Israeli soldiers arrest Palestinian radio journalist at his home near Hebron

first_img Organisation May 28, 2021 Find out more Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists June 3, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts Related documents Israeli soldiers arrest Palestinian radio journalist at his home near Hebron – In arabicPDF – 143.7 KB IsraelMiddle East – North Africa May 16, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Israeli soldiers arrest Palestinian radio journalist at his home near Hebron RSF_en WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Israel News IsraelMiddle East – North Africa to go further News Read in arabic / بالعربيةReporters Without Borders calls on the Israeli authorities to release Palestinian radio journalist Sharif Al-Rajoub and to explain the reasons for his arbitrary arrest by Israeli soldiers at his home in Doura, a town near the West Bank city of Hebron, on 3 June.“If the Israeli authorities say nothing or prove unable to provide valid grounds for Rajoub’s arrest, we will have to regard it as yet another deplorable attempt to gag the Palestinian media”, Reporters Without Borders said.The Israeli soldiers searched Rajoub’s home before taking him to a military detention centre. The fact that he works for Sawt Al-Aqsa, a radio station affiliated to Hamas, may explain the raid. As there is no indication that the authorities intend to charge him, the grounds for his arrest may be alleged threat to Israel’s security.Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the release of all Palestinian journalists held in Israeli prisons and detention centres, in many cases without any charges being brought against them.The most recent previous case was that of Bahaa Khairi Attalah Moussa, the head of Al-Asir, a satellite TV station for Palestinian prisons, who was arrested on 17 May near Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank. last_img read more

