Blind woman killed by lethal injection

first_imgDailyMail 8 October 2013Medics have killed a woman by lethal  injection because she could not cope with becoming blind.In one of the first cases of euthanasia for a  disability, the 70-year-old was deemed by doctors to be ‘suffering  unbearably’.They granted her wish to die after she had  previously tried to commit suicide several times.But pro-life campaigners said the case showed  how euthanasia and assisted suicide for more trivial reasons can soon become the  ‘norm’ in countries where it is legal.They insisted it was medical negligence for  the doctors in Holland to have gone along with the woman’s suicidal ideas and  said they should have found a way to manage her psychological  problems.The unnamed woman had been born with poor  eyesight which had deteriorated into blindness as she entered old age.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2448611/Blind-Dutch-woman-euthanised-loss-sight.htmllast_img read more

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What sort of strange lottery determines that one baby is celebrated while others are aborted?

first_imgStuff co.nz 1 November 2018Family First Comment: A superb article from Karl du Fresne – so many great statements that it’s hard to highlight the best one!“Alison Mau proposed during a radio debate that men be required to get permission from certifying consultants before getting prostate checks, as women seeking an abortion have to do. Journalist Alison Mau gave an early example of the fatuous arguments likely to be deployed when, in a one-sided panel discussion on Radio New Zealand, she proposed that men should be required to get permission from certifying consultants before getting prostate checks, as women seeking an abortion have to do. This reduced the whole issue to a puerile game of gender tit-for-tat. It got her a cheap laugh, but the nature and purpose of the two procedures are fundamentally different. Prostate checks are about identifying and treating a potentially fatal disease. Their purpose is to save life. But pregnancy is not a disease, a foetus is not a tumour, and the consequence of an abortion is that life is extinguished, not saved. If a high-profile journalist like Mau can’t grasp that crucial difference, we’re in bigger trouble than I thought.”Yep. www.ChooseLife.nz….It can make sense only if the incipient human life is considered intrinsically valueless unless its mother happens to want it. Is that what we’ve come to? In which case, in what circumstances does a life become worth saving? A similar question arose last year amid the general rejoicing at the news that Jacinda Ardern was having a baby. Many of the people who expressed delight at the prime minister’s pregnancy and the subsequent birth of Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford support the right of women to have an abortion, no questions asked.But isn’t it odd that we placed such value on Neve’s life when hardly anyone batted an eyelid at the 13,285 unborn babies who were aborted last year? What sort of strange lottery determines that one baby becomes a source of national celebration while others are sucked from the womb and consigned to a hospital incinerator? A similarly strange dichotomy occurs when skilled doctors perform miracles to save fragile newborns while elsewhere in the same hospitals, other doctors are paid by the state to kill them in the womb.More than 40 years after abortion was made pseudo-legal, we seem to be no closer to resolving this moral conundrum. It’s an issue that now confronts us again as pressure builds for the few existing controls on abortion to be removed.The Big Lie, which you can expect to hear repeated endlessly, is that abortion is a health issue. This is now a feminist article of faith. But no amount of repeating makes it true, because pregnancy and childbirth are not illnesses or disorders, and it’s impossible to imagine anything less healthy for the unborn child than to have its life terminated. The debate will be ugly – we know that from 1977. And the anti-abortion camp will be fighting with one hand tied behind its back, because the media are overwhelmingly pro-choice.Alison Mau proposed during a radio debate that men be required to get permission from certifying consultants before getting prostate checks, as women seeking an abortion have to do. Journalist Alison Mau gave an early example of the fatuous arguments likely to be deployed when, in a one-sided panel discussion on Radio New Zealand, she proposed that men should be required to get permission from certifying consultants before getting prostate checks, as women seeking an abortion have to do. This reduced the whole issue to a puerile game of gender tit-for-tat. It got her a cheap laugh, but the nature and purpose of the two procedures are fundamentally different. Prostate checks are about identifying and treating a potentially fatal disease. Their purpose is to save life.But pregnancy is not a disease, a foetus is not a tumour, and the consequence of an abortion is that life is extinguished, not saved. If a high-profile  journalist like Mau can’t grasp that crucial difference, we’re in bigger trouble than I thought.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/108250663/what-sort-of-strange-lottery-determines-that-one-baby-is-celebrated-while-others-are-abortedKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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GOtv Boxing Night 15: Houanvoegbe Will See Stars, Boasts Dodo

