News That Matters

Tag: against

E-cigarettes can be key weapon against smoking, say MPs

E-cigarettes can be key weapon against smoking, say MPs

Health
Rules around e-cigarettes should be relaxed so they can be more widely used and accepted in society, says a report by MPs.Vaping is much less harmful than normal cigarettes and e-cigarettes should be made available on prescription to help more people quit smoking, it said.The report also asks the government to consider their use on buses and trains.There is no evidence e-cigarettes are a gateway into smoking for young people, Public Health England said. The report on e-cigarettes, by the science and technology MPs' committee, said they were too often overlooked by the NHS as a tool to help people stop smoking.For example, it said it was "unacceptable" that a third of the 50 NHS mental health trusts in England had a ban on e-cigar...
Arsenal news: Gunners legend David Seaman worried by performance against Man City

Arsenal news: Gunners legend David Seaman worried by performance against Man City

Sports
‘SAME OLD’ The ex-goalkeeper wasn’t happy with game management during Unai Emery’s debut as manager Arsenal goalkeeping legend David Seaman has told talkSPORT he was underwhelmed by his old side’s performance against Manchester City on Sunday. The Gunners lost 2-0 in their Premier League opener at the Emirates in what was new manager Unai Emery’s first competitive game in charge of the club since taking over from Arsene Wenger. Arsenal were unable to contain the reigning champions Goals from Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva claimed the three points for City, and Seaman doesn’t believe he saw much difference from Arsenal’s poor performances towards the end of Wenger’s reign....
Pound falls lower against the dollar and euro

Pound falls lower against the dollar and euro

Business
The pound has fallen below $ 1.29 for the first time in almost a year on continuing worries Britain will leave the EU without a trade deal.Sterling also hit a nine-month low against the euro, and was down against the yen and Swiss franc.Bank of England governor Mark Carney said on Friday the chances of a no-deal Brexit were "uncomfortably high".On Sunday, international trade secretary Liam Fox put the odds at "certainly not much more than 60-40". The falls come despite a rise in UK interest rates, which usually pushes up the value of sterling.Since the beginning of the month, the pound has fallen 1.7% against the dollar and 0.8% against the euro. "Some are thinking in the market that the Bank of England raised rates in or...
Root run-out sparks England collapse against India

Root run-out sparks England collapse against India

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device First Specsavers Test, Edgbaston, day one of fiveEngland 285-9: Root 80, Bairstow 70, Jennings 42; Ashwin 4-60India: Yet to batScorecardA horrible run-out of Joe Root sparked an England collapse on day one of the first Test against India at Edgbaston.Root was on 80 when he and Jonny Bairstow opted for a second run, only for Virat Kohli's direct hit to beat the dive of the England captain.From there, England lost four wickets for 27 runs and eventually limped to 285-9. Earlier, they looked to be taking advantage of winning ...
Seagrass can provide localized protection against ocean acidification

Seagrass can provide localized protection against ocean acidification

Science
July 31 (UPI) -- Seagrass could serve as a local buffer against ocean acidification, protecting vulnerable species against rising levels of carbonic acid. In addition to providing food and shelter to a variety of marine organisms, seagrass also absorbs carbon dioxide as it performs photosynthesis. Researchers with the Carnegie Institution for Science designed to models to measure whether a seagrass meadow's carbon uptake abilities could lower pH levels. The models accounted for grass density, photosynthetic activity, water depth, currents and a variety of other factors. The results, detailed in the journal Ecological Applications, suggests seagrass can have a small, local effect on ocean acidity. "Local stakeholders, such as California's shellfish industry, want to know whether seagrass m...