The gentler sex: Proposed family resilience bill prescribes rehab for BDSM practitioners

first_imgRead also: Indonesia’s family resilience bill says housekeeping wife’s dutySadism is defined as “the way that someone derives sexual satisfaction by punishing or hurting the opposite sex,” while masochism is described as “the opposite of sadism, the way that someone derives sexual satisfaction by being punished or hurt by the opposite sex”.The bill also requires families and individuals that experience “sexual deviation” to report to rehabilitation institutions.Gerindra Party lawmaker and bill proponent Sodik Mujahid said it was natural for the bill to regulate BDSM practices.“Isn’t sadism a problem? Is it just an individual problem? It isn’t so it should be regulated,” he said on Tuesday as quoted by “If previously it was just regulated in criminal law, now we are regulating it at the base, the family level.” (kmt) Topics : A draft bill on family resilience proposed by members of the House of Representatives defines sadomasochism as a form of sexual deviance that its practitioners must undergo social, psychological, spiritual and medical rehabilitation. Article 85 of the draft bill, which has been put in the spotlight over a number of controversial provisions, stipulates that a state body responsible for “family resilience” would be required to handle “family crises due to sexual deviation”.The bill further defines sexual deviance as “sexual urges and satisfaction that are shown in uncommon and unnatural ways,” lumping in sexual sadism, masochism and homosexuality together with incest. last_img read more

Klijnsma promises plans for new Dutch pensions system within year

first_imgJetta Klijnsma, state secretary for the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs, has vowed to put together concrete proposals for a new and sustainable pensions system within a year. Speaking at a trustee seminar organised by regulator DNB, she said she aimed to flesh out the current proposal on the contours of a new system within the current Cabinet period, which expires in September 2016.Klijnsma also said she planned to table her Bill, which will allow variable benefits following a defined contribution (DC) pension plan, before this Christmas.At present, participants in DC plans must buy fixed annuities at retirement, which leads to low benefits as a consequence of low interest rates. Helma Lodders, MP for the liberal party VVD, tabled initiative legislation with the same purpose in July.During the seminar, Klijnsma suggested the new ‘general’ pension fund (APF) would come into force on 1 January 2016 only if the Cabinet received a “cheerful” response from the Council of State (RvS) about changes to her Bill.The RvS is looking into an amendment – tabled by MPs and supported by the Lower House – that would allow industry-wide schemes merging via an APF to keep their assets ring-fenced. However, the Cabinet has advised against the proposed changes, as it fears they would undermine mandatory involvement in industry-wide schemes. Klijnsma said the abolition of average pension contribution and accrual – effective from 2020 – would commence with the phasing in of age-based accrual, adding that the average premium approach would remain in place for the time being. Speaking at the same event, Frank Elderson, DNB director for the supervision of pension funds, conceded that trust in the pensions sector had not yet been restored in the Netherlands.He said schemes’ boards could help turn the tide by making “sustainable” choices, taking action themselves and telling their participants the “full and honest story”.He also warned boards against testing their limits, using the whole of their financial buffers or informing participants “selectively”.last_img read more

Safe Schools: Victoria’s education officials can’t prove homophobic bullying

first_imgThe Australian 8 April 2017Family First Comment: Whoops! “In many instances children and young people involved in bullying are not able to clearly articulate the reason for their behaviour, therefore making reporting on the root causes for bullying behaviour unreliable.”So maybe the best programmes are the ones that focus on ALL bullying, and target the bully.Victorian education officials have conceded there is a lack of hard evidence on the rates of homophobic bullying in schools to justify the state government’s decision to mandate the contentious Safe School program.Responding to questions on notice after a recent parliamentary hearing, the state’s Department of Education and Training revealed this week that it could not provide a statistical breakdown of bullying cases by cause, such as race, gender, physical appearance, disability, faith or sexual preference.The admission comes as the Andrews Labor government has committed to spending more than $2 million rolling out the Safe Schools program, developed by La Trobe University academics but now run by the department, to all public secondary schools.The program, which provides information, professional training and sex education resources to help schools deal with homophobia, has been widely criticised for being about promoting sexual and gender diversity, as its previous manager Roz Ward once claimed, rather than stamping out bullying.“Instances of bullying are often recorded by schools. However, the root causes and reasons for bullying behaviour are often complex and may not be easily identifiable,” was the department’s response to the public accounts and estimates hearing held in February.“In many instances children and young people involved in bullying are not able to clearly articulate the reason for their behaviour, therefore making reporting on the root causes for bullying behaviour unreliable.”READ MORE: read more

Six ‘drug peddlers’ fall in buy-bust

first_imgBACOLOD City – Six suspected drugpeddlers were nabbed in two separate sting operations in this city. Later that night, police also apprehendedanother drug suspect in Barangay 19. An undercover officer initially boughtfrom the suspects a sachet of shabu for P300. Suspected shabu valued at around P26,000was seized from Eduardo Glorial, 44; Reynaldo Ayuse, 24; Jean Silangan, 28;Arnaldo Gidaya, 55; and Ronald Segovia, 42, a police report showed.  They were caught in Barangay 12 around11:30p.m. on Jan. 19. The 20-year-old resident PrincessAbanilla yielded three grams of suspected shabu valued at around P45,000, apolice report showed. center_img The suspects were detained in the lockupcell of Police Station 1. The suspects were all facing charges forviolation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of2002./PN Aside from the suspected illegal drugs, aP500 marked money and cash amounting to P700 were also recovered. Abanilla wasbrought to Police Station 4 where she was detained. last_img read more

