Julie Zauzmer, The Washington Post Published 4:12 am PST, Friday, January 18, 2019 WASHINGTON - Thousands of protesters will gather on the National Mall Friday for the March for Life, the largest annual antiabortion demonstration. The protest's theme this year claims that opposition to abortion is "pro-science" - a branding attempt that underscores the shifting make-up and attitude of the antiabortion movement, but one that the medical community broadly opposes. "Science is behind the pro-life movement. We see that medical and technological advancements always affirm the pro-life movement," March for Life president Jeanne Mancini said when she announced this year's theme. But the largest medical organizations that treat pregnant women and their babies disagree, very vocally supporting access to abortion. The gulf between two camps, both claiming the mantle of science, leads straight to the questions at the heart of the abortion debate - questions of when life begins and … [Read more...] about The March for Life says it’s ‘pro-science,’ despite medical consensus favoring abortion access
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By Angeliki Koutantou ATHENS (Reuters) - Three times a week, hundreds of Chinese investors arrive at Athens airport to be greeted by Greek real estate agents who drive them straight into the city to view apartments for sale. The visitors are drawn to Greece by rock-bottom property prices and one of Europe's most generous "golden visa" schemes, offering a renewable five-year resident's permit in return for a 250,000 euro (£222,049.1) investment in real estate. That's enough to buy a three-bedroom apartment in the capital with a view to the Acropolis hill. It is also enough to bring the first glimmers of recovery to the market since the Greek economy started to collapse after the debt crisis in 2009, although prices are still down by about 40 percent from their peak. One Athens resident, who gave his name only as Vassilis, had almost given up finding a buyer for his home last year when a minivan pulled up outside his maisonette and a Chinese family of four got out. A day later, he … [Read more...] about Seeking a bargain, and taste of the good life, Chinese buy Greek homes
Day I lost Leanne will stay with me for the rest of my life, says Shankill bomb victim’s mum BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Every time Gina Murray hears Brown Eyed Girl she remembers her 13-year-old daughter Leanne. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/day-i-lost-leanne-will-stay-with-me-for-the-rest-of-my-life-says-shankill-bomb-victims-mum-37438976.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37438975.ece/0226f/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-10-20_new_45046825_I1.JPG Email Every time Gina Murray hears Brown Eyed Girl she remembers her 13-year-old daughter Leanne. The Van Morrison song conjures up for her an image of the "bubbly" teenager with dark eyes who was "very fussy" about her long brown hair. But it also reminds heartbroken Gina of how much she lost on October 23, 1993. Tuesday marks 25 years since the Shankill bombing, when a no-warning IRA device exploded on a busy Saturday afternoon - but the passage of time barely registers with Gina, … [Read more...] about Day I lost Leanne will stay with me for the rest of my life, says Shankill bomb victim’s mum
0 Have your say No matter how hard human beings try to divorce themselves from nature, it seems to retain a powerful hold over us. From Henry Thoreau’s ‘Walden; or, Life in the Woods’ in 1854 to beloved 1970s sitcom The Good Life, we have celebrated at least the idea of adopting a simpler, back-to-basics way of life, far from computers, commuters and the complications of modern life. Usually, however, such urges tend to begin in later life and among a disaffected few.READ MORE: Claims of 90-year waits for allotments in EdinburghBut students at Dundee University have now successfully campaigned to be allowed to grow their own fruit and vegetables on allotments on campus, which is apparently all part of the ‘edible gardens’ movement sweeping Europe.If the young generation is returning to the land, could we be at the start of a genuine societal change that sees more of us grow our own food? Could more be done to free up spaces for … [Read more...] about Leader comment: A return to The Good Life?
By Simon Evans REPINO, Russia (Reuters) – It has been seven long weeks of hotel rooms and training-grounds since England’s squad got together to begin preparing for what has become their World Cup odyssey but there are no signs of cabin fever. Before the tournament the groundwork was put in at England’s tranquil, rural St George’s Park training centre and once in Russia, they have been ensconced in the quiet lakeside resort of Repino, 45 kilometres outside of St Petersburg. But as Gareth Southgate’s side prepare for Wednesday’s semi-final against Croatia there are no signs that the quiet life — or the constant company of team mates and coaching staff – has taken any sort of toll. “A lot has been talked about being bored, its not felt like that” defender Ashley Young told reporters on Monday. “It has felt like a good holiday we have been on and we are enjoying every moment of it,” he added. “There’s no … [Read more...] about It has felt like a good holiday, says England’s Young