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BAFTA TV Awards 2019: Killing Eve and Patrik Melrose win big

first_img Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 13, 2019UPDATED: May 13, 2019 12:43 IST BAFTA TV Awards 2019: Killing Eve’s Fiona Shaw, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Jodie Comer with their trophies. Picture courtesy: TwitterBAFTA TV Awards 2019 was a grand affair. The awards ceremony was organised at the Royal Festival Hall in London on Sunday. BBC One’s Killing Eve defeated Bodyguard to win the Best Drama, while one of its leading ladies, Jodie Comer, won the Best Actress award. Apart from Jodie, Sandra Oh who plays Eve in the thriller series, was nominated in the same category.Sandra Oh congratulated Comer on Twitter. She wrote, “Congratulations @KillingEve !!! BAFTA for Best Series Fiona Shaw and @jodiecomer !!! Yay yay yay!!”Actor Benedict Cumberbatch won the Best Actor for his drama Patrick Melrose, which also won best mini-series. Britain’s Got Talent won the best Entertainment programme.Here’s the complete list of who won what: Leading actress – Jodie Comer, Killing Eve – BBC OneLeading actor – Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose – Sky AtlanticStorytelling is key to powerful TV Leading Actor winner Benedict Cumberbatch @skyatlantic #PatrickMelrose #BAFTATV (@BAFTA) May 12, 2019Supporting actress – Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve – BBC OneSupporting actor – Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal – BBC OneEntertainment performance – Lee Mack, Would I Lie To You? – BBC OneMale performance in a comedy programme – Steve Pemberton, Inside No 9 – BBC Two#BAFTATV backstage winners’ interview…Female in a Comedy, Jessica Hynes (@JefficaHoons) for her role in ‘There She Goes’ (@BAFTA) May 12, 2019Female performance in a comedy programme – Jessica Hynes, There She Goes – BBC FourDrama series – Killing Eve – BBC OneadvertisementThe production team behind winning Drama Series @KillingEve #BAFTATV (@BAFTA) May 12, 2019Single drama – Killed By My Debt – BBC ThreeMini-series – Patrick Melrose – Sky AtlanticSoap and continuing drama – East Enders – BBC OneInternational – Succession – Sky AtlanticEntertainment programme – Britain’s Got Talent – ITVComedy and comedy entertainment programme – A League of Their Own – Sky OneScripted comedy – Sally4Ever – Sky AtlanticFeatures – Who Do You Think You Are? – BBC OneSally4Ever wins for Scripted Comedy #BAFTATV (@BAFTA) May 12, 2019Must-see moment – Bodyguard – Julia Montague assassinated (BBC One)Well done to Bodyguard, winner of @virginmedia’s Must-See Moment the award YOU voted for! #BAFTATV #MustSeeMoment (@BAFTA) May 12, 2019Current affairs – Myanmar’s Killing Fields (Dispatches) – Channel 4Single documentary – Gun No 6 – BBC TwoFactual series – Louis Theroux’s Altered States – BBC TwoReality and constructed factual – I’m A CelebrityGet Me Out Of Here! – ITVSpecialist factual – Suffragettes With Lucy Worsley – BBC OneNews coverage – Cambridge Analytica Uncovered – Channel 4Sport – 2018 World Cup Quarter Final: England v Sweden – BBC OneLive event – Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance – BBC OneThe Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance picks up the Live Event award #BAFTATV (@BAFTA) May 12, 2019Short-form programme – Missed Call – Real StoriesBafta Fellowship – Baroness Joan BakewellSpecial award – Nicola ShindlerAlso read | BAFTA TV Awards 2019: Sophie Turner congratulates Killing Eve actress Jodie Comer for her winAlso read | Killing Eve actress Sandra Oh wins Best Actress at Golden Globes 2019Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byshweta keshri Tags :Follow BAFTA TV AwardsFollow Killing EveFollow Patrick MelroseFollow Benedict Cumberbatch BAFTA TV Awards 2019: Killing Eve and Patrik Melrose win bigBAFTA TV Awards 2019 was held in London on May 12 where Killing Eve grabbed three trophies. Here’s the complete winners list.advertisementlast_img read more


World Cup 2019: India won’t relax against Afghanistan, says Harbhajan Singh

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: India won’t relax against Afghanistan, says Harbhajan SinghWorld Cup 2019: India have remained unbeaten in the tournament so far and they next face Afghanistan on Saturday, who have not won a single game of the 5 matches they have played so far.advertisement India Today Web Desk SouthamptonJune 22, 2019UPDATED: June 22, 2019 00:24 IST India will face Afghanistan in their next World Cup game on Saturday (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia will face Afghanistan in their next World Cup 2019 game on SaturdayVeteran spinner Harbhajan Singh said team India will not be relaxed against AfghanistanIndia have remained undefeated so far in World Cup 2019 with 3 wins from 4 gamesIndia have been so far enjoying their World Cup 2019 journey as the three-time champions have remained unbeaten in the tournament to show why there were termed as the favourites to lift the World Cup trophy on July 14 at Lord’s.The Men in Blue have showcased commanding performances in all their games to defeat South Africa, a resurgent Australia and arch-rivals Pakistan in the tournament. Next, they face Afghanistan on Saturday, who have still not tasted a victory in their 5 matches so far.However, veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh said that though India would rather be watchful than being complacent when they take on minnows Afghanistan at Rose Bowl Cricket Ground, Southampton on Saturday.”You have to play at your best no matter who is playing in front of you. It cannot happen that you just put 70 percent effort but give 100 percent against Australia. Any international match you play you have to give 100 percent. They will go all out against India. India won’t relax in any conditions, in any match because they want to win every game. Knowing virat kohli they won’t be comfortable with the team not putting in a 100 percent,” Harbhajan Singh told India Today.Afghanistan have a great spin attack in the side in the form of Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, but the trio has not been able to do wonders for the team so far.Rashid Khan in particular has not had a good World Cup thus far.Rashid Khan, who had become the youngest No.1 in the ICC’s rankings for ODI bowlers, bowled the most expensive spell in World Cup history at Old Trafford on Tuesday.advertisementThe Afghanistan leg-spinner leaked 110 runs off 9 overs as England amassed 397 for 6 off their 50 overs.In defence of the Rashid Khan, Harbhajan Singh said the leggie has the talent to petrify opposition batsmen but he will have to work a little harder for that.”Rashid has got all the qualities to be a top bowler. He has got a brilliant googly and variations but he just doesn’t seem happy. He needs to learn a little better than what he is being doing in 20-20 cricket. People go after him in that format but in 50-over cricket batsmen have a lot of time against him. England went after him and succeeded but not many teams will go after him.”India on Saturday might look to go with a changed batting unit by playing young Rishabh Pant in the middle-order for Vijay Shankar. The wicket-keeper-batsman joined Indian side in replacement for injured Shikhar Dhawan.Though, Harbhajan Singh felt the team would play the same playing XI that they used against Pakistan in their last game.”I dont see any changes in the batting lineup. They dont want to make unnecessary changes. I would like to see someone like Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni batting for a long time and spend more time in the middle.”India are currently placed 4th on the points table with 3 wins from 4 games , including a washed out game against New Zealand.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Rashid Khan urges Afghanistan not to repeat mistakes vs IndiaAlso Read | India vs Afghanistan World Cup 2019: Why Rashid Khan, Nabi and Mujeeb face stern test vs IndiaAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019 Nextlast_img read more


