House to finish deliberating controversial Criminal Code revisions in one week

first_imgThe House of Representatives has set a target of one week to resolve the problematic revisions to the Criminal Code (KUHP) and the 1995 Correctional Facility Law during the COVID-19 pandemic.House deputy speaker Azis Syamsuddin, who is also a member of the House Commission III overseeing legal affairs, said the Commission’s chairs had requested the bills be passed after a week of deliberations. “We [House leadership] have coordinated with the Commission III leaders. They requested a week to deliberate the bill before handing it to the plenary session,” Azis said while chairing a plenary session on Thursday at the House building in Senayan, Central Jakarta.The Golkar Party politician, however, did not mention whether the Commission III would pick up where the previous batch of lawmakers had finished their discussions or open a new page on the Criminal Code revisions. The previous House lawmakers who ended their terms in October last year had begun deliberating the bills but a public outcry and massive street protests had halted the process. The protesters argued that the bills would threaten democracy and curtail civil rights.Rights activists criticized the House, saying they should not take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to rush deliberations and dismiss public participation.Activists from the National Alliance for the Reform of the Criminal Code said the government and the House should not use the pandemic as an opportunity to discuss and ratify the problematic bills.The alliance noted that the final draft of the Criminal Code still included many controversial articles that would over-criminalize common practices, including articles to restore a ban on insulting the President that had been repealed by the Constitutional Court, as well as stipulations on morality that criminalize, among other things, consensual sex by unmarried people, cohabitation and the promotion of contraception.”We called on the deliberation to be immediately postponed until the situation has recovered,” they said in a written statement on Thursday.Topics :last_img read more

Free Throws

first_imgAnyone who has attended a basketball game or watched one on TV knows that free throw shooting is not what it used to be.  It is not unusual these days to see a team at any level of play struggle to shoot 50% from the line.  I have written blogs before on what I think is wrong with this, but it mostly comes down to practice.  I remember when I was a kid you would find something to hang from the barn or shed to shoot a basketball through.  You might have even put up a peach basket like Ham Struewing said he did.  I remember having a basketball goal made of an iron rod that a local welder made for me.  I would spend hours shooting in the barn where my goal was located.Today, kids to adults spend their time perfecting their dunks or 3-point shots.  If you are a young lady, you probably spend your extra time working on your 3-point shots or other social functions not involving basketball.  The opportunities for young ladies to continue basketball after high school is still quite limited compared to their male counterparts and, thus, they may not be as committed to the sport.Kids should spend their time shooting free throws on their own because you do not need a coach standing by or a large area to practice free throws.  You can do it any where there is a goal.  Team practices are for working on the game plans.last_img read more

