Belgian euthanasia promoter misleads New Zealand audience about euthanasia practice in Belgium.

first_imgEuthanasia Prevention Coalition 29 May 2017Family First Comment: Disturbing. “Bernheim is a long-time euthanasia promoter who will willingly hide the facts at the altar of death.” November 2013, I debated Dr. Jan Bernheim in Brussels, Belgium concerning the practice of euthanasia.During the debate I explained that data from studies proved that in the Flanders region of Belgium (2007) 32% of the assisted deaths were done without explicit request, assisted deaths were being done by nurses (the law limits the act to physicians) and 47% of the assisted deaths were not reported.The research indicated that assisted deaths, that are done “outside of the law” share a high co-relation with the demographic group of people who are over the age of 80, who are incompetent to make decisions, who usually die in a hospital and usually have an unpredictable end-of-life trajectory, representing a vulnerable patient group at risk of having euthanasia imposed upon them.Since then recent Belgian studies concerning the practice assisted death in the Flanders region of Belgium (2013) found that 1.7% of all deaths, (more than 1000 deaths) were hastened without explicit request, and more than 40% of the assisted deaths were not reported. The practice of clandestine euthanasia was not improving in Belgium.Bernheim is fully aware that there is significant abuse of the Belgian euthanasia law. After being challenged at the 2013 debate, Bernheim stated that “there are problems with the Belgian euthanasia law.”Whereas Bernheim is misleading his audience when he states that in Belgium they have put an end to the clandestine practice when the studies actually prove that the opposite is true. Bernheim also misled the public on his tour of Québec a few years ago.Meanwhile the number of euthanasia deaths are increasing every year in Belgium with the practice of euthanasia extending to greater numbers of conditions and even to children.Bernheim is a long-time euthanasia promoter who will willingly hide the facts at the altar of death.READ MORE: up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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Champions League: Brilliant Bayern humiliate hapless Barca

first_imgGerman champions Bayern Munich utterly humiliated Barcelona with a stunning 8-2 victory on Friday that sent them through into the semi-finals of the Champions League in an extraordinarily emphatic manner.Thomas Mueller scored twice for a rampant Bayern, who led 4-1 after 31 astonishing minutes, as Lionel Messi and his teammates were condemned to a thrashing that felt like the end of an era for the illustrious Catalan club. Both teams have been crowned European champions five times.But while Bayern look to have a real chance of adding a sixth title next week, Barca are clearly facing major reconstruction work and it remains to be seen how many of those involved in this debacle will survive at the club.The scoreline recalled Germany’s 7-1 win over Brazil in the 2014 World Cup, a game where Bayern coach Hansi Flick was on the bench as the national team’s assistant coach.It began with Bayern grabbing a fourth minute lead when Mueller collected Ivan Perisic’s cross from the left and played a clever one-two with Robert Lewandowski before drilling home.But within three minutes Barca had struck back – Clement Lenglet’s super long ball found Jordi Alba in space and David Alaba’s attempt to deal with his searching cross ended up flying past his own keeper Manuel Neuer. Neuer then had to be quick off his line to foil a goal-bound Luis Suarez but was almost caught out by a cross-shot from Messi from the right, which drifted through the area and struck the post.But just as Barca seemed to have established themselves, the Germans regained their lead in the 21st minute — Serge Gnabry fed Perisic on the left and the Croatian glanced up to see his options before drilling past Marc-Andre ter Stegen.Bayern then added the third as Barca’s defence was opened up again with ease.Thiago Alcantara was given plenty of space in midfield to find Leon Goretzka, whose superb ball picked out Gnabry, who had got behind Lenglet and then made no mistake with the finish.Flick’s side were running riot and it got worse for Barca when a low cross from Joshua Kimmich was turned in at the near post by Mueller — another goal of ruthless simplicity making it 4-1 at the break. The Spaniards desperately needed to find a way to shift the momentum after the break and Suarez, one of the few Barca players to emerge with any credit from the encounter, provided a route back into the game with a fine strike, in the 57th minute.Jordi Alba found Suarez on the edge of the box and the Uruguayan jinked passed Jerome Boateng before blasting home.But Bayern were in no mood to turn down the heat and six minutes later they restored their three goal advantage, thanks to some outstanding work from their Canadian teenager, Alphonso Davies.The left back dribbled in from the flank, danced past Nelson Semedo to get to the byline and then pulled the ball back to fellow full back Kimmich to slot home and make it 5-2.RelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Suarez agrees Atletico terms Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Somehow Bayern had managed to score five goals without their prolific striker Robert Lewandowski, who had scored in his previous seven Champions League matches – however, eight minutes from the end, the Pole put that right.Substitute Philippe Coutinho, who is on loan at the German club from Barca, floated over a cross from the left which Lewandowski firmly headed home at the back post.To add insult to the already painful injury, Coutinho then scored two more before the end, as Barcelona fell apart in unimaginable fashion to the brilliance of the Bavarians.Bayern, who last won Europe’s biggest prize in 2013, will meet either Manchester City or Olympique Lyonnais, who play on Saturday, in the last four.Tags: Bayern MunichLionel MessiLuis SuarezRobert LewandoskiUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more

