Alcohol and Drug Court pilot extended 13 June 2017Family First Comment: More proof that low level dope smoking doesn’t result in prison sentences – contrary to claims by the supporters of decriminalising marijuana!“Preliminary analysis suggests the AODT Court reduces the likelihood of reoffending by around 15 per cent in the short-term when measured against matched offenders going through the standard court process.” The Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Court pilot has been extended for a further three years.The AODT Court pilot, which began in November 2012 in the Waitakere and Auckland District Courts, aims to help reduce alcohol and drug use, reoffending and imprisonment.It identifies offenders whose alcohol and other drug dependency is behind a pattern of serious offending and diverts them from prison into treatment under the close supervision of the Court.“The harm associated with alcohol and other drug abuse remains one of the major drivers of crime and social harm in this country,” says Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams.“Preliminary analysis suggests the AODT Court reduces the likelihood of reoffending by around 15 per cent in the short-term when measured against matched offenders going through the standard court process.READ MORE: read more

Man Utd plot move for £84m-rated midfielder, face competition

first_img Loading… According to Sky Sports News, the Red Devils are looking to sign the Portuguese international, who is available to be lured on loan in January with an option to buy at the end of the campaign for £34million. The British outlet have mentioned that the young midfielder has got a release clause of £102million in his contract with the Primeira Liga champions.However, as per Record, the 20-year-old’s current contract will expire in 2023 and it has a clause of 100 million euros (£84million).The renowned Portuguese source have claimed that the likes of Man United, Lyon and AC Milan are interested in securing his signature.Fernandes is a versatile talent, who can effectively play anywhere in the midfield and if needed, he can also play in the attack. Last season, he mainly played in the central midfield role and provided 3 assists (22 appearances) in Benfica’s title winning campaign.Man Utd consider move to sign midfielder with £84million clause – Face competition— Manchester United News (@mufcnews2019) January 1, 2020Read Also:Man United eye £50m-rated Everton star as replacement for HaalandIn the current campaign, he has mostly played on the right side of the midfield and so far, in 12 games in all competitions, he has only provided a single assist.As far as his senior international career is concerned, the youngster made his debut back in September 2018.So far, he has made 2 appearances and is yet to open his account for the Selecao.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United are considering a move to hire the services of Gedson Fernandes from Benfica.Advertisement Promoted Content6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAP7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldAwesome Caricatures Of 23 Marvel HeroesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Stunning Asian Actresses No Man Can Resist5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more

Batesville Volleyball Regional Info

first_imgI.H.S.A.A. Regional # 15-Brownstown Central at Batesville.  Tuesday (10-29)Game Time-7:00 PM.  Doors open-6:00 PM.Admission-$6.    (Pre-school and younger, only free.  All-Sport Passes, Senior Citizen Passes and EIAC passes are NOT valid for tournament play)Rules & Regulations:    1   Principals and /or Athletic Directors are directly responsible for the behavior of their team, coaches, and fans.Balloons, banners, and/or posters, shakers on sticks, etc. are not permitted.Cowbells, air horns and other such noise devices are not permitted.No solicitations shall be permitted, including donations, contributions, and aggressive vending of school spirit items.NO live animal mascots.“Line-up” lanes of fans shall not be permitted on the playing floor at any time.Carry-in radios, cassettes and tape decks, etc. are not permitted.Everyone must wear a shirt at all times.BCSC is a Smoke / Tobacco Free Campus.Submitted by Batesville AD Mark Ferguson.last_img read more

Hoosier dairy farmers could profit from trade agreement

first_imgStatewide—Indiana’s dairy industry needs the United States Mexico Agreement to be profitable after four years of sagging market prices, said Doug Leman, head of the Indiana Dairy Producers. Leman is representing Indiana agriculture on a trip to Mexico with  Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch.this week.“Being here in Mexico currently is so interesting, as they’ve already ratified it and their attitude is great about it,” said Leman. “For our dairy producers, it’s so important. We’ve been through four years of extremely low prices and then we’ve had to deal with trade issues and now weather issues.” Leman said he sees the agreement as at least part of the solution.“With Canada and Mexico being our number one trade partners and our neighbors, that’s really where we need to be focusing. As I found out here in Mexico, there is a need for products. We’d love to be able to help out.”Leman said he would encourage Hoosier dairy farmers and anyone interested, to contact their representatives and encourage Congress to ratify the agreement, which would essentially replace NAFTA as a new trade agreement between the three countries.last_img read more