Goswami credits IPL experience for growth in life

first_imgMumbai: Shreevats Goswami is yet to get a game in this season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) but the Sunrisers Hyderabad wicketkeeper feels the overall experience in the cash-rich league has helped him to grow as a person. The 29-year-old cricketer made his IPL debut over a decade ago. “The (overall IPL) experience has been amazing. Apart from cricketing experience, it has made me grow as a person. Speaking to legends of the game, being involved in the team meeting, it has made me grow in life. “It has helped me to have a right discipline and all those things have helped me,” Goswami said when quizzed about his experience in the cash-rich T20 league. “Obviously rubbing shoulders with the legends of the game has helped develop a kind of friendship which will last long (and) so a combination of all of these has helped me,” elaborated the Kolkata-born left-handed batsman. Goswami, who had been earlier with the Rajasthan Royals and the Royal Challengers Bangalore, made his T20 debut against Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) in 2008 in Bengaluru. Goswami wants to make most of the opportunities that would come his way and for that he is keen to be game-ready. “I want to make the most of it (opportunity). I’m not playing right now, so right now my focus is to prepare myself, be game-ready and be ready to perform,” said Goswami, who has played 45 First Class matches. According to Goswami, whatever the coaching staff tells him about the game during the net sessions, he takes in his stride and tries to improve on those aspects. Sunrisers, who are currently fifth on the points table, next take on Delhi Capitals in Hyderabad on Sunday.last_img read more


Maldivians detained in Sri Lanka released

Local media reported that they were arrested after Sri Lankan police raided their apartment and found a book called ‘Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS,’ a Pulitzer-winning work of nonfiction that belonged to another Maldivian who used to live in the residence.The men reportedly travelled to the neighbouring country for medical treatment. Prior to their release, the court extended their remand detention three times. Two Maldivians arrested in Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday bombings last month have been released after three weeks in custody, Maldives Independent reported.The pair was released without charge on Tuesday after they were taken to court for a remand hearing, a foreign ministry official confirmed. Shahid travelled to Colombo earlier this month to discuss visa restrictions with Prime Minister Ranil Wikremesinghe. Five Maldivians were arrested in a sweeping security operation launched in the wake of the IS-linked suicide bombings that claimed over 250 lives. Several Maldivians were also taken in for questioning for various reasons after the attacks, most of whom were found to have overstayed their visas.Some 15,000 Maldivians reside in Sri Lanka, based mainly in the capital Colombo. According to media reports, several families have been returning due to targeting and harassment of Muslims.On Tuesday, Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid called his Sri Lankan counterpart and requested security measures for the protection of Maldivian expatriates. ‘Funama’ Adam Manik and ‘Baikedi’ Hassan Manik, two activists of the ruling Maldivian Democratic Party, were arrested in Colombo on April 27 after police found literature in their house related to the Islamic State terror group. read more


World airline traffic set for robust growth through 2008 – UN forecast

At the same time the UN tourism agency reported preliminary results for the first four months of 2006 showing 10 million more international tourist arrivals worldwide than in than in the same period last year, for a total 236 million, or a 4.5 per cent growth rate. With the anticipated good performance of the world economy, airline traffic is expected to rise by 6.1 per cent in 2006, 5.8 per cent in 2007, and 5.6 per cent in 2008, the UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) said.Traffic development during the period will vary by region due to specific local, intra- and inter-regional factors. For the period 2006-2008, it is anticipated that the Middle East will show the highest average annual growth rate of about 10.7 per cent (12 per cent for 2006, 10.5 per cent for 2007 and 9.5 per cent for 2008). The Asia/Pacific region is forecast to experience fairly strong traffic growth rates, well above the world average.The markets for European as well as African airlines are also expected to grow at rates higher than the world average. North America as well as Latin America and the Caribbean are expected to grow somewhat below the world averages.After three years of poor performance, airline traffic showed a strong recovery in 2004 and total (international and domestic) scheduled passenger traffic by airlines based in ICAO’s 189 Contracting States surpassed the 2000 volume by about 13 per cent. Due to the continued expansion of the global economy in 2005, traffic is estimated to have grown by 8 per cent. As for tourism, the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) noted that although the rate of growth has slowed slightly, in line with forecasts, 2006 has got off to a good start, with the first four months recording a 4.5 per cent growth in international arrivals worldwide.“International tourism has now entered a more stable phase of sustained demand without big peaks and troughs,” UNWTO Secretary General Francesco Frangialli said. “Although the rate of growth is slowing gradually, international tourism is firmly on track to grow at a rate above the long-term average of 4 per cent for the third year in a row now – barring unexpected events, of course.” Africa and the Middle East (both at 11 per cent), and Asia and the Pacific (at 8 per cent), showed faster than average growth, while Europe and the Americas grew at a more moderate pace – at just under 3 per cent. The first months of 2006 were also marked by the much expected recovery of the destinations tragically hit by the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.Arrivals in the Maldives were as much as 97 per cent above the same period last year. Sri Lanka, at a 25 per cent increase, also did well, while foreign arrivals in Thailand through Bangkok airport rose by 29 per cent in the first three months of 2006. But Indonesia’s recovery has been unfortunately compromised by the 27 May earthquake that occurred in the vicinity of its second favourite tourism destination, Yogyakarta. read more


