Jack Kevorkian: ‘Doctor Death’ dies in US aged 83

first_imgHealthLifestyle Jack Kevorkian: ‘Doctor Death’ dies in US aged 83 by: – June 3, 2011 Kevorkian had claimed to have assisted in some 130 suicides between 1990 and 1998Jack Kevorkian, the man known as “Dr Death” for helping the terminally ill end their lives, has died in the US aged of 83, his lawyer has said.Mayer Morganroth told the Associated Press news agency Kevorkian died on Friday at Michigan’s Beaumont Hospital.Kevorkian died after a blood clot from his leg broke free and lodged in his heart, the Detroit Free Press reported.He was believed to have assisted in 130 suicides and was released from prison in 2007, after serving eight years.Murder convictionKevorkian was originally given a 10-25 year sentence for a second-degree murder conviction in the death of terminally ill Thomas Youk.But the former pathologist later won an appeal based on his own failing health and served only eight years.He told the BBC in 2007 he had no regrets for conducting assisted suicides.“I knew what I was doing… I accepted the consequences because I had to do the right thing,” he said.Kevorkian had claimed to have assisted in some 130 suicides mostly in the Detroit area between 1990 and 1998.Many assisted suicides were conducted using his so-called mercy machine, which delivered lethal amounts of drugs intravenously.BBC News Sharing is caring! 21 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

COVID-19: Rangers supporters kick against declaring Plateau United NPFL champions

first_imgRangers International Football Club Supporters Club has urged the League Management Company to ensure the completion of 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League immediately after coronavirus pandemic to determine the real winner.Ibuchukwu Nwodo, the Chairman of the club, said this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu on Saturday. Nwodo said it would be unfair to end the league midway.The league was suspended on March 18 due to COVID-19.Nwodo said the circumstance which led to the league suspension was not what somebody should take advantage of.He said: “I do not buy the idea of ending Nigerian league with Plateau United FC as the champions.“Hearing the General Manager of Plateau United asking the League Management Company to declare them champions after playing 25 matches when other clubs played below 25 matches, proved that they are not fit to be the real champion. “Plateau United was among the few clubs that have played 25 matches out of 38 matches with 13 remaining, while some clubs played 21, 23 and 24 matches as the case may be.“Thirteen to 17 outstanding matches per club are much to be swept under the carpet.”Nwodo urged the LMC and the Nigeria Football Federation to consult FIFA on the issue.He said: “FIFA has been working out modalities on how to fast track the league globally after the coronavirus pandemic.“The modalities, including having three breaks in a match and five changes in a match, are enough to play three matches in a week.” Nwodo said the LMC and NFF would not be fair to Rangers FC if they declare Plateau United winners of the league.He said: “We lost our prolific striker Ifeanyi George to a fatal accident while traveling home after NPFL announced suspension of our league.“Had it been that the league was on, Rangers management will not give them the break and he would he will not have thought of travelling.“It is better to finish the league to determine the true champions so that we can save our face at the continental contest come next season.”RelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians NAN.Tags: COVID-19NPFL ChampionsPlateau UnitedRangers International Football Clubsupporters clublast_img read more

5 keys for Syracuse to beat Central Michigan on Saturday

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (2-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) would be halfway to bowl eligibility with a win over Central Michigan (1-1) on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. Last year, the Orange took down the Chippewas 40-3 on the road.Follow along with all of The Daily Orange’s coverage of SU-CMU here and keep up with @DOSports on Twitter.1. Eric Dungey’s efficiencyThrough two games, Dungey is the seventh-most efficient quarterback in Division I. The freshman has yet to throw an interception and has completed 60 percent of his passes. With offensive coordinator Tim Lester putting him in spots to succeed, Dungey could continue to strive against a mid-major opponent.2. Brisly Estime’s explosivenessAdvertisementThis is placeholder textEstime has only touched the ball nine times this season, yet he has scored two of SU’s most important touchdowns. His ability to break big plays out of nowhere is his best attribute, something the Orange couldn’t rely on in 2014 when he missed most of the season to injury. But now Estime is back and he’s proven it.3. Setting the tempo on groundCentral Michigan has struggled so far on the ground, depending a lot on an improved quarterback Cooper Rush. While the Chippewas competed with Oklahoma State into the second half, eventually the Cowboys pulled away. Had CMU been able to establish a consistent rhythm on the ground, the result might have been different. Central Michigan averages just 103 rush yards per game compared to 231 for SU.4. Defending three-, four- and five-receiver setsOne of the biggest changes that first-year head coach John Bonamego has made this year is the increase in wide receivers that CMU has used. So far, it has diversified the Chippewas’ offense and added unpredictability.In two games, Syracuse’s defense has made at least three interceptions against multi-receiver sets. Corey Winfield’s pick-six against Rhode Island was against a four-receiver set. When facing Wake Forest, Parris Bennett’s interception was against a similar four-receiver set with pressure only coming from a few blitzers. Later, Wake Forest used three receivers and a tight end to run routes on the play Donnie Simmons made his interception.5. Rushing RushCentral Michigan has three sophomores on its offensive line and while the other two are seniors, there will be opportunities for Syracuse to exploit inexperience. Last year, the Orange sacked Rush five times in a dominant performance in which SU only allowed three points. In Week 1, against another Power-Five conference opponent, Rush was sacked four times. If Syracuse can disrupt Central Michigan’s passing game, SU should have a favorable chance to win. Comments Published on September 18, 2015 at 11:16 am Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschwedslast_img read more

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Canje family terrorised, robbed by gunmen

first_imgFive armed bandits assaulted a young couple after breaking into their East Canje, Berbice home, carting off cash, jewellery and other valuables in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.The window through which one of the bandits entered the homeNavindra SinghNavindra Singh, also called ‘Surish’, said it was the third attempt to get into his Bristol Street home over the past four days.Of the five masked men, one was armed with a gun and three with cutlasses.The men gained entry through a window situated in the washroom.At the time Singh, his wife and a baby were at home.Singh, speaking with Guyana Times, he explained that one of the men entered through the window and then opened the back door for the others.Singh said as soon as he realised that bandits had gained entry to the house, he alerted neighbours.“One jump on the chair and push a gun in from over the wall and tell me to be quiet or he gon shoot. Two of them kick and kick and brake open the bedroom door,” he related.The bandits managed to steal two cellular phones, an electronic tablet and a laptop computer, along with $270,000 worth in jewellery and $40,000 in cash.During the eight minute ordeal, Singh observed that two of the bandits had a small row over the money collected from the wardrobe.He noted too that one of the bandits identified him by his calling name.Meanwhile, Singh explained that neighbours had called the Police and the fifth man who stood at the door alerted the others that they had to leave as he grew suspicious of the Police arriving.They hurriedly left the premises by scaling the back fence.The homeowner told this publication that the persons who broke into his home seem to be very familiar with the layout of the building.He noted that the house was previously occupied by questionable characters, leading him to believe that they may be behind the crime.Meanwhile, Singh suspected that the bandits attempted to break into his house previously.He told this publication that on Saturday night he heard strange sounds coming from the yard and his dog was continuously barking.He also noted that on Sunday morning he discovered that one part of a window had been removed but he had replaced it during the day. That night, he said he heard someone on the roof of the house and raised an alarm.Singh said neighbours came out and they noticed movement in a clump of bushes behind his house. The Police were called but never showed up.An investigation has been launched into the incident.last_img read more