first_img“He needs to talk to my previous opponents. I show no mercy on the ring. Once I step in, the objective is to finish off the opponent. Houanvoegbe will see stars. I am not joking,” boasted Dodo.In the other international bout, the biggest of the seven fights scheduled, Nigeria’s Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph will defend his African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight title for the first time when he confronts Ghanaian challenger, Nathaniel Nukpe.Other bouts include a national cruiserweight clash between Michael “Lion Heart” Godwin and Idowu “ID Cabasa” Okusote as well as the national light welterweight contest between Vincent “Dada” Essien and Segun “Showboy” Olalehin.The event, sponsored by GOtv and Bet King, will be beamed live on SuperSport in 47 African countries.The best boxer at the event will go home with a cash prize of N1 million alongside the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Light Middleweight Boxer, Akeem “Dodo” Sadiku, has warned his opponent at GOtv Boxing Night 15, Franc Houanvoegbe of Benin Republic, to expect an explosive fight that will leave him seeing stars.The two boxers are billed to clash in an international light middleweight challenge at the event, which holds on 29 July at the Indoor Sports Hall of Obafemi Awolowo (formerly Liberty) Stadium in Ibadan. It is one of the two international bouts scheduled for the event.Dodo, who is famous for his fast and furious punching, said Houanvoegbe will be wobbly and see stars within the first three rounds of the encounter.last_img read more

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Men’s hockey: Ailing Badgers can’t keep up with No. 6 Buckeyes on the road

first_imgIn their first series matchup of the season, the No. 6 The Ohio State Buckeyes (8-3-1, 3-1-0 Big Ten) steamrolled the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team by a seven to one margin, sweeping them in their two games at Columbus. Friday night the Badgers were shut out 4–0, followed by a 3–1 loss Saturday night.From the moment the puck dropped in the Value City Arena, the Buckeyes’ experience showed. Early on, both squads showed a lot of patience on the offensive end, neither being able to find a true attack until late in the first period when OSU sent a flurry of shots at UW goalkeeper Daniel Lebedeff. After receiving a 5-on-4 power play toward the end of the period, Buckeye forward Tanner Laczynski found the back of the net on a quick-hitter with 48 seconds remaining. But they didn’t stop there. With 25 seconds to go, the Buckeyes got another goal when OSU senior forward Brendon Kearney poked in a loose puck to give the Buckeyes a 2–0 lead going into the first intermission.Volleyball: No. 7 Wisconsin completes weekend sweep of Ohio State, Maryland in dominant fashionThe No. 7 University of Wisconsin women’s volleyball team (20-6, 13-5 Big Ten) won two matches on the road over Read…There was more to come in the second period, with both teams playing for smart shots and defensive holds. But Ohio State’s steady pace and experience eventually pushed them through the lines once again with yet another upperclassmen, Mason Jobst, sneaking one past Lebedeff during another Buckeye power play.Soon afterward, things went south for the Badgers again when Lebedeff had to be replaced because of an apparent head injury as the freshman would not return for the rest of the weekend. Jack Berry stepped in and held his own, giving up only one goal out of nine shots, but in the end, there was no chance for the Badgers to come back, who went on to fall 4–0.The game was a little more competitive Saturday night, but the result was much of the same. Wisconsin simply struggled to get things going all series long and it continued into the second game. Five minutes into the first, OSU forward Quinn Preston knocked one in to kick things off, followed by yet another power-play goal with about 18 minutes remaining by defenseman Gordi Myer. The Badgers kept trying to catch up, but couldn’t slide anything past OSU goalkeeper Tommy Nappier, who, up to this point, has a whopping 95 percent save rate on the season.Football: Wisconsin rallies from 14-point, fourth quarter deficit to defeat Purdue in triple-OT thrillerJonathan Taylor rushed for a career-high 321 yards and scored three touchdowns, including a 17-yard game-winner in triple overtime to Read…Early in the second, OSU found the net yet again, stretching the lead to 3–0 where it became obvious who would emerge from the match victorious. There was seemingly nothing the Badgers could do to score until Sean Dhooghe got an open look on a rebound from Tarek Baker with 14 minutes left in the contest. But the comeback just wasn’t to be, as the 3–1 score remained intact until the final horn blew. On the plus side, Dhooghe’s goal did break OSU’s three-game shutout streak, showing that the Buckeyes might not necessarily be invincible in the games to come.Despite Ohio State’s experience and talent, Wisconsin ended on a high note, and can hopefully carry some of that momentum into Ann Arbor against another formidable opponent in No. 16 Michigan.last_img read more

