Archive | April 17, 2017

20,000 Pakistani Schools to Go Solar*

20,000 Pakistani Schools to Go Solar*

By Lorraine Chow

About 20,000 schools in the province of Punjab in Pakistan will convert to solar power, according to government officials.

Punjab chief minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif reviewed the progress of the “Khadim-e-Punjab Ujala Programme” to install solar rooftop systems on the area’s schools at a recent meeting.

The project will kick off in Southern Punjab schools and expand in phases across the province, according to a local report.

The Asian Development Bank and France’s AFD Bank are backing the program, Cleantechnica reported. This is the first program of its kind in the country.

In Pakistan, nearly half of all residents are not connected to the national grid. Residents who are connected to the grid regularly experience rolling blackouts and power outages. And the problem is only expected to get worse in the coming years.

Renewable resources can help mitigate this growing energy crisis. Pakistan happens to be rich in solar, as the Express Tribune described:

“With eight to nine hours of sunshine per day, the climatic conditions in Pakistan are ideal for solar power generation. According to studies, Pakistan has 2.9 million megawatts of solar energy potential besides photovoltaic opportunities.

“According to figures provided by FAKT, Pakistan spends about $12 billion annually on the import of crude oil. Of this, 70 percent oil is used in generating power, which currently costs us Rs18 per unit. Shifting to solar energy can help reduce electricity costs down to Rs 6-8 per unit.”

Solar energy has made great strides in Pakistan in recent years. In February 2016, its parliament became the first national assembly in the world to be powered entirely by solar energy. The legislative body, known as the Majlis-e-Shoora, is in the capital city of Islamabad.

One of the world’s largest solar farms is currently under construction in Punjab. Developers of the 1,000-megawatt Quaid-i-Azam Solar Park in Bahawalpur have already added hundreds of megawatts of energy to the national grid.

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India has Built the World’s Largest Solar Power Plant*

South Africa Joins India with a Solar-powered Airport*

U.S. Google-owned Solar Plant Incinerates 6,000 Birds per Year*

15 More Nations Ready to Sign onto the China’s AIIB*

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Libellous Attack by Mainstream Journalists Angered by SWEDHR Denounce of Unethical anti-Syria Propaganda*

Libellous Attack by Mainstream Journalists Angered by SWEDHR Denounce of Unethical anti-Syria Propaganda*

By Prof Marcello Ferrada de Noli PhD, SWEDHR chair

Our article-series in The Indicter, denouncing videos for propaganda aims by the organization “White Helmets”, had a wide spread. The SWEDHR report was ultimately cited in the session of the United Nations Security Council, as evidence contesting sources on the alleged gas-attacks imputed to the Syrian government (April 12, 29017). We will soon be publishing a new, updated report on the White Helmets propaganda videos regarding the purported chemical attacks.

http://media1.theindicter.com/2017/04/swedhr-unsc-x2-twitter.mp4?_=1

The reaction in the Western media on those revelations could be expected. The Western powers, which maintain the war against Syria by using proxy jihadist forces, have invested vast resources in the operation aimed to promote those proxy forces’ propaganda machine “White Helmets” which operate mainly in the al-Nusra Front (formerly al-Qaeda) held areas. The U.S. has provided to those ends 23 million dollars, added £32 million [US$39.78 million] funding assigned to the White Helmets propaganda project by the UK government. Germany and France have supplied equipment. Germany has raised its financial support to the White Helmets from $5.61 million $7.85 million”. And Sweden has been active in constructing for that organization a ‘human rights’ façade by means of bestowing the “White Helmets” the alternative Nobel Prize.

Hence, our revelations on the macabre using of children corpses for propaganda aims have produced bitter reactions from the part of the mainstream media of the above-mentioned Western powers. For instance, state-owned German TV network ARD/BR contacted me with the hypothesis that Russian Television RT would have indulged in “fake news” while reporting an interview I had with that network around our exposure of the White Helmets videos [See “Swedish Doctors for Human Rights Reply to German ARD/BR-Television ‘Verification Team’ ref. RT interview on White Helmets video“].

The response of Western media journalists have also in occasions taken a bizarre, seemingly desperate character. This is the case of a report published yesterday (April 14, 2017) by Le Figaro, and authored by its correspondent in Moscow, Mr Pierre Avril  [photo at left]. In the article En Russie, une curieuse thèse reprise pour exonérer Damas, Le Figaro indulges in a series of libellous statements ad-hominem against the messenger of the objective research-conclusions they dislike.

