Dr Death sells ‘home brew’ suicide kits

first_imgEuthanasia campaigner ‘Dr Death’ sells ‘home brew’ suicide kits disguised as equipment for making beerDaily Mail 7 May 2017Family First Comment: Disturbing. Promoting suicide. All at a time when we are doing everything possible (and urgently!) to REDUCE suicide rates. #rejectassistedsuicideA euthanasia campaigner nicknamed Dr Death is selling suicide kits disguised as equipment for home-brewing beer.Dr Philip Nitschke, who calls for the legalisation of assisted suicide, sells the £257 kit on his brewing company’s website.It can be used for brewing beer but Dr Nitschke has written a guidebook, also available online, that explains how people can use it to take their own lives.Last night, anti-assisted suicide group Care Not Killing described the sale of the kits as ‘utterly deplorable’, and spokesman Alistair Thompson called for the police to investigate Dr Nitschke.‘It’s deeply worrying because one suspects there will be no formal controls over who this kit is being sold to apart from the limit of needing a credit card to purchase it online,’ he said.‘So this could be going to very vulnerable adults, some of them still teenagers, who are depressed for whatever reason and see this as a way of ending their lives.’READ MORE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4480926/Dr-Death-sells-home-brew-suicide-kits.htmllast_img read more

5 Perfectly Good Reasons You Might Be Single.

first_img Tweet LifestyleRelationships 5 Perfectly Good Reasons You Might Be Single. by: – May 27, 2011 by Scott Alden for HowAboutWeFor us single folks, it can get a little tiresome having our relationship status constantly framed as a problem. Sure, some may have issues that they’re unaware of that are keeping them out of the relationship they want, but, on the other hand many of us are just fine where we are.I recently spoke with writer, experienced dater and all-around-bad-ass Rachel Khona about the misconceptions that many people have about the unattached masses.“Single women are often portrayed as marriage/baby hungry predators who are just looking to sink their claws into a man. Single men are often seen as non-committal and only out for some poon. The reality is there are men and women on both sides of the spectrum and in-between,” Khona says. “These days more women are interested in having a good time and I actually find a lot of men who do want commitment. I think people have a few bad experiences and they start to stereotype the opposite sex, but that’s just kookoo for cocoa puffs.”Indeed.These misconceptions often affect the way that singles view themselves, too. They come to believe that their relationship status reflects poorly on them: They must be too desperate, too immature, or just too screwed up for relationships.Take heart. You might be single for perfectly good reasons. Here’s 5.1. You’re Not Looking For Just Any Relationship. You’re Looking For The Right One.There are those people who get married right out of college and are 100 percent sure of that choice and live happily ever after. The rest of us might need to figure out what we’re really looking for before taking that next step. What you actually want may be very different from what you imagine, and it helps to know what’s really out there. According to Khona, casual dating is an excellent way to learn about your needs, desires and deal-breakers:“You might think you’re OK dating a starving artist until you realize you’re tired of hanging out with someone who’s broke. Or you may start dating someone who’s really amazing personality-wise, but sucks in bed — and realize that bad bedroom skills is a deal-breaker. Or you may realize you no longer want to date a guy who doesn’t share the same political views as you. Dating is a learning experience. You trip, you fall, you make mistakes, and you learn from them. Once you learn a lesson, your point of view shifts, and you start attracting different people.”2. You’re Totally Traumatized By Your Last RelationshipIn which case, OWN that. It’s really important that you don’t jump into anything you’re not ready for before you’ve put in some real time processing that loss. If you can keep one foot in the dating game, have some fun and build up your confidence? Power to you.3. You’re Enjoying Dating Multiple PeopleAbsolutely nothing wrong with that. It’s better to be upfront about it, but if that’s what’s working for you and no one else has a problem with it, why not? 4. You’re BusyRelationships are time consuming and you’ve got stuff to do. Maybe you’re focusing on your career, or your art, or school, or you’re a detective who’s this close to cracking that big case. Sure, it’s worth it for the right relationship, but if you’re someone who has a hard time balancing your work life, your love life and your social life (which is pretty much everyone, right?) then casual dating might just work better for you until you’re on more solid ground career-wise. Just be aware that if a relationship is something you want in your life, at some point you’ll have to put some energy into that.5. You Have Things To Be Learned From Being SingleOften, you’ll hear single folks say that they’re “taking a break from relationships to work on themselves.” It’s become something of a cliche, but there is a lot of truth to it. I asked Khona for her take on what can be learned from being single that can’t be learned from a relationship:“How to be independent. How to take care of yourself. It’s nice because you know that when you meet someone, it’s because you want to be with them and not because you need to be with them. Personally, I feel like I can be my own person rather than swaying to the will of a guy. Kind of like an oak tree, instead of a palm tree.”Agreed. If you’re using your single time to get solid in yourself, you’re just going to be that much more solid in a relationship when the time is right.Whether it’s a means to an end, a phase, or a lifestyle choice, being single should never be a source of shame. Dating can be enjoyed for what it is, whether you’re actively seeking a relationship, or not. Share Sharecenter_img 38 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Museums and Galleries Month celebration kicks off today

