Kupang Court sends man to jail for consuming marijuana for medical use

first_imgThe Kupang District Court in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) sentenced Reyndhart Rossy Siahaan, who used marijuana as an alternative medication, to 10 months’ imprisonment on Monday, despite an urge to decriminalize marijuana for medical treatment.The Advocacy Coalition for Narcotics Usage for Medication condemned the court’s decision, saying that Reyndhart, who consumed marijuana to relieve pain caused by spinal cord compression, could be excluded from punishment as set out in Article 48 of the Criminal Code. The particular article stipulates a restriction on charging people who commit a criminal offense in an emergency. The 37-year-old man was arrested in November last year at his rooming house in West Manggarai regency in NTT as he consumed boiled cannabis water that he found could help ease the pain. He was then charged under Article 127 of the 2009 Narcotics Law, which carries a maximum sentence of one year’s imprisonment.”Learning from Reyndhart’s case, he’s supposed to be released from any criminal charge,” the advocacy group said in a statement on Monday, adding that the case would only show the world that someone could be criminalized in Indonesia just because the country failed to provide the medical treatment he needed.Read also: Advocacy groups file amicus in support of marijuana for medical useThe group also highlighted that Reyndhart was a “victim” of the country’s anti-drug war, which is not supported by sufficient scientific research. It further called on the government to start studying the use of cannabis for medical purposes and subsequently stop criminalizing people like Reyndhart.”How many more people would be sacrificed under similar circumstances? We definitely need drug policy reform,” the group, which consists of the Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR), Indonesian Judicial Research Society (IJRS) and the Community Legal Aid Institute (LBH Masyarakat) among other organizations, said in a statement on Monday.The group previously said that at least 50 countries had approved marijuana as alternative medication, with the substance commonly used to ease neurogenic pain.Topics :last_img read more

Property ticks boxes for richest female CEO

first_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Model, rapper return to Brisbane Sally Pearson sells Coast home for more than $1m FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Brisbane street tight with mighty Lions The Brisbane River is just down the road.Ms Horne made her money after co-founding telecommunication-based Fone Zone 26 years ago with former husband David McMahon. The couple had chosen Brisbane to set up home in after flying in from the UK, with their Telstra subcontract seeing them ride a wave of mobile phone growth that allowed Vita Group to eventually list on the stock exchange and expand into a range of brands. center_img The home is one of the prettiest in the upmarket suburb. Picture: Mark Cranitch.Ms Horne has sunk much of her wealth into real estate and stock, including one of the most beautiful homes in Brisbane in Ascot’s Sutherland Avenue — which eventually went to her husband David in their divorce split. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoThe sub penthouse is in the Como complex. Vita Group co-founder Maxine Horne has multiple investments including real estate, stock and new businesses such as this spa in upmarket Hamilton. Picture: AAP Image/Richard Waugh.Australia’s richest female chief executive might have come from humble beginnings, but she’s blitzed wealth building since falling in love with Brisbane.Maxine Horne, chief executive of ASX-listed Vita Group, has just had one of her properties — a sub penthouse in hipster suburb Newstead — snapped up in the rental market.The property was one of those rare two bedroom apartments that also have two multipurpose rooms, and it’s within the famous Gasworks shopping and restaurant precinct. She allows pets which is fabulous for the inner-city. Residents have their own gym and pool area, according to a listing by agent Angela Edginton of City Realty. MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS The Sutherland Avenue house in Ascot recently resold for $11m by Domino’s Pizza head Don Meij who had bought it off Mr McMahon for $8.615m. Picture: Mark Cranitch.last_img read more