UK new car market holds steady in February

New car registrations stable in February, demand down just -0.3% to 83,115 units.Year-to-date performance up 1.8% to 257,679 registrations.Big boost for alternatively fuelled vehicles, as market rises 48.9% in the month. The UK new car market remained steady in February, dipping just -0.3%, according to figures released by SMMT. 83,115 vehicles were registered in  traditionally one of the quietest months of the year ahead of the number plate change in March. Fleets drove the market, with 45,699 cars registered, up 3.3%, while private demand fell -4.4% to 36,018 units and business registrations declined -5.3% to 1,398.Following January’s strong performance, buyers registered a record 3,308 alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) in February, a 48.9% uplift on 2016, taking a 4.0% market share. This was partly driven by new AFV models going on sale, a result of major investments by manufacturers into cutting edge, fuel-efficient technology. Petrol registrations experienced an increase – rising 5.8% to 42,826 units – while demand for diesel cars fell -9.2% compared to the same month in 2016.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,February is traditionally one of the quietest months of the year and a steady performance was expected following another year of record growth in 2016. We expect to see the market bounce back in March as buyers take advantage of the new ’17-plate, as well as the last chance to buy a car eligible for current lower VED rates before they change on 1 April.Download the press release and data set.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more


Football OSU overcomes halftime deficit to beat the Badgers 3023 in overtime

OSU redshirt sophomore Noah Brown has the ball batted away by Wisconsin junior cornerback Derrick Tindal. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorMADISON, Wisc. — Ohio State knew coming into Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin, that the Badgers were a force on both sides of the ball, and the Buckeyes witnessed just how much of a force they can be. A normally stout defense from OSU was pushed to its limits by Wisconsin, and it took overtime to decide the final score, but the Scarlet and Gray found a way to win 30-23. In a slugfest, OSU redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett proved to be the difference-maker with a game-winning touchdown pass in overtime. The touchdown gave Barrett the record for career touchdowns responsible at OSU with 89. In a showdown between two top-10 teams, No. 2 OSU met No. 8 Wisconsin in a battle of  game-changing defenses. Contrary to the statsheet, neither team seemed to be able to slow the other. With two minutes before halftime on the clock, Wisconsin had racked up 252 yards — shocking considering OSU’s defense averaged just 246.4 yards allowed each game.Throughout the first half, OSU struggled to complete passes, as Barrett connected on less than half his passes while both underthrowing and overthrowing open receivers. The run game from starting running back and redshirt freshman Mike Weber was a non-factor, as the Detroit native gained just 14 on three carries before halftime.Senior running back Corey Clement was the go-to guy for Wisconsin in the opening frame of play. After busting an early 68-yard run, he finished his half with 12 carries for 110 yards.“We’re a very aggressive defense,” junior linebacker Raekwon McMillan said. “We always look to make plays in the backfield. Sometimes the offense hits one on us.”OSU nearly caught a break on Clement’s breakaway run, as the senior had the ball stripped while racing down the sideline by redshirt junior linebacker Chris Worley. Although OSU recovered, the ball touched the leg of Clement while he was out-of-bounds, making it a dead ball at the spot, keeping possession in the hands of the Badgers.Much of the talk about the pass-catching ability of Wisconsin dealt with redshirt junior wide receiver Jazz Peavy. But it was redshirt junior tight end Troy Fumagalli who stole the show, racking up 82 yards.Peavy’s only reception from the first half resulted in a score, but the redshirt junior hurt the Buckeyes with his running ability. Carrying the ball five times, Peavy picked up 67 yards on the ground. The big play capability by OSU was nowhere to be found through two quarters. The longest play from scrimmage in the first half came from a 29-yard lob to redshirt junior tight end Marcus Baugh, which saw Barrett under immense pressure. On defense, the Buckeyes looked confused at times, watching the sidelines and raising their hands in the air, as if they were clueless to the play call. The Badgers took advantage of the missteps, finding uncovered receivers and huge running lanes early on.Even with a rough first half behind them, OSU coach Urban Meyer said halftime was a time for adjustment, not ridicule from the coaching staff.“I just saw a bunch of professionals going about their business,” Meyer said. “They had the overlays going on and the coaches were working and that’s what everyone gets paid to do and they did a very good job. So I’m very proud of tonight and the coaches.”The second half began with more struggles for OSU, as a drive for the Buckeyes resulted in Barrett throwing an interception in the end zone, after overthrowing redshirt sophomore wide receiver Noah Brown on a ball that Barrett said slipped from his grasp.“Yeah, it did,” Barrett said as he looked down at his hands. “I can’t do that, I got big enough hands.”But, as it has all year, the Buckeye defense stepped up in a big way to turn the tide.The Silver Bullets locked in, keeping Wisconsin from picking up a single yard on the drive after the turnover, forcing a punt that gave OSU great field position. That field position led to a nearly five-minute drive, and a 1-yard touchdown plunge by Barrett.The Buckeyes had cut the gap to just three, but the defense was not done making big plays. Redshirt junior cornerback Gareon Conley had been searching for his first pick all year, and his prayers were answered when Wisconsin redshirt freshman quarterback Alex Hornibrook floated a pass in his direction.Conley picked the ball deep in Badger territory, silencing a capacity crowd. The Buckeyes were quick to take advantage, and Barrett scampered out of the pocket for an 8-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter.Conley said the play was big, but the way the team handled the halftime deficit was bigger.“Whenever we’re down, or in a position where we need to fight, we never get down, we never scream,” Conley said. “We just handle ourselves. We handle adversity well.”Even with the lead, Wisconsin kept up a blistering offensive attack. After receiving the ball inside their own 20, the Badgers marched down the field, before junior fullback Austin Ramesh rumbled in from four yards out.This marked the first rushing touchdown allowed by OSU’s defense this season. Ramesh now has two touchdowns this year, his first coming during Wisconsin’s game against Akron.On the next drive, Barrett found senior H-back Dontre Wilson streaking down the sideline for a 43-yard gain. That catch allowed the Buckeyes to set-up for a field goal from senior kicker Tyler Durbin, knotting the game at 23-23. Neither team could pull ahead, forcing overtime in a game that had fans on the edge of their seats throughout. Wisconsin won the toss, but chose to give the ball to the Buckeyes, electing to try and keep OSU from scoring. In a moment of true Heisman-caliber play, Barrett led the Buckeyes through a drive marked by two penalties. Barrett found Brown in the right corner of the end zone, giving OSU the lead. Barrett said proper preparation led to the go-ahead score.“When you really think about the situation, I think that’s what I try to do,” Barrett said. “When we go out there in the summer, you don’t just go out there and just throw routes. You play the situation, play coverage and understand that (pressure situations) is when it’s going to come up.”The fate of the game was now in the hands of the Silver Bullets, in a situation unfamiliar to the young team. What happened next will go down in history as one of the plays of the year. With the Badgers against the wall, OSU forced a fourth down play from its own 5-yard line. Redshirt junior defensive end Tyquan Lewis and junior defensive end Jalyn Holmes broke through Wisconsin’s offensive line for the game clinching sack.Freshman defensive end Nick Bosa, who picked up a sack earlier in the game, couldn’t help but see the similarities between the game winning bull rush and a play from 2014.“I think (Holmes) pushed the guard, kinda like Joey’s (Bosa) play against Penn State,” Nick Bosa said. “When he knocked him back and he was falling, we all came around and swarmed him.” Bosa said he has been trying to model his game after his brother’s, and it paid off against the Badgers.OSU is now 6-0, with a perfect 3-0 mark in the Big Ten. The Buckeyes travel to State College, Pennsylvania to face the Penn State Nittany Lions next Saturday at 8 p.m. read more