first_imgILOILO City –October is the Museums and Galleries Month. The objectives ofthe Museums and Galleries Month observance are the following: The 2019 theme ofthe Museums and Galleries Month is “Building the Nation, One Exhibit at aTime.” But student toursare free; no entrance fees would be collected. * to arouse thenational consciousness and pride in our rich culture and national identity,expressed in all media of art and culture, historical and religious artifacts ILOMOCA is thefirst museum in the Visayas and Mindanao dedicated to modern and contemporaryart. It aims to “enrich the community life of Iloilo by way of exhibitions andoutbreak programs.” * to preserve,enrich and create a dynamic evolution of a Filipino  national culture based on the principle ofunity in diversity in a climate of free artistic and intellectual expression * to utilizeexhibition spaces / venues as centers of historical and cultural consciousnessand avenues for dialogues on resilience, peace and security Robillos urgedIlonggos to take part in the Museums and Galleries Month celebration byvisiting museums. * to useexhibitions as expressions of unity and national identity “Part of ouradvocacy is to make the community actively participate by also spending formuseum entrance fees,” said Robillos. Iloilo City hasseveral museums – ILOMOCA, Museo Iloilo, Western Visayas Regional Museum, andMuseum of Philippine Economic History. Some universities and churches also havemuseums./PN The fees help inthe maintenance and operation of museums, he explained. It acknowledgesmuseums and galleries as “instruments in creating national consciousness forFilipinos,” said John Delan Robillos, head of the National Committee on ArtGalleries that is coordinating with ILOMOCA for the staging of severalactivities related to this month’s celebration. The Iloilo Museumof Contemporary Art (ILOMOCA) at the Iloilo Business Park in Mandurriaodistrict hosts today’s kick-off ceremony at 6 p.m.last_img read more

