Garth George: The consequences of euthanasia can extend to being diabolical

first_imgNZ Herald 19 November 2014Like the pro-abortion lobby back in the day, the proponents of legalising euthanasia never give up.Within weeks of the election, Labour’s Palmerston North MP Iain Lees-Galloway has taken over responsibility for the End of Life Choice Bill after sponsor Maryan Street failed to get re-elected.He is gauging support in the new Parliament before deciding whether to put it back in the private members’ bill ballot.I bet he does. The bill would allow people aged 18 or over to be helped to die if they were proved mentally competent by two doctors, after consultation with family, and after a “stand-down” period of a week.I have written on this subject before, but it pays to remind ourselves of the murderous consequences of legalising suicide. And as one who has terminal cancer I reckon I have the right.I have no fear of death; I will go, I hope willingly, when the Lord calls my name.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/rotorua-daily-post/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503438&objectid=11358606last_img read more

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Rapid growth rate of older people alarming

first_imgEvander Joseph, President of the Dominica Council on Aging. Image via: GIS NewsPresident of the Dominica Council of Aging Evander Joseph says the rapid growth rate of older people in the world is alarming.Joseph was addressing the commencement of a one day seminar on healthy aging at the Goodwill Parish Hall on Friday morning. He says necessary machinery must be implemented to prevent an economic crisis. “Older persons as established by the United Nations are 60 years and upwards. This is a cause for concern as these people are more prone and vulnerable to accidents, illnesses and diseases particularly the prevalence of chronic con-communicable diseases. Society therefore needs to do everything necessary to prepare for such eventuality and any country which fails to put the necessary mechanisms in place to deal with these categories of persons is certain to encounter and economic crisis,” he said.He says Dominica has already taken steps to mitigate the risk factors associated with the increase in older persons on the island.“Fortunately for us in Dominica, steps are being taken to prevent such crisis. We have in place free hospitalization for persons 60 years and over, the $500 monthly allowance given to centenarians including free cooking gas, electricity and water to them, as well as the Yes We Care Program…” he explained.Senator Alvin Bernard. Image via: togetherwemust.comMeantime Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s office Senator Alvin Bernard told Friday’s seminar that the government of Dominica has been following the activities of the council with keen interest.He said government is happy that the council, through its programs, has made strides in addressing the United Nations principles for older persons adopted by the General Assembly in 1991. Bernard also noted that government will continue to place older persons in Dominica at the center of its affairs.“They are the custodians of our history and our culture. Moreover the government has adopted an approach to treat the elderly,” he said.According to him, the elderly have earned the right to enter and to live their own age with dignity pride and security.“This fundamental approach to aging drives governments’ social protection policy on the elderly. It is expressed in programs such as the Yes We Care. The introduction of free hospital services is another feature on governments’ policy,” he added.PAHO Country Program Specialist, Mrs Shirley AugustinePan American Health Organization (PAHO) Country Program Specialist for Dominica Shirley Augustine also attended Friday’s seminar.She said the health of the elderly, nutrition, health and chronic non-communicable diseases are areas that must be examined.“We need to empower older persons so that they can live healthier lives’. It is important to maintain good life among older persons and enhance their quality of lives,” she explained.Augustine is hoping that the participants of the seminar assist older persons to improve.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! LocalNews Rapid growth rate of older people alarming by: – November 25, 2011 50 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share Tweet Sharelast_img read more

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Footballer gets five year ban after biting opponent’s penis during match

first_img Read Also: Neymar launches verbal attack on PSG chiefs after Dortmund loss A spokesman for the Mosellan football district, Emmanuel Saling, said: “The events took place after the match, in the stadium car park. There was an altercation, an escalation and things got worse. “It is quite rare to have sanctions of several years, there are less than 10 per year. The case was a bit saucy, but… there must have been some nasty tension, so the smiles on the disciplinary committee quickly faded.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Footballer Handed Five Year Suspension After Biting Opponent’s Penis During A Match In France https://t.co/3HFlRUODuw pic.twitter.com/YorRbs5v6R— The News Reporter (@TheNewsReporte3) February 19, 2020 An amateur footballer has been suspended from a local league for five years after biting an opposition player’s penis after a game in November 2019. The incident took place following a match between Terville and Soetrich in the east of France on 17 November last year, when a fight broke out in the stadium car park after the two sides drew 1-1. According to reports in the French media, a Terville player tried to play the role of peacemaker after two players started fighting, but the Soetrich player responded by biting him in a delicate area. The victim required 10 stitches for his wound and was forced to take four days off work, but he has reportedly also been suspended from the league, albeit for a shorter time of six months. Promoted Content8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-Flow10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketMost Beautiful Female Supermodels From India7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In ThailandCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 10 Female Stars Everyone Had A Crush On In The 90sWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You Loading… last_img read more

