Porn leaves men dissatisfied with real relationships, study finds

first_imgCatholic News Agency 14 March 2017Family First Comment: More evidence… “A wide body of research is bringing attention to the various ways pornography negatively impacts both women and men, and this latest meta-analysis contributes important findings to that on-going dialogue.”A recent analysis of 50 studies found that pornography was negatively associated with sexual and relational satisfaction among men.The paper, entitled Pornography Consumption and Satisfaction: A Meta-Analysis, concluded that “Pornography consumption was associated with lower interpersonal satisfaction outcomes in cross-sectional surveys, longitudinal surveys, and experiments.” Specifically, pornography was linked to significant “lower sexual and relational satisfaction” among male viewers.The analysis included a combined 50,000 participants across 10 countries, and contradicts another recent study that claimed that pornography has a positive impact on its consumers.“Pornography is sex-negative,” Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), said in a statement about the new analysis.According to their website, the NCOSE is a national organization dedicated to opposing pornography by highlighting the links to sex trafficking, violence against women, child abuse, and addiction.“Pornography rewires an individual’s sexuality to pixels on a screen rather than to a real person, which is inherently inconsistent with healthy, organic relationships. A wide body of research is bringing attention to the various ways pornography negatively impacts both women and men, and this latest meta-analysis contributes important findings to that on-going dialogue.”Hawkins noted that the analysis contradicted a recent study, Porn Sex Versus Real Sex: How Sexually Explicit Material Shapes Our Understanding of Sexual Anatomy, Physiology, and Behaviour, which claimed that pornography positively affected relationships and sexuality after asking participants about the perceived impact pornography was having on their life.“Those researchers asked survey participants questions about the effects of their pornography consumption using a faulty methodology which could only yield positive results, and then presented the results as unbiased and valid despite the skewed methodology,” Hawkins added.Pornography has been receiving increasingly negative attention as more groups and individuals highlight its destructive effects on people’s well-being and relationships.READ MORE: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/porn-leaves-men-dissatisfied-with-real-relationships-study-finds-66828/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emaillast_img read more

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Tim Dower: Labour should be supporting National’s drug-driving policy

first_imgNewsTalk ZB 6 September 2018Family First Comment: Well said, Tim.“National’s bill would have allowed for instant saliva tests. Labour’s reason for not backing it is that it doesn’t think the testing kits are very accurate. Why would Labour be against something like this? Surely a government’s main job, its primary responsibility, is to protect the safety and well-being of law-abiding people. Resisting something that could reduce the number of crashes taking the lives of innocent people on our road just makes no sense. And I can’t see how you can in all conscience stand in the way of this without coming up with something better.”www.saynopetodope.nzI smell a rat.Parliament was adjourned last night before a vote could be taken on a National member’s bill, which would have brought in roadside drug testing.You’re probably aware the latest road death figures show a steady increase in the number of fatalities.But not only that, there’s been an increase in the number of accidents where at least one of the drivers has drugs in their system.In fact, drug driving plays a part in more fatal crashes than drink driving does.There were 79 fatal crashes last year which involved a driver with drugs in their system.Alcohol was a factor in 70 fatal crashes.So obviously alcohol is a major danger, but the AA says drugged driving is the silent killer on our roads, and has been for years.Right now the AA says the chance of a drugged driver actually being caught is and I quote “tiny”. Cannabis and P are the main substances apparently.And the AA has been pleading for random roadside drugs testing.READ MORE: https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/early-edition/opinion/tim-dower-labour-should-be-supporting-nationals-drug-driving-policy/last_img read more

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Bid to boost blood cancer survival

first_imgHealthLifestyle Bid to boost blood cancer survival by: – May 17, 2011 Share 20 Views   no discussions Share New treatments are needed to improve survivalA network of clinical trial centres is launching in a bid to improve poor survival rates for patients with a variety of blood cancers.Each year these cancers kill more than 12,000 people in the UK – a higher toll than from breast and prostate cancer.Yet relatively little research is dedicated to these “rarer” cancers.The charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research hopes to speed up the delivery of new drug treatments by linking together 13 UK research centres.There are so many different blood cancers – the most common cause of cancer deaths in the under 35s – that it has often been seen as uneconomical to develop drugs for many types, says the charity.Insufficient resourcesAnd when new drugs are available, often clinical trials are not set up because of the difficulties of recruiting enough patients at a single hospital to make them workable.Those that do get off the ground can take as long as 10 years to complete.The charity’s clinical trials adviser, Professor Charlie Craddock, of the University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, said: “Every doctor will tell you that they are routinely turning down promising new drugs because they don’t have the resources to conduct early stage clinical trials.“We have a moral case for getting new drugs out there as soon as possible – if you have a relative with a blood cancer, you don’t want life-saving treatment available in 10 years. You want it now.”The charity, with financial help from pharmaceutical companies and NHS hospitals, says the network will see trials completed within two years, bringing £50m of promising new drugs to patients.Kate Law, director of clinical research at Cancer Research UK, welcomed the initiative, saying: “It is great news for patients with leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma, and we hope to see these trials making a real impact in the coming years.”BBC Newscenter_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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Bath Estate man sentenced to six months imprisonment for theft