Classic City Awards

first_imgAnother steamy Georgia summer is in the books. For the staff at the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia, it seems like the end of a marathon.Each summer, gardeners at the trial gardens care for and identify the best-performing plants for Georgia landscapes. This year the staff selected 13 plants for the gardens’ highest honor — the Classic City Awards.“It has been a good year. We had about 450 different varieties under evaluation in 2019. We trialed with several new companies this year, so it was fun getting to see some different species and genetics,” said John Ruter, gardens director and the Allan Armitage Professor of Horticulture at UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.In addition to being a place to showcase new plants for the gardening public, the gardens serve an important purpose in the research and development of new ornamental varieties. The facility provides variable, real-world conditions for testing new varieties developed by commercial nurseries and academic breeders. This testing provides third-party, verified data for consumers, retailers and plant breeders.Trial plants are planted every spring and are watched carefully throughout the summer to determine which plants will make the cut and be sold to Southeastern gardeners the following season.This summer was quite a test, Ruter said.“It has been a very long, hot summer,” he said. “We have only had three significant rainfall events since mid-April and we are approaching 90 days above 90 degrees. In September we only had seven  days that did not reach 90 degrees.”This summer may not have been as successful if the garden staff hadn’t installed a new irrigation system this spring.“The ability to control irrigation has led to lush plant growth and fewer plant diseases – thus a garden full of healthy plants,” Ruter said.When searching for Classic City Award winners, Ruter and Garden Manager Brandon Coker look for plants that can wow the staff, and the gardens’ visitors, between bloom cycles. “In the end, the plants we choose to win the Classic City Awards are the plants that give us the most beauty over our very long growing season,” Coker said.Here are the descriptions of this year’s award-winning plants:Agastache Poquito™ ‘Butter Yellow’ The Poquito™ Agastache series from Terra Nova included four cultivars including ‘Butter Yellow.’ While each was very good, ‘Butter Yellow’ topped the list with its showy strong yellow flower spikes. While many hyssops tend to blend into their surroundings due to wispy stems and leaves, this plant did not. Despite it being the shortest of the seven cultivars trialed this year, ‘Butter Yellow’ stood out from the rest of the cultivars due to its bold visual appeal.Caladium ‘Clowning Around’Who names a plant ‘Clowning Around’? Someone at Classic Caladiums saw this plant’s true colors. With curvy uneven green leaf margins, wild green spots, hot pink veins and pink filler, no two leaves quite match up. However, all of the oblong heart-shaped leaves flow well together to form a plant worthy of a second look.Calibrachoa Lia™ ‘Bubblegum’ There are plenty of pretty pink flowers out in the world but Calibrachoa Lia™ ‘Bubblegum’ by Danziger has got to be the leader of the pack. Large bright pink flowers with creamy yellow eyes make this plant show up from across the garden. Lia™ ‘Bubblegum’ will easily turn heads when combined with other bold colors for container combinations.  Calibrachoa Superbells® ‘Honeyberry’One of the Trial Gardens’ staff’s personal favorites for the 2019 trialing season is Calibrachoa Superbells™ ‘Honeyberry’ from Proven Winners. No matter how hot it got or how humid it was, this cultivar kept blooming. When a heatwave strikes, Calibrachoas tend to shut down, but ‘Honeyberry’ did no such thing. All summer these plants kept pushing out flowers with iridescent pink petals accompanied by honey yellow throats.  Celosia Kelos® Atomic ‘CESP 1889’Celosia from Beekenkamp has showy, hot pink flower spikes. In September, the plants stood 36 inches tall with no lodging, which is no doubt due to slender flower spikes. The Trial Gardens contain many Celosia from the Kelos® Atomic and Kelos® series, and they all performed well in Athens. However, this variety is, without a doubt, a standout from the rest. As with most Celosia, this cultivar is also a strong pollinator plant favored by honeybees and bumblebees.Cuphea ‘Honeybells’In Georgia, and the rest of the Southeastern United States, has a super-long growing season that can easily stretch to six months. Ball FloraPlant has delivered Cuphea ‘Honeybells’ as a season-long interest and pollinator plant. The garden has this planted in-ground and in a hanging basket, and each performed exceptionally well throughout the summer.Echibeckia™ Summerina® Sizzling Sunset™ Can’t choose between a coneflower or a black-Eyed Susan? No worries. Pacific Plug & Liner has Echibeckia™. New and novel plants are the specialty at the Trial Gardens where the entire Summerina® series was tested for the 2019 season. Sizzling Sunset™ takes the cake with its large yellow and red flowers with the traditional black eye in the center.Gaillardia Heat It Up™ ‘Yellow’Gaillardia Heat It Up™ ‘Yellow’ was on fire this summer from May until September. Its mounds of bright flowers were the talking point for this selection from Proven Winners. Usually, deadheading is the name of the game to keep blanket flowers blooming, but this cultivar required minimal deadheading, which was a huge relief to Trial Garden volunteers.Gaura ‘Graceful White’ Landscape designers often talk about the importance of having white flowers in gardens as a counterpoint that accentuates all the other colors in the garden. Gaura ‘Graceful White’ from Dummen Orange fits this bill nicely with large white flowers accompanied with shades of pink as the flowers fade. The plant gave the Trial Gardens an excellent first flush early in the season. Following a hard prune, this plant dared to bloom even more lushly the second time.Berry Genetics Hollywood™ Hibiscus Rico Suave™The J. Berry website defines a ‘Rico Suave’ as a confident self-assured, impeccably dressed fitness fiend. This Hibiscus struts its pure yellow flowers with hot pink to red centers thru the garden like, “Yea that’s right petunias!” The Trial Gardens had flowers daily from May until September with this stunner and the foliage remained deep green without any special care outside of normal watering and feeding.Petunia ColorRush™These petunias were so vigorous that you could rest in the shadow of a container of Petunia ColorRush™ ‘White’ from Ball FloraPlant. Constant blooms and consistent mounding habit helped this plant be the best in the petunia trials this year. ColorRush™ ‘White’ comes in with a width of over 48″ in diameter per pot and has earned its 2019 Classic City Award.Portulaca Hot Shots™ ‘Grapefruit’Portulaca Hot Shots™ ‘Grapefruit’ from Green Fuse Botanicals will be an easy sell at any garden center, with its healthy foliage, heavy flower count and vibrant pink and yellow flowers. This cultivar will add a trailing splash of color to any container planting or could even be skillfully used in a vertical garden. An additional benefit is the attraction of pollinators as soon as the flowers open around mid-morning.Salvia Skyscraper™ ‘Orange’A staple plant for all gardeners should be the pollinator and sun-friendly salvias. Salvia Skyscraper™ ‘Orange’ from Selecta is a more compact version of Skyscraper™ ‘Pink,’ but its size does not take away from the overall appeal of the plant. Skyscraper™ ‘Orange’ gives a huge presentation of flowers that plays well with the overall compact growth of the plant, as the flowers all converge into a block of color.For full descriptions of this year’s Classic City Award winners and information on next year’s trials, visit read more

