One of the main reasons that politicians have rejected previous attempts to decriminalise assisted suicide / euthanasia is that they realised that ‘safeguards’, while sounding good, would not guarantee the protection required for vulnerable people including the disabled, elderly, depressed or anxious, and those who feel themselves to be a burden or are under financial pressure. The international evidence backs up these concerns, and explains why so few countries have made any changes to the law around this issue. There are contradictory messages when society rightly wants to take a zero-tolerance approach to suicide, yet at the same time wants to approve a person taking their life. The potential for abuse and flouting of procedural safeguards is a further strong argument against assisted suicide. The solution is to ensure a palliative care regime that is fully funded and world class. That’s where the politicians’ focus should be. The recent inquiry into assisted suicide / euthanasia had 16,000+ submissions (80% of all submissions) opposing assisted suicide / euthanasia.READ MORE: www.RejectAssistedSuicide.nz (click on image/s to download PDF)
A frantic search for a missing one-year-old ended tragically on Alligator Alley near Broward Thursday, when dive crews found the child’s lifeless body in the water.According to reports from The South Florida Sun Sentinel and Miami television station WSVN, the situation unfolded late in the afternoon.They say a car was traveling eastbound on the highway, officially known as I-75, near Mile Marker 28, when it suddenly left the road for an unknown reason.The vehicle ended up on the grass, with the impact ejecting the baby from the car and into the water.Dive crews recovered the body about two hours later. Florida Highway Patrol does not yet have an official cause for the crash, but believes it could be due to loss of control from a blown tire.As of 8 p.m. Thursday, eastbound lanes of Alligator Alley remained closed before the U.S. 27 interchange.
New Delhi: Sonia Chahal came up short in the 57kg featherweight category as she lost to Germany’s Ornella Wahner 1-4 in the final of the Women’s World Boxing Championship in New Delhi on Saturday. Sonia, who was the silver medallist at the 2016 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships and a twice silver medallist at the Asian Amateur Boxing Championships, dominated the first minute of the contest against the German but the experience of Wahner and her hard punches dominated the next two rounds as the Indian youngster struggled to get going. The Indian tried to make a comeback but the German gave her no room and the Indian could not land her punches. However, it ends a great tournament for Sonia, who had entered the final after defeating 2018 Asian Games silver-medalist Son Hwa Jo.Sonia’s silver medal summed up a solid day for India after Mary Kom won created history in the Women’s World Boxing Championship earlier to secure an unprecedented sixth gold medal, making her the most successful athlete in women’s boxing in history. Mary Kom had defeated the Ukranian in the 13th International Silesian Championship for women in Gliwice, Poland earlier in the year and she showed her prowess in the first round itself.Mary Kom was on the attack and she landed a couple of strong punches with the right as well as the left. In the second round, Mary Kom was a bit more calm and she bidded her time, dodging Okhota’s left hand. Egged on by a massive crowd cheering her name, Mary Kom landed a sharp left as she maintained the momentum. In the third round, Mary Kom continued to land the punches and after a slight confusion, she was declared the winner.Mary Kom had secured the gold medal the last time it was held in New Delhi in 2006 and she now has a chance to shatter history and become the all-time leading gold medal winner in the World Boxing Championship. With this win, Mary Kom became the only female boxer in history to win six gold medals in the World Boxing Championship. When one looks at both men and women’s boxing, Mary Kom has drawn level with Cuban boxer Felix Savon. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
CHENNAI Super Kings (CSK) displaced Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) from the top of the VIVO IPL 2019 standings after they defeated them by seven wickets in Match 23.After opting to bowl on a dry-looking surface at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Super Kings bowled brilliantly to restrict the visitors to 108-9 and then chased down the runs in the 18th over.Shane Watson and Suresh Raina took toll of the hard new ball and made things easy for the batsmen who followed. Watson struck two fours and a six in his 9-ball 17, while Raina hit a four and a six in his 13-ball 14.Faf du Plessis, who opened the innings, and Ambati Rayudu (21 from 31 balls) then added 46 runs for the third wicket to put the CSK firmly in control. After Rayudu was dismissed, du Plessis (43 not out) completed the job in the company of Kedar