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135 early released prisoners have reoffended during pandemic in Indonesia: Police

first_imgNational Police spokesperson Ahmad Ramadhan has said that 135 prisoners, who were released early in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, are back to committing crimes.”A total of 135 convicts were rearrested by the police after receiving parole from the Law and Human Rights Ministry due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Ahmad said in a statement on Monday as reported by said most of the offenses committed by the prisoners were theft, robbery and vehicle theft.”The prisoners’ crimes also included murder, rape, gambling, child sexual abuse, assault and drug abuse,” he said.The 135 recidivism cases were reported in 23 regions, with Central Java and North Sumatra recording the most cases, each having reported a total of 17 cases. Riau province reported 12 cases and West Java reported 11.Read also: COVID-19: Over 100 early released prisoners have reoffended, police sayAhmad said the motive behind most of the crimes was economic hardship.”Some cases were also linked to grudges, especially for assaults and murders,” he said.The Law and Human Rights Ministry has released more than 37,014 convicts and 2,259 child detainees under the COVID-19 assimilation and integration program, with the government planning to release a total of 50,000 prisoners.Official data show that Indonesia has a total of 270,386 inmates and that it has exceeded more than twice the official capacity of its detention facilities. With overcrowded cells and unsanitary environments, prisons are considered in great danger of COVID-19 outbreaks.Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly said the assimilation program for prisoners and juvenile inmates is part of efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 behind bars. (nal)Topics :last_img read more

Department of Human Services Kicks Off Supporting Families Initiative by Awarding Regional Grants

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Department of Human Services Kicks Off Supporting Families Initiative by Awarding Regional Grants Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Human Services,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Human Services (DHS) today kicks off its Supporting Families Initiative by awarding $5,000 grants to 19 regional collaboratives committed to encouraging families of individuals with intellectual disabilities or autism to have high expectations of full and purposeful lives.“The goal of the grants is for communities to acknowledge the opportunity for everyone, including individuals with a disability and their families, to live well-rounded lives that include: meaningful jobs in the community, friendships, health and safety, and social and spiritual opportunities,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “We invited counties to submit proposals about how they would create partnerships and collaborations to better support local families throughout their lifespans. People living in each area know their region’s strengths, diversity, and needs best.”The collaboratives will partner with a variety of local stakeholders and resources: faith communities, businesses, schools, child care facilities, civic organizations, social media, and other families acting as mentors. Regional collaboratives can be individual counties or a number of counties whose communities naturally blend together.Family is the primary source of support for most people throughout every stage of life. Nationally, 75 percent of people with intellectual disabilities live in their communities without any formal disability services. Of the 25 percent who are receiving services, most live with their families.“As DHS provides services and supports to more individuals to live, work, and thrive in their own communities, we want to recognize and support the strengths of families so those family members with intellectual disabilities or autism can live the everyday lives they envision for themselves,” DHS Secretary Ted Dallas said. “As part of this initiative, families will begin to use various tools to help them create their vision for their family members and realize the importance of experiences and opportunities at every life stage.”Three specific strategies that emphasize collaboration between communities and the systems that provide services to individuals with disabilities include: making it easier for families to find information about the disability and resources at every life stage, providing connections for peer support and networking with other families, and identifying appropriate services and supports.The collaboratives are being encouraged to discover opportunities both within and outside the formal disability service systems that can support the concept of everyday lives for all citizens in the community.In February 2016, Pennsylvania was accepted into the National Community of Practice: Supporting Families throughout the Lifespan, which provides leadership, training and technical assistance to develop a statewide strategic plan to support families of individuals with intellectual disabilities or autism. Pennsylvania is one of 18 states taking part in this Community of Practice, where states can learn from one another using the same principles and framework, but unique approaches to supporting families.In addition to the grants, DHS will offer the regional collaboratives an ongoing schedule of technical support and learning opportunities.“People with disabilities want to have a good life, to live and work in the community, like everyone else, and we are creating opportunities and initiatives to help do that,” Dallas said.The 19 collaboratives include:Central Region:Blair CountyCentre, Clinton, Lycoming, and Northumberland countiesCumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and Perry countiesFranklin and Fulton countiesNortheast Region:Bradford, Sullivan, and Tioga countiesCarbon, Monroe, and Pike countiesLackawanna and Susquehanna countiesLehigh CountyNorthampton CountySchuylkill CountyWayne CountySoutheast Region:Bucks CountyChester CountyDelaware CountyMontgomery CountyWestern Region:Allegheny CountyArmstrong, Beaver, Butler, Indiana, and Lawrence countiesCameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, Potter, and Warren countiesMercer and Venango counties January 04, 2017last_img read more

