first_img“We have checked [the abortion sites] and will take action,” Roma said.He went on to say that the police had also scoured social media platforms to find offers of illicit abortion services. In one case, the LinkedIn profile of a company in North Jakarta offers a variety of abortion pills.The Communications and Information Ministry has yet to provide any statement on the matter.On Wednesday, police arrested ten individuals linked to an abortion clinic in Senen, Central Jakarta, that advertised its services and products on the internet.The clinic has reportedly aborted more than 32,000 fetuses since 2017. It charges Rp 2 million (US$134.47) for the abortion of fetuses under five weeks of age and Rp 4 million for fetuses older than five weeks, according to one of the suspects, the police said.Jakarta Police chief Sr. Comr. Yusri Yunus said the clinic would typically serve five to six patients per day and had generated over Rp 10 billion in revenue since its founding. (rfa)Topics : The Jakarta Police is set to block websites that offer illegal abortion services and products over public health and safety concerns.Jakarta Police’s special crimes unit head Sr. Comr. Roma Hutajulu told tempo.co on Thursday that his office had discovered a number of websites containing contact details of several illegal abortion clinics across the capital.In addition to abortion services, such clinics also offer drugs to induce miscarriage, according to him.last_img read more


first_imgEditor’s note: Caitlin Antonios earned the right to be Clippers Beat Writer for a Day in an essay contest co-sponsored by Southern California News Group and the Clippers. This is her report on the experience:By Caitlin AntoniosClippers Beat Writer for a DayAs I was taken down the steps into the heart of Staples Center, I was immediately greeted by the sense that I shouldn’t be there. I had been to Staples Center countless times, but never like this. What was always three levels too far away, the court now lay underneath my feet. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error When I submitted my essay a few weeks ago for the Southern California News Group’s contest to shadow Los Angeles Clippers beat writer Dan Woike, I did it in the hopes that, if I won, I would watch the game from good seats and meet a writer I had followed and admired for the past six years. Instead, I was welcomed into a community of journalists, athletes, and staff who were generous with their time, advice and unforgettably kind. The night started with a lot of handshakes and introductions. I was escorted to the media room, a spacious room lined with huge televisions and delicious food. Boisterous laughter and friendly “good to see you’s” were exchanged as media personnel congregated together before tip-off. Through another door, rows of segmented desks filled with journalists working on articles, rushed to meet their deadlines. It looked remarkably similar to the newsroom I spend so much time in at UC Irvine where the official campus newspaper, The New University, is produced. Dan introduced me to head Clippers broadcaster Ralph Lawler, a voice that filled my living room for countless games my entire life. With each step of the pregame process, Dan allowed me to pester him with questions and walked me through his game-day routine. We headed to the pregame press conference with head coach Doc Rivers, whose first word when he walked into the room was my name. It was surreal. We chatted about my school and I was given the opportunity to ask him a question. His genuine interest to answer anything I wanted to know made what should have been a nerve-wrecking experience seem like routine (that’s not totally true, I still kind of felt like fainting afterward). Next, I was interviewed for ClippersTV on the court as the players warmed up behind me. I don’t think I stopped smiling the entire night. After the unfortunate game loss, Dan took me with him to the postgame press conference where Doc Rivers, his son, Austin Rivers, and DeAndre Jordan commented about the night’s performance. It’s hard to fully summarize the experience. Dan’s knowledge and advice was priceless, encouraging and, especially, motivating. I was struck by the sense of family that permeated through every staff member I encountered. Everyone knew each other on a personal level and were more than willing to welcome me into their circle for the night. I got practical advice from everyone I met who took an interest in me and my future in a way I could have never imagined. It was a testament to the incredible organization surrounding the Clippers team and the generosity of all media personnel at the game, but especially Dan Woike and the SCNG.last_img read more


first_imgThe vast majority of NHL teams and players are extremely frustrated right now as the 2019-20 season remains paused. Franchises were in the midst of playoff pushes or trying to gain momentum ahead of the postseason when commissioner Gary Bettman brought play to a screeching halt March 12 because of the coronavirus pandemic.One team that might be slightly less annoyed is the Canucks.  “It seems to be a lot of ups and downs in terms of ‘It’s getting better, it’s not getting better,'” he said. “I would love to have a chance to finish the year. Just like everyone else, I’m so new to the situation that I just really have no idea what it could look like. I think more time has to go by to see what could even be possible because right now I just have no clue.”With the rest of the campaign up in the air, Myers is just hoping that the Canucks get the chance to prove to themselves — and everybody else — that they deserve to be in the playoffs.”Well, I think all of us in the room, we see ourselves as a playoff team,” he said. “It’s impossible to tell what could have happened in the last 15 games or whatever it was, but I really liked our strides that we made this year. I really hope we’re able to come back and try and end it off on a good note.” Vancouver’s campaign got off to a promising start, but then its season began to nosedive in February and early March with just six wins in the team’s final 17 games before the pause. They currently sit just outside a playoff spot — they’re one point behind third-placed Calgary in the Pacific Division and a single regulation win behind Nashville for the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference. The past four weeks have given the players an unexpected opportunity to take a breath and reflect on the first 69 games. Canucks defenseman Tyler Myers has been doing that while under quarantine at home in Kelowna, B.C., with his wife and son.”My wife and our 3-year-old son, Tristan, we popped back to Kelowna pretty quick after this thing hit, and we just had a little bit more space for him to run around and burn off a little bit more energy so you can sleep in a little bit longer,” he told reporters in a video call Wednesday. “So we headed back home here and have just been here since and spending time with each other during this quarantine.”MORE: Canucks’ J.T. Miller wants a “fair season” if the NHL returnsMyers thinks the team was heading in the right direction, despite its tough stretch, when the season was put on hold.”It’s such a unique situation for everybody,” he said. “I think we started to get a lot better with our consistency. I think, you know, as the year went on, that was one of the things we were working on as a group. I think it was getting better . . . right towards the end before everything shut down. We were really trending in the right direction.”He’s disappointed the Canucks haven’t been able to experience the intensity of a playoff push.”Certainly missing out on the last month of the season there, you really develop such a playoff atmosphere and a playoff feel on the ice,” he said. “It would have been nice for young guys to experience that but the whole league is in the same boat.”Like everyone else, Myers has no idea whether the season will resume.last_img read more


first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two armed robbers who stole a woman’s cellphone in Northwest Miami-Dade.Newly released surveillance video footage shows a woman standing outside of a home on the 14700 block of Northwest 10th Avenue just after 5:30 p.m. on May 25.A black 4-door sedan with two men inside could be seen pulling up alongside her.Officials said the driver spoke to the woman while the passenger in the car got out and confronted her, demanding her cellphone.After she refused to hand it over, the crook brandished a gun, pushed her into a gate and grabbed the phone.He then made his way back into the car, and the two men fled from the scene.The victim was left uninjured. The crooks are described to be 18 to 19 years old.If you have any information on this armed robbery, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more