Scholar examines religious freedom in light of HHS mandate

January 26, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgAt an event hosted by Saint Mary’s Campus Ministry on Wednesday evening, Margaret Harper McCarthy from the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family at the Catholic University of America spoke about contraception and religious freedom in light of the HHS mandate. The event, titled “The Contraceptive Mandate: What do Catholics Want When They Ask for Religious Freedom,” kicked off this semester’s “Theology On Fire” speaker series.McCarthy, an assistant professor of theology at Catholic University, focused her talk on contraception, noting that many who have spoken about the issue of religious freedom in the context of the HHS mandate have focused their attentions on the right to religious freedom and less on the topic of contraception itself.“The assumption is you cannot win if you talk about contraception,” McCarthy said. “It’s often said that the issue is not about contraception. It’s just about religious freedom.”She said focusing on religious freedom is a common strategy used to convince others that a company should not have to provide contraception benefits to its employees. McCarthy said contraception has become an issue that cannot be discussed in the public realm.According to the mandate, religious freedom allows for religious practice in private settings, such ceremonies in church and temples, McCarthy said. However, the mandate’s definition of religious freedom would restrict religious practices in a public setting, such as schools, universities, and businesses.“[Religious freedom] has just been relegated to a private faith, faith without public witness, a faith without works,” she said. McCarthy denied this definition and redefined it.“Religious Freedom is tied to an obligation to speak the truth and carry it into the world,” McCarthy said.Kaitie Maierhofer, a senior and ministry assistant in McCandless Hall, said attended previous “Theology on Fire” sessions and came to McCarthy’s speech Wednesday to learn more about the issue.“I use [these Theology on Fire sessions] more as information for me,” Maierhofer said. “Growing up, I was always only around one side of the argument or the issue wasn’t discussed at all and I had no idea there was an issue in the first place.Tags: Catholic Social Teaching, Contraception, HHS Mandate, theology on firelast_img read more

South Asian Games: India clinches 41 medals on Day 5 to further consolidate top spot

September 16, 2020 0 Comments

first_img WATCH US LIVE In doubles, there was double delight for Dhruv who emerged victorious in both men’s and mixed doubles. He paired up with Krishna Prasad Garaga to win the men’s doubles title 21-19 19-21 21-18 against Sri Lanka’s Sachin Dias and Buwaneka. Sri Lanka is third with a total of 134 medals (23 gold, 42 silver, 69 bronze).READ | India Wins 50 Medals, Breaches 100-mark Record In South Asian GamesThe shuttlers won the maximum gold medals — four — for India on Friday. They completely dominated the discipline by winning four gold and two silver in the day. Later, Ajay Singh won a silver in men’s 81kg by lifting 316kg in total.Indian cyclists also opened their gold medal account on Friday. Elangbam Chaoba Devi finished on the top of the podium in women’s elite race while John Naveen Thomas and Arvind Panwar bagged a gold and silver respectively in the men’s elite event.READ | India Clinch Two Gold In Badminton At South Asian Games India grabbed another 18 silver and 4 bronze to take the total tally to 165 medals (81 gold, 59 silver, 25 bronze) and leave second-placed Nepal (41 gold, 27 silver, 48 bronze), who won 116 medals in aggregate, behind. 9 months ago India Vs West Indies: Mohammad Azharuddin to be honoured with a stand to his name Former world junior championships silver medallist Siril Verma lived up to his top seeding as he rallied from a game down to outwit compatriot Aryaman Tandon 17-21 23-21 21-13 in an all-Indian men’s singles final. In men’s sabre event also, Karan Singh and Kumaresan Padma Gishonidhi clinched the gold and silver. Indian also finished 1-2 in the men’s epee event with Sunil Kumar claiming the gold while Jayaprakash Guruprakash bagged the silver. Written By 9 months ago Realme XT 730G, Realme truly wireless earbuds India launch on December 17 READ | India Bags Two Gold Medals In Kho Kho At 13th South Asian GamesIn mixed doubles, top seeds Dhruv and Meghana Jakkampudi eased past second seeds Sachin Dias and Thilini Pramodika Hendehewe of Sri Lanka 21-16, 21-14 in the final.Track and field athletes, who were leading the Indian charge in the past few days, fetched the maximum 12 medals but just two of them were gold. The two gold was won in men’s and women’s shot put events. 9 months ago India wins 50 medals, breaches 100-mark record in South Asian Games Last Updated: 6th December, 2019 21:07 IST South Asian Games: India Clinches 41 Medals On Day 5 To Further Consolidate Top Spot India grabbed another 18 silver and 4 bronze to take the total tally to 165 medals (81 gold, 59 silver, 25 bronze) and leave second-placed Nepal with 116 medals Another Indian Om Prakash Karhana was a distant second with a best throw of 17.31m. READ | India Wins 10 Medals In Athletics In 2019 South Asian GamesIn women’s shot put event, Abha Khatuwa took the gold by throwing the iron ball to a distance of 15.32m. Compatriot Kachana Chaudhary bagged the bronze with a throw of 13.66m.The country’s fencers also made their presence felt in the South Asian Games by clinching three gold and as many silver. Wangelmbam Thoibi Devi won the gold in women’s foil while compatriot Radhika Prasad bagged the silver in a 1-2 finish for India. 9 months ago India bags two Gold medals in Kho Kho at 13th South Asian Gamescenter_img Press Trust Of India In men’s shot put, Asian champion Tejinder Pal Singh Toor broke the South Asian Games record with a creditable throw of 20.03m to win the gold. He bettered compatriot Bahadur Singh Sagoo’s previous record of 19.15m made in 1999. First Published: 6th December, 2019 21:07 IST COMMENT In table tennis also, the Indians won the gold and silver in both the men’s and women’s singles.  Anthony Amalraj defeated compatriot Harmeet Desai 4-3 while Sutirtha Mukherjee downed Ayhika Mukherjee 4-2 in the all-Indian men’s and women’s single’s finals respectively.India weightlifters also continued their impressive run in the regional multi-sporting event by claiming three gold and a bar of silver.READ | Bala Devi Scores A Brace; India Thrash Maldives 5-0 At South Asian GamesAchinta Sheuli opened the gold account on Friday as he finished on top of the podium in men’s 73kg with a total lift of 300kg.  In the women’s singles final, Ashmita Chaliha overcame a late surge from fellow Indian Gayatri Gopichand to finish off with a 21-18, 25-23 win. LIVE TV WE RECOMMEND 9 months ago India continues impressive show, wins 29 medals, including 15 gold, to jump spot to in SAG SUBSCRIBE TO US Rakhi Halder added another gold in women’s 64kg with a total effort of 200 kg while Manpreet Kaur won the third in women’s 71kg category with a total lift of 192kg. FOLLOW US Shuttlers led India’s yet another stupendous show as the country widened the gap at the top by clinching 41 medals, including 19 gold, on Day 5 of the 13th South Asian Games on Friday.last_img read more

