Madeleva lecturer discusses global economy

first_imgThursday, the Saint Mary’s Center for Spirituality presented the 29th Madeleva Lecture. Christine Firer Hinze spoke at the lecture, titled “Glass Ceilings and Dirt Floors: Women, Work, Catholic Social Teaching and the Global Economy.”Elizabeth Groppe, director of the Center for Spirituality, said that Hinze is a theology professor and director of the Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies at Fordham University. She is the author of two books and numerous scholarly essays in books and journals.Saint Mary’s College President Carol Ann Mooney said the lecture is a highlight of the academic year. “Our mission statement talks about instilling in our students a life of intellectual vigor,” Mooney said. “This lecture is a wonderful example of the intellectual life which exists here on campus.”Hinze said she plans to focus on the possibility for a renewed approach to the economies within we work and live today. “I will look at economy from the other end of the usual telescope: regarding market economy from the perspective of the non-market work and activities performed very locally, in households, especially the households of non-elites and the working poor,” Hinze said. “And while taking this standpoint may seem humble, more ‘dirt floorish’ than ‘glass celingish’, we will find that it connects us directly to the most significant, practical ‘ground-floor’ economic and ecological issues facing us today.” Hinze began by talking about household economy. She said household economy’s job is to assure its members’ provisioning through the work of producing, acquiring, distributing and stewarding its resources. “What do people seek to gain by participating in these local and household economies?” Hinze said. “… We might say we seek livelihood. … Catholic social thinker John A. Ryan summarized the elements of economic livelihood nicely as sufficiency, security and status.” “These words can help us imagine what God’s economy provides and enables us, in turn, to provide for ourselves and others,” Hinze said. “God’s great household envelops, grounds and surpasses all the other households and economies in which we dwell.”Secondly, Hinze spoke about modern market economies and the shifts in livelihood that have impacted the households and people economies are meant to provide for.“First, with the rise of modern market economies, productive work became separated from its traditional location within or near familial households … Second, to manage this new dependency on an impersonal, wage economy, there arose a new, gendered division of labor,” Hinze said. “In a third major shift, economic sufficiency becomes dislodged from fixed or stable measurement … [having] ‘enough’ becomes an ever-receding goal that is redefined as more, better, newer than now and threatens to lose all meaning.”Hinze also said feminism has recently brought married women and mothers of young children into the waged workplace. To conclude the lecture, Hinze spoke about how we need to move toward modern oikos economics, coming from the Greek word Oikonomia, management of households. She said prior to the modern era, economy and household were similes. “Oikos economics will thus cultivate open and fair markets whose boundaries, rules of engagement [and] activities are carefully regulated in light of the dignity and wellbeing of the real people and the interrelated, human and natural economies they serve, affect and depend upon,” Hinze said.               Tags: economy, justice, lecture, Madelevalast_img read more

Young the Giant to headline spring SUB concert with Sure Sure opening

first_imgRock band Young the Giant will perform in the Stepan Center on Notre Dame’s campus Feb. 22 for the spring SUB concert, the Student Union Board (SUB) announced Wednesday in an email to the student body.Young the Giant, famous for hit songs including “Cough Syrup” and “My Body,” is currently touring with Sure Sure to promote its latest album, Mirror Master. Sure Sure, an “up-and-coming alternative band,” will open the show at 8 p.m., the email said.Tickets are free, but required to attend the concert. According to the email, these tickets will be available at the LaFortune Box Office beginning Thursday at 9 a.m. and will be on sale during the box office’s operating hours of 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.Students may get one ticket per Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s or Holy Cross student ID, but they will be limited to two student IDs per person when picking up tickets. The email said any unclaimed tickets will be available for pickup at the Stepan Box Office instead of the LaFortune Box Office on the day of the concert.Doors will open for the concert at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 22.Tags: Student Union Board, SUB concert, Sure Sure, Young the Giantlast_img read more

