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California governor to sign law to limit shootings by police

first_imgSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he plans to sign a measure aimed at deterring shootings by police.His office says the bill he will approve Monday will modernize the state’s standards for the use of deadly force by officers.The measure by Democratic Assemblywoman Shirley Weber of San Diego will change California’s existing lethal force standards to require that deadly force may only be used when necessary.His office says it will encourage law enforcement to try de-escalation techniques such as verbal persuasion and other crisis intervention methods.It was spurred by last year’s fatal shooting of Stephon Clark, whose death sparked major protests in the state capital and reverberated nationwide.The measure passed with bipartisan support after major police organizations won concessions. Posted: August 19, 2019 California governor to sign law to limit shootings by police AP, Updated: 4:32 PMcenter_img Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter August 19, 2019 AP last_img read more

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Are you suffering from Angelina Jolie syndrome

first_imgIf you pay extra attention to the probability of dangerous diseases that you may suffer in future, you are probably suffering from what is being termed as ‘Angelina Jolie syndrome’, a study warns.The politicisation and commercialisation of health issues in today’s Western culture have led to growing healthism — a peremptory idea of self-preserving behaviour. This approach criticises everything that fails to fit into the glamorous standards of a beautiful, young and slim body. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“But even simple concerns about the ‘standards’ of physical condition may provoke hypercorrection, such as surgery on a healthy body,” said study author Evgenia Golman from National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia. More widespread displays of healthism include the boom in diets, fitness, plastic surgery and organic food, as well as the popularity of mobile apps for health monitoring.“Popular healthcare policy today often shifts the responsibility for health from healthcare institutions to individuals themselves, and shifts the focus from treatment to prevention, including prevention of even purely hypothetical pathologies,” Golman wrote in her paper. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixPreventive medicine undoubtedly helps prevent many diseases and can save a lot of resources for families and the state.But if ‘calculation’ of sicknesses and idealisation of beauty and healthy body standards are understood improperly, in a purely commercial way, they can lead to mass neurosis and a social obsession with complying to healthist fashion.“The most dangerous thing is that such an approach stigmatises everything that doesn’t fit in with the model of a ‘healthy lifestyle’,” the researcher warned. A person not only obsessively monitors every bodily manifestation, but starts detecting signs of imaginary sicknesses.The study was published in the Journal of Social Policy Studies.last_img read more