Lecture honors Lincoln’s legacy

first_imgIn honor of President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, Yale professor Steven Smith defended the legendary president’s “constitutional” leadership style at the “Lincoln’s Constitution” lecture Tuesday. “There is virtual consensus that Abraham Lincoln was an exemplary leader, but there are lessons to be drawn on his style of leadership,” Smith said. Smith, who published an anthology of Lincoln’s writings in 2012, said the self-constraint Lincoln exercised specifically with the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and the outlawing of secession exemplify his constitutional leadership. “Lincoln’s distinctive style of leadership can be usefully contrasted with three others,” Smith said. These three models, he said, are Machiavellian leadership, charismatic leadership and progressive leadership. Smith said Machiavellian leaders are realistic, pragmatic and willing to do what it takes to get a job done and earn praise from the people. “A Machiavellian leader must value glory, fame and honor above all else,” he said. The second model, charismatic leadership, is associated with German leader Max Weber, Smith said. This faith-based model prizes passionate leaders who maintain a sense of responsibility. Smith said the progressive model of leadership requires a leader to go beyond the law and above politics to lead a people. “The idea that politics should be removed from the messy process of democracy and become a science has been embraced by progressives,” he said.   Although Lincoln embodied some qualities of each of the three models, Smith said his constitutional leadership style differs from other leadership models. Lincoln wrestled with the problems posed by the limitation of powers constitutional leadership inevitably brought, Smith said, which he summarized by quoting a July 4, 1861, speech by the President. “‘Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?’” Smith said. This quote represents Lincoln as a constitutional leader who valued the letter of the law above his own beliefs and believed government must fulfill the function of protecting each person’s right to use or misuse their freedom as they see fit, Smith said. Though Lincoln is known for extraordinary use of his powers during wartime, including the suspension of habeas corpus, censorship of the press and delivery of the Emancipation Proclamation, Smith said the president was merely doing what was necessary to help the nation during an extremely trying period. “Constitutional government is bound government,” Smith said. “Lincoln rejected the idea that politics is the domain of following one’s own private, moral commitments. He always submitted his commitments to the priority of law.” Above all, Smith said constitutional governance necessitates devotion to the law, a commitment Lincoln realized fully as president. “It is important that leaders understand the importance of invoking the Constitution and showing the constitutional authority for what they are doing in even the most radical moments,” Smith said. “We often forget that we have to have the Constitution behind us.” Contact Meg Handelman at mhandelm@nd.edulast_img read more

It’s Up to Us.

first_img Keep in mind that while ozone problems usually loom over Atlanta, other Georgia cities are in danger, too. At home: Keep cars, lawn equipment, boats and other engines tuned up. Avoid mowing and other lawn maintenance on Ozone Action Days. Refuel vehicles after 6 p.m. to limit daytime pollution releases. Limit idling when you can. Avoid quick starts, and drive within the speed limit. Don’t top off your tank. Gas vapors escape and add to the problem. Drive on properly inflated radial tires. Proper fuel efficiency equates to less pollution. Regulated industries are making major efforts to reduce emissions that contribute to ozone formation. However, those controls alone won’t solve our ozone problems. Traffic produces more ozone-forming air pollutants than all of the regulated industries do. Voluntary actions from individuals are needed to improve our air quality. Here are some helpful hints from the Voluntary Ozone Action Program. For more tips and useful information on air quality and ozone, visit the VOAP Web site at . On the road: Use public transportation instead of driving. Carpool. Share a ride to work, and save gas money as well as wear and tear on your car. Link your trips so you don’t make so many. Commute to and from work outside of peak commuting time. Try flex-time at work. See if you can get into a compressed work-week schedule. Try telecommuting. If your employer allows it, work from your home on Ozone Action Days.last_img read more

Turkey or Beef?

