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Tag: 夜上海论坛SM House Drops Fees For Lifetime Gun Permits

first_imgFebruary 5, 2018, By Quinn FitzgeraldTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS—Legislation that would eliminate the fee for a lifetime gun permit passed the Indiana House Monday in spite of concerns that it would affect funding for police training.House Bill 1424, which passed 70-20, also changes a four-year handgun license to five years.In its original form, the bill proposed eliminating all handgun permits. Rep. Timothy Wesco, R-Osceola, author of the bill, stripped that language and replaced it with the changes in permits and fees, saying the state is moving in the right direction.“Yes, some might not be satisfied with the extent of this bill and want more, but we have to recognize that we’re working under the current system, we’re working a new law, and we hopefully do what we can to make sure that constitutional rights are protected and guaranteed right here in Indiana,” Wesco said.Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, questioned Wesco about the loss of revenue that many local police departments have used for training. Wesco said the potential loss of revenue would be $6 to $7 million, but Brown countered that he understood it might be closer to $11 million. The Legislative Services Agency, in examining the fiscal impact of the bill, reported the higher number.“I don’t find that to be rational or reasonable. I think that’s a worst possible case scenario,” Rep. Ben Smaltz, R-Auburn, said in reaction to Brown.Wesco pointed out that the fees being charged were significantly higher than the actual cost of issuing the permit and is subsidizing local law enforcement budgets.“That’s a responsibility we should all share equally, that law-abiding gun owners shouldn’t have to carry that extra burden,” he said.Wesco said the funds would be replaced, and the effective date of the bill has been changed from July 1, 2018, to July 1, 2019, to ensure this.Rep. Jim Lucas, R-Seymour, opposed the bill, arguing that no handgun licensing should exist because “licensing a constitutional right is not only wrong, but it’s immoral and dangerous.” He has maintained that limits on gun ownership violate the Second Amendment and in authorizing fees, officials are violating their oaths to uphold the Constitution.“What’s ironic to me is the implicit thought that we have suddenly got a bunch of brilliantly constitutional scholars and that for decades and decades, people who sat in these chairs, have passed all these laws, charging a small amount of money to get a gun license, they were all violating their oath,” said Rep. Edward Delaney, D-Indianapolis, in response to Lucas’ comment.Rep. Sue Errington, D-Muncie, expressed concern with costs, specifically if non-gun license holders should have to pay for those who possess the permits.“I don’t have a firearm. I don’t have a permit, and I don’t intend to get one. Should I have to pay for somebody else’s? Nobody but me is paying for my license to drive my car,” Errington said.HB 1424 now goes to the Senate.FOOTNOTE: Quinn Fitzgerald is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Tag: 夜上海论坛SM Study identifies gene regions associated with sleep duration