Jadhav (8 not out).Earlier, Kolkata Knight Riders, put in to bat, committed hara-kiri very early in the match. Their batsmen paid the price for playing aggressive aerial strokes without judging the pace of the pitch.The opener Chris Lynn was trapped lbw by an inswinger but most of the other batsmen failed to adjust to the slowness of the surface and either holed out to strategically placed fielders or were stumped by a mile.The visitors slipped to 47 for 6 when Shubman Gill was dismissed at the start of the eleventh over. It took a mature innings from Andre Russell – who rode his luck, but applied himself well thereafter – to guide KKR to 108-9.The biggest partnership in the KKR innings was worth 29 runs; Russell and Piyush Chawla added 29 for the seventh wicket, and then the last wicket pair of Russell and Harry Gurney were involved in an unbeaten 29-run stand.For the CSK, Deepak Chahar picked up three wickets, while the spin trio combined well for returns of 5 for 53 from their 12 overs. Scott Kuggeleijn was the only CSK bowler to return wicket-less.Brief Scores:CSK: 111-3 in 17.2 overs (Faf du Plessis 43*, Sunil Narine 2-24) defeated KKR: 109-9 (Andre Russell 50*, Deepak Chahar 3-20, Harbhajan Singh 2-15, Imran Tahir 2-21) by 7 wickets.
Ijaiye Housing Estate Senior Secondary School, Ijaiye, has won the Season 8 of the GTBank Principalâ€™s Cup after defeating Ikotun Senior High School 2-0 on Tuesday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.In the female category, Isale Eko Grammar School got the better of Government Senior College, Agege, 5-4, via penalty shootouts after both sides failed to find the net in regulation time. The winning schools in both the boys and girlsâ€™ category won a sum of N1million respectively while the runners up schools got N750,000 each.Several dignitaries, which includes the Managing Director of GTBank, Mr. Segun Agbaje, First Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Seyi Akinwunmi and the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Sports, Deji Tinubu were present.Others include, former international footballers like, Henry Nwosu, Waidi Akanni, Taiwo Oloyede among other football stars.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Ahmed Musa The trio were listed in the 23-man squad Coach Gernot Rohr invited for nextmonth’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Benin Republic and Lesotho.While Musa’s absence was down to the back injury he sustained at his Saudi Arabia club, Akpeyi was overlooked for the clash with Brazil in order for the handlers to give new boy, Maduka Okoye of Fortuna Dusseldorf in the German Bundesliga the chance to show his skill.The injury sustained by first choice goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho, appears to have open fresh doors for the Kaiser Chiefs safe hands. The call is also the first for Akpeyi since the AFCON 2019 ended in Egypt last July.Both Okoye and Ikechukwu Ezenwa are in the squad to do battles with Benin Republic and Lesotho.Defender Kenneth Omeruo is also back, while there is another opportunity for midfielder Mikel Agu to flow back to the mainstream.France-based utility player, Kalu returns after missing the prestige friendly against Brazil. England-based midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo and Leon Balogun are on standby.Super Eagles who won the bronze medals in Egypt will open their campaign for a place in Cameroon 2021 by welcoming the Squirrels of Benin Republic (who also featured in Egypt) to the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo on Wednesday, 13th November, before flying to Maseru to play Lesotho’s Crocodiles on Sunday, 17th November, on Day Two of the qualifying series.THE INVITED 23 EAGLESGoalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany)Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Chidozie Awaziem (CD Leganes, Spain); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Bryan Idowu (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia)Midfielders: Alexander Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Mikel Agu (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Ramon Azeez (Granada FC, Spain)Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia); Victor Osimhen (Lille OSC, France); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium); Emmanuel Dennis (Club Brugge, Belgium); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France);Standby: Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion, England); Peter Olayinka (SK Slavia Prague, Czech Republic); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City, England)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram AFCON 2021 QUALIFIERS Balogun, Etebo, Olayinka on standbyDuro IkhazuagbeSuper Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa, goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi and France-based Samuel Kalu have made their way back to the Nigerian senior team after missing the high-profile friendly with Brazil in Singapore recently.