first_imgTurkey burgers, turkey meatballs, turkey tacos and other dishes made with ground turkey are popping up on restaurant menus, food blogs and in cookbooks as seemingly healthy alternatives to their beef counterparts. But is turkey recommended over beef and other red meats? Is turkey always the best choice?Eating greater amounts of red meat, which includes beef, pork, and lamb, is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease and many types of cancer, particularly colorectal cancer. When it comes to cancer, it is not entirely clear why red meat intake increases risk for some cancers, but some studies point to evidence regarding how the body metabolizes red meat.Research shows that eating more than 18 ounces of red meat per week is associated with higher cancer risk. Therefore, the American Institute for Cancer Research recommends consuming no more than 18 ounces per week of red meat.When it comes to helping prevent cancer, swapping ground turkey (white meat) for ground beef (red meat) is always a good choice. When it comes to heart disease, higher saturated fat intake is associated with increased risk.So, a major reason to limit red meat intake is that red meat typically has more saturated fat than white meat, like turkey. But it depends on what kind of meat you eat.For example, 93 percent lean ground turkey and 93 percent lean ground beef do not differ in saturated fat content, which is 2 grams for both. To save on saturated fat by simply swapping to ground turkey, you must be using 70, 80 or 85 percent lean ground beef. In terms of saturated fat, 85 percent lean ground turkey and 85 percent ground beef are not much different. So to save on saturated fat, make sure to choose 93 percent or leaner ground turkey or ground beef.When eating out, keep in mind that restaurants often choose flavor over health and are likely using 85 percent lean turkey. Ask the waiter or waitress what type of meat is used to know if you’re making a better choice by selecting turkey over beef.Beyond saturated fat, beef has a little more iron, zinc and selenium than does turkey. Turkey has slightly more potassium and phosphorus, and turkey and beef provide similar amounts of protein.The take-home message is that both turkey and beef can be part of a healthy diet. To protect yourself from cancer and heart disease, choose white meat more often, and make sure to read labels. Eat 18 ounces or less of red meat per week. If it’s a burger you crave, whether turkey or beef, choose a ground meat that is at least 93 percent lean.To lead a nutritious life, you must have the knowledge to make good choices. Keep this information in mind the next time you’re at the meat counter in the grocery store or eating at a restaurant. Your choices have a real impact on your health and your family’s health.last_img read more

Does a cold and snowy winter mean that global warming is bunk?

first_imgDear EarthTalk: Don’t all these huge snow and ice storms across the country mean that the globe isn’t really warming? I’ve never seen such a winter!                              — Mark Franklin, Helena, MTOn the surface it certainly can appear that way. But just because some of us are suffering through a particularly cold and snowy winter doesn’t refute the fact that the globe is warming as we continue to pump carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the 10 warmest years on record have occurred since 1997. And the National Atmospheric and Oceanographic Administration (NOAA) reports that recent decades have been the warmest since at least around 1000 AD, and that the warming we’ve seen since the late 19th century is unprecedented over the last 1,000 years.“You can’t tell much about the climate or where it’s headed by focusing on a particularly frigid day, or season, or year, even,” writes Eoin O’Carroll of the Christian Science Monitor. “It’s all in the long-term trends,” concurs Dr. Gavin Schmidt, a climatologist at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies.Most scientists agree that we need to differentiate between weather and climate. The NOAA defines climate as the average of weather over at least a 30-year period. So periodic aberrations—like the harsh winter storms ravaging the Southeast and other parts of the country this winter—do not call the science of human-induced global warming into question.The flip side of the question, of course, is whether global warming is at least partly to blame for especially harsh winter weather. As we pointed out in a recent EarthTalk column, warmer temperatures in the winter of 2006 caused Lake Erie to not freeze for the first time in its history. This actually led to increased snowfalls because more evaporating water from the lake was available for precipitation.But while more extreme weather events of all kinds—from snowstorms to hurricanes to droughts—are likely side effects of a climate in transition, most scientists maintain that any year-to-year variation in weather cannot be linked directly to either a warming or cooling climate.Even most global warming skeptics agree that a specific cold snap or freak storm doesn’t have any bearing on whether or not the climate problem is real. One such skeptic, Jimmy Hogan of the Rational Environmentalist website writes, “If we are throwing out anecdotal evidence that refutes global warming we must at the same time throw out anecdotal evidence that supports it.” He cites environmental groups holding up Hurricane Katrina as proof of global warming as one example of the latter.If nothing else, we should all keep in mind that every time we turn up the thermostat this winter to combat the cold, we are contributing to global warming by consuming more fossil fuel power. Until we can shift our economy over to greener energy sources, global warming will be a problem, regardless of how warm or cold it is outside.CONTACTS: NASA, www.nasa.gov; NOAA, www.noaa.gov.GOT AN ENVIRONMENTAL QUESTION? Send it to: EarthTalk, c/o E/The Environmental Magazine, P.O. Box 5098, Westport, CT 06881; submit it at: www.emagazine.com/earthtalk/thisweek/, or e-mail: earthtalk@emagazine.com. Read past columns at: www.emagazine.com/earthtalk/archives.php.last_img read more