Commercial surrogacy outlawed in Thailand after Gammy scandal

first_imgHerald Sun 28 November 2014THAILAND’S parliament has voted to ban commercial surrogacy after outrage erupted over the largely unregulated industry following allegations an Australian couple abandoned a baby with Down’s syndrome.A draft bill — which would see anyone profiting off surrogacy given a maximum 10-year prison sentence — passed its first reading in the country’s military-stacked parliament on Thursday, legislator Wallop Tungkananurak said.“We want to put an end to this idea in foreigners’ minds that Thailand is a baby factory,” he told AFP.“The bill was adopted with overwhelming support.”Commercial surrogacy was technically banned by Thailand’s Medical Council, but until recently even top fertility clinics were believed to offer the service. read more

$7,000.00 bail for battery on police and resisting arrest

first_img Tweet Share LocalNews $7,000.00 bail for battery on police and resisting arrest by: – June 18, 2012 Share Sharecenter_img 20 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Court gavel A young man of Bath Road has been slapped with four charges ranging from threats, battery on police, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.Michael Charles Jr. who appeared before magistrate Ossie Lewis on Friday, pleaded guilty to one charge; disorderly conduct.It is the prosecution’s contention that during an incident on June 14th, 2012 at Virgin Lane Roseau, Charles Jr. allegedly used treating language by uttering; “I will kill her for you. I will cut her f**** throat for you”.It is alleged that the defendant also resisted a member of the Dominica police force while executing his duty and beat Corporal James E.Charles Jr. informed the court that when he was arrested and taken to the Police Headquarters his head was “slammed” against a wall and he subsequently “blacked” out.His mother Vida Joseph stood as his surety and posted his $7,000.00 bail.The trial of that matter has been set for August 17th, 2012.In related news; Julian Harve of New town pleaded guilty to possession of 8 grams of cannabis on June 14th, 2012.Harve, who seemed “eager” to have the matter over with, pointed out to the court that he had “no” prior convictions.Magistrate Lewis said because the defendant was a “first time” offender and had “pleaded guilty” to the offence he was fined $400.00 which he must pay by 31st July or in default spend one month in prison.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

DepEd-Aklan gets new schools division superintendent

first_imgDr. Miguel Mac D. Aposin. DEPED ILOILO The province’s new schools division superintendentstarted his public school teaching in 1988 as Teacher I in Hipona (Puentevedra)National High School. In 2007, he was the principal of Tuburan National HighSchool (Maayon, Capiz) and Florentina Batoampo Degala National High School(Roxas, Capiz) in 2008. Dr. Miguel Mac D. Aposin, who waspreviously assigned in Iloilo Division, took over the post of Dr. SalvadorOnating Ochavo, Jr.  With the new assignment in Aklan, Aposinwill supervise the school districts in Buruanga, Malay, Nabas, Ibajay East, IbajayWest, Tangalan, Makato, Numancia, Lezo, Malinao, Madalag, Kalibo I, Kalibo II,Banga, Libacao, Balete, Batan, Altavas, and New Washington. Aposin of Pontevedra, Capiz formallyassumed his new post on Tuesday. KALIBO, Aklan – The Department ofEducation (DepEd) Division of Aklan has a new schools division superintendent. He graduated his Bachelor of Science inMathematics in Filamer Christian University (formerly Filamer Christian College)in 1987 and his Master of Education specializing in Administration andSupervision at West Visayas State University (1999) and Doctor of Education inEducational Management at Capiz State University (2006). Aposin was also designated asofficer-in-charge-Assistant Schools Division Superintendent DepEd Capizand principal of Malonoy National High School (Dao, Capiz) in 2009. Hewas the Schools Division Superintendent of DepEd Capiz for threeyears until he was assigned in DepEd Iloilo on July 2018. (With a report from Akean Forum/PN)last_img read more