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Other Sports Pro Kabaddi league: Bengaluru Bulls seal final spot in PKL, beats Gujarat Fortunegiants 41-29

first_imgKochi: Rohit Kumar put in a solid all-round performance to guide Bengaluru Bulls to a dominating 41-29 win over Gujarat Fortunegiants in the first qualifier and storm into the finals of Pro Kabaddi League Season 6 on Monday. Pawan Sehrawat continued his fine run of form and top scored for the Bengaluru Bulls with 13 raid points, while skipper Rohit Kumar amassed 11 points at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium here.Sachin got yet another super 10 for Gujarat Fortunegiants and was ably supported by Prapanjan who scored 5 raid points but it was not enough in the end.While Bengaluru Bulls have qualified for the final, Gujarat still have a chance to make it the finals when they play in the second qualifier against the winner between UP Yoddha and Dabang Delhi.Also Read | ICC Test Player Rankings: Virat Kohli, Kagiso Rabada end 2018 on top spotsPawan opened Bengaluru’ account with a running hand touch in the second minute while Sachin got a two-point raid for Gujarat. It was Sachin who kept the Fortunegiants going in the initial period of the match by picking bonus and raid points.After seven minutes of play both teams were level on 7 points apiece as Prapanjan made a successful raid for Gujarat, whose famed defence was having a quiet first half and took 11 minutes to score their first tackle point.It was an extremely cagey affair with both teams playing with a bit of caution.Bengaluru Bulls were reduced to just three men when substitute Sumit Singh made a crucial do-or-die raid. At the end of the first half, Gujarat Fortunegiants held a slender one-point advantage to lead 14-13.The first part of the second half was a close affair yet again with the biggest surprise being Parvesh Bhainswal and Sunil Kumar struggling to get a tackle point.Also Read | Virat Kohli sounds warning to Australia – ‘Not going to stop with win in Melbourne’Gujarat inflicted an all-out in the 33rd minute to lead 26-20. Pawan then came up with a terrific super raid, picking up three points to bring Bengaluru back in the game.Sehrawat followed it up with another super raid as Bengaluru Bulls inflicted an all out to lead 29-26. With less than four minutes to go, Bengaluru Bulls led 32-26 and looked in control of the match. In the 39th minute, Bengaluru inflicted an all out to ensure their place in the final For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Onuaku expected to play in NCAA Tournament, while Orange await seeding

