Emily was 24 and physically fit. She wanted euthanasia. She chose to live.

first_imgEmily “Laura” is a healthy 24 year-old who was approved to die by euthanasia in Belgium. Emily has chosen to live.Alex Schadenberg 12 November 2015The Economist released a video on November 10 concerning Emily, a 24 year-old physically healthy woman who was approved for euthanasia for the reason of psychological suffering. The video is titled 24 & ready to die.The 21 minute video (bottom of article) interviews Emily, her psychiatrist, her mother, and her friends. The video ends with Emily deciding not to go through with the lethal injection. It seems that the Economist was producing a pro-euthanasia video to justify Emily’s death by euthanasia except that Emily changed her mind. The video concludes by trying to sell the viewers on the concept that Emily chooses not to die because she has a choice. In reality legal euthanasia has enabled death to be seen as a treatment for psychological pain, enabling her to die by lethal injection. The greater question is how come Emily was approved for euthanasia? According to the law, a psychological reasons only when the person is experiencing unremitting suffering.What we learned from the Letter of Hope to Laura is that a common response people was that they also lived with similar psychological pain. Psychological pain is a common human condition. Death is not the answer to psychological pain.http://alexschadenberg.blogspot.ca/2015/11/belgium-emily-laura-is-24-and-ready-to.html?utm_source=Euthanasia+Prevention+Coalition+Newsletter&utm_campaign=cfa5c1b64c-Emily_Laura_is_alive_in_Belgium11_13_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_105a5cdd2d-cfa5c1b64c-157142057&m=1last_img read more

They should be way more scared of the sex and gender identity ‘lessons’!

first_imgBible classes fight goes on, despite setbackNewsHub 15 October 2016A new case against Bible classes in schools has been lodged with the Human Rights Review Tribunal.It comes the same week Auckland father Jeff McClintock’s case against Red Beach School over its Bible classes was dismissed by the Supreme Court.The school made his daughter attend Bible classes against his wishes. The school is reportedly now seeking $24,000 in costs from Mr McClintock, but declined to speak to Newshub when contacted on Friday.That case was backed by the Secular Education Network, which is now raising funds to launch another challenge.“While McClintock’s case was directed against a single school and a narrow piece of law, [the Secular Education Network is] challenging four pieces of legislation, which each open the door to religious and ethical discrimination in state schools,” the group told Newshub.In particular, it’s focusing on:Section 77 of the Education Act 1964, which “fails to protect against discrimination in high schools, and fails to address evangelism outside the classroom such as in school camps”Section 7 of the Education Act 1989, which “opens the door to discrimination in the school’s own teaching by leaving individual schools free to be biased without giving the Ministry of Education any power to stop it”Section 25A of the Education Act 1989, which “protects the right of children aged 16 or more to opt out of tuition which goes against their religious beliefs, but fails to give comparable protection to children under 16”Sections 78 and 79 of the Education Act 1964, which lets “volunteers to run Christian-biased programmes including Bible lessons and religious assemblies with inadequate protection for children of other religions or no-religion, leading to bullying and misinformation”.The case was lodged with the Human Rights Review Tribunal on Wednesday. They hope to have it fast-tracked to the High Court.READ MORE: http://www.newshub.co.nz/nznews/bible-classes-fight-goes-on-despite-setback-2016101511last_img read more

Bulldogs Tennis Team Wins Against Spartans

first_imgThe Batesville boy’s varsity tennis team defeated Connersville 5-0 to improve to 2-0 on the season and 1-0 in the EIAC.#1 Singles- Beau Brown defeated Nick Mustin 6-0, 6-0#2 Singles- Ben Schwettman defeated Cooper McCann 6-0, 6-0#3 Singles- Spencer Rose defeated Dylan Graham 6-0, 6-1#1 Doubles- Paul Ritter and Harsh Patel defeated Cole Barricklow and Justus Parvis 6-0, 6-0#2 Doubles- Will Harmeyer and Jonathan Kunkel defeated Carter Jackson and Mason Stevens 6-3, 6-0In JV action, Batesville defeated Connersville 6-0. George Ritter and Sam Geiesting were winners while the doubles teams of Mith Esser & Jacob Christie, Cooper Williams & Lane Westerfeld, Same Esser & Brayden Worthington, and Mason Beck & Ben Rodgers won.Batesville will play at Centerville on Tuesday at 5:00 PM.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img read more

