Healthy 29 year-old woman is scheduled to die by euthanasia in the Netherlands.

first_img29 year-old Dutch woman is scheduled to die by euthanasia for psychiatric reasons.Euthanasia Prevention Coalition 15 January 2018Family First Comment: Disturbing…“Sarah (not her real name) lives in a small town in the east of the country. She struggles with severe psychological problems from an early age. She has borderline, does self-harm, hears voices, has psychoses and is depressed. She has not wanted to live for years. On New Year’s Eve, she received permission for euthanasia after a long trajectory. That will happen on January 26, at two o’clock in the afternoon.”#slipperyslopeMake a submission against euthanasia in NZ – www.protect.org.nzThe Netherlands RTL news published an article on yesterday about a 29 year-old healthy woman who was approved for euthanasia for psychiatric reasons. Her euthanasia death by lethal injection is scheduled for January 26. The article states (google translated):Sarah has no terminal illness, but knows that she will die in twelve days. Surrounded by friends and in her own bed. She opts for euthanasia because of unbearable and hopeless psychic suffering. “I have been so devoured by my psychiatric disorders that I am completely broken.” Sarah (not her real name) lives in a small town in the east of the country. She struggles with severe psychological problems from an early age. She has borderline, does self-harm, hears voices, has psychoses and is depressed. She has not wanted to live for years. On New Year’s Eve, she received permission for euthanasia after a long trajectory. That will happen on January 26, at two o’clock in the afternoon.Sarah, whose real name is Aurelia, is a promoter of euthanasia for psychiatric reasons.The article points to several factors that have led to her seeking death by euthanasia.After her first suicide attempt Aurelia lived in a hospital for 2½ years. She was then incarcerated for 2½ years after setting fire to the apartment building that she lived-in. In prison she spent time in an isolation cell. She said that she got worse in prison.In early 2017, she agreed to try a new treatment, but she was told that her condition was too complicated.READ MORE: http://alexschadenberg.blogspot.co.nz/2018/01/a-healthy-29-year-old-woman-is.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Deadly Sri Lanka Easter Bombings

first_imgSri Lanka’s defense minister says the bombings were carried out to avenge the deaths of Muslims in attacks at two mosques in New Zealand.The defense minister told Sri Lanka’s parliament that investigations show the attacks on Catholic churches and hotels popular with Westerners were “in retaliation for the attack against Muslims in Christchurch,” though no evidence was provided for that claim.As ISIS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka serial bombings, footage of bomber surfacesThe “liberals” will fall silent now. The lives lost won’t matter anymore https://t.co/LTyNoMDJG6— Nupur J Sharma (@UnSubtleDesi) April 23, 2019 ISIS is claiming responsibility for the Easter Sunday bomb attacks at Christian churches and hotels popular with Westerners in Sri Lanka.The terrorist group made the announcement today about the attacks killed at least 320 people and injured hundreds more. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, but offered no evidence to support the claim, and there is no direct evidence yet that the terror group was involved. Some of their claims have been false in the past. https://t.co/Ql0pwqTpc8— CNN International (@cnni) April 23, 2019last_img read more

Bulls offseason preview: Chicago needs a point guard to pair with its young pieces

