Supreme Court upholds Indiana abortion law on fetal remains

first_img Pinterest Google+ Activists demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 27, 2016, as the justices close out the term with decisions on abortion, guns, and public corruption are expected. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is upholding an Indiana law that requires abortion providers to dispose of aborted fetuses in the same way as human remains. But the justices are staying out of the debate over a broader provision that would prevent a woman in Indiana from having an abortion based on gender, race or disability.The court is splitting 7-2 in allowing Indiana to enforce the fetal remains measure that had been blocked by a federal appeals court. The justices say in an unsigned opinion that the case does not involve limits on a woman’s right to an abortion.Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented. IndianaNews Supreme Court upholds Indiana abortion law on fetal remains By Associated Press – May 28, 2019 0 280 WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ Twitter Previous articleKosciusko County’s NET 43 arrests two, discovers large amounts of cash & drugsNext articleKayak believed to belong to missing man found near New Buffalo Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications.last_img read more

Tussle over iron ore

first_imgWITH Pacific Rim economies recovering swiftly from the 1998-99 recession, pressure is mounting to open up new sources of iron ore in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Two of these are located at West Angelas and Hope Downs, both 400 km from the sea but within easy reach of existing railways owned by Rio Tinto subsidiary Hamersley Iron, and BHP Iron Ore (map, RG 6.99 p382). The problem is that the West Angelas ore body has been secured by North Ltd subsidiary Robe River Iron Associates, and Hope Downs by a Hancock-led consortium that includes South African steelmaker Iscor.Last year, North and Hope Downs failed in a federal court action to secure open access rights to the Hamersley Iron Railway, and by inference to BHP-IO. Earlier this year, North announced that it would build a new 342 km railway to West Angelas paralleling HIR tracks; this would branch off Robe River’s line to Cape Lambert. Hope Downs welcomed this decision because WA Resources Minister Colin Barnett had said his government would insist that other mine owners must be able to use the line. Barnett had previously announced in May 1999 that he wanted to see three independent producers in the Pilbara achieve ’a mature long term production level’ of 200 million tonnes a year.But this A$430m project was put in doubt at the end of June 2000 when Rio Tinto made a surprise takeover bid for North, which promptly advised shareholders to reject it. Obviously, Rio Tinto would expect West Angelas to be served by a new branch off HIR’s line to Yandi, opened in December 1998. Surprisingly, Barnett’s response was that he had no objection to North being swallowed by Rio Tinto so long as a third independent producer (presumably Hope Downs) was also allowed by Rio Tinto to use HIR. However, it is by no means clear that Rio Tinto’s bid for North will succeed, and Barnett is not in a position to force Hamersley or BHP-IO to open its tracks to a competitor.last_img read more

Jammu and Kashmir gets first football stadium with floodlights

first_imgThis has paralysed the entire legal system here, says Jammu and Kashmir Bar Council president Moreover, the floodlights installed at the TRC ground are of high quality, which will open the doors for the high-definition quality live telecast of matches. Sarmad Hafeez, Commission Secretary, J-K Youth Sports and Services, is elated over the development and called it a historical step. “This is a historical step and this is the first stadium in the state of Jammu and Kashmir where the floodlights have been installed. Therefore now we will be able to play under floodlights and not just national games but games of international standards,” Hafeez told ANI. “It is our government’s goal that we increase the sporting infrastructure and provide people with such an infrastructure where youth can participate in all different sports,” he added. The stadium, which was built at the cost of Rs 4.5 crore, was unveiled in 2014. Since 2015, the ground has been used for I-league matches and other local football tournaments. Hafeez said that this is just a beginning because as many as 10 more stadiums and playfields are ready to get floodlights, which will further promote sports in the state. “Our state is known for football and we have produces some very good footballers who have represented the country and represented the finest clubs in the country,” he said. “This is only the beginning and we already have 10 other stadiums and playfields, where the floodlights are ready for inauguration. In the coming days, they will be inaugurated,” added Hafeez. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates Not a single life lost due to preventive measures in J&K, says Centre The football players here have got an exciting boost as they got their first stadium, TRC Football turf ground, with floodlights facilities. Earlier there used to be very rare football activity during the night but after the installment of lights, matches can now be conducted during the night time too.Related News Waseem Shahzad makes a mark in digital worldlast_img read more