Eleanor Pohlman

first_imgEleanor Pohlman, 92, of Milan passed away Sunday, May 17, 2020 at St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville.  Eleanor was born Wednesday, July 6, 1927 in Patriot, Indiana, the daughter of the late Edward and Ella (Seaver) Koons.  She married Fred Pohlman on December 5, 1947 and he preceded her in death on March 24, 2011.  Eleanor was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and retired from Schenley Distillery after 31 years.  She was a member of Farm Bureau; enjoyed reading, gardening, farming, and spending time with family and friends; and loved her dogs.Eleanor is survived by her daughter Jan (Tom) Luers of Batesville; granddaughter Ann (Bill) Bunnell of Milan; great grandchildren Jackson, Madison, and Katelyn Bunnell; special friend Alvin Busching; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Ella; husband Fred; brothers Russell and Cecil Koons; and sister Mildred Brameier.Due to the Governor’s Covid-19 mandate, a private visitation will be held for Eleanor Pohlman’s family.  A public graveside service will be held at 11 AM Thursday, May 21, 2020 at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery north of Milan, with Pastor Sue Socha officiating.  Memorials may be given in honor of Eleanor to St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 243, Milan, IN 47031, (812)654-2141.  Please reach out to the family through our website at to leave an online condolence message or a memory of Eleanor.last_img read more

Messi to receive WC replica

first_imgMoscow, June 21: An unusual copy of the FIFA World Cup, as well as a birthday cake has been made for Argentina national football team captain Lionel Messi by the people of Bronnitsy, where the players are residing.”The Argentinian national team is world-renowned, so, naturally, we could not forget about such an important event as the birthday of its captain,” said Sports Minister of the Moscow Region Roman Teryushkov.According to the official, Lionel Messi, who celebrates his 31st birthday on June 24, will receive a strange, but valuable, gift from the Moscow region, a copy of the FIFA World Cup made from traditional Russian Gzhel ceramics. IANSlast_img read more

Real Madrid beat Sevilla  to go top of La Liga

first_imgREAL Madrid moved three points clear of champions Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a hard-earned victory against Sevilla at the Bernabeu.Brazil midfielder Casemiro scored twice for Zinedine Zidane’s side, either side of Sevilla striker Luuk de Jong’s exquisite, curled equaliser.Luka Jovic’s clever backheeled pass had allowed Casemiro to break Sevilla’s resistance after 57 minutes.Casemiro then headed in the eventual winner from a Lucas Vazquez cross.Barcelona can return to the summit on goal difference when they host Granada today.Third placed Atletico Madrid remain eight points behind leaders Real after they were beaten 2-0 by Eibar later on Saturday.Visitors Sevilla, who remain fourth following the defeat, made a confident start as ex-Real boss Julen Lopetegui’s side looked to close to within two points of the top two.De Jong was denied a first-half opener from a corner after a video assistant referee review showed Nemanja Gudelj had blocked Eder Militao as the Real defender attempted to follow De Jong’s run.Real had to remain patient until Jovic’s assist for Casemiro provided the game’s first spark of creativity, but Sevilla responded just seven minutes later as De Jong converted brilliantly into the opposite corner from just inside the box.They were unable to make Real sweat for too long, however, as Casemiro claimed his second and the hosts, crowned Spanish Super Cup champions last weekend, were able to hold on. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

Gov. Whitmer Orders Flags Lowered in Remembrance of 9/11

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisLANSING, Mich. – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and on all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 to remember those who lost their lives during the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.“We will never forget the thousands of Americans who lost their lives, including the first responders who put their lives on the line to save thousands more,” Whitmer said. “Despite the tremendous adversity that our country faced during those attacks, we came together as a nation to prove that love is stronger than hate.”The State of Michigan honors Patriot Day by lowering flags to half-staff. Michigan residents, businesses, schools, local governments and other organizations also are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff.To lower flags to half-staff, flags should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position. The process is reversed before the flag is lowered for the day.Flags should be returned to full-staff on Thursday, September 12, 2019.Want to see more local news ? Visit WBKB 11 News Website Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Bump N’ Run did not disappoint at the Posen Potato FestivalNext District Health Department offers breastfeeding support for Alpena and Montmorency motherslast_img read more