first_img What’s another hour of lost sleep? For some, a hazard Research sheds light on body clock and links to mental health and disease Since both shorter- and longer-than-average sleep durations have been associated with health problems, the team conducted separate GWAS for participants who reported either. Those studies identified additional genes not identified in the larger group analysis that contributed to either a longer or shorter sleep duration. The researchers also found shared genetic links between both abnormal sleep durations and factors such as higher levels of body fat, more depression symptoms, and fewer years of schooling, implying negative effects from both too little and too much sleep. In addition, short sleep duration was genetically linked with traits such as insomnia and smoking, while long-duration variants were linked with schizophrenia, Type 2 diabetes, and coronary artery disease.“Finding 78 areas of the genome that influence habitual sleep duration represents a huge leap forward in our understanding of the mechanisms behind why some people need more sleep than others,” said co–lead author Samuel Jones of the University of Exeter Medical School. “As part of a wider body of work, our discoveries have the potential to aid the discovery of new treatments for sleep and sleep-related disorders.”Co–senior and corresponding author Richa Saxena, an associate professor of anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and a member of MGH’s Center for Genomic Medicine, added, “While follow-up studies are required to clarify the functional impact of these variants, the associated genes are known to play a role in brain development and in the transmission of signals between neurons. These findings suggest themes for future investigations of the sleep-wake control centers of the brain that will help us tease apart mechanisms of disordered sleep and help understand each person’s natural set point for refreshing sleep.”Andrew Wood of the University of Exeter Medical School is co-lead author of the Nature Communications paper, and Michael Weedon, University of Exeter, and Martin Rutter, University of Manchester, are co-senior authors.Support for the study includes National Institutes of Health grants R01 DK107859 and R01 DK102696, and an MGH Research Scholar Award. A study led by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the University of Exeter Medical School has identified another 76 gene regions associated with sleep duration. The study, by a team that recently reported finding gene sites associated with insomnia risk and chronotype (the tendency to be an early riser or a “night owl”), has been published in Nature Communications.“While we spend about a third of our life asleep, we have little knowledge of the specific genes and pathways that regulate the amount of sleep people get,” said Hassan Saeed Dashti of the MGH Center for Genomic Medicine, co-lead author of the report. “Our study suggests that many of the genes important for sleep in animal models may also influence sleep in humans, and opens the door to better understanding of the function and regulation of sleep.”It is understood that regularly getting adequate sleep — seven to eight hours per night — is important to health, and both insufficient sleep (six or fewer hours) and excessive sleep (nine hours or more) have been linked to significant health problems. Family studies have suggested that 10 to 40 percent of the variation in sleep duration may be inherited, and previous genetic studies have associated variants in two gene regions with sleep duration.The current study is the largest of its kind to address sleep duration. It analyzed genetic data from more than 446,000 participants in the UK Biobank who self-reported the amount of sleep they typically received. That genome-wide association study (GWAS) identified 78 gene regions — including the two previously identified — as associated with sleep duration. While carrying a single gene variant influenced the average amount of sleep by only a minute, participants carrying the largest number of duration-increasing variants reported an average of 22 more minutes of sleep, compared with those with the fewest, which is comparable to other well-recognized factors that influence sleep duration.To confirm the accuracy of findings based on self-reported sleep duration, the researchers tested the 78 duration-associated variants in a subgroup of participants who had worn motion-detecting devices called accelerometers for up to a week, allowing researchers to associate duration-related variants with factors such as sleep efficiency, instances of waking during the night, and daytime inactivity.Only two of the gene regions identified in this study overlap with those identified in the group’s previous studies of insomnia and chronotype. The sites identified in this study showed consistent effects with a previous GWAS of more than 47,000 adults but limited consistency with another GWAS of sleep duration among more than 10,500 children and adolescents, which supports research suggesting that the genetics of sleep duration may be different in children than in adults. Countering college’s culture of sleeplessness Early birds may be happier than night owlscenter_img As daylight saving time looms, researcher sheds light on health effects of not getting enough rest Related The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Class of 2022 first to be asked to take interactive, online sleep course designed by Harvard faculty last_img read more

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Tag: 夜上海论坛SM Australia investigating archbishop for distributing pamphlet defending true marriage

first_imgLifeSiteNews 15 November 2015 An Australian Catholic archbishop is facing legal action after recently distributing a pamphlet to local Catholic school children that supported Catholic teaching on marriage being between a man and woman.“Dear Friends, I have received notification from the Office of the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner that a complaint made about me has been viewed as a possible breach of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 (Tas),” Archbishop Julian Porteous from the Archdiocese of Hobart in Tasmania posted yesterday to Facebook about the allegations of discrimination against him.The 18-page pamphlet titled “Don’t Mess With Marriage” was put out by the country’s bishops and details the Church’s teaching on sexuality and marriage. The pamphlet states that it is “gravely unjust” to children, adults, and society to redefine marriage to allow for homosexual partnerships to be called “marriage.”“The Catholic Church cares deeply about marriage because it is a fundamental good in itself, a foundation of human existence and flourishing, and a blessing from God,” states the pamphlet.Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.Martine Delaney, the homosexual activist behind the complaint, says the pamphlet “offends and humiliates” same-sex partners and the children they look after by indicating that “same-sex relationships are [merely] friendships,” that “same-sex attracted people are not whole,” and that the “children of same-sex couples are not healthy or virtuous.” Delaney’s complaint to the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commissioner was lodged September 15.The archbishop went on in his Facebook post to “state for the record” his motives for distributing the pamphlet.“In distributing the Pastoral Letter, ‘Don’t Mess With Marriage’, my aim was to assist the Catholic community in understanding the teaching of the Catholic Church, at a time when debate on this matter was widespread within the community.”https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/aussie-archbishop-faces-discrimination-charges-for-defending-natural-marrialast_img read more

