The Daily Populous

Wednesday March 27th, 2019 evening edition

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A national study has identified the problem of dehumanisation of cyclists.

A national Australian study has found more than half of car drivers think cyclists are not completely human.

The study found a link between dehumanization and deliberate acts of aggression, with more than one in ten people having deliberately driven their car close to a cyclist.

But if drivers can put a human face to cyclists, researchers say this could reduce aggression directed at cyclists and road trauma involving riders.

The study, involving 442 respondents in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, identified people’s attitude to cyclists and whether they were cyclists or non-cyclists themselves.

On both ape-human and insect-human scales, 55 per cent of non-cyclists and 30 per cent of cyclists rated cyclists as not completely human.

“Amongst people who ride, amongst people who don’t ride, there is still people who think that cyclists aren’t fully human. »

One Bullet Can Kill, but Sometimes 20 Don’t, Survivors Show

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Mr. Guzman’s saving grace may have been the Nissan Altima he sat in as the detectives fired, Dr. DiMaio said.

A person’s physical size does not matter much when it comes to the damage a bullet can do, the doctors say.

Shots to roughly 80 percent of targets on the body would not be fatal blows, Dr. Fackler said. »

HIGHLIGHTS: Pakistan reacts to India’s Mission Shakti, urges ‘no militarisation of space’

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PM Narendra Modi Address to Nation HIGHLIGHTS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday addressed the nation to announce that India has become the fourth country to execute a low-orbit satellite destruction in space.

Modi said India shot down a low-orbit satellite through an Indian anti-satellite weapon A-SAT in an operation called ‘Mission Shakti’ which lasted for just 3 minutes.

“India has entered its name as an elite space power. »

Trump says hurricane-hit Puerto Rico has received too much aid

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Donald Trump told a meeting of Republican lawmakers that hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico had received too much rebuilding money compared with mainland states like Florida and Texas, hardening his opposition to further disaster aid for the US island territory.

Democratic lawmakers have said the House will insist on further aid for Puerto Rico for a larger disaster aid measure won’t clear Congress.

Since then, his administration has been slow to deliver the aid to Puerto Rico that Congress has already approved for the island. »