COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Norway saw a 19% drop in marriages in 2020 compared to the previous year, which had already seen the lowest figure since 1927. Norway’s statistics agency said Monday that the pandemic and measures to counter it led to the fall. In 2020, 16,200 weddings were performed. On top of that, “the decline of 3,000 marriages from 2019 to 2020 is unparalleled and is the largest decline from one year to another since 1919,” said Ane Margrete Toemmeraas of Statistics Norway. “Figures show that the corona measures from March 12, 2020 caused many to postpone their wedding,” Toemmeraas said. Whether it “leads to an increase in 2021, as many of the postponed weddings may take place this year instead, will become clear later on,” she added. Norway, a country of 5.4 million, has seen 74,545 virus cases and recorded 632 deaths. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus Lockdown Sees Marriages Plummet in Norway
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Researchers at UC Davis are investigating whether virtual reality can be used to help kids with ADHD cope in the non-virtual world. If effective, the treatment could point the way to an alternative to medication. "Our long-term goal is to develop interventions that are widely accessible," said Julie Schweitzer, professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a MIND Institute researcher . "If a parent could download an app to purchase the treatment, families in many places around the world could access it." must read AR and VR mean business: Everything you need to know An executive guide to the technology and market drivers behind the hype in AR, VR, and MR. Read More The CDC reports an estimated 5-10 percent of American children are diagnosed with ADHD. Over 50 percent of those are being treated with medication. Due to the high rate of diagnosis here and in countries like Iceland, which has the highest per capita rate of Ritalin … [Read more...] about Virtual reality as a treatment for ADHD?
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND—A World Cup speedskating event in Calgary and short-track competitions in Montreal and Laval, Que., have been cancelled because of COVID-19. The International Skating Union announced Monday that the first World Cup speedskating events of the 2020-21 season, including one in Calgary from Dec. 11 to 13, have been cancelled. The ISU also wiped out the first two World Cup short-track events of the season, in Montreal from Nov. 6 to 8, and Laval from Nov. 13 to 15. “While we are disappointed that we are unable to welcome the world’s best speedskaters this fall, Speed Skating Canada is fully supportive of such decisions that prioritize the health and safety of our sport’s participants and that of the entire communities in which we compete,” Canada’s governing body of the sport said Monday in a statement on its website. “We look forward to hosting world-class events again once it is safe to do so.” For speedskating, the ISU says it is evaluating a hub concept … [Read more...] about Three World Cup speedskating events in Canada cancelled due to COVID-19
Image: Alex from the Rock/Shutterstock via ETX Studio Internet users in France hate online ads the most, according to a global study of countries most keen on blocking internet ads. The research found that France scored the most searches for ad-blocking software per 100,000 internet users, ahead of Sweden and Denmark. France tops the list of countries with the greatest interest in ad-blockers. The study, published by the VPN provider Surfshark, found an average 579 searches for ad-blocking software per 100,000 French internet users, the highest in the world, followed by Sweden and Denmark. Europe is a particular hotspot for online ad-haters. Lithuania, Greece, Belgium and Norway all score over 400 ad-blocker searches per 100,000 internet users. Americans, on the other hand, seem more tolerant of online advertising, with the US coming 23rd in the global ranking with 300 searches per 100,000 internet users. At the opposite end of the scale, web users in Africa seem pretty … [Read more...] about French internet users hate online ads the most, says study