Give guests a great cultural experience at this year’s Museum Night

first_imgThis year’s Museum Night 2019 event will be held on Friday, February 01, and will bring together numerous museums, galleries, heritage, health and educational institutions – as many as 200 of them. This year, ZET is also involved in the event and offers free transportation by special bus and tram lines that run to the institutions involved in Museum Night. You can check more about the event and the list of institutions and information about reservations HERE. As every year, Museum Night creates an exceptional opportunity for renters to take their guests to the event. At no cost, renters can provide guests with an outstanding experience with this gesture and leave a great impression that can result in a positive review or revisit. This year’s Museum Night theme connects museums with innovation and the digital future through various digital platforms such as mobile applications, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and many other technological innovations. The aim of the event is to present and bring culture, science and art closer to the citizens.center_img Museum Night 2019 In addition to an excellent opportunity to promote their accommodation, guests are presented with Croatian culture, which ultimately creates a positive image of Croatian tourism in the world. If you want to take this opportunity, make sure you book in advance for some of the content at Museum Night.last_img read more

UNICEF consultant who wanted smacking banned jailed after raping 13-year-old boy

first_imgMetro UK 16 February 2018Family First Comment: Disturbing. A former UNICEF consultant and children’s rights campaigner has been jailed for raping a 13-year-old boy.Peter Newell, 77, who led the campaign to ban smacking children and helped governments tackle issues of abuse, pleaded guilty to two counts of buggery and three counts of indecent assault.He was sentenced to six years and eight months at Blackfriars Crown Court on January 3.His victim was only 12 when he abused the boy between May 1965n and May 1968, according to MailOnline.Newell was reported to police by his victim in March 2016.In the 50 years since committing the rapes, Newell has held a vast amount of high end positions in Children’s charities, including coordinating Children are Unbeatable! (CAU!) and the Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children.He also chaired the Children’s Rights Alliance and was a Research Coordinator for the Commission on Children and Violence in the UK.READ MORE: read more

Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua 2 purse, salaries: How much money will they make in the rematch?