Vendors appeal closure of Molo PUV terminal

first_img“Mr. Jeck Conlu of the Iloilo City Public Safety and Traffic Management Office recommended the removal of the Molo PUV Terminal due to the violations of LTFB Memorandum Circulars and to further decongest the traffic situation within the area of Brgy. San Pedro, Molo,” he said. San Pedro village head Karl Lapascua said he met Treñas on Wednesday to ask for an extension following the appeal of the vendors. However, Lapascua said the mayor was already firm on his decision to shut down the transport terminal.   At least 140 vendors, dispatchers, porters, and stall owners staged a candlelight vigil Thursday evening protesting the closure of the terminal due to violations and supposedly easing traffic in the major thoroughfare. “Tani ulikdon man ang mga pumoluyo diri, maski para lang sa mga pumoluyo indi na lang sa akon kay total na-identify ako nga nag-against sa iya sang election,” dugang ni Lapascua. According to Treñas, he also received reports that the franchises of the public utility buses and vans (FILCAB/VFH/AUV) using the Molo PUV Terminal were all issued after January 15, 2005. The EO pointed out that the terminal failed to comply with several memorandum circulars of LTFRB Region 6 particularly the Land Transportation Franchise and Regulatory Commission’s (LTFRB) Memorandum Circular Nos. 2017-030, 2017-010, and 2008-013. All provincial public utility buses and vans of whatever descriptive nomenclature but with essentially the same category of services originating from the province of Antique are directed to use the terminals in Barangay Mohon, Arevalo, Iloilo City. Vendors, dispatchers and stall owners hold a candlelight vigil Thursday night in front of San Pedro Molo public utility vehicle Terminal in Iloilo City’s Molo district. They appealed to Mayor Jerry Treñas to reconsider his decision to shut down the terminal. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN The ordinance which was enacted on January 2014 ordered all provincial public utility buses and vans originating from the province of Antique and whose franchises were issued after Jan. 15, 2005 to use the terminals at Barangay Mohon in Arevalo district./PN Analyn Rodellado, who have been a vendor at the terminal for about five years now, also appealed to Treñas to extend the closure, saying mostly of the vendors are still reeling from the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis. “Bag-o lang kami nagsugod sa pagbaligya halin pag-lockdown dayun nangutan pa ako sa bangko para makabaligya tapos wala na kami sang puesto,” Rodellado added.center_img LTFRB Memorandum Circular No. 2008-013 prescribed the standard classification and guidelines in the establishment, maintenance, and operations of public terminals. LTFRB Memorandum Circular No. 2017-030 set the guidelines for off-street terminal operations (Omnibus Franchising Guidelines) while LTFRB Memorandum Circular No.  2017-10 provided the implementing guidelines on the transition period pursuant to the Omnibus Franchising Guidelines. The closure took effect on Tuesday after Mayor Jerry Treñas issued Executive Order (EO) No. 95. ILOILO City – Vendors at the public utility vehicle (PUV) Terminal in Barangay San Pedro, Molo district are appealing to Mayor Jerry Treñas to reconsider its move to shut down the terminal amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Treñas said he based his decision on the recommendation of the City Public Safety and Traffic Management Office (PSTMO) to close the terminal because of the violations and to decongest vehicular traffic in the area. The terminal caters to public utility buses and vans from the province of Antique. Under MC 2008-013, bus terminals which cater to less than three vehicle types should have adequate and comfortable benches and/or seats with for waiting passengers; concrete pavement and flooring; sufficient number of security personnel; communication facilities; public address system facilities such as CCTVs (closed circuit TVs); separate restrooms for male, female, and disabled passengers, among others. “Tani mayor pahumukon mo ang imo tagpisuon kag buligan mo man kami kay wala na gid kami sang iban nga ginasandigan kundi amo lang dya,” said Rodellado This is pursuant to City Regulation Ordinance No. 2014-049 also known as the Comprehensive Perimeter Boundary Ordinance of the City of Iloilo.last_img read more

