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2014-06-10 12:31:38

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifteen years ago, the Supreme Court called upon the Americans with Disabilities Act as the basis for the Olmstead Decision, declaring that segregating people with disabilities in institutions is discrimination and against the law. Every day, Independent Living Centers (ILCs), like Dayle McIntosh Center (DMC) and the Central Coast Center for Independent Living (CCCIL), champion Olmstead by providing programs, services and resources...

2014-06-06 16:24:12

MONTREAL, June 5, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebec Government attempt to pass euthanasia in the National Assembly is illegal, illicit and unconstitutional. For these reasons a Motion for Declaratory Judgment was filed in the Superior Court of Montréal on May 27, 2014 to preventatively challenge articles in the Quebec proposed Bill 52 pertaining to euthanasia. First of all euthanasia is not a medical care. Quebec, a Province of Canada, may only legislate in matters of health, not in...

2014-06-05 23:13:59

Disability advocates From Not Dead Yet and several New Jersey disability organizations will testify against an assisted suicide bill on Thursday, June 5 before the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee. Not Dead Yet's Princeton educated attorney Anne Studholme will testify in person, and New England regional Director John Kelly will testify by phone. Trenton, NJ (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Last Friday was the first that disability advocates learned that a New Jersey assisted...

2014-06-05 08:29:50

NEW YORK, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association's program, VetsFirst, is urging the United States Senate to move forward with ratification of the Disabilities Treaty following the United States Supreme Court's unanimous judgment in Bond v. United States confirming that the case is not an obstacle to ratifying the treaty -- a United Nations' human rights treaty that promotes the ideals of the Americans with Disabilities Act around the world....

2014-05-30 23:12:25

On May 28, 2014, Not Dead Yet, the Center for Disability Rights and 11 other New York based disability organizations submitted public comments on the New York State Medicaid Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP). The comment letter called upon New York officials to eliminate one of the proposed projects, which the letter alleges would fund Medicaid providers to save money by steering people to choose death over living with disability. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) May 30, 2014...

2014-05-29 23:14:57

As Disability Awareness month comes to a close, and Memorial Day has now passed, the realization that unemployment is more than double the national average for the disabled and for veterans slaps us in the face. All people find value in working, and now an updated regulation may allow more than 400,000 individuals with a disability find that valuable job. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 The U.S. Department of Labor adjusted regulations by implementing a section of the Rehabilitation...

2014-05-28 12:30:07

MONTRÉAL, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - A Motion for Declaratory Judgment was filed in the Superior Court of Montréal on May 27, 2014 to challenge articles in the Quebec proposed Bill 52 pertaining to euthanasia which do not respect the Canadian Constitution or Fundamental Human Rights. Furthermore, euthanasia is not a medical care. Quebec, a Province of Canada, may only legislate in matters of health, not in criminal law. Euthanasia is a crime in Canada. The Plaintiffs are Ms....

2014-05-27 23:11:41

On Friday May 23, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, Not Dead Yet and twelve other disability rights organizations filed an amicus brief in a case challenging the University of Wisconsin Hospital Center’s alleged practice of counseling families of people with developmental disabilities to withhold care for treatable but potentially life-threatening medical conditions, such as pneumonia. (Disability Rights Wisconsin v. University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, et al., Case No. 2014...

2014-05-16 23:09:05

Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc. (CILO) announced its Continuing Legal Education Trainings for attorneys and paralegals in West Palm Beach, FL. The first event takes place June 27, 2014 on the basics of Social Security Disability Practice. West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc. (CILO) announced the launch of its Continuing Legal Education Trainings for attorneys and paralegals in West Palm Beach, FL. The first event takes...

2014-03-31 23:37:33

Disability advocates from Second Thoughts Connecticut and national Not Dead Yet celebrated Friday as the Connecticut legislature rejected assisted suicide legislation, when a bill to legalize assisted suicide bill died in the Public Health Committee. A week earlier, a similar bill died in the Massachusetts Joint Committee On Public Health and, earlier this spring, New Hampshire overwhelmingly rejected an assisted suicide bill by a vote of 219-66. Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 On...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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