No let up in MBO cull

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In first for Indonesia, illegal miner found guilty of multiple crimes

first_imgThe Environment and Forestry Ministry’s Law Enforcement Directorate General charged Azeman under Law No. 18/2013 on the prevention and eradication of forest destruction, which carries a maximum punishment of 15 years’ imprisonment and a Rp 10 billion (US$681,700) fine.Separately, the directorate general’s Sumatra chapter charged Azeman under Law No. 32/2009 on environmental protection and management, which carries a maximum punishment of 10 years’ imprisonment and a Rp 10 billion fine.The ministry’s criminal law enforcement director, Yazid Nurhuda, said the panel of judges had sentenced Azeman to four years and six months’ imprisonment and ordered him to pay a Rp 3 billion fine, exceeding the charges sought by the public prosecutors.Yazid expressed appreciation for the panel’s “multidoor” decision, describing it as “very historic”, although he said the perpetrator should have been punished to the full extent of the law. For the first time in Indonesia, a court has sentenced an illegal miner to multiple crimes in an attempt to create a deterrent effect to curb environmental and forestry crimes.The Koba District Court of Central Bangka regency in Bangka Belitung Islands found Azeman, 44, guilty of two crimes for mining illegally in the protected forest area of Lubuk Besar in the regency.The panel of judges, which was presided over by Yuliana and included members Subroto and Magdalena Simanungkalit, found the defendant guilty of mining in a forest area without a permit and deliberately causing environmental damage. “Perpetrators of such crimes should be severely punished,” he said in a statement released on Tuesday, adding that investigators and relevant experts were gathering evidence on the involvement of other parties.The ministry’s law enforcement director general, Rasio Ridho Sani, said environmental and forest damages in Bangka Belitung Islands had been “very severe” and that the “multidoor” scheme was a breakthrough for combating environmental destruction.“The enforcement of multilayered criminal law needs to also be applied to the laundering of the profits from illegal mining,” Rasio said.“We are talking with the PPATK [Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center] and the Attorney General’s Office about civil suits against illegal mining actors,” he added.Topics :last_img read more

Liverpool defeat: Man United charged by FA over players’ misconduct

first_imgManchester United have been charged by the Football Association (FA) over misconduct of their players in the 2-0 defeat by runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool.United’s players surrounded referee Craig Pawson midway through the first-half on Sunday after Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk challenged goalkeeper David de Gea. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Roberto Firmino subsequently scored, but his goal was ruled out following a VAR review of Van Dijk’s clash with the Spanish goalkeeper.De Gea dropped the ball which the defence failed to clear allowing Firmino to take advantage and score.“Manchester United FC has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E20(a),” read the FA statement.“It is alleged that the club failed to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the 26th minute of the Premier League fixture against Liverpool FC on Sunday (19/01/20).”A furious De Gea led United protests, rushing over to Pawson to vent his frustration. The Spaniard, who was booked for his actions, was joined by a number of his team-mates in surrounding Pawson.center_img Read Also: Liverpool could be crowned EPL winners at Everton in MarchVan Dijk had already opened the scoring for Liverpool prior to the incident and Mohamed Salah added a second in time added on to extend Liverpool’s lead over Manchester City to 16 points – United trail by 30 points.United have until Thursday to respond to the charge.The incident, which happened in the 26th minute as Liverpool led 1-0, saw De Gea booked for his protests to Pawson. Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooPink Pineapples Exist – In Case You Didn’t KnowThis 1982 Movie Is Better Than Any Other Blockbuster Up Today7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At LongerWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth Visitinglast_img read more

