Right to Life sponsors apologetics training

first_imgNotre Dame Right to Life sponsored apologetics training Monday night to teach students to defend their pro-life beliefs. Apologetics commissioner Luke McVeigh instructed participants on how to facilitate dialogue and articulate pro-life arguments.“What we aim for is to have a friendly, open dialogue with someone about it,” he said. “There’s what you say and how you say it. Obviously, it’s important to be saying the right things, but also how you say it is just as important, if not more important.” McVeigh began the training session by explaining the scientific foundations of the pro-life argument. He said it was important to establish “common ground of what the pre-born are.” “Our development is all self-based, there’s not anything that develops for us,” he said. “It’s self-directed. The mother isn’t directing the development of the child; the unborn is directing its own development.”Understanding stages of human development has become an important facet of pro-life apologetics, McVeigh said.“A lot of times, people bring up the idea of when someone becomes a person — when they have a heart, when they have a brain,” he said. “That would be true if you were talking about a car, which is constructed, and all these parts are added on. Whereas with a development, the blueprints are already there, it’s just developing and growing, like a photograph.”McVeigh said most people agree on the science of the “pre-born” and that most of the discrepancies are rooted in philosophy, specifically related to defining personhood. “Personhood is based on what we are,” he said. “It’s our substance, regardless of functionality.”Participating students brought up counterarguments they had heard which they were unsure of how to answer, such as when the pregnancy is life-threatening to the mother. McVeigh said the pro-life response has centered on the idea that directly killing another human is not acceptable.“But in a situation like an ectopic pregnancy, there are procedures that’ll kill the unborn child. In this case, we’d say it’s okay to perform the procedure to save the mother,” he said. “Unfortunately, it will inevitably end the life of the child. … If the mother died, both of them would pass away anyways.”Monday night’s training was intended to be the first part of a two-part training session for apologetics, McVeigh said. “The second session is going to be about bodily rights,” McVeigh said. “Even if we assume the fetus is a person with the right to live, there are some other arguments that people would make that says the fact that it’s inside the woman’s body gives her the right to end its life. We’ll be going into those issues in depth and explaining why it wouldn’t be okay for that to happen.” McVeigh said it was important to remain compassionate and sympathetic when engaging in discussion without compromising beliefs. “Be proud of your pro-life position,” he said. “We’re not ashamed of it; we’re happy to discuss with people about it. We have a great group here at Notre Dame, and I hope to grow it.” Tags: apologetics, Right to Lifelast_img read more

Alan Cumming on Playing Cabaret’s Emcee in Every Decade

first_img Cabaret Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015 View Comments Alan Cumming will take his final bow as Cabaret’s Emcee when the revival closes on March 29, but he’s had quite a stay at the Kit Kat Klub. He reaches the “end of an era,” he explained to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, after playing the pansexual ringleader in every decade of his adulthood (Cumming first played the role in his 20s, and he recently turned 50). But don’t expect a 60-year-old Emcee. Take a look at the fun clip below as Cumming vows to hang up the suspenders for good, and recounts his fashion (or lack thereof) influence on former co-star and fellow current Broadway headliner Helen Mirren. Yes, even the Queen wears Crocs!last_img read more