InterCaribbean Airways to increase flights into Dominica

first_img Sharing is caring! 653 Views   2 comments Share Share Tweetcenter_img BusinessDiscover DominicaLifestyleLocalNewsTravel InterCaribbean Airways to increase flights into Dominica by: Dominica Vibes News – June 18, 2018 Share InterCaribbean Airways will soon increase its number of weekly flights into Dominica according to Chief Executive Officer of the Discover Dominica Authority Colin Piper. The airline began coming into the island three times weekly on March 22, 2018, carrying passengers from Dominica to Tortola and on to St. Lucia. Piper while giving his address on the State of the Industry Update and General Overview of the Way Forward during the 2018 Global Marketing Summit on Friday 15 June 2018 said in a week or two the airline will fly into the island five times a week. “Because the load factors have been as such that they’re going to increase that investment into Dominica to five times weekly.”He also said flights may be increased to seven times weekly in October or November of this year. “So I think that augers well for us in terms of variety, in terms of choice and also will assist in terms of the cost.”last_img read more

Marjorie A. Haunert, 87

first_imgMarjorie A. Haunert, Greensburg, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at her residence. Born, February 21, 1932 in Hamburg, Indiana, she was the daughter of Frank B. and Regina (Macke) Haskamp.  Marjorie graduated from Batesville High School in 1951.  She had been a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg, St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Enochsburg, and the St. Lawrence Auxiliary.  She worked for several years in the Greensburg Junior High School Cafeteria until her retirement. She was married to Paul A. Haunert on November 27, 1954 and he preceded her in death on May 29, 1990. She is survived by two daughters, Paula (David M.) Fry, Greensburg, Jane (Paul) Hermesch, Greensburg; one brother, Harold (Deloris) Haskamp, Greensburg; two sisters, Lucille Wenning, Greensburg, Roselyn Senft, Greensburg; six grandsons, Eric (Sarah) Fry, Tim (Kristi) Fry, Brian (Elizabeth) Fry, Jason (C’Aira) Hermesch, Kyle (Noelle) Hermesch, Bryce Hermesch; ten great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; one brother, Robert Haskamp. Family and friends will gather at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home to pray the rosary.   Visitation will follow until 7:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.   The family will also receive friends from 8:30 a.m. until the funeral mass at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating. Interment will be held in the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Enochsburg. Memorials may be made to the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery Fund. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Fowler back at Anfield

first_img The 39-year-old scored 183 goals in 369 appearances across two spells with the Anfield club. He will now fill a variety of ambassadorial roles with the Reds, including work at their academy. Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler has returned to the club as an ambassador. “I’m looking forward to representing this great club and will do all I can to support success both on and off the pitch,” he said on the club website. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

SB : After SU wins game 1 over Hoyas, heavy rain postpones game 2

first_img Comments Leigh Ross has seen her share of bad weather over the years. The Syracuse head coach said the team usually finds a way to play through the weather. But in the second game of a doubleheader against Georgetown on Tuesday, Ross experienced a personal first.‘First tornado warning,’ she said. ‘That’s the first time for that, but we usually play in anything. This was a little different, a little scarier when it’s a tornado.’The two teams decided to pack up in a rain delay and meet at Manley Field House at about 5:15 p.m. for a final decision. Afterward, the game was officially canceled, according to the SU Athletics website. The first lightning delay came at 3:13 p.m., with Lacey Kohl at the plate in the bottom of the second inning. With SU out in front 3-1, it was another precious game lost to the weather as the team tries to build an at-large resume for the NCAA tournament.The rainout in game two came after the Orange (31-11, 9-5 Big East) defeated the Hoyas (12-37, 5-9) 9-0 in game one.After the first delay, Georgetown packed up its equipment and headed for the team bus while Orange players ran to their cars in the parking lot as it started to rain. The teams returned to the field at about 4 p.m. to remove the tarp and warm up, but the rain picked up minutes later and the delay continued. The field was covered with puddles and flooded around home plate.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU players removed the tarp again at 4:18 p.m. One minute later, it started to rain again, prompting a collective, ‘Are you kidding me?’ from the Orange. The rain only lasted a few minutes, so the grounds crew began to prepare the field for the game.As the grounds crew put dry dirt on the field and raked it, Lisaira Daniels said, ‘We’re playing this game.’But another lightning strike at about 4:45 p.m. delayed the game again. Georgetown reloaded the bus, and SU took its equipment to a storage room.The teams finally gave in as the Orange Alert sirens blared at about 5:15 p.m.For SU, it was the fourth cancellation of the season. The team missed out on a game against Notre Dame after the Irish had travel issues. And SU canceled a doubleheader against Cornell after rain forced its series with Providence to be moved.The poor weather is hurting SU’s chances to make the NCAA tournament.With tough competition in the Big East, it won’t be easy for the Orange to repeat as tournament champions and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Ross said the team is shooting for 40 wins to make its case. But with only 10 games left, the Orange would have to win nine of those games to reach its goal.Ross said Syracuse has tried to schedule extra games with Colgate, Cornell, Siena, Buffalo and Albany to make up for the cancellations, but SU hasn’t had any luck. Ross said the other teams have had weather issues and struggled to fit games in around their conference schedules.For Ross, the bad weather has just been a part of this season.‘You really can’t plan for it,’ Ross said. ‘We can’t even get on our field and practice. It’s just been one of those years, and that happens every now and then.’Syracuse wins first game 9-0Syracuse defeated Georgetown 9-0 Tuesday at SU Softball Stadium. The second game of a planned doubleheader was canceled after a rain delay of approximately two hours.The Orange used a big first inning in the win. SU ace Jenna Caira loaded the bases after walking two batters and hitting one with a pitch, but got out of the jam with a strikeout. The SU lineup scored three runs in the bottom half of the inning highlighted by a two-run home run by Kohl.Caira settled down after the first inning, allowing just two hits and no walks in her last four innings in the circle. Stacy Kuwik pitched one inning in relief.Syracuse scored four runs on six hits in the bottom of the fourth inning to break open the game. Hallie Gibbs’ two-run home run to left-center field in the sixth inning enacted the mercy rule to end the Published on April 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

