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Mozilla CEO resigns after furor over gay rights

first_imgNZ Herald 4 April 2014      Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich is stepping down as CEO and leaving the company following protests over his support of a gay marriage ban in California.The nonprofit that makes the Firefox browser infuriated many employees and users last week by naming Eich head of the Mountain View, California-based organization.At issue was Eich’s $1,000 donation in 2008 to the campaign to pass California’s Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that outlawed same-sex marriages. The ban was overturned last year when the U.S. Supreme Court left in place a lower-court ruling striking down the ballot measure.Eich’s contribution had drawn negative attention in the past but took on more weight when he was named CEO. Mozilla employees and users criticized the move on Twitter and elsewhere online. Earlier this week, dating website OKCupid replaced its usual homepage for users logging in with Firefox with a note suggesting they not use Mozilla’s software to access the site.The departure raises questions about how far corporate leaders are allowed to go in expressing their political views.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11232112last_img read more

Tetraplegic woman: Euthanasia shouldn’t be allowed for people with injuries

first_imgNewsTalk ZB 14 December 2017Family First Comment: Christchurch woman Claire Freeman lost all movement in her limbs after a car accident when she was 17. She was told by health professionals that given the extent of her injuries, travelling overseas for assisted suicide was a legitimate option. “That would definitely have been something that I would have actively pursued had it been legal and I’m just so grateful now that it is not.”www.PROTECT.org.nz to make a SubmissionA tetraplegic says a voluntary euthanasia bill that has passed its first reading needs significant changes.Christchurch woman Claire Freeman lost all movement in her limbs after a car accident when she was 17.She told Larry Williams in the wake of her accident, she was told by health professionals that given the extent of her injuries, travelling overseas for assisted suicide was a legitimate option.“That would definitely have been something that I would have actively pursued had it been legal and I’m just so grateful now that it is not.”She said assisted suicide has a place in the event of a painful and terminal illness, but should not be allowed for those with grievous injuries like hers.Claire said she attempted to end her own life after her accident and now regrets considering suicide.“You don’t know what it’s like until you have it and my problem wasn’t my injury it was my misguided coping mechanism.”http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/larry-williams-drive/audio/claire-freeman-euthanasia-bill-needs-significant-changes/last_img read more

WVSU set to open law school this year

first_imgCurrently, WVSU is hiring faculty members for the College of Law. ILOILO City – West Visayas State University (WVSU) on Luna Street, La Paz district has received a go-signal from the Legal Education Board to open a College of Law this School Year 2020-2021. With the opening of the College of Law at WVSU this academic year, they will be the first state university to offer legal education in Region 6./PN “Delay lang because of the pandemic. We have to get the approval of the legal education board before we could actually say that we are ready to open,” Villaruz told Panay News on Wednesday. Villaruz added they will post on the WVSU official website the necessary requirements early next week so that they can begin the application process. WVSU president Dr. Joselito Villaruz said yesterday they received an email from the staff of the Legal Education Board informing them that their application had been approved and that official communication be sent to them as soon as possible. For the tuition fees, Villaruz said students will pay minimum fee because WVSU is a state university.center_img “We want to be very good and exceptional program on the region so we have to limit our students,” he added.If the bar examination shows that 25 students performing well, WVSU will increase the number of students, he added. Villaruz also clarified that there is no prioritization especially for WVSU graduates. The Quezon Hall houses the College of Arts and Sciences of the West Visayas State University in La Paz, Iloilo City. The university president, Dr. Joselito Villaruz, says they already received a go-signal from the Legal Education Board to open a College of Law this upcoming school year. DARYL LASAFIN/PN FILE PHOTO Villaruz disclosed that only 25 applicants will be this year to ensure that the program’s pioneers are as good or well-performing as they are at the College of Medicine. WVSU will be giving interested applicants an aptitude examination. Interview is a must before they could enter, added Villaruz.last_img read more