University of Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves has probably spent more time than he would like to recall tinkering with his lineup card.But it appears the Badgers are that much closer to solving the mystery of what line each player should be on after last weekend’s series with Alaska-Anchorage. The strange part is, the potential new top line makes so much sense that it’s a mystery how they weren’t playing together sooner as an even-strength line.Seniors Ross Carlson and Jake Dowell have been stalwarts on the power play, with freshman Michael Davies and sophomore Jack Skille playing into the mix. Davies got his chance last week in practice, and against UAA to play with whom he calls “probably the two best forwards on the team,” and didn’t disappoint.Davies had his first two-goal game since the season opener, and Carlson and Dowell each chipped in two points Friday night as the new-look second line helped Wisconsin burst out of an offensive slump.In practice Monday, those three were practicing together on a line again, and could see themselves ascending to the top line’s spot.”We clicked right from the start,” Davies said. “The chemistry was just there this weekend, and hopefully we can keep that going as long as we can.”After a frustrating winless weekend at Colorado College two weekends ago, Eaves asked Dowell what he thought of making the power play line an even-strength line as well.”Coach just wanted to shake things up,” Dowell said. “He asked us what we thought about it when we met with him for lunch on Monday with the captains. He said he wanted to shake things up, and it seems to work.”This line appears to be as balanced as any line Wisconsin is going to get, for a couple reasons. Past statistics suggest a good mix among these three: Dowell the goal scorer has 15 goals and six assists this season, Davies has been consistent with eight goals and nine helpers, and Carlson, while struggling for goals this year, has still done his part within the offense with five scores and 12 assists.But numbers don’t tell the whole story. Carlson and Davies are talented skaters and puck handlers, and tend to succeed away from the net. Dowell, on the other hand, is Wisconsin’s best inside player, gifted at setting screens and clearing space for Carlson and Davies to move around.”He’s a value just to get in front of the net,” Carlson said of Dowell. “He just brings that physical aspect, he’ll take cross-checks, he’ll throw his weight around, he’ll get the pucks in the corners when there’s rebounds. It’s one of those things, both 5-on-5 and on the power play.”Leading 2-0 going into the third period Saturday, this line showed why it could potentially work so well for Wisconsin. Freshman defenseman Jamie McBain scored his third goal of the season 3:52 into the final period for an insurance 3-0 lead.Though the power play unit had previously gone 1-for-14 on the weekend, it only took UW nine seconds to capitalize on this opportunity. Davies and Carlson got assists on the play, while Dowell set a valuable screen, occupying two defensemen and allowing McBain to gain the open look.”We feel pretty good about the power play right now. We work on it in practice; we kind of try to adjust to what the team’s doing,” McBain said. “We feel for the most part we’re generating a lot of energy through the power play.”The numbers, admittedly, aren’t anything to write home about. The Badgers have just a 15.3 percent conversion rate with the man advantage, near the bottom of the WCHA.But if you ask the Badgers, the statistics mean just that — a number. In fact, since Wisconsin has shown a propensity to score goals just moments after a power play opportunity expires, Carlson said the unit knows what it has done this year, regardless of what the numbers say.”A goal’s a goal, no matter what,” Carlson said. “It’s nice for the team to know that we got credit for the power play goal, but if they get out of the box and then we score, it’s not a big deal as long as we get that goal.”The fact that Carlson, Dowell and Davies have played together on the power play could lead to more success to the line as a five-on-five unit, and Dowell said the benefits will go both ways once they play more hockey together in both situations.”When you play some power play and have some success on the power play, you build some chemistry,” Dowell said. “That way, we’re feeling good offensively when we get back out there five on five, so we’re gelling instead of all being split up and out of sync.”We could go an entire period without playing a regular shift with your line, so it helps to have that defined group.”Is this line ready to put an end to Eaves’ nightly shuffling of the lineup?”It could,” Eaves said. “One would hope that would happen because they’re on the ice together and you would hope that the chemistry is such that it becomes an automatic type of thing.”
