Court moves on with Jakarta air pollution lawsuit

first_imgThe Central Jakarta District Court has issued on Tuesday an interlocutory decision that it has jurisdiction to preside over the air pollution lawsuit filed by citizens against the government.The next step is for parties to prove their allegations about severe air pollution in the capital and that the defendants have been negligent in their duties to provide clean air for residents. Previously, some of the defendants, namely the president of the Republic of Indonesia, the home affairs minister and the Jakarta governor, filed an exception requiring the court to delegate the case to the Jakarta State Administrative Court (PTUN), as Supreme Court Regulation (Perma) No. 2/2019 required any lawsuit on unlawful acts against the government to be handled at the PTUN.However, the panel of judges agreed to continue the case at the district court. “Unlawful acts in the citizen lawsuit mechanism refers to legal actions pertaining to the public interest. Meanwhile, unlawful acts in Perma No. 2/2019 rerfers to individual interest,” Judge Saifudin Zuhri said as quoted in a written statement made by the Coalition for the Clean Air Initiative, the plaintiff.Read also: Activists lambaste sluggish progress in air pollution lawsuit The group appreciated the court’s decision. “This is the right and wise decision given that our lawsuit doesn’t meet the criteria of a case to be resolved at the PTUN, that is concrete, individual and final,” coalition member Ayu Eza Tiara of the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH Jakarta) said.The group lambasted the fact that the case had been going on for one year since it was filed on July 4, 2019, yet the defendants had not taken steps to solve the pollution problem.“Data show that Jakarta’s air quality continued to deteriorate throughout 2019 based on the number of PM 2.5 pollutant particles in the air. Even after the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) and work-from-home appeal, the air quality in April was still not in “good” territory according to Greenpeace Indonesia,” the group wrote.The coalition has demanded that the panel of judges consider the health of residents in examining the case.Read also: Waste-based power plants worsen air pollution, global warming: EnvironmentalistsThey also urged the defendants to immediately improve Jakarta’s air quality without waiting for the court’s ruling, as the obligation of state administrators to guarantee the availability of clean air was mandated by the Constitution.“And to Jakartans, let’s not cease to be critical and demand our rights to clean and healthy air, as it is part of the right to a good and healthy environment,” said the coalition.Topics :last_img read more

Pablo Mari sends message to Arsenal fans after impressive debut against Portsmouth

first_img Full Screen Advertisement Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Skip Ad Read More PLAY Top articles by Metro Skip Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Advertisement Read More About Connatix V67539 Pablo Mari impressed on his debut (Picture: Getty)Arsenal new boy Pablo Mari admits he was ‘happy’ with his performance on his full debut for the club in a 2-0 win against Portsmouth in the FA Cup.The Spaniard joined the Gunners on loan from Flamengo in January and was making his first appearance for the club as goals from Eddie Nketiah and Sokratis sealed Arsenal’s path through to the next round.Mikel Arteta was certainly pleased with Mari’s performance and praised the 26-year-old after the win at Fratton Park. Comment Read More Mari was making his full debut (Picture: Getty)‘He is very vocal and very comfortable on the ball, always commanding the back four and he looked like he’s played here for months. I think we have a good player,’ said Arteta.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Pablo Mari sends message to Arsenal fans after impressive debut against Portsmouth / 1/1 Read More Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 3 Mar 2020 6:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Coming Next Read More And Mari was equally satisfied with his own display, admitting he was ‘happy’ with his full debut in a post on Instagram.‘On to the next round of the #EmiratesFACup. Happy with the win and my debut for @arsenal,’ said Mari.‘Huge team effort and great support from our fans! Let’s go Gunners!’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal now await their opponents for the next round before Arteta’s attention turns back to the Premier League.The Gunners host West Ham at the Emirates on Saturday in full knowledge that their league position will determine whether they qualify for the Champions League next season.A shock 2-1 defeat to Olympiacos last Thursday ended Arsenal’s hopes of winning the Europa League, which was a second viable way of returning to the Champions League.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Shay Given sends warning to Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over Dean Henderson SPONSORED Video Settings 1 min. storylast_img read more