Ighalo: Man Utd players are getting better every day in training

first_img Loading… Promoted Content13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The World6 Best Movie Cars You Could Own But Probably Can’t AffordBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Rihanna Museum Is Probably Opening Soon Odion Ighalo has said that Manchester United’s players have been flying in training and they are getting better every day. Man Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were on an 11-game unbeaten run when football was suspended on March 13, a sequence that included nine wins. “I’m getting better and better every day,” said Ighalo. “I’m still working every day and we’ve been training together the past two weeks now, so it’s getting close to the game. “The sharpness is coming, the fitness is coming and everything is going well. “It’s been strange, you know, because you have to stay two metres apart to talk to your team-mates. “Sometimes, you need to get close to give them some signs but now it’s two metres and it’s kind of strange.Advertisementcenter_img “But this is what we have to do for us to be safe and for the game to go on. We’re ready to do it and we’re happy to do it.” He added: “Everyone is training normally and training full and all that, so the squad is full and everyone is ready, I think. “I can’t wait for the league to start again. I’m really looking forward to it. “We did mention today there could be 15 or 16 games left before the season is finished. read also:I’m buzzing and ready to go, says Ighalo after Man Utd move extension “No matter who starts the game, we know everybody is going to take part in the games. “So we have to be ready, physically and mentally, because everybody is going to get a chance. We’re working hard and I believe we’re going to do great. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Chaos in the Senate as house adjourns debate on revenue formula

first_imgDebate on 3rd basis revenue allocation formula will continue on Tuesday 4th August after the Senate adjourned Tuesday night in compliance with the dusk to dawn curfew.Deputy Speaker Margaret Kamar said it would be wrong for Senators to proceed with debate on an amendment by Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja after President Uhuru Kenyatta directed that those who flout COVID 19 regulations shouldn’t be spared.Earlier the House dismissed an amendment to delay the proposed new formula on the 3rd basis revenue allocation proposed by Senate Minority Whip Irungu Kang’ata. The House will now reconvene on 4th of August to continue with debate on Sakaja’s amendment on the report of the Finance Committee.Also Read  2/3rd gender headache: Maraga calls for dissolution of ParliamentSakaja wants to retain the current revenue allocation formula for Counties saying they are all in agreement that Counties shouldn’t lose money.He said the narrative that some Counties in this Country are getting money than they don’t deserve shouldn’t even exist saying as Senator for Nairobi, the County would rather lose the extra Ksh 100m it would have gotten had they adopted the report of the Finance Committee, than see other Counties lose cash.The House was critically divided on the matter forcing Minority Leader James Orengo and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula to call for an adjournment on the debate to allow for a consensus among Senators.Wetangula said there is no lacuna on the formula since the constitution is clear that if there is no consensus on a new formula, the existing one should take effect.Also Read  Relief for families as MOH revises Covid-19 burial protocolsMajority Whip Irungu Kang’ata, Minority Whip Mutula Kilonzo jnr as well as other Senators could hear none of it.Kang’ata was clear that the House has already adjourned 5 times on the same motion and can’t make the mistake again.He even said the options available to the Senate, his amendment as well as an amendment by Senator Johnson Sakaja, were good and whichever won, Counties would not lose.Kang’ata’s sought to amend the Committee’s report to the extent that the new proposed formula for allocating revenue among the counties should commence in the Financial Year 2022/2023.“I heard the cries from our brothers from the marginalized Counties,” He said.Kang’ata said he made the decision to delay the commencement of the new formula since he doesn’t support a scenario where some Counties will lose money.Also Read  PSC to challenge Maraga’s advice to dissolve Parliament over gender ruleThe amendment therefore means that the existing formula on revenue sharing among Counties shall remain in place until the new one takes effect in 2022.Orengo indeed supported the amendment to delay the new formula saying a majority of Counties would lose considerably.“In this amendment nobody is losing. Nobody will lose next year, nobody should lose,” Orengo said.While moving the motion Senate Finance Committee Chairperson Charles Kibiru said the Committee had involved all stakeholders in its deliberations and the discussion shouldn’t be about which County gets how much but on whether the formula is agreeable among the stakeholders.His sentiments were echoed by Migori Senator Dr Ochillo Ayacko who urged Senators not look at the formula in terms of what their Counties will receive. 25 Senators voted against the amendment while 22 Senators voted in support of the same.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153last_img read more