National : Addazio’s tough mentality paying dividends for Temple

first_img Published on September 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm Steve Addazio gauges how difficult Temple’s opponent will be based on the way it performs on special teams. In scouting that one phase, the Owls head coach gains insight into how hard the team is going to play.He uses the same method to measure his team’s effort.So last week, when Rod Streater blocked a Maryland punt, it proved to the first-year head coach that Temple is a hard-nosed football team.‘How hard does a team really play?’ Addazio said in the Mid-American Conference teleconference Monday. ‘Watch them on special teams, how hard do they play there? A well-coached team is going to play real hard on special teams.’The Owls have played their way into prominence under Addazio after four games this season. After nearly pulling an upset against Penn State in the third week of the season, Temple displayed it can compete with opponents from Bowl Championship Series conferences. A week later, the Owls proved even more, pounding Maryland 38-7 on the road last Saturday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe success has stemmed from Addazio’s main focus on toughness in his first year at the helm of a college football program. His mantra, ‘Temple Tough and Philadelphia Proud,’ courses through the team both sides of the ball.Two weeks ago, the Owls were just two minutes and 42 seconds from delivering the Nittany Lions their second loss of the season. But Penn State capitalized on one of two fourth quarter interceptions, scoring a touchdown on a 12-play drive following the turnover. Temple lost 14-10.‘Everyone was hurt and distraught,’ senior outside linebacker Tahir Whitehead said. ‘It came down to the wire and knowing that we controlled most of the game and let it up in the end, everyone was hurt by it. No one was pointing fingers, no one to blame and everyone took it on the chin and just get out to the next one, didn’t dwell on it.’During the next week, Addazio and the players broke down the film looking for what the team did right and wrong in the loss. Addazio urged his team to have a short-term memory and improve upon what had been a gritty performance despite the result.‘I think the kids understand in major college football there’s a very narrow margin for error,’ Addazio said. ‘ … I think they understand that, I think they embrace that, we’re improving, we’re still a work in progress, but I’d rather correct schematical things than the passion and toughness and the love of the game.’And Temple rebounded a week later behind 425 yards of total offense and a stellar defensive performance to embarrass the Terrapins. It was a win Addazio knew his team was capable of after the correct adjustments were made.Temple has dominated nearly every facet of the game en route to a 3-1 start under Addazio’s new approach.The Owls have been one of the best in the country defensively, limiting their opponents to just four touchdowns and giving up 7.75 points per game — the fewest in the nation. Temple is also 15th in the nation in total defense, holding opponents to 273 yards per game.Junior running back Bernard Pierce has anchored the offense with 496 yards rushing. He also leads the nation with 12 rushing touchdowns.But despite the early success, Addazio wants his team to stay grounded.‘We’re a lunch pail team,’ Addazio said. ‘We’re going to come every day, come to work and pack our lunch and get ready to go, there’s no frills. I don’t believe we’re going to ride the highs and the lows.‘We’re going to go about the task every game. We understand it’s a dogfight and the margin for error is small. I like our team’s attitude. I like where we are.’Addazio’s presence hasn’t gone unnoticed, either. Defensive back Kevin Kroboth explained that his fiery pregame speeches and his new motto are a source of motivation heading into each game.‘He’s a real high-energy guy,’ Kroboth said. ‘He lets you know what we need to do for this game — if we need to be that tougher team and bring that Temple tough atmosphere we incorporate here into the program.’Temple has carried that mentality into each game this season. And Addazio hopes his team will continue to bring the intensity to each practice and game for the rest of the season.‘We are a tough, physical football team, and we play in a tough city,’ Addazio said. ‘Our goal has been to become increasingly mentally tougher, meaning the execution level of what we do at a higher level.’ Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

