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Health Benefits of Marriage are Unique to Male-Female Unions – Study

first_imgRuth Institute 12 June 2013A new study in the Journal of Epidemiology followed 6.5 million Danish persons for nearly 30 years (for a total of 112.5 million person-years) looking at how living arrangements (being single, cohabiting, married, widowed or in a same-sex union) affected their health outcomes.From the official abstract:“[Hazard Ratios] for overall mortality changed markedly over time, most notably for persons in same-sex marriage. In 2000–2011, opposite-sex married persons (reference, HR = 1) had consistently lower mortality than persons in other marital status categories in women (HRs 1.37–1.89) and men (HRs 1.37–1.66). Mortality was particularly high for same-sex married women (HR = 1.89), notably from suicide (HR = 6.40) and cancer (HR = 1.62), whereas rates for same-sex married men (HR = 1.38) were equal to or lower than those for unmarried, divorced and widowed men. Prior marriages (whether opposite-sex or same-sex) were associated with increased mortality in both women and men (HR = 1.16–1.45 per additional prior marriage).”The conclusion of the authors:“Our study provides a detailed account of living arrangements and their associations with mortality over three decades, thus yielding accurate and statistically powerful analyses of public health relevance to countries with marriage and cohabitation patterns comparable to Denmark’s. Of note, mortality among same-sex married men has declined markedly since the mid-1990s and is now at or below that of unmarried, divorced and widowed men, whereas same-sex married women emerge as the group of women with highest and, in recent years, even further increasing mortality.”While this is just one study that needs to be supplemented by more research, it does suggest that the health benefits of marriage may be unique to the male-female union. Governments may try to legislate a revised version of “marriage,” but they cannot legislate the health and longevity benefits that come from a man marrying a woman.”http://www.ruthblog.org/2013/06/12/new-danish-study-of-6-5-million-health-benefits-of-marriage-are-unique-to-male-female-unions/last_img read more

Swift Springs renews IMCA rookie award program

first_img“A new season brings a new set of rookie drivers to IMCA racing and programs like the one we have with Swift only increases the anticipation,” observed IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We have seen a real infusion of teenagers capturing rookie of the year awards the past few seasons and we are excited to see what the future holds for our up-and-coming drivers.” Information about Swift-made springs is available at the www.swiftsprings.com website or by calling 909 393-8623. CHINO HILLS, Calif. – Top rookie drivers in five divisions earn product awards from Swift Springs again in 2020.  “Swift Springs is please to be back for 2020 to support the IMCA programs. We believe that while racing is strong, we continually need to attract new racers,” said Swift Springs Motorsports Director Frank Simonetti. “Rookies of the year play a vital part of the future of our sport as well as rewarding the champions who have worked so hard to make it to the top. Swift Springs has been fortunate to see amazing growth the last few years with IMCA and winning numerous national championships and we look forward to an even brighter future together.” The other four regional Modified rookies of the year each receive one spring. The IMCA Modified, IMCA Late Model, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Prod­ucts Southern SportMod national rookies of the year all receive sets of four springs from the Chino Hills, Calif., manufacturer. The 2020 season will be Swift Springs’ fourth as an IMCA sponsor and awards will be presented during the national banquet in November, or mailed begin­ning the following week from the IMCA home office.last_img read more

Romeu commits to Chelsea

first_imgMidfielder Oriol Romeu has signed a three-year contract extension with Chelsea, the Barclays Premier League club have announced. That was Romeu’s first appearance for the Blues since he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury at Sunderland in December 2012. Press Associationcenter_img The 22-year-old, who joined the Blues from Barcelona in 2011, is now tied to Stamford Bridge until 2017. The former Spain Under-21 international spent last season on loan at Valencia in his homeland, but returned to Chelsea this summer and played in Wednesday night’s 5-0 friendly win over Wycombe. last_img read more

