Jam Cruise Shares Video Of ALO’s Funky Pool Deck Performance [Pro-Shot]

first_imgFollowing the hype of their recent lineup announcement for 2017, Jam Cruise has continued the excitement with this throwback video from ALO‘s Pool Deck set from earlier this year. You can catch guitarist/vocalist Dan Lebowitz & Friends, featuring Robert Walter, Jay Lane, Garret Sayers, and Lesley Grant on the boat this January for Jam Cruise 15.Performing “Pobrecito,” watch ALO’s pro-shot video below:Jam Cruise 15 will see headlining performances from The Original Meters, moe., GRiZ and Galactic. The lineup beyond that continues with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and a rare set from the beloved Benevento Russo Duo. More great performers: Lettuce, Kamasi Washington, The Revivalists, The Motet, Beats Antique (Live), Break Science, JoJo’s Mardi Gras Band, The Soul Rebels, Dopapod, Vulfpeck, Turkuaz, and so many more.last_img read more

It’s not pain but ‘existential distress’ that leads people to assisted suicide, study suggests

first_imgThe Washington Post 26 May 2017Family First Comment: Interesting findings – and debunks claims that euthanasia is required because of physical pain..“Their quality of life is not what they want. They are mostly educated and affluent — people who are used to being successful and in control of their lives, and it’s how they want their death to be.”And“These patients considered a hastened death over prolonged periods of time and repeatedly assessed the benefits and burdens of living versus dying… Lack of access to health care and lack of palliative care also were not mentioned as issues of concern.”But a study released Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests the answers may be surprising: The reasons patients gave for wanting to end their lives had more to do with psychological suffering than physical suffering.The study, based on information from Canada’s University Health Network in Toronto, represents all 74 people who inquired about assistance in dying from March 2016 to March 2017. Most were white and were diagnosed with cancer or a neurological disorder like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying law, or MAiD, allows for adults with serious and incurable diseases in an advanced state to seek help. At the University Health Network, which operates four large hospitals, patients must go through several levels of evaluations, and if they meet the criteria, they can come to the hospital to receive a lethal medication intravenously.For many people, death from a terminal illness may be synonymous with pain. Much of the discussion about assisted suicide focuses on compassionate palliative care for cancer patients and about suffering that can’t be controlled by even the strongest opioids. But that’s not what the people in the new study report.“It’s what I call existential distress,” explained researcher Madeline Li, an associate professor at University of Toronto. “Their quality of life is not what they want. They are mostly educated and affluent — people who are used to being successful and in control of their lives, and it’s how they want their death to be.”“It has been very surprising to me,” Li said in an interview.One of the main things these patients bring up has to do with “autonomy.” It’s a broad philosophical concept that has to do with being able to make your own decisions, not being dependent on others, wanting to be able to enjoy the things you enjoy and wanting dignity.One patient was a marathon runner before her cancer left her confined to bed. “That was not how she saw her identity,” Li said. Another patient, a university professor, identified his intellect as the most important quality that he values in himself: “He had a brain tumor, and he didn’t want to get to the point of losing control of his own mind, couldn’t think clearly and couldn’t be present.”The study also provides information regarding one of the most controversial aspects of physician-assisted suicide: That it could be forced on the poor, uninsured or those worried about being a burden to their loved ones. In Canada, a requirement for being considered for MAiD is being under the national health insurance program, and most of the patients were financially well-off.A study published in 2015 based on interviews with 159 patients or family members of deceased patients in Oregon — which allowed physicians to give prescriptions for self-administered lethal medications in 1997 — found similarly complex psychological motivations for decisions.“These patients considered a hastened death over prolonged periods of time and repeatedly assessed the benefits and burdens of living versus dying,” researchers wrote in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. “None of the participants cited responding to bad news, such as the diagnosis of cancer, or a depressed mood as motivations for interest in hastened death. Lack of access to health care and lack of palliative care also were not mentioned as issues of concern.”Likewise a study in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1999 about the first year of the Oregon law noted: “Many physicians reported that their patients had been decisive and independent throughout their lives or that the decision to request a lethal prescription was consistent with a long-standing belief about the importance of controlling the manner in which they died.”READ MORE: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/05/24/its-not-pain-but-existential-distress-that-leads-people-to-assisted-suicide-study-suggests/?utm_term=.7d43595fbbb3Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