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Indian train kills 14 workers laid-off in virus lockdown

first_imgThe driver tried to stop the freight train when he saw the workers on the tracks in the western state of Maharashtra, the railway ministry said, adding it had ordered an inquiry. SATARA, India – An Indian train killed 14 migrant workers who had fallen asleep on the track on Friday while they were heading back to their home village after losing their jobs in a coronavirus lockdown, police said. Fourteen people were killed and five were injured, said a railway spokesman, C.H. Rakesh. (Reuters) Police officers examine the railway track after a train ran over migrant workers sleeping on the track in Aurangabad district in the western state of Maharashtra, India, May 8, 2020. REUTERS Tens of thousands of people have been walking home from India’s big cities after being laid off because of the lockdown to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus since late March.last_img read more

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Western leaders raise red flag on gold mining in the region

first_imgIn a statement, they claim, “Government ministers have publicly stated that debts in the sugar industry have been cancelled in an effort to revive the sugar industry. However, they are not availing documentary evidence with relevant instruments to confirm that debts have actually been cancelled. Why? Secondly, if indeed debts have been cancelled, why is there still a receiver manager in Mumias Sugar Company?”Also Read  Kenya women lawyers back calls to dissolve parliamentThe leaders under Western Kenya Solidarity Movement also acknowledged that the country is under a great strain as COVID-19 pandemic numbers continues to spread and claim the lives of fellow Kenyans.“In the light of this grim scenario and after broad consultations, we have suspended our outreach programmes which involved scheduled meetings in the western region,” they said.Also Read  Govt moves to resolve land allocation dispute in East MauAnd in the spirit of containing the COVID-19 spread, they have challenged other leaders to put the lives of Kenyans first by emulating their stance.“We believe that it is through honest, transparent, accountable and people-driven governance processes that we shall achieve equitable development in which the life of every Kenyan, community and family matters,” they said. Leaders from Western Kenya have raised the red flag on the mining of large deposits of gold recently found in the Lirhanda Corridor.Led by ANC Party Leader Musalia Mudavadi and Ford Kenya Party Leader Moses Wetangula, the leaders claim that a UK-based company called Acacia was granted these rights but it subsequently transferred the same to another company based in Tanzania.They now want to know how the Counties of Kakamega,Vihiga, Kisumu and Siaya where the corridor stretches through as well as the Government have benefitted from the arrangement.Also Read  2/3rd gender headache: Maraga calls for dissolution of Parliament Either, the leaders have also challenged the Privatization Commission to shed light on talk of a possible leasing of sugar factories in Western to private investors.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153last_img read more

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Batesville to host virtual graduation and Class Caravan

first_imgBatesville, IN—Batesville High School Principal Andy Allen has announced that BHS will hold the 110 Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 30 at 11 am. The Commencement ceremony will be conducted virtually.  The Community will be able to watch the ceremony on ETC Channel 900, on youtube by clicking here, on the Batesville High School Facebook page, and on the ISC Sports Network App.  School officials say the decision to move the 110th Commencement ceremony to a virtual format was made after careful considerations of the students, family, and BHS staff safety considering family travels, student reception planning, and announcement investments set on the original date of graduation that was set for May 30.  The community is invited and encouraged to recognize the Class of 2020 on Friday, May 29 as a “Senior Caravan” being led by the Batesville Police and Fire Departments will proceed through the streets of Batesville. The Class of 2020 Caravan will depart from Batesville High School at 5 pm and utilize the following route: The Class of 2020 Caravan route will:Exit BHS and proceed south on Huntersville crossing State Rd. 46,Turn left at Columbus Ave, proceed through the front drive of BIS and BMSTurn right on Mulberry and proceed past The Memorial PoolTurn left on Pearl St. to proceed downtownTurn right at Cook Performance and then left again on Pearl St. passing the City Plaza parking lot, 6. 6. Turn right on Park Ave.Once on Park Ave, the Class of 2020 Caravan will proceed past Liberty ParkTurn left on Pohlman St.,The Class of 2020 Caravan will conclude at The PLEX.Suggested viewing areas include St. John’s United Church of Christ Parking Lot, The Batesville Youth Football Practice Fields, The Batesville Memorial Pool Parking Lot, The City Plaza Parking Lot, Liberty Park, The Batesville Youth Soccer Fields, and The Plex.last_img read more