Immersive B2B focus sees Premier Punt rebrand to Incentive Games

August 30, 2020 0 Comments

first_img FES and Incentive Games launch esports prediction game June 2, 2020 StumbleUpon John Gordon, Premier PuntIndustry fantasy sports operator Premier Punt Group has fully rebranded its business entity to Incentive Games.Issuing a market update, the company detailed that its rebrand reflects the company’s move towards becoming an industry sportsbook games and application developer.In recent months, Premier Punt has restructured its operations, seeking to deliver a broader portfolio of products to betting incumbents, with its development team focused on creating immersive applications, enhancing player sportsbook experiences.Furthermore, Premier Punt’s rebrand to Incentive Games follows the firm’s successful ‘six-figure’ crowdfunding round, which saw industry figurehead Victor Chandler join the enterprise as an investor and advisor.Updating the media, John Gordon, CEO of Incentive Games, detailed that his restructured outfit would now seek to become the leading B2B sportsbook development studio, focusing delivering unique customer engagements through dynamics such as gamification and immersive tech.“We took this opportunity to rebrand based on the success and market penetration we achieved as Premier Punt Group,” said Gordon. “We realised that our solutions are much more widely applicable than we first thought. Our mission is simple – we want to change the way that businesses do business by revealing the hidden potential of their existing and future customer base.“Our rebranding package represents a sharp new visual identity which encapsulates this goal and we are very excited to be scaling up our operations in a big way over the next year to align with our ambitions. All businesses want to acquire new customers and retain them. Many businesses want to monetise their user base, and they are coming to us to do so. We are specialists in Acquisition, Retention and Monetisation or as we say; Play, Stay and Pay.”Victor Chandler commented: “This is an incredibly exciting time for Incentive Games and this rebrand marks a significant milestone in the company’s evolution, redefining who they are while capturing their core values and future strategy. Incentive Games are looking forward to expanding their team throughout this year so that they can use this new brand identity as a foundation to enter a diverse range of markets and further capitalise on what they already know is a winning formula.” Share Related Articles Submit John Gordon: Incentive Games – Putting the Reality into Virtual April 24, 2020 Share BtoBet integrates Incentive Games content July 29, 2020last_img read more