BMV Announces Veterans Day Schedule

first_imgScott Waddell, Commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, announced today that all BMV license branches will be closed Saturday, November 9 through Monday, November 11 in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.All license branches will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, November 12, except for sixteen across the state, including Batesville, Brookville, and Rising Sun. The branches will reopen on Wed., November 13.last_img

Area Girls Basketball Scores (11-19)

first_imgArea Girls Basketball ScoresMonday  (11-19)SW-Shelby  49     Hauser  42Shawe Memorial  61     Borden  53The Batesville Girls C- Team extended their record to 4-0 last night with a 24-18 victory over Franklin County.  Grace Eckstein was the leading scorer with 11.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.last_img

Ivy off the mark at Navan

first_img Her late efforts when staying on for fifth at Naas on Sunday didn’t go unnoticed and this time Paul Deegan’s filly was ridden much more prominently by Chris Hayes, contesting the early lead with Great Wide Open and Shanghai Beauty. The 5-4 favourite pulled clear with the latter as they entered the final furlong and asserted close home to score by a length and a half. Red Ivy backed up the confidence behind her in the betting market when landing the Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Median Auction Maiden at Navan. In Salutem (10-1) came with a late rattle to win by the same distance in the Tote Jackpot Races Three To Six Handicap. The return soft ground and drop in trip sparked improvement in Kevin Condon’s runner, who flew late on under Shane Foley to get the better of 7-2 favourite Bubbly Bellini. Billy Lee was the pilot as Condon completed a double a courtesy of Harold Peto (11-4), who built on a promising course debut when taking the Win A Ski Holiday Racecard Competition Median Auction Maiden in dominant fashion by a length and a half from Avenante. Lee notched a double of his own when partnering Lettre De Cachet (9-1) to a half-length success over Very Intense in the closing Bet Online At Maiden. 7Ib claimer Donnacha O’Brien continues to impress and got a good tune out of Happy Anniversary (10-1), an impressive three-length winner from Rose Angel in the Handicap, while Princess Glamour (11-2) proved a length and a quarter too good for Dash in the Tote Super Trifecta Handicap. Course specialist Hazariban (8-1) held the late challenge of The Fox Tully in the Tote Mobile Betting Handicap. Deegan said: “She ran very well in Naas. She got a bad bang coming out of the stalls and it knocked the stuffing out of her but she rattled home. “She seemed very well so we let her take her chance. “We think she’s a very smart filly. She ran very well first time at the Curragh. We ran her back quickly and she got no run in a Listed race at Naas while Dundalk was a bit lively for her. “We could start her off in something like the Madrid Handicap and hopefully take in a Guineas trial. “She is ground dependent as she needs a bit of a dig. She’ll be a nice filly for slower ground.” Hannah’s Magic (9-1) chose a good time to get off the mark as she landed the Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Fillies Handicap, the most valuable race of the afternoon. Winless from 13 previous tries on the level and a spin over hurdles last month, Arthur Moore’s three-year-old was always travelling well in the 10-furlong event and soon put the race to bed when Sean Corby pushed the button just over a furlong out. The pair galloped clear to score in style from Nancy Rose, who could only get within three and a half lengths of the winner as she stayed on for second. Press Associationlast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports NBA players will see 25% of their paychecks taken out starting May 15 in an agreement with the league. The decision was finalized today in a board of governors meeting and was done in concert with the National Basketball Players Association.The cutback in salary has been expected for some time in response to the NBA’s shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The NBA playoffs would have started Saturday. If none of the 259 outstanding regular season games are played, the players would lose about $800 million in gross salary.Commissioner Adam Silver said it remains impossible for the NBA to make any decisions about whether to resume this season and that it is unclear when that will change.In Friday’s