State bids for year-round Daylight Saving Time gain momentum

Turn your clocks ahead this weekend but not if you're visiting these U.S. locations

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At 2 a.m. Sunday, daylight-saving time, the result of moving our clocks forward one hour in the spring, will commence. The United States adopted the practice of extending the clock in the Spring in 1918 in order to give citizens more sunlit hours during productive times of our day.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the man received a message on his computer telling him to buy the gift cards at local stores and to send them to an address; in return, the message said, the man would receive money. "I think it's time to revisit this".

This week, Florida lawmakers voted to make Daylight Saving Time year round. Congregants have slept in or forgotten to change their clocks. The bill must still be approved by Congress and the state's governor.

But it's not out of the question.

The whole concept of Daylight Saving Time originated in Germany to save energy during World War I. Soon after, it was adopted by the USA and other sub-tropical countries as a temporary war-time measure, with American states having the option of continuing it in peace time. But is daylight saving time necessary?

Previously, Canada had observed Daylight Saving Time from the first Sunday in April until the last Sunday in October. Educators lament the fact that daylight saving time means kids are waiting at bus stops or walking to school in the dark. But youth sports leagues and families anxious that a year-round early sunset would shut down their kids' after-school games.

Barry University student Kameron Milan said he lived in Arizona, which has year-round standard time, which he liked, but "it doesn't make that much of a difference, it's so minor".

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Zolotukhin said anti-government fighters and their families are being allowed passage during certain hours in the daytime. The goal of the operation is clear Turkey's Syrian border from the terrorist threat.

Previous studies have also shown that the disruption of the circadian clock due to other reasons, like rotating shift work and sleep fragmentation, are associated with an increased risk of stroke.

Sen. Harvey Peeler, R-Cherokee, said he is not partial to daylight time or standard time.

The root question behind a full-time switch to Daylight Saving Time like Florida wants is would you rather have a darker morning and brighter evening than you do today?

Many Canadians either love or hate this ritual, and in Saskatchewan, the central prairie province, they just ignore it, remaining on central standard time year round.

"For others, the time change may be risky, at least for a while".

What people don't like, and what doesn't make any sense, is switching back and forth.

Telecommute, at least for a day or so if you can, and avoid other drivers who might be feeling the effects of a lack of sleep.

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