Clearly, Le Figaro article carries none whatsoever argument in disputing the conclusions reached by the SWEDHR investigation on the White Helmets. In the absence of arguments based on facts, The Figaro journalist throw instead an slanderous, offensive attack on the author signing the SWEDHR report. I rebut here below the lies posted by The Figaro. I also comment the supportive statement  –likewise untruthful– done on behalf of the Le Figaro libel by a journalist of the Swedish TV, Mr Bert Sundström, formerly Swedish TV correspondent in Russia. Sundström is referred by Swedish Television as an currently active SvT correspondent.

This article is a first respond to the libellous attack in-persona against the chairman of Swedish Doctors for Human Rights (SWEDHR), perpetrated by Le Figaro correspondent in Moscow. According to Swedish legislation, the statements described below would clearly constitute a criminal offence. In my view, these attacks also show the level of corruption that Western mainstream journalists have reached with regards to journalism professional-ethics and to ethics generally considered.

In rebutting the lies referred to my person, partly regarding claims of an non-existing participation in the Swedish public debate, and partly on my positions on dictator Pinochet, I was obliged to use a profusion of public images of my person, literary portraying different episodes of my public life that are  covered by the libel. I hope that this image-reiteration will not result too annoying to the reader.

Screenshot above is from https://www.pressreader.com/france/le-figaro/20170414/281732679352668 

(1) Le Figaro libel: “M Ferrada de Noli attributes himself a professor title” [“se targe du titre de professeur“]

See my documented academic CV,  including facsimile of diplomas and certificates, and links. Here below a sample referred to only Professor titles (profesor titular = full professor):

1969, Professor of Psychology (profesor titular de psicología) at the University of Chile in Arica –to the best of my knowledge, at age 26, the youngest appointed full professor in Chile at that moment. 1971, Professor of Psycho-social methods at the University of Concepción. 1972, Invited Professor at Universidad Autónoma of Nuevo León, Monterrey, México. In Europe: 1997, Professor stipendiat of Social Psychology at Tromsö University, Norway. 2002, Professor of Public-Health Epidemiology at Gävle University College, Sweden. 2005, Professor Head of Research Unit of Trans-cultural Injury Epidemiology at Karolinska Institute, Dept of Social Medicine. 2004, title “Invited Professor” awarded by the Medical University of Havana, Cuba. 2006, Affiliate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile. 2007, Professor of International Health, Gävle University College. 2006-2011, Professor member of the Swedish Ethical committee for scientific research, alternative member, Uppsala region (Swedish government appointment). 2007, “Title of Distinction, Professor Emeritus of Public Health Sciences”, Gävle University College, Sweden.

(2-3),  Deceitful statement by Swedish TV journalist Bert Sundström:

Swedish TV (SvT) journalist Bert Sundström, whose reports are often broadcasted at SvT News, declares in Le Figaro smear report:  “In Sweden, nobody has heard about M Ferrada de Noli [“En Suède, personne n’entend parler de Marcello Ferrada de Noli.“]

Let me put it mildest. Nobody has hear about me in Sweden? Fine…except at the Swedish Television’s main news program “Rapport”, where Mr Bert Sundström actually works! [See screenshots below]. Not to mention exclusive interviews covering even personal aspects of my life done by Dagens Nyheter (DN), Ystad Allehanda, Arbetabladet, and other newspapers. And not to mention a variety of op-ed articles published in DN, signed by my own in capacity of Swedish professor and/or medicine doktor. And several exclusive interviews only on my research findings in DN, Svenska Dagbladet, Aftonbladet, Expressen, etc.

And nobody has read in Sweden about Swedish Doctors for Human Rights? Fine…except for the readers of the main Sweden’s newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN) , which has published op-ed articles signed by Swedish Doctors for Human Rights board members. And except for all Swedish physicians members of the Swedish Medical Association and academics or journalists following the Swedish Medical Journal [Läkartidningen], or “Daily Medicine”|Dagens Medicin],  where it is found publications done and signed both by SWEDHR, or separately by my own.

Sample of screenshots of different interviews I have had with Swedish Television along my participation in the Swedish public debate.

