Key admits blunder over euthanasia comments

first_imgKey admits blunder over euthanasia commentsONE News 27 Aug 2012Prime Minister John Key has backed away from his comments about euthanasia, saying his language on the sensitive issue was “a bit sloppy”. Key last week said “there is a lot of euthanasia that effectively happens in our hospitals”. The comment angered doctors who said euthanasia was never practised as it was the deliberate ending of life, and was illegal and unethical. The suggestion could seriously damage the trust people had in hospital care of the terminally ill, doctors said. Capital & Coast District Health Board head of palliative care Jonathan Adler said switching off a life support machine and allowing someone to die of natural causes was not euthanasia. Key today said his comments were made on talk back radio. “It was in the context of a wider discussion about a scenario where I think I am saying the same thing as those doctors,” he told Radio Live. “They use specific and arguably accurate legal or medical definitions and I was using a bit of a general term.” The Prime Minister said he was not suggesting doctors were doing anything illegal.http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/key-admits-blunder-over-euthanasia-comments-5047150last_img read more

Australia’s Uluru opens for last time ahead of ban

first_imgTourists line up to climb Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock, at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Australia on Oct. 25. AAP IMAGE/LUKAS COCH/VIA REUTERS The closure wasannounced two years ago when fewer than 20 percent of the visitors were makingthe climb.(Reuters) Nearly 400,000visitors flocked to the Australian landmark in the year to end-June, governmentdata showed. YULARA –Hundreds of tourists clambered up Australia’s Uluru on Friday, the day before apermanent ban on climbing the sacred rock takes effect, following adecades-long fight by indigenous people to close the trek.  The Anangupeople, the traditional owners of Uluru, have called for the climb to be closedsince 1985, when the park was returned to the indigenous control. last_img read more

McGrath says Shane Longs a fantastic player

first_imgIts the first time the sides will have met on Irish soil since 1995Speaking exclusively to Tipp FM former Irish player Paul McGrath has said Gurtnahoe native Shane Long is in pole position to take over from Robbie Keane as Irelands top strikerlast_img

Who is Finn Harp’s top scorer so far in 2016?

first_imgFinn Harp’s have revealed their top three scorers so far in 2016. With their clash with Sligo Rovers only around the corner, and many upcoming fixtures in place, there is plenty of opportunity left for players to rise up through the ranks and be named top scorer of 2016. Here are the top three; (1) Ryan Curran – 6(2) Sean Houston – 4(3) David Scully – 3Kevin McHugh, Damien McNulty, Josh Mailey, Tony McNamee, and Ethan Boyle – 1 (in League Cup) are all level on one goal.  Hopefully we get a few more goals in on Saturday! Who is Finn Harp’s top scorer so far in 2016? was last modified: September 1st, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:david scullyfinn harpsgoalRyan CurranscorerSean Houstonlast_img read more