first_imgBig issue 1: Otto Porter Jr. and a point guard. For the Bulls, those are the keys to getting the future into gear.If Porter can be what he appeared to be in his limited time in Chicago — he only donned a Bulls uniform 15 times after his trade from Washington — the Bulls’ rebuilding process could get a major jumpstart. MORE: Greatest Bulls players of all timeBut most of the positive news about the Bulls is only expressed in snippets — a good stretch from Markkanen here, a solid impact from Porter there, a good month-and-a-half shooting the ball. It’s a long way from doing so consistently over 82 games.There is work to be done to get the Bulls to be that more consistent team — positions that need to be filled, hatchets that need to be buried and young players that need to cut back on mistakes. But there are, at least, pieces in place. OFFSEASON PREVIEWS: Lakers | KnicksThe Bulls were 7-3 in their first 10 games with Porter, and overall, his numbers were sterling. Released from the confines of playing with the Wizards’ ball-dominant guards, Porter shined, posting 17.5 points 15 games and flashing his ultra-efficient scoring arsenal. He made 48.8 percent of his 3-pointers and remains one of the better midrange shooters in the league.He is a versatile defender on a team that badly needs one on the perimeter, and Porter is the only piece of the Bulls’ core who has playoff experience, with four appearances in the postseason. He figures to be the ideal third option, and there should be some excitement over what he might do for the team next season.But Porter is not a guy who can carry the offensive load. That will fall to Zach LaVine, who averaged 23.7 points in his first full season after recovering from an ACL tear and signing a new contract. The team’s No. 2 option is fast-developing second-year forward Lauri Markkanen.Now, the tricky part — getting a point guard. Maybe the Bulls are willing to give Kris Dunn, who did not make much of a leap forward this season, another shot. Maybe they’ll have no choice.Ideally, the Bulls would draft Murray State star Ja Morant, and they’re in decent position to do so. Four of the five teams around them with potential top-five picks — the Hawks, Mavericks, Cavaliers and Knicks — all have young point guards and could pass on Morant.It’s conceivable that the Bulls could remain fourth in the draft after the lottery and still land Morant, widely seen as the draft’s second-best player. If not, the Bulls will hunt for a point guard via free agency.Should they get the right guy at point guard and if Porter’s glue-guy abilities keep supporting the young players’ growth, the Bulls could be a better team than expected quicker than expected.Big issue 2: This season was a mess at every level for the Bulls, and before they can proceed with any kind of successful rebuild, they must iron out their problems.The team’s front office seems to have a sense that things are heading in a very good direction, even if very few Bulls fans and outside observers agree with that sentiment. The Gar Forman-John Paxson combo has defended the team’s situation, and team COO Michael Reinsdorf told the Chicago Tribune he was “very happy” with Paxson’s performance.The team even gave coach Jim Boylen, who’s been embattled since he took over for Fred Hoiberg in early December and within days was accused by players of being too tough, another season on the sideline. Those looking for a complete upheaval of the Bulls won’t be getting one, not until next season at least.MORE: Markkanen shut down for remainder of seasonSo it behooves Boylen — a well-respected assistant coach who has worked with the likes of Gregg Popovich and Rudy Tomjanovich — to mend his fences in the locker room. He probably was too tough on players off the bat, especially considering Hoiberg’s soft approach. But he must let his players know there will be a certain level of work and attention to detail expected of them, and they’ll be held accountable. There has to be a happy medium there.As for the front office, the reputation around the league isn’t great, and the perception of cheapness is real — they pass out nickels like they’re manhole covers. The franchise also continually shoots itself in the foot with players, such as their treatment of Bobby Portis, who complained that he was told he would be part of the team’s long-term plan before he was traded. The unwillingness to give center Robin Lopez a buyout also didn’t help the reputation.The notion that free agents won’t sign in Chicago because of that isn’t quite right, though. If the money is there, players will take it. LaVine was happy to take Chicago’s $78 million last summer, after all, and other players will do likewise in that situation.Free-agent outlook: Filling out the bench would be nice, and the Bulls will start with Chandler Hutchinson and, most likely, Dunn as key bench pieces.But it’s all about point guards, assuming Morant is not in the cards. The free-agency options at point guard figure to be so-so for the Bulls, who will have cap space available but won’t attract the attention of top guys like Kyrie Irving and Kemba Walker. Ricky Rubio of Utah might be an ideal fit, a good defender and passer who doesn’t need many shots. Look for the team to gauge his interest in coming to the Bulls.FREE AGENCY RUMORS: Could Irving prefer Nets over Knicks?Beyond him, there isn’t much that makes sense. The Bulls could pursue a restricted free agent like Boston’s Terry Rozier or Milwaukee’s Malcolm Brogdon, younger guys who would grow with the team. But they’d require some financial investment.Another option — bring a veteran placeholder on a deal friendly to the team, like Elfrid Payton, Darren Collison or Chicago native Patrick Beverley. Then you wait for a better opportunity to bring in the right fit.Oh, and there’s always (cough, cough) Derrick Rose.The young folks: This is where all the good news lies for the Bulls.Markkanen will be just 22 next month and, after starting the year with an elbow injury, took big strides over the course of the season. Over one 11-game stretch in February and March, Markkanen averaged 26.5 points and 12.6 rebounds and looked like a future All-Star. He needs a better in-the-paint game (41.8 percent of his shots were 3-pointers) but showed some progress in that regard with an increased free-throw rate.NBA MOCK DRAFT: Full first-round breakdownThe Bulls were also pleased with rookie Wendell Carter Jr., who will turn 20 this month. He was limited to 44 games, and his post-up game needs a lot of polish, but he showed himself to be a quality rim protector and rebounder. Chicago does not need much offense from Carter, but the Bulls certainly need a defensive anchor.The Bulls’ other rookie, Hutchinson, played 44 games and showed some promise as a big wing and combo forward. He could be the starting forward of the future, depending on whether the Bulls keep Porter long-term. Hutchinson will turn 23 this month.As for draft picks, the Bulls will be high in the lottery this year and have all their first-rounders intact going forward.Wait till next year: Crazy as it sounds given all the negative news that came out of Chicago this year, next season could see the team begin to turn a corner and get back to competing for the playoffs.Over a 22-game span from late January to mid-March, when the tanking kicked back in, the Bulls’ offense was actually No. 6 in the league, and they were eighth in true shooting percentage. This was, for a time, a fun bunch to watch.last_img read more