More recently, in an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in Murphy v. NCAA, 584 U.S. (2018), the Stop Predatory Gambling organization was joined in opposing online sports gambling by dozens of bipartisan social-justice, religious organizations and denominations. This amicus brief detailed the disturbingly large social and economic costs of online sports gambling. … [Read more...] about DOJ opinion will help protect kids from dangers of online gambling
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The U.N.’s International Court of Justice in January ordered Myanmar to "take all measures within its power" to prevent any acts of genocide against ethnic Rohingya Muslims, who fled the country amid a bloody military crackdown in 2017. The ICJ ordered Myanmar to submit a report within four months on what actions it is taking to comply with the court's decision, and to submit follow-up reports every six months after that. … [Read more...] about Myanmar Avoids Helping Rohingya Minority Despite International Court Order, Observers say
Although M. turgenensis is believed to have been significantly smaller than modern-day whale sharks or great whites at approximately 1 foot long, it has made an enormous impact, suggesting that sharks once had bone and then lost it, researchers said. … [Read more...] about 400M-year-old ‘armored’ fish may change the history of sharks as we know it
But Republicans should welcome zoning reforms, too. Currently, some zoning requirements unnecessarily drives up the cost of development and result in lengthy delays for developers. Pro-business Republicans should cheer reforms that make it easier for people to maximize the economic value of their property. They should push for zoning reforms that reduce parking requirements and streamline permitting procedures for housing developers. This would accelerate the pace and profitability of development — and create a housing supply, too. … [Read more...] about Zoning isn’t a partisan issue—Why is Trump making it one?
The head of the fire is defined as the “portion of the fire perimeter having the greatest rate of spread and frontal fire intensity which is generally on the downwind and/or upslope part of the fire.” The back of the fire is the part of the perimeter opposite the head and the flanks are the areas of perimeter between the head and the back “roughly parallel to the main direction of spread,” according to the government of Nova Scotia. Islands are areas of “unburned fuel” within the fire’s perimeter and the point of origin is defined as the location or locations within the fire perimeter where ignition first occurred. … [Read more...] about Devastating wildfire ‘anatomy’ explained