‘Never stopped believing’: Rafael Nadal

first_imgLONDON: After two consecutive losses in 2006 and 2007 to Roger Federer in the final of the Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal finally managed to beat his arch rival in 2008 in a match that is regarded as one of the greatest of all time in the history of the sport.”Wimbledon for everybody is special. When I was a kid most of the time I saw Sampras winning. For me, it was a personal goal,” Nadal told the BBC. “Well, I think 2006 I went to that final without believing in victory. 2007 was a completely different story. I felt ready to compete and I was there. I lost the 5th and I had my chances. In 2008 I was playing great. I came into the final with the feeling that I was not the favorite but I was ready to win. And I never stopped believing in victory. I had some tough moments, especially in the fourth set.” In a match that lasted four hours and 48 minutes, Nadal beat Federer 6–4, 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–7(8–10), 9–7. “Of course, I was very nervous. I think everybody was nervous. The only thing that stays on my mind is I feel myself falling down and just screaming,” he said The Spaniard would then go on to win the Wimbledon once again in 2010 and since then, his best finish at the grass court Grand Slam has been runner up in 2011. In the last two editions, he finished in the semi-finals, losing to Novak Djokovic in 2018 and Federer in 2019. IANSAlso Watch: The Mores: Lets Talk Lifestyle & Fashionlast_img read more

Betting Odds For August 13, 2017

first_imgRelatedLigue 1 Review: PSG Extend Lead With Convincing Montpellier WinJanuary 28, 2018In “Europe”Preview: France Agog With Le Classique Double BoutFebruary 24, 2018In “Europe”UCL: Neymar Handed Two Match Ban After CAS AppealSeptember 17, 2019In “France” All odds amount to a 3odd multiplier. The Mastermind. Italy: Super CoppaJuventus vs Lazio. (1x & under 4.5)Juventus will be playing against Lazio in the Italian Super Coppa, the same side they conquered in the Coppa Italia. This tie should not be a difficult one for the “Turin giants” as the club looks to add more silverware to their trophy cabinet.The reason I am calling this tie “1x and under 4.5” is because it is a final and there is a possibility of the tie going into extra time if both teams play out a stalemate in the 90 mins duration. Both teams could be cautious in their approach to this match and I don’t expect many goals in this. Nigeria: Nigerian Professional Football LeaguePlateau United vs MFM FC (Home win)This tie features first against second on the NPFL log. Plateau United are currently first on the log and are looking like “Champions Elect” of the Nigerian Professional Football League 2016/2017 season, with just 4 rounds of matches to go.The Jos based side are three points clear their closest rivals MFM FC. MFM FC had the chance to reduce the points difference between themselves and Plateau United last weekend but failed to capitalize on the bad result of the leaders.Plateau United to win at home is my call for this tie because they have got the best home record in the league this season.center_img France: Ligue 1Guingamp vs PSG (Away win)PSG kicked off their league campaign with a win last weekend at home against newly promoted Amein and after that result, the Paris based club went on to complete what could be described as “the biggest transfer saga of the century” in signing Brazilian star “Neymar Jr” from Spanish giants Barcelona.No doubt Neymar will be the main attraction of this tie if the manager decides to feature him at some point in the match.The corresponding fixture of this tie last season did see PSG lose to Guingamp 2-nil and this incident should be fresh on the minds of the PSG players and coaching staff.My call for this one is an away win for PSG, with the arrival of Neymar Jr, the team should be high on confidence. England: Premier LeagueManchester United vs West Ham United (Home win)Manchester United should be the more offensive side of the two teams when both teams square up at Old Trafford on Sunday. Manchester United lost to Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup and this should motivate the lads to win this tie. Playing at home should also count as an extra boost for the Red Devils in this tie.West Ham United made some good additions to the side also and the London based side will be hoping to cause an upset in this game but the underlying factor for me will be the menacing fire power in Manchester United’s attacking line.My call for this one is a home win.last_img read more