Study Says: Get Married, Live Longer.

first_img Share 34 Views   no discussions Share New research shows that getting married could lengthen your life for up to 17 years. A study published in The American Journal Of Epidemiology reveals that single men have a 32 percent higher chance of death than married men across a lifetime. That means they could die eight to 17 years before the average married man — of loneliness?Single women fare a bit better: They have a 23 percent (or about seven to 15 years) lower life expectancy compared to their married peers. This data is based on 90 studies of around 500 million people compiled over the last 60 years by researchers at the University of Louisville: No small feat.Younger singles face greater chances of early death. The risk of death for 30 to 39-year-old singles was 128 percent higher than for married people of the same age. On the other hand, 70-year-old singles only had a 16 percent higher risk of death. Perhaps it’s because they’ve survived a single youth and emerged unscathed.These findings may make the independent singletons among us bristle: Why does marital status have such a dramatic effect on physical longevity?Explains David Roelfs, assistant professor of sociology at the university: “With the concurrent decline in public assistance, health benefits and the family wage in Western societies, single women are more economically and medically marginalized now than in previous years and are therefore at a higher risk for health problems and early death.”Married couples enjoy a stronger support network, while single people, even if they have family and friends, by default have less social support, says Roelfs. Plus, those family and friends are probably pressuring them into getting married.No wonder gay couples are making all that fuss about legalizing marriage; they know it’s the secret to long life.Written by Jessica Cruel for YourTango. Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! LifestyleRelationships Study Says: Get Married, Live Longer. by: – August 30, 2011 Tweetlast_img read more

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DDA Launches Video Series on Pandemics featuring Dr. Lennox Honychurch

first_img Sharing is caring! EducationEntertainmentLifestyleLocalNews DDA Launches Video Series on Pandemics featuring Dr. Lennox Honychurch by: – April 10, 2020 Share Discover Dominica Authority releases a four-part series on how the island has dealt with pandemics in the past.The series features the extensive historical knowledge of renown historian, Dr. Lennox Honychurch.  The release of this series is intended to provide a different perspective on how the people of Dominica have handled pandemics in the past.The first episode will focus on the arrival of the Europeans, their place in spreading diseases, the practices of the indigenous Kalinago, the first inhabitants of the island and their actions in response to the new situation.  Episode two speaks to the introduction of new diseases to Dominica and the role of the formerly enslaved people.   The efforts of Dominica’s medical stalwarts will be featured in the penultimate episode of this series.  Exploring how the actions taken by our country and ancestors in addressing health situations in the past are relevant to us today in the war against the COVID-19 pandemic.  The role of these medical pioneers in helping the population cope through previous pandemics and illnesses will be highlighted. The final episode will emphasize the island’s relationship with neighbouring islands and will include Christopher Columbus’ rediscovery of the island.Director of Tourism, Mr. Colin Piper says “DDA is always looking to increase awareness of the destination and keep it top of mind, and one way to do so is to inform and educate on our culture and heritage. While most know Dominica for its nature; culture, heritage and wellness abound as well.  We are thrilled to be working with Dr. Honychurch who has selflessly agreed to impart some of his knowledge about the history of Dominica and the courage of our people in this series.”The first video was released on our Discover Dominica Facebook page on April 9, 2020.  The videos will reside on Discover Dominica’s YouTube page as well.  Viewers are asked to like, share and provide feedback on the videos as well as other topics they would like featured.Find the video here For more information on Dominica, contact Discover Dominica Authority at 767 448 2045. Or, visit Dominica’s official website: www.DiscoverDominica.com, follow Dominica on Twitter and Facebook and take a look at our videos on YouTube.###About Dominica: Dominica (pronounced Dom-in-EEK-a, and not to be confused with the Dominican Republic) is a haven for adventure travelers seeking a unique vacation that includes: hiking and adventure, cultural events/festivals, diving and water sports, whale/dolphin watching and canyoning adventures. Dominica lies south of Guadeloupe and north of Martinique in the Eastern Caribbean. Air travelers can connect to Dominica on Air Antilles, Air Sunshine, Coastal Air Transport, LIAT, Seaborne Airlines, or WINAIR from the surrounding hubs of Antigua, Barbados, Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  If travelling by sea, travelers can connect to Dominica on L’Express Des Iles ferry service from Guadeloupe, Martinique, and St. Lucia and on Valferry from Guadeloupe and Martinique. 321 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Tweet Sharelast_img read more

