Children Get Toys from Santa in Event Honoring Slain FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo

first_imgYadira Arroyo (Photo/FDNY) John Annese New York Daily News Arroyo, a 14-year veteran, was killed by a career criminal who stole her ambulance and struck her with it on March 16, 2017 in Soundview. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. “We were supposed to do this between 2 and 5:30. By 1 o’clock the lines were around the corner, so we started right away,” said former EMS union head Israel Miranda, who helped organize the annual event and lined up an anonymous angel donor. “I think the reason the weather was so good was because she was looking down on it, I really do,” Miranda said. ___ Visit New York Daily News at www.nydailynews.com (MCT) Pandemic or not, Santa Claus delivered thousands of toys to children in the Bronx — all in the name of slain FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo. (c)2020 New York Daily News Arroyo’s family members dressed like Santa and Mrs. Claus and handed out toys to more than 2,000 children who lined up with their families outside the playground named after the heroic first responder Wednesday afternoon.last_img read more

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Study links porn use to lower sexual and relationship satisfaction — but only among men

first_imgNew research suggests that pornography can adversely affect men’s satisfaction with their romantic relationships.The researchers conducted a meta-analysis — a method of statistically summarizing previous research — of 50 studies conducted between 1973 and 2014, with a combined total of 50,000 participants.The meta-analysis found higher levels of pornography use were associated with lower levels of sexual and relational satisfaction — but only among men. In other words, the more often men viewed pornography, the more likely they were to say they were dissatisfied with their sex life or their romantic relationship. However, pornography consumption was not positively or negatively linked to body satisfaction or self-esteem among either men or women. LinkedIn Share Share on Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Share on Facebook Email The study was published in the peer-reviewed journal Human Communication Research on March 2, 2017.PsyPost interviewed the study’s corresponding author, Paul J. Wright of Indiana University, Bloomington. Read his responses below:PsyPost: Why were you interested in this topic?Wright: We became interested in this topic because the questions of whether consuming pornography has any discernible impact on consumers’ satisfaction, and if so, whether the impact is negative or positive, have stimulated a large number of studies, but uncertainty about their answers had remained among communication scholars.What should the average person take away from your study?Contrary to the statements of consumers when asked directly about how pornography has positively impacted them, it seems unlikely that an increase in the frequency and intensity of consumption would, on the average, lead to a corresponding increase in satisfaction with oneself or one’s sexual or romantic relationships. The results of the studies analyzed in our paper, whose designs seem less likely to trigger defensive and rationalizing responses, suggest that women’s satisfaction would on the average be unaffected while men’s sexual and relational satisfaction would on the average be adversely affected.Are there any major caveats? What questions still need to be addressed?There are many important questions that remain unaddressed by the extant literature. As one example, too few studies included mechanism tests for any type of mediational meta-analysis. Mediation tests are needed to evaluate the appropriateness of the theories that have been proposed. Additional moderation analysis is also needed. That the average associations between women’s satisfaction and pornography consumption were not significant does not mean that certain subsets of women less frequently studied are not impacted, for example.Is there anything else you would like to add?While there may be a reciprocal element to these dynamics (i.e., lower sexual and relational satisfaction leading to pornography consumption), the convergence of results across cross-sectional survey, longitudinal survey, and experimental results points to an overall negative effect of pornography on men’s sexual and relational satisfaction.The study, “Pornography Consumption and Satisfaction: A Meta-Analysis“, was also co-authored by Robert S. Tokunaga, Ashley Kraus, and Elyssa Klann.last_img read more

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NBA roundup: Lakers rebound to dominate Kings

