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Billy Haigh 2018-03-02
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When gun enthusiasts gather for the National Rifle Association’s annual conventions, rates of gun-related injuries and deaths drop by 20 percent nationwide—and a whopping 63 percent in the hosting state—according to an analysis published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The finding was based on an analysis of insurance data on gun injury rates during NRA conventions from 2007 through 2015, as well as rates three weeks before and three weeks after each of the conventions.

The researchers behind the work—health policy expert Anupam Jena, MD, PhD of Harvard Medical School and economist Andrew Olenski of Columbia University—also looked at crime rates during those times.

They also noted that the largest drops in firearm-related injuries during NRA conventions were in men, the southern and western areas of the country, and in states with the highest levels of gun ownership.

That is, that gun accidents happen primarily in the hands of inexperienced users and that practice and training—promoted by the NRA—can greatly reduce or eliminate safety concerns and accidents, which affect thousands each year.

In 2014, for example, there were 461 unintentional firearm deaths and 15,928 unintentional, non-fatal injuries, 1,960 of which involved youths.

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Marc Anderson 2016-06-17
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The increase in tax is decided by the Valuation Office Agency, which sets rates for all businesses accessing land.

It is understood the rates were reviewed a couple of months ago and all those who had to pay were notified individually.

Virgin Media recently pledged to invest £3bn in expanding its superfast network to serve four million premises.

Brigitte Trafford, chief corporate affairs officer at Virgin Media said: The Valuation Office Agency s proposed quadrupling of the rates Virgin Media pays on its network assets is a real kick in the cabinets at a time when ministers are calling for more investment in broadband – a call we are answering to the tune of £3bn.

The Secretary General of the Internet Services Providers' Association ISPA also criticised the plans: ISPA members are investing heavily in rolling out networks and delivering the connectivity UK homes and businesses need, and the VOA needs to recognise that increasing charges makes this more difficult .

It is clear that reforms to the rating system must be implemented urgently."

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Beatrice Patterson 2019-01-30
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Earny, the app that refunds users for price drops on retail buys, is now helping travelers save on hotel stays.

Earny Hotels, launched on Wednesday, January 30, helps monitor and rebook hotels if the price drops ahead of the scheduled stay.

Unlike platform-exclusive price guarantees, Earny works with a number of different booking platforms while also booking from the hotel website directly.

Travelers can then cancel the original booking and rebook at the lower cost.

Earny says the new hotel program saves an average of $75 a stay and that about 70 percent of reservations are refundable through the program.

The company says the average traveler books around 42 days in advance and during that time, some prices see significant drops.

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Billy Haigh 2018-03-02
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When gun enthusiasts gather for the National Rifle Association’s annual conventions, rates of gun-related injuries and deaths drop by 20 percent nationwide—and a whopping 63 percent in the hosting state—according to an analysis published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The finding was based on an analysis of insurance data on gun injury rates during NRA conventions from 2007 through 2015, as well as rates three weeks before and three weeks after each of the conventions.

The researchers behind the work—health policy expert Anupam Jena, MD, PhD of Harvard Medical School and economist Andrew Olenski of Columbia University—also looked at crime rates during those times.

They also noted that the largest drops in firearm-related injuries during NRA conventions were in men, the southern and western areas of the country, and in states with the highest levels of gun ownership.

That is, that gun accidents happen primarily in the hands of inexperienced users and that practice and training—promoted by the NRA—can greatly reduce or eliminate safety concerns and accidents, which affect thousands each year.

In 2014, for example, there were 461 unintentional firearm deaths and 15,928 unintentional, non-fatal injuries, 1,960 of which involved youths.

Beatrice Patterson 2019-01-30
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Earny, the app that refunds users for price drops on retail buys, is now helping travelers save on hotel stays.

Earny Hotels, launched on Wednesday, January 30, helps monitor and rebook hotels if the price drops ahead of the scheduled stay.

Unlike platform-exclusive price guarantees, Earny works with a number of different booking platforms while also booking from the hotel website directly.

Travelers can then cancel the original booking and rebook at the lower cost.

Earny says the new hotel program saves an average of $75 a stay and that about 70 percent of reservations are refundable through the program.

The company says the average traveler books around 42 days in advance and during that time, some prices see significant drops.

Marc Anderson 2016-06-17
img

The increase in tax is decided by the Valuation Office Agency, which sets rates for all businesses accessing land.

It is understood the rates were reviewed a couple of months ago and all those who had to pay were notified individually.

Virgin Media recently pledged to invest £3bn in expanding its superfast network to serve four million premises.

Brigitte Trafford, chief corporate affairs officer at Virgin Media said: The Valuation Office Agency s proposed quadrupling of the rates Virgin Media pays on its network assets is a real kick in the cabinets at a time when ministers are calling for more investment in broadband – a call we are answering to the tune of £3bn.

The Secretary General of the Internet Services Providers' Association ISPA also criticised the plans: ISPA members are investing heavily in rolling out networks and delivering the connectivity UK homes and businesses need, and the VOA needs to recognise that increasing charges makes this more difficult .

It is clear that reforms to the rating system must be implemented urgently."