printProfessor Keith Whittington addresses TCU students during an event promoting his new book “Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech.” (Photo by Michelle Carter)When it comes to free speech on college campuses, a politics professor said universities have the obligation to embrace and not discourage it.Keith Whittington, a William Nelson Cromwell politics professor at Princeton University, said free speech is paramount on campuses because universities are designed to advance human knowledge.“The capability to pursue questions and find what we think are the correct answers is crucial,” Whittington said.In a democratic society, free speech matters because it is important to criticize and hear criticism. The right to self-expression is inherent to how democracy works, but Whittington said that universities are not necessarily encouraging that.Whittington visited TCU Thursday to promote his new book “Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech.”During his presentation, Whittington explained that universities should encourage free speech on all fronts, from students debating in open spaces, to faculty addressing issues in the classroom.“At times, speakers on campus are met with threats of violence for expressing opinions,” Whittington said. “This and other kinds of disruption are designed to interfere with the communication of ideas.”Confronting a dissenting opinion with violence is what Whittington says obstructs free speech.“We want to have a range of views presented to us and explore a range of things that might be interesting,” Whittington said. “That is part of what happens when you bring speakers and scholars to campus; there is an exchange of ideas.”Ultimately, universities should recognize and value expressions of dissent and disagreement because they provide opportunities to generate conversation and debate.“We learn from those conversations,” Whittington said. “It can be useful to hear those competing arguments, in part because it can help clarify why we hold the commitments we have and can it can help strengthen our own arguments and convictions about those statements.”Whittington also said that there is pressure on college campuses to be more restrictive on speech, but resisting that movement is partly why he wrote his book. “I think there’s a lot of commitment on campuses to be very open to a wide range of debate” Whittington said.After the event, Shawn Snoddy, a sophomore philosophy major and political science minor, said that if a speaker he disagrees with came to campus, he would not advocate for the speaker not to come.“I want to hear the debate and the exchange of ideas,” Snoddy said. “I think it should be civil and respectful. Of course, people can get emotional about ideas, but the difficulty and the objective is to not let that emotion get in the way of actually addressing the ideas.” Facebook Michelle Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-carter/ From Horned Frog to Broadway spark Michelle Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-carter/ Michelle Carter, a senior of the class of 2019, is a journalism major from Santiago, Chile. She’s a film and TV junkie, and when she’s not reporting, you can find her bingeing the latest on Netflix or catching up on her favorite podcasts. Facebook ReddIt Michelle Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-carter/ Oscars: Where to watch each Best Picture nominee ahead of Sunday’s show TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin Linkedin Previous articleUPDATE: Several students report paintball, pellet attacksNext articleSports Update: Patterson earns Stallings Award, students get academic honors Michelle Carter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Review: Netflix’s ‘Triple Frontier’ is ambitious, but soft The Class of 1969 marks 50 years Michelle Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-carter/ ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Photo courtesy of T. Kevin Birch from Degree or Not Degree website Twitter Twitter Michelle Carter Welcome TCU Class of 2025 + posts
Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Twitter CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Pinterest Pinterest (“Scared” by Eric.Ray, CC BY 2.0) MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — Many have been adopting cats and dogs during the coronavirus pandemic, but Michigan City Police want you to be aware of a potential scam if you’re trying to find a furry friend.Scammers nationwide are targeting people looking for a pet to adopt, and while police in Michigan City say there hasn’t been a local case they want people to be aware.Vice President of Pet Refuge, Nancy Whiteman, told WSBT scammers have been reeling people in with fake adoption websites or social media pages with cute pictures of dogs and cats for sale.Scammers have been reeling people in with fake adoption websites or social media pages with cute pictures of dogs and cats for sale.Michigan City Police Sgt. Franciso Rodriquez told WSBT that the accounts will communicate with you and respond like a normal seller, but they’ll ask for fees like charges for vaccinations and “COVID-safe” shipping.Then they’ll call and say the animal is stuck somewhere and to get the shipping to continue you’ll have to pay more.Whiteman says most shelters have a checklist to ensure the animal and human are compatible. During the pandemic, potential adopters have to fill out an application and be screened before setting up an appointed.They warn not to do everything online, and don’t pay before you see the dog or cat. Warning about pet adoption scams amid the pandemic WhatsApp By Network Indiana – May 10, 2020 0 484 Facebook Previous articleExpired Indiana drivers licenses, registrations now valid through June 4Next articleThree Oaks woman seriously injured in crash in Weesaw Township Network Indiana