Peru and the United States Learn Together in 2017

first_imgBy Julieta Pelcastre/Diálogo February 08, 2017 Cooperation between the United States and Peru is part of a broader Peruvian Armed Forces program of operational activities planned for 2017 with foreign armed forces. According to a December 24, 2016, report from the Peruvian Congress, the program will raise the level of training and the operational capacity of the Peruvian Army, Air Force, and Navy, and the knowledge gained will allow them to operate with and among foreign military personnel. The United States and Peru reaffirmed their collaboration during a meeting in May 2016 between U.S. Admiral Kurt Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command, and Peruvian Defense Minister Jakke Valakivi. The two discussed bilateral relations in the defense sector, as well as ways to address shared threats to security in the region. At the request of the government of Peru, the U.S. military has conducted regular training exercises to the benefit of the Peruvian Joint Special Operations and Intelligence Command (CIOEC, per its Spanish acronym) and the VRAEM Special Command, also known as CE-VRAEM. This year, in partnership with the U.S. military, the maneuvering elements of CIOEC and the CE-VRAEM special forces will work to improve their interoperability capabilities. . Training will take place in the provinces of Junín, Pasco, and Cusco and include instruction in special operations and military equipment, as well as information operations, interoperability, and field support. The training regions were selected by the Armed Forces Joint Command (CCFFAA, per its Spanish acronym) to provide the maneuvering elements with access to mountainous terrain and jungle areas of dense vegetation, very similar to those of VRAEM. Joint training between Peru and the U.S. Armed Forces is not new. It has been a constant part of the bilateral relationship for decades. It is important “to keep our personnel ready for deployment in areas of operation so that we can continue to reduce the activity of terrorists who act in concert with drug traffickers, thereby determining their field of activity, reducing their area of influence and their criminal activity in the VRAEM,” Commander Álvaro Palacios Aguilar, chief of the Training Department for the Seventh Division of the Joint Chiefs of the Peruvian Armed Forces, told Diálogo. In addition to these training exercises, the Peruvian government has approved three combined joint exchange exercises for military personnel from the two countries to perfect their special tactics skills and improve their ability to carry out missions effectively. Members of the Peruvian Armed Forces and Police also receive invitations to participate in counter-narcotics training courses in the United States, to be held at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, the Inter-American Air Forces Academy, and the Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School. The training courses provided by the Peruvian Armed Forces and those received from foreign sources have contributed to a significant improvement in the situation in VRAEM. According to CCFFAA, intelligence tactics, techniques, and procedures honed during training have improved CE-VRAEM operations and resulted in the destruction of 259 maceration tanks and illegal drug production laboratories in 2016. Also, they allowed for the seizure of almost 8 metric tons of cocaine, and the destruction of 22 illegal landing strips. Peruvian military activity and operations conducted in recent years have resulted in the capture and neutralization of the main leaders of the Shining Path terrorist organization, the recovery of captive communities subjugated to this criminal organization, and the seizure of firearms and explosives. “The Armed Forces were able to reach out to the neediest communities, bringing together the efforts of government bodies and private companies to solve their most serious problems,” Cmdr. Palacios said. “Relations between the U.S. Armed Forces and Peruvian Armed Forces date back many years. All of our combined efforts have allowed us to tighten the bonds of friendship between Peru and the United States,” retired Peruvian Navy Commander Ricardo Román, security adviser for the Peruvian Navy, told Diálogo. The Peruvian Armed Forces, along with other sectors of government, will make every possible effort to steadily bring security and development to VRAEM. “The United States’ experiences and knowledge acquired will be a great contribution to the skills of the (Peruvian) Armed Forces because the situations and scenarios are changing,” added retired Cmdr. Román. “The challenge for this year is to increase multi-sector intervention operations, within the framework of a comprehensive strategy in the fight against the scourge of terrorism, which acts in alliance with drug traffickers,” Cmdr. Palacios concluded.last_img read more

RPPTL authorized for five new positionsfor upcoming session

first_img February 1, 2006 Regular News RPPTL authorized for five new positions for upcoming session RPPTL authorized for five new positionsfor upcoming sessioncenter_img The Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section has been authorized by the Bar Board of Governors to add five items to its legislative lobbying platform for the upcoming 2006 Regular Session of the Florida Legislature.Under Bar rules, sections are given great latitude on lobbying issues, with the board only exercising general oversight to ensure a section position does not conflict with a Bar position or cause deep philosophical divisions among Bar members.The board authorized the following RPPTL positions at its December meeting:• Supports legislation to clarify the law to ensure that communications between a lawyer and client acting as a fiduciary in estate- and trust-related matters are privileged to the same extent as if the client were not acting as a fiduciary.• Supports legislation to clarify that the discretionary power of a trustee to reimburse a trust settlor for income taxes owed by the settlor on trust income taxable to the settlor under federal income tax law, but not actually received by the settlor, does not alone result in subjecting the allowable reimbursement to claims of the settlor’s creditors.• Supports SB 472 (2006) regarding Florida’s guardianship law as originally filed on 10/25/05, with two exceptions: (1) the proposed amendments to F.S. §744.441(19); and (2) the proposed amendments to F.S. §744.474(20).• Supports the creation of F.S. §689.072, Real Estate Interests Owned and Transferred by a Custodian or Trustee of an Individual Retirement Account or Qualified Plan, to rectify ambiguities within Florida Statutes regarding the ability of an IRA or qualified plan custodian to take title to real estate.• Supports legislation to simplify, improve, clarify and modernize the law governing land trusts in F.S. §689.071.last_img read more

How much money do you need to be successful?