Most of the depicted personal interviews in the images below were conducted at the same news program or SvT network where Bert Sundström worked as SvT correspondent in Russia

In TV 4, Sweden’s second largest network

http://professorsblogg.com/tv-newspapers-interviews/profe-tv4/

In Swedish TV Rapport – same News program in which Sundström’s currently works, and worked at the time

http://professorsblogg.com/tv-newspapers-interviews/svt-rapport-intervju-karolinska-institutet-2000-b/

Documentary, SvT

http://professorsblogg.com/tv-newspapers-interviews/interviewsvt2/

 

Rapport News

http://professorsblogg.com/tv-newspapers-interviews/svt-rapport-intervju-karolinska-institutet-1996/

http://professorsblogg.com/tv-newspapers-interviews/svt-rapport-ks1996/

Rapport News

http://professorsblogg.com/tv-newspapers-interviews/rapport-1990-dsc08485-3/

http://professorsblogg.com/tv-newspapers-interviews/kanal-3-intervju-1996/ 

Below, SvT

http://professorsblogg.com/tv-newspapers-interviews/svt-news-gv-dal-2008/

Below, Channel 4

http://professorsblogg.com/tv-newspapers-interviews/profe-kanal-4-news-afterwards-in-webtv/

(4) “Pinochet’s old companion”

The insulting crusade by journalist Pierre Avril crosses here very many “red lines”. He refers to my person as “Ancient compagnon de route de Pinochet”. At first glance I refuse to believe that what I am reading is actually written that way. To be totally sure, I look confirmation in dictionaries with my expectation it will say I read wrong. Nevertheless the insulting is clear, in both expression and intention:

The journalist says also he has read an article in Wikipedia about this author.  He then, could not ignore the reports documenting that I have instead been fighting Pinochet, been a prisoner of Pinochet, tortured by Pinochet forces, and that finally, I tried to take Pinochet to an International Criminal Court.

This one and only libel is more than enough for constituting a court case. As I anticipated above, according to Swedish legislation, and also according to Italian legislation, this is not only a terrible insult; it would constitute defamation, which is a criminal offence.

The reader may wish to visit these sites, containing my direct witness report as protagonist in different episodes of the resistance against the fascist Pinochet- Click on the images below (or captions) for each chapter.

PART I. That morning of September 11, 1973. A personal testimony

PART II. The Resistance aftermath. Prisoner at the Stadium

PART III. My life as Pinochet’s prisoner in Quiriquina Island

Part IV. Professor files VS. Pinochet, “Bring Pinochet to European Court of Justice”

(5) The “spying”

The libellous journalist Pierre Avril writes that I would have tasted espionage endeavours in Sweden [“En plus d’avoir goûté à l’espionnage“], a statement that he put forward immediately after his blunt lie about me being “Pinochet’s companion”. For the sake of the deception,  he deliberately omit that I was in fact in charge of the counterespionage unit of my former organization Movement of the Revolutionary Left, at that time fighting in Europe the macabre Operación Cóndor created by Pinochet and his tyrant-colleagues at the government of countries of Latin America’s southern cone.

A brief description of my activity in this front is found in my article “The Swedish collaboration with US/NATO spying“.

(6) Le Figaro questions to whom?

The journalist states that I have not answered questions to Le Figaro. I say that Le Figaro has never approached me in any form, or posed no questions whatsoever for me to reply.

(7) Assange and Donbass

Pierre Avril put forward a final “accusation” , that would have spend much time in my blog (The Professors’ Blog”) in the defence of Julian Assange and the denounce of fascists in Ukraine, for instance those that perpetrated the massacre in Odessa, three years ago.

The above is one thing that the otherwise libellous journalist got right. And I am proud of both have taken the defense of Julian Assange and I will continue denouncing the fascist in Ukraine.

My book “Sweden Vs. Assange – Human Rights Issues” published Libertarian Books, Sweden, is for free download.

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Related Topics:

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Russian Bunker Buster Takes Out al Qaeda and White Helmets Hideout*

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Trauma and the Lineage of Illness*

Trauma and the Lineage of Illness*

Delphinium staphysagria

By Carina Lopez

Tolle Totum

Hahnemann writes in paragraph 78 of the Organon of Medicine that “true natural chronic disease arises from a chronic miasm.” A miasm is a series of reactions to abuses in life. These include dietary passions, habits, and environmental factors that affect generations of families through chronic illness.

