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The bill, called the First Step Act, makes modest changes to the federal system. It very slightly pulls back punitive mandatory minimum sentences by, for example, letting judges give lower sentences in some circumstances and relaxing a “three strikes” law to give 25 years instead of life in prison. It makes 2010 crack sentencing reforms, which eased crack sentences to bring them more in line with powder cocaine penalties, retroactive. It expands “good time credits” that well-behaved inmates can use to get out of prison a little earlier. It creates “earned time credits” that encourage inmates to take part in rehabilitative programs for an earlier release.
Resilient cities (Afridev)
No longer are city dwellers happy with the anti-human concrete jungles. They want sustainable, liveable, environmentally-aware cities that provide quality of life.
So, what does the city of the future look like, and, how do we update leadership so these new spaces can be born?
They searched for patterns of molecules called methyl groups on the surface of DNA in healthy and cancerous cells — in healthy cells, the groups are scattered across the genome. Cancer cells, however, may as well be devoid of them — except for intense clusters of the molecules in specific areas.
When in solution, the methyl group clusters cause cancer DNA fragments transform into three-dimensional nanostructures that are strongly attracted to gold.
“I think it’s wonderful. I’ve never seen this done before. It’s a great benefit for all the kids. There are so many that are in need,” Eric LaRoche, Brad Bond’s best man, said.
Guests were given red envelopes with a $10 gift card inside, though they’re spending much more.
The findings suggest that there is no one “true” diet for humans, who “can be very healthy on a wide range of diets,” said the lead author of the study, Herman Pontzer, an associate professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University. “We know that because we see a wide range of diets in these very healthy populations.”
“We laughed so much when watching it,” Auth told 2News. “My husband and I were out finishing Christmas shopping. My phone alerted me someone was at our door. I opened the notification to him dancing. I knew I had to share it. Brought a smile to our face during a stressful time of year. You can tell he loves his job and has fun doing it.”
The day before Thanksgiving, ISO-New England typically issues a news release about the uniqueness of the holiday’s impact on its operations. On any other late-fall day, electricity demand peaks in the early evening as people come home hungry to dark houses. But on Thanksgiving, the ritual of gathering for a big midday meal and watching television has ovens and TVs from Madawaska to Milford, Connecticut, ramping up at dawn. That causes a spike in power demand by 11 a.m. or so.
Cold therapy is not a new invention; it is among man’s earliest medical treatments. The Edwin Smith Papyrus (3500 BC), the most ancient medical text, repeatedly mentioned cold therapy.
However, until the late 1980’s, cold exposure remained relatively unappreciated by modern, allopathic medicine.
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