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share 39 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share LocalNews Bath Estate man sentenced to six months imprisonment for theft by: – September 21, 2011 Image via: Laxytechguys.comMichael Charles a Bath Estate resident was yesterday sentenced to six months on a charge of theft Magistrate Candia Carette-George.According to the complaint of Constable Blaize H, the Defendant apparently broke into the residence of Mrs Noreen Smolanoff and stole items amounting to $4666.00 Eastern Caribbean dollars.Police Prosecutor Acting Inspector Claude Weekes told the Court that on 29th July, 2011 about 7am Mrs Noreen Smolanoff of Bath Estate secured her home and went out. Upon her return home at 1pm she noticed that her headphone was missing as well as her digital camera and $750.00 Pounds sterling. She continued looking and saw that the burglar bar was cut creating a space for entry.The complainant therefore reported the incident to the Police to which the Criminal Investigations Officers responded. On Monday 19th September, 2011 as the officers continued their investigations about 1:45pm Defendant was brought to the Police Headquarters and informed of the report made by Mrs Smolanoff.After being cautioned the Defendant said, “Officer my daughter was around for the time on vacation for the summer from New York and things was tight with me. So one day I take the courage and go by Noreen home. I open the sliding door it was unlocked already, I then took a piece of iron and burst the burglar bar. I go inside and take her camera, headphones and some English money that was there then I go. When my daughter was going back I gave her in the English money and I use the rest. I still have the headphones and the camera; I also have the white PSP I take it in the car another time before that I can bring you for them.”The Complainant who accompanied Constable Blaize H, the Defendant and others to retrieve the items immediately identified the headphones, digital camera and white PSP as her property. The Defendant was then brought to the Complainant’s home and demonstrated how he entered, exited and stole the items. The Defendant was then brought back to the Police Headquarters in Roseau where he was formally charged and he said, “Officer I don’t know what got into my head for me to do that. Tell Noreen I sorry.”The items were exhibited and tendered into evidence.In making a plea in leniency for himself the Defendant told Magistrate Carette-George, “Your Honour I want to say yes I guilty, I am sorry. I hope she find it in her heart to forgive me. I honestly don’t want to go back to Stockfarm. I don’t mind if I have to pay her back, I live close to her. I would like to see myself get somewhere instead of going back to Stockfarm. I do some work at a workshop up at Bath Estate I will pay her back. I understand if she doh want me around her. I would just like a second chance ma’am please.”Magistrate Carrette-George in sentencing the Defendant said “You are asking for a second chance but you have already gotten a second chance. I see that you were here in March of this year and I gave you a second chance. The Magistrate further informed him that in spite of her warning to him to stay out of trouble he has returned, in the circumstances therefore he was sentenced to six months imprisonment.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Love of God, love of neighbour