Herbert Lawrence Kestler, of Osgood

first_imgHerbert Lawrence Eli Kestler, at the age of 84 passed away surrounded by his family on March 13, 2019.He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carolyn Kestler, his four children, Tammy Goodman (Canton, MI), Sheri Cunningham and husband Scot (Osgood, IN) Ken Kestler and wife Debbie (Greensburg, IN), Jennifer Thompson and husband Sam ( Fishers, IN), his sister Margery Richardson and husband Carl (Cedar Rapids, IA), 8 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. Herb was preceded in death by both of his parents.Born on December 30, 1934 in the farmhouse built by his father, he was the son of Elmer and Gertrude (Minneman) Kestler. He was baptized and confirmed in St. Peter’s United Church of Christ at Fink’s Corner. He remained an active member throughout his life, teaching Sunday School as well as holding various offices.He attended school in Napoleon, where his mother (Gertrude Kestler) was a teacher, graduating in 1953. He went on to Purdue University graduating on 1957 with a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture.At his mother’s urging, he taught school for one year at Fountain City, Indiana. During this time he met soon to be wife, Carolyn (Bossert). They were united in marriage on June 6, 1959 at her home church, St. Peter’s U.C.C. at Klemme’s Corner.The young couple lived for five years in Connersville, where Herb worked as a sales rep for Virginia Carolina Chemical Corporation. In 1964 they moved to Columbia City here Herb worked in a lab for Indiana Farm Bureau testing chemicals. After five years, he was transferred to the main plant in Indianapolis. Four days after moving the family, he received a request from the Board of Directors to come work at The Napoleon State Bank.Herb was CEO at the bank for twenty years. Under his direction, the bank enjoyed tremendous growth and outgrew their old facility. With Herb’s guidance, they planned and opened a beautiful new facility. During this time, Herb served on the Bankers Association Board of Directors, as President of the Southeastern Indiana Banker’s Association, as President of Ripley County Banker’s Association, and on the board of Margaret Mary Hospital. Herb played an integral part in the formation of the Napoleon Rural Water Corporation serving on the board as well as President.After retiring from the bank, Herb held several part-time jobs including selling real estate and serving as a mail carrier. Throughout his life he always found time to devote to his passions of golf, reading, rooting for his beloved Purdue Boilermakers and his family.Visitation will be held on Sunday March 17, 2019 from 3-6 pm. at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood. Funeral services will be held on Monday March 18, 2019 at 11 am at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ (Fink’s) in Osgood. Doors for the funeral will open at 10 am., memorials maybe given in Herb’s memory to the church, in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Di Canio fired up for drop scrap

first_img Giving his first news conference, the former Swindon manager addressed a wide number of issues and admitted it took him “one second” to take over from Martin O’Neill. That statement is not unusual given Di Canio has forged a reputation as a colourful and controversial character on and off the field, and his appointment has been seen as a risk by some. The 44-year-old does not see it that way, though, and said: “It is obvious that in the past people have been sceptical because it was my first job as Swindon, League Two, League One, the mad Italian, he will fight his players, but at the end I won the league. I am young, people say the same, I have no experience in the Premiership but I am not worried.” Sunderland owner Ellis Short approached the former West Ham striker after dispensing of the services of O’Neill on Saturday and Di Canio thought the American businessman was on a wind-up when he called him. “Late in the afternoon after the Manchester (United) game, I received a phone call and I was surprised because many times it was happened that a manager was sacked and my name, Di Canio, was 5-1 odds,” he said. “When I received the phone call from Mr Short, I thought it was a joke and I was ready to say a bad word – I thought it was a friend and I would have lost my job! But it was a big surprise and I had the fire in my stomach. I said ‘yes’ after a second and I said I come by swim, no problem.” Di Canio inherits a side dealing with relegation worries, but he is confident he has the tools to make sure any concerns are put to bed. When asked how much he would bet on a Sunderland survival, he said: “You call me the mad Italian so I bet what I have got. People are sceptical, it’s not Paolo Di Canio who makes the statistics, I hear people talking about my statistics but it doesn’t mean anything. I see managers with more experience than Paolo Di Canio, they are relegated. Why not change this habit one day?” Sunderland announced that four coaches who worked under Di Canio at Swindon are joining him on Wearside – first-team coach Fabrizio Piccareta, goalkeeping coach Domenico Doardo, fitness coach Claudio Donatelli and physiotherapist/masseur Giulio Viscardi. Sunderland confirmed that Steve Walford, Steve Guppy, Jim Henry and Seamus McDonagh, who worked under Martin O’Neill have left the club. A Sunderland statement said: “The club would like to place on record its thanks for their hard work.” Paolo Di Canio has conceded he has the nickname of “the mad Italian” and backed it up by saying he would have swam to Sunderland to take the managerial job he was given on Sunday.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Elusive remains in Matron hunt

