November 19

Study: Genes linked to lower educational attainment also predict criminal behavior

first_imgShare on Twitter Share on Facebook LinkedIn Pinterest Sharecenter_img “Previous work shows that both ‘nature’ and ‘nurture’ contribute to individual differences in antisocial behavior. In this study we wanted to take a closer look at genetic associations with crime, by testing whether a genetic signature previously discovered in a genome-wide association study of educational attainment can also predict criminal offending and if so, why.”The previous research has allowed scientists to create a “polygenic score” for educational attainment, which summarizes the joint effects of specific genetic variants. Those with a lower score tend to complete fewer years of formal education.Wertz and her colleagues examined data collected in two longitudinal studies from the United Kingdom and New Zealand: the E-Risk Longitudinal Twin Study and the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study. They found that individuals with lower polygenic scores for educational attainment were slightly more likely to have a criminal record in adulthood. This association remained even after the researchers accounted for the effects of socioeconomic deprivation and parental antisocial behavior. “I think there are three main takeaways: First, genetic discoveries for educational attainment are not related to education only. The same genetics also predict other important outcomes, such as criminal offending,” Wertz told PsyPost.“Second, the effects of the genetic score on crime were small. The majority of people will never receive a criminal record, regardless of their polygenic score. It is not possible to accurately predict who will become a criminal based on our findings. “Third, the genetic influences we examined became visible as behavioural difficulties already early in life,” Wertz said. “Thus, genetics shape behavioral risks for crime that are manifest well before differences in educational attainment crystallize. Helping children develop better cognitive and self-control skills and improving their school experiences may prevent genetic influences on crime from unfolding.”Wertz and her colleagues also found that low cognitive ability, poor self-control, academic difficulties and truancy, connected differences partially mediated the association between the polygenic scores for educational attainment and criminal behavior. In other words, these factors connected differences in DNA with participants’ later criminal offending.“Our understanding of why the education polygenic score is associated with crime (or any other outcome for that matter) is still very limited,” Wertz explained. “We found that poor cognitive and self-control skills explained part of the association, but the pathway from genes to behaviors is very long and we are yet to fully understand what happens in the bodies and brains of people with a low versus high polygenic score that might affect their behaviors.” “Another interesting question follows from our finding that the polygenic score was associated with the criminogenic environments people grew up in. Although this did not explain away our findings, it is an interesting observation in itself because it blurs the separation of ‘nature’ and ‘nurture’. It will be interesting to study further how nature and nurture combine to influence people’s lives.”Both genetic and environmental factors contribute to criminal behavior. “Some people mistakenly think that genetic influences on antisocial behavior imply that some people are born criminals. However, this interpretation is incorrect for several reasons,” Wertz said.“First, although we found that having a low polygenic score for educational attainment increased the risk of engaging in crime, even among individuals with very low scores the majority had no criminal record.”“Second, environments are at least as important as genetic influences in explaining why some people behave more antisocially than others and, third, genetic risk operated through behaviors and characteristic that can provide targets for intervention, such as low self-control and academic difficulties,” Wertz concluded.The study, “Genetics and Crime: Integrating New Genomic Discoveries Into Psychological Research About Antisocial Behavior“, was authored by J. Wertz, A. Caspi, D. W. Belsky, A. L. Beckley, L. Arseneault, J. C. Barnes, D. L. Corcoran, S. Hogan, R. M. Houts, N. Morgan, C. L. Odgers, J. A. Prinz, K. Sugden, B. S. Williams, R. Poulton, and T. E. Moffitt. Scientists have found evidence that a genetic risk for low educational attainment is associated with having a criminal record in adulthood. Their new study, published in Psychological Science, provides evidence that some genetic variants are loosely linked to criminal behaviors. But the findings don’t mean some people are destined to a life of crime just because of their DNA.“I am interested in finding out why some people become involved in crime and antisocial behavior whereas others do not,” explained Jasmin Wertz, a postdoctoral fellow at Duke University and corresponding author of the study. Emaillast_img read more

