End of Life Choice Bill – 1st Reading – Simon O’Connor (National)

first_imgI believe this is a sad day for the House. We are here talking about the State sanctioning killing of New Zealanders. This bill suggests that suicide is a solution under certain circumstances, and I stand today to reject this.I spent two and a bit years chairing the Health Committee as over 21,000 Kiwis from across the spectrum spoke to us, and 80 percent, who had well considered it, said no. I’ve studied philosophy and human rights, I’ve been at hospital beds and hospices, I’ve seen more death and suffering than sometimes I care to remember, and, fundamentally, I do not believe doctors should be killing their patients.Members of the House, this bill is about killing in two ways. The first is called euthanasia. It’s where the doctor takes an injection, usually something like phenobarbital, and injects it into you—only after they’ve sedated you, of course; couldn’t have the inconvenience of twitching. The other is physician-assisted suicide, where, again, they give you a massive dose of drugs. You take that yourself, at your own choosing—and hope that the kids don’t find it in the medical cabinet at the time.This bill combines both of those. That’s almost unheard of in any other jurisdiction around the world. This bill before us tonight is the worst example of euthanasia legislation in the world. I say that as someone who has looked at every piece of legislation.Where it starts, really badly, is clause 4. We hear it a lot: it’s all about terminal illness, up to six months. But the doctors, the medical people, will tell you that six months is just an indication; it’s not a guarantee. And the doctors will tell you too that they misdiagnose all the time.They also talk in this bill about irremediable, grievous conditions. That’s incredibly broad, undefined. What is “irremediable”? What is “grievous”? Basically, it includes everyone, including those with disabilities.But the bill also, rather insidiously, talks about suffering that a person deems intolerable—what you deem intolerable. Sorry, Mr Speaker—what members may deem intolerable. This is a clear indication that it is the courts who will be making decisions and choices, not this Parliament and certainly not the person.In the debate in this space, I’ve often said, it’s between choice and public safety. Let’s be very clear: the current laws as they stand mean that no one will die against their will, but this proposed law that we consider tonight will make involuntary deaths possible. We know in this House we do not make things perfect, because changing this law will allow some to assist the suicide—well, sorry. People who choose to assist in suicide will put others at risk.We know that this law applies to everyone. It does not apply simply to the rational and articulate; it applies to the elderly, the disabled, the sick, the vulnerable—all of us. Not everyone is fortunate enough to live with a loving, caring family. Not everyone has a doctor fully in tune with them and their needs. This law will apply to the depressed, the lonely, those who feel a burden, the disabled, the fearful. I should point out that these are the same feelings of a 16-year-old who is keen to suicide, the 40-year-old who has lost their farm, or the 80-year-old on the deathbed.I repeat again, as I did a few months back, that you cannot stand in this House and decry the suicide of one group of people—say, the youth—and then encourage the suicide of another group—say, the sick. They are the same feelings that are there. And I don’t say it alone. It’s very easy for the media and others to attack, but, actually, this is the opinion of the major medical groups, the psychologists, and the youth workers. I add their voice tonight.There’s a lot of talk about choice. Let me say one thing about choice: the patient in this space never makes the choice. If they did, there wouldn’t need to be doctors and psychologists and boards and panels. The doctors make the choices. The family makes the choices.If you think I’m exaggerating, go and look up an example in the Netherlands recently. A woman with dementia who, yes, years ago, had said that she would like to die by assisted suicide, was held down after being sedated by her doctor and family—they put drugs in her tea. They sedated her, held her down as she screamed and yelled, and then they killed her. The doctor was able to report it, and they just said, “Oh, well, you acted in good faith, but she’s dead now.” So much for the choice and autonomy that she exercised.And I’d point out too that if it’s about choice and autonomy, we all have it. If it’s a human right, all humans have it. There is a slippery slope, and one only needs to turn to Canada, which has already been mentioned, which is already pushing the boundaries.There are no safeguards; there are just lots of criteria. Being 18 is not a safeguard. All the reporting comes after the fact. If you get it wrong, the person’s still dead.Doctors don’t want to be part of this. The few that do will make a business of it, and there will be doctor-shopping. The conscience rights in this bill are a nonsense. If you oppose, the doctor must hand that person over to someone who will.It’s a very, very poor bill, and, fundamentally—thousands of health professionals and others have argued in the recent public debate—this is an issue where the public safety will be put at risk. So I ask this House how many involuntary deaths and errors are we willing to accept through this law: one, five, 10—last_img read more

