Doctors in eastern France resumed life support for paralyzed patient Vincent Lambertwho has been quadriplegic and in a vegetative state since being involved in a road traffic accident in 2008. Controversy surrounding the 42-year-old Frenchman took an unexpected turn on Monday night, after the Paris Court of Appeal "ordered the French State ... to take all measures to enforce the interim measures requested on May 2 2019 by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) for the continuation of Vincent Lambert's feeding and hydration." The ruling was only published after doctors had halted Lambert's hydration and nutrition earlier on Monday. CPRD's lengthy investigation The CRPD is a UN committee of independent experts which monitors implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, signed in 2008. Lambert suffered severe brain damage in the 2008 crash, but remains capable of breathing on his own, as well as … [Read more...] about Life support resumed for paralyzed French patient after court intervention
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We live in such a cynical age that it’s equal parts endearing and uncomfortable to watch someone living out their dreams, like the hosts of Eric Roberts Is The Fucking Man sitting down with the subject of their podcast onstage at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre as part of the Cinepocalypse festival. Although they were kept apart before the live podcast taping last Sunday like romantic rivals about to duke it out on a talk show, after some initial awkwardness (and a montage of clips from Roberts’ movies), podcasts hosts Doug Tilley and Liam O’Donnell started running down Roberts’ intimidating IMDB page (481 credits and counting) and asking him questions, chief among them, “why the hell did you do that movie?” The answer, according to Roberts? “You obviously don’t pay attention. I turn down nothing.” He also doesn’t mind answering a few questions, including these nuggets of wisdom: Advertisement Yes, the dialogue in A … [Read more...] about A Talking Cat?!
A model lies on her back on soft pillows, clutching the flesh of her raised left thigh as, with her right hand, she strokes her clitoris. Her eyes close in enjoyment. The artist watches with a pleasure his drawing fully communicates. When I saw this drawing the caption next to it seemed to be in the wrong place, for it was labelled as a work by the notoriously sensual Austrian artist Egon Schiele. In fact the drawing is clearly signed, in elegant art nouveau capitals, GUSTAV KLIMT. Like pupil, like teacher. The Royal Academy’s mix and mashup of drawings by Klimt, born in 1862, and his protege Schiele, born in 1890, is a surprising, enriching, rewarding comparison of two geniuses who influenced and supported each other and whose imaginations turn out to have much more in common than I thought. On the face of it – the textbook version of art history – Klimt was a successful insider whose art, once lauded, looks contrived and a bit too easy now. This may just be the … [Read more...] about Klimt / Schiele review – the double act who saw the profound in the pornographic
By MOHAMED AHMED More by this Author The dreaded machete-wielding youth criminal gangs have re-emerged in Mombasa.The gangs, which had been wiped out last year through a police operation, are causing havoc in Kisauni sub-county.Police are fighting the gangs whose members are aged between 12 and 24 and are said to carry out the crimes while high on drugs.In the last two months, two gangs, Wakali Kwanza and Wakali Wao, have resurfaced and have been terrorising Kisauni and Nyali residents.READ: Five suspected leaders of Mombasa gangs killedTHEFT Also Read Brothers fight for control of Sh1bn real estate company Give dialogue a chance, counties forum urges doctors Over 200 tourists arrive in Mombasa on cruise ship - VIDEO Patients sent home as doctors desert Coast hospitals Advertisement Some have been using rickshaws and motorbikes to prey on innocent residents, especially in the town centre. According to community policing officers in Kisauni, another gang called … [Read more...] about Kisauni locals recount day of horror as gangs attack
By MOHAMED AHMED More by this Author Police in Mombasa have banned night street weddings in the county citing security concerns.Mombasa County Police Commander Johnston Ipara said all weddings must be conducted in social halls.Speaking to journalists at the Central Police Station, Mr Ipara warned those who contravene the ban will be arrested.The police chief said wedding permits would be issued by the office of the deputy county commissioner.“Anyone who does not have the capacity to provide security will not be granted a permit,” said Mr Ipara.Police said criminal gangs, mostly young men, have been targeting women who attend night weddings for their jewellery and other valuables. Also Read Brothers fight for control of Sh1bn real estate company Give dialogue a chance, counties forum urges doctors Over 200 tourists arrive in Mombasa on cruise ship - VIDEO Patients sent home as doctors desert Coast hospitals Advertisement Mr Ipara said two gangs from … [Read more...] about Police ban night street weddings in Mombasa