first_imgView this post on Instagram The highly-anticipated rematch marks a career-high payday for each fighter, and why shouldn’t it? Stemming from the drama and fireworks that made their original clash so memorable, Ruiz-Joshua 2 could very well end up attracting even more eyes.Here is a guide to everything you need to know about the Ruiz vs. Joshua 2 purse, each fighter’s net worth and their records entering the bout.Join DAZN to watch Ruiz vs. Joshua 2 & 100+ fight nights a year !Viva México! Very grateful with all the support that my fellow Mexicans 🇲🇽 have given me. We never give up!!! Muy agradecido con todo el apoyo qué mi pueblo Mexicano 🇲🇽 me han brindado. Somos un pueblo qué nunca se da por vencido • • • #AnythingIsPossible ##TodoEsPossible #FelizDiadelaIndependencia 🎥@intheworksmediaA post shared by Andy Ruiz Jr (@andy_destroyer13) on Sep 15, 2019 at 6:30pm PDTWhat is Anthony Joshua’s net worth?According to, Anthony Joshua’s net worth is listed at $60 million. Of that, Forbes reports that the British boxer took home $55 million ($45 million in salary/winnings, $10 million in endorsements) in pay thus far during 2019 — and that’s not counting the additional check he’ll cash for the Ruiz rematch.Andy Ruiz career recordIn over 10 years as a pro, Andy Ruiz owns a 33-1 record, including 22 knockouts — obviously none bigger than the four knockdowns he used to produce a seventh-round TKO of Joshua as a 15:1 underdog back in June. A December 2016 majority decision loss to Joseph Parker marks Ruiz’ sole loss, although many boxing pundits believe the “Destroyer” did enough to have his hand raised in victory that night.Anthony Joshua career recordAnthony Joshua hauls a 22-1 record (21 KOs) into the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia to take his crack at redemption. The signature victory on the 30-year-old’s pro ledger is a thrilling 11th-round TKO of Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium in London back in April 2017. The victory made the 2012 Olympic gold medalist the unified world heavyweight champion. He went on to defend that crown against the likes of Carlos Takam, Joseph Parker and Alexander Povetkin, before losing it to Ruiz at Madison Square Garden on June 1. Avenging that loss with a win over Ruiz would be the former world champion’s greatest ring feat yet. (Getty Images) Ruiz vs. Joshua 2 fight purse, prize moneyAndy Ruiz Jr. shocking Anthony Joshua with a seventh-round TKO on June 1 to become the first Mexican-American heavyweight champion of the world paved the way for this rematch and what’s reportedly a career-high purse for each boxer.Eddie Hearn secured a site fee of upward of $40 million to deliver the highly-anticipated rematch in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, according to The Athletic’s Mike Coppinger. Joshua will reportedly receive a significant chunk of that amount, as he attempts to regain the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO titles. Meanwhile, Ruiz will reportedly cash in on a career-high payday of $9 million in his first defense of the unified crown.What is Andy Ruiz’s net worth?According to, Ruiz’s net worth is listed as $3.5 million … for now, as the net worth doesn’t account for what he’ll make in the Joshua rematch. He reportedly earned a total income of over $7 million for upsetting Joshua in June, including pay-per-view shares and a win bonus.A quick glance at his Instagram account alone and one could see how Ruiz’ life has changed. The second Andy Ruiz shocked the world by defeating Anthony Joshua to become the unified heavyweight champion June 1, you already knew a rematch was on the way.Well, here we are, as Ruiz will look to defend the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO titles against Joshua at the newly-constructed Diriyah Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Saturday, Dec. 7, a fight shown live and exclusively on DAZN in North America.last_img read more

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

first_img Tight lines………………..Kerry Reed Reel Adventures Everything seems perfect for fall/winter fishing now. Our water temperatures are just right. Our weather has been good. And our fish are starting to cooperate. We have had a lot of days with 10 – 15 fish coming to the boat.  Lots of action for our groups.  Still a lot of smaller fish, but the odd big one gets hooked each day to help keep the excitement up. Rainbows up to 19 pounds and Dollies up to 12 pounds have been caught lately. One of my funnest days in the past couple weeks saw us hook into 17 fish up to 16 pounds.  That was a busy day.  Hope to see more of that action as the season progresses. My favorite time of year now.  As it should make for some exciting surface action. Looking forward to some high flying, line screaming, Rainbow trout action for the next couple months….What are they biting on??? Most of our Rainbows are being caught on the surface now.  Although we have been catching a few on the downriggers still also.  And the dollies have been mostly on the deep lines, but starting to get the odd one on the surface. So, it’s been best to cover both angles.   Our bucktail flies have been working well lately.  My best colors have been:  Black/white, grey/white, purple/white, and some brown/orange.  Or lucky numbers:  203, 210, 213, 214, 215, and 224. Lyman plugs have been catching their share of the action also.  Favorite numbers have been #14, 16, 55, 69, and 100.  Try trolling these on the surface or down to about 100 ft is working as well. And the good old flasher/hoochie combo has been picking up it’s fair share of Dollies.  Green seems to be the hot color.  Fishing anywhere from 50 – 120ft. Definitely my favorite time of year.So, let’s get out there. …….. Fishing Derby With the first two fall fishing derbies down, there is still one remaining before the new year. By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Charterscenter_img Kaslo Rainbow Derby, November 8-10.          last_img read more