St. Louis releases 3rd quarter Honor Roll list

first_imgBatesville, In. — St. Louis School has released the students who made the 3rd quarter Honor Roll:Grade 4First Honors:  Avery Austin, Owen Hermesch, Ava Hollins, Olivia Leising, Ethan Meer, Lucy Meyer, Campbell Miles, Brody Rudolf, Grace Saner, Leigh Walmsley, Madden Showalter, Adam WeberSecond Honors:  Owen Beiser, Rebecca Durham, Grace Gutzwiller, Gina Grote, Carson Hartwell, Augie Hillenbrand, Rylan Hill, Ella King, Nash King, David Koch, Griffin Koester, Cayden Lieland, Kaden Maple, Madden Owens, Riley Siegel, Mimi Smith, Noah Weberding, Rylan Yeager, Isabelle YoungThird Honors:  Ayden MeyerGrade 5First Honors: Felicity Brelage, Ben Greiwe, Sophia Hohenstein,  Ashley Hunter, Bridget Lohmueller, Olivia Meer, Sam Richardson, Meg Ritter, Rachel Suttmann, Brady WonnellSecond Honors:  Matthew Schrand, Karsyn Watson, Paige WattersThird Honors:  Amaia Fullenkamp, Isabel Imel, Caleb Mohr, Tyler RederGrade 6First Honors: Lucy Abplanalp, Henry WanstrathSecond Honors:  Max Amberger, Sully Hill, Sam Laloge, Adam Meer, Santiago Schutte, Ainsley SIpples, Maria VoegeleThird Honors:  Libby Boedicker, McKenzie Maple, Ben Miller, Anna MooreGrade 7First Honors:  Megan Batta, Maggie Beiser, Sady Hirt, Thomas Lohmueller, Paul Meer, Connor Miles, Ella Moster, Izzi Price, Hank Ritter, Claire Saner, LIlly Schebler, Catherine Streator, Ingird Tuveson, Sadie Wachsmann, Madison Wanstrath, Kate Weber, Hannah WellsSecond Honors: Jayden Boedicker, Marco Canessa, Lea Cossentino, Evan Flaspohler, Brian Harmeyer, Rhea Miller, Ava Owens, Cole Rudolf, Elijah Weiler, Abigail Wuestefeld, Isabelle WonnellThird Honors:  Josh Bischoff, Preston Conway, Wes HollinsGrade 8First Honors:  Megan Bauer, Audrey Beiser, Aiden Geers, Mary Hunter, Luke Meer, Luke Meyer, Matthew Miller, Katie Nobbe, Ryanna Phillips, Megan Raab, Cael Rahe, Summer Ratcliffe, Nathan Reder, Betsy Reidy, Allie Savage, Charlie Schebler, Maddie Schrand, Jalyn Stenger, Evelyn Storms, Noah Tuveson, Wilson Walmsley, Jackson Wanstrath, Teresa WanstrathSecond Honors:  Alec Bunselmeier, Peyton Ditmer, Conner Ertel, Olivia Freeland, Ben Fulton, Emma Livers, Jaden Peters, Nate Vankirk, Anna Wanstrath, Mimi WilderThird Honors:  Sylvia Eckstein, Haley Geisen, Abe Hollins, Hope Kroen, John Meer, Amanda Narwoldlast_img read more

We are on track in improving Manchester United – Solskjaer

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Son fires four past Southampton EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U Manchester United’s recent wins over Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur, in spite of missing several injured players, are signs the team are moving in the right direction.Club manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said this on Wednesday.With club record signing Paul Pogba among those sidelined, Manchester United handed their former boss Jose Mourinho his first Spurs defeat last week.They also dented the 2019/2020 English Premier League title charge of Pep Guardiola’s faltering Manchester City on Saturday.“We’ve come through a sticky patch in terms of injuries and form,” Solskjaer told a Europa League news conference.This has come before his side, who have already qualified for the last 32 knockout stage, face Dutch team AZ Alkmaar at Old Trafford on Thursday.“Results are the proof but inside we’ve always believed in what we’re doing. We’re on the right track… I see the boys training every day and the attitude and the quality. So, I’ve not been too worried,” Solskjaer said.Manchester United’s form has been patchy this season.But, after climbing to fifth in the league and moving within five points of fourth-placed Chelsea after a five-game unbeaten run, Solskjaer backed his team to improve further.“Of course, consistency is vital if you want to win trophies,” he added.“This young team need to learn how to put in performances when they don’t feel great. You don’t feel great every time you go on the pitch.“We’ve had some games when we’ve not been able to perform as well as we like but that’s a learning curve and the boys will improve over the next couple of years… hopefully the rest of the season.”Midfielder Jesse Lingard will miss the Alkmaar game after sustaining a knock against Manchester City, but Marcos Rojo, Diogo Dalot and Nemanja Matic are in line to return.Manchester United must avoid defeat by the Dutch side to top Group L.Solskjaer added that he was hopeful Frenchman Pogba will recover from his ankle injury before the end of the year.“Let’s get him fit and back in form. He’ll play loads of games. He’s one of the best players in the world and we’re looking forward to having him back,” he added. Tags: Manchester UnitedOle Gunnar SolskjaerTottenham Hotspurlast_img read more