Meet Forest the green puppy born to a golden retriever

first_imgForest teething Forest teethingCredit:Cascade News/Cascade News Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Forest’s colouring is believed to be caused by a bile pigment called biliverdin that is found in the placenta of dogs. If mixed with the mother’s amniotic fluid – the liquid that protects her pups – it can stain the newborn animal’s coat.“The first pup was stuck, so myself and my daughter Claire managed to free him and pull him out safely,” Mrs Sutherland said.“It was all hands on deck but then as the puppies started to arrive, we noticed that one of the puppies had green fur. We couldn’t believe it.“When we checked it out later we found out it is very unusual and to do with the placenta. The colour has faded quite a bit already and will be gone soon, I’m told.” Rio a golden retriever has given birth to a green puppy.The surprise new arrival was one of a litter of nine puppies born to the three-year-old family pet.Louise Sutherland, Rio’s owner, admitted she was rather taken aback by the appearance of the puppy.Mrs Sutherland, from Golspie in the Scottish Highlands, has named the dog Forest, the Sun reported.It is understood to be only the fourth time this has happened. One previous occurrence took place in February this year when a chocolate labrador gave birth to a green puppy in Lancashire.last_img read more


Geek deals 150 off Dell Inspiron 15 laptop 50 off Logitech more

first_imgWhen it comes time for a computer model to be updated with a new set of processors, manufacturers can choose one of two routes: just stuff the new chips in the same old chassis or build an all new one. It’s obviously more costly to go the latter route, but a new design also tends to help ensure a popular model.Most of the top PC manufacturers do utilize the same design through at least two processor life cycles, and Dell is one of those manufacturers. Their Inspiron line-up saw a slight refresh in January to a thinner chassis, but everything else has been in need of some freshening.Enter the Inspiron 15 7000 series. The 7000 is used to differentiate it from prior models of the bread-and-butter Inspiron 15 family. This new model looks drastically different, and is better for it. The 100% aluminum chassis is flat and sleek, with a few angular surfaces thrown in for good measure. It makes the old models look nearly archaic.While providing you an ultra-bright 15.6-inch HD screen, complete with multi-touch and Gorilla Glass, thickness is kept to just 0.9-inches at 5.7 lbs. It’s still packed with connectivity too, like four USB 3.0 ports, Ethernet, HDMI, media card reader, dual-band wireless-N, Bluetooth, and more.As expected the new Inspiron 15 is powered by Intel’s Haswell processors, in particular the ULT versions which offer substantial idle-power savings by integrating the platform controller hub onto the CPU itself. The current models come equipped with a Core i5-4200U or Core i7-4500U, clocking up to 2.6GHz and 3.0GHz respectively.There is a lot to like about this new model, including some nice instant savings of $150 on the Core i5 version and $220 on the Core i7. These new models even keep Dell’s one year in-home warranty service to boot.Dell Inspiron 15 (7000-series) 4th-gen Intel Core i5 Touch Laptop for $699.99 + free shipping (reg. $849.99)Our other top deals:Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 Dual-core Small Form Factor Desktop for $299 + free shipping (reg. $379 | via Lenovo)Ending soon: Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810 for $49.99 + free shipping (reg. $99.99 | via Amazon)Xbox 360 250GB Spring Value bundle + FREE $50 Credit for $249.99 + free shipping (reg. $299.99 | via Microsoft Store)last_img read more


Ten complaints made against senior garda in fouryear period

first_img Sunday 17 Mar 2019, 7:30 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article BullyingAbusive behaviourThreatening behaviourUse of foul language towards members and civilian staffThese complaints have been made by both gardaí and civilian clerical workers within the station.The station the officer is posted in is facing what has been described by multiple sources as a “serious morale” problem as officers do their utmost to avoid coming into contact with management. There have been a significant number of transfer requests out of the district in the last five years. There has also been a much higher-than-average level of sick leave, according to sources familiar with the station and how it works.The senior garda at the centre of the allegations has fewer than five years left until retirement. Contact me in confidence by downloading the Threema app. My ID is 3UTJ6TTE. See more details here. 17 Comments Image: Sam Boal via Mar 17th 2019, 7:31 AM Share97 Tweet Email3 AT LEAST 10 complaints, including allegations of physically threatening behaviour, have been made against a senior garda officer in the past four years, has learned. The officer has been at the centre of a number of allegations since 2015, with the most recent being made earlier this year. It is unclear if any disciplinary measures will be taken against the member of An Garda Síochána. Asked a number of question by, the Garda Press Office said it does not comment on internal disciplinary matters.This year’s complaint is still being processed and the senior officer has been informed of the allegations made against him. He denies any wrongdoing.Other allegations made against the officer include that of: center_img Short URL By Garreth MacNamee 38,104 Views Ten complaints made against senior garda in four-year period The station in question is facing what has been described by multiple sources as a “serious morale” problem. Image: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ielast_img read more