Children’s Minister Tracey Martin wants online pornography to be regulated

first_imgNZ Herald 10 August 2018Family First Comment: This is exactly what an expert panel on the harms of pornography would investigate. (But we’re still waiting on the politicians to respond !)www.PornInquiry.nzNew Zealand could follow the United Kingdom in bringing in age restrictions for online pornography and blocking websites which refuse to comply.Department of Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin, who also holds the children’s portfolio, says young people are being “bombarded” by internet pornography and she wants censorship laws to be strengthened.“This is a really, really big issue to New Zealand and we are going to have a serious conversation about it,” she told the Herald.“And I hope to make sure we have this conversation in this term of Government.”Martin supports the approach of the United Kingdom, which has ambitious – and controversial – plans to introduce mandatory age verification for pornographic websites later this year.She made the comments after the Chief Censor began a major piece of research on New Zealand teenagers’ online pornography habits. Expected to be completed in December, the research will be used to inform Government policy, including possible regulation.READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=12104188&ref=twitterlast_img read more

Edna Ellen Swift

first_imgEdna Ellen Swift, 99, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Tuesday December 4, 2018 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.She was born April 2, 1919 in Switzerland County, Indiana, daughter of the late Clarence A. Heath and Mary (Givens) Heath.Edna was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Her faith was very important to her. Edna attended a weekly Bible Study and was active in the Women’s Missionary Group. In her younger years she helped with cleaning and any other needs that the church had.Edna loved to play pinochle, work cross word puzzles, and she was an avid reader. She was a Red’s fan, an IU Hoosiers fan and a UC Bearcats fan. Her most valuable possessions were her Lord, family, church family and friends.Edna is survived by her children, Wayne L. (Cheryl) Swift of Aurora, IN, Kathy A Scudder of Aurora, IN, Karen S. (Dexter) Caudill of Milan, IN; 11 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, loving husband, John D. Swift, son, John M. Swift; brothers, Warren, Russell and George Heath, and sisters, Mildred Hayes and Betty Miller.Friends will be received Friday, December 7, 2018, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Funeral Home, at 1:00 pm with Pastor Tommy Fehrman officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to Shop with a Cop or the Clearing House. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Eto’o strike completes Chelsea comeback

