I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Who knows how the Brexit saga will end. Yesterday, Boris Johnson and his EU counterparts agreed to extend trade talks beyond the original deadline, suggesting that both sides would do whatever it takes to get some kind of deal over the line. This is despite the prime minister already going on record that the UK should prepare to move to World Trade Organisation-style arrangement come January.As unsettling as all this might be for an already-skittish market, I don’t think it should bother Foolish UK investors all that much. 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TAGStheconversation.com Previous articleReflections at Christmas: A Homeless friend’s passingNext articleWhy shaming your children on social media may make things worse Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Jean Twenge, San Diego State UniversityParents who fear their kids are spending too much time in front of screens now have more reason for concern.New research funded by the National Institutes of Health found brain changes among kids using screens more than seven hours a day and lower cognitive skills among those using screens for more than two hours a day.When studies find links between screen time and negative outcomes, some have argued that this is just the latest moral panic over technology.After all, didn’t the parents of baby boomers and Gen Xers worry that their kids were watching too much TV or talking on the phone too much? Those kids turned out OK, right?So how are portable electronic devices, the chosen technology of today’s kids and teens – a generation I call “iGen” – any different?New research I’ve conducted on the relationship between portable device use and sleep provides some answers.Everywhere, all the timeIt almost goes without saying that today’s portable devices – including smartphones and tablets – are fundamentally different than the living room television sets and rotary phones of the past.Since researchers have been tracking TV watching habits, the average U.S. teen has never spent more than two-and-a-half hours a day watching TV. Yet as of 2016, the average teen spent about six hours a day immersed in digital media – more than twice as much time.This large amount of time spent using digital media is enough to crowd out time once spent on other activities, such as interacting with friends face to face, reading or going out.And unlike the telephone, digital media apps are designed to hook you. As former Silicon Valley executive Tristan Harris said of smartphone apps, “Your telephone in the 1970s didn’t have a thousand engineers … updating the way your telephone worked every day to be more and more persuasive.”Second, unlike TV or landline phones, portable devices can be carried everywhere: to school, where teachers say they are a near-constant distraction, and into social situations, where a conversation can instantly be upended by reaching for a buzzing phone. (There’s even a word for this: phubbing, a portmanteau of “phone” and “snubbing.”)Sure enough, people have reported enjoying a restaurant dinner with friends less when their phones were available, compared to when they weren’t.The sleep factorAcross many studies, kids and teens who spend more time with screens – including both TV and portable devices – also sleep less.That could be because they spend so much time engaged with their devices that it’s coming at the expense of sleep. But there’s also a physiological reason: The blue light emitted by electronic screens tricks our brains into thinking it’s still daytime, and then we don’t produce enough of the sleep hormone melatonin to fall asleep quickly and get high-quality sleep.Once again, some might argue that TV is just as bad: After all, it also takes up time and emits blue light.But in a new paper, my co-authors and I decided to parse the two. We studied links between sleep and TV watching as well as links between sleep and portable device use. Then we compared the results.Drawing from a large survey of parents administered by the U.S. Census Bureau, we found that 2- to 10-year-olds who spent four or more hours a day on portable electronic devices – versus no time – were twice as likely to be significantly sleep deprived. TV time was also connected to less sleep, but not as strongly or consistently.Among teens ages 14 to 17, those who spent four or more hours a day on portable electronic devices – versus no time – were 44 percent more likely to not sleep enough. However, once portable device time was statistically controlled, watching TV or playing video games on a console had little link to sleep time.Why would portable devices be more strongly associated with losing sleep?For one thing, TV is simply not as psychologically stimulating as a portable device like a smartphone, which, unlike a TV, doesn’t exist to simply consume media. Smartphones have also become a huge part of social life, whether it’s texting with friends or interacting with them on social media.And unlike TV, smartphones and tablets can be silently carried into the bedroom or even the bed, resulting in some teens using them throughout the night – what some call “vamping.”That might explain why sleep deprivation among teens spiked after 2012 – just as smartphone use became common.The lesser of two evils?To be clear, we did find that watching many hours of TV was associated with less sleep, especially among elementary-school-age children. Watching over three hours a day of TV is also associated with depression – though more weakly than portable device use.So parents were right to worry about kids watching too much TV in the 1970s and 1980s. But their worries might not have been as justified as today’s parents’ concerns about smartphones.So what is a parent – or anyone who wants to sleep well – to do?First, it’s best for smartphones and tablets to stay out of the bedroom after “lights-out” time. Nor is it a great idea to use the devices within an hour of bedtime, as their blue light influences the brain’s ability to produce melatonin. Finally, as a general rule, two hours a day or less spent on portable devices is a good guideline. These rules apply to parents, too – not only kids.Just don’t binge-watch TV instead. December 15, 2018 at 6:46 pm Worry over kids’ excessive smartphone use is more justified than ever before – Reviewers Pro […] Source link […] Please enter your comment! 