Nathan J. Wissel

first_imgNathan J. Wissel, age 55 of Batesville, died Friday, March 25, 2016 at his residence.  Born December 25, 1960 in Rushville, Indiana, he is the son of Elvera (Nee: Harpring) and Harvey Wissel Jr.  He worked at Batesville Casket Company 11 years before retiring in 1989.26 years ago Nathan suffered a stroke after having epilepsy surgery and as a result, communicating became difficult.  It was during this transition that he came to love music, as he could still sing. Along with music, he also had great passion for dancing and looked forward to attending events where he could.  It helped provide a way to express himself and allowed him to experience the return of some of the normalcy to his life that he’d lost.  His family described him as a gentle soul who was always willing to help others.  Some of his interests included watching Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, In The Heat of The Night reruns, history programs, especially war documentaries, as well as being an IU fan.  Nathan though, typically preferred to stay busy, so he enjoyed spending time out working in the yard and took daily walks.  A former wrestler, he was diligent about eating right and staying in shape.  What he loved most was being with family at gatherings, functions and holidays.He is survived by his mother Elvera of Batesville; sisters Monica Hooten, Alyssa Wissel and Sheila Kieffer; brother Matthew, all of Batesville and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his father, he is also preceded in death by his brother Damien.Visitation is Tuesday, March 29th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 30th, at St. Anthony’s Church in Morris with Rev. Sean Danda officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice or St. Anthony’s Cemetery Fund.last_img read more

Chelsea remain on course for Premier League title …Spurs beat Arsenal 2-0

first_imgBy Steve TongueLONDON,(Reuters)-Chelsea remain on course for the Premier League title after a 3-0 win at Everton left them four points clear of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who beat local rivals Arsenal 2-0 on Sunday.Goals by Pedro, Gary Cahill and Willian gave Antonio Conte’s Chelsea side a comfortable win in the end but the Spurs team they beat 4-2 in the FA Cup semi-final last weekend are showing remarkable resilience in the league.In particular, Tottenham know they can rely for regular goals on England pair Harry Kane and Dele Alli, who have close to 50 between them this season with 27 and 21 respectively.A cool finish from each — Kane’s coming from the penalty spot after he had been fouled – was too much for Arsenal, whose chances of finishing in the top four to claim their usual Champions League place were badly diminished as a result.Spurs, chasing their first English championship since 1961, can close the gap on the leaders to one point if they can win a third successive London derby away to West Ham United on Friday.Victory over their greatest rivals Arsenal to follow a late success at Crystal Palace in midweek means a 10th straight league win in a row would put pressure on Londoners Chelsea.The leaders do not play until next Monday and, although Conte’s side will expect to beat second-bottom Middlesbrough, their visitors are desperate for points and can see a way out of the relegation mire after recent improved performances.Chelsea’s players and staff — elated after winning at Goodison Park — must have been disappointed as they monitored the North London derby on the way back from Everton that Arsenal could not make a better fist of the game at White Hart Lane.Draws for the two Manchester clubs earlier in the day should have given Arsenal added incentive but they were easily beaten and will finish below Spurs for the first time in 22 years.United suffered another of the home draws that have blighted their first season under Jose Mourinho when relegation-threatened Swansea City salvaged a 1-1 draw, Gylfi Sigurdsson’s fine free kick equalising a controversial Wayne Rooney penalty.City, meanwhile, needed a late equaliser by Gabriel Jesus to earn a 2-2 draw at Middlesbrough. They were twice behind and missed a chance to go above Liverpool who can move a provisional three points clear of them with a win at Watford on Monday.With what look like three winnable games after that, Liverpool could finish strongly, but it is only Tottenham who can prevent Chelsea’s animated Italian coach Conte from taking the title in his first season of English football.last_img read more

