Authorities have released the names of the 11 people killed by a gunman during worship services in a Pittsburgh synagogue Saturday. The victims ranged in age from 54 to 97, and included brothers and a husband and wife. Authorities said the suspected gunman, Robert Bowers, made statements about genocide and killing Jewish people. Bowers, who was armed with an AR-15 rifle and three handguns, told an officer "he wanted all Jews to die and also that they (Jews) were committing genocide to his people," an affidavit said. He was charged Saturday with 11 state counts of criminal homicide, six counts of aggravated assault and 13 counts of ethnic intimidation in what the leader of the Anti-Defamation League called the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history. Bowers was also charged Saturday in a 29-count federal criminal complaint that included the charge of obstructing the free exercise of religious beliefs — a federal hate crime. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the … [Read more...] about Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims included brothers, dentist, physician
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Ever wondered why Manchester gets more investment than Liverpool and why so many hotels and student flats are being built here? One of the most important answers sounds dull and might surprise you - it’s the price of office space. City leaders say Liverpool city centre is so short of office space that it’s damaging our ability to attract new jobs and investment to the city. Other cities have more top-class new “Grade A” space ready to use, but there’s very little here. Estate agents say rents aren’t high enough to encourage developers to build offices, as those builders can’t make enough money on the deals. Those developers do feel they can make money from other developments, including student housing schemes and hotels . That's why - to the frustration of many ECHO readers - there are so many of those schemes and so few office developments that create jobs. In fact, many old offices have been converted into homes or hotels, meaning … [Read more...] about Is THIS why Liverpool gets more jobs than Manchester?
opinion Arthur "Tim' Garson Jr. Opinion contributor Published 10:00 p.m. UTC Jul 12, 2018 It's hard to think of a law that's been more controversial in the last decade than the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Yet as the country continues to endure bitter division over the ACA, one provision remains extraordinarily popular: the requirement that insurers cover those who are sick. Even in the thick of the Obamacare debates a decade ago, 80 percent of Americans agreed the federal government should require insurance companies to offer coverage to everyone, regardless of their pre-existing illnesses and conditions. As Americans prepare to vote in a midterm election where polls show health care is a top issue, they will need to decide whether they want to choose candidates who would permit discriminating against sick people and support undoing the progress we've made on one of the few policy issues where the country has managed to find consensus. Before … [Read more...] about Don’t deny insurance to sick people. There are other ways to reduce health care costs.
It is an institution every one of us has turned to at some time. Most of us were born with their help and they are there to guide us through some of the most difficult times in our lives. And thanks to the NHS we do not have to worry about being financially crippled when we are ill. This amazing organisation turns 70 today, when health secretary Aneurin Bevan launched the NHS in 1948. We take a look at those that help ensure it continues to be a life saver for so many even if budgets are stretched. Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has around 1,000 inpatient beds, employs more than 8,900 full and part-time staff and provides planned and emergency hospital services for almost 603,000 people in Hull and the East Riding. Hull Royal Infirmary provides acute medical and surgical services as well as emergency care. Castle Hill Hospital is the main site for cardiac and planned surgical services and is the regional centre for oncology and haematology. A Major Trauma Centre for the … [Read more...] about Here are 70 of Hull’s NHS heroes as it celebrates its 70th birthday
This article first appeared on newrepublic.com The typical birth narrative that you read online is a tale of harrowing disappointment. The mother had “spent months – if not years – dreaming” about her baby and her pain-medication-free birth. Often, it’s at home, where the mother fantasises that she will be “surrounded by my family, in an environment where I was free to walk around.” Ideally, the mother would even be able to reach down and pull her baby into the world herself. But, by dint of fate and unhappy circumstance, these moms are forced by medical professionals – sometimes even midwives or doulas – to have C-sections or epidurals. They are “treated disrespectfully or without compassion at that most vulnerable time.” Read enough of these narratives and you’ll be convinced that the baby-industrial complex is a cold and harsh machine, where epidurals are pushed like marijuana … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight Don’t call the midwife: why we’re obsessed with “natural” childbirth