September 23

Sepuluh Ferry Baru dengan Dek Atas Tak Muat Saat Melintas di Beberapa Jembatan Sydney

first_img(cnn.com) Sepuluh kapal ferry baru milik Sydney, Australia tidak muat ketika melintasi di bawah beberapa jembatan yang ada di kota tersebut. Hal ini membuat penumpang yang duduk di dek atas harus mengosongkan daerah tersebut atau menunduk untuk berlindung. Kapal ferry ini sendiri dibuat di Singapura dan Indonesia serta akan melayani Sydney Harbour mulai akhir tahun ini.Baca juga: Francisco, Kapal Ferry Wisata dengan Kecepatan 51,8 Knot!Sepuluh kapal tersebut memiliki dek atas di mana penumpang yang menumpang bisa menikmati pemandangan kota terbesar di Australia. Namun ternyata kapal ferry ini hanya muat di bawah dua jembatan di Sungai Parramatta dan penumpang harus berlindung atau pindah dua kali dalam perjalanan mereka ketika berada di dek atas.kapal ferry di Australia ketika melintasi bawah jembatan (smh.com.au) “Sementara pelanggan dapat menikmati dek atas selama perjalanan mereka, mereka harus pindah ke dek bawah saat melewati Jembatan Kereta Api Camellia dan Jembatan Pabrik Gas,” kata juru bicara Transport for New South Wales (NSW) yang dikutip KabarPenumpang.com dari cnn.com (24/8/2020).Bahkan masalah ini membuat Menteri Transportasi New South Wales Andrew Constance dikritik karena membeli kapal buatan asing dan gagal menyesuaikan desain dengan lalu lintas yang lewatinya. Ferry River Class baru yang dioperasikan oleh perusahaan transportasi Transdev akan bergabung dengan armada kapal penumpang yang mengelilingi pelabuhan terkenal Sydney dan daerah sekitarnya setiap hari.“Pemerintah mengakui bahwa penumpang harus melompat dari dek atas, atau menunduk, untuk menghindari jembatan yang akan datang. Mereka telah diberitahu, berkali-kali, membangun hal-hal ini di dalam negeri … mereka bersikeras membangunnya di luar negeri dan kami melihat bencana seperti yang telah kita lihat dengan ferry hari ini,” kata menteri transportasi bayangan Chris Minns.Partai Buruh negara bagaian tersebut mengatakan, kegagaglan ini menunjukkan dengan tepat bahwa Australia harus membangun kapal ferry sendiri. Graeme Taylor, dari kelompok kampanye Action for Public Transport, mengataka, mereka telah memesan kapal yang salah dan kapal ini harus benar-benar digunakan di tempat lain di pelabuhan, hanya saja tidak cocok untuk Sungai Parramatta.Departemen transportasi kota bersikeras bahwa mereka mengetahui masalah pemasangan ferry tinggi di bawah dua jembatan, tetapi tetap mengambil keputusan untuk memesan ferry baru. Juru bicara Transport for NSW mengatakan, persyaratan izin Camellia Railway Bridge dan Gasworks Bridge selalu dikenal dan dianggap sebagai bagian dari desain ferry.Mereka menambahkan bahwa tidak ada rancangan kapal ferry dua tingkat yang bisa muat di bawah dua jembatan tersebut, dan bagian Sungai Parramatta merupakan medan yang sulit untuk kapal. Perkembangan itu terjadi bahwa beberapa ferry dalam armada yang sama ditemukan mengandung asbes.Baca juga: Pernah Dengar dan Tahu Makna Ferry Flight? Simak Di Sini Jika BelumPerjalanan perahu di sekitar Pelabuhan Sydney populer di kalangan wisatawan, meskipun arus pengunjung kota yang biasa terhambat oleh pandemi virus korona dalam beberapa bulan terakhir.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedKenali 10 Rute Kapal Ferry Terindah di Dunia03/02/2017In “Angkutan Ferry”Sebaiknya Anda Tahu, Kapal Ferry Bukan Hanya Jenis Ro-Ro Saja01/10/2019In “Angkutan Ferry”Francisco, Kapal Ferry Wisata dengan Kecepatan 51,8 Knot!02/08/2020In “Angkutan Ferry”last_img read more