Report: Kevon Looney could return during NBA Finals

first_imgThe Warriors’ wounds are healing. They’ll have Klay Thompson back for Game 4 on Friday, then perhaps Kevin Durant for Game 5, and they may even get center Kevon Looney back before the NBA Finals are over.ESPN reported Thursday that Looney, whom the Warriors figured was out for the remainder of the Finals after suffering a non-displaced first costal cartilage fracture in Game 2, isn’t necessarily done. Sources told … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile devicelast_img read more

Dakar-style motorbike rally for South Africa

first_img29 November 2013With many South African motorcycle competitors regularly competing in the annual Dakar Rally, a South African “rally raid”, the Namaqua African Rally, is set to be run in the Western Cape for the first time in 2014, from 25 April to 3 May.Initiated by off-road motorcycle enthusiast and businessman George Booker, who is also the organiser of the event, the Namaqua African Rally will start and finish at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, with the bulk of the racing taking place around Vredendal on the Cape west coast.Vredendal will be home to the overnight bivouac at the Vredendal Show Grounds. The riders will return there after each of the four days of racing and will travel back to Cape Town on Saturday, 3 May. A final racing section will be held at the Atlantis Dunes before a ceremonial finish at the V&A Waterfront, which will also host the awards ceremony.Three categoriesThe rally, which falls under the auspices of Motorsport South Africa, will cater for motorcycle riders in three different categories. Motorcycle and quad competitors will be able to enter the competition category in various classes, while riders who do not want to race can either enter in the “Rally Raid” category or the Adventure Tour section.“Rally Raid” riders will cover 350 or more kilometres a day and will share some of the same sections as the competition riders, while those in the Adventure Tour will follow the race according to reference points supplied to them each night at the Riders’ Briefing. All riders will stay at the overnight bivouac.‘A spectacular event’Booker said he was extremely excited about the new event in a statement. “This is going to be a spectacular event and we would like to see the enthusiastic South African dirt bike riders, be it competitors or the more adventurous riders, getting involved in our own Dakar Rally type event,” he said.“This is, however, not only about the race, but also about the Cape and the Western Cape coast and all the communities who are to benefit from it.“We are working together with the Western Cape Tourism, the Matzikama Municipality and Wesgro [the Western Cape destination marketing agency] to ensure the maximum involvement and benefit for all.”Booker added: “South Africa has produced many famous off-road motorcycle and quad riders, who have represented the country on the world stage at the beginning of each year participating in the Dakar Rally. Many riders will, however, never get to the Dakar Rally and are now getting a chance to get a taste of the ‘Dakar’ and to compete in their own country, while riders who are not competing can get a chance to be part of the event,”Fuel sponsorVarious companies have already confirmed their partnership with the Namaqua Africa Rally, including Brent Oil SA, which will be supplying the race competitors and “Rally Raid” riders (not Adventure Tour entrants) with fuel for their motorcycles and quads during the race as part of the race package.Entrants from Gauteng and the northern part of the country will also be able to have their bikes and quads transported to Cape Town and back with Junior Smith Trucking. The service is included in the entry fee, as is the Selftrack tracking system for each competitor.Online entriesEntries for the event, with a 10 percent discount for those made before 17 January 2014, can be made online at organisers say they have already been contacted by riders from as far as Namibia and Europe about the event and are hoping to have a few well-known international riders competing.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Connecting the Dots Between Language and Literacy Learning: Part Two