Chase, Brathwaite and Blackwood hit half-centuries on first day

first_imgCHELMSFORD, England, (CMC) – Roston Chase made an enterprising start to his maiden tour of England, leading a trio of half-century makers as West Indies prospered on the first day of their opening tour match against Essex here Tuesday.Sent in at the Essex County Ground, the Caribbean side reached 309 for eight courtesy of Chase’s top-score of 81, opener Kraigg Brathwaite’s 61 and Jermaine Blackwood’s aggressive 59.Wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich ended the day unbeaten on 28 while brothers Shai and Kyle Hope both got 22 but failed to carry on.Rookie 20-year-old seamer Callum Taylor (2-33) and left-arm pacer Paul Walter (2-50) ended with two wickets apiece.Up against an under-strength side with Essex choosing to rest five key players in view of Sunday’s County Championship clash against Yorkshire, the Windies made the most of the opportunity with key batsmen getting among the runs.West Indies suffered the early loss of Kieran Powell for 15 when the left-hander was bowled by 19-year seamer Sam Cook on his Essex first class debut but Brathwaite then anchored the innings to see the tourists to lunch on 102 for two.The right-hander put on 36 for the second wicket with Kyle Hope before adding a further 51 for the third wicket with Shai.Unbeaten on a patient 38 off 91 balls at he interval, Brathwaite lost Shai in the third over following the break – bowled by Walter – but moved to his half-century from 135 balls while adding 44 for the fourth wicket with Chase.Brathwaite, dropped on 53 by Nick Brown at second slip off 19-year-old pacer Aaron Beard, eventually perished with the score on 150, bowled by Taylor after facing 155 deliveries in nearly 3-3/4 hours at the crease and hitting eight fours.West Indies then enjoyed the best stand of the innings as Chase and Blackwood played freely to put on 119 for the fifth wicket to lift their side to 177 for four at tea.Chase struck 12 fours and a six off 138 balls in three hours at the crease while Blackwood stroked eight fours and a six in a 70-ball cameo.At the break, Chase was unbeaten on a cautious 27 from 78 deliveries while Blackwood, in contrast, carved out 21 from a mere 13 balls.Blackwood entertained afterwards, reaching his half-century off 48 balls while Chase stepped up the pace as well to raise his landmark off 101 deliveries.Chase was going through the gears when he was bowled by Taylor at 169 for five and 14 balls later Blackwood, who had been caught off a no-ball on 58, perished lbw to captain Ryan ten Doeschate.They were two of four wickets to tumble for 40 runs in the last session as the Windies lost their way.WEST INDIES 1st InningsK Brathwaite b Taylor 61K Powell b Cook 15K Hope b Walter 22S Hope b Walter 22R Chase b Taylor 81J Blackwood lbw b ten Doeschate 59+S Dowrich not out 28*J Holder c Chopra b Dixon 6D Bishoo c and b Lawrence 4Extras (b1, nb6, lb4) 11TOTAL (8 wkts, 89.4 overs) 309To bat: K Roach, M Cummins.Fall of wickets: :1-19 2-55, 3-106, 4-150, 5-269, 6-275, 7-292, 8-309.Bowling: Cook 20-6-49-1, Beard 16-0-65-0, Dixon 17-3-56-1, Walter 12-0-50-2, Nijjar 10-2-38-0, Lawrence 1.4-1-1-1, Taylor 10-2-33-2, ten Doeschate 3-0-12-1.ESSEX – R ten Doeschate (captain), V Chopra, N Browne, D Lawrence, A Wheater, C Taylor, P Walter, A Nijjar, A Beard, S Cook, M Dixon.last_img read more

Track & Field Deeply Misses Usain Bolt

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica – They say that a Bolt of lightning only strikes the same place once; one arresting moment that captivates your attention and then disappears. That is the case of retired track and field athlete Usain Bolt, still the greatest sprinter ever, whose presence was deeply missed at the recently concluded 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar.Since 2008, when the charming 21-year-old from Trelawny grabbed the world’s attention, he has been the face of not only Jamaican athletics, but the sport of Track & Field. No one else managed the exude the humility, charm and confidence while consistently entertaining audiences on the track for almost a decade.Bolt announced his retirement from the sport after the 2017 World Championships in London. While fans around the world were distraught at the thought at never again seeing the “lightning bolt” pose on the tracks, perhaps the most distraught and nervous were Jamaicans and Jamaican athletes who knew that the retirement of Usain Bolt meant that Jamaican tracks would be changed forever.After 2017, Jamaican coaches and international stakeholders began the search for the next “Usain Bolt”. Most of the athletes that ran alongside Bolt in the 4×100 relays are now on the backend of their careers, so it was (and still is) up to youngsters like Yohan Blake and Michael O’Hara to lead the way for Jamaican track and field, post-Bolt.But in a rare moment this past summer while defending his former coach Glen Mills, Bolt took a shot at the younger Jamaican male athletes, saying that many of them do not want to put in the work to be the best.  “Blake, Warren, Bailey-Cole, the younger ones, them complain because them don’t understand the benefit of having a conversation with Coach Mills”, he said.At the recently concluded World Champs, Jamaican’s sole 100meter finalist Yohan Blake finished fifth, causing the country to miss out on a 100m World Championships medal for the first time in more than a decade.As for who will be the new “Usain Bolt”, many international sports media have suggested that the next person to dominate men’s track and field will not be a Jamaican, but an American.The 22-year-old Noah Lyles, who specializes in the 200m, broke two Diamond League meet records set by Bolt and took the gold at the World Championships. Multiple Olympic champion, American Michael Johnson tweeted earlier this summer that “Lyles is the only American I’ve seen that I believe can surpass 19.32 [Johnson’s previous 200m world record].But with a personal best of 19.50 at 22-years-old versus Bolt’s 19.30 at the same age, Bolt’s 200m world record of 19.19 may very well still be in-tact for years to come.last_img read more

