A recent survey on abortion carried out by the university student council does not give a clear indication of the actual perspective of students’ opinion on abortion, accorfing to the chairperson of the pro-life Life Network Foundation. The KSU survey found that 58.4 per cent of participants believe that abortion should not be legalised, whilst 41.6 per cent were in favour. Whilst KSU noted that the survey has achieved a particularly high response rate, chairperson Dr Miriam Sciberras believes otherwise. Speaking to The Malta Independent she said: “When we asked students about the survey, many were unaware that there was such a survey taking place; which reflects in the number of participants. The fact that only 733 out of 11,000 students participated does not give a clear indication of the actual perspective of the student’s opinion on abortion.” Sciberras, who had participated in one of the two public consultations KSU had organised on abortion, explained … [Read more...] about ‘KSU abortion survey does not give clear indication; majority of students were unaware of it’
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"I think people are more anxious than ever before, but I think we are over-diagnosing it as well probably. For a long time, even up to 10 years ago, people would come in with depression, addiction, lots of other issues. Now, anxiety is ubiquitous. Every single person who comes in has anxiety, and also whatever else," she says. Certainly the stats would seem to bear this out: Anxiety disorder is the most common mental illness in Ireland, the UK and America. Roughly 18.1pc of Americans have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. There has been a 1,200pc increase in diagnoses of anxiety since 1980. That is not happy reading. The problem - one of them, anyway - is that anxiety is infectious. "The thing about anxiety is, if I'm anxious about something, it's my primal urge to make you anxious," says Stella. "Because either I'm a fool for being anxious, or you're a fool for not being anxious. Either way, I need to get you on board." This, she says, is responsible for the kind of pre-Leaving … [Read more...] about The ‘anxious well’: What can we do to confront our anxiety and begin to reduce it?
From the Belfast rape trial to the historic referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment, to the shocking CervicalCheck scandal and concerted interventions to address the gender pay gap, 2018 has been quite the roller coaster when it comes to women’s advancement, writes Political Correspondent Elaine Loughlin ‘Dress suitably in short skirts and strong boots, leave your jewels and gold wands in the bank, and buy a revolver.’Almost 110 years after Constance Markievicz uttered those rabble-rousing words women have undoubtedly made considerable advances but in many instances they still have a fight on their hands.In the year that we celebrated a century since women were given the right to vote, just 22% of our TDs are female.Irish women are now more likely to have a third-level qualification than men, with over half (55.1%) of women aged 25-34 having a third-level qualification in 2016 compared to just 42.9% of men in this age group.However, the 2016 census showed that the … [Read more...] about Year of the woman: 2018 has been a roller coaster when it comes to women’s advancement
€819 including keyboard folio cover (PC World/Currys. Specs: 10.5-inch screen, 4GB Ram, 64GB storage If you’re looking for an alternative to iPads or Windows, there aren’t too many options in the work space. The best of what’s around is probably Samsung’s high-end Galaxy Tab S4. As well as boasting decent specs, including an excellent display, it has one trick that no other tablet rival has – a Windows simulation mode. I don’t mean Microsoft’s operating specifically, but a desktop-like alternative operating interface that lets you work on it as you would a laptop, including the use of a mouse (or, if you don’t have a mouse, your S-Pen stylus). This is part of what Samsung calls its DeX system. By and large, it’s really quite decent for those who sometimes feel they need a mouse-and-cursor powered session, especially since it lets you open lots of windows at the same time. You can have 10 different apps open at the same time … [Read more...] about Adrian Weckler: ‘Which work-friendly ‘pro’ tablet is capable of doing a top job?’
Last weekend, Rowan Williams and John Gray, two of Britain’s foremost intellectuals (who are also old sparring partners and NS writers), appeared at the Cambridge Literary Festival. In front of a rapt audience at St John’s College – among whose alumni are three martyred saints and William Wordsworth – I moderated a freewheeling discussion of Christianity, atheism and ethics. These are subjects they approach from opposite poles: Williams as an Anglican clergyman, theologian and poet; Gray as an atheist, philosopher and historian of ideas. What follows is an edited transcript of their conversation, which started with the results of a recent survey showing that, for the first time, more than half the population of Britain claims to have no religious adherence. Michael Prodger Rowan Williams: These figures don’t of course necessarily mean that people aren’t religious believers of some sort; it means the word “Christian” is not where they … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightMatters of life and death: Rowan Williams and John Gray in conversation