4 ways to improve your mood while quarantined

first_imgBeing quarantined has even the happiest of people a little bit down. If you’re feeling’ “blah”, here are a few simple ways you can turn that frown upside down…Dance more: You may not be in a dancin’ mood these days, but you know there’s that one song that could get you there. It doesn’t matter if it’s Steve Winwood or Lizzo, whatever gets you moving will be good for your soul. I’ve even heard of companies having dance parties over Zoom. I know the thought of that makes some of you nervous, but who cares? Let loose and have fun. We’re on quarantine rules now.Rest more: Sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day. If you feel like working from home is making you work way too much, it’s time to make rest a priority. According to research, happy people sleep better and sleeping well makes you happier. It’s a win-win situation.Socialize more: If you live alone, then you may be spending a lot of time alone right now. Your mood is greatly influenced by those we surround ourselves with, so surround yourself with positivity however you can. If you need a daily conversation with your neighbor from the safety of your own front yards, then go outside and yell across the street if you have to. Also take advantage of FaceTime and any other similar video chat apps. It’s uplifting to be around the people you care about, even if it’s only in a virtual way.Give more: One of the best ways to make yourself happier is to give happiness to someone else. Studies have shown that those who volunteer are happier than those who don’t. An act of kindness can also have a great effect on you. Come up with some simple ways you can make someone’s day and see if it turns your mood around. Obviously, your options may be limited right now, but even if you can’t donate your time, you can always lend a financial hand to those who are on the frontlines. Find a way to thank first responders for the hard work they’re doing right now. 68SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Detailslast_img read more

The typical 401(k) saver withdrew $12,000 during coronavirus: Vanguard

first_img– Advertisement – The typical 401(k) investor pulled $12,000 from their account in the form of a “coronavirus-related distribution,” according to a new Vanguard analysis of its client data.This figure represents the median withdrawal — in other words, the amount right in the middle of all withdrawal amounts.More from Personal Finance:This risk threatens retirees’ nest eggsHere’s a decade-by-decade guide to retirement planningHere’s what’s ahead for President-elect Biden’s tax plan- Advertisement – Retirement savers appear to be taking advantage of relaxed rules around 401(k) withdrawals during the coronavirus pandemic.- Advertisement – It’s also more than double the withdrawal rate through the end of May, when fewer than 2% of Vanguard 401(k) investors had used the withdrawal mechanism, according to company data.This suggests more people have turned to this CARES Act safety valve as the recession has dragged on and other temporary financial relief measures provided by the law, like one-time stimulus checks and enhanced unemployment benefits, have ended.The CARES Act allowed investors to withdraw up to $100,000 from 401(k) plans, individual retirement accounts and other account types, through Dec. 30 in the form of a coronavirus-related distribution. Investors don’t have to pay a tax penalty for withdrawing retirement funds early and get some flexibility around paying income taxes.  The typical amount withdrawn has increased slightly since May, to $12,000 from about $10,400.In May, the typical investor withdrew more than half their 401(k) savings in the form of a coronavirus distribution, according to an earlier Vanguard analysis. Jamie Grill | Blend Images | Getty Images Coronavirus-related distributions are a new type of retirement withdrawal, enacted in March by the federal CARES Act to help cash-strapped individuals during the economic downturn.About 4.5% of Vanguard 401(k) investors took a coronavirus distribution between March and September, indicating that few participants used the remedy, the Vanguard analysis said.However, it equates to almost 187,000 investors, according to a CNBC analysis of Vanguard data published over the summer, which indicated that a coronavirus distribution was available to about 4.2 million 401(k) customers. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Activists unconvinced as deliberations on mining law revision delayed ‘indefinitely’