Brazil’s Bolsonaro awaits new test to show if he is COVID-19 free

first_imgBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday that he took another coronavirus test and the results were expected Wednesday as he hopes for a negative result two weeks since falling ill.”I did the test now. Early tomorrow the results will come out,” Bolsonaro told supporters, speaking at a distance across the moat in front of his official residence.”If God wants to give a negative, things will return to normal.” Outside of the United States, Brazil is the worst-hit country in the coronavirus pandemic. The presidents of both countries have played down the extent of the crisis.Bolsonaro is one of nearly 2.2 million people in Brazil who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to health ministry statistics released on Tuesday.More than 81,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Brazil.Bolsonaro tested positive for the novel coronavirus on July 7 but by the next day said he was already feeling well. A follow-up test last week also came back positive for the virus.Bolsonaro has previously said he has taken the anti-malarial drug hydroxycloroquine – unproven for treating coronavirus but touted by US President Donald Trump – and credits the medication as the reason for his mild symptoms.He said that he will travel to the northeastern state of Piaui on Friday, presuming he is well.With the toll of the pandemic rising rapidly, Brazil is also a major center for testing potential vaccines for the virus. On Tuesday, human trials of a second vaccine began and the government approved trials of a third.Topics :last_img read more

Neymar shows off pink hair, matching suit in fashion shoot

first_imgNeymar has spoken out over his injury hell in a revealing shoot for fashion magazine Vogue. The Brazilian took to the front page of the iconic publication to show off his pink hair in a series of striking suits. Neymar, 28, stunned his fans in February by pulling off the controversial choice of hair colour before later shaving his head. Neymar maintained the pink theme in his shoot for Vogue But he was quizzed on more serious topics during an exclusive interview with the famous fashion mag. Neymar has received plenty of flak from the Paris Saint-Germain faithful this season having been limited to just 15 league appearances. Last season he made 16 Ligue 1 starts having spent months on the treatment table but he insists having a strong mind has helped him through. Speaking to Vogue, he said: “There is nothing worse for a professional athlete than an injury. The Brazilian controversially dyed his hair pink “I really suffered with injuries these last two seasons and I had many moments of questioning myself. “Half of the success of an athlete is the mind. If the mind is good, the game flows more naturally.” The forward spoke out over his injury nightmare Loading… Promoted ContentA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WaySome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single MovieBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?center_img Neymar also admitted that his mental strength was tested following the tragic death of basketball legend and close friend Kobe Bryant. He added: “His death affected me a lot, because our lives had much in common. Flashy Neymar also revealed how he felt following the death of Kobe Bryant “I met Kobe personally and the times he came to Paris… “When you meet the person behind the athlete, it creates a different relationship and with Kobe, it was very special. “Sports and society lost a great guy.” For once it is not Neymar who has been stealing the headlines as of late… but his mum. Neymar paid tribute to his friend Kobe Bryant after his tragic death in January Read Also: Neymar cheats too much, says Del Bosque That’s because the 52-year-old has reportedly started dating Tiago Ramos – 30 years her junior. Tiago is even six years younger than Neymar but the forward appears to approve if the relationship by telling his mum to “be happy.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Ursula-hit Aklan schools to get DepEd aid