other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic: Associated Press — The Blue Jackets have signed All-Star goaltender Joonas Korpisalo (YOH’-nuhs kohr-pih-SAH’-loh) to a two-year contract worth a reported $5.6 million. The Finnish-born netminder has a 19-12-5 record, 2.60 goals-against average, .911 save percentage and two shutouts in 37 appearances this season. Korpisalo has established career highs in games played, wins and goals-against average since taking over as the starter when Sergei Bobrovsky (boh-BRAHF’-skee) left via free agency last summer.WNBA-DRAFTIonescu goes to Liberty with top pickNEW YORK (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu was the No. 1 pick in Friday’s WNBA draft, going to the New York Liberty in an Oregon sweep of the top two picks. Ionescu set the NCAA record for triple-doubles and was the first college player to have over 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists in her careerThe WNBA draft went about as well as the Dallas Wings could have hoped after pushing toward the night for so long. The Wings had three of the top seven picks Friday. Dallas picked Oregon 6-foot-4 forward Satou Sabally second overall. Princeton guard and three-time Ivy League player of the year Bella Alarie was taken by the Wings with the fifth pick. They got 5-10 South Carolina point guard Tyasha Harris at No. 7.  — The Senior LPGA Championship has been canceled. It was scheduled to be played July 30-Aug. 1 at French Lick Resort in Indiana. The USGA previously canceled the U.S. Senior Women’s Open. The Senior LPGA will stay at French Lick in 2021. The new dates will be determined later.— Major League Soccer says it is pushing back restarting the season to at least June 8. Teams had played two matches before the season was suspended on March 12 because of the pandemic. The league had been looking at possibly resuming play in mid-May.— The governing body of track and field is leading a panel of Olympic sports to advise on safely organizing mass gathering events amid the coronavirus. World Athletics says the Outbreak Prevention Taskforce includes the International Institute for Race Medicine and officials from cycling, rowing, skiing, triathlon and the International Paralympic Committee.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NBA DRAFTSDSU’s Flynn, UNC’s Anthony turning pro April 18, 2020 UNDATED (AP) — Marion Hollins has been elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame.She was elected through the contributor’s category, joining a 2021 class that so far includes Tiger Woods.Hollins was a visionary in golf course architecture. She financed and developed a club only for women in New York in the early 1920s. And she was the brains behind Cypress Point Club and Pasatiempo in California.Hollins died in 1944 when she was 51.The induction is planned for March in Florida. UNDATED (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets and Dustin Byfuglien (BUHF’-lihn) have agreed to mutually terminate the veteran defenseman’s contract after a lengthy dispute, potentially marking the end of his hockey-playing career.No financial settlement was part of the agreement, meaning Byfuglien walked away from the $14 million remaining on his contract for this season and next. Winnipeg general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said a conversation in September led him to believe Byfuglien was healthy but “had lost his desire to play in the National Hockey League.”The Jets suspended the 35-year-old for not reporting to training camp. They received a call from his agent in October that he was considering a return. Byfuglien underwent ankle surgery in October and rehabbed into the winter.Byfuglien filed a grievance through the NHL Players’ Association believing he should be paid while recovering from ankle surgery.Also in the NHL:center_img UNDATED (AP) — Two of college basketball’s young stars have announced they are entering the NBA draft before completing their eligibility.The list of draftable players now includes consensus All-American and Mountain West Conference Player of the year Malachi Flynn, who will forego his senior season at San Diego State. Flynn became the most decorated player in Aztecs history in his one season at SDSU after transferring from Washington State and sitting out a year. Flynn averaged 17.6 points, 5.1 assists and 4.5 rebounds this season as the sixth-ranked Aztecs went 30-2.Cole Anthony is entering the NBA draft after just one season at North Carolina. He had been considered a likely one-and-done player and a high first-round draft prospect before his arrival in Chapel Hill. The son of former NBA player Greg Anthony set an ACC freshman record by scoring 34 points in his conference debut and finished the season averaging a team-high 18.5 points for the Tar Heels.NHL-JETS-BYFUGLIENJets, Byfuglien split — Von Miller says he is in good spirits and “not feeling sick or hurting” after testing positive for the coronavirus. The Broncos linebacker told KUSA-TV in Denver that he developed a cough a couple of days ago. When his nebulizer for his asthma didn’t clear things up, he decided to get tested.