Despite visibility, trans individuals remain unequal

first_imgThe LGBTQ community has overcome many feats within the last year, most notably the nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage following a Supreme Court decision in June. Though the legal rights of gay and lesbian citizens have been expanding in the United States, the fight for equality is far from over for the transgender community both nationwide and here at USC.With the tremendous amount of coverage transgender activists have garnered this year, the trans movement has finally secured its placement in mainstream media. On July 15, TLC premiered the new reality series I Am Jazz, detailing the daily life of transgender teenager Jazz Jennings. Less than two weeks later, E! network debuted I Am Cait, a reality series documenting the gender transition of Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner. The premiere followed Jenner’s widely publicized Vanity Fair cover in June.Even so, compared to the support that the gay and lesbian communities have received, many of us often forget about the ‘T’ in LGBTQ. And though the public seems to have become more tolerant of trans issues, transgender individuals deserve more than blind tolerance. The needs of all trans people must be provided before equality is met. Though Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover was met with overwhelming praise, the majority of comments were directed toward her “beauty” and physical appearance — as Jon Stewart stated on The Daily Show in regard to the public’s reaction: “Welcome to being a woman in America.”  At the risk of belittling Jenner’s valor, it must be noted that Jenner represents a small portion of the transgender community; Jenner’s financial privilege allowed her to acquire the expensive medical treatment necessary for transitioning, a luxury that many transgender citizens do not have.Applauding Jenner’s “beauty” without first acknowledging her needs propagates the message that we only accept and validate our transgender citizens when they appeal to our society’s beauty binaries. Many transgender celebrities and allies have spoken out in regard to this stigma.“There are many trans folks because of genetics and/or lack of material access who will never be able to embody these standards,” said Laverne Cox, actress and transgender advocate, in response to Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover.  “More importantly, many trans folks don’t want to embody them, and we shouldn’t have to be seen as ourselves and respected as ourselves.”John Oliver devoted a segment on his show Last Week Tonight to transgender rights, arguing that we glorify transgender individuals on their “bravery” while simultaneously ignoring their demands. Indeed, we have established an unjust dichotomy between providing moral support and rejecting their needs when it makes us uncomfortable.  No two trans people or experiences are the same, just as no two cisgender — people whose gender identity agrees with their assigned sex at birth — individuals are.  If you’re unsure of what a trans person needs, ask — individually and respectfully.Though some businesses and organizations are just now beginning to demonstrate their support for the trans movement, USC has already done a fair job in considering its transgender students — though there is definitely room for improvement.  The university’s LGBT Resource Center has done tremendous work providing for trans students. The USC Student Health Insurance Plan incorporates transgender medical needs under its coverage, which includes “clinician visits, medication, surgeries, diagnostic testing for pre-op and more.”In addition, the University has established trans-friendly housing, including the Rainbow Floor in Century 2 Apartments, as well as single-residence housing, and has mapped all the gender-neutral restrooms on campus. However, though these on-campus offices serve our transgender students, the administration itself does almost nothing to advocate or promote LGBTQ rights. Evan Pensis, a senior majoring in piano performance and linguistics, expressed his disapproval regarding the administration’s lack of involvement in LGBTQ issues.“Professional organizations for trans people have low to no visibility on campus,” Pensis said.  “The representation of trans in USC advertising and marketing is nonexistent.”Pensis, who is also involved with RISE Alliance and the Office for Wellness and Health Promotion on campus, challenges the administration to speak up on trans rights.“I urge USC and President Nikias to position themselves differently…To define leadership not in what’s been done before for trans and queer students, but to demonstrate leadership that respects and supports our LGBTQ students and allies.”USC is notorious for its inconsistency regarding LGBTQ activism. It took five years and many legal battles for USC’s first Gay Student Union to be recognized as an official student organization in 1975. With the new school year upon us, it is imperative to stand together and demand that the administration speak out on these matters. President Nikias and the Board of Trustees must break the silence regarding trans-related issues. USC should vocalize support for the trans community and ensure that their comfort and safety are being met. Not all students wish to be confined to the gender binaries the school unconsciously places on campus. Trojans are not just “men” and “women”; we represent a wider span of individuality that should be acknowledged and celebrated.last_img read more