A 94-year-old Annerley home hits the market for the first time

first_imgThe Queenslander has VJ walls and high ceilingsTheir granddaughter Eileen Newlove said she often heard stories from her father, Noel, about growing up on Aylesford St. “There’s a shop on Denham St, it used to be a grocery shop, and Dad used come down on his go kart and fly right into the front door — it makes me wonder how many doors my grandparents had to repair,” Mrs Newlove said. “And my Aunty Marjory married a man who was a boarder at the house at one point.“I’ve been told my grandfather said ‘it was about time you married her’ when they wed.“Her married name, Kelso, is still on the front of the house.”The home passed to Mrs Kelso after Mr and Mrs Ramsay passed away.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“I’d spend the odd weekend there (as a child) and there were Christmases there, too,” Mrs Newlove said.“The house was always neat, my aunty was very particular with it, and not a thing was out of place.“She used to make me so nervous that I’d spill my peas and milk on the table. But those weekends there were nice.” The original kitchen in the 1920s QueenslanderWhen Mrs Kelso passed on, the Annerley home went to the Ramsay’s youngest son, Allan.“When I had my children we went up there a few times and I remember the kids playing in backyard with Uncle Allan — he was only about 13 years older than me,” Mrs Newlove said. Mr Ramsay, 75, has now moved into a nursing home and 31 Aylesford St is being sold to pay for his care. “The house is completely original and it is very solid,” Mrs Newlove said. The double gabled Queenslander sits on a 625sq m block and has timber flooring, high ceilings and VJ walls. “I would have liked to keep it in the family but it just wasn’t possible,” Mrs Newlove said. “I’d like to see a family buy it and start their life there and make their own memories.” The home is being marketed by Jamal Naouri from Place Coorparoo and will be auctioned on Saturday, February 4 at 3pm. 31 Aylesford Street, Annerley is on the market for the first timeA 1920s Queenslander in original condition is on the market in Annerley for the first time since it was constructed. Lily and Edwin Ramsay built the three-bedroom house at 31 Aylesford St in 1923, not long after they married. The couple raised their three children, Noel, Marjory and Allan, in the home and lived at the address for the rest of their lives.last_img read more

The biggest block in Brisbane has hit the market with two houses

first_img401 & 401a Church Road Taigum Qld 4018. Picture: Realestate.com.au 401 & 401a Church Road Taigum Qld 4018. Picture: Realestate.com.auONE of the biggest residential blocks in Brisbane has hit the market along with its two houses, tennis court and pool. 401 & 401a Church Road Taigum Qld 4018. Picture: Realestate.com.au“While not the typical 11,900sqm parcel these grounds are very easy to maintain, yet still extremely private. It also lends itself to a prime development opportunity,” was how he described it. 401 & 401a Church Road Taigum Qld 4018. Picture: Realestate.com.auMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoMr Rowland was marketing it as a “rare opportunity” to get into the acreage market with the 11,900sq m block (1.19 hectares) half an hour from the CBD and its second residence currently earning $430 a week in rent. 401 & 401a Church Road Taigum Qld 4018. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe main home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a remote double garage, spa bath, extensive well-manicured grounds with vegetable garden, salt water inground pool, sauna, flood lit tennis court, three gate access and a 9000 litre water tank. 401 & 401a Church Road Taigum Qld 4018. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe rental property has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, double lockup garage, high cathedral ceilings, large attic storage space, fully fenced child and pet friendly separate garden and a 9,500 litre water tank. Among other large blocks currently on the market was 20 Coriander Place, Forest Lake, a 1.073 hectare site that Chris Foenander of Coronis Forest Lake was marketing as “a blank canvas” 20 minutes to the Brisbane CBD. Another large landholding at 581 Gold Creek Road Brookfield has recently gone under contract. The 1.43 hectare site was being marketed by Ryan Smith of ReMax Profile Real Estate as being “enveloped by the established landscaped grounds”. 401 & 401a Church Road Taigum Qld 4018. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe dual residences at 401 and 401a Church Road in Taigum were a “prime development opportunity” according to listing agents Tristan Rowland and Samantha Foster of Place Aspley, with the owners looking for offers over $1.35 million.last_img read more

