Imagine choosing to die when you don’t have a terminal illness. Is it a choice we should have? A powerful Dateline special gets rare access to film the journeys of two people in Belgium – going behind the most liberal euthanasia laws in the worldMercatorNet – Michael Cook 21 September 2015This documentary from the Australian SBS network is one of the best on Belgian euthanasia that I have seen. Although short on statistics and background, it gives an insight into its disturbing ethical dilemmas. Journalist Brett Mason interviews two patients about their request for euthanasia and asks a number of doctors and public figures whether the increasing number of cases for unbearable suffering can be justified.Peter Ketelslegers is a 33-year-old father of two who suffers from cluster headaches. This condition – according to Belgian doctors – is untreatable. The pain is so intense that he can no longer work. He feels that he should die so that he won’t be a burden to his boys and his wife.Simona de Moor is 85, physically fit and mentally sharp. But five minutes after her beloved daughter died, she decided on euthanasia. Mason films her “mundane and unremarkable” last moments as she drinks a lethal potion brought by her doctor, Marc Van Hoey. A dark family problem overshadows her life; she has another daughter from whom she has been estranged for decades and whom she will not inform about her death.http://www.mercatornet.com/careful/view/unbearable-suffering-questioned-in-documentary-on-belgian-euthanasia/16864
We asked Aussie families one simple question – “If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would you choose?”What we uncovered surprised everyone.Share this film and join us on our mission to #MakeDinnertimeMatter
Robert and Marian Gleason were found Saturday in their vehicle in Ohio.CINCINNATI – The search for an elderly Ohio couple tragically came to an end Saturday, four days after they were reported missing.Robert Gleason, 85, and Marian Gleason, 86, were found dead in their vehicle which had crashed in a wooded area behind their neighbors house.The couple left their West Chester residence Tuesday morning for a doctor’s appointment but never returned home.Their absence led to a frantic search that spanned as far as Ripley County.Their children told police the couple recently spoke about visiting property they owned around Milan.On Saturday, members of Texas EquuSearch, a private search and rescue organization, looked for the couple near the property. We spoke with a bystander who told us the search even involved helicopters.The mission abruptly came to an end when the Gleason’s were discovered back in Ohio.
Victoria “Vickey” Rita Jean Renderos, 35 of Cincinnati passed away November 5, 2017 in Lawrenceburg. Vickey was born February 26, 1982 the daughter of Victor Nelson and Sandra Lee (Williams) Renderos. She had been an employee of McDonalds. She very much enjoyed drawing and poetry.Vickey is survived by her parents, Victor and Sandra Renderos of Cincinnati, sons Ginuwyne and Carmyne Renderos and daughter Pachense Renderos all of Independence, Kentucky, brother Ricardo (April) Renderos and Crystal Williams both of Cincinnati.Services for Vickey will be at 12 noon Saturday November 18, 2017 at New Hope Community Church, 3707 Edgewood Dr., Cincinnati, 45211 with Pastor Brian Hoehler officiating. Visitation will also be Saturday 11-noon at the church. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home, Dillsboro entrusted with arrangements.
Indianapolis, In. — Republican state senator from Oldenburg Jean Leising met with YMCA representatives from Henry County, Decatur County, and Southeastern, located in Batesville, at the Statehouse. The group discussed legislation moving through the General Assembly.
Batesville, IN —In local celebrity news, Walhill Farm will be featured in a show on Netflix called “Say I do” that premieres on July 1. The premise of the show, from the makers of Queer Eye, follows 8 different couples where the entire wedding from proposal to ceremony is a surprise to the future bride or groom. Experts are of course on hand to make this a dream come true. You can see Walhill Farm shine in episode 2 of the series. Walhill Farm is a popular destination for beautifully rustic weddings at The Barn and cozy weddings at The Lodge. The Barn comfortably holds up to 550 guests, and The Lodge holds up to 100 guests.
Caretaker Ireland Under-21s boss Harry McCue has challenged his team to prove themselves all over again after their mauling by Germany. Press Association “We know we are a better team than we showed in that game. “Romania are on one point and we are on three points, and we definitely want that gap to be still there for the second game in Sligo on Tuesday afternoon. “The Romanians have brought in a lot of new players and changed their squad, so I’m sure they will be fired up to get a result tomorrow. We’re expecting a tough test.” Group 6 leaders Germany and second-placed Montenegro both boast unbeaten records after two games each, while Ireland’s defeat by the Germans followed a 4-1 win in the Faroe Islands. They head into the game without the suspended Samir Carruthers following his sending-off against the Germans, although he will be available for Tuesday’s game. However, Jack Grealish is out with an ankle injury and Michael Harriman with a calf problem, and they have been replaced by Bradford’s Carl McHugh and Preston’s Will Hayhurst. McCue said: “We had a very long journey to get to Romania, but after a couple of days everybody has settled in.” Ireland take on Romania in a European Championship qualifier double-header in Piatra Neamt on Friday and Sligo on Tuesday, looking to bounce back from their 4-0 home defeat by the Germans last month. McCue, standing in for Noel King after he was asked to take interim charge of the senior team for their World Cup qualifiers against Germany and Kazakhstan, said: “We have had a couple of chats with the lads and the feeling amongst them all was that we hadn’t performed in the Germany game and they want to put things right.
Aston Villa manager Remi Garde has indicated he may reassess his position in the summer after failing to land any of his transfer targets. The Frenchman has missed out on all of the players he wanted to aid Villa’s survival bid in the Barclays Premier League. Garde wanted Seydou Doumbia, who instead joined Newcastle on loan from Roma, while Wahbi Khazri signed for Sunderland, and a deal for Hajduk Split goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic collapsed after a work permit appeal was rejected. Press Association Sport understands Garde has been left disappointed with Villa’s barren transfer window. He has also hinted Villa’s transfer and financial plans may have changed since he became manager in November, with the club now 10 points from safety. “Maybe it was not as clear when I signed, but it’s something that I don’t want to discuss too much,” Garde said. “I understand that you cannot carry on doing the same things when you have not been as successful as you have wanted. “I cannot say the club hasn’t done everything they could. It wouldn’t be fair. “I’m not happy about this situation. I am not stupid and saying we need nobody. ” Some people have to be brave enough to say what have we done wrong in the past and what we should be doing now to stop that and to be better, maybe not in the next months but the next season or in two or three years.” Earlier on Monday, Garde had admitted any late deals would not have been his first choice having failed to land the likes of Loic Remy and Mathieu Debuchy, who joined Bordeaux late on deadline day. He also personally spoke to Doumbia to try to convince him to join Villa, who are bottom of the Premier League and visit West Ham on Tuesday. Press Association
A child is in custody after officials with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said the child stabbed their mother.Officials say the 40-year-old woman was stabbed multiple in the family home, Friday evening.The juvenile was arrested at the scene, but charges have not been filed at this time.Police have not established a motive for the attack.This story is developing.