first_img In Suarez’s first match with Chelsea since April’s infamous bite on Branislav Ivanovic earned him a 10-match ban, Jose Mourinho’s side deprived the prolific striker of scoring opportunities and took full advantage. The Blues responded from going behind to Martin Skrtel’s fourth-minute goal with a brilliant Eden Hazard strike and a rare striker’s goal. Samuel Eto’o showed a goal-poacher’s instinct to decide the game with his third Premier League goal of the season – and just the sixth by a Chelsea striker. Liverpool hit the bar through Mamadou Sakho and might have had a penalty when John Terry clumsily clambered over Suarez in the box; although Hazard also had justifiable claims for a first-half spot-kick dismissed by referee Howard Webb. Suarez had another penalty claim denied when Eto’o tripped him off the ball as Chelsea held on to move two points behind leaders Arsenal in third place. Liverpool are six points off the pace at the halfway stage of the season. Mourinho enjoyed a famous rivalry with Liverpool in his first spell, but Chelsea’s recent record against the Reds has been poor as they recorded just a third win in 14 Premier League games between the sides, with the Portuguese achieving victory over Brendan Rodgers, one of his former apprentices. Mourinho’s previous duels with Liverpool came against Rafael Benitez, who he has made numerous veiled barbs towards since succeeding the Spaniard at Chelsea. Mourinho insisted he would not deploy David Luiz in midfield, but he did just that in a side showing four changes in a bid to stifle the attacking threat of Liverpool, particularly Suarez, who had scored 19 goals in his previous 13 Premier League games this term. Chelsea captain John Terry made his 600th Chelsea appearance, while Daniel Agger was the Reds’ sole change following the loss at Manchester City. The visitors led when Suarez got in front of Ivanovic to meet Philippe Coutinho’s free-kick. The ball hit Ivanovic and broke for Skrtel to tap in. Press Association Chelsea starved Luis Suarez of chances in claiming a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Liverpool in a pulsating Barclays Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge. Conceding early roused Chelsea into action in a high-tempo, end-to-end contest. Hazard forced Simon Mignolet to save before going down in the box under the challenge of Lucas Leiva, who was fortunate not to concede a penalty. Mignolet was at full stretch to turn over a Frank Lampard shot from 25 yards which appeared destined for the top corner – but the Belgian goalkeeper was beaten by a brilliant shot from his compatriot Hazard moments later. Oscar drove through the middle and his attempted pass bounced off Sakho into Hazard’s path – and he hit a curled effort into the top corner. Chelsea were now on top, but still had to be alert at the back and Gary Cahill made a brilliant tackle to deny Joe Allen. Ivanovic’s reunion with Suarez lasted less than half an hour after the Serbia right-back’s left leg over-stretched after he collided with Agger, with Cole replacing him and Cesar Azpilicueta moving to right-back. Azpilicueta was involved in the move which took the Blues ahead, making an over-lapping run before Oscar crossed towards Eto’o – who got in front of Skrtel to poke in beyond Mignolet. Cech saved from Allen before the half-time whistle and a truce in proceedings which saw Eto’o and Sakho and Oscar and Coutinho swap shirts. Lampard was replaced by John Obi Mikel as Mourinho made his second change in a breathless encounter. Sakho hit the bar with a looping header after being found by Jordan Henderson before Mignolet saved from Eto’o. Suarez volleyed straight at Cech after tangling with Mikel to earn his first shooting chance of the game and then went down in the box after competing for an aerial ball with Terry, with Webb unmoved. Oscar curled narrowly wide after dispossessing Lucas and Hazard shot off target either side of Cech turning a Johnson effort round the post. Then Eto’o needlessly tripped Suarez off the ball – but again Webb dismissed Liverpool complaints. Fernando Torres replaced Eto’o and immediately ran at the Reds, cutting in from the touchline before forcing Mignolet to save. Brazil team-mates Lucas and Oscar were involved in an angry exchange in stoppage time after the Chelsea man’s tackle left his side defending a free-kick. Suarez scored in the 97th minute in April and when a late set-piece went the visitors’ way, Mignolet went up for the set-piece – but on this occasion there was no late equaliser. last_img read more

Lambert targets three in a row

first_img After back-to-back home victories over Norwich and Chelsea, Villa are aiming for three in a row in front of their own fans in the Barclays Premier League when Stoke are the visitors. Not since 2007 have Villa accomplished such a feat, much to Lambert’s astonishment, but now his players have the chance to end such an abysmal run. Press Association Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert will attempt to scratch a seven-year itch on Sunday and eradicate a statistic he claims is “incredible”. “It’s taken seven years of trying (to win three home league games in a row),” said Lambert. “When you think of the players this club has had, and they’ve had great teams here, been in the top six, been in Europe not that long ago, it’s been a long, long time. “Seven years – the fact they’ve still not done it is incredible. It is a long time for this club not to have done that. “We’re not talking about three or four months, we’re talking years, and that’s too long for that to happen for a club of this size.” Villa’s shock victory over league leaders Chelsea has raised belief, with Lambert adding: “I guarantee everybody, to a man, thought Chelsea would win. “I don’t think anybody would have thought we would have a chance of winning three successive home league games. “Now we’ve an opportunity to do it and get rid of that seven-year thing.” The wins have elevated Villa up to 10th, nine points clear of the relegation zone and on the cusp of safety after three successive seasons of battling against relegation. Whilst Lambert believes fewer than the usual 40 points will be needed this year to clinch another season in the top flight, he does not want to take anything for granted. “I think it (the points tally for safety) will be lower than people think it’s going to be, because of the way the table is and the way things have gone,” said Lambert. “I’m not sure what will be needed, but it’s better to be safe than sorry and simply try to win as many games as you can.” With the exception of long-term injury victims Libor Kozak, Charles N’Zogbia and Jose Okore, Lambert has a full squad to choose from. Left-back Ryan Bertrand is available again after being ineligible for the game against parent club Chelsea, whilst midfielder Karim El Ahmadi is fit after picking up a shin injury in that game following a shocking tackle from Ramires that led to the Brazilian being given a straight red card. last_img read more

