Professor asks ‘can liberty be conserved?’

first_imgJodi Lo | The Observer Mark Blitz, Claremont McKenna professor and former federal government administrator, speaks about the effects modern institutions have on personal liberties during a lecture in Geddes Hall on Monday.Claremont McKenna professor and former federal government administrator Mark Blitz explored the question, “Can liberty be conserved?” on Monday afternoon in Geddes Hall.To begin his talk, Blitz said it is crucial to understand precisely what liberty is before we can start to find a way of preserving it.“Liberty is the authority to direct oneself and to not be constrained in directing oneself,” Blitz said.In order to fully comprehend this definition, it is important to note that liberty is both natural and equal, Blitz said. The equality of liberty means everyone has an equal authority to direct themselves. He said that by nature, liberty is not a manifestation of arbitrary cultural preferences formed by humans but instead a fundamental, natural fact of life independent of other factors.“It’s not a throwaway term; it’s not a meaningless term. It’s really a fundamental term,” Blitz said, in reference to natural rights.Blitz said that the independence essence of natural rights is crucial to the concept of liberty.“We don’t make them, create them, or invent them, but that, in some sense, they are permanently there to be seen and discovered,” Blitz said.However, Blitz said, natural rights are often ignored and trampled by man-made prejudices.“As with many self-evident things, you can’t see them if you are somehow blinded or wearing masks or looking through gauze,” Blitz said. “You can see them clearly only if the blinders of class preference or ethnic preference or group preference or traditional ways or mysticism or unquestionably obedient religious views are taken away.”According to Blitz, the Enlightenment was responsible for removing many of these blinders and espousing the cause of natural rights. Despite the fact that the original backing of natural rights transcended partisan lines, it has became far more of a one-sided issue than it should be today, Blitz said.Individual liberty has become more strongly associated with modern conservatism than liberalism, at least in the United States, but natural rights should draw its support from common ground, Blitz said. “Conservatism should conserve liberalism, properly understood,” Blitz said.After defining natural rights, Blitz examined the ways in which a society can protect and promote liberty.Citing Aristotle, Blitz said that good character and a proper set of virtues are the foundations of successful liberty.“You can’t use your liberty effectively and therefore not well, if you don’t have good character,” he said.In particular, Blitz said, responsibility is one of the greatest virtues and character traits in this regard because it balances the potential misuses of liberty.“Responsibility is taking charge and seeing things through to a successful conclusion,” he said.While a free society requires responsibility, it paradoxically produces it, as well, because liberty encourages citizens to remain true to their commitments and duties.Blitz concluded his lecture by saying that liberal democracies are not morally lost, as some claim, but help develop the human soul. Following the lecture, he opened the floor up to questions.Tags: Civil Rights, Liberty, Mark Blitz, natural rightslast_img read more

Adam Haber Says Women’s Health Issues Divide Him From Sen. Jack Martins

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York In his bid to unseat state Sen. Jack Martins (R-Mineola), Nassau businessman Adam Haber, the Democratic Party candidate, hopes to seize upon their difference on women’s health issues to paint a stark contrast in policy over reproductive rights.At a rally held Monday outside the Great Neck Chamber of Commerce, Haber received the endorsement of Planned Parenthood Advocates of New York, NARAL Pro-Choice New York, and several Nassau County business women for his candidacy in New York’s 7th Senate District as he declared his support for the Reproductive Rights Disclosure Act, which would protect the state’s women from the adverse effects of the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision limiting women’s health insurance for contraceptives.The disclosure act, proposed by Attorney Gen. Eric Schneiderman and state Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, a Westchester Democrat, would shield women in New York from the effects of the Hobby Lobby decision by requiring employers both to give current employees 90 days’ notice before changing contraceptive coverage and to notify prospective employees of any contraceptive coverage they offer their employees.“Senator Jack Martins has repeatedly stymied progress on women’s equality,” said Haber, “and the women of Nassau County deserve better representation as we work together to fight anti-equality measures like Hobby Lobby.” The candidates’ differing views on abortion were clear to the women endorsing Haber. “Despite overwhelming support for women’s health, safety and equality among voters on Long Island, not one single state senator in Nassau or Suffolk County is pro-choice,” said Andrea Miller, president of NARAL Pro-Choice NY. “The election of Adam Haber in District 7 will reverse this trend.”“Planned Parenthood serves thousands of women and families in Nassau County, and the community needs state legislators who will stand strong in support of the comprehensive reproductive health care services our centers provide and that our patients both need and deserve,” said JoAnn D. Smith, Planned Parenthood of Nassau County Action Fund president. “This endorsement demonstrates the confidence we have in Adam Haber to protect and advance access to these essential services.”The Martins campaign countered that the incumbent and the challenger are not that far apart on the women’s rights issues that matter most—despite what Haber and his supporters may claim.“As a husband and father of four daughters, Senator Martins continues to fight for women’s equality, including equal pay and stronger protections from discrimination,” said Chris Schneider, a Martins campaign spokesman, in a statement to the Press.But he added that the two men do differ over a provision in the Women’s Equality Act, still pending in Albany, that would allow late-term abortions when the woman’s health was deemed at risk. Haber supports it, Martins doesn’t.“Adam Haber continues to demand tying these reforms to an unrelated measure allowing non-doctors to perform late term/partial birth abortions right up until the moment of birth,” said Schneider. “His divisive approach, which leaders in both parties have criticized, shows Mr. Haber is more interested in playing politics than protecting women.”last_img read more

