first_imgLast Friday, Notre Dame political science professor Dan Philpott presented his ethic of reconciliation in times of gross injustice as part of a series on the Holocaust currently taking place at the University.“Remembrance: The Holocaust in a Global Context” is a series of lectures, films and discussions planned to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Philpott said his time living in Germany and studying its reconciliation efforts in the aftermath of Holocaust and communism helped inform his ethic.Philpott’s lecture was based on a book he wrote, he said, with the central question being: “What is the meaning of justice in the wake of massive injustice?” He said he aimed to answer that question in a more comprehensive way than others had done before by creating his ethic of reconciliation.Philpott said reconciliation confronts many difficult foreign policy dilemmas in peace building.“Is it justifiable to forgo the prosecution of war criminals in order to elicit a peace settlement? Can conditional amnesties be justified? May leaders apologize or forgive on behalf of entire states or nations? On behalf of dead people? Do states owe reparations to representatives of victims of past generations? How are amounts to be determined? Is forgiveness justifiable, or does it indefensibly sacrifice just punishment?” Philpott said.Reconciliation confronts these dilemmas holistically, he said, by attempting to restore right relationship, address a wide array of wounds and involve all actors proper to the political order — ordinary citizens, state leaders, victims and perpetrators.In order to put these concepts into action, Philpott said it is important to understand the injustices. He said there are at least six kinds of wounds from which victims suffer: the violation of the victim’s basic human rights, the different kinds of harms to the person of the victim (death, permanent injury, lasting psychological and emotional damage, etc.), ignorance of the source of circumstances of the political injustices that harm the victim, failure of the community to acknowledge the suffering of the victim, standing victory of the political injustice and the wound to the perpetrator himself that the crime inflicts, Philpott said.Philpott said his ethic of reconciliation proposes six matching practices to these wounds, aimed at restoration of the victims and of right relationship.“First, building socially just government institutions based on human rights and respect for international law,” he said. ” … Second, acknowledgement of the suffering of victims of the community through restorative political processes. … Third, reparations in the form of material compensation to victims. … Fourth is punishment, which takes place in the form of national or international courts. …“Fifth practice is apology, which is conferred by perpetrators for their own misdeeds and by political officials for acts done in the name of a political order. … The sixth practice is forgiveness, which is purported by individual victims and, in theory but rarely in practice, by a political official on behalf of a group,” Philpott said.The inclusion of both punishment and forgiveness in the six practices is often seen as a point of tension, Philpott said. However, he said both are necessary to address the array of wounds afflicted by political injustices.“The fundamental contention of the ethic is that addressing the range of wounds of injustice both for their own sake, and because they may lead to further injustices, is itself a matter of justice — the justice of right relationship. So too, it is a matter of peace and a matter of mercy,” Philpott said.Tags: Notre Dame Law School, Reconciliation, the Holocaustlast_img read more

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device. This marks the second straight season where the Raiders go into their opener reeling from the loss of an All-Pro player. Last year it was the Khalil Mack trade that rocked Raider Nation, this time it was Antonio Brown’s stunning … Join us for live scoring updates, news and analysis from the Raiders’ last season opener in Oakland when they take on the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football, beginning at 7:20 p.m.last_img read more