first_img continue reading » In the last couple of years, I noticed this leap in entrepreneurial marketing from learning relationship sales to marketing to make six or seven figures. At first I thought, “Sure, I want to know how to make that much money.” And then I started feeling like entrepreneurial success was changing focus to the amount of money I made instead of what I and my company accomplished. As I subscribed to trying more money structures I found myself even more frustrated because what they were prescribing didn’t feel aligned with how I wanted to work and be valued. Yes, I want to make money, and I want to get paid what I’m worth, not selling myself short. But I want to do it in an ethical, respectful way, based on experience, knowledge and expertise. And I don’t want my focus of the whole business to revolve around numbers. Accomplishments are not only based on the income I make.What disturbed me was seeing first-time coaches and newbie entrepreneurs with little wisdom and small track records asking $10,000+ for a year of coaching or $5,000 for a half day via strategic marketing. We are being taught to make money off each other by marketing to our fears and insecurities around money. It bothers me that people believe the cost of something determines positive results. While it is true that someone with greater expertise and experience, training and intuition should be paid accordingly, asking for more money just because a marketing campaign requires it does not equal quality and results.The problem with the business models based on marketing is that it not only dilutes the quality of services. It also doesn’t start at the base of your own money vows. Be responsible and know that learning to make more money without reprogramming your limiting childhood money mindset and beliefs is not sustainable. 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Blood drive not only donates, but honors as well

first_imgNewcomb said this drive is one way to honor Tarsia’s legacy, and a way to help pay it forward to those who truly need help. The Red Cross and he Broome County Sheriff’s Office teamed up for another year, holding a blood drive, “Donating Blood In Loving Memory of Deputy Sheriff Kevin Tarsia.” Tarsia was killed in the line of duty in July 2002. Captain Kate Newcomb of the BCSO worked with him for ten years, and remembers being close with him inside and outside the office. “Kevin was a great guy, I always say he had an infectious laugh,” Newcomb said. TOWN OF DICKINSON (WBNG) — Community members gave blood and honored a fallen deputy at the Taste NY building on Thursday. Drive organizers said they had around 50 people sign up to donate blood, with extra safety measures in place this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “He gave his life, and we’re here to remember him and memorialize him,” Newcomb said. “Give the gift of precious blood so that somebody else has a chance with whatever health issue that they’re fighting at the time.”last_img read more

The countdown continues: Dubrovnik caterers close bars for 60 minutes in the “3 to 12” action

first_imgCaterers: If there are no us, there will be no jobs 4. Access to investment credit lines (HBOR) A survey based on almost 500 caterers from all over Croatia found that almost 60% of caterers recorded a decline in business of more than 50%, and almost 40% face the fact that in these conditions will not survive until next season. On the other hand, as many as 80% of employers will be forced to resort to terminating contracts with employees. World coffee day with free coffee 3. Access to liquidity lines (HAMAG) Survey: 80% of employers will be forced to resort to terminating employee contracts Photo: Kod Kapetana Hvar / Source: Udruženje ugostitelja Split The measures required by caterers are: 1. Suspension of VAT collection until 1.3.2021. 2. Permanent reduced rate of 10% on all food according to the Croatian Tourism Development Strategy from 2013 (according to the law on food – food, coffee, beer, juices, water and wine) center_img The countdown continues: On Wednesday, September 30, Dubrovnik caterers will close the bars for 60 minutes in the “3 to 12” action, but they will also call for free coffee the next day. “If there are no us, there will be no jobs. We do not ask the Government to give us money or give us anything to the detriment of other taxpayers. We just want to be taken less in the name of taxes in the coming years and to be provided with credit lines that we would of course return through business in the coming, hopefully better years. The widely announced credit lines through Hamag Bicra and HBOR have remained empty letter on paper, and commercial banks do not grant loans to vulnerable companies and crafts in their arrangements”Point out the Association of Caterers Dubrovnik. – For the first time, we have decided to activate, unite and ask the Government for concrete measures to save the economy of our city and the whole of Croatia., emphasize from the Association of Dubrovnik caterers. Following the actions “5 to 12” organized by the Association of Caterers of Kvarner and Istria, and “4 to 12” organized by the Association of Caterers Split and colleagues from all over Dalmatia, the Association of Caterers Dubrovnik together with caterers from the area joins the action “3 to 12”. Because of all this, the Association of Caterers Dubrovnik, together with colleagues from the surrounding area, decided to take action. “3 to 12 ”and on Wednesday 30.09. from 11.57 to 12.57 suspend serving your guests to draw attention to the seriousness of the situation. Numerous companies such as travel agencies, agencies for organizing “events”, carriers, shipping companies, laundries, traders, small renters and of course our fellow caterers, without serious proactive measures will not wait until the beginning of next season, they point out. Dubrovnik Restaurant Association and add that the government’s measures to preserve jobs have really helped their employees, but now employers also need help to keep those jobs safe until next season. As a continuation of the action, the next day 01.10. on World Coffee Day, the locals participating in the action will serve coffee to their guests free of charge in the same time period from 11.57 to 12.57. 5. State guarantees for loans with commercial banks, following the example of other European countrieslast_img read more