Lady Mariners Drop Double Header to UMPI

first_img Latest posts by admin (see all) State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 admin CASTINE — The Lady Mariners rocky start to their season continued on Wednesday, as they lost 9-2 and 10-0 to the Owls of UMaine Presque Isle in a non-conference double header at Ritchie Field. Freshman catcher Kayla Higgins (Sullivan, ME) led the MMA offensive attack in the first game with three hits and two RBI’s while smashing her first home run of 2009 over the right field fence. Sophomore outfielder Megan Russell (Peru, ME) went 2 for 4 with a run scored while Mallery Stanley (Standish, ME) collected one hit. Mallery Stanley got the start on the mound for MMA and gave up 9 hits, 10 walks and 9 runs in the loss.Maine Maritime dropped to 0-7 on the season, losing the second game of the double header 10-0 to the Owls. The Lady Mariners and the Owls were tied at 0-0 through four innings before the bats came alive for UMPI scoring 4 runs in the 5th and 6 runs in the 6th to put away MMA. MMA’s mustered only two hits, both coming from their lead off batter Megan Russell. The Lady Mariners were hampered by 2 costly errors and 15 walks on their way to losing in 6 innings.For complete story, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Bio House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest Postslast_img read more

Cricket News Paytm awarded title sponsorship for BCCI international and domestic matches

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Paytm will sponsor the India’s international home series and domestic competitions for the period of 2019 to 2023.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced that One 97 Communications Pvt. Ltd. (Paytm) have acquired the sponsorship rights for the International and Domestic matches.The title sponsorship is for the period starting September 1, 2019 and will last through March 31, 2023. According to the BCCI release, the winning bid was at a price of INR 326.80 Crores to be paid for 2019-23 home season. The winning bid was Rs 3.80 Crores per match which is at 58% incremental value in comparison to the previous per match value of Rs 2.4 Crores.Paytm had acquired the title sponsorship rights for matches held in India for a period of four years in 2015. As per reports, it had shelled out Rs 203 crore for the rights that included all the series with the title sponsor logo along with the designation as title sponsor.Prior to Paytm, Micromax was the title sponsor for BCCI matches. It held the rights during 2014-15. Before that, Star India held the rights between 2013 and 2014.BCCI had invited bids through a process mentioned in the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document. The last date to submit the online bidding by uploading the document on the platform was August 19 at 11 pm.The evaluation of eligibility documents and communication to eligible bidders took place on August 20 and the final announcement was scheduled for August 21.Paytm pipped quite a few other companies in the race. Chief among them that gave stiff competition was Dream11, which has been hugely investing in cricket.”I’m pleased to announce Paytm as the BCCI home series title sponsor. Paytm is one of the new generation companies of India and we at the BCCI are proud of Paytm continuing its long-standing commitment with Indian Cricket,” BCCI CEO Rahul Johri was quoted as saying in the release.Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder & CEO, Paytm said: “We are excited to continue our long-term association with BCCI and the Indian Cricket Team. Our commitment to Indian Cricket gets stronger with every season. India loves cricket and we at Paytm are the biggest fans of it.” last_img read more

Brazil Beats Germany 1-0 to Restore Pride

first_imgINTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIESBrazil edged past world champions Germany 1-0 in their international friendly yesterday to snap their opponents’ 22-match unbeaten run and exact some measure of revenge for their 2014 World Cup semifinal humiliation.Gabriel Jesus headed in the winner in the 38th minute as Brazil, beaten just once under coach Tite and missing injured talisman Neymar, beat a second-string German team to restore some pride after their 7-1 loss to the Europeans four years ago. The Germans were hoping to match their record of 23 games without defeat but they lacked their usual spark, with several key players injured or rested, including Manuel Neuer, Mesut Ozil and Thomas Mueller.Germany coach Joachim Loew made seven changes to the team that drew 1-1 against Spain on Friday as they prepare for a World Cup title defence in Russia in June.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

