Taiwan ranked as second safest country in the world

first_imgThe top ranked country was Qatar, with a safety score of 88.10, according to Numbeo, which said the results were based on surveys of visitors to its website who were asked to rate the safety and overall level of crime in the 133 countries/territories listed.The crime levels in each country were scored by means of a straightforward subtraction of the safety score from the total 100 points.Under that system, Taiwan’s crime level score was 15.26, according to Numbeo, which rates the crime levels as very low if the scores are below 20 in the index, low if the score is 20-40, moderate 40-60, high 60-80, and very high over 80.The three countries with highest crime scores in the survey were Venezuela (84.36), Papua New Guinea (80.04) and South Africa (77.29).In the biannual online survey, Qatar and Taiwan also ranked first and second, respectively, for safety in the first one this year. Topics : Taiwan is the second safest country in the world, after Qatar, according to visitors to an online database, who voted on 133 countries/territories globally.In the Crime Index by Country 2020 Mid-Year survey, Taiwan scored 84.74 out of 100 for safety, the online database Numbeo showed.That score put Taiwan in second place among 133 countries and territories worldwide, followed by the United Arab Emirates (84.55) and Georgia (79.50).last_img read more

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Euthanasia bill is open to wide interpretation

first_imgMedia Release Euthanasia-Free NZ 14 October 2015 “The End-of-Life Choice Bill uses vague language that is open to wide interpretation”, says Renee Joubert, Executive Officer of Euthanasia-Free NZ.The bill proposes death by lethal drugs for people with “a grievous and irremediable medical condition”. Virtually anyone could qualify under this clause, because a condition automatically becomes “irremediable” if a person exercises their right to refuse further treatment.The requirement that a person needs to be “in an advanced state of irreversible decline in capability” is equally problematic. The capability to do what? To read? To run? Anyone with a disability, mental illness or ageing-related condition could qualify under this clause.In July, a 24-year old depressed but otherwise healthy woman, was granted legal euthanasia under similar legislation in Belgium. Her depression was considered “an irremediable condition” and in the words of Seymour’s bill, “she experienced suffering that cannot be relieved in a manner that she finds tolerable”. She only wanted a lethal injection.“We are deeply concerned that, under Seymour’s bill, depressed people could receive death instead of treatment”, says Ms Joubert. “Depression is easily hidden, even from doctors, and easily misdiagnosed. Depressed people could use another medical condition as an excuse to qualify for a lethal injection from a doctor. This bill effectively allows state-facilitated suicide.”Seymour’s bill contains no enforceable safeguards against coercion and abuse.Euthanasia-Free NZ trusts that MPs will reject the End of Life Choice bill, especially in light of overseas decisions to dismiss legislation that is much less extreme. During the past year assisted dying legislation was rejected in the UK, Scotland and the US states of Maine, Connecticut, Colorado, Delaware and Maryland. It was legalised in only one state, California, and only by circumventing the normal legislative process.ENDSlast_img read more

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ADHD drugs may be a prescription for bullying

first_imgReuters 4 December 2015Kids and teens who take prescription medicines to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be twice as likely to be bullied as their peers who don’t have this mental health problem, a recent U.S. study suggests.Adolescents who sold their prescribed drugs to other kids – who might want the stimulants for study or diet aids – had more than four times greater odds of being bullied than their peers without ADHD, the study also found.“Our findings show that there is some connection between a prescription for stimulant medications and bullying, even after accounting for the fact that adolescents with ADHD may have difficulties with peers or may have other problem behaviors associated with victimization,” lead study author Quyen Epstein-Ngo, a researcher at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, said by email.Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.To assess the connection between ADHD medication and bullying, Ngo and colleagues surveyed middle and high school students annually for four years.Ultimately, the surveys involved nearly 5,000 youngsters. About 15 percent had an ADHD diagnosis and roughly 4 percent had been prescribed stimulants within the past 12 months, the researchers report in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology.Among those who took ADHD medications, about 20 percent reported being approached to sell or share them, and about half of them did so when asked.Overall, about 2 percent of the teens reported regularly experiencing both physical and emotional bullying, while 15 percent said they had never been victimized. Slightly more than 1 percent of the youth said they had regularly experienced just physical bullying, while 2.5 percent reported frequent emotional mistreatment.http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-adhd-bullying-idUSKBN0TN28F20151204#HaWpCWUEVJSk8J7G.97last_img read more