first_img The Lady Cecil-trained Chigun is the only other British-based filly or mare among 15 left in the one-mile feature at the confirmation stage. There is a French possible in Alex Pantall’s Kenhope, who was third behind Elusive Kate in the Prix Rothschild. Say, winner of the Group Three Dance Design Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday, is one of three remaining entries from the Aidan O’Brien stable, along with Just Pretending and Magical Dream. Others in the mix include Caponata, Lily’s Angel and Scintillula, while Eddie Lynam’s Viztoria holds an alternative engagement in the Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock on the same day. There was one supplementary entry, the Willie McCreery-trained Fiesolana, winner of the Group Three Fairy Bridge Stakes at Tipperary recently. Press Association Elusive Kate may try to bounce back from defeat in the Prix Jacques le Marois by going for the Coolmore Fusaichi Pegasus Matron Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday.center_img John Gosden’s four-times Group One winner had earlier struck at Deauville in the Prix Rothschild for the second year running after taking the Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket’s July meeting. Plans for the daughter of Elusive Quality have, however, yet to be firmed up. Patrick Barbe, racing manager for her owner Teruya Yoshida, said: “I have not spoken to Mr Gosden (about running plans). I think it will be a last-minute decision.” last_img read more

Syracuse solving struggles at plate ahead of Big East crunch time

first_img Published on April 17, 2013 at 12:37 am Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesse It was as if weeks of offensive struggle had become too much to bear.After going down 5-0 in the first inning against Georgetown on Sunday, the Syracuse offense adjusted its focus and mounted a comeback that could propel it into the latter half of its Big East schedule.Nine innings and nine unanswered runs later, the Orange defeated the Hoyas 9-5 on the heels of a surprising offensive outbreak.Syracuse (14-22, 2-7 Big East) will square off with Villanova (15-20, 2-9) in a doubleheader at Skytop Softball Stadium on Wednesday. While the Orange’s pitching has struggled, its anemic offense hasn’t been able to pick up the slack. Heading into its next conference test, SU will need its offense to build on Sunday’s success and start a new chapter in what has been a disappointing season thus far.“It’s always easier when the offense is clicking,” head coach Leigh Ross said. “It’s easier to play with a lead and it helps the pitching staff get comfortable.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange has scored first in five of its nine conference games. But after striking first blood, the team’s bats have tended to shrink as games move on.But Sunday was different.After Lindsey Larkin yielded five runs to the Hoyas in the top of the first, the Orange seemed to be heading toward another defeat. Then, Corinne Ozanne pulled off a quick turnaround.“I really struggled on Saturday and I was pretty discouraged,” Ozanne said. “Sunday, they threw the same pitchers as Saturday. I just did my best to feel out the sequences and put the ball in play.”Ozanne went 0-for-5 combined in both games of a doubleheader on Saturday, then followed it up with a performance of a lifetime. On a 2-2 fastball, she jumpstarted the Orange offense with a solo home run in the top of the fourth. In the next inning, she hit a two-run home run down the left field line to make the score 5-3. After her sacrifice fly tied the game at 5-5 in the seventh, her three-run homer in the ninth put the Orange ahead for good.Her final line: three hits, three home runs, seven RBIs.Along with Ozanne, Julie Wambold and Jasmine Watson each hit two home runs on the weekend, giving the Orange a jolt of power when it needed it the most.“We work a lot on our offensive game, and for us to pull through with eight long balls on the weekend is big,” Ozanne said. “That gives our pitching staff both a cushion and some confidence.”With the absence of sophomore Lindsay Taylor, SU’s pitching staff has struggled in Big East play. Syracuse has given up an average of nine runs in the team’s nine conference games, but the offense hasn’t been much better.The Orange is averaging a little more than three runs per game. With two games against Villanova on Wednesday and a home series with Seton Hall this weekend, it’s still not too late to mitigate the season’s struggles and right the ship.“We just need to hit the ball,” Ozanne said. “That’s going to be the key moving forward. To hit the ball and let the other team make the mistakes.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Beat writers predict outcome of Syracuse-Maryland men’s lacrosse quarterfinal game