first_img 205 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! FaithLifestyleLocalNews Love of God, love of neighbour by: – October 22, 2011 Share Tweetcenter_img Share Share Image via: gracegravy.blogspot.comLove of God and love of neighbour are commandments established in our minds as a summary of Christian life. Jesus articulated it on the occasion when he was challenged by the Pharisees and Sadducees. The nature of the challenge tells us something of the significance of the summary.Rabbis counted roughly 613 distinct commandments in the law, 248 positive and 365 negative. What the challenge to Jesus amounted to was: “Let’s see how good you are. Which of these 6oo odd commandments is the most important.” That’s the background to Jesus’ choice, and it underlines not only the overriding importance of these two commandments (and not others), but also (what Jesus calls) their “resemblance.”Both commandments speak of the priority of love. Love, of course, is a slipepry word, capable of meaning whatever one wants. We must give the notion some clarity and body. To love is to surrender oneself to, to put one’s complete trust in, to choose to please. In loving God were are to love like this, and with all our hearts, minds, and souls. One way of coming afresh at this priority is to ask oneself from the other end, so to speak, what is it that I surrender myself to with my all, and then ask: is this the God that Jesus was speaking of?Once we get the God matter settled, we are free to love our neighbour, again with our all. That is the point of the “resemblance.” Our neighbor doesn’t get leftovers.If I love God, I must also love like God, and that is why I love my neigbhor. The New Testament underlines this connection as inseparable. The first letter of St. John tells us, “If anyone says, ‘I love God’, and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen (1 Jn 4:20-21).” Note also the order in which St. John puts the matter. It is in loving my visible neighbour that I love the invisible God. Why is this? It is because the neighbour is made “in the image of God.” St. Matthew underlines this further in his Last Judgment scene (chapter 25), where the neighbour in need turns out to be in fact the Lord incognito. “Whatever you did to the least of these…you did to me.”Jesus also did something further by elevating the love of neighbour in the way he did. For the Israelites of the Old Testament as for people of his day generally, love of neighbour meant love of one’s kin, not love of the stranger. This is why when he was asked “and who is my neighbour?” Jesus responded with a parable that began “A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho.” Note – just “a certain man.” Nothing is said of his nationality, culture, height, age, or occupation. Just “a certain man,” that is, “any” man. In other words, Everyman.What love of neighbour here also implies is that I must love the neighbour I make myself a neighbour to. In other words, love of neighbour is not simply contingent upon geography – the person “next to me.” It involves a choice, a reaching out on my part, an active orientation – to love. It’s something the Samaritan chose to do.Love of neighbour thus has, on the one hand, a practical, concrete aspect. As St. James wrote: “If a brother or sister is in need of clothes or food, and one of you says ‘Go in peace; keep yourself warm and well fed,’ without attending to their material needs, what good is that?” (James: 2: 15). And secondly, a more total aspect in terms of how I look at and relate to the other. The best word for this outlook, I think, is respect. It’s a disposition that has nothing to do with particulars of the person, or whether or not I like them. What matters is how I see them, and just what I see when I do.By: Father Henry Charles PhDlast_img read more

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Neymar ‘preparing legal battle’ to quit PSG

first_imgNeymar is “preparing a legal battle” to quit Paris Saint-Germain — in a bid to force his dream move back to Barcelona.  PSG forward Neymar According to reports in Spain, the £198million man has had his legal team look into a move back to the Nou Camp. Such a move would put him on the warpath with the Parc des Princes top brass, who feel they have done everything they can to keep him happy. The world record Brazilian has been enjoying his mid-season holiday in his home country, where he has been at a resort on the Atlantic coast. He was part of a big New Year’s Eve party with friends, after going to a boat party earlier in the week. According to Sport, he is looking into a legal loophole that would allow him to break his contract with PSG because at the end of this season, a so-called ‘protected period’ on his deal expires.Advertisement Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MorePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowThe Best Cars Of All TimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooTop 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In Europe FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… They claim there is a ‘fair cause’ argument to terminate the contract if he plays less than 10 percent of competitive minutes for PSG. Or he can essentially buy himself out of his contract — which cannot be done through a third party. Fifa would set the level of compensation PSG would be owed and any deal of this sort would have echoes of Antoine Griezmann’s buy-out of his contract at Atletico Madrid. Read Also:Barca to make attempt for Neymar from PSG in summer However, according to L’Equipe, Neymar is considering staying in the French capital, after enjoying some time off during the winter break. He has bagged five goals in his last five games for PSG and bosses have been delighted that he looks back to his best after two years of injury woes.last_img read more

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Eagles goalie maintains clean sheet in South Africa

first_img But, the host continued to press, they went in front after Kearyn Baccus set up Colombian forward Leonardo Castro in the 11th minute. After the half-time break, Chiefs continued from where they left off with Samir Nurkovic doubling their advantage seven minutes after the hour mark. read also:Akpeyi’s Kaizer Chiefs resume New Year fixture in defeat And in the 67th minute, Erick Matholo added the third goal as Ernst Middendorp’s side picked their 13th win of the campaign. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do Super Eagles goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, produced a solid display between the sticks for Kaizer Chiefs in the 3-0 win over Cape Town FC in Sunday’s PSL game at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Kaizer Chiefs and Super Eagles no. 1 Daniel Akpeyi Akpeyi, 33, kept his second consecutive clean sheet against the Cape Town-based club, after also shutting out Highlands Park in Wednesday’s 3-0 home win. Chiefs bossed the game and created more scoring opportunities but on few occasions when questions were asked of the Nigerian goalie, he was up to the task.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