WG volleyball beats F-M; Westhill still unbeaten

first_imgMany of the area’s high school girls volleyball teams would make their way to Phoenix on Saturday for the Onondaga High School League tournament.West Genesee was not one of them, but the Wildcats’ late-season turnaround continued last Thursday when it defeated Fayetteville-Manlius in four sets after getting swept by the Hornets on Sept. 18.A close first set went 26-24 in WG’s favor, and it won the second 25-18. F-M dominated the third set 25-8, and were close to forcing a fifth set before the Wildcats broke a 24-24 tie and held serve to win again 26-24 in the fourth and end it. Doing it all, Anna Snyder gained 24 assists, nine digs and five kills, while on defense Mackenzie Winn managed 24 digs. Brynn Zajac earned 11 kills, with Isabella Allen earning nine kills and six digs. Mia Lamanna contributed five kills.Westhill kept itself undefeated with a pair of sweeps, the Warriors smashing past Institute of Technology Central 25-7, 25-13, 25-7 last Tuesday night as it got 21 aces, five of them from Tori Militi to go with her 20 assists. Grace O’Connell added four aces as Sara Galante got 10 kills and O’Connell added five kills.A day later, Westhill routed Mexico 25-10, 25-7, 25-17. Schwartz had 12 assists and Gianna Militi had 12 digs as, up front, Galante earned nine kills and Heinrich added four kills. Skaneateles improved its mark to 14-2 in last Tuesday’s match against 11-3 LaFayette. The Lakers won the first and third sets by 25-21 margins, with the Lancers claiming the second set 25-23. Also, the fourth set was close, but Skaneateles closed it out 25-20 as Maeve Canty amassed 26 kills and 19 digs.Emma Keady earned 33 assists and eight digs, with Kristen Henry getting six kills and Rory Comer adding five kills, seven assists and seven digs. Emma Miller had 13 digs to go with Henry’s 14 digs and Alex Csemez finished with nine digs.Marcellus routed Phoenix 25-11 in the first set and 25-8 in the third, with a 25-23 set in between as Brook Finarty had 10 kills, with Bronte Stahl getting 10 assists, four aces and four kills. Anna Fern earned seven kills and Jenna Mattison finished with 17 assists.Meeting Homer on Thursday, the Mustangs lost in four sets. The two sides split 25-18 sets before the Trojans won close 25-23 and 26-24 decisions in the third and fourth.Mattison had 15 assists and Stahl gained 11 assists, plus nine kills. Fern added eight kills and Finarty had five kills to go with seven digs. Defensively, Evelyn Webster had 18 digs and Elaine Grattan finished with 15 digs.Bishop Ludden continued a late-season surge with its 25-21, 25-17, 25-14 sweep over Phoenix, with Jasmine Cuffee getting eight kills and 10 digs as Megan Virkler also had eight kills, plus six aces. Kate Ruddy produced 23 assists and Ally Royal added six digs. Mia Mignacca finished with five aces.Then Ludden handled Altmar-Parish-Williamstown 25-12, 25-15, 25-20 on Thursday night to move to 12-5 overall. Ruddy and Royal both served up seven aces, Ruddy adding 13 assists as Royal got nine digs and Cuffee produced eight kills.Jordan-Elbridge got a 25-20, 25-16, 20-25, 25-18 victory over Syracuse Academy of Science last Tuesday night. Elizabeth Bartoszewski had 12 digs and Sarah Lane had 11 assists, with Ranait McGuire earning five blocks.Against Bishop Grimes on Thursday, the Eagles prevailed 25-18, 20-25, 25-7, 25-18 to improve to 9-10 overall, with 15 assists from Lane and 14 digs from Bartoszewski. McGuire amassed 13 kills and four blocks, while Eaton had six kills and eight digs.Solvay had a long battle with Homer last Tuesday, dropping the first two sets 25-165 and 25-10, but roaring back to take the next two sets 25-16 and 25-21 before a 25-10 loss to the Trojans in the final set.Sophia Guadagnolo recorded 36 assists for the Bearcats as Myah Platler got 14 kills and 13 digs. Isabelle Lambert had nine kills, with Genea Kadlubowski earning eight kills and six digs. Alicia Granger had 19 digs and six kills as Jordan Bamba produced 18 digs.In Thursday night’s 25-8, 20-25, 25-20, 25-19 win over Living Word Academy, the Bearcats saw Granger produce seven kills, seven aces and eight digs, with Platler and Anastasia LaFlair each earning six kills. Guadagnolo had 28 assists, five aces and five digs, Bamba getting 12 digs and Lambert earning four aces. Tags: J-EMarcellusskaneatelesvolleyballWest GeneseeWesthill Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

While you were away: A brief look at some of the key details in the NCAA’s report into Syracuse University