Code Red: Rock The Color Red All Month Long

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York ‘Tis the season for the shade that symbolizes energy, passion, and action. Check out some of the sultry and sweet beauty finds we found for the lips, eyes, skin, and nails that represent this universal color that is all about love, romance and power.For flawless skin try Morganna’s Brew Exfoliator. The foam cleanser is ultra-gentle and made with all natural ingredients — aloe vera, lavender, chamomile and dandelion extract, vitamin. E, sea salt and sandalwood oil, $19.99 at morgannasalchemy.com.A roll-on perfume made from certified-organic essential oils. Goddess Garden Amber Fire offers a resiny floral and sweet citrus scent with notes of red mandarin, neroli and vetiver, $14.99 at goddessgarden.comYou’ll be smelling like roses with the Kocostar Rose Flower Mask Sheet: The Most Romantic Sheet Mask. The mask consists of 12 individual petals made from rejuvenating petals of Tencel ® fibers from the eucalyptus tree. Made from rose flower extract, which adds moisture and nourishment to the skin, $6.50 at kocostar.comPut your skin to work while you sleep. Apply Dermelect Beautone Enlightening Facial Brightener Serum before bed. The serum lightens any skin discolorations sans any hydroquinone. $45 at dermelect.comGoodbye, dead skin. Hello, smooth and silky. European Wax Center Reveal Me Body Exfoliating Gel eliminates dry and dull skin, accelerates cell renewal and prevents ingrown hairs. $39.50 at waxcenter.comDip into Pretty Nail Polish is free of chemicals including, toulene, DBP, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, and camphor. The polish that comes in two shades of red vegan friendly and cruelty-free, $6 at dipintopretty.comFeeling fierce and edgy? Try The Caitlin Shadow, named after the LA-based makeup artist who created it. Deck of Scarlet’s $12 at deckofscarlet.com.Look like you are blushing (even if you are not)! Revlon Insta-BlushTM Stick in Berry Kissis a cream-to-powder formula offers a pop of color whenever you need it. $10.99 at revlon.comLip Pencil by Osmosis is perfect not only as a lip liner but works great as a matte lip color worn all over the lips, or a base for a lip gloss. Gluton-free and vegan, $18 at osmosisskincare.comKiss your sweetie all day long with Oribe Lip Lust Creme Lipstick in Ruby Red. The lipstick contains ingredients including white lily, which moisturizes and gives lips a plump appearance, and myrrh extract, which contains anti-aging components, $42 at oribe.com.last_img read more