Koeman not concerned by Saints’ run

first_imgSouthampton are in the midst of their worst losing run of the 21st century yet remain fifth in the Premier League – a situation Ronald Koeman would have snapped your hand off for at the start of the season. Press Association It makes Roberto Martinez wary of a backlash from Saints, with the Toffees manager judging them on this season’s displays rather than their recent defeats – a wise assessment in Koeman’s view. “Always you have to look until now,” the Saints boss said. “If somebody said to me in the pre-season ‘after the middle of December you are the fifth in the list’ I would have said ‘give me the paper and I will sign it now’. “I understand the defeats because that’s always the difference with players. They need confidence and sometimes now you see that. “I know my players, how they can play football, and it’s difficult because of maybe freshness, maybe about more changes in the team. “Confidence you can show them, you can tell them, The answer in always on the pitch Saturday at three o’clock and then you have to show it. “There are always ways to lose a game but not how we lost last Tuesday.” That defeat to Sheffield United was comfortably the worst of Koeman’s reign, given the manner in which they bombed out of the Capital One Cup to League One opposition. “I was very disappointed but it all is the past and sometimes that’s the nicest part in football,” the Dutchman said about the 1-0 loss. “You get always the next game and can change a lot of things. “Looking back to last Tuesday, we have to change our teamwork, our belief, our spirit and that’s the key in my opinion for the Saturday game.” Koeman will also have to make changes himself as injury and suspension has decimated the Saints squad. Morgan Schneiderlin, Victor Wanyama and Florin Gardos are all banned for the visit of Everton, while long-term absentees Jay Rodriguez, Jack Cork and Sam Gallagher are joined on the sidelines by Jake Hesketh and Dusan Tadic. Furthermore, Steven Davis and Graziano Pelle are doubts for a match which Koeman will have to blood in some of Southampton’s young talents. Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard insists Ross Barkley has no problem handling expectations as his team-mates are always on hand to bring him back down to earth. The 21-year-old midfielder enhanced his reputation further with a brilliant opening goal in Monday’s 3-1 win over QPR. He has regularly been likened to Paul Gascoigne and touted as the most gifted footballer of his generation. Howard believes he has more in common with former Everton prodigy Wayne Rooney, now Barkley’s international captain, and Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard. The Toffees goalkeeper is confident the youngster can handle the pressure of such comparisons but admits the Everton dressing room ensures he remains grounded. “He is special. He has a lot to learn but the thing I love about Ross – which I have not seen in a ton of other players, and I think that is why he gets named with some of the best – is he is fearless,” said the United States international. “In this country Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard, those guys were ‘throwing fire’ in their teens and early 20s, and they flourished and that is why Ross is special. “He wants the big moments, he wants the ball and he doesn’t shy away from it – when I was his age I wanted nothing to do with being near the pitch or the spotlight because it was too daunting but he is special in that regard. “I think Ross can handle it. He enjoys that pressure, he is not afraid of it. “His football education has been here and it continues to be here and he has guys around him. “As special as he is, we don’t let him drift off with his head in the cloud. We keep him grounded.” Gareth Barry returns from suspension but fellow midfielders Darron Gibson (knee) and James McCarthy (hamstring) are both rated 50-50 to be fit for the trip to Southampton. Forward Kevin Mirallas will be missing after sustaining ankle ligament damage on Monday while Leon Osman (ankle) is unlikely to return this weekend. Saints’ impressive start to the campaign made a mockery of those predicting a season of woe in the wake of the unparalleled summer talent drain from St Mary’s. However, Saints’ best-ever top-flight start has gone off kilter in recent weeks and they enter Saturday’s match against Everton looking to end a run of five successive defeats in all competitions. last_img read more

