Philosopher, writer and editor Martha Nussbaum explored the role of anger in movements led by Martin Luther King Jr., Ghandi, and Nelson Mandela in a lecture titled “Anger and Revolutionary Justice” on Wednesday as part of the 10th Christian Culture Lecture at Saint Mary’s.Nussbaum began the lecture by reflecting on an ancient Greek story in which Athena persuades the Furies in a city to re-orient themselves and adopt attitudes of benevolence, thus liberating the city with justice because of the transition, she said.“Political justice does not put a cage around resentment, it must ultimately transform it from something barely human, excessively bloodthirsty, to something human,” she said. ” … Anger with all its ugliness is a very popular emotion. Many people think it is impossible to carry out justice without anger.”Nussbaum said many people believe anger is a necessary component in supporting one’s beliefs and defending self-worth and often involves the idea of ‘payback,’ or retribution.“The most popular issue in the sphere of criminal justice today is retribution, that is, the view that the law must punish transgressions in a manner that embodies the spirit of justified anger,” Nussbaum said. “ … Anger is at the heart of revolutionary transformation.“We think about payback all the time,” Nussbaum said. “It is very common to think that the proportionality between crime and punishment somehow makes good. Only it doesn’t.”Nussbaum described three paths to deal with anger: the path of status, which is self-focused, the payback path, which results in the offender suffering, or the better, more rational spirit of looking forward and ‘do what makes sense’ option.This third rational option requires a stage known as the “transition stage” and is the stage used by the three leaders in the transition from anger to passionate hope, she said.One must take courage and learn from the legacies of three noble, successful freedom movements conducted in the spirit of non-anger — those of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela, Nussbaum said.“Now there is indeed anger in King’s [I Have a Dream] speech, at least at first … but King gets busy reshaping it to work and thought for how could it [anger] be made good,” Nussbaum said.Nussbaum said a strategy of transition anger is necessary, which she defined as a movement from anger with all its defects into a forward constructive form and work.“Anger towards opponents is to be transformed into a mental attitude that carefully separates the deed from the doer. … After all, the ultimate goal, as King says, is to create the world where all can live together,” Nussbaum said.Mandela also embraced this method, Nussbaum said.“Payback was natural and easy, Mandela took the difficult course. … A generous spirit was far more useful for the nation,” Nussbaum said. “Mandala asked, ‘How shall I produce cooperation and friendship?’ It is this remarkable capacity for generosity that was Mandela’s genius.“It’s a difficult goal, but it’s that goal that I’m recommending for both individuals and institutions. Anger is a prominent threat. … I hesitate to end with a slogan that will portray my age, but it really is time to ‘Give Peace a Chance.’”Tags: Christian Culture Lecture, martha nussbaum
Mack Group,Spot, the revolutionary new vision screening tool from PediaVision, is quickly changing the efficiency of vision screenings at schools across America due to the device’s speed, accuracy, ease of use and data tracking.The new Spot vision screener is manufactured for PediaVision by Mack Medical in Arlington, Vermont, which selected Fisher Elementary, also in Arlington, as one of the schools to conduct a pilot screening.”It was so amazing!” said Amy Goodfellow, the school nurse at Fisher Elementary, who has done many screenings over the years. “It was a wonderful experience. It would normally take me at least 10 minutes per student for a vision screening, but with the Spot vision screener, it literally took me only 10 seconds per student.”There are 160 students at Fisher Elementary, ranging in school age from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, and the entire screening took less than two hours. In the past, Goodfellow said it would take much longer, days and even weeks to complete. Speed wasn’t the only attribute about Spot that got Goodfellow’s attention.”My favorite thing about Spot was being able to screen students whom I hadn’t been able to screen in the past using the eye chart,” said Goodfellow. “This was perfect. It was not subjective. It was scientific, providing an accurate measurement of each student’s eyes.”The screening with Spot identified 11 