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Attorney calls for a commission of inquiry into christmas morning fire at his residence

first_imgLocalNews Attorney calls for a commission of inquiry into christmas morning fire at his residence by: – October 10, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Image via: blog.alexanderhiggins.comAttorney Glenworth Emmanuel is calling on the President of Dominica His Excellency Dr. Nicholas Liverpool, to prevail upon government to set up of a Commission of Inquiry into an incident that occurred at his home on Christmas morning last year.Mr Emmanuel’s residence in St Aroment was allegedly firebombed in the early hours of Christmas morning last year while he and his wife slept.In a letter issued to the President, copied to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Opposition Leader Hector John, Emmanuel says regarding the investigation, he is constrained to the view that there is a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice within the Police Force, the Commissioner of Police and Executive Branch of Dominica.He has formed this view based on several primary reasons. He says chief among them is the credible confession of the arsonist, the corroborating evidence of the arsonists uncle, the available evidence to the police as an out-growth of the arsonist confession, the absconding of a person of interest on April 18th 2011 from the jurisdiction following credible information of a break in the case and the documentary evidence of motive.In his letter, Emmanuel stated further that the there was also complicated and contradictory statement on the investigations from the police commission Cyril Carrette.He said further that there is a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice because of the failure of government to condemn the atrocity, even after it was referred to Cabinet.He said the police have also failed to investigate the related theft of almost $6.9 million of firearm fees, the sabotage of his associates’ car and the theft of his firms’ computer.Emanuel says failure to set up the Commission of Inquiry into the matter with utmost urgency should lead to the immediate resignation of the Commissioner of police so that the matter can be brought to a proper closure.Emmanuel and his wife were in the house in during the incident, but were uninjured. The fire destroyed Emmanuel’s vehicle and certain sections of the house.The former magistrate has refused to subject himself to any interview with police.Police Commissioner Cyril Carrette said during a radio talk show programme The Heng on Thursday that while authorities are attempting to solve the matter, they are not getting the required cooperation from the victim.Carrette said Glenworth Emmanuel’s refusal to assist police with investigations is impeding the case.Carrette said a statement from Emmanuel was forwarded to the police by a solicitor, days after the incident occurred.Denny Shillingford who has confessed to the fire, has not yet been arrested however he is serving jail time for another offence.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share 24 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

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Real Madrid join Liverpool tracking Sevilla defender

first_img Loading… Goal says Real are watching Carlos as a potential long-term successor for captain Sergio Ramos. Ramos is in line to be offered a new two-year contract, but Real are now actively seeking an eventual replacement for the veteran.Advertisement Real Madrid are tracking Sevilla defender Diego Carlos this season. Carlos is emerging as a top target and his Sevilla contract carries a €75m buyout clause. Read Also:Liverpool willing to splash out €75m for Carlos Along with Real, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is also having Carlos watched this season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseTop 10 Most Populated Cities In The World7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyBeautiful Mutations: 15 Staggering Photos Of Heterochromia7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesHere Are The Best Movies Since 1982 You Should Definitely SeeFrom Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became CloseWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?last_img read more

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Manchester City 4-0 Fulham: Pep Guardiola’s side keep FA Cup defence on track

first_img But there was no respite for Fulham as Sterling came on to replace him and struck the bar within minutes of coming on after being played in by David Silva. David Silva then set up Jesus but Terence Kongolo, making his Fulham debut after moving on loan from Huddersfield, denied him with a fine tackle. While that was a good moment for Kongolo, he had one to forget in the 72nd minute when he was dispossessed by Bernardo Silva. The ball was worked back to Joao Cancelo and his precise cross was headed firmly home by Jesus. Fulham made almost the same mistakes again moments later, this time Michael Hector gifting the ball to Jesus. He played in Foden, whose shot was saved by Marek Rodak, but the Brazilian followed up to head in from close range and complete the job. City may be out of Premier League title contention but they have no intention of giving up either of the other two domestic trophies they won last season easily. Their goals took their tally to the season in all competitions to 102 and put them in good heart for the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final against Manchester United in midweek. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola: “After one or two minutes I thought it would be a tough game. It is a team with a lot of courage but after the red card it was a little bit different. They could not run but they tried to play. “The performance is difficult to analyse. If it had been 11 against 11, it would have been a tough game.” Fulham boss Scott Parker: “We understand the challenge ahead when you come to play a world-class team but the plan and preparation you do goes out of the window after six minutes when you go down to 10 men and they score a goal. It would have been a hard game with 11 men but with 10 it makes it even more difficult. But I am very proud. I have been in this job for a year and it was one of the proudest I have been of them. Read Also:Leeds closing in on Ian Poveda from Man City “I asked the team to show personality and be brave. I saw a team which was committed and brave, putting themselves in positions and on offer to show what they are about. It would have been easy to come here, surrender possession, boot the ball as far from your goal and sit on the edge of your box. We lacked penetration but we showed a real identity.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentCulkin Cracks Up The Web With His Own Version Of ‘Home Alone’The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Best Tarantino Movie YetWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Legendary Movies To Learn History From2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art Loading… center_img Manchester City cruised into the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 4-0 victory against 10-man Fulham at the Etihad Stadium. Man City players  Pep Guardiola’s side’s task was made much easier in the sixth minute when they were awarded a penalty after Tim Ream brought down Gabriel Jesus in the box. The Championship side were dealt a further blow as Ream was shown a straight red card, while Ilkay Gundogan made no mistake from the spot (8). Fulham contributed to their own downfall at the Etihad Stadium with a number of mistakes, not least Ream’s disastrous early intervention. Jesus was played through by Gundogan but before the Brazilian could shoot he was pulled back from the shoulder by Ream. Referee Kevin Friend immediately pointed to the spot and brandished the red card. Gundogan rolled the penalty into the bottom corner and City piled on the pressure with Angelino, Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden all going close. The inevitable second goal came after 19 minutes. At first it seemed the chance may have gone for Bernardo Silva as he was forced out of the area but his footwork tricked the defenders. He created space with a smart turn and then clipped a shot into the bottom corner, registering City’s 100th goal of the season in the process. Pep Guardiola made eight changes to his Manchester City side as the holders hosted Fulham in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Veteran David Silva and experienced pair Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan were among those to come in, along with youngsters Phil Foden and Eric Garcia. As in previous domestic cup games this season, Claudio Bravo played in goal. Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero were on the bench. Fulham handed a debut to loan signing Terence Kongolo but were without a handful of players including Aleksandar Mitrovic, Harrison Reed, Aboubakar Kamara, Anthony Knockaert and Maxime Le Marchand. City then eased off the gas but Fulham were almost caught out again by another break and Joe Bryan resorted to a cynical foul to halt a Mahrez charge. Mahrez fired over early in the second half and was taken off soon afterwards, perhaps to get some rest ahead of Wednesday’s derby.last_img read more