Koeman: Swans have similar style

first_img The Dutchman has begun life at St Mary’s well, despite first having to oversee a summer squad overhaul, and Saints enter this weekend’s fixtures in fourth place. “It’s so fast into the season but what I am happy about is that, after a lot of changes in the team, the team is doing well,” Koeman said. Southampton boss Ronald Koeman sees similarities in his side and Saturday’s Premier League opponents Swansea as he targets an extension to Saints’ impressive start to the season. While Saints saw the likes of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw and Calum Chambers depart in the summer, Swansea were able to hold on to their best players. Asked if he was surprised, Koeman added: “On one side yes, because I read of some interest from some big clubs. “I think it’s the best for Swansea. You try always to keep the best players and they did it.” Striker Wilfried Bony was among those linked with a move, having impressed in his first season since his arrival from Vitesse Arnhem. Like with Graziano Pelle, scorer of four goals in his first five games for Saints since moving from Holland, Koeman had few doubts Bony would be a success. “Bony I know very well,” Koeman added. “He was in Holland very strong. Pelle was also in Holland strong. Bony too was strong. “Both players are showing that they can reach the level of the Premier League. I’m not surprised about that. “Bony is physical, he’s a goalscorer and, okay, I’m not surprised that he is playing at a good level for Swansea.” Sadio Mane continues to be absent for Southampton. The Senegal midfielder has received his work permit and joined up with his team-mates on Friday, and will be assessed to see if he can make his debut in next Tuesday’s Capital One Cup clash at Arsenal. Striker Shane Long has shaken off a head knock. Swansea boss Garry Monk insists there are no hard feelings between him and Koeman ahead of their Liberty Stadium meeting. Koeman expressed his interest in the Swansea job last March following Michael Laudrup’s departure and Monk stepping into the role of caretaker manager. The former Holland defender was set to leave Feyenoord and his personal manager Guido Albers contacted Swansea’s Dutch director John van Zweden to enquire whether his client was a suitable candidate for the job. Monk labelled Koeman’s public interest in the job at the time as “disrespectful” and in the event he became full-time Swansea manager in May, while Koeman was later appointed Mauricio Pochettino’s successor at Southampton. But speaking ahead of the meeting between the third and fourth-placed sides in the Barclays Premier League, Monk said about Koeman: “It is water under the bridge. “It did not mean anything to me, it was his agent making all the claims. “You just get on with it. People choose different ways to do things. “I met him (Koeman) at the managers’ meeting before the season and said a quick ‘hello’ and that was it. “It is another opponent, we respect him but we will concentrate on Swansea and getting a result.” Swansea lie third in the Premier League but welcome Southampton on the back of their first defeat of the season, 4-2 away to leaders Chelsea last weekend. Southampton have climbed into fourth spot after back-to-back wins over West Ham and Newcastle, scoring seven goals in the process and silencing some of the doubters after selling Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw, Rickie Lambert, Calum Chambers, Dejan Lovren in the summer and losing Pochettino to Tottenham. “I was surprised early on in the summer, but once I saw the players they were signing I didn’t really fear (for them) much,” said Monk, who spent eight years as a Southampton player. “I knew they were quality players and when they brought them in I thought, if anything, they have added quality near enough at the same level as they were last year. “I think they are very strong and they will be looking to come here and put on a really good performance, but we have to be confident in ourselves and make sure we keep our home run going.” Swansea have scored eight goals in four league matches but Wilfried Bony, who managed 25 in all competitions last season and was linked with Liverpool and Tottenham during the summer, has yet to find the target. Monk believes Swansea have adopted a more attacking approach this season. “We have trained for it,” Monk said. “You can’t just say to players, ‘I want you to score more goals and if you run there you will score’. “But the way we are working and the scenarios we are trying to achieve, the players have probably never trained as much in those situations in my time here. “Wilf hasn’t got a goal yet but I believe if he keeps getting chances he will score. “He could have had a couple of goals already this year, but the team has been contributing more which is important to relieve the pressure on him.” Argentina defender Federico Fernandez stands by to make his first Barclays Premier League start for Swansea following his £8million move from Napoli last month. Fernandez came on at half-time in the 4-2 defeat at Chelsea last weekend after Jordi Amat damaged knee ligaments and should slot into central defence alongside skipper Ashley Williams. “The team shows a good spirit, the team shows ambition and we had a great game last Saturday (beating Newcastle 4-0) for our fans. “This Saturday is a new one, it’s another one. Okay, we would like to keep winning and continue winning. If you win, you win points and you will be up in the table and we will see where it ends. “If we play like our philosophy then normally we will be up in the league, because we have a good team, we have good players and we need time. “We know that, but until now I am very happy with the performance of Southampton.” Swansea won their first three matches until defeat at Chelsea last time out. “It’s nice to see how they play, because it’s similar to what we like to do and how we like to play,” Koeman added. “It’s a team who do very good pressing in midfield and a team who like to dominate the opponent. “It’s similar to what we like to do and how we play. I think that will be very interesting this Saturday.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Disney Sues Central Florida County Over Increases in Property Taxes