The third edition of the project of tourist guides “Meet your country” starts

first_imgIn fact, there is another big absurd problem plaguing tourist guides. Namely, tourist guides are considered freelancers and self-employed persons (from the moment they pass the professional exam for a tourist guide) and do not have any rights as unemployed persons from the Croatian Employment Service (CES). If you lose your job or are unemployed – you have no rights. Absurd to say the least. By keeping the status quo we are where we are. While others grow and develop, we stagnate. It’s all up to the people, and this has nothing to do with politics, but solely about market development. It’s up to the people. “Every citizen of our country can be a promoter and ambassador of their homeland, and in the same way we wanted to point out the importance of national identity and cultural heritage as well as the importance of all tourism workers for the international reputation of the country.” Kristina Nuić Prka, President of the Association of Croatian Tourist Guides, points out and adds that they also wanted to emphasize the importance of protected sites for representing the country and the Ordinance on the list of protected sites (which is still being drafted) and the Ordinance on professional exams for tourist guides. the only places where our country will be represented exclusively by those tourist guides who have been educated in the Republic of Croatia. In particular, it is about the organization of free guided tours by local tourist guides in each city, and all guided tours with tourist guides will start at the same time. The guides are intended for the local population to get to know their city and become ambassadors of Croatian tourism, but of course all visitors and tourists. / / / TOURIST GUIDES ARE CONSIDERED A FREE OCCUPATION AND HAVE NO RIGHTS AS UNEMPLOYED PERSONS Laziness and the institutions do not care about the position of tourist guides in Croatia So far, 24 cities of the destination have joined the project “Meet your country”, and I sincerely hope that in the next few days even more destinations will be included in this important cube of our tourist mosaic. Of course if they care about the strategic development of the destination. The city is the people, so the local people are tourism and the best ambassadors of Croatian tourism. The locals give rhythm and pulse to the destination, and guests want to get to know us and our culture of living, customs, our stories… because that is the very essence of tourism. A great tourist story and a very important segment in the mosaic of our tourism that we have absolutely neglected.  By the way, although the Ordinance on professional exams and the Ordinance on protected localities should have been adopted a long time ago, it obviously does not worry anyone too much, which only gives us a clear view that obviously institutions do not care about market development or the importance of interpretation. In conclusion, this is an extremely important topic, getting to know your city and turning citizens into ambassadors of Croatian tourism. Why other cities, ie tourist boards, have not joined the whole initiative so far, even though it is their “obligation” precisely because of their primary activity and the importance of the topic, and it costs nothing but good will, is a question that all tourism entrepreneurs must ask themselves. of every city. As part of the third edition of the project “Get to know your country”, the Association of Croatian Tourist Guides will organize free guided tours in all cities where tourist guides operate on the occasion of the International Recognition Day of Croatia, on January 12, 2019 (Sunday) starting at 12:00. guide – members of ZDTVH. Photo: ZDTVHlast_img read more

Cairns property: buyers coming back to the market in FNQ

first_img1 Badine St, CaravonicaWITH Federal Government certainty and falling interest rates, buyers are flocking back to the Far North property market.LJ Hooker Cairns Edge Hill principal Ross Moller said sellers and buyers could now start thinking about their options.“With a Coalition government, there’s less uncertainty that the property market will drop further and with buyers waiting since Easter to see what will happen, they’re more than ready to buy now,” he said. “It’s a good time for sellers and buyers to consider their options as we get ready to move into the busy spring period.“Many buyers have been sea-changers from the south attracted to the Far North Queensland region because of the reef, lush rainforest and our laid-back lifestyle.”CBRE managing director Danny Betros said he had also noticed a surge in sales with the business completing 14 sales worth just over $20 million in the past 10 weeks.“Most came straight after the election,” he said. “Eight of the 14 have been investment sales, with the rest being sold to owner-occupiers buying for themselves.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“Leading up to the election was a bit scary. I could’ve taken a month off. “The market was certainly spooked and uncertainty was everywhere in all sectors of the commercial market.”But he said the next six months were looking “quite bright with around 16 new listings” to hit the market over the next four weeks.“We still need more as we have a very active buyer base, as money is cheap and there are certainly some deals around,” he said.With $116.7 million in sales during the 12 months to May 2019, LJ Hooker was the number one real estate agency in the areas represented by the brand, according to company sources.The sales were achieved across LJ Hooker offices in Atherton, Cairns Edge Hill, Cairns Marlin Coast, Cairns Trinity Beach/Palm Cove, Cairns Yorkeys Knob, Port Douglas and Tully. Mr Moller said the brand was strongly represented and trusted in Far North Queensland.“We have a strong network of established offices in the area, some have been in business for more than 30 years,” he said.last_img read more

