Jailed journalist Emadoldin Baghi suffers heart attack at Evin prison

first_imgNews IranMiddle East – North Africa May 13, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Jailed journalist Emadoldin Baghi suffers heart attack at Evin prison Help by sharing this information to go further IranMiddle East – North Africa February 25, 2021 Find out more After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Follow the news on Iran Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Reporters Without Borders today called for the definitive release of journalist and human rights activist Emadoldin Baghi who suffered a heart attack in his cell at Tehran’s Evin prison, after being returned there on 15 April following a temporary release for health reasons.“We urge the Iranian authorities to act now to avoid putting the journalist’s life at risk,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “He is suffering because of his prison conditions and we will hold them responsible if anything happens to him.”Baghi, 45, was hospitalised in Tehran after suffering a heart attack on 7 May but was returned to Evin jail the same evening. Earlier in the day, he had been brought before the 12th chamber of the capital’s revolutionary court in connection with a 2005 case against him after he used the media to criticise the behaviour of the prison authorities.On his return to Evin jail, the journalist realised that his books, articles and papers had been seized in his absence. Prison guards had also confiscated the defence he had prepared for legal proceedings against him. Baghi had been summoned to appear before courts five times in the past five months.His wife, Fatemeh Kamali Ahmad Sarahi, told Reporters Without Borders that she was very worried about his health. “His doctors have told me that these recurrent illnesses should be taken very seriously,” she said. June 9, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News News News March 18, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Organisation Baghi was on 10 April 2008 named as foreign journalist of the year at the British Press Awards. In 2005, he was awarded France’s human rights prize for his campaign to abolish the death penalty in Iran.last_img read more

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Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Schlumberger introduce Egypt Upstream Gateway

first_img Schlumberger partners with the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum. (Credit: skeeze from Pixabay.) The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Schlumberger introduce the Egypt Upstream Gateway, a unique and innovative national project for digitizing subsurface information and delivering a digital subsurface platform to ensure Egypt’s subsurface data is kept evergreen. The Egypt Upstream Gateway will also be a platform to promote Egypt’s exploration and production potential worldwide.The Egypt Upstream Gateway will leverage the GAIA digital subsurface platform and provide additional value-added solutions—enabled by digital technology and domain expertise—using the DELFI* E&P cognitive environment capabilities and technologies.“Leveraging digitalization to modernize the petroleum sector of Egypt has been a key focus of our Modernization Program of the oil and gas sector and a critical project for the country. The goal is to equally enhance the understanding of our subsurface offering, unlocking the full potential of our assets to meet our energy needs. In addition, the Egypt Upstream Gateway will provide a platform to attract new investments to Egypt from investors from all around the world through state-of-the-art bid round digital enablement. The Egypt Upstream Gateway reflects the progressive vision we have for Egypt’s Ministry of Petroleum digitalization and will be a key enabler positioning Egypt as a modern East Mediterranean Hub,” said Tarek El-Molla, minister of petroleum and mineral resources, Egypt.“Schlumberger combines deep domain expertise with transformative digital technologies using the GAIA platform, which will enable us to enrich Egypt’s subsurface data and deliver the Egypt Upstream Gateway. This industry-first platform will accelerate Egypt’s discoveries, reduce uncertainty, mitigate risks and enable Egypt’s Ministry of Petroleum and its affiliates—EGPC, EGAS, GANOPE—to digitally showcase their assets to investors worldwide,” said Maurice Nessim, president, WesternGeco®, Schlumberger Source: Company Press Release Schlumberger is the world’s leading provider of technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production, and processing to the oil and gas industrylast_img read more

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40 Under 40

first_imgShane Curry’s work with blueberries, pecans and organics in southeastern Georgia has helped garner the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources agent a 40 under 40 recognition by Great American Media Services, publishers of Fruit Grower News and Vegetable Growers News.Curry, who has worked in Extension for 12 years, including seven years in his current post in Appling County, has participated in UGA blueberry research trials that have helped Georgia ascend to the top of the national rankings in blueberry production. He will be honored at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market on Dec. 4, 2018, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.“It feels good when you consider there’s only 40 of us being honored across the nation and the university has two of those 40 on there,” Curry said. Extension vegetable plant pathologist Bhabesh Dutta was also selected. “It’s a great honor when the work you do for the better part of your career gets recognized — that’s a great achievement.”The award recognizes outstanding young professionals in the nation’s fruit and vegetable industry who demonstrate excellent commitment to making their mark through innovation and leadership.Appling County is the third-largest blueberry-producing county in Georgia and the largest organic blueberry-producing county in the state.Through research trials with UGA specialists in Appling County, Curry found a way to combat nematodes, which are microscopic parasites that attack the plant’s roots. Using soil fumigants and adding pine bark mulch when blueberry bushes have to be replanted helps to fight pests, specifically nematodes, according to Curry.Growers typically plant new blueberry plants every 10 years or when diseases and other problems reach a certain threshold. Curry’s research emphasizes the need to combine soil fumigants with pine bark before treating the soil prior to replanting. This greatly reduces the nematode populations and slows the pest’s development.“The plants growing with added pine bark reacted better than those with soil fumigants alone. Growers have been using pine bark with highbush blueberries for years, so this isn’t new. It does reiterate that we don’t need to cut corners or try to save money by leaving pine bark out,” Curry said.He’s also part of a coordinated effort between Extension agents and specialists to research blueberry leaf rust. This foliar disease causes small spots to appear on blueberry leaves. Infected leaves usually drop prematurely, and defoliation leads a reduce number of blooms and lower yields the following year, he said.Curry’s disease research centers on a newer fungicide that works extremely well on blueberry leaf rust. Instead of multiple applications, this treatment only requires one or two sprays.He said Extension research is underway to determine a yield impact as a result of this fungicide, and the group is working toward getting a label for the chemical treatment.Curry also started and coordinates the Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day each year in Baxley, Georgia, where more than 200 pecan growers from eighteen counties attend. He is considered an area expert in pecan trees and has been invited to multiple meetings across Georgia to give presentations on pecan production.Appling County is diverse in its agricultural production. According to Curry, every year the county produces around 30,000 acres of cotton, 10,000 acres of peanuts, 5,000 acres of corn, 1,000 acres of tobacco and 2,000 acres of pecans. There are also about 25 acres of strawberries.“Things are constantly changing so you’ve got to know a lot about a lot of different things. You could easily be focused on blueberries and then get a call on cotton,” Curry said. “You have to be very diverse and knowledgeable of all those things and be able to help a farmer when you receive a call on any one crop.“If there’s one thing about Extension, it’s not the same thing every day and that’s what I like about it.”(Julie Jernigan was an intern on the UGA Tifton campus.)last_img read more

