As a NZ health professional who has participated in late term abortions I urge you to vote NO

first_imgVoice For Life 8 August 2019 Dear New Zealand MP’s,As a health professional who has previously participated in late term abortions I urge you to vote NO to decriminalising abortion.Already in the last 10 years approximately 800 late term abortions have been performed on the grounds of “danger to mental health”. These perceived mental health dangers are most commonly actually “fetal abnormalities” or disabilities like Downs Syndrome, Congential Heart Defects, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Edwards Syndrome, Patau Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Dwarfism, and Anencephaly just to name a few.These unborn children often require fetocide to be preformed as many are likely to survive post birth.Already, legally speaking, these are not “exceptional circumstances” that are proven to cause permanent damage to the physical or mental health of a woman. This is where we currently stand and it is already in direct disregard for human rights.The proposed law change will make late term abortion even more accessible and there is already no limit to how late.In 2010 alone 13 abortions where performed at 32 weeks and above. Viability in New Zealand is able to be supported as early as 23 weeks currently, so it is evident that even if it could have saved the mother’s life to deliver at 32 weeks that is not the main reason for the termination.One of my many other concerns is that early sex detection from 10 weeks is now available in New Zealand via an $800 blood test. Decriminalisation of the abortion law will further allow for sex selection in late pregnancy as it can be determined at the 18 weeks and onwards anatomy scan.This is not unthinkable and I have experienced being involved in such a case.Human rights begin in the womb and ending an unborn child’s life is NOT healthcare. We are not focusing on the actual healthcare aspects of unplanned or crisis pregnancies by liberalising the abortion law.Health care is looking at the compounding factors that lead women to make the choice of abortion – financial, coercion, lack of support, relational, education related, work related, stigma, visa related and societal values.I want to live in a society where my unborn child of 20 weeks and 5 days has the same human rights as all of us. How did being born alone earn any of us these rights?The right to life is the fundamental human right first and foremost.With deep concern,Jane*Midwife, Woman, Human, Mother.*Name has been changed to protect this health professional and her family read more

Former Raider Neiron Ball is dead at 27

first_imgNeiron Ball, a former Raiders linebacker who has been in a coma since December of 2018 as the result of a rare congenital brain condition, has died, the family announced.“We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Neiron Ball on September 10, 2019 at 4:15 am. The Ball family is forever grateful for the prayers, donations, and immense support of Neiron and his recovery. Neiron was a very special and loving … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the video on a mobile devicelast_img

Glenn Harsh, Oct. 5

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The rain slowed us up a little bit but we had projects to catch up on anyway so it has been a little bit of a relief. We are coming along with beans and they are running through nicely after the problems we saw with the insect damage in that first field. It was an early field and I think it was a timing thing with the insects. We had some damage from stink bugs and we also had some damage from the bean leaf beetle, which causes Phomopsis.We have combined some corn and got a good start on one farm. It is doing very well yield wise and quality is good. It is drying down fast. The corn we are in is right about 21% and it is full season corn, but it was planted early. The first field we were in had some gravel knolls and the stalk quality was deteriorating quickly. The gravel knolls were right at 140 and there were spots around 220 bushels in the good ground. The next field of corn is more even and doing very well. Some of the things we did to push yield look like they are working in that field.The other fields I have checked are standing pretty well. You don’t have to go too far, though, where stalk issues are becoming a problem. Corn wise I have not seen quality issues and I have checked quite a few fields.There are some beans in really black soil that are really leaning to maybe down on the ground, but we can still get underneath them. You don’t like to see that because we are losing some bushels there. That will be a challenge with some of these fields planted at too high of a population.With the beans, the first field was around 50 to 55 and the next fields have been doing quite a bit better than that. I feel good about harvest. We just have to keep the combine rolling.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 122 | Mental Health and Farming Naked

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dale, Matt and Kolt are with you this week. Matt needs to clear the air on his farming naked shirt and Dale recaps the latest USDA stock report.During the Farm Science Review, Matt sat down with OCJ Marketing Specialist Risë Labig to chat with Jolene Brown about farm stress and mental health. Dusty joins us with an interview with Barry McGraw of the Ohio Soybean Council, and we meet Luke Crumley, the new Director of Public Policy and Nutrient Management for the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association.last_img