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PUMA Deal Latest: AFN Petitions Police,Wants Gusau Probed

first_img The contract for the PUMA deal is neither in the files at the Secretariat of the AFN at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja nor in the custody of the Secretary General who is legally recognised as the custodian of AFN’s documents,records and properties. The AFN attached to the petition a copy of a February 13,2020 letter received from PUMA which revealed some details of the contract and wants a full investigation launched by the Police. The AFN also attached to the petition amongst others report of its investigative committee which turned in a comprehensive report of criminal misappropriation of the federation’s funds by Gusau which led to partial or non-payment of allowances to athletes despite budgetary approval and release of corresponding funds. Read Also:Okon Thrilled With Athletes Performance At AFN All-Comers ‘We specifically request that Ibrahim Gusau be investigated for criminal liability based on evidence from the illegal PUMA deal,’wrote the AFN in the petition. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has dragged its impeached president,Shehu Ibrahim Gusau to the Police for criminal investigation of the deal signed with sportswear manufacturer,PUMA in July 2019. Okagbare  The petition,addressed to the Inspector General of Police and signed by its Secretary General,Prince Adisa Beyioku accused Gusau,president of AFN at the time of signing the deal with PUMA without the knowledge and approval of the board of the federation and especially that of the Secretary General in contravention of article 8.7.2 of the AFN constitution to wit articles 4.4.2,4.4.3 and 4.4.4 of the National Sports Federations Code of Governance 2017 recognised by the AFN constitution. Gusau and Sunday Adeleye,the then Technical Director of the AFN signed the deal on behalf of the federation without the knowledge and signature of the Secretary General who is its Chief Administrative and Chief Accounting Officer (article 4.4.2 of the National Sports Federations Code of Governance 2017) and who must be privy to all decisions of the AFN (article 4.4.4 of the National Sports Federations Code of Governance 2017). The AFN also accused its former president of nominating a private bank account,Dynamic Sporting Solutions owned by Sunday Adeleye to warehouse payments made by PUMA on behalf of the federation,a clear breach of not only the AFN constitution which makes the Secretary General the ‘A’ signatory to the federation’s bank account but also Nigeria’s extant laws. Loading… center_img Promoted ContentEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had Left5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Best Movie Cars You Could Own But Probably Can’t Afford6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A Comeback5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’last_img read more

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Ronaldo turning his CR7 hotels into ‘hospitals’ to help stop coronavirus