Tottenham job is hardest challenge since Porto – Mourinho

first_imgAs a two-time manager of their hated rivals Chelsea, he knew there would be one or two bumps along the way.But he did not expect it to be all downhill after his first game.Just like Tottenham’s recent history, and magnificent £1billion stadium, Mourinho’s reign has not gone as planned.He had a dream start after succeeding sacked Mauricio Pochettino, masterminding a 3-2 win at West Ham.It was Tottenham’s first away win in the Premier League for 11 months.And victories in their next two matches reignited hopes of a top-four finish — taking Spurs within three points of Chelsea in fourth.But a home defeat to the Blues kicked off a miserable run of one win in six.He said: “Look, if you want to know what I wanted to do here, look to my first game — against West Ham.“That’s the way I thought I was going to develop the team.“Defend with a back four, attack with a back three.“But that was the first day of unlucky, goodbye Ben Davies. I think everything started with Hugo. You lose your captain for so long and then, in my case, I lose Ben when I felt I had something in here.”If that was not bad enough, striker Harry Kane – who could miss the Euros – and midfielder Moussa Sissoko have joined the club’s injury list and will miss most of the rest of this campaign.Add in record £65million signing Tanguy Ndombele, who is seemingly only too eager to declare himself unfit.In fact, the FA Cup third-round replay at home to Middlesbrough tonight is a game the hosts could really could do without as Mourinho desperately tries to solve his injury conundrum.He added: “You lose one more player — and you lose Kane and don’t have a striker.“You go to Middlesbrough and you play with Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min both up front but then you realise the team is comfortable with width and you bring one to the side.“So instead of building something that you see, the puzzle is coming and we are developing.“We try to create a team that can play tomorrow and provide some guarantees of success.“After Boro we will see what we have for Watford on Saturday — and Saturday, let’s see what we can do.“It’s a difficult situation but it is a situation that helps me to understand better and better lots of the players, what they have to give and what they do not have to give.”It takes Mourinho back to when he took over at Porto in January 2002. He eventually led them to Champions League glory and carved his name into European football folklore.But it was not plain sailing at the start. Asked if this is his toughest job since the Portuguese club, Mourinho said: “It is the second time I get a team mid-season, just the second time.“The first time was also not easy because it was the end of a team, the end of an era. It was an era without titles.“Porto was not winning but it was the end of… I don’t want to say of a generation but it was the end of a team in the end of a season.“Twelve players out, twelve players in, start everything from the beginning. Forget the good things of the past, forget the bad things of the past and let’s build from new.“That is my experience in Porto coming in the middle of the season.”A different era but the same old Jose as he highlights credible reasons for the struggle — other than his own.He added: “It was a different time at Porto.“My most expensive player was Benni McCarthy from Celta Vigo for the equivalent of £4million. With £4m today, you could not buy a kid. The market’s changed completely. It’s not easy. It’s enjoyable.”Jose will again have to rely on contract rebels Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen against Boro tonight.As well as 20-year-old academy defender Japhet Tanganga — who made his Prem debut in Saturday’s 1-0 home loss to Liverpool.And he added: “I suppose that — if you are asking about Eriksen, Eriksen, Eriksen, Eriksen — do you want to compare Eriksen’s situation four years ago to Eriksen’s situation now?“It’s easy to compare. Four years ago he had four years of contract and now he has six months of contract.“The situation is very, very, very difficult.“Players are older four years. Players, in this case and some other cases, they don’t have four years of contract, they have six months of contract.“Some players left, some players came. The players that come — Giovani Lo Celso, Ryan Sessegnon, Ndombele — you see the young boy is in a process of developing and we are giving him time to do that.“Giovani comes from a completely different football culture.“Played in Spain, Argentina, played in Spain, played in France, now he comes again.“You can feel that he is coming. Ndombele not even coming.“Injured and with lots of problems, so you cannot compare what was four years ago to what it is now. So we have to work.“Lloris was a long injury, then Harry, then Moussa, Ben Davies, everything is long.“It’s not like you are waiting for somebody to come back next week or Sissoko in two weeks. It’s not in two weeks, it’s in three or four months.“Maybe only next season, so it’s difficult. But, come on, it is what it is. We cannot have a squad like some other teams. It’s not us. The Special One says his appointment as Spurs boss in November has been dogged by bad luck and problems from the outset. Jose Mourinho claims taking over at Tottenham is his toughest job since he was put in charge of Porto 18 years ago.Advertisement Read Also: Mourhino raises alarm over Kane’s return date“Sunday, I was watching Manchester City and I looked to the bench — Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Gundogan, Otamendi. You know?“Did you see the Liverpool bench? I’m not jealous, I have an amazing job but they are different jobs.“I am so happy, not for me, with what Tanganga means for all of us in the building. This is a different club.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… Promoted Content7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Extremely Gorgeous Asian Actresses7 Enigmatic Discoveries That Left Everyone BaffledBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The WorldThe Most Beautiful Middle Eastern Actresseslast_img read more