Inherited and Suppressed Anger

“The women in my family are the martyrs for the men in my family,” Teresa stated, after recounting the generations of sexual and physical abuse the women in her family had suffered silently. Teresa had come to my office for help with her frequent panic attacks and debilitating anxiety and depression, from which she had suffered for as long as she could remember. She had already tried anxiety and depression medications, but they caused her to feel even more apathetic and disconnected from the world around her.

On the surface, Teresa had a very sweet and happy disposition. She smiled all the time, she was warm, and her coworkers adored her; however, she found it difficult to stand up for herself and remained a pushover on the job until a number of transgressions occurred, at which time she would explode.

Teresa was born with jaundice. In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) ideology, jaundice relates to a perturbation of the liver, the organ considered “the seat of anger.” An unhealthy liver spurs an angry human being, and excessive anger damages the liver further, creating a vicious cycle. In addition, when Teresa became anxious, her heart fluttered away with palpitations. In TCM, the heart relates to joy. A morose, anxious person, according to ancient medical traditions as far back as Hippocrates, bears an unhealthy heart.

From a homeopathic perspective, the trauma endured by Teresa’s mother and earlier generations of women in her family was now ingrained in Teresa’s very being, perpetuating early and chronic illness. Teresa had developed a miasmatic reaction due to the sustained abuse of her ancestors and herself.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross describes five common experiences of grief that may occur in any order after trauma:

  • Denial, or shock and disbelief, regarding the trauma
  • Anger, often misplaced onto anything and everyone nearby
  • Bargaining as a way to negotiate, find excuses, and displace blame
  • Depression, a deep despair of overcoming the trauma
  • Acceptance occurs when a sufferer comes to terms with her trauma.

These aspects of grieving are multi-faceted and manifest differently in every individual. Teresa’s inability to appropriately express her anger at work, leading to panic and explosive anger, indicated an urgent need to process her response to her grief and trauma.

I chose the homeopathic remedy Delphinium staphysagria, a beautiful purple flower that has been used medicinally for centuries. To many people, the color purple represents congealed blood, as when our blood boils from anger. The flower is toxic in its whole form, but has been used homeopathically to treat depression and hysteria with much success. William Boericke, MD, in his Homeopathic Materia Medica, describes Staphysagria as “necessary for those showing violent outbursts of passion.”

Teresa took a 200C potency BID along with herbs such as mimosa (Mimosa pudica), passion flower (Passiflora incarnata) and hawthorne (Crataegus oxyacantha). She changed her diet based on her TCM constitution, received frequent acupuncture treatments, and had the time and safe space during consultations to express herself and be fully heard.

Soon enough, Teresa’s anxiety decreased markedly, and she described feeling more centered, more calm and more in control. In social interactions, she found she was more readily speaking up for herself and not losing her temper. Alternative medicine had touched her miasm and triggered her progression through her underlying grief, shining a light toward her healing.

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Teresa then brought in her mother, who suffers from a depression she attributed to many years and generations of abuse. Her mother told me that, during countless years of abuse, she never once cried. She was stuck in a depressed state, and even after leaving the abusive situation, she had not been able to cry or come to a place of acceptance.

Four days after a single dose of Natrum muriaticum, 200C, she called me from the emergency room. She had begun crying the day after taking the remedy and had not stopped, which made her scared that something was wrong with her. I explained that crying was pivotal to freeing herself from suffering and that she was now moving toward acceptance. I could hear the smile in her voice even as her tears rolled down.

As time passes and Teresa and her mother move closer to their healing, I pause and wonder if Teresa has averted the passing on of family trauma to the next generation. Only time will tell, but my hopes are high. It is beautiful to see a mother and daughter working on their grief together in unity

The Intergeneration Impact of Trauma

The young field of epigenetics has linked cancer, heart disease, respiratory diseases, and autoimmune conditions in offspring with environmental exposures in the parent. Working with the adult offspring of Holocaust survivors, researcher Rachel Yehuda demonstrated the trans-generational transmission of cortisol dysregulation and the increased risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in those born to mothers who experienced PTSD compared to those born to mothers without PTSD.

This leads me to speculate whether the Holocaust had an epigenetic impact on genes associated with breast cancer and high breast cancer susceptibility in Ashkenazi Jews, and whether the historic trauma of slavery and Jim Crow terror have a role in the higher prevalence of hypertension among African Americans. I watch with interest as research in this field develops.

A Happy Ending

Today I received a call from Elsie, a young woman I saw quite some time ago, who was abandoned as an infant and has since suffered extended abuse. She came to see me for her horrible dysmenorrhea and uncontrollable anger. Staphysagria really moved her case, too. She cried for 6 months and was debilitated by the crying for 3 of them.