Queensland retro home looks straight out of the 1960s

first_imgThis Gold Coast home is a real blast from the pastWHEN a property is marketed as “just like Grandma’s house” you know it is going to be a little bit different.A Gold Coast home that has been put on the market this week has been described by its agents as a quaint time-capsule back to the ‘50s and ‘60s.The three-bedroom home at 27 Mitchell Ave in Molendinar was listed recently through @realty.With an interior design and that had not been updated in decades, agent Gaylia Griffiths decided to market the home to retro-enthusiasts.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours ago“It really is like stepping back in time with all the knick-knacks,” she said. “It just oozes character, there are people out there that would really like it the way it is.”The home is filled with design choices that would have been pretty snazzy a few decades ago, they look a little bit out of the ordinary in 2018.From the yellow kitchentop benches, the large wooden TV cabinet and the floral wallpaper in the bathroom, the hope looks like something from The Brady Bunch.“It feels like you are walking through a movie set,” she said.The home is for sale with all the furniture and vintage bric-a-brac for anyone that wants to keep the retro feel.The home will be auctioned on March 24 at 11am.last_img read more

Why a jaw-dropping Kingscliff property is on the market

first_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:19Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:19 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenThe 6 best coastal homes that have sold01:19 The Kingscliff property at 44-48 North Point Ave is a beachfront paradise.THE east coast is home to some impressive beachfront mansions but none can quite compare to one at Kingscliff.The North Point Ave property spans three blocks and includes a five-bedroom house, resort-style pool and full-sized floodlit tennis court. Its jaw-dropping features have captured the attention of cashed-up house hunters far and wide, including Queensland tennis superstar Ash Barty, who considered buying it when it hit the market in September. Owner Sarah Johnson understood the property’s attraction as she and her family instantly fell in love with it too. RELATED: The home QLD tennis star Ash Barty has her eye on The home was designed by award-winning architect Paul Uhlmann. It spans three blocks and has a resort-style pool and tennis court. It embraces indoor/outdoor living with sliding glass doors.“We bought it in 2011, we moved up here from Sydney to have a seachange,” she said.“We just wanted to give (our children) a better life.“We’d been holidaying in Salt Village for a few years before that and would walk past the house. “We loved the fact that it’s across three blocks, which is really nice.”The house offers a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor living spaces with glass sliding doors, which makes entertaining guests a breeze. There are four bedrooms in the main residence while a fifth is in a cylindrical building separated by a passageway, known as the ‘round house’. The ‘round house’ is a standout feature. The main living areas, including the kitchen, are wide and open.Ms Johnson said they called on award-winning architect Paul Uhlmann, who designed the house, to draw up plans for the second building in 2013. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe two-storey building includes the main bedroom with ensuite as well as a lounge and gym. “The master bedroom is where I like to spend time because it’s on the top floor of the round building, it’s just so peaceful,” Ms Johnson said. The resort-style pool and tennis court outside were also popular hangout spots for the family, whether it be to entertain guests or kick back and relax. “One of our daughters got married down on the beach and had her reception on the tennis court,” Ms Johnson said.“It’s pretty rare to have a tennis court on the beachfront, that’s a unique feature.”While it will be hard for the family to say goodbye to the property, Ms Johnson said the time was right now their children had grown up. “It’s time for someone else to love this house as much as we have,” she said. RELATED: Luxury Kingscliff beachfront property hits the market for just under $7mlast_img read more