first_imgWalt Disney World is telling one Central Florida county that property taxes do not work like “magic.” The Disney lawsuits explain that Singh listed the assessed value for the Magic Kingdom, which is the world’s busiest theme park, at $504 million. In addition, Epcot’s value was set at about $539 million.Meanwhile, Hollywood Studios’ value was assessed at nearly $394 million while Animal Kingdom is worth $435 million.Disney World has been closed since March 15 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and is planning a phased reopening starting July 11. Disney is suing the Orange County property appraiser over 2019 tax assessments for its theme parks, resorts, employee buildings, as well as other structures. The company has filed similar lawsuits in past years.According to The Orlando Sentinel, Property Appraiser Rick Singh says the Disney complex has been undervalued for many years. However, Disney says it is now challenging errors in the assessments.The magic is returning. Read a message from Josh D’Amaro regarding our Disney parks and experiences around the world. https://t.co/YjTECaKZh8 pic.twitter.com/5t2naFeLEs— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) June 10, 2020last_img read more

EPL: Kane, Son Rip Everton Apart in Eight-goal Thriller

first_imgTottenham Hotspur showed why manager Mauricio Pochettino is a wanted man by thrashing Everton 6-2 at Goodison Park yesterday to close to within six points of Premier League leaders Liverpool.Spurs have had to cope with the unwanted attention of Pochettino being linked with the Manchester United job following Jose Mourinho’s sacking this week.But they showed no signs of being distracted as they roared back from a goal down thanks to doubles from Son Heung-min and Harry Kane with Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen also on target. Everton led against the run of play through Theo Walcott and even former Tottenham midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson’s strike to reduce the hosts’ deficit to 4-2 early in the second half couldn’t spark a revival.Fatigue may yet still derail Tottenham’s bid to win a first trophy under Pochettino with Spurs still involved in four competitions.But with Liverpool facing Arsenal and Manchester City in a top of the table clash in their next three games over the festive period, Tottenham have the opportunity to haul themselves into a three-way title race if they maintain the standards set at Goodison.Kane had chipped into the side-netting and Jordan Pickford produced a fine save to deny England teammate Kieran Trippier in the early stages.But it was Everton who struck first in a wildly open contest when Walcott stabbed home at the near post from Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s cross.Marco Silva’s men could even have been 2-0 up had Calvert-Lewin not been penalised for a push on Davinson Sanchez when heading home moments later.But Spurs looked as if they could score with almost every attack and were soon on level terms with the aid of a Pickford error.The England No 1 rushed from his goal but only succeeded in getting in the way of his own defender Kurt Zouma and Son took advantage with a wonderful finish from a narrow angle.Once back on level terms, Spurs were relentless as Pickford denied Son a second but Alli charged into the box to sweep home the rebound to turn the game around.Kane is now just one goal behind Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang in the race for the Premier League golden boot and showed his predatory instincts to side-foot into an empty net after Trippier’s fine free-kick came back off the post three minutes before halftime.Both teams face the least rest time of any Premier League side over the festive period with another three games to come between now and New Year’s Day.However, there was no let up in the pace of the game after the break as Eriksen produced a technically perfect controlled volley from the edge of the box to make it 4-1.Three minutes later Everton’s deficit was back to two as Sigurdsson dribbled across the whole Tottenham defence before firing back across Hugo Lloris.Yet, any hope of a fight-back was extinguished just after the hour mark when Son’s fine control cushioned Erik Lamela’s pass before he finished through the legs of Pickford.It was announced this week that the South Korean will go to the Asian Cup in January despite already representing his country at the World Cup and Asian Games this year.And Son showed why he will be missed by his club in January once more with an inch-perfect cross for Kane to slide in for his second of the afternoon 16 minutes from time.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Girls indoor track Lakers finish third at Arcaro meet