ShareGrid Announces New Increased Protections For Gear Owners

first_imgWorried about your gear when renting it out? ShareGrid’s new guarantee covers every listing on the site—at no additional cost.All images via ShareGrid.One of the biggest worries for people lending out their equipment on gear-sharing websites is the possibility of a renter not returning your gear. This is what’s known in the industry as “Voluntary Parting,” or someone renting your gear, and then refusing to return it (you know, stealing). After reading a testimonial from someone who got their gear stolen from them on KitSplit, its made me very wary of the whole gear-sharing process. Recently though, ShareGrid, the largest online marketplace for film and photography equipment rentals, has announced something that takes away rental anxiety from their network of gear-sharers — a guarantee that all equipment rented on the site is protected by their ShareGrid Owner Guarantee.“Our goal has always been to make ShareGrid the safest way to rent your equipment to other people, and today we’re excited to offer even more protection to our users” said Marius Ciocirlan, co-founder and CEO of ShareGrid. “For years, we’ve been the only marketplace to offer instant coverage against Voluntary Parting. With the ShareGrid Owner Guarantee, we’re taking this a step further and including protection against voluntary parting automatically. Best of all, it’s completely free for all our members.”ShareGrid was the first marketplace to include voluntary parting insurance coverage when they partnered with Athos Insurance back in 2014. That insurance used to carry a small fee, but now, it is automatically included in your rental arrangement, and covers gear up to $20,000.“Our most important task is to protect our community, and we’re proud of all the work we do behind-the-scenes to prevent fraud and keep gear safe. We’re able to offer this guarantee because our security systems are the strongest in the industry. We monitor activity in real time to identify security issues, so we can resolve potential problems before they occur. Simply put, ShareGrid is the safest way to rent gear online.”– Siavash Shiva, ShareGrid COO and General CounselSo if you are looking to make a little extra dough on the side with your gear that lays around most days, ShareGrid is an amazing site to utilize. And with their Owner Guarantee, you can be sure that you’ll have your equipment in hand when you need to use it for your own projects.Want to learn more about renting your gear? Check these out.Streamline Your Next Production with Live Rental Bids from ShareGrid PROFour Reasons You Should Be Renting Your Gear Out on ShareGrid6 Online Resources for Renting Camera GearIndustry Trends: The Most Popular Gear Rentals of 20185 Steps for Prioritizing Your Filmmaking Gear Investmentslast_img read more

UE pulls off volley upset

first_imgLATEST STORIES Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City National University earlier closed out the first round with a 25-23, 25-23, 25-17 win over University of the Philippines to come out on top with six wins in seven matches at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.After suffering defeats in their first six matches—which saw their coach abruptly calling it quits—the Lady Warriors pulled off the win against the Lady Falcons who carried the distinction of beating the two-time defending champions La Salle Lady Spikers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutShaya Adorador fired the winning spike for the Lady Warriors, who also got a major boost from underrated libero Kath Arado who had excellent receptions and 24 excellent digs.The win could serve as impetus for UE, which last season produced just one victory and only recently had coach Francis Vicente resigning his post citing personal reasons. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Gamescenter_img A survival grind like no other The unpredictable UAAP women’s volleyball season had another stunning turn of events at the end of the first round, this time courtesy of lowly University of the East.UE displayed a measure of spunk and pride in shocking Adamson, 25-22, 22-25, 14-25, 25-20, 15-13, on Sunday night to end the first round with a glimmer of hope.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Jaja Santiago, who led NU with 17 points, is trying to at least bring her team to the Final Four on her fourth and last playing year for the Lady Bulldogs.Risa Sato added 10 points for NU, while Jasmine Nabor opened up the alley with 32 excellent sets for the Lady Bulldogs who bounced back after suffering their only loss at the hands of the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws.Dianna Carlos and Isa Molde scored 15 and 11 points, respectively, for UP which ended  the first round at 2-5.ADVERTISEMENT Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

