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Industrial Spaced out

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House, govt must discuss revision to law on contagious disease outbreaks: Puan

first_imgHouse of Representatives Speaker Puan Maharani said the House and the government must immediately discuss the revision to Law No. 4/1984 on communicable disease outbreaks in order to improve the national health system amid the COVID-19 pandemic.She said the revision of the bill, which has been included in the 2020-2024 National Legislation Program (Prolegnas), would help to improve health infrastructure, drug and vaccine development, availability of medical devices and health research.“Prevention, detection and response to infectious diseases need to be adjusted to international guidelines, developments in science and technology, changes in the cross-border transmission of diseases and changes in transportation, globalization and free trade,” Puan said in a statement on Monday. Puan said the government should use the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to improve the national health system, while highlighting the importance of expanding the role of community health centers (Puskesmas).According to Puan, strengthening the role of Puskesmas was vital as she said she had received many reports about designated COVID-19 hospitals becoming overwhelmed.“Indonesia, with its diverse social and demographic characteristics, needs Puskesmas to play an increased role to reach all people in their operational areas,” said Puan.Puan said the House would support comprehensive measures to handle the COVID-19 outbreak, and reminded the community to do its part to prevent further transmission.“This uncertain situation can only end soon through our adherence to health protocols while we wait for a COVID-19 vaccine. All elements of society must cooperate in the fight against COVID-19,” she said.Topics :last_img read more

New book reveals the shocking truth about euthanasia

first_imgLifesite News 20 Feb 2013A new book by Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC), challenges the myth that  vulnerable people are not at risk under euthanasia and assisted suicide legislation. Using only data gathered from peer reviewed journal articles and studies, Schadenberg proves this assertion false in Exposing Vulnerable People to Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, published in Australia/New Zealand through Connor Court Publishing. The book examines the data concerning euthanasia deaths without request, unreported euthanasia deaths, and the experience of nurses with euthanasia in Belgium. The book also examines the most recent statistics concerning the practice of euthanasia in the Netherlands. Exposing Vulnerable People exposes how false and misleading reports are being used in other jurisdictions to support the legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide.In the foreword to the Australian edition, Commonwealth Parliament of Australia MP Kevin Andrews said, “If a law is to be valid, it must protect vulnerable people. Regrettably, euthanasia laws fail this basic test.” “The idea that there are lives unworthy to be lived is dangerous,” he said. “The ‘slippery slope’ is not imaginary. It exists – and despite the efforts of euthanasia sympathizers – it cannot be wished away.” Maggie Barry, MP in the Parliament of New Zealand, pointed out that “Alex Schadenberg’s comprehensive analysis of studies from countries where euthanasia is legal reveals disturbing evidence of inaccurate and misleading conclusions. “He uncovers proof,”  Barry said, “that vulnerable people, including the elderly, the depressed and those with disabilities are very adversely affected when assisted suicide is legalised. His findings also raise significant concerns about the manipulation and abuse of the reporting process and the ‘slippery slope’ reality of state sanctioned intentional killing.” “This book spells out the chilling consequences and I would recommend it as required reading for legislators and commentators who may be contemplating changing our laws,” Barry concluded.http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/new-book-reveals-the-shocking-truth-about-euthanasia-and-assisted-suicide-iBelgium mulls euthanasia law for minorsSydney Morning Herald 21 Feb 2013Belgian legislators are debating whether to amend the decade-old law   allowing euthanasia to include minors. Experts have told parliament that  euthanasia among minors was already taking place, but without any set  guidelines. Currently, the law applies to those over 18, but one expert told the upper  house of parliament that it was clear that euthanasia was being carried out on  younger people, the Belga news agency reported. …Professor Chris Van Geet of Leuven University, said the proposed changes pose  “an enormous ethical problem”.http://www.smh.com.au/world/belgium-mulls-euthanasia-law-for-minors-20130221-2esla.html#ixzz2LWGH2WQ1last_img read more

Man nabbed for ‘illegal possession of firearm’

first_imgResident Joel Lipalim was caught onthe strength of an arrest warrant around 9 a.m. on Oct. 28, a police reportshowed. ILOILO City – Charged with illegalpossession of firearm, a man was arrested in Barangay Patlabawon, Patnongon,Antique. The suspect was detained in the lockupcell of the Patnongon municipal police station.center_img The court recommended a P40,000 bailbond for Lipalim’s temporary liberty./PNlast_img