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Oskar Sewerin serves new role for Syracuse in postseason play

first_img Published on November 10, 2015 at 9:09 pm Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonati Oskar Sewerin paced, matting down the grass so he didn’t slip. He lined up a few yards off the ball and waited for the referee to let him approach it for a penalty kick.The junior defender was the third player to take a penalty kick for Syracuse against North Carolina. He had played just one game — a 5-0 stomping of Pittsburgh on Sept. 25 — prior to the Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinal before being plucked from the roster to take the pivotal kick.“I’ll be honest, I was pretty relaxed… The only thing I can do is tell the guys I’m proud of them, I love them, get out there, good luck and enjoy it,” McIntyre said. “Now, if I turn around and say, ‘You must score this goal,’ that probably undermines what we’re trying to do.”Syracuse started practicing penalty kicks after the Orange’s 2-1 loss to Boston College to close out the regular season. All non-playoff games end with two periods of 10-minute overtime play and go directly to a tie if neither team scores. Each playoff game must have a victor, so penalty kicks ensue if neither team scores in overtime.Despite Sewerin’s lack of minutes, he played a key role in the most important game Syracuse has played. The showdown with UNC avenged an earlier 2-1 loss to the Tar Heels in which SU gave up a 1-0 lead in the last 17 minutes. The win guaranteed No. 13 SU (11-5-3, 3-4-1 ACC) a a date with No. 2 Clemson (15-1-2, 6-1-1) in the ACC semifinal. Whoever prevails will play the winner of No. 1 Wake Forest and No. 19 Virginia in the conference championship.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“ACC rules are you have to take someone over 6-foot-3 to take a penalty,” McIntyre joked about the stalky Sewerin. “… He’s one of the first guys on our penalty-kick list.”In the regular season, because there are no penalty kicks, SU didn’t practice them. In nearly every practice since playing BC, the Orange has taken some penalty kicks, Alseth said.Sewerin had an inkling that he would be taking penalty kicks if a game ever came down to them. In practice, he took more than some other players, and he was netting his shots.At the end of the first overtime, coaches told him to warm up for penalties. Sewerin said as much as he tried to get warmed up, he was also caught up in trying to watch the game.“I didn’t know that I was going to take the third one,” Sewerin said. “I was maybe expecting to take one a little further down the road.”McIntyre said he structures his penalty-kick lineups with stronger penalty-kick takers first during shootouts and asks players who wants to take penalty kicks instead of forcing certain players to take them. Julian Buescher, who leads Syracuse in goals, assists and points, rang his first shot off the post. Oyvind Alseth made his kick, but so did both of UNC’s first two shooters.When Sewerin stepped up to take the kick, his goal was to just read the goalie. Sewerin said that Syracuse didn’t watch any tape of Tar Heels goalkeeper James Pyle in previous penalty-kick situations and that SU typically only scouts other teams’ penalty-kick takers for goalie Hendrik Hilpert.As Sewerin wound up, the goalie dove in the same direction he was going to shoot it. Fortunately for Sewerin, the ball was low enough that Pyle couldn’t get his body to the shot.“He didn’t seem nervous at all, he seemed very confident,” Alseth said. “Got a little bit lucky, though, with the goalie, but that doesn’t matter as long as the penalty goes in.”Sewerin said he’s taken penalties before and never in such a big moment, but it took until he had stepped back from the moment to consider the brevity of the penalty kick.When it came down to crunch time, when Syracuse’s season could’ve ended, even if only temporarily, McIntyre brought in one of his players that’s seen the least action.“When you’re not playing that much,” Sewerin said, “you want to try to contribute as much as you can.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Mullins parts company with Gigginstown House

first_imgGigginston House stud have confirmed Willie Mullins will not be training their horses this season.They say they have failed to agree terms with Mullins but add they hope to work with the Carlow based trainer again in the future.Around 60 horses were removed from the Mullins yard today with the trainer telling the media that he tried to put up his fees for the first time in ten years as he could not maintain his standards at the current rates. Meanwhile in racing action, today’s card is at Sligo with the first off at five past two.last_img read more

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Immortals release statement confirming exclusion from the LCS