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Stuff co.nz 11 April 2017Family First Comment: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks in The Politics of Hope said: “Public parks make no economic sense at all. We leave a whole lot of space unbuilt on and not capitalised in any way, but that is not the reason we have them. We have parks because they do us good … they do not make economic sense but they do us good.” Closing retail stores on certain days of the year doesn’t make economic sense, but they do us good.OPINION: Contrary to the views of Peter Mihaere who I greatly respect because of his vital work with Stand Against Slavery, closing our shops on Good Friday and Easter Sunday and Anzac Day and Christmas Day is actually good for us.Whether you’re a Christian or not is actually irrelevant.Public holidays are traditions. They create rituals for families, not based on shopping but on celebrating together, reconnecting, and making memories.The benefits of a workforce taking holidays as a nation is not quantifiable. Observing religious and cultural holidays is not quantifiable. It is also difficult to quantify the value of work/life balance.Yet research shows that families want more time together, Kiwis are working too long, and Easter weekend is traditionally about family reunions, family camps and holidays, and for some, church attendance together.However, this is becoming increasingly difficult as the retail industry is required to work almost every day of the year, and shoppers focus on the holiday specials.Rabbi Jonathan Sacks in The Politics of Hope said: “Public parks make no economic sense at all. We leave a whole lot of space unbuilt on and not capitalised in any way, but that is not the reason we have them. We have parks because they do us good … they do not make economic sense but they do us good.”Closing retail stores on certain days of the year doesn’t make economic sense, but they do us good.Ironically, the liberalisation of the Easter Sunday trading law by the Government has completely failed to solve the problem it was supposed to solve, and has resulted in rushed decisions, often against the majority views of submissions, and inconsistencies across the country.The only people celebrating this law change will be those who are making money from it. But many Kiwi families who enjoy the Easter break but are in the retail industry will no longer be afforded that luxury.And why will it stop at Easter Sunday? The justification for liberalising trading laws for Easter Sunday will be the same justification for arguing for the liberalisation of Anzac Day. And Christmas Day. And Good Friday. Is that the ultimate goal?It’s time that our Kwi identity and culture trumped commercial demands.In fact, if I had my way, we would also close the shops and give workers a break on Waitangi Day and Labour Day. And perhaps more.Economic improvement needs to be finely balanced with family and community time. Anzac Day, Easter, and Christmas remain as the few times when the whole country stops and takes a break. This is not an issue about choice as has also been argued. For many workers, they don’t have the luxury of choice as to whether they work or not. Coercion to work will be a very real threat, and we have already heard of examples of that.To argue that liberalising trading laws is justified because shoppers are able to shop online is a flawed argument. If it was a valid argument, retailers in NZ would have to be open 24/7.Contrary to the claim, tourists will cope. Many countries have public holidays with shops closed, and tourists simply plan around it, accepting it as part of the local culture and identity. New Zealanders love visiting Pacific Island nations and still manage to enjoy themselves even when everything shuts down on a Sunday. There are two days that the whole of India is closed and they are not religious days. Similar situations apply in other countries, for example Israel, and Islamic countries. The current law is not out of date with international experience.This is not about a religious holiday time relevant to only a proportion of the population. Anzac Day is also a day where shops must remain closed and has nothing to do with Christian celebrations. Many families do not observe the religious association with Christmas Day but it is still an important and vital family time in our culture.We should keep the Easter culture. And even duplicate it to other times of the year. Families deserve the break. And it’s good for us.Bob McCoskrie is National Director of Family First NZ and is writing in response to Peter Mihaere’s column: I don’t have a problem with Easter Trading and I’m a Christianhttp://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/manukau-courier/91479803/bob-mccoskrie-easter-isnt-just-a-religious-holiday-its-a-family-timeKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