Tourists on top at Stormont

first_imgAustralia A ended the third day of their tour match against Ireland in the ascendancy after a dramatic day featuring three declarations and two centuries. Press Association Australia debutant Fawad Ahmed went wicketless but following a nervous start he bowled with enough variety and control to suggest that he may indeed represent the senior Australian side before the summer ends. Ireland captain Kevin O’Brien declared the innings at tea with the score on 186 for four – still 126 in arrears – in an move designed to take the game forward after most of Saturday was washed out. What followed was a brutal assault by New South Wales opener Nic Maddinson. He made Stirling’s innings look pedestrian by smashing 113 from just 63 balls, including 13 fours and six sixes. His partnership with Alex Doolan was worth 174 in just 122 balls before skipper Haddin called off the carnage with the lead exactly 300. Moises Henriques (two for seven) dismissed John Anderson (eight) and Alex Cusack (15) after Pattinson had made the initial breakthrough as Stirling edged through to Haddin. James Shannon (11 not out) and White (2no) will be at the crease when play resumes on Monday. center_img The hosts will resume on 51 for three and needing a further 250 for victory, but will do so without first-innings centurion Paul Stirling. Following Australia A’s overnight declaration, Stirling dispatched pace bowler James Pattinson for three boundaries in the first over to set the tone for another remarkable hundred for the Middlesex player – his eighth for Ireland. Stirling reached his half-century off just 44 balls, including 10 fours and a six, and soon found a willing partner in Andrew White. Stirling’s innings ended on 115 when he was smartly stumped by Brad Haddin from the impressive Nathan Lyon, who conceded just 34 runs in 16 overs. last_img read more

Koeman wants Saints to start better

first_img Press Association Southampton host Stoke at St Mary’s on Saturday, with Koeman highlighting Peter Crouch’s aerial threat. The former Barcelona full-back put his defensive line through a series of drills designed specifically to counter the dangers of Stoke’s former England striker. “We had specific training for the defenders this week, defending crosses, because of Peter Crouch,” Koeman said. “That’s one of his top qualities, so we have to be ready for that. “We’ve had time this week so we need those sorts of sessions to develop our team. “It’s balls into the box, and we need the goalkeeper to come out and command his defence. “He’s a player with a lot of experience. We’re not afraid about any player, but you have to respect the qualities of players to prepare yourself. “He’s tall, a good header of the ball. “If they play long balls to him, then we have to fight for the second ball. “So we have to be prepared for that.” Southampton might boast the Barclays Premier League’s meanest defence, but that did not stop boss Ronald Koeman forcing his squad to sit through a video bloopers reel this week. Saints thumped Sunderland 8-0 in their biggest win since 1921 at St Mary’s last Saturday, but Koeman still managed to compile a dossier of defensive errors. Koeman’s side have rocketed to third in the table, conceding just five goals in eight games, but the taskmaster former Holland defender nevertheless expects more from his squad. “The players had Monday and Tuesday off, and on Wednesday we showed them some clips from the first 20 minutes against Sunderland,” he said. “That’s not how I like us to start at home. They know what happened – it wasn’t a good start. “Sometimes that’s hard to talk about because we won 8-0, but we know we can start much better than last weekend. “One of our big qualities has been organisation. It’s the quality you need to win games – clean sheets are important in football. “It’s normal to think maybe that’s harsh, to be critical when we win like that, but everyone wants to get better and everyone understands we’re just trying to do that. “My job as coach is to help everyone play as well as they can, but also keep confidence and keep them free to play. “Football’s to be enjoyed, and obviously that’s much easier when you win. “We’ve got to be ourselves. The players know what we like to do, so we’ve got to keep going.” last_img read more

