first_imgLinkedin Together for yes logoLimerick doctors have joined a growing list of practicing Irish doctors signing up to Doctors for Yes, calling for a Yes vote on May 25th to repeal the Eighth Amendment.Limerick-based doctor, Dr Karen Given commented: “Having previously worked in Woman’s Health Clinics, I have witnessed first-hand the terrible impact the Eighth Amendment has on Irish women at a particularly vulnerable time in their lives. At least 10 Irish women travel abroad every day to access safe abortion services but unfortunately this is not a viable option for those women who cannot travel for health or financial reasons. These women often have to resort to putting themselves in danger by taking abortion pills at home without medical supervision. I’m voting yes on May 25th to ensure safer, more compassionate healthcare for all women in Ireland.”Over 3,200 women travelled from Ireland in 2016 to access abortion care abroad and a further estimated 1,500 took abortion pills at home without medical supervision or support. In Limerick, 99 women travelled in 2016 and many more have done so since. A GP risks prosecution and losing their medical license if they offer care to a woman diagnosed with a fatal foetal anomaly, a woman pregnant as a result of rape or a woman in a crisis pregnancy.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A growing number of Irish medical practitioners are publicly calling for a Yes vote in May’s referendum which would introduce a doctor-led, safe and legal system of care for women in Ireland who need access to abortion services.The evidence shows, the referendum proposal is the only way to compassionately support victims of rape who become pregnant, couples who receive the heart-breaking news of fatal foetal anomaly or women whose health is put at risk by a pregnancy. Irish doctors including GPs and obstetricians are calling for healthcare to be taken out of the courts and returned to doctors and their patients where it belongs.More about society here. Advertisement Limerick GPs will not turn women away Reactions from members of both sides of Eighth Amendment Referendum Fine Gael’s top men stay silent on referendum TAGSabortiondoctorsDoctors for YesDr. Karen Giveneighth amendmentYes vote Email WhatsApp Printcenter_img Facebook 119 Limerick women had abortions in UK last year RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Beyond the neon runes TD questionnaire on Eighth Amendment referendum NewsSocietyLimerick doctors join growing list of Doctors for YesBy Staff Reporter – May 8, 2018 2432 Twitter Previous article#WATCH LIT to bridge gap to technological university statusNext articleRiverfest 2018 draws over 100,000 people to Limerick for four day festival Staff Reporter last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Lucas Torreira completed his loan move to Atletico Madrid on deadline day (EPA)‘Arsenal were targeting Thomas Partey and when the two clubs have a different objective it is difficult to be in the middle of the two operations.‘We had other agreed-upon teams such as Roma, Fiorentina and Lazio, who play the Champions League, but Lucas was blunt. He told us that his goal was Atletico and that we get it for him and we work for the players.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘He closed all the other possibilities, it either, ‘yes or yes’ to Atletico. Luckily in the end it was done.‘They have agreed a loan for a year without a purchase option and the price is not defined, it will depend on his performance.‘There is no option to buy because Arsenal had to pay the clause for Thomas.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 7 Oct 2020 11:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.7kShares Arsenal could have the upper hand in their loan deal with Lucas Torreira (TF-Images/Getty Images)Lucas Torreira’s agent has confirmed that Atletico Madrid do not have a purchase option in their loan deal for the Arsenal midfielder.The Uruguayan completed his move to Diego Simeone’s side on deadline day, while the Gunners signed Thomas Partey after triggering his €50m (£45.3m) release clause with Atletico.Fiorentina and Torino had also explored the possibility of signing Torreira earlier in the window.But Torreira’s agent, Pablo Bentancur, has revealed that the midfielder was intent on joining Atletico and did not want to consider other options.ADVERTISEMENTHowever, Atletico do not have a purchase option in their season-long loan deal for Torreira and could therefore be forced to pay a high price next summer if he impresses during his spell with Simeone.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Lucas’s operation was very complicated,’ Bentancur told Sport890. Lucas Torreira’s agent reveals Atletico Madrid have no option to buy in Arsenal loan deal Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

first_imgThe hi-tech hound is controlled using 5G, a technology promising super-fast internet speeds with immediate reaction times that is still in the initial stages of roll out in Thailand. A 5G K9 robot distributes hand sanitiser to a visitor at a shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand. BANGKOK– A scurrying robot dog named K9 dispenses hand sanitizer to curious children and wary shoppers — one of the more unexpected measures Thai malls are taking as the kingdom relaxes virus restrictions.center_img Mimicking an excited puppy, K9 roams around the popular Central World mall in downtown Bangkok, drawing the attention of delighted children eager to get gel from a bottle attached to its back. (AFP)last_img read more

first_imgBUCKSPORT — Winning championships is a way of life for the Bucksport softball program, and with only two teams left in their way, the Golden Bucks are on the verge of adding another trophy to their storied history.Bucksport reached the Class C North championship game with an 8-3 win against No. 6 Orono on Saturday. Madysen Robichaud had a two-run home run for the second-seeded Golden Bucks, who will face top-seeded Mattanawcook Academy in a battle of two 18-0 teams at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Brewer.Ellsworth’s softball team lost 8-4 against No. 4 Oceanside (16-2) to fall one game short of the title game in Class B North. The Eagles rallied to cut the deficit to four after being down 7-0 early in the game, but it wasn’t enough. No. 8 Ellsworth finished the year 12-7 in Dottie Cameron’s first season as head coach.In baseball, Ellsworth fell 2-0 on the road against top-seeded Old Town (15-3). The appearance in the regional semifinals was the first since 2009 for the No. 5 Eagles, who finished the season with a 13-6 record. Austin Baron finished the game with a single for Ellsworth.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more