Doc Rivers wants coaches’ challenge in last 2 minutes

first_imgWhen the NBA released its “Last 2 Minutes” report from Monday’s game between the L.A. Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder, it showed officials made three mistakes in the final two minutes of the Clippers’ 100-99 loss at Staples Center. All went against the Clippers.OKC’s Dion Waiters grabbed J.J. Redick’s jersey before Redick caught a pass and shot and missed a 3-pointer with no foul called on Waiters. Russell Westbrook should have been called for a foul when Chris Paul scored a basket that put the Clippers ahead 99-98 with 10.9 seconds left. And Serge Ibaka should have been called for an illegal screen that set up Kevin Durant’s winning shot with 5.8 seconds to go.Clippers coach Doc Rivers on Wednesday said it was all moot.“Until something changes, it doesn’t matter,” said Rivers, whose team will play the Lakers (5-23) at 7:30 Christmas night. “I really believe we’ve gotta make a change there. Those non-calls or calls, or whatever you want to call them, cost the game for us, literally. We have to come up with something, and I don’t even know what it is.” “Yeah, we’ve talked about it,” he said. “But it’s not gone too far. I think it will, eventually.”Redick intimated he couldn’t care less about the L2M report.“It doesn’t make a difference,” he said. “I don’t even know why they do it. Who cares? It doesn’t change anything. You can go through 48 minutes and write INC (incorrect call) or CNC (correct non-call) all you want, but it doesn’t change anything. So I don’t see a point to it. I’m not going to get worked up over it.”Neither is Paul.“We all make mistakes,” said Paul, who immediately after the game said, “I’ll save my money,” when asked about the officiating.Rare practicesThe Clippers haven’t practiced much this season, no thanks to a crazy schedule. But when asked if lack of practice has created slippage — the Clippers have lost three in a row — Redick disagreed.“I just don’t think we’re as good as we think we are, I guess,” he said. “I don’t know. We’re 16-13 and, I think for the most part, we play hard and we’re trying to get better. I don’t think we’ve had slippage. I don’t think that’s the issue. I don’t think a lack of practice is the issue.”The Clippers are still without a defining victory.Josh Smith updateReserve forward/center Josh Smith played just six minutes Saturday at Houston and did not play Monday. His first season with the Clippers has been stormy. Assuming Smith was in the doghouse, Rivers was asked if Smith is out of it yet.“Oh, I don’t know,” Rivers said. “I don’t call it a doghouse, anyway. We’re trying to win games. And I’m just going to keep playing guys I think are best right now to win games for us.”Rivers couldn’t say if Smith will play Friday against the Lakers.Injury updatePaul Pierce (back) practiced Wednesday, but Austin Rivers (ankle) and Blake Griffin (sore knee) did not. Austin Rivers won’t play against the Lakers, but Doc Rivers said Griffin will. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Yes, he does.“I’ve been thinking about a coaches’ challenge the last two minutes,” he said. “I’m a big believer in it. I think if we had a coaches’ challenge, the last two minutes of that game, we win the game.”Rivers beefed to officials about all three situations once they happened.“I don’t think anybody’s trying to make mistakes or anything like that,” Rivers said. “It’s a hard game to ref, but I do think the last two minutes … and if you get it wrong, you lose a timeout. And if you get it right, you keep the timeout.”Rivers is part of the NBA’s competition committee, which has discussed using a challenge.last_img read more

Fantasy Injury Update: Is Zach Ertz playing in Week 13?

first_imgZach Ertz reportedly injured his hamstring two weeks ago but has been playing through it, but this week the injury kept him out of practice except for a limited session on Friday. He’s on track to be a true game-time decision leading up to Sunday’s early-afternoon game against the Dolphins, and nervous fantasy football owners will surely be checking for updates all Sunday morning as they worry about potential waiver wire pickups and start ’em, sit ’em decisions. We’ll have all the latest news below up until the official active/inactive report is released on Sunday morning. For updates on Kyler Murray, click here; for news on banged-up WRs and RBs, including Adam Thielen, Matt Breida, and Julien Edleman, go here; and for the Week 13 weather report, click here. Follow us for more news and updates on Twitter @SN_Fantasy. WEEK 13 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerIs Zach Ertz playing in Week 13?UPDATE 2: Ertz is officially ACTIVE. UPDATE 1: NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported early Sunday morning that Ertz is “pushing to play”.It was reported on Friday that there is “optimism” that Ertz will suit up against Miami, and given his tough-guy reputation, there is reason to believe that. It doesn’t hurt that Philadelphia still very much has a division title in its sights.  WEEK 13 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endIf Ertz is active, it will be tough to sit him, especially against a soft defense like Miami’s. He might play fewer snaps than usual, but given the sorry state of the TE position, he’s still a must-start option. If Ertz is out (and, honestly, even if he’s active), Dallas Goedert makes for a fine TE start. He’s already playing nearly every snap, so Ertz’s injury should just result in more targets and opportunities against one of the worst defenses in the NFL. If you’re looking for more emergency fill-in options, Tyler Higbee (filling in for Gerald Everett) has the best matchup for TEs against Arizona, and Kaden Smith (filling in for Evan Engram and Rhett Ellison) also has a great matchup against the Packers. You can also take a chance with Nick O’Leary in a great matchup against the Bucs. Jack Doyle might be available, too, and he’s in line for more targets with Eric Ebron (ankle) out.last_img read more