The Daily Populous

Saturday December 9th, 2017 evening edition

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A straight couple who pledged to get divorced if marriage equality was ever legalised in Australia have chickened out.

Marriage is “part of God’s intimate story for human history”, Nick Jensen said.

“Marriage is the union of a man and a woman before a community in the sight of God.

And the marriage of any couple is important to God regardless of whether that couple recognises God’s involvement or authority in it.”.

Jensen also said that the “tide was turning” against marriage equality, and that he doubted he would ever have to actually follow through on the promise.

If a number of things hold then we won’t be in this situation [with marriage equality legislation before parliament] again for a number of years.

“My previous public comments regarding civil divorce never envisaged me separating from my wife, but rather our marriage from the state,” he said in a text message. »

Playing Super Mario 64 increases hippocampal grey matter in older adults

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In the current study, we tested the impact of 3D-platform video game training (i.e., Super Mario 64) on grey matter in the hippocampus, cerebellum, and the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) of older adults.

Indeed, both Kühn et al., 2014 [ 15 ] and West et al., 2017 [ 18 ] observed increased grey matter in the cerebellum of younger adults after Super Mario 64 training.

We investigated the impact of 3D-platform video game training on hippocampal grey matter and memory performance in older adults. »

UN rejects US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital

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United States ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley addresses the U.N. Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestine, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, U.S., on Friday.

The United States found itself isolated at a special United Nations Security Council meeting in its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move that set off alarms about the risk of escalating conflict in the Middle East.

Meanwhile, the US envoy to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, defended Trump’s announcement and took the occasion to slam the United Nations for what she believes is its “hostility” toward Israel. »