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Brian Scott Collins

first_imgTake a moment to pause and make someone smile.   Brian Scott Collins, age 58, of Osgood did that every minute of his life.  On the evening of Sunday, June 10, 2018, Heaven’s doors opened and ushered Scott in to his eternal home to be filled with his laughter. Scott was born on October 28, 1959, the son of Algar and Margaret (Bolt) in Dearborn County, Indiana.  He grew up outside of Osgood along with his brother and sisters, and enjoyed life to its fullest.He was a proud graduate of Jac-Cen Del High School Class of 1978, and shortly thereafter, started his work career trimming trees and then working at UPS.  This is also the time frame he met his today, his tomorrow, and lifelong partner, Roxanna Hilderbrand.  Life would see them move to Jupiter, Florida and start their ventures into the business world. They built and had ownership in 7 oil lube stores around the Florida area.   After 13 years in Florida, they decided to sell their interest in those business and return home to family.  Scott ventured into the gas station business, building the Delaware BP and then also purchasing the BP in Milan.  After selling these, he ventured into building an auto repair facility outside of Milan.  Scott and Roxanna also traveled the United States and delivered campers to numerous states.Brian “Scott” was well known for his role in “Hoosier Daddy”, a band that played at various local venues.  This band was recognized for highlighting several benefits.  This was one of Scott’s legacies –    giving and helping others financially or dedicating hours to helping others in need.  He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church,  Abate and of the Milan American Legion.He loved western movies and was able to tell you the name of every actor in each movie.  One of his favorite past times was to listen to Rush Limbaugh and gleaning knowledge on various subjects.  And if you wanted to spark a conversation, he would quickly share his insight.Brian will be deeply missed by his wife Roxanna, daughters Amber Johnson of Milan and April (Justin) Jordan also of Milan; his father Algar Collins of Osgood, sisters   Jacquey (Tim) Osborne of Osgood and Rachel Mitzi Collins of Madison, along with grandchildren Chloe, Layla, Trenton, and Daisy, and several niece and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret, brother  Andy, and brother-in-law Bobby Hauser.Family and friends are asked to gather at Hopewell Church on June 23, 2018 for a Celebration of Life at 1:30 pm.  Doors of the church will be opened at 11:00 a.m. until the time of service to allow you to pay your respects to Scott and his family.  Memorials may be given to the family, donor’s choice, or Hopewell Baptist Church in care of the Neal’s Funeral Home.  Neal’s Funeral Home are in charge of  arrangements.last_img read more

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UNO seeks revenge on Nicholls St.

first_imgSAVVY SENIORS: Nicholls State has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Warith Alatishe, Dexter McClanahan, Andre Jones and Elvis Harvey Jr. have combined to account for 62 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 66 percent of all Colonels points over the last five games.KEY CONTRIBUTOR: Troy Green has been directly responsible for 44 percent of all New Orleans field goals over the last three games. Green has 25 field goals and 12 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: New Orleans is 0-18 when scoring fewer than 75 points and 8-1 when scoring at least 75.UNBEATEN WHEN: The Colonels are 13-0 when they score at least 75 points and 6-10 when they fall shy of that total. The Privateers are 5-0 when at least five of their players score in double-figures and 3-19 on the year otherwise.STINGY STATE: Nicholls State has forced opponents into committing turnovers on 25.9 percent of all possessions this year, the fifth-highest rate among all Division I teams. Associated Press UNO seeks revenge on Nicholls St. February 27, 2020center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNew Orleans (8-19, 4-13) vs. Nicholls State (19-10, 13-5)David R. Stopher Gym, Thibodaux, Louisiana; Saturday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Nicholls State goes for the season sweep over New Orleans after winning the previous matchup in New Orleans. The teams last played each other on Jan. 25, when the Colonels shot 58.2 percent from the field while limiting New Orleans’s shooters to just 47.4 percent en route to a 77-72 victory. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

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