first_imgDownload the hearZA app and test yourself and two friends’ hearing via your smartphone. The innovation is from a South African team and is used globally.It’s a world first – a smartphone app that lets people test their hearing, says lead researcher Prof De Wet Swanepoel. The app was created by a South African research team and it is being tried all over the world. (Images supplied)Melissa JavanMore than 40,000 hearing tests have been done with a hearing app created by a South African team of researchers. The hearScreen app, provided on a smartphone, is being used in 25 countries worldwide, including Ethiopia, Australia and Guatemala.Because of its success, the South African public can now use the hearing detecting app, hearZA.Speaking on talk radio station CapeTalk, Prof De Wet Swanepoel of the department of speech-language pathology and audiology at the University of Pretoria called the hearZA app “a super computer you have in your pocket”. It helps anyone who is 16 or older to test their hearing.Why the appHearing loss is an invisible epidemic, says Swanepoel, the lead inventor of the app. According to the professor, more than three million South Africans suffer from permanent, disabling hearing loss.“Since it’s invisible, people don’t see it or appreciate the effects of hearing loss. In children it is a major reason for poor speech and language development and of academic failure as a result,” says Swanepoel.“In adults it is associated with significant socio-emotional difficulties, depression and a threefold increased risk of dementia.”Watch the hearScreen researchers talk about the social impact of the app and why people should care about hearing loss:The hearScreen appSwanepoel explains the hearScreen app is provided on a smartphone with a calibrated headphone. This is to allow an accurate hearing test from an Android smartphone according to international standards. “It is not a consumer app but is provided preloaded on specific smartphones with a headphone.”The hearScreen project started in 2013 but its beta launch was on World Hearing Day on 3 March 2016, he says. “(By beta launch) we mean that it is not the final product launch. We have launched to interested parties but based on experiences are still refining it for a final product launch in 2017.”Prof De Wet Swanepoel with five-year-old patient Keziah Maisiri.The app is used in various settings from screenings in schools, early childhood development centres and primary health care clinics, to monitoring TB patients for drug-induced hearing loss and monitoring hearing status in occupational health settings, Swanepoel explains.Outcome of the testing“Based on the geolocation captured for each test and the integrated cloud-based data solution, a text message or email can be sent to the person tested or their parents providing the test outcome and closest hearing health provider in cases of a referral.”The noise check score gives a ratio between 1 and 9. “The test provides a signal to noise ratio for an individual. In essence this is an indicator of someone’s ability to understand speech in the presence of background noise.“The app converts this to a personal hearing score that people can use to monitor their hearing over time.”Prof De Wet Swanepoel says more than 40,000 screen testings have been done worldwide using the hearScreen app.The hearZA appSwanepoel says hearZA is the downloadable Android and iOS application. The app, developed and validated by the University of Pretoria, provides every user with a free hearing test.The two-minute test, sponsored by Sivantos, Oticon and the Ear Institute, requires users to listen to simple digits in noise. Once finished, the user receives their hearing score.hearZA is released by hearScreen, which is supported by The Innovation Hub under its Maxum Business Incubator and mLab Southern Africa.This national hearing test for South Africa provides a free hearing test, says Swanepoel. “It also links patients to their closest hearing health providers based on geolocation with in-app support to make a decision regarding follow-up.”It gives everyone a three test-crediting, Swanepoel told CapeTalk.Every download includes three free test credits, which is one test per person. “After that test credits can be purchased,” says Swanepoel. “A year after the last test, a person is credited with another free test credit to monitor their hearing profile annually.”A Brand South Africa journalist downloaded the hearZA app using an Android cellphone. It was 21 megabytes to download and 0.4 megabytes to do the testing. The journalist got her hearing test results following her test.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

first_imgAhead of the public viewing, The City of Tshwane will tomorrow, December 11, 2013 welcome a full complement of the Gauteng Government Delegation, led by the Gauteng Premier, Ms. Nomvula Mokonyane, for the viewing of Madiba’s body at the Union Buildings.The delegation will converge at the City Hall from 7:30 where they will be welcomed by Tshwane Executive Mayor, Councilor Kgosientso Ramokgopa and city councilors.The delegation will visit the Union Buildings where Madiba’s body will be laying in state from Wednesday, 11 December to Friday, 13 December 2013. The Premier and Executive Mayor are expected to lead the entourage from City Hall to the Union Buildings from 8:30 where they will file past and view Madiba’s body from 10:00.The procession at the Union Buildings is expected to be led by Presidency and