students who have a vision issue and are being referred to an eye doctor for a full eye exam.”These are all students I have screened in the past, but wasn’t able to identify a problem using the eye chart,” said Goodfellow.One case in particular feels like a great vision health victory for the school nurse.”I have a special needs student whom I have been unable to get an accurate reading for in the past,” Goodfellow said. “The screening with Spot showed an astigmatism, myopia (nearsightedness). The parents were so grateful to learn about these results, because their child has been struggling in school and this may be the reason. Now they can get help for their child.”Fisher Elementary principal, Deanne Lacost, watched her students go through the screening process with Spot and could immediately see the benefit.”I was so proud that our school was chosen to use this new technology,” said Lacost, who had been principal at Fisher Elementary for the past five years. “It’s important for us to screen students for both vision and hearing just to monitor the students and make certain there are no issues.”We have used the eye chart in the past, but given the opportunity to move to the Spot vision screener, we were able to screen all of the kids in a couple of hours and it usually takes a lot longer. We loved the fact that we got the information immediately.”The principal was most impressed by the ability of the Spot to screen all the children, especially the preschool students.”I watched the screening and the way the children are screened is so different,” said Lacost. “It is not invasive for the kids who are non-verbal. It was simple with no interaction required.”Vision Disability, Number One Health Issue in SchoolsIn a recent study of the top seven health issues in schools, vision disability is priority number one.(1) This clearly shows evidence that addressing the prevalence of visions disorders can improve student outcomes. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that vision disability is the single most prevalent disabling condition among children. Approximately 80 percent(2) of what children learn in their early school years is visual. Alarmingly, fewer than 15 percent of all preschool children receive an eye exam and fewer than 22 percent receive any type of vision screening. Today, of all school-age children across America, 25 percent suffer from a vision problem,(2) yet in the 9 to 15 year age group, only 10% of those needing glasses actually had them.About SpotThe new breakthrough Spot vision screener was recently launched and can assess a child’s vision with unmatched speed, accuracy and deliver immediate comprehensive results. Spot has an incredibly quick capture time of less than one second which makes screening equally efficient in a physician’s office or large-scale public screening. The WiFi enabled handheld device makes vision screening as easy as taking a photo. Spot’s touchscreen interface clearly displays the results accurately and instantly. Spot is easily used by anyone when screening children from 6 months through adults. With Spot, a typical school can be screened in one day, dramatically lowering the cost to screen students. Access to the screening data is immediate and Spot facilitates a large scale data analysis. Spot enables educators to instantly print reports, monitor follow-up care and show supporters the statistics behind childhood vision issues.About PediaVisionPediaVision, inventor of the Spot vision screener, is dedicated to solving the critical problem of undiagnosed vision problems and transforming the lives of thousands of children each day. Automated and objective vision screening empowers organizations in public health and private medicine to positively affect the outcomes of a child’s education performance.Supported by ophthalmologists, optometrists, scientists and leading technology innovators, the Spot vision screener is breakthrough technology and represents what vision screening should be. For more information, including how to order Spot, please visit www.pediavision.com(link is external). (1) Basch, C.E. (2010) Healthier Students Are Better Learners: A Missing Link in Efforts to Close the Achievement Gap.(2) American Optometric AssociationSOURCE PediaVision LAKE MARY, Fla., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ —
