How to move on after the US election

first_imgHe’s authored several books on the subject and taught two of the most popular classes in Harvard University’s history – on positive psychology and the psychology of leadership. – Advertisement – Regardless of which side you’re on, the US election has probably been an emotional time.So here’s some advice from Tal Ben-Shahar, who writes and teaches about the science of happiness. – Advertisement –last_img

No room for error on assisted dying

first_imgNewsRoom 10 July 2020Family First Comment: An important commentary….“I read headlines stating the majority of public (63%) support legalising euthanasia, according to the poll. To the untrained eye, that looks like some strong evidence that the End of Life Choice Act (EOLC Act) is a done deal. But to me it just smacks of the same shallow approach to this vote that many are tempted into making. Hold that poll up against other polls that show 74% of Kiwis don’t know we can already turn off life support, 70% incorrectly think the EOLC Act will legalise the choice not to be resuscitated (which is already legal), and 75% thought it would only be available when all other treatments have been tried… so I wonder what information we are basing our poll voting on?Most Kiwis aren’t aware that the end of life choice act is not a concept they’ll be voting for, but specific, unmovable legislation. And if we make a mistake, death is a heavy penalty, writes Caralise Trayes. A new Colmar Brunton poll revealed last weekend doesn’t do any favours in helping people recognise the binding referendum question they will actually be asked at this year’s election. It only reinforces the point that Kiwis aren’t being equipped to make an informed vote.I read headlines stating the majority of public (63 percent) support legalising euthanasia, according to the poll. To the untrained eye, that looks like some strong evidence that the End of Life Choice Act (EOLC Act) is a done deal. But to me it just smacks of the same shallow approach to this vote that many are tempted into making.Hold that poll up against other polls that show 74 percent of Kiwis don’t know we can already turn off life support, 70 percent incorrectly think the EOLC Act will legalise the choice not to be resuscitated (which is already legal), and 75 percent thought it would only be available when all other treatments have been tried… so I wonder what information we are basing our poll voting on?Us Kiwis need to know we will in fact be voting on a very specific piece of legislation; not the concept of euthanasia. If we vote ‘yes’ in the binding referendum, the law is passed and active. No changes or adjustments can be made to this Act. So we should be examining the piece of law in front of us. However hard it is, we must put aside our view on the topic of assisted dying, and check this is the right law for the job.We need to carefully assess and analyse this law to ensure it allows the autonomy to choose – something that many of us seek, while protecting those who shouldn’t have access, for one reason or another. And there’s no space for error – if we get it wrong, death is a big penalty.READ MORE: https://www.newsroom.co.nz/no-room-for-error-on-assisted-dyinglast_img read more

Cornell looks for home win vs Dartmouth

first_imgCornell looks for home win vs Dartmouth February 27, 2020 SENIOR STUDS: Dartmouth’s Chris Knight, James Foye and Ian Sistare have collectively accounted for 47 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 66 percent of all Big Green points over the last five games.MIGHTY MCBRIDE: Terrance McBride has connected on 28.9 percent of the 76 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 5 for 12 over the last three games. He’s also converted 78.3 percent of his foul shots this season.SLIPPING AT 72: Cornell is 0-13 this year when it allows 72 points or more and 6-4 when holding opponents to fewer than 72.COLD SPELL: Dartmouth has lost its last seven road games, scoring 58 points, while allowing 68.1 per game.STINGY DEFENSE: Dartmouth has held opposing teams to 64.1 points per game, the lowest figure among all Ivy League teams.___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comcenter_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDartmouth (10-15, 3-7) vs. Cornell (6-17, 3-7)Newman Arena at Bartels Hall, Ithaca, New York; Friday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Cornell looks for its fourth straight win over Dartmouth at Newman Arena at Bartels Hall. The last victory for the Big Green at Cornell was a 78-66 win on Feb. 19, 2016. Associated Press last_img read more