first_imgUnder theDivision Memorandum No. 43 on Feb. 14, all schools mentioned will be allocatedto cover the expenditures incurred. The budget will be release throughreimbursement. Public schoolsin the municipalities of Altavas, Balete, Banga, Libacao, Batan, Madalag, Kalibo,New Washington, Buruanga, Malay, Lezo, Malinao, Makato, Nabas, Tangalan,Numancia and Ibajay are the recipients of the Sub-Allotment Release OrderNumber OSEC-6-20-0020 dated Jan. 24. KALIBO, Aklan –The Department of Education (DepEd) will provide an P8,160,000 fund for theongoing rehabilitation of the 408 public schools affected by Typhoon Ursula inthis province, according to Aklan Schools Division Superintendent Miguel MacAposin. The typhoonthat struck this province last Christmas badly damaged the buildings, windows,doors, roof, school furniture, computers and learning materials of the schools.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN) The budget isintended solely for minor repairs and cleaning of the school grounds affectedby the typhoon. All publicelementary, secondary and integrated schools of this province, except forSecondary Implementing Units have been directed to claim a P20,000 funding eachat the Aklan Division Office Budget Unit in Barangay Poblacion, Numancia notlater than Feb. 24, 2020. Primary and secondary public schools in this province are ordered to claim a P20,000 funding by the Department of Education for the minor repairs and cleaning of the school grounds affected by Typhoon Ursula. DEPED AKLANlast_img read more

Wilder sends warning to Joshua, Ruiz

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Deontay Wilder insisted that he wants to crown an undisputed heavyweight champion against Anthony Joshua or Andy Ruiz Jr in 2020. Wilder retained his WBC belt and his unbeaten record by stopping Luis Ortiz in the seventh round of their rematch on Saturday night, and immediately looked ahead to staging two stellar fights. “Next, we have Tyson Fury in the rematch,” Wilder said. “The schedule is set for February so we’ll see. “After that, I’m looking for a unification bout. I want one champion, one face, one name. He goes by the name of Deontay Wilder. “I want a unification bout with the winner. “The heavyweight division is too small to have so many belts lingering around. There should just be one champion. I’m the perfect man for that job.” Joshua plans to regain the IBF, WBA and WBO titles from Ruiz Jr in two weeks on December 7. Before any undisputed title fight, Wilder aims to readdress his rivalry with Fury – they fought to a thrilling draw a year ago. Wilder had struggled to keep pace with Ortiz for much of their rematch on Saturday night until the knockout moment. But he reacted: “I was very confident in my ability and my skill. “It was a game-plan. I saw him getting tired and wearing down. When that point came, I had my range and my timing, bam baby. Goodnight.”Tags: Anthony JoshuaDeontay Wilderlast_img read more