first_imgThe other athlete was disqualified, but Johnson’s superb time and place were lost. Teammates Molly Dolan (48.47 seconds) and Ella Huftalen (49.61) still combined for third in the event but Johnson’s effort would have put them in first in the event and second overall in the meet.The Lakers’ distance runners also posted a strong meet with Molly Hart (11:56.0) and Claire Braaten (12:29.12) teaming up for second in the 3,000-meter run. Braaten (5:46.67) returned to combine with Nadia Segall (5:45.61) for second in the 1,500, while Hart (3:40.34) also scored again with Carley Lounsbury (3:34.51) leading them to fourth in the 1,000-meter run.The 4×800 meter relay of Mia Chesbrough, Julia Reff, Anna Reger and Peyton Basic posted the Lakers’ best time of the season (11:23.24) to capture fourth. The 4×400 team of Grace Dolan (1:05.9 split), Ainsly Schug (1:07.4), Riley Knapp (1:09.9) and Melanie Michael (1:08.2) also ran Cazenovia’s best time of the year to earn third in 4:31.47.Basic returned to partner with Grace Dolan for third in the 600-meter run relay while Michael posted a career best of 9.60 seconds to lead Cazenovia to a second place finish in the 55-meter hurdles. Katie Whitney (10.17 seconds) and Bonnie Pittman (10.64) also ran personal best times in the hurdles.Claire Edwards led the Lakers in the field events, placing fourth in the shot put field as an individual (28 feet 8 inches) and teaming with Lily Sorbello for fourth as a relay. That duo also combined for fifth in the weight throw.Chloe Smith led Cazenovia in the jumps, hitting 14’10” in the long jump to combine with Kylie Anthony for fourth as a team. Anthony (29’3″) and Pittman (28’4″) each posted personal bests in the triple jump to earn third as a relay.Carley Lounsbury and Christina Brown each cleared 6’6″ in the pole vault to capture third as a duo while Katie Pavelchak (4’3″) and Kiara Dolan (4 feet) earned fourth in the high jump relay to round out the Lakers’ scoring.Missing some key athletes due to holiday travel at the Arcaro meet, the Lakers will hope to be back to full strength on Friday as they travel to Utica College’s Hutton dome for the first time this season to compete against the Mohawk Valley Indoor Track Association schools.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: Cazenoviagirls indoor track Cazenovia’s sprinters led the way for the team as all of its athletes “knocked off the rust” after a two week break in competition due to the holidays. The 4×200 meter relay team of Chloe Smith, Riley Knapp, Madison Jones and Savannah Johnson captured first place in a time of 1:56.36.Smith (7.78 seconds) and Johnson (7.81) each ran season bests in the 55-meter dash as they teamed up to place second in the event in the relay-style meet. Katie Whitney was close behind, running a personal best of 8.00 to finish fifth overall as an individual in the field.Johnson was on her way to her fastest clocking of the year in the 300-meter dash, moving into first place as she entered the final stretch when she was tripped up by an opposing athlete, sending her down hard to the surface of the track prior to the finish.center_img by Kurt WheelerThe Cazenovia girls indoor track team placed third in the 14-team field in the afternoon session of Saturday’s John Arcaro Memorial Invitational at SRC Arena.Class AA power Fayetteville-Manlius took first with 124 points and Class B rival Westhill scored 104 to edge out the Lakers (101) for second. A bad break on just one event was the margin between places for the girls.last_img read more