the Mandela family, followed by Cabinet, Heads of State, and then the Gauteng Government delegation.The Gauteng Government delegation will comprise the Executive of the Province, its legislature (MPL’s), metro councilors, districts and local councilors, and top senior officials from province and municipalities.Members of the media are invited to join the delegation at the City Hall.City of Tshwane park and ride facilities and memorial routeDue to the anticipated increase of private vehicle use, the City of Tshwane has activated numerous park and ride facilities for the public at Tshwane Events Center; LC De Villiers Sports Facility in Hatfield and Fountains Valley Park to the Union Buildings.Members of the public are urged to make use of these services as access to view the body will be restricted to people in city buses only. Members of the public will only start viewing from noon to 17:30, and no accreditation is requiredThe daily procession will leave 1 Military Hospital in Thaba Tshwane at 7am to the Union Buildings.The cartage of the late president will depart from 1 Military Hospital on Old Pretoria road towards the City where it will join Kgosi Mampuru Road until the intersection of Madiba Street where it will proceed in the eastern direction towards the Union buildings.  Members of the public are expected to line up the routes and form a public guard of honour for Madiba when the remains are transported.Street vendors are advised that no trading will be allowed on the designated roads during the cartage movement on all three days. Shop owners along these routes are also advised to temporarily close shop given the large number of people expected to line the streets.The following areas of interest marks Madiba’s footsteps in Tshwane  Pretoria central Prison (Kgosi Mampuru Street)On 7 November 1962, Nelson Mandela was sentenced to five years for incitement and leaving the country illegally. He then began serving his sentence at Pretoria Local Prison and was assigned the prisoner number 19476/62.Freedom Park (Salvokop, a few metres from Kgosi Mampuru Street)In 1999 President Mandela said “the day should not be far off, when we shall have a people’s shrine, a freedom park, where we shall honour with all the dignity they deserve, those who endured pain so we should experience the joy of freedom.” Mandela was describing the Freedom Park, which today stands on 52 hectares on Salvokop in Pretoria; a monument to democracy.Palace of Justice (Church Square)On 9 October 1963, Nelson Mandela along with 10 other accused appears in the Palace of Justice in Pretoria. They were the accused in the Rivonia Trial. The case was remanded to 29 October. Prisoners were transported in the back of a van using the Madiba street entrance.This is where Mandela made his famous speech which concluded as follows “During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal for which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”Corner Lillian Ngoyi and Madiba streetsLillian Madiba Ngoyi (25 September 1911- 13 March 1980) was a South anti- apartheid activist. She was the first woman elected to the executive committee of the African National Congress, and helped launch the Freedom of South African Women. On 9 August 1956, Ngoyi led a march along with Helen Joseph, Rahima Moosa, Sophia Williams-De Bruyn, Bertha Gxowa and Albertina Sisulu of 20 000 women to the Union Buildings of Pretoria in protest against the apartheid government requiring women to carry passbooks as part of the pass laws.Lillian Ngoyi visited Nelson Mandela on Robben Island prison in August 1973.Nelson Mandela Drive and Madiba StreetIt’s only in the City of Tshwane where two streets named after Nelson ‘Madiba’ Mandela, meets. It is at this intersection where the City of Tshwane has set up an eco-open park in honour of Mandela.Union BuildingsThe body of Nelson Mandela will lie in state at the amphitheatre at the Union Buildings from Wednesday 11 December till Friday 13 December. Mandela was sworn in as the first president of the Democratic Republic of South Africa on 10 May 1994. On 10 December 2002, President Thabo Mbeki bestowed the country’s Order of Mapungubwe on president Nelson Mandela.Tshwane memorial serviceThe City will host a memorial service at Lucas Moripe “Masterpieces” stadium on 12 December 2013 from 14:00, to honour the democratic Capital’s City forefather and founder.  