New Zealand Euthanasia Leader Makes False and Misleading Statement

first_imgLifeNews 2 June 2015The leader of the New Zealand euthanasia lobby told the Dominion Post that if euthanasia were legalized:“no more would die, but fewer would suffer … there is absolutely no evidence to support this in the experience of European countries and American states.”But if we examine the statement of Jack Havill, the leader of the Euthanasia Society of New Zealand, the quote is clearly false and misleading.In Belgium, the Netherlands, Oregon and Washington state, the number of assisted deaths has significantly increased and have been accompanied by a growth in reasons why lethal doses are injected. To avoid the accusation of fear mongering, I will simply provide the data.The Netherlands 2013 euthanasia statistics state that there were 4,829 reported euthanasia deaths, representing an increase of 15% over 2012 and more than double the number of deaths since 2008 when there were 2,331 reported euthanasia deaths.There were also 42 euthanasia deaths for people with psychiatric problems and 97 euthanasia deaths for people with dementia in the Netherlands.http://www.lifenews.com/2015/06/02/new-zealand-euthanasia-leader-makes-false-and-misleading-statement/last_img read more

Fire Destroys Yacht in Riviera Beach Boat Yard

first_imgPalm Beach County Fire Rescue is investigating a large yacht that caught fire Tuesday morning at a boat yard in Riviera Beach.The “Sea Alice” looks to be about a 100 foot yacht parked at a boat repair facility next to the Riviera Beach city marina.Fire reignited and flames are now shooting into the sky with huge plume of smoke.YACHT FIRE – Happening at boat repair shop next to the Riviera Beach Marina– You’ll only see this video from @Chopper5WPTV! #breakingnews #fire pic.twitter.com/81I5ilOEO0— Mike Trim WPTV (@MikeTrimWPTV) May 7, 2019 Chopper 5 flew over the scene at 6 a.m. and spotted multiple fire trucks at the Cracker Boy Boat Works next to the Riviera Beach City Marina.Earlier there was only smoke coming from the 80- to 100-foot vessel, but at 7 a.m. there were large flames and smoke spotted by Chopper 5.The cause of the fire has not been released.BREAKING – We are on top of a yacht on fire near Riviera Beach. The “Sea Alice” looks to be about a 100 foot yacht parked at a boat repair facility next to the Riviera Beach city marina. Fire reignited and flames are now shooting into the sky with huge plume of smoke. pic.twitter.com/rPZn0pOKFJ— Erica Rakow (@EricaRakow) May 7, 2019last_img read more

LEADING OFF: Cards back in action, Yanks seizing AL East

first_img A look at what’s happening around the majors Friday___BACK IN THE SHUFFLEThe Cardinals are set to resume their season by hosting the Cubs. St. Louis has been off since last Friday when two players returned positive coronavirus tests. Seven players in total have tested positive, including star catcher Yadier Molina. Ace Jack Flaherty (1-0, 2.57), who said he kept his arm fresh this week by throwing baseballs into a hotel mattress, is set to pitch against Chicago veteran Jon Lester (1-0, 0.82)PULLING AWAYThe season is only two weeks old, but the New York Yankees could have a commanding lead on AL East-rival Tampa Bay by the end of the weekend. The reigning AL East champions Yankees are 9-3 to start this 60-game season and four games ahead of the Rays entering their four-game weekend series. Tampa Bay was supposed to be New York’s biggest obstacle to a repeat but already has work to do. Yankees righty Masahiro Tanaka (0-0, 3.38) faces Rays lefty Blake Snell (0-0, 5.40).RED-HOT RAMIREZIndians slugger José Ramírez seems to have found his vintage form after a down 2019. The switch-hitter has homered from both sides of the place twice in the first 15 games of this season, a first in major league history, according to STATS. Coming off three straight wins against Cincinnati, Cleveland is set to open a three-game series in Chicago against the AL Central-rival White Sox.LET’S TRY THAT AGAINMLB announced changes to the regular season schedule Thursday to account for 21 games postponed in the first two weeks by coronavirus issues, and a few clubs are looking at unusual finishes. The Phillies and Marlins are set to play seven times in five days next month, and Miami will finish the season playing 27 games in 23 days, a stretch featuring no days off and four doubleheaders in a 10-day span. Philadelphia — which has not even had a player test positive since opening day — is slated for six doubleheaders in 60 games, meaning 20% of their games this season will be just seven innings long.Image credits: AP SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 7th August, 2020 07:54 IST LEADING OFF: Cards Back In Action, Yanks Seizing AL East The Cardinals are set to resume their season by hosting the Cubs. St. Louis has been off since last Friday, when two players returned positive coronavirus tests Associated Press Television News COMMENT Written Bycenter_img LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE First Published: 7th August, 2020 07:54 IST FOLLOW USlast_img read more