Women’s hockey braces for border battle with Minnesota

first_imgThis weekend, Wisconsin women’s hockey fans can expect to be at the edge of their seats at the Kohl Center yet again.At his weekly Monday press conference, head coach Mark Johnson praised his team for its comeback win this past Sunday against North Dakota after trailing 2-0. Johnson said he expects the competition this coming weekend to be no different against the Minnesota Gophers (4-0-0).“They really don’t have a weakness with three balanced lines,” Johnson said. “It will be a good series similar to what you saw last weekend … It will be pretty entertaining.”Facing North Dakota highlighted several good qualities of the team Johnson said he is already seeing develop this early in the season. The ability to battle back from behind is something that clearly will be an asset to the team throughout the season.“Similar to a lot of games we’ll see over the course of the season, sometimes you’ll come out and fall behind for whatever reason,” Johnson said. “Those little things, I think [it’s] early in the season and obviously the victory helps, but the things you try and work on this time of the year is to get the kids to play hard for 60 minutes.”The ability to perform on the ice for the full 60 minutes was evident to Johnson in watching senior forward Carolyne Prevost’s performance Saturday afternoon, he said. Returning from a camp in Canada, Prevost was able to put three goals away for the Badgers in her first game of the season. She continued her dominant performance with two assists in the following game.Johnson said he hopes Prevost can continue to bring this quality of play to the ice for the rest of the season and maintain consistency in each game. Because it is her senior season as a Badger, Johnson said he believes Prevost will be up to the challenge of keeping a steady high level of play.“[Seniors] might be a little more focused and understand that [with] every game they play, they have one less,” Johnson said. “So for [Prevost] with 30 games to go, we’re trying to get her to play the best game she is capable of playing every night.”Along with Prevost, getting the whole team to play up to its best abilities is the key take-home point from watching Johnson and his team play against North Dakota, he added.As Johnson pointed out Monday, the team preformed poorly on power play opportunities.“Certainly the power play in the first period wasn’t clicking,” Johnson said. “We weren’t making the necessary passes or plays to create opportunities.”While struggling offensively at moments, one solid factor remains a source of confidence for Johnson. Sophomore Goalie Alex Rigsby held the team together, and with experience now in her pocket from last year, Johnson said he expected nothing less.“Anytime you come at something a second time, you are a little bit more relaxed,” Johnson said. “Whether it be a student or an athlete or being in big games, pressure games, she has been through those things and certainly has a better feel and understanding and a way to prepare for those.”last_img read more

Chinese swimmer tests positive for banned substance

first_imgChen Xinyi reportedly failed a test on August 7th and has applied to the International Olympic Committee for a hearing to look into the matter.The substance in question is said to be linked with provoking weight loss and can be used to cover up the presence of other illegal drugs.last_img