first_imgImmortals has confirmed that it will not feature in the LCS going forward having not been accepted into Riot Games’ North American League Championship Series permanent partnership system. When the news broke a while back, it was met with shock from the community. Noah Whinston, Immortals CEO, had praised Riot several times and the organisations roots are fundamentally in League of Legends. Immortals has secured an Overwatch League spot and last year finished 2nd in the NA LCS Summer Split and Summer Playoffs thus qualifying and representing North America at the World Championships. Noah Whinston released a video addressing the fans, thanking them for their support and urging for continued support across other ventures in the future. Whinston said in a statement: “While we are disappointed in Riot’s decision, we remain grateful to our fans and players and the entire League of Legends community for joining us on an incredible journey these last two years. We are proud of the team and brand that our staff, players, and fans built together. We will continue to build teams and communities around the core values that we believe set us apart, and lead to deep connections with our fans. Although we are closing this chapter in LCS, we are excited about many other initiatives already underway, and look forward to sharing those details with our dedicated fans as soon as we can.”He continued, “The support we received from our Immortals family proves that there is a place in the market for teams that care deeply about how players are treated, and who invite fans to truly become part of a team. We will continue to speak authentically and transparently to our fans, and to be accountable to our fans anywhere we plant the Immortals flag. Finally, on behalf of our entire organization, I again extend heartfelt thanks to all the players and fans who have devoted countless hours, and full hearts, to supporting Immortals.”Steven Cohen, Executive Vice President of The Anschutz Corporation, Chief Strategy Officer for AEG, and a member of Immortals’ Board of Directors added: “Our management team, the Board of Directors and our investors are in complete alignment with respect to the business plan and vision for Immortals, its role in esports and the prospects of esports generally going forward. Since its inception, Immortals has demonstrated success through execution, strategic decision-making and access to capital, and a combination of unique qualities bound together by the highly collaborative dynamic between the management team and the board. Immortals is wholly dedicated to qualitatively and quantitatively expanding the esports environment for fans, players, publishers and partners. We look forward to continuing to deliver value to our investors and partners and as importantly a best-in-class experience to our great fans by bringing our expertise to bear and working with our partners in Overwatch, DOTA 2, CS:GO, Smash and future games we are starting to pursue in earnest, being true to the DNA of Immortals’ endemic roots along the way.”Esports Insider says: Sad times for Immortals as they don’t retain an LCS spot. It was met with shock and outrage when it was previously reported, but as per usual Noah is the epitome of professional in his response. We wish the LA based organisation all the best in their future ventures. Who knows, maybe the EU LCS is an area they’ll look to explore?last_img read more

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Expanded Cup of Nations has new look but clouded by concerns

first_imgThe Africa Cup of Nations gets underway in Egypt on Friday sporting a fresh new look but the 32nd edition is clouded like none before by security concerns and the foibles of the game’s administrators.A switch to mid-year hosting and an expansion to 24 teams hold out high hopes that the continent’s showpiece sports event will continue to enjoy growing international attention.However, the changes come hot on the heels of a crisis of confidence for the game in Africa, where leading officials stand accused of corruption.Controversy raged for years over the event’s previous timing in January, when top African players were forced to leave their European clubs mid-season to play in the tournament, and the change to mid-year has been universally welcomed.The decision to expand to 24 teams produced a more sceptical reaction given that many of the past tournaments have been characterised by the poor standard of matches and further dilution of the field might exacerbate that problem.But the success of UEFA’s expanded European Championship in France three years ago emboldened the Confederation of African Football to follow suit. It means three new faces in this year’s lineup although Burundi, Mauritania and Madagascar are not expected to make much impact.NO FAVOURITESBut this is not a tournament with any clear favourites.Hosts Egypt are seeking a record-extending eighth title but much of their hopes rest on the form of Liverpool’s Champions League winner Mohamed Salah.He has been given time off to go on holiday after a long season, only joining up with his team mates last Wednesday, but there will be questions over whether mental and physical fatigue will affect his potential for another talismanic performance. The same is true for club mate Sadio Mane, who leads a credible challenge from Senegal.Mane will miss his country’s first Group C game against Tanzania in Cairo on Sunday as he is suspended because of an accumulation of yellow cards in the qualifiers.Nigeria return after missing the last two finals and are always contenders, while Ghana continue their quest for a first title since 1982.Ghana have reached at least the semi-finals in the previous six Cup of Nations finals, going back to 2008, but have fallen short of the winners’ podium — losing the 2010 and 2015 finals.Cameroon were surprise champions at the last Nations Cup in 2017, when they beat Egypt 2-1 in the final in Gabon, and they are in a similar position this time with mediocre form since that triumph leaving them as outsiders to retain the title. STRICT CONTROLEgypt get the tournament underway on Friday against Zimbabwe at the Cairo International Stadium, rarely used over the last seven years since strict controls were imposed on football crowds in the country.Most games have been played either behind closed doors or with restricted attendance to forestall any political dissent that might flow from the terraces.Supporters of Cairo’s top clubs were prominent in the Tahir Square demonstrations during the Arab Spring of 2011 when Egyptians launched a historic uprising for democracy.But since the military resumed control in 2013 when Mohamed Mursi was deposed, a tight lid has been placed on dissent. Mursi, who was briefly the first democratically elected head of state in Egypt’s modern history, died on Monday from a heart attack after collapsing in a Cairo court while on trial on espionage charges.Heavy security is expected around the tournament, which follows quickly on the heels of turmoil in the ranks of the continent’s Confederation of African Football (CAF).The president of African soccer’s governing body Ahmad Ahmad has been accused of corruption by his own general secretary Amr Fahmy, who has since been fired after his whistleblowing.Ahmad was briefly detained in France earlier this month and is now the subject of an ethics investigation by world soccer’s governing body FIFA.Ahmad, who is also a FIFA vice-president, did not respond to requests by Reuters for comment on the allegations against him.last_img read more

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