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New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed overseas travellers made just 398,000 trips to the UK in the second quarter of the year.This was down a staggering 96 per cent from the same period last year.- Advertisement – “While the figures relate to the first lockdown period, since then the industry has had to deal with constantly changing travel advice and quarantine measures, as well as local lockdowns, meaning there has been very limited scope for recovery in the travel industry. “As a result tens of thousands of jobs have already been lost and many businesses have closed their doors for good. “In addition to tailored financial support for travel companies, the government needs to implement an effective testing regime and introduce a fully regionalised travel corridor approach by the time lockdown is lifted to help people feel more confident to travel. “It also needs to introduce flexibility into the furlough scheme to support businesses who need to have staff processing refunds, but won’t be generating income.” OlderFuture of Norwegian uncertain as government denies further aid UK residents made 939,000 visits abroad in over the three-month period, which was 96 per cent fewer than the corresponding period the previous year.They spent £402 million on visits abroad. The ONS said data collection by the International Passenger Survey was suspended for the period covered, so the figures are based on administrative sources and modelling. Commenting on the data, and ABTA spokesperson said: “Today’s ONS figures for overseas travel in April to June 2020 lay bare the devasting impact Covid-19 has had on the industry. – Advertisement – The ONS placed the blame for the decline squarely on the Covid-19 pandemic. In total, overseas residents spent £218 million on their visits to the UK in in the second quarter of the year.The figure was again down 97 per cent on the same period of 2019.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
One Year Later: Governor Wolf Secures Full Domestic Violence Plan SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Bill Signing, Human Services, Press Release, Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – One year after he first called on legislators to pass a package of domestic violence bills, Governor Tom Wolf signed the remaining piece of legislation from that package into law.By signing Senate Bill 919, now Act 148 of 2018, Governor Wolf builds on his support for victims of domestic violence and completes the passage of a package of bills he urged legislators to pass on October 24, 2017. The package included Senate bills 449, 500, 501, 502 and 919. In April of this year he asked House leaders and committee chairs to send him those same bills that had passed overwhelmingly in the Senate.“Signing this final domestic violence bill into law is gratifying and I thank the General Assembly for getting this bill to my desk,” Governor Wolf said. “But, this doesn’t stop the need to continue to push for additional legislation to decrease the prevalence of domestic violence and to protect victims. I will continue to work with legislators, advocates and victims to be sure we are doing all we can to increase protections against domestic violence.”Governor Wolf signed various domestic violence bills into law from April to October, including Act 79 of 2018, a reform long-sought by domestic violence and gun safety advocates to keep guns from abusers and honor all the victims of domestic violence that have lost their lives at the hands of their abuser with a firearm.The final bill, sponsored by Senator Art Haywood, is a victim protection bill regarding housing options and emergency transfers. The bill allows a housing authority tenant who is a victim of domestic or sexual violence to request relocation if the domestic or sexual violence occurred on or near the home within 90 calendar days of the request. The tenant may also request relocation if they believe they are in imminent harm from domestic or sexual violence if they remain in the home.“Safety and security are crucial elements of helping crime victims,” Jennifer Storm, PA Victim Advocate said. “Providing immediate access to safe and secure housing when victims of domestic violence and sexual assault need to quickly exit dangerous living conditions helps to remove bureaucratic barriers. I applaud Governor Wolf for swiftly signing this potentially life-saving and bi-partisan legislation.”“Every person needs and deserves access to safe housing environments where they can thrive,” said Donna Greco, PCAR policy director. “Too often, sexual assault undermines the housing security of victims throughout the commonwealth. In fact, most sexual assaults occur in or near victims’ homes, making relocation one of the most common and urgent needs following these crimes. The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) is grateful to Senator Haywood for partnering with us and other stakeholders in drafting this legislation. SB 919 will enable victims of sexual and domestic violence to safely and quickly relocate—aligning Pennsylvania with federal housing protections and most importantly, protecting victims from further assaults. We thank Governor Wolf for signing this important legislation.”