Children are being euthanised in Belgium

first_imgNZ Herald 7 August 2018Family First Comment: The 11y/o had cystic fibrosis – but treatment enables people to live to their 30’s and longer.“Everywhere else in the world, the law reflects powerful human intuitions, moral and practical: that it is wrong to abandon hope for a person so early in life, no matter the illness; that it is absurd to grant ultimate medical autonomy to someone too young to vote or legally consent to sex; and that even the best-intentioned fallible human beings should not be entrusted with such life-and-death power.”www.rejectassistedsuicide.nzDeliberately taking a small child’s life is unlawful everywhere in the world, even when the child is terminally ill and asks a doctor to end his or her suffering once and for all.There is an exception to this rule: Belgium. In 2014, that country amended its law on euthanasia, already one of the most permissive in the world, authorising doctors to terminate the life of a child, at any age, who makes the request.For a year after the law passed, no one acted on it. Now, however, euthanasia for children in Belgium is no longer just a theoretical possibility.Between Jan. 1, 2016, and Dec. 31, 2017, Belgian physicians gave lethal injections to three children under 18, according to a July 17 report from the commission that regulates euthanasia in Belgium.The oldest of the three was 17; in that respect, Belgium was not unique, since the Netherlands permits euthanasia for children over 12.Belgian doctors, however, also ended the lives of a 9-year-old and an 11-year-old. These were the first under-12 cases anywhere, Luc Proot, a member of the Belgian commission, told me in an interview.READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12102737last_img read more

IU Student Arrested at Reds Game

first_imgCINCINNATI, Oh. — An IU-Bloomington student was arrested Thursday after he ran onto the field of a Reds game against the Cubs in Cincinnati.22-year-old Dylan Cressy ran onto the field and briefly celebrated with members of the Cubs following pitcher Jake Arrieta’s no-hitter.An officer took him away quickly after and he was charged with criminal trespass.last_img

Balotelli asks for March salary

first_imgMario Balotelli has reportedly sent Brescia the third formal reinstatement letter, in addition to a request for the salary of March. Brescia forward Mario Balotelli wanted by Vasco Da gama, Galatassaray La Gazzetta dello Sport has claimed the club reacted with surprise to the notice received from the former Italy international and according to President Massimo Cellino’s lawyer Mattia Grassani, they are outraged by his behaviour. “I think Mario Balotelli is the only militant European footballer at top level who has the audacity to put his club in default, pursuant to the Collective Agreement, to obtain full payment of the monthly salary of March, in the middle of the coronavirus and with the sports activities suspended completely” the lawyer said. “Furthermore, Brescia has now lost count of the warnings, sent by the player and always at night, complaining about the alleged impossibility to train and/or discriminatory attitudes towards him. “In the last 10 days, he sent three of them, between 8pm and 11.30pm, last Wednesday, when the club’s offices were obviously closed. “With the experience gained in recent weeks in the field of rules and application of the Collective Agreement, he would achieve a full honorary degree in Law.” Balotelli’s agent, Mino Raiola, replies to the comment from the lawyer and has warned that ‘the truth will come out’ eventually. Loading… “Is Grassani the new press officer at Brescia Calcio? It seems to me that he wants to take his trials to the newspapers and not to court,” Raiola added. “But the truth will come out. “I will tell Mario to write the emails to Mr. Grassani in the morning. The problem is that Brescia only let him train alone at 7 pm. It’s normal for him to write emails after 8 pm when he returns home and realises that they are discriminating against him. “However, I didn’t know that Brescia had not yet paid the month of March and frankly it seems normal that one can ask for a salary after three months without being paid. “I would like to know if Mr. Grassani has asked his clients for payments in March…” Raiola supports the former Italy international and claims the Rondinelle put the whole team at risk when they avoided testing Balotelli after resuming training. read also:Agent: ‘Balotelli should just retire’ “It seems to me that Brescia are the only team in Serie A that has not tested one single player. They have been discussing medical protocols for weeks and now they are allowing a club to ignore them, just to leave one player at home. “To punish one, they put the whole team at risk.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural WondersTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Greatest Disney Female Villains We Love AnywaysPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got Canceled5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBig Actors Who Started Off With A Part In A Soap Opera8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show Youlast_img read more

Study ranks the ‘best’ and worst’ state capitals to live in

first_imgBatesville, In. — A new report done by WalletHub says Columbus, Ohio is the 12th best state capital to live in. Frankfort, Kentucky was 37th and Indianapolis was ranked 38th in the study.A link to the complete study is here.last_img