Christian nursing home forced to allow assisted suicide

first_imgCathNews 27 October 2016Family First Comment: Disturbing development.The nursing home, which is run by the Salvation Army, the UK-based Christian charity, lost a legal challenge to new assisted suicide rules.The regulations, introduced about a year ago, compel charities caring for the sick and elderly to offer assisted suicide when a patient or resident requests it.The nursing home objected on the grounds that the law violated the core religious beliefs of the Salvation Army and that it represented an affront to freedom of conscience.But the Federal Court rejected the complaint of the home, which is situated in the canton of Neuchatel, and ruled that individuals have the right to decide how and when they would like to end their lives.According to a report on Swiss Radio In English, the judges said the only way the home could avoid its legal obligations to permit assisted suicide was to surrender its charitable status.This would put the home outside of State control but it would also involve the loss of State subsidies.http://cathnews.com/cathnews/27387-christian-nursing-home-forced-to-allow-assisted-suicide-or-lose-charity-statusKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

No crowds, no Ryder Cup, suggests European captain Harrington

first_img “I’m not saying it hasn’t been in doubt,” said Harrington. “I’m sure they’ve looked at alternatives and things like that. “But the only reason for the Ryder Cup not being there, and that’s outside everybody’s hands, is the coronavirus. “It’s not something that’s within our control. Loading… Europe’s Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington believes the biennial match with the United States should be postponed if fans are ordered to stay away due to the coronavirus pandemic.The 48-year-old Irishman told the BBC on Wednesday the febrile atmosphere created by the opposing sets of fans was part of the fabric of the event.Ryder Cup will be postponed if fans banned – Harrington “Nobody wants to see the Ryder Cup played without the fans being there,” said Harrington. “There’s no doubt that it makes the tournament so much better. “I think the common consensus now is the Ryder Cup will not be played unless the fans are there. “Non-golfers and golfers around the world watch the Ryder Cup because of the tension that’s created by the spectators.” This year’s edition is slated to take place from September 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, USA. At present Europe are due to begin their defence of the trophy just a week after a re-arranged US Open. The other two US-based majors The Masters and the PGA have also been postponed to November and August respectively. The fourth major the British Open due to be played in July has been cancelled. Harrington is a three-time major champion and part of six Ryder Cup teams finishing on the winning side on four occasions. He said whether the Ryder Cup went ahead depended on something that was out of organisers control. Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had LeftThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More9 Most Disturbing Movie DystopiasTop 10 Most Costly Liquids In The World Read Also: Ex-Eagles manager urges Ighalo to extend Man United loan stay “There are bigger things too than the Ryder Cup. “I hope that we get our chance to play. “I think it’s something that can bring people together and is something to look forward to and enjoy.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Sterling hat-trick boosts Manchester City

first_imgManchester: Manchester City extended their lead at the top of the English Premier League to four points after a hat-trick from forward Raheem Sterling saw them beat Watford 3-1 here.Sterling’s first goal in the 46th minute at the Etihad Stadium here on Saturday evening was highly contentious.Sterling was clearly offside when Sergio Aguero played the ball to him before Watford full back Daryl Janmaat’s challenge saw the ball ricochet off the England forward into the goal, reports Efe news.The assistant referee raised his flag for offside, but after a lengthy discussion without the use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), the goal was allowed to stand.City’s second goal came just four minutes later when Sterling tapped in from Riyad Mahrez’s cross from the right.City were rampant and the game was effectively settled less than 10 minutes later when the England winger completed his hat-trick with a cool finish past Ben Foster after being played in by David Silva’s clever reverse pass down the left.“I am sorry if (the first goal) is offside but we deserve to win”, City coach Pep Guardiola, who praised his side’s perseverance, said after the game.Watford manager Javi Gracia rued his players’ loss of concentration following Sterling’s controversial opener, although the Spaniard refused to criticise the referee for what he called a “clear” error.Watford remains on course for their best-ever top flight finish, while City ended a difficult week, which saw various football bodies, including the Premier League, UEFA and FIFA, open investigations into their player recruitment processes and financial affairs. IANSAlso Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

Mikel López de Torre takes Jdigital Presidency for changing Spanish market

first_img Share Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Share Related Articles Submit Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Spanish industry trade body, La Asociación Española de Juego Digital (Jdigital) has confirmed the appointment of Sportium Digital Director Mikel López de Torre as its new President.A key leadership stakeholder since 2016, López de Torre has formerly served as the trade body’s Vice President and will replace Jdigital founder Sacha Michaud as leader.Founded in 2012, amidst the imminent launch of the newly regulated Spanish online gambling market, Jdigital seeks to represent the interests and concerns of Spanish licensed online betting operators and wider industry stakeholders.Confirming the end of his tenure as JDigital President, Sacha Michaud stated that López de Torre was the ideal incumbent to lead the association, referencing the new leader’s ‘proven track record’ within the Spanish digital market.A 12-year industry veteran, López de Torre has brought a number of Spanish betting ventures to market, having served as a Betfair digital executive (2006 – 2013) and leading Sportium’s online services and operations since 2015.Taking over Jdigital leadership duties, López de Torre stated that he would continue the trade body’s groundwork founded Sacha Michaud, but highlighted concerns with regards to sector social responsibilities, likely industry consolidation and developing regulatory transparency for stakeholders.“Over the next five years, the industry will see further consolidation, something that entails greater responsibility. As a mature industry, we must be aware of the impact we have on society. If we want to continue to build a healthy and transparent industry, we must work toward ensuring monitoring and accountability.” López de Torre detailedlast_img read more