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 11, 2010 at 12:00 pmcenter_img NEW YORK — Syracuse’s team physician, Irving Raphael, said the X-rays from the injury Arinze Onuaku sustained during the second half of the Orange’s 91-84 loss to Georgetown Thursday came back negative following the game. Raphael does expect Onuaku to play next week in the NCAA Tournament. Raphael said this means there is nothing wrong with Onuaku’s kneecap, knee joint or thigh bone, but cautioned that X-rays do not provide conclusive feedback on muscle or tendon-based injuries or ACL tears. Onuaku will be on crutches and will receive a steady treatment of pain medication and ice, Raphael said. ‘Someone said, ‘Do you expect him to play?’ And I expect him to play unless there’s a surprise,’ Raphael said following Syracuse’s quarterfinal loss. ‘But we’ll get the MRI and we’ll treat what we get.’ Raphael said that by the way Onuaku was describing his pain, it seemed like the same condition he suffered from back in 2006-07 when the center took a redshirt season to rehabilitate his left knee after injuring his quadriceps tendon. Onuaku also had surgery on both of his knees in April 2009 to clear up lingering pain caused by tendonitis. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘I don’t know for sure, but his previous condition was not an ACL, and it’s very likely in the same area as that problem from what he’s telling me,’ Raphael said. ‘But again, we’ll know after the MRI tomorrow.’Still No. 1?Though it’s still to be determined, Syracuse’s hopes for a No. 1 seed in next week’s NCAA Tournament seem to be safe at the moment. Because the Orange is the No. 3 team in the country, it would (theoretically) take two teams to push SU out of one of the spots as a No. 1 seed. The teams directly behind Syracuse, though, haven’t exactly been on a roll.  No. 4 Duke lost to Maryland on March 3 and has five losses on the season. The Atlantic Coast conference is down this year, and even winning the conference tournament might not push Duke ahead of the Orange. No. 6 Purdue will have a tough road to win the Big Ten conference tournament, and even if No. 5 Ohio State can win that tournament, it still would have seven losses on the year.   West Virginia is the only team in the Big East with a shot — though it is an outside shot — at getting a No. 1 seed. But even winning the Big East tournament probably won’t be enough to get it done.   Despite all of this, the media did not give the Orange a break Thursday, inquiring about SU’s seeding numerous times. ‘I think we’ve still been one of the most consistent teams in the country where we can get a No. 1 seed,’ sophomore guard Scoop Jardine said. ‘But it doesn’t matter, but I think we should.’ And with a two-game losing streak and a starting center battling an injury, it’s safe to say the Orange have other things to worry about.  ‘We’re not concerned about that,’ senior guard Andy Rautins said. ‘We just want to get there and play well, regardless of who we play. Either way, you’re going to have to beat teams. Everybody is going to be at their A-game. There aren’t going to be bad teams at that tournament. We’ll be satisfied and prepared wherever we’re at.’ Monroe explodes — again  John Thompson III knew Syracuse did not want Greg Monroe to score. That’s why the Orange threw bodies at Monroe every time he touched the ball in the high post, making it hard to get shots. Luckily for the Georgetown head coach, his center is quite the passer.   Monroe led Georgetown with seven assists in the Hoyas’ upset of top-seeded Syracuse Thursday afternoon. He also scored 15 points and hauled in a game-high 10 rebounds despite being hounded for most of the game.  ‘We’re fine because he did a good job of finding his teammates for open shots, open layups, open cuts. So I think that’s what they did,’ Thompson said. ‘Everyone knows Greg is an unselfish player. Had a terrific game without getting a lot of shots. I’m not sure how many points he ended up with. 15 (points), 10 (rebounds), seven (assists). That’s pretty damn good.’  Monroe scored just four points in the first half, but he never forced anything as he patiently waited to find open teammates. In the second half, he continued that process, catching the ball in the high post and waiting to discover holes in the Orange zone. He assisted on a Chris Wright field goal that gave the Hoyas a 72-63 lead with 5:43 remaining, and had four assists and 11 points in the second half.  The sophomore also hit 5-of-8 free throws down the stretch to help ice the game. Monroe kept Syracuse’s big man combo of Rick Jackson and Arinze Onuaku to just seven points combined.  ‘They found Monroe in the middle and he did a great job finding the shooters,’ Jackson said of Syracuse’s change in game plan Thursday. ‘It wasn’t about him out there scoring points, he did a great job passing the ball and that’s what it is.’  mrehalt@syr.eductorr@syr.edulast_img read more

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