Mrs. Sue Lee (Benham) Christman

first_imgMrs. Sue Lee (Benham) Christman, age 86, of Pleasant, Indiana, entered this life on November 30,1930, in Jefferson County, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late Corwin and Lilyan (Turner) Benham. She was raised in Saluda where she and her sister, Joan, and cousin Sherry (Benham) Ashley often played in the creeks that fed into the Ohio River. She graduated from Saluda High School in 1948 where she played on the girls basketball team. While on her lunch breaks, she often dipped ice cream to sell at her parents Saluda General Store that was across the street from the school. In early years, she worked at Ingal’s Drugstore in Madison, Indiana. She also worked as a dental assistant in Madison. Sue attended Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky after high school. Additionally, she attended Indiana University. Sue was united in marriage on December 31, 1952, at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Pleasant, Indiana, to Harold Ross “Mose” Christman. To this union was born a daughter, Leesa, and two sons, Randy and Roger to bless their home. Sue and Mose shared 46 years of marriage together until he passed away on February 26, 1999. Sue and Harold owned and operated a gas station in Orlando, Florida for two years in conjunction with friends, Ben and Pat Frazier. In 1955, Sue and Mose returned to Indiana to help run the family farm in Pleasant which she continued to operate after his death. Sue often cooked for “hands” that helped on the farm. Meals were served wherever needed – at picnic tables in the yard, in her home, or in the tobacco warehouses. She was the bookkeeper for the family farm, the Badger equipment business, and the silo construction business. In the early 70’s Sue trained to become an EMT for the Switzerland County Emergency Unit. She was very active in 4-H leadership and donated countless volunteer hours to the Jr. Leader program. She was an active member and often an officer of many community service organizations – Pleasant Elementary PTA, Moorefield Fire Department Auxiliary, Switzerland County Tourism Board, Swiss Villa, and Pleasant Cemetery Association. She held many of these offices until falling ill earlier this year. She was also a member of the Night Owls and North Madison Christian Church. In recent years, Sue operated Mama Sue’s Antiques located inside the Old School Café building in Pleasant, Indiana where she often greeted and visited with customers of the café. Sue enjoyed gardening, going to auctions, traveling, cooking, family get togethers, and adventures with friends. She loved the beach – especially Emerald Isle, North Carolina, where she often vacationed with family. She also enjoyed giving – gifts – her time, her energy, her heart and her love. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends, and her community. Sue passed away at 1:45 am, Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at the Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus, Indiana. Sue will be deeply missed by her daughter, Leesa Olds and her companion: Brian Gallagher of Morgantown, IN; her sons, Randy Christman and his wife: Kelly of Cary, NC and Roger Christman of Pleasant, IN; her grandchildren, Stacy, Kelsey, Mallory, Mandy, Daniel, Geoffrey, Abbie and Kinslea; her great-grandchildren, Christopher, Kadence, Brenin, Danilyn, Nolan, Henry and Brian and her faithful furry companion, Lady.She was preceded in death by her parents, Corwin and Lilyan (Turner) Benham; her husband of 46 years, Harold Ross “Mose” Christman, died February 26, 1999; her daughter-in-law, Rebecca M. Christman, died June 8, 2001 and her sister, Joan Davis.Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, November 5, 2017, at 2:00 pm, by Bro. Bob Hicks, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Cemetery, Pleasant, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Memorial contributions may be made to Switzerland County Emergency Response, Pleasant Cemetery Fund, Community Foundation of Switzerland County or to the Angela Hoskins Memorial Fund % CFSCI. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

Ripley County Health Department confirms 3rd death

first_imgVersailles, IN—Ripley County Department of Health announced today the 3rd death from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual was an adult male, over the age of 60, from Ripley County, and was hospitalized for COVID-19 at Margaret Mary Health where he passed away. The Ripley County Health Department would like to continue to remind citizens that the best ways to protect yourself are to wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your face with unwashed hands, avoid close contact with people who are sick, stay home when you’re sick, cover your cough or sneeze and clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. You should only wear a mask if a healthcare professional recommends it. A facemask should be used by people who have COVID-19 and are showing symptoms to protect others from the risk of infection.Visit the Indiana State Department of Health’s COVID-19 website atlast_img read more