— The NFL will hold a practice remote draft on Monday, three days before the real thing is done in the same way. Commissioner Roger Goodell ordered all team facilities closed in March, and later required club personnel to conduct the draft from their homes. Because of the reliance on free-flowing communication, the league decided to stage a mock draft to ensure that the proceedings next week would go smoothly.— NASCAR has postponed the May 9 race at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia with the state under a stay-at-home order until June 10. It gave no indication when the season will resume. NASCAR suspended its season four events into the year when sports shut down because of the pandemic. It had listed Martinsville as its first race to resume.— Nippon Professional Baseball’s season openers will not take place in May due to the new coronavirus pandemic, with no firm date set for the start. Representatives of the 12 teams decided Friday to also scrap interleague play. The removal of 18 interleague games from each team’s calendar would make for a 125-game regular season.— English Premier League clubs discussed the coronavirus testing required and scenarios that could salvage the season. The league hopes to restart on June 8, presenting an optimistically tight timeframe for players to return to game shape if social distancing is relaxed. Clubs in the three professional leagues below the Premier League have been told by the English Football League that May 16 is the earliest training sessions are recommended to start. HORSE RACINGHorse racing gets more TV time with other sports on holdUNDATED (AP) — Socially distanced crews in New York and California are keeping horse racing on television in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic. Horse racing is one of the few sports ongoing, albeit in a limited capacity at a handful of empty tracks. But its TV presence has expanded because of the dearth of other options.The New York Racing Association helps produce “America’s Day at the Races” on Fox Sports. TVG has partnered with NBC Sports for a dozen hours of coverage each week and the hope is that the fledgling industry can stay afloat and gain more exposure during these trying times.Live racing at Aqueduct Park in Queens was suspended in mid-March after a backstretch worker tested positive for the coronavirus. Groom Martin Zapata, 63, died in early April from COVID-19 complications.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Lauren Cox went third to Indiana and Chennedy Carter was the fourth selection by Atlanta.Due to the pandemic, Commissioner Cathy Engelbert announced selections from her home in New Jersey, holding up the jersey of the player being chosen.WOMEN’S SOCCERNWSL had momentum heading into now suspended seasonPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The National Women’s Soccer League was set to open its eighth season this weekend with plenty of momentum behind it courtesy of an enthusiastic new commissioner in Lisa Baird and a new TV deal with CBS. The league was also riding a surge in attention following the United States’ victory in the Women’s World Cup last summer. The national team’s players are scattered throughout the NWSL, with U.S. Soccer paying their salaries.The league averaged 7,337 in attendance last season, a 21.8% increase over 2018 — the so-called “World Cup Bump”But like other leagues, it’s now on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. Among those who have been sidelined are the Portland Thorns’ Morgan Weaver, the surprise No. 2 draft pick this year. Weaver got in just about a week of training camp before the NWSL was suspended. GOLF HALL OF FAME-HOLLINSMarion Hollins elected to 2021 class of Golf HOF Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNBA player payroll slashed due to pandemicUNDATED (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a bite out of NBA salaries.last_img read more