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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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DCYP recognizes young scholars

first_imgDearborn County, In. — Six students from Lawrenceburg, South Dearborn, and East Central high schools have been awarded Dearborn County Young Professionals’ Future Leader of Dearborn County Scholarships.DCYP recently presented its annual scholarships recognizing graduating high school seniors’ strong leadership, academic excellence, and big ideas. This year’s six scholarships totaled $1,900. Amounts awarded to each student were based on the overall merits of their application.The 2018 scholarship winners are Lawrenceburg High School’s Logan Lawrence and Emma Pennington, South Dearborn’s Ashton Hoog and Grace Manford, and East Central’s Emily Whitehead and Lacy Enneking.Logan Lawrence was awarded a $750 scholarship. He plans to attend Purdue University to major in biomedical engineering and may eventually attend medical school.In their scholarship applications, each recipient was asked to write an essay about a business idea they have or devise a way to improve an existing local institution or business. Logan shared his dream of becoming a prosthetist and starting his own business in the prosthetics field.“I know a few different southeast Indiana families that travel all the way to Lexington to attend appointments for new prosthetics. Also, building this business would create more jobs in Dearborn County. The biggest benefit to me would be being able to help those that lose limbs regain capabilities that they lost, such as veterans walking,” Lawrence wrote in his essay.Lawrence, who lives in Lawrenceburg, has also been his class president for three years, a three-year letter-winner for the LHS boys basketball team, and has put hundreds of hours into organizing his Cruisin’ to a Cure for ALS Car Show in Lawrenceburg.Emma Pennington won a $400 scholarship. After graduating from Lawrenceburg High School, the Greendale resident plans to major in biology at Purdue University with an aim toward becoming an ophthalmologist.Ashton Hoog, of Manchester, was awarded a $250 scholarship. The South Dearborn High School graduate will attend Indiana University Bloomington where she plans to study computer science and join the Indiana University Marching Hundred.Fellow SDHS graduate Grace Manford, of Dillsboro, received a $100 scholarship. Grace’s plans are to attend Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis to pursue a degree in dental hygiene.East Central High School graduate Emily Whitehead, of Sunman, was awarded a $300 DCYP Future Leader of Dearborn County Scholarship. Emily has been in the Indiana National Guard for a year and plans to continue to military police training this year. She expects to start college at Ball State University next spring.EC graduate Lacy Enneking, of Sunman, received a scholarship of $100. Her post-graduation plan is to attend IUPUI to study medical imaging technology.The Dearborn County Young Professionals Future Leader of Dearborn County Scholarships are funded by the group’s annual 5K, sponsorship of the organization by local businesses, and membership dues.last_img read more

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Lukaku among stars to wish ex-coach swift recovery from surgery

first_img Promoted ContentWhat Secrets Is The Great Wall Of China Hiding?6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeBehind-The-Scenes Selfies From 10 Popular Movies8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body? Inter Milan forward Romelu Lukaku has sent a message of support to former manager Ronald Koeman after he underwent a heart procedure in Amsterdam. The 57-year-old, who coached Lukaku at Everton, was rushed to hospital on Sunday evening with chest complaints and underwent cardiac catheterisation. Holland manager Ronald Koeman is in hospital after undergoing heart surgery on Sunday Koeman has been boss of the Dutch national team since February 2018, and the KNVB have released a statement to confirm he will return home on Monday after successful treatment. Lukaku has posted a picture of the pair in training at Everton, accompanied by the caption: ‘Get well coach! Hope you recover quickly!’ Romelu Lukaku posted a message on Instagram: ‘Get well coach! Hope you recover quickly!’ Holland and Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum also posted a photo on Istagram with the message: ‘Wishing you soon recovery coach.’Advertisement Morgan Schneiderlin posted a supportive message to his former manager on Instagram Read Also:Ronaldo set for Turin return as jet finally landed in Madeira The Toffees have also sent the former Barcelona a compassionate message, writing: ‘Everyone at #EFC would like to wish former boss @RonaldKoeman a speedy recovery.’ The surgery performed on Koeman typically involves the placement of a long, thin tube into a vein or artery without general anaesthetic, meaning the Dutchman is due an extended period away from the dugout. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Meanwhile Morgan Schneiderlin, who worked under Koeman at Southampton and Everton said: ‘Prayers are with you! Stay strong @RonaldKoeman.’last_img read more