Bodousa Cup Football Tournament to Begin on September 22

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: 11th editions of the Bodousa Cup Football tournament will kick off on September 22. Altogether 32 teams will participate in the tournament which will be held in eight venues.Addressing a media gathering here today the president of Bodousa Sports Club Arunjyoti Moran said that this year they were inviting four teams from abroad along with two each from I League and ISL. “Saif Sporting Club from Bangladesh and Shyachal Youth Club from Nepal have confirmed their participation while two others from the neighbouring countries will take part in the 14-day tournament. Among others, Jamshedpur FC of ISL and Gokulam Kerala FC which plays in the I League have confirmed their participation in the tournament,” said Maran.Among the eight venues six are already selected and these are Tinsukia, Duliajan, Digboi, Diphu, Margherita and Nalbari. Two remaining venues would be finalized soon.Maran added: Champion team will get Rs 2 lakh and runners up will be richer by Rs 1 lakh. There would be cash award for third and fourth place teams also and the amounts are Rs 50 thousand and Rs 25 thousand respectively.“We have also decided to award cash prizes in different individual categories which included player of the tournament, player of the final, highest scorer and the best goal keeper. All will receive Rs 5 thousand each,” said Moran.Also Read: 4th Assam Rifles Invitational Football Tournament: Lawmali SC face Assam Rifles in finallast_img read more

Heyliger retains place in Canada senior men’s team

first_img… Montfort placed on reserve listBy Frederick HalleyTORONTO, Canada – Guyanese Dilon Heyliger has retained his place in the Canada senior men’s squad, set to vie for supremacy in the upcoming International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cricket League Division 2 tournament to be held in Namibia, April 20-27. Another Guyanese, Mark Montfort, who is currently with the Canadian squad in South Africa, has been named as one of two reserve players.Before journeying to South Africa, Canada played a series of practice matches in Sri Lanka leading up to the ICC World Cricket League Division 2 tournament.Canada will start their campaign against Hong Kong on the opening day. Other teams in contention are Namibia, Oman, New Guinea and USA. According to the world’s governing body, the tournament will have important ramifications for qualification for the ICC men’s Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2023.Dilon HeyligerThe top four teams will join Scotland, Nepal, and the United Arab Emirates in the ICC CWC League Two 2019-21, and play 36 One-Day Internationals each over a two-and-a-half year period in 21 tri-series.The top three in this table will qualify for the CWC Qualifier, from which the top two sides will qualify for the CWC 2023.The ICC further pointed out that for the bottom two sides this won’t be the end of their CWC dream. They will enter the CWC Qualifier Challenge League A and B, from which the winner of each will progress to the CWC Qualifier play-off.The top two sides in the CWCQ play-off, which will also contain the bottom four sides from CWC League 2, will enter CWC Qualifier 2022.Both Heyliger, a former Guyana T20 player who also represented his homeland at both the Under-15 and U-19 levels, and Montfort turned out for Brampton Masters in last season’s Toronto District Cricket Association (TDCA) Super 9 tournament.The Canadians are being led by former South African player David Jacobs while the recently-appointed coach is Monty Desai.Squad: David Jacobs (captain), Bhavindu Adhihetty, Navneet Dhaliwal, Ruvindu Gunasekera, Srimantha Wijeyeratne, Nikhil Dutta, Dilon Heyliger, Cecil Pervez, Hiral Patel, Romesh Das, Saad Bin Zafar, Navneet Dhaliwal, Rodrigo Thomas and Ravindapal Singh . Head coach – Monty Desai, assistant coach/analyst – Daulat Khan, bowling coach – Henry Osinde, The reserves are Mark Montfort and Varun Sahdev.last_img read more