WICB U-19 training camp beneficial, says Yadram

first_imgOPENING batsman Bhaskar Yadram has described the West Indies Cricket Board’s 12-day training camp as “beneficial”, adding that the experience gained will definitely boost his cricketing career.Yadram and his Guyanese counterpart Joshua Persaud were among a 20-member preliminary squad. The camp was held from December 9 to 20 in Grenada.“Yes, definitely the camp was good, it was indeed beneficial, and the experience gained will definitely boost my cricketing career,” said the 17-year-old.He added, “I have leant different tactics of the game, different techniques both batting and bowling, so overall the camp was indeed beneficial – the coaches were receptive, and that made it more interesting.”The national youth player divulged that now the camp is done and dusted, he is now focused on being selected in the final squad for next month’s Regional Super50 tournament.The former Bladen Hall Multilateral School student said playing among the region’s best players will be another major step in his career if he makes the final squad.The Under-19s will do battle in Group A of the Super50 which runs from January 24 to February 18 in Antigua and Barbados.Title-holders Trinidad & Tobago Red Force, along with Leeward Islands Hurricanes, Windward Islands Volcanoes and visiting English County, Kent Spitfires, have also been installed in Group A.Group B, meanwhile, comprises last year losing finalists Barbados Pride, Guyana Jaguars, Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners, Jamaica Scorpions and ICC Americas.The tournament will serve as part of the build-up for the Under-19s as they ready themselves for the defence of their ICC Youth World Cup title captured earlier this year in Bangladesh.A management team, led by head coach Graeme West and comprising Dwain Gill, Anthony Gray, Khevyn Williams and Zephyrinus Nicholas, overlooked the camp.The 20-man training squad were – Keagan Simmonds, Kirstan Kallicharan, Cephas Cooper, Navin Bidaisee, Matthew Patrick, Te-Shawn Alleyne, Johann Jeremiah, Emmanuel Stewart, Johnnel Eugene, Daneal Dupigny, Alick Athanaze, Jerellius Louis, Javier Spence, Kian Pemberton, Joshua Persaud, Bhaskar Yadram and Jeavor Royal.last_img read more

Super Bowl’s 5 greatest upsets

first_imgAppalachian State started it all back in September when theDivision 1-AA team went into the Big House and upset Michigan to start thecollege football season.Since then, we have seen more upsets in sports in the lastfive months than we probably have seen in the last five years.We saw a 41-point favored USC team lose to Stanford, theColorado Rockies improbable run and their winning 21 of 22 to make it to theWorld Series, and Maryland top college basketball powerhouse North Carolina.Then Sunday came.The New York Giants pulled off one of the biggest upsets ofall time by beating the undefeated New England Patriots 17-14 in Super BowlXLII.How could a Giant team, which many doubted would even make theplayoffs, knock off the heavily favored Patriots?How did they hold the most prolific scoring offense in NFLhistory to just 14 points?And who would have ever thought Eli Manning could outplayNFL poster child Tom Brady on the biggest stage?But now that the Super Bowl is over, the question now is,?Did the Giants pull off the biggest upset in Super Bowl history??While I?m sure there will be many takes on this topic overthe course of the coming days, here is my top five Super Bowl upsets of alltime:No. 5: Super BowlIV: Kansas City Chiefs 23, Minnesota Vikings 7Despite the Jets? surprising upset the year before, mostpeople still didn?t respect the AFL and listed the Vikings as 13-pointfavorites. Besides being underdogs, the Chiefs also had to deal with theaccusation that quarterback Len Dawson was involved in a gambling scandal.However, the Chiefs jumped out to a 16-point halftime leadand never looked back, giving the AFL its second consecutive upset in the SuperBowl. Dawson threw for 142 yards and a touchdown in winning game MVP honors.No. 4: Super BowlXXXII: Denver Broncos 31, Green Bay Packers 24The Packers had everything going for them entering SuperBowl XXXII, just like the Patriots did this year. They were led by the NFL?sonly three-time MVP, Brett Favre, had one of the best defenses in the leagueled by Reggie White and were the defending Super Bowl champions.With all that on the Packers? side, Green Bay was favored by12 points over Denver.The Packers got off to a fast start as well, taking theopening kickoff down the field for a touchdown. However, from then on theBroncos just kept handing the ball off to Terrell Davis, who rushed for 157yards and scored a Super Bowl record three times. With the win, John Elway andthe Broncos won their first Super Bowl and ended the NFC?s winning streak inthe big game at 12.No. 3: Super BowlXXXVI: New England Patriots 20, St. Louis Rams 17Heading into Super Bowl XXXVI, not many people gave thePatriots a chance against the Rams and in the ?Greatest Show on Turf,? as theRams were favored by two touchdowns.In the game, the Patriots jumped out to a 17-3 lead, but NFLMVP Kurt Warner led the Rams on two late scoring drives to tie the game at 17with 1:30 left on the clock. With no timeouts left for the Patriots, manyfigured we would witness the first overtime game in Super Bowl history, but TomBrady led his team down the field to set up a game-winning field goal by AdamVinatieri. And the rest is history. The Patriots went on to win three SuperBowls in four years, and Brady established himself as one of the bestquarterbacks in football history.No. 2: Super BowlXLII: New York Giants 17, New England Patriots 14Entering this year?s Super Bowl, many considered thePatriots a team of destiny that would not be denied their undefeated season.The Giants, on the other hand, had an up-and-down season but had played thePatriots close in the regular season finale. Even though New York played NewEngland close the first time they met, the Patriots were still favored by 12points.From the opening kickoff, the Giants? defense gave Brady allhe could handle, sacking him five times and knocking him down countless ofother times. Still, Brady led his team the length of the field for a go-aheadtouchdown, seeming to seal the game and the perfect season for the Pats.However, Manning got the ball back with just under three minutes left in thegame and had a Brady-esque performance, throwing the game-winning touchdownwith 30 seconds left to pull off the second greatest Super Bowl upset ever.No. 1: Super BowlIII: New York Jets 16, Baltimore Colts 7The Jets pulled off the biggest Super Bowl upset ever bybeating the NFL?s Colts. At the time the AFL was still considered an upstartleague that couldn?t match the talent level of the NFL. The first two SuperBowls gave support to that claim as the Packers beat the Chiefs and Raiders bya combined score of 68-24.Despite being 18-point underdogs, Broadway Joe guaranteed aJets victory and then came out and backed up his guarantee with hisperformance. The Jets never trailed in the game, as Namath threw for 206 yardson his way to being named Super Bowl MVP. The upset also gave the AFL its firstof two Super Bowl victories before merging with the NFL and becoming the AFC in1970. While the Jets might have pulled off the greatest Super Bowlupset of all time, the Giants gave them a run for their money. But the Giantsstill did one thing Sunday with the win: The G-Men pulled off the biggest upsetin my lifetime.Greg Schmitz is a senior majoring in communication arts.Let him know what you think is the biggest upset in Super Bowl history at gschmitz@badgerherald.com.?last_img read more