Adam confident before City trip

first_img By comparison Stoke’s main financial outlay was the £3million spent on former Barcelona forward Bojan Krkic in addition to the free transfers of Phil Bardsley, Steve Sidwell and Mame Biram Diouf. City’s formidable squad is mirrored in their home record which saw them win 17 league games last season, dropping just five points. But Adam insist that is no reason to fear a trip to the Etihad Stadium. “I think them and Chelsea are the ones competing for the league and Liverpool are there as well as they have brought in a number of players,” he said. “They have great quality but if we are ready and ‘at it’ we can give ourselves a great chance. “Clubs are buying players for £60million so money does talk and there is a massive gulf in the Premier League but it is men against men and if we apply ourselves right and are solid and disciplined then we will have a chance. “They have an array of talent but at the end of the day they might have an off-day and we can cause an upset. “We need to go and try to have a go at them but be sensible as they are one of the best teams in Europe, the champions of England, and although it will be tough we know what we need to do. Press Association Midfielder Charlie Adam does not believe the financial gulf between Stoke and Manchester City means they cannot compete at the Etihad Stadium this weekend. “We have been in this Premier League for six years now and we have done okay so we will keep going the way we are. “I think we have added the right number of players and the right quality this year and not spent much money and the Bosmans (free transfers) we have brought in have been good. “You can only improve and we have done that on where we were last season.” Stoke have not beaten City since January 2009 and away from home their last win was almost 17 years ago. But buoyed by some good performances against Pompey from the likes of on-loan debutant Victor Moses, defender Marc Muniesa and two-goal striker Jon Walters, Adam believes the Potters head to Manchester with confidence. “You need 25 players every week ready to go and we have got that,” he added. “It is difficult to get in (the side) but when you are in you have to stay in and last night a number of the boys did themselves no harm. “We showed great attitude and a will to work hard, we did the job and that was the important thing. We can now move forward to Saturday now. “I’ve been in and out and you just need to wait your time as other lads have got the jersey at the moment. “You just have to keep going and push as hard as you can to get back in. “There is a lot of competition and that is what you need in the Premier League.” Manager Mark Hughes is more than happy with the state of his squad and does not expect to see any changes before the transfer deadline. He will be without utility player Geoff Cameron for a couple of weeks after he sustained a thigh strain against Portsmouth but is hopeful defender Bardsley and Bojan will be available to face City. “I will be very surprised if we will be doing any business, in or out,” said the Potters boss. “Things might change at the weekend but I doubt it very much. “I am happy with the group we have got. It will be feet up and watch the mayhem (on deadline day).” Hughes admits Moses’ performance against Portsmouth has given him something to think about. “He is in my thoughts. I thought he was excellent last night and I think he showed everyone the talent he has and the reasons I brought him in,” he added. “He is powerful in retention of the ball, which is what we want in key areas. “I was conscious he had only had 13 mintes of game time in pre-season but he made a real claim to be involved. “We looked at the situation, we want to be strong in wide areas, which we were last year. “It was not for the lack of trying. We tried to bring in a number of players and then all of a sudden an opportunity was presented to us of getting Victor here and we pursued it vigorously. “He hasn’t had as much game time as his talent deserves and if he plays like he did last night he will get plenty of games here.” A Potters side registering nine changes comfortably saw off Portsmouth in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night but the quality of their opponents makes a considerable leap from the top of Sky Bet League Two to the Barclays Premier League champions on Saturday. Manuel Pellegrini’s side have been strengthened to the tune of £53million with the summer arrivals of Fernando, Bacary Sagna, Willy Caballero, Bruno Zuculini and Eliaquim Mangala. last_img read more

Roger Stone at Home in Broward Awaiting Sentencing

first_imgHe’s due back in DC in February for sentencing and faces many years in prison.After landing at FLL airport yesterday, Stone told reporters he’s “glad to be home, and he’s thankful to the millions of Americans who are praying for him and his family.” Roger Stone is back home in Broward County awaiting his sentencing. After his conviction on 7 felony counts in a Washington DC courtroom, federal prosecutors wanted him to be taken into custody. Instead, the judge let him go home to South Florida instead to spend the holidays with family.Stone and his wife landed yesterday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The 67-year-old was convicted last week of charges that include obstruction, and lying to federal investigators under oath.BACK HOME – Longtime Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone has returned to South Florida after learning his fate in a federal court, but the political consultant declined to talk about his conviction for allegedly lying to Congress. https://t.co/Nm3TxmUmcG— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) November 18, 2019last_img read more