Connacht crash out of Europe with injury concerns for Carty and Bealham

first_imgConnacht crash out of Europe with injury concerns for Carty and Bealham Andy Friend’s side left it too late in their comeback bid against Sale in the Challenge Cup quarter-finals. Former Connacht out-half AJ MacGinty was in superb form for Sale. Source: James Crombie/INPHOWith Connacht’s lineout struggling and their attack failing to make any dent in the Sale defence, MacGinty was able to further extend the lead before the break, Eoghan Masterson pinged for being offside.With the explosive van Rensburg doing damage with every carry, Connacht were perhaps even a little lucky to trail only 20-3 at the break.Despite losing Carty to that bicep injury early in the second half, Connacht managed to build some early momentum until Godwin – taking over the touchfinding duties – aimed for the left corner and instead found the deadball line. Connacht were handed another lifeline heading into the final quarter when Sale second row James Phillips lazily and dangerously led with the elbow into a tackle on Godwin, earning himself a yellow card from referee Mathieu Raynal.They did manage to score in that 10-minute window, with Godwin showing power to cross from a 10-metre scrum and fullback Darragh Leader converting, but there was to be no turnaround.Leader attempted a late long-range penalty to further close the gap but with Bealham being helped off in distress and the game ending in ill temper, this was a bad night for Connacht.Sale scorers:Tries: Byron McGuigan, Denny SolomonaConversions: AJ MacGinty [2 from 2]Penalties: AJ MacGinty [2 from 2]Connacht scorers:Tries: Kyle GodwinConversions: Darragh Leader [1 from 1]Penalties: Jack Carty [1 from 2], Darragh Leader [0 from 1]SALE SHARKS: Luke James; Denny Solomona, Sam James, Rohan Janse van Rensburg (HIA – Cameron Redpath ’6 to ’16), Byron McGuigan; AJ MacGinty (Cameron Redpath ’80), Faf de Klerk; Ross Harrison, Rob Webber (Curtis Langdon ’60 – yellow card ’80), Joe Jones (Alexandru Tarus ’60); Bryn Evans, James Phillips (yellow card ’60) (Josh Strauss ’70); Jono Ross (captain), Tom Curry (Ben Curry ’49), Josh Beaumont.Replacements: Tom Bristow, Will Cliff, Arron Reed.CONNACHT: Darragh Leader; Niyi Adeolokun (Stephen Fitzgerald ’54), Kyle Godwin, Bundee Aki, Cian Kelleher; Jack Carty (Tom Daly ’45), Kieran Marmion (Caolin Blade ’60); Peter McCabe (Denis Buckley ’63), Tom McCartney (captain) (Dave Heffernan ’60), Dominic Robertson-McCoy (Finlay Bealham ’26 (Tom McCartney ’80)); James Cannon, Gavin Thornbury (blood – Joe Maksymiw ’42 to ’48); Eoghan Masterson (Robin Copeland ’54), James Connolly, Paul Boyle. Referee: Mathieu Raynal [FFR]. – This article was updated at 10pm to clarify that Jack Carty suffered a bicep injury.Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: Friday 29 Mar 2019, 9:46 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Sale Sharks 20Connacht 10Murray Kinsella reports from AJ Bell StadiumCONNACHT CRASHED OUT of the Challenge Cup with a dispiritingly poor quarter-final performance away to Sale Sharks and injuries to out-half Jack Carty and tighthead prop Finlay Bealham only added to the disappointment.Head coach Andy Friend rotated his team for this fixture, handing opportunities to his wider squad, but Connacht failed to deal with a first-half onslaught from the Sharks and couldn’t muster a strong enough response after half-time.The end of their European campaign means the Pro14 is now Connacht’s sole avenue to secure Champions Cup qualification for next season and the fitness of Carty and Bealham could be crucial in that regard. Connacht struggled in the face of an aggressive Sale defence. Source: James Crombie/INPHOThe Ireland international out-half sustained a bicep injury late in the first half doing his best to slow rampaging Sale centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg and though he reappeared after the interval, he was called ashore just four minutes later in apparent discomfort. Carty’s fitness is pivotal for the closing stages of this season, with Connacht currently in position to claim Champions Cup qualification through the Pro14 but under intense pressure from Cardiff Blues.With Aussie out-half David Horwitz and academy prospect Conor Fitzgerald both on the sidelines at present, the importance of Carty being fit is all the greater. Though centre Kyle Godwin has stepped up at out-half recently, losing Carty would be a major blow.And in the closing minute of the game, Ireland international tighthead prop Finlay Bealham – himself a first-half injury replacement for Dominic Robertson-McCoy – left the pitch in agony with an arm injury, appearing to vomit in pain as he departed.Friend’s men will look back on this evening’s Challenge Cup quarter-final as a frustrating missed opportunity.Sale, guided by former Connacht out-half AJ MacGinty and Springboks scrum-half Faf de Klerk, were superb in the first-half as they built a 20-3 lead at the break but eased off thereafter and went down to 14 men with a James Phillips yellow card in the second-half.Connacht left it too late with their comeback bid, however, Godwin crossing for a converted try in the 68th minute, and they will head home wondering what might have been. Their error count was simply too high on this occasion. Jack Carty nearly gave Connacht the perfect start. Source: James Crombie/INPHOAll eggs are in the Pro14 basket now, with a visit to Zebre, a home tie against Cardiff Blues and an inter-provincial trip to Munster awaiting – Connacht’s destiny is still in their hands.Friend’s men nearly had the perfect start in the third minute at AJ Bell Stadium when Carty intercepted a Sale pass in his own 22 and sprinted all the way into the home side’s 22 only to be stopped 10 metres short by the hard-working and quicker-moving Denny Solomona.Carty looked to offload inside to Godwin but the ball went to ground and the Connacht centre agonisingly knocked-on with the tryline beckoning.Carty did open the scoring from the tee soon after Sale when were caught offside but it was Steve Diamond’s men who were first over the tryline with a clinical score by left wing Byron McGuigan in the 10th minute.A choke tackle on Eoghan Masterson had handed Sale a scrum platform and they carried over the gainline before slick handling shifted the ball wide for McGuigan to finish in the corner, MacGinty converting smartly for a 7-3 lead.A powerful scrum penalty allowed Sale back into the Connacht 22 in the 15th minute and more battering carries from the likes of Sam James and Josh Beaumont got them on the front foot before MacGinty floated a beautiful pass wide right to Solomona in space to finish.The Sale out-half converted superbly again and, soon after Carty missed a shot at goal, added a further three points when hooker Rob Webber earned a turnover penalty in front of the sticks. 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The creation of the universe