Gallery: Sights from the women’s basketball Final Four in Indianapolis

first_imgComments Published on April 3, 2016 at 12:00 am Contact Evan: ecjenkin@syr.edu Related Stories Syracuse tries to replicate game plan for lethal Washington scorer Kelsey PlumChantel Osahor’s jumpless shot is a ‘God-given talent’Alexus Atchley’s unlikely road from walk-on to Washington Final Four starterFind out what Syracuse players put on their goal cards before the seasoncenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

GHPL Week 3: Hearts grab first win, Kotoko stunned in Kumasi

first_imgAccra Hearts of Oak got their first win of the season after they beat Ebusua Dwarfs 2-1 at the Accra Sports Stadium. The Phobians struggled to put chances away in open play but from set pieces, they were brilliant and they got their goals from two free kicks scored by Joseph Esso and Kofi Kordzi while Dwarfs pulled one back through Ato Hammond.AshGold made it three wins from three matches after they beat Eleven Wonders 2-1 in Obuasi thanks to goals from Emmanuel Owusu and Mark Agyekum.The biggest surprise of the round happened at the Baba Yara Stadium as Kotoko lost 1-0 to Berekum Chelsea. Kofi Owusu scored in the first half to hand the visitors their second away of the season after they beat Hearts of Oak 1-0 in the opening week of the season.In Dansoman, Liberty Professionals drew 1-1 with Medeama at the Karl Reindorf Park. Elvis Kyei Baffour gave Liberty the lead in the first half but Nana Kofi Babil came off the bench to level for Medeama.Aduana Stars stayed unbeaten after they went past King Faisal 2-1. Yahaya Mohammed scored twice for the home side while Osman Ibrahim got the consolation.Karela needed a late Ofosu Abega goal to put away Inter Allies 2-1. Franklin Osei had given Karela the lead but Victorien Adebayor pulled Inter Allies level but Abega got the late winner.Prince Adu’s goal gave Bechem United a 1-0 win at home against Great Olympics.Dreams FC drew goalless with Legon Cities Fc while Elmina Sharks failed to get anything out of WAFA in a goalless draw at the Ndoum Stadium.last_img read more