Skidmore College should embrace the opportunity to hear views which run contrary to the prevailing view on campus. Integrated education, the empowerment of women, and many other ideas that are now widely accepted were once seen as unorthodox and dangerous. The advancement of knowledge requires that we must sometimes encounter positions which upset our beliefs or even that might even seem counterintuitive. To deny this is to assert that one has already learned everything that a speaker may have to say.The students who wish to prevent Professor Peterson’s visit have ironically cited his defense of free speech in his native Canada as a reason to exclude him. Whether the students ultimately believe in Mr Peterson’s view isn’t a basis to prevent themselves and others from hearing the perspective of an accredited academic and lecturer. I urge the students and faculty of Skidmore College to reject this attempt to censor thought at an institution founded on the value of contrary beliefs and educational opportunities.Mario MascaroTroyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
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“We’ve had to make a call now because of the situation here in Australia and other parts of the world,” Carroll told reporters in Sydney on Monday.”But the IOC is still working through their final decision-making.”Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said for the first time on Monday that the Tokyo Olympic Games may need to be postponed if the event cannot be held in its “complete form” due to the coronavirus pandemic.The IOC said on Sunday after an emergency meeting that it is stepping up its “scenario planning” for the 2020 Games due to start on July 24, including a possible postponement. Topics : The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) said on Monday it could not assemble a team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics due to the coronavirus outbreak and that its athletes should prepare for the Games to be postponed to 2021.AOC Chief Executive Matt Carroll said the AOC’s executive board had made its decision without waiting for advice from the International Olympic Committee due to changing circumstances with the pandemic in recent days.Carroll’s comments came after Canada announced it would not send its team to the Olympics and Paralympics in the summer of 2020. Carroll said Australia’s decision would give its athletes “certainty” and pushed for the Games to be held off until 2021.”… 2021, it’s 12 months, it has to be a summer Games, it’s an appropriate amount of time but again that’s a decision for the International Olympic Committee.”The AOC said in a statement earlier on Monday that it’s decision reflected the IOC’s “key principles of putting athlete health first and ensuring it acted in their best interests and the interests of sport”.Opposition to holding the Games in July has risen sharply in the past 48 hours, with several major stakeholders such as US Track and Field and UK Athletics, along with several national Olympic committees, calling for a delay because of the pandemic.More than 13,000 people have died globally since the coronavirus outbreak began.
“It was in the best interest of the Nigerian youths. This is not thep best of times to assemble large number of sports men and women when the world is fighting the menace of coronavirus disease. So Nigeria cannot pretend not to know what is happening globally.“I also equally support the idea of suspending all sports related activities for now until there is a vaccine to take care of coronavirus we should not be involved in gatherings that can help spread the disease. The government has done the best thing by postponing the National Sports Festival “, Elegbeleye disclosed.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Former Director General of National Sports Commission Otunba Gbenga Elegbeleye has hailed the US decision of the Federal Government to suspend the National Sports Festival that supposed to commence in Edo State this Sunday.Elegbeleye who had earlier advocated for cancellation of the Sports Festival was happy that the Nigerian government took the right decision to call off the Festival to curb the spread of the dreaded coronavirus disease that have ravaged the world recently.According to him, “the whole world is taking precautionary measures as regards the menace of deadly coronavirus disease, so Nigeria cannot afford to be careless. I say Kudos to the Federal Government for suspending the National Sports Festival to avoid the spread of the dreaded disease.
Oman541008+1.238Meet in the final and promoted to Division Two for 2018 Singapore 166 (36.4 ov)Canada 164 (38.0 ov)Singapore won by 2 runsTable standings Malaysia514002–1.286 United States532006–0.127 Embed from Getty Images TeamPldWLTNRPtsNRRStatus Uganda523004–0.205Meet in the 5th playoff and relegated to Division Four for 2018 Singapore532006–0.410Meet in the 3rd playoff and remain in Division Three Canada532006+0.817 FILE PHOTO: Roger Mukasa in action at Lugogo. PHOTO ICC CRICKET.COMUganda lost her final ICC World Cricket league Division 3 match to the USA, and have been relegated to the Fourth Division in 2018.Oman and Canada will play the final tomorrow and have been promoted to Division 2, while United States grabbed victory from the jaws of defeat, and together with Singapore, will remain in this division.Oman’s rise is spectacular, having been relegated to Division Five in 2014 while Canada had a Ugandan input, coach Henry Osinde (file photo below) having guided them back to Division 2.Osinde is a Ugandan-born cricketer who played at Busoga College Mwiri in Jinja before moving to Canada after struggling to keep a national team place. Today’s resultsUnited States of America 145 (49.5 ov)Uganda 132 (43.0 ov)United States of America won by 13 runsOman 293/7 (50.0 ov)Malaysia 162 (33.1 ov)Oman won by 131 runs Uganda’s World Cricket League history2007 Division Three: Champions – promoted2007 Division Two: 5th place – relegated2007 Division Three: 2nd place – promoted2011 Division Two: 5th place – relegated2013 Division Three: 2nd place – qualify for WCQ2014 Division Three: 2nd place – promoted2015 Division Two: 5th place – relegated2017 Division Three: relegatedShare on: WhatsApp