Irvin Louis Placke

first_imgIrvin Louis Placke, age 95 of Batesville, Indiana passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at St. Andrews Health Campus.  The son of Oscar and Lottie (nee: Belter) Placke was born on October 2, 1924 in Batesville.The 1941 Batesville High School graduate married Lois Darling on March 30, 1946 in Newport, Kentucky.  During WWII Irvin served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1945 and was held as a wounded POW.  Irvin was a member of the VFW Post 3183 and the Prell-Brand American Legion Post 271.  As a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ he enjoyed serving in many areas including: the Cemetery Board and Board Superintendent, the former president and member of the Men’s Fellowship Group, Sunday School Board and served on Church Council 5 times.Irvin worked for Home Outfitters in Batesville before beginning his career with the U.S. Post Office as a rural route carrier. He was known for his timeliness and went onto receive his Million Mile Accident Free Award. Through the years, Irvin could be found working in his yard, caring for his flowers and of course, rooting for his favorite baseball team, the St. Louis Cardinals.  Irvin was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be dearly missed by his family.He is survived by his son Jim (Velma) Placke of Batesville and daughter, Connie (Kim) Hayden of Greensburg; grandchildren, Kurt (Marla) Placke, Jamie (Erik) Arkenberg, Patrick Hayden and Brandon (Jill) Hayden; and great-grandchildren, Austin, Alexandria, Arison & Andon Hayden, Olivia Grace Hayden, Tyler Placke and Alexa Arkenberg.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Lois, brother Richard Placke and sisters Florence Wessel and Viola Borchelt.Visitation will be Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 4-7pm and on Thursday from 10-10:30am at Meyers Funeral Home.  Funeral Services will be 11:00am on Thursday, October 24th at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Batesville with the Rev. Joseph Feldmann officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors immediately after by the Ripley County VFW Post 3183 and Prell-Brand American Legion Post 271.Memorials may be given to St. John’s UCC music fund or cemetery fund c/o the funeral home. Online condolences read more

Legal Aid Clinic to host free phone clinic

first_imgGreensburg, IN—Legal Aid is holding a Free Legal Aid Phone Clinic for Decatur County residents on Tuesday, May 5. The phone clinic will be held from 3 pm – 5:30 pm and registration time for the clinic is from 1 pm to 2:30 pm. The Legal Aid Phone Clinic offers free brief legal consultations to low-income individuals seeking answers to general questions, offering legal information, and advice over the phone.       Individuals must register for the clinic by calling Legal Aid at 812-378-0358 on Tuesday, May 5 between 1 pm and 2:30 pm. A volunteer attorney will return a call to the registered individuals between 3 pm and 5:30 pm. Individuals must be available between 3 pm and 5:30 pm to answer a call from an attorney.last_img

Vardy back to scoring ways as Leicester thump Aston Villa

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal EPL: Foxes attack Burnley EPL: Gunners gun for West Ham scalp Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy scored twice as they returned to winning ways with a 4-0 drubbing of English Premier League strugglers Aston Villa at the King Power Stadium on Monday. Leicester’s goal-machine Vardy had not found the net since December 21 but he ended his long scoring drought with two goals after coming off the bench. He converted a penalty kick just past the hour to double Leicester’s lead shortly after replacing Kelechi Iheanacho, and after Harvey Barnes had opened the scoring before half-time. Vardy struck again after 79 minutes to take his league tally to 19 for the season before Barnes claimed his second to make it a miserable night for Leicester’s Midlands rivals Aston Villa. It was the Foxes first win in five league games, ending a slump that had put their top-four place in peril. Third-placed Leicester City began the night only five points above fifth-placed Manchester United but the victory means they have re-established a healthy gap. Leicester City have 53 points from 29 games, Chelsea have 48 and Manchester United 45. All have nine games remaining. Dean Smith’s Aston Villa remain second from bottom, two points below the safety line with 25 points and a game in hand. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Aston VillaEnglish Premier LeagueJamie VardyKelechi IheanachoLeicester Citylast_img read more

Arteta resumes work after coronavirus

first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 EPL: Gunners survive West Ham scare Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has returned to working from home, the club confirmed on Thursday after testing positive for coronavirus last week. As a result of the Spaniard’s diagnosis, the Arsenal squad were sent into self-isolation for 14 days. “We’re pleased to say that Mikel is feeling much better,” Arsenal said in a statement. “He’s in good spirits, doing detailed planning with the coaches and speaking to the players regularly.” The Gunners do not know when they will return to action on the pitch with football in England suspended until at least April 30 due to strict measures on mass gatherings to control the virus.Tags: Arsenal FCCoronavirusMikel Artetalast_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2019: Suryakumar Yadav best player against spin- Rohit Sharma