Published on November 8, 2015 at 9:33 pm Contact Matt: firstname.lastname@example.org | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+ With Syracuse basketball tipping off its regular season on Friday, The Daily Orange profiles each of the three scholarship freshmen on the team. First up is wing Malachi Richardson, followed by forward Tyler Lydon and guard Frank Howard.The facial expression didn’t change. One hundred twenty-five makes each from five different spots. Sometimes it would take an hour and a half, sometimes an hour more. With his friend, Rob Hines, rebounding and his mother feeding him pass after pass, Malachi Richardson honed a craft that now defines him.Malachi has been known as a shooter since eighth grade. That’s what he does.Jim Boeheim, Syracuse head coachRichardson, though just a freshman, has already stated his case for being a mainstay on the wing for Syracuse this season. He hit a trio of 3-pointers in a one-minute, 16-second span last Monday against Le Moyne and his four 3s accounted for 12 of a team-high 18 points against Florida Southern on Sunday.He stands 6 feet, 6 inches and 205 pounds, a stature lending itself to the agility of a 2-guard and the bulk of a small forward. He’s shed 10 pounds since arriving on campus to achieve a body assistant coach Gerry McNamara says will help the freshman endure his first college season at both positions. And as Syracuse’s starting small forward in its two exhibition games, Richardson has already proven he can fit seamlessly in the Orange’s new up-tempo, 3-point-heavy offense.“Malachi’s a little more of a guard, but he’s 6-6 and he’s physical, so he can play (the three),” Boeheim said. “He gives you another shooter, another ball-handler, another passer.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTo Richardson, the two and the three are the same on offense. Both set up on the wing and have the freedom to create on the perimeter. On defense, though, is where he could assume different roles. Interchangeable with 6-foot-7 Michael Gbinije at either the top of the zone or a back corner, the freshman has often played alongside centers Dajuan Coleman or Chinonso Obokoh in the Orange’s exhibitions.In Sunday’s game against Florida Southern, 6-foot-11 Dylan Karrell reached over Richardson for a rebound on the low block. The freshman’s back bent and Karrell easily snatched the ball away with his arms stretched over Richardson’s head. In the second half, Richardson corralled a ball over two defenders that careened high off the rim, deftly leaping his way over both right in front of the baseline before falling to a near-split.“I think at the end of the day it goes back to, you’ve got to be good enough to rebound back there,” assistant coach Mike Hopkins said. “And if you’re not, you’ve got to use your quickness.”Richardson arrived at Syracuse weighing around 215 pounds. Coaches thought that was too heavy so he slimmed down to 205, according to cuse.com.Most players start college having to gain weight, McNamara said, but Richardson’s toned physique, even though slight adjustments had to be made, lends itself to banging on the low block or maneuvering around the perimeter.That’s probably the weight he’ll be most productive at because you’re going for a long stretch of season.Gerry McNamaraWith a split-second release on his shot, Richardson draws defenders that are often left with only an outstretched hand hitting thin air. He camped in the corner several times on Sunday, spreading the floor for Gbinije and shooting guard Trevor Cooney and alleviating a backcourt scoring load that fell primarily on the two seniors last year.He’s tallied a combined 31 points in SU’s two exhibitions, second behind only Gbinije. And while Richardson has scored in a variety of ways — via 3-pointers, pull-up jumpers, drives and alley-oops — 21 of his points have come from behind the arc.“You think Klay Thompson is a pure shooter?” Hines said, referring to the Golden State Warriors sharpshooter. “(Malachi) is a pure shooter. Those are big words, but I believe in him.”With a Syracuse offense that intends to launch 20-30 3-pointers per game, Richardson features fittingly as one of three 3-point-capabale shooters in the first five. Boeheim even intends to use a lineup with four 3-point shooters as much as possible, likely featuring Richardson, Cooney, Gbinije and one other.Some years, Richardson’s role has been filled by more of a true forward, the head coach said. Others, he’s been a closer resemblance of a shooting guard. Boeheim doesn’t think of Richardson as either, using the term “wing” to classify the freshman.It’s where Richardson has found a niche, even if the games don’t count yet. Swishing a corner 3. Skying over a big man for a rebound. Cutting off a pass that leads to a transition dunk.An in-game sequence lasting only three minutes, but one providing a sample size of what could come.“He’s been good,” Cooney said. “He’s been really, really good.” Comments