The memorial service will be address by senior members of the national cabinet and interfaith community, supplemented by cultural performance and citations.Issued ByBlessing ManaleExecutive Head: Public Affairs, Media Relations and SpokespersonOffice of the Executive Mayor| Centurion | Cnr Rabie & Basden Streets |PO Box 3242 Pretoria | 0001Tel: 012 358 4320 |Cell: 083 677 1630   www.tshwane.gov.za | Email: [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgOver the past several weeks, Geocaching.com has been releasing souvenirs for the U.S. and German states, special souvenirs and Mega-Event souvenirs to the geocaching community. More than 30 souvenirs are already available to geocachers. We’re scheduled to release six souvenirs each week into early 2011.Example of a Geocaching.com souvenir: Rhode IslandVote in the Souvenirs UserVoice forum to let Groundspeak know which souvenirs you’d like to see. We’re currently only accepting country suggestions. However, we are producing individual regions for several countries such as Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland.The most popular souvenir suggestions in UserVoice will be produced and two will be released each week along with the remaining U.S. and German states.We look forward to seeing your suggestions for upcoming souvenirs!To view the souvenirs that are already released click here. Bookmark the Geocaching.com souvenirs blog post page to see the latest souvenirs each week.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGeocaching.com SouvenirsNovember 28, 2010In “Geocaching.com Videos”Confirmed Geocaching souvenir moments for 2019January 9, 2019In “Community”Our Newest Geocaching Country Souvenir: TürkiyeDecember 7, 2015In “Community”last_img read more

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ San Beda brushed off a poor third set and dismantled Technological Institute of the Philippines in four, 25-13, 25-18, 25-27, 25-13, to start its campaign in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Cesca Racraquin led all scorers with 19 points to lead the Red Spikers but she wasn’t a one-lady show for San Beda as Satrriani Espiritu became a reliable second option finishing with 18 points.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Gayle Layug led the Engineers with 13 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Soltones still adjusting to new role as assistant coach for San Sebastian Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Twins Jiezela Viray and Nieza Viray were capable troublemakers for San Beda as they put up 15 and 10 points, respectively.Red Spikers head coach Nemesio Gavino knew of his team’s problem of dropping down whenever it gets a lead and he aims to fix it in the tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“That’s our sickness, whenever we get a lead we tend to relax and our opponents see that,” said Gavino of his team’s poor performance in the third set. “That’s what we need to improve on.”“I think the kids were excited because this is the PVL and it’s a fairly big league.” View commentslast_img read more

first_imgMOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. JAKARTA, Indonesia—Filipino strawweight champion Joshua Pacio will be performing in front of the same Indonesian audience when he makes his first title defense on Saturday against Yosuke Saruta in ONE: Eternal Glory.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Joshua Pacio embraces pressure of being first Team Lakay to defend ONE title in 2019 SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Pacio can’t wait to get back in the cage but knows he can’t get overly excited and be careless against Saruta (18-8), who beat former champion Alex Silva just last month in his promotional debut. “Saruta is well-rounded fighter and an explosive fighter,” Pacio said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES It was just four months ago when Pacio fought here in Jakarta and claimed the strawweight strap following a unanimous decision victory over Yoshitaka Naito.Pacio may be from the highlands of Benguet Province but the growing Filipino population here in Indonesia has made him feel like he’s not fighting away from home.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“There are a lot of Filipinos here that’s going to be a factor that adds as motivation for me. It gives me a boost when I hear not just Filipinos but also Indonesians screaming when I go out and fight.”The 23-year-old Pacio (13-2) will be the first among the current Team Lakay champions to make his title defense with flyweight king Geje Eustaquio next in line as he stakes his belt six days later in a third bout vs Adriano Moraes in Manila. last_img read more

first_imgThis is to announce our ADDITIONAL 10% SPECIAL COUPON OFFER that we are making on all BSc Compression orders until the 18th December only.Visit our BSc Compression website on:  http://www.BSccompression.com.au This additional 10% discount is available on any order set for delivery by close of shipping 19th December 2008, and is our way of saying thank you.The additional discount will be calculated by typing the coupon code: BSc10XmasWe hope you will take advantage of this limited offer.We do look forward to 2009 with you and your support.Please note: No orders will be shipped from 20th December 2008 – 5th January 2009last_img read more