Tooth pain forces McIlroy withdrawal

first_imgDefending champion Rory McIlroy blamed agonising toothache after pulling out of the Honda Classic midway through a second round that was becoming embarrassing. Press Association The Northern Irishman, ranked number one in the world, began on the back nine at the Palm Beach Gardens course and played his opening eight holes of the round in seven over par. He then found the water at the 18th – his ninth hole – and immediately quit the tournament. “I sincerely apologise to the Honda Classic and PGA Tour for my sudden withdrawal,” he said in a statement on pgatour.com. “I have been suffering with a sore wisdom tooth, which is due to come out in the near future.” center_img He continued: “It began bothering me again last night, so I relieved it with [painkiller] Advil. It was very painful again this morning, and I was simply unable to concentrate. It was really bothering me and had begun to affect my playing partners.” He was playing in a group with Open champion Ernie Els and American Mark Wilson. McIlroy added: “I came here with every intention of defending my Honda Classic title. Even though my results haven’t revealed it, I really felt like I was rounding a corner. “This is one of my favourite tournaments of the year and I regret having to make the decision to withdraw, but it was one I had to make.” The 23-year-old has struggled to rediscover the form that has elevated him to the top of the world rankings so far in 2013, highlighted by his first-round exit at the Accenture Match Play Championship to Ireland’s Shane Lowry last week. The PGA Tour reported it was the first time McIlroy has withdrawn during a tournament. American Michael Thompson led on eight under par in the closing stages of his second round, two shots ahead of Australian Geoff Ogilvy and England’s Lee Westwood who were his nearest challengers. last_img read more

Wilson bemoans Ulster defending

first_imgUlster number eight Roger Wilson admits they struggled to get to grips with a rampant Toulon side in a record 60-22 European defeat. “There was some good defensive aggressiveness in our last couple of games, I did not see it today, especially from the 15th to the 35th minute. “We did not play well during those 20 minutes. This is not good enough and we need to do more. “Ulster gave us more space later in the game and we were able to score tries. “Our backline players got sick with the flu on Thursday and I’m wondering if our lack in rhythm comes from this. “I am not impressed by those 60 points, although we are happy because we feel like the crowd enjoyed the game.” Wilson said: “When you look at the scoreboard it’s very disappointing but I don’t think that reflects the effort we put in for 80 minutes. “Not many teams will go to Toulon and score four tries but the big negative for us was the defence. “We tried to get in their faces as much as possible and it worked for a while, but when they get up some momentum and get their off-load game working they are very difficult to stop. “We spoke before the game about the fact that there was nothing to play for but we still wanted to go out and put our bodies on the line. “The injuries in the first half were a big blow for us and we don’t seem to have had much luck with that recently. “We will look ahead to Leicester Tigers next week and we want to finish off the pool on a positive note.” Toulon head coach Bernard Laporte was not impressed with his side’s display despite scoring 60 points and becoming the first side to qualify for the knockout stages. Laporte said: “Our mission was to secure the qualification and get a bonus point. We can now celebrate and prepare for our next game. They conceded eight tries against the reigning European champions, including a hat-trick for Steffon Armitage as Toulon secured their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup. Ulster did manage four tries of their own through Paddy Jackson, Jared Payne and two for Mike McComish but Wilson conceded that their defence was not up to scratch in the Pool 3 encounter. Press Associationlast_img read more

Man City fined £35 000 for failing to control players

first_img(REUTERS) – Manchester City have been fined £35 000 by the English FA after they accepted a misconduct charge for the way their players reacted to a 50th minute penalty in the 1-1 Premier League draw with Liverpool on March 20.City were charged by the FA last week after their players surrounded referee Michael Oliver who had awarded Liverpool a spot kick following a foul by Gael Clichy on Roberto Firmino.Former City player James Milner converted the penalty after Clichy, who had raised his boot on Firmino, and David Silva were booked. Some City players continued to remonstrate afterwards. City equalised 18 minutes later through Sergio Aguero.“Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today (Monday March 27 2017), Manchester City have been fined £35 000 after the club admitted an FA misconduct charge,” the governing body said in a statement.“City breached FA Rule E20(a) in that in or around the 50th minute of the game against Liverpool on March 19 2017, the club failed to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.”City, who are third in table, travel to sixth-placed Arsenal on Sunday.last_img read more