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Abedi Ayew ‘Pele’: I never had a problem with Kwesi Appiah or Tony Yeboah

first_imgEx-Black Stars captain, Abedi Pele has revealed that prior to the 1992 African Cup of Nations in Senegal, the players had no rift among themselves.The Black Stars of Ghana were chasing their fifth AFCON trophy but missed out on penalties to the Ivory Coast.Rumours of a captaincy row jeopardizing Ghana’s chances of winning the trophy have been rife over the years with the decision to take the armband from Kwesi Appiah and hand it to Abedi Pele proving controversial.Speaking in an interview on GTV Sports+, the former Olympique Marseille man disclosed that the team spirit was high and there were no problems as long as he was concerned.Not at all, for me, the team spirit was very good. Maybe for others, no but for me it was good. They announced the captaincy when we were in Portugal and everything was okay. I never had a problem with Kwesi Appiah or Tony Yeboah. Tony was really exceptional.The 55-year-old revealed that Tony Yeboah is like a brother to him and has no problems with him.You see, people were talking but Tony has never pointed a finger to say Abedi has said something against me or said anything in the newspaper. Tony was like a brother to me.last_img read more

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Having Justin Turner ‘fresh in October’ is what matters most for Dodgers

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Justin Turner played in 135 games and got 549 plate appearances during the regular season this year, the second-highest totals in his career (behind 2016).But it wasn’t easy.At 34, Turner has had his share of injuries. In October 2015, he had microfracture surgery on his left knee which requires regular maintenance. This season, he endured the usual assortment of pitches that hit him (14), had a hamstring injury at midseason and ankle and back issues in the final weeks of the season.But Turner pointed out proudly he never went on the Injured List. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “He stays in the strike zone,” Roberts said, listing the attributes that make Turner so productive in postseason play. “He has different clubs. He can release the barrel and hit a homer. He can ride out a 1-2 slider and get a base hit to right field.“He understands situations – understanding that if the pitcher is not going to give him something he’ll take what he does give him. It’s easier said than done. But the guys that thrive in the postseason have to do that. If they’re not going to give you the pull side of the field you have to go the other way. That’s just part of it. If (Stephen) Strasburg (the Nationals’ Game 5 starter) is not going to give you a heater in the zone, you’ve got to be able to check off.”IN AND OUTRoberts had most of two days to think about his starting lineup for Game 5. He ultimately chose to sit rookie Gavin Lux and keep struggling veteran A.J. Pollock on the bench against Strasburg.He went with another rookie, Matt Beaty, at first base and Kiké Hernandez in left field. But he acknowledged giving “a lot” of thought to putting veteran David Freese in the starting lineup. Freese had four hits in seven at-bats over the first four games of the NLDS and has one of the best clutch histories in the postseason, including NLCS and World Series MVPs with the Cardinals in 2011.But Freese was 1 for 11 with four strikeouts in his career against Strasburg. Roberts said the fact that Freese “doesn’t see him well” made it “100 percent” more valuable to get one at-bat from him in a pinch-hit role (against left-handers Sean Doolittle or Patrick Corbin) where the Dodgers can select the matchup rather than multiple at-bats in an unfavorable matchup.Related Articles Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season “It’s one of those things where I feel putting David and our team in the best spot to win a baseball game is where we can pick a spot to put him in a leverage spot vs. putting him against a guy he hasn’t seen well in the past just to say ‘He should be playing,’” Roberts said. “That’s a little short-sighted, if you will.”It probably took less time to decide on benching Lux. The rookie had a pinch-hit home run off reliever Hunter Strickland in his first career postseason at-bat in Game 1 but went 1 for 8 with six strikeouts in starts against Strasburg, Anibal Sanchez and Max Scherzer.“I would say it’s been a great experience (for him),” Roberts said. “I think this has been great. And after we advance I would expect him to play a big role in the next series. It’s been a great experience for him.“The results are one thing. But for this guy to take the at-bats he’s taken and play the defense he’s played it’s been a great experience.”center_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “I felt pretty good all year,” he said. “I know, I haven’t been on the injured list this year, which I’ve spent a lot of time on in my career. But I have had some stretches where I’ve been dealing with some things and it wasn’t necessarily big enough to where I had to miss.“I think it’s just one of those things that the older you get the more stuff happens. And you have aches and you have bumps and bruises and it’s not quite as easy to just shake it off and get out there. So I’m happy with how much I’ve been on the field. I feel good right now.”Dodgers manager Dave Roberts credited Turner and the team’s training staff with managing whatever physical hurdles came up during the season and got him “fresh in October.”“It’s been a challenge,” Roberts said. “There were a couple random things but he still took close to 600 at-bats. I would bank that.”The 34-year-old Turner has been a very bankable commodity in October. Going into Wednesday’s Game 5 against the Washington Nationals, Turner had hits in 20 of 21 previous NLDS games and a .315 average overall in 53 postseason games with a .939 OPS, nine home runs and 35 RBIs. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire last_img read more