Wisconsin splits series with Penn State

first_imgView Gallery (2 Photos)Inconsistency has been a problem all season for Wisconsin’s softball team, and on Sunday it cost them a game and possibly the momentum to make a late-season charge.The Badgers hosted Penn State for a doubleheader, winning the first game 8-3 and losing 2-0 in the second.“We could have won both,” head coach Chandelle Schulte said. “That would be the third Big Ten victory we really lost an opportunity on. If we win three more games, then we are in fourth in the Big Ten.”UW lost the second game, managing just two hits and a walk. Some of the players, however, felt the stats were misleading because they hit some balls hard right at the defense.“It is extremely frustrating,” junior Theresa Boruta said. “We call it the ‘At-Em Disease.’ and we hit it right at them. You just have to remember, one at-bat to another, that you are hitting well and if you keep hitting well, then eventually you will find a hole.”Despite being held scoreless, the Badgers were in the game the entire time thanks largely to a strong pitching performance from junior Leah Vanevenhoven. Vanevenhoven pitched a complete game, striking out eight and giving up only four hits. The two runs given up were unearned.“I was able to move the ball in and out, which kept the hitters off-balance,” Vanevenhoven said. “My rise ball and drop ball were both effective, so I didn’t even need to use my curveball, and I kept mixing it up and I was able to frustrate the hitters.”Vanevenhoven was hurt by two defensive miscues in the sixth inning — the Achilles’ heel of the Badgers all season — that led to two unearned runs. With two outs and a runner on first, Vanevenhoven induced a weak ground ball to the right side of the infield, but freshmen Livi Abney misplayed it. Penn State’s next batter, Desi Giordano, sent a deep fly ball to center, which was dropped by freshman Jennifer Krueger, scoring two runs.“Our second baseman sat back on that ball, and you can’t sit back on that; she needs to attack that ball,” Schulte said. “And we have a dropped centerfield ball, so that is two mistakes. To me, that is not getting your job done.”For the first game of the doubleheader Sunday, the Badgers were much more successful offensively, producing a season-high 11 hits that led to eight runs.“We were really contagious with our hitting,” Boruta said. “That one person was getting on, or getting a hit, and then everyone else followed suit. With our team, everything seems to be contagious, whether it is hitting or our defense. As a team, we were able to feed off each other.”Of the nine players who got an at-bat for the Badgers, eight of them recorded hits. Junior Valyncia Raphael led the team two hits and three RBIs, and sophomore Letty Olivarez picked up the win as she pitched six innings and didn’t give up a run.Friday, the Badgers hosted a doubleheader against the top team in the Big Ten, No. 6 Michigan. The Wolverines showed the Badgers why they are the best in the conference, sweeping UW 12-4 and 7-2“I think that we gave them two softball games,” Schulte said. “I think that the second game we allowed too many of their runners on without them even touching the ball. I think that they had the bases loaded and they never even put the ball in play. We threw the ball over the middle of the plate, and in the end we blew two softball games.”In the second game of the doubleheader the score was tied 2-2 heading into the sixth, and the Badgers had a chance to steal one from the Wolverines. But everything went wrong for UW in the top of the sixth inning, however, as the Michigan scored six runs and busted the game open.“Michigan is only going to be kept at bay for so long,” Schulte said. “And we had them at bay, and we would have been fine if we played to our abilities. If you make a mistake against these guys, they are going to kill it.”Despite losing both games to UM, the Badgers can take solace in the fact that they averaged three runs per game against a team that only gives up an average of 0.6 runs per seven innings. Pitchers Jordan Taylor and Nikki Nemitz, who boast a 0.45 and 0.80 ERA, respectively, led Michigan.“There is a silver lining, but you get tired of moral victories,” Schulte said.last_img read more