Brazilian Congress and Ministry of Justice Debate Marijuana Legalization

first_imgBy Dialogo April 29, 2013 The biggest fear of decriminalization is that it would result in an increased demand for a stronger drug from marijuana addicts, causing an unprecedented epidemic, such as what occurs with crack, according to Minister of Health Alexandre Padilha. In addition, Brazil’s proximity to the world’s largest cocaine and marijuana producers coupled with a strong presence of criminal organizations focused on drug trafficking reinforces this trend, eliminating the possibility that legalization would reduce drug trafficking and associated crime, as some government officials believe. It is a very controversial matter with divided opinions, especially in Brazil, which ranks second in the world for cocaine and crack consumption. More recent studies performed by the University of São Paulo indicated that 1.5 million citizens use marijuana, and approximately 8 million had tried the drug. The current situation is discouraging. The Institute of Applied Economic Research estimated that 56.12% of homicides in Brazil are directly linked to drug trafficking rendering the policies for combating narcotics inefficient. Some specialists who are openly against the state’s initiative, claim that policies from developed countries cannot be adopted in Brazil due to the lack of infrastructure, clearly exemplified by the penitentiary and juvenile detention facilities in the country. Add to this the basic public health services, which barely meet the needs of the population and the main problem of which is the lack of hospital rooms. Uruguay vetoed the bill to legalize the commercialization of the drug after a poll showed that 64% of the respondents were against it. The Brazilian Ministry of Justice and National Congress have been promoting several debates on decontrolling the use of medical marijuana, as well as legalizing it for users who are currently subject to jail time. The idea is basically to treat the user as a public health case and replace jail sentences with administrative fines and mandatory hospitalization for health treatment, which already occurs in Spain, Holland, Portugal, and parts of the United States. *André Luís Woloszyn, Strategic Intelligence Analystlast_img read more

Call for project proposals “Increasing energy efficiency and use of RES in the service sector (tourism, trade)” published

first_imgOn 8 May 2018, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy published a call for project proposals “Increasing energy efficiency and the use of RES in the service sector (tourism, trade)”.The total amount of grants available from the European Regional Development Fund for allocation under this Call is HRK 76 million. The call is implemented under Priority Axis 4 ‘Promotion of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources’, Specific objective 4b2 ‘Increasing energy efficiency and use of RES in the service sector (tourism, trade)’ of the Operational Program ‘Competitiveness and Cohesion’ 2014-2020. The Open Call is intended for companies registered for activities in tourism and trade. The lowest amount of grants that can be awarded to an individual project is 220 thousand kuna, while the highest amount is 13 million kuna.The call aims to support the reduction of energy consumption in companies registered for tourism and / or trade, through the implementation of energy efficiency measures (measures) and / or activities (measures) for the use of renewable energy sources that bring energy consumption to the cost of the company of at least 20% in relation to the reference delivered energy, ie in relation to the consumption of delivered energy before the implementation of measures.Applications for the Call are accepted from June 15, 2018 to September 21, 2018.During the award process, potential applicants may continuously ask questions in order to clarify the documentation of the Call, and the answers will be published during the award process on the eFunds website within 7 calendar days from the date of receipt of each request. Questions with a clearly indicated reference to the Call can be asked only electronically to the following e-mail address: [email protected] Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy will organize information workshops in which all potential applicants can participate. The date, time and place of informative and educational workshops during the Call will be published on the website of the Ministry, and on the websites and at least 10 calendar days before days of their workshops. The date, time and place of additional, “ad hoc” organized information workshops will be announced at least 3 calendar days before their holding.You can find more about the Call, as well as all the documentation here.last_img read more

Lawrenceburg Tiger 3-Time State Grappling Champ Mason Parris Captures Gold At Junior World Championships

first_imgThe Wrestling career of Lawrenceburg 3-Time State Champion Mason Parris continues to shine as he captured Gold in the Heavyweight division at The Junior World Championships in Estonia.Mason used his signature fireman’s carry and finished it with a first-period fall to defeat Iran’s Amir Hossein Abbas Zare in the gold-medal final. Parris posted a perfect 4-0 record in his international freestyle debut and outscoring his opposition, 36-3, and spent just 6:15 on the mat. Not one of his matches lasted a full period.Mason is the son of Mark and Shay Parris.Courtesy of the University of Michigan.last_img

Inter set to fight Liverpool and Tottenham for Bordeaux man

first_img Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Inter will look to buy Malcom at the end of the loan three-way race Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Transfer News RANKED Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? LATEST TOP WORK Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Inter Milan are putting the final touches to a loan offer for Liverpool and Tottenham target Malcom.The winger wants to leave Bordeaux this summer after being forced to stay during the January transfer window. targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer REVEALED targets 1 LIVING THE DREAM Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ moving on IN DEMAND Back then it was Arsenal who were fighting to sign the Brazilian, but their approach was rejected.Now Liverpool and Tottenham are chasing Malcom, however they have been joined in their pursuit by Inter Milan too.And, according to Sky Italia, the San Siro club are set to make a loan offer for the 21-year-old.Inter are ready to cough up £7m to sign Malcom for the year – before paying a further £28m to make the move permanent next summer.The club had been hoping to just buy the Bordeaux winger outright now, but they do not have the funds to do so.As such, Inter are hoping their offer of taking Malcom on loan first will get a deal over the line. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signinglast_img read more