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The Night Watchman: Shane Warne’s adventure with his lady friends wakes up the neighbours

first_imgImage Courtesy: CatchnewsAdvertisement 84NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3miWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eqhmuk( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2fxdWould you ever consider trying this?😱6qaCan your students do this? 🌚6wg7sRoller skating! Powered by Firework The former Australian leg-spinner spun his way into controversy yet again after his little afternoon adventure with his lover and two of her friends created quite the ruckus. The neighbours had a hard time with the bowler opting to keep his windows open.Advertisement Image Courtesy: CatchnewsShane Warne’s lover had brought two escorts into his plush London mansion. What resulted was quite intense as Warne proceeded to wince the following morning making his way to the car.One of the onlookers described the situation to the Sun by stating:Advertisement  “He was having quite a party in there and didn’t seem to give a damn who heard what was going on. He left the windows wide open and you could clearly hear all the noises.”“Shane has some very posh neighbours, including families, and it’s hard to imagine they’re not aware of what’s going on.”Advertisement Warne, who is known for his exploits with the opposite sex has a wide array of controversies surrounding the same.Read Also:Hanuma Vihari dedicates maiden test century to late father, praises Ishant for composureWI vs Ind 2nd Test Day 2 Review: Bumrah’s hat-trick paves way for imminent dominance Advertisementlast_img read more

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GOLDEN GATE FIELDS TO PRESENT INAUGURAL TURF FESTIVAL APRIL 14- MAY 1TURF FESTIVAL TO FEATURE INCREASED PURSES, FREE SHIPPING AND GUARANTEED LATE PICK 4 POOLS

first_imgALBANY, CALIF. – Golden Gate Fields will offer increased purses, free shipping to and from Santa Anita and guaranteed Late Pick 4 pools during its inaugural three-week Turf Festival.Golden Gate Fields will be the only track in California with turf racing from April 14 through May 1. During that time an extra $125,000 will allocated to turf races.Free shipping from Santa Anita to Golden Gate Fields will be provided during the Turf Festival. Bob Hubbard Horse Transportation, Inc. will have two vans going north and two vans going south every week during the event.“The Golden Gate Fields Turf Festival will benefit horsemen throughout California by bolstering purses in the North and giving Southern California horsemen a place to run their grass horses,” said Joe Morris, Senior Vice President of West Coast Operations for The Stronach Group. “It’s our goal to offer competitive turf racing with big fields, which should be attractive to horseplayers. We hope to generate a strong response from Northern California and Southern California horsemen throughout the Turf Festival.”There will be three grass stakes during the Turf Festival. The Grade 3, $100,000 San Francisco Mile for 3-year-olds and up will be conducted Saturday, April 30. The final day of the Turf Festival will feature a pair of one-mile stakes for 3-year-old California-breds nominated to the Golden State Series: the $100,000 Campanile for fillies and the $100,000 Silky Sullivan.In addition, Golden Gate Fields will offer two maiden special weights and two allowance races for California-breds on the final weekend of the turf festival. The maiden special weights will be worth $35,000 and will be conducted April 30. The allowances will be worth $41,000 and will be held May 1. The owners of the maiden special weight winners will receive a $10,000 bonus.Golden Gate Fields on weekends will guarantee the Late Pick 4 pool at $75,000 during the Turf Festival. The guarantee will be increased to $100,000 on San Francisco Mile Day.Jon ForbesPublicity Manager, Golden Gate FieldsE-mail: jon.forbes@goldengatefields.comOffice: (510) 559-7411Cell: (669) 244-1985last_img read more