September 18

It’s Official. Ice PIlots changing colors & logos

first_img Posted June 27, 2006 SportsLogos.Net 2 802 802 Members 0 Location:Effington Location:Cincinnati Favourite Logos:Philadelphia EaglesSeattle MarinersCubs “Cuba” scriptFremantle Dockers Dilbert paynomind BostonBlazer 6,320 posts Geoff 567 deked73 573 Geoff 27 Forums Home Sodboy13 573 8,640 posts 802 Fire Allez 1 0 Favourite Logos:Baltimore Ravens( 1999-Present)Washington Capitals Secondary (2007-Present)Baltimore Orioles (1966-88, 2012-)Richmond Flying Squirrels Virginia Commonwealth University Rams (2014-Present) Link to post Members Share this post Share this post Share this post Link to post 0 0 0 Share on other sites Favourite Logos:Chicago Wolves, Chicago Blackhawks, Seattle Thunderbirds, Gwinnett Gladiators, Chicago Cubs, St. John’s Ice Caps, Northwestern Wildcats, Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, Location:Waltham, MA Didn’t they just change their uniforms and logo a year ago. The stuff they had wasn’t that bad. I wonder why they decided to change it? Share this post Location:Detroit City Ez Street Members 1 4 Members Share this post Posted June 27, 2006 Members 0 581 posts Posted June 14, 2006 0 The ECHL doesn’t play for the Kelly Cub anymore? That’s what the Sea Wolves won in ’99 or ’00 Posted June 27, 2006 Share this post Share on other sites Formerly ColorWerx and PANTONE Location:Richmond, VA 0 573 Personally Id rather have this as their primary than the new one 802 573 Posted June 27, 2006 Location:Pensacola, FL No, they still play for the Kelley. Page 1 of 2   Posted June 14, 2006 Share this post Share on other sites Members Share on other sites 0 27 0 It’s Official. Ice PIlots changing colors & logos 2 225 posts Sports Logo News Page 1 of 2   0 Link to post TruColor Share on other sites Phoenix is a bangwagon town SportsLogos.Net Dilbert Tazz013 Share on other sites 0 4,163 posts Share on other sites # ICE PILOTS SEASON TICKET HOLDER BEACH BASHMonday June 26th5:30pm – 7:30pmCapt’n Fun Beach Club (on the Boardwalk, Pensacola Beach) * BBQ Dinner by Billy Bob’s Beach BBQ * Two (2) complimentary drink tickets * Special appearance by 2 new Ice Pilots players * Door Prizes * Ice Pilots Announcements * Unveiling of new logo & colors Next Posted June 14, 2006 Posted June 14, 2006 Geoff 913 posts Location:Burnsville, MN Share on other sites 802 All Activity 5,159 Formerly ColorWerx and PANTONE brooksdiamond Location:I’ve been all over the USA Share on other sites Link to post deked73 Posted June 27, 2006 Someone must have gotten too much sun down there in Pensacola. To me this makes the Canton Ice Patrol look somewhat better. Share this post Location:I’ve been all over the USA 27 5,159 0 2 Share on other sites Members Link to post paynomind Haven’t been able to find a story, but this is on the ECHL.com site now:Meh. Is that Copperplate?And what’s with the random shadows?I don’t like it, if that’s the new logo. Members The Brabham Cup is for the best record in the league.  Just like the President’s trophy in the NHL, right? Yup, and it seems to have the same skill at felling the winners in the playoffs. The Alaska Aces (2006) and South Carolina Stingrays (1997) are the only teams to win both the Brabham and Kelly/Riley Cups in the same season.And ditto the sentiments about the old IcePilots logo. I loved it with the Rafales jersey. Now, to find a Brent Gretzky jersey… Members 8,640 posts Favourite Logos:Barcelona DragonsHartford WhalersUS Soccer RattlesnakeJoliet Slammers “J-Bird”NBA All-Star New Orleans Crawfish Sodboy13 0 Here’s the story:Ice Pilots Unveil New Logo and ColorsPensacola, FL – The Pensacola Ice Pilots announced today that they have changed their logo and colors for the 2006-2007 Season to reflect the military background of the community. The Ice Pilots polled their fans at home games last season, giving them several different options to look at for the new logo. “We felt it was important for the fans to have a voice in the process,” said Ice Pilots President Greg Schuh. “They voted for this new look, and we are happy to be able to give the fans what they want.”The team will sport the new look beginning next season. “The new look reflects our team’s commitment of providing passion, intensity and heart every time we step onto the ice,” said Mario Forgione, owner of the Ice Pilots. “In keeping with our philosophy of looking to the future, while being respectful of the past, the jerseys will sport the original Ice Pilots logo on the shoulder.”The new look coincides with the beginning of the Ice Pilots second decade in Pensacola. “We are proud to usher in a new era of Ice Pilots hockey,” states Schuh. “We plan to