first_img“Yes [the meeting has been postponed]. This comes as a request from the government, in view of its current focus on addressing the COVID-19 pandemic,” Irawan told The Jakarta Post.Since coming back on March 30 from an extended recess period due to the COVID-19 outbreak, lawmakers have resumed their duties in the same way that most Indonesians have done over the past few weeks – through daily teleconferences in place of the usual physical meetings at the Senayan legislative complex in Jakarta.Activists have previously slammed House lawmakers for attempting to resume talks on a number of controversial bills, including proposed changes to the 2009 Mining Law, under the protective cover of government-mandated physical distancing measures, which has allowed both politicians and government officials to go about important decision making processes without supervision.Siti Rakhma Mary Herwati, head of the information management division at the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI), said that the process of deliberating the proposed revisions had so far not been transparent, whether at the commission level or at the working committee (panja). The House of Representatives narrowly escaped public scrutiny last week after it shelved a plan to deliberate a contentious mining law revision amid physical distancing measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, but activists remain unconvinced that lawmakers won’t revive the plan again in the future.The Office of the House Secretary General issued Friday a letter announcing that a virtual work meeting between House Commission VII overseeing energy and Cabinet ministers in charge of the energy, home affairs, law, industry and finance portfolios, originally scheduled for April 8, would be “postponed until further notice”.Commission VII deputy chairman Gus Irawan Pasaribu, a Gerindra Party lawmaker, confirmed the postponement of the meeting on Monday. “All this time, the deliberation of the mining law revision has been closed to the public; us civil society groups were not involved in discussions, let alone the people most affected,” Rahma said. Mining Advocacy Network (Jatam) activist Merah Jahansyah urged both the government and the House to focus on controlling the pandemic instead of passing bills that the public still deems controversial. “It’s not that the 2009 Law is without problems, but the question is, will the revision [guarantee] no more problems?” Merah said during an online discussion on Sunday.The plan to revise the mining law makes clear that the government will prioritize economic growth at the probable expense of its environmental commitments, with activists raising questions on the plan’s impact on natural disaster mitigation and coal consumption.The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry plans to loosen several restrictions to boost downstream mining industry growth. Notable relaxations include quadrupling the maximum size of traditional mining zones (WPR) to 100 hectares, erasing minimal concession sizes for mining firms and revoking a 40-year mining limit for mining companies that build smelters. There is also a revision that would allow mining activity in rivers and the sea, which Jatam has criticized as being an oversight in policymaking.Mining zones rarely take into account the ecological carrying capacity of the local environment, Merah said, citing a case of flooding earlier this year in Samarinda, East Kalimantan, allegedly caused by mining activities at the mouth of the Karang Mumus River, which flows into the city.“Carrying capacity has never been part of the government’s consideration, especially in the mining law revision,” he said, referring to the maximum population size that a local environment can sustain without destroying it.Meanwhile, AURIGA Nusantara activist Iqbal Damanik said that any deliberation of the proposed revision this year would coincide too much with the expiry of several contracts of work (KK) and coal contracts of work (PKP2B) held by major mining companies.These include PT Adaro Indonesia in 2022, PT Arutmin Indonesia in 2020, PT Berau Coal in 2025, PT Kideco Jaya Agung in 2023, PT Kaltim Prima Coal in 2021, PT Multi Harapan Utama in 2022 and PT Kendilo Coal Indonesia in 2021.According to Article 169 of the mining law revision draft, contracts of work that have yet to be extended can be subject to an extension as a special mining permit (IUPK) for up to 20 years over two periods.“If this bill is passed into law, then it is done in the interests [of the companies],” Iqbal said, suggesting instead that the House commission should inspect whether these firms have held their end of the bargain.In addition to the proposed mining law revisions, the House is expected to continue deliberations on the omnibus bill on job creation, which has been widely protested against for being too pro-business.As it relates to mining, the bill centralizes the issuance of permits to provide certainty for the big firms, while removing environmental protections such as the requirement to get environmental permits, and streamlining the process of obtaining an environmental impact analysis (Amdal).“This of course will cause chaos and legal uncertainty,” said Publish What You Pay (PWYP) activist Aryanto Nugroho, adding that it was not too late to take the contentious bills off the 2020 National Legislation Program.— Norman Harsono contributed to the story.Topics :last_img read more