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Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply God bless the good people of the Apopka Historical Society for remembering and honoring our heroic veterans. From the Apopka Historical SocietyMark your calendars for Saturday, October 10th at 11 a.m. to join the Apopka Historical Society, the VFW Post 10147 Altamonte Springs/Apopka, and the Apopka High School JROTC Color Guard at Kit Land Nelson Park for the Local Heroes Street Sign Dedication ceremony, dedicating Apopka streets to those area military personnel who died in service to our country.The ceremony will include the solemn roll call of the servicemen used at Apopka Memorial Day ceremonies. When a serviceperson fails to answer roll call a bell peals.Surviving brother, Harvey Caldwell, 90, his wife Barbara, friends Betty Land, and Mary Elizabeth Risener Wheeler will assist in dedicating the sign for PFC Harold Caldwell who left for the war in Europe from East 1st Street, not to return alive.Social distancing is required and masks encouraged at the outdoor event at the corner of East 1st Street and South Park Avenue at Kit Land Nelson Park in Apopka. Dressing in red, white, and/or blue, or your official military attire is suggested.Following the ceremony, the Museum of the Apopkans and the Military Museum at VFW Post10147 will be open for two hours for limited numbers of properly masked visitors.“Apopka has always embraced current and former military. We greatly appreciate thestreet dedications that the historical society and Dr. Phyllis Olmstead are placing throughout the city to recognize Apopka’s fallen servicemen,” Col-R. Loretta Forlaw, PhD, RN reflected in preparation of VFW Post 10147 for the event as Chief of Staff underCommander Andy Anderson.Thanks go out to FastSigns Apopka who has been producing and erecting the signs with the aid of the engineers and the City of Apopka maintenance department. Loomis Family Funeral Home is graciously providing a tent and chairs for the senior survivors of the heroes.Additional tours of the Museum of the Apopkans can be scheduled for Wednesdays andThursdays 12pm – 4pm and Saturdays 9am – 12pm, masks and social distancing mandatory.Volunteers are needed to help with projects to preserve the history of the Apopka area. Email the museum at [email protected] or submit a contact form on ApopkaMuseum.com to help with projects. You can join the museum on the website with a credit card or submit a check at the Museum or by US Mail. Make donations at https://apopkamuseum.square.site/. TAGSApopka Historical SocietyCeremonyDedicationMuseum of the ApopkansStreet SignsWar Heroes Previous articleUCF Business Incubators launching Business Modeling Boot CampNext articleApopka-based insurance agent named among insurer’s Best in the Nation Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR October 1, 2020 at 4:01 pm Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Billie Joe Please enter your name here 1 COMMENT You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Obama Administration Giving up on Lame-Duck TPP Vote As expected, the outgoing Obama administration is throwing in the towel regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and will not seek a vote on the agreement during the lame duck session of Congress. Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress told the White House they would not advance the trade deal in the election’s aftermath, and Obama administration officials acknowledged the agreement has no path forward now in the United States. The move comes with little surprise following the election results and remarks by House and Senate leadership earlier this year. The Obama administration had campaigned heavily in support of TPP before the elections in an effort to garner more support. Now, President-elect Donald Trump is expected to withdraw from the trade deal.Can TPP live again? U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman says years of negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership were not a waste of time and the deal could still be implemented at some point. Speaking at an event on trade this week, Froman says aspects of TPP— if not the deal itself —should be preserved and revived down the road. Froman told the crowd a clear takeaway from last week’s election results is that Americans are concerned they are on an unfair playing field globally. Froman says he is hopeful the benefits of TPP will be seen over time as the rest of the world moves on. He did not go as far to say TPP is “dead,” but referred to the trade deal as being in purgatory. Also speaking at the event, House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) said, while the agreement is on hold, “that doesn’t mean the entire trade agenda has to be.” He encouraged President-elect Donald Trump to focus on strengthening the problems he sees in trade agreements including TPP and NAFTA.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Nov 15, 2016 SHARE Obama Administration Giving up on Lame-Duck TPP Vote SHARE Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for November 16, 2016Next articleTruitt Honored for 35 Years of Service to Agriculture Hoosier Ag Today
News Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage at harsh prison sentences for “espionage” of three to ten years handed down yesterday to three Tibetans by the intermediate court in Kardze, Sichuan province on the Tibetan border.The three, who had sent abroad photos of demonstrations held at the beginning of August by nomadic Tibetans, were charged with “espionage on behalf of foreign organisations, putting state security in danger”.Adak Lupoe, a senior monk at Lithang monastry and Kunkhyen, a musician and teacher, were sentenced to ten and nine years respectively for taking photos and recordings of the demonstrations following the horse festival on 1st August.Under the Chinese justice system the fact of sending pictures to “foreign organisations” constitutes a “threat to national security”. Jarib Lothog was sentenced to three years in prison for helping send the photos.Some shots of the demonstrations were used by media run by the Tibetan community in exile and by human rights organisations. Tibetans in the region have reported that since the ‘incident’, described by the state-run Xinhua news agency as a “laying siege to government buildings”, tension has increased in the Lithan area and Chinese military reinforcements have been sent to the region.“These very harsh sentences demonstrate the risks run by ordinary Tibetan citizens when they try to send information aboard, a step which is similar to citizen journalism,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.Runggye Adak was given an eight-year jail sentence on the same day before the same court for being the “instigator of the 1st August rally”. He was found guilty of “separatist activism” after giving a speech supporting the Dalai Lama’s return to Tibet.“It is striking that an organiser of the demonstrations was given a lesser sentence than those who took the photographs,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This shows the regime’s paranoia towards those who produce evidence of disputes within China, Tibet and Xinjiang. We call for the verdict to be quashed and the Tibetans released,” said the organisation. Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Organisation March 12, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts ChinaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more News to go further ChinaAsia – Pacific November 21, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tibetans given harsh prison sentences for sending photos abroad Follow the news on China China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison June 2, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber Censorship Figures News News RSF_en
Top Stories[Flight Tickets-Refund Case] ‘Solution Has Been Arrived At’; Centre Tells SC [Read Order] Sanya Talwar5 Sep 2020 10:12 PMShare This – xThe Centre informed Supreme Court this week that a solution had been arrived at for passengers seeking refund of air tickets of flights cancelled during the lockdown. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informed a bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy & MR Shah that a meeting had been convened between the requisite stakeholders and some solution had been arrived when the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Centre informed Supreme Court this week that a solution had been arrived at for passengers seeking refund of air tickets of flights cancelled during the lockdown. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informed a bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy & MR Shah that a meeting had been convened between the requisite stakeholders and some solution had been arrived when the plea seeking full refund of tickets for cancelled flights booked prior to and during lockdown came up for hearing. Court thus directed the law officer to place the affidavit on record within a week on behalf of the Ministry of Aviation.Senior Advocate CA Sundaram appearing for petitioner(s) sought permission to implead all the Airlines as party and the same was permitted by the Supreme Court. The matter is now listed for further consideration on September 9.On June 11, the top court had sought the Central Government’s stand & had asked the Civil Aviation Ministry to discuss the modalities involved with all concerned airlines and respond to the Court. The SG had stated that his personal opinion was that the money ought to be refunded.Senior Advocate Harish Salve had appeared on behalf of SpiceJet and had apprised the Court that Airlines had suffered a hit of over $60 Billion globally, due to the pandemic. It was further informed that 49% of the flying cost was fixed, with zero revenue to the airlines.The plea has been filed by Pravasi Legal Cell on behalf of Advocate Jose Abraham and highlights that the action of non-refund by airlines of the full amount collected for tickets due to cancellation is “arbitrary and in violation of the Civil Aviation Requirement issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation”.Moreover, the petitioner has averred that instead of providing full refund of the amount collected, the action of Airlines of providing mandatory “Credit Shell” is in clear violation of the DGCA requirements according to which the option of refund is “the prerogative of the passenger and not a default practice of the Airline”.The plea states that the direction by the Government that refunding in full, only those who had booked tickets during lockdown and leaving out those who booked tickets prior to the lockdown, even though flights were cancelled is antithetical to basic Constitutional tenets.Furthermore, the plea states that airline companies should be showing “humanitarian virtues” rather than using the “challenging times as an opportunity to extract unlawful gains from people who are already in misery”The petitioner also earmarks the rationale to this by stating that the question of anyone booking a ticket during the lockdown does not arise since passenger flights had already been cancelled and that this makes the Officer Memorandum dated April 16 “ambiguous” and “devoid of any logic” whatsoever.Click Here To Download OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story