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Looking at billboards can make you a safer driver, study suggests

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The fleeting seconds where you glance at a billboard while driving down a road can have a significant impact on the way you drive, even if you don’t notice the change.

A new study commissioned by the Outdoor Media Association [Australia] has revealed that roadside advertising can play a big role in improving motorists’ driving skills.

Research shows 88 percent of driver distraction occurs inside the car, whether it is looking at a mobile phone, eating or passing an item to a passenger. As often as every minute and a half, drivers perform a “secondary task” that takes their attention away from the road.

The aim of the study was to see how a factor outside of the vehicle, such as a billboard, would impact driver behavior.

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Digital billboards were used at two different complex intersections in Queensland, one on the Gold Coast and one in Gladstone. Data was captured over four weeks, before and after the billboards were installed, looking at specific times of day including morning and afternoon peak-hour and night-time.

Researchers looked for two key indicators of distraction that often lead to crashes: drifting within a lane and stopping over the line. Together, these bad driving practices are responsible for 75 percent of serious accidents.

When the digital billboards were switched on, researchers found that lane drifting either improved or was unaffected. Stopping over the line significantly improved and no crashes or red light runners were recorded while the billboards were on — apparently because drivers were encouraged to look up from in-car distractions.

These results suggest the “presence of digital billboards may focus lateral attention, reduce visual distraction and improve driving performance”, researchers reported.

Dr. Paul Roberts, principal researcher for the Australian Road Research Board, said that his team initially theorized the presence of a digital sign might have a negative impact on driving.

“This study showed that it is sometimes possible for a digital sign at an intersection to operate with no negative impact on driver performance, and even, in some cases, to improve it,” Dr. Roberts said.

Past driver safety campaigns using billboards have had great success in reducing road accidents and deaths.

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The 2007 “Pinky” campaign, created in partnership with the NSW Roads & Traffic Authority, won global recognition for the message it sent to young male drivers.

Billboards showed the image of a young woman holding up her pinky finger with the message: “Speeding. No one thinks big of you”. Within two years of the campaign, there were 56 fewer road deaths in 17- to 25-year-old males.

Several successful signs were displayed in Victoria in 2008 targeting speeding, motorcyclists and drink driving.

In 2016, the “Time with Mum” campaign ran across Western Australia. Its aim was to show young men how much their lives would change if they lost their license. The billboards listed all the things they would miss out on without a license.

There were 30,000 less speeding incidences across the state and 70 percent of the young men surveyed said the campaign worked because it made them think about the embarrassment of losing their license.

Outdoor Media Association CEO Charmaine Moldrich said it was great to hear their signs could help reduce driver distraction.

“We were already confident that well-designed digital Out of Home signs were safe, but we were surprised to learn that our signs can actually help improve driver performance, probably because they encourage people to look up from in-car distractions,” Ms. Moldrich said.

This story originally appeared on News.Com.Au

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From the flames, Notre Dame will rebuild

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Terrible things happen to wonderful places.

St. Rule’s Tower looms over what was once the enormous Cathedral of St. Andrew in St. Andrews, Scotland. John Knox stoked a Protestant mob to ransack the cathedral in 1559. The building fell into disrepair. Today, a concrete line delineates an abstract of the cathedral, outlining ruins. The nave and apse still stand, casting a shadow of a church that once was.

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The Allies hit the cathedral in Cologne, Germany 14 times during World War II. But much of the structure remained, along with its twin, signature spires which pierce the sky. That’s what made the cathedral so easy for pilots to find during the war. The building still stands and remains the tallest Roman Catholic church on the planet.

During The War of 1812’s “Battle of Bladensburg,” the British burned both the White House and the U.S. Capitol. Much like the cathedral in Cologne, the new Capitol was easy to spy, resting atop what was known as Jenkins’ Hill. Lacking enough wood to burn the building to the ground, the British ignited books from the Library of Congress as fuel. In those days, the Library of Congress was located inside the Capitol – the same space now occupied by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

Wooden ceilings and floors burned quickly amid the heat. But much of the stone and masonry survived, although singed. To this day, tour guides note that the columns festooned with corn-cobs remain near the old Senate entrance to the Capitol, surviving the fire.

Ironically, a massive thunderstorm, spinning off a tornado along what is now Constitution Avenue, may have salvaged the rest of Washington. The storm prevented the British from razing the rest of the city.

They will rebuild Notre Dame, which suffered its own terrible blaze on Monday.

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Notre Dame withstood war – The French Revolution and Napoleon. What we know today as “Notre Dame” is not the same Notre Dame when it was constructed in the 13th Century; the spire that fell in the fire isn’t the original, for instance.

But when terrible things happen to old, historic places … those places evolve.

