Vermont Medical Society adopts neutral stance on medical aid-in-dying

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Compassion & Choices is praising the Vermont Medical Society for dropping its 14-year opposition to doctors writing prescriptions for terminally ill adults who request medication to end unbearable suffering and die peacefully. The society posted a resolution recognizing medical aid in dying as a legal option that could be made within the doctor-patient relationship at its annual meeting earlier this month, 4-1/2 years after the state authorized medical aid in dying in May 2013 by passing the Patient Choice at End of Life Act (Act 39)(link is external).”Even when physicians use all the tools at hand to care for pain and suffering, a small number of patients still suffer,” says the new policy position posted on the Vermont Medical Society website at: is external). “Each of these patients is unique; each one of the patients will challenge the caregiver’s skills in the extreme; and each one’s care should be highly individualized and decided in private amongst the patient, physician and family. The Vermont Medical Society recognizes that medical aid in dying…is a legal option that could be made in the context of the physician-patient relationship.”Vermont is among six states that have explicitly authorized medical aid in dying (California(link is external), Colorado(link is external)Montana(link is external), Oregon(link is external), Washington(link is external)) along with the District of Columbia(link is external). Collectively, these seven jurisdictions represent 18 percent of the nation’s population and have 40 years of combined experience with this end-of-life care option.”We commend the Vermont Medical Society for recognizing medical aid in dying as a legitimate option for terminally ill adults to peacefully end unbearable suffering and for their commitment to ensuring that all Vermonters receive good, comprehensive palliative care,” said Rebecca Thoman, M.D., Campaign Manager for Doctors for Dignity for Compassion & Choices.The Vermont Medical Society is among nine American Medical Association state chapters that have dropped their opposition to medical aid in dying and taken a neutral stance on the practice, including eight of them in the last two years. The others are the California Medical Association in 2015,(link is external) Colorado Medical Society in 2016(link is external), Maryland State Medical Society in 2016(link is external), Medical Society of the District of Columbia in 2016(link is external), Maine Medical Association in 2017(link is external), Minnesota Medical Association in 2017(link is external), Nevada State Medical Association in 2017(link is external), and Oregon Medical Association in 1997(link is external).Numerous national and state polls(link is external) show strong support for medical aid in dying among both U.S. physicians and Americans across the ethnic, political and religious spectrum.Compassion & Choices is the oldest nonprofit working to improve care and expand options for the end of life in the United States, with 450,000 supporters nationwide. For more information, is external).SOURCE MONTPELIER, Vt., Nov. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Compassion & Choices is external)last_img read more

Navios Acquisition Closes Offer of First Priority Ship Mortgage Notes Due 2021

first_imgNavios Maritime Acquisition Corporation announced today that the Company and Navios Acquisition Finance (US) Inc., its wholly owned finance subsidiary, completed the sale of $610 million of 8 1/8% first priority ship mortgage notes due 2021. The Notes were offered and sold in the United States only to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and in offshore transactions to non-United States persons in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act.The Notes are secured by first priority ship mortgages on 12 vessels aggregating approximately 2.6 million deadweight tons owned by certain subsidiary guarantors. The Notes are guaranteed by each of Navios Acquisition’s direct and indirect subsidiaries.The net proceeds of the offering will be used to fund its current tender offer and consent solicitation for certain outstanding notes and pay related fees and expenses, to discharge and redeem any of such notes that are not purchased in the tender offer after all conditions to the tender offer are satisfied or waived, including the payment of any related fees and expenses and any redemption premium, to fund the repayment of outstanding borrowings under a term loan secured by two of the mortgaged vessels, which are expected to be repaid immediately prior to the closing of the offering using cash on hand, and if any remain, for general corporate purposes.The Notes and related guarantees have not been registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to or for the benefit of U.S. persons unless so registered except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable securities laws in other jurisdictions.This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes or any other securities, and does not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale of any Notes or other securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. Any offer of the Notes was made only by means of a private offering memorandum. This press release is being issued pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135c under the Securities Act.[mappress]Navios Maritime, November 14, 2013last_img read more

Heat networks aren’t always a hot idea

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

The debrief: Sheffield United (H)

first_imgBelow is a summary of what he had to say in the post-match press conference.Lee JohnsonLee Johnson admitted the game wasn’t a classic but believed it was a “classic result” given the strength of the oppositionThe head coach passed the credit fully on to his players for “executing the game plan”He said City had to go “toe to toe” with Sheffield United but “the plan was always to get us back to the way we play but with rejuvenated energy.”City’s three clean sheets in four pleased Johnson saying “that has got to be our backbone and our spirit.”On the team’s fitness he said: “We are fit team but we also brought fitness and energy on.”Johnson was “already proud of the players and the effort to nullify, contain and then go the other way. It was all the stuff that was unfashionable that we did well – the tracking of runners, filling those areas, the things you wouldn’t normally see unless you were analysing it. I was sitting there already proud, whether it had been a nil-nil draw or if we had been beaten one-nil.”A fan of goal-scorer Watkins, he said: “You’ll learn to love Marley over the 46 games because he’ll score goals, he’s strong and athletic. He’s not silky like Callum (O’Dowda), Eliasson (Niclas) or Pato (Jamie Paterson) but everybody has their individual qualities.”Johnson said Eros Pisano’s thigh problem had kept him out of the game and his injury is still being assessed.last_img read more

Top-Seeded Tech Soccer Looking To Make Noise In Section Tourney

first_img About Connatix V56892 720p HD Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip About Connatix V56892 Auto (360p) 360pcenter_img 1080p HD 1/1 The Tech Tigers boys soccer team earned the top seed in Section 8AA after posting a 11-2-2 record during the regular season. Head coach Nantha Viswanathan, who is in his tenth year coaching the Tigers, says the section playoffs will be tough.”We had a slip-up against Brainerd (a 4-3 loss September 18th), but we came back and won the second round,” Viswanathan said. “Brainerd has improved over the years, so it will be a tough match against them.”St. Michael is great, even though we beat them during the regular season, but it’s a different game when the playoffs come around,” Viswanathan said. “Everybody wants to knock the first guy down.” The first test for the Tigers will be a match with Elk River, the #8 seed in Section 8AA.”It’s always interesting to see an eight seed against the top seed,” Viswanathan said. “Elk River is a young team that moves the ball well, but they have about five ninth-graders on that team, so they are pretty young.”The Tigers will be taken out of their comfort zone a bit in their first game Thursday night against Elk River, as Tech will have to play at Apollo’s Michie Field on natural grass due to a scheduling conflict. The Tigers typically play their home games on turf at St. Cloud State University.The Tigers typically practice on natural grass at Oak Hill Elementary, but the rain this week has forced a couple of practices indoors in the gym.”To be honest with you, me and the boys don’t like it,” Viswanathan said. “But, we have to abide by what we have to go with.”I know the field is going to be rough with all of the rain that we got, and there are two games before ours,” Viswanathan said. “Hopefully everything works out.”last_img read more