Marcus Rashford is rewarded for scoring twice on his first Premier League start of the year, while Alexis Sanchez keeps his place despite netting just once in nine appearances since joining from Arsenal in January.Sevilla make one enforced change from the first leg as the injured Jesus Navas is replaced by Simon Kjaer. Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho left Paul Pogba on the bench once more for Tuesday’s Champions League last 16, second leg against Sevilla with Marouane Fellaini making a surprise return instead.Pogba, who joined United for a then world record £89 million ($116 million) from Juventus in 2016, sat out Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Liverpool due to injury and had been dropped by Mourinho for the first leg in Spain three weeks ago that ended 0-0.Fellaini only returned from a five-week injury layoff for the final 20 minutes against Liverpool, but is preferred to Scott McTominay in one of two changes from the weekend as Jesse Lingard also replaces Juan Mata. The Danish defender is expected to slot into his natural position in central defence with Argentine international Gabriel Mercado moving to right-back.Manchester United (4-2-3-1)David de Gea; Antonio Valencia (capt), Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly, Ashley Young; Marouane Fellaini, Nemanja Matic; Jesse Lingard, Alexis Sanchez, Marcus Rashford; Romelu LukakuCoach: Jose Mourinho (POR)Sevilla (4-2-3-1)Sergio Rico; Gabriel Mercado, Simon Kjaer, Clement Lenglet, Sergio Escudero (capt); Ever Banega, Steven N’Zonzi; Pablo Sarabia, Franco Vazquez, Joaquin Correa; Luis MurielCoach: Vincenzo Montella (ITA)Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)Share on: WhatsApp
James scored 37 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in a 95-88 victory Thursday night in a tense game that was tight until Miami pulled away in the final minute.Capping their best season in franchise history — and perhaps the three-superstar system they used to build it — the Heat ran off with the second straight thriller in the NBA’s first championship series to go the distance since 2010.Two nights after his Game 6 save when the Heat were almost eliminated, James continued his unparalleled run through the basketball world, with two titles and an Olympic gold medal in the last 12 months.“I work on my game a lot throughout the offseason,” said James, who was MVP for the second straight finals. “I put a lot of work into it and to be able to come out here and (have) the results happen out on the floor is the ultimate. The ultimate. I’m at a loss for words.”He made five 3-pointers, defended Tony Parker when he had to, and did everything else that could ever be expected from the best player in the game.The Heat became the NBA’s first repeat champions since the Lakers in 2009-10, and the first team to beat the Spurs in the NBA Finals.“It took everything we had as a team,” Dwyane Wade said. “Credit to the San Antonio Spurs, they’re an unbelievable team, an unbelievable franchise. This is the hardest series we ever had to play. But we’re a resilient team and we did whatever it took.”Players and coaches hugged afterward — their respect for each other was obvious from the opening tipoff of Game 1 through the final buzzer.A whisker away from a fifth title two nights earlier, the Spurs couldn’t find a way to win it all in what was perhaps the last shot for Tim Duncan, Parker and Manu Ginobili to grab another ring together.“In my case I still have Game 6 in my head,” Ginobili said. “Today we played an OK game, they just made more shots than us. LeBron got hot. Shane (Battier), too. Those things can happen. But being so close and feeling that you are about to grab that trophy, and seeing it vanish is very hard.”They were trying to become the first team to win a Game 7 on the road since Washington beat Seattle in 1978, but those old guys ran out of gas just before the finish.Fans stood, clapped and danced as the clock ticked down, when every score was answered by another score, each stop followed by a better stop. The Heat pushed their lead to six points a few times midway through the fourth but San Antonio kept coming back.Duncan had 24 points and 12 rebounds for the Spurs, but missed a shot and follow attempt right under the basket with about 50 seconds left and the Spurs trailing by two.James followed with a jumper — the shot the Spurs were daring him to take earlier in the series — to make it 92-88, sending San Antonio to a timeout as Glenn Frey’s “The Heat Is On” blared over the arena’s sound system.He then came up with a steal and made two free throws for a six-point lead, and after Ginobili missed, James stalked toward the sideline, knowing it was over and that he was, once again, the last one standing.Wade had 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Heat, who overcame a scoreless Chris Bosh by getting six 3-pointers and 18 points from Battier.“It was a great series and we all felt that,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “I don’t know if ‘enjoy’ is the right word, but in all honesty, even in defeat, I’m starting to enjoy what our group accomplished already, when you look back. And you need to do that, to put it in perspective. So it’s no fun to lose, but we lost to a better team.