ST Joseph High School started on a winning note

first_imgST Joseph High School started on a winning note in the Sir Garfield Sobers International Schools Cricket Tournament by defeating Birkenhead School of The UK by 11 runs on Monday.Taking first strike, the local lads were dismissed for a competitive 172 in 34 overs,as vice-captain Timothy McCalmont led the way with an even half-century. He was ably supported by Quinton Sampson,32, Stephon Wilson 27,Nkosi Beaton 12 and Tuen Hicks 10.In their turn at the crease, Birkenhead School were restricted to 169-9 off their 40 overs. Off-spinning all-rounder Nkosi Beaton, all-rounder Quinton Sampson and Stephon Wilson took 2-19, 2-30 and 2-30,respectively.The other local school in the tournament, School of the Nations,did not fare as well as their St Joseph counterparts, going down to Harrison College of Barbados. Batting first, ‘Nations’ were bowled out for a paltry 83 in 34.2 overs. Christopher Baljit topscored with 33, while Ariel Tilqu and Mark Ramsammy contributed 16 and 15, respectively. Harrison College overhauled the ‘Nations’ total in 21.5 overs,reaching 84-4. Mark Ramsammy claimed 2-30 for ‘Nations.’St Joseph were scheduled to meet Lodge School of Barbados at Bridgefield on Tuesday, while ‘Nations’ were scheduled to play Bryanston School of the UK at the Empire Cricket Club, also on Tuesday. It was reported that St Joseph won by seven wickets,but this could not be confirmed.(Anthony Layne)last_img read more

Trojans kick off emotion-filled week of practice

first_img“Not at all,” Vaughns said. “It’s not revenge for these guys. It’s reset and just play this game. It’s not revenge at all. We’re just trying to go out there and ball out like we usually do.”  At many schools, an 8-4 record and a bowl game are evidence of a successful season. At USC however, this performance and the results of the last two seasons are simply not enough.  Last year, USC fell to UCLA 34-27 in one of the Trojans’ worst performances of the disappointing 5-7 season.  But according to many players, the sting of that loss hasn’t entirely faded.  After a spectacular 41-17 victory at Cal last Saturday, things are looking up for head coach Clay Helton’s Trojans. After the weekend, USC is now ranked No. 23 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, and — more importantly — half a game behind No. 7 Utah in the Pac-12 South.  “We support him 100%,” Vaughns said. “He had our backs when we came here and recruited us out of high school. We’re just trying to give him our best.”  “I’m really excited to just get an opportunity to compete — any week, regardless of whether it’s a rivalry,” Slovis said. “We don’t want to get too emotionally involved, we’ve just got another game on Saturday.” Injury Report St. Brown added that contrary to what many may think, most of the players don’t pay much attention to the controversy.  “Obviously, last year, we didn’t get the outcome that we wanted,” sophomore wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown said. “So I think we’re all coming into this week with a little chip on our shoulder.”  When asked about how special the USC-UCLA rivalry is, redshirt sophomore offensive tackle Jalen McKenzie underscored the game’s significance.  The coaching staff also intends to ease Vaughns, who is still recovering from an ankle injury, back into the offense. Helton said the standout receiver looked better during Tuesday’s practice than he did in last week’s practices.  A win against crosstown rival UCLA Saturday would improve the Trojans’ record to a respectable 8-4 and keep USC’s faint hopes of a Pac-12 Championship alive. Provided the criticism USC has faced all season, both achievements might go a long way in determining the future of the program.  Freshman quarterback Kedon Slovis echoed Harrell’s sentiment. “It’s the biggest week of the season — from the standpoint of self-pride, university pride,” McKenzie said. “It’s all of that, so you’re playing for everything.” center_img But before the speculation begins, the UCLA game comes first.  The Rivalry  “It’s business as usual,” Vaughns said. “We’re trying to go 1-0 this week. We’re not trying to focus on putting too much hype on the game or anything like that. We’re just trying to go out there and beat them.”  Vaughns also reiterated that the team’s mindset won’t change for the rivalry game.  With all the noise and hype that is sure to accompany the days leading up to the game, offensive coordinator Graham Harrell emphasized the importance of preparation. “Hopefully it doesn’t affect us too much,” Harrell said. “Obviously, there will be a lot of outside stuff going on and for both the fanbases it will be a big game. We got to give ourselves the best chance to go play well and the best way to do that is to prepare the right way.” Support for Coach  Despite the sting of the loss, redshirt junior wide receiver Tyler Vaughns insisted that Saturday’s game is not about revenge.  Helton said redshirt junior running back Vavae Malepeai practiced in full pads Tuesday and is getting more confident after undergoing knee surgery in October. He remains day-to-day.  Redshirt junior wide receiver Tyler Vaughns was limited against Cal but should play a larger role against UCLA. ( Ling Luo | Daily Trojan) “A lot of us don’t even see it,” St. Brown said. “We’re not all on Twitter or social media like you guys. So we don’t even see all the stuff that people [say]. Like I said, we just go out there … We know what the players are and what the coaches are, and we just go out and play.”  Given the likelihood that Saturday will be Helton’s last regular season game as USC’s head coach, his players made sure to voice their support.  Sophomore linebacker Palaie Gaoteote IV is unlikely to play against UCLA.last_img read more