President George H.W. Bush among those to receive Medal of Freedom

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share News President George H.W. Bush among those to receive Medal of Freedom by: – February 15, 2011 Tweet Former President George H.W. Bush will recieve America’s highest civilian honor on Tuesday.center_img Share 28 Views   no discussions By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) — Former President George H.W. Bush, slugger Stan Musial and cellist Yo-Yo Ma are among the 15 individuals who will receive America’s highest civilian honor Tuesday, the White House announced.The 15 will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is “presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors,” the White House said.President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama will be at the ceremony Tuesday afternoon.Along with Bush, Musial and Ma, 12 others will receive the prestigious honor.The other recipients of the medal will be: German Chancellor Angela Merkel; Georgia congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis; Natural Resources Defense Council co-founder John Adams; poet Maya Angelou; investor Warren Buffett; artist Jasper Johns; Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein; humanitarian activist Tom Little, who was killed in Afghanistan; civil rights activist Sylvia Mendez; Boston Celtics NBA legend Bill Russell; nonprofit leader and former Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith; and AFL-CIO chief John Sweeney.“These outstanding honorees come from a broad range of backgrounds and they’ve excelled in a broad range of fields, but all of them have lived extraordinary lives that have inspired us, enriched our culture, and made our country and our world a better place,” Obama said in the statement. “I look forward to awarding them this honor.”last_img read more

Ighalo appreciates Fernandes’ qualities

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Absolutely Unique Facts About Kanye6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made The two players were the only signings Ole Gunnar Solskjaer added to his team in January with Fernandes joining on a five-and-a-half-year deal from Sporting while Ighalo moved to Manchester on a six-month loan from Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua. Prior to their reunion, both players previously played together at Udinese in Serie A and the Nigerian attacker is aware of how influential the 25-year-old could be for the team. On Thursday, Fernandes assisted Ighalo in scoring his fourth Manchester United goal in their 5-0 win over LASK in their Uefa Europa League Round of 16 fixture. “It’s not my first time playing with Bruno. I played with him at Udinese back in 2010,” Ighalo told BBC Sport.Advertisement Odion Ighalo has hailed the qualities of his Manchester United teammate Bruno Fernandes and believes there is more coming from the Portuguese midfielder when he settles down at Old Trafford. “He’s a great player. He has vision. He’s the guy who wants the ball because he can do something fantastic with it if you give him space. He’s a good passer of the ball and he’s what this team needs to score goals. “You’re still going to see more and better from him because he is still getting used to the Premier League. When he’s finally settled Bruno Fernandes is going to do well in this team. “Before I came here I knew Manchester United were looking at him and I was hoping they would get him because he is a good player and I knew he was going to change the dynamic of the team.“He’s not going to have the best game every time but what he is going to bring to the team is going to be unbelievable.” Read Also:Pogba ‘wants new Man Utd deal’ thanks to Bruno Fernandes Ighalo has scored four goals in three starts for Manchester United so far. He will be hoping to make the starting XI when they visit Tottenham Hotspur for Sunday’s Premier League game. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Genesis adds to contingency bounty in four IMCA divisions

first_imgROSWELL, Ga. – Genesis Racing Shocks adds to the post-season IMCA bounty with contingency awards in four divisions.Top eligible drivers in each of the five Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified regions and in national IMCA Late Model, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod standings receive $350 product certificates from the Roswell, Ga., company and eight-year IMCA marketing partner.Certificates good for $250 go to each runner-up and at $150 to each third-place finisher. Certificates will be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed the following week from the IMCA home office.Drivers in all four divisions are required to compete with four Genesis-manufactured shocks, display two Genesis decals on their race car and return a signup form to the IMCA home office by Aug. 1 to be eligible.Information about Genesis shocks is available at the www.genesisshocks.com website, on Facebook or by calling 678 659-9454.“I’ve already received correspondence from drivers using Genesis shocks and signing up for this program and certainly encourage everyone to make sure they get that form filled out and returned to me,” emphasized IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “As the summer stretches on the ‘to-do’ list gets longer on the race car, and we want to make sure racers are eligible for every bit of assistance possible.”last_img read more

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