News round up: August 6, 2013

By Riley Hill

Kenyan lawyer sues over Christ’s death

In a case some consider to be over a thousand years overdue, Dola Indidis, a Kenyan lawyer and former judge, is suing the governments of Italy and Israel over the wrongful execution of Jesus Christ.

According to England’s Daily Mail, Indidis plans to take his case to the International Criminal Court where he will argue that soldiers serving the Roman state egregiously violated Christ’s human rights.

“His selective and malicious prosecution violated his human rights through judicial misconduct, abuse of office bias and prejudice,” Indidis told The Nairobian earlier this week.

Indidis first took the case to a Nairobi court in 2007 where it was promptly thrown out.

Critics point out that the Roman Empire fell in 476 A.D. and the state of Israel was not created until 1948.

Both Pontius Pilate and King Herod were unavailable for comment on the charges.

U of C publishes report critical of doctors’ salaries

The University of Calgary School of Public Policy published a report last week claiming that increasing doctor salaries are one of the major drivers behind inflating provincial health care costs.

According to the report, Canadian doctors, on average, earn 30 per cent more than they did a decade ago. This inflation puts the average doctors’ net income at $248,113 a year — around four and a half times the average national income.

The report also claims that Canadian health plans offer fewer basic health services than they did a decade ago.

University of Winnipeg economics professor Hugh Grant and McMaster University economics professor Jeremiah Hurley authored the report.

Former Dinos star hits roadblock

Linden Gaydosh, the 2013 Canadian Football League number-one draft pick and former Dinos defensive tackle, suffered a debilitating back injury last week while trying out for the Carolina Panthers.

Doctors have diagnosed Gaydosh with a herniated disk — an injury serious enough to prevent him from playing any football this year.

Gaydosh told the Calgary Herald that the injury came during a fitness test when he felt a pop then a “shooting pain” in his right leg.

Gaydosh will need back surgery to fix the herniated disk. He plans to play football again next year.

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