Federal prosecutors ask that Tony Bland, former men’s basketball coach, face jail up to a year in prison after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery in January, the Los Angeles Times reported. “He is the rare defendant who has given so much to others — when no one was watching, when he had no need to impress a judge deciding his fate,” Lichtman wrote. Lichtman pointed out Bland’s lack of a criminal record and the option of community service as reasons for probation, rather than prison. In a letter to Ramos, Bland’s attorney Jeffrey Lichtman wrote that Bland’s “life filled with extraordinary good deeds” had been “marred by his criminal actions.” Bland admitted to accepting a $4,100 bribe in July 2017 which was offered by an undercover FBI agent pretending to be an investor. In exchange for the money, Bland agreed to direct USC players to a sports management company run by two men: Christian Dawkins and Munish Sood. Bland pled guilty after striking a deal with prosecutors. Bland is scheduled to be sentenced on May 29. Notably, three of the other men involved in the FBI investigation — Dawkins, former Adidas employee Merl Code, and Adidas employee Jim Gatto — were sentenced to between six and nine months each, although they were involved with much higher sums of money. In a memorandum to Judge Edgardo Ramos, who is in charge of the case, prosecutors wrote that Bland may have received a substantially larger amount of money in bribes if they had not stepped in. It also emphasized Bland’s self-interest in the crime, according to the Los Angeles Times. “Instead of being a role model for these students, the defendant’s conduct demonstrated a blatant disregard for not just the rules, but also his students’ own well-being, as he made efforts to steer them to Dawkins, an inexperienced and underqualified athlete-advisor with a track record of alleged fraud and partners who neither knew anything about,” the prosecutors wrote.
Over the years, the foundation in conjunction with the Lagos State Government and Emzor Pharmaceuticals have partnered in empowering and educating the girl child in Lagos State. Recently, Oshoala signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Barcelona’s Femini to partner the foundation in the areas of technical support during her football clinic for girls in Lagos.Mark Redguard, Emzor Branding & Marketing consultant, explained, “We have been supporting Asisat since 2016 which puts us in a good position as one of the biggest supporters of sport development among females. Whether on or off the pitch, Asisat has continued to inspire African women across age groups. She demonstrates this by empowering them with life skills and football development charity initiatives. Once again, we restate our commitment to Asisat, our Brand Ambassador and hope that she can continue to inspire more.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Super Falcon multiple award winning striker and FC Barcelona female forward, Asisat Oshoala has encouraged Nigerian and African parents to support their girl child who aspire to become professional footballers.Asisat during her courtesy visit to Emzor Pharmaceutical Industries Limited recently mentioned that many African parents often shun their children especially the young girls to pursue a career in professional football because they want them to focus on education. She said some even send the young girls to hawk in order to distort their intention of playing the game of football. In her words, “I am trying to change the mentality and help this generation to believe they can achieve whatever they want. With my foundation, I want to help the under-privileged girls, so that they attend school and play football at the same time.”Asisat Oshoala Foundation is her a non-profit organisation that is committed to improve the physical, social and intellectual development of the girl child through education and sports. The foundation also put in place a mentorship programme for parents.