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Tag: 夜上海论坛SM SBC’s Year In Review: November’s big betting news

first_img SG ramps up digital expansion with Nederlandse Loterij deal August 24, 2020 Share Xtremepush secures ‘OpenMarket’ supplier accreditation   August 26, 2020 Share BtoBet grows Nigerian presence with Booster99 deal August 26, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon As 2019 comes to a close SBC looks through the year to highlight major news that you might have missed in the sports betting world. This tenth edition looks at November and more specifically at an interview with BtoBet’s CEO Alessandro Fried, the future of retail, Trustly’s Pay N Play celebrations and the four pillars supporting state lottery success.Alessandro Fried: BtoBet – Providing a real omni-channel environmentAlessandro Fried, CEO of BtoBet, has emphasised how finding the right technology partner is vital for operators who are looking to establish themselves in the African market. Speaking to SBC, Fried looked into the differences between the established markets of Europe and new markets such as Africa whilst also discussing how betting brands risk wasting years attempting to understand the African markets if they don’t find the right technology partners to help make the transition. He stated: “An operator that wants to move from Europe to this country first of all with have to find a partner for the technology. There is no way that with the same technology that they have [in Europe] they will be able to go [to Africa], no way. “So the first thing is they will have to find the right partner. When they find the right partner then the journey will be quite simple. Otherwise, they will lose some years in understanding [African] markets.”Read MoreThe future for retail: Could ‘staff-less’ shops become a reality?It is widely accepted that we are entering a new era for retail betting, ushered in by the fast-tracked fixed odds betting terminal (FOBT) legislation and an increased expectation of technology amongst customers – for so many of whom digital is now king.Yet will this new era include the advent of ‘staff-less’ betting shops? Are bookmakers likely to respond to declining retail business by running shops without any need for human intervention?This issue was raised by Howard Chisholm, who operates 38 shops mainly in the north-east of England, as part of his presentation on offsetting FOBT losses at last month’s Bookmakers Trade Fair.He pointed to the “radical measures” introduced by BetXS for three shops in Ireland. All of the shop systems are controlled remotely, from doors and lights to security, CCTV and TV, while bets are placed and settled through self-service betting terminals (SSBTs) complete with a customer service terminal set up to deal with any problems.Read MoreTrustly celebrates 100 live brands for Pay N PlayTrustly is celebrating a huge company milestone after Pay N Play, the company’s innovative player registration and verification product, reached 100 live gaming brands.Introduced in 2015, Pay N Play allows customers to register and get verified to start playing on a gaming site simply by making a deposit. The KYC data for the customer is collected by Trustly during this same significantly shortened and fully compliant process.We took a trip down memory lane with Vasilije Lekovic, Director of Gaming at Trustly, to discuss the history of Pay N Play, why it has been so disruptive, which brand helped surpass the milestone and what the future holds for the product.Lekovic stated: “We recently surpassed 100 Pay N Play brands with Coolbet, an online sportsbook and casino live in Sweden, Finland and Estonia. It’s a huge company milestone, and shows how quickly confidence in the product has grown over just a four-year period.”Read MoreKeith O’Loughlin: The four pillars supporting state lottery success for Scientific GamesScientific Games is now serving seven lotteries with sports betting solutions in Canada, Europe and Asia after a second half of 2019 littered with lottery contract wins.After closing the summer by finalising a fresh deal with Milli Piyango (Turkey’s National Lottery), Scientific Games has celebrated an autumnal double by extending its player account management (PAM) and instant games partnership with Nederlandse Loterij(NLO) to include sports betting before securing a five-year renewal with Canada’s British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC).Keith O’Loughlin is the SVP for Sportsbook and Platforms at SG Digital, the digital division of Scientific Games. He told us about the four key “pillars” of a successful sports betting offering for a lottery operator and how it is “absolutely crucial” that OpenSports – SG Digital’s sportsbook proposition – puts the NLO in a strong position to compete with other Dutch licensees from 2021.O’Loughlin stated: “There are four significant areas that lotteries are keen to establish from their sports betting supplier – scalability, trust, differentiated and competitive features, and flexibility.”Read More Submitlast_img read more