With sights set on U23 team, UE’s Kath Arado ‘surprised’ to make seniors pool

first_imgJames Harden has 31 points, Rockets blast 76ers Arado, thrilled with her new accomplishment, said she was surprised after being named to the pool, where the final lineup for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games will be chosen since she never even intended to join the seniors’ squad.The UAAP’s reigning Best Digger and Best Receiver tried out for the Under-23 team and she kept telling Kung Fu Reyes, the head coach of the U23 squad, that she has no intentions of joining the seniors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesAnd yet, Arado’s in the place senior coaches Shaq Delos Santos, Reyes, and Brian Esquibel believe she belongs.“Actually, I was surprised when I read my name because I went to the tryouts hoping to become part of the U23 team and I even told coach Kung Fu and coach Brian about it,” said Arado Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre after UE lost to De La Salle, 25-18, 25-20, 25-18, in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img MOST READ Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash “Now I don’t know what the coaches have lined up for me but whatever their decision is I’ll always bring it.”Arado wasn’t the only Lady Warrior chosen to don the Philippine colors in international competition with teammates Judith Abil and Mary Ann Mendrez being part of the U23 pool.“I’m happy that us three were chosen and of course I’m happy for my teammates because we tried out simultaneously and we were able to perform well,” said Arado.The 5-foot-5 libero added that her inclusion to the national team pool is a big boost for her and her volleyball career especially now that she’s in her last year with UE.“This is a huge help for me because now I can know what are the areas that I can still improve on and what I have to do to get better at it,” said Arado. “I have to do this to make sure I still have my confidence with me and the experience that I can get is also a big help.”ADVERTISEMENT Kath Arado. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Kath Arado is one step closer into getting international tour of duty.University of the East’s sturdy libero was chosen to be part of the talent pool for the Philippine National Women’s Volleyball Team that Larong Volleyball Ng Pilipinas Inc. announced on Friday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

10 months agoJablonec star Michal Travnik watched by Newcastle, Fulham

first_imgJablonec star Michal Travnik watched by Newcastle, Fulhamby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCzech Republic midfielder Michal Travnik is attracting Premier League interest.The 24-year-old has been starring for Jablonec this season and has caught the eye with his performances, notably in the Europa League.The Daily Mail says Newcastle and Fulham are both looking to strengthen in January but they will face competition for Travnik.Bundesliga side Augsburg and CSKA Moscow have also been impressed this season.He has five caps for his country and is valued at around £4million by his club who are third in the league. TagsTransfersAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your saylast_img

13 days agoMan Utd legend Bryan Robson: Wrong to sell without replacements

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd legend Bryan Robson: Wrong to sell without replacementsby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Bryan Robson says Ole Gunnar ­Solskjaer’s squad lack leading stars.Robson insists the club made “a mistake” by clearing out big names, including Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, without replacing them.He told the Mirror: “I think Man U’s only mistake so far is allowing too many experienced players to go.“Because we have had quite a lot of injuries at this stage of the season, they have left themselves a little bit short. That is why they are where they are.“Lukaku (to Inter), Sanchez (Inter – loan), Ander Herrera (PSG – loan), Chris Smalling (Roma – loan). These are very experienced players. In this situation, rather than kids, you need those types of ­experienced players to steady it.“People talk about ­leaders and every club needs them. Whether it is a ­centre-midfielder or a dominant centre-half, you need a leader to ­organise on the pitch. Man U are looking for that type of player.” last_img read more

FS1’s Colin Cowherd On Controversial 2007 Sean Taylor Comments: “I Wish I Could Do That Over Again”

first_imgFS1's Colin Cowherd.With today’s launch of his new show Speak For Yourself, Colin Cowherd is poised to become one of the most important figures at Fox Sports 1, as it continues to shift to fit network president Jamie Horowitz’s infamous “embrace debate” strategy. The Washington Post‘s Rick Maese wrote a profile on Cowherd, where he admits his desire to be loved by viewers, and apologizes for one of his most notable on-air gaffes. After the death of former Miami Hurricanes and NFL superstar Sean Taylor, Cowherd blamed the victim, citing “23 years of bad judgment” as a reason for his death.Cowherd went on air and said, “Sometimes you’ve got stains, stuff so deep it never ever leaves. . . . And if you have bad judgment for 23 years of your life, even if you clean it up, your judgment doesn’t get great overnight.”He’s not proud of that today.“I just ad-libbed it. I think I was just too harsh,” he said. “That’s one of those, ‘Dammit, you know, I wish I could really take that back.’ . . . I wish I could do that over again, and I feel bad. But in my life, I can’t. It’s there. It’s somewhere archived. It’s just part of my biography, part of my archive. But I look at it now, I wish I could reel it back in. . . .“I probably should’ve scaled it back. I didn’t, and I paid a price. It made people very angry.”This was perhaps the worst of Cowherd’s many controversial stances, but it is far from his only one. Cowherd has long held a bizarre grudge against Washington Wizards point guard John Wall, after he did his signature dance before his first NBA game. Wall’s former college coach John Calipari has asked Cowherd to walk it back, but even after Wall won this year’s NBA Community Assist Award, Cowherd has not. Before leaving ESPN for FOX, Cowherd was suspended after asserting that Dominican baseball players are not well-educated.We don’t expect Cowherd to change much, especially as he expands to even more formats at FOX. That is a lot of time to fill, and like him or not, Cowherd is an expert at doing just that. [The Washington Post]MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitalelast_img read more