“Access to safe housing is one of the most considerable barriers for victims trying to leave abusive situations,” said Julie Bancroft, chief public affairs officer for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence. “SB 919 prioritizes victim safety by allowing individuals to escape an abusive environment. This legislation would enable victims of domestic and sexual violence living in public housing the option of rapid relocation to another housing unit. We thank Governor Wolf for signing another critical, but common sense law to improve safety for victims on the heels of landmark domestic violence legislation.” October 25, 2018
September 20, 2019 Governor Wolf Commends PUC for Helping Low Income Pennsylvanians Energy, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf commended the steps taken by the Pennsylvania Utility Commission (PUC) to revise two of its energy affordability programs to better assist the commonwealth’s most vulnerable households.“I applaud the PUC’s effort to tackle the extremely high costs facing the poorest households in the state,” said Gov. Wolf. “The actions taken are critical in helping to remove barriers for our low-income residents in areas all across Pennsylvania.”Yesterday, the PUC advanced two proposals to assist low-income households’ access to affordable utility services, including changes to the Customer Assistance Programs (CAPs). The changes include lowering maximum “energy burden” thresholds for low-income individuals and families, which is the percentage of household income spent on energy usage, such as heat and light.Additionally, the PUC will move forward with updates to the Universal Service and Energy Conservation Programs (USECPs) to emphasize the Commission’s mandate to “continue the protections, policies and services that now assist customers who are low-income to afford utility service.”The amendments adopted by the PUC include a six percent maximum energy burden for the most vulnerable customers, noting that a household with an annual income of $10,000 could potentially save an average of $1,000 annually on electric and gas service.“One of our most basic responsibilities in government is to help ensure that everyone has access to utilities, no matter what your socioeconomic status is,” said Gov. Wolf. “These actions will have a meaningful influence on nearly a million households in need of energy assistance today, and countless more in the future.” SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
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The Inclusivity Index is to consist of 50 companies with strong track records on hiring disabled workers.PSO, a foundation that measures corporate performance, is to select the companies, reviewing the index annually.PWRI said it currently had a universe of 77 listed companies – with 27 having Dutch branches – that could accommodate its target group.“We want to extend the universe as soon as possible to 200,” said De Wit, adding that the concept of ‘inclusion’ was likely to be more effective than exclusion.“We would like to see some competition for the best ranking.”The pension fund has already allocated €50m as a target investment in approximately 35 companies; this is likely to be followed by an additional €50m next year, according to De Wit. At a later stage, other pension funds will be given the option to invest through the Inclusivity Index, which is to be operated by BMO, PWRI’s asset manager.PWRI – which has 95,000 active participants, 47,000 pensioners and 75,000 deferred members – recently restarted negotiations with the €172bn healthcare scheme PFZW over a possible merger. PWRI, the €7.6bn pension fund for disabled workers in the Netherlands, has developed an “Inclusivity Index” consisting of companies that employ people with a work disability.The scheme said it sought to make targeted investments in companies that contribute to the implementation of the Participation Act, which aims to employ more than 125,000 disabled workers in the private and public sectors by 2026.Kees de Wit, a board member and chairman of PWRI’s investment committee, said: “As things stand now, the implementation is getting nowhere near its target.“Human resource departments tend to find hiring disabled workers awkward – that’s why we try to approach companies from the investment side.”