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Tag: 夜上海论坛SM Dahn Quits Liberty Party

first_imgJust two months after joining the Liberty Party (LP), Dr. Kadiker Rex Dahn has withdrawn his membership from the party and has announced crossing over to the governing Unity Party (UP).Dr. Dahn, deputy director-general of the National Commission on Higher Education, is an aspirant for the representative seat of Buuyao Electoral District #5 in Nimba County.In his letter dated April 17 and addressed to the LP secretary-general, Jacob Smith, Dr. Dahn wrote: “I wish to … officially withdraw my membership and those of my followers from the party with immediate effect.”Mr. Smith has meanwhile welcomed Dr. Dahn’s decision, saying, “This is all about democracy, especially for a party that believes in the free will of all irrespective of party affiliation.”According to Dr. Dahn, however, his decision to quit the LP is based on the common maxim, “A wise man changes.”It can be recalled that on February 11 this year, Dr. Dahn led over 5,000 individuals from several quarters of vote-rich Nimba County to join the LP.“But regrettably,” said Dr. Dahn, “our earlier prediction or probability that the LP would prove to be a party of inclusiveness and ability to champion national reconciliation seem not to have fallen on fertile ground, given the early negative warning and politically unfavorable signs.”He said the LP has and continues to levy serious criticisms against the UP, especially against Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, “most of which are baseless.”Dr. Dahn said, “LP political leader Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine’s use of an undiplomatic word like ‘nonsense’ against the sitting vice president is quite troubling.”Furthermore, Dr. Dahn said the lack of persuasive and compelling arguments why Cllr. Brumskine wants to be the President of Liberia is extremely disturbing.“Brumskine’s declaration that the time for the people of Grand Bassa County has come and that he wants to eat ‘dumboy’ in the Executive Mansion should not be the sole reason to come to power. In my mind, such an ethnocentric utterance disqualifies him for national leadership. It also seems to me that Mr. Brumskine appears to be someone who will not champion national reconciliation urgently needed in our country,” Dahn said.“In view of the above,” he said, “I write to immediately tender my resignation and those of my followers from the Liberty Party; but we will see at the October polls.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Dr. Kadiker Rex Dahn – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Tag: 夜上海论坛SM Cecil Lake area experiencing power outage

first_imgDue to the power outage, the Peace River Regional District has closed the Cecil Lake Transfer Station for today and is expecting to have it reopened for Saturday.We will continue to provide updates on the power outage when more information is available. UPDATE – As of 3:30 p.m. Friday, B.C. Hydro has restored all power to the Cecil Lake area.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Hydro is reporting of a wide-spread power outage in the Cecil Lake area.According to B.C. Hydro, the power has been out since 4:12 a.m. Friday morning and is currently affecting 544 customers.- Advertisement -Hydro says crews are currently on-site working to restore power.The cause of the power outage is unknown.B.C. Hydro expects the power to be restored by 2:30 p.m. Friday.Advertisementlast_img read more

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