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentTop 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In EuropeSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist8 Most Expensive Mistakes In HistoryUnderappreciated Movies You Missed In 20197 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In ThailandHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Zodiac Signs Reimagined As Women Look IncredibleWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisJapanese Inventions That Make You Wish You Lived In Japan10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made After travelling to Portugal in the wake of his mother, Maria Dolores Aveiro, suffering a stroke, the 35-year-old has remained in his native country in order to self-isolate. The decision comes after his Juventus teammate Daniele Rugani tested positive for coronavirus and was photographed with most of the squad just days before his diagnosis. Thankfully, there’s been no indication that Ronaldo or any of his family has been suffering with the condition and the sporting superstar has used his privileged position to help wage the war. Ronaldo wrote on his Instagram page: “The world is going through a very difficult moment which demands the utmost care and attention from all of us. “I speak to you today not as a football player, but as a son, father, a human being concerned with the latest developments that is affecting the whole world. “It is important we all follow the advice of WHO (World Health Organization) and the governing bodies on how we handle this current situation. Protecting human life must come above any other interests. “I would like to send my thoughts to everyone who has lost someone close to them, my solidarity to those who are fighting the virus, like my teammate Daniele Rugani, and my continued support to the amazing health professionals putting their own lives at risk to save others. Cristiano Ronaldo.” Athletes are by no means the authority on pandemics, but there can be no denying that Ronaldo’s important message will have resonated with the 207 million people that follow him. And according to Marca, Ronaldo has now gone one step further by opening his range of hotels in Portugal to coronavirus victims as makeshift hospitals. The rooms will be available free of charge and Ronaldo himself will pay for the doctors and workers. Ronaldo has collaborated with Portugal’s leading hotel chain, Pestana, over the years to open accommodation in Lisbon, Marrakech and his beloved Madeira. According to Forbes, there have been 169 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Portugal with one patient recovering and zero deaths being registered. But if the situation worsens in the Iberian nation, then Ronaldo’s philanthropic gesture could be a massive help for both treatment and self-isolation if there’s a dearth of free beds. Ronaldo has shown his charitable side throughout his career. That’s particularly the case in Madeira, where he donated £100,000 to build a cancer ward in 2009 after his mother’s recovery. Read Also:Ronaldo: Giggs reveals one Man United teammate better than Juve star Combine that with paying for operations and treatment for ill supporters, donating trophies to raise money for charities and much, much more and you get the full picture of Ronaldo’s generosity. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, is doing his best to help others during the coronavirus crisis.last_img read more

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Sydneysiders urged to stay indoors as bushfire smoke blankets city

first_imgSYDNEY – Strong winds stoked more than 100 fires acrossAustralia’s east coast on Tuesday, blanketing Sydney in hazardous smoke andprompting health warnings for the country’s most populous city. Australia is prone to bushfires in its dry, hot summers, butfierce blazes have been sparked early, in the southern spring, by a longdrought and soaring temperatures. The smoke covered Sydney city Opera House and Harbour Bridge are seen as a man takes a picture at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair on Sydney Harbour on Nov. 19, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.GETTY IMAGEScenter_img Wildfires have so far this month claimed at least four lives,burnt about 2.5 million acres (1 million hectares) of farmland and bush anddestroyed more than 300 homes. (Reuters)last_img read more

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‘Tisoy’ strands hundreds at Bacolod’s Bredco port

first_imgNOCPPO chief Colonel Romeo Balerosdirected the Provincial Operations Section to coordinate with the ProvincialDisaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. Executive Assistant Jomarie Vargas,cluster head of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, saidthe stranded passengers were housed in Education and Training Center School inthis city while being served with relief goods by the local government unit. According to Baleros, two policeofficers have been deployed at the Negros Occidental Provincial Action Centerfor efficient coordination. The Philippine Coast Guard suspendedsea travel due to weather disturbance brought about by typhoon “Tisoy.” Due to anticipated bad weather causedby Typhoon Tisoy, the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO)activated its search and rescue operations. Several areas innorthern Negros Occidental remain to be underTropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 2 as of 5 p.m. yesterday. BACOLOD City – At least 250 passengerswere stranded at the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corporation port yesterdaymorning. He said the SAR contingent will serveas augmentation to the local disaster units while city and municipal policestations will activate their respective SAR teams. (With PNA/PN) Coast Guard Station-Bacolod said seatravel was suspended to ensure the safety of the passengers.last_img read more

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New Delhi factory owner, manager nabbed after deadly fire

first_imgNEW DELHI – Police have arrested theowner and manager at a factory where 43 people perished in the Indian capital’sdeadliest fire in 20 years, a spokesman said on Monday. The blaze started early Sunday morningwhen over a hundred workers were sleeping in the four-story building located ina residential part of Delhi. An ambulance makes its way towards the site of a fire that swept through a factory where laborers were sleeping in New Delhi, India on Dec. 8. REUTERS/ADNAN ABIDI “We have arrested the owner and amanager of the factory where the fire broke out, and initiated an investigationwhich is going to be completed soon,” Mandeep Singh Randhawa, Delhi policespokesman, told Reuters. The factory, which made school bagsand toys according to Indian media, was packed with combustible materials likepaper, plastic and cardboard, causing it to burn for hours before being broughtunder control.(Reuters)last_img read more

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