Williams Wins Wimbledon, Equals Grand Slam Record

first_imgWorld number one Serena Williams on Saturday beat German fourth seed Angelique Kerber to win a seventh Wimbledon and 22nd Grand Slam title. The American, 34, coped with a gusty wind on Centre Court to win 7-5 6-3 and equal Steffi Graf’s Open era record of major titles. Kerber had beaten Williams in the Australian Open final in January but could not produce another shock.Fourteen years since she first won Wimbledon, Williams claimed the title for a seventh time after dropping just one set all tournament. The world number one banished memories of last year, when she fell two matches short of a historic calendar Grand Slam, and of losing in the Australian and French Open finals this year.“It’s been incredibly difficult not to think about it,” she said of finally winning number 22. It makes the victory even sweeter to know how hard I worked for it. This court definitely feels like home, I have a match later today in the doubles, so I’ll be back out.” Williams moves alongside German great Graf in the all-time list of Grand Slam singles champions, and just two behind overall leader Margaret Court, the Australian who won 13 of her 24 major titles before tennis turned professional in 1968.Williams had tried and failed three times to win her 22nd major title but she finally got over the line with a performance that owed as much to nerve as to skill.Kerber, 28, was the outsider but was buoyed by her win over Williams in Melbourne, and the swirling wind added another element of uncertainty to the final.The German’s serve was under pressure immediately but after she saw off three break points in the second game, Kerber managed to contain Williams for the most part with her relentless hitting from corner to corner.A pumped-up Williams roared in celebration after one lunging volley, and again when three serves got her out of trouble at 5-5, and it was Kerber’s resistance which broke first.After a carefully managed 12 games the German made only her fourth and fifth errors of the set to fall 15-40 behind, before Williams converted her second set point with a thumping backhand into the corner.Kerber was not about to fold, however, finally earning her first break point of the match at 3-3 in the second set after one hour and 13 minutes – only to watch as Williams hammered a 117mph ace out wide.And moments later an engrossing final came to a sudden end. Kerber mis-hit a backhand to drop serve and Williams then powered through her final service game, punching away a forehand volley on match point and falling back on to the Centre Court turf.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Onyeali Predicts Tough ‘Abia Derby’ in Umuahia

first_imgNPFL…NPFL…NPFL…Abia Warriors attacking midfielder Ifeanyi Onyeali has predicted a difficult ‘Abia derby’ against former Nigerian champions Enyimba.The Umuahia Warriors will host the two-time African champions in Wednesday’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matchday 4 clash at the Umuahia Township Stadium. Onyeali said his side will make Enyimba pay for the three points the Umuahia outfit lost at top-flight newcomers Remo Stars in Sagamu.“The clash is a local derby and predictably it’s not going to be easy but we are going to win.“We just lost three points at Remo Stars and somebody must pay for the loss.“Unfortunately, Enyimba are up next, so they must pay for the painful defeat.“Besides, we need the three points more than Enyimba.“We will then head off to Jos to confront our former coach, Kennedy Boboye’s side, Plateau United.“Victory in the clash against Enyimba will serve as huge morale boost going forward to confront Plateau United.“We are not happy with the manner in which we lost the clash at Remo Stars and we have vowed to make amends immediately,” said the former Bussdor United goal poacher to supersport.com.Warriors have six points in their kitty from a possible nine, the same as Enyimba.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more