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 16, 2015 at 12:01 am Contact Justin: jmatting@syr.edu | @jmattingly306 The NCAA released the findings of its investigation into Syracuse University during Spring Break.The 94-page report was released on March 6, and the sanctions are in connection to an NCAA investigation that was initiated in 2007 when the university self-reported potential violations within the athletics department. No current student-athlete was involved in the investigation. SU self-reported 10 violations in the case and met with the NCAA Committee of Infractions in October 2014.Here are five key details to know about the report, the violations and the subsequent punishments:— SU committed a number of violations, including student-athletes receiving impermissible assistance from tutors and mentors, the university failing to comply with its own written drug policy and a lack of institutional control.— SU men’s basketball head coach Jim Boeheim will be suspended for the first nine games of Atlantic Coast Conference play for the 2015–16 season. SU must also vacate all wins in which ineligible men’s basketball students played in 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2010–11 and 2011–12.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text— SU self-imposed a one-year postseason ban, including the ACC tournament, the National Invitational Tournament and the NCAA Tournament in early February. The NCAA “accepted” the self-imposed ban. No further postseason bans will be put in place as a result of the investigation.— Chancellor Kent Syverud sent out a campus-wide email following the release of the NCAA’s report and said that SU “respectfully disagrees with certain findings” of the investigation.— The university has until March 21 to decide if it will appeal parts of the report, and Syverud said in the email that SU is considering whether it will appeal. Commentslast_img read more

USC students should not look for jobs in Texas, experts say

first_imgThough it is harder to find jobs in California, they are of a better quality, said experts from the Annenberg School’s Center on Communication Leadership and Policy on Wednesday.Job hunt · Robert Scheer, Narda Zacchino and Geoffrey Cowan (left to right) discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the Texas and California economies Tuesday. – Engie Salama | Daily TrojanSome students are planning to move to Texas, which Gov. Rick Perry claims has a better economy and job market, because they believe California’s economy doesn’t have a place for them.Panel speakers CCLP Senior Fellow Narda Zacchino and Annenberg Professor and Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer said there were misconceptions about the economies of California and Texas at the “White House 2012: Politics, Media and Technology” discussion series, moderated by Geoffrey Cowan, who holds the Annenberg Family Chair in Communication Leadership.Zacchino said the emergence of Texas Gov. Rick Perry as a GOP front-runner has increased the number of comparisons between the California and Texas economies. He said a surface analysis renders inaccurate conclusions.“Texas, with its lower unemployment rate and job growth, appears to be in better economic shape,” Zacchino said. “A closer examination of the facts renders a mixed verdict on the success and failings of both states.”Some students assume it will be easier to find a job in Texas because the unemployment rate is 12 percent in California and only 8.4 percent in Texas. Zacchino said this falsely attracts those searching for jobs.“They don’t look at this in context and they don’t dig down deep enough,” Zacchino said.Texas has the highest percentage of uninsured children and residents without health insurance of any state. Zacchino said 17.2 percent of the population lives in poverty, the fourth highest percentage in the country. Texas also has the lowest percentage of people with a high school diploma.Zacchino said California’s economic clout shouldn’t be discounted, either.If California were a nation, it would have the eighth largest gross domestic product in the world at $1.89 trillion, between Italy and Brazil, according to EconPost. If Texas were a country, it would rank 15th, between Russia and Australia, with a GDP of $1.14 trillion.Sheer said the cost of business might be too high in California, which ranked last in a survey conducted by CNBC, but California ranked first in technology and innovation and access to capital.“The critical thing is what kind of job you are looking for,” Sheer said. “The jobs that have been created in Texas are largely in minimum wage or below minimum wage. Can you support a family? Can you lift them out of poverty? No. Texas does not provide a model. California gives a better education system and [venture capital] business. What really is at issue right now is the American dream, and the American dream is based off of good jobs.”Maile Miller, who graduated in 2007 with a degree in  international relations and Spanish, moved from California to Texas to find a job. She currently holds three part-time positions and is applying for full-time work.“Everyone kept telling me about the Texas economy,” Miller said. “The job search isn’t easy. I kept applying and interviewing and it just didn’t work out, so well, let me try some place new or come back if the economy is better.”Zacchino said there are some benefits in moving to Texas. Many businesses and business students move to Texas because there is no income tax, no corporate tax on capital gains and less regulation than in California.Zacchino said it takes longer to get permits for businesses in California than in Texas. Though it might take two to three years to open a business in California, it takes only two to four months in Texas.Addison McCaleb, a senior majoring in film and television production, said he founded his production company in Texas because it was easier to file paperwork there, even though much of his business is done in California.“California just has terrible regulations and requires employee benefits that would wipe out a small business, but California has the network I need to make my company successful,” McCaleb said. “The way my company works, it doesn’t matter where my headquarters is, so we have our main office in Texas.”last_img read more

Trap could be waiting for Trojans in Tucson

first_imgThough I’m not particularly fluent in the various Internet memes, their origins or why people take the time to generate so many, USC’s clash at Arizona on Saturday conjures one I’ve seen floating around cyberspace: “It’s a trap!”Points aplenty · Junior wide receiver Robert Woods and the Trojans might find themselves in an old-fashioned shootout against Arizona. – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanBefore continuing, here’s a brief meme history lesson: This meme is derived from a scene in Star Wars Episode VI : Return of the Jedi during which Admiral Ackbar, the foremost military commander of the Rebel Alliance and leader of the Mon Calamari species, famously screams, “It’s a trap!”To think, Internet notoriety was only a couple of generations away.Back to football: It’s not the meeting against Arizona itself that inspires trepidation among USC fans, it’s the context. As some of you might have heard, Oregon looms on Nov. 3 in what will be a titanic clash of tradition versus Puddles and Nike’s acid trips.The basic concept behind a “trap game” is the following: A heavily favored team, either coming off of an emotionally and physically draining game or expecting such a contest in the following week, overlooks its current opponent.But don’t listen to the rumblings, this is not a trap. USC might very well lose this game, but the Trojans won’t suffer the upset because they overlooked the Wildcats.Pundits have stretched the trap game concept too thin. Now any time a BCS heavyweight clashes with a talented team flirting with the top 25, it’s ripe for upset because it’s a trap.But Saturday’s game at Arizona is not a trap; it’s a stiff challenge.Let’s be honest, USC is currently a 6.5-point favorite. If a team is favored by less than a touchdown, you can’t expect it to overlook its opponent. What’s the logic in that?By the way, in case you were wondering, USC coach Lane Kiffin is well aware of point spreads. When a reporter inquired about the challenges of motivating his team to play a 40-point underdog in Colorado, Kiffin jokingly reminded him that the spread had since risen to 41 points.Arizona is by no means a pushover. At least statistically, Arizona’s offense, which ranks fifth nationally, is better than Oregon’s.Remember the measly 14 points USC mustered against Stanford’s vaunted defensive front seven? Arizona scored 48 points and racked up 617 total yards in an overtime defeat at Stanford Stadium.Remember USC’s inability to score in the second half against Washington? Arizona just throttled the Huskies 52-17 last Saturday.For the final time this regular season, the Trojans will board an airplane and venture into hostile territory. The student section in Arizona Stadium, aptly called the “Zona Zoo,” is more raucous than anything USC has experienced up to this point, save for perhaps Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City. Comprised of 10,000 students filling the entire east side of the stadium, the Zona Zoo is a nuisance for opposing offenses, especially ones — like USC — that are prone to false starts and delays of game.If the Trojans can’t deflate the air out of the rowdy student section early in the game, it might be a long afternoon for USC, especially since all signs point to a classic Pac-12 shoot-out that will entertain fans for four quarters.A potent, quick-strike spread offense, much like the one Oregon runs, and an amped home crowd, much like the diehards at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore., present Arizona as USC’s toughest challenge to date — perhaps even more so than Stanford.That said, there’s a reason USC is favored and Arizona has already dropped three games: The Wildcats surrender 30.4 points per game and rank 11th in the Pac-12 in average yards allowed with 464.7 ($5 to the person who can guess the worst defense in the Pac-12 — hint: Senior quarterback Matt Barkley threw six touchdowns against them last week).Yes, USC rightfully deserves to be favored and Arizona is an imperfect team. But if the Trojans lose Saturday afternoon, don’t immediately dismiss the result as USC overlooking an opponent. Even seven games into the season, it’s still unclear just how imperfect the Trojans are, too. “Leveling the Playing Field” runs every Friday. If you would like to comment on this story, visit DailyTrojan.com or email Sean at swmccorm@usc.edu.last_img read more