first_imgProfessor Michael Tsianikas, in association with the Department of Modern Greek at Flinders University, will present the lecture Timaeus: Plato, Cosmogony and the foundation of the western culture as part of the Odyssey Festival in Adelaide. The lecture will focus on one of the most influential philosophical discourses of all times.‘Timaeus’ is a Platonic dialogue about the creation of the universe, the manufacture of a cosmic soul and the creation of human life by a Demiurge. In ‘Timaeus’ the most challenging metaphysical questions are discussed in an almost miraculous language: eternal models are real forms of life, being and becoming, same and different, cosmic order and time. Also, one of the major focuses of the dialogue is the use of geometrical procedures by the Demiurge to achieve the best possible creative results. ‘Timaeus’ will become an amazing source of catalytic changes in the area of philosophy, religion, astronomy, medicine, arts and literature over the last two millenniums. The lecture ‘Timaeus: Plato, Cosmogony and the foundation of the western culture’ will be held on Wednesday 12 October at 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm at Olympic Hall, 288 Franklin Street. Entry is free but you need to RSVP on (08) 4307 or email Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more


Geek Deals Get Cooking with Humble Book Bundle

first_imgNeed to break free of the standard meat and potatoes sitch? Right now, you can stock up on loads of new recipes with the most recent Humble Bundle of Cookbooks by Chronicle Books. Spend just a bit, and get a ton of digital cookbooks in multiple formats. • Humble Book Bundle: Cookbooks by Chronicle BooksDip in your big toe, and you’ll unlock six DRM-free ebooks for just a dollar. With these cookbooks, you can make your breakfasts more interesting, try out middle eastern desserts, lower your sodium intake, and more.Pay at least $1Energy BallsLow-So GoodMuffins and BiscuitsRachel Khoo’s Kitchen NotebookSweet Middle EastBowls!At the $8 level, you’ll unlock eight more digital cookbooks in addition to the six above. Find new veggie dishes, make some killer new soups, start on a paleo diet, or cook up some sweet appetizers.Pay at least $8Grilled Cheese KitchenEat Drink Paleo CookbookCider Made SimpleShake. Stir. Sip.Soup SwapSweet and TartUltimate Appetizer IdeabookVegetables on FireJump up to the $15 tier, and you’ll get ten more multi-format ebooks that cover a broad range of styles. From cake pops to gluten-free to Lone Star BBQ, there’s something here for every taste.Pay at least $15Waste Free Kitchen HandbookTop Chef: The CookbookHand Made BakingLegends of Texas Barbecue CookbookBaking with Less SugarBrown Sugar KitchenCake PopsHuckleberryJames Beard Best of the BestGluten-Free Wish ListMost importantly, some of your payment is donated to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation via the PayPal Giving Fund. This organization has the goal of stabilizing indie book sellers by helping shop owners and workers who suffer significant financial issues, so your purchase is also giving back to the bookstore community.Sale Ends: August 8th, 2018 at 11AM PTNote: Terms and conditions apply. See the Humble site for more information.For more great Humble deals, go to TechBargains.last_img read more

