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A Scottish manor recently held a unique “tree hugging” championship. The content of the competition included a speed battle to hold the most trees in one minute, and a free play project that tested creativity. In addition to the champion in the picture below, you may wish to click Enter the atlas to appreciate the different gestures of the contestants getting close to nature! 🌲
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“In this country, we have more safety regulations for the sale of sandwiches than for cigarettes,” New Zealand’s parliament passed the world’s first “Tobacco Act” in first reading on the 26th. Citizens born after 2009 are banned from buying cigarettes, and cigarettes are restricted to be sold only in specialty stores in the future.
The bill is currently in the committee’s deliberation process to listen to experts and the public. It is expected to take effect in 2023, but the relevant regulations are only for tobacco products, and e-cigarettes are still legal. Certainty expresses concern.
Coincidentally, the Ministry of Health of Malaysia also submitted a bill to Congress on the 27th to prohibit the sale of all tobacco products including e-cigarettes to those born after 2007. The 20-year buffer period will be used for community education and development of enforcement plans. “The ‘endgame’ for a smoke-free generation has begun,” said Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.
Malaysia is considering a ban on smoking and the sale of all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to people born after 2007 Malaysia May Join NZ in a ‘Generational Endgame’ for Tobacco Under the plan, Malaysians born after 2007 won’t be allowed to smoke or buy tobacco products even after they turn 18 ti.me
out of gender
“Summer is also ours!” With the advent of the hot summer, the Spanish Ministry of Equality launched a creative campaign to encourage women of all shapes and sizes to put aside stereotypes and enjoy the sun and the beach. , women of all ages, including a woman who had a mastectomy with her upper body bared.
However, not everyone agrees with the initiative, which appeals to equality and diversity, with many asking whether the scope should be extended to men who do not meet the “standard body”, and left-wing politician Cayo Lara slams the campaign as absurd and “creating problems that don’t exist.”
Every woman’s body is beach ready, says Spanish government campaign Every woman’s body is beach ready, says Spanish government campaign The government’s campaign urges women worried about their bodies to go to the beach. bbc.in
I can’t just see
The use of reduplicated words, raised pitches, and all-around cuteness when adults tease babies with “parentese” spans borders, languages and cultures, according to a large global study published recently in the journal Nature Human Behaviour. common phenomenon.
More than 40 scholars worked together to collect more than 1,600 recordings from six continents, 18 languages, and diverse environments, and found that from urban dwellers in Beijing to hunter-gatherers in Tanzania, parent-to-baby and adult communication in each cultural environment The methods are different, and the differences are very similar in different ethnic groups (click the “New York Times” report link below to listen to the audio file).
That is, wherever you/you go in the world, whenever people are talking to babies, they will hear these sounds. What’s more interesting is that the research team further played the recordings to more than 50,000 people in 187 countries/regions and 199 languages, and asked them to guess whether the voice file was speaking to an infant or an adult, and found that as long as it was directed to infants Voice, even if the subjects were completely unfamiliar with the language or culture of the recorder, they had a 70 percent chance of getting it right.
We’ve all cringed at it, we’ve all done it ourselves: talked to a baby like it was, you know, a baby.
Now, an ambitious cross-cultural study determined that this sing-songy baby talk — more technically known as “parentese” — seems to be nearly universal. ‘Parentese’ Is Truly a Lingua Franca, Global Study Finds In an ambitious cross-cultural study, researchers found that adults around the world speak and sing to babies in similar ways. nyti.ms
Quote of the Day
“The policies have been made as if there were no women or children.”
“People say that children are national treasures… They say that women are important to gender equality. But they just talk about it.” Seiko Noda, Japan’s “Minister Specially Responsible for the Cabinet Office” who is in charge of low birthrate and gender equality issues, accepted an exclusive interview with The Associated Press. Speaking out, gender bias and the low birthrate crisis still lack attention in Japanese politics. When the Congress is dominated by 90% of men who “have no menstruation, can’t get pregnant, and can’t breastfeed”, when formulating policies, “women and children don’t seem to exist.”
Seiko Noda, 61, is the only woman among the 20 cabinet members of the Japanese government. She is a supporter of same-sex marriage and pluralism. She also strongly criticizes Japan’s current “same surname” system and the lack of representation of women in the political field. Advocate to solve the problem of female absenteeism through guaranteed quota. As for the backlash that “female politicians should be determined by their ability,” Seiko Noda said: “(In the process of selecting candidates) it seems that being a man alone seems to be regarded as a kind of ability.”
Japan’s minister for gender equality says in #TheAPInterview that women continue to be “underestimated” and that there’s still a long way to go. Seiko Noda says the male-dominated parliament policies are still “made as if there were no women or children.” The AP Interview: Japan minister says women ‘underestimated’ TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s minister for gender equality and children’s issues called the country’s record low births and plunging population a national crisis and blamed “indifference and ignorance” in the male-dominated Japanese parliament .apnews.com _
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