first_imgby Juliann Woods, Ph.D., CCC-SLPImage from, CC0As promised in yesterday’s blog, today we will share a few strategies to help support language and literacy development simultaneously within family activities with family members who are home and who may be deployed or stationed elsewhere.But first, we left you with one word of caution related to early literacy intervention – Try to control the summer camp persona.  It is important for home visitors to remember that not everyone has or loves glue sticks, paints, and safety scissors.  You can substitute sidewalk chalk for paint, use water or soap bubbles to draw pictures outside, draw or write letters on tablets or smart phones and screen capture the image, or use fruit for edible art.  Joining in with the family and expanding on what they already have and do promotes their engagement with their child’s learning.  Talking together about how to increase vocabulary, awareness of sounds or word endings, or how to include print to an activity supports the caregiver’s learning regarding how and why these practices are important as they engage with their child.Sharing the Everyday StoriesCell phones and computers are important communication tools for families with members who are deployed (and for everyone).  When talk time is short or includes multiple participants, having a message prepared in advance can decrease the stress of participation or the child’s performance anxiety.  The anticipation can be overwhelming for young children and result in tears and disappointment all around.  Making a story with photos, line drawings, or any scribble is a great visual support.  If the parent adds words then the activity of preparing the story becomes even richer for the child.  The parent on either end can communicate with the child by “reading” the story if the child isn’t able to do so independently.  This does not need to be fancy to be functional.  Everyday stories about going to the babysitter, feeding the pet, getting dressed, or watching a cartoon can become a short “book” with vocabulary, sequencing, past, present and future tense, and an enthusiastic ending complete with sound effects.  If sharing the story in the moment is difficult, a video made on a phone can be shared later or saved for watching again on demand.Emotions and EmojisLearning about emotions is important in child development and can be supported through everyday language and literacy experiences.  Many children’s books are in print and available describing different emotions including stories to support children with parents deployed in the military.  MFLN has a list of some of these books here.  Just as vocabulary develops from the familiar words in the child’s environment, vocabulary and comprehension about emotions develop from the concrete and familiar to the more abstract. Children are able to recognize emotions earlier than they can express them with words to others. Emotion words can be hard to teach because they tend to occur in the moment and are often situational.  For example, a child becomes frightened when a dog barks at the park or angry when another child visiting takes a favorite toy and won’t return it when asked.  Reading books with children that include emotions can help support their understanding of their feelings and the meaning of those feelings when they occur.  Book reading is something that parents and caregivers can do whether home or away.  For more information about supporting reading together for military families with deployed service members see this blog post.A more recent strategy for sharing emotions is the use of Emojis.  We see them in email, on Facebook, texts, and even in movies!  Emojis are visual representations of emotions and many other symbols that can make story writing a snap activity while waiting at the doctor’s office, in line, or simply for fun.  Children may like to create long lines of the same emoji, encourage parents to write short stories with their children using a variety of emojis.  These stories can be easily shared with others to stay in touch.The Family Fridge!  How can the refrigerator become a vehicle for increasing the components of early literacy development?  Easy!  The refrigerator is often a central meeting place throughout the day and therefore can also easily be used to boost the child’s language and literacy development.  Families can use the refrigerator as a focal point for photos, notes, artwork, magnetic letters, and more for your conversations and storytelling.  Talking about the objects posted on the fridge or telling a story about a recent field trip that resulted in a lovely leaf and twig art project is a quick and effective way to review recent events, repeat new vocabulary, plan for the next adventure, and practice the names of important objects or people.  If alphabet letters or common words are included families can work on print and letter awareness, as well.Below you can see how one mom used magnetic alphabet letters to help her son practice letter awareness.The fridge can also be organized to make it easier to display artifacts by creating colorful frames with magnets to keep the family photos together, another frame for the latest artwork, and a section for magnetic letters, numbers or figures.Framing a special section and including photos and notes from family members who are deployed offers an opportunity for children to say good morning, blow a kiss, and share a story to loved ones they might be missing.  It is also a great place to save messages to send in the next letter or to share in video so they aren’t lost.In our next webinar on Sept. 27, 2018 we will discuss more strategies to support communication and how caregivers can embed these strategies into a family’s daily activities.  To learn more about this great learning opportunity, visit the webinar’s event page.This post was edited by Robyn DiPietro-Wells of the MFLN FD Early Intervention team, which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on YouTube.last_img read more