As Newsstand Atrophy Worsens Reform Remains Possible

first_imgCan the Newsstand Channel Survive?Publishers (and wholesalers) must now address the question they’ve been successfully avoiding for years: Can the newsstand channel survive a decade long revenue decline of this severity?The answer is a qualified yes.Most knowledgable observers believe that archaic newsstand channel practices have contributed to, if not exacerbated, the decline. This is undoubtedly true. But over the years, fixing the system has proved to be elusive — primarily because this seemingly simple business is actually, at its core, quite complex. It’s a business not like any other.The problem is not getting the products distributed and displayed, but rather accounting for all those damn returns. Return processing and accounting concerns have created a toxic lack of trust among channel participants. This lack of trust is the key factor in preventing the channel parties from working toward equitable reform.Major Publishers Hold the Key for SurvivalThe channel can only survive if the channel parties set aside their individual grievances and work in concert toward affecting channel reform. However, one of the channel groups has to step forward to assume reform leadership. In this case the responsibility realistically falls to publishers, the group that, arguably, has the most to lose if the channel fails.It’s vital to understand that only a small set of publishing companies will determine the fate of the newsstand. Until recently, eight publishing companies dominated the industry. However, recent events have eliminated Rodale and Wenner from the newsstand leadership ranks. The fate of the newsstand now largely rests with six publishing companies: American Media, Bauer, Time Inc., Hearst, Condé Nast, and Meredith. Among audited publications, these companies control nearly 90 percent of unit sales and over 84 percent of revenue. Changes at the Top of the Publisher Newsstand HierarchyTime Inc., the de facto newsstand leader for many years, now appears to be in a hasty retreat. Although the company is apparently no longer for sale, they are pursuing a vigorous cost-cutting strategy. This includes selling off a number of their less significant titles, reducing frequency on some of their weekly publications, and selling or outsourcing their massive fulfillment operation. It’s possible this could also signal their withdrawal as a national distributor.Time Inc. has a checkered history of newsstand leadership. To their credit they tried to introduce channel reform, but it wasn’t accepted by the industry. Over time, they have become better known for feathering their own nest, rather than forging needed channel reform. They’ve had their shot. Now they’ll have to make way for an unlikely set of new newsstand leaders: American Media and Bauer.American Media vaulted to the top of the audited publication newsstand revenue heap (see chart above) with their acquisitions of Us Weekly and Men’s Journal from Wenner Media. Bauer’s place at the top of the newsstand hierarchy is based on the sheer volume of their unit sales, which now represent a massive 32 percent of all audited publications units sold. Every third audited publication sold at the newsstand is a Bauer title.However, American Media and Bauer are untested industry leaders. In fact they have, for years, been the industry mavericks. But if necessity is the mother of invention, the industry may have inadvertently discovered the right set of leaders. More than any of the other major publishers, they are fully committed to the newsstand by virtue of their large portions of newsstand circ. If the newsstand grows more dysfunctional, and it’s heading in that direction, the other four major publishers — including Time Inc. — should be able to survive.But an increasingly dysfunctional newsstand channel could spell doom for American Media and Bauer. These two publishers have made a huge bet on the newsstand. If they’re smart, and we know they are, they will do what’s necessary for their self preservation – which means helping lead much needed newsstand reform efforts.Hope for a Positive Newsstand ElegyJ.D. Vance expressed hope that the “learned helplessness” of his people could be replaced by harnessing community power. When the newsstand elegy poem is written, it’s hoped that the two former industry mavericks will be saluted for helping the newsstand community get its groove back. For purposes of this analysis, this distinction makes a difference because of the record number of titles (35) that posted sales in the first half of 2016, but resigned during the year. Among the titles that resigned were: Maxim, Prevention, Self, and Vegetarian Times. If the sales data from these titles (representing unit sales of about 3 million in the previous period) had been excluded from the analysis, the unit sales decline would have been 2 points lower — or about 16.2 percent. Said another way, the unit sales decline of continuing publications in the first half of this year was about 16.2 percent.Any way you look at it, the sales decline of audited consumer magazines in the first half of this year was devastating. There were hardly any bright spots. Every multi-titled publisher, except National Geographic, took a serious sales licking.2017 Marks the End of a Decade of Newsstand FutilityThe weak first half sales marked a fitting close to a decade of chilling newsstand futility. In 2007 (10 years ago), the year before the economic crash of 2008, newsstand sales revenue of audited publications reached their peak (over $3.2 billion) and unit sales, although continuously declining since the 1980’s, stood at a robust 932 million.In 2007, life was pretty darn good at the newsstand. But the ensuing decade has brought nothing but grief and disappointment to the embattled newsstand channel. During this 10-year period, unit sales of audited titles have fallen on average 13 percent per year. For the decade, unit sales are down 77.1 percent and revenue is off 70.5 percent.Think about it this way: Unit sales and revenue of audited titles in 2017 are 4.3 and 3.5 times, respectively, less than they were 10 years ago. In effect, the newsstand channel is only a quarter of its 2007 self.center_img J.D. Vance, in his compelling bestseller, “Hillbilly Elegy,” traces with sorrow the “learned helplessness” of hillbilly life. In this case, I thought his book and the use of the word elegy seemed appropriate for helping describe what has transpired at the newsstand in the last decade.First Half Sales Decline at Record RateThe newsstand sales of audited publications in the first half, as reported by the Alliance for Audited Media (AAM), revealed a record annual unit sales decline of 18.2 percent to 106.4 million and a revenue fall of 14.2 percent to $478.5 million.An 18.2 percent unit sales decline is, of course, gigantic — the largest ever experienced by audited consumer magazines. It does, however, require a note of explanation. The analysis in this piece is based on comparing current period sales with sales data from the year previous period. This differs from the AAM comparison, which compares data from the previous year period for only titles reporting in the current period, but not for publications that resigned from the audit bureau during the period.last_img read more

Hyderabad Metro frequency increased on AmeerpetHitec City line

first_imgHyderabad: After the launch of reversal facility at Hitec City by the Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL), the frequency of the train has been enhanced to every four minutes on Ameerpet-Hitec City line during peak hours. The HMRL commissioned the reversal facility at Hitec City on Tuesday. Earlier, the trains were run on the same side due to the lack of reversal facility. However, now, they can move forward till Trident hotel where the facility is being constructed to reverse and switch to the adjacent platform. “The trains will be run with a frequency of four minutes for two or three weeks and later it will be further increased to three minutes if required after the operations stabilised,” said NVS Reddy, director of NVS Reddy.last_img read more

New catalyst for hydrogen fuel cells resists CO contamination

first_img Citation: New catalyst for hydrogen fuel cells resists CO contamination (2010, July 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from More information: Highly Stable and CO-Tolerant Pt/Ti0.7W0.3O2 Electrocatalyst for Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Article ASAP, Publication Date (Web): July 12, 2010. Image credit: Journal of the American Chemical Society Explore further Nano World: Methanol fuel cell thru nano Hydrogen fuel cells use platinum electrocatalysts to combine hydrogen and oxygen to produce water and generate electricity. The problem is that the hydrogen is produced from sources such as gasoline, natural gas, or ethanol, and the process often introduces carbon monoxide into the gas. Even miniscule amounts of carbon monoxide in the hydrogen are sufficient to bind to the platinum catalysts and prevent them working. Scientists at Brookhaven National Lab in New York have recently found a platinum/ruthenium catalyst that blocks CO poisoning, but since this catalyst is extremely expensive, researchers have been seeing an alternative.The new catalyst was developed by Professor Héctor Abruña and colleagues from Cornell University, the National Institute for Materials Science in Ibaraki, Japan, and the University of Pennsylvania. They began with the knowledge that tungsten alloys resist CO poisoning. Tungsten is not used in fuel cell electrodes because it is a poor electrical conductor, so Abruña and the team added tungsten to nanoparticles of titanium dioxide, which is a good electrical conductor. The result was titanium tungsten oxide nanoparticles, which they coated with platinum to make an electrode.The researchers tested their nanoparticles catalysts with hydrogen contaminated with two percent carbon monoxide, and found performance was reduced by only five percent compared to 30 percent for ordinary catalysts.Abruña said he is not sure how the new catalyst works, and much more testing is required, but he thinks a likely mechanism is that hydroxide (OH-) groups bind during the reaction to the titanium tungsten oxide near to the platinum, where they are close enough to the CO molecules to react and form CO2.If the tests prove successful and the new catalyst can be made economically, it could spark renewed interest in using liquid fuels such as gasoline in cars to make the hydrogen required to power fuel cells. This in turn could enable fuel cells cars to have a longer range than those using gaseous hydrogen and those using gasoline conventionally.The research paper was published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2010 ( — Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles promise faster refueling and the ability to travel longer distances before refueling than battery-powered cars, but they are susceptible to poisoning by carbon monoxide (CO). Now, scientists in the US and Japan have created new nanoparticles catalysts that enable hydrogen fuel cells to resist CO poisoning.last_img read more