22 Views no discussions Britain’s Minister of State for International Development, Alan DuncanLONDON, England (CUOPM) — Less than two months after going to the Paris Club seeking support for his government’s bold economic transformation efforts through the restructuring of the debts owed by St Kitts and Nevis to the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas has been informed by the British government that his request has been granted.Confirmation has come from Britain’s Minister of State for International Development, Alan Duncan.“I am pleased to confirm the full cancellation of all of your government’s debts to DFID [Department for International Development] with immediate effect,” said the British minister in a letter to Douglas.Duncan informed the St Kitts and Nevis prime minister that the case for debt relief was assessed under three criteria: “sound economic management, good governance and commitment to poverty eradication.”“I note in particular the extremely difficult external environment faced by St Kitts and Nevis and the impressive efforts made to get public finances back on a secure and sustainable footing,” said Duncan.In wishing Douglas every success with the reform programme that St Kitts and Nevis has embarked on, the British minister of state hoped that the writing off of the debts to the Department for International Development “will help boost the chances of success and help free up resources to help protect the poorest and most vulnerable citizens of St Kitts and Nevis during this challenging time.”The approach to the Paris Club late May was part of the comprehensive debt restructuring program launched by the government in May 2011.Douglas said the cancellation of the debt owed to Britain by the twin-island Federation in the debt-restructuring programme will go a long way in the continued restoration of confidence to the economy.“I commend the members of the Paris Club who cooperated and collaborated with us, especially the British government who has officially informed me that they have given complete debt forgiveness for the balance debt that we owed them,” said Douglas, who is also minister of financeDuring a stopover in London on his way from home from a week of investment talks in Dubai, Douglas expressed thanks to the government of the United States for agreeing during the negotiations in May with the members of the Paris Club to extend the period of payment at a very low interest “thus making it possible to manage the outstanding debt with the United States government.”Douglas also expressed thanks to the domestic and regional creditors for the support provided in the restructuring of the national debt.“With all that has been achieved, we are seeing the continuing increase in confidence returning to the economy of St Kitts and Nevis, where we should now be doing everything that we can, not only to stimulate domestic investment to St Kitts and Nevis, but also attracting foreign direct investment and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is one of those places that such investment would come,” said Douglas.Caribbean News Now Share Sharing is caring! NewsRegional Britain agrees to cancel St Kitts-Nevis debt by: – July 16, 2012 Share Share Tweet
Christina M. “Tina” Weigel, age 52 of St. Leon, died Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Margaret Mary Health in Batesville. Born November 19, 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio, she is daughter of Frances (Nee: Kramer) and Gerhard Deddens. She married Steve Weigel May 22, 1993 at St. John the Baptist Church in Harrison, Ohio.A hard worker, she helped out at the family business, Deddens Bakery. She would graduate from Oldenburg Academy and attend the University of Cincinnati. While attending UC, she worked at several large hotels in downtown Cincinnati. In May of 1986, at the age of 21, Tina’s lifelong dream of owning a restaurant was born. With her brother Dave, they opened Christina’s Restaurant at the St. Leon exit on I-74 and Highway 1. Eventually, Dave left to start other businesses, but Tina and her mother continued before closing the restaurant in 2001. Tina took time off from the restaurant to be home with her young children. Tina would eventually get back into the food business working as the Kitchen Manager at East Central High School.In her spare time, she was active in her children’s endeavors and in later years became very involved with the Family Career & Community Leaders of America, supporting her daughters at the local and state levels. She was also a “Tennis Mom”, a “Football Mom” and a member of the East Central Booster Clubs. Unofficially, she was the family photographer at all family functions, sporting events and get togethers. Tina never knew a stranger. If you met her, you became a friend.Tina’s greatest passion was her family. She was most happy having everyone together and it was even better when she was cooking for them. Like all of us, Tina wasn’t without quirks. Her family teased about how every vacation she’d pack a paring knife, apples and peanut butter for the trip and everyone looked forward to receiving the annual Weigel “goofy family Christmas cards”.She was also proud of her German heritage. An active member of the Kolping Society in Cincinnati, she looked forward to events that required traditional German attire and loved visiting Germany on several occasions to visit family.Steve stated that, “Tina was the rock of their family and will be missed greatly.” A selfless individual, she was always about helping others and firmly believed in giving back. Tina’s wishes to be an organ and tissue donor were honored.She is survived by her husband Steve; children Brian, Kelly, Elizabeth and Nick; father Gerhard Deddens, brother David (Michelle) Deddens all of St. Leon; sisters Rose Linton of Clarkston, Michigan and Lynn Deddens of Sunman and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her mother and brother-in-law Ken Linton.Visitation is Thursday, October 5th, from 3 – 8 p.m. at the St. Joseph’s Campus All Saints Parish Life Center in St. Leon. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Friday, October 6th at the All Saints Church St. Joseph’s Campus, with Rev. Jonathan Meyer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Christina Weigel Children’s Education Fund. Weigel Funeral, Batesville, is in charge of arrangements.