first_imgAnthony Davis had a team-high 21 points, LeBron James ran up a triple-double and the Los Angeles Lakers used a 44-point first quarter Saturday night to power a front-running 129-113 victory over the host Sacramento Kings. Avery Bradley poured 16 of his 19 points into the first 12 minutes for the Lakers, who were coming off a 127-119 home loss that followed a tribute to the late Kobe Bryant on Friday night.The Lakers improved to 7-0 on the second night of back-to-backs, riding Bradley’s four early 3-pointers to lead by as many as 24 in the first 12 minutes. James’ finished with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists for his 11th triple-double of the season, one off Luka Doncic’s league lead, and the 92nd of his career. Only Oscar Robertson (181), Russell Westbrook (146), Magic Johnson (138) and Jason Kidd (107) have more career triple-doubles.De’Aaron Fox scored a game-high 24 points, and Buddy Hield had 22 for the Kings, who had won three of their last four. Portland Trail Blazers 124 – Utah Jazz 107Damian Lillard continued his torrid roll with 51 points on 17-of-29 shooting from the field, and he added 12 assists to lead host Portland past Utah.Lillard also made all eight of his free throws en route to his third 50-point effort over the past six games and fourth of the season. He is averaging 48.8 points during the six-game stretch. Hassan Whiteside added 17 points, 21 rebounds and three blocked shots as the Trail Blazers won their fourth straight game and fifth in their last six. Donovan Mitchell scored 25 points, and Bojan Bogdanovic and Mike Conley added 22 apiece but couldn’t prevent the Jazz from losing their season-worst fourth straight game.Boston Celtics 116 – Philadelphia 76ers 95Jaylen Brown scored 32 points, Jayson Tatum added 25 and Boston avoided a season sweep at the hands of visiting Philadelphia. Marcus Smart had 16 points, Brad Wanamaker chipped in 15 and the Celtics won for the sixth time in their last seven games. Boston played without leading scorer Kemba Walker, sidelined by a sore left knee.Ben Simmons led the 76ers with 23 points, and Joel Embiid was held to 11 on 1-of-11 shooting. Philadelphia shot 36.9 percent (31 of 84) for the contest and 21.2 percent (7 of 33) from 3-point range in losing its second straight. The 76ers had beaten the Celtics in their first three meetings this season, including Dec. 12 at TD Garden.Los Angeles Clippers 118 – Minnesota Timberwolves 106 Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points in 24 minutes, his ninth straight game of scoring at least 30 points, as host Los Angeles defeated Minnesota.Paul George, playing in his second contest after missing nine due to a left hamstring strain, had 21 points and seven rebounds in 25 minutes. Lou Williams added 17 points, and Montrezl Harrell contributed 16 points and six rebounds.Karl-Anthony Towns had 32 points and 12 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who lost their 11th straight game. Andrew Wiggins, limited with foul trouble in the first half, had only 13 points on 4-of-11 shooting. Josh Okogie had 13 points, while Robert Covington chipped in 12 points.Miami Heat 102 – Orlando Magic 89 Jimmy Butler scored 24 points, and Tyler Herro added 23 as Miami handed host Orlando its season-worst fifth straight defeat.Aaron Gordon led the Magic with 24 points, and Nikola Vucevic added 21. Evan Fournier, who entered the game as Orlando’s leading scorer at 18.8 points, was held to 12 points, including five in the first three quarters. Playing with a sore back, he shot just 3-for-13 from the floor.Butler and teammate Bam Adebayo played their first game since being named All-Stars on Thursday. Adebayo had a poor shooting night, going 1-for-8 with four points, but he grabbed 14 rebounds, had five assists and blocked a season-high four shots. Dallas Mavericks 123 – Atlanta Hawks 100Jalen Brunson scored a season-high 27 points to help host Dallas defeat Atlanta and secure coach Rick Carlisle’s 500th win with the team. In 12 seasons leading the Mavericks, Carlisle is 500-435, a winning percentage of 53.5.Brunson, starting for injured NBA All-Star Luka Doncic, was 12-for-22 from the floor, two of them 3-pointers, with eight assists in his ninth start of the season. The Mavericks were also without Kristaps Porzingis for the second half in the back-to-back game. Atlanta was led by John Collins with 26 points and 11 rebounds — his 12th double-double in 24 games — and 20 points from Kevin Huerter, who made six 3-pointers. Trae Young was limited to 12 points and left early with a sprained ankle.Washington Wizards 113 – Brooklyn Nets 107Bradley Beal scored 15 of his game-high 34 points in the fourth quarter as host Washington rallied late and defeated Brooklyn, which lost Kyrie Irving to a knee sprain in the fourth quarter. All of Beal’s fourth-quarter points came in the final 7:02, as he scored 15 of the team’s last 21 during the comeback after the Nets had led most of the game. Thomas Bryant pitched in for the Wizards with 17 points and 10 rebounds.Irving finished with 11 points. ESPN reported he will undergo an MRI Sunday. Spencer Dinwiddie led Brooklyn with 26 points, and Garrett Temple added 17, all in the first half.San Antonio Spurs 114 – Charlotte Hornets 90 DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points, and Jakob Poeltl added a season-best 17 on 7-for-8 shooting as San Antonio dominated the second half on the way to an easy home win against Charlotte.The Spurs trailed by 13 points at the half but stormed back in the third quarter. After trailing 70-51 at the 9:22 mark, San Antonio ripped off runs of 13-2 and 15-2 to jump back in front at 79-74. Poeltl and DeRozan each had eight points in the pivotal stretch, which set the table for a 35-point fourth quarter.Miles Bridges led all scorers with 25 points for Charlotte, with Cody Zeller adding 14 points and 12 rebounds. Malik Monk totaled 11 points, and Willy Hernangomez and Terry Rozier scored 10 each for the Hornets, who have lost two straight games and 16 of their past 19.New York Knicks 92 – Indiana Pacers 85Marcus Morris Sr. scored 12 of his game-high 28 points in the fourth quarter, and his jumper with 5:50 left gave New York Knicks a lead it would not relinquish in an upset of host Indiana.Julius Randle had 16 points and a season-high 18 rebounds for the Knicks, who entered Saturday tied for the worst record in the Eastern Conference but rode dominant defensive efforts in the first and fourth quarters to win for just the fourth time in the last 16 games. Taj Gibson added 10 points.Domantas Sabonis had 25 points and eight rebounds for the Pacers, who lost for only the third time in 11 games. Indiana scored only 11 points in the first quarter — its lowest output in a quarter all season — before being outscored 20-14 in the fourth. Myles Turner had 12 points, while Malcolm Brogdon finished with eight points and 12 assists.Golden State Warriors 131 – Cleveland Cavaliers 112Draymond Green matched his career high with 16 assists, including eight during a 44-point third-quarter explosion that propelled Golden State to a romp at Cleveland.The Warriors shot 10-for-14 on 3-pointers in their third-quarter blitz, which began with a two-point halftime lead and ended with a commanding 105-78 advantage. Glenn Robinson III added 22 points for the Warriors, while D’Angelo Russell contributed 19 points, seven rebounds and eight assists.Collin Sexton had a game-high 23 points to pace the Cavaliers, who dropped their 10th in a row at home and 10th in 11 games overall. Kevin Love recorded a 14-point, 11-rebound double-double for the Cleveland, which fell to 0-3 on a four-game homestand.—Field Level Medialast_img read more

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