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Klopp assures that the coronavirus crisis in Madrid affected him when preparing Liverpool-Atlético

first_img“Two weeks ago, although it seems like years ago that we played against Atlético. I remember that we all knew about the coronavirus situation worldwide, but we were still in our tunnel, if you want, and until then it did not come to our mind in England. On Saturday we had played for Bournemouth, we won and on Sunday City lost, so the information was “Two wins are missing.” But then Monday morning, I woke up and found out about the situation in Madrid, that schools and universities would be closed starting Wednesday so it was very strange preparing for that match, to be honest. Normally I don’t fight with things around me, I can build barriers to the right and left when preparing for a match, but at the time it was really difficult. Wednesday the game came, I loved the game, I loved what I saw from the guys, it was a very good performance, apart from the result. On Thursday we delivered and On Friday when we arrived it was already clear that this was not a training session. Yes, we worked, but it was more like a meeting. We had many things to talk about. Nobody knew exactly – and nobody knows exactly – how it will continue, ”says the Liverpool manager. Jürgen Klopp has given an interview for the Liverpool website, where he comments on the news of the coronavirus crisis and how he lived through the last weeks of competition. Their last meeting was the defeat against Atlético, with the consequent elimination of the Champions, of which he is the current champion. The German remembers that week, the days before the game, “Although it seems that we played years ago”, and admits that “it was very strange” to prepare for that game … Klopp explained how he adapts to this new situation of isolation: “I miss everyone. It’s two weeks and I’m not on vacation. You’re usually somewhere, and you don’t miss your staff or colleagues. But right now, it really is maddening. We miss each other, we really like working together. We have a lot of contact with WhatsApp groups and phone calls, FaceTime, whatever. So we see each other a lot but not as we want. “last_img read more

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Melbourne win Senior Cup

first_imgMelbourne are the 2016 champions of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Senior Cup.The Nikita Miller-captained outfit, whose last hold on the two-day crown was in 2012, won the tournament after defeating first-time finalists St Thomas CA by 75 runs at Sabina Park yesterday.Resuming on 38 for two in their second innings and with an overall lead of 108 runs – after scoring 181 in their first time at bat – Melbourne were dismissed for 159, despite 59 from former national youth representative Omar Allison.Batting at number seven, stroke-playing Allison was best supported by opening batsman, Guyanese Trevon Griffith, who, after being not out 15 overnight, went on to post 37, and Andre McCarthy, who added seven to his overnight 11.MULTIPLE WICKETSLeading the way for St Thomas was off-spin all-rounder Marvin Darlington, who snared five for 41, and Jamaica left-arm fast bowler Gavan Brown, who, after picking up two for 22 on day one, went on to end with four for 47.St Thomas, who scored 111 in their first innings, were then set an outright victory target of 231. However, courtesy of the ever-reliable and in-form Miller, they were bowled out for 156.Bowling his usual tight lines and mixing variations, Miller was seconded by his left-arm counterpart and seasonal sidekick Christopher Lamont, who gathered three for 61 and standout teenage fast bowler Oshane Thomas, who started the demise with two for 23.Carlton Baugh Jr, captain of St Thomas, was the pick of the batsmen for the losers with 48, while former Jamaica youth captain Jamie Trenchfield, with whom Baugh put on a threatening 67 for the fifth wicket, made 25.The victory was sweet delight for Melbourne, who, during the preliminaries, went down to St Thomas on first-innings points.Also as well, last season, Melbourne had their win against the men from the east in the national one-day championship overturned by the JCA, due to the use of inadequate sightscreens. The JCA ruling eliminated Melbourne from the tournament.”It’s a pleasing win,” said Miller, whose team, in addition to the trophy, took home $500,000. “It’s also good to know that after losing to St Thomas in the group stages, we turned up and won when it mattered most.”last_img read more

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