The Paris March for Life is an annual demonstration protesting abortion held in Paris in late January, close to the anniversary date of the 1975 law that legalized abortion in France. The event was created in 2005 by several French pro-life organizations the thirtieth year of legal abortion which it is opposed to, it defines itself as non-partisan. Over the years, the Paris March for Life has become the largest annual anti-abortion gathering in Europe. Estimates of the number of marchers in 2008 range from 2,500 to 20,000; the rally attracts delegations from European countries other than France, notably Italy, Belgium, the UK, Switzerland and Ireland.2010 saw a sharp rise in attendance as high as 25,000, compared to 15,000 in 2009. These numbers have since increased to 50,000 in 2017. March for Life and Family March for Life Walk for Life West Coast Paris March for Life official website
ManorCare, Inc. through its operating group HCR ManorCare, is a major provider in the United States of both short-term post-acute and long-term care. As of 2007, it had more than 500 skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, hospice and home health care offices, over 60,000 employees; the company is headquartered in Ohio. In July 2007, it agreed to a $4.9 billion buyout offer from the private equity firm Carlyle Group. In 2018, HCR ManorCare filed for bankruptcy protection and agreed to be taken over by its landlord, Quality Care Properties. In July 2018, Quality Care Properties was acquired by a joint venture between Welltower and ProMedica; the company operates under the Heartland, ManorCare Health Services and Arden Courts names. In 2006, it earned $167 million on sales of $3.6 billion. As of the end of 2015, the company operated 243 skilled nursing facilities, 55 assisted living facilities, 109 hospice and home health offices, 92 outpatient therapy clinics, located in 28 states in Florida, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
About 73 % of its revenue comes from private-pay patients. As of the end of 2015, the company had 57,500 employees, including part-time employees. About 7,000 employees were salaried. About 1,400 employees were members of labor unions. ManorCare began in 1959, when Stewart W. Bainum, Sr. a former plumber, opened a nursing home in Wheaton, Maryland. The company went public in 1969. In 1980, the company merged with the hotel company Quality International renamed Choice Hotels, run by Bainum. In 1982, the company acquired nursing home operator Cenco, for $209 million. In 1987, Stewart Bainum, Jr. became CEO, succeeding his father. In 1992, the company spun off Vitalink Pharmacy Services into a public company with a value of $236 million. In 1996, the company spun off Choice Hotels. In 1998, Ohio-based Health Care and Retirement Corporation merged with ManorCare to become HCR ManorCare; the company headquarters was consolidated in Toledo. In March 2000, Stewart W. Bainum, Jr. and a management group made separate offers to buy the company, which the company's board rejected.
His term as chairman of the board ended in 2001, in 2002 he left the Board. In July 2007, the company agreed to a $4.9 billion buyout offer from the private equity firm Carlyle Group. Analysts said that Carlyle was interested in the company because it owns, rather than leases, nearly all its own facilities and boasts arguably the best real-estate portfolio in the business, with well-maintained, newer facilities in good locations, little mortgage debt. By borrowing against the property to finance the buyout, ManorCare and Carlyle can carry out the deal on favorable terms; the buyout was completed at $67 per share on December 21, 2007. In 2010 HCR ManorCare entered into a sale-leaseback transaction whereby the company sold off 338 post-acute, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities for US$6.1 billion. These are now owned by a REIT based within the state of California; these assets are still operated by HCR ManorCare. Company website HCR ManorCare Foundation
"In This Life" is a song written by Mike Reid and Allen Shamblin, recorded by American country music singer Collin Raye that reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. It was released in July 1992 as the title track from his CD In This Life. Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that the "control and integrity with which Raye delivers such tender material is achieved." The song debuted at No. 58 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart dated August 1, 1992. It charted for 20 weeks on that chart, became his second Number One single on the chart dated October 3, 1992, where it remained for two weeks, it peaked at No. 21 on the Adult Contemporary chart. The song appears on the album One Careful Owner by Michael Ball; the song appears on the album Now's the Time by the group 4 P. M.. Bette Midler recorded the song for her album Bette of Roses; the song appears on the 1996 album N Dis Life by Hawaiian singer Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, this version was covered again by Amy Hanaiali'i in her 2008 album,'Aumakua.
In 2005, Irish pop band Westlife included the song on their album, Face to Face. Irish singer Ronan Keating covered the song for his debut solo album Ronan, released in 2000; as part of a Pepsi promotion, a 3" CD single of "In This Life" was issued in December 2000 in Tesco stores. The song failed to chart. On October 17, 2009, Keating performed the song at the funeral of his bandmate Stephen Gately, as such, the track entered the Irish Singles Chart at number 45 for the week of October 22, 2009. "In This Life" - 3:10 "Exclusive Ronan Interview" - 10:00 "CD-Rom Footage" Irish boyband Westlife sang a version of the song on their 2005 album Face To Face. Due to its popularity and its many downloads, Westlife's version got to Number 87 in the UK Singles Chart. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics