The Daily Populous

Tuesday July 3rd, 2018 night edition

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London (CNN) The British government is planning to outlaw so-called gay conversion therapy as part of an effort to counter intolerance and discrimination.

The £4.5 million initiative follows a survey of LGBT people that found 2% of the 108,000 respondents had undergone conversion therapy while 5% had been offered it.

The survey also cast a light on the discrimination faced by lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgendered people, with more than two-thirds of participants recording they avoid holding hands with a same-sex partner in public out of fear people will react negatively.

"No one should ever have to hide who they are or who they love," she said.

"This LGBT action plan will set out concrete steps to deliver real and lasting change across society, from health and education to tackling discrimination and addressing the burning injustices that LGBT people face.".

People take part in the annual Pride in London parade on June 27, 2015. »

Brain stimulation decreases intent to commit assault

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What’s more, using such a minimally invasive technique, called transcranial direct-current stimulation, increased the perception that acts of physical and sexual assault were morally wrong.

It’s viewing violent crime from a public-health perspective, adds psychologist Adrian Raine, a Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor and co-author on the paper.

To draw these conclusions, the research team conducted a double-blind randomized control trial on 81 healthy adults ages 18 or older. »

Netflix Is No. 1 TV Viewing Choice, Ahead of Broadcast, Cable, YouTube – Variety

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Overall, Netflix captured the No. 1 with 27% of total respondents, followed by basic cable at 20%, broadcast at 18% and YouTube at 11%.

Still, Netflix was a very close second: For those who subscribe to a traditional TV package, basic cable was the top response (26%), followed by Netflix (24%) and broadcast TV (19%).

Related Netflix's Ted Sarandos on the Streamers' Cannes Film Festival Debut Netflix Orders Mexican Drama 'Monarca,' Salma Hayek's Ventanarosa to Produce. »

Parliament mate ban an 'error of judgment'

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A Senate Estimates Committee has shed light on why the use of the word "mate" by security staff at Parliament House was banned.

The staff were ordered not to use the word in August this year.

The Prime Minister John Howard and the Labor leader Kim Beazley objected to the order, saying the expression, "mate", was a part of Australian culture. »