The Capitol was divided into the House and Senate wings when the British tore through. The Capitol Dome, as we know it today, was decades away. The contemporary House and Senate wings weren’t even fully conceived.

The U.S. Capitol is in a perpetual state of evolution. The original Senate and House wings the British torched more than two centuries ago were but a sliver of what they are today. Scaffolding encircled the Capitol Dome from 2013 through 2016 for the first major overhaul since the late 1950s. A superstructure covered the Senate wing not long after that. Now it’s the turn for the House wing.

The Cannon House Office Building across the street is now two years into a decade-long renovation. Workers have already refurbished parts of the building. Other corridors remain closed. There is an obvious, startling difference between the revamped sections of Cannon and those still in need of repair. The Cannon Rotunda, home to many a TV news standup and interview, is brighter and warmer. Other halls shine with modern fixtures. Cannon used to suffer from a lack of elevators. Workers have added sleek, new elevators to transport tourists, aides and lawmakers.

Of course, it wasn’t always like this. There wasn’t even a Cannon House Office Building – let alone Longworth and Rayburn House Office Buildings – until 1908. And Cannon was originally the House Office Building – because it was the only one. Congress named the building after House Speaker Joe Cannon, R-Ill., in 1962.

The Capitol complex is an organic, living, breathing place. The same can be said for Notre Dame and dozens of other historic sites around the world. The places we see today often withstand weather, fire, war – to say nothing of political turmoil.

Despite the massive fire, Notre Dame remains. The main belfry towers remain. The interior of the main sanctuary remains relatively intact considering the severity of the blaze.

But like so many historic structures around the globe, they change and evolve. The Notre Dame today was not the Notre Dame of Victor Hugo. It wasn’t even the Notre Dame of World War II or the funeral of Charles de Gaulle of 1970.

The U.S. Capitol isn’t the same as when the British tore through the building during the Battle of Bladensburg. There was no Rotunda. No Statuary Hall. No Ohio Clock Corridor. Trams didn’t whisk people underground between the Capitol and the Senate Office Buildings. The Statue of Freedom didn’t puncture the sky atop the original, wooden, “Bullfinch Dome.” After the 1812 fire, there was even a move by the incipient federal government to ditch Washington and head north to Philadelphia. The House of Representatives voted down a plan 83-54 to decamp from Washington. And in 1815, they decided to permanently maintain the government in Washington. It took until 1819 for the original parts of the half-built Capitol to re-open.

The Capitol absorbed these changes and transformed into what it is today. But early inhabitants of Washington, D.C., would barely recognize the congressional edifice now. The new House and Senate Office Buildings, the Capitol Visitor’s Center, even the Dome and Rotunda themselves are grafted onto the complex. Who knows what the Capitol will look like in 50 or 100 years – let alone 800.

The same with Notre Dame. It will change. And Paris will change with it. Today’s manifestation of Notre Dame is not what it will be.

But these buildings are testaments – not to themselves, but of what goes on between the walls and what they inspire. The salvation of spirit through the celebration of faith at Notre Dame. The formation of the most robust, vibrant democracy in the history of the world in the Capitol.

The U.S. Capitol is not just what was. But what it will yet become.

And the same is true for Notre Dame.

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Strange ‘unicorn’ sheep saved from death by two cases of beer

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When a South Australian man laid eyes on Joey the “unicorn” sheep he knew he couldn’t let such a rare animal end up on someone’s dinner plate.

Michael Foster is a stock agent but in all his years being around sheep he had never seen anything like Joey, he told Seven.

The unusual sheep has a horn growing from the middle of his head, making him look like a unicorn.

Joey’s mythical appearance comes from one of his horns not fully developing, making one a lot more prominent than the other.

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“I thought it might have been a joke to start with, but I thought, ‘yeah it looks like a unicorn’,” he told the news station.

“To the best of our knowledge, it is the only one in Australia.”

When Mr. Foster found Joey he was destined for the barbecue but he knew this sheep was special and had to be saved.

So, in true Aussie form, Mr. Foster offered up two cartons of beer and got to take Joey home.

The unicorn sheep now lives as a beloved pet on Mr. Foster’s property in Burra.

Since being saved, Joey has become quite popular around town, with people often making comments about his unique look.

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For the moment Joey is enjoying a quiet life running around with the rest of the sheep, but Mr. Foster told Seven he expects Joey will be a big star soon enough.

“We’ll break him in, take him to shows and pageants, and who knows where we can go, maybe Hollywood,” he said.

“I’m sure the kids will get a big kick out of patting a real-life unicorn, we might even do unicorn rides.”

This story originally appeared on news.com.au.