keep this look and colors for a very long time.”The old/original logo is now a secondary? brooksdiamond TruColor Link to post Location:Hartland, WI Members Members 1,182 illinirox1 rvrdgsfn Link to post Location:Cincinnati By Geoff, June 14, 2006 in Sports Logo News Posted June 27, 2006 Recommended Posts therebelas Posted June 15, 2006 567 567 14,762 posts 4 Dilbert Haven’t been able to find a story, but this is on the ECHL.com site now:Meh. 50 posts 1,182 526 posts Location:Racine, WI…where I am very proud of my 0-year NFL career illinirox1 1 Followers 0 Link to post Go To Topic Listing Location:Pensacola, FL 1 5,469 posts therebelas 0 Share on other sites 0 567 Forums Home Location:Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana Members 4,163 posts 94 Posted June 27, 2006 Link to post Posted June 27, 2006 is very bendy…and I need a hug 2 Link to post 573 You’re Khilling me, Smalls. Fred T. Jane 1,182 802 0 Members 0 1 Share on other sites deked73 THE RESAON THEY ARE CHANGING FROM THE NEW STUFF: The team’s name is the Ice Pilots, in homage to the navy and more importantly the Blue Angels. Red and black doesn’t say Blue Angels.Payno, they didn’t look slower on the ice. The team just sucked. 3rd worst in the league the year after winning the Brabham Cup. 7,583 posts Dilbert 574 posts Location:Burnsville, MN Trying to look like Toldeo….I mean this is probably the second worst logo in the league now. 0 0 Members Link to post 2 Share this post Share on other sites The new stuff this past year was, in my estimation, terrible. The old colors and logo has real minor-league hockey personality and I was sad to see it go. The new stuff even looked slower on the ice.Very interested to see the change! Followers 0 Location:Topeka, Kansas Posted June 17, 2006 Favourite Logos:Chicago Wolves, Chicago Blackhawks, Seattle Thunderbirds, Gwinnett Gladiators, Chicago Cubs, St. John’s Ice Caps, Northwestern Wildcats, Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, Link to post 0 Next Link to post 802 Link to post All Activity BostonBlazer 5,159 94 802 Discrim Share this post 0 19,561 posts 567 27 It’s Official. Ice PIlots changing colors & logos Is this the Pensacola University Ice Pilots? That thing passes as a collegiate seal and nothing else. That’s not a logo. Location:Cincinnati Share on other sites 1 Prev Haven’t been able to find a story, but this is on the ECHL.com site now:Meh. That’s horrible; somebody needs to be fired. That is pathetic, I mean come on. Show some potential. Ah the Brabham Cup. I remember when the Renegades were the champs back in 95-96. Held the record for most points for a while. Anyway, what they should’ve done was just change colors. They’re affliliated with Toronto, just change the red to blue. That simple. 27 0 nice secondary logo. where’s the primary logo?wait…you mean that’s it? Prev I like Ferry Corsten and using 3DS Max Share this post You’re Khilling me, Smalls. Link to post Posted June 15, 2006 Link to post Posted June 27, 2006 27 rvrdgsfn Share this post Discrim 11,770 posts Share on other sites TruColor 0 I liked the new logo they unveiled a year ago. They could’ve just changed the colors. The oldlogo they had before that one was the same stupid formula, character holding a stick with awordmark in front of it partially obscuring the character. The one with the planes gave it somepop. 1 Link to post Share this post 567 Posted June 15, 2006 0 Posted June 27, 2006 Members 4 Share on other sites Dilbert Geoff Dilbert Link to post Share on other sites 802 4,163 posts 1 Was I supposed to stay uncool, please remind me Link to post Sports Logos 0 0 Share this post 0 0 Share on other sites Posted June 27, 2006 Share this post 94 Sporting a KC. 14,762 posts Link to post Members 0 Fred T. Jane TruColor Members Members Share this post 0 deked73 Sports Logos Members Members The Brabham Cup is for the best record in the league. Just like the President’s trophy in the NHL, right? 581 posts Posted June 15, 2006 If they’re going to approve (or already have approved) this as the new logo, I can imagine what the meeting looked like at which this idea’s devised: Haven’t been able to find a story, but this is on the ECHL.com site now:Meh. That’s horrible; somebody needs to be fired. Sign in to follow this   Share this post Share on other sites Share this post 573 Bow before my superior smartitude! 4,065 posts Share this post This topic is now closed to further replies. Ez Street 0 Favourite Logos:Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals Sign in to follow this   Share this post Share on other sites Tazz013 Sports Logo News It’s Official. Ice PIlots changing colors & logoslast_img read more