Animal cells communicate electrically over long distances via nanotubes

first_img( — A new study has discovered that animal cells communicate electrically with each other via tunneling nanotubes (TNTs). The membrane tubes contain a protein called F-actin and connect cells over long distances to enable the exchange of molecules and organelles between the cells. Nanotube Coating Meshes with Living Cells This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The formation of TNT between NRK cells. Image credit: PNAS, doi:10.1073/pnas.1006785107. More information: Xiang Wang, et al. Animal cells connected by nanotubes can be electrically coupled through interposed gap-junction channels, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Published online before print September 20, 2010, doi:10.1073/pnas.1006785107 Researchers based at the Department of Biomedicine of the University of Bergen in Norway demonstrated a two-way exchange of electrical signals between cells connected by nanotubes 10 to 70 μm long in a normal rat kidney. They also demonstrated electrical coupling in other types of cells, which suggests electrical coupling via TNTs may be a much more common phenomenon in animal cells than previously thought.The study found the strength of electrical coupling depended on the length and number of TNT connections, and the coupling was voltage-sensitive. Electrical coupling was inhibited by the presence of a known gap-junction blocker, meclofenamic acid, and was not present in cell types that lacked gap junctions. Gap junctions are proteins that form a porous junction between adjacent cells, and the study clearly demonstrated that a current flows down the nanotube and causes ion channels to open in the connecting cell’s membrane, as long as a gap junction is present. The ions entering the cell can have a variety of effects, such as modulating cell movements, and this may help to explain phenomena like the coordinated cell migrations seen in developing embryos as cells congregate to form structures such as the neural tube.Co-author of the paper, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Hans-Hermann Gerdes, said the discovery was akin to ultra-thin telephone cables between cells, allowing them to talk to one another.Gerdes and his colleagues first discovered protein nanotubes (also called membrane nanotubes) in the kidney six years ago using light microscopy. Apart from forming a means of electrical coupling, the nanotubes have also been shown to be able to transport molecules, viruses and prions from cell to cell, at least in a Petri dish. It is not yet known how cells produce nanotubes or how they open the membrane of another cell several cell-widths away. Some scientists doubted the initial discovery of nanotubes, since there seemed to be no strong evidence that nanotubes are needed physiologically. One critic was Yale microbiologist Walther Mothes, who said he was impressed by the new finding that nanotubes use gap junctions for electrical communication, which he said makes a lot of sense, and should lead to further study of TNTs. © 2010 Citation: Animal cells communicate electrically over long distances via nanotubes (2010, September 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Explore furtherlast_img read more

A story emerging from dance forms

first_imgArtist creates his own imagery based on his visual experiences through various mediums. Observation and thought process play a key factor for any kind of visual creation. Creation surely does not follow any specific rule and it is beyond any limits. An artist expresses his account in his own chosen form that is unique and a subject to appreciate. This is exactly what Akshay Puri – an artist from Delhi – has done in his ongoing exhibition, ‘World of Rhythm’, at the Lalit Kala Akademi. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThis one-man exhibition of creative photographs which is on display at Rabindra Bhawan until March 8 for the art lovers to admire, is about his love for dance form and nature. Here he narrates his photographic story emerging through forms related to dance placed in an environment of dynamics of nature. It is a delight for viewers as his experiment with rhythm creates a balance and both forms supplement each other to express his understanding of his photographic aspiration. The artist was born in 1982 in a family where art was in daily practice. Akshay was trained in photography under well-known photographer Shree O.P. Sharma, at Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi. He has dedicated his creative spirit in learning and exploring possibilities in photography more than twenty years and held many solo and group exhibitions showcasing his experimental photographic presentations in monochrome as well as in colour.last_img read more

Avoid passive smoking to cut BP

first_imgLiving with a smoker after age 20 is associated with a 15 per cent greater risk of developing high blood pressure, warn researchers, adding that avoiding smoky environments can reduce the risk of hypertension. Passive smoking at home or work was linked with a 13 per cent increased risk of hypertension. Exposure to passive smoking for 10 years or more was related to a 17 per cent increased risk of hypertension and men and women were equally affected, said the researchers at “EuroHeartCare 2019″, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology, in Milan, Italy on Friday. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”Avoid exposure to secondhand smoke regardless of whether the smoker is still in the room,” said study author Professor Byung Jin Kim from Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea. “Our study in non-smokers shows that the risk of high blood pressure (hypertension) is higher with longer duration of passive smoking – but even the lowest amounts are dangerous,” Kim added. This is the first large study to assess the association between secondhand smoke and hypertension in never-smokers verified by urinary levels of cotinine, the principal metabolite of nicotine. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIt included 131,739 never-smokers, one-third men, and an average age of 35 years. Participants with hypertension were significantly more likely to be exposed to secondhand smoke at home or work (27.9 per cent) than those with normal blood pressure (22.6 per cent). Hypertension was significantly more common in people exposed to passive smoke at home or work (7.2 per cent) compared to no exposure (5.5 per cent). “The results suggest that it is necessary to keep completely away from secondhand smoke, not just reduce exposure, to protect against hypertension,” said Professor Kim.last_img read more


First Auckland flight out of Chile lands

first_imgA LAN flight from Santiago to Auckland arrived this morning, the first flight on the route since last week’s 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile, the carrier said today.Flight LA 801 was previously scheduled to arrive at 4.20am, but arrived shortly after 6.00am local time today.LAN said the return flight LA 800 to Santiago would depart Auckland at 4.40pm. The carrier also plans to operate its next Santiago – Auckland flight tonight, arriving into Auckland early on Saturday and continuing on to Sydney.But passengers ticketed to fly on flights LA 800 (Sydney – Auckland – Santiago) or LA 801 (Santiago – Auckland – Sydney) are still advised to call the airline in New Zealand on 09 308 3352 or in Australia on 1800 558 129.LAN said it was “focused on transporting those passengers stranded since the weekend when their flights were cancelled or rescheduled following the earthquake” All stranded passengers ticketed to travel on LAN will be rebooked onto the first available flight, LAN said.However, operations into the international airport terminal in Santiago continue to be restricted due to damage, but some flights are being diverted to Punta Arenas airport in the south of Santiago. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: J.L <a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a>last_img read more