Cruise liners collide off Mexico

first_img“Carnival Glorywas maneuvering to dock when it made contact with Carnival Legend which wasalready alongside,” the company said. One person wasslightly injured while evacuating a dining room of Carnival Glory. Carnival saidthe ship itineraries were not affected.(Reuters) Carnival Glory cruise ship crashes against Carnival Legend at Cozumel port in Mexico on Dec. 20 in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media. MATTHEW BRUIN VIA REUTERS center_img “We areassessing the damage but there are no issues that impact the seaworthiness ofeither ship,” it added.   MEXICO City –Two Carnival Corp cruise ships collided on Friday in the port of Mexico’sCaribbean resort of Cozumel, the luxury cruise operator said, crushing thestern of a 952-foot-long (290-meter) vessel. last_img read more

ABS-CBN TO SC: SolGen’s gag order plea violates press freedom

first_img Solicitor General Jose Calida invoked the sub judice rule prohibiting parties from discussing the merits of the case while a case pending in court in asking for a gag order. “An information is only as useful as it can be understood. This is especially true in cases involving complex legal issues,” it added. In their response to OSG’s motion, the ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN Convergence, Inc. said the sub judice rule should not be applied “to impair, through prior restraint, the fundamental freedoms of speech and of the press that serve as bedrocks of a democratic society.” The OSG earlier pleaded before the high court to issue a gag order against the media network, its subsidiary and “persons acting on their behalf” in connection with the quo warranto petition against them. “Will the gag order apply to the entire Filipino people? The government is part of the Republic. Will all government officials and employees be covered by the gag order?” it asked. “A gag order is a form of prior restraint – an official governmental restriction in advance of actual publication and dissemination – that violates freedom of expression and of the press,” it added. Calida’s contention said that ABS-CBN engages in propaganda by publishing videos and reports allegedly tending to “influence public opinion and unfairly encourage pre-judgment of the case.” ABS-CBN also said the gag order the OSG is asking from the high court is vague and overbroad as it is not clear who will be covered by the gag order because the “Republic,” in whose behalf the OSG brought the petition, includes the Filipino people. ABS-CBN also denied Calida’s allegation that the network is engaging in propaganda by publishing commentaries in its favor. Prior restraint, the network argued, is only allowed in 4 instances: pornography, false or misleading advertisement, advocacy of imminent lawless action and danger to national security, none of which were present in ABS-CBN’s reports. “And because what is being regulated is the content of the speech itself, the network said the gag order bears a heavy presumption of invalidity, which could only be countered by showing that there is a clear and present danger of an evil sought to be avoided,” the network said.center_img “To presume that the Members of the Honorable Court would be unable to render impartial judgment merely because of public discussion of the issues involved in the Petition is to diminish their intelligence, experience and independent thought,” ABS CBN said. Employees and supporters of ABS-CBN Corp. gather in front of the network’s headquarters in Quezon City on February 21, 2020 to show support and call on congress to renew the broadcaster’s franchise. ABS-CBN NEWS MANILA – Television broadcast giant ABS-CBN Corp insisted that the Office of the Solicitor General’s (OSG)  gag order motion against the network was not only violation of press freedom but also as deprivation of the public of a vital source of information. “’Persons acting on their behalf’ is also vague. Would anyone making public statements in favor or against a party be acting on their behalf?” the broadcast company said. ABS-CBN added the gag order bans all forms of discussion on the merits of the case which would create a chilling effect because the ordinary person would not know if the speech is not allowed by gag order. It added that the gag order will be difficult to impose not only in terms of monitoring statements but also because its employees have the right to speak. “The Republic failed to show how the subject publications create a clear and present danger of impairing the proceedings before this Honorable Court…No danger is, however, apparent from a mere perusal of the publications,” it added. “Indeed, the constitutional right to information on matters of public concern would be meaningless unless the people are given access to information that is comprehensible,” it said. “The sub judice rule was not intended to prohibit any discussion of any matter covered by a pending judicial proceeding,” the network’s response said. “It was created for a limited purpose—to prevent interference with, obstruction or impediment to the administration of justice and the erosion of the public’s trust in the justice system.” “The Republic recognizes ABS-CBN as one of the biggest broadcasting companies in the Philippines. Thus, a gag order against ABS-CBN would be a huge disservice to the Filipino people as it would deprive them of a vital source of information on a matter of ‘transcendental importance,’” the network said./PNlast_img read more