December 27

Mane: ‘My intention was not to hurt the goalkeeper – I’ll be quicker next time!’

first_imgLiverpool forward Sadio Mane insists the red card he received for kicking Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson in the head has only made him more determined to be even quicker.The pacey Senegal international was sent off in last weekend’s 5-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium after catching the Brazilian in the face with his studs when challenging for a high ball.It was generally accepted by all sides his challenge was accidental, as he raced through but was beaten to the ball by Ederson who was charging out of his area to head clear.READ MORE: ‘It wasn’t a bad foul’ – Liverpool ace Sadio Mane unfortunate to be sent off, says Manchester City’s Kevin de BruyneManager Jurgen Klopp has told the 25-year-old to continue playing the way he has been – at full speed and with a high intensity – but Mane has already learned a valuable lesson.“Honestly, I think in the next time I will get the ball before him,” he said.“My intention was not to hurt the goalkeeper. It was bad and I wish him the recovery to come back healthy.“I think it was a challenge for the ball. Honestly, I was going for the ball, I didn’t have intention to hurt him because I am not that kind of player so I wish him a quick recovery.“I made contact and it was not what I wanted to do so I apologised to him. It is part of football so I cannot change anything.“I don’t have his number so I just posted messages for him. I think he saw them.”Mane admits he was shocked when referee Jon Moss immediately brandished the red card, which means he will sit out Burnley’s visit to Anfield on Saturday and the Carabao Cup and Premier League double-header against Leicester.“Honestly, I was focusing more on the goalkeeper than the card so when I saw the red card I was surprised because I was expecting maybe a yellow card. I will accept it and try to forget,” he added.On his impending suspension he said: “I would love to be on the pitch all the time and help my team but I will also accept and try to be ready for my comeback.“It is not easy for me because I always love to play football and to enjoy, especially to help my team to win games.“But we also have a great team and great qualities and I think the boys can do it [without him].” 1 Liverpool star Sadio Mane challenges Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson for the ball last_img read more