Today, she was concerned that her remedy had gotten old sitting in the sun. She hadn’t touched it in months but wondered if she needed a new bottle. Since our visits, Elsie has developed the strength to leave a dead-end job and move to California. She established healthier boundaries in her relationships and began to pursue a vocation as a spiritual healer, living on a ranch and using the healing power of horses. She called me happy, spirited and free. I told her she was fine now and not to worry about needing the remedy at this point. We both laughed in agreement. She has worked through her stages of grief, and my job with her is done. I look forward to the possibility of seeing her healthy children one day.

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Putin: ‘95% of World Terrorist Attacks are Orchestrated By The CIA’*

Putin: ‘95% of World Terrorist Attacks are Orchestrated By The CIA’*

By Baxter Dmitry

Shockwaves are reverberating around the Kremlin after an extraordinary meeting called by Vladimir Putin yesterday during which the Russian president said that “95% of the world’s terrorist attacks are orchestrated by the CIA,” and the St. Petersburg metro bombing must be investigated “with this in mind.

Speaking at a behind closed doors forum for the highest echelons of government and staff in his home city of St. Petersburg, Putin responded to questions about the metro blast by pointing out who is responsible for the vast majority of world terror attacks: the U.S. deep state, and the radical Islamic groups they sponsor to destabilize key regions in the world.

Putin slammed his fist on the table and exclaimed,

If the CIA have Russian blood on their hands, they will forever regret stirring the Russian bear from its peaceful slumber,” according to sources close to the President.

Putin then vowed to ramp up investigations into the terrorist attack even further.

When questioned by a top aide as to whether the 95% figure was accurate, Putin sighed heavily and fixed the assembled group with his trademark stare before explaining that in regards to how the world is run, all is not how it seems.

Putin claims that the CIA is a rogue element of the deep state, and “an expression of the will of world oligarchy and their vision for a New World Order.

Resisting gentle attempts by close aides to stop the President “going there,” Putin said that the evidence was everywhere, and that he personally had intimate knowledge of their dealings.

Suffice it to say, the CIA exists today as part of America – but it is certainly not American.

The CIA does not work on behalf of the American people or act in their interests.”

Asked if he thought the St Petersburg bomb was the beginning of a CIA plot to oust him from power, as has been suggested in the media, Putin said,

It will take more than a bag of tricks in a subway to make me blink.

Putin also said that mankind has been manipulated to become “unconscious” through the use of programming by media and politics, the perfect example being the public’s submissive response to the recent WikiLeaks Vault7 leak.

Rather than kicking off worldwide protests about the CIA’s overreach and illegal activities, the mainstream media have actively dumbed down the masses and lulled them into a state of compliance.

Source*

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Putin Reveals ISIS Funded by 40 Countries, Including G20 Members*

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U.S. Officials Blow the Whistle on Secret CIA, MOSSAD Operation in Syria*

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Wikileaks CIA Docs. Heats Up Fight Between Trump and Deep State-MSM*

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The CIA and the Drug Trade*

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CIA Covert Operations in Tibet*

‘Google is Doing Things the CIA Cannot*

This is America: Guantánamo Detainee Requires Rectal Surgery Following CIA Sodomy Torture*

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CIA “Journalist” Spy with Al-Qaeda Arrested In Turkey*

Top U.S. National Security Officials Admit Turkey Coup*

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Ontario give Doctors no Choice but to Refer Patients for Assisted Death*

Ontario give Doctors no Choice but to Refer Patients for Assisted Death*

MPP Jeff Yurek proposes a conscience rights amendment for Ontario physicians

 

By Lianne Laurence

A Liberal-dominated committee has refused to add conscience rights protection to Ontario’s bill regulating euthanasia and assisted suicide.

The finance and economic affairs committee voted down Progressive Conservative health critic Jeff Yurek’s proposed conscience rights amendments to Bill 84 on Tuesday.

The Liberal move leaves conscientiously objecting doctors with no protection against a College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s policy forcing them to give patients requesting euthanasia an “effective referral” — that is, to a willing and accessible colleague for the purposes of accomplishing the act.

The CPSO policy also forces doctors to effectively refer patients who request “medical services” as abortion or abortifacient contraception.

Doctors who refuse can be disciplined by CPSO and could lose their license to practise.