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William Westmeier

first_imgWilliam “Bill” Westmeier, 66, of Versailles passed away at 6:15am, Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at his home. He was born at Milan on March 21, 1952 the son of Aaron and Geneva Kieffer Westmeier. He was married to Mary Ann Strunck on April 24, 2004 and she survives. Other survivors include one son Aaron Westmeier of Versailles; step-son Vincent (Jessica) Kieffer of Versailles; step-daughter Vanessa Kieffer of Versailles; grandchildren Evan, Lilly, Alex, Abby, Devin, Anna Rae, and Jacob; two sisters Linda (Terry) Hillman of Connersville, and Patricia (Paul) Reese of Milan. He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Clarissa Lee Westemeier. Mr. Westmeier was a 1970 graduate of South Ripley High School. He was a 30 year employee of Cummins Engine in Columbus where he worked in various positions. After his retirement from Cummins Bill worked in maintenance for the Waters of Dillsboro, but his favorite job was being a farmer like his father was. Bill was always of a kind heart and gentle soul and some of his favorite things were watching the Three Stooges, playing euchre, and spending time with his family. Bill was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church at Olean. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 2nd at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Curtis Black officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be on Friday from 4pm to 7pm. Memorials may be given to the Special Olympics in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

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Lonnie Dee Lozier

first_imgLonnie Dee Lozier, 47, of Moores Hill, Indiana, passed away Wednesday March 11, 2020.He was born November 24, 1972 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, son of Deborah (Johnson) Brown and the late Francis D Lozier.Lonnie worked as a Painter. He enjoyed fishing. Lonnie loved his family, especially his girls, Krystal and Amber. He was so proud of them.Lonnie is survived by his mother, Deborah (Jim) Brown; daughters, Krystal Lozier of Independence, KY, and Amber Lozier of Burlington, KY; sister, Lora Steele of Moores Hill, IN; several aunts, uncles, nieces & nephews.He was preceded in death by his father, Francis “Dee” Lozier.Friends will be received Monday, March 16, 2020, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at 2:00 pm with Pastor Tom Holt officiating.Contributions may be made to the funeral home to defray funeral expenses. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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E-Networks secures exclusive rights for 2019 Hero CPL

first_imgE-NETWORKS Inc. – Guyana’s leading TV service provider – yesterday announced it has secured the exclusive market rights to the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 2019 tournament, which will be broadcast live from September 4 to October 12, 2019, from International Media Content Ltd (IMC) – the parent company of SportsMax.Sporting fans in Guyana can look forward to enjoying ‘The Biggest Party in Sport’ in uninterrupted, crystal- clear high definition quality on E-Networks sports channel, E2. E-Networks is proud to provide the best in sports to its viewers, who have come to expect the most extensive coverage of all the popular sports in the region through its unrivalled line-up of sports channels.E-Networks will also make every effort to ensure maximum coverage to all Guyanese through our partners. Under the tagline, ‘More Ways to Watch’, E-Networks will be providing several options to its subscribers to view the T20 tournament, including via its satellite service, DreamTV Satellite, which is available countrywide.The company also indicated that in the coming months, it will be offering special promotions in time to view the CPL coverage.First started in 2013, the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has grown to a digital viewership over 200 million fans, making it one of the fastest growing leagues in world cricket.last_img read more

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