Wellington woman Annemarie Treadwell’s death trigger for Police euthanasia furore

first_imgStuff co.nz 28 October 2016Family First Comment: Very sad – and evidence of the vulnerability of the person.“I did not and do not want to be a burden to my children,” Treadwell wrote in January. She said she suffered from chronic pain, arthritis, clinical depression, and short-term memory problems.“Not for them the worry whether mum ‘has fallen downs the stairs’ at home or worrying phone calls from her neighbours. No feelings of stress or guilt for the family members who scarcely have time for their meeting their own needs.”The controversial police investigation into a euthanasia group followed the death of Annemarie Treadwell, a Wellington woman who supported Maryan Street’s petition in support of assisted dying.Treadwell died on June 6 in Wellington, aged 77.“This was a person who was a member of Exit for a number of years, and an elderly person who was trying to make sure she had some choices,” Dr Philip Nitschke, the founder of Exit International, said on Friday.Another source also said Treadwell’s death, and subsequent coronial investigation, spawned the widely-criticised police checkpoints targeting members of Exit International.On Friday, a Hutt Valley teacher appeared in court charged with importing a drug used for euthanasia. Susan Dale Austen, 65, faced one charge of importing the narcotic sedative pentobarbitone, known as Nembutal, between March 2012 and October 2016, and one of importing on September 30.She appeared before a Wellington District Court registrar and was remanded until February without entering a plea.She appeared before a Wellington District Court registrar and was remanded until February without entering a plea.‘I WILL NOT HAVE TO GO ON SUFFERING’“I did not and do not want to be a burden to my children,” Treadwell wrote in January. She said she suffered from chronic pain, arthritis, clinical depression, and short-term memory problems.“Not for them the worry whether mum ‘has fallen downs the stairs’ at home or worrying phone calls from her neighbours. No feelings of stress or guilt for the family members who scarcely have time for their meeting their own needs.”READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/85828119/wellington-woman-annemarie-treadwells-death-trigger-for-police-euthanasia-furoreKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Mourinho’s cautious Man Utd tactics win few admirers

first_imgThe Spaniard was forced into eight saves, including one remarkable stop from a point-blank Luis Muriel header just before half-time that was so spectacular the Colombian striker congratulated United’s number one as they left the field at the break.However, the result did not spare Mourinho from criticism, after he set his stall out from the start by leaving Paul Pogba on the bench for a workmanlike midfield three of Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera and 21-year-old Scott McTominay.Injury to Herrera forced Mourinho to introduce Pogba after just 17 minutes but even the French midfielder’s talents, for which United paid Juventus £89 million ($124 million) 18 months ago, failed to inspire a visiting side playing to strict instructions.A team also containing the attacking talents of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku had just one shot on target all evening at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium and even that was a tame McTominay strike from outside the box that was easily beaten away by Sergio Rico.But Mourinho reacted angrily when asked whether he is betraying United’s rich tradition of attacking football, most recently during Alex Ferguson’s trophy-laden 27 years in charge.“The next time I see David Beckham, I’m going to ask him ‘David, when you were playing right wing in Manchester United, when the left-back attacked, do you stay looking at the stands or you come back with the guy?’” said Mourinho.“Now it looks like all the good players, they have to play free… which I think is such a stupid thing to say,” he added.“The winning teams, the top teams in the world now, not 10 years ago, or 20 or 30, now, the top teams, everybody works, everybody has tactical discipline,” he said.– Pogba focus –Mourinho was also irritated at the focus on the absence of Pogba from his starting line-up.“In my pre-match interview I had four questions and three were about Paul, and Paul was not even playing,” he said. “That’s a bit strange.”The United manager even hugged a TV reporter who asked him a question about McTominay, relieved it was not another about the French midfielder.Sevilla, who conceded more goals than any other side that reached the last 16 of the Champions League, did not have their defensive weaknesses exposed by a cautious United team.“Mourinho, look how hard it is to win when you don’t want to,” Spanish sports daily Marca headlined its match report, in a withering criticism of the former Real Madrid coach’s tactics.It was a performance thrown into an even harsher light by the free-flowing attacking intent showed by Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur on the road in the Champions League last week.“Compared to other teams in our league in this competition they are not as pleasing on the eye,” said former United defender Rio Ferdinand.“But they grind out results and in Europe I would be very satisfied with that and think ‘we will beat them at home’.“Sometimes it can’t be pretty and it can’t always be free-flowing. There have been times this season United have played well but they aren’t as consistent in those performances of other teams.”However, the tactics were in keeping with Mourinho’s cautious approach against the stronger sides away from home this season.Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho was happy with the result in Seville but not the questions before and after the game © AFP / JORGE GUERREROIn trips to Chelsea, Liverpool, Spurs and Sevilla, United have managed zero goals and a total of just seven shots on target.That heaps the pressure on Mourinho to be far more daring with Chelsea and Liverpool visiting Old Trafford in the Premier League before the second leg against Sevilla on March 13 as he seeks to ensure qualification for next season’s Champions League.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sevilla forward Luis Muriel could not believe United goalie David de Gea had saved a close-range header © AFP / JORGE GUERREROLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 22 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho left Spain with a precious clean sheet but few admirers after an uninspiring 0-0 Champions League draw with Sevilla that featured a limp attacking display.It could have been a bleak night for Mourinho and United but for the heroics of goalkeeper David de Gea, who produced a dazzling display on Wednesday.last_img read more