“We were very disappointed,” says Larry Worthen, spokesperson for the Coalition for HealthCare and Conscience.

“We met with various politicians that were involved and we described for them the ways that people could access medical assistance in dying without affecting conscience rights and yet they still voted to not include the conscience amendment,” he told LifeSiteNews.

The Coalition for Conscience had also launched a massive lobbying campaign for conscience rights in Bill 84, and 25,000 people sent letters to MPPs, Worthen said.

Moreover, 31 of the 42 oral presentations to the committee also asked for a conscience right amendment to the bill, he said. That doesn’t include the written submissions to the committee.

The Liberal refusal to protect conscience rights will cost them, says Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition.

“This is a crucial item,” he told LifeSiteNews.

“Liberal backbenchers are going to find it awfully hard to get elected in the next election if they don’t start supporting conscience rights and issues that matter to doctors and people in Ontario.”

Liberal intransigence on this point is a bit surprising to Monte McNaughton, the first MPP to speak up for conscience rights at Queen’s Park.

“Ontario’s still the only jurisdiction in the world that is moving forward with effective referral protocol,” the MPP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex told LifeSiteNews.

“You would think the government would look to other jurisdictions on how they protected conscience rights.”

Moreover, conscience rights protection has widespread support, he pointed out.

“I’ve raised this a number of times in the House, introduced petitions signed by thousands of concerned people right across Ontario,” McNaughton said, adding that there are

“a number of organizations and individual doctors who have been raising this for months now.”

That includes the Ontario Medical Association, which sent representatives to meet with McNaughton and other MPPs, and is “on the record wanting the government to move away from effective referral protocol and to ensure that conscience rights are protected.”

The OMA appeared before the the committee urging it adopt conscience rights protection, as did the Catholic Civil Rights League, the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario, and Cardinal Thomas Collins, who spoke on behalf of the Coalition for HealthCARE and Conscience.

The Concerned Ontario Doctors, which represents 20,000 physicians, also came out backing conscience rights at an April 11 press conference.

But the “Wynne government is determined to move forward with this globally unprecedented effective referral protocol,” McNaughton said.

In doing so, the Liberals are

stripping a basic freedom from these doctors and health care practitioners, that is freedom of conscience.”

Worthen said the committee passed an amendment to set up a care coordination service, which is patient-accessed and connects a patient seeking euthanasia with a doctor who is willing to kill him or her.

However, “until the requirement for effective referral is struck down that doesn’t really help us in terms of protecting conscience,” he said.

The Coalition is now focused on the legal challenge to the CPSO policy that will be heard in Ontario’s divisional court June 13 to 15 in Toronto.

Five Christian doctors and three groups are arguing that the CPSO policy violates a physician’s Charter protected rights of religion and conscience.

The doctors are co-plaintiffs with the Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada, Canadian Physicians for Life, and the Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians’ Societies

The Liberal government is intervening on behalf of the CPSO.

Meanwhile, MPP Yurek (Elgin-Middlesex-London) will table a private member’s bill on conscience rights on May 11.

Yurek’s amendments to Bill 84 would have protected doctors from civil liability and discipline by the CPSO.

Those amendments clarified that doctors with conscientious objections would not block patients’ access to euthanasia.

The amendments clarified that objecting doctors would provide, on request, information “about services that can provide access” to euthanasia; patient medical records, and would communicate “to the appropriate person in authority a patient’s request for a complete transfer of care so that the person in authority can facilitate the transfer.”

Worthen told the Catholic Register that the Coalition for Conscience backed Yurek’s amendments, which provided access to euthanasia “without negatively affecting conscience rights.”

“It’s important that people realize that we’re not trying to block patients from accessing this,” he told the Register. “What we’re trying to do is not be morally implicated in their decision.”

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ISIS Launches 2nd Chemical Attack in Mosul in 2 Days, Injures 6 Iraqi Soldiers*

ISIS Launches 2nd Chemical Attack in Mosul in 2 Days, Injures 6 Iraqi Soldiers*

© Iraqi Special Operations Forces / Facebook

 

At least six Iraqi soldiers have suffered inhalation problems following a chemical attack launched by Islamic State on Sunday. This is the second time in two days that the terrorists have used chemical agents to push back government forces in Mosul.

The chemical attack on Sunday occurred in a recently-liberated area of Mosul, where the Federal Police and Rapid Response forces are advancing towards the old city which is still roaming with Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) jihadists.