first_imgChennai: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma rates Suryakumar Yadav as one of the best players of spin bowling with an ability to play the difficult shots on bad tracks, which he displayed during his match-winning 71 against CSK in the first IPL Qualifier. Surya’s 54-ball unbeaten knock on a sub-standard Chepauk track ensured a smooth passage to the final for the Mumbai Indians as they beat the defending champions by six wickets.”He’s (Surya) probably one of our best batsmen against spin. We knew the spin threat they possess will be a huge factor. Surya plays spin very well. I have seen him at close quarters. The shots he plays behind the wicket, those are not easy shots. Always knew he was going to come good at some stage,” Rohit said after the match.Surya, who won the Man of the match award, said he had decided to play most of his shots along the ground after watching how the pitch behaved when CSK batted.”After first innings, I saw what happened, not too many players were able to hit the shots in the air. So, I wanted to play down the ground, pick singles and doubles. Had the chat after first innings that someone from the top-order will have to play towards the end because it won’t be easy for players coming in later,” the former Mumbai Ranji captain said.For Rohit, the role of his three spinners (Jayant Yadav, Krunal Pandya and Rahul Chahar), who gave away only 60 runs for four wickets in 11 overs between them, was important.”It was important to restrict them to as little as possible, because it can get tricky against their quality spinners,” he added. He was happy that his call to have off-spinner Jayant Yadav paid off.”It was a call we had to make, knowing they have quite a few right-handers in their squad. Jayant is a quality bowler. Thought that a finger-spinner can be more effective than a wristie. We knew MS was going to be crucial towards the end. We had plans laid out. When you restrict a team like that under 140, it looks very good. Credit to our bowlers for executing that.”MI is one of the teams that have has always done well at the Chepauk and the skipper attributes it to understanding the conditions well.”We’ve got a balanced squad. Whatever the conditions are, we’ve got the squad for them. Have the balance we need on that kind of pitch. Even the batters are confident in what they want to execute. That’s probably one of the reasons we’ve had some success in Chennai because we play the conditions well and understand the conditions well.”With a good four days left before the final, the MI skipper wants his team to switch off and relax for a couple of days before the grand finale.”It was a great effort. It’s great feeling to know that we’ll be playing the finals. Three days now in which we can switch off before the final. It is much-needed break.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

DREAMers at USC feel uncertainty, fear deportation

first_imgKimberly Alvarado and Ana Mercado are two of the 750,000 DREAMers nationwide who are protected under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and the California Dream Act programs for undocumented people.After former President Barack Obama issued the executive order in June 2012, many undocumented immigrants received work permits and felt protected from deportation. While the DREAM Act only applies in California, the term “DREAMers” is used to refer to undocumented people protected under DACA.Now, under the Trump administration, undocumented students at USC like Alvarado and Mercado fear that they may be deported despite these protections.Although President Donald Trump promised to focus deportation forces on removing criminal immigrants, Manuel Montes, a DREAMer, became the first with DACA status to be deported to Mexico. He was spending time with his girlfriend in Calexico, Calif. when immigration authorities asked for his documentation. Other than Montes, there are currently 10 DACA enrollees in custody, according to United We Dream.For Mercado, a sophomore majoring in contemporary Latino and Latin American studies and sociology, returning to her birthplace Jalisco, Mexico would mean returning to a place she left when she was only three years old.Mercado remembers that when she was younger, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers came to her home. She remembers her mother covering her mouth and telling her to stay quiet.“I remember when they knocked on the door, my mom froze. Everything can go from being OK to not OK in seconds, and I felt that I started to understand that we were different,” Mercado said.  “Even though we call ourselves Americans … I am a foreigner to this country.”Mercado is the president of the student-led group called Improving Dreams Education Access and Success at USC. The group strives to create a safe space and positive dialogue among undocumented students and allies. Despite the support of the club, Mercado still has fears for the future.“There are a lot of scary feelings involved,” Mercado said. “I could be the next one. And it could happen at any point. USC says that we’re protected as long as we are on campus, but what happens when I go home?”After President Donald Trump signed an executive order increasing the enforcement against undocumented immigrants, Provost Michael Quick shared a statement in support of the University’s international community.“We want to assure you that we are fully committed to supporting all members of our Trojan Family — regardless of their national origin or religious affiliation,” the statement said. “We are proud to have, and we are better by having, a richly diverse community. We will do everything we can to ensure all of our academic community can continue to study, research and teach at USC.”Billy Vela, the adviser of IDEAS at USC and the director of El Centro Chicano, believes that the steps Trump is taking against immigrants serve as hints to the future of his administration.“I am deeply concerned about what can happen as [Trump] gives us hints as to what might be coming next,” Vela wrote in an email to the Daily Trojan. “I think it’s incredibly important for the Trojan Family … to come together proactively in support of our diversity, since [Trump’s] executive orders are impacting many communities within the Trojan Family.”Kimberly Alvarado, a sophomore majoring in psychology, was born in El Salvador and remembers being younger and feeling different from other students. She said that although she didn’t feel completely safe before the election, she is now more fearful.“There’s fear of me being deported,” Alvarado said. “I have two little sisters, and they were born here. If, God forbid, my mom is deported, I will have to drop out of school to take care of my sisters.”According to Niels Frenzen, the director of the USC Gould Immigration Clinic, the University is taking both official and unofficial steps to protect students on campus. He also added that the specifics about the DREAMers’ deportation are unclear.“[The Department of Homeland Security] and Trump have recently reaffirmed that the DACA program will not be terminated,” Frenzen wrote in an email to the Daily Trojan. “While there have been isolated incidents of DACA immigrants being arrested by DHS, there is nothing to indicate that the new administration is pursuing DACA immigrants for deportation.”Frenzen also said that the immigration clinic provides resources for undocumented and DACA students on campus, including one-on-one appointments and assistance when filling out immigration and DACA applications.Even with the help provided by the University, students like Alvarado still feel that they do not belong in the country.“Parents come to this country to give their children a better life,” Alvarado said. “We’re out here working. We’re studying. And we’re not being accepted. One of the things that hurts me the most is the United States is my home, but it doesn’t recognize me.”last_img read more