an actively growing root system then we don’t see much of a problem. However, if we have an excess of water, very dry soils or a compaction layer then nutrient uptake is reduced. Rarely do I expect to find actual nutrient deficiencies in these cases.What do we do if we suspect a real deficiency? Check first to make sure that something else isn’t going on — such as the restricted root growth scenario.Things to check if that’s not the case:Soil pH — this means grabbing a soil sample from the poor looking area and from the good looking area nearby to compare.Plant samples — again choose plants from both the bad and the good areas for comparison. In corn choose the latest leaf with a collar or the ear leaf. For soybeans use the latest fully expanded tri-foliate leaf. Dry the samples for a day or two so they don’t mold in transit.Send to a lab that is willing to do both soil and plant tissue samples.For information on good sources of micronutrients see the Tri-State Fertility Recommendations for Corn, Soybean, Wheat and Alfalfa (http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/AY/AY-9-32.pdf). Look there also for scenarios where you might expect to find micronutrient deficiencies — again think high or low pH spots within your field.last_img read more

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