PREMIUMJoy as Indonesian court nixes health insurance premium hike, but deficit storm looms

first_imgThe government has no choice but to annul the recent increase of National Health Insurance (JKN) premiums after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of hundreds of millions of citizens who depend on the public health insurance.The court granted victory to a group of petitioners that had challenged Presidential Regulation No. 75/2019, which mandated higher premiums for all service levels beginning this year. The regulation had sparked debate and compelled thousands of people to downgrade their service class or even opt out of the public health insurance altogether.Pudjiatie from Malang in East Java said she welcomed the court’s decision because the premium increase had been a burden for her. The 50-year old said she had paid into the insurance for the past five years but had never used it herself.As she pays for her own coverage and that of her nephew, both of whom are membe… Topics : Log in with your social account Linkedin Forgot Password ? Google Facebook LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here JKN JKN-insurance-deficit JKN-premium-increase BPJS-Kesehatan public-health health-insurance-in-Indonesia health-insurancelast_img read more

Family First calls for boycott of Fifty Shades of Grey TV airing

first_imgStuff 18 January 2017Conservative lobby group Family First is seeing red over plans to broadcast Fifty Shades of Grey on free-to-air television.TV3 plans to screen the R18 film, which depicts a couple’s sadomasochistic relationship, at 8.30pm on Sunday.Family First spokesman Bob McCoskrie said the movie normalises sexual violence towards women and schoolchildren would be exposed to it due to its early screening time.“By broadcasting this movie, TV3 [is] counteracting the determined efforts in New Zealand to eliminate sexual violence and support of victims and families.”McCoskrie cited a 2015 Michigan State University study which showed young women who read sexually violent fiction, like the Fifty Shades of Grey book series, often display the same behavioral symptoms as those who have been sexually victimised.McCoskrie said the film promoted attitudes which were “destructive” to families.He called on viewers to boycott businesses that advertised during the film and instead donate to a charity working to end sexual violence.TV3’s listing describes the movie’s male protagonist, Christian Grey, as a “philandering, sadomasochistic executive”.“When innocent reporter, Anastasia Steele, interviews the mysterious, fabulously wealthy young corporate mogul, she finds herself caught under the spell of his intensely erotic BDSM game.”A Mediaworks spokesperson said the film was being screened in accordance with Broadcasting Standards Authority guidelines.“[It] is scheduled to play in the Adults Only timeslot (i.e. 8.30pm onwards), carries a content warning at the start of the film, and has been edited for television.”READ MORE: First has major issues with TV3 screening Fifty Shades of GreyNZ Herald 19 January 2017Family First has called for TV3 to pull a primetime screening of Fifty Shades of Grey this weekend, saying the raunchy flick “normalises and glamorises sexual violence”.TV3 says the screening is going ahead, albeit with edited content and viewer warnings.The film, which was rated R18 at the time of its theatrical release in New Zealand in 2014, is scheduled to screen at 8.30pm on Sunday.The film is an adaptation of a best-selling book and stars Dakota Johnson, a “sexually inexperienced woman” who begins a relationship with a powerful businessman played by Jamie Dornan.The Fifty Shades book series by EL James and the film have been wildly popular.But Family First has called for TV3 to pull the plug on the screening, and wants viewers to boycott businesses who advertise during the film.“The premise of the movie is that a woman who is humiliated, abused, controlled, entrapped, coerced, manipulated and tortured is somehow an ’empowered’ woman.“And a man who is possessive, controlling, violent, jealous and coercive is somehow showing ‘true love’,” said Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First.“These are foul and dangerous lies. This movie and the book it is based on simply glamorises sexual violence and should be rejected by everyone who is concerned about family and sexual violence.”A TV3 spokesperson told the Herald the film had been “edited for television”, was playing in an Adults Only timeslot and included a content warning at the start of the film.“TV3 is fully committed to its responsibilities as a Free To Air broadcaster, and is airing this film in accordance with them,” the spokesperson said.But McCoskrie said the network couldn’t guarantee that people under the age of 18 wouldn’t see the film, so shouldn’t be broadcasting it.“It is time we pointed the finger at the entertainment media’s role in promoting the attitudes which are destructive to our families,” said McCoskrie.“TV3 are counteracting the determined efforts in NZ to eliminate sexual violence and support of victims and families.”A sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey, titled Fifty Shades Darker, is due for release on February 9. read more

Star forward Stephanie Grossi returns from injury for Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Two years ago, Syracuse was in the middle of its conference tournament run when captain Stephanie Grossi was presented with an award at a banquet. But a professor did not allow Grossi to miss class to join her team to receive the award, she said, so she arrived at the team hotel late that night and readied herself for what would be a triple overtime thriller the next day.“She was so excited to be there,” said SU head coach Paul Flanagan. “She played the whole game.”Running on almost no rest and playing the equivalency of two games, Grossi scored the game-winning goal, pushing the Orange to the College Hockey American championship. Two years later, the senior captain has led Syracuse in goals each year, but as the season began she suffered an undisclosed injury that caused her to miss two weeks. Last week, Grossi returned to the ice against Northeastern but Syracuse (1-6-1) won only one game in her absence.“She has a twofold effect,” Flanagan said. “On the ice she does what she does, how she carries herself. She is a fabulous student, extremely organized and is so dedicated.”Entering the year, one of Grossi’s goals was to be a leader on-and-off the ice. It helped push Grossi to battle back to full strength after a two-week absence.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“When you’re out you really realize how much it means to be on the ice with your teammates,” Grossi said.Victoria Klimek, who is tied for the team-lead in goals (three), will now have another offensive threat with the return of Grossi. She said Grossi gave the team that extra push before game time.Klimek recalled Grossi’s first game of 2017, when Grossi wrote on her hand “Be relentless,” before the game. She urged the rest of her line mates to do the same. Then, she gathered her line mates together and screamed, “What are we going to be?” The team responded by screaming “Relentless.”To her team Grossi is a special player, someone they can look up too and gravitate toward. And Grossi is all about her team, putting Syracuse ahead of herself in all instances.“If anybody wants to look at how I should act as a Division I student athlete, look at her,” Flanagan said. “She is never me, me, me, she is always about us, us, us.” Comments Published on October 29, 2017 at 10:11 pm Contact Anthony: amkhelil@syr.edulast_img read more