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Danish police ban anti-Muslim provocateur’s protest

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Danish police have banned a second demonstration by an anti-Muslim provocateur in a neighborhood in Copenhagen with a large population of immigrants to avoid unrest.

Police said Tuesday they are investigating an object resembling a hand grenade found in the square where Rasmus Paludan was to stage his demonstration.

Police on Monday canceled a similar demonstration in suburban Copenhagen by Paludan, but counter-demonstrators then set garbage containers on fire and police had to use tear gas to disperse them.

Unrest started Sunday after Paludan, a lawyer who has held dozens of anti-Muslim demonstrations across Denmark under heavy police protection in recent months, threw the Quran in the air several times on a square in the Copenhagen neighborhood of Noerrebro before a raging crowd.

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‘Targeted’ shootings that left 4 dead in Canada may have stemmed from reported neighbor dispute

Four people were shot dead in 3 separate locations across a city in western Canada in a series of “targeted” attacks on Monday that may have all been sparked by a neighborhood dispute, according to a wife of one of the victims.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Supt. Ted De Jager said at a news conference the killing spree began around 10:30 a.m. outside a home in downtown Penticton, British Columbia.

As authorities were responding to the initial shooting, a second call of another incident came in from the south end of the city. When authorities went to the home involved in the second shooting, they discovered the bodies of 3 people in two locations.

By 11:30 a.m., a 60-year-old man turned himself in at the front desk of an RCMP station in the city, CBC News reported.

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“We’re still trying to find the motive for this whole incident, so that’s part of the ongoing investigation,” De Jager said. “Indications right now are that all four were targeted.”

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers work outside a scene in Penticton, British Columbia, Monday, April 15, 2019. ((Jeff Bassett/The Canadian Press via AP)

The four victims — two men and two women — were all killed within a 3-mile radius.

Renate Winter, the wife of the first victim – 71-year-old Rudi Winter – told the Vancouver Sun she believed the shootings were likely linked to a neighborhood dispute.

Winter said that she and her husband lived next to the estranged wife of the alleged gunman and had a contentious relationship.

“We cut a tree down in our yard and she had a fit, so anytime we did anything she had a fit, so we don’t talk to her,” she told the Vancouver Sun. “She called the cops because my husband was putting rocks in between our properties, and maybe his big toe went on her property.”

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De Jager, who called the shootings a “deeply troubling incident,” offered no additional details on how the victims knew each other or a possible motive. Charges are still pending against the man who turned himself in.

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Canadian police said a 60-year-old man is in custody after shootings that left several dead in Penticton, British Columbia on Monday. (Jeff Bassett/The Canadian Press via AP)

He did confirm that neither of the female victims was the alleged gunman’s ex-wife, the Penticton Western News reported.

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Such gun violence is rare in Canada. The shootings on Monday were the deadliest killings in city history, and the sixth deadliest in modern province history, according to the Penticton Western News.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Police: security threat prompts Madrid skyscraper evacuation

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Spanish police says that a 57-story office tower in Madrid’s business district has been evacuated due to an unspecified security threat.

Staff at the Torrespacio skyscraper received a phone call with the threat, a spokeswoman with the National Police said, prompting the tower’s own security personnel to evacuate the building.

The spokeswoman, who wasn’t authorized to be identified by name in media reports, said she couldn’t provide specifics about the nature of the threat.

She said the tower had been evacuated by the time police arrived at the scene.

At 235 meters (770 feet), Torrespacio is one of four skyscrapers dotting the northern part of the Spanish capital’s skyline.

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Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B stripper flick ‘Hustlers’ gets a release date

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STXfilms has set its strip-club drama “Hustlers,” starring Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu and Cardi B, for a Sept. 13 release in North America.

Lopez announced the date on her Instagram account on Monday.

Lili Reinhart, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles and Mercedes Ruehl are also in the cast. The film is being directed by Lorene Scafaria.

The movie, originally set up at Annapurna as “The Hustlers at Scores,” is inspired by a New York Magazine article by Jessica Pressler. It’s set in New York City in the wake of the financial crisis and follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.

STXfilms is producing alongside Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina — who previously collaborated with the studio on the 2018 romantic-comedy “Second Act” — as well as Adam McKay, Will Ferrell and Jessica Elbaum for Gloria Sanchez Productions. Kate Vorhoff and Catherine Hagedorn are overseeing the film’s production for the studio. STXinternational is handling international distribution, and distributing directly in the U.K. and Ireland.

The release date is a week after Warner Bros. launches “It: Chapter Two.” “Hustlers” is the third title dated for Sept. 13, joining Warner’s drama “The Goldfinch” and Fox’s animated “Spies in Disguise.”

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Queen Elizabeth says she’s ‘deeply saddened’ by the Notre Dame fire in a statement to the French President

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip extended their condolences to French President Emmanuel Macron following the tragic fire that ripped through the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.