FA CUP: Huddersfield Target First Q’final in 46 Years against Manchester…

first_imgWith Manchester recent stuttering in recent times, the last being the 1-0 loss to relegation-bound Newcastle United, Huddersfield, boosted by their last two wins would be hoping to book their first FA Cup quarter final place since 1972 ahead of today’s Red Devil’s visitH uddersfield are targeting a first FA Cup quarter-final since 1972 as they look to beat Manchester United on home soil for the second time this season. The Terriers have won their last two games 4-1, including a surprise result against in-form Bournemouth.Steve Mounie is hoping to continue a run of three goals in his last four games, but manager David Wagner knows it will be difficult to repeat Huddersfield’s memorable 2-1 win over United from October.He said: “The priority since day one has been the Premier League. This doesn’t mean we don’t like to be successful in the other competitions as well. We will not worry about this situation. It is our present for our fans that we play Man Utd in the fifth round of the FA Cup at home – the oldest competition in the world.“It’s a great occasion, a great situation, a great moment even if we have some injury problems. It’s the cup so we can play this game with all the freedom we have against one of the biggest names in world football at the John Smith’s Stadium.”Huddersfield Town defender Scott Malone believes the club’s Premier League win over Manchester United earlier this season will be a confidence boost as they aim to topple Jose Mourinho’s side in Saturday’s FA Cup fifth-round match.Huddersfield pulled off a shock 2-1 league win over United at the John Smith’s Stadium in October but fell to a 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford earlier this month.“We’ve got Manchester United for the third time this season… we are all looking forward to it,” Malone told the club’s website.“They’re a good side and put you under a lot of pressure. We’ve played a deep block against them twice now, beat them at home and lost away. It’ll be interesting to see what we doSaturday as there’s no points to play for. We want a good cup run and we are going into the game to win it.”Jose Mourinho concentrated on the form of Paul Pogba in the build-up to the game, calling reports of a breakdown between himself and the France international as lies.“It’s very difficult to put me in a position where I have to criticise my players,” said Mourinho when quizzed on Pogba’s lack of form, which saw the £89m midfielder dropped when United last faced Huddersfield a fortnight ago.“It is my problem; it is the player’s problem. A big lie that our relationship is not good, a big lie that we don’t communicate, a big lie that we don’t agree with his positions and his involvement in the dynamic of the team. So, be objective and say what we all know – in the last couple of matches he didn’t play well. Period. End of story.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Wisconsin begins title defense against Minnesota

first_imgWisconsin women?s hockey team is heading north to play Minnesota in a do-or-die playoff game for the second time in a week. The only difference is that last week they played Minnesota for a shot at the WCHA crown, and this time they are playing for a shot at their third-straight NCAA title.Fortunately for UW, the Badgers scored a 4-3 victory over the Gophers last time, and they will be looking to repeat that performance.?Yeah, we played well against [Minnesota] last time,? junior goaltender Jessie Vetter said. ?But it is a whole new game, and they are a good team. What we did last time doesn?t mean anything. We just have to come out and play aggressive, play hard, and hopefully we will get another win.?The Badgers were a bit surprised to draw the Gophers in the first round, considering that UW is ranked sixth in the PairWise Rankings and UMN is ranked fourth.?Actually, we?re very surprised that we?re playing Minnesota,? UW head coach Mark Johnson said. ?When we looked at maybe one of our or two of our matchups, depending on what we did this weekend, Minnesota was not in any of the pictures, to be honest with you. So coming home on the bus when all of a sudden we heard Minnesota, I think we were all a little bit surprised, like, ‘OK, how did that happen?’?Despite the peculiar matchup, many of the players view it as a positive outcome.?If we weren?t going to have a home bid, I think Minnesota is a very good pick for us,? Vetter said. ?We don?t have to travel very far, and we all enjoy playing at Ridder, so it should be a very fun game.?The Badgers are in the unique position of having to play their border-rival two weeks in a row for a playoff game, where the loser will go home.?It is definitely going to be very emotional game,? Vetter said. ?Some team is going home at the end, and I?m sure Minnesota doesn?t want to let that happen two weeks in a row. At the same time we have the confidence that we can beat them, so it should be an exciting game.?The Badgers are 3-1-1 against the Gophers this season, and a large part of that record is due to their defense. UW gave up an average of 1.8 goals per game to Minnesota this season, holding the Gophers well below their season average of 3.4 goals per game.?One thing we have to do is stay out of the penalty box,? Johnson said. ?Their power play is very good, and we don?t want to give them those chances, because it can change the momentum of a game.?Mostly though, we have to continue to do everything we have done up to this point. It isn?t time to reinvent the wheel. We have only lost two games since December, so we just have to come out and play our game.?last_img read more