first_img Published on May 20, 2016 at 10:31 pm No. 8 seed Syracuse (12-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) faces top-seeded Maryland (15-2, 5-0 Big Ten) at noon on Saturday in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals at Brown Stadium in Providence, Rhode Island.Here’s how our beat writers predict the matchup will unfold.Connor GrossmanSyracuse 13, Maryland 7Upset alertSyracuse is primed to keep its roll going, and it’ll do so on Saturday with another elite performance by Ben Williams at the faceoff X. Top-seeded Maryland has rotated between freshman Austin Henningsen and Will Bonaparte taking faceoffs, but neither will be able to counter a rested Williams, who will give SU’s deep offense ample opportunities to score. The Orange will avenge its NCAA tournament quarterfinal loss to Johns Hopkins last year and pack its bags for Philadelphia and another Final Four berth.Jon MettusSyracuse 11, Maryland 9Shell-shockedThe Orange sheds all sense of doubt brought on by its first half against Albany and outgains the Terrapins in possession and on the draw. Faceoff specialist Ben Williams, driven by his winless opening quarter a week earlier, helps Syracuse beat Maryland the way the Terps have toppled the Orange in the last two meetings. The Terrapins defense keeps it in the game, but SU’s spread out attack finally becomes too much.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPaul SchwedelsonMaryland 11, Syracuse 10Slow and steadyThe Terrapins are the No. 1 seed for a reason and their 14-game win streak won’t come to an end on Saturday. Maryland has balance throughout its entire team and the sixth-best defense in the nation won’t be over-matched by SU’s diverse offense. Henningsen has won 63.5 percent of his faceoffs this season and can be Ben Williams’ kryptonite in Providence. The Terps have reached the Final Four in four of the last five years and that dominant stretch continues with a fifth trip since 2011. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Bermuda Stages First Gay Pride Parade Today

