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Hospices against euthanasia, MPs told

first_imgNewsHub 21 September 2016Hospices have told told Parliament’s health select committee that they oppose changing the law to allow voluntary euthanasia.The committee is listening to public opinion on voluntary euthanasia and will report its conclusions to Parliament in response to a petition asking for a law change.On Wednesday Andrew Leys, chief executive of Hospice Southland, said his team was extremely concerned about a possible law change.He told the committee hospice workers often faced questions about euthanasia from patients.“The vast majority move beyond the point of wanting euthanasia,” he said.“My team is concerned that voluntary euthanasia could lead to less support for people to help them cope with their circumstances.”Mary Potter Hospice director Brian Ensor said hospices would have to be kept entirely seperate from any assisted dying.“The last days of living should be made as comfortable as possible, and it may involve sedation,” he said.READ MORE: http://www.newshub.co.nz/politics/hospices-against-euthanasia-mps-told-2016092115last_img read more

Lambert heaps praise on Benteke

first_img Press Association Benteke, an £8million summer signing from Genk, chalked up his 16th goal of the campaign during the weekend win at Reading to lift Villa out of the Barclays Premier League bottom three. The last Villa player to reach the 20-goal mark was Juan Pablo Angel during the 2003-04 season and Benteke has nine games remaining in which to reach that milestone. Lambert said: “If he gets 20 goals, then he’s doing something good for us. The big guy, over the course of the whole season, has been excellent for someone just 22 years of age.” Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has hailed the impact of striker Christian Benteke, who is bidding to become the first player in nearly a decade to score 20 goals in a season for the club.center_img He added: “I don’t need to say much to Christian. He is a young guy still learning but his performances have been exceptional. He has been massive to us and also scores goals for a very talented Belgium side. “For his age, he has played so many big games already, internationals, and it looks like Belgium will qualify for the World Cup. The lad knows big-time football but whatever you can do to help him, then you will speak to him.” If successful, Benteke would become only the eighth Villa player since their First Division title winning season in 1980-81 to reach the 20-goal mark. Peter Withe achieved it three times in four seasons between 1980 and 1984 and strike partner Gary Shaw managed the same feat twice in the same period. Simon Stainrod (1985-86) and Alan McInally (1988-89) were followed by two players who twice struck 20 goals in former England skipper David Platt (1989-90, 1990-91) and Dwight Yorke (1995-96, 1996-97). Colombian international Angel clocked up 23 goals during 2003-04. Another Villa striker in record-signing Darren Bent is stepping up his attempts to return to fitness after an ankle problem. Lambert said: “Darren is doing all right but is not quite ready. He is doing a bit of running which is better than he has been for the last few weeks. We will see how he is this week with his rehab.” last_img read more

NNL: Edo Deputy Gov Rallies Support for Insurance FC

first_imgIts parts of the efforts of the state government to ensure Insurance, once one of Nigeria’s top sides, return to the elite league, Edo FA boss, Frank Ilaboya, said.“The deputy governor believes with adequate support, Insurance will claw back to the elite division. He describes the Heartland fixture as a must win for the Benin Arsenal.“Heartland are table toppers while Insurance are locked in the middle of the table. A win on Wednesday will not only propel the club to title contenders, but also give the players the needed confidence to excel in their remaining matches,” Ilaboya, who is also in Owerri with the side, said.In a related development, Shaibu has urged the club, winners of the FROT Group/Edo FA Cup, to “fast track” their journey to the top by winning this year’s Federation Cup and qualify for the continent.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Edo State Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu has mobilised support for Insurance ahead of their Match Day 19 NNL clash with table toppers Heartland FC in Owerri on Wednesday.A second half strike by Oriseweyim ensured the Benin side took all three points in their first fixture at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium but Shaibu is not taking chances against the leaders as he arranged buses, which conveyed hundreds of the club’s fans to Owerri on Tuesday. The delegation is led by a member of the Edo State House of Assembly, Hon. Damian Lawani.“We are here to give all the necessary encouragement to the club, our target is to get promotion and Gov Godwin Obaseki has promised to provide all that is necessary to achieve this,” Shaibu stated.Also, seventh-placed Insurance, who are given N1m as win bonus per game, have been promised an enhanced package for the super fixture. Our correspondent learnt that the state government was also set to present new buses to Insurance and Edo Queens.last_img read more

Meat Shop suffers extensive damage after fire

first_imgPhoto:  Crews from both Charlie Lake and Fort St. John spent several hours fighting the fire – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.ca Pinkerton says he estimates the damage caused will cost several hundreds of thousands of dollars. – Advertisement -A fire at the Charlie Lake Meat Shop has caused extensive damage to the building.The fire broke out at the shop at Quigley Road and the Alaska Highway around 9:10 p.m. Saturday night.The fire was caused by a heating source for the shop’s water pump. The heating source had turned and was against the wall, says Al Pinkerton, the fire chief for the Charlie Lake Fire Department.Five trucks were called out to the scene. Three were from Charlie Lake and two were from Fort St. John.It took more than two hours to put out the fire.Advertisementlast_img read more

Helpful service culinary challenges at Smashburger

first_imgSmashburger pejibaye. When Smashburger, a U.S. “fast-casual” restaurant chain, opened its first store in Central America in December, at the newly constructed Lincoln Plaza in Moravia, San José, I was really looking forward to it.Many of the items were said to be reminiscent of the Smashburger joints in the States, but there had also been some local adaptations. New items included the “Costa Rica” meat or chicken burger with refried beans, chorizo and Turrialba cheese.There was also the fried pejibaye (peach palm) side dish, breaded and served with a cilantro mayonnaise. Hand-spun milkshakes, the classic Smashfries (seasoned with olive oil, rosemary and garlic) and other familiar fare are still part of the selection.In my first visit to the establishment, I was excited to try several menu items. It was a hard decision, but I finally settled for the BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger, Smashfries and a chocolate milkshake. And of course, I could not leave without tasting something local, the fried pejibayes! The burger was good, though the BBQ sauce was too spicy for my taste. The bun and the “Haystack” onion rings inside were very tasty. The beef used for the patties tasted fresh, however, the side dishes I could have done without. Both the Smashfries and pejibayes were over-seasoned. For a pejibaye lover such as myself, the heavily breaded crust was a turnoff and the dipping sauce was only okay.My dining companion was also left wanting. She had the Mushroom Swiss burger, Portobello mushroom fries and iced tea. The burger was smothered in a thick coat of mayonnaise and the Portobello mushroom fries were over-breaded and served a harsh, radish dipping sauce.Perhaps the most disappointing was the “ice tea bar.” We both tried two flavors of iced tea, and they tasted like water with a drop of mystery flavor.Thankfully, our server was accommodating. She noticed we were not touching the Portobello fries’ dipping sauce and offered us another flavor without extra charge. She answered all of our questions about the menu, though she seemed unsure of the food preparation process. Still, she tried to make our stay as comfortable as possible.Despite the disappointments, there is one thing that will bring me back to Smashburger – the Häagen-Dazs milkshakes. They are smooth and delicious. In addition, the waiter provides an extra portion of the shake in an additional container.Smashburger offers only an a la carte menu, so if you wish to buy a burger, fries and drink, each has to be ordered separately and this can get pricy. Hamburgers alone cost $7 while each side is approximately $3. Milkshakes and individual wine bottles are $5 each. Facebook Comments No related posts. Rebecca Aguilarlast_img read more