Hornets’ Biyombo donates COVID-19 supplies to DR Congo

first_imgThe supplies include four containers filled with 10,000 face masks and 780 protective hazmat suits to help in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s battle against the worldwide new coronavirus, The Bismack Biyombo Foundation announced on Wednesday.“We have never experienced a crisis of this magnitude. Seeing my home country suffer in this capacity is devastating,” said Biyombo.“I’ve spent the last few weeks trying to figure out a way to help those suffering in the DRC. I am pleased to announce that The Bismack Biyombo Foundation delivered over 10,000 masks and 780 hazmat suits to the DRC this week.“Thank you to all of those who are at the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic.”Biyombo said it was important to get the much needed medical equipment there as quickly as possible because the DRC’s health system has been decimated in recent years by several other disease outbreaks including Ebola and Malaria which like COVID-19 are spread human-to-human.So far there have been 254 cases of the virus in the DRC with 21 deaths, according to the Baltimore, Maryland-based Johns Hopkins University.NBA star Bismack Biyombo is using his foundation to help his native DR Congo battle the deadly new coronavirusRead Also: NBA star Towns’ mother dies of Covid-19In 53 games with the Hornets this season, Biyombo has averaged a career-high 7.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. He has started 29 of those games and has been used in a variety of offensive and defensive rolesBiyombo will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts20 Amazing Facts About The Daenerys Of The House Of TargaryenWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? Loading… center_img Charlotte Hornets player Bismack Biyombo has donated $1 million in surgical masks and hazardous materials suits through his charity to his native DR Congo.Advertisementlast_img read more

Sheffield Utd boss still dazed by Man Utd performance

first_img The Blades were thumped 3-0 last night, with Anthony Martial scoring all three goals. Wilder said, “It was one of the toughest, if not the toughest, nights of the season. “You have got to come here on a night like this, especially when you are not in the greatest of form, to give yourself a platform to build and get a foothold in the game.Advertisement Loading… “Obviously that didn’t happen after two or three minutes going a goal down. Turning the ball over as cheaply as we did to world class players we are inviting pressure on and you are going to invite opportunities and they’ve got some unbelievable players. “If you do that it’s going to be a difficult evening for you. I thought we had a decent little period midway through the first half but that’s all, a little period. “I talked to Al (Alan Knill) that if we can get through to half-time and get the players in 1-0 down, possibly the game should have been taken away from us, but to be 1-0 down at Old Trafford is not the worst scoreline in the world with 45 minutes to go but then obviously we committed another mistake. read also:Father of Barcelona whiz Fati responds to Man Utd talk “Their third goal was a great goal. Great build-up and movement. Their movement all night was fabulous and we couldn’t get near them. That’s the disappointing thing because we were passive in our approach. We stood off of them and we allowed good players to dictate the game and it became very, very easy for them.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Sheffield United boss, Chris Wilder, has admitted that he was very impressed by Manchester United. Promoted Content7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowTop 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In Europe6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCulkin Cracks Up The Web With His Own Version Of ‘Home Alone’A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Asian Actresses Of Irresistible Beauty6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had LeftBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more

Nigeria Handball Can Be Great Again – Glover

first_img He bemoans the decline of the national teams which he blamed on years of neglect of the age-grade teams amongst several reasons and inactivity of the senior national teams He insisted that for Nigeria to get back the glory days, there must be strong and accountable leadership, fundings, and proper sporting structure. He praised the Sam Ocheho led the board of HFN for the quality leadership which is bringing the glory days back to Nigeria handball. The next online conference will be on Wednesday wherein the speaker would be the President of the Angola Handball Federation and the second vice president of the CAHB Mr. Pedro Godinho. Mr. Godinho will speak on the topic “How to develop the game of Handball in a country and making it a podium sport: The Angolan Experience”. Time is 1 pm. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Extremely Gorgeous Asian Actresses7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindSuch A Sweet Life Story Of The Youngest Queen In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThe Best Cars Of All Time10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The World7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN) has commenced a week-long online conference/webinar on handball development in Nigeria in celebration of the International Handball Week. The first day of the online webinar which had several handball technocrats and stakeholders participating actively in the conference, had former President of the Handball Federation of Nigeria and Vice President of the Confederation of Africa Handball (CAHB) Dr. Lanre Glover as the keynote speaker handle the topic “Developing The Game of Handball In Nigeria: Problems and Prospect” Dr. Glover in his speech went memory lane about how handball started and even thrived in Nigeria in the 70s and the 80s and how Nigeria had the best teams in Africa even until the 90s until a decline set in because of maladministration and lack of funding. He also emphasised the fact that there were world-class sports facilities that ensured Nigeria hosted several international handball competition including the world girls handball championship in Bauchi and that the sport attracted lots of corporate sponsorships which ended because of the lack of trust from the corporate world. read also:HFN Cancels 5th Sam Ocheho Invitational Handball ChampionshipAdvertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more