first_imgHAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC – A former cabinet minister whose Progressive Labour Party (PLP) government is preparing to go to the London-based Privy Council in a bid to re-impose a ban on same-sex marriage in the island has flown home from Brussels for Saturday’s first Gay Pride parade in Hamilton.Former tourism minister, Renee Webb, who is now the government’s representative in Europe, said gay Bermudians should live without fear because her own same-sex relationship had never sparked hostility.LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) people and same-sex marriage campaigners say the Bermuda Pride event will help to reinforce that gay people are part of island society.Organisers have not given an estimate of how many people they expect will join the parade. Businesses in the capital have offered their support with many flying rainbow-cloloured flags. The Corporation of Hamilton, which runs affairs in the city, has painted two crosswalks — including one on Queen Street — in rainbow colours.Church leaders have said the celebration should be held in a culture of respect, despite individual religious beliefs.More than 50 police officers will be deployed to tackle any trouble, but Acting Superintendent Hashim Estwick said he expected Saturday’s celebration to be “very safe”.“What the Bermuda Police (Service) really want people to do is to celebrate in a safe environment and have some fun.“We have in excess of 50 officers that will be available and there is a squad of marshals that will also be there to ensure that everybody’s safe. The persons involved in the parade are important and the protesters are important as well,“ Estwick said, adding “the message is, come out, be peaceful, kind and considerate to each other.”Estwick said three areas will be designated for protesters, but it was up to individuals if they wished to use them.David Northcott, one of the parade organisers, said it was an opportunity to “remember those who have gone before us”.The date was chosen to mark the 25th anniversary of the so-called Stubbs Bill, which in September 1994 was passed by parliament and decriminalised sex between consenting adult men. Webb, then an opposition MP, was among the key lobbyists who helped the legislation to pass.A singer scheduled to perform at the celebration said she had been bombarded with criticism after she agreed to appear at the event.Joy Barnum said she was determined to perform at the event, despite hostility from people she knew, who told her they were “disappointed” by her decision.“The comments were coming from all areas, church members, friends, family, saying they don’t want it forced down their throat.”Webb’s attempt to add sexual orientation to the list of protected grounds in the Human Rights Act failed in 2006, when MPs rejected it, although only one MP, the late Nelson Bascome, spoke on the bill.Bascome denounced homophobia, but added that the House of Assembly could not “legislate morality”. But Webb said the public mindset had changed.“I’ve definitely seen a difference. For example, people were much more homophobic. I don’t find government members homophobic at all. They know I have a same-sex partner, they know my partner, and I haven’t had any form of discrimination at all on the island, none — never, from anybody.”Webb, however, admitted she had heard “some very homophobic utterances” from MPs during debates.“Some were outright shocking in how they referred to their fellow LGBT+ Bermudians and LGBT residents.”The government confirmed earlier this year it had been given permission to take its legal bid against same-sex weddings to the Privy Council in London, the island’s highest court of appeal.Webb, who was appointed as the government’s representative in Brussels last January, said that she respected religious viewpoints, but that she also respected the right of all individuals to equal treatment.“Bermuda having its first Pride parade, for me, I think it’s excellent because it is time that we recognise the fact that everybody here belongs to Bermuda, whether they be gay, straight, indifferent, foreign, white, black.“Bermuda is a society of diverse people and we should recognise all people as being equal before the law It has been a long journey from the Stubbs Bill to same-sex marriage.“I’ve always been a human-rights activist, so for me, it’s just a given. I can’t cherry-pick what human rights I think should be implemented. I am looking forward to being a part of history by participating in Bermuda’s first Pride parade.“From where I sit, Bermuda has evolved exponentially as a consequence of people being exposed, going abroad to school, working abroad, seeing that there’s no bogeyman and your LGBT+ brothers and sisters are just like you — except they’ve made a different choice in terms of who their partner is, the person they want to share their life with.”Webb said It’s simply different from a heterosexual choice.“For me, communities, laws, governments have to respect their citizens and ensure that they have equal rights before the law.”The Governor and the government issued messages in the run-up to the parade.Governor John Rankin said “Bermuda’s first-ever Pride event is in line with the rights of freedom of assembly, freedom of conscience and freedom of expression guaranteed under the Bermuda Constitution and international human rights conventions.“I hope that this will be an enjoyable event for all involved and, like many other events on the island, demonstrate both the inclusivity and diversity of the community in Bermuda.”Acting Premier Walter Roban said Bermuda was a country with “diverse opinions, ideologies and a history of strong spiritual convictions”.“We encourage everyone to be mindful of the diverse perspectives on our island and to seek peaceful, respectful and law-abiding means of expressing points of view.”Winston Godwin, a Bermudian who challenged Bermuda’s same-sex marriage ban with his Canadian partner, Greg DeRoche, said a march in Bermuda was “a huge step in the right direction”.“In Bermuda, we are so quick to sweep things under the rug if they challenge the status quo.”Mark Anderson, a Bermudian entertainer, who is gay, said he was “ecstatic” that a parade would be held in Bermuda.: “I think this is the right timing for it. Now Bermuda is going to be put on the map with all the other jurisdictions around the world — it will be recognised that Bermuda is joining the world in taking a stance with gay pride.”The government’s legal bid at the Privy Council to ban same-sex weddings is likely to cost taxpayers as much as three million US dollars, marriage equality campaigners have suggested.Bermuda’s Supreme Court ruled in May 2017 that gay couples could marry but six months later the government passed the Domestic Partnership Act, outlawing same-sex weddings.A challenge was brought against the act by Bermudian Rod Ferguson, with others joining the legal action.Former Chief Justice Ian Kawaley ruled on their case in June last year, finding that the parts of the legislation that restricted marriage to opposite-sex couples were unconstitutional.He agreed to a request from the government for his decision to be “stayed” pending an appeal, meaning gay couples could no longer wed.The Court of Appeal upheld Justice Kawaley’s ruling in November and allowed same-sex marriages to take place again.Bermuda had earlier become the only country in the world to allow same-sex marriage and then ban it.Between May 2017 and June 2018, 20 same-sex couples tied the knot — 14 on the island and 6 at sea. There have been two more same-sex marriages since the Court of Appeal’s judgment.Three couples have entered into domestic partnerships since June 1 last year, with one more union pending.Although Godwin and DeRoche became the first couple to be able to marry they chose to tie the knot in Canada instead.A non-binding referendum in 2016 recorded a majority vote against the introduction of both same-sex marriage and civil unions.However, the vote had a turnout of less than 47 per cent, with 14,192 against same-sex marriage and 6,514 in favour.last_img read more