The spokesman for the Joint Operation Command in Iraq, Brigadier General Yahya Rasool, told the Associated Press that six soldiers suffered “breathing problems” from the attack.

The victims are now being treated at a field clinic, the spokesman added. An investigation has been launched to determine what type of gas was used.

ISIS launched gas attack in liberated area of Mosul

 

Meanwhile, security sources told the AhlulBayt News Agency that missiles were loaded with chlorine and were fired at the al-Abar neighbourhood.

This is the second time in as much days that IS terrorists have used chemical weapons in an effort to stop government troops’ advance on the old city.

“The Daesh terrorist gangs tried to block the advance of our forces by using shells filled with toxic chemical material, but the effect was limited,” Iraq’s Joint Operations Command said in a statement, referring to Saturday’s incident on their Facebook page.

The statement added that the attack on Saturday did not cause any deaths, only “limited injuries” to an unspecified number of troops who were immediately treated after being evacuated from the area.

Officers in Iraq’s Federal Police told Reuters that the chemical weapons agents were fired from the Urouba and Bab Jadid districts on Saturday.

Some 400,000 people are trapped in the area controlled by extremists, as Iraqi forces make slow progress in liberating the rest of the city from the jihadists.

The initial operation to liberate Iraq’s second largest city began exactly six months ago on October 16.

After securing the eastern part of the megapolis earlier this year, fighting in heavily populated west Mosul was expected to turn into a tough challenge for Iraqi forces due to the city’s narrow alleyways and streets which does not allow for armoured vehicles and tanks to go through.

While coalition forces have been reporting on their military advances, civilian casualties have been piling up – both at the hands of terrorists and sometimes as a result of indiscriminate shelling by the US-led coalition.

International human rights groups, as well as the Russian Foreign Ministry have warned that the humanitarian plight in war-torn Mosul has “escalated to the limit.” Iraq’s president has described it as a “full-on catastrophe.”

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CEO United Airlines Empty Promise Ignored TSA, refused to allow Disabled Man to Board with Mobility Device*

United Airlines has been called out for the alleged gross mistreatment of a disabled passenger.

Trey Harris, a former employee of both Google and Amazon, lives with spondylitis, a type of autoimmune spinal arthritis which makes it difficult for him to walk, requiring him to sometimes use a cane and sometimes a mobility device made by Segway.

Harris claims in a blog post that the airline refused to allow him to board a flight with his mobility scooter in spite of reassurances from U.S. air transport authorities. UA also refused to check the scooter onto plane’s cargo hold as oversized luggage, claims Harris.

The airline is suffering a public relations nightmare of late, as it copes with the public outcry following the violent removal of a doctor and a clumsy half-apology by its CEO. And the sting in the tail, a passenger was stung last week by stowaway scorpion.

Harris said he contacted both the Department of Transport and the Transport Security Administration (TSA) to inform the airline of his condition and his requirements, well in advance of his flight on March 3.

Harris alleges the Special Needs desk at United Airlines also told him that there would be no issue as the particular model of his mobility scooter would fit in the overhead bins.

United Airlines told Harris that his itinerary had been updated to reflect this information and that he could contact them if any problems arose while he was boarding.

He was then forwarded to the equivalent TSA desk who made similar statements and even confirmed the arrangement via email.

Harris and his partner arrived at Newark Liberty airport to begin their honeymoon. Both men made it through the TSA security checkpoint without incident.

However, UA staff at the gate ignored both the TSA’s decision that the device was permissible aboard the aircraft, as well as the recommendation by their own special needs desk that Segway was safe.

They were so insistent, in fact, that Harris was forced to abandon the mobility device or risk missing the flight, and thus his honeymoon, as UA staff refused to check the Segway onto the plane’s cargo hold with all of the other oversized luggage.

Thanks—but what I’d really like is an assurance this won’t happen again. https://t.co/sL0zlKqSxE

— Trey Harris (@treyethan) April 14, 2017

 Harris persevered with a rented mobility scooter and continued to enjoy his honeymoon regardless. That is, until airport staff left numerous voicemail messages informing him that he could face fines and even criminal charges for leaving a potentially hazardous item in Newark airport; that is, his Segway.

Upon his return to New Jersey, Harris was not arrested and even managed to be reunited with his Segway.

Despite the ordeal, Harris is not seeking damages or compensation of any kind from United.

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