Huge pink house up grabs

first_img6 Pring St, Hendra is going to auction tomorrow at 9amA huge six bedroom home in the heart of Hendra is expected to sell at auction tomorrow.Ray White Ascot sales agent Alexander Shean said there’s been plenty of interest in 6 Pring St ahead of its 9am on-site auction to be called by auctioneer Philip Parker.“The options are limitless for this original post-war home,” Mr Shean said. “You could completely remove and build new, or move in and start planning your own unique renovation.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours ago6 Pring St, HendraHe said the house was two flats at one point, hence why it’s got six bedrooms.Owners Mark and Rhiannon Shillington bought the property in 2011 but didn’t move in with their three young children until early 2012. “The house is set up so that there is a main house in which we lived, with an attached granny flat at the back of the house,” Dr Shillington said. “We used that space as a spare room for guests, and had a study and playroom.“The house was perfect in many ways for when our children were very little but the main thing we loved about living there was the location.”It’s a short walk to local cafes, schools, bus stops and the train station.The Shillingtons have moved on after they found a home which was perfect for their family, just around the corner.last_img read more

Assisted Suicide: Is there a suicide contagion effect?

first_imgAlex Schadenberg 11 November 2014It is well established that a single suicide can encourage other suicides, which is called a “suicide contagion.” If the additional suicides use the same method, they are “copy cat” suicides. Moreover, as explained below, this encouragement phenomenon is relevant to Compassion & Choices’ media campaign.A famous example of a suicide contagion is the suicide death of Marilyn Monroe, which inspired an increase in other suicides. This encouragement phenomenon can also occur when the inspiring death is not a suicide. An example is the televised execution of Saddam Hussein, which led to suicide deaths of children worldwide. An NBC News article begins:“The boys’ deaths – scattered in the United States, in Yemen, in Turkey and elsewhere in seemingly isolated horror – had one thing in common: They hanged themselves after watching televised images of Saddam Husseins’ execution.”Groups such as the National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization have developed guidelines for reporting suicide to prevent suicide contagions. Important points include that the risk of additional suicides increases “when the story explicitly describes the suicide method, uses dramatic/graphic headlines or images, and repeated/extensive coverage.”Please consider the following:● Oregon’s physician-assisted suicide law went into effect in 1998.● By 2000, Oregon’s regular suicide rate was “increasing significantly” See (“After decreasing in the 1990s, suicide rates have been increasing significantly since 2000”).● By 2007, Oregon’s other (regular) suicide rate was 35% above the national average.● By 2010, per the most recent report, Oregon’s other (regular) suicide rate was 41% above the national average.Margaret Dore is an attorney in Washington State where assisted suicide is legal. She is a former Law Clerk to the Washington State Supreme Court. She is President of Choice is an Illusion, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation. Choice is an Illusion welcomes everyone opposed to assisted suicide and euthanasia regardless of your views on other issues. See www.margaretdore.com and www.choiceillusion.org.http://alexschadenberg.blogspot.ca/2014/11/assisted-suicide-is-there-suicide.html?utm_source=Euthanasia+Prevention+Coalition+Newsletter&utm_campaign=124e35a04e-11_11_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_105a5cdd2d-124e35a04e-157142057&m=1last_img read more