“And you can live with that as long as you’ve given your best, and I think we have.”Streamers fell from the arena ceiling onto the fans for the second year in a row, but this one meant so much more. A narrow escape in Game 6 was still fresh in everyone’s mind. Miami Heat players including LeBron James, top center, celebrate after Game 7 of the NBA basketball championship game against the San Antonio Spurs, Friday, June 21, 2013, in Miami. The Miami Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 to win their second straight NBA championship. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)by Brian MahoneyAP Basketball WriterMIAMI (AP) — LeBron James will always remember his first championship. History will remember this one.The way the Heat won — or the way James wouldn’t let them lose — makes them one of the greats.A Game 6 comeback when it appeared to be over, then a stirring Game 7 victory over a proud opponent cemented a place with the NBA’s giants for this Miami team and its leader.“Last year when I was sitting up here with my first championship, I said it was the toughest thing I had ever done,” James said. “This year, I’ll tell last year he’s absolutely wrong. This was the toughest championship right here between the two.”And the San Antonio Spurs will always know it’s a title they let slip away.
Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, right, watches Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel at the Browns training camp in Berea, Ohio, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/The Cleveland Plaindealer, Chuck Crow)BEREA, Ohio (AP) — For the first time at Browns training camp, the spotlight wasn’t on Johnny Manziel.LeBron James stole it.The NBA megastar got his football fix Thursday, showing up with his two sons to watch Manziel and the Browns practice. James spent an hour watching a morning workout as the team prepares for Saturday’s exhibition opener in Detroit. It was James’ first public appearance — the practice was open only to media and corporate VIP guests — since re-signing with the Cavaliers last month, and his entrance caused quite a commotion.Browns players couldn’t wait to meet him after practice, and several had their photos taken with the four-time MVP, who is noticeably thinner after shedding some weight during the offseason. Rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert ran into the locker room to grab his phone before returning to the field to shake hands with James.“It’s awesome having him out here,” Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas said. “He’s obviously the best player in our generation in the NBA. To have him back in Cleveland is awesome.”James spoke for several minutes on the sideline with Browns coach Mike Pettine and safety Donte Whitner. He chatted outside the locker room with Manziel, his close friend and business partner.“He just asked how camp was going,” Pettine said. “You could tell that he’s into it and loves football, a big Browns fan. He said he’ll be at the games when it’s warm, and when it’s cold he’ll be watching in his basement.”Forced to keep one eye on his sons as they tossed around a football, James later walked off the field holding hands with LeBron Jr. and Bryce. He declined comment, saying “I’ll see you tomorrow” to reporters as cameramen surrounded him. James’ homecoming to Northeast Ohio is being celebrated with an event in Akron on Friday night.Pettine also got his photo taken with James, who towered over every group.“I do know I’m going to be father of the year now,” Pettine said. “I got my daughter a picture with LeBron. She could care less about a picture with me.”Pettine has had quite a week, meeting Browns Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown for the first time at a practice.“When I got hired, somebody very quickly brought it up to me that I might have both of those opportunities,” he said. “Two things off the bucket list.”James and his sons were presented with No. 23 Browns jerseys that the boys put on. James took more photos with members of Cleveland’s coaching staff and general manager Ray Farmer.James’ return has given Cleveland fans hope they may one day celebrate a championship. It’s been 50 years since the Browns captured the NFL title, the last Cleveland team to win it all.Pettine believes all three teams can feed off each other.“It’s hard to explain when it happens, but I think it kind of gets fed through the fans with the teams,” he said. “I don’t know how many of them are actual connecting with each other, but I think when the city gets revved up, I think you can have momentum from season to season.”Whitner grew up here and is well aware of the area’s sports misery.But Cleveland — at long last — isn’t such a joke and suddenly an epicenter of excitement.“Stuff like this doesn’t happen. That’s why it’s time for a change,” he said. “We’re from here in Northeast Ohio: LeBron is from Northeast Ohio; we get Johnny here. It’s a lot of excitement, man, and I think we pretty much deserve it. I think that a lot of people kick us around a lot, talk a lot of trash about us, but we deserve it.”NOTES: Practice ended with defensive and offensive linemen squaring off in an extra-point competition. Defensive end Armond Bryant made the first attempt and Thomas, who punted and kicked in high school, booted one through with a straight-on approach before an out-of-character celebration. “There were some very unique styles,” Pettine said. … Manziel will not play with the starters in Detroit, Pettine said. … Gilbert is “nicked up” and will likely be held out against Detroit. TE Jordan Cameron (shoulder) and DE Billy Winn (hamstring) did not practice.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL
Facebook180Tweet0Pin1Submitted by Thurston CountyPlease go out in the fresh air, take a step back, close your eyes and take a deep breath!Hard to imagine that two months ago, we never knew that COVID-19 existed. Now when people say virus, they are referring to COVID-19 (also known as SARS-CoV-2)Please be careful to keep yourself and your loved ones from becoming infected. We do know how to do that – basic hygiene like washing our hands, covering your cough, not touching our face and staying away from others while you are sick. In addition, we have included a measure called “social distancing”- this means staying at least 6 feet away from someone else if you do not have any protective equipment on, closing large gatherings, encouraging telework from home and school closures.This change in our lives disrupts our routines, activities and our ability to freely move and do what we want to do. The responsibility is OURS, as a community, to help get rid of this virus. The virus needs us to pass it around because it cannot do that by itself. If every person that has the virus or has been exposed, stays away from others, there is no one to infect and the virus does not survive. So long as everyone follows the guidelines and we do not allow the virus to infect other people, this disruption is time-limited.The virus is spread by droplets created when someone coughs or sneezes and droplets land on another person. Those droplets can carry viruses that can land on surfaces and get on people’s hands as they touch. Exactly how long the virus stays alive on a surface has not been determined. Several disinfectants are known to clean and kill the virus. The CDC offers a list at: https://www.americanchemistry.com/Novel-Coronavirus-Fighting-Products-List.pdfMost people with COVID-19 will have mild symptoms of fever over 100.4°F, and a dry cough. Persons with more severe disease may have shortness of breath and difficulty breathing.I know folks are worried and want testing to be done. Do you really need it? In order to do a test, you need to see a health care provider, they need to be adequately protected because they need to see other patients. The testing procedure uses up our supply of protective equipment like masks, gowns and gloves that we need to use to care for someone that actually has COVID 19. Those supplies are already limited today. Our medical system is already overwhelmed with taking care of sick people every day.A test is something that we recommend if there is going to be a change in course of action clinically (are we going to do or recommend anything different for you) or is there a significant public health action that needs to be done (putting a facility in lockdown or recommend mass quarantine or isolation. When folks are exhibiting symptoms, we ask you to self-isolate (stay away from others so you do not infect them) until symptoms resolve. A test does not protect you from getting infected and what if you are exposed again? – SO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM EXPOSURE. That is why we have imposed the social distancing measures.Mass gatherings or large events are a concern because of the movement of people, specially if it is in a tight space. The ability of individuals to protect themselves in a mass gathering is limited. From a public health standpoint, even smaller gatherings are a concern if it is open to the public and there is not way to identify who may be exposed. If there is a confirmed case, we want to be able to identify and notify all those who may have been exposed and provide guidance. In all situations, we ask everyone to monitor themselves for symptoms of fever or cough and exclude themselves from participation if they are ill. This way we can protect each other.We need you to help. We need you to stay home when you are sick, wash your hands and maintain social distancing. We need you to help conserve the resources that our health care providers need to take care of us properly if we need medical care. We need you to follow public health guidance and when there is none, we need you to use common sense. It is not possible to put out guidance for everything that you commonly do.We have been working on a pandemic preparedness plan for years. This pandemic is testing and challenging us. Our response community and medical community have all ramped up to respond the best they can. Thank you to our public servants who have been doing their best to handle this situation to have the best outcome. They have been at it for weeks and are doing their best.Please take care of yourself and your loved ones. It is a tough and scary time and disruption is difficult. With your help we can get through this together.Diana T. Yu, MD, MSPHActing Health Officer, Thurston County