The Bahamas to Reopen its Borders on July 1

first_imgThe Tourism and Aviation Minister said also during that phase commercial airlines will be allowed to bring in Bahamian citizens, legal residents, home‐ owners qualifying for economic permanent residency, or the immediate family members or significant others of any of these groups. “All returning persons must register at a Bahamas embassy or consulate and obtain a COVID-19 test with a negative result. Additionally, we will see hotels being allowed to re-open with the ability to accept guest who are citizens of The Bahamas and the small group of anticipated visitors expecting to transit from private craft to boats and who may wish to stay in a hotel for one or two nights”. “It is critical that health and safety protocols are being adhered to and that the health sector remains well equipped,” he said noting that before the general opening on July 1, it is intended that a Phase 1 opening of the tourism sector will begin to roll out on June 15. D’Aguilar said this Phase 1 opening of the tourism sector in intended to test the market and serve as a transition to our Phase 2 opening on 1 July, as well as test the efficacy of the new protocols that are entailed in this plan. “It is important that once the destination opens, we are able to demonstrate immediately that we are indeed in a state of readiness,” he said, adding that the decision to allow the return of domestic flights on Monday “certainly allows Linden Pindling International Airport to test their protocols before welcoming guests when we reopen completely”. “Phase 1 is expected to see the opening of the tourism sector with the return of boaters, yachters and private aviation being allowed to enter the destination. We are starting with these smaller special interest groups as they provide a more controlled segment; they all will pre‐register electronically, allowing health officials to determine their risk level.” NASSAU, Bahamas – The Bahamas government says many new policies, safety measures and precautions will be introduced to ensure the continued health and wellbeing of citizens and visitors as it prepares to “reinstate tourism to the country, and effectively reopen our economy”. The Tourism Readiness and Recovery Committee was established to develop a collaborative plan for reopening and provide health and safety guidelines to be followed consistently across the country.center_img Dionisio D’Aguilar, Bahamas tourism minister “Because of the detailed plan that has been put forth, I can now confirm that our borders, hotels and transportation sector will officially reopen to international commercial travel on July 1,” D’Aguilar said, adding it will be a phased opening. Tourism and Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said since March 24, airports and seaports throughout The Bahamas have been closed to all incoming visitors, adding that given that the Bahamian economy relies heavily on the tourism sector, this decision was not made lightly. “The impact has been great. Yet we have faith that the resilience of the Bahamian people will shine through as it did in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. Tourism, thus our economy, will prevail again.” He said travel and tourism will be markedly different from what it was prior to the coronavirus (COVID-­‐19” and that readying The Bahamas for tourism in the post-COVID world “is quite complicated, with many nuances and considerations to plan for”. CMClast_img read more

Sportnco goes live with Goldenpark.es to boost Spanish growth

first_img Submit Share Sportnco maintains legacy sportsbook partnership with NetBet.fr February 10, 2020 Golden Park integrates IMG Arena virtuals content June 11, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Sports betting solutions provider, Sportnco, has integrated Goldenpark.es into its platform in a bid to further strengthen its current Spanish growth. Completed on 1 April, the new deal will merge Goldenpark.es’s key assets onto its platform in optimal time and without technical or operational difficulties.  Hervé Schlosser, CEO and founder of Sportnco, said: “We are delighted to welcome Goldenpark.es onto our Spanish platform. The process was particularly impressive because platform migration projects can be challenging. “Our tech and integration teams once again showed their expertise in handling the project, which resulted in a smooth transition with players unaware of all the work going on in the background and the site running smoothly throughout.”    Sportnco currently hosts four sports betting brands across its platform, all of which operate with a mobile-focus and an emphasis upon the cross-sell between the casino and sportsbook verticals. Elisabet Nogueras, manager of Goldenpark.es, added: “We are thrilled to announce our strategic partnership with Sportnco. We are confident our sports betting brand will deliver excellent returns with the new platform. “The migration has been quick and efficient and we strongly believe we are providing our customers with market leading technologies.”Migrating to a new platform is a more delicate operation than launching a new client from scratch, because both parties must ensure operations are running smoothly in compliance with market regulations. France Pari nets BNP Paribas venture support for Sportnco B2B ambitions June 28, 2019last_img read more

Caldwell falls to 1-3 after losing on final play of game to CV-Dexter

first_imgSumner Newscow report — Caldwell lost a heart breaker of all heart breakers when it lost on the final play of the game and fell to defeat 58-50.With two seconds remaining, Cedar Vale-Dexter’s Thomas Parsons threw a pass to Gus McAdams for 10 yards for a touchdown breaking a 50-all tie and winning.The game was a see saw affair throughout in which each quarter saw less scoring than the previous one. Caldwell held a 24-15 first quarter lead and was in front 42-36 at the half. CV-Dexter would hold Caldwell to just one touchdown in the second half outscoring the Bluejays 14-8 and 8-0 in the third and fourth quarter.Caldwell had 415 yards of offense for the game. CV-Dexter had 551.The Bluejays fall to 1-3. The full stats are here:Caldwell – Box Score Report – 9_26_2015Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more