Battle Of The Bulldogs End In Tie Due To Weather

first_imgThe Batesville Boy’s Varsity Tennis team was tied 2-2 with Centerville on Tuesday when rain suspended the match.#1 Singles- Beau Brown was defeated by Brady Wagenknecht 5-7, 0-6#2 Singles- Blake Walsman defeated Justyn North 6-0, 6-2#3 Singles- Paul Ritter was defeated by Nolan Witte 1-6, 2-6#1 Doubles- Matthew Taylor and Harsh Patel was tied with Skyler Benedict and Craig Lair 7-6 (6), 1-6, 0-0#2 Doubles- Ben Schwettman and Spencer Rose defeated Nathan Cheek and Blake Shook 6-2, 6-1In JV action, Batesville defeated Centerville 2-0. Jonathan Kunkel won 8-4 and Brandon Laker won 8-2.The Varsity is now 3-0-1 and the JV is 4-0. The Bulldogs will play at East Central on Tuesday 9/2 at 4:00 PM.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img read more

Ighalo may quit Man U in January

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Manchester United loanee, Odion Ighalo, is likely to return to his parent club Shanghai Shenhua when his contract expires with the Premier League giants in January.United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to reports, has chosen Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland as replacement for the the Nigerian. Solskjaer, a huge fan of his compatriot, wanted to sign the Norway international having seen him shine at Red Bull Salzburg, scoring 28 goals from 22 appearances.The United manager and Ed Woodward both jetted out to Austria to sit down for talks with the striker, who insisted he’d chosen Old Trafford as his next destination.In the end, however, the Red Devils were rocked.Haaland opted to leave Salzburg for Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund instead, with the German giants agreeing to agent Mino Raiola’s lucrative demands.Many saw it as a blow to United. But Solsjaer didn’t seem too bothered when asked about the forward, smiling away and saying: “Well, Dortmund have signed a fantastic boy, I can’t answer more than that.”And admiration for the striker certainly remains.United haven’t cooled their interest in the 20-year-old altogether, with Solskjaer still hoping to one day bring him to Old Trafford.And United will likely be in the race to secure his signature, with Solskjaer unwilling to let the past get in the way of improving his side.Haaland has been terrific in Germany, scoring 16 goals from 18 appearances in the short time since his move to the country. And United may be biding their time before waiting to go for the youngster.Tags: Borussia DortmundErling HaalandManchester UnitedOdion IghaloShanghai Shenhualast_img read more

Partnership upgrade sees Betfred become Bolton Wanderers official shirt sponsor

first_img Betfred boosts US racing coverage with XB Net deal renewal August 10, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 Related Articles Football and betting partnerships continue to flourish this off-season as Bolton Wanderers FC announces bookmaker Betfred as its official shirt sponsor for the upcoming EFL Championship 2017/18.Upgrading its existing betting partnership, Bolton Wanderers will wear the Betfred logo on their match shirts for a period of two seasons, with the bookmaker gaining heightened match-day exposure throughout Wanderers’ Macron Stadium (capacity 28,500).Bolton Wanderers Chairman Ken Anderson backed Betfred, detailing the bookmaker as a key partner: “We are thrilled to have Betfred on board as our official shirt sponsor who join our ever-increasing and high-profile partnership portfolio.“They are one of the leading betting brands in the UK but have never forgotten their roots which are firmly entrenched in the North West. We are looking forward to working closely with them throughout our partnership.”Betfred Founder and CEO Fred Done was pleased to secure the shirt sponsorship with the Greater Manchester football club: “Betfred enjoyed a great relationship with Bolton whilst operating as the Club’s official betting partner a few years ago and it’s great to be back at Macron Stadium but this time as title sponsors.”Done backed Wanderers chances of being promoted back to the Premier League by commenting: “I have been looking to get more involved in football and, following their return to the Championship, I sense that Bolton are on the verge of exciting times again. Bolton have shown a real willingness to work with us and I have been impressed at the way that this deal has been completed.” Betfred extends World Snooker Championship deal until 2022 August 17, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more