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Ighalo happy to take a £6m pay cut to join Man Utd on permanent transfer

first_img Ighalo knows United chiefs will not stump up the same salary if a deal is done — and he has no problem with that. His Shanghai contract runs until New Year’s Eve 2021 but United do have the option to buy in the next window, under the terms of his loan deal. Even though Marcus Rashford will be fit by then, and manager Solskjaer wants another top-line front man in the summer, there is every chance Ighalo will get his wish. The one-time Watford forward has been a sensation since returning to England, and his four goals in as many starts have made him a cult figure to fans. Read Also:Ighalo issues coronavirus plea to football pundits After opening his account against Brugge, he bagged an FA Cup double at Derby, and got a wonder-strike to start Thursday’s five-goal Europa League romp over Austrians LASK. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Ighalo joined Manchester United in January on loan as a stopgap striker for the rest of the season. But after banging in four goals already boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that deal could turn into a full-time move. And Ighalo, 30, is prepared to take a 50 per cent pay cut to stay at the club he loves. The Nigerian earns £240,000 a week with Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai Shenhua.Advertisement Nigeria forward, Odion Ighalo will happily take a £6million hit to make his Old Trafford move a permanent one. Promoted ContentThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human BeingWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?12 Stars You Would Never Recognize Without Their Signature LookBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-Flow8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WaySome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Existlast_img read more

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Martinelli refutes exit talk with firm message to Arteta

first_img Loading… Martinelli has scored 10 goals in 26 appearances for the Gunners this season since his £7million move from Ituano in his homeland in the summer. The 18-year-old’s tremendous pace, prolific scoring and impressive displays are said to have alerted the likes of La Liga giants Real, with a report in January claiming they were ready to pay £50million to bring him to the Bernabeu. But Arsenal are in no hurry to sell, especially amid ongoing claims that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be on the move, with Martinelli contracted to the Gunners until 2024, and set to be offered a pay rise from £10,000 a week to around £30,000 per week. And now Martinelli himself has come out and admitted he foresees a long and successful career for himself at Arsenal and is determined to make himself a club legend at Emirates Stadium. “I want to win the Champions League and lots of domestic titles to make Arsenal’s fans very happy,” the Brazilian revealed to FourFourTwo. “They deserve the best – not only the supporters but all of the club’s staff. I’d like to give back to the club after everything they’ve done for me so far and, as a result, become a Gunners legend.” Although Martinelli did not get chance to work for long under Unai Emery, the man who brought him to Emirates Stadium, the teenage striker – labelled the ‘Talent of the Century’ by Jurgen Klopp – admits he owes plenty to the Spaniard for putting his trust in him. Emery has since been replaced by another Spaniard in Mikel Arteta and Martinelli is impressed by his new manager’s keen eye for detail and his calm personna. “He’s been brilliant,” the Brazilian added. “He pays a lot of attention to moves and keeps pushing me to improve my game; not only in attack but defence, too. “The boss is very wise tactically and incredibly helpful. He’s not an angry guy at all, but likes showing you exactly what to do on the pitch: ‘If the ball goes that way, don’t stay here, go there and turn your body that specific way. He has a keen eye for detail.” Read Also:Arsenal boss: I’ve recovered; I feel well Meanwhile, former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has opened up on his relationship with Arsene Wenger and his surprise at being snubbed by the Gunners after returning to England from Barcelona. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own Eyes8 Amazing Movies You Need To Watch On Amazon PrimeWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?10 Completely Unexpected Facts About The US President’s Daughter Gabriel Martinelli is paying no attention to reports he is wanted by the likes of Real Madrid and instead, the young Brazilian has designs on turning Arsenal into future Champions League winners.last_img read more

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COVID-19: Atletico Madrid players confirm 70% wage cut due to outbreak

first_img The club have released an official statement, detailing the steps they will now take. “The necessary amounts will be contributed by the players and management of the men’s first team, alongside the club’s board of directors.Advertisement Read Also: COVID-19: Etebo to support Nigerians with cash gifts, othersSpain’s state of alarm has been extended in to mid April by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, with La Liga suspended indefinitely.UEFA have confirmed they are working with all 55 national federations on a calendar for the resumption of domestic leagues, with the Champions and Europa Leagues remaining suspended.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “The club have defined two working economic scenarios, alongside players and management, based on the future developments of all competitions. “All members of the first team have signed an agreement to reduce their salaries by 70%, for as long as the Covid 19 state of alarm continues in Spain. “The first team squad will contribute half of the required amount (to maintain salaries), with the board making up the other half.” La Liga rivals Barcelona confirmed a identical policy earlier this week, with skipper Lionel Messi releasing a statement confirming a 70% wage cut in a bid to help club staff. Other Spanish sides, including Celta Vigo, Espanyol and Alaves have begun the process of implementing ERTE procedures, with updates expected in the coming days. Atletico Madrid have confirmed their players will take a 70% wage cut, to supplement the salaries of 430 club staff in the coming months. Los Rojiblancos stated last week they would be applying for an ERTE temporary redundancy programme, due to the financial pressure of the La Liga Covid 19 shut down.center_img Loading… Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More9 Heroes Of Popular Memes Then And NowHere’s What Everyday Objects Look Like If Cut In HalfWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go StargazingWhat Is The Fastest Way To Get 1 Million Followers On Instagram?8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waylast_img read more

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