Year ends for UW’s Swan

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoAs upsetting as falling to Illinois Saturday was, it was nothing compared to the sense of loss felt by the Wisconsin football team after losing one of its top wide receivers and leaders for the season.Fifth-year senior Luke Swan will undergo surgery Wednesday afternoon, according to UW head coach Bret Bielema, to repair a torn left hamstring that will effectively end his Badger career. He injured it late in the second quarter when he landed awkwardly on his left leg following a 17-yard reception.”Luke’s a great kid. And it was a hard day yesterday,” Bielema said, holding back tears during a press conference Monday. “Anytime you lose somebody for a season, but especially when they’re a senior, and they’ve done so many things, it’s tough for everybody.”I’m sure whatever comes out of this, Luke will make it as positive as he can.”The most difficult component about Swan’s injury is that it was something out of everyone’s control.”When things are ended without it being your own decisions, those are very, very hard to deal with,” Bielema said. “Bottom line, the only thing I do care about is the personal safety of our players.”With Paul Hubbard at least a couple weeks away from returning, Wisconsin will rely heavily upon two freshmen at the receiver position — David Gilreath and Kyle Jefferson — as well as tight ends Travis Beckum and Garrett Graham.”Kyle’s a ballplayer,” Bielema said of his new No. 1 wideout. “He enjoys everything that’s right with game days.”Swan was second on the team in receptions (25) and receiving yards (451). His best game of the season came against Washington State when he caught eight balls for 170 yards and two touchdowns.Defense plays softBeyond the missed tackles, the blown assignments and hundreds of yards allowed, the defense is playing hesitant.Even though much has been made about the increased team speed of the Badgers this year compared to last season, it’s irrelevant if the players can’t make confident, quick decisions.”I believe that if you just take the strong safety position in particular, and you took Joe Stellmacher out last year and raced him against Aubrey Pleasant, I know who’s going to win the race,” Bielema said. “It’s great to have defensive speed, but if it doesn’t carry to the football field, it’s really a nonfactor for you.”More importantly, speed doesn’t equate success.”How you perform, just because you’re fast … doesn’t mean you make plays,” Bielema said. “And bottom line, you can only play as fast as you can see, and that’s what we’ve got to be able to do.”Bielema said part of the problem for the defensive unit all season is that it hasn’t practiced together for a full week since fall camp.”It has really affected the way we practiced and carried over into what we do on Saturdays,” he said. The defense hasn’t had the consistency and dependability that has been expected of them, Bielema said, with one notable exception being Nick Hayden.”Our linebackers and our defensive backs need to take more of a, ‘I don’t need to see great, I just need to have accountability. I want you to do what you’re supposed to do and be able to count on me,'” Bielema said. “And I think that will carry forward a lot further.””I saw DeAndre [Levy]’s comments in the media where he said what he said after the game,” Bielema continued. “And it’s one thing to say it, but now you got to go out and do it. … Our good players need to play well on defense for us to have success.”Moving onWisconsin lost for the first time in more than a year Saturday. For some players, it was their first loss as a Badger.While the loss is troubling, the team cannot dwell on its defeat.”The worst thing you can do in football is let a team beat you twice,” Bielema said. “Illinois earned a victory and beat us this past Saturday. We got to make sure that we focus on Penn State and leave that behind us. … I see teams that may get defeated twice in a row by a lingering effect from the first game, so we try to shake that out of us.”In order to do that, Wisconsin began practicing on Sunday rather than waiting until Monday in hopes that early preparation for Penn State will clear its players’ minds of Saturday’s loss.last_img read more

Tajon Buchanan, Kamal Miller, Ryan Raposo earn ACC season honors

first_img Published on November 7, 2018 at 12:06 pm Contact Michael: | @MikeJMcCleary Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Three Syracuse (7-6-4, 1-4-3 Atlantic Coast) players were named to All-ACC teams, SU Athletics announced in a release Wednesday morning. Forward Tajon Buchanan earned first-team All-ACC and defender Kamal Miller was named to the third-team. Ryan Raposo rounded out SU’s honorees with his addition to the All-Freshman team.Buchanan leads SU with 20 points, scoring eight goals which include a stretch of two games (a road tie against Louisville and a blowout win over St. Bonaventure) where he scored five goals. Raposo is second on the team in points with 15, and Miller has provided stability in the center of SU’s defense all season long.Syracuse still awaits its NCAA tournament fate Monday, Nov. 12 at the NCAA Division-I men’s soccer championship bracket selection show.last_img read more