On Monday, a fire broke out at the world-renowned French landmark that saw one of its iconic spires collapse in flames and damaged roughly two-thirds of the structure’s roof. No deaths have been reported. As French citizens gathered to watch and pray for the cathedral’s safety, the Queen released a statement extending her condolences to Macron.

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“Prince Philip and I have been deeply saddened to see the images of the fire which has engulfed Notre-Dame Cathedral,” a statement issued from the palace on behalf of the Queen reads. “I extend my sincere admiration to the emergency services who have risked their lives to try to save this important national monument.”

She concluded: “My thoughts and prayers are with those who worship at the Cathedral and all of France at this difficult time.”

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Queen Elizabeth II extended her condolences to the French President over the fire at Notre Dame. (Photo by Chris Jackson – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

As firefighters battled the blaze, Macron tweeted a message of hope to his followers.

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“Notre-Dame of Paris is in flames. Emotion in the whole nation. Thoughts for all Catholics and for all French,” The French President wrote. “Like all our countrymen, I’m sad to see this part of us burn.”

It was not immediately clear what caused the fire. Notre Dame was undergoing a $6.8 million renovation project, with some sections under scaffolding, while bronze statues were removed last week for work.

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The fire started roughly five or six minutes after the cathedral closed at 6:45 p.m., France 24 reported.

Fox News’ Lucia Suarez contributed to this report.

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Judge allows video of face-biting suspect as evidence

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A judge will allow as evidence a video of a former college student struggling against his restraints at a Florida hospital on the night he’s accused of killing two people.

Austin Harrouff’s attorneys say the video shows the “mental status” of the 22-year-old hours after he’s accused of killing 59-year-old John Stevens III and 53-year-old Michelle Mishcon. Police say the Florida State University student was found biting and chewing on Stevens’ face in the couple’s driveway.

Harrouff is charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

TC Palm reports Monday’s hearing centered on 1:14 seconds of video described in a defense motion as Harrouff in his hospital bed “fighting against his restraints.”

Forensic psychologist Dr. Phillip Resnick has said Harrouff believed he was “half-dog, half man” when he attacked the couple.

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Nations express solidarity with France after Notre Dame fire

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Nations expressed solidarity with France after the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral and offered their support for the recovery.

Monday’s fire collapsed the spire and burned through the roof of the 12th-century building, sparking an outpouring of grief and reminiscing of visits to the Parisian landmark. President Donald Trump called the cathedral “one of the great treasures of the world.”

Pope Francis, Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen all expressed their sadness.

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri expressed sadness over the fire he described as a “heritage and humanitarian disaster.” Hariri added in a tweet late Monday that Lebanon expresses strong solidarity with the “friendly French people.”

The Obamas were among people sharing memories of past visits to the cathedral. Former President Barack Obama posted an old photo of himself, his wife Michelle and their two daughters lighting candles there and expressed his grief. Michelle Obama was in Paris on Monday on a book tour. “The majesty of Notre Dame – the history, artistry, and spirituality – took our breath away, lifting us to a higher understanding of who we are and who we can be,” she tweeted.

The French president has said he would seek help from the “greatest talents” in the world to rebuild Notre Dame, and many governments said they were considering contributions to what would be a significant architectural undertaking.

Austrian President Van der Bellen raised the French flag over his office in Vienna in a sign of solidarity with France. Van der Bellen wrote on Twitter that Notre Dame is “an important symbol of our common European culture” and posted a picture of the French flag and the European Union flag flying in Vienna.

Japan’s government said it would consider sending support. “Its damage is a loss to the world and our hearts ache,” said Yoshihide Suga, the chief Cabinet secretary.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in called for the world to come together to rebuild the Paris landmark. “Our love for humanity will be illustrated in a more mature way in the process of reconstruction,” he said.

Russian President Putin said in a message published on the Kremlin’s website that the tragedy “struck a chord in the hearts of Russians.” He called Notre Dame a “priceless treasure of Christian and world culture” and said Russia is ready to send the “best specialists” to help rebuild it.

The Polish prime minister recalled how his nation’s capital, Warsaw, was rebuilt after being destroyed by the Germans in World War II. Mateusz Morawiecki said on Twitter that “Poland knows what it means to have a cultural heritage lost in fire. We rebuilt Warsaw from the ruins ourselves. We will rebuild the Cathedral of Notre-Dame together as Europeans.”

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the New York archbishop, said New Yorkers were united in sorrow with Parisians, who can “count on our love, prayers, support and solidarity. This Holy Week teaches us that, like Jesus, death brings life. Today’s dying, we trust, will bring rising,” Dolan said outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan.

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