Putnam awarded Rolf Schock Prize

first_imgThe 2011 Rolf Schock Prize in Logic and Philosophy will be awarded on Nov. 2 to Hilary Putnam “for his contribution to the understanding of semantics for theoretical and ‘natural kind’ terms, and of the implications of this semantics for philosophy of language, theory of knowledge, philosophy of science, and metaphysics.” Putnam is the Cogan University Professor Emeritus at Harvard University.The Rolf Schock Prizes are triennially awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, and the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. Putnam will receive $75,000.For more information.last_img

MPs vote to remove abortion clinic safe zones from Bill

first_imgRadio NZ News 11 March 2020Family First Comment: “In a confused vote in Parliament, MPs have done away with all sections of the Abortion Legislation Bill that would have made legally protected ‘safe areas’ possible outside clinics.”Whoops! The bill had its second reading in Parliament last night, in which possible changes were debated and voted on ahead of the third and final reading.ACT leader David Seymour’s proposal was voted for in two parts – the first, to have the definition of Safe Zones removed from the bill, was narrowly voted down 59 votes to 56.However, MPs seemed unprepared for a second vote on the substance of his changes – doing away with all the provisions that would put safe zones in place.Up for debate were 150-metre safe zones that could be established around abortion clinics on a case-by-case basis, to prohibit intimidating or interfering behaviour.That second vote was on removing all the legal provisions for safe zones, including the ways in which the police could administer them so as to protect women from harassment as they sought abortions.That vote, to delete sections 15 through 17 of the bill, was taken in a voice vote only, and it passed – rendering the definition of ‘safe area’ redundant in the law.Deputy Speaker Anne Tolley passed it on a verbal vote.READ MORE: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/411409/mps-vote-to-remove-abortion-clinic-safe-zones-from-billAndrew Little will not try to re-insert ‘safe zones’ into abortion bill after procedural snafuStuff co.nz 11 March 2020Justice Minister Andrew Little will not try to re-introduce “safe zones” into his abortion legalisation bill after a procedural snafu saw them removed on Tuesday night.The proposed safe zones would set up a regime where protest and harassment of those seeking abortions could be barred within 150 metres of clinics.But some MPs are against the safe zones on free speech grounds, including several who support the wider abortion legalisation bill.Abortion is generally treated as a “conscience issue” – meaning MPs can vote freely of their parties, which can make things much more chaotic.On a late night sitting on Tuesday night those against the safe zones actually lost their first attempt to remove them, when an amendment deleting the definition of safe zones lost 59 votes to 56.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/120177061/andrew-little-will-not-try-to-reinsert-safe-zones-into-abortion-bill-after-procedural-snafulast_img read more

Hodgson urges TV money investment

first_img Press Association Sky Sports and BT’s new package for domestic broadcasting rights is worth £5.136billion for the 2016-19 seasons, a 70 per cent rise on the current £3.01billion sum. That prompted immediate calls for the windfall to be shared extensively with the grass-roots game and Hodgson wants to see investment in coaching and facilities. England manager Roy Hodgson hopes the Premier League’s latest influx of television money can be used for the benefit of the national game.center_img “We (the FA) represent English football but I’m as aware as anybody that (the Premier League) is a European league played on English soil,” he told BBC Sport. “Our interest is in getting as much money as we possibly can to improve facilities, improve coaching, so that this crop of young players we’re seeing come through are followed by another crop of young players. “Of course the FA doesn’t have the financial resources of the Premier League so any help we can get, we’ll be very, very grateful.” FA chairman Greg Dyke shares Hodgson’s view and is hoping for a meaningful contribution towards a planned upgrade in football facilities nationwide. “We’re trying to raise money inside the FA because we think there’s a real need for many more artificial pitches across the country,” Dyke told BBC Sport. “We’re trying to spend money on that, spend some more money on coaching, and we need to raise about £30million a year we think from within the FA and other people. “We would gratefully accept any money the Premier League would like to put towards it, and they will – I’m sure. “Everyone has been waiting to see what their latest television deal is and I think once we saw it we were all a bit staggered. I don’t think anyone thought it was going to go up that much but good for them, they did a good job.” last_img read more

Indians’ Francisco Lindor pleads with MLB teams to extend netting after foul ball hits little boy

first_imgMeanwhile, Lindor stood outside the batter’s box looking at the crowd and was obviously upset.“As soon as I hit it, I knew it was headed to somebody,” Lindor said, via Cleveland.com. “I hit it hard. I got over on the ball. It stinks. Related News Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor is begging for MLB teams to extend protective netting after his foul ball hit a little boy Sunday.While facing off against the Royals at Progressive Field, Lindor fouled a 92 mph pitch behind the Royals’ dugout and into the crowd in the sixth inning. Immediately afterward, a man was seen sprinting up the stairs with a small child in his arms. Corey Kluber injury update: Indians ace (broken arm) ramps up mound work “I encourage every MLB team to put the nets all the way down (to the foul pole). I know it’s all about the fans’ experience to interact with the players. I completely get that. You want to have that interaction with the players, getting autographs and stuff. But at the end of the day, we want to make sure everybody comes out of the game healthy. We’ve got to do something about it.“Everybody feels bad. If we can put the nets a little farther down, it would be a a lot better.”While the team didn’t release any further information on the incident, Lindor said he tracked down where the child was being treated to make sure he was going to be all right.“He’s in the hospital right now,” Lindor said. “I came over immediately and tried to find out where he was. The paramedics were checking him here.”Once I got out of the game, they let me know that he’s doing OK. He’s doing good. He’s in the hospital getting checked out. He’s talking and answering questions and his eyes look good. That’s a good sign. Hopefully, every test they run on him comes back good. MLB wrap: Dodgers shut out Marlins, complete sweep MLB trade rumors: Padres ‘most serious’ suitor for Trevor Bauer “You don’t want that to happen to anybody, especially a little kid.”According to Lindor, the boy is 3 years old.So far, six MLB teams have extended the protective netting farther down the foul lines since 2018. However, more people have been hit with foul balls beyond the netting, including a little girl at an Astros-Cubs game in May.last_img read more