FB : Lone veteran Bailey leads SU tailbacks

first_img Comments Within the running backs room there is one elder. His teammates call him ‘Uncle’ or ‘Grandpa,’ as he’s the only upperclassman among Syracuse’s tailbacks.And as the starter for the Orange, it’s a role Antwon Bailey must embrace — though he chuckles and smiles when his nicknames are brought up.‘We have a lot of young guys in the room,’ Bailey said. ‘Aside from myself, they’re all pretty much freshmen and sophomores. I think that’s the best way to have the room, so we all love each other, and we all help each other out. But at the end of the day, it’s competition for who is going to be out on the field.’With the Orange (4-2, 0-1 Big East) preparing to kick off the second half of its season Friday against West Virginia (5-1, 1-0), Bailey and the running backs appear to be hitting their stride. The senior has eclipsed 100 yards in each of the past three games, and despite the loss of backup Prince-Tyson Gulley to injury, the ground game hasn’t missed a beat. A trio of backups — Jerome Smith, Steven Rene, Adonis Ameen-Moore — brings a distinct running style that Syracuse hopes will keep the Mountaineers and future opponents off balance.SU’s most recent game against Tulane saw the highly touted Ameen-Moore make his collegiate debut. The 5-foot-10, 244-pound freshman already earned the nickname ‘Little Bus’ in reference to former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis as a result of his big frame and bruising running style.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThough he carried the ball only four times for 14 yards against the Green Wave, he’s eager to return to the field this weekend against West Virginia.‘As a running back, you have to be competitive,’ Ameen-Moore said. ‘You always want the ball in your hands, that’s the competitive spirit right there. Whenever we touch the ball, we all want to play. We all want to be that guy.’It appeared that Ameen-Moore would move up to the third running back spot following Gulley’s injury, but Smith — the No. 2 back on the depth chart — didn’t receive a singly carry at Tulane.Still, Bailey said it was Smith that made the biggest stride during this bye week by ‘taking his game to another level.’And come Friday against West Virginia, it’s important that Syracuse can get the running game rolling with production from more than just Bailey. SU’s best rushing game of the season came against Toledo, when Bailey and Gulley combined for 180 yards.Left tackle Justin Pugh said he hopes offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett will dial up a heavy dose of the run again on Friday. SU will expose the Mountaineers to many different styles of running.‘All those guys kind of bring something different to the table,’ Pugh said. ‘Jerome is the power, Adonis is a big guy, as you obviously can tell, and Steve goes 100 miles per hour no matter what it is. That’s what I love about Steve. And Antwon is probably the most versatile back probably in the Big East.‘I think all those guys bring something different to the table, and that’s going to keep West Virginia on their toes.’The development of the younger running backs is, in part, a product of Bailey’s ability to be a role model and instructor. Ameen-Moore said he learns something new from SU’s starter every day. Bailey began teaching him the playbook during the summer, well before the players are allowed to begin working with coaches.It’s this close-knit relationship that prompted Ameen-Moore to call the running backs the ‘closest unit’ on the football team. That can only help the Orange as the weather gets colder, making the run game that much more crucial.And as Syracuse prepares for its stiffest challenge of the season in No. 11 West Virginia, Bailey feels the offense is more developed than it was a year ago. His expectations of the offense will only continue to grow as the young tailbacks continue to develop in the next two months.‘I think opposed to last year, at this time of the season we’re a much better offense than we were,’ Bailey said. ‘We have more versatility with us. We have a lot of things we can do. I think the mindset is just go out there and play our game.’mjcohe02@syr.edu Published on October 16, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more